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    Linus got a reaction from MMMordabito in Miguel Sano Update - Running Progression   
    He should get the full 20 day rehab to work on his swing. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Major League Ready in Miguel Sano Update - Running Progression   
    He should get the full 20 day rehab to work on his swing. 
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    Linus got a reaction from D.C Twins in Miguel Sano Update - Running Progression   
    He should get the full 20 day rehab to work on his swing. 
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    Linus reacted to h2oface in Jose Miranda Deserves a Shot   
    Miranda's best position seems to be DH. He needs to hit more consistently, though. 
    It is very disappointing that the Twins don't develop defense. Prospect after prospect can't field worth a damn but can hit. 
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    Linus reacted to ChineseGandalf in Jose Miranda Deserves a Shot   
    Honestly I am not convinced that Miranda should be starting over Urshela at third or Arraez/Kiriloff at first. However, those are not the only roles for him. There is an obvious role - DH, that as far as I can recall, he has not played at all since being called up. Why are we DHing one of Sanchez/Jeffers? Miranda is a significant upgrade on either of those two as the DH. 
    Jeffers is hitting decently well right now, and Sanchez can hit alright, but neither are what you really want in a DH. In fact, for most of the year Jeffers has been unplayable as a bat, and Sanchez has recently come back to earth a bit. We should at least give Miranda the DH over those two. 
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    Linus reacted to Mike Sixel in Jose Miranda Deserves a Shot   
    Wowsers. The dude is on pace to play 126 games, if he had been up all year, and people think he's not playing enough....
    Arraez should be the DH and Kiriloff the first baseman. That leaves third base on a regular basis. I don't love Gio, but I'm not sure if Miranda is any better or not. I am not sure I understand the certainty of so many here that Miranda would be better. This is a playoff caliber team, and people want to insert an unknown at third full time? 
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    Linus got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Miguel Sano Update - Running Progression   
    He should get the full 20 day rehab to work on his swing. 
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    Linus got a reaction from jorgenswest in Miguel Sano Update - Running Progression   
    He should get the full 20 day rehab to work on his swing. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Hunter48 in Miguel Sano Update - Running Progression   
    He should get the full 20 day rehab to work on his swing. 
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    Linus reacted to Game7-91 in Jose Miranda Deserves a Shot   
    He does. But agree he is not being served well here, specifically by the organizational philosophy of not giving a hoot about developing defensive skills. Identify their position in minors, develop their skills, and plant them in that position in mlb. Expecting young guys to plug and play positions they are not practiced at...at the mlb level ...is ludicrous. It's OJT. See Lewis,Royce.
    Our organizational fascination with developing infielders who are not tasked with mastering a defensive position in their minor league development, then asked to learn a new position on the fly at mlb level....truly is mystifying. Jack of a few positions, master of none. Miranda, et al, deserve better organizational commitment and development.
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    Linus got a reaction from RpR in Miguel Sano Update - Running Progression   
    He should get the full 20 day rehab to work on his swing. 
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    Linus reacted to KnoblauchWasFramed in Twins 1, Guardians 0: Devin Smeltzer Throws 6 Shutout Innings and the Bullpen Holds on   
    Two straight days of the Buxton BS Show against our biggest divisional competition... at home.  Already appears to have been injured at least 3 times on a limited playing schedule.  It already appears that even 100 games is going to be far too much to ask.  And maybe in those <100 games he hits 30 HRs and all that, but what about the playoffs if the Twins make it?  Is he going to miss 2 games each series?  And clearly an off day means an OFF DAY and no chance at pinch hitting or running to help out in tight situations.  
    This is already looking like it's just not going to work and even the highly incentivized contract is still going to be a huge over payment and blow up in the Twins face.   
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    Linus got a reaction from cHawk in Is this team in free fall?   
    It’s a really long season. Yes the bullpen is frustrating but they have the ability to do something about it. I think they need to tighten up their play. Way too many sloppy plays in the field and on the base paths the last few weeks. I’m not generally a guy that dings Rocco but his teams are not super solid in the fundamentals of the game. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Tlaker in The real value of a catcher - I think   
    I’m still calling BS. Umpires are trained to call pitches where they cross the plate. The only way you can know if a catcher stole a strike is if you can tap into the umpires brain on that particular pitch. Otherwise everyone is just speculating. 
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    Linus got a reaction from RpR in The real value of a catcher - I think   
    I’m still calling BS. Umpires are trained to call pitches where they cross the plate. The only way you can know if a catcher stole a strike is if you can tap into the umpires brain on that particular pitch. Otherwise everyone is just speculating. 
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    Linus got a reaction from mikelink45 in The real value of a catcher - I think   
    I’m still calling BS. Umpires are trained to call pitches where they cross the plate. The only way you can know if a catcher stole a strike is if you can tap into the umpires brain on that particular pitch. Otherwise everyone is just speculating. 
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    Linus got a reaction from mikelink45 in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    How do we know that Jeffers had anything to do with it being called a strike?  The box the umps get graded on is not the same as TV or MLB game day. Maybe the ump made a bad call and it had nothing to do with Jeffers framing. I’m not saying that the way catchers receive the ball doesn’t matter but when people quantify it so precisely it’s just BS. There isn’t a way to know for sure. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Karbo in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    I respectfully disagree with the idea he is good at blocking balls.  If they are in front of him yes but he has no lateral movement due to his stance. Anything lateral and he is poor. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Karbo in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    How do we know that Jeffers had anything to do with it being called a strike?  The box the umps get graded on is not the same as TV or MLB game day. Maybe the ump made a bad call and it had nothing to do with Jeffers framing. I’m not saying that the way catchers receive the ball doesn’t matter but when people quantify it so precisely it’s just BS. There isn’t a way to know for sure. 
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    Linus got a reaction from h2oface in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    How do we know that Jeffers had anything to do with it being called a strike?  The box the umps get graded on is not the same as TV or MLB game day. Maybe the ump made a bad call and it had nothing to do with Jeffers framing. I’m not saying that the way catchers receive the ball doesn’t matter but when people quantify it so precisely it’s just BS. There isn’t a way to know for sure. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Hunter48 in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    I respectfully disagree with the idea he is good at blocking balls.  If they are in front of him yes but he has no lateral movement due to his stance. Anything lateral and he is poor. 
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    Linus got a reaction from USAFChief in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    How do we know that Jeffers had anything to do with it being called a strike?  The box the umps get graded on is not the same as TV or MLB game day. Maybe the ump made a bad call and it had nothing to do with Jeffers framing. I’m not saying that the way catchers receive the ball doesn’t matter but when people quantify it so precisely it’s just BS. There isn’t a way to know for sure. 
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    Linus got a reaction from RpR in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    I respectfully disagree with the idea he is good at blocking balls.  If they are in front of him yes but he has no lateral movement due to his stance. Anything lateral and he is poor. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Nine of twelve in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    How do we know that Jeffers had anything to do with it being called a strike?  The box the umps get graded on is not the same as TV or MLB game day. Maybe the ump made a bad call and it had nothing to do with Jeffers framing. I’m not saying that the way catchers receive the ball doesn’t matter but when people quantify it so precisely it’s just BS. There isn’t a way to know for sure. 
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    Linus got a reaction from Hunter48 in The Truth About Catchers, Framing, and Deception   
    How do we know that Jeffers had anything to do with it being called a strike?  The box the umps get graded on is not the same as TV or MLB game day. Maybe the ump made a bad call and it had nothing to do with Jeffers framing. I’m not saying that the way catchers receive the ball doesn’t matter but when people quantify it so precisely it’s just BS. There isn’t a way to know for sure. 
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