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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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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Karbo 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 Dantes929 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 sampleSizeOfOne in What are you excited to see for the remainder of the season?   
    I'm still on board with going 40-10 and just missing out on the wild card by a few games or so.
     
     
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    RedBull34 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in How confident are you in the FO to turn this around?   
    He has a position, it just may not be a great fit for Minnesota.
    But let's not confuse Rooker with Martin. Rooker has no position, Martin maybe isn't a shortstop. Grand Canyon-sized difference there, for sure.
    And while the front office hasn't done themselves any favors by drafting bat-first players, the Ryan regime left them in a bad spot defensively. Kirilloff is decent defensively but at first base, where no one cares much. Arraez is walking wounded. Then there's Sano. Hell, even the likes of Miranda squeeze the corner spots more and they're all products of the previous front office.
    And this is why it's so damned hard to judge a front office in four seasons, doubly so when the cluster**** of 2020 is plopped in the middle. This front office has done themselves so few favors but where does their failure start and the previous regime's failures end? It's bloody hard to say but there sure is a lot of failure going around right now.
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    RedBull34 reacted to prouster in Sign Byron Buxton! (Buxton rejects initial extension offer)   
    Lol, I strongly disagree. 
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    RedBull34 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Sign Byron Buxton! (Buxton rejects initial extension offer)   
    Numbers don't say what I "want" them to say. They say Buxton is an elite level player if he's on the field.
    And I have NOT said Byron Buxton is the best player in baseball. Argue what I've actually said, not what you think I've said.
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    RedBull34 reacted to Brock Beauchamp in Sign Byron Buxton! (Buxton rejects initial extension offer)   
    The numbers tell a very different story.
    Byron Buxton Batting Stats for Years 2019 to 2021
    Year PA G Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary 2019-2021 540 153 25 6 2 26 3 62 6.2 19 81 8.0 .540 .512 5.4 3.1 55 $9,950,000 Average 180 51 8 2 1 9 1 21 2 6 27 2.7     1.8 1.0 18 $3,316,667 Per 650 PA 650 185 31 8 3 32 4 75 8 23 98 9.7 1 1 6.5 3.8 67 $11,976,816 If you're not into WAR, here are his traditional numbers, which are equally eye-popping:
    Byron Buxton Batting Stats for Years 2019 to 2021
    Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB 2019-2021 MIN 153 540 504 88 142 44 4 33 92 21 4 25 129 .282 .322 .581 .903 139 293 5 6 2 3 1 Average 51 180 168 29 47 15 1 11 31 7 1 8 43           98 2 2 1 1 0 per 162 games 163 572 534 94 151 47 5 35 98 23 5 27 137           311 6 7 3 4 2
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    RedBull34 reacted to bean5302 in Sign Byron Buxton! (Buxton rejects initial extension offer)   
    Numbers say what people want them to say. You want them to say Byron Buxton is the best player in baseball based on 3 partial seasons.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Jerr in Nellie Cruz Rakes in First Game for Rays   
    At this point, I hope the Rays win it all simply because Cruz is on the team.  
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from MABB1959 in Nellie Cruz Rakes in First Game for Rays   
    At this point, I hope the Rays win it all simply because Cruz is on the team.  
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Nellie Cruz Rakes in First Game for Rays   
    At this point, I hope the Rays win it all simply because Cruz is on the team.  
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from twinssporto in Nellie Cruz Rakes in First Game for Rays   
    At this point, I hope the Rays win it all simply because Cruz is on the team.  
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from JD Green in Nellie Cruz Rakes in First Game for Rays   
    At this point, I hope the Rays win it all simply because Cruz is on the team.  
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    RedBull34 reacted to strumdatjag in Nellie Cruz Rakes in First Game for Rays   
    I don’t want a “Cruz watch” thread second guessing the trade. Last night, Nelson Cruz hit a homer in his second at bat.   I’d still make the trade and hope his success continues. No second guessing, because he wasn’t going to make a difference for the Twins for the rest of this tough season. He will contribute to success in St Pete.  The Rays’ players are exceedingly positive on Nellie’s presence in the dugout.   Twins fans are not surprised. 
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    RedBull34 reacted to terrydactyls in Your thoughts on the Nelson Cruz trade?   
    Aroldis Chapman
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from mikedialect in Is Max Kepler One of Baseball’s Most Valuable Trade Assets?   
    I concur.  Kirilloff is the 1B of the future.  Sano can just try to see if he can make contact to be the DH next year.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from GV14218 in Is Max Kepler One of Baseball’s Most Valuable Trade Assets?   
    I concur.  Kirilloff is the 1B of the future.  Sano can just try to see if he can make contact to be the DH next year.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Is Max Kepler One of Baseball’s Most Valuable Trade Assets?   
    I concur.  Kirilloff is the 1B of the future.  Sano can just try to see if he can make contact to be the DH next year.
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    RedBull34 got a reaction from roger in Is Max Kepler One of Baseball’s Most Valuable Trade Assets?   
    I concur.  Kirilloff is the 1B of the future.  Sano can just try to see if he can make contact to be the DH next year.
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