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    Whitey333 got a reaction from SwainZag in Blue Jays 3, Twins 2: Bad Replay Review Costs Twins   
    Yes a bad call but let's not overdue it here.  That didn't cost the Twins the game.  It was starting out with a very questionable lineup.  Even though Buxton and Correa have sucked for about 6 weeks, you can't leave both of your supposed superstar players out of the starting lineup  on the same day.  That has happened too many times this season.  What kind of signal does that send to players and fans?  That you have no interest in competing?  Someone needs to remind Rocco that we are in a pennant race.  Poor baseball, lack of clutch hitting, and poor baserunning doomed the game well before that play at home.  There's a built in day off Thursday.  Correa has no business sitting out as well. He may not have done anything anyway but at least show that you care.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from joefish in 4 Better Options Than Emilio Pagán for the Minnesota Twins Bullpen   
    I agree with you.  Not sure about Strotman but Pagan has been terrible.  Then we can send Rocco out with Pagan. I know that's not going to happen.  Looks like a b team lineup again today at home.  No Buxton, No Correa, some players playing out of position.  They have tomorrow off they don't need two days off in a row IMO.  Although I must admit they have both been terrible anyway for the past 4-5 weeks.  Looks like a Toronto blowout today.  I notice they thought the game was important enough to have their regular players in
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Mark G in VIDEO: Beyond Embarrassing: Minnesota Twins SCREWED by Overturned Call   
    Questionable call?  Yes it was.  It was a very surprising in call due to the lack of evidence and almost never is the catcher called for illegal blocking even in obvious cases.  Rocco was right to argue and his comments after the game, partly fueled by growing frustrations, I'm sure will cost him a substantial fine.  But it's a little stretch to blame the loss on that.  Twins did a great job coming back in a game that at the start was going to be a blow out win for the Jays.  They just, again, couldn't get clutch hits in key situations.  It's a little convenient to blame the loss on that one play at home.  A call that was amateurish at best.  But that is major league umpiring as a whole:  amateur
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Thebigalguy in VIDEO: Beyond Embarrassing: Minnesota Twins SCREWED by Overturned Call   
    Questionable call?  Yes it was.  It was a very surprising in call due to the lack of evidence and almost never is the catcher called for illegal blocking even in obvious cases.  Rocco was right to argue and his comments after the game, partly fueled by growing frustrations, I'm sure will cost him a substantial fine.  But it's a little stretch to blame the loss on that.  Twins did a great job coming back in a game that at the start was going to be a blow out win for the Jays.  They just, again, couldn't get clutch hits in key situations.  It's a little convenient to blame the loss on that one play at home.  A call that was amateurish at best.  But that is major league umpiring as a whole:  amateur
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from TwinsRealist in 4 Better Options Than Emilio Pagán for the Minnesota Twins Bullpen   
    I agree with you.  Not sure about Strotman but Pagan has been terrible.  Then we can send Rocco out with Pagan. I know that's not going to happen.  Looks like a b team lineup again today at home.  No Buxton, No Correa, some players playing out of position.  They have tomorrow off they don't need two days off in a row IMO.  Although I must admit they have both been terrible anyway for the past 4-5 weeks.  Looks like a Toronto blowout today.  I notice they thought the game was important enough to have their regular players in
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from darwin22 in Twins 7, Blue Jays 3: Total Team Effort Gives Twins a Win   
    I agree about Pagan.  However now Lopez is probably not available for Sunday.  Probably won't be needed as 4 inning Archer is pitching.  Pagan is awful.  And you are right, who wants him in there.  He shouldn't even be on the team.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from PDX Twin in Who's Hot and Who's Not: Minnesota Twins Hitter Edition   
    Great article!  I agree with your listings.  On the not hot list Byron Buxton must be close.  But being a pert time player for 7 years is hard to classify him as a regular.  Sanchez is awful, Jeffers when he isn't injured is just ok.  Not great.  The great Correa has been a major disappointment to me this year.  Maybe I expected too much from a superstar.  Maybe I expected too much from a 35 million per year player.  Maybe it's realizing we could have had several quality pitchers on the team that we are paying him for.  I thought he would carry this team.  He should be carrying this team.  Instead this team is carrying him.  Our young players have greatly outperformed Correa.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from bighat in Twins 7, Blue Jays 3: Total Team Effort Gives Twins a Win   
    I agree about Pagan.  However now Lopez is probably not available for Sunday.  Probably won't be needed as 4 inning Archer is pitching.  Pagan is awful.  And you are right, who wants him in there.  He shouldn't even be on the team.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from bighat in Twins 7, Blue Jays 3: Total Team Effort Gives Twins a Win   
