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  1. I had to laugh at the article. Yankees catcher McCann was the biggest voice against the clock. He also is the slowest batter in MLB. He also as the Yankees catcher controls the speed of his pitchers. It figures that he would be the no-no leader. Of note also, is that the change would require the MLBPA to agree to it. What are the odds of that happening?
  2. Per the article, the batter must be in the batters box by the 8 second point or there is an automatic strike called.
  3. I am in a bind. My wife's two favorite players still on the Twins are Kepler and Tortuga. This could be a rough off-season.
  4. I know it is an often stated question here, but why the heck is Simmons still starting at SS? He won't (or shouldn't?) be here next year. Gordon looks like a passable utility player. He should be getting innings.
  5. Say what you want about Barnes but he definitely took one for the team. I didn't think Rocco would ever do that.
  6. Simmons is definitely a talented SS but seems to drift off occasionally and not be in the game. I would like to see Gordon get some SS time to see if he is capable. I suspect he probably isn't or at least does not have the strength to play SS for the long haul.
  7. Wichita, as a new affiliate, certainly can't complain about a lack of talent. The Twins have done well for them.
  8. Maybe it's time to have Tortuga give sliding lessons. He looked awesome sliding into 1st base last night! LOL
  9. I would cautiously add Rooker to that list as a promise to come. He is hitting well at this point. If he can keep the K's down, he would be a valuable DH/OF.
  10. I am getting cautiously optimistic for Rooker. Watching his stats while with the Saints was frustrating (for us and I am sure for him). He seems to be looking better since rejoining the Twins. It sure would be a bonus if he was able to at least partially fill the whole left with the Cruz trade.
  11. I really think you have to almost throw out the first five years. For whatever reason it just took Buxton a longer time to develop his hitting. Because of injuries it is a SSS but he appears to have it finally put it together. Trading him now would be selling very low. If the owners statement is true that they have the money to sign Buxton and Berrios, then do it and move on. If he continues to get hurt he is still worth more than Donaldson IMO.
  12. I know I am not a pitching savant but watching Alcala last night was interesting. It looked to me (from the camera angles we had) that there was hardly any movement on his fastball. Big league hitters will feast if that is the case.
  13. If Souhan thinks the Twins really need to keep JD, my reaction is that means the Twins really need to get rid of JD.
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