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    Trov got a reaction from Fat Calvin in Twins Minor League Report (9/20): Kernels Win Midwest League Championship   
    It is not the clock at this point, it would require someone to go on 60 day, and ask the league for a waiver to use him in the playoffs at this point.  My guess the league would not give waiver, unless it was either Lewis or CC that went on the 60 day IL, instead someone else.  I could be wrong, but my guess that is consideration as well. 
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    Trov got a reaction from glunn in Twins Minor League Report (9/20): Kernels Win Midwest League Championship   
    It is not the clock at this point, it would require someone to go on 60 day, and ask the league for a waiver to use him in the playoffs at this point.  My guess the league would not give waiver, unless it was either Lewis or CC that went on the 60 day IL, instead someone else.  I could be wrong, but my guess that is consideration as well. 
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    Trov got a reaction from terrydactyls in Twins Minor League Report (9/20): Kernels Win Midwest League Championship   
    It is not the clock at this point, it would require someone to go on 60 day, and ask the league for a waiver to use him in the playoffs at this point.  My guess the league would not give waiver, unless it was either Lewis or CC that went on the 60 day IL, instead someone else.  I could be wrong, but my guess that is consideration as well. 
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    Trov got a reaction from DocBauer in Twins 7, Reds 0: Bittersweet Victory as Royce Lewis Leaves Game With Injury   
    The way Lewis reacted after the swing I am hopeful it is minor.  He was clearly trying to argue to stay in an play, and was told hell no.  When he hurt his core, he got upset right away, this time he seemed upset he was coming out more so.  I could be wrong, but the fact he appeared to be fighting to stay in gives me some hope. 
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    Trov got a reaction from Karbo in Twins 7, Reds 0: Bittersweet Victory as Royce Lewis Leaves Game With Injury   
    The way Lewis reacted after the swing I am hopeful it is minor.  He was clearly trying to argue to stay in an play, and was told hell no.  When he hurt his core, he got upset right away, this time he seemed upset he was coming out more so.  I could be wrong, but the fact he appeared to be fighting to stay in gives me some hope. 
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    Trov got a reaction from roger in Twins Minor League Report (9/19): Midwest League Championship Series Halted by Rain   
    I hope Stewert can get enough rehab to play in playoffs.  I am a little worried because he has never had the track record he did early in year that he can be depended on, but who knows. 
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    Trov got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Twins CF In 2024...Is It Too Early To Talk About?   
    Defensive metrics grade Bellinger out as average CF right now, with having him negative runs saved.  He used to be very good out there I would agree, but clearly over the last three years he has regressed in that area. Could he regain it, maybe, but just because he was very good in his early 20's does not mean he still is now.  The numbers reflect major regression over last few years. 
    If we could sign him I would not say do not play him out there, but you are mainly going to be signing for his offense not his defense at this point.  I am also worried he may go back to what he did 2 years prior over what he did this year with Cubs.  If he would not have been down right terrible his age 25 and 26 seasons he would up for one of biggest contracts in game.  He is going to ask for that, pointing to past MVP and what he did this year, but 2 years of terrible play will hurt his offers.  I am sure some team will give him a like a 7 or 8 year deal with opt out after 3 to see if he plays well enough to try and cash in again at age 31 free agent. 
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    Trov got a reaction from IaBeanCounter in The Twins’ Playoff Odds, and the Week Ahead in the AL Central and Wild Card Races   
    If the Yankees get on a hot run, they actually have a good chance of making the playoffs as the last wild card.  They have 6 games against the Blue Jays, and the Rangers and Mariners play each other 7 times.  If the Yankees win 5 or 6 against the Blue Jays, they will be in the thick of it.  They only need to catch the Blue Jays, and either of the Rangers or Mariners, so being they play each other one has to lose.  
    It is not likely, but they are hot right now and nothing would shock me less than the Yankees going on a hot streak to end the season, face us in the first round and sweep us. Of course if the Yankees lose even 2 against the Blue Jays that will make it very difficult to catch them, and even if they do win all 6 they still will need wins against Diamondbacks and Royals.  
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    Trov got a reaction from Jeff K in The Twins’ Playoff Odds, and the Week Ahead in the AL Central and Wild Card Races   
    If the Yankees get on a hot run, they actually have a good chance of making the playoffs as the last wild card.  They have 6 games against the Blue Jays, and the Rangers and Mariners play each other 7 times.  If the Yankees win 5 or 6 against the Blue Jays, they will be in the thick of it.  They only need to catch the Blue Jays, and either of the Rangers or Mariners, so being they play each other one has to lose.  
