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  1. At least with Sam Deduno, one could sing “Day-Doo-Noe” in response to the stupid “Dayo” cheer-song. By the way, somebody please explain the message conveyed by the “Dayo” cheer?? Please explain.
  2. Sorry but I remember the name of the acts as Mudcat and His Kittens. He was the best thing on the mound in the spectacular 1965 season.
  3. If he is going to keep promoting Wisconsin based Bratwurst, then it makes sense to trade him to Milwaukee. Stability matters and Buxton has not shown enough of it. Time to cut bait.
  4. Lost in all the veteran heroics, Nick Gordon continues to play well.
  5. The Twins will find a team willing to give some value for Simmons. However, why not trade Berrios for bigger haul with the Cubs. Berrios on the Cubs would make it easier for the north siders to retain Jose’s brother in law, Javier Baez.
  6. The Twins will find a team willing to give some value for Simmons. However, why not trade Berrios for bigger haul with the Cubs. Berrios on the Cubs would make it easier for the north siders to retain Jose’s brother in law, Javier Baez.
  7. That leaves the Twins cupboard bare in the pen. They need to retain Rogers, Duffy and Alcala and then try to piece something together via trade, FA, or promoting prospects for the rest of the spots. Maybe they can still get something out of Thielbar and others in The Who Cares category.
  8. Four categories: 1. The Core (players to play now and 2022 - promising prospects to play NOW, worthy veterans and others we are simply stuck with / ie no trade value ): Kirilloff, Larnach, Arraez, Polanco, Sano, Donaldson, Garver, Jeffers OR Rortvedt, Kepler, Rogers, Duffy. 2. Trade for Value or Keep if No Value in Return: Berrios, Buxton, Maeda, Pineda, Cruz, Simmons, Robles, (Extend Berrios and Buxton for a good price) 3. Young starters and relievers at AAA and maybe AA: Ober, Thorpe, Smeltzer etc (see if any can produce) 4. Who cares? Everybody else.
  9. I was not a fan of the Donaldson signing to begin with - Too much money owed on these late years. But trading one problem for two of another team’s problems makes no sense. Donaldson will contribute something next year and then we can see whether to buy out or have him show up for one more year. Trade something that will net more: Buxton, Berrios. Pined. If we are dumping veterans, look to dump our rent a players Cruz, Simmons, Robles, Colome (in descending order of likelihood anyone would be interested).
  10. Simmons bat can’t be disappointing, since there were never high expectations for him to hit. So delete him from list and add Miggy.
  11. This team is not going to contend in 2022. Sano is not going to be Big Papi 2.0, Kepler isn’t ever going to have a breakout season, Donaldson will be getting older and the new generation won’t be ready, and here is the important word, YET. Trade Buxton (once healthy and producing) and Berrios. Plan for 2023 and beyond. I know this is frustrating, but the Twins current roster is not as good as we thought it would be. Accept reality and build for the future.
  12. Who would trade for Sano, unless it’s another struggling but promising player who may benefit from a “change of scenery”? This looks like a tear-down. Twins should start aiming for 2023 or even 2024. Trade veterans for prospects. This is frustrating.
  13. I was not a fan of the Donaldson signing. However, I thought he would be better at this stage. I was mostly worried about the last two years of his contract.
  14. Unless, there is a massive win streak (7 straight or 10 out of the next 12 for example), mathematically the Twins have dug too large of a hole. I’ll let someone else post the records the Twins would need to have to get to 85 wins. However, a huge streak or near-streak of winning now puts the team in a position of winning the division or a wild card by consistently winning the vast majority of series for the rest of the season. Not impossible, but it’s unlikely.
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