    Wow.  Nice win.  Bundy only went 4 in Innings paving the way for 6 relievers.  Granted they didn't throw much individually but collectively was too much.  Curious decision to use Lopez after throwing 30 pitches just the day before.  Wasn't necessary with a 4 run lead. Makes him unavailable for Sunday when 4 inning Archer is starting.  Leaves a bad looking bullpen available for Sunday.  But you never know!?!? The young players have been carrying this team for a while.  The great Correa and Buxton went a combined 1-8.  They should be carrying this team but for the past several weeks their bats have been missing.  Nice win twins. Great contributions from our younger players
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Clare in Twins 7, Blue Jays 3: Total Team Effort Gives Twins a Win   
    Wow.  Nice win.  Bundy only went 4 in Innings paving the way for 6 relievers.  Granted they didn't throw much individually but collectively was too much.  Curious decision to use Lopez after throwing 30 pitches just the day before.  Wasn't necessary with a 4 run lead. Makes him unavailable for Sunday when 4 inning Archer is starting.  Leaves a bad looking bullpen available for Sunday.  But you never know!?!? The young players have been carrying this team for a while.  The great Correa and Buxton went a combined 1-8.  They should be carrying this team but for the past several weeks their bats have been missing.  Nice win twins. Great contributions from our younger players
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Kummel in Twins Waive Tyler Duffey After a Decade in the Organization   
    Thanks Duff for your years of service to the Twins organization.  The writing has been on the wall lately.  I'm hoping a national league team picks him up.  I figured he wouldn't be back next year so I thought they would hang on to him through the end of the year.  Pagan also needs to go.  You can't trust him in any role.  I believe he leads all a.l. relievers in home runs allowed this year. Rocco says he still has good spin rates and is missing bats.  He's not missing too many.  Rocco, as usual is missing the boat.  Pagan needs to be DFA' d soon.  Spin rates and missed bats mean absolutely nothing when the final result is you give up way too many homeruns.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from TwinsChupacabra in Could Carlos Correa Opt Back in for 2023?   
    Thanks for a well thought out and honest article about Carlos Correa.  He has been a big dissappointment this year.  He with our other " superstar"  part time Buxton have been dragging the offense down for the past several weeks.  People have been treating him like some kind of God that can do no wrong.  Provus on radio broadcast gushes over the way he joins in with pitching conversations on the mound.  So what.  So do other players.  Bottom line for me is I hope he does not opt to stay.  The FO told us and demonstrated to us their repeated philosophy of going for bargain basement pitching citing in part budget concerns.  Yet pay one guy $35 mil.  Made no sense then and even less now with his mediocre play.  I'm wondering if the option to return is Correa alone or if the Twins have a mutual option.  I also find it ironic that the poorer he plays the more likely he opts in due to the huge salary.  I know I'm in the vast minority here in saying I hope he doesn't opt in and the Twins reinvest that money in much more needed areas.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Karbo in Twins 6, Blue Jays 5: Twins Walk Off the Jays to End a Wild Game   
    Nice to win one that looked like was going to be another blown game.  On paper the next two games look difficult.  We have Bundy with an ERA over 5 then  4 inning Archer on Sunday.  Glad we won Friday because Saturday and Sunday look like tough matchups.  Come on now, any time I see Bundy then Archer back to pitching it's guaranteed a heavy bullpen usage and likely blow out losses.  Then we get to go play the Dodgers.  Good thing is after that we have several winnable games with Angels, Royals, and Rangers
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Karbo in Trade Deadline Proves Value of the Twins' Young Core   
    It's always fun to see how people throw out names from the minors like they were hall of famers.  Most of those players mentioned in our minor leagues will not make it to the big leagues much less stay there and be productive for the Twins.  I too believe the FO was caught by surprise with how well they started out and have hung into first place.  But it is obvious this team may or may not finish in first place but they are not a first place team.  The trades should benefit us for a few years though.  Remember this FO assembled this mess of a pitching staff this off season.  They elected to go bargain basement and holding pitching salaries down because of the budget.  But yet we're able to spend 35 mil on one player.  He hasn't even done that well this year.  We could have had some mu h needed established major league pitching for that 35 mil.  If the goal has always been to compete in 2023 and 2024 they must do a better job this off season putting the major league team together.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from annismark in Could Carlos Correa Opt Back in for 2023?   
