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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from ashbury in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    I wanna see Alex Kirilloff spanking baseballs in a Twins uniform! Wanna wanna! 
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from nclahammer in Kirilloff as trade bait?   
    I wanna see Alex Kirilloff spanking baseballs in a Twins uniform! Wanna wanna! 
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from RDLARK in Starting Pitcher Analysis: Lewis Thorpe   
    Wait a minute, I remember what Thorpe looked like when he made his debut. Clearly he was having trouble controlling his emotions. He was sailing balls and over throwing, seemed like a majority of pitches. Pitching coach spent most of his time trying to calm the kid down.
     
    This should be great news for us fans because it means this season it will no longer be a whole new world of pressure for Thorpe. He's done it before, so now he can relax and just pitch his game. 
     
    And of course, kill Superman. That's all we ask.
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from sethmoko in Brusdar Graterol's Velocity in Context   
    Graterol so far has followed old Bert's mantra: Stay Back (on the rubber), Stay Tall (in posture), and Work out Front (with your release point). This bodes well for his effectiveness and his longevity.
     
    Also, the stock photo of Graterol must be from when he was 17 years old. After his debut, I watched him bump chests with Miguel Sano. Brusdar Graterol is virtually the same size as Sano. 268 pounds is a fair estimate. He is a large, muscular young man. 
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    jimbo92107 reacted to David HK in Twins lose first game, cancel season   
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from David HK in Twins lose first game, cancel season   
    Sure, you can still come, and pay for the beer. But the Pohlads won't actually give you the beer.
     
    Curiously, the organ player stuck around, so there will be plenty of music...if you like Lady of Spain... ;-)
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    jimbo92107 reacted to Hosken Bombo Disco in Twins lose first game, cancel season   
    Can I still show up at Target Field and buy $14 dollar craft beers while I look out longingly at the empty expanse of ballfield?
     
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in The Next Twins Bat Is Ready   
    Completely agree. Garver reportedly is about the same level defensively as either of the team's current starting catchers, and his bat might be a significant improvement over either. He's also adequate in LF and 1B. 
     
    Coffee time!
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in The Next Twins Bat Is Ready   
    Completely agree. Garver reportedly is about the same level defensively as either of the team's current starting catchers, and his bat might be a significant improvement over either. He's also adequate in LF and 1B. 
     
    Coffee time!
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from nmcowboy in A Leap To Prevent A Dive: The Twins Looming Decision   
    What's really needed is a new rule in Major League Baseball to accommodate rookies that could use a cuppa coffee in the bigs. 
     
    The Coffee rule would allow a team to call up five separate non-40 guys per year, but only one at a time, while putting a guy on the 40 into a temporary pool of players that cannot play with the club, but are not off the official 40-man roster. A Limbo guy could play in the minors while the Coffee guy is up. 
     
    The limit for a cuppa coffee would be three starts for a minor league pitcher, or ten games for non-pitcher. At the end of that time, the Coffee guy can either return to the minors, or swap places with the Limbo guy on the 40-man. Otherwise, the Limbo guy simply returns to the 40, with no other changes in status. 
     
    A rule like this would allow Jorge to replace Mejia for a few games, or Garver to replace Gimenez for ten games, with no worries about messing up the 40. This would allow rebuilding teams like the Twins to experiment more, give a veteran a rest, etc. 
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from hybridbear in A Leap To Prevent A Dive: The Twins Looming Decision   
    What's really needed is a new rule in Major League Baseball to accommodate rookies that could use a cuppa coffee in the bigs. 
     
    The Coffee rule would allow a team to call up five separate non-40 guys per year, but only one at a time, while putting a guy on the 40 into a temporary pool of players that cannot play with the club, but are not off the official 40-man roster. A Limbo guy could play in the minors while the Coffee guy is up. 
     
    The limit for a cuppa coffee would be three starts for a minor league pitcher, or ten games for non-pitcher. At the end of that time, the Coffee guy can either return to the minors, or swap places with the Limbo guy on the 40-man. Otherwise, the Limbo guy simply returns to the 40, with no other changes in status. 
     
    A rule like this would allow Jorge to replace Mejia for a few games, or Garver to replace Gimenez for ten games, with no worries about messing up the 40. This would allow rebuilding teams like the Twins to experiment more, give a veteran a rest, etc. 
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from Dman in A Leap To Prevent A Dive: The Twins Looming Decision   
    What's really needed is a new rule in Major League Baseball to accommodate rookies that could use a cuppa coffee in the bigs. 
     
    The Coffee rule would allow a team to call up five separate non-40 guys per year, but only one at a time, while putting a guy on the 40 into a temporary pool of players that cannot play with the club, but are not off the official 40-man roster. A Limbo guy could play in the minors while the Coffee guy is up. 
     
    The limit for a cuppa coffee would be three starts for a minor league pitcher, or ten games for non-pitcher. At the end of that time, the Coffee guy can either return to the minors, or swap places with the Limbo guy on the 40-man. Otherwise, the Limbo guy simply returns to the 40, with no other changes in status. 
     
    A rule like this would allow Jorge to replace Mejia for a few games, or Garver to replace Gimenez for ten games, with no worries about messing up the 40. This would allow rebuilding teams like the Twins to experiment more, give a veteran a rest, etc. 
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    jimbo92107 got a reaction from Hosken Bombo Disco in Ervin Santana and his second compete game shutout   
    I agree completely that Santana is at the top of his game. He was always a cool customer, but this season he seems to be in a kind of Zen frame of mind on the mound. He seems totally unconcerned, almost careless as he confers with his catcher buddy what to throw next. In Baltimore today, the light rain seemed to irritate Santana more than any particular pitching situation. He seemed to be dispatching the Orioles batting order with all the stress of sorting socks before you put them in your dresser. 
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