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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from Karbo in Twins' Bullpen: Don't trust (most) Anyone Over 30   
    Remember the last pitcher that threw over 100 in 2019 as a reliever , the FO traded for a starting pitcher the next off season  ....
    Sure hope they aren't show casings him and follow a pattern this off season and trade him cause he has been  fun to watch in the bullpen  and should be given the opportunity  to close  ...
     
    Rookie or not , closer role is his to lose and I don't think we would be sitting on the edge our seats as he closes   ,
    unlike with the other options  we have .....
    Alot of clubs like hard throwers and have given many rookies a closer role and found success  ....
    We need to take a chance if we are competitors FO .... 
    I don't need to name any of the players written above , you should all know who I am talking about  , 
    Now only if the FO and manager would read twins daily 
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Where We Stack Up   
    Like doctor gast said basic hitting  is needed ,,  
    Where do we stack up with doubles  ,,, consecutive doubles scores a run and leaves a runner in scoring position  for a batter to hit a single and have a rbi .... 
     
    Scoring runs matters as much as winning games ,, we need base runners  to score a 100 runs or more ,,, 
    We also need more clutch hitting in the homers with men on base  ,,, they can be a game changer , if the player has the mentality for pressure situations 
    Solo homers are not game changers  ....
    Batting Averages , runs scored and RBI's still matter to me .... also small ball mixed in with today's metrics  ...
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from RpR in Where We Stack Up   
    Like doctor gast said basic hitting  is needed ,,  
    Where do we stack up with doubles  ,,, consecutive doubles scores a run and leaves a runner in scoring position  for a batter to hit a single and have a rbi .... 
     
    Scoring runs matters as much as winning games ,, we need base runners  to score a 100 runs or more ,,, 
    We also need more clutch hitting in the homers with men on base  ,,, they can be a game changer , if the player has the mentality for pressure situations 
    Solo homers are not game changers  ....
    Batting Averages , runs scored and RBI's still matter to me .... also small ball mixed in with today's metrics  ...
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from Mark G in Where We Stack Up   
    Like doctor gast said basic hitting  is needed ,,  
    Where do we stack up with doubles  ,,, consecutive doubles scores a run and leaves a runner in scoring position  for a batter to hit a single and have a rbi .... 
     
    Scoring runs matters as much as winning games ,, we need base runners  to score a 100 runs or more ,,, 
    We also need more clutch hitting in the homers with men on base  ,,, they can be a game changer , if the player has the mentality for pressure situations 
    Solo homers are not game changers  ....
    Batting Averages , runs scored and RBI's still matter to me .... also small ball mixed in with today's metrics  ...
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Where We Stack Up   
    Like doctor gast said basic hitting  is needed ,,  
    Where do we stack up with doubles  ,,, consecutive doubles scores a run and leaves a runner in scoring position  for a batter to hit a single and have a rbi .... 
     
    Scoring runs matters as much as winning games ,, we need base runners  to score a 100 runs or more ,,, 
    We also need more clutch hitting in the homers with men on base  ,,, they can be a game changer , if the player has the mentality for pressure situations 
    Solo homers are not game changers  ....
    Batting Averages , runs scored and RBI's still matter to me .... also small ball mixed in with today's metrics  ...
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    Blyleven2011 reacted to Doctor Gast in Where We Stack Up   
    I think the correlation of stats that stands out is # HRs/ # SO / lack of offense. There's no doubt that the Twins are on top in HRs because this is what this team focuses on. But unfortunely this results in more SOs and less hits in crucial times. Twins needs to get back to basics and teach basic hitting,. Yes, that means less moonblasts but will produce less SOs and more hits that produce more runs
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from DocBauer in How Can You be Romantic About Baseball?   
    A right on review  ,,,, 
    It would be alot better if Manfred and owners loved the sport as much as the ( loyal fans ) did ,,, I'll take it another step though  , it also seems like the players don't love what they do and I guess that is business now adays  ....
    Fire Manfred and hire Ken Rosenthal who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the game .
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from mikelink45 in How Can You be Romantic About Baseball?   
    A right on review  ,,,, 
    It would be alot better if Manfred and owners loved the sport as much as the ( loyal fans ) did ,,, I'll take it another step though  , it also seems like the players don't love what they do and I guess that is business now adays  ....
    Fire Manfred and hire Ken Rosenthal who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the game .
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    Blyleven2011 reacted to LastOnePicked in How Can You be Romantic About Baseball?   
    I feel exactly the same way, but I have more anger than apathy. We've suffered through COVID, unrest, economic upheaval and now we're watching a Russian autocrat spark war in Europe. Baseball offers hope, comfort and healing in hard times. It pulls us together outside in the most beautiful months in North America. The owners seem to have absolutely no interest in the legacy, history or the soul of the sport.
    And they already won. They are life's winners. They would remain billionaires even if the MLBPA had doubled their meager requests. They could have handled this with some decency. They could have started negotiating in earnest from day one. They could have opened their books and made a case about their fiscal concerns for the game. They could have worked with the players to make necessary changes to this great game to make it more competitive and more steady for the next ten years.
    That's what stewards of a national institution would do. Instead, they proved themselves to be petty vandals. Manfred's callous press-conference laughter says it all: the players, the fans, the sport doesn't mean a thing to any of them. It's a joke to them ... and the joke's on us.
    I'll always love the Twins, but I have no love for what MLB has become. Yuck. I'd rather see a new league rise up with these players than to see the owners get what they want from their idiotic lockout.
     
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from LastOnePicked in How Can You be Romantic About Baseball?   
    A right on review  ,,,, 
    It would be alot better if Manfred and owners loved the sport as much as the ( loyal fans ) did ,,, I'll take it another step though  , it also seems like the players don't love what they do and I guess that is business now adays  ....
    Fire Manfred and hire Ken Rosenthal who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the game .
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    Blyleven2011 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in How Can You be Romantic About Baseball?   
    A right on review  ,,,, 
    It would be alot better if Manfred and owners loved the sport as much as the ( loyal fans ) did ,,, I'll take it another step though  , it also seems like the players don't love what they do and I guess that is business now adays  ....
    Fire Manfred and hire Ken Rosenthal who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable of the game .
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