    Thanks for a well thought out and honest article about Carlos Correa.  He has been a big dissappointment this year.  He with our other " superstar"  part time Buxton have been dragging the offense down for the past several weeks.  People have been treating him like some kind of God that can do no wrong.  Provus on radio broadcast gushes over the way he joins in with pitching conversations on the mound.  So what.  So do other players.  Bottom line for me is I hope he does not opt to stay.  The FO told us and demonstrated to us their repeated philosophy of going for bargain basement pitching citing in part budget concerns.  Yet pay one guy $35 mil.  Made no sense then and even less now with his mediocre play.  I'm wondering if the option to return is Correa alone or if the Twins have a mutual option.  I also find it ironic that the poorer he plays the more likely he opts in due to the huge salary.  I know I'm in the vast minority here in saying I hope he doesn't opt in and the Twins reinvest that money in much more needed areas.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from joemama in Twins Waive Tyler Duffey After a Decade in the Organization   
    Thanks Duff for your years of service to the Twins organization.  The writing has been on the wall lately.  I'm hoping a national league team picks him up.  I figured he wouldn't be back next year so I thought they would hang on to him through the end of the year.  Pagan also needs to go.  You can't trust him in any role.  I believe he leads all a.l. relievers in home runs allowed this year. Rocco says he still has good spin rates and is missing bats.  He's not missing too many.  Rocco, as usual is missing the boat.  Pagan needs to be DFA' d soon.  Spin rates and missed bats mean absolutely nothing when the final result is you give up way too many homeruns.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from DocBauer in Twins Waive Tyler Duffey After a Decade in the Organization   
    Thanks Duff for your years of service to the Twins organization.  The writing has been on the wall lately.  I'm hoping a national league team picks him up.  I figured he wouldn't be back next year so I thought they would hang on to him through the end of the year.  Pagan also needs to go.  You can't trust him in any role.  I believe he leads all a.l. relievers in home runs allowed this year. Rocco says he still has good spin rates and is missing bats.  He's not missing too many.  Rocco, as usual is missing the boat.  Pagan needs to be DFA' d soon.  Spin rates and missed bats mean absolutely nothing when the final result is you give up way too many homeruns.  
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from heresthething in Blue Jays 9, Twins 3: Blue Jays Crush Twins   
    Wow what a terrible show for a sold out crowd.  I imagine the many thousands that were there mainly for the concert won't be rushing to but Twins tickets anytime soon.  I still applaud the trades.  They were needed and will benefit the team for the next 2-3 years.  Oh yes.  Pagan can be blamed for giving up those runs.  True the great, and lately invisible Correa, made an error but a good relief pitcher picks up hus team.  Pagan is not a good relief pitcher.  Arraez, Buxton, and Correa are hitting a combined 223 since July 1st.  Yet everyone rightfully accuses our minor league bullpen of losing 22 games this year.  Where are the people not analyzing the hitting.  Thankfully we can get decent stats here at TD.  The radio people seem very leery about any criticizing of the great Correa or Buxton.  Provus will tell us all the time how great Correa is playing and how he is always involved in trips to the mound.  Big deal.  When is he going to play like a 35 mil player?  Haven't seen it yet.  It's getting late.  This team has so many flaws.  The bullpen is amongst the worst in all of baseball.  Manager Baldelli is no better.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Heiny in Tyler Mahle, Game One Starter   
    Interesting discussion.  I think Mahle will be just fine.  What is almost amusing is the assumption the Twins will even make the playoffs.  They haven't been playing like a first place team for 2 months.  Lots of injuries and our top offensive players have gone into hiding.  The great Correa, he of the 35mil (money that could have been used to get some good pitching) has been missing in action for several weeks.  As I have been saying since the season started.  What will stop this team is the 5 inning starters and using 4 relievers nightly, and a manager that relies on his computer analytics and avoid common sense managing too much.  Rocco in the end will be the downfall of this team this year.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Blue Jays 9, Twins 3: Blue Jays Crush Twins   
    Wow what a terrible show for a sold out crowd.  I imagine the many thousands that were there mainly for the concert won't be rushing to but Twins tickets anytime soon.  I still applaud the trades.  They were needed and will benefit the team for the next 2-3 years.  Oh yes.  Pagan can be blamed for giving up those runs.  True the great, and lately invisible Correa, made an error but a good relief pitcher picks up hus team.  Pagan is not a good relief pitcher.  Arraez, Buxton, and Correa are hitting a combined 223 since July 1st.  Yet everyone rightfully accuses our minor league bullpen of losing 22 games this year.  Where are the people not analyzing the hitting.  Thankfully we can get decent stats here at TD.  The radio people seem very leery about any criticizing of the great Correa or Buxton.  Provus will tell us all the time how great Correa is playing and how he is always involved in trips to the mound.  Big deal.  When is he going to play like a 35 mil player?  Haven't seen it yet.  It's getting late.  This team has so many flaws.  The bullpen is amongst the worst in all of baseball.  Manager Baldelli is no better.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Karbo in Roundtable: How Do You Feel about the Twins Deadline Day Deals?   
