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  1. The Twins screwed Buxton on service time a few years ago. Ever since then, I've doubted he'd remain in Minnesota. I'm hoping that he remains a Twin next year, or at least til the trade deadline. Why would he not want to test the market? Just gonna enjoy him this weekend.
  2. Totally agree. I've noticed that whenever there is a meeting on the mound, Polanco keeps his mouth shut. This is hardly an indictment. He is a valuable team member, but his leadership , I think, is by example.
  3. Yeah, seems to me there have been a number of these. The coffin is hermetically sealed, yet they continue to hammer in nails. That said, hope for the future.
  4. Great group photo! Is that a JD lookalike in the Grand Drunk Railroad T-shirt? Sure looks like Donaldson.
  5. Thanks, as always, for the week in review, Nick. You didn't mention Donaldson. Wonder if he might be moved, or shopped? Guess it's goodbye to Messieurs Cruz and Simmons. Kepler interesting as a sleeper candidate, as you say. I hope, and actually believe, that Berrios will finish this season as a Twin. The team can compete again next year, at least in theory.
  6. Wonder what the average length of double header games is at 7 innings? I enjoyed last night's game. Well played and crisp.
  7. June 15, 2020- season not yet started June 15, 2021- Twins window for post season contention closed
  8. Actually, the comment was directed at me. It was a misrepresentation. You should be more careful about the wording of your posts.
  9. I agree. I hope that next year the Twins can contend. I certainly hope they can retain Berrios for the rest of this season, at least. Losing Buxton would also be crushing, Pretty sure Cruz will be gone by the trade deadline, which makes sense. Imagine he'll go to a playoff bound AL team, and good for him. He deserves it. It's worth noting that with the epic failures of so many of the FO's recent moves, the Cruz acquisition has been an unqualified success.
  10. Sad, but true. Only this week have I finally accepted that there will be no post season (victory?) this year. Who would have thunk it? *sigh*
  11. Berrios is an awesome fielder. Gold glove calibre. Pineda's fielding gaffe last night was cringeworthy. Too bad. Off topic, BUT, another area of concern is speed. Cruz and Donaldson on the basepaths is not a good look.
  12. It's one thing to have stats for days spent on the IL. But what about the value of those players? Buxton out for a month is not the same as Cave. How many teams have the impact equivalent of Buxton/Kepler/Garver/Arraez out at once. Maeda too. It's devastating.
  13. . He's a solid #2 in a contending rotation and a #3 in one of the best three rotations in baseball. He's worth a #50-#100 pick on his own, especially mid-season, when starting pitching should bring a premium. By trade value math, Berrios equals: Deivi Garcia from the Yankees, or Simeon Woods-Richardson + one or two top 30 org prospects from the Blue Jays. (One note - if Richardson keeps pitching like he has to start 2021, he may move way up the Top 100, out of reach for just Berrios. Sub any Top 50-75 pitcher.) Kepler is worth at least 30% more than Berrios due to the nice contract. Personally, I hope the Twins find a 10-game winning streak so we don't find out if I'm right or wrong. If a trade does happen, I'll take the good or bad takes that comes with these predictions (for healthy players). 32 MLB teams? Did I miss something? Has baseball returned to Montreal? If so, you've made me very happy! Go Expos (and Twins)
  14. Yup, both vaccine and home run over in a blink. Not so sure about the painless part (for the home run) but definitely less squirmy than the Robles inning. If they win tomorrow, it'll be 4-4 in a very tough week. Better than a kick in the head. The Twin who has disappointed me most this season is Donaldson. I live in Toronto, so I'm familiar with MVP Josh. That was a misguided signing. He's past his prime. Still. I never thought his defensive play would be a liability so often. Seems distracted at times. Possibly injured?
  15. Is this an illusion, or was it in fact the 2 previous seasons? Man, at this point even a 60 game season is way too long. I chuckle at this week's schedule. But I'm an optimist, and predict that they will win a game! (1-7) moral victory....
  16. The 3 players who signed multi year deals (Kepler, Polanco, Sano) are struggling, all three. Is this coincidence? I'll happily eat crow if this comment appears ridiculous 6 weeks from now.
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