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  1. 1 month is a good start but we do need more consistency from him. With the way he’s hit so far major league pitchers won’t walk him as often if he can’t hit at all. Also with the amount of power he is flashing, he needs to be close to a .300 hitter to have value. Really a .350 OBP in the majors since he doesn’t have much extra base ability despite his speed.
  2. I don’t want perfect parity. But the revenue needs to be shared so the smaller market teams can pay their players and compete. I am also against tanking too.
  3. They could reverse Maeda him. Have him piggyback off Maeda to start the season then around the all star break flip them and let Ober start and Maeda relieve. This helps manage both pitchers innings as they come back from lost seasons.
  4. The Twins graduated a lot of first year pitches this season and most of them were more successful at run prevention then you would reasonably expect a first year player to be. That is success in my book. Some prospects take several years in the majors before they succeed. If you are able to trade a prospect because another team values them for an asset you value that is a success as well. We do need better run prevention. We are what 10th in the league in ERA. no argument there. but the prospects in the minors overall are not failing. Do we have the ace we need ? no! but we do have lots of depth. I suspect several of these pitchers will take more steps forward next year. Our starting rotation is shaping up nicely for next season. Gray Ryan Mahle Winder Ober Maeda Paddack Varland Woods-Richardson possibly Bundy If we can sign Rodon if we loose Correa we will have a really good staff with lots of depth for next season. We also wouldn't have Bundy back in that instance. We should have enough talent to have a top 5-7 staff next season. That should be good enough if our offense performs. Bullpen we have Duran Lopez Thielbar Jax Moran Possibly Megill and Stashak Pagan (just kidding)
  5. If you look at the top 20 prospects list above you will see that only Balazovich and Canterino were the only 2 to have down years. Canterino to predictable injury. Cole Sands is on the cusp. and the other 17 prospects all succeeded or were traded for something more valuable. I was thinking of writing a blog post about this but i am too busy if someone wants to grade out the prospects from our top 20 prospect list from the beginning of this season.
  6. Louie Varland just got called back up. He has to prove he belongs. Every actual Twins fan is rooting for Arreaz to win the batting title from the evil Yankees.
  7. I would be surprised if the Twins went out and signed another starter. I wouldn't be surprised if the Twins picked up Bundy's option. I wouldn't be surprised if they didn't either. He could be resigned on a 1 year 8 million or so contract as well. I can see the Twins going with a 6 man rotation next season and allowing some starters to go 6 innings in a start. If Rodon opts out of his contract I do hope the Twins make a run for him. It does seem like this offseason will be more quiet then usual as there doesn't seem to be as many needs as in the years past.
  8. I just saw on MLB.com that Aaron Judge is leading the AL batting title race at .316. Arreaz is at .314. Arreaz has enough plate appearances for the title. He just needs to beat Judge for the title so he can keep the Yankees from having a triple crown winner. Boegarts is at .315 so its a 3 person race at the moment with 4th best average at .308 Abreau Whitesox.
  9. I would define this season as a fun offseason once the labor dispute was resolved and the good starting pitchers were gone, injuries, and incremental failures. No one big failure just a bunch of small one at in opportune times and failure to seize the moment.
  10. It will be interesting to see who wins the LF job next spring with Walner, Larnarch, and Killeroff in competiton. I still expect Kepler will be back. His trade value is likely down a little. I am sure he could be moved but why? maybe at the trade deadline if next year turns into a rebuilding year. I like positive articles like these. I like seeing 2 more starting pitching options ready for an opportunity. that makes Ober, Winder, Varland, and Woods-Richardson at this time who seem like developed starters ready for the rotation. So the development is working.... and maybe Balazovich will be back better than ever next year too. If Enlow can continue to move up and develop and Prielipp moves up as well and Balazovich is back on track we could have several starters developed..... I still want to see the Twins re-sign Correa but I can see why they wouldn't too. Just keep saying things that help Correa's market so Scott Boras wants to call us again the next time a super star doesn't get the contract they want..... especially an ace starter who over plays their hand..... and Lee and Lewis are a good reason not to worry so much about SS next year after the first month or so of the season.
  11. Just a reminder that not all injuries only happen to Twins players. The Yankees acquired Montas at the trade deadline and gave up some good prospects too and he now has a 6.35 ERA for the Yankees and went on the DL with an injury. Mahle at least had a good ERA in his few innings after we got him but is also hurt. so far in the evaluation process, who got the worse deal of the 2?
  12. I think having him and Varland up make sense. Especially if Gray misses a start. Varland, Woods Richardson, Bundy, Ryan, and Ober or Winder to fill out the rotation for the rest of the year. maybe even make it a 6 man rotation.... I do think there is a lot of value in getting some time in the show. its even better when its not in a pressure packed environment like a race for the division title.
  13. Isn’t Twinsdaily gonna sponsor another pub crawl to help end the year on a high note?
  14. Of course with our luck we are guaranteed to get the 17th pick in the draft next year. I did read the top correctly in case you missed the sarcasm
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