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    miller761 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Could the Twins Continue Without a Default Closer for 2023?   
    Rocco needs to get his nose out of his sheet of paper and trust his instincts. A robot could do his job the way he approaches it. The paper tells you what to do and when to do it. Use that sheet of paper but also use your baseball instincts to make your decisions. Don't be afraid to take a player out of a certain role if he is not performing. Don't be afraid to lose your player's manager reputation. Baseball like life is fluid and ever changing. Our manager's approach should be the same.
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    miller761 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in The One That Got Away from the Twins Bullpen   
    Pressly would have been gone after 2019 or traded at that deadline cause we wouldn't have paid. Don't think that was that bad of trade in fact it might turn out to be a good trade.
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    miller761 got a reaction from weitz41 in The One That Got Away from the Twins Bullpen   
    Pressly would have been gone after 2019 or traded at that deadline cause we wouldn't have paid. Don't think that was that bad of trade in fact it might turn out to be a good trade.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Linus in Handbook Preview: 3 RP Reunions the Twins Should Consider   
    I would not give up on Pagan. If wrong he has only cost you 2.5 million. His stuff and late season performance warrant another look. Many a relief pitcher has put up good to great numbers after a terrible or mediocre season. Of course many have fallen after a good or great season. The point is this: bullpen arms are very volatile in terms of results. Pagan is worth the chance again considering his stuff.
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    miller761 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Handbook Preview: 3 RP Reunions the Twins Should Consider   
    I would not give up on Pagan. If wrong he has only cost you 2.5 million. His stuff and late season performance warrant another look. Many a relief pitcher has put up good to great numbers after a terrible or mediocre season. Of course many have fallen after a good or great season. The point is this: bullpen arms are very volatile in terms of results. Pagan is worth the chance again considering his stuff.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Vanimal46 in Handbook Preview: 3 RP Reunions the Twins Should Consider   
    I would not give up on Pagan. If wrong he has only cost you 2.5 million. His stuff and late season performance warrant another look. Many a relief pitcher has put up good to great numbers after a terrible or mediocre season. Of course many have fallen after a good or great season. The point is this: bullpen arms are very volatile in terms of results. Pagan is worth the chance again considering his stuff.
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    miller761 got a reaction from gman in Twins Trade Candidate: Austin Martin   
    Twins need more players like Martin. See the Houston Astros. Future is not base to base unless you hit a homer run. Starting next year players like Martin will be more valuable as the game is shifting. Hit and run, base stealing, running the bases first to third and first to home and making contact will be trademark of successful teams. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Blyleven2011 in Twins Trade Candidate: Austin Martin   
    Twins need more players like Martin. See the Houston Astros. Future is not base to base unless you hit a homer run. Starting next year players like Martin will be more valuable as the game is shifting. Hit and run, base stealing, running the bases first to third and first to home and making contact will be trademark of successful teams. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Karbo in Twins Trade Candidate: Austin Martin   
    Twins need more players like Martin. See the Houston Astros. Future is not base to base unless you hit a homer run. Starting next year players like Martin will be more valuable as the game is shifting. Hit and run, base stealing, running the bases first to third and first to home and making contact will be trademark of successful teams. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Nashvilletwin in Twins Trade Candidate: Austin Martin   
    Twins need more players like Martin. See the Houston Astros. Future is not base to base unless you hit a homer run. Starting next year players like Martin will be more valuable as the game is shifting. Hit and run, base stealing, running the bases first to third and first to home and making contact will be trademark of successful teams. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Fred in Reevaluating Minnesota’s 3 Young Outfielders   
    Too many left handed bats.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Karbo in Reevaluating Minnesota’s 3 Young Outfielders   
    Too many left handed bats.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Prospect Retrospective: Matt Wallner   
    Watching him makes me even more excited for next year. The Twins finally have developed depth beyond the major league roster to supplement that roster when needed. I can not remember the last time we could have at AAA at the start of year players like Wallner, Winder, Varland, Moran, Woods Richardson. I am sure I missed some and there will be others who won't make the major league roster. 
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    miller761 reacted to beckmt in If You Want Bold and Aggressive Moves, You've Got to Live with the Risk   
    I am not as down.  For the first time, I feel the Twins have excess starting pitching and a decent bullpen.  I would like to see them resign Fullmer as the bullpen to me seems to be the weaker area.  It is hard when you only have 3 or 4 starting position players available from the start of the year.  This is basically a AAA club they are running out there.  The good news is the Gordon at least looks like a super utility guy, and an outfielder or two will probably come through next year. (Wallner, Laurach, Kirloff).  Twins with this many young players will have money to spend.  The only question is whether they use is wisely.  
