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Everything posted by 70charger

  1. Who said that? That's a weird straw man. One is allowed to "have a problem with" an article, and for damn good reason, and not be falsely accused of trying shut down debate. In fact, if anyone is, it's you: So then what's this article doing here? All sides have a right to their opinions. Period.
  2. Dollars to donuts he's a reliever long term. That doesn't mean that he doesn't get anything out of starting now. He learns how to deal with different game scenarios, how to pace himself, how to reach back for extra velocity when he needs to. In short, there's no downside to him for starting this year. The only possible downside is whether he's blocking another starting prospect, but I'd have Barnes on the chopping block before Jax anyway, so I doubt it. I say give him the rest of the year as a starter with an eye to a relief role in 2022.
  3. What's the likelihood of Charlie Barnes dropping an ineffective pitch or two and being able to reach back for a few more digits on the radar gun in relief? My feeling is that that may be his best shot to stick, but we've seen plenty of fringe-starter lefties do it, including one in Glen Perkins who became one of the Twins' best closers.
  4. Well we don't want to assume anything. Who knows? He might not crowd the plate.
  5. That sounds like the exact opposite of job security. I completely disagree with these takes.
  6. Honestly these guys are probably our new 1-2. Royce Lewis losing so much time has to hurt his stock.
  7. This makes me feel better. Of course it happened literally while I was posting that I wanted more than SWR.
  8. I hope there’s more than one piece coming back. He doesn’t seem like a plug and play for 2022, and his ceiling is likely Berrios-esque but with all the risk that comes from having just a half a season above single A. I know he’s considered a good prospect but I want an overpay and one guy isn’t it. IMHO.
  9. Thanks everyone. I will not let curiosity get the better of me today. Hope he’s alright.
  10. I’m only able to access game day now. It doesn’t say who was injured. Anyone want to fill me in?
  11. Well, this is just the Twins’ season in, ahem, a nutshell.
  12. I think being around 500 at the trade deadline, with this core, and with this soft division, is enough to at least let the players try to go on a run. The only question I have about that is how realistic 500 is with the team having dug a hole this deep and having so many injury issues.
  13. Buxton just made Kirilloff look like he was standing still. You know he’s fast but you don’t often see it in contrast to human of more normal speed.
  14. I got regular groomsman gifts for my friends at my wedding, but my brother best man got that very same ‘85 Topps Puckett card.
  15. Always seemed like a priority to me. Maybe especially so if our competition for signing him is all in-division.
  16. Charlotte should be the next MLB city. It’s booming, it’s already much bigger than both Indianapolis and Nashville, and it would also draw from Raleigh, Durham, Greensboro, and the Rock Hill area of South Carolina. Plus there’s absolutely nothing geographically in between the Braves and the Nationals.
  17. Fact that may only interest me: when I visited the Cedar Rapids Kernels in 2013, mostly to see Buxton in person for the first time, I saw him play against Albert Almora, then on the Kane County Cougars. They were both very impressive, but Almora had the better game that day. (I also saw Dan Vogelbach and remember thinking that if he doesn’t get into some semblance of shape it won’t matter how many homers he hits, he wouldn’t make it to the majors. I guess that was not true.)
  18. Somewhat underwhelmed by Donaldson. Leadoff walk isn’t the ideal start Somewhat underwhelmed by Dobnak. Hes been as expected Excellent positioning by the Twins infield again, compounded by a silly throw. This is gonna be bad. Play the infield back and try to get the DP. Give up one run. How could McCann NOT hit that meatball? So cross off dobnak’s name from the list of those we trust in postseason play. Ain’t lookin too good How is there no one warming Sigh What a GODAWFUL pitch. Robert will literally swing at anything. Sox are embarrassing the Twins. ---------------------------------- Two pages of this. None of this adds anything. It's all mindless bitching. Do you two realize that this kind of **** is why game threads are so ****ing dead now? We used to have fifty pages a night. I've tried. I really have. But I am so ****ing done with this.
  19. After Luis Robert whacked right into that wall, they pulled the camera back into the infield. You'd expect a normal person to be maybe halfway between first and second, and somehow Buxton was already rounding second base and going incredibly fast. That was something to see.
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