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Everything posted by baul0010

  1. That is what I was thinking. When I was looking at the photo with the jersey's I was thinking that they are all pretty solid jerseys, except that we don't have any pinstripe uni's! I think they need to mix those in.
  2. I'm going to go with Andrelton Simmons. We won't invest money in a quality shortstop. We won't have any options ready for next year. I would guess the best option the Twins will see would be to resign Simmons. How could he get any worse, he can only get better.
  3. I don't think he needs to be a starter or push anyone. If Gordon can play even little short, second, and outfield, he could pair nicely with Astudillo. Between the 2 of them they'd have the whole diamond covered position wise. Not gold glovers but they could be 2 of the better utility players. It could free up 2 roster spots for who knows what....maybe 15 pitchers instead of 13!
  4. It's good to see Nick doing well. I was hoping he'd get a chance this year. He sounds like a great young kid.
  5. I can barely say "unwritten rules" without shaking my head now, Anyone that whines about people breaking these unwritten rules needs to get with the times. After seeing what a baseball can do to someone's face (kirby puckett/kevin pillar) what are we even talking about. The guy hit a homerun off of a 40+mph pitch off of Willians Astudillo!!!!! If you have any thoughts of contending for anything, division title, playoffs, a world series, you better not be pitching Astudillo....EVER. Trevor Bauer had it right. If you don't like it, play better.
  6. I'm happy for Akil. I had posted similar before. The kid needed a chance and was behind many on the depth chart. If you look at the list of MLBers who have homered in their first at bat...it's a pretty forgettable list. Great for Akil, hope he does well, but I doubt he has a career as good as Kirilloff/Larnach/Celestino.
  7. In realty, when would Badoo have a chance to even see the field for the Twins. I would think he's been passed by Celestino and we still have Buxton. This is why the rule 5 draft is available. Give the kid a shot at playing in the majors. I hope he makes it and does well. Better than being a Twins minor leaguer for life. It isn't the fact that we don't like them...the system is set up for them to get a better chance at playing major league ball. At the end of the day, isn't that the dream of every player.
  8. I'm not worried about his hitting! From the little I saw from the game yesterday, he needs to figure out how to make a throw from 2nd. It doesn't help that Sano has issues catching and scooping a throw.
  9. I don't think it's a matter of being willing. If he couldn't walk with the protection the Twins lineup gave him he certainly won't having no protection in Cleveland's lineup. I hope Eddie does well, but why would a pitcher throw him a strike. Besides Eddie swinging at everything outside the zone, even if he walks, pitchers won't feel threatened with anyone coming up behind him. Unless he's hitting in front of Ramirez, but I feel like Eddie will be hitting behind Jose.
  10. Didn't Romero trying bringing Marijuana into the US? Or something dumb like that?
  11. I hope Gordan has a good spring and can stick with the team. That young man needs to catch a break!
  12. That is a good question? It would be interesting. I like Brian but he was a career .240 hitter with just over 1,000 career hits. The Twins have some very good ballplayers in their Hall of Fame. I don't want to say he'd be watering down the Hall of Fame...But Christian Guzman almost had that many hits in a Twins uniform and he isn't getting anywhere near the Twins Hall of Fame!
  13. Meh. He was a fun story a couple years ago. If we are seriously trying for a title we better not be playing astudillo regularly. If we have an injury to Donaldson and our best replacement is la turtuga, we're going to be in trouble. That same logic applies all over the diamond. If it's 1st, we have Kirilloff or Rooker. Outfield help better be Larnach or Rooker. We should be in position to have better prospects fill in in case of injury. I think Astudillo should want a trade to a non-contending team that could use him. Get some at bats with the Orioles and get a payday out of it.
  14. I had already forgotten about that! They should have thrown in a little extra as a make up gift.
  15. I like that idea. He'd be a good fallback option if Kirilloff struggles as well. I doubt he'd break the bank either. Our roster is filling out nicely now and he would add great depth.
  16. I love listening to Keith Law, but some of his prospect takes are not as accurate as his other insights. I think Jordan will be a good pitching prospect but Duran has amazing stuff. I could see why he'd be rated higher.
  17. It didn't look like he was trying to be cute. The second half of last season it looked like he forgot how to throw strikes. He used to be slightly out of the zone and by the end of last year was missing the zone wildly.
  18. Exactly what I was thinking. I'd be happy with serviceable again? All-Star seems like a ceiling that's a bit too high for Dobnak.
  19. We put up with Buxton not hitting because his defence is amazing. I feel like Royce could provide above average defence at a few positions, as well as getting the attention of the major league staff. Hopefully they could get him favorable at bats and get a marwinesque .235 batting average with better defence.
  20. I'm in favor of no more Marwin. If we have a normalish minor league season I think he should play everyday. But I don't think practicing in St. Paul for 2 seasons will be good for Royce's development. I guess there is still too many questions about the season yet.
  21. I don't think it would be the right decision but if this year is as bad as last year's minor league season was, I'd rather have Lewis getting some on the job training!
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