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  1. Ok, and we’re gonna demonize him in this space? A baseball blog? Are you really gonna be that guy in this space? Cause you’re proving to be “that guy!” The guy who brings in political arguments to a sports blog space and then you virtue signal that you’re doing it for “everyone else.” Give me a break bro! Go watch cnn and keep your BS out of this space. For the good of everyone who loves baseball and wants to talk baseball. Your taking a stance that’s just legitimizing yourself for everyone else to know who you are rather than even thinking about that the player may have a reason. Or an opinion. Basing on stats that because this guy said something controversial to your opinion he should lose his job? It’s no different than cancelling someone for saying something contrary to what you think. This is a terrible topic to post on here as it was libel to cause people with no brain to add charged subject material into a conversation regardless the player’s character. So how about we stop being terrible people and just stop this thread from going any further? Or are we gonna be those people?
  2. I believe Simmons is a great role model for his years in baseball, his defensive prowess, and he seems like a guy who has added stability at SS. Something we haven’t seen in years. Even with his comments it is his opinion and even in these times he has a right to voice his concerns about a product which failed him. I’m sure he’s disappointed that a product that was spread as a cure all has now prevented him from being a worthwhile member to the team at this point and has become a detriment and he doesn’t want to be the guy. His demeanor on the field shows that he loves the game regardless of his stats and that is the type of character the twins should welcome. It sounds like he got the vaccine and still contacted the variant which is seeming to be a nationwide problem. Instead of politicizing this we should welcome this. He is voicing his opinion and is obviously disheartened by this being the competitor that he is. People should speak out. It’s everyone’s right and instead of being ostracized we should listen. Simmons is a ball player. He feels sorry. But it’s not his fault. He’s a ball player. He’s trying his best and he still does pretty good defensively. I just hate where this topic is going and wanted to add this as andrelton Simmons is not the enemy. He’s a Twin. That is what we are here to talk about. I can believe he’s added a lot to this team and I’m not gonna look at the X’s and O’s Of this. Let’s talk baseball. Eh?
  3. Maybe this is satire. Maybe not. But I think this is a very disingenuous article not meant to be in this blog about baseball. Whether he is good or not does it really matter? Anti vax? Vaccinated? Who cares. I want to hear about legitimate baseball. These are highly politicized terms that mean nothing in this space. Or shouldn’t mean anything in this space. Or really others for that reason other than medical journals. In this day in age of cancel culture and censoring, taking political stances in a baseball blog and delegitimization of people based on baseball stats and baseball production seems icky. Why this is even tolerated in this space makes me want to walk away. No reason to get into these topics on here. This is supposed to be a place to get away. Devoid of political theatre. A place for enjoyment. If we’re gonna be doing this here then I guess this place is destined to become espn.com. Maybe that’s the goal? There’s already enough ad pop ups for it.
  4. I loved the pick of petty!!! His swag, confidence, high energy, high upside, electric arm! Everything! He’s the antithesis of everything about the TR years and the epitome of the very thing going forward! He’s got 2 mlb pitches right now it looks like. If he can clean up his delivery and add an average changeup(or splitter) he’s got the stuff to move fast and be a legit #1 or #2
  5. I would agree with you on most of this. I’m of the camp that every 1st round pick should be a high ceiling type of pitcher. I was dissatisfied with drafting sabato last year when there were hs arms available. This year I think we should have taken another HS pitcher instead of Noah Miller. I’m in the same camp as you pretty much. I only disagreed with the fact that you’re saying they haven’t developed one yet this year. I don’t know where the #1 was coming from this year in general as there wasn’t one to develop this year in the mlb that is. As far as drafting and signing high upside arms early and often. I think the twins should draft high upside arms with the first 3 picks every year. How do you increase your chance of winning the lottery? You buy lots of tickets!
  6. How do you develop #1, #2 types up to the majors when they are not to that point yet? Falvine and Co. are just supposed to take ober, Jax, beau f’n burrows and make them into aces? Come on man. Stop being so negative. Takes years to develop a prospect. Also with a whole lost season. Really?
  7. Well, when you lose a full season of development you’re probably gonna lose a year of development. It’s amazing our prospects are where they are at this point. How long did we let TR kick the can down the road with his old school thinking when Oakland and Boston were heavy in metrics in the early 2000’s? Give it another 3-5 years to let the system come through then judge. I do get annoyed and think TR is like the wizard of oz when we’re signing the happs and shoemakers of the world. And it seems gardy is on the bench giving Derek law and beau burrows innings. I think that’s just how baseball is because every team does that. I think people get stuck in an echo chamber when it comes to their teams. I think we’re getting there though. Give it time. Let their “recruiting” classes become upperclassmen and then decide whether the plan succeeded or failed. Let’s just hope they don’t draft a 1B or corner OF with the top 10 pick they’re getting next year. Unless he’s the next spencer torkelson. The system has changed a few mediocre draftees into fieldable players. Let’s get a few more through and see what happens
  8. Oh dang! Ok. I thought I might have seen that but thought it was only last year. Well, I guess they’ll have to DFA a few then. Cut the fat out to get some young guys up to get ab’s and innings
  9. For the rest of the season let’s test out the young guys! Get burrows and coulombs out. Bring in Ryan and winder. Once the roster expands in September bring up Martin, Balazovic, sands, vallimont, heck why not even woods-Richardson for a few September innings. Give them a taste. We’re gonna need these guys next year so we need to stop worrying about selling tickets this year and get these young guys reps!!!
