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    Reptevia got a reaction from Hunter McCall in Give Joey Gallo a Chance   
    I think it’s a decent flyer to take-even at this price. Best case: Gallo=Prospects. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from howeda7 in Bally Sports Networks Preparing for bankruptcy   
    Not sure buying rights for untold Billions of dollars and then using those rights to broadcast games to a small percentage of fans was a good business plan. I said it then, and it’s turning out to be true. Some serious mismanagement going on with Bally’s. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from Kummel in Bally Sports Networks Preparing for bankruptcy   
    Not sure buying rights for untold Billions of dollars and then using those rights to broadcast games to a small percentage of fans was a good business plan. I said it then, and it’s turning out to be true. Some serious mismanagement going on with Bally’s. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from PatPfund in The Twins Forgotten Center Fielder   
    They are not the same player, and it’s not really close. The Twins needed a starting CF, and last year made it clear Celestino wasn’t ready physically or emotionally.   I hope he has a great year and leads AAA in all categories. He should not step foot in the Bigs this year. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from USAFChief in Center field ?   
    Buxton will play CF when Taylor isn’t available or the matchup dictates. I don’t think Gallo will see any time in CF. Kepler only played 9 innings in CF last year. The depth chart is Taylor/Buxton/Gordon. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from bighat in The Twins Forgotten Center Fielder   
    They are not the same player, and it’s not really close. The Twins needed a starting CF, and last year made it clear Celestino wasn’t ready physically or emotionally.   I hope he has a great year and leads AAA in all categories. He should not step foot in the Bigs this year. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from NotAboutWinning in Center field ?   
    So, if last year is indicative of the plan, Buxton will play about 1/3 of CF games. Taylor plays almost all of the other 2/3. Taylor is the starting CF. It’s ok to say it out loud. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from m-i-e-n-t-k-i-e-w-i-c-z in The Twins Forgotten Center Fielder   
    They are not the same player, and it’s not really close. The Twins needed a starting CF, and last year made it clear Celestino wasn’t ready physically or emotionally.   I hope he has a great year and leads AAA in all categories. He should not step foot in the Bigs this year. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Center field ?   
    Buxton will play CF when Taylor isn’t available or the matchup dictates. I don’t think Gallo will see any time in CF. Kepler only played 9 innings in CF last year. The depth chart is Taylor/Buxton/Gordon. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from GKuehl in The Twins Forgotten Center Fielder   
    They are not the same player, and it’s not really close. The Twins needed a starting CF, and last year made it clear Celestino wasn’t ready physically or emotionally.   I hope he has a great year and leads AAA in all categories. He should not step foot in the Bigs this year. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from EGFTShaw in The Twins Forgotten Center Fielder   
    They are not the same player, and it’s not really close. The Twins needed a starting CF, and last year made it clear Celestino wasn’t ready physically or emotionally.   I hope he has a great year and leads AAA in all categories. He should not step foot in the Bigs this year. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from wabene in Bally Sports Networks Preparing for bankruptcy   
    Not sure buying rights for untold Billions of dollars and then using those rights to broadcast games to a small percentage of fans was a good business plan. I said it then, and it’s turning out to be true. Some serious mismanagement going on with Bally’s. 
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    Reptevia reacted to Unwinder in Bally Sports Networks Preparing for bankruptcy   
    Gonna need to drink a lot of water before I visit the gravesite of Bally Sports.
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    Reptevia got a reaction from LA VIkes Fan in What will be Twins Lineup?   
    Let’s see, based on last year…
    1. Buxton (with understanding- no stealing!)
    2. Correa
    3. Gallo LF (His bat is his calling card!)
    4. Kepler (Metrics!)
    5. Polanco
    6. Farmer
    7. whomever plays 1st
    8. whomever is DHing
    9. Catcher  
     
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    Reptevia reacted to Tibs in This Twins Team Is Better Than the 2019 Squad   
    Just a weird article and not sure the point of it.

    Catcher: "He was coming off just a 104 OPS+ the year prior, and that should be a bar the current tandem can clear." This has nothing to do with 2019. 2019 Mitch Garver had a 157 OPS+ with 31 dingers and a Silver Slugger with 4.1 bWAR in 93 games. We would be lucky to get that from the current catchers combined.

    1B/3B: Conveniently didn't mention Miguel Sano and his 139 OPS+ and 34 home runs. CJ Cron had a 104 OPS+ and 25 dingers. Sano 2.5 bWAR and Cron 1.4. We don't even know who is playing 1B for this team. Right now it is Kirilloff who has had two seasons in a row ended with wrist issues. He has also yet to this point even approach anything Sano had done offensively and obviously neither has Miranda. Let's not sit here and pretend we're counting on Miranda to be a massive defensive upgrade over Sano. We would be ecstatic if he did anything close to what Sano did offensively.

    2B/SS: This is where we could upgrade with Correa. However, 2019 Polanco was an All Star. Jonathon Schoop was a solid player and Luis Arraez came up and immediately hit as he does.

