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Game Thread: Rays@Twins 9/13 7:10PM

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#1 Riverbrian

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

Rays: SP Chris Archer

LF Dejesus
2B Zobrist
1B Loney
3B Longoria
DH Johnson
RF Myers
CF Jennings
C Molina
SS Escobar

Twins: SP Kevin Correia

CF Presley
C Pinto
2B Dozier
DH Arcia
3B Plouffe
1B Parmelee
LF Mastroianni
RF Thomas
SS Escobar

Things to Think about:

1. Think about Escobar... Both Shortstops today have the last name Escobar and both are batting ninth. No real point to make... Just Think about it... Would You!!!

2. Think about Chris Archer... Archer was a former Cubs Prospect that the Rays acquired with a handful of others in the deal of Garza... We got Delmon Young in our deal for Garza. I didn't like that trade personally.

3. Think about Joe Maddon... Everybody loves Joe... Creative manager who puts out multiple lineups with players playing different positions every night. He's got good pitching so he wins... Or is that creativity?

4. Think about Ron Gardenhire... Just 5 wins from 1,000... Take that JOE!!!

5. Think about Research... I've requested a research grant to discover if research causes cancer in Rats. I'm just gonna research them and see what happens.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 04:53 PM

6. Think about lawn mowers, again, and how they can frustrate you. Now multiply that level of frustration by about 100 and you've got a Twins game.

7. Think about stress-induced heart attacks. See #6.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:11 PM

[COLOR=#333333]1. Think about Escobar... Both Shortstops today have the last name Escobar and both are batting ninth. No real point to make... Just Think about it... Would You!!!

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[COLOR=#333333]I guess we can call the area between 3rd and 2nd the Esco-barrio tonight.

No need to respond, I've given myself a 30 minute ban for that one. [/COLOR]

#4 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

Does anyone think that Gardenhire is going to get his 5 wins yet this year?

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:50 PM

" 4. Think about Ron Gardenhire... Just 5 wins from 1,000... Take that JOE!!!"

8. Think about Joe actually winning games in the playoffs and taking the Rays to the World Series, take that Gardy!

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:53 PM

[COLOR=#333333]1. Think about Escobar... [/COLOR][COLOR=#333333] [/COLOR]


At the beginning of the year I thought I read that Escobar had a better defensive rep than Florimon. Any idea why the job was basically handed to Florimon? Is Florimon really that much better defensively?

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 05:57 PM

Suggestion for Glunn - don't post the analytical thread until after this one is posted

Edited by gil4, 13 September 2013 - 07:05 PM.
I hate typos


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:01 PM

All right, so the Hunt for .500 fell through.

So how about a new Hunt for..........70 wins??

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:05 PM

Suggestion for Glunn - don't post the analytical thread until after this one is poster


Yes, my mistake. If only I did not have that darn day job my timing would be better.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:08 PM

At the beginning of the year I thought I read that Escobar had a better defensive rep than Florimon. Any idea why the job was basically handed to Florimon? Is Florimon really that much better defensively?


Florimon was a starting AAA IL All Star last year at SS and was voted "Best Infield Arm" in the IL, as well. But you're right, he's probably only a marginally better glove than Escobar, maybe a little more range along with a better arm.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:12 PM

Does anyone think that Gardenhire is going to get his 5 wins yet this year?


We have a series upcoming with Chicago ... that might help.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:14 PM

All right, so the Hunt for .500 fell through.

So how about a new Hunt for..........70 wins??


I was thinking this year they'd get 65-70 anyway
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#13 Winston Smith

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:15 PM

All right, so the Hunt for .500 fell through.


So how about a new Hunt for..........70 wins??


So how about a new hunt for the 3rd pick??

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


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:16 PM

So how about a new hunt for the 3rd pick??


I'm okay with that. That's worth the ribbon for just participating.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:22 PM

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


#16 VATwinsFan

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

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Are they still warm?

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:27 PM

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Mmmm ... nice to know I'm not the only baker here.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:31 PM

I'm sort of torn about this series with the Rays. I mean, of course I don't want to lose ... I never want to lose ... but I'd rather see the Rays in over the Yankees; maybe even over the Rangers.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:38 PM

okay, Arcia ... don't go after the high fast ball you are surely going to get ...
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

I've got a date with a poker table tonight. Have fun all.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

Does anyone think that Gardenhire is going to get his 5 wins yet this year?

The serious answer, to me, is that it should be done before the last series and the Twins will win a couple against the Tribe if they are eliminated before that last series.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:54 PM

Good out.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:54 PM

Florimon-Escobar: I think Pedro has the edge in both range and arm. Escobar is pretty sure handed, but I don't think he has superior range or speed

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 06:57 PM

The serious answer, to me, is that it should be done before the last series and the Twins will win a couple against the Tribe if they are eliminated before that last series.

Hmm ... should ... but with this team? I'm not even sure about shoulds at this point. But I think hitting 1000 is a good departure point for Gardy.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:08 PM

I can feel my waistline expanding just looking at the picture. (I'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I'm sitting on my butt in front of the computer again.)

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:15 PM

Florimon-Escobar: I think Pedro has the edge in both range and arm. Escobar is pretty sure handed, but I don't think he has superior range or speed


I guess I jinxed him.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:16 PM

Florimon-Escobar: I think Pedro has the edge in both range and arm. Escobar is pretty sure handed, but I don't think he has superior range or speed

I always thought that Escobar projected as the utility guy and Florimon was the better SS.
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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:23 PM

Ya gotta love it, "If you strip out all the strikeouts the Twins are batting over .300"

LOL

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:30 PM

Ya gotta love it, "If you strip out all the strikeouts the Twins are batting over .300"

LOL


Of course if you strip out all the opponents strikeouts they're hitting over .400.

:D

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

Ya gotta love it, "If you strip out all the strikeouts the Twins are batting over .300"

LOL


That by definition is lipstick on a pig!

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