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    KirbyDome89 got a reaction from beckmt in The Kinley Conundrum is Coming for Twins   
    IMO this is already an "egg on the face," situation and the best thing to do is to clean it up as quickly as possible. You're spot on Ted; Molitor has no desire to use Kinley, nor should he, as Kinley hasn't shown anything to suggest he can trusted. He's eating up a 25 man spot, the importance of which is magnified given Molitor's history of bullpen usage, the early struggles of some relievers, and the unpredictability of the starting staff. 
     
    For me, cutting ties with Kinley won't be hard to stomach, it'll be a relief. However Bard and Chargois are performing now has nothing to do with what's best for the Twins. I get that the optics of cutting Kinley loose this early, or while Bard and Chargois are pitching well may make it seem worse in the eyes of some, but in reality are harming themselves by holding onto a guy that can't get into games. 
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    KirbyDome89 got a reaction from Vanimal46 in The Kinley Conundrum is Coming for Twins   
    IMO this is already an "egg on the face," situation and the best thing to do is to clean it up as quickly as possible. You're spot on Ted; Molitor has no desire to use Kinley, nor should he, as Kinley hasn't shown anything to suggest he can trusted. He's eating up a 25 man spot, the importance of which is magnified given Molitor's history of bullpen usage, the early struggles of some relievers, and the unpredictability of the starting staff. 
     
    For me, cutting ties with Kinley won't be hard to stomach, it'll be a relief. However Bard and Chargois are performing now has nothing to do with what's best for the Twins. I get that the optics of cutting Kinley loose this early, or while Bard and Chargois are pitching well may make it seem worse in the eyes of some, but in reality are harming themselves by holding onto a guy that can't get into games. 
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    KirbyDome89 got a reaction from Dman in The Kinley Conundrum is Coming for Twins   
    IMO this is already an "egg on the face," situation and the best thing to do is to clean it up as quickly as possible. You're spot on Ted; Molitor has no desire to use Kinley, nor should he, as Kinley hasn't shown anything to suggest he can trusted. He's eating up a 25 man spot, the importance of which is magnified given Molitor's history of bullpen usage, the early struggles of some relievers, and the unpredictability of the starting staff. 
     
    For me, cutting ties with Kinley won't be hard to stomach, it'll be a relief. However Bard and Chargois are performing now has nothing to do with what's best for the Twins. I get that the optics of cutting Kinley loose this early, or while Bard and Chargois are pitching well may make it seem worse in the eyes of some, but in reality are harming themselves by holding onto a guy that can't get into games. 
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    KirbyDome89 got a reaction from Borealis in The Kinley Conundrum is Coming for Twins   
    Were they that confident that Bard wouldn't be selected? That's an honest question. 
     
    The way I view it, there are only 40 roster spots. I think it's a fair assumption that if MN had spots in addition to the 40 allowed they would've kept Bard, Chargois, and Burdi. If the Twins were intent on selecting any player in the Rule V, they knew that a 40 man spot was required, which in turn means other players will be left unprotected. In that regard I do think the loss of Burdi and Bard via the draft has something to do with the selection of Kinley. I realize they cleared space for FA signings, but those came after the Rule V. Why not keep as many players as you can, and then make corresponding 40 man moves when a target FA has actually been signed? 
     
    The Chargois move was inexplicable all around. If you have some idea of what they were thinking or what that "something more," it suggested is I'm all ears.   
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    KirbyDome89 reacted to Ted Schwerzler in Is Molitor Mismanaging Minnesota?   
    Paul Molitor making public comments is the reason Sano's first 162 games included over 40 HRs and a bat that was expected despite the 240+ strikeouts? D'oh'k...
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    KirbyDome89 reacted to Platoon in Is Molitor Mismanaging Minnesota?   
    If JP is an "active" owner, it's one of two things. Either it's something that was never evident in the last, or it's something one would wish was not evident in the future. And yes, it's his perogative to be an active owner. But if he is going to hire a new GM and tell him Molitor is untouchable, that eliminates any idea of cohesion between the FO and field staff right out of the chute!
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    KirbyDome89 reacted to Ted Schwerzler in Is Molitor Mismanaging Minnesota?   
    First, thanks for the kind words.
     
    Secondly, that's probably a fair assessment. There's been singular examples of Molitor's issues lately, but the bulk of the incompetent decisions came early on this year. I'm more than ok letting him stick around through the end of the year to make a more complete decision. Giving him the manager role though from the get go for 2017 as Pohlad did was a miss in and of itself in my opinion.
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