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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to nicksaviking in Max Kepler and the Cost of Silence   
    To everyone trying to blow this out of the water by crying politics, knock it off. Nick clearly spelled out that this was not about politics, it was about apathy toward civil rights equality, specifically what appeared to be apathy from Max Kepler. You can agree or disagree with Nick's take that Kepler was showing apathy, but unless you actually believe equality for all races should not be a priority, this is not a red vs. blue debate.
     
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to Squirrel in Max Kepler and the Cost of Silence   
    Well said. thanks, Nick.
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Twins in the 2000s: The 2006 Season   
    This team was unreal. Still the best Twins team I’ve ever seen.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to clone52 in Trading for Price and Betts   
    I wouldn't be opposed to Betts/Price for Rosario/Larnach/Duran.  Might not be my first choice, but I wouldn't hate it.
     
    They've got to use their prospects to get something at some point.  Maybe wait and see who's doing good for a mid-season trade.  I wouldn't make any prospect untouchable for the right person.
     
     
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to Reider in Trading for Price and Betts   
    Agreed, but I don't think that this is the right trade to make. Hopefully better trade options become available closer to mid-season or sooner. I am definitely not against the Twins making a trade for a good pitcher, I just want them to to be smart about it.
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from Heiny in Trading for Price and Betts   
    I fully admit we won't be able to resign Betts, but the Twins have a deep enough farm system to survive the loss of Royce Lewis. I think this could be the type of deal that greatly increases our odds of winning now, without hemorrhaging the future in any long-lasting way. I think you are right on keeping the vision long-term, but at some point, you need to win championships and take risks. Otherwise, what's the point?
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from mplsman in Trading for Price and Betts   
    I fully admit we won't be able to resign Betts, but the Twins have a deep enough farm system to survive the loss of Royce Lewis. I think this could be the type of deal that greatly increases our odds of winning now, without hemorrhaging the future in any long-lasting way. I think you are right on keeping the vision long-term, but at some point, you need to win championships and take risks. Otherwise, what's the point?
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from Vanimal46 in Trading for Price and Betts   
    Good Morning,
     
    Per the MLBTR article linked, how would y'all feel about trying to swing a deal with the Red Sox for Mookie Betts and David Price? It appears the Sox are trying to package them together for a couple of high end prospects and it could be a nice opportunity for the Twins.
     
    What does a deal look like in this case? Would the Pohlads ever eat this much money to go after a World Series championship?
     
    My proposed deal would look something like this:
     
    Twins Receive:
    Mookie Betts (OF)
    2020 Salary - $27,000,000 Free Agent at end of 2020 Season David Price (SP)
    2020-2022 Salary - $32,000,000 Free Agent at end of 2022 Season Red Sox retain 20% of salary ($6,400,000 per year, $19,200,000 total) Thaddeus Ward (RHP)
    Red Sox #10 Prospect, 2018 5th Round Pick from UCF Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021 Projected to hit the Majors in Late 2021  
    Red Sox Receive:
     
    Eddie Rosario (OF)
    2020 Salary - $7,750,000 Free Agent at end of 2021 Season Fernando Romero (RHP)
    Pre-Arb with 6 years of control remaining Former top prospect Royce Lewis (SS/CF)
    Twins #1 Prospect (per TD) Pre-arb with 6 years of control remaining ETA of Late 2021/2022 Jordan Balazovic (RHP)
    Twins #4 Prospect (per TD) Pre-arb with 6 years of control remaining ETA of Late 2021 Brent Rooker (1B/OF)
    Twins #14 Prospect (per TD) Pre-arb with 6 years of control remaining ETA of Mid to Late 2020 Wander Javier (SS)
    Twins #20 Prosper (per TD) Pre-arb with 6 years of control remaining ETA of Late 2022-2023 This deal offers the Red Sox some much needed prospect capital and salary relief, as well as a cheap replacement for Mookie Betts in Eddie Rosario. I feel JD Martinez could really help Eddie become a dynamite player in Boston. This deal also offers Romero a much needed change of scenery and an opportunity to get back on track. 
     
    For the Twins, this takes their "wide open window" and shatters the frame around it. Betts is a former MVP in the prime of his career who can catapult this team to the best record in baseball. While we probably won't be able to re-sign him, one year of Betts is enough to make this team the definitive favorite to come out of the American League. Secondly, which is crazy, is the addition on a legitimate #2-3 starter in David Price. He provides much needed help at the top of the rotation and has postseason credibility that goes back over a decade.
     
    It might take a one or two more low end prospects from the Twins to push the needle on this, but I think this could be a framework to getting a massive lineup upgrade and a very good starting pitcher.
     
