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    h2oface got a reaction from In My La Z boy in Eddie Rosario   
    Call it what you want. The Braves and Eddie did all the things the stat guys would say not to do last night, AND IT WORKED! That is what counts. Spirit wins over bookworming. I loved it. That was some exciting baseball. 
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    h2oface got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Eddie Rosario   
    Call it what you want. The Braves and Eddie did all the things the stat guys would say not to do last night, AND IT WORKED! That is what counts. Spirit wins over bookworming. I loved it. That was some exciting baseball. 
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    h2oface got a reaction from Rigby in Eddie Rosario   
    Call it what you want. The Braves and Eddie did all the things the stat guys would say not to do last night, AND IT WORKED! That is what counts. Spirit wins over bookworming. I loved it. That was some exciting baseball. 
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    h2oface got a reaction from cHawk in Eddie Rosario   
    Call it what you want. The Braves and Eddie did all the things the stat guys would say not to do last night, AND IT WORKED! That is what counts. Spirit wins over bookworming. I loved it. That was some exciting baseball. 
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    h2oface got a reaction from Crackedfungo in Eddie Rosario   
    Call it what you want. The Braves and Eddie did all the things the stat guys would say not to do last night, AND IT WORKED! That is what counts. Spirit wins over bookworming. I loved it. That was some exciting baseball. 
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    h2oface got a reaction from tony&rodney in Eddie Rosario   
    Call it what you want. The Braves and Eddie did all the things the stat guys would say not to do last night, AND IT WORKED! That is what counts. Spirit wins over bookworming. I loved it. That was some exciting baseball. 
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    h2oface reacted to Otto von Ballpark in Eddie Rosario   
    Most famously, Rosario hit a 2-run HR in the first inning of the 2017 AL Wild Card game vs NY. He drew a walk in the third inning too, as part of a rally that tied the game before we let it slip away again.
    2019 ALDS, Rosario was effective overall at the plate but we were unable to capitalize. He went 0-for-5 in game 1 and stranded a few runners. GIDP in his first PA of game 2; by his second PA single, the Twins already trailed 8-0. Game 3, he collected a leadoff double and single with a runner on base but was stranded both times. Then he led off the 8th with a HR to get us on the board and cut the deficit to 3-1; sadly, we'd go on to lose 5-1.
    Maybe Rosario purposely avoided the home run in the 8th for Atlanta last night, feeling a single and a series of dramatic advancements would better spark a rally.
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    h2oface reacted to Crackedfungo in Eddie Rosario   
    With all 'due respect' to Admin, this is a 'tree vs. forest' response.  There is a negative side.  You never waste assets when you have a chance to make something out of them.  We ARE happy for Eddie.  There is also the negative Twins Mgmt. side mentioned above (lost asset for ZERO), in addition to freeing up funds to sign some incredibly crappy pitchers; Happ ($8MM), and Shoemaker ($2MM) - both FAR below replacement level.  When you add Cave at $1MM, Colomb at $5.6MM, and Refs/Garlick at a combined $1.3MM - just a poor use of salary/performance ($17.9MM) - a idiotic 'wing and a prayer' approach, versus rewarding a previously performing player in his prime vs. 'not anymore's' and 'never were's.'   If you are in a business, which the Twins are certainly run as, you do NOT piss away assets for nothing, and then redeploy this capital in some incredibly LOW PERFORMING assets.  Your comment is 'Terry Ryan-esque' - dump a known performer for multiple dumpster fires that lost games for you (which total twice as much investment).  These dregs caused the extreme ineptitude in the first two months of the season that sealed the Twins fate for the balance of the year - prove me wrong.  We will see if Gant for Happ returns enough to validate any of this idiocy.  Additionally, do NOT underestimate the bench value of Rosario.  He and Cruz seemed to bring a great vibe into the clubhouse.
