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    saviking reacted to Gatormandd in So, the Yankees tried to acquire Simmons at the deadline   
    Maybe they did it to spite him for tanking and wanting to go to a contender?
     
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    saviking got a reaction from Longdistancetwins in So, the Yankees tried to acquire Simmons at the deadline   
    So, I would have taken the lowest rated player in the Yankee system just to save Simmons salary the rest of the year .. Trading him was a no brainer, not to mention you would have been doing a good thing for Simmons as he would have joined a play-off contender.  That's why I don't think this rumor is true. It would have made too much logic not to trade him.
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    saviking got a reaction from Squirrel in So, the Yankees tried to acquire Simmons at the deadline   
    So, I would have taken the lowest rated player in the Yankee system just to save Simmons salary the rest of the year .. Trading him was a no brainer, not to mention you would have been doing a good thing for Simmons as he would have joined a play-off contender.  That's why I don't think this rumor is true. It would have made too much logic not to trade him.
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    saviking got a reaction from bighat in The Ryan Pressly trade is starting to look pretty good   
    Let's face it. The only reason the trade might look good is because we didn't want to pay Pressley what he would command. Alcala has a chance to settle the score but keeping and signing Pressley would have been far superior. Look at all the troubles we have had with closers since the trade. 
    As for Celestino I can't get excited about him with Buxton, Kirilloff, Larnach and Kepler. One or both of Lewis and Martin are going to wind up in the outfield and Gordon has much more versatility if you want someone without a lot of power.. And what about Wallner who is only a couple of years away from the majors. 
    This has become a homerun league and I prefer home run hitting outfielders unless they can carry a high batting average and can cover a lot of ground. To me, Celestino is nothing more than trade bait. 
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    saviking got a reaction from gunnarthor in The Ryan Pressly trade is starting to look pretty good   
    Let's face it. The only reason the trade might look good is because we didn't want to pay Pressley what he would command. Alcala has a chance to settle the score but keeping and signing Pressley would have been far superior. Look at all the troubles we have had with closers since the trade. 
    As for Celestino I can't get excited about him with Buxton, Kirilloff, Larnach and Kepler. One or both of Lewis and Martin are going to wind up in the outfield and Gordon has much more versatility if you want someone without a lot of power.. And what about Wallner who is only a couple of years away from the majors. 
    This has become a homerun league and I prefer home run hitting outfielders unless they can carry a high batting average and can cover a lot of ground. To me, Celestino is nothing more than trade bait. 
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    saviking reacted to ScrapTheNickname in Twins Need to Take Bold Action on Bullpen Before It's Too Late   
    I agree. Panic.
    But what good is panic?
    I personally plan to take up Tai Chi instead of watching the Twins.
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    saviking reacted to Linus in Game Recap: Royals 11, Twins 3   
    This is what happens when you start to believe you can fix everyone. I would switch Shoemaker and Dobnak right now. Give Duran and Balazovic a couple minor league starts and work them in soon.
     
    This team was at least two arms short at the start of the year and we are seeing the results. This is on Falvine. I just hope they haven’t screwed us for this year.
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    saviking got a reaction from mikelink45 in Doubleheader Recap: Hapless Twins Continue Woeful Streak; Swept by Athletics   
    i've got 4 words. Kirilloff, Larnach, Duran, Balazovic
     
    Give it until May and if they can't get out of their slump call all 4 up. This team needs new blood and they are the future. 
     
    Trade Sano, cut Shoemaker and Cave, and demote Dobnak so he can get back on track. Poor kid's mind must have been blown with that new contract .. 
     
    At least that would get me Excited about watching the play again,
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    saviking got a reaction from MMMordabito in Doubleheader Recap: Hapless Twins Continue Woeful Streak; Swept by Athletics   
    i've got 4 words. Kirilloff, Larnach, Duran, Balazovic
     
    Give it until May and if they can't get out of their slump call all 4 up. This team needs new blood and they are the future. 
     
    Trade Sano, cut Shoemaker and Cave, and demote Dobnak so he can get back on track. Poor kid's mind must have been blown with that new contract .. 
     
    At least that would get me Excited about watching the play again,
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    saviking got a reaction from bighat in Doubleheader Recap: Hapless Twins Continue Woeful Streak; Swept by Athletics   
    i've got 4 words. Kirilloff, Larnach, Duran, Balazovic
     
    Give it until May and if they can't get out of their slump call all 4 up. This team needs new blood and they are the future. 
     
    Trade Sano, cut Shoemaker and Cave, and demote Dobnak so he can get back on track. Poor kid's mind must have been blown with that new contract .. 
     
