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  1. I sometimes check out the oppo team's sbn board, just to see how their fans are reacting- and maybe, just maybe, for a little chuckle of schadenfreude. True to form. Of course, just like folks we know (and are), they're kvetching about their recent bullpen acquisitions not paying off, and I got another chortle about one fan's musing that Twins fans must also be cursing their bullpen for giving up the lead. (True dat). But one thing that I appreciate so much about this board- once Arraez got that bloop, F-bombs everywhere, and after the Sano blast, some of them started personally sniping a
    61 points
  2. USAFChief

    Twins DFA Byungho Park

    How does Danny Santana survive over Park?
    46 points
  3. Tom, these are amazing. Every day. I used to flip over to MLB.com for the game recap every morning but I now come to my own friggin' site to do it and that's all you. You're the best thing to happen to Twins Daily this season and I hope you realize it. With that said, I have to call you out for not getting "Dubble Bubble" right.
    42 points
  4. My personal opinion, its a wise, wise move.
    40 points
  5. He's slugging .643. No need for knee-jerk reactions when you have a double-digit lead in the division.
    39 points
  6. This take doesn't jibe with the economics of baseball at the time. Mauer was 28 years old when his first contract expired and he got a seven year, $185m deal as a 27 year old. The following year, a 32 year old Pujols signed for $240m. Prince Fielder, a vastly inferior player to Mauer, signed for $215m. Another vastly inferior player, Ryan Howard, signed an absurd $125m contract despite not being a good player when the contract was signed. The year Mauer was due to be a FA, Boston (who needed a catcher at the time) signed Carl Crawford for $142m. Again, Crawford wasn't even close to the playe
    39 points
  7. The pitcher should have been ejected. You can't just assault somebody because they hurt your pride. Grow up.
    38 points
  8. SwainZag

    "Resting" players

    They are on pace to win 100 games, they set the MLB HR record and players all over the lineup are having career years. We not assuming any of that is due to giving the players some extra rest during the year?
    37 points
  9. What does it matter if Jorge Polanco gets a second cycle or a sixth hit or if Kyle Gibson pitches a complete game? You have them on your fantasy team? When you have a massive lead, it makes all the sense in the world to get some guys work to stay fresh. Under different circumstances, I'm sure Gibson would have pitched another inning, but this bullpen has hardly been used of late. Kyle doesn't need to be stretched out, I'm sure -- Wait, why am I even discussing this!?!?!? The Twins just got a sweep at Toronto in which they outscored the Blue Jays 20-1. The Twins are 23-12. The Twins have
    37 points
  10. "Wait, you can do that?" - Bartolo Colon
    37 points
  11. I'm sorry, but I am SO tired of people claiming that any of us who believe the Twins should make SOME attempt to put a more competitive product on the field are saying they should spend like NY, LA and Boston! The bottom line is that there are multiple ways to add legitimate talent to your roster and, yes, all of those ways entail taking some risk. FAs can bust. But so can first round draft picks and guys you trade for. If the FO is so damn smart, they should be as good at evaluating mid and upper level FAs as they are young players. They shouldn't have to consistently take flyers on dreg
    37 points
  12. What was your favorite Anibal Sanchez moment?
    37 points
  13. Was at the Miracle game and Jordan Balzovic pitched the best game I have seen for the Miracle. He was simply outstanding for the first 5 innings plus. While he gave up 5 hits, two were infield squibs that barely made it past the pitchers mound and one was a dying duck flare hit the opposite way by a hitter who was just blindly swinging. He only walked one batter and struck out 7. Up until the 6th inning, if they did not strike out, it was one collection of weak hit balls after another. His fastball was very, very impressive. I try to describe a pitchers fastball with a little system
    36 points
  14. Things must really be going well when we are talking about getting rid of a player with an OPS over .900.
    36 points
  15. Vanimal46

