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  1. No, just on SeatGeek. I don't receive a discount for games not included in my season ticket package.
  2. I have a 20 game ticket package this year so I'll say what I've experienced and echo a couple things here. The weather in April sucked. Not going to expand on that. Ticket prices are interesting. For example, I looked at Monday and Tuesday for the upcoming series next week against the Tigers and found many 300 level options for $10-$12 including fees. On the flip side of that, the game Saturday night was not part of my ticket package. A friend and I were very interested in going to the game. However, by the afternoon I could not find any ticket whatsoever below $35. I know Monday/Tuesday night games are not the same as Saturday night, but for reference the stated attendance for Saturday night was 22,939 (Target Field seating capacity is 39,504). As also mentioned, concessions are a joke. It's out of hand how expensive they are. A cheeseburger and fries basket is $15. A chicken tender basket is also $13-$15. On Sunday at the game I went to the Soul Bowl stand and got one of those. That was $15 and unfortunately was not the quality I was expecting. Beers are all generally around $12-$13 I think. I got one of those big Truly cans on Sunday and it was $17/$18. Luckily, I have figured out how to use Twins Pay for my season ticket holder discount, but still. Concession prices are way too high Attendance numbers don't quite match this statement but I will say Target Field has numerous areas to stand and watch the game other than your seat. People are definitely taking advantage of that too.
  3. I'm hoping for the best, but I don't see how Kirilloff goes from "I was never pain free after the surgery" to being fine in two weeks.
  4. Why was Canterino taken out of the game after the 3rd inning? Did he throw a lot of pitches that inning?
  5. There is just no way the Twins would have come to a different conclusion. Hindsight is pointless in this situation. That 2021 season you are touting as "one of the best seasons of his career" for Cron, he put up a 131 OPS+. Very good, still worse than the 139 OPS+ Miguel Sano put up in his 2019 season when they were on the same team. A month ago, you wrote an article about the top 5 prospects in Twins history (you rank Miguel Sano #3). In the article, you state his top 100 peak was the #4 prospect in baseball, he was included on top 100 lists for five consecutive seasons, and multiple lists included him as a top-15 prospect for consecutive seasons. One of the best prospects in organization history hits 34 dingers in 105 games while putting up a 139 OPS+ in his age 26 season vs a 29 year old waiver claim who hit 25 home runs and had a 104 OPS+ in 125 games. To even suggest the Twins should have made a different decision is preposterous. Just imagine what the reaction would have been to that.
  6. Three years of team control doesn't matter for Paddack is he doesn't start pitching a whole lot better. I'm excited for his potential. It could be a big win for the Twins if he improves. But yeah the fact is he hasn't been good the last two years and the team control doesn't matter if he pitches like that. Losing Rogers sucks but isn't shocking. Definitely need one of the young guys to step up in the bullpen
  7. There is no reason to be concerned about this. Jose Miranda a year ago was left unprotected for the Rule 5 draft and was looking like a utility player at best. Prospects develop every year. There are quite a few names mentioned in the article and in the comments section that have the potential to be top 100 prospects. There is a draft every single year. It helps to be drafting higher in the first round, but plenty of our top prospects were drafted in rounds 2-7. The Twins have actually been terrible on hitting on their first round picks. Teams also sign international prospects every year. Every single year teams have the opportunity to improve/restock their farm system.
  8. Is Gary Sanchez a better DH option than Luis Arraez? I have expressed concerns regarding Arraez's power, but Sanchez has simply not made enough contact with the baseball 3 of the last 4 seasons to fill a role whose sole purpose is to hit a baseball. If he turns it around then sure absolutely. I don't think he should be penciled in anywhere though.
  9. I mean Winder is 25 and at some point we need to see what he and all the other SP prospects we have can do. It would be neat if we could pull off another trade for a starter, but going with Winder as the 5th starter isn't going to damage him.
  10. Are any of these players+the cost it will take to acquire them a better short term solution than putting Polanco back at SS? Or are the Twins done playing him there? I love Chris Taylor. MLB Trade Rumors estimates him getting 4/64. I don't love him for the Twins at that contract. He's also 31 and has hardly played SS at the major league level. I'm also not convinced the Twins would be on paying someone like Taylor, who isn't a full time shortstop. $16 million per year and not be in on paying Story 6/126 for $21 million per year (again MLB Trade Rumors projection). I know we're talking about the Twins, but $5 million/yr for a much better player at a premier position is certainly something you can stomach. Nick Ahmed is one year younger than Andrelton Simmons and actually has worse career offensive numbers. If he's available for a random relief prospect, then maybe. After watching Simmons be a black hole in the lineup last year I'd rather put Polanco out there and deal with the defense. Not very interested in Wendle as a starting SS. Turns 32 in April. Again has hardly played SS at the major league level. His arbitration estimate is only $4 million. I think he is a good overall player, so if he's available for cheap I'd be interested. Again, not convinced it's a better solution than Polanco and looking to improve the team elsewhere.
  11. I'm not a fan of a draft lottery at all. Especially in MLB where the draft is much less of a sure thing compared to every other league. I'm also not 100% convinced teams are actively tanking. I would agree certain teams aren't necessarily trying to win, but that doesn't mean they are tanking. Purposely tanking is bad for business. You're also betting that you hit on all of your top picks in the draft, which we all know isn't going to happen. Just look at how the Twins drafted when they were losing 90+ games every year. It wasn't good. I would be in favor of considering a salary floor.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
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