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    bean5302 got a reaction from mikelink45 in strike outs and innings pitched by starters   
    Max effort pitching probably has the biggest impact on innings pitched, to be honest. There's also perception that pitchers become less effective as batters have the opportunity to see the pitcher's offerings multiple times through the order, though there are plenty of pitchers out there who have results which contradict that line of thinking.
    Based on personal experience, putting maximum effort into anything, from lifting weights to sprinting to chopping wood results in a massive drop off in stamina.
    Fatigued pitchers become injured pitchers.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Minny505 in Competitive Balance Tax Wobbly Floor   
    Other than the Seattle Mariners, I think every single team in MLB has qualified for the playoffs in the past 8 years and a vast majority in the past 5.
    Atlanta ($127MM) vs. Houston ($171MM) Los Angeles ($286MM) vs. Tampa Bay ($78MM) Washington ($162MM) vs. Houston ($160MM) Los Angeles ($186MM) vs. Boston ($236MM) Los Angeles ($242MM)  vs. Houston ($124MM) Chicago ($117MM) vs. Cleveland ($86MM) New York ($101MM) vs. Kansas City ($114MM) San Francisco ($154MM) vs. Kansas City ($92MM) St. Louis ($115MM) vs. Boston ($151MM) San Francisco ($118MM) vs. Detroit ($132MM) Over the past 10 years, the median opening day payroll (from Stevetheump.com) for teams in the World Series is $130MM.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Minny505 in Competitive Balance Tax Wobbly Floor   
    The $100MM floor is to eliminate the tank/rebuild cycle. Tank/rebuild is viable method for teams, but it's not viable for the sport as a whole. $100MM is not too much for what MLB considers to be the minimal viable market and the floor would be used to push new stadiums, new ownership or moving franchises like Pittsburgh, Oakland and Tampa Bay. Not to mention the teams who do not engage in the tank/rebuild method are sick and tired of financing the teams who do run unacceptably low payrolls. 
    The AL Central is as small market as it gets overall. Here are the max opening day payrolls by team.
    Detroit = $200MM (2017) Kansas City = $143MM (2017) Cleveland = $135MM (2018) Chicago = $129MM (2021) Minnesota = $129MM (2018)
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    bean5302 got a reaction from glunn in Competitive Balance Tax Wobbly Floor   
    The $100MM floor is to eliminate the tank/rebuild cycle. Tank/rebuild is viable method for teams, but it's not viable for the sport as a whole. $100MM is not too much for what MLB considers to be the minimal viable market and the floor would be used to push new stadiums, new ownership or moving franchises like Pittsburgh, Oakland and Tampa Bay. Not to mention the teams who do not engage in the tank/rebuild method are sick and tired of financing the teams who do run unacceptably low payrolls. 
    The AL Central is as small market as it gets overall. Here are the max opening day payrolls by team.
    Detroit = $200MM (2017) Kansas City = $143MM (2017) Cleveland = $135MM (2018) Chicago = $129MM (2021) Minnesota = $129MM (2018)
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Greglw3 in OOTP: Acting aggressively to rebuild Twins   
    Impressive you got Kris Bryant for 5yrs and $80MM while Buxton fought you for 8yrs and $190MM haha
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    bean5302 got a reaction from big dog in Revisiting the Twins 2018 Top Prospects   
    Mauer forced Little to drink half and half despite being lactose intolerant, convinced Little would get better if he put on weight.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from cjm0926 in Revisiting the Twins 2018 Top Prospects   
    Mauer forced Little to drink half and half despite being lactose intolerant, convinced Little would get better if he put on weight.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Minny505 in Revisiting the Twins 2018 Top Prospects   
    Mauer forced Little to drink half and half despite being lactose intolerant, convinced Little would get better if he put on weight.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from MGM4706 in Bundy Signing Isn’t from the Same Old Twins   
    Bundy is a dumpster dive. The proof is in the contract.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Bundy Signing Isn’t from the Same Old Twins   
    Bundy is a dumpster dive. The proof is in the contract.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Bundy Signing Isn’t from the Same Old Twins   
    Bundy is a dumpster dive. The proof is in the contract.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in A Possible Pitcher Trade Target: Luis Severino   
    He pitched in 4 games last season. His velocity was over 95mph and his swinging strike rate was above his career average. He had control and was throwing first pitch strikes. Give the Yankees a smidge of credit; their front office isn't manned by complete morons. Having more than 1 top rotation starter is allowed in MLB.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from farmerguychris in A Possible Pitcher Trade Target: Luis Severino   
