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    ashbury reacted to USAFChief in Eddie Rosario   
    As I said, one can understand moving on from Rosario, but still find fault with Falvine's replacement plan.
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    ashbury reacted to DJL44 in One Fan's Opinion: Rooker is Ready   
    If Rooker was not already on the 40 man roster I doubt the Twins would acquire him from another team.
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    ashbury got a reaction from USAFChief in 4 Plausible Developments That Would Dramatically Alter the Twins' Fortunes   
    Royce Lewis contributing anything to the big club before September seems beyond "plausible" and more into "so you're tellin' me there's a chance" territory.
     
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    ashbury got a reaction from bighat in Need a JOB?   
    Anymore.
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    ashbury got a reaction from wabene in Scouting Twins Prospects: Gilberto Celestino   
    I liked seeing Broxton jump for joy on the catch in that video against de la Guerra.  Considering that Celestino stood to prevent Broxton from getting a call to the majors if he did well, that shows real class.
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    ashbury got a reaction from Heiny in Better Late Than Never   
    And maybe deservedly. People were flinging facts back and forth,  So I decided to toss in a fact that was semi-relevant but really not.  All in a spirit of good fun and if someone felt like responding in kind I took it in the same spirit.
    I think long-time readers are fairly aware by now of my exasperation with 2021's outcome, and its portents for the future.  And if not....  it's only a ballgame.
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    ashbury got a reaction from Heiny in Better Late Than Never   
    Twins had 8 more wins than any other last-place team in 2021.  Fact.
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    ashbury got a reaction from Otto von Ballpark in Need a JOB?   
    Anymore.
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    ashbury reacted to Johnny Ringo in Buyer Beware: Flaws with the Top-5 Free Agent Shortstops   
    If money wasn't an object, you would take them all and figure it out.  With these guys,  there are no bad choices, just bad prices. 
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    ashbury got a reaction from nicksaviking in Need a JOB?   
    Anymore.
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    ashbury got a reaction from Karbo in Scouting Twins Prospects: Gilberto Celestino   
    I liked seeing Broxton jump for joy on the catch in that video against de la Guerra.  Considering that Celestino stood to prevent Broxton from getting a call to the majors if he did well, that shows real class.
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    ashbury got a reaction from roger in Scouting Twins Prospects: Gilberto Celestino   
    I liked seeing Broxton jump for joy on the catch in that video against de la Guerra.  Considering that Celestino stood to prevent Broxton from getting a call to the majors if he did well, that shows real class.
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    ashbury reacted to Shaitan in Twins Prospects Excited to Start Arizona Fall League Season   
    I wish I didn't think of Jason Kubel every AFL.
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    ashbury got a reaction from DocBauer in Need a JOB?   
    Anymore.
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    ashbury got a reaction from Wax off in Buyer Beware: Flaws with the Top-5 Free Agent Shortstops   
    Probably, but I'm not sure to his benefit.
    I like him but we should be prepared for a very good defensive SS who doesn't hit as well as Jorge Polanco, not "Coors Field Trevor Story". 
    In addition, we'll have to "overpay" to outbid all the other suitors for any of the topnotch shortstops, but that overpay might be even a little steeper if any of the suitors think they are getting "Coors Field Trevor Story".
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    ashbury reacted to Doctor Gast in Scouting Twins Prospects: Gilberto Celestino   
    Remember when I saw that, I could see that Broxton had a bead on that ball and could have also caught that ball but saw Celestino had the best shot. And yielded to Him. Like you said he was just as happy that Celestino made that catch as if he had made that catch himself. That's a player I'd like to play on my team.
     
     
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    ashbury got a reaction from Longdistancetwins in Need a JOB?   
    Anymore.
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    ashbury got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Scouting Twins Prospects: Gilberto Celestino   
    I liked seeing Broxton jump for joy on the catch in that video against de la Guerra.  Considering that Celestino stood to prevent Broxton from getting a call to the majors if he did well, that shows real class.
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    ashbury got a reaction from TheLeviathan in 4 Plausible Developments That Would Dramatically Alter the Twins' Fortunes   
    Royce Lewis contributing anything to the big club before September seems beyond "plausible" and more into "so you're tellin' me there's a chance" territory.
     
