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    KFEY93 reacted to Aggies7 in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    They had a golden opportunity to build some cushion when they had two weeks of Detroit and KC. But they dropped the ball. If Cleveland or the white Sox ever get it together, they’ll surpass us. You can’t absorb this much time lost. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to LastOnePicked in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    Meanwhile, the White Sox shut out the Dodgers.
    Look, this Twins team is better than I expected. I like 'em. But there will be no broad-based excitement for this team through the summer if they can't at least win a few games from the top dogs in baseball. It's okay to lose a good share of games to the league titans, but it's not okay to lose them all, especially not while rolling over like well-heeled puppies in the process.
    Nothing about these losses is surprising, which is really the most sad thing about them, series after series after series.
    If you want fans in the stands, boys, you better do more to earn an audience.
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    KFEY93 reacted to JimPohlad1 in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    Rocco got ejected due to his own frustration of keeping all his relievers in too long. It was like he thought the game was over in the fifth inning. Also, DFA Duffey. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to USAFChief in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    Always has the feel of a cat playing with a mouse before getting bored with it and delivering the death blow.
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    KFEY93 reacted to Aggies7 in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    Also, archer needs to go as far as possible tomorrow, if he’s doing passably well. Has to. Throw the computer and excel sheets aside for a night. We can’t have another 4 inning or less start. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to MplsFan in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    After Polanco hit his home run and we were down 5-4, my wife said “at least we’re playing ‘em close.”  And then suddenly we weren’t.
    I put a lot of this on Rocco: leaving Minaya in for the three straight walks and bringing in Duffey without a 7+ run lead…
     
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    KFEY93 reacted to Aggies7 in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    It would have been the shock of all time had this turned out any differently considering the starting pitcher situation.
    If arraez is out, I’m afraid there might be a full on tailspin. You just can’t have all these injuries and guys missing time without it catching up to you. Byron should really be IL’d.
    Things aren’t great, sports fans.
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    KFEY93 reacted to Riverbrian in Gary Sánchez is Different (And May be Underperforming)   
    This is how you win trades. 
    Almost all trades are equal value when they are made. 
    You win trades when the players acquired surpass expectation. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from darwin22 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Correct. This isnt a reaction to one game. Its a reaction to his entire time here. Its the same argument I have for the homers who think Kirk Cousins is going to take the Vikings to the super bowl. They're delusional and are afraid of being great and would rather cling to .500. Much like Rocco. Its an assessment if his entire tenure. And 2019 is loooong gone. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from darwin22 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    What has he done or shown besides mismanaging lineups, creating zero consistency in the roster and mismanaging pitchers mid game? The only thing holding him up is the 2019 season in which he lucked into having every player have a career year on offense with a juiced ball. I could have managed that team to 100 wins. As time goes on its showing more and more to be the aberration and 2020, 2021 are the real face of this team. And that will be the case until we have a legit ace, proven BP arms and a manager that doesn't rely on excel spread sheets to manage a game. The blind support for mediocrity is what's so bizarre about Minnesota sports fans. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    However, its not baseless, you countered nothing I stated because you know its true. The truth can be obnoxious some times for people that choose to ignore it. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Shout it from the mountain tops! 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    This isnt as much about the game as his entire tenure here. The aberration that was 2019 is holding him up. The rest of his team here has been subpar at best. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Correct. This isnt a reaction to one game. Its a reaction to his entire time here. Its the same argument I have for the homers who think Kirk Cousins is going to take the Vikings to the super bowl. They're delusional and are afraid of being great and would rather cling to .500. Much like Rocco. Its an assessment if his entire tenure. And 2019 is loooong gone. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    What has he done or shown besides mismanaging lineups, creating zero consistency in the roster and mismanaging pitchers mid game? The only thing holding him up is the 2019 season in which he lucked into having every player have a career year on offense with a juiced ball. I could have managed that team to 100 wins. As time goes on its showing more and more to be the aberration and 2020, 2021 are the real face of this team. And that will be the case until we have a legit ace, proven BP arms and a manager that doesn't rely on excel spread sheets to manage a game. The blind support for mediocrity is what's so bizarre about Minnesota sports fans. 
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Correct. This isnt a reaction to one game. Its a reaction to his entire time here. Its the same argument I have for the homers who think Kirk Cousins is going to take the Vikings to the super bowl. They're delusional and are afraid of being great and would rather cling to .500. Much like Rocco. Its an assessment if his entire tenure. And 2019 is loooong gone. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to Dave The Dastardly in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    The Twins will be the most well-rested players watching this season's play-offs from home.