    Severino is a legit #1. He's an Ace and that's how NY views him. His shoulder/lat issues in 2019 were a concern and his long return from TJ have been rough. That said, he's proven his dominance in back to back years at the MLB level.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Minny505 in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    That's not exactly true. He hasn't been getting to the plate in formal competition, but he was competing at the Alternate Site last year and he was taking batting practice late this season. Obviously, we can't see whether or not there is actually an improvement because of the lack of competition, but there should be the expectation he's not quite that rusty.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Minny505 in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    I've been pretty critical of Lewis' numbers in AA in the past, but it's just not possible to know what he's going to become with so little track record on him. It's tough to decide he doesn't have what it takes after playing AA at age 20.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Minny505 in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    Running 2 miles with a completely ruptured ACL may be an example of that, though he said it didn't really hurt, haha.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    That's not exactly true. He hasn't been getting to the plate in formal competition, but he was competing at the Alternate Site last year and he was taking batting practice late this season. Obviously, we can't see whether or not there is actually an improvement because of the lack of competition, but there should be the expectation he's not quite that rusty.
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    bean5302 reacted to Doctor Gast in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    One thing you can't fault him is determination.
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    bean5302 reacted to Richie the Rally Goat in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    Lewis certainly has the maturity, work ethic, intelligence and physical tools to become an MLB superstar, over a long enough time horizon.
    He hasn’t hit a ball in two years, and has 150 plate appearances in AA.
    learning and development are rarely linear. He’s bound to hit more speed bumps before he makes his Ml debut, and will again hit speed bumps as a rookie.
    Lewis needs to be protected for Rule 5 this December and will be added to the 40 man Nov 19, 2021
    2022 will be a bit of a restart for Lewis, he probably won’t start up at AA, and may struggle in his first return to action.
    After 2023 he needs to be called up or he becomes a free agent.
    Would his age and contract status prevent a minor league demotion in 2023/24? Could he get stuck on the bench rather than get an opportunity to work through some mechanics against lesser opponents?
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    bean5302 reacted to Doctor Gast in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    I'm a big fan of Lewis, there's no doubt in my mind that he has what it takes to be a super star. 2021 was very important for Lewis, to finally get his chance at the Bigs at some time and to be mentored by the best was euphoric. To me no injury was so traumatic in 2021 for the Twins as was his. 
    Part of his undoing was his over exuberance  in his training. I think part of his maturation is to be able to discipline himself, much like Rosario needed to. I hope he comes back completely healthy, but I think it'll be a long process to get back in the groove and learn his position and to be adequate there. I don't know if a year is long enough with even a chance it might not ever happen. So I think looking at more than a year for a temporary SS might be prudent.
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Ski U Mah Gopher in What should the Twins offer Byron Buxton?   
    The Twins should offer Buxton... the opportunity to play somewhere else while the Twins focus on players who play full seasons.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from ToddlerHarmon in A 21-22 Offseason Idea   
    Definitely a lot of work put into stuff like this and I can appreciate it, I just don't think it's realistic for the Twins to spend $140MM in a season they don't expect to compete (by your words).
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in A 21-22 Offseason Idea   
    Definitely a lot of work put into stuff like this and I can appreciate it, I just don't think it's realistic for the Twins to spend $140MM in a season they don't expect to compete (by your words).
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Danchat in A 21-22 Offseason Idea   
    Definitely a lot of work put into stuff like this and I can appreciate it, I just don't think it's realistic for the Twins to spend $140MM in a season they don't expect to compete (by your words).
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Tim in A 21-22 Offseason Idea   
    Definitely a lot of work put into stuff like this and I can appreciate it, I just don't think it's realistic for the Twins to spend $140MM in a season they don't expect to compete (by your words).
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