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    chpettit19 got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    So the Astros need to fire their FO? They did the exact same thing with Correa last year the Twins are doing this year. Letting him hit the market and see if he can get somebody to pay his asking price. The Braves did it with Freeman. Yankees are currently doing it with Judge. Dodgers doing it with Turner. Braves and Swanson. Red Sox and Bogaerts. Rockies with Story last year. 
    That's a bunch of "driftless teams" who win a lot of games (plus the Rockies). It's almost like this is actually a pretty normal situation that plays out 100% of seasons and it's how big free agents are ever on the market. The FO has plenty of things for us to be mad about, we don't need to exaggerate situations and act like they aren't normal to add to the pile of complaints they've already earned.
    Correa was never going to accept anything from the Twins before hitting the market again that wasn't at least 10 years 325 mil to match Seager. Should the Twins have given him that? I wouldn't, but maybe people think they should. I wouldn't go over 7 years and I'd wait for the offseason to see if he can get someone to go 10/325 or if I have a shot at 7 years 250. Not everything is just the FO being terrible at their jobs.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from gman in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    At SS? The Astros decided to rely on a rookie who'd never stepped foot on a major league field before instead of extending Carlos Correa. Or are we just going to ignore that?
    The Astros were/are trying to win the World Series, could have afforded Carlos Correa, but didn't extend him before or during last season. So, by your breakdown of options, they're a "driftless (sic) team." So, yeah, I'm going to stick with you just manufacturing things to be mad about because you dislike the FO and want to pile on another thing they screwed up when the reality of the situation is this is playing out the exact same way that multiple situations play out as each and every season in every major sport in America. I notice you skipped all the other examples I laid out of situations playing out the same way last year, and this very season with players at his very position.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from DocBauer in Jordan Balazovic Ends Season on a High Note   
    He better start 2023 on a high note or he'll continue moving towards the top of the list for guys to be removed from the 40-man next year. He's got too much upside to take him off now, but if he starts next year the way he started this year he'll lose his 40-man spot pretty quick.
    Little glimmer of hope here in September, but he's got a long ways to go. Hopefully he's able to get his body, and mind, right during the offseason and hit the ground running come February in Fort Meyers. 2023 is a make or break year for him with the Twins. Hope he makes instead of breaks!
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from SwainZag in Jordan Balazovic Ends Season on a High Note   
    He better start 2023 on a high note or he'll continue moving towards the top of the list for guys to be removed from the 40-man next year. He's got too much upside to take him off now, but if he starts next year the way he started this year he'll lose his 40-man spot pretty quick.
    Little glimmer of hope here in September, but he's got a long ways to go. Hopefully he's able to get his body, and mind, right during the offseason and hit the ground running come February in Fort Meyers. 2023 is a make or break year for him with the Twins. Hope he makes instead of breaks!
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from SwainZag in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    I don't get how anyone is surprised by this kind of comment or that he's going to go wherever he gets paid the most. This was literally always how things were going to play out unless he had a major injury. Corey Seager got 10/325 last year coming off a season with 3.7 bWAR and not having played more than 134 games in a season since 2017. Correa has 5.3 bWAR this year after having 7.2 last year and will be coming off 3 mostly healthy years. He was never going to opt in. He was never going to take any deal that was less than 10/325 before he hit the market again.
    So the only discussion that should be happening is whether or not the Twins should've just handed him 10/325 instead of this opt-out deal, or if they should've handed him 10/325 during the season, or if they should be offering it to him now. Any numbers below that weren't things that he would've signed. He didn't fire his old agent and hire Boras for any reason other than getting 10/325+.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in it's over. bye-bye carlos   
    Why would he not get the same deal Corey Seager just got? I'd be absolutely shocked if he settled for 10/275 and came in 50 mil lower than Seager. There's no reason to think he won't get the same 10/325 Seager got, or better.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Jordan Balazovic Ends Season on a High Note   
    He better start 2023 on a high note or he'll continue moving towards the top of the list for guys to be removed from the 40-man next year. He's got too much upside to take him off now, but if he starts next year the way he started this year he'll lose his 40-man spot pretty quick.
    Little glimmer of hope here in September, but he's got a long ways to go. Hopefully he's able to get his body, and mind, right during the offseason and hit the ground running come February in Fort Meyers. 2023 is a make or break year for him with the Twins. Hope he makes instead of breaks!