     
    As for the NLDS OPS, the playoffs are still going on.  Rosario had a hit in every game in the NLDS - which Twin has had a hit in every game of ANY series lately?  Rosario also batted .300 in one of our playoff series, and in one qualifying game.  He did go 0-7 in the last playoff run, which meant he was hit-less in a total of TWO games, whereas he has hit in SIX straight playoff games this year, and has AT LEAST one hit in THREE OUT OF FOUR of the Twins playoff (or qualifying) games in 2017 and 2019.  In short, he has hits in NINE out of TWELVE of the last playoff (or qualifying) games.  By any measure, that is CLUTCH (particularly compared to the Twins woeful hitting performance).  Mauer (your comparison) did not fare as well - career .262 BA and .597 OPS vs, Rosario at .263 BA and .900 OPS.  Again, your summary post analysis (using stats you referenced) is WAY OFF.  Lastly, Mauer also had several more hit-less games than Rosario (and was never paid 1/2 the salary).  The truth hurts, stats bear this out, and so does 'on field performance.'
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    h2oface reacted to Crackedfungo in Eddie Rosario   
    A 'Bad Allocation of resources' is depending on a Rookie that has been perpetually injured since HS (and is deemed to be a 1B masquerading in OF) and/or a collection of stiffs at a combined -.9 WAR (Cave, Refs, and Garlick) to replace a career 1.7 WAR player, then reallocating any salary (plus $8MM more) for 3 pitchers (Happ, Shoemaker,  and Colomb), who produced a combined -4.3 WAR (nevermind that we did not 'get' anything in a direct exchange for Rosario.  There is no logical way to argue this point.  That is a variance of -6.1 WAR (factoring Rosario's 2020 WAR), or -6.9 WAR (factoring his career WAR; omitting the COVID year).    These 'salary redistribution below replacement' hacks lost more than a dozen games for the Twins (almost single-handedly).  This is one of the MAJOR reasons why the Twins tanked this year:  e.g. what the Twins did with the Rosario money?  They 'leveraged it' into  -6.1 to -6.9 WAR at double the cost; an offense that should get a GM fired.
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    h2oface reacted to tony&rodney in Eddie Rosario   
    Water, Over the dam. Sanity tonic:
    1.) Tune in and enjoy every Rosario at bat this post season - hope for continual heroics.
    2.) Surly Furious, stop at two ... or three.
    3.) Be happy that Rosario was a Twin but don't begrudge the past.
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    h2oface reacted to MABB1959 in Eddie Rosario   
    I loved watching him bafoo's and all.  I like players that go all out every time they play.  Rosario, Escobar, Austidillo, Buxton, Sano, Cruz, Suzuki, Berrios to name a few.  There is more to baseball than just stats if you really love and enjoy watching a game.  They certainly could have afforded to pay Rosario 9 million instead of going CHEAP with Cave.   
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    h2oface reacted to Crackedfungo in Eddie Rosario   
    And, Rosario wins a huge game for ATL.  Four hits.  GW RBI, and rally starting run with one of the best slides I have ever seen.  Yes, we could have used him (or got something for him).  He is what he is......a spark plug, and a WINNER.
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    h2oface got a reaction from Mike Sixel in One Fan's Opinion: Rooker is Ready   
    So many other teams have players that are 22 and 23 staring in the show........ and we are hoping someone who will be 27 selected 35th overall is finally ready.  I try to find the positive, here, but it is difficult.
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    h2oface reacted to Mike Sixel in 2021 Season Thread   
    Two years too late for me. 
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    h2oface reacted to cHawk in 2021 Season Thread   
    Zimmer can’t be fired fast enough!
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    h2oface got a reaction from Strombomb in Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?   
    He has been GREAT for his stint on the Braves since the trade. Playoff bound, and on a hot streak. Will it last? I hope so. 
    Some say that once a player is traded they are dead to them. I find, these days, with the way players are dealt, that my team is full of stangers. I compare it to a house and a home. The players make it a home, and the team is just the house. When my team (and it is the "thing" all around the league) always gets rid of their best and/or fan favorite players to make the team better, maybe, down the road, maybe, the home becomes a house, and more something that I force myself to be fond of, even though the family has been gutted by execs that were never fans of the team, and are only here for the money and the job, really.
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    h2oface got a reaction from Sconnie in Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?   
