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    Jacksson got a reaction from Dave The Dastardly in What To Do With Miguel Sano   
    Send him some Twinkies.  That offseason weight loss has him all messed up.
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Dave The Dastardly in What to Expect From New Twins Catcher José Godoy   
    The trade from which the Twins received Sanchez and Urshela was not about either player.  This trade was all about dumping Donaldson..  We had to take those two for the Yankees to agree to take Donaldson AND the twins throwing in Kiner-Falefa and Rortvedt (neither of whom the Twins WANTED to trade) were also REQUIRED to be included from the Twins side.  This trade was only about getting out from under the two remaining years of Donaldson's contract.  And who were the brain wizards that that made THIS trade?  The same two-some that signed Donaldson in the first place,  Jimmy Pohlad is a happy camper knowing that he is out from under the $50 MM owed to him for 2022, 2023, and the 2024 buyout ANY team even remotely interested in either Sanchez  (7 M final yr arbitration) or Urshela (6.5 M final yr arbitration) will be greeted by a receptive front office and owner.  Unless either is dumped before or during the season, they will be allowed to become free agents and will not be with the 2023 Twins.  (Unless Sano is dumped either before or during the season, he will be allowed to become a free agent and will not be with the 2023 Twins).
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    Jacksson got a reaction from bighat in What to Expect From New Twins Catcher José Godoy   
    The trade from which the Twins received Sanchez and Urshela was not about either player.  This trade was all about dumping Donaldson..  We had to take those two for the Yankees to agree to take Donaldson AND the twins throwing in Kiner-Falefa and Rortvedt (neither of whom the Twins WANTED to trade) were also REQUIRED to be included from the Twins side.  This trade was only about getting out from under the two remaining years of Donaldson's contract.  And who were the brain wizards that that made THIS trade?  The same two-some that signed Donaldson in the first place,  Jimmy Pohlad is a happy camper knowing that he is out from under the $50 MM owed to him for 2022, 2023, and the 2024 buyout ANY team even remotely interested in either Sanchez  (7 M final yr arbitration) or Urshela (6.5 M final yr arbitration) will be greeted by a receptive front office and owner.  Unless either is dumped before or during the season, they will be allowed to become free agents and will not be with the 2023 Twins.  (Unless Sano is dumped either before or during the season, he will be allowed to become a free agent and will not be with the 2023 Twins).
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    Jacksson got a reaction from mikelink45 in What to Expect From New Twins Catcher José Godoy   
    The trade from which the Twins received Sanchez and Urshela was not about either player.  This trade was all about dumping Donaldson..  We had to take those two for the Yankees to agree to take Donaldson AND the twins throwing in Kiner-Falefa and Rortvedt (neither of whom the Twins WANTED to trade) were also REQUIRED to be included from the Twins side.  This trade was only about getting out from under the two remaining years of Donaldson's contract.  And who were the brain wizards that that made THIS trade?  The same two-some that signed Donaldson in the first place,  Jimmy Pohlad is a happy camper knowing that he is out from under the $50 MM owed to him for 2022, 2023, and the 2024 buyout ANY team even remotely interested in either Sanchez  (7 M final yr arbitration) or Urshela (6.5 M final yr arbitration) will be greeted by a receptive front office and owner.  Unless either is dumped before or during the season, they will be allowed to become free agents and will not be with the 2023 Twins.  (Unless Sano is dumped either before or during the season, he will be allowed to become a free agent and will not be with the 2023 Twins).
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Linus in What to Expect From New Twins Catcher José Godoy   
    The trade from which the Twins received Sanchez and Urshela was not about either player.  This trade was all about dumping Donaldson..  We had to take those two for the Yankees to agree to take Donaldson AND the twins throwing in Kiner-Falefa and Rortvedt (neither of whom the Twins WANTED to trade) were also REQUIRED to be included from the Twins side.  This trade was only about getting out from under the two remaining years of Donaldson's contract.  And who were the brain wizards that that made THIS trade?  The same two-some that signed Donaldson in the first place,  Jimmy Pohlad is a happy camper knowing that he is out from under the $50 MM owed to him for 2022, 2023, and the 2024 buyout ANY team even remotely interested in either Sanchez  (7 M final yr arbitration) or Urshela (6.5 M final yr arbitration) will be greeted by a receptive front office and owner.  Unless either is dumped before or during the season, they will be allowed to become free agents and will not be with the 2023 Twins.  (Unless Sano is dumped either before or during the season, he will be allowed to become a free agent and will not be with the 2023 Twins).
