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    old nurse got a reaction from Heiny in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    Polanco  had a better 2021 than 2019
    Nick Gordon had an  OPS+ of 117
    Larnach has not played  at the major league level to know one wat or the other what he will be
    Your maybes are worst case scenarios. Maybe every say will be dark and cloudy 
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    old nurse got a reaction from Cris E in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    Polanco  had a better 2021 than 2019
    Nick Gordon had an  OPS+ of 117
    Larnach has not played  at the major league level to know one wat or the other what he will be
    Your maybes are worst case scenarios. Maybe every say will be dark and cloudy 
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    old nurse got a reaction from Mark G in What Would it Take to be Average?   
    How quickly one forgets that MLB changed the baseball this year to deaden it. 
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    old nurse got a reaction from ChineseGandalf in State of the Twins Farm System - 6 Years Into Falvey's Reign.   
    If Bryan Medina in the low minors is rated as the number 9 prospect then he was not a throw in for the trade. If anything Pagan was as he had been mediocre for awhile. As to wether or not the system is down, after the trades a lot of the prospects are in the low minors yet the have decent FV from fangraphs which devalues them for being in the lower minors. Bleacher Report had the Twins as the seventh best system. Ratings, which are notoriously inaccurate, are subjective. Only time will tell. Look at the ups and downs of ratings with Gordon. Not a star, but a 115 WRC is a positive. 
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    old nurse got a reaction from bird in State of the Twins Farm System - 6 Years Into Falvey's Reign.   
    If Bryan Medina in the low minors is rated as the number 9 prospect then he was not a throw in for the trade. If anything Pagan was as he had been mediocre for awhile. As to wether or not the system is down, after the trades a lot of the prospects are in the low minors yet the have decent FV from fangraphs which devalues them for being in the lower minors. Bleacher Report had the Twins as the seventh best system. Ratings, which are notoriously inaccurate, are subjective. Only time will tell. Look at the ups and downs of ratings with Gordon. Not a star, but a 115 WRC is a positive. 
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    old nurse reacted to Shaitan in State of the Twins Farm System - 6 Years Into Falvey's Reign.   
    While I'm well aware that a strong minor league system correlates with a strong major league team, I could care less how the minors "rank" if the major league team is winning.
    Prospect ratings are pure speculation. The results that matter at the the MLB level. 
    But I also don't totally disagree with you. Of course I want the Twins to continually improve overall, majors and minors. But I don't think a side-by-side 2015-to-2022 list is a valid way to measure anything.
    What about the age of the roster in 2022 compared to 2016? What about long-term commitments and budget flexibility? What about the fact that there is a global pandemic that halted a year of development for most prospects? There are million variables that aren't addressed in this comparison.
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    old nurse reacted to Brock Beauchamp in No, Top FA Starters Are Not Risky   
    Okay, fair enough.
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    old nurse got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Which Prospect Anchors 2022's Rotation?   
    Expecting anyone to come in and be a number 1 as a first year player is fairly unrealistic.
    The past has also shown that expecting a less than league average pitcher to be something like an ace is also unrealistic
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    old nurse got a reaction from RpR in Which Prospect Anchors 2022's Rotation?   
    Expecting anyone to come in and be a number 1 as a first year player is fairly unrealistic.
    The past has also shown that expecting a less than league average pitcher to be something like an ace is also unrealistic
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    old nurse got a reaction from ToddlerHarmon in Average OPS By Position vs. Twins Starters   
    Yet for all of the consternation about Arraez playing someplace, it is all how you want to look at it. Take a look at those players  with 100 total AB for this year, 3b  Arraez sits as the  17th best. OPS this year of the 61 players . 19th for the 71 players for LF, and 21 for the 68 at 2B. Below average number, above the median for players playing. 128 place out of the 399 players with 100 AB
    Arraez is the utility player. Compare him to the other who do what he does
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    old nurse got a reaction from Strombomb in Average OPS By Position vs. Twins Starters   
    Yet for all of the consternation about Arraez playing someplace, it is all how you want to look at it. Take a look at those players  with 100 total AB for this year, 3b  Arraez sits as the  17th best. OPS this year of the 61 players . 19th for the 71 players for LF, and 21 for the 68 at 2B. Below average number, above the median for players playing. 128 place out of the 399 players with 100 AB
    Arraez is the utility player. Compare him to the other who do what he does
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    old nurse got a reaction from Channing1964 in Kirilloff’s Confusing Decision   
    Do you think the players are just hoping to sit on their butts for a month. There are a lot of fields for the teams to play on in spring training facilities. They do it all spring, unless there are mass mirages by multiple people. I couldn't tell you if they keep statistics. I would also think it would be safe to assume that they are all being watched, and coached. If you want to think that teams will do mo development of their players for a month, fine.  The conditions of last year are not totally repeated. 
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    old nurse got a reaction from mikelink45 in Thad Levine Being Poached Shows Twins Growth   
    Front office people went elsewhere under the Ryan regime. Kriviski went to be GM from assistant. Coaches always seem to be on the move. About the only coaches under either regime that was promoted to manager was Gardenhite and Molitor.  Levine is under consideration. That is not hired.
     