    Great moves by the Twins.  Now if somebody can train Rocco how to use a pitching staff it may work out great.  The starting pitchers need to regularly go 6-7 innings at this point in the season.  If the philosophy is to only let your starters go 5 innings then I'm afraid the new additions may succumb to lower expectations for Mahle and burnout use for the new guys.  Yesterday the Twins won 4-1 with Ryan pitching a very good game.  Yet not even allowed to pitch 6 innings we wound up using 4 relievers.  I view the trades as good not only for this year but for most for the years ahead.  They gave up some prospects but none of their top ones.  
    Grade B+. Not quite an A because we still have Correa who hasnt performed at a superstar status.  We likely lose him for nothing after the season.  Could maybe have replenished some prospect pool.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Thebigalguy in Roundtable: How Do You Feel about the Twins Deadline Day Deals?   
    Great moves by the Twins.  Now if somebody can train Rocco how to use a pitching staff it may work out great.  The starting pitchers need to regularly go 6-7 innings at this point in the season.  If the philosophy is to only let your starters go 5 innings then I'm afraid the new additions may succumb to lower expectations for Mahle and burnout use for the new guys.  Yesterday the Twins won 4-1 with Ryan pitching a very good game.  Yet not even allowed to pitch 6 innings we wound up using 4 relievers.  I view the trades as good not only for this year but for most for the years ahead.  They gave up some prospects but none of their top ones.  
    Grade B+. Not quite an A because we still have Correa who hasnt performed at a superstar status.  We likely lose him for nothing after the season.  Could maybe have replenished some prospect pool.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from HrbieFan in Roundtable: How Do You Feel about the Twins Deadline Day Deals?   
    Great moves by the Twins.  Now if somebody can train Rocco how to use a pitching staff it may work out great.  The starting pitchers need to regularly go 6-7 innings at this point in the season.  If the philosophy is to only let your starters go 5 innings then I'm afraid the new additions may succumb to lower expectations for Mahle and burnout use for the new guys.  Yesterday the Twins won 4-1 with Ryan pitching a very good game.  Yet not even allowed to pitch 6 innings we wound up using 4 relievers.  I view the trades as good not only for this year but for most for the years ahead.  They gave up some prospects but none of their top ones.  
    Grade B+. Not quite an A because we still have Correa who hasnt performed at a superstar status.  We likely lose him for nothing after the season.  Could maybe have replenished some prospect pool.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from Mark G in Roundtable: How Do You Feel about the Twins Deadline Day Deals?   
    Great moves by the Twins.  Now if somebody can train Rocco how to use a pitching staff it may work out great.  The starting pitchers need to regularly go 6-7 innings at this point in the season.  If the philosophy is to only let your starters go 5 innings then I'm afraid the new additions may succumb to lower expectations for Mahle and burnout use for the new guys.  Yesterday the Twins won 4-1 with Ryan pitching a very good game.  Yet not even allowed to pitch 6 innings we wound up using 4 relievers.  I view the trades as good not only for this year but for most for the years ahead.  They gave up some prospects but none of their top ones.  
    Grade B+. Not quite an A because we still have Correa who hasnt performed at a superstar status.  We likely lose him for nothing after the season.  Could maybe have replenished some prospect pool.
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    Whitey333 got a reaction from bighat in Twins 3, Tigers 5: Big Day Ends in Loss to Tigers   
    Pretty typical Twins game.  Our core hitters are ice cold and have been for quite some time.  I agree that Correa has been a big dissappointment considering his superstar status.  He's had plenty of opportunities to carry the team.  Buxton?  What you see is what you get.  He's been doing this for seven years.  He IS injured all the time.  Unfortunately he's not reliable and you can't count on him.  It will probably won't change for the seven years remaining here.  It's sad and frustrating.  I do like the trades the Twins made.  It may or may not help them win the division.  But since they are under team control for a couple of years sans Fulmer, they can be part of the next playoff push.
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