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  1. LOL, I didn't catch your real name, or which major league team you played for. But for most of us, YES, it would really be that hard to recognize a slider from a ML pitcher. And to those who were lost to Sano when he was "accused" of harrassment, the charges weren't proven. And I don't know either, whether they were true or not, but let's not discount what damage can be done by being falsely accused. Good luck Miguel, I for one hope you become the next Big Papi.
  2. For me, this is pretty much what TD fans have been asking for. We needed to shore up the pen, and we needed an upgrade at SP. We did that without giving up Larnach, Kirilloff, Miranda, Martin, Balozovich, Winder, Lewis etc. It shows that we want to win now, while we are in fist place in Aug. Will it be enough? No one knows, but we really didn't give up the future. We still have a very young team that should be no worse next year with maybe more money to spend in FA. It just looks like a very strong effort by this front office. I say kudos. Could it have been better? Sure, but we weren't the only ones buying here, and we also aren't the richest be it prospect capital, or payroll limit. Again, I say kudos to the front office. Whether it works out or not, we did what could reasonably be expected, and clamored for on this fan site for months.
  3. For me, this is pretty much what TD fans have been asking for. We needed to shore up the pen, and we needed an upgrade at SP. We did that without giving up Larnach, Kirilloff, Miranda, Martin, Balozovich, Winder, Lewis etc. It shows that we want to win now, while we are in fist place in Aug. Will it be enough? No one knows, but we really didn't give up the future. We still have a very young team that should be no worse next year with maybe more money to spend in FA. It just looks like a very strong effort by this front office. I say kudos. Could it have been better? Sure, but we weren't the only ones buying here, and we also aren't the richest be it prospect capital, or payroll limit. Again, I say kudos to the front office. Whether it works out or not, we did what could reasonably be expected, and clamored for on this fan site for months.
  4. So, let me get this straight. We need two top relievers, one top starting pitcher, and a reliable good hitting catcher to compete for the playoffs. And we have six days to acquire these pieces. My crystal ball says "be prepared to be disappointed". Oh the ever optimist once again turns pessimist. LOL.
  5. Funny, but it feels to me that the Twins, for whatever reason, just keep finding more ways to lose. Not feeling good about the remaining season. Pitching, arrrgghhhh. Usage??? I don't know. But it just feels bad.
  6. What is the slot money in rounds 11 thru 20? Anybody know?
  7. I absolutely love this first night of the draft. Brooks Lee was my #1 even if the Twins had the first overall pick. I am shocked and elated that he fell. Here is a player who is probably the closest to MLB as anyone in the draft. Age?= maturity. Physically developed, baseball IQ. And to get Prielipp in the 48 spot is another pleasant surprise. I thought he would go in the later half of the first round. Hey, the draft is a crapshoot, but I love what the front office has done here.
  8. Obviously still too early to tell if any on this list will provide major league value, "BUT" At this point, it looks very promising. Lets just hope for good health, good teaching and continued development. Seems like an impressive draft at this point.
  9. Dreaming of Brooks Lee falling to Twins. Maybe just short of praying? Yeah, I don't see it happening either. High on Neto, Collier, Prada, and Cross. If for some reason Green would fall to us I would be upset if he weren't snatched up, unless of course we had to choose between Green and Lee. I would have to go with Lee. In any case, I think we will get one of the above players and would have a hard time being upset about any of them. Great article. Thanks.
  10. Wow, great article. Am quite surprised at how the comments are reinforcing my thoughts to this point. I would like to have the Twins take one of the top all around athletes in the first round, but focus on catcher in the second. I am also on the Rushing and Logan bandwagon. (taking into account how little I know). I have been reading a lot about the draft prospects and love the idea of the consensus. Nice work and I will be looking forward to the top 26. Thanks.
  11. I like it. I think you put a lot of time and research into your trade scenarios and I believe it makes the team much better. Hate to see some guys go, like Speers and Martin, but you have to give up something good to get something good. Also, you did not trade away Kirilloff or Larnach. These two, to me, are untouchable unless the return was stupidly "CAN'T REFUSE" deals. But that's not gonna happen. Thanks for the article. Great read.
  12. I think the key right now is to make the playoffs. Once in the playoffs, anything can happen, including beating the Yankees. Past series in the playoffs have not been good to us, but that doesn't mean we should quit trying. Fixing our BP problems seems like a very good way to attempt to make the playoffs. Obviously the BP needs improvement. What will it take? That's for the FO to figure out. But standing pat would feel like giving up to me.
  13. Good subject for conversation. Personally, like I've said before, I believe teams should be trying to win "every year". That is the one and only goal of playing the game. But realistically, looking forward can be very beneficial over the long run. When you have money like the Yankees, you can and should be in the mix every year. The Twins don't have that luxury. But since hindsight is 20/20, we should be learning from the past, and it seems that pitching seems to be the problem year in and year out. Whether it be the starters or the pen, it always comes down to pitching. These recent games of bullpen blowups is particularly upsetting when we have gotten decent to excellent SPing. A lot has been said about how Rocco manages the pitching game, and whether you agree or not, it's not working. So, do I think we need to make some trades? If we want to pretend the goal is winning, then yes, we need to strengthen the pen. Just my 14 cents worth(inflation has been bad too). P.S. The Umpiring calling balls and strikes has been horrific this year. I'll say it again. Either bring in the electronic strike zone or get rid of the zone box on the tube. The umps should be embarrassed.
  14. I like Gibson. And I think that a piggyback game plan with Gibson and Archer each going 4 to 5 innings might work well. I don't like the idea of a starter going 5 innings and then having 4 different relievers finishing the game which it seems we do now. But I wouldn't want to give up too much if it was just for the remainder of this year. I wouldn't mind seeing Gibson with a two to three year extension and if he would be okay with working out of the pen especially in a piggyback situation. Personally I prefer the days of starters going 7 or 8 innings but I think those days are gone for the most part.
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