    Mahle is the big question mark to me as is this arm injury serious or just a blip.  Do we extend him for a year or two to try and extract value if he is out for most of 2023.  How many of the Twins young pitchers develop and are we looking at 2023 or 2024.  Lots of good offseason discussion and plenty of room for risk taking. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Minny505 in Has Jorge Lopez Been a Disappointment?   
    Once again this points to the fickle nature of relief pitching. Very few bullpen arms can be relied for multiple years. There are ups and downs. Pretty sure the Twin's FO feels the same way that is why they don't spend money on it. The price we paid for Lopez was relatively cheap so I will take the next 2 years plus what remains of this year gladly. No complaints here. He has helped stabilize the part of the team that needed the most help. Is he perfect? No he is a baseball pitcher just learning the art of closing games in a divisional race. If there is any fault it is that he gets way too amped up in these situations. That has got him in a few hitter's counts with his control and also I think the movement has flattened out a bit on some of his pitches. I am glad the Twin's brought him here and look forward to 2 more years of Jorge Lopez.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Strombomb in Red Sox 6, Twins 5: Down Five Runs, Twins Fight Back but Rally Falls Short   
    This is not the first or second time this year Gordon has made an out at 3B on a base running mistake. Rocco better be lying if he said he did not talk to Gordon. Any manager who is any good at his job would have some sort of conversation with the player. That is the big thing lacking with this team...baseball IQ. We are not good at situational baseball and that is the manager's responsibility. Yes he is a good company man (follows the front office) and lets his players do their thing but that won't win games in October and the only division it might win would be the AL Central. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from h2oface in Red Sox 6, Twins 5: Down Five Runs, Twins Fight Back but Rally Falls Short   
    This is not the first or second time this year Gordon has made an out at 3B on a base running mistake. Rocco better be lying if he said he did not talk to Gordon. Any manager who is any good at his job would have some sort of conversation with the player. That is the big thing lacking with this team...baseball IQ. We are not good at situational baseball and that is the manager's responsibility. Yes he is a good company man (follows the front office) and lets his players do their thing but that won't win games in October and the only division it might win would be the AL Central. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Mark G in Red Sox 6, Twins 5: Down Five Runs, Twins Fight Back but Rally Falls Short   
    This is not the first or second time this year Gordon has made an out at 3B on a base running mistake. Rocco better be lying if he said he did not talk to Gordon. Any manager who is any good at his job would have some sort of conversation with the player. That is the big thing lacking with this team...baseball IQ. We are not good at situational baseball and that is the manager's responsibility. Yes he is a good company man (follows the front office) and lets his players do their thing but that won't win games in October and the only division it might win would be the AL Central. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Blyleven2011 in Contemplating Rocco Baldelli’s Future with the Twins   
    Do not understand him. Tonight he brings Archer back for the 5th inning after getting hit hard in previous inning. Most every game Archer goes 4. Had to bring a reliever into a messy inning and gave up the lead. Thielbar can only save so many innings for the guy. Give him a clean slate to work with and go from there. Would love to hear the explanation on that. 
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    miller761 got a reaction from Melissa in Week in Review: Between Rock Bottom and a Hard Place   
    With all the doom and gloom just a reminder. If you told a Twin's fan in January you would be in first place on August 1 they would be jumping up and down with joy. Let's have fun watching seeing where this is going.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Week in Review: Between Rock Bottom and a Hard Place   
    With all the doom and gloom just a reminder. If you told a Twin's fan in January you would be in first place on August 1 they would be jumping up and down with joy. Let's have fun watching seeing where this is going.
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    miller761 got a reaction from Heiny in Week in Review: Between Rock Bottom and a Hard Place   
    With all the doom and gloom just a reminder. If you told a Twin's fan in January you would be in first place on August 1 they would be jumping up and down with joy. Let's have fun watching seeing where this is going.
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    miller761 got a reaction from BH67 in Week in Review: Between Rock Bottom and a Hard Place   
    With all the doom and gloom just a reminder. If you told a Twin's fan in January you would be in first place on August 1 they would be jumping up and down with joy. Let's have fun watching seeing where this is going.
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    miller761 got a reaction from bighat in Week in Review: Between Rock Bottom and a Hard Place   
    With all the doom and gloom just a reminder. If you told a Twin's fan in January you would be in first place on August 1 they would be jumping up and down with joy. Let's have fun watching seeing where this is going.
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    miller761 got a reaction from FlyingFinn in Get to Know Twins Draft Pick Connor Prielipp   
    This kid grew up in my area. If he stays healthy the Twins have a good one here.
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