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#21 nicksaviking

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:09 PM

 

I agree it's a very SSS and if Sano didn't have a history of this exact problem, I would ignore it completely.

 

But it's a little unsettling to see a player of his capability and age striking out that often against MiLB pitchers.

 

It could be nothing more than statistical noise in a SSS but I don't like seeing it.

 

Compared to the 2018 team, the 2019 Twins also look like a roster that can better absorb a high strikeout bat. Not only are many of the biggest offenders last year either gone or marginalized, but nearly to a man, everyone on the team is striking out less this year. Maybe some of that will rub off on Sano as well.

 

Oddly, Nelson Cruz seems to be the only batter that is striking out more this year.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:13 PM

Compared to the 2018 team, the 2019 Twins also look like a roster that can better absorb a high strikeout bat. Not only are many of the biggest offenders last year either gone or marginalized, but nearly to a man, everyone on the team is striking out less this year. Maybe some of that will rub off on Sano as well.

Oddly, Nelson Cruz seems to be the only batter that is striking out more this year.

In and of themselves, I’m not too worried about the strikeouts. It’s the decreased production that comes with a 35% strikeout rate that worries me. Players have a pretty defined ceiling that isn’t super high if they’re striking out over 33% of the time.
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#23 Vanimal46

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 02:50 PM

This needs to be addressed... Right now.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:06 PM

I would DFA Addison Reed, there is nothing left in the tank for that guy. 86, 87 to 88 on his fastball as straight as it is with little movement isn't going to get it done in the big leagues. He must be nearing his rehab stint ending. IF has an option left then I would option him to AAA, but right now if not a DFA would make sense. Time to unclog the drain a little bit, there are a couple people that need the boot off the 40 man and this one of them.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:20 PM

 

This needs to be addressed... Right now.

 

It's kind of hard to be upset about 7 of the 8 BP spots at the moment. Rogers, May, Parker, Harper, Magill, Duffey and Morin have done nothing to really complain about. Way better than anyone could have expected. I'm OK with upgrades, but it's not like any of these guys are hurting the team in any way.

 

Hildenberger on the other hand, wow. Why do they keep riding this train?

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:43 PM

For those of you saying we should wait until we don't give up a draft pick for Kimbrel-I look at it the opposite way. 

 

We need to bite the bullet and give up our draft pick. It is what would separate us from the rest of the field right now (at least, supposedly). We wait, he signs with someone else. This might be a good way to sell to Kimbrel how bad we want him on our squad...he might say "wow, they are the only team that is willing to give up a draft pick for me. And they have the best record in baseball (something he obviously could not say at the beginning of the year). 

 

2 years 25 mil. lose the pick. Go get the elite closer. 

(10 this year, 15 for next)

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:43 PM

It's kind of hard to be upset about 7 of the 8 BP spots at the moment. Rogers, May, Parker, Harper, Magill, Duffey and Morin have done nothing to really complain about. Way better than anyone could have expected. I'm OK with upgrades, but it's not like any of these guys are hurting the team in any way.

Hildenberger on the other hand, wow. Why do they keep riding this train?

there is one good MLB reliever on your list, and a couple back end maybes.

I find a great deal to complain about.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 03:50 PM

there is one good MLB reliever on your list, and a couple back end maybes.

I find a great deal to complain about.


Parker’s numbers the last two years are pretty much exactly the same as Taylor Rogers’.


So, according to you, which of them isn’t a good MLB reliever?
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:05 PM

there is one good MLB reliever on your list, and a couple back end maybes.
I find a great deal to complain about.

I’ve seen the complaining, but while those maybies are proving everyone wrong, maybe we shouldn’t.

I wanted them to sign no less than three big name free agent relievers this year and every one of them have been brutal. I don’t see how the preferred alternative would have made anyone happy.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:08 PM

I’ve seen the complaining, but while those maybies are proving everyone wrong, maybe we shouldn’t.

I wanted no less than three big names free agent relievers this year and every one of them have been brutal. I don’t see how the preferred alternative would have made anyone happy.


Never know how they would have done under the tutelage of Wes the Wizard Johnson.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:17 PM

Never know how they would have done under the tutelage of Wes the Wizard Johnson.


Expert tutelage?!?

What the f#*k have you been telling them, Foley??!!
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 04:38 PM

Never know how they would have done under the tutelage of Wes the Wizard Johnson.

I’d think guys who already got paid are much less likely to revamp their mechanics and approach than guys who are much less certain of their job security. I’d think most pitching coaches, not just Johnson, have more impact on young guys and desperate journeymen. If you’re Soria, Robertson, Familia or Allen why would you change what got you there?

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:00 PM

The irony is they could probably limp to the end and win the division with what they have, and a division win would be considered good enough for the majority of fans.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:02 PM

This needs to be addressed... Right now.

Yes. To their credit, they probably optioned Hildenberger today without any idea who they will be calling up.
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#35 Vanimal46

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:03 PM

I’d think guys who already got paid are much less likely to revamp their mechanics and approach than guys who are much less certain of their job security. I’d think most pitching coaches, not just Johnson, have more impact on young guys and desperate journeymen. If you’re Soria, Robertson, Familia or Allen why would you change what got you there?


Why wouldn't the players you named be open to data and coaching?

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:05 PM

Parker’s numbers the last two years are pretty much exactly the same as Taylor Rogers’.


So, according to you, which of them isn’t a good MLB reliever?


Only ERA puts them in even the same ballpark.
Every other measure suggests that Parker has been much more lucky than good.
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:06 PM

If you are referring to AAA numbers only, that's a pretty dang small sample size of 3 games ... a sample size that has his BA at .308 and OPS at .819, mind you.

Fifty percent strikeouts ... BA above .300 ... hm, that must be an amazing BABIP ... checking ... yep, in his 3 AAA games his BABIP is .667.

 

We should definitely be drawing conclusions based on this very representative statistical sample that has had a full 3 games in which to stabilize.

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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:28 PM

Addison Reed pitching again tonight. He went into the game with a 13.50 ERA and 3 HR (in 4 IN). Both of those numbers went up.


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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:31 PM

Addison Reed pitching again tonight. He went into the game with a 13.50 ERA and 3 HR (in 4 IN). Both of those numbers went up.


Higher is better right?
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Posted 15 May 2019 - 05:37 PM

Higher is better right?

Only in horseshoes and hand grenades. Or something.
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