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  1. Ive seen other prospects come up. we can't seem to develop pitching. oy vey
  2. I hope like hell winder and Jordy blaze willl make a difference. but....
  3. Not great bob. Our lineup is good, maybe great if our infield keeps hitting. Do we have an outfield? or even an infield? who plays ss? or lf? or pitches 3-5, assuming Ryan and Ober are 1-2, which aint great. thanks falvey
  4. TBH, and this is not snark, but they had better be a hell of alot more successful after trading those guys than 2 more pathetic postseasons. one where we pitched Dobnak in game 2. Jesus Christ, i know you don't watch this team anymore, and just follow them from a statistical pov. thats cool, but they are't fun to watch, even if their numbers are equally as bad as other years they've been ****ty(and somehow this is a mark in this FO's favor)
  5. Maybe after they sell off buxton and Polanco and rogers and Kepler, and falvine has just its own guys to work with theyll be in a position to succeed.
  6. Im sorry, maybe I missed your point. You seemed to say the 2017 BP was trash and ranked 12th in the AL, but we've improved, to the point of being 12th in the AL 4 years later. there is a reason our bullpen is in just as poor standing this year, and we all seem to have different opinions on why that is. mine is pretty simple: the FO hasn't either had or executed a solid rebuild. but im kinda over these discussions. at this point its like politics. if you say you dislike something this FO has done, then you get accused of wanting TR or liking that FO. I think the pitching this last decade has been abysmal, and at the start of a new decade its possibly worse. I think TR left a great core or position players and a few useful pieces on the pitching side. He was a poor GM though. I think Falvine has restocked our pitching in the minors and made some great trades, but I don't want them around past next year at the most. and if their claim to fame is coming and selling off the players that are stars to get more pitchers, because the ones they have aren't working out, due to injury or ineffectiveness, well.
  7. Yeah thats pretty awful, I assume we must have improved, and aren't ranked 12th in the AL in bullpen ERA in 2021! Oh.
  8. And today the staff ranks 27th in era, 18th in whip, and 2nd most hr given up against. Even with two division titles(and the pathetic playoff series' that followed), that doesn't look like improvement. Im not even about wanting them fired today or tomorrow, but that's what I think most people of that persuasion are probably looking at. That and the fact that next year doesn't look all that promising, and it FEELS more likely than not that we'll be selling off some more of our position talent(that was drafted or signed by the last FO), to facilitate another rebuild.
  9. Did rocco f that switch up? That couldn't have been intentional
  10. So is this what an open window feels like?
  11. My first thought when we signed him was, "I hope this doesn't turn out like Adam Everett." Its turned out like Adam Everett.
  12. I mean, yeah, but those guys have been the worst veteran baseball players for the team this year. I guess as far as disappointing, im most disappointed in the season buxton didn't have. but obviously I don't blame him for that. the only other vets im really disappointed in besides these guys listed are Sano and Kepler. i can't blame guys for being hurt(buxton, Donaldson, Maeda, Dobnak, Thorpe, Kirilloff, etc), or for being rookies(so so many).
  13. Call it bad luck all you want, I just call it bad baseball.
  14. All it comes down to for me is this. Jose wants to bet on himself, which is probably a decent idea considering his track record. He's not signing anywhere until he's a FA, and thats his right, and I applaud him for all he's done and will do. We don't know any of the real numbers, but most people agree he's worth about wheeler money, maybe a few more dollars, Ive seen 150/5 type contracts as what it would probably take to get his to forgo FA. And maybe he goes and balls out in Toronto and is worth all that and more, hell I hope he's worth Cole money and gets himself paid. But the Twins don't like that bet, because they get no guarantees. They can take that money and try to sign another pitcher of similar quality for the same contract, and get two highly regarded prospects in the process. And thats a really smart move, because while I love Berrios, and always rather see the players get paid, I don't want to see the value for pitchers of his caliber jump like 8mil/yr in an already shaky couple years, and I know teams in any market, but especially mid/small don't want that either.
  15. Short answer: im not. Longer answer: Ive gone back and forth on them over the years, and what happens the rest of the season and off season could change my mind. I have no idea what direction they're really going for, but if through fa, trades, and prospect development they can put a team that plays watchable baseball on the field in 2022, ill be happy. I feel slightly better than I did two weeks ago, but things have just gone from really bad, to really bad with some new faces.
  16. Cool. They probably will have that option. It's not worth it for a part time player. I mean, yeah its all crazy money to us, but $30 million a year to a guy who might play 80 games is stupid. Great if his agent and part of the world can make the case that the WAR justifies it, dudes worked hard and been through enough. Still a worse bet than resigning Cruz for a 40 whatever year old season.
  17. Thats exactly what I think he should do. I mean if I were the Twins, I'd maybe offer 2/50, for what he's done and on the off chance 2023 looks better than it does today.
  18. Maybe they will, and I say let them. The dude can't stay on the field. Does he get that regardless of how many more games he plays this year? What about next? Assuming there even is a season, I don't believe he'll play another 100 games before 2023.
  19. I left the state about a decade ago, and while I would get the mlb.tv for parts of some years, when I want to watch good baseball I haven't really turned to the twins for a minute. but throughout all these years, and since long before I left the state, following the team has been what's kept me interested. ive always kept at least some tabs on the guys in the minors, and will still follow the day to day operations/drama/boxscores of the team, and continue to check this site and post here and there, like I did on the forums that came before this. but watch the games? they can be happy I haven't cancelled att tv yet. baseball isn't inherently fun to watch just because you like the team. I learned that awhile ago.
  20. Yes, I think so, though I wouldn't know who. Though I find the sentiment that we can't fault anyone, things just happen, to be fairly strange as well. While I agree that as individuals it is foolish and arrogant to believe we can discern not only cause and effect, but motive and intent in all cases, I would be appalled if the general vibe of the Twins decision makers were, "just not our year", with no corrective actions taken. Maybe the point is that we don't really know is fair, but the people running that multimillion(billion?) dollar operation supported in part by tax money, had better have some real answers/solutions. Fwiw I voted for the players.
  21. I agree, but also feel like his point is that Berrios could really blossom in another organization around different talent. I think thats possible, though not a certainty, and given his age his best seasons should be over the next few years regardless where he's plays.
  22. A veteran team of Allstar to superstar players playing the game like they have this year tells me all I need to know about their management/coaching. These guys(players) don't take it seriously, and that starts from their manager telling them they don't have to. It not bad luck, its terrible leadership, from the staff and players alike.
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