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    gman reacted to specialiststeve in Twins continue being Twins...   
    Did any of you see that Correa is signing up to be a Twin? Holy negativism!! 
    We have a GREAT lineup with both vets and young guys with some top end pitching and bats in the minors. 
    Anyone here actually Play baseball? Moving up from minors to majors is a HUGE adjustment. The young bats will figure it out.. it takes time. 
    Am SURE the front office is working on another front line starter and that allows Ober and Ryan to be 3 and 4 guys with Bundy being #5.. 2 years ago he was very good but hard to trust. 
    Have some faith guys... depressing reading your "gloom, despair and agony on me" mentality.. 
    We are going to be good... very good!
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    gman got a reaction from LewFordLives in What are we waiting on to complete our roster?   
    I never saw a 200-300 million dollar player coming here so I have no expectations for Story or Correa.  Unloading Donaldson really did cost us Garver and Rortvedt. Shows you how much in demand he was. But it got us more playing time for Arraez and Miranda. I wouldn't be surprised to see Sanchez unloaded, there is no reason to eat his contract. I still see 2022 as a year long try out camp.
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    gman got a reaction from Dman in What are we waiting on to complete our roster?   
    I never saw a 200-300 million dollar player coming here so I have no expectations for Story or Correa.  Unloading Donaldson really did cost us Garver and Rortvedt. Shows you how much in demand he was. But it got us more playing time for Arraez and Miranda. I wouldn't be surprised to see Sanchez unloaded, there is no reason to eat his contract. I still see 2022 as a year long try out camp.
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    gman got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Bring on the kids   
    I mostly agree with you except for Donaldson. I've never been a fan of his and didn't like the signing. I realize with $50mil or more due him it would be tough to trade him but I still think the future Twins would look better without him now taking a full time spot now.
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    gman got a reaction from TwinsDr2021 in Bring on the kids   
    I mostly agree with you except for Donaldson. I've never been a fan of his and didn't like the signing. I realize with $50mil or more due him it would be tough to trade him but I still think the future Twins would look better without him now taking a full time spot now.
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    gman got a reaction from Hunter48 in Bring on the kids   
    I mostly agree with you except for Donaldson. I've never been a fan of his and didn't like the signing. I realize with $50mil or more due him it would be tough to trade him but I still think the future Twins would look better without him now taking a full time spot now.
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    gman reacted to PopRiveter in Bring on the kids   
    I sure enjoyed reading this. It did help crystalize a few thoughts for me. 
    1-Donaldson's presence is effectively limiting playing time for the mix of Miranda, Arraez, Kirilloff, and Larnach. That's 4 of the players I'm most interested in watching in 2022. JD is still a strong contributor, but he needs to be in the playoff mix or his "competitive fire" skews a lot more negative. I want his attitude around a young, developing team about as much as I want to hire Chuck Knoblauch as a bench coach.
    2-I am pretty sure I don't have any interest in watching Nick Gordon tryout as SS. Wouldn't mind if Polanco slid back over there until a better glove pushed him off the position. Maybe a one year contract for a B-level free agent until Lewis can prove he's ready?
    3-Garver at catcher is a really good deal for this team isn't it? I'm glad they have that in place. I've heard speculation about moving off him this year, but I think he a great priority piece to keep in place.
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    gman got a reaction from RpR in Bring on the kids   
    I mostly agree with you except for Donaldson. I've never been a fan of his and didn't like the signing. I realize with $50mil or more due him it would be tough to trade him but I still think the future Twins would look better without him now taking a full time spot now.
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    gman got a reaction from Minny505 in Royce Lewis: the Man, the Leg Kick, the Shortstop?   
    Maybe he could see Buxton's career path and reconsider when to overextend himself.
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    gman got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Let Me Talk About Catchers   
    Jeffers was a rookie in 2021 as he had only 55 at bats in 2020. He never played at the triple A season before this year when he made a total of 103 plate appearances. It was worth noting that Jeffers started 77 games at catcher for the Twins this year, more than Garver has started in any season at any level. Hopefully in 2022 he won't suffer a sophomore slump. This may be why he is rated higher than Garver.
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    gman got a reaction from In My La Z boy in Play the rookies   
    Lets have a spring battle for first base and 4th outfielder. We have seemingly 4 good prospects to try at these 2 positions, who may be better than anyone we can sign or trade for. Our own rookies aren't always the worst options.  The same with the 4th & 5th starter position.
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    gman got a reaction from mikelink45 in Play the rookies   
    Lets have a spring battle for first base and 4th outfielder. We have seemingly 4 good prospects to try at these 2 positions, who may be better than anyone we can sign or trade for. Our own rookies aren't always the worst options.  The same with the 4th & 5th starter position.
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    gman got a reaction from wabene in Why the Eddie Rosario hate?   
    I saw a lineup without Buxton, Kepler or Rosario in the outfield due to injury. It wasn't pretty. Rosario played even when injured.Yes it looked like he wasn't hustling but maybe he couldn't run all out. In reviewing certain plays you could see him dragging his right leg probably due to injury or weakness in it. This occurred through the end of the year.
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    gman got a reaction from mikelink45 in Baseball in the West   
    Interesting article. This could have given a whole new meaning to the term "Dead Ball Era".
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    gman got a reaction from brvama in Why the Eddie Rosario hate?   
    I saw a lineup without Buxton, Kepler or Rosario in the outfield due to injury. It wasn't pretty. Rosario played even when injured.Yes it looked like he wasn't hustling but maybe he couldn't run all out. In reviewing certain plays you could see him dragging his right leg probably due to injury or weakness in it. This occurred through the end of the year.
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    gman got a reaction from mikelink45 in Why the Eddie Rosario hate?   
    I saw a lineup without Buxton, Kepler or Rosario in the outfield due to injury. It wasn't pretty. Rosario played even when injured.Yes it looked like he wasn't hustling but maybe he couldn't run all out. In reviewing certain plays you could see him dragging his right leg probably due to injury or weakness in it. This occurred through the end of the year.
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    gman got a reaction from KGB in Why the Eddie Rosario hate?   
    I saw a lineup without Buxton, Kepler or Rosario in the outfield due to injury. It wasn't pretty. Rosario played even when injured.Yes it looked like he wasn't hustling but maybe he couldn't run all out. In reviewing certain plays you could see him dragging his right leg probably due to injury or weakness in it. This occurred through the end of the year.
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    gman reacted to Kelly Vance in Moving Eddie Rosario, but Where?   
    I disagree with this article and all those calling for Rosie to be traded.
     
