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    bean5302 got a reaction from Wallner in The 3 Most Upsetting Developments on the Farm This Year   
    Nick Gordon is better than Acuna this year, just sayin'
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    bean5302 got a reaction from jkcarew in The 3 Most Upsetting Developments on the Farm This Year   
    Nick Gordon is better than Acuna this year, just sayin'
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Strombomb in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Right. Sanchez throws out more base runners than MLB average and dramatically better than Jeffers. Sanchez allows fewer passed balls and wild pitches than MLB average, similar to Jeffers. Sanchez is ranked above average at pitch framing this year a bit behind Jeffers = Sanchez sucks defensively. The stats actually do not support the opinion Sanchez being a poor defensive catcher. The argument Jeffers is a significantly better defensive catcher than Sanchez seems to have no merit from a stats standpoint. Sanchez's bat does seem to have gone ice cold again over the past couple weeks, which is a bummer, but I sometimes wonder if Sanchez uses custom printed Twins Daily staffer images on his toilet paper...

    Nice to see Ryan pitching deep again. Good things happen when Baldelli lets the starters who are on their game continue to pitch and go into the later innings. I can't help but feel the division title would be in play had Baldelli extended this opportunity to other rotation arms.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from D.C Twins in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Who are these detractors you speak of? The ones who say Ryan has a #3 caliber rotation arm ceiling? That's me. Ryan is currently a back end starter. That does not preclude him from having great games and I think it's great that he's pitched so awesome.

    Kevin Slowey had a 4 game run in 2008 that looked like this:
    4 G, 29.0 IP, 0.93 ERA, 24 K, 2 BB

    Kyle Gibson had a 3 game run in 2014 that looked like this:
    3 G, 21.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 5 BB

    Randy Dobnak started had a 3 game run in 2019 that looked like this:
    3 G, 16.1 IP, 1.10 ERA, 13 K, 3 BB

    Dylan Bundy, who has constantly been crapped on by the staff and fans of this site opened the season with:
    3 G, 15.1 IP, 0.59 ERA, 12 K, 1  BB

    I like Joe Ryan. I think he'll stick in the Twins rotation and he's inexpensive. I also remember he got hammered in his two previous starts before these last 2 really great games he's spun. 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from RpR in Guardians 4, Twins 3: Cold Offense, Defensive Miscues, Cost the Twins the Game   
    You're a bit late to the "complain about Gordon's defense party" even if we include the BS error call from last night.

    At 2B, Gordon's stats are universally average or above average. UZR, RF, Total Zone, Outs above average. They're all neutral to positive. This is driven by his better than average fielding percentage for a 2B and his solid to above average range and arm. The sample sizes are too small to really take much from the advanced metrics so just looking at fielding percentage

    Gordon .986, Polanco .979.

    Aside from that, Gordon's bat has been very valuable this year and well above MLB average at wRC+ 114, OPS+ 114. .275/.318/.428 OPS .746 if you like the more traditional metrics.

    All Nick Gordon has done this year is to provide solid defense at a bunch of random positions while bringing a valuable MLB caliber bat to the show. How valuable has he been? Per plate appearance, better than Jorge Polanco, Ron Acuna, Jr., Eduardo Escobar, Javier Baez, Gleyber Torres, Josh Donaldson, Gio Urshela, Bobby Witt, Jr., Jose Miranda, and a whole host of other guys you may know or have heard about. I don't know if Gordon can sustain it, but he's played very well this year. Every bit like a legitimate every day starter on a playoff caliber baseball team.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in The 3 Most Upsetting Developments on the Farm This Year   
    I think I've addressed this myth before, but Canterino was never close to leading college baseball in innings or anything like that. As I recall, he averaged between 5-6 innings per start his whole college career. There were several pitchers well ahead of Canterino in innings in the Big 10.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Observations About Seeing Joe Mauer in Person at a Rock Concert   
    Joe Mauer would have refused the beer. Did you have any milk?
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    bean5302 got a reaction from gunnarthor in Randy Dobnak put on waivers   
    This all seems like a like of strong opinions for a guy earning $2MM on average over the next 3 years. I actually advocated DFA'ing Dobnak before the season even began. Was the front office mistaken on Dobnak? Yes. Was it a huge mistake? Obviously not, just because of the small dollar amounts. I think the bigger issue was the roster space. Dobnak stuck on the roster longer than he should have because of the contract. Did Dobnak cost Wade or Baddoo or Wells? Meh. Who knows?

