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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from roger in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    I think that's fair... He's best at second base, probably. Has played some 3B. Just a few games in LF. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Corporal_Clegg in Astros 6, Twins 3: Like a Broken Record   
    He just has not been a good hitter, a good pitcher (starter or reliever)... and he just can't keep the rest of the players all healthy... 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Astros 6, Twins 3: Like a Broken Record   
    He just has not been a good hitter, a good pitcher (starter or reliever)... and he just can't keep the rest of the players all healthy... 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from bird in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    Agreed... Now, the guys that Atlanta has called up are top prospects. I actually think that Julien's bat would be much more ready for the big leagues than Wallners just because he's got such a great approach at the plate. Wallner will be a decent MLBer, I think, with a lot of power, but he might strike out 50% of the time if called up right now. I'd be curious what Julien could do. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    I wouldn't mind seeing either one of them up. They both are clearly guys that will be added to the 40-man roster anyway, so they can call them up ahead of time. Only negative would be losing an option year if/when Garlick and/or Larnach and/or Buxton come back. However, if they're already in the big leagues, and they're not ready by 2025, then we probably won't be terribly upset if they are DFAd in 2025. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from chpettit19 in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Again, I appreciate all that Tom Kelly did. I certainly enjoyed those World Series championships. 
    But, what made him a master tactician? I'm curious because he platooned (something Baldelli does). Kelly switched up the lineup (Kent Hrbek batted 4th against RHP, and 7th against LHP, just like Arraez bats leadoff against RHP and usually 6th against LHP). Pitching-wise, he did what other managers did at that time. He used the starter as long as possible and then pieced together the game to the closer. Nothing creative about that at the time. And when the Twins had a great roster, they won (87, 88, 91, 92), and when he didn't have a great roster, they were really, really bad. Right now, Baldelli's managing a roster that isn't very good because of a ton of injuries. 
    The Kelly Way was credited for a lot of things, including the successful years in the '00s under Gardenhire when the team was blessed with talent again. But if that was the way to do it, why are NO teams doing some of what he did anymore. 
    Again, just trying to understand the distinctions. Would we say that in some cases, Joe Torre didn't get the most out of his teams, even if they won 100 games? Maybe they should have won 120 games a year... Torre was considered a poor manager with the Mets, Meh with Atlanta and St. Louis. 
    I would also add that the front offices likely stayed out of things much more then than now.  
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from chpettit19 in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    @GeorgiaBaller, I think you and I could manage the Dodgers and get them to the playoffs. I honestly believe that. The only thing we're missing - or at least I am - is any sort of clout or track record in the game. Baldelli has that. So yes, talent matters. 
    To the second paragraph... it takes more than a great, great player. Mike Trout has hardly even been to the playoffs in his career. Jake Cave has the same number of postseason hits as Trout. 
    And pitching is even a bigger animal because having a couple of Max Scherzer's on your roster sure can make a manager look great. Let's be honest, if Scherzer (or Verlander) were on the Twins, it's not like Baldelli would feel any need to take him out after twice through the rotation. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from jmlease1 in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    I wouldn't mind seeing either one of them up. They both are clearly guys that will be added to the 40-man roster anyway, so they can call them up ahead of time. Only negative would be losing an option year if/when Garlick and/or Larnach and/or Buxton come back. However, if they're already in the big leagues, and they're not ready by 2025, then we probably won't be terribly upset if they are DFAd in 2025. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from chpettit19 in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Always curious what this "accountability" looks like... Is it getting benched? Is it getting screamed at publicly in the dugout? Is it bashing players through the media? Is it getting optioned or released? 
    Is it bashing guys like Beckham for losing a ball in the lights? Is it bashing Jake Cave who is like option 8 in the outfield this year? 
    I'm honestly just curious what this accountability thing looks like to us. What would be the 'right' approach? Tom Kelly barely moved or smiled on the bench? Ron Gardenhire yelled often. Both were successful. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from chpettit19 in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Correct... 
    Because this is an organizational philosophy, not a Baldelli philosophy. When they were recruiting Archer and Bundy and others, do we think they didn't understand the plan, the philosophies?