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Take Notes, MLB   
    Which is all good. I never have my phone out at games, but if there were statcast data metrics that I could follow after a great play I'd probably look them up. My friends and family already get cranky with me spitting out stats and pointing out exit velos during the game, but I like that kind of stuff. Having it as an option would probably help engage some of the younger generation that is more into the tech side of things. I don't think it hurts to have the option if people want it.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    At SS? The Astros decided to rely on a rookie who'd never stepped foot on a major league field before instead of extending Carlos Correa. Or are we just going to ignore that?
    The Astros were/are trying to win the World Series, could have afforded Carlos Correa, but didn't extend him before or during last season. So, by your breakdown of options, they're a "driftless (sic) team." So, yeah, I'm going to stick with you just manufacturing things to be mad about because you dislike the FO and want to pile on another thing they screwed up when the reality of the situation is this is playing out the exact same way that multiple situations play out as each and every season in every major sport in America. I notice you skipped all the other examples I laid out of situations playing out the same way last year, and this very season with players at his very position.
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    chpettit19 reacted to Squirrel in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    Okay, so let's pay our bargain price of $6 for a t-shirt. Seriously ... I've heard nothing but complaints from many, including you, about the quality of play. But ... if you want a better quality, you have to pay for it. If you want to continue shopping for your players at BargainsRus ... then what we get is what we have now. Let's shop at Dior for a change. And Cartier. And Tiffany's. We need a few of those special pieces or we will continue to have a 'last year's fashion bargain bin' team. And sure, we might even find something great there from time to time.
    He was exactly right. And he knows it. He is a premium player at a premium position. We need the $1000 t-shirt there, not the $6 one. imho.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from 4twinsJA in Jordan Balazovic Ends Season on a High Note   
    He better start 2023 on a high note or he'll continue moving towards the top of the list for guys to be removed from the 40-man next year. He's got too much upside to take him off now, but if he starts next year the way he started this year he'll lose his 40-man spot pretty quick.
    Little glimmer of hope here in September, but he's got a long ways to go. Hopefully he's able to get his body, and mind, right during the offseason and hit the ground running come February in Fort Meyers. 2023 is a make or break year for him with the Twins. Hope he makes instead of breaks!
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from heresthething in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    I don't get how anyone is surprised by this kind of comment or that he's going to go wherever he gets paid the most. This was literally always how things were going to play out unless he had a major injury. Corey Seager got 10/325 last year coming off a season with 3.7 bWAR and not having played more than 134 games in a season since 2017. Correa has 5.3 bWAR this year after having 7.2 last year and will be coming off 3 mostly healthy years. He was never going to opt in. He was never going to take any deal that was less than 10/325 before he hit the market again.
    So the only discussion that should be happening is whether or not the Twins should've just handed him 10/325 instead of this opt-out deal, or if they should've handed him 10/325 during the season, or if they should be offering it to him now. Any numbers below that weren't things that he would've signed. He didn't fire his old agent and hire Boras for any reason other than getting 10/325+.
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    chpettit19 reacted to Game7-91 in What To Do With Gio Urshela?   
    Agree with most of this, the only caveat being Miranda as long term 3B. Maybe that happens, but I would guess one of Lee or Lewis makes that transition in '24. Next season is about figuring out who plays where in the IF.  AK needs to prove he can stay healthy, and be effective coming off the wrist. I hope they dont build the infield on an assumption that AK is going to seamlessly work back into FT duty at 1B. Hire a 1B tutor for Miranda over the winter, let him figure out how to play the position. Maybe that means Urshela is back on a 1yr deal, and as others have suggested, he could be a movable piece in July if one or two of the IF prospects show any staying power. I can't see them committing to Urshela beyond 1 yr though.
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    chpettit19 reacted to saviking in What To Do With Gio Urshela?   
    I've been contemplating this for over a month now. I love the heck out of the guy mainly because he's such a great teammate. But I see Miranda as our long term third baseman. Krilloff needs to man first and I don't know where else Miranda is capable of playing other than third base. His slow start kept his batting average down but Miranda has the ability to be an annual three hundred plus hitter with power. For that all he has to do is play an average third base. 
    But I'm fine with resigning Ursela for one year, no extension. By 2024 Julian and Lee will be ready and Lewis will be back. 
