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Everything posted by spanman2

  1. My best memory was staying up late watching the games with my dad during the '91 playoffs as a 14 old boy having relocated to Pennsylvania. My stepmom lets say did not think that was a good call on my dad's part. When Kirby hit the game winner in Game 6 we nearly put a hole in the floor jumping up and down. Every time I watch highlights from that time I think of watching it with my dad as much as the outcomes of all the games. That got me hooked on baseball for life. When Kirby passed I was back in Minnesota (most unfortunate memory)...I cried like a kid who lost his puppy. Living in Willmar at the time I nearly drove to Mpls in a blizzard but ended up staying home. Imagine a Twins team with Joe in the 2 hole and Kirby behind him. GOOD LUCK pitchers!
  2. A HUGE if...but comments are full of if's....Since July, Sanó has hit .243/.340/.505 (.845) with 14 home runs and 15 doubles. Give us that for 150 games a year TIMES 2 and I would be one very happy Twins fan...do we think they try to bring Cruz back for one last swan song? Perhaps, if they don't my gut tells my Sano slots in as DH and Kirilloff plays 1B...if they do trade him assuming the NL institutes full time DH please trade him to the NL so he does not go David Ortiz on us! Here is to hoping we beef up the pitching talent pool this offseason.
  3. Had he been signed for say 3 years at 10.5 per and we cut the cord after this year he would be higher up that 'worst ever' food chain...given it was a 1 year deal and it was an horrible year at the plate and not great but not sub-par in the field I can't go with worst ever.
  4. According to Cody's article the most the Twins would be on the hook for is 30 mill...IF they pick up his option years. If they did that you would believe he would be pitching very well at the time. Good value for that many years of good performance. If not you cut the cord if things don't work out and you are out 9.25 in guaranteed $$$...they were probably hoping for him to be a 5th starter type. If you get league average or so performance out of him in that role that is a bargain.
  5. Very interesting....something to follow for certain.
  6. Not only can he be but if I were Rocco I would hope he would embrace that role. Super solid ballplayer, You know what you are going to get from him day in and day out.
  7. I don't see the Twins paying Berrios what he believes he should receive. For what it's worth I think he wants out and a fresh start with a new team. Given Bucks injury history if the Twins offer him a 'fair deal' as viewed by both the Twins and the Buxton camp I would get that deal done. It would likely involve some arbitration type negotiating but I could see that deal getting done. He is certainly a fan favorite. We all know the injury history. If I am the Twins I would be willing to take that risk. If he happens to shake that bug and start playing a 140 games a year elsewhere that would be painful to watch.
  8. I thought somewhere along the line years ago Jim said payroll should be around the low 50's% range of revenue?
  9. Good thing there are no longer attendance restrictions so all the fans can rush into Target Field...will be interesting to see what trades do or do not happen moving forward.
  10. "It gets late early out there."...as only Yogi could say it. Season is getting some would say gone awfully early, Normally I say you gotta wait until around Father's Day for a true assessment but this team seems to have no life. Not sure how it gets turned around?
  11. Throw all the analytics out the window...overall they are not being good fundamental baseball in my opinion...I am not a great analytics mind but my eyes tell me there aren't playing good ball. Hopefully that changes very soon.
  12. That was certainly one of the reasons to build Target Field per ownership/management. That can't be disputed.
  13. Holy cow I did not know that exact 9th/10th inning stat,,,from the you can't make it up department!
  14. Well done on the article...let's hope for a consistent 150 games played per season...durability and ability. Appreciate the insight within the article.
  15. I was going to say he is as likely to get fired now as them calling me up to manage the team after they fire him but your realistic line is excellent as well.
  16. I like your takes and will add this... This 6 game stretch needs to see a 4-2 record...that would be a HUGE mental pick me up for this team. They can't afford a 2-4 stretch.
  17. I would say yes we do...TK in my opinion would be a no way. Gardy not this season...maybe just maybe he would next year. I could be way off but I think he is too competitive to not be the manager on any team. Terrible loss in Bell's passing away at such a young age. Losing Shelton/Rowson also huge loses. They had some success and other teams wanted a piece of that action. In the end these guys are big league players for a reason. They need to look in the mirror and figure out what is going on. It might be physical or between the ears. You can't fake your way to the big leagues. Time to get it together boys!
  18. A very capable team playing incredibly bad ball right now.
  19. Would be great to see him play well and play for 150 games a year. Stay on the field!
  20. Al's Bar in Glencoe as it used to be known was a great little watering hole...not sure if it's the same type of joint now after changing ownership. Played in a softball tourny back in 98. One of the most fun tournaments I have ever played in.
  21. Late 90s I remember you could purchase season tickets in the upper deck for $83 courtesy of 830 WCCO....oh the names from those teams.
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