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    SarasotaBill reacted to 071063 in The Twins Face a Deceivingly Complicated Decision at the Trade Deadline   
    To me, this is extremely flawed logic.  I don't believe the Twins front office thought they would compete for a divisional title this year and they have a plan in place to compete next year or the year after.  In my eyes, you stick to the plan you have in place.  You do NOT sacrifice the future on a year when your division stinks and you happen to be in first place at the AS break.  Stick to the plan.
    I would actually advocate the other way.  I feel the Twins should think about being sellers.  We don't have a of pieces that are saleable, except Correa.  If some team feels they are a SS away from a championship and want to mortgage their future for CC, I say go for it! Reaps the rewards!  Sell off pieces that won't be back anyway or won't be there we we are ready to compete, i.e. Archer, Bundy, Sanchez, Smith, possibly Urshela, etc.  You absolutely hold onto Arraez, Larnach, Kiriloff, Ryan, and all of the young players you have developed.
    I know my opinion will not be popular.  But I don't just want to make the playoffs one year, get obliterated but the Yankees or Astros in the first round and then start all over.  Have a plan, build the system and execute the plan!
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    SarasotaBill reacted to Road trip in Twins Appear to Trend Towards Pool Savings on Day 2   
    Day 2 is almost always a crap shot if you look at history.  Not many players make it to the majors after the first few rounds.  Take a look at the 2015 draft.  Most players taken in 2015 would have contributed at the major league level by now if they were going to....especially the college guys.  What do we see?
    Round 5 - One player with more than 1 WAR - Ryan Helsley
    Round 6 - Two players with more than 1 WAR - Steven Duggar and David Fletcher
    Round 7 - Two players with more than 1 WAR - Dylan Moore and Jake Cronenworth (I'll even throw in Jovani Moran, who is at .5 and probably makes it over 1 eventually)
    Round 8 - One player, Chris Paddack...hopefully he makes it back from surgery.
    Round 9 - Nobody over 1 WAR, although LaMont Wade is getting close.
    Round 10 - Nobody over 1 WAR.  
    Contrast that to round 1 of 2015.  19 of the players selected have accumulated more than 1 WAR.  Many are already stars (Bregman, Tucker, Swanson, Buehler).  Unfortunately the Twins drafted Tyler Jay.
    The lesson:  Get the first couple of picks right, and after that you are just praying to hit a lottery number.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Twins Thrilled with Draft's First Night   
    The Twins picked my favorite player at each pick. Tanner Schobel was my favorite hitter on VA Tech and why I wasn't excited about Cross at 8.
    Hopefully the Twins can develop Prielipp like they did with Povich this past year.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Birdman in Twins Thrilled with Draft's First Night   
    The Twins picked my favorite player at each pick. Tanner Schobel was my favorite hitter on VA Tech and why I wasn't excited about Cross at 8.
    Hopefully the Twins can develop Prielipp like they did with Povich this past year.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from wabene in Twins Thrilled with Draft's First Night   
    The Twins picked my favorite player at each pick. Tanner Schobel was my favorite hitter on VA Tech and why I wasn't excited about Cross at 8.
    Hopefully the Twins can develop Prielipp like they did with Povich this past year.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Dman in Twins Thrilled with Draft's First Night   
    The Twins picked my favorite player at each pick. Tanner Schobel was my favorite hitter on VA Tech and why I wasn't excited about Cross at 8.
    Hopefully the Twins can develop Prielipp like they did with Povich this past year.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from bunsen82 in Twins Thrilled with Draft's First Night   
    The Twins picked my favorite player at each pick. Tanner Schobel was my favorite hitter on VA Tech and why I wasn't excited about Cross at 8.
    Hopefully the Twins can develop Prielipp like they did with Povich this past year.
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    SarasotaBill reacted to MGM4706 in Twins Thrilled with Draft's First Night   
    Wow! A team absolutely STARVED for pitching uses it's #1 for a SS! Then they seem absolutely OBSESSED with bringing in pitchers who have had Tommy John Surgery! Now even in the draft they do it? Unbelivable! Almost all of the previous Tommy John guys have not worked out. Why chance your #2 pick on damaged goods! They always look recovered after surgery and the Twins always bite. But a year later as the pitches build they get stung and velocity is gone and so are the pitchers.
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    SarasotaBill reacted to tarheeltwinsfan in Minnesota Twins 2021 Draft Retrospective   
    I sincerely hope that the same FO employees who had input in choosing the 2021 draft prospects are still in charge of the Twins 2022 draft. What an incredible draft 2021 was. Miller, Encarnacion-Strand, Festa and Pop, etc.. And Petty is a super star in the making. I understand the trade for Gray, but I wish it had not cost us Petty. After reading his article I have 100 % confidence in the Twins FO to make some really good choices in the draft today. I can't wait.
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    SarasotaBill reacted to NapoleonComplex in Final Twins Daily Mock Draft   
    Absolutely love the time and effort y’all put into MLB draft coverage. All the analysis is incredible. As a fan of prospects and mocks … thank you.
