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    laloesch reacted to TopGunn#22 in Miguel Sano is Off to a Worrisome Start   
    No, this is not a small sample size.  Most of us thought something of Cruz had rubbed off on Sano after the 2019 Bomba squad but even in 2019 there were HUGE holes in his swing.  I was pushing all off-season for a trade of Sano.  I liked Colorado as a possible landing spot due to the temptation of his power---then they signed Cron.
    He will always be a rally killer with his strikeouts.  It's not really a decision between Kepler and Sano at all.  Sano will be gone in 2021, possibly 2022.  Kiriloff, Larnach, Rooker and Sabato give the Twins plenty of BETTER options than Sano.  The sooner the Twins make a change, the better.
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    laloesch reacted to puckstopper1 in Miguel Sano is Off to a Worrisome Start   
    AZ - while I agree with this comment in general, the article had this quote "He showed a lot of potential in 2019 that made us think 2021 should be a bounce-back season."
     
    I don't know who "us" is, but I believe that is at the crux of the posters angst.
     
    Many of "us" are more realistic about Sano - that being he does hit some majestic HRs but the majority of time he can not be trusted at the plate, and if he hasn't figured it out at this point in his career, he never will....
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    laloesch reacted to drivlikejehu in Miguel Sano is Off to a Worrisome Start   
    Sano always does this. He's basically a league-average starting first baseman. Sure, he goes through these slumps - if he didn't, he'd be a superstar - but he's ultimately been pretty consistent throughout his career, once you account for swings in BABIP. He's keeping the spot warm for Kirilloff, Larnach, or Sabato.
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    laloesch reacted to insagt1 in Miguel Sano is Off to a Worrisome Start   
    I concur--not a small sample size really. Just a continuation of who he probably is. The k's have never stopped. yes he will hit a mistake a mile, once in awhile. But you can't have a guy in the lineup every night that can't make contact.50% of the time.
    I have to believe he may have a short leash this season.
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    laloesch reacted to Dr. Evil in Miguel Sano is Off to a Worrisome Start   
    My opinion does not qualify as "an extreme take." The sample size is not small and he is not going to suddenly become Big Pappi. Time to stop holding out hope IMHO.
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    laloesch got a reaction from The Wise One in Chris Archer: Update   
    "HAD" not has until he can prove otherwise.
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    laloesch got a reaction from jud6312 in Chris Archer: Update   
    Yep. I've never been impressed with dumpster diving moves or looking for great deals in tent cities.
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    laloesch got a reaction from nicksaviking in Hill to IL   
    2006? 
     
    In 06 they had Santana, Liriano, Radke, Bonser, Silva, Baker, Garza, Lohse.  If Liriano hadn't gone down with TJ and Radke hadn't torn his labrum they might have been able to pull it off that season, but of course hindsight is 2020.  I just remember Santana being followed by Liriano seemed like an AWESOME 1 2 punch and Garza was coming along as well.  If that core group could have stayed together uninjured for 4 or 5 years, man oh man what could have been.   
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    laloesch got a reaction from birdwatcher in Hill to IL   
    2006? 
     
    In 06 they had Santana, Liriano, Radke, Bonser, Silva, Baker, Garza, Lohse.  If Liriano hadn't gone down with TJ and Radke hadn't torn his labrum they might have been able to pull it off that season, but of course hindsight is 2020.  I just remember Santana being followed by Liriano seemed like an AWESOME 1 2 punch and Garza was coming along as well.  If that core group could have stayed together uninjured for 4 or 5 years, man oh man what could have been.   
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    laloesch got a reaction from Major League Ready in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    Why begrudge either person? It's a business.
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    laloesch got a reaction from Sconnie in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    Why begrudge either person? It's a business.
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    laloesch got a reaction from Doctor Gast in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    I think it comes down to how far are they willing to push each other. Are they really gonna push it to the brink? It could very well reach a point where the owners just say screw it and shut down for good this season. They are not gonna lose 10's of millions of dollars for charity. It's a business and people need to realize that. That said both sides need to be humble in order to salavage the situation or they might lose some of the marginally profitable franchises forever.
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    laloesch got a reaction from Major League Ready in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    No worries. Yes i agree. But there comes a point where an organization and it's union become bigger then their own shoes and lose perspective on their roots.I'm not gonna play one side or the other because i'm sure their is blame on both sides for what has taken place so far in negotiations.
     
