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    tony&rodney got a reaction from DocBauer in Free Agents the Twins should target for 2022   
    Well researched argument, realistic, and these players would all look good in a Twins uniform. Correa is likely too far a stretch but possible and we shall see what Falvey's plans are to reshape the roster.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Minny505 in Free Agents the Twins should target for 2022   
    Well researched argument, realistic, and these players would all look good in a Twins uniform. Correa is likely too far a stretch but possible and we shall see what Falvey's plans are to reshape the roster.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from chpettit19 in Free Agents the Twins should target for 2022   
    Well researched argument, realistic, and these players would all look good in a Twins uniform. Correa is likely too far a stretch but possible and we shall see what Falvey's plans are to reshape the roster.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Is Jorge Polanco the Twins' Most Valuable Trade Asset?   
    Considering the contract and the way Polanco responded to better health with a fantastic 2021 season, the Twins would need to get back quite a haul. His at bats are generally tough for the pitcher and he could easily maintain his production throughout the length of his contract. My sheet always includes Jorge Polanco at 2B, but the Twins might find a trade possible if another team offers the right collection of talent. I have not thought about what a Polanco trade would generate because I'm keeping him.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from wavedog in Free Agents the Twins should target for 2022   
    Well researched argument, realistic, and these players would all look good in a Twins uniform. Correa is likely too far a stretch but possible and we shall see what Falvey's plans are to reshape the roster.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from darwin22 in 6 Questions that Will Determine the Twins' Offseason Course   
    Nice Nash. 
    The key is exactly as stated - What are the true intentions of management? We don't need sound bites, quotes, or explanations at any point from Falvey or Pohlad. We need decisions and direct action. Looking at a number of other teams' sites, the Twins and their players are seemingly dismissed. I wonder if other teams see the Twins as competitive?
    1.) Right on with the conundrum at shortstop. Lewis in 2023? When? It almost seems like Semien is the only real option amongst the top free agents. The other choice is an extremely unlikely trade for Mondesi and sign Adrianza to fill in. Shortstop is a difficult topic for the team.
    2. ) If the Twins are going to avoid 90-100 losses the option to just use prospects and maybe Pineda won't work. There are trade possibilities and the Twins may have to overpay to get their guys. Miami and Oakland look like fair partners.
    3.) If the medicals look good, the Twins have to bring back Rogers.
    4.) Thielbar, Alcala, and Minaya looked good. Two additions should suffice in the bullpen.
    5.) Everybody loves Cruz, but the Twins can fill DH with any number of players. 
    6.) The Twins need pitching but they must absolutely try to sign Buxton. If traded ..... hopefully not, but I wonder how many teams are looking for a CF with his power, speed, and upside? I have no idea of value but I'm thinking Atlanta (Anderson & Waters), San Diego (Abrams & Gore), NYY (Loaisiga, Dominguez, & Peraza), and others should be willing to talk. I have no idea but Buxton has mad skills.
    This offseason could be anywhere from tragic to spectacular and certainly risky.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Andrew Mahlke in Free Agents the Twins should target for 2022   
    Well researched argument, realistic, and these players would all look good in a Twins uniform. Correa is likely too far a stretch but possible and we shall see what Falvey's plans are to reshape the roster.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from bighat in Free Agents the Twins should target for 2022   
    Well researched argument, realistic, and these players would all look good in a Twins uniform. Correa is likely too far a stretch but possible and we shall see what Falvey's plans are to reshape the roster.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from nclahammer in Eddie Rosario   
    Twins Daily argued Eddie Rosario endlessly. The question now is how to leverage the players and prospects we have to improve for next year. I was opposed to moving Rosario because of his instincts and fire, although he would have stretched the budget and was certainly prone to mistakes, in addition to an expected decline in performance. Would moving some combination of Kirilloff, Rooker, and Larnach last winter have returned a haul. Looking forward, the Twins need to decide what prospects are worth more as trade bait than waiting for their development or lack thereof.
    To the post - yes, it was wonderful to see Rosario hit. He will get his shots against the right handers in the next round.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from cHawk in Eddie Rosario   
    Water, Over the dam. Sanity tonic:
    1.) Tune in and enjoy every Rosario at bat this post season - hope for continual heroics.
    2.) Surly Furious, stop at two ... or three.
    3.) Be happy that Rosario was a Twin but don't begrudge the past.
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    tony&rodney reacted to h2oface in Eddie Rosario   
    Call it what you want. The Braves and Eddie did all the things the stat guys would say not to do last night, AND IT WORKED! That is what counts. Spirit wins over bookworming. I loved it. That was some exciting baseball. 
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from h2oface in Eddie Rosario   
    Water, Over the dam. Sanity tonic:
    1.) Tune in and enjoy every Rosario at bat this post season - hope for continual heroics.
    2.) Surly Furious, stop at two ... or three.
    3.) Be happy that Rosario was a Twin but don't begrudge the past.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Eddie Rosario   
    I might be wrong or confused but while I agree that it made sense to move on from Rosario last offseason, it is pretty  natural to be pleased that Eddie is contributing to his current team. I'm not obsessed with Rosario and it doesn't seem others were obsessed. At least I hope not because baseball is a tough business and teams need to bring in new players while the ones we watched are released, traded, or moved on from like Rosario. 