    Thank You Nick Nelson

    Your recent Twitter thread should be promoted to all fans. I'm so tired of LEN3 and other media personalities tearing down fans that want to see a bold move.
    36 points
  16. LOVE the "Top Prospect Summary". GREAT addition to the report.
    35 points
  17. Given how this front office has plucked guys like Odorizzi, Morrison, Reed, and now Lynn this offseason for peanuts, I’d be enraged if I was a fan of one of the other 5-7 fringe contender teams in baseball. It feels really good to be on this end of things for once.
    35 points
  18. First of all, I'm a long time reader, first time poster, which is pretty exciting. I was reading Bonnes' article about Twins Daily and writing and figured I might have a little something to add. So here goes, I'm 25 and a big Twins fan. Grew up in South Minneapolis, been to at least 20 games a year since middle school. Got a TC tattooed on my arm. Got a baby picture of myself behind home plate at the dome. A top 3 moment in my life so far was game 163. I'm also a big baseball fan in general. I've been to a dozen major league stadiums and almost a dozen minor league and independent parks as
    35 points
  19. Dave, good luck to you sir. May your knowledge be thick and your skin thicker if it is not.
    35 points
  20. His plate discipline is currently best on the team at age 22. He's 22 so his power is still developing. I don't care what the defensive metrics say. I've watched almost every game... I can't recall any moment where he could be perceived as a defensive liability at any of the positions he has played. I'm buying stock.
    34 points
  21. Get some help for the bullpen. Immediately. Don't dither over the decision, don't haggle hard over the cost. Don't let others beat you to your preferred targets. You have a lineup. You have reasonably strong starting pitching. Your team battles. Crowds are showing at Target Field, TV and radio ratings are up. The entire region is engaged. Don't blow this. Don't chicken out. Don't worry about the possible cost 4 years from now. Do it. Now. Do not let this bullpen cost you any longer.
    34 points
  22. Both of these games felt like more than routine mid season games. Fun. It's what being a fan should be.
    34 points
  23. Wanted to pass along a few things I shared on Twitter. This is just me connecting some dots, I have no idea if there's anything to this ... but, I remembered this story from last year in which Stephen Gonsalves kinda sold out Dougie for breaking an org rule/philosophy at the time. "I was going out with 91 pitches, and I think normally there's a Twins rule that you're not allowed to start an inning after 85 pitches," Gonsalves said. "Doug was confident in me and I appreciate that. I was waiting, watching him out of the corner of my eye in the dugout. He walked by and was sitting by the wat
    34 points
  24. This has been a brutal year to follow the Twins, which can lead to a lot of frustrations and make a community like Twins Daily very difficult to moderate. But our moderators have had a steady hand through this storm, and we're better for it. While many comment sections have become a depressing cliche, I have journalists at spring training tell me that they think the Twins Daily forums and community are enjoyable, educational and refreshing. (And, sometimes, infuriating, which is also valuable.) So THANK YOU moderators. I know you you hear every complaint, but for every complaint you hear, th
    34 points
  25. A helpful reminder...In situations like this, there are no winners or losers, just conclusions. Celebrating or defaming either party is not productive and only looks poor for yourself. With that said, I look forward to hopefully seeing a full season's worth of contributions from Sano.
    33 points
  26. I don't know if I'd say this "great" news... Or bad news. It's just news. I still feel incredibly itchy and uncomfortable with the whole situation.
    33 points
  27. snepp

