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    RpR got a reaction from Danielspr in A great problem   
    Most seem certain Correa will not stay, but then they also thought there was no way he would come here, amazing.
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    RpR got a reaction from Eicemann in Gilberto Celestino - The Contact King   
    Let's hope he continues near his current pace; I love his speed in the outfield and defense is what the Twins cannot afford to lose.
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    RpR got a reaction from TwerkTwonkTwins in Gilberto Celestino - The Contact King   
    Let's hope he continues near his current pace; I love his speed in the outfield and defense is what the Twins cannot afford to lose.
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    RpR got a reaction from Schmoeman5 in Gilberto Celestino - The Contact King   
    Let's hope he continues near his current pace; I love his speed in the outfield and defense is what the Twins cannot afford to lose.
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    RpR reacted to Sielk in Gilberto Celestino - The Contact King   
    Great analysis!
    I really like what Celestino has been doing so far, filling in all over the outfield and providing some offense too. Very helpful for the Twins. 
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    RpR got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Power Rankings Roundup   
    For what it is worth Major League Baseball Today on TV gave a shout-out to the Twins to make the play-offs.
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    RpR reacted to Brandon in Power Rankings Roundup   
    At least they aren’t going backwards as they were a week ago after a 5-2 week.  
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    RpR got a reaction from Melissa Berman in Power Rankings Roundup   
    For what it is worth Major League Baseball Today on TV gave a shout-out to the Twins to make the play-offs.
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    RpR reacted to wsnydes in Through 19 games, what are the strengths and weaknesses of this team?   
    I'd be very interested in an update at the 40 game mark.  Especially if the starters continue their trend and offense continues to warm up.
    The quarter mark of the season is also a reasonable place to look at reasonable trends and what direction this team is really headed in.
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    RpR reacted to Thegrin in Where We Stack Up   
    Fortunately, it is so early in the season that we can't tell if these numbers are trends or aberations.  Lets look at these again, at the end of May.
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    RpR reacted to tarheeltwinsfan in Where We Stack Up   
    That is the correct prescription for what ails the Twins Doc.
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    RpR reacted to Blyleven2011 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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    RpR 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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    RpR got a reaction from GV14218 in Opening Weekend Thoughts   
    After two more weeks of games, we will have an idea of which of these three games are most like the rest of the season.
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    RpR reacted to twinfan in 2022 AL Central Division Projection   
    Lets face it. The White Sox are the team to beat and should win the division by 6 or more games. Cleveland could be in a battle with the Twins for a wild card due to the expansion of the number of teams. Detroit has some good young arms and could sneak into a battle as well. And then there is Kansas City who will probably struggle to get out of the cellar. I can see the Twins going 81-81 and maybe even win as many as 84 games if they don't have any major injuries to key players. Depth could be a problem for us.
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    RpR reacted to Karbo in 2022 AL Central Division Projection   
    I look for the Tigers to surprise a lot of people this year. If the Twins pitching doesn't work out early and get fixed, they may spend the season chasing them for a wild card.
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    RpR reacted to tarheeltwinsfan in Risk vs Reward   
    Doc, I'm afraid you may be correct about these transactions. However there is another scenario to be examined: What if Correa leads the Twins to the WS Championship and the Twins become the darlings of the baseball world and the Twins come to realize that they can make more money by winning rather than being mediocre, and the Twins sign Correa to a $300,000,000 - 10 year extension with no player opt outs.  I would not be adverse to this risk. I would call this deal a "Juicy Lucy Contract"
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    RpR reacted to Doctor Gast in Risk vs Reward   
    This is like an insurance policy for Correa, Like any insurance co. the Twins have to look at the odds and the rewards against the risk. I'm sure the Twins saw the odds and the rewards (both tangible and intangible) out weighed the risk and I fully agree. 
    This Correa deal was no master plan by the FO. With the Donaldson, Garver and Rortvedt/ Ursela and Sanchez deal, the FO had painted themselves in a corner.  While the Story negociations were going south, Correa, through Boras (as I suspected) contacted Flavey. Like so many deals that people accredit this FO, they were approached, I also believe that the Reds saw something in Chase Petty that they could develop, much like Castillo, and approach this FO. Otherwise I don't see it happening. PIT also approached this FO with a Musgrove/ Larnach deal, it only needed one small counter offer that didn't happen. SD instead stole Musgrove away and MN signed Happ and Shoemaker.
    Instead of holding the bag on the Story deal and lose face, this FO came out smelling like a rose with the Correa deal. This Correa deal is a Win/Win, we get a top of the line SS and Correa gets a chance to prove himself again and try to lose that cheating stigma linked w/ him in Houston. Together with seeing the ball so well in Target Field and our health phyloshophy in dealing w/ Cruz, Donaldson, Buxton and Garver might of also had some bearing on the decision.
    I hope that if the Twins stumble a little mid-season that they won't punt and trade Correa. I hope they devote themselves to the success of this team.
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    RpR got a reaction from Doctor Gast in What to make of the Donaldson trade???   
    They better get a left fielder as quick and agile as Buxton because he will probably being running in for. or chasing, a lot balls that get by the shortstop and third baseman.
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    RpR got a reaction from purplesoldier4u in What to make of the Donaldson trade???   
    They better get a left fielder as quick and agile as Buxton because he will probably being running in for. or chasing, a lot balls that get by the shortstop and third baseman.
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    RpR got a reaction from Karbo in What to make of the Donaldson trade???   
    They better get a left fielder as quick and agile as Buxton because he will probably being running in for. or chasing, a lot balls that get by the shortstop and third baseman.
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    RpR reacted to tony&rodney in What to make of the Donaldson trade???   
    No idea what is next. Something must be happening tomorrow.
    Urshela, however, is a good bench player although at a higher salary for a typical utility infielder. He is NOT a shortstop. You were kind in your description of Sanchez. Actually he is about as poor with a glove as a catcher can be. He can throw and when he hits the ball it is scary, but he is more erratic than Sano has ever been.
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    RpR reacted to Diane in Shortened Season- A Win for Twins?   
    We were around in '94 when the strike shortened season happened.  Going to the ball park after that was pathetic.  Sometimes  the fans in the stands barely outnumbered the players.  At least it  seemed that way.  It was one of those times when you could hear individual conversations between people on the opposite side of the Metrodome.  I kind of feel like another shortened season could kill baseball as we have known it.  It took years to recover from that strike.  Now I am the one feeling like giving up on MLB.  Perhaps it's time to no longer buy a full season behind home plate.  Frankly, at this point, I'm doubting I would miss it much, and it would be nice not to spend the $9,000 or whatever it is supposed to be this year for our tickets.  
     
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    RpR got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Bring on the kids   
    BRAVO!
    The Twins season ended for all practical purposed by the end of May last year; starting a bunch of rookies and keeping your fingers crossed they do not stink up the stadium will end Twins season a month earlier this year.
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