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    FritzDahmus reacted to mikelink45 in How Will the Twins use Dylan Bundy?   
    This does nothing for me - we have minor leaguers who can be tweaked - how about signing a pitcher who does not have to be tweaked.  Are we a repair shop or a major league team looking to win?  I am watching pitchers sign all over both leagues while we desperately need, but do not act.  We continue to be bottom feeders when we need to be at the top - Faria, Bundy and who ever we grabbed when we dropped Cave are not inspiring signings.  
    Yes I want the minor leaguers to prove themselves, but no Berrios - no Maeda and no signing that moves the bar.  Buxton is great, but he does not pitch.  We might as well bring back Astudillo and put him in the rotation - I am sure there are a lot of tweaks to do there. 
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    FritzDahmus reacted to roger in Revisiting the Eddie Rosario Decision   
    I will repeat what I have said 500 times on this site.  When they let Eddie go they lost the heart and soul of this team.  The result, the Twins played heartless baseball in 2021.  And yes, Eddie lost his group and didn’t do anything special in Cleveland. 
     
    with the added excitement of the playoffs, Eddie is having one of his hot streaks.  On the other hand, I can’t disagree with anything written above except the comment about his defense.  Yes, he will make the occasional head scratcher mistake, but he will make just as many plays that are exceptional.
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    FritzDahmus reacted to KGB in Revisiting the Eddie Rosario Decision   
    At the time, the David Ortiz decision was correct. He cleared waivers and ended up doing okay.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from roger in 2008-2016: the Twins, centerfield, and wasted talent   
    Let him go. They will use Buxton's salary as the unspoken reason that can't pay anybody else. Remember the Joe Mauer contract?
    Plus they can't have Donaldson's contract and Buxton's contract on their payroll. Find another activity to immerse yourselves into....I see a pattern here. Not worth it.
    Hey....looks like Eddie has found a playoff spot. Who needs him........we have prospects!!!!!!!
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from SF Twins Fan in Basking in Buxton’s Season   
    Why should Buxton be any different than any other Twin looking to get rich off Pohlad?? Trade him, we need to rebuild our Minor League system. Prospects win championships ya know. Just ask a Pohlad.....

    Plus, then you can write about the need for pitching...........and a centerfielder. 
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from glunn in The Uncertain Future of Twins Catching   
    If the Twins catching "has an uncertain future" [as the article's title suggests], why would you expect to get a decent return in a trade?
    We are stuck with it. Garver looks like he is rebounding. Even as a defensive liability, he proved to be valuable with the bat in 2019.
    I don't have a list, but I'm sure there are some very good and very expensive FA pitchers available this winter......or do what they always do - take a shot at a lower talent-level pitcher. Target field can be hard on left-handed hitters.........making it a right-handed pitcher park. Lots of them out there.

    Someone wrote - getting rid of Berrios meant they are rebuilding. Whether that's true or not...........they are rebuilding a pitching staff. So, maybe Garver is gone. Jeffers [rt hand bat] and Rortvedt [left-hand bat] may be the catching duo of 2022.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from Longdistancetwins in Joe Ryan hit by line drive ... X-rays negative   
    Ryan already has intimated that he should have been prepared for a comebacker...on every pitch. Something he and and is dad always worked on.....on he "feared" they will work on again. Jim Kaat would say the same....but then realize it's mostly a preventable accident and injury.....but it should be worked on [defensive position after releasing the pitch]. Just like Buxton needs to play smart in the outfield and be careful of inside pitches......to play another day in these 162 game seasons.
     
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from wabene in Joe Ryan hit by line drive ... X-rays negative   
    Ryan already has intimated that he should have been prepared for a comebacker...on every pitch. Something he and and is dad always worked on.....on he "feared" they will work on again. Jim Kaat would say the same....but then realize it's mostly a preventable accident and injury.....but it should be worked on [defensive position after releasing the pitch]. Just like Buxton needs to play smart in the outfield and be careful of inside pitches......to play another day in these 162 game seasons.
     
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    FritzDahmus reacted to LastOnePicked in Game Score: Yankees 6, Twins 5   
    Nice that we still got a taste of Twins playoff baseball even in a non-playoff year, That loss would fit right into the streak.
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    FritzDahmus reacted to bighat in Game Score: Yankees 6, Twins 5   
    Embarrassed again in New York.
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    FritzDahmus reacted to Monticore in Game Score: Yankees 6, Twins 5   
    That walk was the turning point. Colome', who has a true knack for horror, followed suit.
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    FritzDahmus reacted to Seth Stohs in Game Score: Yankees 6, Twins 5   
    Seeing where "Pitch #6" to Gardner was according to the illustration, it doesn't look like such a horrible call... A missed call, but very borderline. 
    It's also OK to then not give up the three-run homer... even though (presumably) everybody knew that's exactly what was going to hit. 
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    FritzDahmus reacted to Trov in What Would the Ideal Offseason Have Looked Like for the Minnesota Twins?   
    The one caveat I would throw in is we do not know how either Ray or Rondon would have done here.  In particular with Rondon he was with Sox for years and they clearly figured something out with him, we may not have and he would have been as bad with us as he had been for years with the Sox.  Ray K numbers have been the same, but his walks have never been this low in the past.  For the price I would have went after Ray first over Happ for sure, but he may not have had the same reduction in walks this year with Twins either.  
    In terms of Wong, he was never a thought because of the playing second and we had a second baseman if we were keeping Polonco so only reason to bring in middle infielder was to upgrade defense at SS. 
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from Platoon in Yankees: Move Make-Up Game to 2022   
    No they're not...in this bit of satire, or in the real world. No they are not.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from RpR in A Heartfelt Apology to Jorge Polanco   
    Someone cheaper.....come on, get on board. Pohlad needs to feel like a hero....but he needs to do it cheaply.

