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    beckmt reacted to tony&rodney in Twins Giving Pagan a Leash to Hang Their Season   
    Pagan has been unfortunate, nearly a curse, a guy who impresses with his stuff, manages a few scintillating appearances but leaves the ball dead middle again and again with predictable results. The challenge of pitching is to command the zone with all of your pitches and control where the ball goes when it leaves the hand making it difficult for the batter to square up successfully. Pagan simply cannot do this difficult task.
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    beckmt reacted to bean5302 in Do Any of the Top Free Agents Fit in Minnesota?   
    Nope.
    Judge is will stay in NY.
    Turner will stay in LA.
    Arenado is on pace to win the NL MVP this year and he's not in the Twins' budget or their needs.
    Correa will be out of the Twins' budget.
     
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    beckmt reacted to Battle ur tail off in Do Any of the Top Free Agents Fit in Minnesota?   
    I want no part of any of them other than if Correa decides to come back. Or I guess if any of the rest of that bunch would be willing to accept the same type of deal. High AAV, but short terms years, then yes any of them.(won't happen)
    Huge, long term contracts to guys already in their 30s never work out. Stay away. 
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    beckmt reacted to Mike Sixel in Previewing 3 Club Options Facing the Twins   
    The first two are easy. As is Archer, given how few innings he pitches 
    I'm unsure on Bundy. They have two healthy, likely good, pitchers next year. I'm not sure Bundy is worth 11 million, but I'm not sure he's not either. 
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    beckmt reacted to Vanimal46 in Previewing 3 Club Options Facing the Twins   
    Chris Archer also has a mutual option for $10 million next season. I’m sure he’d love to get paid that much to “start” for 3-4 innings, but he’ll likely be out too. With minimal progression from the pitching prospects, we’ll be in the market for 2 or 3 starters again this winter. 
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    beckmt got a reaction from IndyTwinsFan in Previewing 3 Club Options Facing the Twins   
    You can never have too much pitching.  Bundy is a close decision, much of it would depend on how to reallocate the money.  Probably would pay the buyout, but let's see how he pitches the rest of the year.  Youngsters may or may not be effective when they return, this would be an insurance policy.  Do not see any newbies banging down the door, so we would have to replace him, at what cost.  
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    beckmt got a reaction from Mark G in Previewing 3 Club Options Facing the Twins   
    You can never have too much pitching.  Bundy is a close decision, much of it would depend on how to reallocate the money.  Probably would pay the buyout, but let's see how he pitches the rest of the year.  Youngsters may or may not be effective when they return, this would be an insurance policy.  Do not see any newbies banging down the door, so we would have to replace him, at what cost.  
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    beckmt reacted to Whitey333 in Twins 3, Angels 5: Angels Comeback, Win on Walk-off   
    What a soft soap article this is.  The bottom line is the bullpen blew it AGAIN.  Pagan blew it AGAIN. I believe the bullpen this year is directly responsible for 24 losses.  I'm sure someone could check it out and get the exact number.  The article failed to emphasize Duran gave up a homer.  Yes it just barely cleared the fence but it was a terrible pitch.  Why did Lopez twice have hitters at 0-2 and gave up the tying runs.  Yes you can perhaps blame Gordon for not knocking the ball down but Lopez blew it for the second time in 4 starts.  Pagan?  He was lucky not to lose the game in the 10th due to a nice play by Buxton and poor Angel baserunning.  The claim that managements plan is working with Buxton is clearly a joke.  He is hitting in the low 200s and has struck out in over 34% of his at bats.  Clearly not working.  He's always hurt, his 27 Homer's are the only positive he has going.  What about our great manager?  He's one of the poorest in baseball IMO.  Bottom line if you insist on only allowing starters go 4 or 5 innings you better have a great bullpen not a minor league one like the Twins. Keeping Kepler in the lineup in key situations and in an 0 for 27 slump is foolish. 
