03-05-2012, 10:08 PM #1
Article: Two (Bad) Innings Topple the Twins in Loss to Red Sox
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03-06-2012, 07:38 AM #2
Jason Marquis was real impressive last night!! The Twins have the worst pitching staff and bullpen in MLB. He was brought here because the front office was too CHEAP to sign anybody good. Wake up people the Pohlad family has decided to turn its back on the real fans who support the club. Target Field will be like a ghost town soon if management does not do something to fix this mess. Another 95 loss season blamed on injuries and young players. Sometimes the truth can be painful but it's still the truth.
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03-06-2012, 07:57 AM #3
One bad inning by Marquis, presumably the 4th or 5th starter, and one bad inning by a guy who will likely be in the minors this season, and FJ can safely say that the Twins with the worst pitching staff in the majors? I don't think any Twins fan will say that this team has the makings of a World Series contender, but I'd prefer to let this play out for at least spring traning before making judgments.
03-06-2012, 07:59 AM #4
Terry Ryan is a joke! To give Marquis a guaranteed deal and to give up a Supplemental 1st rd pick for Crapps makes him look like the laughingstock of MLB. I can't wait to see other gm's fleece him in trades this summer while he tries to acquire "nice guys".
This team is doomed unless they bring in a gm that understands sabermetrics instead of focusing on character.
Seth: I love your podcasts but you are becoming too much of a homer and are losing touch with reality. This team will never again reach 80 wins with the inept Terry Ryan in charge!!!!
03-06-2012, 08:33 AM #5
One bad SPRING TRAINING game and all the haters come out. And you call yourselves Twins fans...
03-06-2012, 08:36 AM #6
It wasn't just that Marquis had a bad inning. It was that he was slower than molasses in doing so. The early pace of the game was horrendous. I'd like to attribute that to early Spring Training but apparently he always works slowly -- as we've seen in the past, that tends to have a very negative effect on Twins fielding.
Was impressed with Hendriks, Guiterrez and even Manship but I hope that Gardenhire has scheduled still more additional extra work on fielding because the defense did not impress.
I was disappointed that we didn't get a chance to see Valencia - Carroll - Caseilla but know I'll get to see them one of these days. And it was nice to see Morneau looking pretty confident.
The only thing I think you can really take away from this game is that there is an awful lot of work left to do ... and I'm not sure that there are enough days left in ST to get it all done.
03-06-2012, 10:30 AM #7
Can you imagine Marquis taking 35 seconds between pitches on a 48 degree night in late April with the Twins down 6-0 in the 2nd inning?? The crowd is going to turn on this guy in a hurry. If you are going to suck at least do it like Nick Blackburn does. He's horrible but moves the game along.
03-06-2012, 10:35 AM #8
Catching my breath now after chuckling over Fanatic Jack's latest hyberbolic garbage. Game 4 of fake games, and the boy musters up all that wisdom of his and declares this the worst pitching staff in all of MLB. C'mon Jack! Make it all teams anywhere in all of the entire history of the entire world.
03-06-2012, 11:12 AM #9
"Seth: I love your podcasts but you are becoming too much of a homer and are losing touch with reality. This team will never again reach 80 wins with the inept Terry Ryan in charge!!!!"
03-06-2012, 12:07 PM #10
I completely disagree with you about Seth Stohs being a homer. He is an optimistic person in a world of opinionated and negative bloggers (Like myself). There is nothing wrong with seeing the positive in everything. If you want to listen to homers turn on the television when the Twins are playing. Bremer and Blyleven are downright nauseating. Everything happened last year because of injuries. These two epitomize the definition of being a homer. It sure as heck is not Seth for being enthusiastic and creating positive energy regarding the Twins 2012 season and beyond.
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03-06-2012, 12:58 PM #11
Twinswon1991, if Terry Ryan is so inept, how did he manage to build a team that dominated the AL Central for most of the 2000's, winning under 80 games exactly twice in the last 11 years?
03-06-2012, 01:01 PM #12
Geez - relax people - it's Spring Training!
OK - So here is my problem with Drew Butera as the 3rd catcher-
Traditionally you get your power numbers from the outfield corners, the infield corners and the catcher.
Late in the game, Twins down and need a boost - you look down the bench for a hitter, and who is there? Luke Hughes - maybe a 12-15 homer per season guy, Tsuyoshi Nishioka - maybe a 1-2 homer per season guy, and Drew Butera!!!!! Maybe a 0 homer, .177 BA, .190 OBP guy! We just have to stop giving up the power positions for Gardy's irrational fear of being withpout a DH. Or, at least carry someone who can hit their weight!
BTW - Love your podcasts!
03-06-2012, 01:01 PM #13
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03-06-2012, 08:24 PM #15
Watching the game (or at least kind of watching the game) I didn't think Marquis was the problem. He was getting ground balls, at least early in the inning, which is what he is supposed to do. The fielding was bad. That ball down the line was catchable. Dozier really looked limited on the ball that went by him - so limited I wondered if he was hurt. They ran successfully on Mauer. There was that throw from Morneau to Dozier later than went into left field. And of course Doumit failing to get a simple ground ball.
I thought MArquis was the least of the problems.