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Cris E in Twins Trading Offers Exciting Opportunity   
    The Dylan Bundy signing is just a stepping stone to more signings.  Dylan Bundy gets them AL BUNDY who gets them the inside track on SVEN HUNKSTROM.  If there is money remaining, BOB ROONEY is a definite possibility.
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    Jacksson got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in Who Belongs on the Minnesota Twins Mount Rushmore?   
    Got to agree with Killebrew, Carew, Oliva & Puckett.
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Longdistancetwins in Who Belongs on the Minnesota Twins Mount Rushmore?   
    Got to agree with Killebrew, Carew, Oliva & Puckett.
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    Jacksson got a reaction from jimbo92107 in The Twins Shouldn't Trade for an Ace   
    As stated previously on other discussion threads, the KEY to ANY deal with the A's is to help them with their stated goal of REDUCING PAYROLL.  Not only does that approach give the Twins: (1) an advantage over other teams, (2) the ability to secure Montas as opposed to either Bassitt or Maneaa, (3) the opportunity to MINIMIZE the player cost going back to the A's, and (4) the opportunity to fill more holes on their own team than just starting pitching.  By agreeing to take back SS Elvis Andrus and OF Stephen Piscotty in addition to Montas, the Twins would be saving the A's $20 MM in 2022.  This would be a good starting point for negotiations.  This kind of contract manipulation happens in pro sports all the time.  Question is can Flavey & Levine do enough of a sales job on Jimmy Pohlad  to get him to open up his money purse and risk the escape of the moths that reside there?
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    Jacksson got a reaction from heresthething in The Twins Shouldn't Trade for an Ace   
    As stated previously on other discussion threads, the KEY to ANY deal with the A's is to help them with their stated goal of REDUCING PAYROLL.  Not only does that approach give the Twins: (1) an advantage over other teams, (2) the ability to secure Montas as opposed to either Bassitt or Maneaa, (3) the opportunity to MINIMIZE the player cost going back to the A's, and (4) the opportunity to fill more holes on their own team than just starting pitching.  By agreeing to take back SS Elvis Andrus and OF Stephen Piscotty in addition to Montas, the Twins would be saving the A's $20 MM in 2022.  This would be a good starting point for negotiations.  This kind of contract manipulation happens in pro sports all the time.  Question is can Flavey & Levine do enough of a sales job on Jimmy Pohlad  to get him to open up his money purse and risk the escape of the moths that reside there?
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    Jacksson got a reaction from TopGunn#22 in The Twins Shouldn't Trade for an Ace   
    As stated previously on other discussion threads, the KEY to ANY deal with the A's is to help them with their stated goal of REDUCING PAYROLL.  Not only does that approach give the Twins: (1) an advantage over other teams, (2) the ability to secure Montas as opposed to either Bassitt or Maneaa, (3) the opportunity to MINIMIZE the player cost going back to the A's, and (4) the opportunity to fill more holes on their own team than just starting pitching.  By agreeing to take back SS Elvis Andrus and OF Stephen Piscotty in addition to Montas, the Twins would be saving the A's $20 MM in 2022.  This would be a good starting point for negotiations.  This kind of contract manipulation happens in pro sports all the time.  Question is can Flavey & Levine do enough of a sales job on Jimmy Pohlad  to get him to open up his money purse and risk the escape of the moths that reside there?
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    Jacksson got a reaction from glunn in The Twins Shouldn't Trade for an Ace   
    As stated previously on other discussion threads, the KEY to ANY deal with the A's is to help them with their stated goal of REDUCING PAYROLL.  Not only does that approach give the Twins: (1) an advantage over other teams, (2) the ability to secure Montas as opposed to either Bassitt or Maneaa, (3) the opportunity to MINIMIZE the player cost going back to the A's, and (4) the opportunity to fill more holes on their own team than just starting pitching.  By agreeing to take back SS Elvis Andrus and OF Stephen Piscotty in addition to Montas, the Twins would be saving the A's $20 MM in 2022.  This would be a good starting point for negotiations.  This kind of contract manipulation happens in pro sports all the time.  Question is can Flavey & Levine do enough of a sales job on Jimmy Pohlad  to get him to open up his money purse and risk the escape of the moths that reside there?
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Minny505 in Twins Trading Offers Exciting Opportunity   
    The Dylan Bundy signing is just a stepping stone to more signings.  Dylan Bundy gets them AL BUNDY who gets them the inside track on SVEN HUNKSTROM.  If there is money remaining, BOB ROONEY is a definite possibility.