    It is not likely, but they are hot right now and nothing would shock me less than the Yankees going on a hot streak to end the season, face us in the first round and sweep us. Of course if the Yankees lose even 2 against the Blue Jays that will make it very difficult to catch them, and even if they do win all 6 they still will need wins against Diamondbacks and Royals.  
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    Trov got a reaction from ToddlerHarmon in The Twins’ Playoff Odds, and the Week Ahead in the AL Central and Wild Card Races   
    I would not bet even money, but for right odds.  My main point is that they are in an interesting situation, that they could push themselves into the picture because of who they play and who else plays each other.  Unlike Cleveland who does not play us, they cannot control most of their own fate.  However, Yankees do have a chance to control most of their own fate.  It will take an insane run, but they can force the issue.  I think it unlikely, but if Cleveland still had 6 games against us we would be talking about that situation more. 
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    Trov got a reaction from brockbesler in The Twins’ Playoff Odds, and the Week Ahead in the AL Central and Wild Card Races   
    I would not bet even money, but for right odds.  My main point is that they are in an interesting situation, that they could push themselves into the picture because of who they play and who else plays each other.  Unlike Cleveland who does not play us, they cannot control most of their own fate.  However, Yankees do have a chance to control most of their own fate.  It will take an insane run, but they can force the issue.  I think it unlikely, but if Cleveland still had 6 games against us we would be talking about that situation more. 
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    Trov reacted to CRF in Things you don't miss in baseball...   
    I don't miss the dome. 
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    Trov got a reaction from MN_ExPat in What to Make of the Twins Arraez-for-Lopez Trade Now   
    This was clearly a win win for both sides who dealt from positions of depth.  Miami has had some injuries and regression of other starters but they still have a lot of depth there.  We clearly have depth at infield and going into next season we will need to figure out what to do with some more that we have.  This is not a one team one a trade or lost it, and really that is what teams want. 
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    Trov got a reaction from weitz41 in What to Make of the Twins Arraez-for-Lopez Trade Now   
    This was clearly a win win for both sides who dealt from positions of depth.  Miami has had some injuries and regression of other starters but they still have a lot of depth there.  We clearly have depth at infield and going into next season we will need to figure out what to do with some more that we have.  This is not a one team one a trade or lost it, and really that is what teams want. 
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    Trov got a reaction from roger in Twins Minor League Report (9/14): Randy Dobnak Breaks Saints' Single-Season Strikeout Record   
    He looks like a slow climber in the system, but does seem to be growing as seasons go on. Last year he was pretty even across the season, outside a hot May.  They still moved him up to high A.  This year he started off a little hot, then leveled off a bit, with similar numbers to last year. Second of this year though he has hit for more power and getting on base at higher clip.  He is known to be a solid defender overall, and will need to improve his bat to be a MLB player.  My guess he is still at least 3 to 4 years from majors, barring huge jumps next year or year after. He is still in year 20 season so even if it took 4 years he could still put up reasonable career. 
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    Trov got a reaction from roger in What to Make of the Twins Arraez-for-Lopez Trade Now   
    This was clearly a win win for both sides who dealt from positions of depth.  Miami has had some injuries and regression of other starters but they still have a lot of depth there.  We clearly have depth at infield and going into next season we will need to figure out what to do with some more that we have.  This is not a one team one a trade or lost it, and really that is what teams want. 
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    Trov got a reaction from jmlease1 in What to Make of the Twins Arraez-for-Lopez Trade Now   
    This was clearly a win win for both sides who dealt from positions of depth.  Miami has had some injuries and regression of other starters but they still have a lot of depth there.  We clearly have depth at infield and going into next season we will need to figure out what to do with some more that we have.  This is not a one team one a trade or lost it, and really that is what teams want. 
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    Trov got a reaction from Fatbat in Can Edouard Julien Overcome His Dire Platoon Weakness?   
    The issue will be if the team writes him off as a platoon player or not.  I feel like some teams just write off lefties as not being able to hit them, and so they never give them a chance. I get late in games using the platoon stuff, but there was games where the other team used the opener and brought in a lefty in 2nd inning causing the pinch hit move before a single at bat, then there is the righty that comes in later to face the new hitter.  
    Can Julien fix his issue, maybe, but unless he is given a chance we will never know. 
