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    Beast got a reaction from GeorgiaBaller in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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    Beast got a reaction from Danchat in Did The Twins Get What They Paid For?   
    I don’t see any relevance to these numbers.
    They can be largely attributed to uncontrollable inputs (on his part).
    Games played can be discarded.  If management elects to not play the platinum gold glove winning shortstop for 30 games a year - they’re just morons.  Some of this year’s issue is due to injury - but he’s largely durable, thus should be playing 150+ at shortstop going forward (for anyone but Baldelli).
    Double plays and things like that require good players and pitchers around you.  Put outs in general is unusable in terms of projecting.  There is no way of correlating anything there.
    So, do we need him?
    Do we need him to continue being losers?  No.
    Would bringing back one of the best all around players in baseball (very durable and consistent) improve our chances of winning?  Of course.  No brainer.
    This pattern of numerous fans attempting to somehow “debunk” Correa as a premier player, while simultaneously fawning over the already broken down body of Luis Arraez as if he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer, is something I’ll never understand.
    I know the comeback will be “but the money.”  Here’s what I say:
    Nobody cares a slap hitting first baseman, to be frank.  The two aren’t even on the same planet in terms of marketability.  So, how much more does he really cost the team than your next guy?  How many season tickets were sold in the days following the Correa signing?  How many people have gone and bought season tickets because they love watching Arrawz flip a single in front of the left fielder?  People look at these things in the context of salary cap or limits, which isn’t completely valid.  A dollar spent on Carlos Correa has more utility than the same dollar spread across 3 middling players.  Both on and off the field.  
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    Beast got a reaction from Karbo in Did The Twins Get What They Paid For?   
    I don’t see any relevance to these numbers.
    They can be largely attributed to uncontrollable inputs (on his part).
    Games played can be discarded.  If management elects to not play the platinum gold glove winning shortstop for 30 games a year - they’re just morons.  Some of this year’s issue is due to injury - but he’s largely durable, thus should be playing 150+ at shortstop going forward (for anyone but Baldelli).
    Double plays and things like that require good players and pitchers around you.  Put outs in general is unusable in terms of projecting.  There is no way of correlating anything there.
    So, do we need him?
    Do we need him to continue being losers?  No.
    Would bringing back one of the best all around players in baseball (very durable and consistent) improve our chances of winning?  Of course.  No brainer.
    This pattern of numerous fans attempting to somehow “debunk” Correa as a premier player, while simultaneously fawning over the already broken down body of Luis Arraez as if he’s a first ballot Hall of Famer, is something I’ll never understand.
    I know the comeback will be “but the money.”  Here’s what I say:
    Nobody cares a slap hitting first baseman, to be frank.  The two aren’t even on the same planet in terms of marketability.  So, how much more does he really cost the team than your next guy?  How many season tickets were sold in the days following the Correa signing?  How many people have gone and bought season tickets because they love watching Arrawz flip a single in front of the left fielder?  People look at these things in the context of salary cap or limits, which isn’t completely valid.  A dollar spent on Carlos Correa has more utility than the same dollar spread across 3 middling players.  Both on and off the field.  
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    Beast got a reaction from mikelink45 in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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    Beast got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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    Beast got a reaction from IndyTwinsFan in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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    Beast got a reaction from MABB1959 in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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    Beast got a reaction from Vanimal46 in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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    Beast got a reaction from Mark G in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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    Beast got a reaction from LastOnePicked in 2022 Twins--What Went Wrong and How to Fix It   
    I think people just overvalue a lot of Twins players.
    Guys like Kepler and Polanco aren’t going back to 2019.
    Nick Gordon and Trevor Larnach just aren’t that good.
    Buxton will never play a full season.
    Kirillof’s career may be derailed at this point.
    Royce Lewis may never stay healthy. If he does, we don’t know he’s a good major leaguer yet based on a small sample.
    The list goes on.  
     
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