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    specialiststeve got a reaction from wabene in Miranda Mania: 3 Ways To Get Him To Minneapolis   
    Rumor has it that Donaldson was available... but no takers... likely would have to "pay" for him to go somewhere and get very little back.. Keep him as a DH so he stays in the lineup as his bat is still strong... and would keep him fairly safe. 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from wabene in José Berríos Traded to Blue Jays   
    Get a Tampa Bay feeling going here... for the good... Getting great depth at SP... trade guys that are a year out and get great haul... hopefully we can see some of these guys as the geriatric department of the Twins pitching staff needs to retire... 
     
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from wyowib in José Berríos Traded to Blue Jays   
    Get a Tampa Bay feeling going here... for the good... Getting great depth at SP... trade guys that are a year out and get great haul... hopefully we can see some of these guys as the geriatric department of the Twins pitching staff needs to retire... 
     
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    specialiststeve reacted to gunnarthor in Shoemaker: "Twins way screwed me up"   
    I'd like to know more of the specifics of what the Twins wanted him to do. The idea that the Twins have a one-size-fits-all approach to pitching is a bit concerning.
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Mike Sixel in José Berríos Traded to Blue Jays   
    Get a Tampa Bay feeling going here... for the good... Getting great depth at SP... trade guys that are a year out and get great haul... hopefully we can see some of these guys as the geriatric department of the Twins pitching staff needs to retire... 
     
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from roger in Three 'Combination' Minnesota Twins Trade Packages   
    All three trades are "light" in return coming back as far as I am concerned. Add 2 more decent young prospects (pitching) to the Toronto trade. 2 for 2 and we give them 2 proven high end players. C'mon. HAVE to get more. 
    Am fine with Groshans and Woods... but have to add a couple more arms in low minors... have to get arms... 
    Can't see SD looking for Pineada... rumor today has them in the running for Berios and Taylor... Gore, Thompson and Mears... 
    Mets... also looking for Berrios.. Got to get pitching back .. Baty, Matt Allen... and Lottery tickets from thier low minor leagues.. 
    Is a sellers market for pitching .. controlled for another year.. better get a great haul.... !!
    Think Tampa Bay.. when they make trades they get quality AND quantity... 
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    specialiststeve reacted to lukeduke1980 in Three 'Combination' Minnesota Twins Trade Packages   
    Good proposals.  I hope the returns are generally pitching heavy though, like the Cruz deal.
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    specialiststeve reacted to rv78 in Trade Candidate Profile: Max Kepler   
    I trade any veteran on this roster if they bring a great return. Kepler included. Hard to get excited about a career .236 hitter just because he can cover CF in a pinch.
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    specialiststeve reacted to Tim in Trade Candidate Profile: Max Kepler   
    Max is not a centerfielder .. He is capable of playing center, but he isn't a center fielder.
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Twins33 in Get Ready for More 2021 Twins Debuts   
    This is not rocket science....
    Our offense is fine.. 5th in the AL in Runs scored.. that is not the issue. 
    We have given up 300 runs ... the most in the AL and 2nd worse overall. 
    Overhauling the offense is not the issue. We need to improve our pitching. We have some very good prospects.. let's see if they can help.. 
    No reason to wait. Let's let the youngster's grow up... It's time. 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Analyzing the Early Returns from Matt Shoemaker   
    Meeting LOW expectations is a great way to be a bad team... 100% sure Duran would be much better and may even spark some wins. 
     
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Dave The Dastardly in GAME THREAD: 4/20/21 Minnesota Twins @ Oakland A's, Doubleheader, Game 1 @ 5:30 CDT   
    Matt Shoemaker is not the answer..... 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Mike Sixel in GAME THREAD: 4/20/21 Minnesota Twins @ Oakland A's, Doubleheader, Game 1 @ 5:30 CDT   
    Matt Shoemaker is not the answer..... 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Are the Minnesota Twins Setting Up Ryan Jeffers to Fail?   
    We are a dozen games in... complete over reaction. Catching position for us is a strength. Calm down. 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from dbminn in Are the Minnesota Twins Setting Up Ryan Jeffers to Fail?   
    We are a dozen games in... complete over reaction. Catching position for us is a strength. Calm down. 
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    specialiststeve reacted to Dman in Are the Minnesota Twins Setting Up Ryan Jeffers to Fail?   
    I am with you here.  While the righty, righty matchups are not advantageous to Jeffers batting line he is gaining valuable experience. It is not like he is never going to have to face right handed pitching.  Perhaps working on a weakness early will produce more favorable results in the end.
     
    While the main point of this article has merit I think it is over the top to suggest the Twins are setting Jeffers up to fail.  If by fail you mean us box score watchers aren't going to see the stats we want then I get it.  The Twins know what position they are putting him in so the stats don't matter as much to them.  They obviously don't want a black hole bat there but just how much better was a guy like Jason Castro?  I'd wager not much better and they stuck with his "veteran" bat for three years.
     
    The kid has barely been in the Majors I think he needs more time likely a full season to get the hang of things and see where he is at.  For right now any MLB at bat is a good at bat for Jeffers.  There can be a painful learning curve but he is smart and talented enough to succeed in the end IMO.
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    specialiststeve reacted to Danchat in 3 Things the Twins Saw in Matt Shoemaker's Arsenal   
    At least Shoemaker is a $2M lottery ticket, whilst Bailey was a $7M one. 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from DocBauer in 3 Things the Twins Saw in Matt Shoemaker's Arsenal   
    Like Bailey he a lottery ticket/throw away guy. 
     
    If he pitchers well awesome.. but...Not likely.... if not ...they are biding time for one of their up and comers.... no lose. 
     
     
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Richard Swerdlick in 3 Things the Twins Saw in Matt Shoemaker's Arsenal   
    Like Bailey he a lottery ticket/throw away guy. 
     
    If he pitchers well awesome.. but...Not likely.... if not ...they are biding time for one of their up and comers.... no lose. 
     
     
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from rdehring in Previewing Spring Training Battles: Starting Left Fielder   
    Just give "special K" the job and be done with it.. Not sure with Chicago as good as they appear to be we should not put our "best" out there from day one. 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from jjswol in Twins Claim OF Kyle Garlick   
    My guess is that Garlick won't be around that long either as teams adjust and FA are signed and players DFA'd... would guess that they will be looking for another pitcher for his spot when the dust settles....
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Dman in Twins Claim OF Kyle Garlick   
    My guess is that Garlick won't be around that long either as teams adjust and FA are signed and players DFA'd... would guess that they will be looking for another pitcher for his spot when the dust settles....
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from Dozier's Glorious Hair in BREAKING: Twins to Sign RHP Alex Colomé   
    Good day for the Twins!!! 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from wabene in BREAKING: Twins to Sign RHP Alex Colomé   
    Good day for the Twins!!! 
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    specialiststeve got a reaction from GNess in BREAKING: Twins to Sign RHP Alex Colomé   
    Good day for the Twins!!! 
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