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  1. Rec of Blockbuster and Alice's Restaurant (where you can get anything you want, excepting Alice of course).
  2. 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?
  3. Per the article, the batter must be in the batters box by the 8 second point or there is an automatic strike called.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Say what you want about Barnes but he definitely took one for the team. I didn't think Rocco would ever do that.
  7. 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.
  8. Wichita, as a new affiliate, certainly can't complain about a lack of talent. The Twins have done well for them.
  9. Maybe it's time to have Tortuga give sliding lessons. He looked awesome sliding into 1st base last night! LOL
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. If Souhan thinks the Twins really need to keep JD, my reaction is that means the Twins really need to get rid of JD.
  15. Jim Kaat was the sole highlight from this game. Even Dick Bremer had a hard time generating any enthusiasm.
  16. If I could just role it up to the plate I am pretty sure I could get three swing and misses. It would help to have Angel Hernandez calling balls and strikes.
  17. I remember Tom Kelly being asked what can be done to decrease hit batters. His answer was to eliminate the use of all the padding that hitters wear now. He explained that batters stay in the box longer and lean over the plate more because they are not afraid to be hit. I have no idea if that would work, but at a minimum it would open up the inner half of the plate. I will yield to TK as knowing more about baseball than pretty much all of us.
  18. We need to hold our breath on Canterino after he was put on the IL for elbow soreness yesterday.
  19. Watched the game as long as I could, then chose to go for a walk with the Mrs. It was a wise choice.
  20. Celestino seems to be doing well. I wonder how long it will be before he moves to St Paul. I think the Twins need to start putting the Buxton insurance policy closer to home.
  21. If Garlick's groin issue persists I can see him on the IL when Buxton returns. Things like that seem to magically happen every year.
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