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    gunnarthor reacted to stringer bell in Where We Stack Up   
    I pretty much agree that the defense hasn’t been good. Errors are a less than good barometer for defensive ability and efficiency. I’ve long said Arraez graded out well at third, but he’s been a train wreck so far (SSS) this year. In the Boston series , Correa didn’t get to some balls that looked playable and Sanó made a pretty glaring misplay. 
    That said, I’ve seen enough to believe Correa is a first-rate defender at short, Urshela is better-than-average at third and Polanco is a good second baseman. I think they’ll be a good defensive team if their best defenders stay on the field. 
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from Heiny in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Kiriloff for either A's pitcher would be an overpay considering the years of control left. 
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from GNess in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Kiriloff for either A's pitcher would be an overpay considering the years of control left. 
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from roger in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Kiriloff for either A's pitcher would be an overpay considering the years of control left. 
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from chpettit19 in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Kiriloff for either A's pitcher would be an overpay considering the years of control left. 
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from Shaitan in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Kiriloff for either A's pitcher would be an overpay considering the years of control left. 
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from jun in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    Kiriloff for either A's pitcher would be an overpay considering the years of control left. 
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    gunnarthor reacted to Whitey333 in Mid-Offseason Reflection and Grade   
    At this point I give them an F+.  Sure they signed Buxton.  That doesn't improve the team as he was already on the roster.  If this winds up being what we are left with it's going to be an aweful summer of baseball.
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    gunnarthor reacted to LastOnePicked in Pineda's return for 2022? What is his contract like?   
    I'm confused. Why would we be spending this kind of money on an aging starter who just had multiple injuries, whose fastball is down to a career-low 90.9 mph, and whose strikeout rate was 5% below league average? MLB Trade Rumors also points out that he allowed "more hard contact than ever before, both in terms of average exit velocity (91.2 mph) and hard-hit rate (46.1 percent)."
    If we're really going to compete in 2022, we need FA starters who are A LOT better than Pineda. If we're not going to compete in 2022, then it's time to see what the prospects can do. I don't see a roster spot for Pineda either way. The article says that Baldelli considers him a "pillar" in the clubhouse, but after a dismal 2021, I can't see a reason not to build a new clubhouse culture.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from sjunisu in Grading Falvey's Drafts   
    I think the problem is, again, while nearly every move is defensible, and so is their draft strategy (at least, arguably defensible), it's not working. The list of "didn't work" is growing pretty long with this FO.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from LastOnePicked in Grading Falvey's Drafts   
    I think the problem is, again, while nearly every move is defensible, and so is their draft strategy (at least, arguably defensible), it's not working. The list of "didn't work" is growing pretty long with this FO.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from Ted Schwerzler in Making the Most of Miguel   
    Sano's an impact bat who, I think, will age surprisingly well but I think he presses really hard and affects him. Once he gets going, he's ok but you got to let him go through his valleys. One of the dumber things Rocco did this year was bench him for Astuddio (sp). He should be penciled in at 1b/DH all the time. I'd be ok with Kiriloff in the OF with a healthy Buxton.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from jkcarew in Making the Most of Miguel   
    Sano's an impact bat who, I think, will age surprisingly well but I think he presses really hard and affects him. Once he gets going, he's ok but you got to let him go through his valleys. One of the dumber things Rocco did this year was bench him for Astuddio (sp). He should be penciled in at 1b/DH all the time. I'd be ok with Kiriloff in the OF with a healthy Buxton.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from D.C Twins in NIck Gordon Sent to AAA - Is He a Long Term Player?   
    I suspect he'll won't be here next year but I think he does have a role somewhere as a jack-of-all-sorts backup player/pinch runner.
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    gunnarthor reacted to bean5302 in NIck Gordon Sent to AAA - Is He a Long Term Player?   
    Leave him off the 40 man at this point. The Twins' front office have made their feelings on Gordon clear, now stop jerking his chain and let him get a chance someplace else.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from In My La Z boy in NIck Gordon Sent to AAA - Is He a Long Term Player?   
    I suspect he'll won't be here next year but I think he does have a role somewhere as a jack-of-all-sorts backup player/pinch runner.
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    gunnarthor reacted to umterp23 in NIck Gordon Sent to AAA - Is He a Long Term Player?   
    I like the Gordon move to AAA to get the reps most likely at SS/2B and not so much in the OF.  Let him play the rest of August and then in September bring him back to see how he plays those positions.  Simmons can be moved to bench player and farewell pack on the back tour for rest of the season.  
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    gunnarthor reacted to Seth Stohs in NIck Gordon Sent to AAA - Is He a Long Term Player?   
    If he was removed from the 40-man roster after the season, he would be a free agent. 
    I think he's done enough to put himself on the 40-man  for the full offseason and a utility player role for 2022. 
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    gunnarthor reacted to mnfireman in NIck Gordon Sent to AAA - Is He a Long Term Player?   
    If the team is evaluating talent moving forward, I would have much rather seen Astudillo sent to AAA as I don't feel he has a future with this team. 
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from In My La Z boy in Rocco’s Next Act May Define Him   
    I think you are being too charitable to this FO. They've made many bad moves where they simply misjudged the talent they had, misjudged talent they were getting back, or misjudged how other teams measured talent.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from mikelink45 in Rating the prospects - ESPN   
    Thanks for sharing.
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    gunnarthor got a reaction from USAFChief in WARNE: Twins Unequivocally Did the Right Thing at the Trade Deadline   
    The issue of selling at the deadline rides on one question - were the Twins contenders for the playoffs this year? The answer was yes. The new, smart FO didn't know that. The trades themselves look ok enough but it's not like we received anything overly great back. So we punted on a winnable season and that was only salvaged by the players who won despite the lack of resources from the FO. 
     
    I don't know much about social media but it seems quite small to attack the tweeter in question as much as you did. Perhaps there is more to it than what you published on TD but his tweet wasn't mind bending.
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    gunnarthor reacted to USAFChief in WARNE: Twins Unequivocally Did the Right Thing at the Trade Deadline   
    It’s rather...illogical, since you claim to argue from logic...to state there can be varying levels of certainty in a debate, but then dismiss another’s claim because there’s “no evidence” for that position. And then spend paragraphs dismissing or refuting the very evidence you claim isn’t there.
     
    Illogical to claim you can’t use results to argue process, then spend paragraphs showing how trading Kintzler didn’t have any actual effect on results.
     
    Illogical to make claims about Otani and international FA money...which weren’t made at the time of the trade. And also haven’t proven to be worth a penny yet, BTW.
     
     
    The Twins were in contention for a postseason spot for EVERY single day of the 2017 season. Every. Single. Day. Including around the deadline.
     
    And speaking of which....Fangraphs’ playoff odds? As a logical argument point?? Really??? Those numbers are concocted out of thin air. They’re based on nothing. They are virtually meaningless. They are a guess, just like your guess, mine, and the guy you’re dismissing’s guess.
     
    They HAD NO business trading away pitching at the deadline. None. In fact, They should have added pitching. They were a contending team in need of pitching. Still are, BTW. That’s every bit as logical as your position...and my opinion (held at the time) is the one borne out by events. Not yours.
     
    To argue otherwise is, well, it’s illogical.
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