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    insagt1 got a reaction from bighat in Guardians 11, Twins 10: Another Bullpen Meltdown Wastes a Great Offensive Night   
    Twice the game became unwatchable. Blowing the 5-1 lead...and that weak HR by a guy who isn't even hitting .200 to get it started. Then the 9th inning meltdown. If you can't hold a 3 run lead, at home, in a division battle for 1st place...you really don't deserve to be there. Kirilloff is not a regular 1st baseman and that ball hit to him should have been fielded. The bloop single that tied the game probably would have been an out if Buck was in center. But the pitching was awful and so was the strategy. Worse, how did the Twins answer in the 9th? The same way they did the night before in the 11th. A meek and quick exit.
    With Buxton probably on shaky ground to remain on the field; with the bullpen in shambles; with the rest of the lineup so incredibly inconsistent, I agree with those who are saying we won't make the playoffs. Cleveland is on the march, winning two games that they probably should have lost.
    Last two losses really hurt. Last night's was the dagger. Remember too, Cleveland has SIX games in hand on us. The tea leaves don't favor us. Twins are in deep trouble.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Mark G in Guardians 11, Twins 10: Another Bullpen Meltdown Wastes a Great Offensive Night   
    Twice the game became unwatchable. Blowing the 5-1 lead...and that weak HR by a guy who isn't even hitting .200 to get it started. Then the 9th inning meltdown. If you can't hold a 3 run lead, at home, in a division battle for 1st place...you really don't deserve to be there. Kirilloff is not a regular 1st baseman and that ball hit to him should have been fielded. The bloop single that tied the game probably would have been an out if Buck was in center. But the pitching was awful and so was the strategy. Worse, how did the Twins answer in the 9th? The same way they did the night before in the 11th. A meek and quick exit.
    With Buxton probably on shaky ground to remain on the field; with the bullpen in shambles; with the rest of the lineup so incredibly inconsistent, I agree with those who are saying we won't make the playoffs. Cleveland is on the march, winning two games that they probably should have lost.
    Last two losses really hurt. Last night's was the dagger. Remember too, Cleveland has SIX games in hand on us. The tea leaves don't favor us. Twins are in deep trouble.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Guardians 11, Twins 10: Another Bullpen Meltdown Wastes a Great Offensive Night   
    Twice the game became unwatchable. Blowing the 5-1 lead...and that weak HR by a guy who isn't even hitting .200 to get it started. Then the 9th inning meltdown. If you can't hold a 3 run lead, at home, in a division battle for 1st place...you really don't deserve to be there. Kirilloff is not a regular 1st baseman and that ball hit to him should have been fielded. The bloop single that tied the game probably would have been an out if Buck was in center. But the pitching was awful and so was the strategy. Worse, how did the Twins answer in the 9th? The same way they did the night before in the 11th. A meek and quick exit.
    With Buxton probably on shaky ground to remain on the field; with the bullpen in shambles; with the rest of the lineup so incredibly inconsistent, I agree with those who are saying we won't make the playoffs. Cleveland is on the march, winning two games that they probably should have lost.
    Last two losses really hurt. Last night's was the dagger. Remember too, Cleveland has SIX games in hand on us. The tea leaves don't favor us. Twins are in deep trouble.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Jerr in Offensively: Just Sayin'   
    I wonder if Twins really have a need for Sano anymore? Do we need another k machine down thr stretch? Not for nothing but this year nobody is going to beat the Yankees. They are well on their way to breaking a MLB record for wins. Twins can't beat them when they are mere mortals. This year is just plain scary. I thought we might be better than Cleveland and a step behind Chisox this year. Turning out that Cleveland is probably the best in the Central and Sox and Twins will continue to struggle to stay afloat. Twins can't afford many more games like last night against poor teams.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Dman in Offensively: Just Sayin'   
    I wonder if Twins really have a need for Sano anymore? Do we need another k machine down thr stretch? Not for nothing but this year nobody is going to beat the Yankees. They are well on their way to breaking a MLB record for wins. Twins can't beat them when they are mere mortals. This year is just plain scary. I thought we might be better than Cleveland and a step behind Chisox this year. Turning out that Cleveland is probably the best in the Central and Sox and Twins will continue to struggle to stay afloat. Twins can't afford many more games like last night against poor teams.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from joefish in Diamondbacks 7, Twins 2: Twins Drop Series Opener to Diamondbacks   
    Flat out ugly game. No clutch hitting, lousy pitching, very sloppy fielding..just one big mess against a lineup that the Saints could beat. Guardians are hot and have several games in hand. They are ready to take over the division. Twins need to regroup and try to start a winning streak or the good and perhaps lucky start will be for naught. It was painful watching last night. Very poor show.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Mark G in Diamondbacks 7, Twins 2: Twins Drop Series Opener to Diamondbacks   
    Flat out ugly game. No clutch hitting, lousy pitching, very sloppy fielding..just one big mess against a lineup that the Saints could beat. Guardians are hot and have several games in hand. They are ready to take over the division. Twins need to regroup and try to start a winning streak or the good and perhaps lucky start will be for naught. It was painful watching last night. Very poor show.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from darwin22 in Diamondbacks 7, Twins 2: Twins Drop Series Opener to Diamondbacks   
    I mentioned it above. They looked like little leaguers in the field. When I saw Arizona's lineup I actually wondered if they were a legit major league team. They sure showed us last night. And getting runners on 2nd and 3rd does no good if nobody can bring them in.
