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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in One Former Twin Helping Each AL Playoff Contender   
    Cruz is the obvious choice in Tampa, but Anderson, Chargois, Enns and Wisler have made positive contributions to the Rays bullpen.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from WilliesWorld24 in One Former Twin Helping Each AL Playoff Contender   
    Cruz is the obvious choice in Tampa, but Anderson, Chargois, Enns and Wisler have made positive contributions to the Rays bullpen.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in One Former Twin Helping Each AL Playoff Contender   
    Cruz is the obvious choice in Tampa, but Anderson, Chargois, Enns and Wisler have made positive contributions to the Rays bullpen.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from h2oface in One Former Twin Helping Each AL Playoff Contender   
    Cruz is the obvious choice in Tampa, but Anderson, Chargois, Enns and Wisler have made positive contributions to the Rays bullpen.
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    puckstopper1 reacted to DocBauer in 4 Concerns with Josh Donaldson’s Off-Season Trade Value   
    Barring a surprise, I think they keep him. In fact, unless someone picks up about 100% of his deal, his greatest value is keeping him. Actually paying someone to take him doesn't really offer that much salary relief, especially when you consider how little we may get back vs what he can produce if relatively healthy. 
    He MIGHT be an interesting 2022 trade piece if the Twins aren't contending or have a viable replacement in place. 
    I find point #4 regarding his personality to be interesting. I'm not saying he is a bad teamate. In fact, I think it's just the opposite. Since he was signed young players have gravitated towards him and he has responded with leadership and advice as a sort of mentor. But to coin an old expression, he is a "red ass". His team loves him, and opponents hate him. Think AJ back in the day before Mauer took over and just about every team AJ played for.
    He has been quite healthy for this year and has basically produced to career norms. I think he is mature enough in his career to recognize and appreciate his DH usage to keep him fresh. And really, this team could maybe use a little "red ass" to keep everyone sharp and determined.
    I will argue that when he doesn't play 3B the Twins are destitute there, (And yes, I'm hoping for AT LEAST 60% of his games being spent there). Arraez has gotten better there the more he's played there. Not great, but OK. And 3B might be Astudillo's best spot. And this prospect named Miranda may just take over the position at some point in 2022.
    I'd keep Donaldson 100% unless someone picks up his salary and offers something back you can't turn down. 
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from wabene in Twins Minor League Report (9/10): Balazovic Pulled From No-Hitter   
    Glad to see Aaron Sano, er, um Sabato's bat heating up.
    I also love the uniforms the Timber Rattlers wore.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Mark G in Game Score: Royals 6, Twins 4   
    Beautiful, momentum-turning swing by Buxton in the first.  
    Horrible, momentum-turning bunt attempt by Buxton in the 10th.
    Baldelli's managerial decisions are confounding...
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from LanceJS in Game Score: Twins 3, Cleveland 0   
    My opinion is that this trade has/will work out well for both sides.  Ryan certainly has a chance to be a key piece of the Twins rotation going forward.
    Meanwhile Tampa continues to roll, and Cruz has provided the big stick and the veteran leadership they wanted.
    Tampa just amazes me.  They are 9 games up in the best division in baseball and have the best record in the A.L. after losing Snell and Morton last offseason and Glasnow earlier this season.  Their ability to produce pitching and keep on winning is astounding.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from MN_ExPat in Game Score: Twins 3, Cleveland 0   
    My opinion is that this trade has/will work out well for both sides.  Ryan certainly has a chance to be a key piece of the Twins rotation going forward.
    Meanwhile Tampa continues to roll, and Cruz has provided the big stick and the veteran leadership they wanted.
    Tampa just amazes me.  They are 9 games up in the best division in baseball and have the best record in the A.L. after losing Snell and Morton last offseason and Glasnow earlier this season.  Their ability to produce pitching and keep on winning is astounding.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Monkeypaws in Game Score: Twins 3, Cleveland 0   
    My opinion is that this trade has/will work out well for both sides.  Ryan certainly has a chance to be a key piece of the Twins rotation going forward.
    Meanwhile Tampa continues to roll, and Cruz has provided the big stick and the veteran leadership they wanted.
    Tampa just amazes me.  They are 9 games up in the best division in baseball and have the best record in the A.L. after losing Snell and Morton last offseason and Glasnow earlier this season.  Their ability to produce pitching and keep on winning is astounding.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from roger in Game Score: Twins 3, Cleveland 0   
    My opinion is that this trade has/will work out well for both sides.  Ryan certainly has a chance to be a key piece of the Twins rotation going forward.
    Meanwhile Tampa continues to roll, and Cruz has provided the big stick and the veteran leadership they wanted.
    Tampa just amazes me.  They are 9 games up in the best division in baseball and have the best record in the A.L. after losing Snell and Morton last offseason and Glasnow earlier this season.  Their ability to produce pitching and keep on winning is astounding.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from wabene in Game Score: Twins 3, Cleveland 0   
    My opinion is that this trade has/will work out well for both sides.  Ryan certainly has a chance to be a key piece of the Twins rotation going forward.
