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    davidc3915 got a reaction from Musk21 in OPINION: The ‘Fire Falvine’ talk should stop (for now)   
    No doubt this season has been a complete disaster, and has, at least to me, squandered an opportunity to capitalize on a team with Cruz and Berrios, whom would still be here if things weren't so bad.  However, I hesitate to call for the front office to be let go.  The team spun in oblivion for years, minus the aberration years here and there, and we were all clamoring for a modern front office that took analytics seriously.  It was acknowledged that once that happened, there’d be some growing pains.  Then 2019 happened.  And we all felt something special was happening.   Quicker than planned. 2020 was a weird year for everyone, and still the Twins looked to be on track.   This year is more than a step back, but to scrap all of it now would set the franchise back even further.   Falvey and Levine brought the team from where they were to what we got in 2019/2020.  It’s my opinion that they deserve a chance to right the ship.  
    As far as evaluating the minor leagues, the complete system sat still in 2020 and underwent a complete overhaul in 2021.  I don’t think evaluating the Twins minor league prospects is going to be clear for a while.  Again, that’s just me.   
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    davidc3915 reacted to Old Twins Cap in The Twins' Missing Piece   
    At the end of the day, you end against the Yankees.
     
    They throw Cole, Paxton, Tanaka. We throw Berrios, Odorizzi, Maeda/Pineda.
     
    Twins have to find a way to win 2 of those three games. Part of it is starting pitching, part is relief pitching, part is defense and a big part is -- can you get a big hit with men on base?
     
    Last year, they didn't pitch well, field well or hit well, and they lost in three, and deservedly so.
     
    But, these are baseball games not statistically representative board games in which each team comes out exactly where you would expect them on paper.
     
    You play the games, your players have to make plays and hit the ball. The team that does that, wins.
     
    No matter who they play or who they acquire, Twins have to play well, and it's not something they have done in the playoffs in a long, long time.
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from FlauerPauer in 3 Nominations for the 2021 Twins Hall of Fame Class   
    No Byung-ho Park?
     
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    davidc3915 reacted to amjgt in PECOTA Talk   
    PECOTA has Houston at a pretty middle of the road 63 HBP. I'd say that's low
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    davidc3915 reacted to USAFChief in PECOTA Talk   
    Contender for Post of the Year.
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    davidc3915 reacted to Dantes929 in PECOTA Talk   
    Then I guess I was also.   I like Berrios but his value seems to be that he can go an inning or so more than the other two.   Not that the innings he does pitch are better than the ones Odo especially but also Pineda pitch.   That ability to go 7 instead of 6 just doesn't have the same value it used to especially when we have a good bull pen.   The value of Berrios maybe went up a tick when we lost Graterol because I had a good feeling about him coming in for an inning or two and doing better than average for both a major league reliever and more specifically better than our bullpen average.  If anything I am more confident in Odorizzi shutting someone down.    All this to say I am not surprised he is lumped with Odorizzi and Pineda.   I am shocked to see how highly rated Maeda is.    
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from wabene in Report: Twins Willing to Back Out on Blockbuster Deal   
    Can’t say how proud I am of the Twins front office for standing their ground. I’m glad they didn’t buckle under the Red Sox’s outlandish demands. They need this deal more than the Dodgers or Twins do. Huzzah Falvey & Levine!
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from Dman in Report: Twins Willing to Back Out on Blockbuster Deal   
    Can’t say how proud I am of the Twins front office for standing their ground. I’m glad they didn’t buckle under the Red Sox’s outlandish demands. They need this deal more than the Dodgers or Twins do. Huzzah Falvey & Levine!
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from Sconnie in Get to know each other   
    1.) Where are you from? Lifelong Chicagoan.  Became a Twins fan in '87 watching the WS and then becoming a Twin in little league
    2.) Age Range? (I'm in my 40s, lower half, easily.)
    3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I was searching for a good baseball podcast years back, found Gleeman & the Geek, and that led me to TD
    4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? HS Freshman level
    5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? I was always a huge Dave Winfield fan, so when he "went home" I was ecstatic.  I understand he didn't play there long, so Mauer would be my all time favorite.  I wore #15 as a little league Twin, so I'll say Tim Laudner for most underappreciated.  Current roster, I'll say Buxton and/or Donaldson 
    6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  I like MLB Trade Rumors and their content alot.
    7.) Favorite Twitter follows?  Aaron, John, and TD
    8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  I'm a language arts teacher, so I like Shakespeare, EA Poe, and reading in general
    9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  For Me, Twins Daily makes me feel a part of Twins fandom here in "Enemy Territory"
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from VivaBomboRivera! in Graterol Trade On Hold? Valuing Starters and Relievers   
    I don't think the Twins or the Dodgers should have to do anything.  It's on the Red Sox.  It's not as if the Twins hid Graterol and his medical history in a cave until the trade was made........too bad so sad Red Sox.
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from ashbury in Get to know each other   
    1.) Where are you from? Lifelong Chicagoan.  Became a Twins fan in '87 watching the WS and then becoming a Twin in little league
    2.) Age Range? (I'm in my 40s, lower half, easily.)
    3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I was searching for a good baseball podcast years back, found Gleeman & the Geek, and that led me to TD
    4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? HS Freshman level
    5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? I was always a huge Dave Winfield fan, so when he "went home" I was ecstatic.  I understand he didn't play there long, so Mauer would be my all time favorite.  I wore #15 as a little league Twin, so I'll say Tim Laudner for most underappreciated.  Current roster, I'll say Buxton and/or Donaldson 
    6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  I like MLB Trade Rumors and their content alot.
    7.) Favorite Twitter follows?  Aaron, John, and TD
    8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  I'm a language arts teacher, so I like Shakespeare, EA Poe, and reading in general
    9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  For Me, Twins Daily makes me feel a part of Twins fandom here in "Enemy Territory"
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from Twins33 in Graterol Trade On Hold? Valuing Starters and Relievers   
    I don't think the Twins or the Dodgers should have to do anything.  It's on the Red Sox.  It's not as if the Twins hid Graterol and his medical history in a cave until the trade was made........too bad so sad Red Sox.
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from Squirrel in Get to know each other   
    1.) Where are you from? Lifelong Chicagoan.  Became a Twins fan in '87 watching the WS and then becoming a Twin in little league
    2.) Age Range? (I'm in my 40s, lower half, easily.)
    3.) What brought you to Twins Daily? I was searching for a good baseball podcast years back, found Gleeman & the Geek, and that led me to TD
    4.) Highest level of baseball/softball played? HS Freshman level
    5.) Favorite Twins Player, and favorite underappreciated Twins player, and if you want, favorite current Twins player? I was always a huge Dave Winfield fan, so when he "went home" I was ecstatic.  I understand he didn't play there long, so Mauer would be my all time favorite.  I wore #15 as a little league Twin, so I'll say Tim Laudner for most underappreciated.  Current roster, I'll say Buxton and/or Donaldson 
    6.) Favorite non-Twins Daily site/authors?  I like MLB Trade Rumors and their content alot.
    7.) Favorite Twitter follows?  Aaron, John, and TD
    8.) Other interests outside of baseball.  I'm a language arts teacher, so I like Shakespeare, EA Poe, and reading in general
    9.) Favorite part of Twins Daily... forums, blogs, articles, topics... wahtever you like.  For Me, Twins Daily makes me feel a part of Twins fandom here in "Enemy Territory"
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from Squirrel in Graterol Trade On Hold? Valuing Starters and Relievers   
    I don't think the Twins or the Dodgers should have to do anything.  It's on the Red Sox.  It's not as if the Twins hid Graterol and his medical history in a cave until the trade was made........too bad so sad Red Sox.
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    davidc3915 reacted to USAFChief in Twins Trade Graterol to Dodgers for Kenta Maeda in Blockbuster Deal   
    I'm just full of thoughts tonight, here's one more:
     
