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    old nurse got a reaction from derekderekson in Article: Late Inning Gas is Coming. Get Ready   
    Players seem to prefer to havedefined roles. Closer, set up, 7th inning. That is why Perkins gets mentally ready for any 9th inning that matters in a Twins game. I would have imagined Swarzak was gettting ready to go anytime a couple of the pitchers no longer with the team started. Not everybody is wired to ake an undefined riole. Maybe it is easier for Fein to pitch to the 4-5-6 hitters in the 8th inning than the 7-9 hitters in the 9th.
     
    Through the years there have been few people that I know could work with undefined roles. There have been attempts to try closer or bullpen by committee yet few last the season.
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    old nurse got a reaction from brvama in Article: Late Inning Gas is Coming. Get Ready   
    Players seem to prefer to havedefined roles. Closer, set up, 7th inning. That is why Perkins gets mentally ready for any 9th inning that matters in a Twins game. I would have imagined Swarzak was gettting ready to go anytime a couple of the pitchers no longer with the team started. Not everybody is wired to ake an undefined riole. Maybe it is easier for Fein to pitch to the 4-5-6 hitters in the 8th inning than the 7-9 hitters in the 9th.
     
    Through the years there have been few people that I know could work with undefined roles. There have been attempts to try closer or bullpen by committee yet few last the season.
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    old nurse got a reaction from PseudoSABR in Article: Late Inning Gas is Coming. Get Ready   
    Players seem to prefer to havedefined roles. Closer, set up, 7th inning. That is why Perkins gets mentally ready for any 9th inning that matters in a Twins game. I would have imagined Swarzak was gettting ready to go anytime a couple of the pitchers no longer with the team started. Not everybody is wired to ake an undefined riole. Maybe it is easier for Fein to pitch to the 4-5-6 hitters in the 8th inning than the 7-9 hitters in the 9th.
     
    Through the years there have been few people that I know could work with undefined roles. There have been attempts to try closer or bullpen by committee yet few last the season.
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    old nurse got a reaction from glunn in What a holiday present   
    Delmon Young agreed to a contract for  $2.25 million with incentives to 3 million. Think Delmon has a charmed life? He has collected post season checks the last 6 years. Baseball people can be superstitious , is Delmon being paid to be a good luck charm?
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    old nurse got a reaction from nytwinsfan in Rumor: Twins to spend over their Int. bonus limit in 2015-16?   
    Maybe they are going all in on  Yoan Lopez. That could be more to their risk aversion side.
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    old nurse got a reaction from USAFChief in Article: What To Expect From Ervin Santana   
    In response to the fangraphs article. Hughes K% is fine, Nolasco's career average  for K% is fine at 19% Santana has a career K % of 18.9 Trevor May, if he is the 5th starter has a career so far of 20.9. Kyle Gibson's for the season sucked, but looks (apologies if my eyes are bad on the eye test, I took off the rose colored glasses first) as if improved over the second half from the first.  Corera, Deduno and Swarzak  are gone as well as Pino. They all contributed mightily to the low part of the curve. The chart had the avege IP of Twins starters at less than 120 IP. If the average IP of the first 5 starter are 170 and the replacements are Milone (15.9% career k%)  or Meyer (27% or better in the upper minors) the Twins' starters should have a representative K%
     
    What appears worse is the bullpen K%. May they bring in 4 beter pitchers
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    old nurse got a reaction from birdwatcher in Article: What To Expect From Ervin Santana   
    In response to the fangraphs article. Hughes K% is fine, Nolasco's career average  for K% is fine at 19% Santana has a career K % of 18.9 Trevor May, if he is the 5th starter has a career so far of 20.9. Kyle Gibson's for the season sucked, but looks (apologies if my eyes are bad on the eye test, I took off the rose colored glasses first) as if improved over the second half from the first.  Corera, Deduno and Swarzak  are gone as well as Pino. They all contributed mightily to the low part of the curve. The chart had the avege IP of Twins starters at less than 120 IP. If the average IP of the first 5 starter are 170 and the replacements are Milone (15.9% career k%)  or Meyer (27% or better in the upper minors) the Twins' starters should have a representative K%
     
    What appears worse is the bullpen K%. May they bring in 4 beter pitchers
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    old nurse reacted to 071063 in Official Winter Meetings Day 2 Thread   
    nd I hope we dodge a bullet with Volquez too.  I'm nbot sure he is an upgrade over anything we have.
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    old nurse reacted to TRex in Official Winter Meetings Day 2 Thread   
    Would you (the collective you, that is), have given Frankie 3/$42 million to sign him away from the Pirates?
     
