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  1. Arraez has had injury problems but has been equally valuable to Schoop in 70% of the playing time. Losing Schoop isn’t a problem, which was what you said. Adrianza has been replacement level this season. Again, not the solution the Twins need.
  2. And if everything else wasn't crashing down on their heads at the same time, I probably would have shrugged it off. But the losses (not the team, the organization) keep piling up. The front office is going to need a handful of wins back on the board before the trust comes back.
  3. First, Schoop left two seasons ago and has signed two contracts since that point. The Twins didn't "drop" him, he signed somewhere else. Second, Schoop has been worth 2.2 rWAR this season. Arraez has been worth 2.1 rWAR in about 70% of the plate appearances. We have a slew of things to complain about with this front office. That ain't one of them.
  4. I thought it was a fine trade at the time. And the front office is definitely going to miss from time to time... but... Literally all they've done in the past 12 months is miss and it's usually not only a miss but a spectacular miss. That inspires no confidence in their future decisions.
  5. This team needs a lot of pitching. Can they do it without moving Donaldson? Maybe? But it's a lot easier to accomplish if half of Josh's salary is off the books.
  6. Even misjudging him can be explained away but yes, it's problematic at the very least. But then the waiver wire loss so early into the season when the MLB club was flat-out pathetic... that's when the situation became inexcusable in my eyes.
  7. I agree but boy does the front office have a really difficult path to navigate to get there. Do you keep Kepler if you extend Buxton? What is to be done with Garver? There are so many pieces that can bring back legitimate prospect hauls and the front office has a lot of flexibility to craft the organization but they need to fire with nearly 100% accuracy to pull it off. And right now, my faith in this front office pulling that off is at an all-time low. They've barely been able to make ONE good decision in the past ten months, much less be 100% accurate.
  8. Don't be so condescending. No one is stating this report is gospel but Hayes *does* have much. more information on this subject than we do. It certainly shifts the context of the narrative at the very least and could be a very intentional crafting by Buxton's agent. Who knows? But it's interesting either way.
  9. Oh my lord, if Buxton is happy with that base, DO WHAT THE MAN WANTS AND SIGN HIM. The escalators shouldn't be the problem here. Give him games played escalators that can make him up to $25-30m a year and be done with this. If Buxton plays 150 games, exactly zero people should care how much he is paid. That has never been and will probably never will be the issue with Byron.
  10. I will be disappointed if there are fewer than four total trades AT MINIMUM. There are zero excuse to have an expiring contract on this team after 3pm on Friday unless that player is so bad they cannot be moved to anyone (possibly Happ, Colome). Pineda, Robles, and Simmons are the bare minimum of players that need to be traded. On top of that, it'd be nice to move Donaldson, though that may not be possible... but it should still be a priority by the front office, IMO. If the Twins are going to compete in any way in 2022, they need to dedicate more money to pitching, and that means moving Donaldson to clear payroll space. As for cable, I'd have to double-check but I'm pretty sure Bally Sports plans to have a standalone app ready for next baseball season. No more AT&T and their bloated pricing structure for me, which is a good thing. What a complete waste of $92/mo this season.
  11. I mean, I don't think anyone *really* expected a full-on firesale - there are simply too many pieces to move in a week for that to happen - but it also makes sense to take a re-tool approach over a "burn it down and start over" approach. I still think there's a very good chance the Twins move key pieces like Berríos or Donaldson, but this makes me think we won't see payroll being slashed next season, which is very good news in its own right. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/twins-trade-rumors-rebuild-max-kepler.html
  12. In a season full of weirdness that's almost universally bad, Colome's explosive HR/FB numbers are at the top of the list.
  13. For anyone who wants a glance at his soul-crushing numbers with the Giants this season... Standard Batting Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards 2021 27 SFG NL 49 171 148 25 39 7 2 12 27 3 0 17 37 .264 .349 .581 .930 148 86 2 3 2 1 0 37H/98 3 Yrs 91 284 243 38 59 12 3 14 33 4 2 32 55 .243 .344 .490 .834 124 119 2 6 2 1 0 162 Game Avg. 162 506 433 68 105 21 5 25 59 7 4 57 98 .243 .344 .490 .834 124 212 4 11 4 2 0 MIN (2 yrs) 42 113 95 13 20 5 1 2 6 1 2 15 18 .211 .336 .347 .684 87 33 0 3 0 0 0 SFG (1 yr) 49 171 148 25 39 7 2 12 27 3 0 17 37 .264 .349 .581 .930 148 86 2 3 2 1 0 AL (2 yrs) 42 113 95 13 20 5 1 2 6 1 2 15 18 .211 .336 .347 .684 87 33 0 3 0 0 0 NL (1 yr) 49 171 148 25 39 7 2 12 27 3 0 17 37 .264 .349 .581 .930 148 86 2 3 2 1 0 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/27/2021.
  14. To be fair to Celestino, he has no business being the majors. He's 22 years old with all of 105 PAs in AA and zero PAs in AAA. He's in way over his head right now.
  15. Celestino shouldn't be in the majors right now, he has development to do in the minors.
  16. 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)
  17. I was rolling my eyes at LaTroy so hard... and then Sano doubled.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. This is fine, thank you for asking. Snippets from behind a paywall are fine, we only ask not to publish complete content.
  23. Oh, for sure… these deals aren’t in isolation and I view them as more of a straw that breaks the camel’s back.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
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