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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:15 PM

A's: SP Jarrod Parker

CF Crisp
3B Donaldson
DH Lowrie
RF Moss
LF Cespedes
2B Callaspo
1B Barton
C Vogt
SS Sogard

Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

CF Presley
C Pinto
2B Dozier
RF Arcia
DH Doumit
LF Willingham
3B Plouffe
1B Parmelee
SS Florimon

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Jarrod Parker... He's unbeaten in 18 starts... He hasn't lost since May 22nd... That was right about the time that I dropped him in my fantasy league. It was early May and Parker was 1-5 with a 7 plus ERA. He's worked that baby down to 3.57. The Twins can stop that streak tonight!!!

2. Think about the A's lineup... I have some radical thinking and it's square pegs into Twins Daily round holes at times. One of my radical thoughts is this... If you are good enough to make a major league roster... You are good enough to win games. The A's are there to support this radical theory of mine. Take a look at the lineup that they are putting out. With the exception of Cespedes and maybe Lowrie... Everybody in the A's lineup is off the scrap heap... Crisp was tossed aside by the Red Sox for a Royals relief pitcher and allowed to walk by the Royals. Josh Donaldson was a slightly above average Catching Prospect before finding his stride as a 3B. The Pirates and Phillies both gave up on Moss... Callaspo was basically a default 3B for the Angels... Barton is glove first 1B... Vogt was never really voted for and Sogard wears glasses. They compete and they win games... I like Ron Gardenhire and I think Gardy has been short suited with talent in the past few years but when I watch the A's... I tend to think that Ron is running out of motivational steam.

3. Think about the A's Pitching... Another radical theory that I have is this... Starting Pitching is the most important thing and the 2nd most important thing is starting pitching... The third most important thing is starting pitching... The 4th most important thing is decent ball park food. The A's have starting pitching that gives them a chance to win... Colon, Parker and Griffin have been a solid 3 for them. Rookies Gray and Straily have held serve and who knows what will come from Anderson but he's shown talent in the past when healthy. Billy Beane keeps making deals for young arms from other organizations and this pipeline is working. The Twins will compete again when the rotation has quality arms... It won't happen when Buxton and Sano show up... It will happen when the Arms can compete and the rest of the team plays along. Radical thinking... I know.

4. Think about the Twins lineup... Ron is shaking things up... Willingham and Plouffe in the 6 and 7... If Willingham doesn't start figuring things out... he will be batting in the 11 spot soon.

5. Think about Darkness... Last night around 3AM... I woke up and remembered that I forgot to do something at work. I needed my blackberry to take care of it and I left the blackberry on the end table in the living room. It was dark and I didn't want to wake my family so I left the lights off and tried to find the end table. It isn't easy finding stuff in total darkness but I'm able to report that my shin found the end table. When I yelled **** after banging my shin. My wife and family woke up. In the end... I guess I could have turned on the light.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:20 PM

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May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:52 PM

That line up might be watchable, actually. But probably not.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:08 PM

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I'll see yours, and raise you this (give it 10 seconds):
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:11 PM

If Willingham doesn't start figuring things out... he will be batting in the 11 spot soon.


But there isn't a number ele... oh.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

How bout that... I'm sitting on my couch... Watching a game.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

OK, the odds are better for finishing .500 for the year -- they only need to win 19 out 20 instead of 20 out of 21!

The fact that all but three of the games are against pennant/wild card contenders is irrelevant.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:17 PM

Wait a Sec... Rotoworld lied to me... That wasn't Pelfey Pitching!!!

Actually... It was a 1-2-3 inning... So I'm not sure it was Hendriks either.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:19 PM

OK, the odds are better for finishing .500 for the year -- they only need to win 19 out 20 instead of 20 out of 21!

The fact that all but three of the games are against pennant/wild card contenders is irrelevant.


You just gotta believe... With Presley and Pinto... The killer Pees. You just gotta believe!!!
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

You just gotta believe... With Presley and Pinto... The killer Pees. You just gotta believe!!!


"Ya gotta have heart,
All you really need is heart....."

OK, youngsters, what is this referring to?

No one over 40 is allowed to answer.

#11 Winston Smith

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:28 PM

Gardy said the Twins weren't going to let up against the contenders coming up.

When was it that we had our foot down exactly?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:28 PM

"Ya gotta have heart,
All you really need is heart....."

OK, youngsters, what is this referring to?

No one over 40 is allowed to answer.


Thats Easy... Christiaan Bernard.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:29 PM

A's: SP Jarrod Parker

CF Crisp
3B Donaldson
DH Lowrie
RF Moss
LF Cespedes
2B Callaspo
1B Barton
C Vogt
SS Sogard

Twins: SP Mike Pelfrey

CF Presley
C Pinto
2B Dozier
RF Arcia
DH Doumit
LF Willingham
3B Plouffe
1B Parmelee
SS Florimon

Things to Think About:

1. Think about Jarrod Parker... He's unbeaten in 18 starts... He hasn't lost since May 22nd... That was right about the time that I dropped him in my fantasy league. It was early May and Parker was 1-5 with a 7 plus ERA. He's worked that baby down to 3.57. The Twins can stop that streak tonight!!!

