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  1. Of course, but signing 1 or 2 front line guys in no way prevents the young guys from getting tested. No team goes through a season using only their original 5, you need at least 8 good pitchers to have a decent rotation. I think a lot of us were hoping they would both sign good pitchers and start testing out the young guys, a move which would have been quite reasonable.
  2. I generally think this kind of "sports writers are biased" comment is bs, but it does seem that every time a team like the Twins has a good player, everything written about them in the national media seems to focus exclusively on when they can get away from that team and to a big market. So I don't know that it's necessarily an intentional bias, but I def think a lot of national writers tilt toward assuming players should leave any market that isn't NY, Bos, or LA
  3. The one thing this is missing, though, is the potential that being a dedicated one inning guy could add a couple ticks of velo to his fastball, which then makes his breaking ball all the better. It's not guaranteed, but we've seen it before (Perkins comes to mind)
  4. I actually felt relieved when that hit came through in the 7th, because there was no way they were letting him go 9 in his second big league start after being off for several weeks, and there's a certain segment of the fans that would have completely lost their **** if he was pulled with a perfect game going. The amount of time sabermetrics would be incorrectly and agrily invoked would be impossible to quantify.
  5. Maybe I'm just too scarred by the Ryan regime, but I cannot remember the last time I was this excited about a trade deal. This package blows the Santana deal out of the water, and if Berrios was as set on testing free agency as has been reported, this is probably the best case scenario for what the Twins could have gotten in return. Bummed that this means next season is probably a wash, but 2023 is looking pretty exciting.
  6. Don't remember the year or line, but there was an Al Newman card where he had a giant booger hanging out of his nose that was a huge favorite when I was a kid. I traded away some pretty valuable cards to get multiples of that one as a youngster, but I'm pretty certain all my cards were thrown away when I went off to college and a quick google search isn't turning it up. But it definitely existed, and it was glorious.
  7. Dude, Schilling collects Nazi memorabilia. Only two people collect Nazi memorabilia: Museums and Nazis.
  8. Schilling isn't mad, no sir. Why, in fact, he finds the whole thing funny and it's probably you who are mad
  9. It's weird to have faith in the Twins front office for the first time in my life, but I'd definitely rather they develop some guys they think they can work with rather than spend on a reliever. Or maybe I'm just still scared of a Matt Capps kind of situation
  10. Good write up, but I feel like signing Cruz is a no-brainer. The one position the Twins appear to be fully set at for years to come is DH, so there's no need to sign an expensive long term player there when worst case scenario the spot can serve as a mostly off day for a rotation of sluggers.
  11. *Italian chef finger kiss thing*
  12. I don't think this is anything terribly concerning -- my guess would be that he's filling the Rooker role of bench bat that can be called on in an emergency. I doubt he'll get much playing time, but given the way Rooker came up an immediately mashed, maybe it wouldn't be so bad if he did.
  13. Someone needs to get Jomboy on this so we can find out what was said between these two
  14. Newman was also great for the baseball card of his that was a hot commodity when I was young b/c he had a giant booger hanging out of his nose on it. But a better Newman story is from a buddy of mine who met him at a Twins fest or some such thing and while Newman was autographing something for him, he cracked a joke about Newman's one career home run. To which Newman, without looking up from signing the card, simply replied "one more than you have."
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