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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Murph in Correa for Soto???   
    Obviously no way that is happening.  The main reason we got Correa was because his agent, Scott Boras, contacted the Twins.  Not the other way around.  But the Twins DID elect to sign Correa.  As it is currently turning out I'm not sure it was for the best.  After all if the FO refuses to invest in major league pitching what good does Correa do?  Yes the team is 3 games in first place.  Without the regular implosion of the bullpen, and with a superstar at short Twins should be 8-10 games in front.  Soto is likely going to a big market team.  My guess the Dodgers or Cardinals.  It's also possible the Yankees could sweep in but the asking price is very high.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Pitch Framing - Real or Fake Measurement   
    I absolutely hate " pitch framing ".  I think it's unprofessional and demeaning to the home plate umpire.  And believe me I'm no fan of major league home plate umpires.  I've talked to college and high school umpires that don't like it either.  Some of them have told me that if the catcher is "pulling" pitches in the strike zone it only proves the pitch is a ball.  I've been told and have seen in the past that a catcher is more likely to get a questionable close pitch if he holds glove steady and pitcher hits the glove.  Ball and strikes are difficult.  I am not in favor of computerized ball and strike calling.  I am in favor of getting rid of pitch framing and it's stats.  Also shame on the umpires that are fooled by these catchers.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Bring on the kids   
    Donaldson was a good signing.  He has delivered pretty much what was expected of him.  And he has missed much less time due to injury than the great Byron Buxton.  I think it interesting that the Minnesota sports fan gets made at Players signed to big contracts around here.  Although KAT at 31.5 mil doesn't get it as much.  Somehow people get upset and blame the player for signing for so much money.  Then blame him for everything that is wrong with the team.  Like it's their fault the team gave him so much money that their isn't much left for anyone else.  Look at the crap Cousins takes with the Vikings.  Is it his fault they had the 30 the ranked defense or the 28 the ranked offensive line?  Just be leery if what you wish for.  Inexpensive inexperienced players can lead to just a poor team.  In the Twins position relying on the massive inexperience in pitching will lead to another bottom finish.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Sirhamless in Bring on the kids   
    Donaldson was a good signing.  He has delivered pretty much what was expected of him.  And he has missed much less time due to injury than the great Byron Buxton.  I think it interesting that the Minnesota sports fan gets made at Players signed to big contracts around here.  Although KAT at 31.5 mil doesn't get it as much.  Somehow people get upset and blame the player for signing for so much money.  Then blame him for everything that is wrong with the team.  Like it's their fault the team gave him so much money that their isn't much left for anyone else.  Look at the crap Cousins takes with the Vikings.  Is it his fault they had the 30 the ranked defense or the 28 the ranked offensive line?  Just be leery if what you wish for.  Inexpensive inexperienced players can lead to just a poor team.  In the Twins position relying on the massive inexperience in pitching will lead to another bottom finish.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Hunter48 in Bring on the kids   
    Donaldson was a good signing.  He has delivered pretty much what was expected of him.  And he has missed much less time due to injury than the great Byron Buxton.  I think it interesting that the Minnesota sports fan gets made at Players signed to big contracts around here.  Although KAT at 31.5 mil doesn't get it as much.  Somehow people get upset and blame the player for signing for so much money.  Then blame him for everything that is wrong with the team.  Like it's their fault the team gave him so much money that their isn't much left for anyone else.  Look at the crap Cousins takes with the Vikings.  Is it his fault they had the 30 the ranked defense or the 28 the ranked offensive line?  Just be leery if what you wish for.  Inexpensive inexperienced players can lead to just a poor team.  In the Twins position relying on the massive inexperience in pitching will lead to another bottom finish.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Mark G in Bring on the kids   
