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  1. Lewis, Winder, Miranda, Sands, Enlow, Vallimont I could see Scherff being taken but wouldn’t protect. If they did protect him, I’d be fine with it. Drops: Astudillo Cave Garlick (ok with keeping as 4th OF) Barnes (I don’t think he has what it takes to even be a RP) Garza Jr Minaya Smeltzer
  2. I think Polanco has the most value but wouldn’t want him traded. I’ll say Arraez due to lack of defensive position and power.
  3. I agree 100 percent. The White Sox aren’t any different from the Twins when it comes to results the last few seasons. They play really well vs the bad teams and are mediocre against teams that are actually good. I was shocked when they actually won one last night. I’m not sure it happens again. There really needs to be a more balanced schedule so the Twins and other ALC teams can see if they are truly for real each year or just pretending.
  4. Correa but there are a few SS I’d be perfectly fine with. I would focus on pitching mostly but a SS is absolutely needed.
  5. Yes, it’s too early and this is coming from someone who absolutely hated that pick. I wanted Stott. His bat was superior, can’t remember about defense but I think that might have been superior to me too. While I think it’s still too early, I expect absolutely zero from Cavaco. If he ends up doing anything I will be pleasantly surprised and happy.
  6. As is, no. I think Ryan and Ober need to be in the rotation next year guaranteed which means Ryan needs to be up ASAP. How they do in FA and trades will be more important than ever since they need so many pitchers. They need to go hard after guys who are way more than 4/5’s. My top choices are Rodon and Ray. Getting one of them would be a good start. I prefer both, but trying to be as realistic as I can. Trade for someone else (Means? Pablo Lopez?). Hard to know who would be available and seems to be slim pickings on the bad teams. I’m against signing guys who are 4/5 types next year. The Twins have had horrible health luck with their pitchers this year (I’m sure it’s the same for most teams) but I think they’ll have more than enough minors depth to handle 1-2 spots next year if something happens to Ober or Ryan. Too many injuries and it’ll turn into a lost season anyway so no reason to keep trying to waste money on the next Shoemaker/Bailey/Perez etc. So many of their attempts to just fill the rotation have backfired. Pineda has been the best one in recent years. I’d rather they take all that money they’d want to spend on three SP and spend it on one or two really good ones.
  7. I’m hoping Ryan is up and starting for the rest of the season. Reward Miranda for his season and call him up. DFA some guys and mostly call up pitching since the rosters don’t expand very much.
  8. MLB Trade Rumors has a list they update though it hasn’t been in a week or so. Names I remember: Scherzer, Kershaw, Gausman, Stroman, Ray, Rodon, Wood, Hill. There are probably close to 10 names I wouldn’t mind the Twins signing when it’s usually just 2-3 any other offseason
  9. I’m usually a bat first guy, if it’s a tie (always BPA). This year I am definitely in favor of going with a pitcher for their first pick. There are a handful I like so I hope at least one falls to the Twins and they actually take whoever that happens to be.
  10. I’d be okay if the Twins gave him a Wheeler contract. Too much more than that would probably not be great. The way I see it, the Twins will probably need 3 SP and 3 RP next year. Two can be filled internally (Ober and Cano?) but the rest they may have to look at FA. If they have the same success rate as this past offseason then they aren’t going anywhere next year either. I can get behind trading Berrios, if needed, though I like him. Better that than him walking for nothing.
  11. I wanted Gore or Wright. I still want Gore even with his struggles this year. I didn’t absolutely hate the Lewis pick but it’s not looking the greatest since it seems like he’ll be a CF vs a SS. It’s not bad if he’s a CF, but drafting a good SS one of these days needs to happen.
  12. I’m not Seth, obviously but I believe he missed all of 2019 with a shoulder injury. Not sure what’s happening with it now but we know shoulder injuries are terrible for pitchers. He’s still listed as in the Twins org on the MiLB site
  13. That is the exception. I heard somewhere, can’t remember where, that before the Nats did that...the last time a team started as bad as the Nats did and won the WS was 1914. So I wouldn’t count on it...
