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#41 PDX Twin

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:30 AM

 

Tough because the long run is often at odds with the short run.

 

The application of this simple idea to monetary policy won the Nobel Prize for two economists, one of whom was from the U. of Minnesota.

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It's great to get out of the cellar ... as long as you bring something with you.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:35 AM

 

I am a fan, generally, of how he's managing the pen. I'm concerned about Rogers usage level, but he was warming at 3-2. I doubt he pitches today....

 

I continue to have no complaints about Baldelli at all. 

 

I question why Morin is still hanging around (Mejia DFA'd instead). He is clearly at the end of the bullpen based on usage. But, that is just a question and not a complaint. 

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:58 AM

 

I’ve got no problem with the Rogers use last night, for three reasons:

1. Stamp out any hope of Cleveland coming back.

2. Good chance you won’t have a chance to use him Sunday, so he’s got two days rest coming.

3. It wound up being relatively low-leverage, even though the game itself wasn’t very important. Giving Rogers a low-stress outing instead of always trotting him out with the game in the balance is probably welcome by him.

If it wasn’t Cleveland, I might have had more of an issue with it. But that was a game you had to put away. Don’t try to get cute with it, trying to save him for a chance the next day that may never come. Just end the game right then and there. Good work, Rocco, and Rogers.

Now, Berrios—sweep the leg!

When I managed I had a saying: "You win the game you're in."That is especially true in the playoffs. 

Its a variation on the old "bird in the hand is worth two in the bush" saying.

 

A manager has to manage. That means playing hunches. I have changed my mind about who I was going to brig in to pitch on my way to the mound to pull my starter. Rocco made the right call because it worked. He had a hunch that Rogers would not be needed Sunday with Jose starting. Plus he was already warmed up. Good call. 

 

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#44 Kelly Vance

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:00 AM

 

I continue to have no complaints about Baldelli at all. 

 

I question why Morin is still hanging around (Mejia DFA'd instead). He is clearly at the end of the bullpen based on usage. But, that is just a question and not a complaint. 

Every team needs a guy to come in and pitch in a blowout. 


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:04 AM

 

I’ve got no problem with the Rogers use last night, for three reasons:

1. Stamp out any hope of Cleveland coming back.

2. Good chance you won’t have a chance to use him Sunday, so he’s got two days rest coming.

3. It wound up being relatively low-leverage, even though the game itself wasn’t very important. Giving Rogers a low-stress outing instead of always trotting him out with the game in the balance is probably welcome by him.

If it wasn’t Cleveland, I might have had more of an issue with it. But that was a game you had to put away. Don’t try to get cute with it, trying to save him for a chance the next day that may never come. Just end the game right then and there. Good work, Rocco, and Rogers.

Now, Berrios—sweep the leg!

For some reason I'm good with the "sweep the leg" metaphor, but the whole "step on their throats" one bothers me for some reason.  I wouldn't mind if that one got laid to rest along with the so-called "definition of insanity" one, which I gratefully haven't seen as much of lately.

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:06 AM

 

At least Bauer has a sense of humor

Fantastic. Well played, Bauer.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:07 AM

 

Every team needs a guy to come in and pitch in a blowout. 

I'm kind of impartial on all this--I don't think either guy will be on the eventual playoff roster.  However, it seems like pitching a few innings in a blowout would have been exactly what Meija would have been good for.  Morin seems like more of a short stint specialist guy...which is maybe why they kept him?


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:11 AM

 

At least Bauer has a sense of humor

This is awesome!  Thanks for sharing.  Well done, Mr. Bauer.  I was kind of wishing there had been a little more ceremonial acknowledgement on the field between the two--they clearly knew what was up.  Maybe a tip of the cap to each other.  It would have been funny if Perez handed Max a gift certificate to Chili's or something (vague reference to "The Office.)

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:14 AM

Fantastic. Well played, Bauer.


His humor is going to fit right in here in a few weeks when he is a Twin and starts posting on TD.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 11:15 AM

 

Every team needs a guy to come in and pitch in a blowout. 

 

I get the concept but I'll never be the guy who staffs for that specific possibility.:)

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:00 PM

 

I have stated I would be happy had we won one of three this weekend.I am more than happy with two wins.I will be elated should the Twins sweep the Tribe.

 

Speaking of the Tribe, today's game may be the biggest game of the year for them.Lose three out of the break to fall 8.5 back of the Twins and their hopes to win the division may be toast...burnt toast.

 

Still get antsy when both Duffey and Parker are on the mound.Duffey had that deer in the headlights look again last night.Does anyone have a pill filled with confidence they can give him?

I do. 

 

But it rests at the bottom of my gin bottle.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 12:11 PM

His humor is going to fit right in here in a few weeks when he is a Twin and starts posting on TD.

Man, he and Scherzer are going to be an awesome 1-2 punch!

So, in conclusion, what was your question again?


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:00 PM

<< Hey wait a minute. Is that socialism? >>

No, to be socialism every player would have to have the same salary whether they produced or not; not a likely happening under the next CBA.


Of course, that's not the definition either. Maybe we should skip politics in these threads...

It's been a fun year so far, GO Twins. 


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:18 PM

<<  Hey wait a minute. Is that socialism? >>

 

No, to be socialism every player would have to have the same salary whether they produced or not; not a likely happening under the next CBA.

 

Of course, that's not the definition either. Maybe we should skip politics in these threads...

Moderator's note: while I took the initial comment about socialism to be intended humorously, we do draw a pretty firm line on tangents like that in the baseball threads, so yes, please let it end here.

So, in conclusion, what was your question again?




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