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  1. Thanks for your spot on comments about Colome. He needs to be GONE soon into the offseason. Not withstanding the financial cost of bringing him back-----his performance in high leverage situations---has been nothing short of Ron Davis material. Cut bait and move on.
  2. Agree with your comments 100%. Harrelson was and imo remains the MOST BLATANT HOMER of any announcer I've ever heard. His incessant cheerleading was almost as annoying as his daily bashing of any umpires call that he perceived as hurting the Sox chance of winning. Not a big Bremer fan as he always ignores poor play/execution by the hometown team.
  3. Keep your complaints coming on Cave! He needs to be GONE. Way too many apologists for Cave, who seem to forget that his putrid performance with his bat the last 2 seasons do actually count. What he did in 2019 has proven to be a complete aberration.
  4. Concur 100% with your assessment on Colome. He needs to be gone. Beyond the financial commitment ($5.5m), his "stuff" isnt there. Say what you want about his better 2nd half numbers, but there are better and younger RPs within the organization or that could be acquired in a trade. I think Larnach will be a vital cog in our lineup next season. His numbers may speak otherwise, but I believe this young man has the talent and grit to be an excellent player as our long term RFer.
  5. Excellent post Doc! In this colossal failure of a season, its absolutely the correct decision for management to reward such a driven professional. Maggi, despite what others may say EARNED this promotion with the solid season he's put together at Saint Paul. I've been calling for his promotion for the last 2 months. Seth--thanks for the excellent article. Knowing the work ethic that Maggi has put into his craft for over 11 seasons and 4000 minor league ABs------he will not take any minute he puts on a MLB uniform for granted. Wish I could say that about every player that has had the PRIVILEGE of donning a Twins uniform.
  6. Say what you want about Refsnyder, but Cave is completely horrible---which he's proved over the last 2 seasons. No way he should be on this team in any capacity next year.
  7. I may be in the minority, but strongly believe Larnach will get things figured out and be not only our opening day LFer (or RFer if mgmt can find a trade partner for Kepler) but a mainstay in our lineup for many years to come. I'm high on Martin, but until his "position" is figured out...SS/CF or other.......he's too valuable to be a 4th OFer Rooker: Hate to say it, but unless Sano totally craters next season as everyday DH (which is possible), I dont see a future for Rooker. AAAA player. Garlick--Age/ injury and inability to play CF in a backup role means he'll "at best" end up in SP or more likely with another organization next year.
  8. Ok.......here you go: #6 Trey Cabbage- Age 24 .257/.340/.869 this season between High A CR and AA Wichita Has shown excellent pop with bat with 26 HRs and 79 RBI. Probably needs more seasoning at AAA before a promotion to MLB roster #5 Aaron Whitefield- Age 25 .252/.321/.670 at AA Wichita this season Not the pop with his bat as others( 6 HRs with 54 RBI), but would add a HUGE element missing from this team--SPEED-------has 30 SBs this season. Also, had a brief callup, I think last season #4 Jimmy Kerrigan- Age 27 .251/.328/.810 this year at AAA- St. Paul Solid numbers with Saints this year with 19 HRs and 53 RBI #3 Mark Contreras- Age 26 Like Kerrigan has been at SP all season. Has produced a line of .262/.345/.843 Solid production numbers with 17 HRs, 67 RBI and 15 SBs #2 Gilberto Celestino- Age 22 After proving he wasn't ready to hit MLB pitching when pressed into service with injuries to Buxton & Cave (8-59/ .136 avg), Celestino has produced a .288/.379/.836 line at Saint Paul since demotion. Power numbers aren't as strong as others, but has hit 7 HRs with 31 RBI #1 Rob Refsnyder- Age 30 I know his production has slipped over the last 2 months, but I attribute that to recovery from injury. His position versatility------playing CF and either corner OF slots, imo, is his top asset heading into 2022. He is a veteran who can handle getting sporadic ABs. He also adds a RH bat to a team that has multiple LH hitters--Kepler, Larnach, Arraez--that struggle against southpaws. Don't see Refsnyder as a long term 4th OFer solution as I see others previously listed being more suited to that role.
  9. Didn't see any of the game as I was on the golf course, but, as others have noted this franchise regardless of the score---5-0, 8-0, 12-0 against the Yankees WILL find a way to poop their pants. Saying that-------can we FINALLY put to rest the talk of bringing Colome back next year AND paying him $5.5 million?
  10. Whoever in management that believes that-----should be fired. Time to cut bait. Many other worthwhile options for 4th OFer next season.
  11. Lucas: Excellent report on our affiliates in action. 1. Outstanding to see the Saints bats demolish Omaha tonight. As likely the only Twins fans living in the KC area---its always a good day to put a beat down on the Royals. 2. Disappointing to see the Wind Surge playing so poorly lately....losing 7 of their last 10, which has shrunk their 6-game division lead to only 2 games over Arkansas. Appreciate the help the SF Cardinals gave Wichita tonight beating the Travelers 14-7. Vallimont had a horrible outing and our bats have seemed to disappear the last two weeks. Need Cole Sands to come up big in his start tomorrow! Need a win to maintain at least a 2-game lead going into our final home stand next week vs. the Travelers. Hopefully the bats of DJ Burt, Steer, Cabbage, Whitefield, Bechtold and others will produce to lead the Surge to winning the North division title. 3. Good win for the Kernels and nice to see Rozek have a strong game. His age (26) makes it doubtful he'll ever make to 'the Show' but his 70 K's against only 6 walks is as impressive a pitching line as I've seen in a long time at any level. Also nice to see another good game offensively from Edouard Julien. Not sure what he's done recently, but his strong OBP all season could be a predictor of him advancing up to Wichita next year. and finally Tempered.....very tempered enthusiasm with report on Chase Petty's professional debut. Stay humble young man and keep grinding.
  12. Echo your comments as I..(and many others like you) have been calling for his promotion for several weeks. Had the pleasure of seeing Moran pitch in person---June home game against Springfield. He closed out the game with a shutout inning showing command of a 94mph fastball combined with a filthy changeup. Need another productive and reliable LH arm in pen next year. I'd take him right now over Coulombe.
  13. Excellent analysis that I totally agree with! I know the game has changed immensely, but I seem to remember a certain young SP that got lit up for a couple of seasons then became the WS MVP in 87.
  14. Agreed.......doubt he'd accept that deal without a series of escalators/incentives-------Games Started/IP---that would increase a 1 year deal between $5-$7m. Others thoughts?
  15. Forgot about him, but considering his .229/.266..354 line over 2 years (2006-07) he's certainly qualifies.
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