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#41 LaBombo

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:27 AM

The other thing is, the Ms moved in their fences all around Safeco's left side, including a big slice of left center.

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Good find. Should make for an interesting season for a leftie who allowed an opposing right-handed hitter slash of .307/.349/.500 in 2012. That big 2014 payday from a season of Safeco mirage stats looks even less likely now.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:40 AM

Just further proof of what has been pretty obvious for some time now: priority one this offseason was to chop payroll. Everything else comes below that on the priority list, including winning baseball games.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:50 AM

The Twins just can't give away their money, it seems. I think I heard that somewhere before, too.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:55 AM

The Twins just can't give away their money, it seems. I think I heard that somewhere before, too.


It isn't as green as other teams' money, probably a byproduct of those dreadfully cold summers around here.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 11:59 AM

It isn't as green as other teams' money, probably a byproduct of those dreadfully cold summers around here.


In retrospect, it was probably a mistake to stock up on all those Confederate dollars.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:38 PM

To me, this is the icing on the cake. And not a good cake. A crap cake. With putrid frosting.


Thanks for sharing that.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

Nothing like a pitcher trying to increase his value so we can try and sign him next year once he is worth more.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

Thanks for sharing that.


The man really missed his calling as a poet. Take away the capital letters and punctuation, and it would be publishable.

to me
this
is the icing
on the cake
and not
a good cake
a crap cake with
putrid
frosting
go twins

#49 Mike Sixel

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

Read it like Shatner....sounds awesome.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

Fourth option is that they really were going to sign players, but changed their mind .....but that is only a different option if it was not dependent on money.....

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:29 PM

Seven million dollar base with incentives according Heyman.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:36 PM

J[FONT=Arial]ohn Bonnes Gleeman interview [/FONT]

TWINSCENTRIC:
[FONT=Arial]Are you likely to chase some players[/FONT][FONT=Arial] who are pretty darn good?[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]TERRY RYAN: "We better"[/FONT][FONT=Arial]

TERRY RYAN: "You aren’t going to get a pitcher unless you give a multi-year deal".[/FONT]
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[/FONT]

Season Ticker holder Conference.
Ryan states regarding the acquisition of new pitching "nobody is going to try harder then the Twins". 9/27/13

Are these true statements???

Edited by Highabove, 08 February 2013 - 02:54 PM.


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 02:58 PM

OMG, how slow is an offseason when we cry and wine about NOT signing something called Joe Saunders. Get a life people. You would have been mad if we did sign him becaus we spent too much. Pessimists are the worst humans on earth and it sucks that I as a Twins fan, am grouped with you.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:03 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Joe Saunders' deal with the Mariners is for $7 million.

Heyman adds that the left-hander can earn more through incentives. The deal has yet to officially be announced, but that should come soon. Saunders, 31, had a 4.07 ERA in 28 starts last season between the Orioles and Diamondbacks.
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Source: Jon Heyman on Twitte

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

J[FONT=Arial]ohn Bonnes Gleeman interview [/FONT]

TWINSCENTRIC:
[FONT=Arial]Are you likely to chase some players[/FONT][FONT=Arial] who are pretty darn good?[/FONT]
[FONT=Arial]TERRY RYAN: "We better"[/FONT][FONT=Arial]

TERRY RYAN: "You aren’t going to get a pitcher unless you give a multi-year deal".[/FONT]
[FONT=inherit].
[/FONT]

Season Ticker holder Conference.
Ryan states regarding the acquisition of new pitching "nobody is going to try harder then the Twins". 9/27/13

Are these true statements???

You're right. Terry Ryan lied to you.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:08 PM

OMG, how slow is an offseason when we cry and wine about NOT signing something called Joe Saunders. Get a life people. You would have been mad if we did sign him becaus we spent too much. Pessimists are the worst humans on earth and it sucks that I as a Twins fan, am grouped with you.


You could find a Cub's forum if you so chose. Their blind optimism and the fact that they rarely hold the team accountable for losing seasons and terrible decisions enables that team to be terrible year after year by recycling the same mistakes.

I for one would not have been happy with the Twins had they signed Saunders, simply because he is not the kind of pitcher the front office said they would target this offseason. I'd be pretty annoyed if they patted themselves on the back and tried to sell to the public that he was the ace they so desperately needed.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:10 PM

You're right. Terry Ryan lied to you.


Are you saying he didn't lie to the season ticket holders? Did they actually try harder to acquire pitching than the other 29 teams?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:15 PM

OMG, how slow is an offseason when we cry and wine about NOT signing something called Joe Saunders. Get a life people. You would have been mad if we did sign him becaus we spent too much. Pessimists are the worst humans on earth and it sucks that I as a Twins fan, am grouped with you.

If it helps, feel free to consider yourself not grouped with me.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:22 PM

OMG, how slow is an offseason when we cry and wine about NOT signing something called Joe Saunders. Get a life people. You would have been mad if we did sign him becaus we spent too much. Pessimists are the worst humans on earth and it sucks that I as a Twins fan, am grouped with you.


Generally speaking, if you feel the need to say something like 'get a life, people', don't.

Also, there is literally nothing worse than hyperbole.

#60 ashburyjohn

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:29 PM

Read it like Shatner....sounds awesome.


I was thinking Garrison Keillor. But yes.