    Then again, what seems like a small dollar amount of $2MM a year would go a long ways to in regard to increasing MiLB salaries, wouldn't it? LOL
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Right. Sanchez throws out more base runners than MLB average and dramatically better than Jeffers. Sanchez allows fewer passed balls and wild pitches than MLB average, similar to Jeffers. Sanchez is ranked above average at pitch framing this year a bit behind Jeffers = Sanchez sucks defensively. The stats actually do not support the opinion Sanchez being a poor defensive catcher. The argument Jeffers is a significantly better defensive catcher than Sanchez seems to have no merit from a stats standpoint. Sanchez's bat does seem to have gone ice cold again over the past couple weeks, which is a bummer, but I sometimes wonder if Sanchez uses custom printed Twins Daily staffer images on his toilet paper...

    Nice to see Ryan pitching deep again. Good things happen when Baldelli lets the starters who are on their game continue to pitch and go into the later innings. I can't help but feel the division title would be in play had Baldelli extended this opportunity to other rotation arms.
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    bean5302 reacted to Karbo in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Ryan goes 7 twice in a row? I'm sure Rocco had to make sure his arm was still attached! Again it shows that guys can get through the 3rd time facing a lineup. I'm a firm believer that they should be given a chance to try, if they still look strong and the pitch count is still under control!
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    bean5302 got a reaction from chpettit19 in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Who are these detractors you speak of? The ones who say Ryan has a #3 caliber rotation arm ceiling? That's me. Ryan is currently a back end starter. That does not preclude him from having great games and I think it's great that he's pitched so awesome.

    Kevin Slowey had a 4 game run in 2008 that looked like this:
    4 G, 29.0 IP, 0.93 ERA, 24 K, 2 BB

    Kyle Gibson had a 3 game run in 2014 that looked like this:
    3 G, 21.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 5 BB

    Randy Dobnak started had a 3 game run in 2019 that looked like this:
    3 G, 16.1 IP, 1.10 ERA, 13 K, 3 BB

    Dylan Bundy, who has constantly been crapped on by the staff and fans of this site opened the season with:
    3 G, 15.1 IP, 0.59 ERA, 12 K, 1  BB

    I like Joe Ryan. I think he'll stick in the Twins rotation and he's inexpensive. I also remember he got hammered in his two previous starts before these last 2 really great games he's spun. 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Steve Lein in Martin, Julien Lead Twins Prospects Heading to the Arizona Fall League   
    Martin definitely just going for the added playing time. Julien will be interesting if he's being sent there for defensive play. It's no guarantee he'd be playing positions the Twins would like him to get more experience playing.
    Having Isola take some steps forward would be huge for the organization so thin at catcher.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Wallner in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Who are these detractors you speak of? The ones who say Ryan has a #3 caliber rotation arm ceiling? That's me. Ryan is currently a back end starter. That does not preclude him from having great games and I think it's great that he's pitched so awesome.

    Kevin Slowey had a 4 game run in 2008 that looked like this:
    4 G, 29.0 IP, 0.93 ERA, 24 K, 2 BB

    Kyle Gibson had a 3 game run in 2014 that looked like this:
    3 G, 21.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 5 BB

    Randy Dobnak started had a 3 game run in 2019 that looked like this:
    3 G, 16.1 IP, 1.10 ERA, 13 K, 3 BB

    Dylan Bundy, who has constantly been crapped on by the staff and fans of this site opened the season with:
    3 G, 15.1 IP, 0.59 ERA, 12 K, 1  BB

    I like Joe Ryan. I think he'll stick in the Twins rotation and he's inexpensive. I also remember he got hammered in his two previous starts before these last 2 really great games he's spun. 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from DJL44 in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Who are these detractors you speak of? The ones who say Ryan has a #3 caliber rotation arm ceiling? That's me. Ryan is currently a back end starter. That does not preclude him from having great games and I think it's great that he's pitched so awesome.

