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    Thegrin got a reaction from mikelink45 in How good are we?   
    This is a wonderful evaluation. This means that we can sneak up on folks at the beginning of the season.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from wabene in Here's Why the Twins Haven't Gone Hard After Pitching   
    I don't look at this as a rebuild. This is a chance to find out who has the ability and temperament to be a Big League pitcher. If this is the way the Twins do it,, this should be a fascinating year.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Hunter48 in Here's Why the Twins Haven't Gone Hard After Pitching   
    I don't look at this as a rebuild. This is a chance to find out who has the ability and temperament to be a Big League pitcher. If this is the way the Twins do it,, this should be a fascinating year.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from gman in Here's Why the Twins Haven't Gone Hard After Pitching   
    I don't look at this as a rebuild. This is a chance to find out who has the ability and temperament to be a Big League pitcher. If this is the way the Twins do it,, this should be a fascinating year.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Nick Nelson in Here's Why the Twins Haven't Gone Hard After Pitching   
    I don't look at this as a rebuild. This is a chance to find out who has the ability and temperament to be a Big League pitcher. If this is the way the Twins do it,, this should be a fascinating year.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from RpR in What Happened to Trevor Larnach?   
    This was an interesting read.  Personally, I have given up on Larnach. It would be nice to be wrong about him. 2022 will say alot.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from TheLeviathan in Would you sign Andrelton Simmons to a one-year, $5m contract?   
    Sure. Nothing is sillier than watching Simmons at bat.  Like Benny Hill playing baseball.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from glunn in Oliva and Kaat elected to National Baseball Hall Of Fame   
    My heart leaped at the news. This is wonderful news.  I am so happy that these two should finally receive this well deserved honor. Congratulations.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Longdistancetwins in Oliva and Kaat elected to National Baseball Hall Of Fame   
    My heart leaped at the news. This is wonderful news.  I am so happy that these two should finally receive this well deserved honor. Congratulations.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Oliva and Kaat elected to National Baseball Hall Of Fame   
    My heart leaped at the news. This is wonderful news.  I am so happy that these two should finally receive this well deserved honor. Congratulations.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from RpR in Projecting Minnesota’s 2025 Line-Up   
    Forget Larnach.  If he is brought up by the Twins again, I expect he will prove he cannot hit Major League pitching and will be gone forever.  Don't give up on Kepler. If he hits well in 2022, he'll  probably be a Twin in 2025.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Hunter48 in Offseason Status Update: 40-Man Shuffling, Missed Opportunities   
    Who says Cave is unpopular? Granted, last year was not his best, but a lot of players had bad seasons for a lot of reasons.  When Cave is mentioned I think of his many good catches, accurate throws and timely hits that have helped the Twins to victory.  Just because you don't like Cave, don't assume that feeling is universally shared.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from RpR in Offseason Status Update: 40-Man Shuffling, Missed Opportunities   
    Who says Cave is unpopular? Granted, last year was not his best, but a lot of players had bad seasons for a lot of reasons.  When Cave is mentioned I think of his many good catches, accurate throws and timely hits that have helped the Twins to victory.  Just because you don't like Cave, don't assume that feeling is universally shared.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from glunn in Oliva and Kaat Running Out of Chances to Make the Hall   
    Of the players listed above I would rank Tony Oliva first, then Richie Allen and finally Maury Wills.  I would not rank Kaat as one of the top players.  Oliva was robbed by his injuries. At the end he would come to bat with his knee wrapped and you could see the bulge from the bleachers, where I sat.  He practically had to hit a double to make it to first base.  It was sad to see, yet magnificent at the same time.  Tony Oliva definitely deserves to be in the HoF. 
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Mark G in Oliva and Kaat Running Out of Chances to Make the Hall   
    Of the players listed above I would rank Tony Oliva first, then Richie Allen and finally Maury Wills.  I would not rank Kaat as one of the top players.  Oliva was robbed by his injuries. At the end he would come to bat with his knee wrapped and you could see the bulge from the bleachers, where I sat.  He practically had to hit a double to make it to first base.  It was sad to see, yet magnificent at the same time.  Tony Oliva definitely deserves to be in the HoF. 
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    Thegrin got a reaction from RpR in Oliva and Kaat Running Out of Chances to Make the Hall   
    Of the players listed above I would rank Tony Oliva first, then Richie Allen and finally Maury Wills.  I would not rank Kaat as one of the top players.  Oliva was robbed by his injuries. At the end he would come to bat with his knee wrapped and you could see the bulge from the bleachers, where I sat.  He practically had to hit a double to make it to first base.  It was sad to see, yet magnificent at the same time.  Tony Oliva definitely deserves to be in the HoF. 
