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  1. It'll be the Bundy, Duffey and Pagan show tomorrow, what's not to like?
  2. That makes a ton of sense. Thanks. Thinking it over myself, another reason might be that there would be a lot of empty seats if the home team was down by a few runs. Probably even the most die-hard fans wouldn't be happy to go to a game where the home team is already down by a sizable amount when the games starts.
  3. Everything I've read so far on the rain delay indicates that the rules that were used for 2020 are still in play. Can anyone point me towards a page that says otherwise?
  4. I wonder why this rule exists in the first place. What good does it do to re-do the game instead of picking up where they left off?
  5. I wonder when was the last time that a team scored 5+ runs with only solo HRs. That's got to be quite rare.
  6. Fortunately, relievers are the easiest position to fill at the trade deadline. They probably won't have to part with any of their top prospects to pick up a decent bullpen arm or two, which the front office is probably thrilled about.
  7. Great to see guys like Kepler, Jeffers and Larnach turning things around. Those guys are the biggest wildcards in the lineup, if they get things together this lineup is going to be great from 1 to 9. I don't think I've been this excited about Kepler since 2019. Also, gotta love Ryan's face on Correa's terrific play. Nice to see the team having fun on the field.
  8. For those of you that are saying the Twins downgraded in 2022: Chris Paddack WAR 2019-2021: 4.5 WAR (2.4, 0.3, 1.8) Taylor Rogers WAR 2019-2021: 4.2 WAR (2.1, 0.5, 1.6) As good as Rogers is, the reality is that even elite RPs are not as valuable as decent SPs.
  9. Exactly. The front office clearly doesn't believe in Gordon long-term, so why is he on the 40-man when Baddoo and Wells aren't? And I know it's impossible to predict who will turn out to be good, but if you are filling those fringe roster spots with veteran placeholders and low-upside prospects who are close to the majors in order to maximize your chances of winning, you shouldn't be getting any excuses if you aren't even able to compete.
  10. Exactly. On one hand, you trade Gil, who turns out to be a pretty good pitching prospect, for a 4th OF. On the other hand, you trade Wade, who was at least going to be a serviceable 4th OF, for Shaun Anderson, who you end up releasing in a few months. So if you are comfortable giving up a decent pitching prospect for Cave, you at least have to get something similar in return for Wade, not a Shaun Anderson.
  11. I would be shocked if they traded for a #2/3 type pitcher. They certainly aren't going to trade for a pitcher on a one-year contract because that wouldn't make any sense given that they traded Berrios. And I can't envision them trading for a pitcher with multiple years remaining because they have had a dozen better opportunities to do so when this team was in contention, yet they passed up all of those chances. I think it's pretty clear at this point that they aren't comfortable trading multiple quality prospects, which is what it will take to get a front-of-the rotation starter. I could certainly see them trading a low-level prospect for a back of the rotation pitcher though.
  12. I understand the frustration, but out of the pitchers that are ready right now, Jax is one of the best and only options that we have. The reality is that most of our pitchers are still a year away or injured. There is nothing to lose by starting Jax for the rest of the season. We have to take the good with the bad with a pitcher like Jax. While he has been very bad the last 2 starts, he had a stretch of 5 games before that where he had a ERA under 3 against some very tough competition. We shouldn't be so quick to write him off when he's still so inexperienced. You can't expect everyone to start contributing immediately.
  13. 9/1 against the Cubs would be the perfect time to give him his first start. The Cubs lineup looks like a AAA lineup, so it'll be like he's still in St.Paul. Would be a nice way for him to get acclimated to the majors and possibly pick up his first win.
  14. Give the guy a break, he had 3 walk-off hits in the last week and ranks near the top of the league in WPA. He's not going to come though for us every single time. Not to mention that he was up against one of the best pitchers in the league.
  15. I think seasons like these are the most opportune time to bring up prospects to see what they have. The front office has made it clear in multiple occasions that they would choose a veteran player over an unproven prospect when the team is contending, so this seems like the perfect time to give guys like Moran an audition. If you aren't going to promote prospects when you are contending, but you also don't want to call them up in a lost season due to service time reasons, when are they going to get a chance?
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