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Brock Beauchamp

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  1. Sticky videos have been disabled for the next several days, which should make many of you happy! (and I doubt they'll ever come back on mobile but we need to see a few days of data to know for sure)
  2. I was rolling my eyes at LaTroy so hard... and then Sano doubled.
  3. Hard pass. This doesn’t make much sense for the Twins on a few levels. I can’t recall ever seeing Bowden write something I agreed with, actually.
  4. Yeah… BA released their mid season list and it included all of two Twins prospects. The shine of this front office is wearing off in a hurry. We were promised pitching and I don’t see any coming soon. I gave them the benefit of the doubt coming out of the pandemic but we’re past the mid season mark. We should see prospects emerging and we’re really not, at least not in the numbers they need to succeed as an organization.
  5. Pressly was quite good before he was traded, which is why the Twins were able to get a nice return on him. Then Houston helped him get to another level and become great. And are you implying that Rogers isn’t good now?
  6. That's a pretty crap take, frankly. Yeah, the front office didn't do enough but Michael Pineda and Kenta Maeda are not the players who tanked this season. Their point is somewhat accurate but every single name mentioned is wrong.
  7. This is fine, thank you for asking. Snippets from behind a paywall are fine, we only ask not to publish complete content.
  8. Oh, for sure… these deals aren’t in isolation and I view them as more of a straw that breaks the camel’s back.
  9. Those numbers are really close to what I’m thinking as well. A healthy, performing Buxton is a $30m player while Berríos is a $20-25m player.
  10. While I personally lean toward signing Buxton, I understand why others would prefer Berríos. But either way, the Twins can’t afford to let two very good players walk in free agency - or be traded - and compete at the highest level in the next couple of seasons. There’s still time to get something done but it needs to happen by Christmas and if this front office can’t ink either player, it may be time for them to go. And I’m not getting a good feeling after hearing their offer was so low on Buxton, possibly even insultingly low for someone of his talent level.
  11. The Twins have been decent to good at developing relievers who miss bats, actually. Year - MLB Rank in reliever SO 2019 - 12th 2020 - 6th Obviously, the bullpen is terrible this year but past bullpens have been quite good.
  12. That trade turned out to be epic level terrible, that’s for sure.
  13. To be clear, *today* Buxton is the better player and I don’t think it’s close. I was examining Hicks’ prime age seasons more than what we can expect him to do going forward because, as you said, he’s already over 30. It’s entirely possible he isn’t even a centerfielder in the near future.
  14. Buxton's career OPS+ is only 100, though. Hicks isn't a terrible comp to Buxton, except Buxton is a little bit better at everything. Buxton is elite defensively while Hicks is "eh, whatever". And the mature version of Hicks seems to have settled in around a 120 OPS+ but I expect Buxton to land more in the 130-ish range. Combine those two things and they're worth a couple of wins over a full season, provided Buxton ever plays a full season. Hicks has also benefited quite a bit from that clowncar stadium in the Bronx, posting a 115 tOPS+ so the real talent level between the two players is possibly substantial and more than a couple of wins.
  15. This is a fun new feature we just rolled out on Twins Daily: the ability to search based on popularity of the article. Interested to see which Nelson Cruz stories were most popular with Twins Daily readers? Just check out the link below, they're sorted in descending order. https://twinsdaily.com/search/?q="nelson cruz"&type=cms_records1&updated_after=any&page=2&sortby=views&search_and_or=or&search_in=titles
  16. This is actually what I'm noticing and thinking as well. We may end up landing on a tiered solution that treats desktop, tablet, and mobile all differently.
  17. And that's good information to have. Not breaking "end of life" machinery is an important part of site development.
  18. Hmm. $80m guaranteed for seven years is pretty unimpressive. If I was Buxton, I wouldn’t even consider anything lower than a $15m base salary with big escalators.
  19. While this is absolutely true, I think moving contracts and saving money in 2021 may make ownership more willing to enter another season with a higher payroll, with Falvine saying “if things go sideways, we can always save a bunch of money in the second half of the season again”. If Falvine move expiring contracts (and they have no excuse not to do so), they could save the Pohlads close to $15m in salaries if my mental math is right.
  20. Never mind, found it. Yeah, I don’t like this. The Twins need to either get one of these guys extended or consider trading them both. With the uncertainty of a new CBA looming, keeping either of them is a really big gamble.
  21. @ashbury By the way, you just reminded me that I had created a badge last month but never saw it in my feed. I looked in the admin panel and it wasn’t set to live so I activated it.
  22. For clarity, I do not expect the “sticky” video to remain in its current capacity (rolling on every page load) but for testing purposes, we need it to roll every page load for a few days. Then, probably this week, it will never roll with the sticky video for a similar amount of time. Afterward, we will have a solid(ish) idea of the performance gap between various kinds of videos and can move forward with a more informed approach to video.
  23. We're experimenting with this new format and are very open to changing how we approach video... but please keep in mind that video is time-consuming and that pre-roll ad is the only thing paying for us to create this kind of content (more accurately "paying Tom to create this kind of content"). Please give any and all feedback, this is absolutely still in the beta stage and it WILL be changing in the future based on feedback, overall performance, and user interaction.
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