  17. Yikes, Bro
    Thegrin got a reaction from beckmt in Minnesota Needs to Outbid for an Ace   
    Bah Humbug.  A pitcher calculating the advantages of joining the Twins wants:
    -A ballpark which makes it difficult to get extra base hits and/or home runs,
    -A defensive team that a pitcher can reasonably expect to prevent excess run scoring,
    -A relief corps that can be expected to hold a lead.
    Looking at last year, we have a pitcher favorable ballpark, but we had a terrible defense and for the most part of the season, a terrible bullpen.
    This leaves the Twins a less than desirable landing place for a quality starter, looking for a home, even if the Twins offer the most money.
    I would be suspicious of any "top" pitcher that wants to join the Twins.  Bah Humbug. 
  18. Yikes, Bro
    Thegrin got a reaction from DocBauer in Minnesota Needs to Outbid for an Ace   
    Bah Humbug.  A pitcher calculating the advantages of joining the Twins wants:
    -A ballpark which makes it difficult to get extra base hits and/or home runs,
    -A defensive team that a pitcher can reasonably expect to prevent excess run scoring,
    -A relief corps that can be expected to hold a lead.
    Looking at last year, we have a pitcher favorable ballpark, but we had a terrible defense and for the most part of the season, a terrible bullpen.
    This leaves the Twins a less than desirable landing place for a quality starter, looking for a home, even if the Twins offer the most money.
    I would be suspicious of any "top" pitcher that wants to join the Twins.  Bah Humbug. 
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    Thegrin got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Minnesota Needs to Outbid for an Ace   
    Bah Humbug.  A pitcher calculating the advantages of joining the Twins wants:
    -A ballpark which makes it difficult to get extra base hits and/or home runs,
    -A defensive team that a pitcher can reasonably expect to prevent excess run scoring,
    -A relief corps that can be expected to hold a lead.
    Looking at last year, we have a pitcher favorable ballpark, but we had a terrible defense and for the most part of the season, a terrible bullpen.
    This leaves the Twins a less than desirable landing place for a quality starter, looking for a home, even if the Twins offer the most money.
    I would be suspicious of any "top" pitcher that wants to join the Twins.  Bah Humbug. 
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Melissa77 in Minnesota Needs to Outbid for an Ace   
    Bah Humbug.  A pitcher calculating the advantages of joining the Twins wants:
    -A ballpark which makes it difficult to get extra base hits and/or home runs,
    -A defensive team that a pitcher can reasonably expect to prevent excess run scoring,
    -A relief corps that can be expected to hold a lead.
    Looking at last year, we have a pitcher favorable ballpark, but we had a terrible defense and for the most part of the season, a terrible bullpen.
    This leaves the Twins a less than desirable landing place for a quality starter, looking for a home, even if the Twins offer the most money.
    I would be suspicious of any "top" pitcher that wants to join the Twins.  Bah Humbug. 
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Major League Ready in Will the Twins Consider a Nelson Cruz Reunion?   
    I hope the NL adds the DH. This means we can trade (or give away) Donaldson and make room for Garver/Sano to be our DH. This means that the Twins will NOT bring back Cruz (even though he is my wife's favorite player). Oh well. Sometimes wives need to be disappointed for the good of the team.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Karbo in Scouting Twins Prospects: Gilberto Celestino   
    I found little to complain about when he was in the field.  He obviously adjusted well to better pitching in St. Paul. Lets hope the Twins don't trade Buxton. Lets hope they don't have to rely on Celestino in '22. Lets hope they can stay with Celestino until he matures as a hitter. (lets hope Celestino doesn't turn out like the typical Cleveland center fielder.)
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    Thegrin got a reaction from Mark G in 4 Plausible Developments That Would Dramatically Alter the Twins' Fortunes   
    I think the Twins have 3 chances for a good result in '22. Ober, Ober & Ober.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from RpR in 4 Plausible Developments That Would Dramatically Alter the Twins' Fortunes   
    I think the Twins have 3 chances for a good result in '22. Ober, Ober & Ober.
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    Thegrin got a reaction from SF Twins Fan in Who Can the Twins Deal?   
    I think it all depends on their decision on Buxton. Buxton clearly is not ready to sign anything other than a high contract. If the Twins decide to keep him for one more season, then I wouldn't expect any of our key players to be traded. If they deal Buxton in the off-season then I expect Kepler, Sano, Donaldson & perhaps even Polanco to be traded.  Miranda, Celestino and perhaps Austin Martin can be brought up to fill the gaps.
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