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  1. If that is the case about Lewis, ranking him as our best or second best prospect is depressing...Does Lewis project as a top 200 minor leaguer or top 300? We probably need to change or update the 2022 handbook.
  2. Looks like Edwar Colina wasn't a lock....Head scratcher.
  3. I think Miranda is the real deal. I hope they bring him up next year (like early April). Give this kid a shot! We don't have to jettison any decent players to get him into the "show"...Just get him into the action and see what happens. We need to quickly combine that core group of young players with the veterans in order to launch another WS team.
  4. Thanks for all the posts this year! Great job and very informative!
  5. By the way, Donaldson, Garver, Sano and Buxton go yard today.
  6. Good afternoon Twins fans and welcome back to the second to last Game Thread for 2021. Apologies for the early post but I had to boat over to a nearby lodge on Elbow Lake (just north of Lake Vermillion) in order to get internet access to post the game thread today. I'm staying with some old high school buddies at their cabin and to say we are remote is an understatement...Gotta throw out a special thank you to the resort owner who let me tap into their wifi to post this...thanks again Elbow Lake Lodge! Well, here we are at the end of the season. This year didn't go as well as any of us thought but we still had a lot of fun on the game threads. I would like to thank all of you for the humor, snappy conversations and banter. I'm somewhat partial to the Game Threads and find its a lot like sitting next to educated fans during the game. It's great to get everyone's opinion and thoughts about the team. I'm excited for 2022. I think we will probably be better than we think and not as bad as we think...does that mean we will be a .500 team? Not really sure but I think we are better than a .500 team in 2022. I'd love to stay longer and write a more prolific game thread opener but it's overcast with a light mist. The walleyes are calling my name and probably ready to eat the slew of leeches I have ready to go in my bait bucket. I'll try to get score updates and post from my phone but cell service is only one bar at best around here. Thanks again everyone for all of the game thread fun this year. Next year will be better! Trust me! I'm a fisherman and never lie or exaggerate. Go Twins!!! Today's Expected Lineups: Someone may have to post the last minute updates. TWINS: 1. Luis Arraez, LF 2. Jorge Polanco, 2B 3. Byron Buxton, CF 4. Josh Donaldson, DH 5. Miguel Sano, 1B 6. Mitch Garver, C 7. Brent Rooker, RF 8. W. Astudillo, 3B 9. A. Simmons, SS P - Griffin Jax, (R) ROYALS: 1. W. Merrifield, 2B 2. Nicky Lopez, SS 3. S. Perez, C 4. A. Benintendi, LF 5. C. Santana, 1B 6. A. Mondesi, 3B 7. Ryan O'Hearn, DH 8. M. Taylor, CF 9. H. Dozier, RF P - Kris Bubic, (L) Weather: 24% chance of rain. 72 degrees.
  7. My favorite memory was sitting with my dad at game 7 in 1987. I was 15 years old back then....What a great World Series and so much fun! We sat behind Lou Brock about 10 rows behind first base. Watching Hrbek throw his arm up after getting the last out was a memory I'll never forget.
  8. Good afternoon Twins fans and welcome back to more game thread banter. Tonight the Minnesota Twins try to make it 5 wins in a row! Last night was a great game to watch and it was nice to get a win against former Minnesota Twin Jose Berrios. The Twins starter tonight is John Gant (5-9, 3.76 ERA) against Toronto's leftie Robbie Ray (12-6, 2.72 ERA). The Twins will want to score some runs early tonight as Ray has been a good thrower for the Blue Jays this year. Tonight's ballgame has some added excitement, the Minnesota Twins will be honoring Justin Morneau with a Hall of Fame induction ceremony tonight. There will be plenty of his old team mates and coaches on hand to honor him into the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. I do miss watching Morneau play the game. I always remember that violent swing he possessed. When Morneau and Mauer were in their prime I don't think there was a better 1-2 combination in MLB. I know some people don't like him in the broadcast booth but I sure enjoy his perspective and color commentary. Anyway, grab your favorite drink and food/snacks and settle in with Twins Daily to cheer on our Minnesota Twins! Congratulations as well to Morneau. He earned his place in the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. Go Twins!!! Tonights Lineups: Minnesota Twins: 1. Byron Buxton, CF 2. Jorge Polanco, 2B 3. Josh Donaldson, 3B 4. Mitch Garver, DH 5. Brent Rooker, RF 6. Miguel Sano, 1B 7. Nick Gordon, LF 8. Ryan Jeffers, C 9. A. Simmons, SS P - John Gant (R) Toronto Blue Jays: 1. G. Springer, CF 2. M. Semien, 2B 3. V. Guerrero, 1B 4. Bo Bichette, SS 5. T. Hernandez, DH 6. C. Dickerson, LF 7. S. Espinal, 3B 8. A. Kirk, C 9. R. Grichuk, RF P - Robbie Ray, (L) Weather: Cool with light winds. No rain forecasted.
