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  1. Last place in the worst division in baseball, the Comedy Central. Thankfully it will be over soon.
  2. Funny, this article produced the opposite affect from readers than it should have. Because readers wanted to make a point that Simmons isn't the absolute worst free agent, they ended up sticking up for him, making excuses for him. He is dreadful and shouldn't have been signed. But the real crime is that we didn't cut him loose many moons ago. That's on the team management and not on him. This move also forced Arraez out of position that didn't really work well. And this was SUPPOSED to help the defense.
  3. I read most of the comments on this article. I am really choking on the praise of Terry Ryan. People really forgot how awful he was. I think it is similar to the fact that terrible ex-presidents have their approval ratings go up over time. Those interviews of him on the radio made me sick. His over-the-top arrogance was really sickening. It was like, "how dare you challenge anything I say?" He thought of himself as some baseball god. Like I said, over time, people forget. As far as the current front office is concerned, they'd get poor grades from free agent signings, roster management, pitching development, and more. But their worst sin is the hiring of Rocco. The readers won't agree with me but I'm telling you, you will in another year or two. Instead of making excuses for him, they will see what I, my family and friends have seen for a while now. He is clueless and the worst manager we've had since Ray Miller.
  4. How this type of play (regardless of the player) doesn't reflect on the manager, I don't know. There's plenty of people on this site that will stick up for Rocco but their rationale for doing so is getting weaker by the day.
  5. Can we get rid of Simmons yet? He's just so bad.
  6. And the Turtle can't catch and hit better than Rortvedt? Rocco never gave him a real chance at catcher, the only position that would have given him some stability on the team. Hope you enjoy the sub .200 BA's.
  7. The season has been over for a long time. The dream of 2019 being the baseline of performance expectations is laughably gone. They have a bad ball club. Period. When you have players that another team wouldn't even take if you paid the salary, says a lot. Since the season is lost already, seeing what you have and planning for the future should be the primary objective. It drives me crazy that we are wasting all these at bats (and pitch-innings) on players that won't be with the Twins next year or certainly won't be part of our needed rebuild. These evaluation at bats are one of the few assets we have left. We are wasting them on duds like Sano and Simmons. I think a new manager is necessary (I could list 50 reasons) for the rebuild too but that is another discussion. When Cruz is traded and we immediately lose 30 percent of our offense, perhaps then the readers of this site will see tweaking the roster a little bit is not much of a plan forward. Like the saying goes, drastic times call for drastic measures. I would like to see a sense of urgency. This team is a complete mess. I would like my kids to witness at least one playoff win before I die.
  8. I am the only one foolish enough to watch this crappy game? Soon, there will be more discussion about trades than the games themselves.
  9. I still think 100 loss season is possible. If that's what it will take to get rid of Rocco, I'm OK with it. The Twins are A LONG distance away from winning a playoff game. And if you keep Rocco, that long distance becomes NEVER.
  10. I would be sad if we keep him. I've watched the majority of the games. His arm sucks. He makes a lot of mistakes that don't show up in the stats like dropping cutoff throws. Plus his baserunning is terrible. Hard to believe some stats show him to be solid at SS. That is not how I'd describe him. He is not part of the future. He is instead, just a part of a losing ball club. Give the reps to someone else that might have a future with us. Not a fan.
  11. 100 loss season is still in play. Please fire Rocco. Please... Our family watched the game and we all laughed when Colome gave up the predictable bomb. Way to take us out of the game Rocco. We also laughed when Rocco called on Sano K King to pinch hit with again, predictable results. It is so pathetic that all you can do is laugh. And I agree with the clown car music comment.
  12. Now that nearly everyone on this site is agreeing that there will be no great turn-around this season, it's time to look forward to the changes that will be necessary to be competitive in a few years. This includes firing Rocco. There is almost nothing he does well. I am tired of all the excuses people make for him, including injuries and bad luck. If they do not fire him, do you honestly think next year will be better, even with some different players?
  13. I hope not. I enjoy watching his at bats even when he is struggling, compared to most of the Twins. However, if true, it would be sad and just more evidence that the team won't be competitive for quite some time.
  14. Just ask yourself, what could you get in return if the Twins trade Sano? The answer is not much at all. And that is your answer on his supposed value. How many more years will we have to debate this? I will admit, in 2019, he had a great year. But so did almost everybody on the team. It was a fluky year. When the last game is played in 2021, Sano's stats are going to show an overall poor season. It was predictable.
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