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Eddie Rosario   
    No, at least we shouldn't. I'm not thinking that. I enjoy watching him hit though and Atlanta is still playing and Eddie had a nice hit for them. Maybe just some nostalgic rooting for a former Twin.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Counting Down the Twins' 10 Longest Homers of 2021   
    Dark stance. Sano has not evolved to be the superstar we all envisioned. True. He can still improve. I actually do not remember Sano ever discussing his weight until this year. I guessed I miss it. I will stick with Sano once again.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Counting Down the Twins' 10 Longest Homers of 2021   
    Sano has declared that he will shed pounds and get back to hitting the ball more frequently. Scary thought for pitchers because his power is unrelated to his weight; he is a strong man. Improved mechanics and flexibility and Sano may reach his promise. If I think about the three scariest hitters to face in MLB, Sano is right even with Judge and Stanton. 
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from wabene in No Half Measures   
    Well, this really depends on the direction the Twins are taking this offseason. If the team is handing the pitching over to their prospects until they learn "on the job", then we expect 100 losses for a couple of years and Donaldson doesn't make sense for 2022. That makes sense.
    However, if the Twins intend to run with the White Sox or even reach .500 baseball in 2022, the scenario changes and Donaldson is a key feature of the team. In an attempt to be competitive, the Twins would not consider any trade of JD unless it is sure to make the team better in 2022. Josh Donaldson is still good at the plate and in the field and there should be plenty of DH opportunities as well to get him off his feet while keeping his bat in the lineup. 
    Falvey will look at the two choices above. I expect Donaldson back next year, although I have no idea what plans the Twins have in mind.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Strombomb in Counting Down the Twins' 10 Longest Homers of 2021   
    Dark stance. Sano has not evolved to be the superstar we all envisioned. True. He can still improve. I actually do not remember Sano ever discussing his weight until this year. I guessed I miss it. I will stick with Sano once again.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Strombomb in Counting Down the Twins' 10 Longest Homers of 2021   
    Sano has declared that he will shed pounds and get back to hitting the ball more frequently. Scary thought for pitchers because his power is unrelated to his weight; he is a strong man. Improved mechanics and flexibility and Sano may reach his promise. If I think about the three scariest hitters to face in MLB, Sano is right even with Judge and Stanton. 
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from LA VIkes Fan in 6 Questions that Will Determine the Twins' Offseason Course   
    Nice Nash. 
    The key is exactly as stated - What are the true intentions of management? We don't need sound bites, quotes, or explanations at any point from Falvey or Pohlad. We need decisions and direct action. Looking at a number of other teams' sites, the Twins and their players are seemingly dismissed. I wonder if other teams see the Twins as competitive?
    1.) Right on with the conundrum at shortstop. Lewis in 2023? When? It almost seems like Semien is the only real option amongst the top free agents. The other choice is an extremely unlikely trade for Mondesi and sign Adrianza to fill in. Shortstop is a difficult topic for the team.
    2. ) If the Twins are going to avoid 90-100 losses the option to just use prospects and maybe Pineda won't work. There are trade possibilities and the Twins may have to overpay to get their guys. Miami and Oakland look like fair partners.
    3.) If the medicals look good, the Twins have to bring back Rogers.
    4.) Thielbar, Alcala, and Minaya looked good. Two additions should suffice in the bullpen.
    5.) Everybody loves Cruz, but the Twins can fill DH with any number of players. 
    6.) The Twins need pitching but they must absolutely try to sign Buxton. If traded ..... hopefully not, but I wonder how many teams are looking for a CF with his power, speed, and upside? I have no idea of value but I'm thinking Atlanta (Anderson & Waters), San Diego (Abrams & Gore), NYY (Loaisiga, Dominguez, & Peraza), and others should be willing to talk. I have no idea but Buxton has mad skills.
    This offseason could be anywhere from tragic to spectacular and certainly risky.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from chpettit19 in No Half Measures   
    Donaldson and Sano have flaws and injury concerns, but their upsides are huge. There is room for both Sano and Donaldson in the lineup between 3B, 1B, and DH even if one has a desire to see Kirilloff at 1B and Miranda getting at bats. The rookies have the ability to fill in at a corner outfield spot and Miranda can also play 2B. The Twins expect anther good year from Josh Donaldson and a team would have to offer a legitimate player and pick up his contract for a trade to happen. That doesn't seem too likely. Finally, a part of signing a decent free agent is how a team treats those players after they sign. I believe part of the Twins everyday usage of Simmons after the trade deadline was out of respect for their shortstop. Donaldson stays.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Minny505 in No Half Measures   
    Well, this really depends on the direction the Twins are taking this offseason. If the team is handing the pitching over to their prospects until they learn "on the job", then we expect 100 losses for a couple of years and Donaldson doesn't make sense for 2022. That makes sense.
    However, if the Twins intend to run with the White Sox or even reach .500 baseball in 2022, the scenario changes and Donaldson is a key feature of the team. In an attempt to be competitive, the Twins would not consider any trade of JD unless it is sure to make the team better in 2022. Josh Donaldson is still good at the plate and in the field and there should be plenty of DH opportunities as well to get him off his feet while keeping his bat in the lineup. 
    Falvey will look at the two choices above. I expect Donaldson back next year, although I have no idea what plans the Twins have in mind.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from roger in Eddie Rosario   
    Rodario has been so much fun today - what a day for Eddie. Elite speed to beat out a hit and the temperament to go for it.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from Unwinder in Eddie Rosario   
    Wow. Edie, Eddie, Ediie - what a great thing to see him swing the bat so impressively.
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    tony&rodney got a reaction from MIke Vendsel in Eddie Rosario   
    Wow. Edie, Eddie, Ediie - what a great thing to see him swing the bat so impressively.
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