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from wabene in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    @GeorgiaBaller, I think you and I could manage the Dodgers and get them to the playoffs. I honestly believe that. The only thing we're missing - or at least I am - is any sort of clout or track record in the game. Baldelli has that. So yes, talent matters. 
    To the second paragraph... it takes more than a great, great player. Mike Trout has hardly even been to the playoffs in his career. Jake Cave has the same number of postseason hits as Trout. 
    And pitching is even a bigger animal because having a couple of Max Scherzer's on your roster sure can make a manager look great. Let's be honest, if Scherzer (or Verlander) were on the Twins, it's not like Baldelli would feel any need to take him out after twice through the rotation. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from DocBauer in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    I wouldn't mind seeing either one of them up. They both are clearly guys that will be added to the 40-man roster anyway, so they can call them up ahead of time. Only negative would be losing an option year if/when Garlick and/or Larnach and/or Buxton come back. However, if they're already in the big leagues, and they're not ready by 2025, then we probably won't be terribly upset if they are DFAd in 2025. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Dman in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    Agreed... Now, the guys that Atlanta has called up are top prospects. I actually think that Julien's bat would be much more ready for the big leagues than Wallners just because he's got such a great approach at the plate. Wallner will be a decent MLBer, I think, with a lot of power, but he might strike out 50% of the time if called up right now. I'd be curious what Julien could do. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Dman in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    Correct. I like Isola and I have tweeted several times that I think he'll play in the big leagues... but that's as a #2/3 catcher who can play 1B, maybe even DH at times because he's got a strong approach at the plate and some power to go with it.  But yeah, he's no Ryan Jeffers, who should, when healthy, start 110-120 games behind the plate. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Dman in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    They've tried the OF with Julien. And they've kept him in the infield. Similar to Luis Arraez. Sure, we can try out the LF thing, but now let's keep him far from the outfield. Similar to Nick Gordon, who was tossed into the OF last year, having never really played it, and now that is his position. At this point, Julien is always going to be bat-first. I'd also add that the reason to play him other places is because Polanco and Arraez can play 2B. Julien is also another LH batter. 
    Also, when healthy, LF should go to Larnach and/or Kirilloff (depending on 1B situation). 
    They know that Martin can play CF. They want him capable of playing short, and he's been pretty solid since coming back from the IL. He can play 3B, 2B, LF, CF if needed. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from TwinsAce in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    They've tried the OF with Julien. And they've kept him in the infield. Similar to Luis Arraez. Sure, we can try out the LF thing, but now let's keep him far from the outfield. Similar to Nick Gordon, who was tossed into the OF last year, having never really played it, and now that is his position. At this point, Julien is always going to be bat-first. I'd also add that the reason to play him other places is because Polanco and Arraez can play 2B. Julien is also another LH batter. 
    Also, when healthy, LF should go to Larnach and/or Kirilloff (depending on 1B situation). 
    They know that Martin can play CF. They want him capable of playing short, and he's been pretty solid since coming back from the IL. He can play 3B, 2B, LF, CF if needed. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from wabene in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Again, I appreciate all that Tom Kelly did. I certainly enjoyed those World Series championships. 
    But, what made him a master tactician? I'm curious because he platooned (something Baldelli does). Kelly switched up the lineup (Kent Hrbek batted 4th against RHP, and 7th against LHP, just like Arraez bats leadoff against RHP and usually 6th against LHP). Pitching-wise, he did what other managers did at that time. He used the starter as long as possible and then pieced together the game to the closer. Nothing creative about that at the time. And when the Twins had a great roster, they won (87, 88, 91, 92), and when he didn't have a great roster, they were really, really bad. Right now, Baldelli's managing a roster that isn't very good because of a ton of injuries. 
    The Kelly Way was credited for a lot of things, including the successful years in the '00s under Gardenhire when the team was blessed with talent again. But if that was the way to do it, why are NO teams doing some of what he did anymore. 
    Again, just trying to understand the distinctions. Would we say that in some cases, Joe Torre didn't get the most out of his teams, even if they won 100 games? Maybe they should have won 120 games a year... Torre was considered a poor manager with the Mets, Meh with Atlanta and St. Louis. 
    I would also add that the front offices likely stayed out of things much more then than now.  