    Donaldson was a good signing.  He has delivered pretty much what was expected of him.  And he has missed much less time due to injury than the great Byron Buxton.  I think it interesting that the Minnesota sports fan gets made at Players signed to big contracts around here.  Although KAT at 31.5 mil doesn't get it as much.  Somehow people get upset and blame the player for signing for so much money.  Then blame him for everything that is wrong with the team.  Like it's their fault the team gave him so much money that their isn't much left for anyone else.  Look at the crap Cousins takes with the Vikings.  Is it his fault they had the 30 the ranked defense or the 28 the ranked offensive line?  Just be leery if what you wish for.  Inexpensive inexperienced players can lead to just a poor team.  In the Twins position relying on the massive inexperience in pitching will lead to another bottom finish.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Minny505 in Bring on the kids   
    Donaldson was a good signing.  He has delivered pretty much what was expected of him.  And he has missed much less time due to injury than the great Byron Buxton.  I think it interesting that the Minnesota sports fan gets made at Players signed to big contracts around here.  Although KAT at 31.5 mil doesn't get it as much.  Somehow people get upset and blame the player for signing for so much money.  Then blame him for everything that is wrong with the team.  Like it's their fault the team gave him so much money that their isn't much left for anyone else.  Look at the crap Cousins takes with the Vikings.  Is it his fault they had the 30 the ranked defense or the 28 the ranked offensive line?  Just be leery if what you wish for.  Inexpensive inexperienced players can lead to just a poor team.  In the Twins position relying on the massive inexperience in pitching will lead to another bottom finish.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from RpR in Bring on the kids   
    Donaldson was a good signing.  He has delivered pretty much what was expected of him.  And he has missed much less time due to injury than the great Byron Buxton.  I think it interesting that the Minnesota sports fan gets made at Players signed to big contracts around here.  Although KAT at 31.5 mil doesn't get it as much.  Somehow people get upset and blame the player for signing for so much money.  Then blame him for everything that is wrong with the team.  Like it's their fault the team gave him so much money that their isn't much left for anyone else.  Look at the crap Cousins takes with the Vikings.  Is it his fault they had the 30 the ranked defense or the 28 the ranked offensive line?  Just be leery if what you wish for.  Inexpensive inexperienced players can lead to just a poor team.  In the Twins position relying on the massive inexperience in pitching will lead to another bottom finish.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Greglw3 in Danny Duffy for the Twins.   
    If and when this ridiculous lockout/ work stoppage ends it sure figures to be a long losing season if the pitching staff isn't significantly upgraded.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from gunnarthor in Mid-Offseason Reflection and Grade   
    At this point I give them an F+.  Sure they signed Buxton.  That doesn't improve the team as he was already on the roster.  If this winds up being what we are left with it's going to be an aweful summer of baseball.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Danielspr in Danny Duffy for the Twins.   
    If and when this ridiculous lockout/ work stoppage ends it sure figures to be a long losing season if the pitching staff isn't significantly upgraded.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Danielspr in Bundy Signing Isn’t from the Same Old Twins   
    This IS a "deal from the same cloth".  That is what frustrates Twins fans.  It's the same old crap year after year.  They better plan on signing a couple of real pitchers.  Currently we do not have any real major league starters.  If this is what they leave for a starting rotation, start counting the losses to add over 100. That's if they come back and if there are enough fans left that still care.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from MGM4706 in Bundy Signing Isn’t from the Same Old Twins   
    This IS a "deal from the same cloth".  That is what frustrates Twins fans.  It's the same old crap year after year.  They better plan on signing a couple of real pitchers.  Currently we do not have any real major league starters.  If this is what they leave for a starting rotation, start counting the losses to add over 100. That's if they come back and if there are enough fans left that still care.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Baldelli: Pros/Cons and what I think about his future with the Twins   
    Not sure how Baldelli can be labeled a players manager.  Too much laptop managing.  Also the way he mishandled Gordon especially early on was disgraceful.  His refusal to get Maggi in for his major league debut in an otherwise meaningless series was inexcusable.  And how about his handling of Shoemaker?  On his last game for the Twins he left him out there as he was getting blasted embarrassing him and the Twins.  I think he totally mishandles players.  But I'm for giving him some more time.  Let's put the blame squarely where it belongs: ownership and the Front Office.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Did Nick Gordon Do Enough?   
