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    PseudoSABR reacted to Mike Sixel in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    Which really good team is trading good pitching for him? Because a bad team isn't trading for him. And which playoff team has a lot of extra pitching to trade? 
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    PseudoSABR reacted to prouster in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    Because he’s the best player at the most important position in baseball. 
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    PseudoSABR reacted to Drunk_Goose in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    Can we lock this thread?🙏
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    PseudoSABR reacted to prouster in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    It’s not a desire for answers that’s causing people to disagree with you. It’s the absurdity of a contending team trading their starting shortstop who is arguably the best player at his position on the planet Earth. 
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    PseudoSABR reacted to bean5302 in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    After your response, I spent about 15 minutes searching and eventually found the interview.
    https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/04/30/tim-anderson-white-sox-speaks-out
    Tim Anderson compared himself to Jackie Robinson because Tim Anderson is breaking the barrier of fun and I saw this comparison being made by Anderson several times since. Essentially, Tim Anderson is just like Jackie Robinson because Jackie broke the color barrier and Tim is breaking the celebratory barrier. Two takes on that. First, Tim Anderson comes across as disrespectful towards Jackie Robinson to me. Comparing what Jackie Robinson endured to the chastising for high flying bat flips seems tone deaf to me. Second, there have been a lot of baseball players who've been very expressive and broken those types of barriers before. Honestly, the Latin American players have led the way on the celebratory and emotional expression front in MLB for the past decade and have made a major impact in softening the unwritten rule blowback from emotional outbursts.
    I can't find anything which supports your position.
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    PseudoSABR reacted to TheLeviathan in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    Everyone should just listen to what Judge said, he hits it spot on.  And he doesn't shy away from saying it again even after a private apology from JD.
    Think whatever you want about whether Anderson should've made that comp in the first place, dropping it in the middle of a brawl after you kneed the dude off 3B and spent the series chirping is, at best, pure stupidity.  He did it to upset Anderson, knowing why it would upset him, and then a totally BS line of reasoning to excuse it.  
    I'd have had a lot more respect for Donaldson and his intentions if he had just said "I got heated and wanted to say something nasty because I was pissed off, but I crossed a line I shouldn't have.  It wasn't ok, I'm sorry."  
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Dozier's Glorious Hair in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    Anderson was comparing himself to Jackie because of the dearth of African Americans in baseball; not because his play was comparable.   That's part of what makes Donaldson's comments so offensive.  
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Unwinder in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    Anderson was comparing himself to Jackie because of the dearth of African Americans in baseball; not because his play was comparable.   That's part of what makes Donaldson's comments so offensive.  
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Aichiman in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    Anderson was comparing himself to Jackie because of the dearth of African Americans in baseball; not because his play was comparable.   That's part of what makes Donaldson's comments so offensive.  
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Shaitan in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    Anderson was comparing himself to Jackie because of the dearth of African Americans in baseball; not because his play was comparable.   That's part of what makes Donaldson's comments so offensive.  
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from TheLeviathan in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    Anderson was comparing himself to Jackie because of the dearth of African Americans in baseball; not because his play was comparable.   That's part of what makes Donaldson's comments so offensive.  
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from shortround81 in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    Anderson was comparing himself to Jackie because of the dearth of African Americans in baseball; not because his play was comparable.   That's part of what makes Donaldson's comments so offensive.  
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    PseudoSABR reacted to Muppet in Josh Donaldson Trade Paying Dividends   
    "Donaldson allegedly called Anderson "Jackie," a reference to Jackie Robinson, that he thought was an inside joke between the two players."
    Donaldson didn't think this was an inside joke. And I'm a bit disgusted at the media reports that gave him inches of space allowing him to make this allegation. Donaldson and Anderson aren't friends. They don't joke around.  Dondaldson is attempting to gaslight the press into thinking that this is just on-field chatter and not blatant racist harassment. 
    The Twins would have been better off without him ever playing on the team. They might not have been good last year, but I'd be willing to bet they'd be a lot better than they were. Who hasn't experienced a toxic work or school environment at least once in their lives? You know what that does to your morale. He probably had one or two other sidekicks egging him on too. Combine that with a losing record, these guys were probably just hoping for the season to end faster, or that they'd get traded. 
    The Yankees can keep him. Better yet, they could just DFA him. They'd probably be a better team. 