    Kevin Slowey had a 4 game run in 2008 that looked like this:
    4 G, 29.0 IP, 0.93 ERA, 24 K, 2 BB

    Kyle Gibson had a 3 game run in 2014 that looked like this:
    3 G, 21.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 5 BB

    Randy Dobnak started had a 3 game run in 2019 that looked like this:
    3 G, 16.1 IP, 1.10 ERA, 13 K, 3 BB

    Dylan Bundy, who has constantly been crapped on by the staff and fans of this site opened the season with:
    3 G, 15.1 IP, 0.59 ERA, 12 K, 1  BB

    I like Joe Ryan. I think he'll stick in the Twins rotation and he's inexpensive. I also remember he got hammered in his two previous starts before these last 2 really great games he's spun. 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Karbo in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Right. Sanchez throws out more base runners than MLB average and dramatically better than Jeffers. Sanchez allows fewer passed balls and wild pitches than MLB average, similar to Jeffers. Sanchez is ranked above average at pitch framing this year a bit behind Jeffers = Sanchez sucks defensively. The stats actually do not support the opinion Sanchez being a poor defensive catcher. The argument Jeffers is a significantly better defensive catcher than Sanchez seems to have no merit from a stats standpoint. Sanchez's bat does seem to have gone ice cold again over the past couple weeks, which is a bummer, but I sometimes wonder if Sanchez uses custom printed Twins Daily staffer images on his toilet paper...

    Nice to see Ryan pitching deep again. Good things happen when Baldelli lets the starters who are on their game continue to pitch and go into the later innings. I can't help but feel the division title would be in play had Baldelli extended this opportunity to other rotation arms.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Who are these detractors you speak of? The ones who say Ryan has a #3 caliber rotation arm ceiling? That's me. Ryan is currently a back end starter. That does not preclude him from having great games and I think it's great that he's pitched so awesome.

    Kevin Slowey had a 4 game run in 2008 that looked like this:
    4 G, 29.0 IP, 0.93 ERA, 24 K, 2 BB

    Kyle Gibson had a 3 game run in 2014 that looked like this:
    3 G, 21.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 5 BB

    Randy Dobnak started had a 3 game run in 2019 that looked like this:
    3 G, 16.1 IP, 1.10 ERA, 13 K, 3 BB

    Dylan Bundy, who has constantly been crapped on by the staff and fans of this site opened the season with:
    3 G, 15.1 IP, 0.59 ERA, 12 K, 1  BB

    I like Joe Ryan. I think he'll stick in the Twins rotation and he's inexpensive. I also remember he got hammered in his two previous starts before these last 2 really great games he's spun. 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Right. Sanchez throws out more base runners than MLB average and dramatically better than Jeffers. Sanchez allows fewer passed balls and wild pitches than MLB average, similar to Jeffers. Sanchez is ranked above average at pitch framing this year a bit behind Jeffers = Sanchez sucks defensively. The stats actually do not support the opinion Sanchez being a poor defensive catcher. The argument Jeffers is a significantly better defensive catcher than Sanchez seems to have no merit from a stats standpoint. Sanchez's bat does seem to have gone ice cold again over the past couple weeks, which is a bummer, but I sometimes wonder if Sanchez uses custom printed Twins Daily staffer images on his toilet paper...

    Nice to see Ryan pitching deep again. Good things happen when Baldelli lets the starters who are on their game continue to pitch and go into the later innings. I can't help but feel the division title would be in play had Baldelli extended this opportunity to other rotation arms.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Peter in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Right. Sanchez throws out more base runners than MLB average and dramatically better than Jeffers. Sanchez allows fewer passed balls and wild pitches than MLB average, similar to Jeffers. Sanchez is ranked above average at pitch framing this year a bit behind Jeffers = Sanchez sucks defensively. The stats actually do not support the opinion Sanchez being a poor defensive catcher. The argument Jeffers is a significantly better defensive catcher than Sanchez seems to have no merit from a stats standpoint. Sanchez's bat does seem to have gone ice cold again over the past couple weeks, which is a bummer, but I sometimes wonder if Sanchez uses custom printed Twins Daily staffer images on his toilet paper...

