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    Lonestar got a reaction from wabene in Is there value in winning a playoff round?   
    Last year Atlanta was a mediocre team in a weak division when they addressed their needs in the outfield, turned things around, and won series after series, including the World Series.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from big dog in Twins Tidbit: Where are the Missing Runs?   
    OPS is not the formula for Runs Created. And 18 runs is just normal statistical variation (noise).
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    Lonestar got a reaction from chpettit19 in Is there value in winning a playoff round?   
    Last year Atlanta was a mediocre team in a weak division when they addressed their needs in the outfield, turned things around, and won series after series, including the World Series.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from DJL44 in Is there value in winning a playoff round?   
    Last year Atlanta was a mediocre team in a weak division when they addressed their needs in the outfield, turned things around, and won series after series, including the World Series.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Is there value in winning a playoff round?   
    Last year Atlanta was a mediocre team in a weak division when they addressed their needs in the outfield, turned things around, and won series after series, including the World Series.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from operation mindcrime in 4 Pitchers the Twins Could Target in the 2022 MLB Draft   
    Cade Horton of Oklahoma has pitched more than Prielipp
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Jamie Cameron in 4 Pitchers the Twins Could Target in the 2022 MLB Draft   
    Cade Horton of Oklahoma has pitched more than Prielipp
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Eris in Can Byron Buxton Pass Mike Trout As Baseball’s Best Center Fielder?   
    Trout is no longer more durable and only plays CF because he pushed back on having Brandon Marsh (a markedy better defender) take over.
    https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2022-positional-power-rankings-center-field/
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    Lonestar got a reaction from mikelink45 in Roster Repercussions from Randy Dobnak’s Injury   
    What has to change is that guys have to stay healthy. If they do stay healthy and don't stink, the only way Balazovic, Winder and Duran don't pitch with the Twins this year is if one or more are traded for established pitching, hopefully relatively young.
    I think the Twins like Montas because of his front-line potential, 180+ inings, 2 years of team control, and maybe the possibility of extending him for less than Berrios' deal. Then again, the Rays want him for everything but possibly extending him and they have more to offer.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from yeahyabetcha in Roster Repercussions from Randy Dobnak’s Injury   
    What has to change is that guys have to stay healthy. If they do stay healthy and don't stink, the only way Balazovic, Winder and Duran don't pitch with the Twins this year is if one or more are traded for established pitching, hopefully relatively young.
    I think the Twins like Montas because of his front-line potential, 180+ inings, 2 years of team control, and maybe the possibility of extending him for less than Berrios' deal. Then again, the Rays want him for everything but possibly extending him and they have more to offer.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from The Mad King in Roster Repercussions from Randy Dobnak’s Injury   
    IIRC, the Twins had a good record when Clippard and Wisler opened in a year they won the AL Central by 1 game.
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    Lonestar reacted to bighat in Roster Repercussions from Randy Dobnak’s Injury   
    If we can see it, Falvine can see it.
    They're obviously working on it, and clearly the asking price is too high (Royce Lewis & Luis Arraez for Frankie Montas, for example). Are you saying the Twins should literally give up the farm for a guy like Montas - a 29 year-old who has only played 1 true full season as a starter and only had 1 decent year?
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    Lonestar got a reaction from wabene in What Does Max Kepler Have to Prove in 2022?   
    IIRC, Kepler's power in 2019 was legit -- that is, not solely attributable to the juiced ball.
    What I liked best about this story was that Max was working out with Alex and Dave Kirilloff.
    I'm OK with him until the Twins come up with 2 better overall corner outfielders.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from DocBauer in What Does Max Kepler Have to Prove in 2022?   
    IIRC, Kepler's power in 2019 was legit -- that is, not solely attributable to the juiced ball.
    What I liked best about this story was that Max was working out with Alex and Dave Kirilloff.
    I'm OK with him until the Twins come up with 2 better overall corner outfielders.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from MN_ExPat in Making Moves (to the Bullpen)   
    Griffin Jax
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    Lonestar got a reaction from wabene in Making Moves (to the Bullpen)   
    Griffin Jax
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    Lonestar got a reaction from glunn in A Perfect Free Agent Exists for the Twins   
    What Chris said. Based on Rodon's medicals in November, the ChiSox didn't offer Rodon a Qualifying Offer.
