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    Heiny reacted to Rosterman in Am I LOOKING for a complaint???   
    C'mon, Bundy could've given us five.
    Is there any reason Jax can't go two these days?
    Sure, a hit and walk the bases loaded...with one out...he can get out of it. 
    You are a starting pitcher and expected to be up to pitch EVERY 5th DAY But we have to send 4-5 guys out there every game because the starters can't do their job. If you want to be a major league starter, you get a rhythm, you excel as you get deeper into the game, you mix up your start. It would be different if the Twins rotation arms were hitting 100+ pitches, but they aren't. Season is more than half-done. Our starters have been given every opportunity to buildback, and most all of them can double their inning output for the remainer of the season.
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    Heiny got a reaction from ChineseGandalf in Am I LOOKING for a complaint???   
    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.
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    Heiny reacted to TopGunn#22 in Am I LOOKING for a complaint???   
    I just feel Rocco is especially bad at "managing" a BP.  Guys do not have clearly defined roles.  It appears to be a "make it up as we go along" type of approach.  In each season Rocco has managed, he's never had clearly defined roles in his BP.  
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    Heiny got a reaction from Karbo in Am I LOOKING for a complaint???   
    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.
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    Heiny reacted to annismark in Twins prospects that I was wrong on   
    No, but Ed Bane I remember well
     
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    Heiny reacted to Dave The Dastardly in The Road To Baseball's Pearly Gates   
    Gaetti and Hrbek were brought up way at the end of the season in '81 just so the Twins could get a look at them. That was typical in those days. The fact they started as full time players in '82 (their rookie season) is a testament to Manager Billy Gardner as well as to their talent. Gardner didn't give out "rest" days or constantly screw around with the lineup. If you made the team you played, usually one position and often the same spot in the lineup. I doubt either Hrbek or Gaetti would have gotten in over 140 games if Rocco had been their manager. More playing time means more player development when you're a rookie. Not playing regularly, in my opinion, is hampering the development of Kirilloff, Miranda and Larnach. All three should be around 70 games by the All-Star break, Larnach excepted of course, but I don't see that happening. So a smaller sample size to work from.
    Anyway, the point I was trying to make is the 2022 rookies aren't doing half bad at the plate despite limited playing time and often playing out of position. 
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    Heiny reacted to RpR in Be Aggressive - A Twins Blog   
    Twins cannot get into a rhythm because the line-up is a who's on first item.
     