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    ashbury got a reaction from Dave The Dastardly in Need a JOB?   
    Anymore.
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    ashbury got a reaction from Squirrel in Scouting Twins Prospects: Gilberto Celestino   
    I liked seeing Broxton jump for joy on the catch in that video against de la Guerra.  Considering that Celestino stood to prevent Broxton from getting a call to the majors if he did well, that shows real class.
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    ashbury reacted to Cody Christie in Buyer Beware: Flaws with the Top-5 Free Agent Shortstops   
    For the second consecutive off-season, Minnesota is in the market for a starting shortstop. Fans may want the team to spend big, but all of the top-tier free agents have flaws.
     
    Minnesota has the opportunity to make a big splash this winter by jumping in on (arguably) the best free-agent shortstop class in baseball history. It will cost the team a lot of money to be in the mix for the top-tier players. To put that in perspective, Francisco Lindor was supposed to be part of this free agent group, but he signed a 10-year, $341 million deal with the Mets. Each of these players comes with some red flags that interested clubs will need to consider. 

    Carlos Correa (2022 Age: 27)
    2021 Stats: 7.2 WAR, .279/.366/.485 (.850), 26 HR, 34 2B, 131 OPS+
    As a 27-year old, Correa is reaching free agency at the prime of his career, and he is the top free agent in this winter’s crop of available players. It’s likely going to take $30 million per season for six years or more to sign Correa. Injuries have been part of his professional career, but he has played 99 games or more in five of his seven big-league seasons. There’s also a good chance he will need to move off shortstop as he continues to age.
    Flaws: Injury history
    Corey Seager (2022 Age: 28)
    2021 Stats: 3.7 WAR, .306/.394/.521 (.915), 16 HR, 22 2B, 145 OPS+
    Like Correa, injuries have been part of Seager’s story, including missing a good chunk of 2021 with a hand fracture. He’s played over 130 games in three of his six full big-league seasons. His 2020 playoff run was outstanding as he won the World Series and NLCS MVP. Teams that miss out on Correa will likely turn to Seager, but he is a year older and has missed more time in his big-league career. 
    Flaws: Injury history

    Marcus Semien (2022 Age: 31)
    2021 Stats: 7.1 WAR, .265/.334/.538 (.873), 45 HR, 39 2B, 133 OPS+
    Minnesota was interested in signing Semien last winter, but he decided to go to Toronto. His season north of the border was memorable as he will likely finish in the top-5 for the AL MVP. He is the oldest shortstop among the top-tier free agents, and he played all of last year at second base. Last winter, he signed a one-year deal for $18 million, and he will be getting a pay raise in the months ahead. 
    Flaws: Age

    Javier Baez (2022 Age: 29)
    2021 Stats: 4.5 WAR, .265/.319/.494 (.813), 31 HR, 18 2B, 117 OPS+
    Baez is certainly an exciting player, but he swings and misses a lot. He led the National League with 184 strikeouts, and he has struck out 144 or more times in each of the last four full seasons. As far as contracts go, he is projected to get a lower average value than the names above because his personality can rub people the wrong way. Can Josh Donaldson and Baez coexist in the same clubhouse? That might not be an experiment a team wants to explore.  
    Flaws: Strikeouts, Volatility 

    Trevor Story (2022 Age: 29)
    2021 Stats: 4.2 WAR, .251/.329/.471 (.801), 24 HR, 34 2B, 103 OPS+
    Story has been a 20-20 player throughout his professional career. He is also hitting free agency at a tough time as he is coming off a poor campaign by his standards. There are also concerns about how he will fare outside of Coors Field. At home, he hit .303/.369/.603 (.972) while on the road, he was limited to a .752 OPS.  
    Flaws: Home/Road Splits

    To read more about these shortstops and other off-season options, make sure to pre-order your copy of the 2022 Offseason Handbook. Designed to serve as an essential companion for the Twins offseason ahead, this digital Handbook places you in the shoes of the general manager, equipping you with all the information you need to construct your own team-building blueprint (or predict what the real front office will do).

    Which flaws worry you the most? Will the Twins make offers to any of these players? Leave a COMMENT and start the discussion.

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    ashbury got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Need a JOB?   
    Anymore.
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    ashbury got a reaction from RpR in Byron Buxton Isn’t the Next David Ortiz   
    Similar in that respect to Mauer; and with a similar necessary outcome for a signing.
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    ashbury reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Need a JOB?   
    That ****ing piece of **** just unfriended me on facebook wait until I tell his mother that ****ing useless piece of ****
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