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  1. Brutal game. Like the accountability from Duffey (seems like a good guy), but he's been really bad.
  2. I get that he isn't doing well, but it looks like we are triaging innings at the moment. Liability or not, he is somewhat competitive at the MLB level, and that is all we can ask for with four starters out right now.
  3. It looks ugly, but Skubal has been quietly great this year and the Twins have been terrible against lefties. This one felt inevitable. While Garlick has been mashing lefties, I don't know if a playoff team can rely on him as their best hitter vs southpaws.
  4. I'm not sure how they're doing it, but guys appear to be playing up all across the organization. I haven't seen much of Steer, but the two belt high fastballs, in the linked video, looked pretty hearty. Seeing him against better pitching should be interesting.
  5. I agree with Perkins. This could happen in Minneapolis. Royce does not appear to need kid gloves to help in his development. It's a lack of imagination, and the need to keep churning pitchers that forced this, and that sucks. We need Royce's bat, now and moving forward.
  6. He fills the utility role. Arraez does the same bat-first, while Gordon does it glove first. There's value there. Lots of first rounders don't make it or play much at all. So I won't bemoan this pick.
  7. Not sure how we're getting away with this, but I'll take it. Along those lines (and I am being lazy here) how are we fielding a lineup with Garlick as the cleanup hitter and winning? Are his platoon splits so good against lefties that he goes from being the last guy on the roster to cleanup hitter in April?
  8. I know the team isn't looking great overall, but that is the type of game you want/need from your ace (Joe is building a case). I'm glad Rocco brought in his key bullpen guys to finish it off. This teams needs wins and confidence. Tomorrow's innings will have to be determined and other guys will have to step up to pitch them and get some hits (pretty please). It all has to start somewhere. Here's hoping this game lights a bit of a fire.
  9. That looks so much cleaner. He also looks way bigger. Hopefully the (assumed) added strength helps him keep that swing calm.
  10. Wow. That was some unreal news to wake up to. I was starting to worry they weren't going to use the Donaldson money, and there was too little time left to do something significant for SS, C, or SPs. Way off! Nice to see they are unafraid of (multiple) big moves, crazy contracts, and betting on themselves. They must have been running on adrenaline ever since they agreed on this plan, and probably stopped sleeping after the Donaldson IKF deal.
  11. I know this is about speed, but I can't look away from those Cavaco swings. Yikes. I know he is supposed to be athletic, but I hope he begins to harness that with a refined approach. Even on his 3 for 4 day, there was some wild, unhinged stuff going on there.
  12. I like betting on your guys, but this is a big bet on Jeffers. Trading away a SS and a C, a week before Spring Training, without much of a back-up plan is frightening. We're lucky if one of these issues is solved before games start.
  13. Catcher wasn't plural in my post, on purpose, so I think we're in agreement. Get ready to live out your dream job as a bullpen catcher! Sano and Sanchez, in the same lineup, are going to bend the game of baseball into something new and completely embarrassing. Now, if shifts were gone this year, I may give the FO the benefit of the doubt of being forward thinking, but it'll start next year, after Sanchez leaves.
  14. So excited for Pitchers and Catcher to report! Also curious how the team will work with no SS and one catcher that a serious team would consider fielding. Add in a lineup with Sano and Sanchez (400ks between them) and the team is looking pretty nontraditional. I hope there is a plan to clean this mess up quickly.
  15. With Lewis already on the 40 man roster, I think the Twins may almost need to call him up in 2022 (health permitting) if he shows any positive signs. Seeing how he can compete at the highest levels is starting to become an urgent priority, and there have been enough positive reports about his make-up that you have to think he can handle success or failure.
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