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    mikelink45 got a reaction from Squirrel in Hey Rocco - did you hear this?   
    I am suggesting that I don't like it - people get different things and the nice thing about TD is the opportunity to express those differences.
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    mikelink45 reacted to farmerguychris in 3 Buy-Low Starting Pitchers for the Twins to Consider   
    Dont we have enough back end starters already in-house?
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from adorduan in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    Eddie Makes the New York Times
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from PopRiveter in Eddie Rosario   
    Eddie had a bad year and also had more WAR than any of our LF players this year.  He was not going to lead us to a championship, but hopefully he can find a way to be part of a championship.
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from Minny505 in Assessing One Internal Bullpen Candidate   
    I thought this was Randball Stu.  Thanks for the laughs.
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from LA VIkes Fan in 2021 Report Cards: Starting Pitchers   
    I think you did a good job. I can't argue with any of the grades. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from PopRiveter in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    I posted most of my thoughts in the next Eddie article, but enjoyed your write up Ted.  Eddie has always been fun and fun is something baseball needs.  We keep waiting for Byron to break loose on the bases, but not get hurt and I love the Buxton reactions (let's not lose him), but Eddie was a joy to watch, even if he screwed up and made me laugh.  When people say he hit 215 for us in the playoffs I have to ask what the others hit.  Because I still remember some key hits.
    I do not like the Dodgers (Yankees West), but I also do not like the Braves and my focus has instead been on Eddie and his historical heroics.  I do enjoy seeing Graterol and Pressly too.  And seeing Jason Castro get a key hit was fun.  But it is Eddie who has us on a joy ride. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from Wedman13 in How Does the 2021 Eddie Rosario Experience End?   
    I am delighted - Eddie Rosario has taken over the playoff and Twins Daily.  Its the off season and our former Twin is the talk of the league, Eddie on MLB.com,  and Twins Daily.  He is so hot we missed the perfect two innings by Graterol on mlb.com.  and Ryan Pressly finishing two games for Houston.  Only Ehire 0-7 looks like a Twin in the Post Season, but he is there, Jake Odorizzi has pitched like a Twin in the playoffs with a 9.00 era.  Jason Castro drove in the winning run in one game for the Astros and is 2 for 4 with a HR.  Boston is trailing in the series because they have Martin Perez doing his Twins thing with a 12 era and Danny Santana 0-2.
    The Twins fan is never at a loss in the playoffs (only the Twins are).  And the teams with the fewest ex-Twins are the ones that are behind at this stage.
    And in answer to the question - how will it end?  With Eddie holding the WS trophy.
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    mikelink45 reacted to Sconnie in Revisiting the Eddie Rosario Decision   
    There’s a metric for everything
    https://worldhappiness.report
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from Shs_2 in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    Just watched Eddie hit a three run HR right after an Adrianza  double.  Great to be a Twins (ex-Twins) fan.  Go Eddie.  What an amazing series you have had.
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Hey Rocco - did you hear this?   
    Last night (Wednesday) Framber Valdez went 8 innings in a playoff game.  8!!!!  Why?  Ask Dusty Baker, "If a guys dealing you let him keep dealing.  Today it was in the hands of Framber Valdez."   We have seen that Dusty can win and use bullpen games and pitchers, but he also knows the value of letting a pitcher pitch.  Please put this statement on you office wall - starters are supposed to go more than 4 innings. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from roger in Revisiting the Eddie Rosario Decision   
    Not true - you and everyone else in Twinsdom would love to be a Braves team and see your team make it into the World Series.  That is the goal, and Eddie just took his team there. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from Danchat in Assessing One Internal Bullpen Candidate   
    I thought this was Randball Stu.  Thanks for the laughs.
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from DocBauer in Assessing One Internal Bullpen Candidate   
    I thought this was Randball Stu.  Thanks for the laughs.
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from jjswol in Hey Rocco - did you hear this?   