    To me Gordon deserves a spot on the club.  They way they have jerked him around all year he did whatever they needed and did it well.  Unfortunately the Twins have a reputation for not treating their young players fair.  They leave them dangle in the minors for years then USE that person for their own benefits.  You don't USE players you develop them and promote them
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Mark G in My plan for the 2022 Twins (first edition)   
    The Twins sure put themselves in a tough spot.  They really messed up the pitching staff and yet I'm worried they will return to dollar store replacements.  But if they use very inexperienced starting pitchers you can bank on a 90-100 loss season in 2022 and beyond a couple of years.  We have a hole slew of "can't miss" pitching prospects.  Or is it suspects?  Anyway we better hope at least a couple pan out.  Or we may think 2021 was a good season.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Mark G in Non-tendering Taylor Rogers Would Be a Huge Mistake   
    I totally agree that we need to keep Rogers for all of the above mentioned reasons.  But who knows what the current "brain trust" will do.  As to worrying about the payroll budget, who knows what that is?  Because these signings fit into our fantasy baseball budget doesn't mean it will with Twins.  People on here talk about a 150 million payroll.  That would be nice.  But how do we know that?  What if the payroll is reduced to 90-100 mil?  Then what?  I have no clue which way twins will go.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from tony&rodney in Non-tendering Taylor Rogers Would Be a Huge Mistake   
    I totally agree that we need to keep Rogers for all of the above mentioned reasons.  But who knows what the current "brain trust" will do.  As to worrying about the payroll budget, who knows what that is?  Because these signings fit into our fantasy baseball budget doesn't mean it will with Twins.  People on here talk about a 150 million payroll.  That would be nice.  But how do we know that?  What if the payroll is reduced to 90-100 mil?  Then what?  I have no clue which way twins will go.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from HrbieFan in Did the Twins Fleece Tampa Twice?   
    You must be another Twins FO apologist.  Look I hope Ryan turns out great.  But if all he throws is a fastball 75% of the time at an average speed of 91 mph he won't last.  Fleece the Rays?  Get serious!  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from HrbieFan in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    I agree that Buxton is good.  However he is not great.  He is a career, yes did you see that, career ..247 hitter.  Don't even think of putting in with Carew and Puckett. Buxton was flailing away at the plate not too unlike Sano just very recently.  I like him and hope he stays but he hasn't proven much of anything yet except how to miss 63% of his teams games the past 4 years.  Don't compare to Donaldson big contract.  Yes he's older and has had some injuries but he has a very good and productive background.  Buxton does not.  Find a way to sign him but let's be reasonable and realistic.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Mark G in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    I agree that Buxton is good.  However he is not great.  He is a career, yes did you see that, career ..247 hitter.  Don't even think of putting in with Carew and Puckett. Buxton was flailing away at the plate not too unlike Sano just very recently.  I like him and hope he stays but he hasn't proven much of anything yet except how to miss 63% of his teams games the past 4 years.  Don't compare to Donaldson big contract.  Yes he's older and has had some injuries but he has a very good and productive background.  Buxton does not.  Find a way to sign him but let's be reasonable and realistic.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Emjay in As Buxton Hope Fades, Front Office Goes   
    I agree that Buxton is good.  However he is not great.  He is a career, yes did you see that, career ..247 hitter.  Don't even think of putting in with Carew and Puckett. Buxton was flailing away at the plate not too unlike Sano just very recently.  I like him and hope he stays but he hasn't proven much of anything yet except how to miss 63% of his teams games the past 4 years.  Don't compare to Donaldson big contract.  Yes he's older and has had some injuries but he has a very good and productive background.  Buxton does not.  Find a way to sign him but let's be reasonable and realistic.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Terry Kent in Rocco’s Next Act May Define Him   
    Great comments on Rocco.  I believe he has made his share of mistakes "managing" the team.  Some are definitely very questionable.  I also think to blame their 9-15 start on bad luck is wrong as well.  It was more indicative of future poor play. Come on bad luck?  Get real!  Baldelli, although part of the problem is also part of the solution.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Tim in The Grand "Re-Tool" Experiment   
    Wow.  Excellent article and great comments by all.  The biggest take away I get from this is the next couple of years for the Twins seems very bleak no matter which way they go.  They dug themselves a deep hole by signing bargain basement pitchers that are washed up.  That's the Twins way.  Until that philosophy changed I don't see us being contenders but pretenders.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Management Caught Looking....elsewhere...the Continued Over Look of Miguel Sano   
    One of the most ridiculous articles I've ever read in sports.  Sano has been babied by  the Twins for way too long as it is.  Simply put he has been one of the least productive twins in a long time.  I don't think the writer watches him at all like the fans do.  Most of us cringe when he comes up.  It's strikeout time and rally killing time when he steps up to the plate.  It's long time to move on Sano.  
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