    I would not have been in favor of that deal... Liriano just isn't reliable enough.
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    old nurse got a reaction from nicksaviking in Article: Twins Preparing To Make Their Pitch   
    If his NY experience was that bad and his experience here that good it would not be unreasonable for him to sign an extension.
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    old nurse reacted to LJHoes in Die Hard losing faith   
    Baseball is a game. It might feel like more, but it's just not. If your local team is causing you angst, just step away. 
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    old nurse got a reaction from glunn in Article: Who Says No? Trevor Plouffe Edition   
    As a guide that is about as accurate as a defensive metric there is decline with age. How much decline is going to vary with each individual. There is nothing definitive about an aging curve. Yes there is an average line there. How wide is the spread of the data plots?  As Plouffe has an injury history, it would be more likely for him to be below the curve. If he trains well, eats well, etc, that could bring him above the curve.  Dozier plays a position that see wear and tear. Again, there are factors that push above or below the line.  What skills age faster? Are those the skills that these guys rely on? Age alone means little.That should be evident from the curves from 2 different eras.
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    old nurse reacted to Kirby_waved_at_me in What do the Twins need to do for a Successful Winter Meeting?   
    Oh! Wait a second... What ever happened to those Wily Mo Peña rumors?
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    old nurse reacted to Squirrel in Torii Hunter Calls Reporter A "Prick" At Press Conference   
    Torii and Berardino seem to have come to an understanding with one another. Given that, I think this thread has run its course on the topic at hand and wants to delve into non-baseball areas. While I am not opposed to discussing the other issues touched on throughout this thread, it would be better to start a different thread in another forum to address those issues. Therefore I am locking this thread.
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    old nurse got a reaction from glunn in Torii Hunter Calls Reporter A "Prick" At Press Conference   
    http://www.detroitnews.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2014/10/29/political-ad-torii-hunter-sounds-gays/18152049/
     
    Here is where you can find the ad theat Hunter made for the politician in case no one has posted it.
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    old nurse got a reaction from glunn in Torii Hunter Calls Reporter A "Prick" At Press Conference   
    Hunter has political viewpoints. All people do. No doubt Hunter was called what he called Berndadino for his viewpoints.
    Deadspin merely reported the event. No credibility issues there. One should be carefull about labeling media sources as credible. Pundifact checked the media outlets and found basicaly none of them are straight shooters.
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    old nurse got a reaction from drock2190 in Doogie: Twins Interested in Volquez   
    no
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    old nurse got a reaction from glunn in Butch Davis to be the Twins 1B Coach   
    http://www.greatest21days.com/2014/09/interview-part-2-butch-davis-simple-fact.html
    It links a couple other stories about Davis.
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    old nurse got a reaction from glunn in Article: Who Says No? Trevor Plouffe Edition   
    This is where the analytics department comes into play. Is there going to be more of an improvement in his offense. If yes then sign
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    old nurse got a reaction from Thrylos in The Absolute Answer to Rebuilding our Beloved Twins   
    a few more beers
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    old nurse got a reaction from glunn in MLB Trade Rumors - Tomas   
    Many Cubans have come over. For every Abrue there is a Miranda. The thing is the price has gone up. The Sox won their gamble, the Yankees did not. Miranda's Cuban statistics were as good as Abrue's. That is why it is hard to put any faith in Cuban statisics. Chapman has been a flamethrower to come out of Cuba. You do not know if they will be able to adjust to the speed.
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    old nurse reacted to big dog in A's Trade 3B Donaldson to Toronto   
    And Mr. Beane once again plays Stratomatic baseball.  I'll repeat something I said during the summer- I would have a hard time being a fan of a team that was constantly rebooting by trading away very good and popular players as if they were stocks, trying to capture some small alpha of difference.  Especially since, like most active fund managers, his returns don't have much of a payoff.
     
    I continue to think that his fan base would like to keep a few talented players around for a while, just for kicks.  So of course now he's going to trade Shark- that's what he does.  Analysts love it, the fans stay away,  And the A's have only won one playoff series since 1990 (beating the Twins in 2006, of course), but Beane's a genius.   In fact, they have 6 first-round exits since 2000, not including the one-game wild-card loss this fall.  He gets a pass on the same thing people here use to trash the Twins.
     
    I don't think his trades are bad, in a vacuum- far from it.  But what's he really done?  Besides not persuade anyone to build the team a stadium, not persuade fans to attend the games, and having a lot of first-round exits in the playoffs?  Oh, right, Brad Pitt played him in a movie.
     
    I'll hold Beane to the same standard people hold Ryan and other GMs.  Don't show me "value-maximizing" trades.  Show me the ring.
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    old nurse got a reaction from nicksaviking in MLB Trade Rumors - Tomas   
    68 million over the last 7  years netted Santana, Arcia, Vargas, with the promise of Sano, Polanco, Kepler, Thorpe Diaz, et al. There may be 20 that did not work out, but there return.
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    old nurse got a reaction from jharaldson in MLB Trade Rumors - Tomas   
    68 million over the last 7  years netted Santana, Arcia, Vargas, with the promise of Sano, Polanco, Kepler, Thorpe Diaz, et al. There may be 20 that did not work out, but there return.
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    old nurse reacted to nytwinsfan in Trevor Plouffe, Trade Candidate?   
    Two words: Andrew Susac. He is a catcher with both the glove/arm and the bat. Also, he is blocked by Posey in the short to medium run. Meanwhile, while the Twins org seems to have little to no confidence in Pinto behind the plate long term, and Turner's bat is questionable as a starting catcher. I'd rather wait to trade Plouffe until later in the year, but if the Giants would be willing to trade Susac straight up, or even with us throwing in someone else (Pinto or a reliever for instance), I'd absolutely do it.
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