    The old regime was what it was. It met the desired goals of Carl Pohlad. The added bonus what’s a competitive team. Yes they lost in the playoffs.  Over the same time period the end result was better than what the Reds or Orioles have produced. Keep in mind the core of the current team is still from the previous era
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    old nurse got a reaction from dbminn in Grading the players not the teams   
    By the time Camargo develops Garver will be on the downside or DH. Anyone else one needs to remember prospect does not equal MLB player.
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    old nurse got a reaction from mikelink45 in Grading the players not the teams   
    By the time Camargo develops Garver will be on the downside or DH. Anyone else one needs to remember prospect does not equal MLB player.
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    old nurse got a reaction from Aerodeliria in Who Gets the Axe ?   
    Looked good. Until he did not
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    old nurse got a reaction from SomeGuy in Payroll Problems Biting Baseball   
    If Betts thought he could get more then he should have went to arbitration. He set his value by agreeing to the contract
    Except for one year Harper has been in the 4 range for WAR except for the one year. People remember the one year and forget the rest. Before Heyward signed the contract he had been a 5 WAR player. Heyward at the same age was a consistently better overall player. The point on Heyward that you missed completely is that he got the money then tanked. Sandoval got the money and tanked.  They both were still in their under 30 years old prime age.
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    old nurse got a reaction from brvama in Payroll Problems Biting Baseball   
    Betts 20 million,  Castellanos almost 10 million. Whatever Odorizzi is getting paid. The tired refrain of players being grossly underpaid before free agency is falling apart. The AAV of contracts seems to be doing OK for the players. It is the length that is not there. 
     
    Why are teams reluctant on Harper and Machado despite their age? Jason Heyward would be exhibit A. To some extent Sandoval and Hosmer who were also young would give one pause to say youth alone isn't a surefire thing.
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    old nurse got a reaction from jud6312 in Can we make Hanley Ramirez a focus?   
    no  he had1 great season,  pedro florimon away from Coors field
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    old nurse got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Sick of seeing Molitor Criticism   
    When you have a team that has 3 batters hitting above league average and maybe 2 position players playing better than replacement level, complaints about lineup construction seem petty It is not like there is much down in Rochester to help. Wade is looking like on paper he is figuring out AAA. When Cave falter I would guess he will get his shot.
     
    Molitor and bullpen usage. Molitor uses his bullpen like he has no concern for yesterday or tomorrow. He is trying to win that day. The problem is which pitchers he trusts. Rodney, Reed,. Others fall out of favor when they falter. Hildenberger, Rogers Presslyand Duke fit the profile. Is it the coaching or the pitcher's ability? Questionable bullpen, questionable usage goes hand in hand. It is the easy shot to take.
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    old nurse reacted to h2oface in Sick of seeing Molitor Criticism   
    Looks like the OP will be even sicker, now. This was like an invite to pile it on.
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    old nurse got a reaction from howieramone2 in Making Room for Ervin   
    Santana is not ready to come back now why would you be worried about what roster spot will be used. If the return is not likely until the end of June the answer will be clearer at the end of June.
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    old nurse got a reaction from h2oface in The other guy always looks better than your own   
    Rule v draft was in December. Chagois was designated in February. One has nothing to do with the other.   Morrison was signed a week after Chargois. Cause and effect would be sketchy at best. There would be no certainty of signing anyone
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    old nurse got a reaction from Ben Noble in The Kinley Conundrum is Coming for Twins   
    4 games each for Chargois and Bard. 1 for Kinley, 2 for Moya. Not much to go on  Think of the lights out bullpen would have been as Belisle has yet to give up a run this year. Take that for the small sample size judgements.  Give it some time and see what happens. Vargas has yet to strike out in a game for Rochester....
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    old nurse got a reaction from mikelink45 in Adalberto Mejia: High Floor or More?   
    His floor is what he is.  Under 5 IP,  an ERA closer to 5 than 4.  A hitable fastball and not the best off speed pitches  means the Twins really do need 2 starters. It is also why there has been so little ink. His prospect peak has been reached as a starter.
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