    I think Rodon is counting on (or hoping for) his medicals to improve by the end of lockdown. And how much competition will the Twins have if that is the case. You can't count on winning the bidding.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Karbo in A Perfect Free Agent Exists for the Twins   
    What Chris said. Based on Rodon's medicals in November, the ChiSox didn't offer Rodon a Qualifying Offer.
    I think Rodon is counting on (or hoping for) his medicals to improve by the end of lockdown. And how much competition will the Twins have if that is the case. You can't count on winning the bidding.
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    Lonestar got a reaction from RpR in If the Twins want to trade Josh Donaldson, where does he go?   
    I am convinced the Twins do not plan on trading JD in this offseason. Otherwise they would have called up Miranda in September. [I have high hopes for Miranda but to me it's not worth manipulating service time. If he pans out, sign him to an extension of sorts.]
    I would add the Blue Jays to the list of possible trade partners. Toronto fns love JD and he makes sense now that their contention window is open. I figure the Twins would have to eat almost $18M on JD's remaining contract and then they would only get a couple of guys from their 20-30.
    I don't see that happening, nor do I see them turning that savings into a long-term contract (like the 5-year commitment they made to JD).
    Here's hoping JD stays healthy and his production matches this year's xOBA,
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Tim in If the Twins want to trade Josh Donaldson, where does he go?   
    I am convinced the Twins do not plan on trading JD in this offseason. Otherwise they would have called up Miranda in September. [I have high hopes for Miranda but to me it's not worth manipulating service time. If he pans out, sign him to an extension of sorts.]
    I would add the Blue Jays to the list of possible trade partners. Toronto fns love JD and he makes sense now that their contention window is open. I figure the Twins would have to eat almost $18M on JD's remaining contract and then they would only get a couple of guys from their 20-30.
    I don't see that happening, nor do I see them turning that savings into a long-term contract (like the 5-year commitment they made to JD).
    Here's hoping JD stays healthy and his production matches this year's xOBA,
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Jake Cave's contract is guaranteed   
    I'm not sure this has been corrected elsewhere but Jake Cave's contract is guaranteed according to Spotrac. He took the guaranteed money rather than go for more in arbitration, like Wisler 2 years ago. Only arbitration salaries are not guaranteed (not arbitration-eligible).
    Jake Cave signed a 1 year / $800,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $800,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $800,000. In 2022, Cave will earn a base salary of $800,000, while carrying a total salary of $800,000.
    https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/minnesota-twins/jake-cave-18466/ 
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    Lonestar got a reaction from ashbury in Jake Cave's contract is guaranteed   
    I'm not sure this has been corrected elsewhere but Jake Cave's contract is guaranteed according to Spotrac. He took the guaranteed money rather than go for more in arbitration, like Wisler 2 years ago. Only arbitration salaries are not guaranteed (not arbitration-eligible).
    Jake Cave signed a 1 year / $800,000 contract with the Minnesota Twins, including $800,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of $800,000. In 2022, Cave will earn a base salary of $800,000, while carrying a total salary of $800,000.
    https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/minnesota-twins/jake-cave-18466/ 
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Otwins in 3 Buy-Low Starting Pitchers for the Twins to Consider   
    You are way underestimating Eduardo Rodriguez's salary.. He's going to get a qualifying offer. I think the AAV on a 3-4 year deal will exceed that *$18.4M). 
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    Lonestar got a reaction from spanman2 in 3 Buy-Low Starting Pitchers for the Twins to Consider   
    You are way underestimating Eduardo Rodriguez's salary.. He's going to get a qualifying offer. I think the AAV on a 3-4 year deal will exceed that *$18.4M). 
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    Lonestar got a reaction from Twins33 in 3 Buy-Low Starting Pitchers for the Twins to Consider   
    You are way underestimating Eduardo Rodriguez's salary.. He's going to get a qualifying offer. I think the AAV on a 3-4 year deal will exceed that *$18.4M). 
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