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  1. Low point? This team is an average team at best and has been all year. They benefitted early on from a very easy schedule playing in the weakest division in baseball. I am not sure how anybody thought this team was going anywhere this year. We gutted our farm system out of desperation and our going to regret it down the road.
  2. I just can't get over the folks that think this was a good move. This team is going nowhere. What on Earth are you people watching besides the actual games themselves. This was such a bad trade in itself. We gave up way too much. CES is going to haunt us like David Ortiz.
  3. Like posted by others, the offense has been the most dissapointing and was not addressed at all at the deadline. I just do not see this team going anywhere in the post season, even with these additions. I also have zero confidence in Rocco's managing capabilities, particularly in pressure packed games. He has tremendously benefited from the bat of Nelson Cruz up to this season and now the weakest division in baseball. I am convinced the Christian Encarnacion-Strand is going to be an absolute stud. We will see him in the HR derby for multiple years. I like Mahle but he is not going to be a difference maker this year and we have control only for one more season. I personally think the FO gave into the media and fan pressures with these moves. I do not mind the secondary trades nearly as much as those seem to be better deals. Overall grade C-. We needed a big bat and should not have traded CES.
  4. Wow. We gave up way too much for him. I think Christian Encarnacion Strand is going to be a stud at the MLB level iin a few years. But this team, which is going nowhere in the playoffs, was pressured into this by short sighted fans and media. At least there is a couple years of control but I think we are going to rue the day we gave away CES. I understand that you have to pay for a pitcher like this but this was too much.
  5. If the Twins were a legit WS contender, than yes. But they are absolutely not that this year.
  6. The early results of the 2021 draft are extremely promising! I have been critical of this FO but IMO there is no denying that they grade VERY high here early on.
  7. Leading the majors in being shutout while playing in arguably the weakest division in MLB proves that offense is the overwhelming issue with this team. Well, that is next to brutal head coaching and the worst conditioning/trainers in baseball. I don't see light at the end of the tunnel with any of these issues with current management/coaches.
  8. I am going to scream this for the people in the back. This team is average at best with a subpar manager. They are going nowhere. The offense is the overwhelming issue with this team. Rocco rode the back of Nelson Cruz and we are seeing what this team is like without him. The current first place standing of this team is an illusion. I love my Twins, but this team is simply average and not playoff worthy.
  9. And the vaccine does not prevent you from getting covid and the potential long term affects from it. The vaccine does not stop you from spreading it either. A vaccine that was rushed to market by companies competing for BILLIONS of dollars and are legally protected from any lawsuits. The survival rate from Covid for professional level athletes at this age is almost 100%. There is increasing evidence that the vaccine is causing many more examples of serious health affects as time goes by. The media, which recieves millions from big pharma, is not covering this. Anybody that feels that this specific vax should be absolutely mandated simply is not relying on logic, science or common sense.
  10. This team is not going anywhere. The schedule makers did Rocco a tremendous favor because this team is below average at best. We just lost four of five to the Tigers and scored two runs total in 3 games. Unforgivable. What is it going to take for Rocco to be let go. We will never go anwhere with him at the helm unless you are the typical Minnesota fan who is satisfied with moral victories and first round playoff exits.
  11. Thankfully the Twins offense is red-hot and not in need of one of its best hitters. How ANYBODY can defend Baldelli is beyond me. This move is nauseating.
  12. The entire lineup benefitted from the mere presence of Nelson Cruz. It cannot be overstated what he did for the Twins O as a whole and we are seeing the effects of his removal. The best free agent signing the Twins ever made. I don't blame them for not resigning as his age was starting to show. But damn those were some fun lineups with Nellie in the middle.
  13. Rocco simply is not an MLB caliber coach. Just does not have the stuff. His handling of the bullpen since the beginning of his tenure is inept at best and incarceration worthy at worst. Not sure how he has survived this long beyond riding the positive effects of having Nelson Cruz in his lineup.
  14. I have been blasting the FO for the past week, partly out of well founded fear and partly out of hopes of poking the bear. I happily retract my statements as this is a fantastic signing. If they can get another top of the rotation starter, this team could make some serious noise the next couple of seasons and one I will fully support with my fandom, and more importantly to ownership, my wallet.
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