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    roger got a reaction from wabene in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    I seriously doubt, Sconnie, that MLB teams will be buying or building any housing, unless like the Twins have done at their spring training complex.  No way will they want to get involved being a landlord in four or five different markets, markets that could change whenever they move a team from city A to city B.
    More likely will work with the local teams to obtain X number of apartments for the baseball season., or as noted above a block rental deal with an Extended Stay property...if available in the market.
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    roger got a reaction from Connor Gould in 6 Questions that Will Determine the Twins' Offseason Course   
    Although the most important question, don’t see Buxton decision being first to be made.  Agree that if unsigned, he will likely be traded this winter.  Personally hope he is back for many years.
    other questions, Nick, are right on.  Thanks.
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    roger reacted to Mike Sixel in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    Concur. 
    One thing people seem to miss when looking at how "easy" it is to get an apartment....what apartment wants to rent for 6 months? What apartment wants to rent to a group that will likely see turnover in it? It isn't as easy as "there are apartments out there" as some seem to think. This is, hopefully, a good first step. Hopefully it is free, and doesn't come out of their pay. 
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    roger got a reaction from Sconnie in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    I seriously doubt, Sconnie, that MLB teams will be buying or building any housing, unless like the Twins have done at their spring training complex.  No way will they want to get involved being a landlord in four or five different markets, markets that could change whenever they move a team from city A to city B.
    More likely will work with the local teams to obtain X number of apartments for the baseball season., or as noted above a block rental deal with an Extended Stay property...if available in the market.
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    roger got a reaction from Unwinder in 6 Questions that Will Determine the Twins' Offseason Course   
    Although the most important question, don’t see Buxton decision being first to be made.  Agree that if unsigned, he will likely be traded this winter.  Personally hope he is back for many years.
    other questions, Nick, are right on.  Thanks.
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    roger got a reaction from DocBauer in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    I seriously doubt, Sconnie, that MLB teams will be buying or building any housing, unless like the Twins have done at their spring training complex.  No way will they want to get involved being a landlord in four or five different markets, markets that could change whenever they move a team from city A to city B.
    More likely will work with the local teams to obtain X number of apartments for the baseball season., or as noted above a block rental deal with an Extended Stay property...if available in the market.
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    roger reacted to Sconnie in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    I wonder if this is a CBA pre-negotiation tactic too
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    roger reacted to Sconnie in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    I will echo others - 'bout time!
    In terms of logistics, if indeed it's effective in 2022, it must be a housing allowance of some kind. It would be a monumental feat for 30 MLB teams to buy or build housing in all of their levels/teams in 6 months.
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    roger reacted to Otto von Ballpark in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    I saw that in the MLB statement too. Hard to read too much into it yet -- I suspect that they may exclude 40-man roster guys in the minors, who already receive elevated pay and benefits.
    Of course, we have no idea how this housing benefit will be structured. There could be two separate components: arrangement assistance, plus a separate stipend to pay for it. Maybe all players will be eligible for the arrangement assistance, but only non-40-man guys get the stipend, etc. I expect it will all vary by city too, as some clubs offer different housing benefits already.
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    roger reacted to DJL44 in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    Seems as simple as renting a block of hotel rooms at an extended stay hotel in each market. They should be able to negotiate a decent price for a block of rooms for 5 months. Hell, I bet some of the owners OWN hotels in these cities.
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    roger got a reaction from Otto von Ballpark in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    I seriously doubt, Sconnie, that MLB teams will be buying or building any housing, unless like the Twins have done at their spring training complex.  No way will they want to get involved being a landlord in four or five different markets, markets that could change whenever they move a team from city A to city B.
    More likely will work with the local teams to obtain X number of apartments for the baseball season., or as noted above a block rental deal with an Extended Stay property...if available in the market.
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    roger reacted to heresthething in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    Guaranteed it is.  It's noise the owners don't want coming into the CBA.  Having said that, hopefully this is a win-win scenario.  it won't be perfect day one but ya gotta start somewhere and this is a big step.