     
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    insagt1 got a reaction from bighat in Diamondbacks 7, Twins 2: Twins Drop Series Opener to Diamondbacks   
    I mentioned it above. They looked like little leaguers in the field. When I saw Arizona's lineup I actually wondered if they were a legit major league team. They sure showed us last night. And getting runners on 2nd and 3rd does no good if nobody can bring them in.
     
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    insagt1 got a reaction from bighat in Diamondbacks 7, Twins 2: Twins Drop Series Opener to Diamondbacks   
    Flat out ugly game. No clutch hitting, lousy pitching, very sloppy fielding..just one big mess against a lineup that the Saints could beat. Guardians are hot and have several games in hand. They are ready to take over the division. Twins need to regroup and try to start a winning streak or the good and perhaps lucky start will be for naught. It was painful watching last night. Very poor show.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from adjacent in Would you Trade Correa this year?   
    That! When you have a legit chance to win, you take it. He is a valuable addition and when he came here possibly he had no idea the team would gel like it has. So he 'might' want to stay if say the Twins win the division. Yeah they'll lose to the Yanks but this year everyone will lose to them. but a summer of fun winning games and watching real good talent wearing Twins gear is worth a lot. They were awful last year and this year so far has been a nice turnaround. Will it last? I think it might. Correa is a huge talent and he's our talent right now. We shouldn't be quick to immediately find ways to get rid of him. Prospects come and go. There will always be more. Always. Just enjoy the ride this season.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Karbo in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    i'm betting, without looking that many of those 38 wins came towards the beginning of those 20 years. Twins haven't earned many wins against NY lately, thats for darned sure.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    i'm betting, without looking that many of those 38 wins came towards the beginning of those 20 years. Twins haven't earned many wins against NY lately, thats for darned sure.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Game Thread: Twins vs. Yankees, 6/7/22 @ 6:40pm CT   
    it is getting so very old...Twins just not competitive against the Yankees. It was 10-4 and even though it was close for awhile, Yanks made a joke out of it anyway. Duffey is having a pretty miserable  year, making all his bad pitches when it counts most!
    both Sox and Guardians won, so in two more games (presumably losses) the Central will be up for grabs again.
    Meanwhile, my AAA Red Wings, who are the class of the IL right now, were pounded by the Saints. Didn't see that one coming at all. I still miss not being affiliated with the Twins, even tho the Nats have provided us with a very good team this year...perhaps the best in decades. Saints strafed a good pitching staff for 10 runs. Needless to say, I'm not a happy camper tonite. I simply despise the Yankees.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from roger in Twins 2, Tigers 0: Gray Dominant as Twins Run Win Streak to Six   
    TWins are winning without any offensive contributions from Buxton. Imagine what the lineup will look like when Buck finally snaps out of this very serious slump. Hope this isn't because of an injury that is being hidden. It has gotten very concerning, but hopefully he'll eventually battle out of it. As for Arraez--probably the best trade never made. He's sure a gamer and willing to play anywhere.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from LastOnePicked in GAME THREAD: Twins vs Tigers, 4/27/22, 6:40 CT   
    Amazing that the Twins are winning these games with virtually nothing from Correa, Polonco and Sano. In fact Correa has more k's so far than Sano. Wonder when this guy will finally bust out? Sano is a notorious slow starter. But Twins are getting great pitching and winning begets winning. Well done!
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    insagt1 got a reaction from roger in D-Day is Coming for Twins and Buxton   
    For the millionth time...sign Buxton. And then move on to the next step. Keep Donaldson too. If anyone needs unloading its Simmons who contributed the least of anyone in the infield. Yes he has good 'd' but not that good as to offset he was an automatic out at the plate. Too bad too because he usually made contact.
    It does say a lot about our braintrust that they just don't seem to understand Buxton's overall value to the team and the fans.  Will they feel all good about themselves if they play hardball to save a few bucks (not the 'buck' that counts the most)
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    insagt1 got a reaction from MABB1959 in Offseason Status Update: 40-Man Shuffling, Missed Opportunities   
    For heaven sakes..make extending Buxton a priority and move on. Do what it takes. Period
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Offseason Status Update: 40-Man Shuffling, Missed Opportunities   
    For heaven sakes..make extending Buxton a priority and move on. Do what it takes. Period
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    insagt1 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Offseason Status Update: 40-Man Shuffling, Missed Opportunities   
    For heaven sakes..make extending Buxton a priority and move on. Do what it takes. Period
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    insagt1 got a reaction from roger in Offseason Status Update: 40-Man Shuffling, Missed Opportunities   
    For heaven sakes..make extending Buxton a priority and move on. Do what it takes. Period
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    insagt1 got a reaction from Otwins in Who Can the Twins Deal?   
