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  1. What's money if you can't enjoy it ,,, Pohlad keeps looking at his net worth in his bank account , What a boring life ... what has he accomplished in his lifetime except the accumulation of the almighty dollar ,,, Spend on top quality players and be happy to bring a world series winner to minnesota fans as one of your accomplishments in life regardless of over spending .. Can't take it with you and besides it was almost all free money from your inheritance from your father's estate , Spend and have a good time
  2. Great to watch and he got some long homeruns .... I only seen one pitch and if those were mistake pitches he definitely punished the ball ... he won't get alot of those mistake pitches in mlb ,,, I liked his swing when he went to the opposite field with the homeruns , he does hit the pitch well were ever it is pitched ....
  3. I agree that the umpiring has been worse since they abandoned the AL umpires and NL umpires and grouped them into one union ,,, If the umpires would stand directly over the catcher they would probably call a better game behind the plate, also they should have their eyes checked everyday .... the calls on the bases are poor too ... Remember the no hitter that wasn't when Joyce( firstbase umpire ) called the guy safe and he was out by 2 steps ...
  4. Manfred and owners are a detriment to the game of baseball , they are losing the loyal fan base .... I am on the players side and I hope they can bring back the strategy of baseball and get rid of manfreds stupid new rules of the game that don't speed up the game .... They are going to add the DH to the national league , is that going to speed up the national league games , I don't think so ... I like pitchers hitting and some pitchers are good hitters ,, the cost of doing business will go up with the owners adding the DH and the games will be longer .. I don't mind the DH but it's really against what Manfred and the owners have been trying to accomplish by changing the rules .. They are the ones ruining the game .. Sign buck for the bucks pohlad
  5. Puckett is a unanimous choice ,,, why ? ..... Puckett was an ignitor, spark plug and a leader , a leader of the team has alot of value ..... Also a great ambassador to baseball around the league ,, players and fans loved him Mauer was a home grown minnesota boy that did not have the personality, flamboyant charisma to lead a team to a world series and in my opinion you don't pay someone that kind of money just because he's homegrown ,,,, that was management error not his ,,, He was a decent player more so in the dome than target field , his hitting everything to left field in his later years instead to all fields kept him from hitting 300 or better ,,, his second to last year he hit to all fields and hit 300 or better , but his last season he went back to flying out to left field ,,, I could go on but what's important for me and the team success is leadership
  6. I'm sorry I wouldn't pay any of your mentioned pitchers that high of a salary ,, did kluber earn a raise from 11 million with 16 starts ( 1 a no hitter ) and the rest back on injured list ... Can't pay woods or knebel for a reliever with injury concerns... Stroman the twins FO could surprise us at 110 million and he would replace berrios but not with the strikeouts .... Trades are the main focus for pitching and a surplus of position players to trade ... Gray I would like over stroman in the free agency
  7. Good write up , I'm on board and have been with a philosophy of better pitching for years , Quality Pitching, pitching and more pitching , starters and relief ..... Sign Buxton.... Priorities for this off season as written above ,,, Options for ss within our organization are reasonable .. But if they could sign Iglesias or Galvin for 3 million who are better hitters than Simmons I don't think that would break the bank .... Simmons defense would also be worth 3 million but no more , he would have to earn a raise for 2023 with better hitting and I think he could be in position for a rebound season with the bat ..... AGAIN FOR PRIORITIES ... sign Buxton to an extension or lose the diehard twins fanbase ... Sign quality pitching that can go 6 innings or more and sign quality shutdown relief pitchers , and sign that quality pitching to extended contracts to open our window of contention up , our below average pitching that they have signed in years past have proven we will never win a playoff games ,,, Last pitcher to win a twins playoff game was an ace , cy young winner named Santana
  8. A starting ace pitcher starts or is used in 30 plus games a season and is being paid 30 million plus for their services ... Buck played 61 games this past season , twice as many games as an ace starting pitcher that makes 30 million plus ... It's a no brainer... SIGN BUCK
  9. I agree with vanimal that the twins haven't spent on pitching in past years but we could be in for a surprise ,, if the twins do spend on pitching maybe pohlad does care and wants a winning team .... if they don't spend on pitching all he cares about is pocketing the profits ... Pitching wins and most teams in post season play have alot better rotations and bullpens than the twins , twins pitching has lost 18 post season for a reason ,,, most are just average ( berrios above average and Santana last to win a post season game an ace ) ... I won't comment on the pitching side of the roster ... But the regular roster is fine that needs some tweaks from the FO and manager ... First the manager tweaks ,,, bat Buxton and arreaz followed by Polanco and leave them there all season , garver and Donaldson ,,, the rest just get a decent hitting coach and teach them some situational hitting ( it is pathetic that they can't change their approach when runners are in scoring position with no outs ) .. The rest are the players that finished the season on the 2021 roster ... I have no idea who will temain or be traded but larnach will start in the minors... There also will be a few additions, who ? A possible shortstop and an outfielder .. Twins front office really messed up the season by thinking they had a replacement in left field , that was a start to misery , second , they let a good utility player go and didn't replace him and had so many of the remaining players playing out of positions ... Third , let's not even talk about pitching ... Fourth , I just hope they have a plan this year and learned about themselves ,,, I did not see a plan at all with management and manage this past season .. The last 2 months did show optimism for next year
  10. We definitely need new ownership ,,, pohlads have no love for baseball , pohlads have love for money .. When taking over Falvy / levine fired all personal to restructure franchise and hired all top professionals to fill positions ( their words not mine ) ... I would grade it a total system failure on the major league product ....