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    Trov got a reaction from Karbo in Can Edouard Julien Overcome His Dire Platoon Weakness?   
    Kepler has a career split of pretty even both sides.  He generally has better batting average against lefties, but less power, not a ton though.  If you go back to say David Ortiz, his first full year with Twins, he had reverse split, then more even the next year, followed by a full platoon in his last year with Twins. That generally carried through most of the rest of his career, but he still had 817 OPS against lefties.  It is odd his crushed lefties his first full year, then regressed. 
    There has been some lefties that do very well against lefties, and Julien generally seems like one that should fit that trend, because he is willing to work counts, go other way, but this year has not been good. When looking at some historical Twins every day lefties over the years, most have platoon splits, but some still could hold their own, the more so greats.  The guys that were every day players that were never all-stars or the like really struggled.  
    Really that is the difference between an every day stick it out hitter, versus the full platoon guy.  The team needs to decide who they are at some point, and decide when to make moves.  Personally, if the hitter will have at least 1 more at bat, and the other team is out of lefties, I would leave them in, depending on the situation overall. 
    I do not agree that a single at bat will make any difference, as clearly full adjustments need to be made, and you will not learn much from one at bat but a full effort to make changes in the off-season now will need to be done. 
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    Trov reacted to terrydactyls in Starting to look like standing pat at the deadline was the right strategy   
    Who cares?  If the Twins had traded for a reliever, in my OPINION, they probably had a 50/50 chance at improving the team.  But at what cost.  No one who writes for or comments on TD articles actually sits in on trade negotiations.  But there are a lot of comments like "throw a few bucks" or "it wouldn't take much" that are being made.  All speculation.  And my most important point is (again this is my OPINION), what Hawkeye Bean Counter wrote was his OPINION.  To call it "idiocy" or telling him he's wrong is incorrect.  Opinion isn't right or wrong!  Just because you have a different OPINION, it doesn't make either opinion right or wrong.
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    Trov got a reaction from RpR in Can Edouard Julien Overcome His Dire Platoon Weakness?   
    Kepler has a career split of pretty even both sides.  He generally has better batting average against lefties, but less power, not a ton though.  If you go back to say David Ortiz, his first full year with Twins, he had reverse split, then more even the next year, followed by a full platoon in his last year with Twins. That generally carried through most of the rest of his career, but he still had 817 OPS against lefties.  It is odd his crushed lefties his first full year, then regressed. 
    There has been some lefties that do very well against lefties, and Julien generally seems like one that should fit that trend, because he is willing to work counts, go other way, but this year has not been good. When looking at some historical Twins every day lefties over the years, most have platoon splits, but some still could hold their own, the more so greats.  The guys that were every day players that were never all-stars or the like really struggled.  
    Really that is the difference between an every day stick it out hitter, versus the full platoon guy.  The team needs to decide who they are at some point, and decide when to make moves.  Personally, if the hitter will have at least 1 more at bat, and the other team is out of lefties, I would leave them in, depending on the situation overall. 
    I do not agree that a single at bat will make any difference, as clearly full adjustments need to be made, and you will not learn much from one at bat but a full effort to make changes in the off-season now will need to be done. 
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    Trov got a reaction from DJL44 in Twins Minor League Report (9/13): Severino's Special Season Continues   
    Personally, I think it took SWR a bit to adjust to the robo ump.  He also may have been dealing with a little injury because he did miss some time, then came back doing pretty well overall. 
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    Trov got a reaction from roger in Twins Minor League Report (9/13): Severino's Special Season Continues   
    Personally, I think it took SWR a bit to adjust to the robo ump.  He also may have been dealing with a little injury because he did miss some time, then came back doing pretty well overall. 
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    Trov got a reaction from roger in Twins Minor League Report (9/13): Severino's Special Season Continues   
    The main reason for this is generally if they are good enough they will be up at the big league club before they can set the records. Normally, if they are young enough they lack the power, and by the time they are old enough to hit that many HR they will get up to MLB club.  Severino though is in an interesting boat because he was at one point a top guy, but fell off a ton, but now coming into power.  However, his K rate is a little too high to suggest he will be anything that Joey Gallo at MLB level if he ever gets there.  
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    Trov got a reaction from FlyingFinn in Twins Minor League Report (9/13): Severino's Special Season Continues   
    Personally, I think it took SWR a bit to adjust to the robo ump.  He also may have been dealing with a little injury because he did miss some time, then came back doing pretty well overall. 
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