    But many of us expected nothing more than a .500 season this year as there are still too many missing parts for this bunch to be a serious contender. What this season should be is the final building year before we become a serious contender in 2023. But only if we stop signing up retreads, fielding players that won't help next year and start playing every day those that need the major league experience and can help us next year. And not all over the field, but at one position where they can master positional skills, become comfortable playing there and can focus on hitting. Same with the bullpen. Give them a role so they anticipate when they will be used, know how long they'll be on the mound and how often they will be used.
    Of course all that's assuming Rocco will actually let position players play long enough to develop familiarity with their position, quit screwing around with nonsensical batting lineups, expect starting pitchers go at least 6, preferably 7 innings, and learn how to properly use a bull pen so as not to burn it out by mid-season. And for godsakes stop designating "rest" days for a player whether he's tired or not and not using them as pinch hitters on their "off day".
    World Series in 2023!!!
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from Dave The Dastardly in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    What has he done or shown besides mismanaging lineups, creating zero consistency in the roster and mismanaging pitchers mid game? The only thing holding him up is the 2019 season in which he lucked into having every player have a career year on offense with a juiced ball. I could have managed that team to 100 wins. As time goes on its showing more and more to be the aberration and 2020, 2021 are the real face of this team. And that will be the case until we have a legit ace, proven BP arms and a manager that doesn't rely on excel spread sheets to manage a game. The blind support for mediocrity is what's so bizarre about Minnesota sports fans. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to TwinsDr2021 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    based on one game, one series, one month this is a bizarre take, I 100% agree, basing it on the whole of his time here isn't bizarre, might not be the same take as others, but it isn't completely off the wall since quite a few people have the same take.
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    KFEY93 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    I think he needs to be booted, out the door. 
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    KFEY93 reacted to bighat in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Buxton and Polanco are really hurting this team. Aside from the hot April from Buxton, we really haven't seen much contribution from either player. Correa's been injured or sick for 50% of the campaign and he's getting "rest days" 2x per week.
    In short, the Twins' key players aren't playing much and when they are, they're not playing well.
    I really don't see how this team wins more than 2 games against Toronto, NYY, Tampa and Seattle on the upcoming menu. Twins should be back to .500 by June 15th. And that's OK. We just have to really adjust our expectations now, because it's going to be a very bumpy ride and it might help one to prepare for it.
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    KFEY93 reacted to wsnydes in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    Oh, definitely.  In more than one way.
    For me though, it's how they lost.  I'm always fine with just getting beat by a better team that day.  It happens.  It's quite another to beat yourself.  Even on the radio, they seemed non-competitive.  That's the problem for me.
    Which, admittedly, I didn't articulate well in that post.
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    KFEY93 reacted to mikelink45 in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    I was struck by how many times a team splits a DH no matter the opposition.  This answer is a little old, but I think still is valid.  What it does not tell us is how often a team wins when it becomes listless or when the manager benches two of his hottest bats: "How often does a team win both games of a doubleheader? For the length of this study, out of 357 doubleheaders, 45% have been splits, 32% have been home sweeps, and 23% have been away sweeps.Jul 7, 2016"   This was a pathetic game.  we are 4 - 5 against KC and Det in the last nine games.  Has anyone told the team we are in first place and they are in last?   So what is our rotation now?  Who starts?  With this BP I do not want a BP game.  But Ober, Smeltzer, Bundy, Archer...does not seem like a championship rotation.   I am concerned.  
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    KFEY93 reacted to GNess in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    This recent streak of mediocrity is a concern. It is also attributable to the number of injuries keeping players from regular at bats or innings with some of the pitchers.
    For the Twins to ascend to a more competitive footing with the top of the AL they likely need some strong combination of the following: 
    1. Correa and Arraez in the line up regularly.
    2. Buxton and Polanco to hit and hit consistently. Along with solid performances building on recent trends from Sanchez, Urshela and Kepler.
    3. One or more of the young guns to step up:: (Larnach, Kirilloff, Lewis, Miranda)
    4. A healthy Ryan, Ober and Gray giving  a lot of quality starts. 
    5. A few impactful deadline additions to the pitching staff. Internal and/or external.
    Not sure if all five will occur, but none of them are unthinkable and are each possible/probable.
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    KFEY93 reacted to Danchat in Tigers 4, Twins 0: Listless Twins Limp to Defeat in Detroit   
    And to put the cherry on top, it sounds like Wentz developed a shoulder strain and was pulled early, yet we could do nothing to him. Reminds me of our 2020/21 squads getting crushed by mediocre lefties...
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