2. Think about the A's lineup... I have some radical thinking and it's square pegs into Twins Daily round holes at times. One of my radical thoughts is this... If you are good enough to make a major league roster... You are good enough to win games. The A's are there to support this radical theory of mine. Take a look at the lineup that they are putting out. With the exception of Cespedes and maybe Lowrie... Everybody in the A's lineup is off the scrap heap... Crisp was tossed aside by the Red Sox for a Royals relief pitcher and allowed to walk by the Royals. Josh Donaldson was a slightly above average Catching Prospect before finding his stride as a 3B. The Pirates and Phillies both gave up on Moss... Callaspo was basically a default 3B for the Angels... Barton is glove first 1B... Vogt was never really voted for and Sogard wears glasses. They compete and they win games... I like Ron Gardenhire and I think Gardy has been short suited with talent in the past few years but when I watch the A's... I tend to think that Ron is running out of motivational steam.

3. Think about the A's Pitching... Another radical theory that I have is this... Starting Pitching is the most important thing and the 2nd most important thing is starting pitching... The third most important thing is starting pitching... The 4th most important thing is decent ball park food. The A's have starting pitching that gives them a chance to win... Colon, Parker and Griffin have been a solid 3 for them. Rookies Gray and Straily have held serve and who knows what will come from Anderson but he's shown talent in the past when healthy. Billy Beane keeps making deals for young arms from other organizations and this pipeline is working. The Twins will compete again when the rotation has quality arms... It won't happen when Buxton and Sano show up... It will happen when the Arms can compete and the rest of the team plays along. Radical thinking... I know.

4. Think about the Twins lineup... Ron is shaking things up... Willingham and Plouffe in the 6 and 7... If Willingham doesn't start figuring things out... he will be batting in the 11 spot soon.

5. Think about Darkness... Last night around 3AM... I woke up and remembered that I forgot to do something at work. I needed my blackberry to take care of it and I left the blackberry on the end table in the living room. It was dark and I didn't want to wake my family so I left the lights off and tried to find the end table. It isn't easy finding stuff in total darkness but I'm able to report that my shin found the end table. When I yelled **** after banging my shin. My wife and family woke up. In the end... I guess I could have turned on the light.


These setups just keep getting better and better. I especially like #2, #3 and #5.

#14 Riverbrian

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:29 PM

Gardy said the Twins weren't going to let up against the contenders coming up.

When was it that we had our foot down exactly?


By definition... It means the Twins are not going to play worse.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:30 PM

Thats Easy... Christiaan Bernard.


Close, but no cigar.

Hint, it does have something to do with baseball or should I say a particular team.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

These setups just keep getting better and better. I especially like #2, #3 and #5.


I didn't like 5 so much but my Son thought it was funny.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

These setups just keep getting better and better. I especially like #2, #3 and #5.


GLORM!!!

Where Ya Been?

Now you type -- Ummm right here... I haven't left since April.
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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:34 PM

"Ya gotta have heart,
All you really need is heart....."

OK, youngsters, what is this referring to?

No one over 40 is allowed to answer.


There is an unwritten commenting policy rule that says no tests during a game.

Somebody throw a baseball at him!

May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:36 PM

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

"Ya gotta have heart,
All you really need is heart....."

OK, youngsters, what is this referring to?

No one over 40 is allowed to answer.

Is it this guy?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:40 PM

OK... I'm getting a smartphone... I really like the Samsung Galaxy... But I have an IPad and Apps that can be shared on the iPhone.

Is there any reason... To get the Galaxy?
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#22 VATwinsFan

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:42 PM

Is it this guy?

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Let's say you're sort of in the ball park -- no pun intended.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:44 PM

Is there a good reason besides he brought the lipstick to have Roy on the broadcast?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:48 PM

How bout that... I'm sitting on my couch... Watching a game.


Ahhh... The Prodigal Son has returned.

How was your month of freighthopping? I'm sure you have a story or two to tell us. Did you get into any knife fights on your travels?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

Twins to As: Don't you wish you had Willingham back now?
As to Twins: Not really.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

Ahhh... The Prodigal Son has returned.

How was your month of freighthopping? I'm sure you have a story or two to tell us. Did you get into any knife fights on your travels?


Since he's a moderator does that make him HoboCop?

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 06:52 PM

Since he's a moderator does that make him HoboCop?


I'd copyright that before someone steals it.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:00 PM

Looks like Donaldson has a poor mans mullet.

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:00 PM

Since he's a moderator does that make him HoboCop[SIZE=1]TM[/SIZE]?


ftfm

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

Looks like Donaldson has a poor mans mullet.


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