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    Minderbinder got a reaction from roger in Contemplating Max Kepler's Future   
    If another team puts a higher value on Kepler than our FO and is willing to pay up, then trade him.  But I hope our FO factors in next year's rule changes when they value Kep.  I'm in the camp that Kep will benefit materially.  And not valuing Kepler accordingly risks a sell-low event.
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    Minderbinder reacted to tony&rodney in Contemplating Max Kepler's Future   
    Sadly, the 2009 class of Kepler, Polanco, and Sano may all be gone by the first pitch of 2023. Something went awry. 
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from Wallner in Twins Run End-of-Season Ticket Deals to Bolster Ballpark Attendance   
    The Twins should be discounting tickets.  They're running out a AAA-caliber team onto the field this month.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from DocBauer in What’s Next for Twins Manager Rocco Baldelli?   
    The FO put the team in a position to contend about a year ahead of what one reasonably could expect given the 2021 disaster.  Injuries undoubtedly played a part in derailing a terrific, unexpectedly excellent start to 2022.  I tried to find some underlying cause in the long list of injuries, some reason to point a finger at the medical staff as overcautious, but I couldn't find that.  To the extent one believes there's a lack of "want-to" on this roster and that's due to Rocco and his staff, well fine.  But, I'm in the camp that says 2023 will be the real test for this roster. If there was somehow a WAR calculation for managers, some way of objectively determining Rocco's contribution or lack thereof, great, but I don't see replacing Baldelli as a material boost for this team.  Firing Rocco boils down to, "I'm pissed, let's do something dramatic even though we still can't articulate why."
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from adjacent in What’s Next for Twins Manager Rocco Baldelli?   
    The FO put the team in a position to contend about a year ahead of what one reasonably could expect given the 2021 disaster.  Injuries undoubtedly played a part in derailing a terrific, unexpectedly excellent start to 2022.  I tried to find some underlying cause in the long list of injuries, some reason to point a finger at the medical staff as overcautious, but I couldn't find that.  To the extent one believes there's a lack of "want-to" on this roster and that's due to Rocco and his staff, well fine.  But, I'm in the camp that says 2023 will be the real test for this roster. If there was somehow a WAR calculation for managers, some way of objectively determining Rocco's contribution or lack thereof, great, but I don't see replacing Baldelli as a material boost for this team.  Firing Rocco boils down to, "I'm pissed, let's do something dramatic even though we still can't articulate why."
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from raaschjt in What’s Next for Twins Manager Rocco Baldelli?   
    The FO put the team in a position to contend about a year ahead of what one reasonably could expect given the 2021 disaster.  Injuries undoubtedly played a part in derailing a terrific, unexpectedly excellent start to 2022.  I tried to find some underlying cause in the long list of injuries, some reason to point a finger at the medical staff as overcautious, but I couldn't find that.  To the extent one believes there's a lack of "want-to" on this roster and that's due to Rocco and his staff, well fine.  But, I'm in the camp that says 2023 will be the real test for this roster. If there was somehow a WAR calculation for managers, some way of objectively determining Rocco's contribution or lack thereof, great, but I don't see replacing Baldelli as a material boost for this team.  Firing Rocco boils down to, "I'm pissed, let's do something dramatic even though we still can't articulate why."
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in What’s Next for Twins Manager Rocco Baldelli?   
    The FO put the team in a position to contend about a year ahead of what one reasonably could expect given the 2021 disaster.  Injuries undoubtedly played a part in derailing a terrific, unexpectedly excellent start to 2022.  I tried to find some underlying cause in the long list of injuries, some reason to point a finger at the medical staff as overcautious, but I couldn't find that.  To the extent one believes there's a lack of "want-to" on this roster and that's due to Rocco and his staff, well fine.  But, I'm in the camp that says 2023 will be the real test for this roster. If there was somehow a WAR calculation for managers, some way of objectively determining Rocco's contribution or lack thereof, great, but I don't see replacing Baldelli as a material boost for this team.  Firing Rocco boils down to, "I'm pissed, let's do something dramatic even though we still can't articulate why."
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from Strombomb in Pros and Cons of a Pitch Clock   
    The clock timer that's needed more is one between innings.  Give teams 60 seconds to change sides and games will shorten.  Of course, advertisers might whine, but give them in-game crawlers.  I long for the days of 2:20 games.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from Melissa Berman in It's Official: Pitch Clock, Shift Ban and Bigger Bases Coming to MLB in 2023   
    A shift ban will add 70 points to Kepler's batting average.  Kepler is the undisputed king of 4-3.
     
    And I loved games under 2:30.   2:15 and under was unusual with Koufax or Gibson on the mound.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in It's Official: Pitch Clock, Shift Ban and Bigger Bases Coming to MLB in 2023   
    A shift ban will add 70 points to Kepler's batting average.  Kepler is the undisputed king of 4-3.
     
