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Everything posted by raindog

  1. That was my number one target for the Twins. Best realistic chance to get a high-end starter. Gray maybe is a step below, so I hope they go after him. I just don't see them aiming higher than that.
  2. I find most of these moves to be incredibly optimistic and Twins friendly. Verlander isn't coming to Minnesota if they don't significantly outbid the competition. Gray will get more than 30 million over 3 years. Kepler will absolutely not net Manaea in return. I would like this offseason plan, it's just not happening.
  3. Well the Mauer extension was a net positive, so yes, I feel fine about extending Buxton too.
  4. I'd be shocked if any of them got an offer from the Twins. It's just not gonna happen. I'm hoping for 2022 they can find a defensive specialist that can hit a better that Anderlton did. And re-evaluate next offseason. I'm still hoping Royce Lewis can be a competent SS.
  5. Maybe watch this to gain a new appreciation for him and his character. It’s incredible what he’s overcome.
  6. Gladden basically just said he got in trouble for complaining about that hit call.
  7. I desperately hope the Twins win a playoff game this year, it only to stem the negativity from fans a bit. It’s gotten over the top and comical at this point. There’s nothing wrong with being critical of the FO but I feel like people aren’t being reasonable. Anyways, I’m happy to see Astudillo make it. Garlick is a surprise but I’ll take the better defense in LF. I think Rooker needs to be a DH. Hopefully he hits enough to be an option there when Cruz is gone.
  8. Shoemaker is a veteran who was promised a starting spot in the rotation to sign here. You can’t send him to the minors. He’s good when healthy. When he or anyone else in the rotation gets hurt, Dobnak will be there. Relax. Unless he himself gets hurt, he’ll end up starting more games than someone that is currently in the rotation. They could have not signed Shoemaker but then they have less SP depth. I don’t understand how people are confused or upset about this.
  9. They’re 29th in team BABIP this spring. They’ll be ok. Edit: Although, dead last in walks by a fair margin is a bit concerning.
  10. Debacle seems like a really strange word to use for this situation.
  11. I’m skeptical he’ll ever be much more than what he has been, but I’d sign him to this kind of deal. Solid mid rotation starter.
  12. I wouldn’t say Google and Disney are much better companies. But good point on flexibility. I thought most cable companies had gotten rid of contracts.
  13. I suggest comparing Hulu/YTTV/etc prices to cable prices. They’re no longer the deal they used to be. Plus with cable, you don’t have fluctuating streaming quality.
  14. I suppose athletes shouldn’t get preferential treatment when it comes to visas, but it’s surprising they don’t. Especially established ones.
  15. Interesting article if his projected salary was actually significant. I would have simply tendered him a 1.5-3 million dollar deal and DFA’d him if he turned back into a pumpkin. What’s the point of taking a flyer on a guy like Wisler and cutting him loose when he achieves the best possible scenario of performance?
  16. Calvin’s father, Clark Griffith, was a former MLB player, manager, and owner who truly loved baseball and never moved a franchise from it’s city. And as far as I know, wasn’t an avowed racist. Calvin was a racist who inherited his daddy’s franchise and got rich off it. P.s. removing a statue that was built 10 years ago isn’t “erasing history”. Neither is removing statues built in the 50s to intimidate the Civil Rights movement. Honoring and whitewashing the deeds of awful humans with statues is erasing history.
  17. Would you like it to remain a distraction for him and the team? What else can he say? He took part in it. His apology seems sincere. Time to move on.
  18. That’s all nice, but it still adds up to a career ERA+ of 105, and he’s entering his age 32 season. That doesn’t scream ace to me.
  19. Why not package Graterol along with other prospects for a SP with higher upside? Even if there isn't one available right now, there will be during the season. They can still make that trade, but they have one less prospect to do it with. I just don't see how Maeda significantly moves the needle. I already had faith we had enough of a rotation to win the division. I don't think we have the rotation to compete with the Yankees in the playoffs and we still don't.
  20. I'm all for taking risks and making a "win now" move. I just don't see Maeda as someone you start in the playoffs and feel great about. You just feel ok about him as the number 3 or 4 in the playoffs. Not worth it for losing Graterol.
  21. I don't hate trading a prospect, but I want a better return than a 32 year old pitcher with a career ERA+ of 105, which includes his many bullpen appearances.
  22. I love Gladden and Provus as a combo. I don't like when Provus disappears for innings and Gladden does play-by-play. Why on earth do they do that? Is that a normal thing in radio broadcasting?
  23. Not Denver but an hour or so away! I'd be willing to drive to Denver for some events.
  24. I've got less than exciting news about that 40 man roster spot...
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