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SwainZag

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  1. I think we probably get a point where some team starts to collect the Luis Arraez type player and flips the narrative on relying on home runs for strikeouts. Obviously it's been the sexy play for the past few years, but how low are teams willing to let batting averages fall and strikeouts rise before it's not worth it anymore?
  2. What other young talent in the last 10 years have the Twins traded away or not signed? I suppose you could mean Rosario, but other than that you have to go back to Hunter and Santana and both of those happened nearly 15 years ago under a completely different front office. I am guessing either the Twins didn't think that Berrios is worth $25M+ per year long term OR they have a good feeling he wants to test free agency regardless and realized this probably is when his value is the highest and pulled the trigger. I am not sure how in the world you can call a 22 year old and the 5th overall pick LAST year who is holding his own in AA in his 1st year in the minor leagues a "failed pick." And for that matter, SWR is only 20 in AA, striking out 13 per 9. His control is a little suspect, but he is a Top 100 guy for a reason. Calling either of these guys failed picks is just crazy.
  3. Not to be too optimistic as the O's are terrible.....but that's 6 outta 7
  4. Very true, but when there are only 2 players on one side of the diamond and 5 on the other, a lot of time you don't need to rocket a ball out there to get on board.
  5. It's just the way the game has changed. You see it once in awhile, but pretty rare to see any hitter change his approach, even when staring at an extreme shift. The same goes with hitting with 2 strikes. I grew up playing you choked up on a 2-strike count and made sure you made contact. Now you seem the same swings on 0-2 as you do on 2-0. With league wide batting averages going down and strikeouts still on the rise you have to assume that we are do for change in philosophy once again. But who knows.
  6. My finger was hovering above the "stop" button on my MLB audio feed before that Ref-ie came down with that one.
  7. Good call, he played 3rd in the 8-5 win against Cleveland....I apparently didn't pay that much attention.
  8. I hate to sound optimistic because opponents were not of high quality...but that's 4 outta 5
  9. Team must have loaded up on Wheaties during that rain delay. They have as many hits in this inning as they had the 7 before the rain.
  10. Reminds me a little of Grady Sizemore, though he didn't start missing major time until he had 3-4 seasons in.
  11. I wasn't exactly sure how to go about the inflation part, so I went with overall inflation instead of top contract inflation.
  12. Celestino has exactly zero PA above A ball. Unless you are going to start punting the season, he has no business being on the Twins right now. At least Larnach has shown success at AA ball, but neither of these guys should be called up right now.
  13. Who should Broxton made the roster over? He is 30 and has a career ML slash line of .209/.286/.388. He hit the ball well in ST, but other than that I don't think he moves the needle much if any. No one is trading a relief worth anything for Cave at this point. That's a pipe dream.
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