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Game7-91 in Twins Trading Offers Exciting Opportunity   
    The Dylan Bundy signing is just a stepping stone to more signings.  Dylan Bundy gets them AL BUNDY who gets them the inside track on SVEN HUNKSTROM.  If there is money remaining, BOB ROONEY is a definite possibility.
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Karbo in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The key with ANY deal with Oakland is to "help" them out in their stated goal with lowering their payroll cost.  Doing this and taking on payroll from Oakland will LOWER the prospect cost to Minnesota.  That means taking on 3-4 Oakland players and viewing the player salaries that are being taken on as sunk costs that are associated with acquiring the player(s) that the Twins REALLY want.   With that in mind, what do the A's need now AND what will they be needing down the road after some projected activity?   Forecasted to be available due to the desire to shrink the payroll are: Chris Bassit, Sean Maneaa, Frankie Montas, 3B Matt Chapman, 1B Matt Olson, SS Elvis Andrus, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Ramon Laureano, Util Tony Kemp.  In addition to their stated underwhelming catching corps, the A's stand to need replacements for any of the referenced players that end up being moved.   What do the Twins need = Starting Pitching, Shortstop, RH Hitting Outfielder (to platoon with Kepler) and a Left Fielder.  What do the Twins have that can be dealt?  1B/DH Miguel Sano, INF Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Brent Rooker, OF Jake Cave, 3B Josh Donaldson,  C Mitch Garver/Ryan Jeffers/Ben Rortvedt.
    So what would the A's want from the Twins to "give up"  P Frankie Montas IF the Twins also TOOK SS Elvis Andrus, AND OF Stephen Piscotty?  If those discussions began with Sano & Arraez, that would provide the A's with ready replacements for Chapman & Olson. 
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Einheri in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The key with ANY deal with Oakland is to "help" them out in their stated goal with lowering their payroll cost.  Doing this and taking on payroll from Oakland will LOWER the prospect cost to Minnesota.  That means taking on 3-4 Oakland players and viewing the player salaries that are being taken on as sunk costs that are associated with acquiring the player(s) that the Twins REALLY want.   With that in mind, what do the A's need now AND what will they be needing down the road after some projected activity?   Forecasted to be available due to the desire to shrink the payroll are: Chris Bassit, Sean Maneaa, Frankie Montas, 3B Matt Chapman, 1B Matt Olson, SS Elvis Andrus, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Ramon Laureano, Util Tony Kemp.  In addition to their stated underwhelming catching corps, the A's stand to need replacements for any of the referenced players that end up being moved.   What do the Twins need = Starting Pitching, Shortstop, RH Hitting Outfielder (to platoon with Kepler) and a Left Fielder.  What do the Twins have that can be dealt?  1B/DH Miguel Sano, INF Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Brent Rooker, OF Jake Cave, 3B Josh Donaldson,  C Mitch Garver/Ryan Jeffers/Ben Rortvedt.
    So what would the A's want from the Twins to "give up"  P Frankie Montas IF the Twins also TOOK SS Elvis Andrus, AND OF Stephen Piscotty?  If those discussions began with Sano & Arraez, that would provide the A's with ready replacements for Chapman & Olson. 
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from glunn in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    Twins want Montas because of the 2023 control.  That is why the sweetener of taking Andrus and Piscotty is offered.  Andrus has a complicated contract.  He costs 14M with the Rangers picking up 7.25 of that.  The 2023 team option for 15M becomes a player option if Andrus gets 550 PA in 2022 or 1100 PA in 2021 & 2022.  BUT if the plan is to just bide time with Andrus for 2022  at a net cost of 6.75M UNTIL Lewis/Martin/Miranda is ready and then release him prior to reaching the PA threshold of converting the team option into a player option, then the Twins would be off the hook and free of any financial obligation to Andrus for 2023.  Piscotty will cost 7.25M for 2022 PLUS a 1M buyout of his 15M option for 2023. So initially, the A's save  salaries of Montas, Andrus and Piscotty =  5M+6.75M+8..25M a cool 20M in payroll savings for 2022.  A's would prefer to off load Maneaa or Bassitt as they are free agents after 2022 and  will command 10M and 9M via arbitration.   If it is a make or break condition, Twins could always agree to take one of the two ( Bassitt, if he liked it here may just be open to sign an extension, while Maneaa is a Boras client and would not).  Another possible sweetener would be to take on Ramon Laureano who is projected to cost the A's 2+M via arbitration in 2022 and is coming off a 2021 PED suspension BUT would provide outfield depth at all 3 positions.  The door is always open for discussion & negociation.
