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Posts posted by mnfireman

  1. 7 minutes ago, lecroy24fan said:

    No chance they trade him. He goes back to 3B, where he won a Gold Glove in 2020.

    I don't know, even with big production out of SS and 2B (you pick who's who), his production seems very light for a 3B. The glove does play though (Story and Correa are still available though...).

  2. 1 minute ago, Squirrel said:

    Well, neither are going to 'pan out' this year ... we still need a SS. Polance won't be moved off 2nd, so ... we will need someone

    Exactly, and I think this signing for sure pushes the Twins out of pursuing a top-name SS this year. Welcome back Andrelton Simmons (JK, I hope not).

  3. 2020 - 2021 slash lines:

    Player A:  .203/.282/.350  .632     75 OPS+  1 GG finalist nomination  

    Player B:  .240/.297/.292   .590     65 OPS+  1 GG finalist nomination

    One player is being gushed over and one player is being called everything negative under the sun by TD posters. WOW! I would not be in on either player as neither player really suggests going for it in 2022.


  4. 6 hours ago, Zach Hartford said:

    I think Taylor would be getting paid $12-14 million per year. Yes, I'm sure he would be starting out as the SS for Opening Day, but he would be playing all over the place like he has been for the Dodgers. I think he would be a great investment to solidify a real bat in the lineup instead of an Astudillo, Cave, Celestino. 

    If Taylor gets $12-14M per year from anybody he will jump all over that deal. Hernandez got $14M over 2 years, $7M AAV.

  5. With how Kiki Hernandez eased into the everyday CF spot in Boston, I would be very open to signing Taylor as they are very similar players. I do agree that he would be starting at SS for the first month or so and I don't know if that would be a good thing.  That being said, I don't know if 2 years $14M will get it done though, his 3 HR playoff game is fresher in teams minds than Hernandez's was when he hit FA and middle defense fielders get paid more $$$. His signing however makes Arraez, Astudillo, and Cave expendable, so maybe the team pulls the trigger and signs him, 

  6. 1 hour ago, Nine of twelve said:

    I already forget if it was Dick or Justin (or both) who said they've never seen a double play like that. Nor have I. That's one of the great things about baseball--you can have seen thousands of games but still see something new.

    Oh, and winnah!

    I was at one of the games against the Angels when Simmons threw behind the runner on a similar play, no out at second and Sano let the throw to first get by him. Glad to see it only took 161 games to get the infielders on the same page....

  7. 23 hours ago, Dennesey55347 said:

    Buxton has 221 AB's this year. 18 Hr's (12 solos and six 2-run shots) for a total of 24 RBI's from HR's. His other 6 RBI's came in the remaining 203 "non-HR" AB's. You read that right. That level of production outside of the long ball has to be the lowest in MLB.


    Of those 203 "non-HR" AB's, 82 have come with runners on base (91 PA's); he is 30-82 with 18 RBI in those AB's. With RISP he is 11-46 (50 PA's) with 11 RBI. Not a lot of chances to drive in runs....

  8. 3 minutes ago, Danchat said:

    I was going by DRS (Defensive Runs Saved) and RZR (Revised Zone Rating), and Arraez was above average in both at 3B. If I took a deeper dive into the stats, I wouldn't be surprised to find that he's not as good as these two metrics say.

    It's all good, I was just busting your ⚾⚾

  9. 22 minutes ago, Danchat said:

    It's Excel's Conditional Coloring, which simply highlights the higher numbers in green and the low numbers in red. It's just an easy visual representation of who is good at what.

    Yes, AA is faster than A, but you make a good point. I was just looking at steals, but I should consider how often the player was actually caught. 

    According to Baseball Savant, Buxton's sprint speed is 30.0 ft/sec, Gordon and Polanco 27.9 ft/sec; Merrifield is 28.6 ft/sec, Lopez, Dozier and Taylor are 28.2 ft/sec and Mondesi 28.1 ft/sec. 

  10. Sign a SS, start Larnach at AAA again to gain some confidence, trade Sano if possible and Arraez and Miranda can be Utility guys rotating through1B, 2B, SS, 3B, LF and DH. Play match-ups as much as possible to help. Much more flexibility than Cave and Astudillo give, though I can see the team somehow trying to keep both on the roster.

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