    Meanwhile Tampa continues to roll, and Cruz has provided the big stick and the veteran leadership they wanted.
    Tampa just amazes me.  They are 9 games up in the best division in baseball and have the best record in the A.L. after losing Snell and Morton last offseason and Glasnow earlier this season.  Their ability to produce pitching and keep on winning is astounding.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Dman in Game Score: Twins 3, Cleveland 0   
    My opinion is that this trade has/will work out well for both sides.  Ryan certainly has a chance to be a key piece of the Twins rotation going forward.
    Meanwhile Tampa continues to roll, and Cruz has provided the big stick and the veteran leadership they wanted.
    Tampa just amazes me.  They are 9 games up in the best division in baseball and have the best record in the A.L. after losing Snell and Morton last offseason and Glasnow earlier this season.  Their ability to produce pitching and keep on winning is astounding.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Unwinder in Which internal/current options are in the 2022 Opening Day rotation?   
    As was Jose Berrios.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Sconnie in Which internal/current options are in the 2022 Opening Day rotation?   
    As was Jose Berrios.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Seth Stohs in Minor League Report (9/5): Close But No Sweep-gar   
    Glad to see Martin back in the line-up.
    Also great to see the solid outing from Balazovic.  
    That said, I don't see how you can give him the Pitcher of the Day award over Barnes.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from TheLeviathan in 3 Questions Byron Buxton Can Answer in September   
    Players with a history if injuries when they are young rarely become more durable as they age.  Yes, there are exceptions.  Paul Molitor might be one example, but it is not a good one for Buxton as Molitor became a full-time DH, and if Buxton did that it would definitely lower his overall value.
    That said, if they can sign him to a reasonable contract (i.e. one that does not prevent the team from improving in other areas), then they should do it.  If not, trade him for the best offer they can get.
    If another team wants to offer him a significant amount of cash to be a part-time player, that is fine with me.
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    puckstopper1 reacted to theBOMisthebomb in Game Score: Twins 9, Red Sox 6   
    Could we please get this version of Josh Donaldson (with healthy legs) at the start of 2022? The presence of that big bat in the middle of the lineup is a game changer. 
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from KGB in 3 Questions Byron Buxton Can Answer in September   
    Players with a history if injuries when they are young rarely become more durable as they age.  Yes, there are exceptions.  Paul Molitor might be one example, but it is not a good one for Buxton as Molitor became a full-time DH, and if Buxton did that it would definitely lower his overall value.
    That said, if they can sign him to a reasonable contract (i.e. one that does not prevent the team from improving in other areas), then they should do it.  If not, trade him for the best offer they can get.
    If another team wants to offer him a significant amount of cash to be a part-time player, that is fine with me.
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from jjswol in 3 Questions Byron Buxton Can Answer in September   
    Players with a history if injuries when they are young rarely become more durable as they age.  Yes, there are exceptions.  Paul Molitor might be one example, but it is not a good one for Buxton as Molitor became a full-time DH, and if Buxton did that it would definitely lower his overall value.
    That said, if they can sign him to a reasonable contract (i.e. one that does not prevent the team from improving in other areas), then they should do it.  If not, trade him for the best offer they can get.
    If another team wants to offer him a significant amount of cash to be a part-time player, that is fine with me.
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    puckstopper1 reacted to rv78 in 3 Questions Byron Buxton Can Answer in September   
    Mauer was paid millions and how many Championships did he bring? ZER0. He brought fans to the park and helped the Pohlads recoup some of the millions they spent, Did he bring in enough to cover his contract? What is the goal? Making money or winning Championships? We can argue the Twins have a better chance of another WS title with Buxton verses without, but if he's always hurt, he becomes a very expensive part-time player that probably isn't going to make a difference in a quest for another ring. Can't recall a Championship team winning it all when their best player/s only play part-time. My biggest gripe about Buxton...... we are at the point of his career where he will become a Free Agent and he really hasn't even played a full season yet. How do you put a value on a player like that?
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from mikelink45 in Game Score: Yankees 7, Twins 5   
    The starting rotation has gone thru the similar churn since the start of the season due to injuries and ineffectiveness. Remember when the Twins had a logjam of starting pitching with Berrios, Happ, Shoemaker, Maeda, Pineada, Dobnak, Thorpe and Smeltzer?  That seems like forever ago and only Maeda is on the active roster currently...
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from Taildragger8791 in Twins Minor League Report (8/11): Who Didn’t Homer?   
    It looks like the link to the Wichita box score is to an old game...
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from roger in Twins Minor League Report (8/11): Who Didn’t Homer?   
    It looks like the link to the Wichita box score is to an old game...
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    puckstopper1 got a reaction from bighat in Game Score: Twins 4, White Sox 3   
    As for Jax start, great to see him stringing together some solid starts - especially against some quality teams (HOU, CSOX).  Very encouraging.  I'd classify his start as solid, strong, encouraging, but not necessarily "brilliant".
    If you want brilliant, see Balazovic's start or the Twins bullpen's efforts last night.
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