    At least that would get me Excited about watching the play again,
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    saviking got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Week in Review: Hamstrung   
    I think the Twins needed these days off to get their heads screwed back on straight ..
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    saviking got a reaction from wabene in Week in Review: Hamstrung   
    I think the Twins needed these days off to get their heads screwed back on straight ..
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    saviking got a reaction from spanman2 in Week in Review: Hamstrung   
    I think the Twins needed these days off to get their heads screwed back on straight ..
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    saviking reacted to terrydactyls in Twins Biggest 2021 Advantage May Be Their Depth   
    The Twins should have a very exciting season this year. But the one thing that I am really looking forward to is reading the daily minor league reports. Not having those in 2020 left a big hole in my daily routine. I think I'm looking forward to May 1st more than April 1st. And that's no joke!
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    saviking got a reaction from mikelink45 in What Do the Twins See in Jake Cave?   
    Cave is a clog in the rookie call up wheel. Hope the Twins unclog that wheel and send Cave down the river soon. I am not a fan of his ..
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    saviking reacted to mikelink45 in What Do the Twins See in Jake Cave?   
    As one of the posters who consistently puts Cave down, I appreciate your essay, but it does not go far enough.  What is Cave's future versus Rooker or others?  I am not a fan of Cave and do not like the idea that he blocks possible young talent that can do so much more. 
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    saviking reacted to ToddlerHarmon in One Twins Area of Increasing Concern   
    I don't see it. I count 5 or so guys that could fill out the 8th spot competently, and none of them are named Smeltzer
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    saviking got a reaction from MNT1996 in Report from The Fort: Byron Buxton Talking Contract Extension?   
    A lot of risk comes with signing Buxton to a long term contract due to his injury history. I'm not saying, don't do it, but the safest move would be to trade him for a bundle ..
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    saviking got a reaction from Danchat in Report from The Fort: Underestimating Jorge Polanco   
    If, his ankle is healed I expect Polanco to have an amazing year. 
     
    * in the past his lack of range and inaccurate arm didn't play that well at shortstop. But at second base his underhand throwing style will actually be an asset to help him quickly turn double plays. Physics dictates that the shorter throw will make him more accurate especially with someone long at first base like Sano.
     
    * When healthy Polanco drives the ball by taking powerful swings but those take a toll on his ankle. When he misses he often falls back out of the batting box and limps a bit. So, he will have an amazing season if his ankle can withstand the stress he puts on it. 
     
    I say his ankle holds up this season but long term, I just don't know. 
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    saviking got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Report from The Fort: Underestimating Jorge Polanco   
    If, his ankle is healed I expect Polanco to have an amazing year. 
     
    * in the past his lack of range and inaccurate arm didn't play that well at shortstop. But at second base his underhand throwing style will actually be an asset to help him quickly turn double plays. Physics dictates that the shorter throw will make him more accurate especially with someone long at first base like Sano.
     
    * When healthy Polanco drives the ball by taking powerful swings but those take a toll on his ankle. When he misses he often falls back out of the batting box and limps a bit. So, he will have an amazing season if his ankle can withstand the stress he puts on it. 
     
    I say his ankle holds up this season but long term, I just don't know. 
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    saviking got a reaction from rdehring in Report from The Fort: Underestimating Jorge Polanco   
    If, his ankle is healed I expect Polanco to have an amazing year. 
     
    * in the past his lack of range and inaccurate arm didn't play that well at shortstop. But at second base his underhand throwing style will actually be an asset to help him quickly turn double plays. Physics dictates that the shorter throw will make him more accurate especially with someone long at first base like Sano.
     
    * When healthy Polanco drives the ball by taking powerful swings but those take a toll on his ankle. When he misses he often falls back out of the batting box and limps a bit. So, he will have an amazing season if his ankle can withstand the stress he puts on it. 
     
    I say his ankle holds up this season but long term, I just don't know. 
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    saviking got a reaction from DocBauer in How Long Can the Twins Keep Their Window of Opportunity Open?   
    Based on our current talent and our talent pool I'd say they have only pried the window open 70% of the way with it fully open in two years.  
     
    Let's wait until we get the window completely open before we try to decide how long they can keep it open ..
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    saviking reacted to strumdatjaguar in Twins Spring Training 2021: Roster Battles, Projections and Predictions   
    Buxton’s bat, especially power, is improving and justifies a higher place in the batting order. Dobnak inducing ground balls and improved defense gets him a place in the pen (if not 5th starter).
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    saviking reacted to umterp23 in Twins Spring Training 2021: Roster Battles, Projections and Predictions   
    Blind squirrel finds a nut everyone once in awhile is Astudillo in a "nutshell."  One trick pony at the plate, doesn't help the twins.  Nice story but he needs to be parked with St. Paul team.  Give me Rooker, Blankenhorn or Garlick instead.  
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    saviking reacted to mikelink45 in Twins Daily 2021 Top Prospects: #4 C Ryan Jeffers   
    All I can say is I like him.  If he and a rejuvenated Garver are both at their best we have an amazing tandom.
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