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Everything posted by Tibs

  1. He's not off to a good start, but no reason to call him a bust. Just let him play it out and see what happens. If we're being honest, the Twins don't exactly having a good record with their 1st round draft picks the last 10 years. Hopefully a couple of these guys can turn it around.
  2. Is the roster expansion to 28 in September a covid thing or a permanent rule? They have to find room for Joe Ryan either way. They have plenty of options to make that happen. I was just curious on that.
  3. I'm sorry for wanting to see the catcher make a better effort to move his body in front of a ball with the tying run on 3rd with two outs in the 9th inning. That's literally all I said. I don't expect every single pitch ever to be blocked by the catcher. It was a horrible pitch by Colome. Everything else you added is putting words in my mouth.
  4. Sure, that's fine. I understand not every pitch can be stopped. It was a terrible pitch by Colome. The problem is Jeffers seemingly made no effort to get his body in front of the pitch. I think the cause of that is how the Twins are having their catchers set up to receive the pitch. Just seems to me in that situation every effort should be made to not allow the tying run to score on a ball that gets by the catcher.
  5. Sure Colome didn't have his best outing, but Jeffers absolutely has to make a better effort to block that pitch that allowed the tying run to score. It was not a good pitch whatsoever and that's on Colome. However, Jeffers absolutely has to get in front of that ball. All he did was kind of move his body and throw his glove in front of it. You can't let a ball by you like that when there are two outs in the 9th and the tying run is on third.
  6. I voted Thorpe. I feel like at this point the Twins already know what they have in him. With all of the 40 man discussion we have had on the site recently, it would make the most sense to get one last look at him. I would like to see Strotman but he hasn't been impressive in his starts so far at St Paul. Joe Ryan would be my top choice but I don't see how it makes sense for him to come back from the Olympics, not throw in a competitive game for however many days, then throw him into a MLB game. That's not a recipe for success at all.
  7. Matt Canterino is an absolute madman out there pitching and I love it. I love how he sprints off the mound back to the dugout and makes sure he jumps over the foul line. Then he has a big smile for his player picture on milb.com It's great.
  8. He is young and has options so I have no problem with them sending him down until room is needed on the 40 man. He needs to be replaced on the current roster though. He has been terrible so I wouldn't be upset if he was released.
  9. I know Elizabethton is gone, but is there a rookie league anymore? Where are the young guys from last year's draft like Marco Raya and the guys selected this year going to be playing?
  11. At first I thought you meant Donaldson was bringing a wheelbarrow full of Busch
  12. I still can't believe this. Who overpaid more: The Blue Jays for Berrios or the Cardinals for Happ?
  13. I know the Twins have had some rough pitching at times the last 10 years, but man I always thought the "Twins Way" of starters throwing meatballs to opposing teams was a joke. I guess this confirms it.
  14. Very sad to see Berrios go. I'm definitely happy with the return. We could not have expected to get more than this. It's obvious Berrios was going to test free agency, so this is likely the best case scenario.
  15. There's no reason to keep him. I don't care if the Twins trade 6 SP. There would still be no reason to keep him. With the state of the rotation for next season, the Twins need to figure out if Jax and Barnes are big leaguers. Same with Lewis Thorpe. One of those guys, or a combination, has to take Happ's spot for the rest of the season
  16. I guess I'd rather watch a game they lose 17-14 than a game they lose 2-1
  17. I voted yes, but I'm not sold on that. I'm not sure being unable to sign either is an offense that itself should lead to termination. Not extending either Buxton or Berrios would suck to put it simply.
  18. It's hard to choose sides here without knowing the incentives the Twins included on the 7 year $80 million offer. I don't blame Buxton for rejecting that as that's obviously not going to get it done. I'm at the front of the "Extend Byron Buxton" train. The first month of the season he was by far the best CF in MLB. He is the least replaceable player on the roster. The team is clearly better when he plays. I would go as far as to say I'm not against using Berrios extension money to get Buxton extended, if Buxton can stay healthy. As everyone knows, the problem is "when he plays" or "if he can stay healthy" is a huge caveat for Byron Buxton. Taking a peak at his baseball-reference page is rough. Buxton clearly wants a longer term guarantee, and the Twins are attempting to provide him that. It simply does not make financial sense for the team to guarantee him $100 million+ over 7 years with his track record. I want him extended as much as anyone. He is my favorite player to watch and I have been following him for a long time. The Twins will either need to shorten the years or be very creative with the contract for it to make sense.
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