    He drove in 109 runs and hit 32 homers.  Does anyone really think one of the rookies will replace those numbers?   He is a bad ball, low ball hitter. He doesn't hit for high average.  So what? He makes plays.
     
    I know he has some moments when you think he may be dogging it, but he played a good part of the year on bad wheels. 
     
    I would trade the prospects before this guy. I know they look like the shinier pebbles right now, but that is all just speculation. Rosie has proven he can play at the major league level, which is more than you can say for the prospects. Plus, he is a difference maker. When he is healthy, and comes up with runners on, I expect something good is gonna happen. Twins hit him 4th. That means they are high on him. 
     
    But if they trade him to the Yanks, he will hit 45 homers
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    gman got a reaction from bighat in Could Jake Cave Bite into Eddie Rosario’s Playing Time (This Year and Beyond)?   
    The Twins seem to have major league outfield talent at all levels of the minor's currently. Next spring/early summer could see Larnach, Kiriloff, Rooker and Raley getting major league time in the outfield/firstbase/DH.
     
    I don't think Buxton will ever play more than 135/140 games a year without getting injured. Kepler can cover center when needed the next 2 years while one of the centerfield talents works their way up.
     
    That said, I don't see Cave back next year. He was good in 2018 and great the last couple of weeks but they need roster space and playing time for the outfield prospects at Triple and Double A. Gonzalez can be the 4th until someone demands roster space.
     
    I can't see Rosario getting traded before winter of 2020/21 at the earliest. Someone would have to overwhelm them.
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    gman got a reaction from mikelink45 in The best SS in Twins history?   
    After 58 years of Twins history, you'd think there would be at least 1 player that really jumped out at you. There were some very good individual seasons in there but no really great careers. Hopefully some of the players in the current system will change the dialogue.
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    gman got a reaction from mikelink45 in The best First Baseman in Twins history   
    I think if you put together an alltime Twins team, Killebrew plays firstbase and bats 4th. For all the maybes and could'ves, Killebrew actually did it.
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    gman got a reaction from Oldgoat_MN in Who will be on first   
    1B, like every other position on the team with the possible exception of LF, is a position up for grabs in 2019. This is not a playoff team, as set, in 2019. I would  offer Joe the position for 2019 if this was a playoff contender. They have done nothing this year to show that 2019 will be the year so why plan on Joe as the firstbaseman? He won't be there 2, 3 or 4 years from now when this team is more likely to be a playoff contender. So for next year why not start with Austin or someone else there? 
     
    I would have liked Sano, Buxton, Polanco or Kepler to supprt their claim on a position, but for this year anyway only Rosario has laid claim to a position, be it Lf or Rf.
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    gman got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in I second that - but who is our 2019 2B?   
    I would look for Arreaz at second base next year.
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    gman got a reaction from blindeke in Interesting Offseason Upcoming for Twins   
    I would not want to see the Twins sign or trade for a veteran player that would take playing time away from a prospect less than a year away from the majors. Don't give Moliter that temptation. In spite of the play and the record, my biggest disappointment in the team this year is that not a single every day or pitching prospect has earned their chops at the major league level. True, the everyday prospect options were not great, but their seemed to be plenty of pitching options that should have allowed at least 1 starter and 2 relievers making an impact. There was Romero somewhat.
     
    Here's a thought. Sano, Buxton, Kepler, Rosario and Polance were all getting some playing time at the major league level in 2015. This is the 4th season since than. If our next wave doesn't start hitting the bigs until 2020 and take 3-4 years to become impact players, Buxton and Sano, et al,  will be nine-ten year veterans.
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    gman got a reaction from mikelink45 in Interesting Offseason Upcoming for Twins   
    I would not want to see the Twins sign or trade for a veteran player that would take playing time away from a prospect less than a year away from the majors. Don't give Moliter that temptation. In spite of the play and the record, my biggest disappointment in the team this year is that not a single every day or pitching prospect has earned their chops at the major league level. True, the everyday prospect options were not great, but their seemed to be plenty of pitching options that should have allowed at least 1 starter and 2 relievers making an impact. There was Romero somewhat.
     
    Here's a thought. Sano, Buxton, Kepler, Rosario and Polance were all getting some playing time at the major league level in 2015. This is the 4th season since than. If our next wave doesn't start hitting the bigs until 2020 and take 3-4 years to become impact players, Buxton and Sano, et al,  will be nine-ten year veterans.
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