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    chpettit19 reacted to Trov in What To Do With Gio Urshela?   
    The biggest issue with him is the 40 man crunch coming up.  As it sits even after you remove the FA and assuming we opt out of Sano, we have 42 guys on our 40 man roster right now, plus the few guys that will need to be added to save from rule 5 draft.  That will need to be a factor.  He is an average player, maybe slightly above, but in a perfect line up is he in the top of it?  I would say no.  
    His defense is inflated by the eye test.  He looks like he makes great plays, which at times he did, but he missed a lot of plays too that were not errors but others could have made. Not only do we have Miranda, but depending on what we decide to do with FA and SS we have possibly Lewis to slide over, Arraez, not sure Gordon has the arm to play third but sure he could fill in if needed. 
    I am not saying dump him, but I am far from the bring him back for sure stance.  It will be a hard decision. Depending on how team feels about Lee it is possible he could come up, they have been very aggressive with him so far. 
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    chpettit19 reacted to AlGoreRythm in What To Do With Gio Urshela?   
    His defense has been decent but certainly not incredible. He's had some very good plays, some that looked better than they were due to his lack of range, and quite a few plays that should've been made but we're either outside his limited range or just bobbled/dropped/knocked down.
    He's far from a butcher, but certainly not anywhere near incredible or gold glove status.
    For reference, Baseball Savant had his ’22 Outs Above Average as -5 at 3rd this year
     
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    chpettit19 reacted to roger in Jordan Balazovic Ends Season on a High Note   
    Really liked what I saw while watching a lot of MiLB games a year ago.  Saw most/all of his starts when he had that 25 or 30 inning stretch of shutout ball.  Also saw a few games after that when he wasn't as good.  Seems like a hard kid to figure out.  He can be lights out for a game or two or month, then really stink it up for awhile.
    Gotta believe the Twins remain high on him, especially seeing he had several solid outings in September.  What does the future hold?  Only Balazovic knows.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from Squirrel in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    At SS? The Astros decided to rely on a rookie who'd never stepped foot on a major league field before instead of extending Carlos Correa. Or are we just going to ignore that?
    The Astros were/are trying to win the World Series, could have afforded Carlos Correa, but didn't extend him before or during last season. So, by your breakdown of options, they're a "driftless (sic) team." So, yeah, I'm going to stick with you just manufacturing things to be mad about because you dislike the FO and want to pile on another thing they screwed up when the reality of the situation is this is playing out the exact same way that multiple situations play out as each and every season in every major sport in America. I notice you skipped all the other examples I laid out of situations playing out the same way last year, and this very season with players at his very position.
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    chpettit19 reacted to Riverbrian in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    This is why PR is necessary in the first place.
    In the age of social media. The expectation that anyone is able to parse their words perfectly (at a moments notice) to avoid pissing people off keeps public relations professionals necessary to provide the pre-packaged watered down statements that ultimately keep us in the dark and say absolutely nothing at best and lie to us at worst. 
    Here is what he should have said out the PR Handbook to avoid the criticism. 
    Q: What would it take for you to stay with the Minnesota Twins?
    A: I have really enjoyed my time in Minnesota, My Teammates, the coaching staff, the fans, everyone. My family and I have have felt welcome and comfortable here since the day I arrived. I will be having discussions with my agent about my future and God willing things will work out. 
    And the cliche answers make us all feel better until he officially opts out and eventually signs with Philadelphia. 
    We squeeze these people until the smart thing for them to do is to just shut up and then we hammer them for shutting up.
    The guy answered the question honestly. Do we really have to have a problem when he compares a potentially high dollar deal to a high dollar product? 
    We deserve the darkness we live in. We act horribly whenever someone turns the light on. 

     
     
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from Riverbrian in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    I don't get how anyone is surprised by this kind of comment or that he's going to go wherever he gets paid the most. This was literally always how things were going to play out unless he had a major injury. Corey Seager got 10/325 last year coming off a season with 3.7 bWAR and not having played more than 134 games in a season since 2017. Correa has 5.3 bWAR this year after having 7.2 last year and will be coming off 3 mostly healthy years. He was never going to opt in. He was never going to take any deal that was less than 10/325 before he hit the market again.