    And I loved games under 2:30.   2:15 and under was unusual with Koufax or Gibson on the mound.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from Mark G in It's Official: Pitch Clock, Shift Ban and Bigger Bases Coming to MLB in 2023   
    A shift ban will add 70 points to Kepler's batting average.  Kepler is the undisputed king of 4-3.
     
    And I loved games under 2:30.   2:15 and under was unusual with Koufax or Gibson on the mound.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from D.C Twins in It's Official: Pitch Clock, Shift Ban and Bigger Bases Coming to MLB in 2023   
    A shift ban will add 70 points to Kepler's batting average.  Kepler is the undisputed king of 4-3.
     
    And I loved games under 2:30.   2:15 and under was unusual with Koufax or Gibson on the mound.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from mikelink45 in It's Official: Pitch Clock, Shift Ban and Bigger Bases Coming to MLB in 2023   
    A shift ban will add 70 points to Kepler's batting average.  Kepler is the undisputed king of 4-3.
     
    And I loved games under 2:30.   2:15 and under was unusual with Koufax or Gibson on the mound.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from Jerr in Have the Twins Seen the End of Miguel Sano?   
    Very few organizations are going to give Sano a look next year so it will be interesting to see how he responds when the pressure is really on him to approach his potential.  The Twins have bent over backwards for Sano and he's a decent sort.  But, I've always had the feeling Sano's been pampered.  Shoe's on the other foot now.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from MABB1959 in Trade Talent Flies Off Board As Pressure Turns up on Twins   
    We don't have many minor league chips worth dealing right now for any number of reasons.  The FO could surprise, but methinks it's steady as she goes, ..., into third place. 
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Game Thread: Tigers @ Twins 6:40 8/1/2022   
    So, if you haven't come round to this face the likelihood that Smeltzer and Sanchez will be our #s 4 and 5 starters for the rest of the season....
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Game Thread: Tigers @ Twins 6:40 8/1/2022   
    So, if you haven't come round to this face the likelihood that Smeltzer and Sanchez will be our #s 4 and 5 starters for the rest of the season....
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from TwinsRealist in Trade Rumor: Rosenthal writes that Rival Official Predicts White Sox Runaway Division Winners   
    They've been playing .500 ball for quite a while now.  If the pitching doesn't turn around (and I'd argue they should be shopping to bolster the bullpen before the starters who should be tanned, rested and as good as they're ever going to be for the 2H), then the Twins look like a 3rd-place team to me.
    Montas is a classic buy-high situation for one season of control max.  Oakland has all the leverage.  This isn't the year to play in that sandbox.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from glunn in Trade Rumor: Rosenthal writes that Rival Official Predicts White Sox Runaway Division Winners   
    They've been playing .500 ball for quite a while now.  If the pitching doesn't turn around (and I'd argue they should be shopping to bolster the bullpen before the starters who should be tanned, rested and as good as they're ever going to be for the 2H), then the Twins look like a 3rd-place team to me.
    Montas is a classic buy-high situation for one season of control max.  Oakland has all the leverage.  This isn't the year to play in that sandbox.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from D.C Twins in Trade Rumor: Rosenthal writes that Rival Official Predicts White Sox Runaway Division Winners   
    They've been playing .500 ball for quite a while now.  If the pitching doesn't turn around (and I'd argue they should be shopping to bolster the bullpen before the starters who should be tanned, rested and as good as they're ever going to be for the 2H), then the Twins look like a 3rd-place team to me.
    Montas is a classic buy-high situation for one season of control max.  Oakland has all the leverage.  This isn't the year to play in that sandbox.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from bighat in Trade Rumor: Rosenthal writes that Rival Official Predicts White Sox Runaway Division Winners   
    They've been playing .500 ball for quite a while now.  If the pitching doesn't turn around (and I'd argue they should be shopping to bolster the bullpen before the starters who should be tanned, rested and as good as they're ever going to be for the 2H), then the Twins look like a 3rd-place team to me.
    Montas is a classic buy-high situation for one season of control max.  Oakland has all the leverage.  This isn't the year to play in that sandbox.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from farmerguychris in Trade Rumor: Rosenthal writes that Rival Official Predicts White Sox Runaway Division Winners   
    They've been playing .500 ball for quite a while now.  If the pitching doesn't turn around (and I'd argue they should be shopping to bolster the bullpen before the starters who should be tanned, rested and as good as they're ever going to be for the 2H), then the Twins look like a 3rd-place team to me.
    Montas is a classic buy-high situation for one season of control max.  Oakland has all the leverage.  This isn't the year to play in that sandbox.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from Hunter48 in Ryan Jeffers is Secretly Turning a Corner   
    It's a well-kept secret, for sure.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from RpR in Ryan Jeffers is Secretly Turning a Corner   
    It's a well-kept secret, for sure.
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    Minderbinder got a reaction from mikelink45 in Ryan Jeffers is Secretly Turning a Corner   
    It's a well-kept secret, for sure.
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