    Trade Berrios, trade Cruz, trade Eddie Rosario, trade Polanco, trade Buxton......let the young guys play. That's the Twins way.

    I still can't believe they signed a guy like Donaldson [and his $$ of course]. Did the FO catch Pohlad on drugs???
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Top 5 Picks for the Twins to Target in the 2022 Draft   
    It should be someone who will bring a lot of high end prospects at the trade deadline in July of 2030. Go Yankees.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from Chachi in Top 5 Picks for the Twins to Target in the 2022 Draft   
    It should be someone who will bring a lot of high end prospects at the trade deadline in July of 2030. Go Yankees.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from Aichiman in Top 5 Picks for the Twins to Target in the 2022 Draft   
    It should be someone who will bring a lot of high end prospects at the trade deadline in July of 2030. Go Yankees.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from TNtwins85 in Top 5 Picks for the Twins to Target in the 2022 Draft   
    It should be someone who will bring a lot of high end prospects at the trade deadline in July of 2030. Go Yankees.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from glunn in Top 5 Picks for the Twins to Target in the 2022 Draft   
    It should be someone who will bring a lot of high end prospects at the trade deadline in July of 2030. Go Yankees.
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Trade Deadline Tracker Day 2: The Latest Twins' News and Rumor Roundup   
    You're right. Everyone on this site fancies themselves MLB managers more than fans. They are like fantasy football players. Fans of the process.....not the game. They "want" a Berrios trade...to see if they called it correctly.

    Go Yankees...........😉
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Trade Deadline Tracker Day 2: The Latest Twins' News and Rumor Roundup   
    The Twins have 4 bad months of baseball following 2 Division Championships  and 3 playoff appearances in the last 55 months.................and they see the need to sell off important pieces. I don't want these guys handling my investment portfolio. It's not just our guys of course. Baseball is broken in so many ways.

    But what this sell off does.......it now gives them a chance to play front office managers of a MLB team. Good for them. Have fun fellas. No expectations of winning right away [they are building a winner.....ya, right]. There farm hand managers and coaches get top develop exciting talent -- to the point where they are so good, they are too expensive to keep.

    Go Yankees......
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    FritzDahmus reacted to MinnInPa in Trade Deadline Tracker Day 2: The Latest Twins' News and Rumor Roundup   
    i may be the only guy that wants no trading of Berrios or Pineda..with Pineda Maeda and Berrios Twins would have a good nucleus for next year..no true Ace but solid 2,3,4....(no one they get in trades will be better than them in the near future). Ober can be a good 5...but what Twins need most of all is an ACE. and oh,,,,,5 good relievers ..there is absolutely no one in that pen that can be trusted.  
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from mikelink45 in Trade Deadline Tracker Day 2: The Latest Twins' News and Rumor Roundup   
    The Twins have 4 bad months of baseball following 2 Division Championships  and 3 playoff appearances in the last 55 months.................and they see the need to sell off important pieces. I don't want these guys handling my investment portfolio. It's not just our guys of course. Baseball is broken in so many ways.

    But what this sell off does.......it now gives them a chance to play front office managers of a MLB team. Good for them. Have fun fellas. No expectations of winning right away [they are building a winner.....ya, right]. There farm hand managers and coaches get top develop exciting talent -- to the point where they are so good, they are too expensive to keep.

    Go Yankees......
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    FritzDahmus got a reaction from roger in Trade Deadline Tracker Day 2: The Latest Twins' News and Rumor Roundup   
    The Twins have 4 bad months of baseball following 2 Division Championships  and 3 playoff appearances in the last 55 months.................and they see the need to sell off important pieces. I don't want these guys handling my investment portfolio. It's not just our guys of course. Baseball is broken in so many ways.

    But what this sell off does.......it now gives them a chance to play front office managers of a MLB team. Good for them. Have fun fellas. No expectations of winning right away [they are building a winner.....ya, right]. There farm hand managers and coaches get top develop exciting talent -- to the point where they are so good, they are too expensive to keep.

    Go Yankees......
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