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    bean5302 got a reaction from ChineseGandalf in Who do you hate more….Sox…. Clev   
    Nothing against Cleveland. They're the Rays of the AL Central... for whatever that's worth.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Einheri in The 5 Most Uplifting Developments on the Farm This Year   
    I'm fine with Palacios or Gordon for a few weeks. Lewis is on pace for a 10-12 month recovery. Could put him back on a baseball field in mid April.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from roger in What Happens to the Twins Front Office for 2023?   
    While I strongly advocate for the importance of an "ace" type pitcher, the Kansas City Royals won the 2016 World Series without one. Edinson Volquez led the pitching staff with a 3.55 ERA and 3.82 FIP. Journeyman Chris Young had a career year, but he was converted to a reliever down the stretch before suddenly being thrust back into a starting role for the playoffs.

    I think Sonny Gray is good enough to lead the rotation, but if he's only going to be allowed to pitch 4-5 innings, it's not going to matter much anyway.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from LastOnePicked in If You Want Bold and Aggressive Moves, You've Got to Live with the Risk   
    The farm system will be one of the worst ranked in baseball. It's gutted.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Barnacles in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    BS. Total BS.

    May wRC+ 156
    Jun wRC+ 189
    Aug wRC+ 128
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Karbo in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    BS. Total BS.

    May wRC+ 156
    Jun wRC+ 189
    Aug wRC+ 128
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from jmlease1 in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    BS. Total BS.

    May wRC+ 156
    Jun wRC+ 189
    Aug wRC+ 128
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Arraez vs Evil -my last remaining reason to care   
    Arraez is pulling the same disappearing act he pulled last year as the season got longer. He's totally refusing walks, leading to poor contact and automatic outs. He's had less success almost every single month this year. If Arraez is going to play triple crown spoiler, he's going to have to stop trying to get a hit on every single pitch which is thrown, regardless of how poor the pitch is. If he'd take some walks, he'd get some better pitches. 

    Sep .282/.301/.366 .667 OPS, wRC+ 91, 1.4% BB,
    Aug .269/.316/.394 .710 OPS, wRC+ 103, 7.0% BB
    Jul .314/.352/.465 .817 OPS, wRC+ 133, 5.5% BB
    Jun .324/.386/.471 .857 OPS, wRC+ 148, 8.8% BB
    May .376/.480/.412 .892 OPS, wRC+ 170, 15.7% BB
    Apr .317/.386/.397 .783 OPS, wRC+ 128, 10.0% BB
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from TwinsAce in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    BS. Total BS.

    May wRC+ 156
    Jun wRC+ 189
    Aug wRC+ 128
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    So I do love what Wallner is doing with the bat... but he basically reinforced that defensive reputation with titanium alloy tonight.

    Take a look at Salvador Perez's RBI "double"

    https://www.mlb.com/gameday/twins-vs-royals/2022/09/21/662633#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=662633

    It was not a graceful display, haha.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from roger in Twins Daily 2022 Short-Season Hitter of the Year: Jose Rodriguez   
    Rodriquez posted an overall line of .290/.361/.605 OPS .966 with a .315 ISO including quite a few doubles. His walk and strike out rates were 9.6% BB, 23.7% K, but I'm not sure what to make of it for the DOSL and a kid who was still just 16 at the beginning of June. 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from DJL44 in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    BS. Total BS.

    May wRC+ 156
    Jun wRC+ 189
    Aug wRC+ 128
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from DJL44 in Twins Daily 2022 Short-Season Hitter of the Year: Jose Rodriguez   
    @Cody Christie the link for Jose Rodriquez in the article goes to the wrong Jose Rodriguez  It took a couple searches, but here's the correct link .

    https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=rodrig106jos
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    bean5302 got a reaction from DKrz56 in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    BS. Total BS.

    May wRC+ 156
    Jun wRC+ 189
    Aug wRC+ 128
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Obie in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    BS. Total BS.

    May wRC+ 156
    Jun wRC+ 189
    Aug wRC+ 128
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Mark G in Royals 5, Twins 2: Wallner Delivers, but Twins Falter Again   
    So I do love what Wallner is doing with the bat... but he basically reinforced that defensive reputation with titanium alloy tonight.

