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#1 milldaddy35

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 08:46 AM

 

40 man roster is now full. I would think Mejia will take the 10 days at a minimum, and then need the full 30 days of rehab. Pretty "bad" timing for an injury like this:cool:

 

PS: I wish nothing but the best for Mejia, and hope that the injury isn't serious. He wants to succeed far more than any of us want him to succeed. 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 09:49 AM

Another guy with less credentials than Jake Reed getting an opportunity.

Yes, I am aware that Morin has MLB experience and Reed does not. That’s only because this organization inexplicably did not give him one in a lost season in 2018 or frankly 2016.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:10 AM

I figured that Adelberto would turn up "injured".After 10 days he gets 20 days to pitch in the minors to show that he can adapt to the relief role. Buying time is all.Not a bad strategy.

 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:27 AM

 

Another guy with less credentials than Jake Reed getting an opportunity.

Yes, I am aware that Morin has MLB experience and Reed does not. That’s only because this organization inexplicably did not give him one in a lost season in 2018 or frankly 2016.

That's hardly the only reason. I believe we our the 4th team that feels Morin can pitch in The Show. No team has ever expressed any interest in Reed.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:30 AM

 

Another guy with less credentials than Jake Reed getting an opportunity.

Yes, I am aware that Morin has MLB experience and Reed does not. That’s only because this organization inexplicably did not give him one in a lost season in 2018 or frankly 2016.

 

What do you see as "less credentials"? Both players seem pretty equal as far as minor league experience and results. 


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:31 AM

 

That's hardly the only reason. I believe we our the 4th team that feels Morin can pitch in The Show. No team has ever expressed any interest in Reed.

Haven't three of those four changed their opinion?

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:32 AM

I wonder if Wes and Co. worked with Morin to get some uptick on his fastball velo .... He's supposed to have a plus-plus change-up

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:40 AM

Man, the minors must have been truly barren of RPs when this FO took over. They really like other options over and over.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:42 AM

What do you see as "less credentials"? Both players seem pretty equal as far as minor league experience and results.

Reed has a better hit rate, K rate and a better HR rate at the AAA level. The only area that Morin is better is BB rate. While that is important, Reed’s WHIP is still lower at AAA than Morin’s. I guess I’d rather have the guy who has shown he can miss bats and keeps the ball in the park when he doesn’t.

Reed has more than earned a shot. Morin has had several. He hasn’t delivered.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:42 AM

I wonder if Wes and Co. worked with Morin to get some uptick on his fastball velo .... He's supposed to have a plus-plus change-up


If he sits 92-94 with his FB, that Change Up is filthy!
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 10:50 AM

 

I wonder if Wes and Co. worked with Morin to get some uptick on his fastball velo .... He's supposed to have a plus-plus change-up

 

Maybe, I wasn't too interested in seeing him and I was going to criticize the promotion, but I guess a plus changeup would set himself apart from the rest of the bullpen. It used to be a bread and butter pitch of the entire organization, but currently the only reliever on the 25 man throwing one regularly is Hildenberger.

 

If the bullpen isn't going to be all lights out fireballers and killer sliders, I guess I'd like it to be as diverse as possible to give the other teams different looks. Still, I'd rather see Reed, Eades or my guy Cody Stashak.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 11:24 AM

I wonder how long Bert has been injured and it took this long for it to be identified...

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:26 PM

 

Reed has a better hit rate, K rate and a better HR rate at the AAA level. The only area that Morin is better is BB rate. While that is important, Reed’s WHIP is still lower at AAA than Morin’s. I guess I’d rather have the guy who has shown he can miss bats and keeps the ball in the park when he doesn’t.

Reed has more than earned a shot. Morin has had several. He hasn’t delivered.

Seems like it would have helpful to include the context that Morin has pitched in the PCL. 

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:37 PM

Seems like it would have helpful to include the context that Morin has pitched in the PCL.


Which affects K rate not at all. Sure, HR rate. But Reed has allowed 4 HR in 100 AAA IP. Once every 25 IP. Morin has allowed 15 in 140 IP. Once every 9 IP. The PCL doesn’t account for THAT big of a disparity.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:51 PM

Good move. The Dodgers use the IL very effectively to recyle pitcers with no options........... I am glad to see the Twins tap in......

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:52 PM

About a month away from Kimbrel available with no draft pick compensation.


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Posted 02 May 2019 - 01:56 PM

 

About a month away from Kimbrel available with no draft pick compensation.

 

Yeah it will be amusing when magically 10 teams find themselves in need of his services.

 

Problem for me is that I might think he'll only get or maybe even want a one year deal and I've lost confidence in pitchers joining a club this late; I'd only want him on a multi year deal as I wouldn't expect him to be very good in 2019.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 04:57 PM

 

Yeah it will be amusing when magically 10 teams find themselves in need of his services.

 

Problem for me is that I might think he'll only get or maybe even want a one year deal and I've lost confidence in pitchers joining a club this late; I'd only want him on a multi year deal as I wouldn't expect him to be very good in 2019.

 

One year with option for me. Put Kimbrel certainly has other ideas. Kimbrel looked horrible in the World Series and most of the playoffs. Things can turn quick. Of course, the bidding could ramp up quickly with the draft compensation gone. The worm seems to have turned for the long term top relievers. They would be smart to bet on themselves, and go with 1 to 3 years at a high average annual salary. Wasting a year by sitting is not productive and his age. I would really like to see him pitch for the Twins, somehow, though.

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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:22 PM

Which affects K rate not at all. Sure, HR rate. But Reed has allowed 4 HR in 100 AAA IP. Once every 25 IP. Morin has allowed 15 in 140 IP. Once every 9 IP. The PCL doesn’t account for THAT big of a disparity.


I am glad the Twins aren’t making decisions in those samples. Both the small sample size of any reliever and the disparity of leagues and parks isn’t useful. Also useless but point of fact, since there are more base runners in the PCL the denominator PA for K% will be larger and the resulting K rate will be lower.
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Posted 02 May 2019 - 06:36 PM

I am glad the Twins aren’t making decisions in those samples. Both the small sample size of any reliever and the disparity of leagues and parks isn’t useful. Also useless but point of fact, since there are more base runners in the PCL the denominator PA for K% will be larger and the resulting K rate will be lower.


I have a hard time accepting over 100 IP as a small sample size.