  11. Todays responses to this post are mostly right on and the fans are calling for aces , studs and bulldogs ( quality pitching ) to win post season games , not just contend during the regular season ... Ownership has instructed FO to put together a roster to win games during the season and to draw fan's to fill the stadium ( didn't happen this year for obvious reason ) ... low budget owner that thinks anyone with a pulse can play the game of baseball .. Ownership and front office appears to never look at winter acquisitions in building a playoff caliber team , just an average team to beat our own division teams , we can't beat the strongest division in the east ,,, ( gee I wonder why ) .. We are the twins fans that our owners and FO should be listening to because of love of the game ,, we live for baseball and they cater to younger partying types to buy tickets who just watch the scoreboards and not the product on the field ... They could learn alot from us dummies ,, and i concur that ownership and FO have not taken responsibility to what I think in my opinion is the worst season the twins have ever played , but still follow everyday.. even the year we lost over a 100 games was better , because we were in every game but lost alot of close competitive games , got more hits , doubles , singles and walks strung together to score runs in the clutch .. Good write up and responses twins fans , Go twins
  12. Mind boggling ... Gibaut is probably the worst pitcher at st Paul, no use for him there for the saints playoffs so the front office decides that our twins pitching has been bad all year , why change anything ... Boy it's lonely being a twins fan this year and they just keep pissing off what twins fans are left
  13. What viola is saying is everyone below falvy is puppets ,,,, Falvy is manager and everyone below him has to follow and listen to what he says .... We also need an owner that has passion ,,, he doesn't seem to love baseball as much as Eloise and Carl ,,, Yes they are spending more money since they opened target field but not on the right personal to win playoff games just enough talent to win divisions especially in the pitching department ,, way below average pitching will never win playoff games against the better teams ... Take some responsibility in this failure and learn from it and add what the fans want , studs , bulldogs and aces to succeed, I just can't believe they didn't call up Ryan, but called up gibaut instead ,, Service time , who cares , they will trade them away after 5 years because they won't pay them ....
  14. Hey Seth, Love reading about our projects in the minors .... Has Spencer steer cooled off some ??? , not seeing his name much this past month ... Is it possible to add the box scores to the games along with the highlights ??? ,,, kind of would like to see who played each game
  15. I agree with Bighat ... I constantly see our manager out managed by the opposing manager , after the allstar game , first game post interview before second game of doubleheader was , our players are a bit rusty , i heard that and immediately thought , I guess we're going to lose the second game of doubleheader too ..... then we got swept it's the managers job to get them ready to play, almost seems like our manager doesn't play to win
  16. Thabks Cody, I hope you have a storyline option after the season is concluded ,,, I will be watching the front office very carefully on the trade deadline , They have not really impressed me with trades yet .. Always like to see rookies perform and hopefully perform well ... Spoilers would be nice , but probably to much to ask for as Rocco always gets out managed by the opposition ...
  17. We are talking trades or expiring contracts at the end of the year .... Rocco's contract expires I believe at the end of 2021 , If another team came calling for the 2019 manager if the year , I sell him for a dollar like the twins did with Jim eisenreich back in the 90's ... With better managing and coaching the twins could be alot better in 2022 ...... Everyone thought tony larussa was to old to make a comeback and he has Chicago in first place
  18. A tree isn't dumb , it bares fruit,, the front office hasn't shown any fruits so yes it is dumber than a tree ,, They started the season with the thought of replacing a left fielder , also really failed in the super utility player and their choices for pitching ( happ being OK only because he's lefthanded ) ,, they better wake up on the dumpster pile , Average pitching is not going to win in playoffs , I could go on but you know the rest of the story .
  19. Why not put the blame on falvy , levine and rocco , they fired and cleaned house on all the personal in the entire system , ( rookie ball all the way to AAA , managers , coaches , trainers , scouting etc ... ) when they took the helm and i quote words from falvy from then,,, ( " we went out and hired the top personal in the industry in all phases of the system " ) ..... Falvy takes the lime light with media and you never see levine when twins are playing great and winning ,,, now that the twins are playing awful baseball because of mostly signing below average pitching and no clutch hitting and bad fundamentals , levine is in the lime light with the media .... Falvy does an interview when media finally calls him out ... Nobody in front office or managing takes any accountability for the losing season .,,, Rocco of course is terrible with any in game decisions , improvisation and any kind of consistency with the players ,, as some post have said , let the players know their role , they seem lost imo . Adding average or below average pitching may win games during the season and draw fans but what they add does not win playoff games ( proven against better teams during the season and the past playoffs ) , i did not get my expectations to this season as high as some twins fans and i am still a faithful follower every game and just laugh at their total disaster system failure ,,, Also we need new owners , the pohlads today don't love baseball as much as carl and eloise .... Its great to have baseball but some changes are needed ...
  20. Every team needs pitching , pitching and more pitching ... Since taking over the FO has released or dfa'd alot of potential prospects pitchers and got nothing in return ... This is irritating because if pitchers are so valuable , why not trade for a younger class A player that doesn't need protection .... Its a long list twins fans ,,, some of the players released at the end of the year have played on mlb baseball the next year .... ,,, their decisions are the focus here for disaster and disaster followed
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