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    beckmt reacted to wsnydes in Do the Twins Have Too Many Starting Pitchers for 2023?   
    Given the injury history of all of the starters, plus the current usage of them, coupled with the fact that even before the injury bug really bit the rotation, they were already scrambling at times to fill a starting slot.  That's not going to be fixed in one offseason.  Realistically anyway.  And as the last two seasons should have taught all of us, you can NEVER have too much depth.  
    And even if everything played out perfectly and you can't get everyone enough innings, that allows you to trade from that depth to acquire something else of need.
    There simply isn't a thing called "too many starting pitchers".
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    beckmt got a reaction from DocBauer in Could Carlos Correa Opt Back in for 2023?   
    It is far more necessary that he stays next year than what follows.  Twins would have bring in another SS next year, until Lewis is ready (assuming Lewis can stay there for the next few years).  I am hoping he stays, leadership is a big factor and he is showing it.  Boris may try and bluff more money out, I am hoping the Twins do not bite if that is the case.  Locking up a great pitching staff is more important than any one player.  Twins have the makings of a very good pitching staff next year (at the currant time only lowing Fulmer(who I am hoping they can resign) and maybe Bundy (who can be replaced).
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    beckmt got a reaction from DocBauer in Trade Deadline Proves Value of the Twins' Young Core   
    I am still hoping we sign Correa long term with no opt outs.  SS could be the one black hole here, unless Lewis can fill it starting 2024.   With most of our pitchers being cheap the next few years, no reason we could not make this work. Liked the bullpen tonight,  It is far deeper than it was, still could use more, but think Moran could help after the 10 days.  Sands could just be a long man, blowout pitcher, that would also work, if we need 3 - 4 innings when the starter in ineffective.  Hard to say where this goes, but hoping for the best.
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    beckmt got a reaction from glunn in Could Carlos Correa Opt Back in for 2023?   
    It is far more necessary that he stays next year than what follows.  Twins would have bring in another SS next year, until Lewis is ready (assuming Lewis can stay there for the next few years).  I am hoping he stays, leadership is a big factor and he is showing it.  Boris may try and bluff more money out, I am hoping the Twins do not bite if that is the case.  Locking up a great pitching staff is more important than any one player.  Twins have the makings of a very good pitching staff next year (at the currant time only lowing Fulmer(who I am hoping they can resign) and maybe Bundy (who can be replaced).
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    beckmt got a reaction from Mark G in Could Carlos Correa Opt Back in for 2023?   
    I have not seen the Twins team this year that could handle a .220 - .230 hitting SS with the catcher also being a low average player.  Great teams are deep and can grind AB's.  That is where I want the Twins to get.  Correa if not going to be that expensive on a payroll of cheap pitching next year and for several years after.  I want the Twins to go for it.
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    beckmt got a reaction from Karbo in Could Carlos Correa Opt Back in for 2023?   
    It is far more necessary that he stays next year than what follows.  Twins would have bring in another SS next year, until Lewis is ready (assuming Lewis can stay there for the next few years).  I am hoping he stays, leadership is a big factor and he is showing it.  Boris may try and bluff more money out, I am hoping the Twins do not bite if that is the case.  Locking up a great pitching staff is more important than any one player.  Twins have the makings of a very good pitching staff next year (at the currant time only lowing Fulmer(who I am hoping they can resign) and maybe Bundy (who can be replaced).
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    beckmt got a reaction from Don't Feed the Greed Guy in Could Carlos Correa Opt Back in for 2023?   
    It is far more necessary that he stays next year than what follows.  Twins would have bring in another SS next year, until Lewis is ready (assuming Lewis can stay there for the next few years).  I am hoping he stays, leadership is a big factor and he is showing it.  Boris may try and bluff more money out, I am hoping the Twins do not bite if that is the case.  Locking up a great pitching staff is more important than any one player.  Twins have the makings of a very good pitching staff next year (at the currant time only lowing Fulmer(who I am hoping they can resign) and maybe Bundy (who can be replaced).