    Thanks for any comments or ideas you may have!
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to Otto von Ballpark in Trading for Price and Betts   
    I don't think the Twins are taking on this kind of salary (and I'm not sure if they should), but I also don't think this goes far enough toward a WS championship either. Betts is obviously very good, but Price is like a 2-3 WAR pitcher these days, if he's even healthy -- and he'd be taking up a massive amount of resources which you would probably need to get pitching elsewhere.
     
    You might be better able to justify it if it was Sale instead of Price. Still probably too much money / prospects, and you'd still need to be confident in Sale's health, but as of 2019, he was still much closer to being a difference-making SP than Price.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Trading for Price and Betts   
    I definitely think it’s time to go for it, I’m only saying that pushing payroll from $130m to $180m in a single offseason is unlikely to happen and, with Price involved, might not even be a good idea.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to Battle ur tail off in Trading for Price and Betts   
    I'd rather they just look into what it would take to get Price. 
     
    We don't need Betts. He's a great player, no doubt, but the Twins have lots of outfielders, that don't cost nearly as much. 
     
    Have them eat half or so of Price's contract and we give them a prospect outside of our top 10 and I would be in. 
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to PopRiveter in Front Page: Garbage Can Whacker Needed For Major League Baseball Team in Houston   
    I was so confused until following the link.
    I read the ad and then came back. 
    I've now been laughing for quite a long time. 
     
    Thanks for the link!
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from USAFChief in Front Page: Garbage Can Whacker Needed For Major League Baseball Team in Houston   
    This has so many layers. I love it!
     
    If you haven’t seen that ridiculous Edina Craigslist post yet folks, go read it. It’s absurd, even for Cake City.
    https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-lifestyle/this-job-posting-for-a-nanny-in-edina-has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from 70charger in Front Page: Garbage Can Whacker Needed For Major League Baseball Team in Houston   
    This has so many layers. I love it!
     
    If you haven’t seen that ridiculous Edina Craigslist post yet folks, go read it. It’s absurd, even for Cake City.
    https://bringmethenews.com/minnesota-lifestyle/this-job-posting-for-a-nanny-in-edina-has-to-be-seen-to-be-believed
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from SwainZag in Article: The Making of Max Power   
    Really cool article! Have loved seeing Kepler smack the ball around all year!
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from Dman in Article: The Making of Max Power   
    Really cool article! Have loved seeing Kepler smack the ball around all year!
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from Jerr in Article: The Making of Max Power   
    Really cool article! Have loved seeing Kepler smack the ball around all year!
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from bird in Article: The Making of Max Power   
    Really cool article! Have loved seeing Kepler smack the ball around all year!
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    Twinsrule1991 got a reaction from labcrazy in MLB Trade Rumors: Falvey on Deadline Approach   
    What a bunch of cowards. The window is open. They clearly are getting some bonus from the Pohlads for running this team as cheaply as possible.
    And I will make this clear, if this team ever makes the big move, I will be the first one to say I was wrong and eat the proverbial crow. But for ****s sake, do something.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to SpicyGarvSauce in Article: Trade Deadline Thread: Why So Few Trades So Far?   
    Matt Harvey? I mean, seriously...why?
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to Cody Pirkl in MLB Trade Rumors: Falvey on Deadline Approach   
    I understand that there are less relievers available than expected because of all the teams still in contention, but there's still no reason not to go and get something. The Twins have a plenty good chance to make a run at the series. There's no reason they need to roll over and let teams like the Yankees and Astros snatch up the few guys available. We have 7 or 8 guys that we're going to lose in the rule 5 draft in the offseason anyways. There's a taxi to AAA at the ballpark every night because of how often we're cycling relievers out, and meanwhile Falvey is citing Cody Allen as a reason to be optimistic. I wanted to believe things were going to be different, but this looks like the same old Twins.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to USAFChief in MLB Trade Rumors: Falvey on Deadline Approach   
    i think you might have missed the point.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to USAFChief in MLB Trade Rumors: Falvey on Deadline Approach   
    Would you take Chapman and Hand?
     
    I thought so.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to 70charger in MLB Trade Rumors: Falvey on Deadline Approach   
    Setting expectations low so it's easier to exceed them?
     
    I'm not sure I understand what they're planning to do with the damn near 20 minor leaguers who need to be added to the 40 man this offseason if not try to trade them for major league help. It's an expiring currency. Get a couple relievers now in exchange for a few of these guys, or get nothing and have them end up on the Marlins and Orioles next year anyway.
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    Twinsrule1991 reacted to FLTwinsGuy in MLB Trade Rumors: Falvey on Deadline Approach   
    Falvey is nothing but a fraud..The whole striking when the window opens was all a lie.. Probably never expected this team to be as good as they would be this quickly. I hope they surprise us by Monday but i just dont see it..
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