  18. Like
    Seth Stohs got a reaction from wabene in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Always curious what this "accountability" looks like... Is it getting benched? Is it getting screamed at publicly in the dugout? Is it bashing players through the media? Is it getting optioned or released? 
    Is it bashing guys like Beckham for losing a ball in the lights? Is it bashing Jake Cave who is like option 8 in the outfield this year? 
    I'm honestly just curious what this accountability thing looks like to us. What would be the 'right' approach? Tom Kelly barely moved or smiled on the bench? Ron Gardenhire yelled often. Both were successful. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Squirrel in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Always curious what this "accountability" looks like... Is it getting benched? Is it getting screamed at publicly in the dugout? Is it bashing players through the media? Is it getting optioned or released? 
    Is it bashing guys like Beckham for losing a ball in the lights? Is it bashing Jake Cave who is like option 8 in the outfield this year? 
    I'm honestly just curious what this accountability thing looks like to us. What would be the 'right' approach? Tom Kelly barely moved or smiled on the bench? Ron Gardenhire yelled often. Both were successful. 
  20. Haha
    Seth Stohs got a reaction from ashbury in Is Carlos Correa Really Going to Get Paid?   
    Short answer: Yes. 
    Longer answer: Of course. 
  21. Like
    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Squirrel in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    @GeorgiaBaller, I think you and I could manage the Dodgers and get them to the playoffs. I honestly believe that. The only thing we're missing - or at least I am - is any sort of clout or track record in the game. Baldelli has that. So yes, talent matters. 
    To the second paragraph... it takes more than a great, great player. Mike Trout has hardly even been to the playoffs in his career. Jake Cave has the same number of postseason hits as Trout. 
    And pitching is even a bigger animal because having a couple of Max Scherzer's on your roster sure can make a manager look great. Let's be honest, if Scherzer (or Verlander) were on the Twins, it's not like Baldelli would feel any need to take him out after twice through the rotation. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from Squirrel in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Again, I appreciate all that Tom Kelly did. I certainly enjoyed those World Series championships. 
    But, what made him a master tactician? I'm curious because he platooned (something Baldelli does). Kelly switched up the lineup (Kent Hrbek batted 4th against RHP, and 7th against LHP, just like Arraez bats leadoff against RHP and usually 6th against LHP). Pitching-wise, he did what other managers did at that time. He used the starter as long as possible and then pieced together the game to the closer. Nothing creative about that at the time. And when the Twins had a great roster, they won (87, 88, 91, 92), and when he didn't have a great roster, they were really, really bad. Right now, Baldelli's managing a roster that isn't very good because of a ton of injuries. 
    The Kelly Way was credited for a lot of things, including the successful years in the '00s under Gardenhire when the team was blessed with talent again. But if that was the way to do it, why are NO teams doing some of what he did anymore. 
    Again, just trying to understand the distinctions. Would we say that in some cases, Joe Torre didn't get the most out of his teams, even if they won 100 games? Maybe they should have won 120 games a year... Torre was considered a poor manager with the Mets, Meh with Atlanta and St. Louis. 
    I would also add that the front offices likely stayed out of things much more then than now.  
  23. Like
    Seth Stohs got a reaction from ashbury in Players like Baldelli as a person but....   
    Always curious what this "accountability" looks like... Is it getting benched? Is it getting screamed at publicly in the dugout? Is it bashing players through the media? Is it getting optioned or released? 
    Is it bashing guys like Beckham for losing a ball in the lights? Is it bashing Jake Cave who is like option 8 in the outfield this year? 
    I'm honestly just curious what this accountability thing looks like to us. What would be the 'right' approach? Tom Kelly barely moved or smiled on the bench? Ron Gardenhire yelled often. Both were successful. 
  24. Like
    Seth Stohs got a reaction from bean5302 in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    I think that's fair... He's best at second base, probably. Has played some 3B. Just a few games in LF. 
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    Seth Stohs got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Edouard Julien is Him   
    Agreed... Now, the guys that Atlanta has called up are top prospects. I actually think that Julien's bat would be much more ready for the big leagues than Wallners just because he's got such a great approach at the plate. Wallner will be a decent MLBer, I think, with a lot of power, but he might strike out 50% of the time if called up right now. I'd be curious what Julien could do. 
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