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  1. Yep. The guy, if he stays healthy this season, will end 2021 with 14-15 career rWAR as a 22 year old. It’s bonkers.
  2. 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 22 SDP NL 78 332 289 73 84 18 0 28 64 22 2 39 91 .291 .370 .644 1.014 179 186 3 0 0 4 5 *6/HD AS 3 Yrs 221 961 847 184 252 42 8 67 162 49 11 96 262 .298 .373 .603 .976 163 511 13 10 0 8 7 162 Game Avg. 162 704 621 135 185 31 6 49 119 36 8 70 192 .298 .373 .603 .976 163 375 10 7 0 6 5 Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 7/21/2021.
  3. It's the same wrist, not sure if it's the same wrist injury. Feb 2020: https://www.startribune.com/twins-outfielder-alex-kirilloff-hopes-injury-issues-are-behind-him/568286082/ "Then, before the end of camp with Class AA Pensacola, Kirilloff sprained his right wrist and missed the first month of the season." Today: https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/twins-alex-kirilloff-wrist-surgery.html "Twins outfielder/first baseman Alex Kirilloff will undergo surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right wrist this week, tweets Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press."
  4. We've thought about it quite a bit but hot tubs are finicky and one would really cramp our pool deck space. I don't see it happening, unfortunately.
  5. I think it depends on Kirilloff. Sometimes these young guys heal and rehab faster than normal. If he’s ready to go in early September, they may as well put him on the roster, even if he doesn’t play every day.
  6. I also have very little faith in Gordon becoming a starting SS at the MLB level but I’m very interested to see if he has the potential to be a decent super-sub that can occasionally play shortstop. And the only way we find that out is to let him play.
  7. Admit it. Everyone here clicked into this thread expecting to see Byron Buxton listed 12 times.
  8. No hot tub here, only a pool. Wish I had a hot tub.
  9. It doesn’t change anything. He continues to accumulate service time.
  10. This season is so much fun I can't even take it anymore.
  11. You're injecting politics. My statements were injecting reality. The NY Post, no matter where you fall on the political spectrum, is renown for its inaccurate, sensationalist style of journalism. That extends to everything from sports to society to celebrities to, yes, politics. They're the ones who have posted headlines like "Derek Eater" when Jeter gained weight while injured, for crying out loud. Don't try to put that paper on any kind of pedestal, it just makes you look silly. Don't assume my motivations because I don't trust a newspaper, especially one with the reputation of the Post. Trusting anything they say as fact without evidence is generally a mistake, no matter the subject matter. In this particular case, their politics hadn't even factored in my statements, as all I was thinking about was how much of a trash fire their sports page is on a regular basis.
  12. If the Twins deal Buxton, they're almost surely not planning to compete in 2022 so I don't see a real reason to keep Kepler, either.
  13. I can't speak for others but I'd find it far more interesting to watch Gordon and analyze his future potential (or lack thereof) with the Twins in 2022 and beyond than watch Simmons go through the motions on a bad baseball team. Besides, there's something to be said for giving veterans on expiring contracts the chance to compete for a postseason berth on a decent team.
  14. Joel Sherman of the NY Post briefly mentions the Yankees are "wondering" about Kepler. It's possible that we are largely ignoring one of the most logical trade pieces on the Twins, assuming the fact people are willing to offer value for him in a relatively down season. It may be a little absurd for the Twins to keep Kepler with both Larnach and Kirilloff on the roster, as that gives them an all-lefty outfield if Buxton is out. If the Twins believe strongly in Kirilloff and Larnach (particularly him during his recent slump), Kepler becomes moderately expendable. https://nypost.com/2021/07/19/there-are-real-questions-about-yankees-trade-deadline-plan-sherman/ But... Sherman both writes for the Post (ugh) and may be referencing himself, not the Yankees, based on this other article he recently wrote. Don't trust anyone from the Post about anything ever is a pretty good rule to follow. https://nypost.com/2021/07/20/yankees-should-look-into-max-kepler-adalberto-mondesi-trades/
  15. Yeah, I started noticing that. If it keeps up, I'm going to address the problem, I haven't had the time yet with all the deadline stuff bouncing around and planning/updating on the fly.
  16. This isn't entirely true, though. Pressly was good in Minnesota but became better in Houston. I'll give you that one but the Twins also received what appears to be a decent return on him (which could vault to a very good return if Alcala ever figures it out). Everybody knew Pressly was good and the return indicated that. Escobar's best season (128 OPS+) was his partial season in Minnesota before being traded to Arizona. The Twins also received Jhoan Duran for an Escobar rental, which looks like a hell of a return in time. Lance Lynn was bad for the Twins over a half dozen starts, then rebounded nicely. He was a 31 year old veteran who was bad because he held out until February and missed Spring Training. It requires some gymnastics to blame the Twins for that brief underperformance. Jordan Hicks? I assume you mean Aaron Hicks. Yeah, the *previous* front office bungled his development in a big way and mishandled that dude about as badly as possible (I still shake my head at him dropping switch-hitting and nobody even knew about it). There are certainly instances of the Twins mis-managing players but that's true of every organization. I don't think the recent Twins have an outsized number of those types of players and certainly not based on the players on your list.
  17. Frankly, I don't even understand why you responded to me in the first place. This was part of the post you originally quoted: "Neither side is really wrong in their thinking but neither side is showing much loyalty to one another, either." But you felt the need to defend the team and suggest Berríos is somehow in the wrong. Please ask yourself this question: why? Why, in your eyes, is one group of billionaires entitled to look out for their self interest but an individual millionaire is not? It's a really bizarre yet really common take in fandom and I don't get it.
  18. Oddly enough, that’s one of the only things Twins relievers don’t suck at. They’re 9th in reliever BBs (in other words, 20 teams are worse).
  19. I had considerable hopes for him this season. His pitches are so damned nasty.
  20. I’m surprised neither runner advanced on that throw to the plate. That seems like a misplay by the Sox.
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