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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Heiny in From the Soil of Nimrod: Dick Stigman   
    Nimrod was a king of Babylon.  His name literally means "Mighty Hunter".
    Bugs Bunny ironically called Elmer Fudd a "Nimrod" based on the literal translation, in the cartoons, but most kids didn't know that and started using it as an insult.  So the town means "Mighty Hunter".
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from David Youngs in From the Soil of Nimrod: Dick Stigman   
    Nimrod was a king of Babylon.  His name literally means "Mighty Hunter".
    Bugs Bunny ironically called Elmer Fudd a "Nimrod" based on the literal translation, in the cartoons, but most kids didn't know that and started using it as an insult.  So the town means "Mighty Hunter".
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Eris in From the Soil of Nimrod: Dick Stigman   
    Nimrod was a king of Babylon.  His name literally means "Mighty Hunter".
    Bugs Bunny ironically called Elmer Fudd a "Nimrod" based on the literal translation, in the cartoons, but most kids didn't know that and started using it as an insult.  So the town means "Mighty Hunter".
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Seth Stohs in From the Soil of Nimrod: Dick Stigman   
    Nimrod was a king of Babylon.  His name literally means "Mighty Hunter".
    Bugs Bunny ironically called Elmer Fudd a "Nimrod" based on the literal translation, in the cartoons, but most kids didn't know that and started using it as an insult.  So the town means "Mighty Hunter".
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from big dog in Who wants to be the Rays?   
    I mean, as long as the Pirates exist, I can't agree...
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from DocBauer in Who wants to be the Rays?   
    I mean, as long as the Pirates exist, I can't agree...
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from wsnydes in Who wants to be the Rays?   
    I mean, as long as the Pirates exist, I can't agree...
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from chpettit19 in Who wants to be the Rays?   
    I mean, as long as the Pirates exist, I can't agree...
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Sconnie in What Player Made You Fall in Love With the Twins?   
    I didn't move to MN until '99, but didn't get into Twins Baseball until M&M.  Have to say that Morneau was the fav though.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Brock Beauchamp in What Player Made You Fall in Love With the Twins?   
    I didn't move to MN until '99, but didn't get into Twins Baseball until M&M.  Have to say that Morneau was the fav though.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Twins Sign RHP Dylan Bundy   
    Ugh.  This doesnt move the meter for me at all.
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    RedBull34 reacted to terrydactyls in Your Top MLB Rule Change   
    My first rule change would be to eliminate all front offices.  Let the readers of websites like Twins Daily make all the decisions. 
     
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Karbo in Twins Sign RHP Dylan Bundy   
    Ugh.  This doesnt move the meter for me at all.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from glunn in Berrios signs Extension with Blue Jays   
    That cuts deep.
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    RedBull34 reacted to Vanimal46 in Berrios signs Extension with Blue Jays   
    @Tom Froemmingtweeting my feelings this morning… Ugh. 
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    RedBull34 reacted to jmlease1 in Berrios signs Extension with Blue Jays   
    Same. I'm shocked that this is what it took to get it done. Either he suddenly discovered that he really loved it in Toronto, or the Twins were really low-balling him, or there was something about MN he just didn't like but I was 100% convinced he wasn't signing an extension and was going to the free agent market.
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    RedBull34 reacted to gman in Berrios signs Extension with Blue Jays   
    2 things.
    $20mil a year 7 years from now won't look like $20mil a year does now.  Very good #2 pitcher.
    How many pitchers sign 7 year contracts? Berrios is an exception for how how does his off-season training. Hope he avoids Tommy John Surgery.
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    RedBull34 reacted to nicksaviking in Berrios signs Extension with Blue Jays   
    Yeah, this one is going to require an explanation from the organization. 
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    RedBull34 reacted to Vanimal46 in Berrios signs Extension with Blue Jays   
    Who wouldn’t love a warm weather region like Canada? 
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Twins Worst Free Agent Signing Ever?   
    He's not even the worst free-agent signing of this year!  Colome, Happ, and Shoemaker were all worse!
    I doubt he'd even be in the top 50 worst FA signings by the Twins.  It's only a one year deal, it's not like we are talking Albert Pujols or Jacoby Ellsbury.
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    RedBull34 reacted to KirbyDome89 in Twins Worst Free Agent Signing Ever?   
    I wouldn't even rank him as the worst single year, positional player signed by this FO. Logan Morrison anybody?
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    RedBull34 reacted to BD57 in Twins Worst Free Agent Signing Ever?   
    "20/20 hindsight" is pretty weak tea for a critique.
    Simmons was hired to play defense, period.  Darn near everyone thought there was enough offense throughout the rest of the lineup to overcome his weaknesses at the plate.
    Obviously, that's not how it's turned out.  The lineup's been considerably more anemic than was expected (injuries may have something to do with that), and the pitching's been so bad there's reason to doubt offensive performance "as expected" would be enough to overcome it.
    You have a better argument for "The Twins overpaid Kepler when they extended him."  
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    RedBull34 reacted to Dodecahedron in Twins Worst Free Agent Signing Ever?   
    Nishioka had a rude awakening just six games into his major league career, when a certain Yankees player essentially did a hit job on him.  One good thing that came out of that, eventually, was this play contributed to rule changes for sliding into second base.
    From that day on, I suspect Nishioka just wanted to go home.  The only person he had to talk to was his interpreter.  Eventually, he cut his contract short, leaving money on the table, and went home.
    In any case, it's not completely fair to pile it on Nishi.  He played extremely well in the minors before the injury, and he only played 5 games before his New York Welcome™ to the major leagues.  I don't think he was having fun or getting the support he needed after that.
    I would call Byungho Park a bigger failure free agent signing, if we are counting international players.  The Twins signed him because he was smacking impressive home runs off of 86-88 mph fastballs and he was known to be a poor defender.  There was no chance he was going to do well in the majors.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Captain18s in Twins Worst Free Agent Signing Ever?   
    He's not even the worst free-agent signing of this year!  Colome, Happ, and Shoemaker were all worse!
    I doubt he'd even be in the top 50 worst FA signings by the Twins.  It's only a one year deal, it's not like we are talking Albert Pujols or Jacoby Ellsbury.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from jkcarew in Twins Worst Free Agent Signing Ever?   
    He's not even the worst free-agent signing of this year!  Colome, Happ, and Shoemaker were all worse!
    I doubt he'd even be in the top 50 worst FA signings by the Twins.  It's only a one year deal, it's not like we are talking Albert Pujols or Jacoby Ellsbury.
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