    Take a look at Salvador Perez's RBI "double"

    https://www.mlb.com/gameday/twins-vs-royals/2022/09/21/662633#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=videos,game=662633

    It was not a graceful display, haha.
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    bean5302 reacted to SwainZag in Twins Run End-of-Season Ticket Deals to Bolster Ballpark Attendance   
    I made it out to Minnesota in April and saw a 3 game set.  I would most definitely try to go as many of the 6 games left I could if I was anywhere close to making it manageable.  I absolutely love going to the ballpark, especially at discounted prices.  I'm not sure if they still do all the giveaways during the fan appreciation nights, but I won a really cool retro Joe Mauer jersey in one of Target Field's first years.
    Edit:  I have never seen another Mauer jersey like it.  It's this one but Mauer with the 7.
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    bean5302 reacted to Seth Stohs in Twins Daily 2022 Short-Season Hitter of the Year: Jose Rodriguez   
    I have corrected this... The BRef links are done with an automated process that typically amazes me with how it's able to distinguish between players with the same names... but they got this one wrong. Thanks for pointing this out!! 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from SwainZag in Twins Run End-of-Season Ticket Deals to Bolster Ballpark Attendance   
    I fail to see the logic in not going to the games for the rest of the year. This is your chance! Get Dugout Box seats! Get Club Level seats! Find your favorite spots in the stadium, sample the foods, see all the parts you may have missed. Who cares if you're not watching B list pitcher or last gasp batter C get walloped and whiffed while you're up sampling some of the great food options and making discoveries?

    Check out Truly on Deck.
    The great A/C at Town Ball Tavern (coolest spot other than maybe Club Level on hot days)
    The juicy lucy or red cow sliders. 
    Take a minute to have surprisingly good curry.

    The games are fun to attend, the tickets are cheap, and you don't have to stay glued to the seat to "get your money's worth" If you're worried about that evil scoundrel Jim Pohlad misinterpreting missing the playoffs as a great business decision if you buy a ticket through the box office, buy the tickets off Stub Hub so Jim doesn't get your ticket money. That'll really teach him!

    Check out the cornhole games, giant connect 4 and putt putt golf near gate 34.

    Mark Cuban talked about the truth of sports events. People do NOT go to watch the players or the game. They go for the experience. If you attend a baseball game and you had no fun because the Twins didn't win or you didn't see "x" player, you're going to be in the minority.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from SwainZag in Twins Run End-of-Season Ticket Deals to Bolster Ballpark Attendance   
    I'm a season ticket holder. It's a fun and entertaining venue, even if the Twins hasn't played well. I go for the game, not for the team so to speak.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from ashbury in Twins Run End-of-Season Ticket Deals to Bolster Ballpark Attendance   
    I appreciate you looking out for me and all, but I got my money's worth for my seats this year. Season ticket holders get:
    1. 15-20% off all food, drink & merchandise.*
    2. Guaranteed seats, in the spot they chose, for each of their games.
    3. Free season ticket holder merchandise, special prizes, etc.

    *In addition, the Twins DID give season ticket holders a huge gift starting September 9th by doubling our food & drink discounts. We'll be getting 30-40% off all food and beverage purchases.

    Side note, ticket prices are increasing about 12% for next year. I expect there to be a lot of discounted seats available in 2022.
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from h2oface in If You Want Bold and Aggressive Moves, You've Got to Live with the Risk   
    Falvey should be fired. It's time. Articles like this desperate to find a way the front office should never take responsibility for the on field product confuse me.

    The Twins went out and took risks. Yes, they did. Bad risks. The Twins were empty on mid/front rotation arms coming into this season coming off a miserable failure of a year where the team finished dead last in the weakest division in baseball. What the Twins did have was a collection of back end starters after trading the best starter the Twins had developed in over a decade where almost all of the rotation potentials had lengthy and troubling injury histories. Dobnak, Ober, Smeltzer... None of them were reliable. The potential reinforcements in the minors, were iffy as well with the best option, Josh Winder, being shut down with a shoulder injury for most of the second half of 2021.

    Ryan was unproven, but looked like he could carry a back end spot. That left the Twins in a position where they needed to fill several spots in the rotation. Gray, Paddack, Archer, Bundy. All injury prone. Paddack came with a straight up 10/10 immediate start of the season blowout warning factor. A known partially torn UCL. There were other pitchers, more reliable pitchers to stabilize the risks, but the Twins passed. The Twins front office gambled, and gambled and gambled...

    The Twins front office implemented a TTO strategy with their pitchers. Yanking them consistently after 4-5 innings pitched. Nullifying any potential value even a great starter could hope to achieve. Maybe it was in a bid to keep the players on the field, but that failed. Maybe it was just because they believed pitchers would perform better... but in a vacuum without consideration for how the bullpen would pick up the extra 1-2 innings per game they'd need to pitch. Another failure.

    The Twins trainers, coaches and medical staff witnessed seemingly every single player on the team getting hurt. There's something more there than just luck. It's bad timing when the front office already had other gambles fail in the year.

