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  1. Very happy for Luis! But, I am also reminded that the Twins started off the season platooning him. Best hitter in baseball struggled to find an every day position with a team that struggles to consistently put the ball in play.
  2. Play baseball. Run to steal bases, hit and run, bunt, and improve the percentage of quality AB’s. Stop taking out good pitchers for bad pitchers. Prolly a few more things, but i don’t expect those to change either.
  3. Well, I suppose the writer is correct. However, he doesn’t touch on the reasons why I am frustrated. Last nights game is a perfect example. We torch a guy then have a series of at bats that were almost worthless. We need a consistent effort at the plate to have good at bats. That means swing at your pitch and when you are behind, defend the plate. We have issues with this from the top of the order to the bottom. Rocco’s use of the bullpen. During a recent loss to Cleveland, I think the Archer game. We bring in a guy who struggles and Rocco rolls with him. We end up going down 6-0 and eventually lose 6-4. Those two runs were critical. You see other managers much more on top of their bullpen. Just one of many examples of Rocco’s mystical approach. Not running. We are giving away bases, I am assuming for health reasons. Whatever man, we are playing baseball. Play it!
  4. I expect management to let him go. I am not sure how much of this mess is his fault though. I am not a fan of either party.
  5. This may be the only area of weakness on the team where I won’t criticize the front office. The blame here goes to whom ever is trying to teach him. Essentially the guy is too talented to not wait on. Play it out, hopefully he comes along some time this season. He certainly doesn’t need to be in the lineup every day. I am pulling for him, but without much hope.
  6. I think so, but it appears that playing time is being strongly influenced by the FO. They have mismanaged him as an asset. He should play more, maximize his value and be a trade chip if we don’t need him. As it is we are slowing his development as a fielder.
  7. I am not going to make any predictions, but our front office deserves a kick in the xxxxx for taking a position of strength and making it vulnerable. Sure if Jeffers improves, we’ll forget all about it. However to let Tortuga walk and trade Garver and Rortvedt shows a tremendous lack of planning. Was it really that important to dump JD’s contract?
  8. Wow, good summary but how do you get to a B+. If this was a college course I would expect an incomplete. That being the case a place holder grade is a C or a C+ (The plus recognizing the effort). In the end we spun off good talent for a little less talent and some flexibility. This leaves us with some large gaps on our roster, the kind that can bury you quickly. I pray that we get a favorable outcome but am fearful that we watch a bullpen hand over leads late in games.
  9. This seems to be a bit of an oversimplification. Certainly Polanco at second was good for him but it wasn’t good for Arraez. Similarly if we pay for a shortstop we’ll get less pitching in free agency. I am not sure there is a good answer here when you have two second basemen on your roster. Dealing one of these guys foe some starting pitching or an everyday SS might be the best move.
  10. They sucked a lot in regular season, they sucked every post season. I think the obvious point is they suck.
  11. I think it’s a step to far to say the current regime is a failure. However their first attemp has failed and keeping the core together would only be for one more year unless you really open the purse strings. Plus to assume we keep Buxton is a stretch. The big thing standing in the way of blowing this team up is the potential that we get low value in return. No reason to take extreme measures for no payback. I do think it is clear that our new core is the next generation of players. If you can trade the larger contracts, soon to be free agents and focus players you can pair with Arraez, Larnach & Kiriloff. Don’t know what we will do about pitching.
  12. I am watching this team as much as I can with 100% detachment. I really see very little to look forward to. It’s too bad we decided to forgo fundamentals, because I could enjoy a well played baseball game. I fully expect them to dismantle this team and start over. Do it right next time! BTW, those guys totally ruined Sano. Let him hire his own batting coach and do it his own way. He is so bad nobody would even take him for free on waivers.
  13. Baseball puzzles me. More than any other sport guys hold positions based on expectations. When they under achieve, it’s not only a negative for our results but it also takes an opportunity away from another player. How many more wins might we have with Tortuga at first while he is hot? Same with Polanco and Graver. These guys were hurt, but either way they have not shown they will return to top form. Why not make them earn their way back? Arraez, Jeffers and Tortuga should be playing every day until these guys show they have something.
  14. Dude clearly needs the work. Our bullpen has put up good numbers but has been far from sharp. Getting 30 or so pitches per reliever outing and giving them a day off seems like a good approach and May crate opportunities for improvement early on.
  15. Nice preparation Josh. No way you get a pass from me. You were doing a basic thing that millions of people do on a daily basis. You are a professional athlete that gets paid millions. What a joke. Work harder and smarter.
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