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Old 10-04-2017, 12:02 AM   #6376
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Sucks to not win after a perfect start, but the Yankees are pretty good. Wanted that win so badly but it was a fun season. Future is bright etc.

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Old 10-04-2017, 08:13 AM   #6377
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Was most definitely not the perfect start. We left runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out in the first; big difference between 3 and 5 to start a game.

We lost this game when Santana gave up the 3 runs right back in the bottom of the 1st. He holds there, we keep the momentum, and the Yankees start pressing instead of the Twins. I blame Santana.
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Old 10-04-2017, 09:25 AM   #6378
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Santana had a great year and was as responsible for being there as any Twin. Yankees are the better team and just played better. Oh well
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Old 10-04-2017, 12:42 PM   #6379
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Santana just didnt have good stuff last night. That happens.
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Old 10-04-2017, 06:55 PM   #6380
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Santana had a great year and was as responsible for being there as any Twin. Yankees are the better team and just played better. Oh well
Wonder if the Twins will ever have good pitching. Our lineup can keep up with anyone (with Sano in there). Not only did this organization not get any relief help at the deadline, they traded away their closer, lol.
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Old 10-04-2017, 08:39 PM   #6381
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Odd stats:

This year the Twins used 52 different players. That is more than any other season in their history. The 2nd most was last year: 49 different pitchers.

That is because this year the Twins used 36 different pitchers. That is WAY more than any other season in their history. The 2nd most was last year: 29 different pitchers.

Despite this, they allowed almost 101 fewer runs than last year.
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Old 10-04-2017, 11:58 PM   #6382
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Wonder if the Twins will ever have good pitching. Our lineup can keep up with anyone (with Sano in there). Not only did this organization not get any relief help at the deadline, they traded away their closer, lol.
Trading for relief help (at least the twins version of it) is usually a losing play imo. If you're going to do it you need to get dominating players like Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman, David Robertson, Joe Nathan, that caliber of player. Trading any real assets for guys like Matt Capps, Brandon Kintzler etc. (merely decent relievers with some closing experience) is counter-productive because all teams already have a bunch of guys of that quality and they're not worth very much
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Old 10-05-2017, 12:25 PM   #6383
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Wonder if the Twins will ever have good pitching. Our lineup can keep up with anyone (with Sano in there). Not only did this organization not get any relief help at the deadline, they traded away their closer, lol.
Well they were 50-53 and looked out of it. Then Buxton and others went on a huge hot streak, and all the competition for the 2nd wc failed miserably.

They were probably 5% to make playoffs on Aug1, not a bad idea to aim for next year at the deadline.
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Old 03-19-2018, 09:18 PM   #6384
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Due for a bump. What are your guys thoughts on the team this year? I think we end up slightly better than last year, possibly even taking the division.

Wtf Polanco? No one cares if you do PEDs; I'd snap do them if I quite couldn't make the majors and knew a 1/3 of league does them. Just don't get caught. How can they be that stupid to get caught?
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Old 03-20-2018, 02:12 PM   #6385
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Sucks to lose Polanco but sucks less than losing maybe any other starter

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Old 03-29-2018, 04:55 PM   #6386
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Odorizzi for Cy Young.

Buxton w/ a stolen base on 100% of his hits so far this season.

Fun to talk about baseball happening. 6 innings down, 1,452 or so more to go!
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I feel like with how valuable 25 man roster spots are these days (because of the relief pitcher revolution) more teams should have position players pitch in blowouts. This position player-pitcher should be someone who

1. has little to no defensive value so if he ends up with arm fatigue it doesn’t matter.
2. Probably is not one of your best hitters just in case there’s some goofy injury or lack of focus that results
3. Ideally plays DH a lot since you can just drop the DH and slide him into the pitcher spot without using a bench player any time he’s in the lineup as a DH.
4. Is able to throw 80 mph strikes with very little physical effort.

I don’t know if Logan Morrison has pitching skills but if he did he’d be the fit on the Twins. Or, like, Albert Pujols on the Angels. If you did it right you might be able to eat 30-50 innings a year without losing any more games - and you could potentially carry one less pitcher
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