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Everything posted by curt1965

  1. I don’t care if Kirilloff hits .100, he needs to get in the lineup and stay there. Against lefties, too. I am so tired with the automatic outs that are in the lineup every day. As a #1 draft choice and a very successful minor league hitter, AK is going to hit! Whether because of bad luck,injuries, or poor roster construction, this team includes several players, both hitting and pitching, that would not be on another major league roster. Embarrassing!
  2. 6 non-starters starting today! Agree 100% Chief-a win today counts the same as in game 60.
  3. I know I’m jumping into this thread late, but Baldelli is an idiot! Ok-one run down-2 outs in the 8th-we still have 6 AB’s left, and our manager brings in our worst pitcher?? What the hell is he thinking? Now game would be tied. Hope this doesn’t come back to screw us out of the playoffs!
  4. I love the Twins, but it really hard to watch them lately, even when they win. Cleveland won something like 20 games in a row over 2 years against the Tigers, but they play us like they’re in ‘27 Yankees or something.
  5. Another solid pitching effort wasted. The Twins hitting is horrendous. Every hitter except Polanco looking to hit homers-damn bomba infatuation! With Kepler hurt, why don’t they try someone who has always hit- Kirillof? But what do I know? I’m just a fan!
  6. If Kepler indeed needs to go on the IL, hopefully they will bring up Kirillof! He deserves a chance-Twins need to play their best players!
  7. In a short season, days like today are hard to overcome. This team has been pathetic against left handers, and as pointed out by Doc and others, the loss of the protection (Donaldson, Graver, and Buxton) has been crippling! This organization has always had this weakness, and is probably why they went out and got The Rain Man. I’m also disappointed in Baldeli-his use of Thorpe in a 2 run game, with a rested bullpen, was (fill in your own adjective). Mine isn’t printable. I’m not sold on his judgement in these situations. Finally, Kirillof, Lewis and others sit unused in a wasted year for their development. I don’t have any specific answers, but I think they at least would have given a better effort today!
  8. I don’t hate this trade: I remember Graterol throwing 100+, but if it’s straight, major league hitters can rip that.
  9. Donaldson is not coming to the Minnesota! He is using the Twins to drive up his asking price! Ask yourself, when was the last time a major player chose the Twins when the numbers got this high? NEVER. (Please don’t mention Cruz- 12 million/year not in the same ballpark)
  10. I’m tired of checking these pages to see if the Twins made any moves to get pitching. Different year, same old story- organization says they are trying to get an ace- but other clubs step up (White Sox) and get the job done. Great season last year when all of the touted prospects came through, but I’m afraid next year starts a steady decline into oblivion. But I guess that’s what you expect from a middle of the road ball club............
  11. Can the Twins actually bring someone up from the minors now? I realize they would have to be put on the 40 man first, and someone would need to be dropped. But it might save their season.........
  12. Does a player have to be on the active 25 roster today to be eligible for the postseason?
  13. You can’t stretch the starters when you are at 100+ pitches in the 4th inning! All our starters nibble too much. The bullpen is what it is-decent players that are constantly overworked. As far as our defense goes, the team has lived and died with the HR’s this year while the defense has been just ok until the last couple of weeks or so. Posters are on Polanco today because of his errors, but I think he’s been ok for an offense-minded SS. These are the “dog days,” gentlemen, and the players have to push through fatigue, and days like today are going to happen. As Aaron Rogers would say, “R E L A X “ Have some faith in this product, however faulty it’s construction! How many of you thought we’d be in this position in spring training?
  14. Great article-well thought out and extremely well written. Personally, I’d go with your first 6 and add Thorpe and Smeltzer. I like the idea of having a “loogy” if needed to stop a big inning and/or to pitch in long relief.
  15. Great article! I’ve noticed this problem much earlier than Rosario’s ankle problems. His method of “hot dogging” every catch has bugged me for a long time. It has cost the Twins at least one game. I also noticed today that he certainly didn’t hustle out of the box on his “single” on the Twins last RBI. My grandson would be pissed with my comments-Rosario is his favorite player. And if he is playing hurt-that’s one thing. But if he’s just not playing hard, that’s another. I would hope someone in the clubhouse would address that. I’m not sure that Rocco is the type of manager to hold him accountable.
  16. Seems that this article was written as an encouragement to trade Kirilloff. I’d rather trade Lewis, if we have to. Kirilloff is an elite hitter. I don’t think he’s blocked by the current OF. You never know what’s going to happen- maybe Rosario’s contract demands make him expendable. Is it possible that Lewis is the one that is actually blocked? Seems to me that the middle infield could be set for years! And the idea that Lewis could end up in CF is undercut with Buxton’s emergence. Hey, I love both these guys. Kirilloff is just more of a sure thing to me.
  17. Just jumping into thread..... think the Twins should put in a defensive replacement for Rosario......... Wait- they don’t have one! That’s 3 balls he’s lost in the “lights”
  18. I’m ok with trading Lewis for someone like Thor. Kirilloff is the guy that would be untouchable. Hopefully, they will look at relievers who are signed through 2020.
  19. Chief- you just know that they will wait until the guys who can really help them are gone, and then settle for 2nd and 3rd tier players that one could classify as “maybe help- maybe not.”
  20. I would rather trade Lewis rather than Kirilloff! My prediction is that the FO will watch all the premium starters and relievers get scarfed up, and the Twins will settle for the 2nd and 3rd tier players. History is on my side, but I hope I’m wrong. Small market teams never make big deadline deals!
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