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    Heiny reacted to Jeff D. in I Know the Pieces Fit - A Twins Blog   
    Twins Geezer here....
    Enjoyed the read and viewpoint! 
    I believe we have a good team. Possibly play off worthy. But here are my top three concerns:
    1. We get shutout every 7 games.
    2. We have a domino type team. Meaning, we seem to follow the leader in our hitting approach. Leaving runners in scoring positions is boggling. (Last night was nice to see!)
    3. An inability to alter our game approach during a game. We almost never try and vary our approach in a game where we have not scored by the fourth or fifth inning to spark offense. Hit and run, bunting, suicide bunts, stealing, double steals, small ball. Arizona showed it's ability for big ball hitting and incredible talent at small ball in game one of this series. The set mentality of Professor Baldelli is tattooed all over this concern.
    I am a die-hard Twins fan, I am not concerned we will fend off Cleveland unless we really pay attention to these three characteristics. I also am an unpaid armchair manager!
    GO TWINS!
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    Heiny reacted to ashbury in I Know the Pieces Fit - A Twins Blog   
    It says something about Correa that you look at a guy batting .300+ with an .829 OPS, and say he could go on a tear soon.
    Like you, I've been slow to accept this as a playoff contending squad, but I am pretty much there now.  Top half of the league, woo hoo!  Last one on the bandwagon still gets to ride, right?
    I see the Twins either winning the division or not being invited to the post-season at all, so I don't foresee them facing the dreaded Yankees right away, as I think the pinstripers will be playing one of the wild card teams.
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    Heiny reacted to SockNet in Situational Bashing   
    It is one thing to look for a pitch to drive. It is another to try to crush ANY pitch. I know for a rube like me it's easier said than done, but more often than not this year I've seen our batters go up WRISP with seemingly no plan and no awareness of who is behind them in the order.
    Watching Urshela's knees buckle and check swing into a week groundball 1-2-3 double play with bases loaded, no out, on a 0-0 offering earlier this year just killed me.
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    Heiny reacted to Otto von Ballpark in Risk vs Reward   
    Does it change your view to consider that the contract isn't front-loaded at all? The money is spread out evenly over all 3 years, and it's pretty close to his expected AAV on a long-term deal too.
    By comparison, Trevor Bauer's 3/102 deal in LA would have paid him $40 mil (albeit half deferred) if he had opted out after the first year, or $85 mil if he opted out after 2 years.
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    Heiny reacted to Melissa in Melissa's Musings on the Correa Signing   
    Hi Melissa! Fun post!
    I woke up at 5 am on Saturday and normally would have dozed off again except I saw a report when I checked the time on my phone (I'm not on Twitter, so I think it was Gleeman on the Athletic).
    It was like ... nothing I can remember happening in my years of Twin fandom. I mean, it was cool that they signed Donaldson, but this was a whole 'nother level. What a shock, and what a pleasant surprise.
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    Heiny reacted to RJA in Melissa's Musings on the Correa Signing   
    I am a retired guy.  I need my rest, so I didn't find out until morning.  It was a huge shock, but a wonderful one.  I just hope we trade for one excellent arm.  Then I will be VERY happy.  He will be gone after this year--I know that--but if we could add Montas or another quality starter, we could have a Cinderella type year.  Wouldn't that be a hoot?
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    Heiny reacted to Trov in Melissa's Musings on the Correa Signing   
    In terms of the question of the contract talks, the rumor I heard was Correa was the one reaching out to teams on this contract.  I read it was offered to Houston and they did not want to agree to it.  For the Twins side, they were under the impression Story was not going to take their offer, whatever it was, so they gave Correa a call to see what he was looking for.  When that offer was an option they jumped on it.  
    I think it is a win win deal.  I know most say well it is only a 1 year deal and we are back needing a SS next year.  Most likely yes, but you deal with that at most positions every year. Personally, I am a fan of shorter deals giving you flexibility.  If we are not doing well this year, Correa can be traded, he has limited no trade is my understanding, and most teams will be willing to take him on with this contract. If we are competing and doing well even if he walks so be it, we got a good year out of it.  
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    Heiny reacted to LA VIkes Fan in Melissa's Musings on the Correa Signing   
    I live in LA and turned on the 11 pm Pacific time version of Sports Center on ESPN when they announced the move by teasing the announcement at the beginning.  I actually stayed up to watch until about 15 minutes in the show to make sure I had heard it right. I then checked the sports websites to be sure ESPN wasn't pulling my leg and checked again in the morning to make sure it was actually happening. I'm still curbing my excitement until I read that Correa has actually put pen to paper and shown up at Spring Training. 
    Good stuff. Now go get Montas.  
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    Heiny reacted to specialiststeve in Twins continue being Twins...   
    Did any of you see that Correa is signing up to be a Twin? Holy negativism!! 
    We have a GREAT lineup with both vets and young guys with some top end pitching and bats in the minors. 
    Anyone here actually Play baseball? Moving up from minors to majors is a HUGE adjustment. The young bats will figure it out.. it takes time. 
    Am SURE the front office is working on another front line starter and that allows Ober and Ryan to be 3 and 4 guys with Bundy being #5.. 2 years ago he was very good but hard to trust. 
    Have some faith guys... depressing reading your "gloom, despair and agony on me" mentality.. 
    We are going to be good... very good!
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    Heiny reacted to tarheeltwinsfan in Goodbye to the Bringer of Rain   
    Rain, rain go away,  Jose Miranda wants to play.
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    Heiny reacted to baul0010 in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    I think Alex is going to be a great hitter.  Any trade including him better be amazing! 
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    Heiny got a reaction from baul0010 in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Buxton has a no trade clause so if for that reason alone he is untouchable.  I see Buxton/Kirilloff as the future of the franchise so IMHO he is also untouchable.  There are plenty of other options.  NO.
     
