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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from roger in Twins Minor League Week in Review: Kernels with the Sweep   
    Any idea when Duran is expected back?
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Game Recap: Yankees 9, Twins 6   
    I'm frustrated by this team but I don't understand these comments.  The Twins have won Word Series in 87 and 91 and the Mets have won in 69 and 86.  Why are the Twins the sorry franchise?
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to bighat in Remainder of Twins-Angels Series Postponed Due to Positive COVID Test Inside Twins Organization   
    Welp, this season is now officially off the rails.
     
    This is stuff most teams figured out how to handle in 2020 and long before Spring Training.
     
    Inexcusable, frankly.
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from TwinsFan268 in Let’s Go LG Twins: Getting Into the KBO   
    I'm not sure how early their season was supposed to start but pre-Covid I had plans to go to Seoul in April and was going to try to see a game.  Of course, I had plans to go to Minneapolis in May.  0 for 2....
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to Dantes929 in Snubbed: Revisiting: Johan Santana's One and Done Hall of Fame Case   
    Cliff Lee was really good and my memory was that he would be a fringy candidate but looking at his career he's got a Cy Young and two top 5 finishes so not really a great comp to 2 Cy Youngs and 3 top 5 finishes.    A better comp is a guy that I Have been calling for and that is Ron Guidry.   One Cy Young in about the most dominant seasons ever that ended in World Series Champion along with 3 top 5 finishes     Again, do you want a HOF of very good for a long time or great for a shorter time.    My HOF would probably have Santana and Guidry ahead of Blyleven and Morris.     I'm not going to be outraged no matter what. 
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to Squirrel in Report: Twins Willing to Back Out on Blockbuster Deal   
    The thing is, they weren't saying anything more than what we all knew to begin with ... they were concerned he wasn't going to project as a starter ... well, okay, that's not new. But if Graterol was just not 'good enough' ... then why still want him as part of the deal? That was all just ... bogus ... as far as I'm concerned.
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to diehardtwinsfan in I'm traded, NOW what do I do?   
    I'm just starting the process of moving from Indianapolis to Cleveland. I wasn't traded per se, but my wife had an opportunity that we could not refuse, and since my job could care less where I live, it made sense to do it. Her future employer has been so kind as to give us the cash we need to relocate as well, so money really isn't the issue at hand.
     
    That said. There's nothing easy about it, and certainly not something that we should casually dismiss because they are rich and can afford it.  Finding a home takes time. Finding schools (if kids are involved) is a big issue too... and if the kids are older, I can guarantee you that they aren't too terribly receptive to moving. Even if someone else is moving the piano, there's still a ton of things/stress to be worked out. The logistics can be a nightmare... and no matter how much money you have, there's a huge time component that is even more difficult when one member of the family is on the road 2+ weeks a month (which in my case is me).
     
    For the record, I'm not saying, dont' trade. I'm just saying that there is a human component to it, and I can empathize with that, even if I'm coveting the prospects received in the exchange. It's not easy on the person being traded. Let's recognize that for what it is and not diminish what Reed has to say.
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to bluechipper in Article: SEA 2, MIN 1: Paxton Outduels Romero   
    The Mariners were 2 for 3 with RISP with two well placed ground balls. That's frustrating, but at least Romero looked great again.
     
    The Twins were 0 for 0 with RISP. I hate this lineup so much right now.
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to Miles Tones in Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/5): Opening Night Fever   
    LOVE the "Top Prospect Summary".  GREAT addition to the report.
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to 70charger in Twins tried to extend Rosario, Kepler, Berrios and maybe Buxton   
    That's a very, very large jump based on literally zero information about the offers.
     