    Rosario

    .860 OPS since the middle of April. A couple hot weeks indeed.
    33 points
  28. 32 points
  29. I know this may sound harsh but... good. The way people rave about Mientkiewicz, you'd think he's Joe Maddon. My understanding is that Dougie doesn't only avoid sabremetric-based analysis, he's often hostile toward the idea. His comments over the years have led me to believe he's simply not going to come around on the topic, which means he's no longer a fit for the organization. Adapt or die. If you're not going to play ball with the new front office's vision for the future, you have no place in the organization. This team had a development problem and I'm not going to cry if Falvey and Le
    32 points
  30. From Ryan, to Molitor, to the boys on the field: This was a fun season and a better effort than most any of us could have hoped for. Let's hope it's the start of many more seasons like it.
    32 points
  31. Can the Twins throw Sam Dyson in to sweeten the pot?
    31 points
  32. Hi Guys. I've always like your site. I thought I would give you the low down on Maeda. His contract is structured the way it is because there was an issue with his elbow in his medicals when he came over from Japan. Kenta wanted to be a Dodgers and bet on himself so he took $3 million a year for 8 years with a lot of incentives built in based on innings and starts. He's always taken the ball, never had a real injury issue and has made at least $8 million a year depending on when the Dodgers moved him to the pen. They moved him earlier last year than 2017. ~ The Dodgers would move him t
    31 points
  33. I hate to break it to the Twinsdaily faithful. We just acquired a major league talent for the next 4 years for 3 million a year plus incentives. A contract like that isn't going to be cheap to acquire and a contract like that will not hamstring future payroll so we can increase the quality of future adds. It is Maeda plus because the contract allows for a plus. I'll let all those inclined slap some arbitrary number on him... Is he a #2 or #3 or #4. Doesn't matter... He is above average and we got him for 4 years on a contract that allows us to improve other spots on the roster. And...
    31 points
  34. I know some of you may have scuffled with them a bit but the reason you're still here - and the reason Twins Daily exists, period - is because the moderators have held a steady hand this entire season. While it's easy to take one of their decisions personally - trust me, as an owner, I've been chastised by them myself - realize that there is a reason that literally every other baseball forum you've been around has either been: 1) A hot mess 2) No longer exists 3) Probably both 1 & 2 The reason we're still here is because of the moderator crew, full stop. And it's high time we a
    31 points
  35. Your Dozier hatred continues to amuse me. Jay Bruce: 31 years old, 5806 PA, 20.3 fWAR, 18.9 rWAR past 3 year WAR total: 4.2 rWAR Brian Dozier: 31 years old, 3770 PA, 20.8 fWAR, 22.9 rWAR past 3 year WAR total: 13.4 rWAR Come on, those numbers aren't even close.
    31 points
  36. Rumor has it they did it specifically for that reason.
    31 points
  37. The situation kinds of reminds of a joke that I have heard many tell over my lifetime. I'm sure most of you have heard it... it goes like this: A fellow was stuck on his rooftop in a flood. He was praying to God for help. Soon a man in a rowboat came by and the fellow shouted to the man on the roof, "Jump in, I can save you." The stranded fellow shouted back, "No, it's OK, I'm praying to God and he is going to save me." So the rowboat went on. Then a motorboat came by. "The fellow in the motorboat shouted, "Jump in, I can save you." To this the stranded man said, "No thanks, I'm praying to
    31 points
  38. They should sign Garcia, and then trade him right before opening day. This will signal to the team that they are throwing in the towel on the season, at which point the players will get angry and prove them wrong. There might also be a life-size cardboard likeness of Falvey involved.
    31 points
  39. My girlfriend will be happy to know that despite the fact I didn't get her anything for Christmas I actually made several unsuccessful Ebay bids for really nice gifts she would have loved!
    30 points
  40. Why should this be considered a "brain cramp" by Cave? Should guys be expected to stand up there in a blowout and just leave the bat on their shoulder? Especially for a guy like Cave, who's a young player fighting for more playing time, these guys should be up there battling in every at-bat. It's ridiculous that he feels the need to apologize, and it's even more ridiculous that the pitcher still felt the need to drill Kepler. I also hope the Twins don't let this stupid crap escalate any further; make them pay on the scoreboard. Intentional beanballs are for childish losers.
    30 points
  41. This is either good satire or the worst idea ever presented on TD.
    30 points
  42. It's very strange to me that all these Sano takes are coming out now, when the dude has an OPS north of 1.000. When he was signed, you really thought he'd be better than this? Only five guy and a 1.000+ OPS last year. It's a small sample so far and he's striking out a lot, as you mentioned, but it seems to be a really strange time to start questioning his potential. I think everybody has some weird Sota Pop glasses on that are clouding their vision and making them think every hitter in baseball has a .900 OPS this year or something.
    30 points
  43. Sano has just 42 ABs this season so far. 42. Let's chill and give him some time before bringing out the pitchforks.
    30 points
  44. Our most glaring weakness is the fans' inability to accept that this team is going to sweep the Dodgers in 4 games and win their 3rd World Series title in October. Aside from that, probably the bullpen.
    30 points
  45. Here is the pertinent quote from Olney's writeup (behind ESPN paywall) In other words, there is zero evidence that the Twins are looking at either player. There is only speculation that they could maybe even potentially be in, because they maybe could possibly afford to be in. I just don't think it is happening. Disliking it when national writers bring people's hopes up based on speculative guesses, and this seems one of these cases...
    30 points
  46. I absolutely do not want them to deal Kirilloff and Romero for 2 years of Realmuto, let alone Royce Lewis. The Nationals are in the hunt for a World Series and have every reason to make a move like this but won’t do it. We are not in a position this year and most likely not next year to contend for a WS. High end pitchers like Romero are exactly the type we have struggled to develop for the past decade and now we want to trade him away when he’s on the precipice of being a key part of big league rotation? No thanks. Especially not for 2 years of a player. Also I really like Realmuto and he’s
    30 points
  47. While we're giving thanks, I'd like to offer mine to the site owners. None of us would be here if not for your vision and hard work. And lots of us like being here...so Happy Thanksgiving, and thank you.
    30 points
  48. Mike Sixel

    Thank you

    I wanted to say thanks to everyone that ran a game thread this year. It was a very hard year, and the humor and fun in that part of the site was one of the reasons I came back to the site every day. I hope everyone has a great off season.
    30 points
  49. Sign Jason McLeod as the President of Baseball Operations and Derek Falvey as the GM. It would be a promotion for both. McLeod has the experience you'd want for the POBO and Falvey is a young and upcoming Assistant GM that could step into the larger role of GM.
    30 points
  50. He should be the AL Player of the Month for January. Every year.
    30 points
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