  9. The boys look ok tonight. I like what I see so far the last 3 games....I know it's a SSS. 2022 could be interesting. You never know who shows up for the pitching mound. Offense will be OK....
  10. Good evening Twins fans and welcome back to more Game Thread fun! The mighty Minnesota Twins take on the tepid Toronto Blue Jays tonight. Can the Twins continue their 3 game winning steak and turn it into 4? I think so! Big Ober takes on the former Minnesota Twin Jose Berrios tonight. Truth be told I miss Berrios on the mound but I think we got a great deal out of that trade. I'm not cheering against Berrios tonight but I still think we got the better side of that trade. Nick Gordon is gonna try to keep the momentum up after last night's game. He's batting in the 6 spot tonight. Hopefully he can plate a few more runs and keep us guessing whether or not he can make the starting lineup next year. It's interesting to see some of these young guys step up. The best example is Joe Ryan. What a surprise! Please, please, please Nick Gordon make us proud. It will take guys like Ryan, Gordon, etc., to put us on the next level. I'm confidant they will get there and next year won't be as bad as we think. I'm a small business owner and always try to have some positive thoughts. Here's to my positive thoughts....Win Twins! Enjoy your Friday evening watching the Minnesota Twins! Grab your favorite drink and celebrate the great game of baseball! I'm leaving the office and will pick up some rib eyes to throw on the grill. I might even make a few cocktails and watch the game on TV tonight. I don't care if we're not in contention...I just love baseball! Especially the Minnesota Twins. Go Twins!!!! Tonight's Lineups: TWINS: 1. Luis Arraez, 3B 2. Byron Buxton, CF 3. Jorge Polanco, 2B 4. Josh Donaldson, DH 5. Miguel Sano, 1B 6. Nick Gordon, LF 7. Brent Rooker, RF 8. Ryan Jeffers, C 9. A. Simmons, SS P - Bailey Ober, (R) Blue Jays: 1. G. Springer, CF 2. Marcus Semien, 2B 3. V. Guerreo, 1B 4. Bo Bichette, SS 5. T. Hernandez, RF 6. Alejandro (Captain) Kirk, DH 7. C. Dickerson, LF 8. S. Espinal, 3B 9. Reese McGuire, C P - Jose Berrios, (R) Weather: Game time temp, 59 degrees, 3% chance of rain.
  11. I agree, that's why I thought they need to shoulder half the blame. Maybe the team chemistry is a little off. Chemistry plays a huge factor in championship teams. I know it's somewhat anecdotal evidence but I just remember the 87 and 91 teams had a great clubhouse.
  12. I'm not sure either...It's like someone turned off a switch or something. Maybe I just imagined it but there seemed to be a difference from the previous years. Maybe it was the injuries that took the life out of the team.
  13. I think the front office needs to shoulder a majority of the blame here (I'll call it 51%). They knew and we all knew here at TD our bullpen was in trouble. What they brought in for SP was laughable at best. No depth at any position to bring in subs in case of injury, etc. The rest of the blame (49%) falls on the players/coaches. This team never looked like they were having fun or really into it. You watch the White Sox, Padres, Blue Jays, Rays, etc. and they look like they are having fun and look motivated.