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    beckmt reacted to ashbury in Twins 6, Blue Jays 5: Twins Walk Off the Jays to End a Wild Game   
    Gordon for me has been the surprise of the season.  I didn't think he had it in him.  But he's a major leaguer.
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    beckmt reacted to h2oface in Twins Waive Tyler Duffey After a Decade in the Organization   
    Overdue. Needed to happen earlier, but at least it is done?
    Sands? Have you seen his stats in AAA? People like to say he has "stuff". It just doesn't fool even the AAA batters much consistently. Or MLB batters in the brief times he has been given the ball in emergencies with the Twins. 
    This was something that should have been done before the trade deadline, though. Maybe even including him in a trade as a forced piece if necessary.
    Baldelli likes to keep saying, even last night after the game, that Pagan has that great stuff, and he would continue to use Pagan in high leverage situations. I wish "stuff" wasn't as important as results.
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    beckmt reacted to Doctor Gast in Twins Waive Tyler Duffey After a Decade in the Organization   
    God bless you Tyler for the years of good service, you'll be remembered by them and your even temper. And in your next phase of your life.
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    beckmt reacted to Game7-91 in Assessing the Twins Trade for Jorge Lopez   
    This is a good-faith effort on part of FO to improve the rancid performance of the BP. It's a gamble,  but so are all trades. The trade value for effective relievers is high. Twins were willing to pay a price in prospects, for controlled expense for 2.25 seasons. For their model of roster mgmt, this is a good fit, and good trade. Now just hope this guy performs as well as the #'s indicate. 
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    beckmt reacted to USAFChief in Assessing the Twins Trade for Tyler Mahle   
    The Twins aren't short of starters?
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    beckmt reacted to Squirrel in Sunday is decision day for Sano. What will the Twins do?   
    I can't imagine the Twins will just release Sano without giving him another chance. And they won't DFA Gordon or Garlick. (I thought Garlick had an option left?) For sure not Gordon. But they will need to remove someone from the 40-man when Sano's rehab assignment is over. There are choices there, but wonder who ... Cotton, Smith, Strotman, maybe Godoy? 
    But who to send down ... I think that might depend Buxton and if they need to keep Celestino around. If they think they can get by with Gordon in CF, then Celestino goes down. But, Miranda would be the one who becomes the extra, just would hate to lose the bat, unless Sano really brings it.
    Whatever the choice is, many won't like it.
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    beckmt reacted to RJA in 3 Trade Packages for the Twins to Consider   
    Three thoughts.  First, with Montas, it all depends on how he does in his next two outings to make sure his shoulder is fine.  If it is, I would do that trade but I don't think it is enough.  Remember, Martin was a top 10 guy in MLB at the time of the trade and SWR was highly rated as well.  I think they would want more, especially given the paucity of starting pitching available.  Second, Pittsburg will also want much more for Bednar given the years of control.  I am not keen on Quintana as I think if we add a starting pitcher it needs to be a difference maker like Castillo or Montas.  Quintana doesn't move the needle much at all.  Finally, I would take Bard in a heartbeat and I don't think the cost would be very high given he is on an expiring contract.
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    beckmt reacted to TwinsDr2021 in 3 Trade Packages for the Twins to Consider   
    I doubt Pit would take that package for Bednar but if they would he should be flying back from LA to MIN.
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    beckmt reacted to Vanimal46 in 2022 MLB Draft Day 2 Thread   
    Color me intrigued by the knuckle ball pitcher. This draft is a success just because of the 9th round pick. Bring back the knuckle ball! 
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    beckmt got a reaction from wabene in 2022 MLB Draft Day 2 Thread   
    I am more into the BPA, if that happens to be a pitcher fine.  Was happy with the picks yesterday and hoping for more of the same today.
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