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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from shortround81 in Game Thread: Tigers vs Twins 7:10 CST 7/27   
    A grand slam?
    Bring in the Twins bullpen now, we want to keep this game close. 
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from glunn in Loki - SPOILERS   
    I also agree that story was *very much* about Loki and his/her motivations. The entire Loki/Sylvie dynamic focused on that and it came to a boil in the void world when all the Lokis were in play at once. One of my favorite moments of the entire series is the bit about how "the moment any of us try to change, we end up here". All of the Lokis were a reflection of the Hiddleston Loki and looking back, I still can't believe Richard Grant was in ONE EPISODE. His portrayal of basically an older Hiddleston Loki was simply outstanding and everything about that episode looped back to Loki, his flaws, and why it's so hard for him to change.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from LA VIkes Fan in Is it time to option out Larnach   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from purplesoldier4u in Twins place Rogers on IL   
    Well, that's close to a surefire way to block a trade. Well played, Taylor, well played.*
    *just kidding, get well soon, Taylor
    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/twins-closer-taylor-rogers-finger-sprain-trade-deadline-injury.html
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to ashbury in Twins place Rogers on IL   
    Come on, I can't be the only one who watched and thought, sure, you want to stay, look at those fingers and waggle them, Taylor, kill the trade the only way you can.
    Berrios, by contrast, has pitched to a 3.33 ERA his last four games, going 7 innings three times and 6 the other. If this isn't a showcase for him to get a change of scenery, he doesn't seem to be aware.
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to ashbury in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    They've even managed to turn hits into misses. Waiver acquisition Matt Wisler giving them a magical unicorn season, and them saying "nah, he's not that good" and releasing him, stands out for me - I think we could have found a use for a guy with an OPS-against of .706 in 2021 even if he isn't magical this time around.
    The evaluation process is looking pretty iffy to me.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from LA VIkes Fan in Pohlad: Twins "Absolutely Not" Having a Firesale   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from bean5302 in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from chpettit19 in Pohlad: Twins "Absolutely Not" Having a Firesale   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from bighat in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Dodecahedron in Pohlad: Twins "Absolutely Not" Having a Firesale   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Brandon in Pohlad: Twins "Absolutely Not" Having a Firesale   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from dbminn in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from dbminn in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from dbminn in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    That trade turned out to be epic level terrible, that’s for sure. 
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to nicksaviking in Pohlad: Twins "Absolutely Not" Having a Firesale   
    Gausman has had one year of productive baseball, prior to that he's been extremely inconsistent. 
    Stroman is a sinkerballer who has never missed bats, that's the opposite of what the Twins need. Also, like Guasman, he's hardly been consistently useful.
    These are the kinds of guys people who people end up looking the other way with their short track records of success then they come back to haunt you. Berrios has been about as stable as a pitcher can be. He's durable he misses bats and you know what you're getting with him.
    Don't misunderstand, it's possible Gausman or Stroman will be good, but it's just as likely we'd regret the deal in short order. Go big or go for the upside low commitment lotto ticket types. Either way, the best moves in my opinion are to develop your own or trade for controllable upside arms.
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to Mike Sixel in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    Fair.....this last 12 months look VERY different than the previous 24......It is interesting looking at the projections for the pitchers they signed, and how wrong everyone* was.
    *not the naysayers.....of which I was one on signing BOTH Happ and Shoemaker....but many, many, who know way more about baseball than us.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Pohlad: Twins "Absolutely Not" Having a Firesale   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from adjacent in Game Score: Twins 6, Tigers 5   
    In a season full of weirdness that's almost universally bad, Colome's explosive HR/FB numbers are at the top of the list.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Major League Ready in It’s time for the front office to step up and ink some deals   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp got a reaction from Cap'n Piranha in LaMonte Wade Jr.'s Giants Performance   
    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.
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    Brock Beauchamp reacted to Cap'n Piranha in It’s time for the front office to step up and ink some deals   
    UNLESS, it's an issue of incentives v escalators.  If Buxton wants an escalator that anytime he hits 500 PA's in a season, every current and future year of the deal gets an extra $5M, that's potentially problematic.  One potential outcome is Buxton gets 500 PA's in 2022 and 2023, but then returns to his extreme injury ways, and accumulates only 1500 PA's over the last 5 years of the deal, and the Twins have to pay him $107M for the equivalent of barely two seasons.  Another issue is if he has 4 good-not-great years, and starts to decline rapidly in the 5th year (his age 32 season), the Twins could be paying him $25M-$30M a year for 2-3 WAR; after all, the instant Buxton goes from center to right or left, he immediately loses 2 WAR/162 games.
    On the other hand, incentives would apply, theoretically, only to the year in question, and would act more like bonuses.  In that sense, if Buxton has a phenomenal 2022 (say he puts up 8 WAR, plays 150 games, starts in the all-star game, and finishes 2nd in MVP voting), he would get paid $25M-$30M for that year, but his salary would reset to $11Mish for 2023, and he has to perform all over again to bump his pay up.
    I completely understand why Buxton would prefer the escalators, and the Twins would be hesitant.  I completely understand why the Twins would prefer the incentives, and Buxton would be hesitant.  The trick will probably be finding a way to do both, so that Buxton is underpaid if he has great years, but overpaid if he has injured/decent years.
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