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    LewFordLives got a reaction from mikelink45 in Cleveland Finds Another Incredible Pitcher Between Couch Cushions   
    I know this is satire, but how many quality starters have the Twins developed in the last 25 years? Berrios, Radke....I guess you can count Santana.
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    LewFordLives reacted to USAFChief in Guardians 11, Twins 10: Another Bullpen Meltdown Wastes a Great Offensive Night   
    Who could have predicted not addressing the bullpen over the winter was a very risky strategy? Trading your best reliever a terrible idea?
     
    These outcomes are at least partially the result of front office decisions. 
     
    In the future I hope the front office changes tactics. A weak bullpen is difficult to maneuver around, ends up throwing away games, and erodes confidence everywhere. 
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    LewFordLives reacted to jimbo92107 in Guardians 11, Twins 10: Another Bullpen Meltdown Wastes a Great Offensive Night   
    Pagan is a little like a roulette wheel. Stupid to play at all, but if you must, then bet once, and if you win, then get the hell out. Go buy a nice dinner on the house. 
    Instead, Rocco bet twice on Pagan, and wound up with the Pagan Sacrifice. I'm trying to get across the extreme swings of the guy's pitching. If you get a nice box of chocolates, enjoy them and move on. Don't open the next box, because... Those might not be chocolates!
    Remember Samuel Deduno? Incredibly live arm, his heater would bend two-and a half feet. Hitters could barely touch him but Deduno could barely find the strike zone, and if he had to throw a "get it over" pitch, they tended to sail over the fence. Pagan is a little like that. His stuff is electric, but he's just barely got it under control, and he can implode just as fast as he can burn through three batters. Ultimately, you can't have guys like that in your bullpen. Sometimes you can't afford to see a reliever blow a lead.
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    LewFordLives reacted to Vanimal46 in Should the Twins trade for Montas?   
    Nothing will top the Troy Tulowitzki thread in 2015, and Brian Dozier “trade rumor” thread after the 2016 season. 
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    LewFordLives got a reaction from Swing Batter-Batter in Partial ACL Tear Ends Lewis's Season... Again!   
    Was he ever fully healed? When you watch the replay it's not clear how his knee got hurt.
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    LewFordLives reacted to wsnydes in Locals React to Wednesday Rout of Yankees   
    Glenn nailed it.  He's no Nostradamus for it, but he nailed it.
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    LewFordLives reacted to terrydactyls in Partial ACL Tear Ends Lewis's Season... Again!   
    I just watched the play again (multiple times) on YouTube and I agree that it's unclear.  It appears that his shoulder and head were the primary points of contact with the wall.  My thought is that he hurt the knee when he recoiled off the wall.  It didn't look to me like his knee ever made contact with the wall.
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    LewFordLives reacted to wsnydes in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    Even though I pretty much expect this every time they play the Yankees, it still shocks me a little.  It's always some weird level of ineptitude and it seems unique to that particular game.  Its odd.
    And I'd like it to stop.
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    LewFordLives reacted to Parfigliano in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    Wow another bedwet against yankees
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    LewFordLives reacted to Aggies7 in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    I mean, at 7-3 I thought we have exorcised the demons. But the cream always rises and we’re just spoiled milk 
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    LewFordLives reacted to PDX Twin in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    Or, tonight, the defense. Absolute Bad News Bears.
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    LewFordLives reacted to LVTwinsfan in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    The Twins jumped all over Cole for 7 and he’s off the hook, they just don’t have the pitching they’ll need to be successful. 
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    LewFordLives reacted to Mander in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    Twins bullpen is awful. SEND HELP!!!
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    LewFordLives reacted to nicksaviking in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    Measuring the early season trust in Bundy and Smith is what stat heads call the BS Index.
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    LewFordLives reacted to wsnydes in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    I've seen this movie before...and it's 47 sequels.  Didn't care for any of them.
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    LewFordLives reacted to Vanimal46 in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    The challenge would have been handy here.
    Edit: Nevermind, Urshela dropped the ball. 
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    LewFordLives reacted to cHawk in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    Always nice getting burned by these bastards.
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    LewFordLives reacted to Aggies7 in GAME THREAD: 6/9/22 Twins vs Yankees, 6:40PM CT   
    Here comes that familiar sinking feeling
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    LewFordLives reacted to Dman in Mock Drafts Favor Hitters   
    Hearing a couple of things surfing around the net. One it sounds like after the first 6 or seven players teams view a lot of the next tier as all fairly close and they might try to see who is willing to cut deals so they can spend on the more volatile high school pitchers in the 2nd round.
    Also I think Callis mentioned the Twins might be on Neto a high contact bat.  Think Arraez, Miranda, type of player.  He could stick at short as he has the arm and actions but isn't real fast.  Might have to move to 2nd base but in this high strike out era having guys that get the bat to the ball is important and the Twins might be able to cut a deal with him as well.
    I am trying to come around on Berry but another position less player high in the draft seems tough take at this point.  Still having a Switch hitting, power swinging first baseman DH could be an advantage if the bat remains elite all the way through.  
    I still think a high school player would fit this team the best as they don't really need a fast moving bat IMO so Collier at this point looks like the one to possibly fall and if he does I would take him if I were the Twins.  I still like Cole Young but not sure if that is too early and if he would take a discount.
    Lot's of ways the Twins can go will be interesting to see how the top 6 plays out and what is left for the Twins.
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    LewFordLives reacted to RaoulDuke in Stashak Out For Season, Alcala Has Setback   
    Alcala setback hurts, they need him back and pitching well in the worst way.  Duran/ Jax can only hold the fort down for so long.
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    LewFordLives reacted to Dave Overlund in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    Guys I am starting to think we don't have a championship caliber bullpen after all! 
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    LewFordLives reacted to LastOnePicked in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    Meanwhile, the White Sox shut out the Dodgers.
    Look, this Twins team is better than I expected. I like 'em. But there will be no broad-based excitement for this team through the summer if they can't at least win a few games from the top dogs in baseball. It's okay to lose a good share of games to the league titans, but it's not okay to lose them all, especially not while rolling over like well-heeled puppies in the process.
    Nothing about these losses is surprising, which is really the most sad thing about them, series after series after series.
    If you want fans in the stands, boys, you better do more to earn an audience.
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    LewFordLives reacted to USAFChief in Yankees 10, Twins 4: Duffey Clobbered Again as Twins Drop Game One   
    Always has the feel of a cat playing with a mouse before getting bored with it and delivering the death blow.
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