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  1. The Bad....how completely lacking the team was in fundamentals - bunting, baserunning, defensive mistakes, etc.. Just a poor fundamental team. Somewhere Tom Kelly is going crazy watching this team
  2. Achhhh...who needs relievers that can throw 100 mph...:)
  3. A lost season is all about assessing for the future. Bailey Ober and Joe Ryan appear to be capable of manning the back end of the rotation. A Pineda reunion would fill another rotation spot fairly cheaply, but his injury history is a concern. Griffin Jax, based on his numbers, may have a future as a swingman/reliever. I don't ever want to see "Charlie Barnes" start a game again. My fear is Falvine thinks one of Gant/Dobber can fill a rotation spot. They need at least two starters...I'm guessing one by trade and one as a FA. I hate that we had to watch Simmons play SS all year. With all due respect to him and his career as a great defensive SS, what purpose did it serve? I would've preferred to see Gordon there more often...just to see if SS can be a position he could man as a utility guy. Every single AB Simmons got the last 6 weeks should have gone to a younger player who may at least help this organization down the road. Jorge Alcala seems to have turned a corner. Thielbar is fine i guess. Duffey and Rogers will be back. I see absolutely no reason to not bring back Juan Minaya. Guys like Garza and Gant look like they at least should get a shot in ST to fill a bullpen spot. My biggest gripe...and it's not close, is that Jose Miranda got no playing time. Zero. Not a single at bat or inning. We literally have no idea if he can handle MLB pitching. And he literally has no idea what to work on in the offseason. Just dumb. Over the last 6 weeks he could have easily rotated in at 3B while JD DH'd or took a day off. If Simmons had been DFA'd, Polanco could have played 50% of games at SS and Arraez to 2B. He wouldn't have had to play a 3B once for me....should have been Miranda.
  4. I see Miranda hasn't been in the lineup for St Paul the last two games? Do you know if he's hurt? I would like to have seen the club use September to get him about 25 games. Thought he could DH, play 3B or 1B. I also thought Simmons, with all due respect to him as a player, should have been DFA'd around Sept 1st and let Polanco and Nick Gordon play SS. That would have freed up some ABs for Arraez at 2B. Gordon may be a utility guy next year and the PT at SS may have given the FO a better idea if SS could one of his utility positions.
  5. Good heavens. Can someone please explain to me why Jose Miranda is still in St.Paul? No "Cheap Pohlads". Does a September callup start the dreaded service time clock?
  6. Could it be? Could Joe Ryan and Bailey Ober be part of the rotation next year?
  7. Two very simple questions. Why is Jose Miranda still at AAA? And why is Beau Burrows taking up innings? If someone is going to get lit up, why not elevate Balezovic and give him the experience at least?
  8. On a night where something called John Gant, Kyle Barraclaugh and Edgar Garcia have so far given up 11 runs...the rest of Joe Ryan's starts in 2021 need to be in a Twins uniform.
  9. So here we are. Bailey Ober gives them the best chance to win a ballgame. Yikes.
  10. If we really want to go to the "Did the Twins miss something..." well, let's talk about Badoo and Wade. Reed isn't really any better than the turnstile of DFA'd arms the FO has cycled through the last couple years.
  11. Today? Tomorrow? Probably Saints....Miranda and Buxton? Yes, please.
  12. Thanks Nash. This THE #1 frustration for me. It seems so simple. The kid can DH/1B/3B. Donaldson may not play 3B again this year. DH him or give him the day off. Sano is an average at best 1B and Alex Kiriloff taking that spot the majority of the time in 2022 is almost a foregone conclusion. He can DH some, play 1B some and sit some. Between those 3 lineup spots, there should be plenty of ABs to warrant bringing the kid up. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE his hands. Polanco isn't moving back to SS permanently but he could man it well enough over the last 6 weeks to plug Arraez in at 2B so he gets his ABs. They DID win a division title last year with that combo so how bad can it be ROS? One option you didn't include is DFAing BOTH Simmons and Cave. All due respect, but neither of them should be on the 40-man by next season. Just give up the ghost and move on.
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