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  1. That’s too bad for Taylor. I think he has pitched in a lot of games. As of right now, it looks like neither team won that deal.
  2. Yes great job by Watkins and Kepler. Great catch by Buxton. But wow our shortstop has an arm. Great throw by Correa to finish the game.
  3. I am concerned that Buxton is playing hurt. He doesn’t look right at the plate. The ball he missed in right center was a tough play but one I expected him to make. Not every center fielder would catch that ball, but he’s not every center fielder.
  4. Just like that the Twins are in 2nd place! I know it’s early, but it beats being in last place early in the season. It’s also so fun to watch Buxton laughing and having fun.
  5. I’m happy with the new shortstop. I don’t think they are finished with the roster and will add some pitching. It’s fun to read Yankee fans comments on MLB Trade Rumors about the Twins signing Correa. Quite a few are really cranky about who they got so the Twins could end up with our shortstop. I also read that Rortvedt has an oblique strain and is out for awhile.
  6. Big news and big surprise!! Better shortstop than Story. I guess they spent the Donaldson money. Nice!
  7. Very frustrating. They are not trying to get better yet they traded last year’s first round draft choice. And Trevor’s Story wants to be on the Twins because…?
  8. I have never been a real fan of this front office but I like what they are doing so far. I think they have a plan and we need to give them a few days to work it out. I think the Donaldson move is freeing up money to spend on a shortstop. Great shortstops are hard to come by, and if Story is healthy he can be great. They still need to add some pitching to make this successful, but these moves might be coming. I hope I am right, otherwise it’s going to be another rough season that is pretty much over by May.
  9. It’s hard to limit the number to 5. I liked Mike’s selections. Donaldson and Cruz have not been good. Kepler looks lost at the plate. Sano looked a little better after trying to change his swing, but it seems like he reverts back to the same big loopy swing most of the time. I think sometimes the pitchers throw the ball where he swings and hit his bat. But then, I can’t bring myself to watch every game. They aren’t much fun to watch. Nobody seems like they are having much fun, even when they win.
  10. Just saw the Twins are going to sign Caleb Thielbar. He was probably easy to sign but not exactly the ace I was hoping for.
  11. I think I would be a fan of the Jersey if they had one with Wheeler on the back.
  12. I like Eddie in left field. He had a great throw to win that game in Boston. I think he is a better fielder with Buxton in center. His ankle injury seemed to hurt his second half of the season. He needs to hustle more when he hits a ground ball out, but that is Rocco's job. He was a solid cleanup hitter who drove in more than 100 runs. Very successful season.
  13. I think Harmon helped establish the Twins in Minnesota and brought fans to the park. In those days very few games were televised so I learned about Harmon by listening to Herb Carneil call the game. He was so fun to listen to as he described the game in such detail. Some of the World Series games were played during the day in the middle of the week. This was a really different ownership to play for with Calvin Griffith. More games were televised when Kirby played so I saw him play more. He was such a great player too. I remember the double header in Milwaukee when he went 10 for 11 and most importantly made a game saving catch. So both great players, but I think I like Harmon better because he played when I was a kid. My dad used to complain about him striking out too much. He cut down on the strikeouts as he got older. His stats from his MVP year in 1969 are amazing. He played in 162 games, he hit .276, with 49 homeruns, 140 RBI, 84 strikeouts, and walked 145 times. That is a pretty good year. Here is the link to an article by a sportswriter who met Harmon as a boy and then as a grown-up. It makes me happy to be a Twins' fan every time I read it. https://www.inquirer.com/philly/sports/phillies/20110514_Harmon_Killebrew__A_player_makes_a_powerful_memory.html
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