    I just have a difficult time empathizing with players and owners making millions upon millions of profits all coming from you and I and our hard won wages. Part of the reason our cable bills and county taxes are so high is money being directly funneled to sports teams.
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    laloesch got a reaction from Tomj14 in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    Wow. I'm UAW and was UFCW in my early 20's and you absolutely don't get it. The job of the Union is not "PUNISHING" management or the owners it's protecting the employees. The statement you just made is why so many are anti-union.
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    laloesch got a reaction from DocBauer in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    EXACTLY. I'm not pitching (no pun intended) for either side. They are both greed SOB's that are spoiled rotten and entitled after decades of explosive upward salary and revenue growth. I like the sport but if they (owners and players) want to squabble and lose the whole season in the process and thereby endure some belt tightening pains, well.... I think it looks good on them to be honest. Their salaries and lifestyles are rediculous anyways and when they start whining "ohhhhh we can't play for 50% salaries" my eyes glaze over and i have no patience to listen further. I mean seriously give me a break. 99% of American's will never make what you make on a one year average salary their entire lifetime to PLAY a DAMN SPORT or OWN a team were almost all of the stadiums were built from taxpayer (yeah that's our money) funded stadiums.
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    laloesch got a reaction from Sconnie in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    No worries. Yes i agree. But there comes a point where an organization and it's union become bigger then their own shoes and lose perspective on their roots.I'm not gonna play one side or the other because i'm sure their is blame on both sides for what has taken place so far in negotiations.
     
    I just have a difficult time empathizing with players and owners making millions upon millions of profits all coming from you and I and our hard won wages. Part of the reason our cable bills and county taxes are so high is money being directly funneled to sports teams.
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    laloesch got a reaction from Sconnie in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    I think it comes down to how far are they willing to push each other. Are they really gonna push it to the brink? It could very well reach a point where the owners just say screw it and shut down for good this season. They are not gonna lose 10's of millions of dollars for charity. It's a business and people need to realize that. That said both sides need to be humble in order to salavage the situation or they might lose some of the marginally profitable franchises forever.
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    laloesch reacted to ewen21 in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    Pretty much this, but even more so the players fail to see the big picture because of this "umma get mine!" mentality and it just won't play in the general population.  Maybe with some stat heads and baseball addicts (which I am).  Baseball might stand to get a huge shot in the arm by coming back and taking their salary loss just like millions and millions of Americans have.  Public opinion and support would give them much more leverage than fighting for their dollars now.  
     
    To me this debate has nothing to do with rich vs. wealthy.  It has to do with the players (once again) not getting it.  A small fraction of baseball fanatics are going to get behind the players and that is what is happening here as I expected.  The larger portion of society isn't going to and the people who are casual fans (and there are a lot of those) won't either.
     
    Again, average player salaries have increased by over 500% over the last 20 years.  How long is that supposed to continue?  Forever?  And let's be clear about this.  The money has come out of our pockets.  The more demands the players make and the more they get the more we are going to spend to watch baseball.  I am not interested in spending any more money.  There needs to be a correction in player salaries because it is totally stupid at this point.
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    laloesch got a reaction from Sconnie in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    Wow. I'm UAW and was UFCW in my early 20's and you absolutely don't get it. The job of the Union is not "PUNISHING" management or the owners it's protecting the employees. The statement you just made is why so many are anti-union.
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    laloesch got a reaction from ewen21 in Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?   
    EXACTLY. I'm not pitching (no pun intended) for either side. They are both greed SOB's that are spoiled rotten and entitled after decades of explosive upward salary and revenue growth. I like the sport but if they (owners and players) want to squabble and lose the whole season in the process and thereby endure some belt tightening pains, well.... I think it looks good on them to be honest. Their salaries and lifestyles are rediculous anyways and when they start whining "ohhhhh we can't play for 50% salaries" my eyes glaze over and i have no patience to listen further. I mean seriously give me a break. 99% of American's will never make what you make on a one year average salary their entire lifetime to PLAY a DAMN SPORT or OWN a team were almost all of the stadiums were built from taxpayer (yeah that's our money) funded stadiums.
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    laloesch reacted to Nash Walker in Another Way the Josh Donaldson Signing Was Necessary   
    I can’t imagine someone comparing Josh Donaldson to Jesus. What a tool.
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    laloesch reacted to mikelink45 in Twins 5, Tigers 1: Dobnak Dazzles, Gonzalez Debuts and More   
    Thorpe still absent, Chacin looked terrible, Smeltzer okay, Dobnak looked great.  Way to grab the prize.  Still time, but right now he is the man.
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    laloesch reacted to jimbo92107 in Twins 5, Tigers 1: Dobnak Dazzles, Gonzalez Debuts and More   
    I'm a big Dobsie fan. Downward plane, works fast, late break on his spinners, and built like a horse. But here's a key:
     
    "Dobnak is still working on things: “Today I was trying to get more depth on my slider. I've been working on that lately.” He added,“The changeup’s been working pretty well for me. Threw a few today that were pretty nice. I'm pleased with that. Next step will be the slider. Then I'll work on the sinker."
     
    Notice what's missing from his self-eval? Throwing strikes. Dobs is past that in his development. He's already got command of the zone; now he's working on how to exploit the zone with new tricks. To me, Dobnak is simply going to continue getting better. Might even wind up being an ace. 
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    laloesch reacted to Sconnie in Severino shut down with forearm soreness   
    I feel sorry for Severino, but man it’s hard to feel bad for the Yankees.
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    laloesch reacted to Vanimal46 in Astros Being Investigated for Using Tech to Steal Pitching Signs   
    Makes me that much more happy that Washington won the WS this year.
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