I was watching a game today and paid extra attention to the catcher. He is considered one of the worst pitcher framers in the game. He wasn't too fluid in his motions but he also did not have much to work with. How is good pitch framing defined? Is it the number of strikes called by the umpire that technology determined were not really in the strike zone? If that is a true statement, then I think there is an inherent problem. If a pitch is slightly out of the zone and the catcher pulls it
Here is my theoretical letter to the Twins ownership and to the agent for Byron Buxton concerning to current negotiations to extend Buxton’s contract.
A Letter to Falvey/Levine/Pohlad and B.B. Abbott
It is my understanding that all of you are in basic agreement concerning the base salary for an extension for Byron Buxton and that the holdup is the incentives. Because your negotiations are done in private (as they should be), I have no idea what the concerns of each sid
Welcome to the terrydactyls 2022 off-season moves. My decisions had a couple of assumptions.
1. Buxton is extended at a base of $15M a year plus incentives.
2. A trade is made with the Miami Marlins. The Twins trade Kepler, Arraez, Garver, and Wood Richardson in exchange for Sandy Alcantera and Richard Bleier (LHRP). This seemingly lopsided trade was necessary to balance the trade on baseballtradesimulator.com. If the trade can be completed with less assets moving to Miami, that's
Here is one person's thoughts on how to handle the 40 Man roster and the upcoming Rule 5 draft. I obtained the current roster from MLB.com and the Rule 5 eligibles from a Twins Daily article.
There are currently 42 names on the active roster including the 60-day IL and pending free agents. From this list, I would drop the following:
Ralph Garza, Jr
The Other Guys on the Team:
I am seriously getting irked and bored with the inflated views that Byron Buxton is the All Universe Player that will propel the Twins up. Oh, let's not forget his batting average is in free fall and though it will absolutely rise, he is not the news or star of the Twins.
We field a team of seemingly invisible players. Polanco, Urshela, Arraez, Garlick, Gordon, Ryan etc., etc., etc.
These are the guys that are winning the games for the Twins. These are the guys that make paltry salaries compared to our AUP. These are the guys that grind it out almost daily, until Professor Baldelli decides to make his frequent moves.
So this is my small little tribute to the real stars of the Twins 2022. The guys that really make this team special. GO TWINS!
Wow.....glad to see the Twins win last night. But, I must admit that when Perez comes in I forget all about how much our manager bothers me and wonder when Perez will stop giving me the shivers!
He needs to read one of those books on how to simplify things.