    Last night (Wednesday) Framber Valdez went 8 innings in a playoff game.  8!!!!  Why?  Ask Dusty Baker, "If a guys dealing you let him keep dealing.  Today it was in the hands of Framber Valdez."   We have seen that Dusty can win and use bullpen games and pitchers, but he also knows the value of letting a pitcher pitch.  Please put this statement on you office wall - starters are supposed to go more than 4 innings. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from adorduan in Revisiting the Eddie Rosario Decision   
    Not true - you and everyone else in Twinsdom would love to be a Braves team and see your team make it into the World Series.  That is the goal, and Eddie just took his team there. 
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    mikelink45 reacted to dxpavelka in Revisiting the Eddie Rosario Decision   
    Kirillof, Larnach, Garlick, Refsnyder, Celestino & Cave.  Could very easily have kept their leading run producer from each of the three prior seasons.  I even remember a time when management would have been ridiculed for allowing that kind of production to leave rather than pony up for $8-$10 million.  Could have kept Eddie.  Brought up Kiriloff whenever they thought was best to game the system and divided OF starts between, Eddie, Buck, Kep and Kiriloff with someone getting a start at DH every week to 10 days.  Second most plate appearances by an OF in 2021 was Larnach at 301.  Would have been plenty of ABs to go around.  When  those injuries come you  throw Larnach into the mix and never have to lay eyes on a guy like Cave again.  You don't get better when your good players are playing for other teams.  And I haven't even mentioned the one thing Eddie has always brought to the party that can't be measured -- HEART.  Which, let's be honest, outside of half a season from Polanco, NOBODY on this team had this year.
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in 3 Free Agent Relief Pitching Additions Who Fit The Twins Offseason Strategy   
    With the trend in TD articles I expected to see Eddie Rosario mentioned here, but we will leave his strong but erratic arm for other posts.  I am not high on Archie Bradley, but the other two look good if we can get them. Much better than the homeless group we tried to turn into BP arms last year.  
    I do agree we need to get at least two (counting Moran) from the minors. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from nclahammer in How Does the 2021 Eddie Rosario Experience End?   
    I am delighted - Eddie Rosario has taken over the playoff and Twins Daily.  Its the off season and our former Twin is the talk of the league, Eddie on MLB.com,  and Twins Daily.  He is so hot we missed the perfect two innings by Graterol on mlb.com.  and Ryan Pressly finishing two games for Houston.  Only Ehire 0-7 looks like a Twin in the Post Season, but he is there, Jake Odorizzi has pitched like a Twin in the playoffs with a 9.00 era.  Jason Castro drove in the winning run in one game for the Astros and is 2 for 4 with a HR.  Boston is trailing in the series because they have Martin Perez doing his Twins thing with a 12 era and Danny Santana 0-2.
    The Twins fan is never at a loss in the playoffs (only the Twins are).  And the teams with the fewest ex-Twins are the ones that are behind at this stage.
    And in answer to the question - how will it end?  With Eddie holding the WS trophy.
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from glunn in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    How fun was that.  
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from glunn in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    You are in charge - I am heading out for drinks and dinner.  Keep it going. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from adorduan in Revisiting the Eddie Rosario Decision   
    No stats can measure excitement, energy, happiness.  I would not have signed Eddie for $12 mil, but then I would not sign any player for that much MLB play money.  However, if I were the Twins I would have looked at an extension in the Polanco, Kepler signing period - the same with Berrios and Buxton.  
    Yes we had Kiriloff and Larnach -  Kiriloff made 59 games and had an OPS of 98 and 0.6 WAR.  He has missed a lot of time with injuries in the minors and that concerns me.  Plus Kiriloff looks like he is going to be 1B not LF.    Larnach was brought up too early gave us 0.5 WAR and 88 OPS in 79 games.  Let's hope he finds the batting eye he started the year with.    Arraez is not a good LF and does not have enough power for the corner.  Did we need Eddie for one more year?  My answer would be yes.
    But the decision is over and I wish both the team and prospects and Eddie the best. 
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    mikelink45 got a reaction from adorduan in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    How fun was that.  
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    mikelink45 reacted to adorduan in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    Just FYI, Eddie tied the record for most hits in a LCS with 14. The other players did it in 7 games.
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    mikelink45 reacted to adorduan in Twins Fans Living Vicariously Through Rosario   
    Graterol doesn't even seem to be max effort to throw 100+
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