    We want 'big hauls' for the regulars we might trade. I just don't think those things exist anymore. First and second and everywhere else...get Buxton signed. He is the centerpiece of the team. Lose him and you are drifting aimlessly in the AL Central again. He is more valuable to the Twins than what he would yield in a trade. Some may disagree, but you can't trade your star and really expect to get better. It could happen, but I don't like the odds. Twins need to get real serious with Buck. then anything they do after that is fine with me.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from glunn in Who Can the Twins Deal?   
    We want 'big hauls' for the regulars we might trade. I just don't think those things exist anymore. First and second and everywhere else...get Buxton signed. He is the centerpiece of the team. Lose him and you are drifting aimlessly in the AL Central again. He is more valuable to the Twins than what he would yield in a trade. Some may disagree, but you can't trade your star and really expect to get better. It could happen, but I don't like the odds. Twins need to get real serious with Buck. then anything they do after that is fine with me.
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    insagt1 got a reaction from wabene in What Happens to the Twins Emerging Star?   
    Glad to see pretty much no one here is remotely considering trading Buxton. Some press articles still seem to float the idea that he could be traded for pitching. That would make absolutely zero sense. You never trade a super-star position playerwho goes out there everyday, for someone that starts every 5th day and expect to get full value. Yes, Buck has certainly been injury prone. But you will never replace his value by trading for pitching with one team. Thats a bigger risk than hoping we can get 120-130 games from Buxton in 2022.  He is the centerpiece of our offense (and defense and everything else for that matter). Twins should quickly extend him at seasons end and be done with it. Then figure out how to get a pitcher or two. (and that won't be easy).
    I'd give Donaldson another year..unless somehow he could be parlayed into an arm or two..which I also doubt. Sano and Kepler could be traded. Arraez slipped badly 2nd half, but I wouldn't be too quick to give up on his talents.  Larnach and Rooker have yet to prove themselves. Ditto Celestino. They will have to earn their spots. Don't know what the plan(s) would be for Gordon. Do the Twins like him? Enough to keep him?  Clearly pitching is the problem, but trading away valuable position players to take a risk on ANY starting pitcher will always be fraught with peril. I don't envy the FO. They say they want to compete in 2022. I'd like that too. We have seen how quickly a team can go from first to last and vice-versa in just one season. So a big huge rebuild certainly is not necessary.
    This season was definitely a mess no one really expected. But its fixable.
    Anyone think Nellie will hang 'em up after this season? He was 'OK' with Tampa, but not extraordinary. He will be 42. I doubt the Rays re-sign him. I doubt the Twins are interested. Some NL team take a flyer on him if they approve the DH. If he does retire, would one of his former teams agree to sign him for the symbolic 'one day' so he could retire in that uniform and maybe sign on for other duties?
     
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    insagt1 got a reaction from DocBauer in What Happens to the Twins Emerging Star?   
    Glad to see pretty much no one here is remotely considering trading Buxton. Some press articles still seem to float the idea that he could be traded for pitching. That would make absolutely zero sense. You never trade a super-star position playerwho goes out there everyday, for someone that starts every 5th day and expect to get full value. Yes, Buck has certainly been injury prone. But you will never replace his value by trading for pitching with one team. Thats a bigger risk than hoping we can get 120-130 games from Buxton in 2022.  He is the centerpiece of our offense (and defense and everything else for that matter). Twins should quickly extend him at seasons end and be done with it. Then figure out how to get a pitcher or two. (and that won't be easy).
    I'd give Donaldson another year..unless somehow he could be parlayed into an arm or two..which I also doubt. Sano and Kepler could be traded. Arraez slipped badly 2nd half, but I wouldn't be too quick to give up on his talents.  Larnach and Rooker have yet to prove themselves. Ditto Celestino. They will have to earn their spots. Don't know what the plan(s) would be for Gordon. Do the Twins like him? Enough to keep him?  Clearly pitching is the problem, but trading away valuable position players to take a risk on ANY starting pitcher will always be fraught with peril. I don't envy the FO. They say they want to compete in 2022. I'd like that too. We have seen how quickly a team can go from first to last and vice-versa in just one season. So a big huge rebuild certainly is not necessary.
    This season was definitely a mess no one really expected. But its fixable.
    Anyone think Nellie will hang 'em up after this season? He was 'OK' with Tampa, but not extraordinary. He will be 42. I doubt the Rays re-sign him. I doubt the Twins are interested. Some NL team take a flyer on him if they approve the DH. If he does retire, would one of his former teams agree to sign him for the symbolic 'one day' so he could retire in that uniform and maybe sign on for other duties?
     
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