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    PseudoSABR reacted to bunsen82 in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    Those 2 WS teams were much different than this team.   As much as I like this years pitching no one has the Pedigree of a Viola, Blyleven or Morris.   WS are won generally by a elite pitching,  either through elite SP or an elite bullpen.  The Twins have neither.  Yes,  there is always a chip and a chair,  but what is the difference if were to get bounced in the first round with or without Correa?   Teams and players can get hot similar to the Braves last year but the odds are incredibly slim. 
    You can correct arguments as to why not to trade,  there are also reasons to trade.  The Yankees or a small market team that want to take a chance this year are likely the landing spot would be my guess but ultimately its not worth pondering.  Honestly I just looked at the standing but there really aren't many middle of the pack teams currently.  Angels, Arizona, Giants, Brewers (may want to take their chance this year), Yankees (can't trade with Red Sox have a high need), Padres (just to stack another elite player) plus anyone else who has an injury to SS or gets hot.  It is too hard to predict and frankly its not worth my time.  That also ignores teams like the dodgers that just pick up elite players and find a spot for them or someone else for a couple months.  
    You are correct, the twins might be interested in trading but have no viable buyers.  I don't have all the answers.  
    Damn you can also come up with a ton of excuses why the prospects will fail.  It is all probabilities,  the more elite prospects you have the better chance you 1-2 or several will excel.  Lewis looks like he belongs in the big show.  As some point you let your prospects show, no different than the Astros.  There are a ton of bats on the prospect lists,  some will fail some will surprise.  Lets just have some patience.   
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    PseudoSABR reacted to raindog in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    My God. Please just enjoy watching a second superstar play for the Twins while we have him. He's not getting traded. Him And Buxton thriving together in the playoffs might be the best chance the Twins have to win another World Series.
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    PseudoSABR reacted to chpettit19 in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    Tampa Bay was 20 games back in their division and 10 games back of the 2nd wild card spot when they traded Chris Archer. Please stop comparing that to a team leading their division (or within a couple games) like we're expecting the Twins to be based on their current situation. They are not remotely close to the same thing.
    And Trevor Bauer had had 1 season with an ERA under 4 before he was traded. He wasn't having a "down year" he was having a career norm year. So please stop comparing him to Carlos Correa. He's not remotely the same player.
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    PseudoSABR reacted to Squirrel in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    Because no contending team is going to give us the assets we want or need to contend, if not this year, next year. They want those same pieces for themselves. If they even had the assets to trade to us, they would want to give us prospects that are years away, and this is not where we are now. That is a big signal to all our current players that we are only ever playing to build, not win. And it's a very bad signal to any potential free agents. This 'well, we won't win the WS anyway' rationale is very, very short-sighted, imo. We have Correa for the year, so go for it, and ride out the year with Correa. No one, and I mean no one, fills his shoes at SS. No one. And if Correa walks at the end of the season, so be it. Did we not learn any lessons from trading Santana? If you think we are going to get anything better this time around, I think it's wishful thinking.
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    PseudoSABR reacted to rwilfong86 in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    I think the likelihood of trading Correa is less than 0%. 
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    PseudoSABR reacted to High heat in Deadline Trade of Correa   
    As long as we are in the division race ( at this point there is almost no chance we fall out by ASG) we wont trade Correa.  Yes he would bring a prospect hall but the club house presence and the opportunity to play in the playoff as a division winner there is no way he is moved.  
     
    I dont believe we are championship team but you have to get that 0-18 off our back and if you get in the playoff you have a change, especially in baseball.  
     
     
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Kummel in Donaldson being Josh.   
    The only way the "Jackie" comment gets under Anderson's skin is the remark is laced with racial overtones, whether Donaldson is a racist or not.  
    Donaldson knew why that comment would get under Anderson's skin; and that's precisely why he said it.  (I mean it's from 2019, if it was innocent jarring, why go back so long?)
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Squirrel in Game Thread: Twins vs.Tigers 6:40pm cdt 5/23/2022ad   
    "When your superstar struggles, the arm-chair doctors and psychologists will emerge."  --Kirby Confucius, or somebody.
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from David HK in Game Thread: Twins vs.Tigers 6:40pm cdt 5/23/2022ad   
    Holiday Inn Express? Credentials check out. 
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from LVTwinsfan in Game Thread: Twins vs.Tigers 6:40pm cdt 5/23/2022ad   
    Holiday Inn Express? Credentials check out. 
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Game Thread: Twins vs.Tigers 6:40pm cdt 5/23/2022ad   
    Holiday Inn Express? Credentials check out. 
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    PseudoSABR got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Game Thread: Twins vs.Tigers 6:40pm cdt 5/23/2022ad   
    What's the alternative, bro? Beyond: signing better, healthy pitchers, duh.
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