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    dex8425 got a reaction from Sconnie in Joe Ryan hit by line drive ... X-rays negative   
    I think Rocco prefers to be called Rocco instead of Skip. 
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    dex8425 got a reaction from MMMordabito in Joe Ryan hit by line drive ... X-rays negative   
    I think Rocco prefers to be called Rocco instead of Skip. 
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    dex8425 got a reaction from Danchat in GAME THREAD: Twins v Indians x 2 @ 2:10 & 6:40   
    MN sports. Can't have nice things.
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    dex8425 got a reaction from gunnarthor in GAME THREAD: Twins v Indians x 2 @ 2:10 & 6:40   
    Rordvedt is really stealing some of these calls.
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    dex8425 got a reaction from Sielk in GAME THREAD: Twins v Indians x 2 @ 2:10 & 6:40   
    And a lot of these fastballs are middle up or middle in, and not even being fouled off. The slider can be nasty. He's thrown a couple that just kinda spun. 
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    dex8425 reacted to Sielk in GAME THREAD: Twins v Indians x 2 @ 2:10 & 6:40   
    Joe Ryan is fun to watch. TB probably couldn't find a way to get all of their prospects on the 40-man roster and was willing to overpay. But what a return for Cruz.
    And I gotta say, I am positively surprised by his slider and changeup. The scouting reports made it sound like these were not really MLB quality but he has thrown some very nasty looking ones. 
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    dex8425 got a reaction from Squirrel in Ranking the 3 Most Underrated Twins Players   
    I wouldn't say Arraez is underrated. He's actually gotten worse every year of his MLB career so far. He's barely an above average hitter this year, and he's not exactly Omar Vizquel out there in the field. He's a great utility guy to have, and I love watching him play though. He should probably be hitting leadoff. 
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    dex8425 reacted to RpR in Ranking the 3 Most Underrated Twins Players   
    Arraez is GREATLY over rated.
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    dex8425 reacted to Irishman in Game Thread Twins at Yankees 1:10pm cdt 9/13/2021 ad   
    Yankees and Dodgers would fight against any hard salary cap and hard salary floor.   I’m all for it.   I would think the agents and MLBPA union would oppose these hard salary caps.   Those players’ salaries are out of control.   
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    dex8425 got a reaction from 21bdp21 in Game Thread Twins at Yankees 1:10pm cdt 9/13/2021 ad   
    How about a hard salary cap and a hard salary floor?!
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    dex8425 reacted to Aggies7 in Game Thread Twins at Yankees 1:10pm cdt 9/13/2021 ad   
    and apparently is alo to urshela
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    dex8425 reacted to RpR in Game Thread Twins at Yankees 1:10pm cdt 9/13/2021 ad   
    Bunting, some thing that is ancient history to most Twins; and at least one Yankee.
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    dex8425 reacted to Mike Sixel in Game Thread Twins at Yankees 1:10pm cdt 9/13/2021 ad   
    He's a human, I care about him.......
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    dex8425 reacted to sjunisu in OPINION: The ‘Fire Falvine’ talk should stop (for now)   
    Very fair question.  Honestly depends on how that 82-80 looks and was reached.  If that level is reached w/ Miranda/Kirilloff/Larnach getting extended playing time and growth during the season, along with 3 young starters showing real potential (might already be 2/3 there with Ryan and Ober but want to see a whole season), 1+ top level starter signed for at least 4-5 yrs, significantly improved defense, and a respectable bullpen then I am OK (this also assumes quality growth from Lewis, Martin, and Celistino as well as continued strong growth from other minor league arms)
    However, if that record is reached with 2-3 1yr pitching contracts (starters), 1 yr position rentals like Cron/Schoop, a hodge/podge pen, and prospects still not showing up in quantity at the MLB level, then I will have seen enough.
    2022 will be year 6 for the duo - they spent much of 2021 running thru other organizations cast-off arms.  They need to show me their drafted/acquired arms are ready to perform.  6 yrs is enough time.
    For what its worth (probably not much).
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    dex8425 reacted to AceWrigley in What’s Gotten Into Caleb Thielbar?   
    Could be a lot of miles left in that arm.
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    dex8425 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Which internal/current options are in the 2022 Opening Day rotation?   
    Frankly, I think it's time to show Thorpe the door unless he walks into his next bullpen session and hits 92mph.
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    dex8425 reacted to Mike Sixel in Did the FO misevaluate their pitching additions?   
    Cruz is a free agent.... Who does nothing for this team the rest of the year. It was a great trade. 
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    dex8425 reacted to Dodecahedron in Did the FO misevaluate their pitching additions?   
    Gosh I sure hope so.  If this all went to plan, I don't even know what to say.
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    dex8425 reacted to nicksaviking in Did the FO misevaluate their pitching additions?   
    Well Kyle Gibson was awful in 2020 and almost certainly would have cost the Twins their division championship last year and he most definitely wouldn't have made a lick of difference this year.
    So that was a pretty good "pass" in my book.
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    dex8425 reacted to roger in Randy Dobnak and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Season   
    I continue to believe in the young man.  And perhaps the most encouraging stat is that after his rough couple innings in his first start back, he finished with 7 consecutive batters being out on ground balls.  That is who he is and the Twins should work off of that.  Keep him throwing as a ground ball machine.
    Have thought since day one that his working out of the bullpen wasn't working and messed him up for the entire season.  Hopefully, next spring he will be a starter and begin the season in the starting rotation with either the Twins or Saints.  Long term, I see him as a reliable starter for the Twins, one who is very inexpensive.
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    dex8425 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Who gets the call on Wednesday, Sept. 1?   
    I know that this is not true.
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    dex8425 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Gilberto Celestino's quiet dominance   
    A Celestino/Buxton/Kepler outfield is an amazing defensive outfield that will remain healthy for no fewer than two outs into Opening Day.
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    dex8425 reacted to Rosterman in Game Score: Twins 9, Red Sox 6   
    Why does anyone in the Twins organization care about Colome. Cut him loose. Use that spot to bring more aging minor league vets thru, or - how about this great idea - promote someone who MIGHT contribute to the future of the Twins. 
     
    The leash needs to be short on anyone not guaranteed a 40-man spot. We know what they have done and can do at the moment. Or so one would think.
     
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    dex8425 got a reaction from Unwinder in What do you expect the Twins to do this upcoming free agency? Trades?   
    Buxton is the guy people want to see at Target Field. But the biggest draw is a competitive team. When the Twins were bad and had a hall of famer on the team (Mauer) people didn't show up to see Mauer.  I like Donaldson but most casual fans don't follow the team if the team isn't good. 
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    dex8425 got a reaction from Dman in What do you expect the Twins to do this upcoming free agency? Trades?   
    Buxton is the guy people want to see at Target Field. But the biggest draw is a competitive team. When the Twins were bad and had a hall of famer on the team (Mauer) people didn't show up to see Mauer.  I like Donaldson but most casual fans don't follow the team if the team isn't good. 
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