Jump to content
Twins Daily
  • Create Account

LewFordLives

Gold Caretaker
  • Posts

    441
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    2

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    LewFordLives got a reaction from solomon1930 in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    I vote no. (Not that the front office cares what I think.)
    Ten years is just too long. Those 10-year mega deals rarely work out. Correa is a great player, but a lot of his value is tied up in his defense. Do you think he will still be playing elite SS four years from now?  He also spends a fair amount of time of the DL.
    The average annual value doesn't bother me,  but as others have said, a ten-year deal is just too much risk for this organization.
  2. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to srlarson in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    signing correa does no good.....he cannot pitch......until you solve that...you are just wasting money!!  
  3. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to roger in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    Agree that this is creative and expect there is a real chance it would get the job done.  But I sure hope that it doesn't get done.  Why, I cringe when I think of paying this type of money for 10 years.  
    I believe that Royce Lewis is and should be the Twins shortstop over the next 5-8 years.  I don't see the need to break the bank to sign Correa.  And this contract would break the bank.
  4. Like
    LewFordLives got a reaction from joefish in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    I vote no. (Not that the front office cares what I think.)
    Ten years is just too long. Those 10-year mega deals rarely work out. Correa is a great player, but a lot of his value is tied up in his defense. Do you think he will still be playing elite SS four years from now?  He also spends a fair amount of time of the DL.
    The average annual value doesn't bother me,  but as others have said, a ten-year deal is just too much risk for this organization.
  5. Like
    LewFordLives got a reaction from adorduan in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    I vote no. (Not that the front office cares what I think.)
    Ten years is just too long. Those 10-year mega deals rarely work out. Correa is a great player, but a lot of his value is tied up in his defense. Do you think he will still be playing elite SS four years from now?  He also spends a fair amount of time of the DL.
    The average annual value doesn't bother me,  but as others have said, a ten-year deal is just too much risk for this organization.
  6. Like
    LewFordLives got a reaction from roger in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    I vote no. (Not that the front office cares what I think.)
    Ten years is just too long. Those 10-year mega deals rarely work out. Correa is a great player, but a lot of his value is tied up in his defense. Do you think he will still be playing elite SS four years from now?  He also spends a fair amount of time of the DL.
    The average annual value doesn't bother me,  but as others have said, a ten-year deal is just too much risk for this organization.
  7. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Whitey333 in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    Someone on here said that if the Twins won the world series in the first four years of a potential Correa signing that it would be worth it.  Does anyone really think this team l, currently constructed, has any chance of winning a world series?  IMO it's going to take a lot more than Correa to win a world series.  When there is so much money tied up into one player it's nearly impossible to be able to afford upgrades needed in other areas.  Let's move on from this Correa nonsense and redistribute those payroll dollars into other areas.
  8. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Linus in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    We’d be betting on their ability to develop cost - efficient pitching. Since they really haven’t shown the ability to do that I’m not taking that bet. 
  9. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Steve71 in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    This might be what it takes, but I would only do this deal if Mr. Joe Pohlad is going to increase the budget a moderate amount to the $160-70M range.  Otherwise, I would be concerned that we would have too many financial eggs in one basket for the long run.  What happens if Correa falls off after 2 or 3 years?  Twins with a sub-$150M budget would be hamstrung.
  10. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to baul0010 in Conceptualizing a Creative, Realistic, Winning Contract for Carlos Correa   
    I like it... But, it's also not my money.
  11. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to mike8791 in Analyze This: Jose Abreu Is the Bat Minnesota Needs   
    Spot on Nick!  I've watched Abreu here in Chicago for years.  He is Mr. Clutch, as you noted, great leadership abilities, and an iron man, to boot.  For a team with supposed above-average offense in 2022, 66 rbis to lead the team is a joke.  All the stat heads can sneer at RBIs but someone has to drive in the runs when the opportunity exists.  That's the definition of a cleanup hitter - a position sorely lacking in 2022.  Abreu would be a great replacement for Cruz!
    All this hype about resigning Correa is just mystifying.  For a bit more than the price of Correa we could probably sign Abreu, Contreras, and Haninger - and having an adequate starting SS in Farmer.  In any case the Twins have at least $50MM to spend - enough to sign these 3.  While I think Rodon should be our #1 priority,  the likelihood of this particular FO running that "risk" of adding him  for a minimum of $130MM over 5 yrs. seems remote.  The offense needs attention and signing at least 2 of the 3 named above would go a long way to catapulting this lineup into a top 3rd in the league.  With trading some of our excess like Kepler, maybe Martin and one of our younger starters like Ober, Winder, etc,,  they should be able to land another front line starter, albeit not an ace.  
    The offseason is one of choices. With all the current holes in the rotation, the pen, and the lineup, I would hate to be in Falvey's shoes this offseason.  He needs to pull an inside straight to get this team back into legitimacy for the playoffs.  But this is where he's put himself after 7 years of failure to build a pipeline.
  12. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Linus in Blayne Enlow is Entering a Make or Break Season   
    Sorry but he’s never really been that good. If he was a 12th round pick we wouldn’t even be talking about him
  13. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Blyleven2011 in Blayne Enlow is Entering a Make or Break Season   
    Enlow does need to show more promise in his comeback in 2023 or he will likely be cut from the 40 man roster  ...
    We need pitching and definitely good pitching so give him the time to get it worked out as he showed good promise before his TJ surgery  ...
  14. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to ashbury in Your Guide to the Worst Black Friday Deals in Twins Territory   
    Beware of the "buy 2, get 1 free" offer on Jaime Garcia game-used Twins jerseys, whatever the bargain price you see in the ad.
  15. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to CRF in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    Imo...starter until proven otherwise. Except for Ryan, pretty much every starting pitcher we have on the roster has had injury concerns in one way or another. Maeda's velo was down in 2021 due to the elbow. If he's fully recovered from the TJ surgery, there's no reason he can't be as effective as he was in 2020 and before. 
  16. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Giles Ferrell in What Will Kenta Maeda's Role Be in 2023? What Should It Be?   
    I would rather see Maeda get a look in the back end of the rotation unless serious upgrades are made there (Maeda instead of the bargain bin starters the Twins typically sign) to start the season. If he fails then shift him to the bullpen. 
  17. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Karbo in Let's Talk About Emilio Pagán   
    I don't count on this coaching staff to "fix" anything or anyone. 
    The article talks how he was in the strike zone, but there is a HUGE difference between good location in the zone, and meatballs in the zone. Pagan threw a lot of meatballs in the zone. Is that really the kind of command a team needs to be a decent reliever?
  18. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to HerbieFan in Let's Talk About Emilio Pagán   
    After watching him for a year, it isn't about stuff/spin rate/etc.  It's simply about command.  Elite whiff% but bottom of the barrel hard-hit rate.  In MLB you can throw 100 but if you can't locate it gets hit...hard.  Such is the story of Emilio Pagan, and after 3 bad-to-below average years, he is what he is.
  19. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Riverbrian in Let's Talk About Emilio Pagán   
    Throwing in a couple of cents. I'm a hang a zero guy. For a reliever... Hanging a zero is doing your job. If you give up a run, you did not do your job. How many times did you do your job and how many times did you not. 
    ERA is such a misleading stat for relievers because if you hang a 6. It will take you 12 appearances hanging a zero before you stop getting hate mail from the ERA obsessed.
    So I look at appearances and how many times they did the job we want them to do which is hang a zero.
    Pre Cleveland 4 blown game nightmare. 
    Emilio appeared in 22 games. He Hung Zeroes in 16 of those games. 73% Good or 27% Bad
    Use the Good or the Bad depending on how you like your water glasses. 
    Post Cleveland 4 blown game nightmare. 
    Emilio Appeared in 32 Games. He Hung Zeroes in 21 of those games. 65% Good or 35% Bad.
    So I got him as worse post Cleveland Nightmare in my world. 
    Let's add in the Cleveland 4 blown game nightmare for fun (which included a hung zero against Denver in the middle of the carnage) and his hung zero season totals were: 59 appearances. 38 Zeros hung. 64%  
    For peer comparison 
    Duran: 57 Appearance - 47 Zeros hung - 82%
    Thielbar: 67 Appearances - 54 Zeros Hung - 81%
    Moran: 31 Appearances - 25 Zeros Hung - 81%
    Smith: 34 Appearances - 26 Zeroes Hung - 76% (Note: Smith didn't allow an earned run over his first 17 Appearances. He was 52% after that)
    Jax: 65 Appearances - 48 Zeroes Hung - 74%
    Duffey: 40 Appearances - 29 Zeroes Hung - 73% (Duffey tended to give up crooked numbers when he couldn't hang the zero)  
    Pagan: 59 Appearances - 38 Zeros hung - 64%
    Megill: 39 Appearances - 25 Zeros hung - 64%
    I present this as just another way to show that Pagan wasn't very good. 
     
