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  1. Dropping Maggi after not giving him an at-bat is just a kick in the teeth. Though I believe in the kid and think he will have a place on a roster somewhere next year, would have been right for the Twins to reward the kid a little for the years and time he has given this organization, especially in a lost year like 2021. Best of luck to him.
  2. And yet you are willing to write them both off as nothing more than 4th OF's after 360 total PA when neither of them played for 18 months. so you are literally doing the same thing only in reverse. blind faith is bad, correct. but so is blindly cynical about everything this team does and every player on it.
  3. I have been asking this question constantly! I just don't get it. Arraez is your best OBP guy by a long shot and you are hitting him 4-6 every game. Makes zero sense
  4. We agreed we wouldn't talk about that! I want to speak to the Manager.
  5. you can judge nothing based on the stated $70M figure that the article states. because you don't know the length. what is the difference between 1/25 or 4/100? 70M looks better or worse depending on the length. can we please stop assuming the FO is going to screw this up and just let it play out until we have more information? all that is happening now is the fan base is getting riled up based on 1/3 of the information. all we have is a figure. we don't know what Buxton's camp asked for or expects, nor do we know if this really is a final offer. everything above the 70M number is pure speculation.
  6. I would bet that it is more along a 4/70 or 5/70. fully guaranteed with at least 2 years of options plus incentives. lots and lots of incentives. Bux could get $15M+ on the open market for 100 games a year easily,
  7. I ummmmmm.... I have no words for this.... got nothing..... wow....
  8. That was brilliant!! poor decision by the 1B. All he had to do was step on the bag.
  9. Probably more to do with the belly flop he did. His plate appearances fell more like he is trying to do too much. whether he is trying to hard to pull the ball or take it the other way, swinging for the fences, or just over thinking his swing. His problem there is more likely between the ears than anything. Maybe this time off will help him get out of his own head and come back more the hitter he was before he got hurt last year.
  10. Looks like Rooker to the IL with a cervical strain. LHP Waddell called up. No corresponding 40-man move as of yet as Waddell wasn't on the 40 to begin the season. Seems that Rooker just can't catch a break. I have high hopes for him, but he needs to get healthy and get some work in across the river.
  11. This is why places that have no state income tax are always attractive to athletes. Even if the team they are playing for is not always the best. playing 81 games a year in a tax free state means there is a lot of extra money in a contract. 2/20 in Minnesota doesn't pay as well as a 2/20 in Florida.
  12. Because Sano's visa was done long before camp started because he HAD a contract. therefore, the process can be started earlier to ensure that there are no issues. In the case of Simmons, he didn't have a contract and therefore no employer until Jan 31. which means that the paperwork couldn't be started until Feb 1. You forget that the visa process is still a bureaucratic mess and multiple people and agencies have to touch it before it gets approved. MLB players don't get special treatment. they are thrown in the stack with everyone else. first come first serve. To insinuate that a visa issue says anything about a players willingness or devotion to the team that they are playing for is nonsense. Especially with zero proof that it is anything more than a typical delay due to timelines and process.
  13. I love this kid and what he can do and I really do think he will be a cornerstone in the middle with Polanco, and a top of the order guy for a long time. But one thing bugs me. For a long time the Twins had a high OBP low power 1B and a low OBP high power 2B and people on this site ripped them both, but now we are talking about a High OBP, low power 2B and a lower OBP, high power 1B with Arreaz and Cron... whats the difference? other than the contract? And again, this is not a knock on the current guys, but all that has happened is we swapped the two positions.
  14. I know this would be a long shot, but Melky Cabrera is a FA. After his 50 gamer he is going to be need a quick one year deal to put himself back on the market. Sourses have said that he will be looking at the 2-5 Mil range for a 1 year deal, and as we all know, there is no such thing as a bad 1 year contract. let him come in, beat the ball around till Arcia or Hicks is ready and ship him out at the dead line.
  15. I have to say, I'm a lot younger then most of the posters on this site. However, I am ashamed to be lumped into the same category as a "fan". I was 5 when the Twins won in '89. I stayed up way past my bed time in '91 to watch Puck pick a homerun out of the air against the plexy in the Dome. How can you call yourselves "fans when all most of you do is whine and complain about every tiny little aspect of the team you are supposed to love, for better or worse? Yes, they suck. Yes, they sucked last year too. Yes, they play in a piss poor division. But, this is baseball. This is a love afair with a sport that all of us grew up with. I never got to see The Killer and Carew. But I did get Puck, Hreby, and yes, even Chuck when he was an all-star Twin. This team, My team, will come back to the top of this league. But right now, they, like so many other teams in this league are at a point when they need to shut down and reload what made them great in the first place. Look at the Nats. how many years did they suck before they exploded back onto the radar? The Twins will make it back. TR is a good GM, he is smart and he has been at this long enough to not make knee-jerk reactions. He gave the coaches a year to turn things around, and when they failed, he sent a message. Now, Gardy and Andy know that they are on the block, and they had better do it better, and do it right or they are next. It shows the players that the FO is not going to sit back and let years like this build up. They are going to do what they need to do to get this team back to the top. How about we stop bickering over a lost season, that we all knew was coming, and focus on the good things that have come out of this train wreck. Have Faith, or please don't call yourselves fans, that just makes the rest of us look bad. Respectfully, SPC David Saxton US Army Afghanistan Go Twins!
  16. Way to many adds on the right side of the screen. I'm stationed over seas and they really slow down the network that I'm on. I love the new layout other then that.
  17. Read the story! They put Slama on the 7-day DL right after the game knowing that he had a bruise, and after the swelling went down they took an X-ray and found the break. The training staff made the right call knowing that he wasn't going to be coming back.
  18. One concussion or many doent make much difference. I know this to be true. I had a concussion nearly 5 years ago and still feel the effects now and then, the difference is you get to understand when they are coming and can try and head them off. I believe that Span has come to grips with it and will be taking days off at his own request when he needs to. But looking at him this spring I dont see that fog in his eyes like we did late last season.
  19. Honestly, Im not a Scott Baker fan. He has given up way, way to many dingers in his time with the twins. He is a prolific fly ball pitcher who just happens to get a good deal of strikeouts, and when healthy, can eat up some good innings. However, He is a twin, in the truest sense of the word. He has put all he has into this organisation and has tried very hard to stay healthy over the coarse of his career here. The last 2 years have been hard because his elbow seems to be giving him problems and no one is really sure why. I say If he can get to double digit wins this year and can stay fairly healthy once he does get back from this set-back, give him another year to prove himself again. what could it really hurt? A stable starter in the 3 or 4 spot to suround younger arms with? sure, give the kid one more chance, he's earned it.
  20. I have to agree on this one. There are a lot of pitchers that have soreness in the elbow right out of the gate, for most it is just getting back into the rhythm of throwing again. To look at Zumaya and say that his season is over, strictly on the idea that, he is "injury prone" and has had serious elbow problems is jumping the gun a bit. He felt a little pain, and the trainers didnt want to risk him doing more damage so they shut him down for the day and are getting an MRI just to make sure. By all accounts he wasnt writhing in pain like when he broke his elbow, he just stopped throwing and called over the trainer. If anything I see this as a good thing for Joel, he knows when he is having a problem and is man enough to say "ok, that hurt. lets make sure its nothing serious." And a kudos to Terry Ryan for not letting things get out of control and being honest with the fan base.
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