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    roger reacted to prouster in Eddie Rosario   
    He was 0-7 against Houston last year. In the matchups against the Yankees, he hit very well. 
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    roger reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Eddie Rosario   
    Almost all hitters end up performing the same in clutch situations that they do in regular, overall hitting situations.
    There are exceptions but they're exceedingly rare and, at least what I've noticed, tend to reside in generational bat control hitters with Hall of Fame credentials.
    Two examples are Tony Gwynn and Joe Mauer.
    And even those could be flukish aberrations because other generational talents like Rod Carew and Wade Boggs show absolutely zero improvement in clutch situations.
    I mean, as good as Joe Mauer was with the stick, he wasn't Wade Boggs in his prime. And Tony and Rod... I could argue either was better depending solely on my mood at the time.
    Either way, you can see the enormous gulf of talent between those guys I listed and Eddie Rosario.
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    roger reacted to glunn in Eddie Rosario   
    I am happy for Eddie.  A great clutch hitter and role model.
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    roger reacted to VivaBomboRivera! in Eddie Rosario   
    Even though we know Eddie could not have saved the '21 Twins season, and letting him go was the right thing to do, watching that performance must leave every fan and former teammate simultaneously cheering and shaking their heads.
    P.S.  Nice to see Ron Washington continuing to flourish.  He should be given another crack at a managing job.
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    roger reacted to AceWrigley in Eddie Rosario   
    EDDIE . . . EDDIE . . . EDDIE . . .
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    roger reacted to dxpavelka in Eddie Rosario   
    And the Twins will still lack heart next season.
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    roger reacted to Crackedfungo in Eddie Rosario   
    And, Rosario wins a huge game for ATL.  Four hits.  GW RBI, and rally starting run with one of the best slides I have ever seen.  Yes, we could have used him (or got something for him).  He is what he is......a spark plug, and a WINNER.
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    roger reacted to tony&rodney in Eddie Rosario   
    Rodario has been so much fun today - what a day for Eddie. Elite speed to beat out a hit and the temperament to go for it.
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    roger got a reaction from Unwinder in Eddie Rosario   
    Eddie was my favorite Twin, beginning that summer down at ETon when he battled Sano for the HR championship, winning it I believe in their last game.  
    I may be in the minority, but I wanted the Twins to keep him.  I believed his value on the field for the Twins was worthy of the cost and his value OFF the field more so.  The Twins went into the crapper this year, in part I believe from lack of whatever Rosario brought to the locker room and dugout.  I  also believe the lack of those relationships are partially the reason his play at Cleveland was lacking.  Now that he is on a team in the spotlight, the Eddie we have come to know and love will shine.  And yes, I won't be surprised if he makes one of those gaffes on a throw or on the bases, but he will overcome it with some clutch hitting or throwing someone out at the plate on an impossible to make throw.
    Eddie, Eddie, Eddie!!!
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    roger reacted to Seth Stohs in Twins AFL Report - Week 1: Wallner, Helman, Laweryson Come Out Hot   
    Lawerson was a 2019 draft pick out of Maine... He won't be eligible until after 2022. 
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    roger reacted to Otto von Ballpark in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    Still not many details, but the reports all say the MLB teams will be doing it, which makes sense.
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    roger got a reaction from Twins33 in One Fan's Opinion: Rooker is Ready   
    Don’t have a clue how FO feels about which to keep, both or neither.  If Rooker is on 2022 Twins it should be as DH.
    Don’t understand why so many keep referring to Kirilloff as a corner outfielder.  He was at first last year and will be the Twins first baseman in 2022 and beyond.
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    roger reacted to Squirrel in MLB teams to provide housing for minor leaguers in 2022   
    They do. But it’s not free. Players still pay. I think it’s still a really good deal and players aren’t locked into a lease, but someone in the know would have to confirm that
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