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    Heiny reacted to gunnarthor in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Kiriloff for either A's pitcher would be an overpay considering the years of control left. 
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    Heiny reacted to yeahyabetcha in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    I wouldn’t make that trade, but I consider Kiriloff pretty much untouchable.
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    Heiny reacted to Rosterman in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Dondaldson was a salary dump. Congratulate the Twins on that. Otherwise, could the Yankees have traded Sanchez to the Rangers for Isiah? Not sure what went wrong there. But the Twins got the guy the Yankees wanted and a trade proceeded from there. 
     
    Sanchez may not likable, but he catches more games than Garver. Not that the Twins need that if Jeffers works out. What I hate is that he is basically a clone of Sano, who I don't really want to see in the field either. These two batting in the same lineup - meh!
     
    Gio is like a more fleshed-out Escobar. Workable. Maybe Miranda will start the season in leftfield. Maybe not (Garlick, Cave or Rooker?). I picture, as of today, Beckham being the starting shortstop.
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    Heiny got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Bring on the kids   
    C -  Garver
    1B - Kirriloff
    2B - Polanco
    3B - Miranda
    SS - Story
    LF - Martin
    CF - Buxton
    RF - Larnach
    DH - Sano/Donaldson spelling 1B/3B
    Kepler/Arraez  packaged for SP
    Gordon - utility IF/CF
    Jeffers - backup C
    Billy Hamilton - backup OF/with Celestino and Rooker in minors ready to contribute.
    SP - Rodon, Pineda, Ober, Ryan, Bundy/Dobnak - depending on whether we can get a SP for the Kepler/Arraez trade.
    RP - Rogers, Duffy, Alcala, Garza, Stashack, Thielbar, Thorpe.  With plenty of arms in the minors for injuries and tryouts.
    This means we need to be active in the leftover FA market, but I think these are all do-able.  And I also think this is a team that can compete for the division.  And no, I don't drink or smoke dope.
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    Heiny got a reaction from Mark G in Bring on the kids   
    C -  Garver
    1B - Kirriloff
    2B - Polanco
    3B - Miranda
    SS - Story
    LF - Martin
    CF - Buxton
    RF - Larnach
    DH - Sano/Donaldson spelling 1B/3B
    Kepler/Arraez  packaged for SP
    Gordon - utility IF/CF
    Jeffers - backup C
    Billy Hamilton - backup OF/with Celestino and Rooker in minors ready to contribute.
    SP - Rodon, Pineda, Ober, Ryan, Bundy/Dobnak - depending on whether we can get a SP for the Kepler/Arraez trade.
    RP - Rogers, Duffy, Alcala, Garza, Stashack, Thielbar, Thorpe.  With plenty of arms in the minors for injuries and tryouts.
    This means we need to be active in the leftover FA market, but I think these are all do-able.  And I also think this is a team that can compete for the division.  And no, I don't drink or smoke dope.
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    Heiny got a reaction from RpR in Bring on the kids   
    C -  Garver
    1B - Kirriloff
    2B - Polanco
    3B - Miranda
    SS - Story
    LF - Martin
    CF - Buxton
    RF - Larnach
    DH - Sano/Donaldson spelling 1B/3B
    Kepler/Arraez  packaged for SP
    Gordon - utility IF/CF
    Jeffers - backup C
    Billy Hamilton - backup OF/with Celestino and Rooker in minors ready to contribute.
    SP - Rodon, Pineda, Ober, Ryan, Bundy/Dobnak - depending on whether we can get a SP for the Kepler/Arraez trade.
    RP - Rogers, Duffy, Alcala, Garza, Stashack, Thielbar, Thorpe.  With plenty of arms in the minors for injuries and tryouts.
    This means we need to be active in the leftover FA market, but I think these are all do-able.  And I also think this is a team that can compete for the division.  And no, I don't drink or smoke dope.
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