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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from Longdistancetwins in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from wavedog in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from gunnarthor in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from roger in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from MABB1959 in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from Eris in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from stringer bell in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to AceWrigley in Eddie Rosario   
    EDDIE . . . EDDIE . . . EDDIE . . .
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from glunn in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to stringer bell in Eddie Rosario   
    To walk through this, first the club lost Donaldson, which meant that Arraez became the primary third baseman and was penciled in to get a lot of time in left, adding playing time for Cave (remember Arraez was in the lineup on Opening Day in left). Buxton missed a few starts in center in April and Cave was the only option to play center. Rooker was recalled for Donaldson, but went on the IL a few days later. Kepler went on the IL on April 17th. Pretty much at least one outfielder was out all month and then Buxton went down in early May, so Cave was pressed to at least platoon duty despite failing to hit during April and May. Cave was placed on the 60-day IL in mid-May. 
    To summarize, the Twins were short at least one and usually two outfield options the first two months almost from Opening Day. I guess they could have gone to Refsnyder or Celestino earlier, but that was quite a rash of injuries. 
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Eddie Rosario   
    I’m not even sure their replacement plan was that bad, as they had some depth. The Kirilloff injury hurt the most. If he’s able to play more, I suspect we don’t miss Rosario at all.
    But one thing I’ll never understand is why Cave, a lefty, continued to be their backup option for so long when they so obviously needed a righty in that role. 
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to USAFChief in Eddie Rosario   
    As I said, one can understand moving on from Rosario, but still find fault with Falvine's replacement plan.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to Original_JB in Ranking the Top Free Agent Shortstop Options   
    Not that I want him back, but did I miss an article somewhere where the Twins have stated they're moving on from him?
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to ashbury in One Fan's Opinion: Cleaning the Clubhouse in Three Steps   
    49 errors!!!! That's terrible!  With a glove like th- .... wait, across 4 years?  12 errors a year?  For a shortstop?
    If SS errors are your thing, you won't enjoy a return of Polanco to the most visible defensive position - he made 18 and 22 errors in his two full-time stints at the position (and he committed 17 this season, mostly at 2B).  Gordon was error prone in the minors and the team showed reluctance to even try him there this year. Arraez... no. Just no. 
    We need range in a shortstop, and an arm.  Simmons touched the ball over 500 times this season, as did every full-time shortstop in the majors - his rate of plays made per inning was second in the AL among full-timers (though in years past, he usually would be #1).  The number of errors that get charged are a drop in the bucket to a shortstop's total picture, in part because the official scorers are directed not to call an error on every play-not-made for statistics-keeping purposes.
    I'm not going to defend Simmons. He was "only" 31 but played like an old 31. He has slipped defensively to only better than average, and his bat is impossible to support no matter how good the defense - no player can save enough runs to make up for the black hole he was in the lineup.  He was below replacement-level and won't be missed IMO.  But I like to make roster decisions based on the full resume a player brings, not the superficial aspects.
     
    Oh, and, Welcome To Twins Daily.   I wound up doing a little deep-dive on one of the supporting points you made, but overall I like the ideas you raised in this article.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to ashbury in Twins Catcher May Be Marlins Perfect Catch   
    If it's an overpay situation, fine, I like good pitching as well as the next fan. But a trade of Garver means the FO has to turn attention to finding another catcher for the 40-man who is either strong enough for us to want in the majors all season or else is acceptably good and has minor league options. Those aren't for sale cheap, which is why Miami would want one of ours. 
    I want to have a competitive advantage at several positions around the lineup, and Garver's offense provides that at catcher. You don't build a contender by being average everywhere.
    I don't believe a tandem of Jeffers/Rortvedt is championship quality for 2022, nor do I expect to incur no injuries to need to work around. None of Tomas Telis, David Banuelos, and Caleb Hamilton fit the job description, for me, as a viable third option. I'd rather Rortvedt remain the third option, until his bat develops further.
    OTOH, catcher is about the last position where I value having a total stud, since either he plays only 60% of the time or else brings roster problems by needing to DH on his days off (you can't attract a Nelson Cruz type if you have a Joe Mauer type).  So my mind isn't closed to the idea.  I just need some assurance that there is a plan beyond "gee, this looks like a good trade."  That seems like should go without saying, but too often I've wondered about a move, only to find several months later that the plan was "we'll make do with what we have."
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from Dman in Game Score: Twins 7, Royals 3   
    28 W - 28 L since 1 August.  Would we have been happy if they had gone .500 all season?  Given the promise that we thought '21 would have, mediocrity would have been just as bitter as the poor performance we've just experienced.  Let's be happy to put this one behind us. 
    Wait'll next year!
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from Danchat in Game Score: Twins 7, Royals 3   
    28 W - 28 L since 1 August.  Would we have been happy if they had gone .500 all season?  Given the promise that we thought '21 would have, mediocrity would have been just as bitter as the poor performance we've just experienced.  Let's be happy to put this one behind us. 
    Wait'll next year!
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from USAFChief in Game Score: Twins 7, Royals 3   
    We have become the GREATEST NATION for hyperbole.
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Game Score: Twins 7, Royals 3   
    We have become the GREATEST NATION for hyperbole.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to USAFChief in Game Score: Twins 7, Royals 3   
    73% of the numbers claimed in internet posts are made up out of thin air.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to BH67 in Game Score: Twins 7, Royals 3   
    Buxton finishes 2021 with a 1.005 OPS.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to USAFChief in Game Score: Twins 7, Royals 3   
    "One of the most disappointing seasons in MLB history"??
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    VivaBomboRivera! got a reaction from DocBauer in Looking Back at Michael Pineda’s Twins Tenure   
    Expect good, but not great, and sign him up.
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    VivaBomboRivera! reacted to ToddlerHarmon in Game Score: Tigers 10, Twins 7   
    Sign Buxton
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