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#21 bighat

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:44 AM

 

If they were to do this, my vote would be Arraez, Polanco, Kepler, Sano, Rosario.

 

That said, I don't really have an issue with how the lineup is currently constructed. It's working, but I wouldn't quibble if Rocco decided to do something along either of these lines either.

 

Where does Cruz fit in?

 

And Eddie Rosario's batting .287 with 27 HRs and 85 RBI (on pace for about 34 HR and 110 RBI). You want to move him down in the order? On a team that's been playing at a .611 winning clip?

 

I also love the idea of Arraez leading off....but how much better can this team play? I can see if this team starts another major skid, but if we're winning 5-of-6 games I say just leave things be.

 

Good problem to have and a fun discussion to have, with all of these numbers to look at!

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:44 AM

 

They play again tomorrow?

 

Nope, scheduled day off.

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#23 wsnydes

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:49 AM

 

Where does Cruz fit in?

 

And Eddie Rosario's batting .287 with 27 HRs and 85 RBI (on pace for about 34 HR and 110 RBI). You want to move him down in the order? On a team that's been playing at a .611 winning clip?

 

I also love the idea of Arraez leading off....but how much better can this team play? I can see if this team starts another major skid, but if we're winning 5-of-6 games I say just leave things be.

 

Good problem to have and a fun discussion to have, with all of these numbers to look at!

That's why I said that I'm fine with the status quo. Shifting Arraez up in the order in my mind means that the current top of the order slides down a spot. Plus, Rosario behind Sano protects Sano. Cruz then protects Rosario?

 

These questions are why I'm fine with Arraez down in the lineup. I think the pieces fit well together just fine.

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#24 wsnydes

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:49 AM

 

Nope, scheduled day off.

Fine! They play again Friday! :)

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 10:53 AM

 

Where does Cruz fit in?

 

And Eddie Rosario's batting .287 with 27 HRs and 85 RBI (on pace for about 34 HR and 110 RBI). You want to move him down in the order? On a team that's been playing at a .611 winning clip?

 

I also love the idea of Arraez leading off....but how much better can this team play? I can see if this team starts another major skid, but if we're winning 5-of-6 games I say just leave things be.

 

Good problem to have and a fun discussion to have, with all of these numbers to look at!

 

Eddie has a 108 wRC+, due to his .308 OBP.That wRC+ puts him 11th for Twins regulars (ahead of only Cron, Cave, Gonzalez, and Schoop).His OBP is 13th amongst regulars (ahead on only Schoop).WhatEddie can do is hit for power, and be pretty good in high leverage (124 wRC+).That's best suited for the 6 or 7 spot in the lineup, when there will hopefully be baserunners for him.

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#26 Bomba2026

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:02 AM

The Squirrel ran in our dugout, we Lost. Last night it ran in the Chicago dugout and they Lost. I see a pattern here...Go Twins, beautiful day for baseball!

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:07 AM

 

The Squirrel ran in our dugout, we Lost. Last night it ran in the Chicago dugout and they Lost. I see a pattern here...Go Twins, beautiful day for baseball!

 

That would explain all the acorns planted in the White Sox dugout.

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


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:11 AM

 

Eddie has a 108 wRC+, due to his .308 OBP.That wRC+ puts him 11th for Twins regulars (ahead of only Cron, Cave, Gonzalez, and Schoop).His OBP is 13th amongst regulars (ahead on only Schoop).WhatEddie can do is hit for power, and be pretty good in high leverage (124 wRC+).That's best suited for the 6 or 7 spot in the lineup, when there will hopefully be baserunners for him.

 

Wholeheartedly agree.As someone who ultimately shares your perspective, I have to add (because in Sano's case this is what I was saying when he was struggling) I think Rosario's mean is something slightly higher (in terms of OBP/etc) than he has been for the last streak or so (walked once in like a month).In Rosario's case even with that little bit of positive regression, he's still worse than a lot of our other "core" regulars at getting on base.

 

 


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:19 AM

<scrolls up to top>

Yes, you did have it on there.

<hangs head in shame>


No shame.

Is worthy of repetition.

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#30 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:19 AM

 

They play again tomorrow?

Nope, they don't.


#31 Aggies7

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:21 AM

Sigh

#32 wsnydes

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:21 AM

 

Nope, they don't.

Nope, but they do play Friday.

 

The world, or the season, won't end if they lose. 

 

Not ideal though.

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#33 MVP Nick Punto

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:23 AM

Weren't there people on last night's GT talking up Odo over Mike? I blame this inning on them. Who's got the anti-jinx juice?

Edited by MVP Nick Punto, 21 August 2019 - 11:24 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:24 AM

I dont understand not shifting Abreu there.

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#35 Jake24

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:25 AM

Defense is awful.

#36 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:25 AM

Minimize here Jake, minimize.


#37 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:25 AM

I thought the Twins were paying Castro for his defense?


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:26 AM

 

Don't forget this rabbit.It closely approximates what the Twins lineup does to opposing pitchers.

 

Rabbitattack.jpg

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#39 Aggies7

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:27 AM

Can we get a restart

#40 SpicyGarvSauce

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 11:27 AM

Yeah, this pitching staff is fine.