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  1. But Alice doesn't live in the restaurant, she lives in the church nearby the restaurant, in the bell tower with her husband, Ray, and Fasha the dog. So check in the church. And say a quick prayer for the Twins while you're there.
  2. Only 1 of the 6 Brewers runs was an 'earned run'. I'm assuming they treat that runner that starts extra innings at 2nd base as an unearned run? And I've always felt that if the pitcher makes an error to put someone on, it should count as an earned run. ERA is supposed to measure how effective a pitcher is..... I know I know, ERA doesn't count any more, same as RBI's, etc....Hard to teach an old dog new tricks. Do any of the newfangled FIP, ERA+, etc. do this?
  3. The Twins could always acquire someone in July to fit above him in the rotation, if they're in playoff position. So I wonder if that's what the FO is doing here, trying to shore up the rotation and see if they can bring in someone with a bigger impact possibility at a lower cost than now (whether that's trading cost or $ cost).
  4. That story on the Angels clubhouse guy was really interesting. Said that some teams (Astros, of course) were altering the rosin bags in an attempt to improve spin rates. I wonder if Liam's improvement was related to a an improved spin rate?
  5. Meh. Looking at the bWAR from these players after the trade, they each produced 1.5 for their new team in 1988. Next year, Herr was traded away, Bruno produced 1.7 bWAR, then -.5 in 1990 before they traded him for Lee Smith (over 4 WAR the next 3 years). If that's your 'worst move ever' your organization has an exceptional track record for trades.
  6. I haven't looked much. This https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2020-mlb-undrafted-free-agent-tracker-agreements-for-all-30-teams/ is free and still being updated. They indicate if someone was on one of their lists (top 500 going into draft, top unsigned seniors, etc.). Makes it look like KC is killing it in this phase.
  7. Yes. I think only one other state does, too, but I can't remember which one. State tournaments usually started the first week of July for softball and a week later for baseball.
  8. How about a top 100 ranking right now? Eric Longenhagen just released his top 100 on Fangraphs. https://blogs.fangraphs.com/2020-top-100-prospects/ Duran comes in at 63.
  9. Balazovich sounds like a great prospect, which brings up a question for me. In Fangraphs new prospect list, it says he "pretty firmly projects as a No. 4 starter right now". Duran is "tracking like a mid-rotation starter". Is Fangraphs just really conservative on projecting guys to be top of the rotation? Or are the expectations on here too optimistic? I think Graterol was listed as mid-rotation, too. I haven't followed Fangraphs enough to know how they rate pitchers, but they seem pretty conservative to me.
  10. Ummm, Wade Miley just signed with the Reds.....assume you mean Wade Davis who has one year at $17 million with an option/$1 million buyout left.
  11. The FA signings seem to be pretty quick and for better numbers than expected. The last 2 winters it seemed to take a long time for guys to get offers. Hopefully, that is a thing of the past. I think a large part was certain teams wanting to get out from under the penalty tax.
  12. I think if you gave umps 4 seconds to think about a pitch, they'd get more ball/strike calls correct. They give an immediate call that allows everyone to react. This comes into play on steals, dropped 3rd strikes, etc. If they get that 4 seconds down to less than a second, I'm on board. (I haven't read all the articles....I'm assuming the current system provides a ball/strike call in less than a second?)
  13. If you take a look at that 2013 draft, there really wasn't a lot of talent available. Kind of takes the sting out of Stewart not turning out. There weren't many guys in the 1st round that look like MLB regulars, and 2 of them were drafted before Kohl so the Twins didn't even have a shot at them. Only 4 players drafted 4-31 overall have more than 2 bWAR.
  14. LOL We all know players that you love to have on your team, but hate to face. Why don't you ask some managers and GM's how much they'd love to have Yadi. If any of them say they don't want him, then you know which ones are incompetent.
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