    So the only discussion that should be happening is whether or not the Twins should've just handed him 10/325 instead of this opt-out deal, or if they should've handed him 10/325 during the season, or if they should be offering it to him now. Any numbers below that weren't things that he would've signed. He didn't fire his old agent and hire Boras for any reason other than getting 10/325+.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from Mike Sixel in Take Notes, MLB   
    Which is all good. I never have my phone out at games, but if there were statcast data metrics that I could follow after a great play I'd probably look them up. My friends and family already get cranky with me spitting out stats and pointing out exit velos during the game, but I like that kind of stuff. Having it as an option would probably help engage some of the younger generation that is more into the tech side of things. I don't think it hurts to have the option if people want it.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from bighat in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    I don't get how anyone is surprised by this kind of comment or that he's going to go wherever he gets paid the most. This was literally always how things were going to play out unless he had a major injury. Corey Seager got 10/325 last year coming off a season with 3.7 bWAR and not having played more than 134 games in a season since 2017. Correa has 5.3 bWAR this year after having 7.2 last year and will be coming off 3 mostly healthy years. He was never going to opt in. He was never going to take any deal that was less than 10/325 before he hit the market again.
    So the only discussion that should be happening is whether or not the Twins should've just handed him 10/325 instead of this opt-out deal, or if they should've handed him 10/325 during the season, or if they should be offering it to him now. Any numbers below that weren't things that he would've signed. He didn't fire his old agent and hire Boras for any reason other than getting 10/325+.
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    chpettit19 got a reaction from bighat in Carlos Correa Makes His Decision Clear   
    So the Astros need to fire their FO? They did the exact same thing with Correa last year the Twins are doing this year. Letting him hit the market and see if he can get somebody to pay his asking price. The Braves did it with Freeman. Yankees are currently doing it with Judge. Dodgers doing it with Turner. Braves and Swanson. Red Sox and Bogaerts. Rockies with Story last year. 
    That's a bunch of "driftless teams" who win a lot of games (plus the Rockies). It's almost like this is actually a pretty normal situation that plays out 100% of seasons and it's how big free agents are ever on the market. The FO has plenty of things for us to be mad about, we don't need to exaggerate situations and act like they aren't normal to add to the pile of complaints they've already earned.
    Correa was never going to accept anything from the Twins before hitting the market again that wasn't at least 10 years 325 mil to match Seager. Should the Twins have given him that? I wouldn't, but maybe people think they should. I wouldn't go over 7 years and I'd wait for the offseason to see if he can get someone to go 10/325 or if I have a shot at 7 years 250. Not everything is just the FO being terrible at their jobs.
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    chpettit19 reacted to Battle ur tail off in it's over. bye-bye carlos   
    I have beaten on this drum for many years. Trust your minor leagues and play them instead of bringing in washups or guys that never really were that good and paying them. Sign and trade for only studs and use your minors leagues to fill out the rest of the team. Obviously there are times when you develop a stud and have to pay them too, but either way, you have high end talent surrounded by young hungry guys.
    I would much rather have seen some of our minor league arms this year than guys like Pagan, Archer, Joe Smith, etc. There has been a long line of this type of player on the Twins roster making that mid level salary that doesn't perform any better than what you could expect from someone within your system already. 
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    chpettit19 reacted to goulik in it's over. bye-bye carlos   
    I said it at the beginning of the year and I will say it again, We are fortunate to have been able to watch such an amazing player on our team even if it is for just one season. True baseball fans I would think would appreciate the great plays he made all year while making them look easy and routine.
    I enjoy watching baseball. I enjoy watching greatness. I will enjoy every time I get to see Buxton or Correa make great defensive plays no matter how much or how little they are on the field. When they are out there, they are special to watch. I don't need titles to enjoy watching them and I will always hope to be blessed enough to be able to watch players like these for the time we have them. 
    My favorite parts of 87 and 91 were not just winning the World Series both those years. When I think of those I think of Kirby's leaping grabs over the wall all year! I remember Jack Morris being a bulldog all year, not jsut in the 10th inning, I remember Gaetti's under appreciated glove work in BOTH series... I could go on and on. I don't just remember the titles, I remember the plays. Just like I remember great plays by Mauer, Hunter, Knoblauch, etc... in non winning seasons. I remember No Hitters and going to the Dome BECAUSE Radke was pitching (for a lousy team I might add)
    All this to say, I hope you all enjoyed watching Correa even while the season was VERY disappointing. He is special and I wouldn't mind watching him play for us some more...
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