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Buffy the Twins Fan

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  1. Joe Ryan is so fun to watch when he's on fire. Painting the corners so beautifully with his slider and change-up. He's looking dangerous tonight
  2. Jax hitting 96-97 consistently on his fastball is so encouraging to see
  3. Oh wow just realized Royce's double had an EV of 111.7!! He is mashing!
  4. Is it just me, or does it look like Bundy is wearing bell-bottom pants?? They really flare out at the bottom lol
  5. This is a fantastic article. Baldelli has posted an absurd 231-189 record during his tenure as a Twins manager, and has had to navigate several challenges: the growing pains of the Falvey/Levine era (i.e. like Nick says, the signings of Happ and Shoemaker), injuries to star players, and a franchise that is decidedly mid-market. While I think it's valid to critique some of his in-game decisions, it's reductive to limit one's evaluation of a manager to these decisions alone. In addition to some of his solid, in-game strategic calls, Baldelli's intangible qualities are what stand out to me the most. The Twins seem to have a remarkably healthy clubhouse culture, and in a game like baseball, which is premised on alertness, instinctual reaction, and communication, I think team chemistry and a healthy mindset are especially important for player success. The fact that Buxton WANTED to stay in Minnesota (and was willing to reduce the magnitude of his contract to get it done!) cannot be overstated. That's a franchise-altering decision, and I can't imagine it getting done if Buxton didn't enjoy playing for Rocco. And the fact that Carlos Correa - within just a few weeks of being here!! - expressed openness to a longer-term contract is testament to the player-friendly and supportive clubhouse culture that has been nurtured. Rocco is special, and I'm so grateful he's our guy!!
  6. agreed..i definitely think a bounce-back is possible, but I'm also not holding my breath for one..
  7. Also Sanchez's pitch framing is looking sharper and sharper every game
  8. Yessss Gary!! It was only a matter of time before the power started materializing
  9. Yeah I totally agree. Royce's play doesn't mitigate my hope that we sign Correa to a long-term deal, but it certainly makes me feel more comfortable about the state of the twins' SS position moving forward
  10. Gosh I'm so happy for Royce. Just absolutely unbelievable that he missed two whole seasons of minor league ball, underwent ACL surgery, dropped off all the prospect top 100 lists, and now is getting 114 mph exit velos and extra base hits in key places...he's such a hard worker, and I couldn't be more happy to see him getting these results
  11. I'm not actually worried about Sánchez's bat. Sabermetrics suggest some positive regression is due to occur, but even beyond the numbers, it's clear that he's been especially impacted by the new, power-sapping baseball, which has robbed him of several HRs and XBH's. He's also had many hard hit balls go just barely foul. I suspect he'll make adjustments, hit more line drives, and (hopefully) start to be a real impact player.
  12. Whichever employee at target field just put on "the rain" by missy elliott on the loudspeakers absolutely deserves a promotion
  13. Ooof I certainly hope not...he for sure gets picked up by another team if we dfa him again, right?
  14. This game has certainly been disappointing, but Cotton has been impressive!! It's not for nothing that he has eaten innings and prevented us from needing to burn high leverage arms. No earned runs, and his changeup looks dominant when he paints the outside corner
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