    Chargois and Enns hold down the ninth for the team with the best record in the AL, Tampa Bay, tonight. Chargois comes in after Robertson had given up 2 runs to Toronto on a double, homer and a walk (score now 6-4 Tampa), and inherits one runner on first, gets a fly out by Bichette and strikes out Hernandez, but then gives up a single to Jansen and walks Gurriel to load the bases, and Enns comes in with the bases sacked and 2 outs, inheriting 3 runners, goes 3-0 to Valera and then gets 2 high out of zone called strikes (Jays were PISSED as the bases should have still been loaded, with the score 6-5 now), and a foul, and a 3rd called strike just in zone middle outside edge. Enns and Tampa were definitely aided by bad calls, but it was fun to watch, especially since I had no skin in the game. But another example of the plate umpire drastically affecting the outcome of the important game. 
    Enns and Chargois both looking toward the playoffs. Lucky them.
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    h2oface got a reaction from Danchat in Game Thread: Twins vs. Blue Jays 9/23 6:40 PM CT   
    I love the Twins playing well and beating the Jays, but we are really helping the Damn Yankees to get into the playoffs....... not so fond of that.
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    h2oface got a reaction from downunder twins fan in Game Thread: Twins vs. Blue Jays 9/23 6:40 PM CT   
    I love the Twins playing well and beating the Jays, but we are really helping the Damn Yankees to get into the playoffs....... not so fond of that.
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    h2oface reacted to VivaBomboRivera! in Best current Twins Jersey   
    Who else besides me did not know that the starting pitchers pick the days colors?  How long have I been following this ball club?

    😳
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    h2oface reacted to Nine of twelve in Best current Twins Jersey   
    My favorite jersey does not currently exist. The best home uniform, which should be worn 81 times every regular season, is the cream pinstripes of the original team except that the very ugly 1960's script would be supplanted by the 2010-vintage "Twins" script that is currently used on the white pajama home uniforms.
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    h2oface got a reaction from Sconnie in Game Thread "Jack" Twins at Cubs 6:40pm cdt 9/21/2021 ad   
    Man, Sano, those first two 89 mph fastballs were your pitches, and you didn't even offer. Perfect pitches to crush. Bat on the shoulder for all three..... SMH
    Let the little man show you how to swing. GORDON!
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    h2oface reacted to Rosterman in A 32-Year-Old Rookie, Twins Promote Drew Maggi   
    So sad he didn't get in a game, although he still is on the 40-man (and getting an increased paycheck for the final two weeks in St. Paul). 
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    h2oface got a reaction from LastOnePicked in Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?   
    Chargois and Enns hold down the ninth for the team with the best record in the AL, Tampa Bay, tonight. Chargois comes in after Robertson had given up 2 runs to Toronto on a double, homer and a walk (score now 6-4 Tampa), and inherits one runner on first, gets a fly out by Bichette and strikes out Hernandez, but then gives up a single to Jansen and walks Gurriel to load the bases, and Enns comes in with the bases sacked and 2 outs, inheriting 3 runners, goes 3-0 to Valera and then gets 2 high out of zone called strikes (Jays were PISSED as the bases should have still been loaded, with the score 6-5 now), and a foul, and a 3rd called strike just in zone middle outside edge. Enns and Tampa were definitely aided by bad calls, but it was fun to watch, especially since I had no skin in the game. But another example of the plate umpire drastically affecting the outcome of the important game. 
    Enns and Chargois both looking toward the playoffs. Lucky them.
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    h2oface got a reaction from LastOnePicked in Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?   
    He has been GREAT for his stint on the Braves since the trade. Playoff bound, and on a hot streak. Will it last? I hope so. 
    Some say that once a player is traded they are dead to them. I find, these days, with the way players are dealt, that my team is full of stangers. I compare it to a house and a home. The players make it a home, and the team is just the house. When my team (and it is the "thing" all around the league) always gets rid of their best and/or fan favorite players to make the team better, maybe, down the road, maybe, the home becomes a house, and more something that I force myself to be fond of, even though the family has been gutted by execs that were never fans of the team, and are only here for the money and the job, really.
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