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  1. If we had a healthy post-season rotation of Santana, Liriano and Radke (he pitched with a torn labrum!) in 2006, we would have won the World Series. No question at all in my mind, even though the bats didn't show up against the A's.
  2. He'll be 66 next year. It's ageism but I'm not sure this wasn't his last job. Maybe some sort of senior administrator position where he gives advice to the DC but isn't the DC? He's smart, no question, but the comments from Kendricks, of all players, make me think he's a lot less flexible and probably more petty than I had appreciated these last few years. Levi might have been right, and I hate it when that happens.
  3. And I could be completely wrong but in my mind, the GM is in charge of the draft and the roster while Falvey is in charge of long term organizational issues. He creates the plan, others execute it.
  4. It's a tough question but you really should divide it a bit. I think Levine is far less capable then Falvey. Falvey has attempted to do things, org-wise, that may be pretty helpful. Levine, as GM, has shown a pretty incredible ability to misjudge talent. I've been pretty vocal that this core was going to do pretty well, no matter who was the GM or manager. They just had too much talent. The GM's job in 19-20 was to add to that talent and expand the window. I don't think Levine did that. Obviously, the big move of adding Cruz was tremendous. The Odo and Maeda trade were good but people are giving a bit too much credit there.
  5. Here's the 2022 schedule - https://gophersports.com/sports/football/schedule/2022 At Michigan State, Penn State, and Wisconsin. Hopefully they can steal one of those. The home games should all be wins. A 9-3 or 10-2 season is actually kind of possible.
  6. While Falvey was "saddled" with Molly, it's worth remembering that he resigned Molly to a three year contract and fired him a year later. I think your top five is basically right, but Cruz should be higher.
  7. Depends on what we get back but I expect that the Twins will trade either him or Polanco this offseason. It just makes too much sense.
  8. Yeah, the nepostism in coaching is sickening.
  9. This isn't quite right though. Jefferson was a starter from week 3 on. By the time we were 1-5, he had already had three 100+ yard games and was second to Theilen in targets. We didn't start turning it around until the defense played better. The average score for those first six weeks was 32-26. The offense wasn't the problem. I complained a lot about Zimmer's offensive philosophy. It seemed to me with the weapons we had, he should have an offense that runs up the score using his passing weapons and then uses a strong run game to close out the games. He clearly had problems with the OC over the years and running Cook into the ground was a pretty cruddy philosophy. But you are just misremembering on Jefferson.
  10. Yeah, 24-25 in three years with that group? The owner hinted that there was some "key dynamics" weren't working. Could be that he wants a high profile coach (Harbaugh) or that Flores and the owner didn't see eye-to-eye on their QB? Looking at the Dolphins SN site, fans seem pretty angry over the move while mentioning that Flores had trouble putting a staff together. Even though he's a defensive minded coach, I think I have him #1, too.
  11. Three 4th and 1 and they throw on all three. Wow.
  12. I think tanking is not trying to win the game. Can be done a lot of ways - play players out of position, don't play your best players or put in players who aren't ready, use only a small part of your game plan, etc. Vikings weren't tanking when they inserted Darrisaw into the starting lineup but probably would be if they inserted Mond. But to each his own, perhaps.
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