    OF: Byron Buxton 2023 is better than Byron Buxton 2019. Everything else is a clear downgrade on paper. 2019 Max Kepler is by far the best offensive version of Max Kepler to this point. His 4.0 bWAR in 2019 is almost as much as the 4.2 combined bWAR in his last two seasons. 2019 Eddie Rosario is miles better offensively than what we have seen from Joey Gallo the last 1.5 seasons. Gallo seems better defensively, but not enough to make up for him not making contact with the baseball.

    SP: Overall 2023's starting rotation should be better. "However, gone are Jake Odorizzi, Michael Pineda, and Kyle Gibson." You mean 2019 All Star Jake Odorizzi? 129 ERA+ and 3.8 bWAR Jake Odorizzi? Or how about 113 ERA+ Michael Pineda? Kyle Gibson is the only clear upgrade over those three.

    Bullpen: 2023's version should be better. Trevor May and Taylor Rogers were fantastic that season. Duran and Lopez will hopefully be able to match that. On paper, Jax, Thielbar, and Moran should make this bullpen much deeper.

    I certainly hope the Twins in 2023 win 101+ games. We're counting on a lot of things to go right for that to happen. Not impossible, but to sit here and pretend this team is better than the 2019 version on paper is wild.
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    Reptevia reacted to D.C Twins in This Twins Team Is Better Than the 2019 Squad   
    " It’s pretty hard to be disappointed about additions like Joey Gallo and Trevor Larnach."
    Ummmm.... er..... not that hard?
    I feel pretty good about the prediction that 2019 Eddie >>>> 2023 Gallo  (much less 2019 Kepler >>> 2023 Kepler or Gallo) ... Larnach.... a wild card to be sure but certainly has not proved it enough to count on him yet.
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    Reptevia reacted to gunnarthor in This Twins Team Is Better Than the 2019 Squad   
    I can't believe someone looked at this roster and then said to themselves "this is a 100 win team." Insane. Absolutely insane. This might not be a .500 team. We will see what it looks like when ST arrives but right now the biggest thing this team has going for it is that we play in - by far - the worst division in baseball. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in 2023 Prospect Previews: Brooks Lee   
    If he comes up to stay this year, it would make him the fastest prospect In Twins history. Maybe a September call up is more realistic. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in The Twins cannot trade Arraez   
    Terrible analogy. Duran showed us his floor last year. This is Arraez’ ceiling. 
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    Reptevia reacted to Brad.dahlen in The Twins cannot trade Arraez   
    I think the thing being missed with Arraez is that he clearly has a degenerative knee issue. He started as a 2B/3B/OF and has went to maybe a 2B and now is maybe a 1B. This has happened in too short period of a time to think he has any longevity.
     
    So, his value is as high as it's going to get AND it's going to go down substantially in the next two years.
     
    Duran's value is high AND it's going to go higher. 
     
    No parallels.  
     
    Kepler should be traded because he doesn't fit on this team (LH) and he doesn't bring much value to the lineup either. Addition by subtraction. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Bally Sports North Streaming Channel?   
    I think it goes to show how little the pro teams care. They are not concerned about whether actual fans can watch as long as they get their money for rights. They odd thing is, what does Bally’s get out of it by only showing Twins games in the Metro?
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    Reptevia got a reaction from rv78 in How Does the Twins Outfield Get Sorted?   
    Let’s be clear:  Buxton played 57 games in CF. That’s only about a 1/3, and the confetti hasn’t hit the floor yet. Is that seriously enough for a “starter”?
    Celestino simply wasn’t a MLB hitter last year. 
    Gallo’s calling card is his bat???  A career .199 hitter???  Ok…
    Gordon-Agreed. 
    Kepler- It’s been a good ride. Good luck wherever you get traded to. 
    Kiriloff-  IF he can play. IF his wrist holds up, he should be on roster. 
    Larnach- IF he can stay healthy and learn to hit a curve ball…he could be a 5th OF. It makes more sense to send him to St Paul and find an RH upgrade (starter) who can play CF 2/3 of the games on the trade market. 

     
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    Reptevia got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in How Does the Twins Outfield Get Sorted?   
    Let’s be clear:  Buxton played 57 games in CF. That’s only about a 1/3, and the confetti hasn’t hit the floor yet. Is that seriously enough for a “starter”?
    Celestino simply wasn’t a MLB hitter last year. 
    Gallo’s calling card is his bat???  A career .199 hitter???  Ok…
    Gordon-Agreed. 
    Kepler- It’s been a good ride. Good luck wherever you get traded to. 
    Kiriloff-  IF he can play. IF his wrist holds up, he should be on roster. 
    Larnach- IF he can stay healthy and learn to hit a curve ball…he could be a 5th OF. It makes more sense to send him to St Paul and find an RH upgrade (starter) who can play CF 2/3 of the games on the trade market. 

     
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    Reptevia got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Are the Twins Frontrunners for Carlos Correa?   
    Then our medical people are smarter than the Giants and Mets people?  I find that hard to believe given all the injured players they’ve signed off on. 
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    Reptevia got a reaction from darin617 in Lol. Mets Owner Steve Cohen Gets Petty on Twitter about Carlos Correa   
    Could a Bauer signing be on the horizon?
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