  14. Good afternoon Twins fans and welcome to the place where the best banter and humor exists on Twins Daily. That place to see and be seen is the one and only Twins Daily Game Thread! Tonight our Twins take on Cleveland after a nice win yesterday against our central division foes. Big Joe Ryan takes the mound tonight for Minnesota. It will be fun to see how he performs and how well that long hair holds up. I think this kid could turn into a decent pitcher in the near future. He looks confident on the mound and throws with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. Go Twins!! Below are tonight's lineups: TWINS: 1. Luis Arraez, 3B 2. Byron Buxton, CF 3. Jorge Polanco, SS 4. Josh Donaldson, DH 5. Max Kepler, RF 6. Miguel Sano, 1B 7. R. Refsnyder, LF 8. Nick Gordon, 2B 9. Ryan Jeffers, C P - Joe "Big Hair" Ryan (R) CLEVELAND: 1. A. Gimenez, 2B 2. Amed Rosario, SS 3. Jose Ramirez, 3B 4. F. Reyes, DH 5. B. Bradley, 1B 6. H. Ramirez, LF 7. B. Zimmer, CF 8. R. Lavarnway, C 9. D. Johnson, RF P - Triston McKenzie, (R) Weather: 77 degrees and mostly sunny
  15. Good afternoon Twins fans and welcome to the Twins Daily Game Thread! I hope everyone is getting ready to relax and enjoy the long weekend celebrating Labor Day! For those of you that have to work on Monday try to take Tuesday off. You should get a day off for your labor as well. Tonight our beloved cellar dwellers will take on the Tampa Bay Rays. I lived in Tampa/St. Pete for almost 7 years and loved the area. I was there when the Rays started. The stadium is as bad as the Metrodome was by the way. Not a great place to watch MLB baseball...Regardless, the area is very nice and St. Pete has gone through a transition that rivals a lot of other cities around the country. Great restaurants, attractions, etc. Tonight big Randy Dobnak takes the mound after a long absence due to injury, I'm hoping he throws well tonight as he will need to start building confidence for 2022. Before Randy was put on the IL he posted a 1-6 record with a 7.83 ERA...Yikes! I'm betting Randy throws a decent game tonight against a great team. Hopefully Cruz doesn't light him up. Anyway, here is tonight's lineups. GO TWINS!!! TWINS: 1. Luis Arraez, 3B 2. Byron Buxton, CF 3. Jorge Polanco, 2B 4. Josh Donaldson, DH 5. Max Kepler, RF 6. Miguel Sano, 1B 7. Nick Gordon, LF 8. Ryan Jeffers, C 9. A. Simmons, SS P - Randy Dobnak (R) TAMPA BAY 1. Brandon Lowe, 2B 2. Joey Wendle, 3B 3. Nelson Cruz, DH 4. A. Meadows, LF 5. R. Arozarena, RF 6. K. Kiermaier, CF 7. Sandy Diaz, 1B 8. F. Mejia, C 9. Taylor Walls, SS P - Michael Wacha, (R) Weather: Dry inside
  16. Totally agree. This isn't just a starting rotation issue its a bullpen issue as well. We need LOTS of arms....Lots and lots of arms.
  17. I was thinking the same thing when posting the lineups.
  18. My pick to click this afternoon is Byron Buxton.
  19. Good Morning Twins fans! We have an early Monday game today. This is a make-up game from earlier this year against the Detroit Tigers. After the ugly loss against Milwaukee yesterday the Twins will try to get back on track today against the lowly Tigers. For the rest of the year I'm somewhat hesitant to cheer for my beloved Twins. At this point being 18 games behind the White Sox I'm cheering for a better draft pick next year. However, I'd still like to see the new kids being pulled up from minors perform well and build that confidence for next year. I'm encouraging people to post comments to the Game Thread from work today (for those of us working). Make sure you leave out any NSFW comments today if posting from work. Keep it clean and professional. For those of you posting from home you can take a little more risk. Beware however, Twins Daily Moderators are always patrolling these Game Thread waters. If you are posting from work, it would be fun to share what you do for a living. If you are participating today from home and looking for a full-time job in manufacturing, PM me and we can discuss job opportunities. We need more people asap, especially 2nd shift! Maybe Twins Daily can start a job posting section??? Subject to Moderator approval of course. Enjoy today's early matinee ballgame! I'll be listening to it on the radio. Go Twins! Today's Lineups: TWINS: 1. Luis Arraez, 3B 2. Byron Buxton, CF 3. Jorge Polanco, 2B 4. Josh Donaldson, DH 5. Max Kepler, RF 6. Miguel Sano, 1B 7. Nick Gordon, LF 8. Ryan Jeffers, C 9. A. Simmons, SS P - Baily "it ain't" Ober (R) TIGERS: 1. Akil Baddoo, LF 2. J. Schoop, 1B 3. J. Candelario, 3B 4. M. Cabrera, DH 5. Eric Haase, C 6. H. Castro, 2B 7. Victor Reyes, RF 8. Zach Short, SS 9. Derek Hill, CF P - Casey Mize (R) Weather: Partly cloudy and 83 degrees.
  20. The only logic I can think why Badelli had to take out Barnes was rain and getting to the 5th. I would have left Barnes in... Dumb.
  21. Taking Barnes out was a mistake. Those hits were soooo soft.
  22. I kind of agree with the above statement. Rooker is "rooking" hard to play his way out of this lineup. I love it when a minor leaguer like Miranda makes problems for the front office. Instead of joining the free Brittany movement, jump on the free Miranda bandwagon!
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