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  • Birthday 06/22/1945

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  1. I'm buying myself a Kiriloff jersey. I'm planning on wearing it for a long, long time.
  2. I am a Reusse hater. I hated him back in his Pioneer Press days and he hasn't changed a bit. He mostly writes negatively and takes cheap shots at easy targets. That is considered " lazy" journalism, and in his case it certainly fits.
  3. I love Arraez. Look at his On Base %! over 400. He makes me smile every time he steps up to the plate.
  4. Times have changed and so should the game. Tech advances allow us fans to see where the ball is pitched. This brings justified anger with the umpires calling balls and strikes. Baseball analytics have determined that most pitchers should not try and pitch through the order more than twice. So a multitude of relievers is the result. It is hard for the avid fan to keep track of all the relievers, let alone the casual fan. It used to be, people would say, "Lets go to the game, Ryan is pitching." Now that is a good thing, but we know he'll only pitch 5 or 6 innings and then a bunch of guys we don't know will finish the game, and besides, the umpires can't call balls and strikes right so whats the big deal about baseball anyway? Analytics also have affected where fielders are placed. and the players are too dumb to adjusts. The whole game seems unfair. Too random. Too long. I'd rather stay home and watch 'Survivor' on TV. (I live in California and I watch all the games on TV using MLB.TV, If they let computers call balls and strikes and leave the rest of it alone, the game will adjust. Don't ban the shift. Don't use a clock more than the rules we already have. Get rid of the 10th inning man on 2nd. I remember when they lowered the mound. Maybe we do it again..)
  5. From what I've seen, Celestino is a little luck, a little contact, a little bit 'hitting em where they ain't' and a little bit more luck. I'll take it while it lasts.
  6. I don't hate Gordon in the lineup, but I find that every hit is a surprise (that's not good). Since Gordon has versatility, lets keep him on the roster, but not at the expense of Kiriloff or Larnach (since he's hitting, this year) or Miranda (love him
  7. I think you are showing us that Columbe (with a b) will not continue his current good results unless he gains better control of his pitches. I say, keep him pitching against the bottom of the order guys, but take him out when the top of the order comes to bat.
  8. If they are pitching well now, keep them. If not, senfd them down. This means Thielbar might go down. This means Duffy could be released...nahhh - not going to happen.
  9. I agree with most people. Godoy has to stay until both Sanchez and Jeffers can catch. Celestino needs to play every day in St Paul. Larnach should go down when Kiriloff is ready. The one change I;d like to make is to send down Garlick and bring back Cave. Cave fields better, throws better and hits better even though his at a disadvantage vs lefties.
  10. Right now, only Grey is out, and hopefully he'll be back in the rotation, come summer. Give it another month and we'll know who we don't want to start for us...or we will be having a very happy summer.
  11. I thought Wes was brilliant last year. He had little to work with. Ober got better as the year progressed. Jax was usable, without real good stuff. Ryan did what Ryan does. All this in a terrible year. This year he has more to work with.
  12. I'd hope we can win 3 of 5 games against Det & TB and finish out the month with a + record. I don't remember us doing that once in '21.
  13. Since our pitchers are only pitching 2 times thru the batting order, why not eliminate the poorer performing pitchers and settle on the 4 best? That way Winder can have some help in long relief and perhaps Jhon Duran will get a chance to start. (I love him as a reliever, but I feel he may be too good to be used only in relief. Wouldn't you like to see our best pitchers more often? I understand that this may not be practical for OBer and RYan because of their youth and the desire to protect their arms, but since they are only pitching about 70- 80 innings or so, why not use them more often>
  14. Sano always has slow starts. Nothing new here. He'll heat up as the weather warms up.
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