  14. White Sox: Contender. Two to three of their starters will regress but the rotation will still be good especially if they give Kopech more starts. Their hitting has been good but less power than I’d expect so far. If they increase the power they could be the 2020 version of the Twins. Indians: Their pitching has been Bieber and not much else no matter what Civale’s ERA says. Hitting is bad but I think it will improve. If the rotation keeps this up they won’t even be a .500 team at the end of the year and we’ll have nothing to envy anymore. Royals: average to slightly above average pitching (mostly three starters) combined with average offense. I can easily see them being .500 and maybe even better than that. Tigers: 100 losses Twins: Average pitching at best (someone stop using a Maeda voodoo doll). Average hitting if they’re lucky. Buxton, Cruz, Arraez and Donaldson are carrying the team and if they’re not hitting then the team won’t win. Looks like a .500 team unless Maeda goes back to normal..not even 2020, just normal Maeda and other guys start hitting.
  15. Gleeman said they are at 82%. He may have been quoting Dan Hayes, that part I don’t remember specifically but that’s the number coming from the Athletic reporters.
  16. If you say it fast enough it probably does sound like “I kill bad dudes” even though it’s not pronounced exactly like those words.
  17. You are not remembering correctly. Also the event that kicked off the metal detectors and so on was the Boston marathon bombing. The Vegas shooting didn’t impact anything unless it took two years to implement which I doubt since it took less than one year for metal detectors to be put in after the bombings Here is the policy that started 07/2019: https://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2019/07/05/target-fields-new-bag-policy-goes-into-effect/ Allowed: small purses, totes, clear plastic bags or a tote bag, Small soft-sided coolers, diaper bags. Maximum bag size is 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches. Not allowed: backpacks, laptop bags, bags with a lot of zippers (such as non-clutch purses), duffel bags the beginning of the 2019 season and all seasons before, backpacks, laptop bags, lots of zippers and big bags (as long as smaller than the size listed above) were allowed. 2021 policy allowed: medically-necessary items, diaper bags and small clutch purses (max. 9” x 5”) only. Everything else, banned. So this is a significant change even from the July 2019 policy which is the last policy that had fans attending. I’m pretty sure this is implemented this way this year because of COVID. They’re trying to make everything as contactless as possible. Whether this continues beyond 2021 remains to be seen. MLB has always been the most lenient on what is brought in compared to other sports. COVID may permanently change that. We will just have to see.
  18. I expected the Tigers to have good stats for those three games, since I wasn’t able to watch. for the series: hitters wRC+ Tigers 75 indians 103 pitching: Tigers: 4.33 ERA, 6.06 FIP, 6.20 xFIP, 15 for K%, 11.5 BB% indians: 3.96ERA, 4.27 FIP, 4.59 xFIP, 27.9 for K%, 12.5 BB% No good stats, just pure luck and luck will run out real quick if they keep pulling those numbers.
  19. This is my take as well. I was watching on mute because I was in public so I have no idea how Dick and Justin called it. Ball off the bat, I thought it was a HR so I said “crap!” Then I saw Kepler actually there and got a little excited that it was going to be caught. Then of course ended up saying crap again. Mike Petriello said it had a 15% catch probability (this is first tweet but there is a thread) For me, the loss is 90% (at least) on Colome. The throw to second, this hard line drive. I think he’ll be fine but this was not a good first impression
  20. That’s true. My memory of it is just knowing it was a huge issue in the minors and I thought it carried over. Would have been interesting what would have happened if he remained a starter. Probably would have been a 5 if he was lucky enough but no better than that.
  21. Those are good facts to know, because my post was already getting way too long and I didn’t bother to look so thank you. With May, it was always the walks for me. I liked him and still do but he was never making it as a SP walking that many guys. He got better at that when he became a reliever and he’s actually the one reliever I absolutely wanted back. Colome takes his place but I’m greedy and would rather have both of them.
  22. I can see how you came to that conclusion...
  23. I was bored, so here's Kepler's exit velocities in the games I could find. Some ballparks don't have it. 02/28: 94.2, 104.7, 97.2. avg of 98.7 03/04: 90.5, 108.7, 97.8. avg of 99 03/09: 102.3 03/11: 95.5, 98.5. avg of 97 03/14: 106.2, 93.5, 101. avg of 100 03/16: 107.6, 101.9. avg of 104 03/22: 88.8, 73.2. avg of 81
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