    You may be right if and when more information comes out, but saying "I'm not surprised they all said no," sounds like a whole lot of unwarranted assumption to me.
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to Danchat in Article: Ryan LaMarre Just Might Make Twins Opening Day Roster   
    This situation reminds me of Sean Burroughs in 2012. I remember he was a longshot for the roster but had a good Spring Training and was able to make the team. He then ended up getting 2 hits in 18 PAs and was DFA'd and never showed up in the majors again. LaMarre would likely end up doing something similar... it's not like he's going to be getting many PAs.
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to notoriousgod71 in 2018 Win Prediction   
    86
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to Craig Arko in Most disappointing playoff losses by team   
    Hmmm. 1975.
     
    https://www.twincities.com/2015/12/25/hail-mary-vikings-still-not-over-it-40-years-later/
     

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    FanFromPhilly reacted to PseudoSABR in Go get Verlander   
    I guess if you limit your evaluation to making marque trades regardless of what was actually obtainable and ignore that they did acquire Garcia (before trading him shortly after), I guess that's a big hole.   But again, you're ignoring quite a bit that the new FO has a hand in: the team is winning, they rebuilt a coaching staff that has made huge strides with a number of players, they drafted well, promoted those players aggressively, seem to have a plan in general with all of the prospects, have overhauled the analytical department, and seemingly have been applying analytics in-game and through coaching.  But they didn't go out and get Verlander, so no more benefit of the doubt.  Talk about near-unreachable expectations.    (And I was all about trying to get Verlander, I believe it wasn't possible, and that the other available players aren't probably any better than Meija or Santiago down the stretch).
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to hybridbear in Article: Deadline Primer: Are Twins Buyers Or Sellers?   
    I think the basic truth is that no matter what the Twins do there will be lots of unhappy fans who wish they had done something else
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from howieramone2 in Twins DFA Melotakis   
    Our bullpen just gave up 1 run in 11.1 innings during a 3 game sweep of the Indians, allowing us to jump back into first place.  Who thought this team would be in first place after 73 games?
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from gheggs42 in Twins DFA Melotakis   
    Our bullpen just gave up 1 run in 11.1 innings during a 3 game sweep of the Indians, allowing us to jump back into first place.  Who thought this team would be in first place after 73 games?
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from hybridbear in Twins DFA Melotakis   
    Our bullpen just gave up 1 run in 11.1 innings during a 3 game sweep of the Indians, allowing us to jump back into first place.  Who thought this team would be in first place after 73 games?
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from mikelink45 in Twins DFA Melotakis   
    Our bullpen just gave up 1 run in 11.1 innings during a 3 game sweep of the Indians, allowing us to jump back into first place.  Who thought this team would be in first place after 73 games?
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from Blackjack in Twins DFA Melotakis   
    Our bullpen just gave up 1 run in 11.1 innings during a 3 game sweep of the Indians, allowing us to jump back into first place.  Who thought this team would be in first place after 73 games?
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    FanFromPhilly got a reaction from Dozier's Glorious Hair in Twins DFA Melotakis   
    Our bullpen just gave up 1 run in 11.1 innings during a 3 game sweep of the Indians, allowing us to jump back into first place.  Who thought this team would be in first place after 73 games?
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to notoriousgod71 in Article: Recap: Doubleheader Sweep Puts Cleveland Atop Division   
    I was telling my buddy yesterday when the Twins were still in first place that there's likely never been as much apathy, disgust, and outrage over a first place team this late in the season.
     
     
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to prouster in Article: Twins Draft Blayne Enlow, Seven More   
    I think you're underestimating Lewis's talent. He's a legit 1-1 pick. KLAW, for example, likes him better than last year's first overall pick, Mickie Moniak. Callis called him a legitimate choice for first overall. He might not be "universally considered a great hitter," but basically everyone with a professional opinion says his hit tool is/could be anywhere from plus to plus-plus. Longenhagen gives it a 60 future value, for example, which would make him an allstar. His frame is still pretty lanky (he very recently turned 18), so it's easy to imagine him adding power as he gets older, as well. Not to mention that he'll likely play an up the middle position even if he moves off SS.
     
    My personal hope was that they'd nab Gore or Greene 1-1 (in that order), but I think Lewis is a very good pick. It's not like he's some fringy first rounder. Most outlets have tagged him with a 55FV, which is the same as Gore, McKay, and Wright (the latter two are 60FV for some) depending on where you look.
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to DJSim22 in Logan Schafer is up, DanSan to the DL   
    People are upset that the Twins called up a different player a week earlier?  This, like the Arcia and Vargas backlash seems like people needed to vent for venting sake. 
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    FanFromPhilly reacted to John Kelsey in Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Eades Exceeds Expectations   
    Not sure, but he's back in the lineup today. 
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