  20. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Richie the Rally Goat in Let's Talk About Emilio Pagán   
    Ugh… do we have to talk about Pagan? I was planning on pretending this was a nightmare through the offseason….
  21. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to Winston Smith in Let's Talk About Emilio Pagán   
    Don't forget Flavine are smarter than everyone else so it must be a good move. Six years in and 0-6 in the playoffs.
  22. Like
    LewFordLives reacted to FlyingFinn in Let's Talk About Emilio Pagán   
    Pagan's "good" numbers at the end of last year were mostly in mop-up type situations. His numbers with two strikes on the batter had to be horrible. Do I think his problems could be mental? Yes. Do I think he has or will fix that? No. Three bad years so three strikes and he should be out.
  23. Like
    LewFordLives got a reaction from Nashvilletwin in Twins Usher in New Era Where Past Becomes Future   
    Overall I like them. I will echo others about the "M" caps. Not a fan. Just stick with the TC. It's iconic. Also, I wish at least one of the jerseys still has the Minnie and Paul patch.
  24. Haha
    LewFordLives reacted to notoriousgod71 in Twins Trade Gio Urshela to the Los Angeles Angels   
    Our training staff makes sure there is never a log jam at any position.
  25. Like
    LewFordLives got a reaction from DocBauer in Twins Usher in New Era Where Past Becomes Future   
    Overall I like them. I will echo others about the "M" caps. Not a fan. Just stick with the TC. It's iconic. Also, I wish at least one of the jerseys still has the Minnie and Paul patch.
×
×
  • Create New...