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  1. no team in the division lost 90 games because when 4 of the 5 teams are all on the same level of suck, they play pretty competitive baseball against each other.
  2. complaining about bullpen games when the team is carrying like 15 pitchers is pretty hilarious. nothing bad happened tonight. the twins lost because one of the best hitters in baseball hit a timely homerun while the bats were stymied by probably the best pitcher in baseball right now. can't win them all
  3. the flaw in this argument, in my opinion, is in assuming that the hundreds of players in MLB are exactly the same and want the same things. what works for one player doesn't always work for another
  4. david price is the twins best chance for "impact pitching" at this point. red sox have clearly signaled they want to shed payroll so them eating some salary for prospects could work.
  5. https://www.latimes.com/sports/story/2019-10-01/foul-balls-fans-injured-mlb-ballparks-netting according to this article hundreds of people have been injured by balls going into the stands and a 79 year old mother of three and grandmother of seven died as a result of those injuries but as others have pointed out here, the twins extending the netting is meaningless because they haven't yet signed a big free agent by december 4th
  6. yes, the fact that wheeler wanted to stay near new jersey and turned down more money from the white sox to do so, clearly shows that the twins didn't do enough to sign him. perhaps they should have offered $30 mil a year to try and change his mind?
  7. darren wolfson via mlbtraderumors: Meanwhile, Darren Wolfson of 1500 SKOR North in Minneapolis tweets that the Twins, too, made a five-year offer to Wheeler and that money wasn’t the ultimate factor in rejecting that bid.
  8. sorry again for not knowing to how to post tweets. from ken rosenthal: #WhiteSox’s offer to Wheeler was for MORE than the $118M he will receive from the #Phillies, sources tell The Athletic. As @MarcCarig said, Wheeler’s wife is from New Jersey, and that proximity was an important consideration in his decision.
  9. i don't know how to post tweets or i would, but marc craig at the athletic tweeted that wheeler signed with the phillies and specifically mentioned staying near new jersey where wheeler's wife is from. seems to me, that's a non-monetary consideration.
  10. this might be crazy, but hear me out.... maybe zack wheeler doesn't want to pitch in minnesota. maybe it doesn't matter how much money or years the twins offer. i never see it mentioned in these conversations, but the players ultimately choose where they want to go. if wheeler or yu darvish or whoever else the twins have tried and failed to sign didn't want to play in minnesota, not much the FO can do about that.
  11. anyone who complains about an april snowout at target field should be condemned to an eternity of watching games at the trop
  12. Buxton finished 18th in MVP voting in 2017 while slashing 253/314/413 while it's debatable whether that is considered "in the conversation", if he keeps up his current 278/336/500 line, he'll be on more than a handful of MVP ballots this year
  13. occasionally at work i'll have a good day and make a few extra sales. then my boss offers to let me leave early and suddenly a good day turns into a great day. nothing pumps me up to come back to work more than a day like that
  14. this is the correct answer. baseball is a funny sport. sometimes guys come out of nowhere and dominate for two months. sometimes they flame out, and other times its the start of a career resurgence. who knows? this is why we watch and why i love baseball
  15. i don't internet enough to look up the numbers, but teams are teeing off on Pineda the third time through the order. seems like a perfect opportunity for an opener. when mejia comes back he could be a good candidate. he's used to starting games and can occasionally string together two good innings pretty sure openers are here to stay, at least for a while. with all the april off days and rain outs, there just hasn't been a need yet.
  16. i don't recall seeing too many openers this early in the season last year either. i know it kind of caught on as the season went along, but i'm guessing by august it'll be pretty common again
  17. sunday too. happy to see garver starting 3 of 4 over castro since astudillo went on the IL also good to see mauer back at target field. his time in the booth on espn was great... bland and typical mauer. i loved it
  18. at this point ... 9 innings pitched into his major league career as a 30 year old rookie. i think the league will make adjustments i like the 'career minor leaguer makes the show' story as much as anyone else, but if we're still talking about ryne harper in august, it's because the twins are 10+ games out
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