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    Jacksson got a reaction from miller761 in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The key with ANY deal with Oakland is to "help" them out in their stated goal with lowering their payroll cost.  Doing this and taking on payroll from Oakland will LOWER the prospect cost to Minnesota.  That means taking on 3-4 Oakland players and viewing the player salaries that are being taken on as sunk costs that are associated with acquiring the player(s) that the Twins REALLY want.   With that in mind, what do the A's need now AND what will they be needing down the road after some projected activity?   Forecasted to be available due to the desire to shrink the payroll are: Chris Bassit, Sean Maneaa, Frankie Montas, 3B Matt Chapman, 1B Matt Olson, SS Elvis Andrus, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Ramon Laureano, Util Tony Kemp.  In addition to their stated underwhelming catching corps, the A's stand to need replacements for any of the referenced players that end up being moved.   What do the Twins need = Starting Pitching, Shortstop, RH Hitting Outfielder (to platoon with Kepler) and a Left Fielder.  What do the Twins have that can be dealt?  1B/DH Miguel Sano, INF Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Brent Rooker, OF Jake Cave, 3B Josh Donaldson,  C Mitch Garver/Ryan Jeffers/Ben Rortvedt.
    So what would the A's want from the Twins to "give up"  P Frankie Montas IF the Twins also TOOK SS Elvis Andrus, AND OF Stephen Piscotty?  If those discussions began with Sano & Arraez, that would provide the A's with ready replacements for Chapman & Olson. 
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from lukeduke1980 in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The key with ANY deal with Oakland is to "help" them out in their stated goal with lowering their payroll cost.  Doing this and taking on payroll from Oakland will LOWER the prospect cost to Minnesota.  That means taking on 3-4 Oakland players and viewing the player salaries that are being taken on as sunk costs that are associated with acquiring the player(s) that the Twins REALLY want.   With that in mind, what do the A's need now AND what will they be needing down the road after some projected activity?   Forecasted to be available due to the desire to shrink the payroll are: Chris Bassit, Sean Maneaa, Frankie Montas, 3B Matt Chapman, 1B Matt Olson, SS Elvis Andrus, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Ramon Laureano, Util Tony Kemp.  In addition to their stated underwhelming catching corps, the A's stand to need replacements for any of the referenced players that end up being moved.   What do the Twins need = Starting Pitching, Shortstop, RH Hitting Outfielder (to platoon with Kepler) and a Left Fielder.  What do the Twins have that can be dealt?  1B/DH Miguel Sano, INF Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Brent Rooker, OF Jake Cave, 3B Josh Donaldson,  C Mitch Garver/Ryan Jeffers/Ben Rortvedt.
    So what would the A's want from the Twins to "give up"  P Frankie Montas IF the Twins also TOOK SS Elvis Andrus, AND OF Stephen Piscotty?  If those discussions began with Sano & Arraez, that would provide the A's with ready replacements for Chapman & Olson. 
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Hunter48 in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The ONLY winning a Pohlad owned business is concerned with is at the cash register.  In Baseball, winning the World Series is just WAY too expensive.  Better to nibble around the edge of success with a restrained payroll and keep the turnstyles moving, the concessions selling, and the merchandise moving.  Just the most recent in a string of businesses that the Pohlad family reaped profits off of while "serving" their community with: bus service, banking, and beverages.  The family has now moved into: commercial real estate, development financing, senior housing, movie making,, automation and the vehicle business.  All their endevors have one, single common thread = make a buck off the public.  Carl taught his kids well.  I can't help but recall the business advice once given to Barney Rubble by none other than Fred Flintstone. "Barney, you're in the business army now; your only friend's a buck and the more bucks you've got, the more friends you've got."
    AND the Pohlad Family has MANY, MANY of those kind of FRIENDS !!
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    Jacksson got a reaction from LastOnePicked in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The key with ANY deal with Oakland is to "help" them out in their stated goal with lowering their payroll cost.  Doing this and taking on payroll from Oakland will LOWER the prospect cost to Minnesota.  That means taking on 3-4 Oakland players and viewing the player salaries that are being taken on as sunk costs that are associated with acquiring the player(s) that the Twins REALLY want.   With that in mind, what do the A's need now AND what will they be needing down the road after some projected activity?   Forecasted to be available due to the desire to shrink the payroll are: Chris Bassit, Sean Maneaa, Frankie Montas, 3B Matt Chapman, 1B Matt Olson, SS Elvis Andrus, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Ramon Laureano, Util Tony Kemp.  In addition to their stated underwhelming catching corps, the A's stand to need replacements for any of the referenced players that end up being moved.   What do the Twins need = Starting Pitching, Shortstop, RH Hitting Outfielder (to platoon with Kepler) and a Left Fielder.  What do the Twins have that can be dealt?  1B/DH Miguel Sano, INF Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Brent Rooker, OF Jake Cave, 3B Josh Donaldson,  C Mitch Garver/Ryan Jeffers/Ben Rortvedt.