    That said, if it comes down to Cross as the best (affordable) bat available, I take a risk on Lesko or Prielipp. 
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    SarasotaBill reacted to MN_ExPat in Twins Daily Draft Preview: Cade Horton   
    I would argue that comment is really just conjecture and that, he would not have gotten to this point if he didn't have a "love of the game".  You don't succeed at that level and on that stage if you don't.
    And those "demands"... the other day I told a story about a kid who graduated 3-4 years ahead of my son (from the same HS) and who was seriously being considered by the Cubs and Red Sox as a top 10 round type of player.  However, he is a deeply faith based young man who truly values what his word means and he had committed to UGA to play baseball.  He told the Cubs that it would take at least top 3 round money for him to give up his commit and dream of playing college ball.  Not because he was greedy or didn't love the game, but he wanted to make sure if he was going to miss out on one dream, he had a safety net for the other.
    So I guess my point is that when we hear sky high demands, we shouldn't be so quick to dismiss the young man as morally corrupt.  There is often more to the story than any of us could ever guess.
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    SarasotaBill reacted to Jeremy Nygaard in Twins Daily Draft Preview: Cade Horton   
    Unless Parada drops, drafting a catcher at 8 would be a really bad idea.
    The exception being the Twins really believe Susac (or someone else) is the next big thing and they can sign him for millions less than slot (like comp round money).
    Any outcome drafting a catcher at 8 other than those would be a complete failure.
     
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    SarasotaBill reacted to tony&rodney in Twins Daily Draft Preview: Cade Horton   
    A pitcher might be a good choice at #8, but if choosing an arm happens I'm going for Dylan Lesko.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Jamie Cameron in 4 Pitchers the Twins Could Target in the 2022 MLB Draft   
    If the top 7 hitters are gone at 8 hopefully the Twins don't settle for Cross. He had the 4th highest OPS on his team. That doesn't scream elite talent. 
    Take the most upside and don't be afraid of TJ surgery.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Tim in 4 Pitchers the Twins Could Target in the 2022 MLB Draft   
    If the top 7 hitters are gone at 8 hopefully the Twins don't settle for Cross. He had the 4th highest OPS on his team. That doesn't scream elite talent. 
    Take the most upside and don't be afraid of TJ surgery.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Dman in 4 Pitchers the Twins Could Target in the 2022 MLB Draft   
    If the top 7 hitters are gone at 8 hopefully the Twins don't settle for Cross. He had the 4th highest OPS on his team. That doesn't scream elite talent. 
    Take the most upside and don't be afraid of TJ surgery.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Karbo in Pitching Coach Wes Johnson to Abruptly Leave Twins   
    Wes Johnson could have announced he was going to LSU at the end of the season. The lack of commitment illustrates  a lack of character. If you make a commitment to a team then you follow through with it. 
    On the point that the team could fire him during the season, they would have to pay him to sit at home. 
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    SarasotaBill reacted to jorgenswest in Pitching Coach Wes Johnson to Abruptly Leave Twins   
    I guess I am not most people.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Nate Palmer in Twins Make Multiple Vaccination-Related Roster Moves   
    I got vaccinated as soon as I could because I'm older and wanted to take away any death possibility even though I'm in very good shape and have no morbidities.
    Don't be upset with players making a health decision they feel is best.
    Be upset with Canada who don't understand that vaccinated people can get Covid and spread Covid just as likely as unvaccinated people. Follow the science.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from MplsFan in Twins Make Multiple Vaccination-Related Roster Moves   
    I got vaccinated as soon as I could because I'm older and wanted to take away any death possibility even though I'm in very good shape and have no morbidities.
    Don't be upset with players making a health decision they feel is best.
    Be upset with Canada who don't understand that vaccinated people can get Covid and spread Covid just as likely as unvaccinated people. Follow the science.
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Cap'n Piranha in Twins Make Multiple Vaccination-Related Roster Moves   
    I got vaccinated as soon as I could because I'm older and wanted to take away any death possibility even though I'm in very good shape and have no morbidities.
    Don't be upset with players making a health decision they feel is best.
    Be upset with Canada who don't understand that vaccinated people can get Covid and spread Covid just as likely as unvaccinated people. Follow the science.
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    SarasotaBill reacted to roger in Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month - May 2022   
    Excited seeing a catcher, any catcher on this list.  Looking at the numbers, can’t believe Perez was higher than Miller.  Are you guys so much into home runs that five versus two had Perez higher even though all of Miller’s other numbers were higher?
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from operation mindcrime in Twins Daily 2022 Draft Coverage, May 12   
    I really like the top 9. I thought Prielipp was getting knocked down too far before this week's update. 
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    SarasotaBill got a reaction from Dman in Twins Daily 2022 Draft Coverage, May 12   
    I really like the top 9. I thought Prielipp was getting knocked down too far before this week's update. 
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    SarasotaBill reacted to nicksaviking in Twins Daily 2022 Draft Coverage, May 5   
    Jones, Lee, Holliday and Lee are the most interesting bats to me. Assuming they're all gone when the Twins select, I'd probably be most interested in rolling the dice with Lesko.
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