    Nice to see Ryan pitching deep again. Good things happen when Baldelli lets the starters who are on their game continue to pitch and go into the later innings. I can't help but feel the division title would be in play had Baldelli extended this opportunity to other rotation arms.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Who are these detractors you speak of? The ones who say Ryan has a #3 caliber rotation arm ceiling? That's me. Ryan is currently a back end starter. That does not preclude him from having great games and I think it's great that he's pitched so awesome.

    Kevin Slowey had a 4 game run in 2008 that looked like this:
    4 G, 29.0 IP, 0.93 ERA, 24 K, 2 BB

    Kyle Gibson had a 3 game run in 2014 that looked like this:
    3 G, 21.0 IP, 0.00 ERA, 16 K, 5 BB

    Randy Dobnak started had a 3 game run in 2019 that looked like this:
    3 G, 16.1 IP, 1.10 ERA, 13 K, 3 BB

    Dylan Bundy, who has constantly been crapped on by the staff and fans of this site opened the season with:
    3 G, 15.1 IP, 0.59 ERA, 12 K, 1  BB

    I like Joe Ryan. I think he'll stick in the Twins rotation and he's inexpensive. I also remember he got hammered in his two previous starts before these last 2 really great games he's spun. 
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    bean5302 got a reaction from RpR in Week in Review: Hope Sinks   
    Having Arraez fade so hard down the stretch again is tough. He looked great to start last year, but faded late in the summer in 2021, too. .296/.365/.381 wRC+ 109 in the first half .292/.348/.371 wRC+ 100 in the second half, .271/.314/.333 wRC+ 80 in Sept/Oct.
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Game7-91 in Week in Review: Hope Sinks   
    Having Arraez fade so hard down the stretch again is tough. He looked great to start last year, but faded late in the summer in 2021, too. .296/.365/.381 wRC+ 109 in the first half .292/.348/.371 wRC+ 100 in the second half, .271/.314/.333 wRC+ 80 in Sept/Oct.
     
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    bean5302 got a reaction from MABB1959 in Twins 3, Guardians 0: Ryan Dominates Guardians for Much-Needed Win   
    Right. Sanchez throws out more base runners than MLB average and dramatically better than Jeffers. Sanchez allows fewer passed balls and wild pitches than MLB average, similar to Jeffers. Sanchez is ranked above average at pitch framing this year a bit behind Jeffers = Sanchez sucks defensively. The stats actually do not support the opinion Sanchez being a poor defensive catcher. The argument Jeffers is a significantly better defensive catcher than Sanchez seems to have no merit from a stats standpoint. Sanchez's bat does seem to have gone ice cold again over the past couple weeks, which is a bummer, but I sometimes wonder if Sanchez uses custom printed Twins Daily staffer images on his toilet paper...

    Nice to see Ryan pitching deep again. Good things happen when Baldelli lets the starters who are on their game continue to pitch and go into the later innings. I can't help but feel the division title would be in play had Baldelli extended this opportunity to other rotation arms.
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    bean5302 got a reaction from ashbury in Minor League Report (9/17): Randy Dobnak Returns; Brooks Lee Promoted to Wichita   
    Brooks Lee to make the jump to opening day starting shortstop directly from essentially 114 plate appearances at High-A where he was passable-ish at SS for the level. Yeah, that's not happening, lol.

    The level of desperation in this fanbase is getting pretty incredible haha
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    bean5302 got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Kepler to IL, Wallner added   
    Kepler is a solid starting RF. He's already produced 2.1 bWAR and 2.0 fWAR this year. He's ranked 11th of the top 30 right fielders with 350+ plate appearances this year.

    I remember all the whining and complaining about Kepler from earlier this year when his detractors were convinced there was no way Kepler was going to reach 2 WAR this season (2.0-3.0 WAR is where a full season Kepler lives year in and out). Well, he's already there. Kepler is an average to above average every day right fielder. He's valuable as a trade asset because he has surplus value over his inexpensive contract, and if the Twins keep him, he's not the problem for the team's struggles.
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