    So what would the A's want from the Twins to "give up"  P Frankie Montas IF the Twins also TOOK SS Elvis Andrus, AND OF Stephen Piscotty?  If those discussions began with Sano & Arraez, that would provide the A's with ready replacements for Chapman & Olson. 
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from glunn in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The key with ANY deal with Oakland is to "help" them out in their stated goal with lowering their payroll cost.  Doing this and taking on payroll from Oakland will LOWER the prospect cost to Minnesota.  That means taking on 3-4 Oakland players and viewing the player salaries that are being taken on as sunk costs that are associated with acquiring the player(s) that the Twins REALLY want.   With that in mind, what do the A's need now AND what will they be needing down the road after some projected activity?   Forecasted to be available due to the desire to shrink the payroll are: Chris Bassit, Sean Maneaa, Frankie Montas, 3B Matt Chapman, 1B Matt Olson, SS Elvis Andrus, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Ramon Laureano, Util Tony Kemp.  In addition to their stated underwhelming catching corps, the A's stand to need replacements for any of the referenced players that end up being moved.   What do the Twins need = Starting Pitching, Shortstop, RH Hitting Outfielder (to platoon with Kepler) and a Left Fielder.  What do the Twins have that can be dealt?  1B/DH Miguel Sano, INF Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Brent Rooker, OF Jake Cave, 3B Josh Donaldson,  C Mitch Garver/Ryan Jeffers/Ben Rortvedt.
    So what would the A's want from the Twins to "give up"  P Frankie Montas IF the Twins also TOOK SS Elvis Andrus, AND OF Stephen Piscotty?  If those discussions began with Sano & Arraez, that would provide the A's with ready replacements for Chapman & Olson. 
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from DocBauer in The Twins Rotation Isn’t That Far From Fixing   
    The key with ANY deal with Oakland is to "help" them out in their stated goal with lowering their payroll cost.  Doing this and taking on payroll from Oakland will LOWER the prospect cost to Minnesota.  That means taking on 3-4 Oakland players and viewing the player salaries that are being taken on as sunk costs that are associated with acquiring the player(s) that the Twins REALLY want.   With that in mind, what do the A's need now AND what will they be needing down the road after some projected activity?   Forecasted to be available due to the desire to shrink the payroll are: Chris Bassit, Sean Maneaa, Frankie Montas, 3B Matt Chapman, 1B Matt Olson, SS Elvis Andrus, OF Stephen Piscotty, OF Ramon Laureano, Util Tony Kemp.  In addition to their stated underwhelming catching corps, the A's stand to need replacements for any of the referenced players that end up being moved.   What do the Twins need = Starting Pitching, Shortstop, RH Hitting Outfielder (to platoon with Kepler) and a Left Fielder.  What do the Twins have that can be dealt?  1B/DH Miguel Sano, INF Luis Arraez, Trevor Larnach, Brent Rooker, OF Jake Cave, 3B Josh Donaldson,  C Mitch Garver/Ryan Jeffers/Ben Rortvedt.
    So what would the A's want from the Twins to "give up"  P Frankie Montas IF the Twins also TOOK SS Elvis Andrus, AND OF Stephen Piscotty?  If those discussions began with Sano & Arraez, that would provide the A's with ready replacements for Chapman & Olson. 
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from Heiny in Twins Sign Shortstop Tim Beckham   
    Just insurance.  Hope he can still Bend It !!  In the event of injury or in case a trade of Arraez is needed for pitching.
     
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    Jacksson got a reaction from BobAzar in The Twins Have Failed Josh Donaldson   
    it is called HUMOR, CHawk !!
    Donaldson has an injury history with respect to his CALFs.
    Baby cows are referred to as calfs.
    Animal doctors are called veterinarians.
    Therefore, to ensure both himself and the Twins that he is in the best shape possible for the 2022 season and is able to stay healthy, be injury free, and stay on the field, Donaldson needs to hire someone to keep his calfs in shape.  What better person to hire to look after the condition of calves than a VETERINARIAN.
    TAKES ALL THE FUN OUT OF IT WHEN THE HUMOR HAS TO BE EXPLAINED.....
     
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