    The front office recognized their self-created bullpen problem and their failed gambles in the rotation at the trade deadline, but the choices they made were to gamble again on a starter Mahle who had recently been on the IL with shoulder issues and the best options the Twins could find in the bullpen. All it cost was just about everything the farm system had left after the collapse of Martin and Balazovic. 

    The Twins end 2022 coming off a year in which they finished dead last in the division and will probably finish under .500 again despite extending the payroll to massive new records. Even the farm system has been gutted. The pitching "pipeline" has been a failure. The drafts have been pretty poor, and the prospects who looked good quickly got traded because of the failure at the MLB level.

    Perhaps the article writer should blame the front office for the risks they took rather than the fans for wanting a good team?
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Wallner in Prospect Retrospective: Matt Wallner   
    Wallner appears to be MUCH faster than scouted. We're talking 65+ speed in the super small sample size. Sprint speed 28.6 ft/sec, making him the 3rd fastest runner on the Twins. Wallner's sprint speed is higher than Royce Lewis' 28.4 ft/sec.
    29.1 ft/sec Byron Buxton
    29.0 ft/sec Billy Hamilton
    28.6 ft/sec Matt Wallner... wtf????
    28.4 ft/sec Royce Lewis
    28.2 ft/sec Jorge Polanco
    28.2 ft/sec Jake Cave
    27.9 ft/sec Max Kepler
    27.9 ft/sec Gilberto Celestino
    27.9 ft/sec Mark Contreras
    27.9 ft/sec Jermaine Palacios
    27.8 ft/sec Nick Gordon
    27.6 ft/sec Alex Kirilloff
    27.0 ft/sec Carlos Correa
    27.0 ft/sec Trevor Larnach
    26.9 ft/sec Luis Arraez
    26.7 ft/sec Miguel Sano
    26.6 ft/sec Kyle Garlick
    26.3 ft/sec Jose Miranda
    25.9 ft/sec Ryan Jeffers
    25.8 ft/sec Gio Urshela
    25.1 ft/sec Gary Sanchez
    23.6 ft/sec Sandy Leon (ranked 561 of 567 players with 10 opportunities)

     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Wallner in If You Want Bold and Aggressive Moves, You've Got to Live with the Risk   
    Falvey should be fired. It's time. Articles like this desperate to find a way the front office should never take responsibility for the on field product confuse me.

    The Twins went out and took risks. Yes, they did. Bad risks. The Twins were empty on mid/front rotation arms coming into this season coming off a miserable failure of a year where the team finished dead last in the weakest division in baseball. What the Twins did have was a collection of back end starters after trading the best starter the Twins had developed in over a decade where almost all of the rotation potentials had lengthy and troubling injury histories. Dobnak, Ober, Smeltzer... None of them were reliable. The potential reinforcements in the minors, were iffy as well with the best option, Josh Winder, being shut down with a shoulder injury for most of the second half of 2021.

    Ryan was unproven, but looked like he could carry a back end spot. That left the Twins in a position where they needed to fill several spots in the rotation. Gray, Paddack, Archer, Bundy. All injury prone. Paddack came with a straight up 10/10 immediate start of the season blowout warning factor. A known partially torn UCL. There were other pitchers, more reliable pitchers to stabilize the risks, but the Twins passed. The Twins front office gambled, and gambled and gambled...

    The Twins front office implemented a TTO strategy with their pitchers. Yanking them consistently after 4-5 innings pitched. Nullifying any potential value even a great starter could hope to achieve. Maybe it was in a bid to keep the players on the field, but that failed. Maybe it was just because they believed pitchers would perform better... but in a vacuum without consideration for how the bullpen would pick up the extra 1-2 innings per game they'd need to pitch. Another failure.

    The Twins trainers, coaches and medical staff witnessed seemingly every single player on the team getting hurt. There's something more there than just luck. It's bad timing when the front office already had other gambles fail in the year.

    The front office recognized their self-created bullpen problem and their failed gambles in the rotation at the trade deadline, but the choices they made were to gamble again on a starter Mahle who had recently been on the IL with shoulder issues and the best options the Twins could find in the bullpen. All it cost was just about everything the farm system had left after the collapse of Martin and Balazovic. 

    The Twins end 2022 coming off a year in which they finished dead last in the division and will probably finish under .500 again despite extending the payroll to massive new records. Even the farm system has been gutted. The pitching "pipeline" has been a failure. The drafts have been pretty poor, and the prospects who looked good quickly got traded because of the failure at the MLB level.

    Perhaps the article writer should blame the front office for the risks they took rather than the fans for wanting a good team?
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Melissa Berman in Twins Run End-of-Season Ticket Deals to Bolster Ballpark Attendance   
    ...yeah, I'll pass on games under 50*. It's wayyyyyyyyyy too cold just sitting there in the wind, haha.
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