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#121 Monticore

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 04:14 PM

I rooted for the guy, but Cave is an automatic out. I realize La Tortuga can't play center but, he brings a mystical element to the team all unlikely champion teams need.

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:22 PM

 

I rooted for the guy, but Cave is an automatic out. I realize La Tortuga can't play center but, he brings a mystical element to the team all unlikely champion teams need.

I don't know that it's fair to dump on Cave after one game in which a lot of guys struggled to hit. Also, I agree on La Tortuga, he is some type of mythical creature that brings joy and winning with him wherever he goes.


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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:32 PM

Also, I agree on La Tortuga, he is some type of mythical creature that brings joy and winning with him wherever he goes.

This season, when he's played the entire game, the Twins have gone 16-8. In his partial games, they are 6-3. In games he has not played (including his stint in Rochester), they are 26-13. I'm not seeing a big difference in win frequency. :)

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 05:40 PM

This season, when he's played the entire game, the Twins have gone 16-8. In his partial games, they are 6-3. In games he has not played (including his stint in Rochester), they are 26-13. I'm not seeing a big difference in win frequency. :)


He did say mythical ...
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#125 jorgenswest

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Posted 19 June 2019 - 06:17 PM

I don't know that it's fair to dump on Cave after one game in which a lot of guys struggled to hit. Also, I agree on La Tortuga, he is some type of mythical creature that brings joy and winning with him wherever he goes.


I agree. I am sure the day started with little sleep and a lot of travel followed by a long game.

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Posted 20 June 2019 - 02:10 AM

 

Exactly. This is what the Sox were showing several times last night. I don't know how you look at that, either as a player or a manager, and not exploit it.

Not only will it get you on base, but it will make the other team feel like morons. Stuff like that turns a game around.

 

Unfortuneately, most of the guys on the Twins, when they try to bunt, can't do it. Pop it up, foul, or miss the ball all together. Seems like an easy skill to have. 




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