  10. I’m still trying to figure out why the twins drafted sabato. He had better start drawing lots of walks and lots of dingers so we can package him in a trade for a pitcher! Haha
  11. We got mlbtv free through T-Mobile so we’ve watched a lot of baseball this year. If not for the free baseball we would’ve dumped T-Mobile long ago. We’re cord cutters in TN so we haven’t watched the twins in ages. I could take em or leave em. Mostly watching The division races but the twins are still entertaining. Btw “F” T-Mobile. Unless you’re in a city the Internet seriously doesn’t work lol
  12. And he’ll probably be there at 5 since it sounds like he’s not going back to Vanderbilt. I’d take rocker if he’s there. Like gunnarthor said I’d probably take the top college pitcher that’s available. No more OFs unless he has true Buxton potential. Same with SS. If he’s not a lock to stick take the pitcher instead.
  13. Let’s claim we are competing in 2022. As said by twins brass. If that is to happen and we’re not looking at 2025 we need to not trade anyone. We resign almost everyone and bring in one of Stroman, Rodriguez. We also bring in one of Kershaw, Scherzer. Now we’re not looking for these guys to bring in cy young potential but cy young/winning/competitor pedigree( Nelson Cruz a few years ago). In fill the bullpen with your young guns. Guys with stuff and something to prove. Enough of Derek law, Derek coulombe, Luke Ferrell, Shaun Anderson. We don’t want these guys anymore. Give Rocco a veteran/ old school baseball mind bench coach. Not a Derek law Shaun Anderson equivalent bench coach.build a team to be hard nosed and compete on the field. Not on a piece of paper. Then, see what happens! We’re the underdog again. Surprise someone again!
  14. Before the pandemic hit last year I had the chance to drive down the road to Hawkins field and watch the commodores. This guy looked like a man among boys which judging by his stats to start the season he truly was! This guy is gonna be an OBP machine. On a team of elite players in the country he was by far the best player. No questions. He’s gonna be fine and I can’t wait for him to get the call because he’s a gamer for sure! He’s calm in the box. You can tell he’s got a plan. He was watching the pitcher intently in the on deck circle. He worked the count and when he got his pitch which he knew was coming he attacked the pitchAnd barreled it! He looked like a right handed Mauer in the box. In his prime that is. That kind of hitter! In college!
  15. Agreed! Yes, injuries have played the primary role in never being able to gain momentum when they were trying to get on a role but the fundamentals! Their have been so many games where we blew it with bone headed plays on the field. Also so many games we had on hand and the bullpen would completely blow it. In order to be able to take 8 out of 10 games or 15 out of 20 you have to be sharp and making the right plays. Throwing to the cutoff man. Getting the ball in. Throwing strikes. Fundamentals killed this team from the beginning. I put a lot of that on the coaching staff personally
  16. Almost everything stated here makes very little sense. Maybe Santana doesn’t get hurt with the twins. But he did and you could probably reason that he would have no matter what team he played for. So, he would have never pitched a playoff game in 09 or 10 even if the twins were able to sign him. Which in turn worked out terrible for the Mets having that contract on the books when he was unable to play. Then, it’s been stated that Berrios wants to go to the market to make a splash. So why in the world would you think he could’ve been signed for 12-15M? Maybe 3 years ago. Maybe. Haven’t we been trying to extend him and Buxton for years now? I wanna say when Kepler and polanco signed their deals Buxton and Berrios were brought extensions as well. Berrios has obviously been eyeing FA for some time now so I don’t think that 12-15M number was ever relevant. These two pitchers and situations are polar opposites in every degree
  17. So because they’re trading one guy who we obviously are not going to sign because he wants top dollar on the market we should just trade everybody? The fact that these guys are negotiating till the bitter end for every last dollar shows you that these guys understand that mlb is a business. If these guys are getting upset that guy A or guy B is getting traded in order to make the team hopefully better in years to come then they are doing themselves a massive disservice. Not only to themselves but to the team ultimately. If your coworker leaves to go to another company in order to better his life that’s gonna make you not want to work as hard instead of trying to work harder to gain that same job yourself? You make it sound like we’re just giving up on him when actually the twins are trying to better themselves when the inevitable is staring them in the face.
  18. Dodgers going all in for Scherzer and Turner. If that deal happens Berrios “is” going to San Diego!!! Maybe him and someone else https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/07/dodgers-making-significant-progress-on-deal-to-acquire-max-scherzer-trea-turner.html
  19. Isn’t it almost every year though some young prospect or rookie takes over a few games in the post season and becomes a star? Andrew Jones, k-rod,ellsbury, wacha, last year arrozarena. The young guys usually don’t get you there or carry you through the postseason but it’s good to have those hot prospects on your postseason roster.
  20. I never really thought the dodgers were “in” on Berrios. We’ll see. If scherzer goes to San Diego I think the other teams shift to Berrios. I really wanted the Padres to land him as they seem the most desperate and have the prospects. We’ll see if SD gets Mad Max but I’m sure everything is about to shift to the Berrios market once Max has found a destination
  21. When are all you on the keep Berrios train gonna realize he’s not signing here. Stop being delusional. He wants top dollar on the open market. Now is his peak value. Anytime after the deadline his value is just gonna decline. Tell yourself this is a good thing. This is a great opportunity for the twins.
  22. I like the trade a lot! It really sets us up to compete next year with a few FA signings. Maybe we could get one of Thompson or Espinoza for taking on Hosmers contract. I make this deal 10 out of 10 times since Berrios had made it obvious he’s going to free agency. After this deal and a few others after the deadline we immediately get on the phone with Buxtons reps and get a deal done!
  23. That eliminates that Padres Gallo rumor. Berrios and Kepler to San Diego?!?!
  24. It looks like the Padres are looking to unload Eric Hosmer. Does anyone else think it makes sense to swoop in and take on that contract with a Berrios trade? I think he fits right in if we can package it right. He’s not that expensive either over the next couple years. If it helps us get a Gore and Espinoza with hosmer for Berrios possibly? I think I take that deal. Any thoughts?
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