    This is not Terry Ryan at the helm anymore. 
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    davidc3915 reacted to Old Twins Cap in Twins Trade Graterol to Dodgers for Kenta Maeda in Blockbuster Deal   
    Who knows on Graterol?
     
    What are the odds he pans out as a starter? Low.
     
    As a reliever? Better.
     
    Maeda is a solid starter, which Twins need going forward even beyond this year.
     
    This is a move you make when you know your team is solid.
     
    Will Twins miss Graterol in 2020? No.
     
    Will Maeda win them a pennant?
     
    That's why you play the games.
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    davidc3915 reacted to bighat in Twins Trade Graterol to Dodgers for Kenta Maeda in Blockbuster Deal   
    Twins replaced Gibson/Perez with Maeda/Bailey. It cost them some pocket change and Brusdar. In my opinion I'm OK with that.
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    davidc3915 reacted to Vanimal46 in Twins Trade Graterol to Dodgers for Kenta Maeda in Blockbuster Deal   
    Exactly. I never thought I would witness an offseason where they sign a free agent for $20+ million AAV, AND trade a top prospect for established pitching. This is what I’ve wanted for years and I’m going to ****ing EMBRACE it!
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    davidc3915 reacted to RedBull34 in Front Page: What's Next for the Twins After Signing Josh Donaldson?   
    Are you Rich Hill?
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    davidc3915 reacted to bighat in Front Page: What's Next for the Twins After Signing Josh Donaldson?   
    How badly would it suck to have Donaldson blow out his knee in April? You can worry about future injuries for virtually every player in every sport.
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    davidc3915 reacted to Linus in Front Page: Have the Twins Been Getting Beaten by Cheaters?   
    Perhaps this is the perfect excuse to speed up the game. Make every hitter abide by the pitchers pace. Mark Buerhle wasn’t having his signs stolen as it couldn’t happen in the brief second it took him from sign to delivery
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in Front Page: With Twins Likely Out on Donaldson, So What's the Plan Now?   
    Signing Donaldson may very well have been a disastrous mistake. Yet I feel so defeated by this. Short of some sort of blockbuster trade, this treading of water is frustrating.
     
    Happy New Year to everyone at Twins Daily, and to all who rely on it for all of its wonderful Twins content!
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from glunn in Front Page: With Twins Likely Out on Donaldson, So What's the Plan Now?   
    Signing Donaldson may very well have been a disastrous mistake. Yet I feel so defeated by this. Short of some sort of blockbuster trade, this treading of water is frustrating.
     
    Happy New Year to everyone at Twins Daily, and to all who rely on it for all of its wonderful Twins content!
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from DocBauer in Front Page: With Twins Likely Out on Donaldson, So What's the Plan Now?   
    Signing Donaldson may very well have been a disastrous mistake. Yet I feel so defeated by this. Short of some sort of blockbuster trade, this treading of water is frustrating.
     
    Happy New Year to everyone at Twins Daily, and to all who rely on it for all of its wonderful Twins content!
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    davidc3915 got a reaction from laloesch in Front Page: With Twins Likely Out on Donaldson, So What's the Plan Now?   
    Signing Donaldson may very well have been a disastrous mistake. Yet I feel so defeated by this. Short of some sort of blockbuster trade, this treading of water is frustrating.
     
    Happy New Year to everyone at Twins Daily, and to all who rely on it for all of its wonderful Twins content!
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