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  1. Rosterman's Avatar
    I would bring in Andy as President and General Manager. Let him hire a couple of assistants and a new manager, maybe even another director of minor league operations. Gardy would find another job. We need new blood everywhere in this organization.
  2. Brandon's Avatar
    I thought he was going to be the next comissioner of baseball. He is a logical choice for that job too.
  3. spycake's Avatar
    He's a lot younger than I remembered (same age as TR). MacPhail had the "old school" baseball family roots, so he wasn't an "outsider" shaking up the game, but age-wise, he was not unlike Theo Epstein back in the day.

    It's also easy to forget that Tom Kelly is only 3 years older than MacPhail. They were quite the young combo back in '87 and '91. The later 1990s were not particularly kind to either of them...

    That said, I think the odds that Gardy or TR is dismissed after this year are very low, and the odds that MacPhail returns are extremely low. Ownership may not like losing, but they like these guys, the budget they are following (Smith's spending that they've reined in), and the profits they are producing.
  4. orangevening's Avatar
    The Natural? Bull Durham?
  5. jorgenswest's Avatar
    I saw his line, but how did he look? How was his velocity on the fastball? His velocity this year was a drop from 2010-2011 where it sat 90-92 as opposed to 88-90. It would be a good sign if his velocity is returning to the level previous to the 2012 arm trouble.
  6. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    I would hope that a future outfield contains Buxton and Hicks, but I do agree with the general sentiments here.
  7. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
    Guillen's comments on illegal aliens as workaholics might fit too, for those who spend too much time in front of a computer screen, blogging about baseball: "There are a lot of people from this country who are lazy. We're not. Prove me wrong. A lot of people in this country want to be on the computer and send e-mails to people. We do the hard work. We're the ones who go out and work in the sun to make this country better."
  8. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    This quote from Ozzie should close the discussion. "I love USAFChief. I respect USAFChief. You know why? A lot of people have wanted to kill USAFChief for the last 60 years, but that S.O.B. is still here."
  9. USAFChief's Avatar
    I agree with john.
  10. ashburyjohn's Avatar
    I agree with you 100%.

    It is crazy.
  11. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    I loved Mr. Baseball. Accept!

    Here is my top 5:

    1. Field of Dreams
    2. Major League
    3. Moneyball
    4. Little Big League
    5. Eight Men Out

    Rookie of the Year is very watchable too. I also may be the only person on the planet who really enjoys Major League 2.
  12. Bark's Lounge's Avatar
    What about "Mr. Baseball"?

    That was an all-time classic. Tom Selleck was robbed that year (93 or 94) of an Academy Award.

    It haunts me to this day.
  13. Don't Feed the Greed Guy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgoat_MN
    I appreciate the reverence to Robinson, but where does it stop?

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    It started by retiring #42 across all of baseball. That opened the door for this conversation. If we are to regard ballplayers who transcended the game, consider the namesake for The Commissioner's Award. #42 should hang in memoriam in every ballpark across America. If any other number comes close, it's #21. Nobody else is even on the horizon. It stared with #42. It ends with #21, in my opinion. That is all.
  14. John Bonnes's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgoat_MN
    Clemente is another who was, by all accounts, a fine man.

    A fellow who dealt with similar grief and bigotry as Jackie Robinson was Hank Greenberg. He was the first big name Jewish player and people were vicious to him. He also publicly welcomed Jackie Robinson when Jackie started with the Dodgers. Greenberg's last year in MLB was Robinson's first.

    I appreciate the reverence to Robinson, but where does it stop?

    Please get that this is in no way a dis to Clemente, nor any other individual who has endured unfair and inappropriate treatment.
    btw, there's a new book on Greenberg coming out and it's from a local author. Google it. It sounds very good.
  15. Oldgoat_MN's Avatar
    Clemente is another who was, by all accounts, a fine man.

    A fellow who dealt with similar grief and bigotry as Jackie Robinson was Hank Greenberg. He was the first big name Jewish player and people were vicious to him. He also publicly welcomed Jackie Robinson when Jackie started with the Dodgers. Greenberg's last year in MLB was Robinson's first.

    I appreciate the reverence to Robinson, but where does it stop?

    Please get that this is in no way a dis to Clemente, nor any other individual who has endured unfair and inappropriate treatment.
  16. SurroundedByTigers's Avatar
    How long does anybody think Rosario sits in the minors while the Twins pile up losses again. Fans are looking for signs of life and some hope, and that's what Rosario (and Arcia, Hicks, Meyer, Gibson, etc.) provides. If he's hitting and working hard on his defense at 2B, then he's going to be promoted from Single-A to Double-A by mid-season. If he's really good this year, Rosario could climb all the way to the majors. His only roadblock would be Dozier suddenly developing into a competent, reliable player.
  17. Shane Wahl's Avatar
    There is a legitimate concern that pushing him up so fast could actually diminish his ability in the long term as it is the case that there are significantly learning steps at each stop in the minors.

    Also, I am being nice about even addressing this. It is PREPOSTEROUS to look at a few spring training games and come to such conclusions as this one.

    Also, Eddie is NOT major league ready at second base.

    For the record, I am a critic of the uber-slow approach this organization takes in moving prospects--I would like to see players moved to AA and AAA faster--but in this case, patience is a virtue. Eddie Rosario at age 23 is going to be a delight.

    Finally, and this is directed generally and not at you specifically: I am amused by the turn towards Rosario now after the reaction to his 2012 season initially. The dude is good and the 2012 actually support that pretty clearly. There is no reason to lower him significantly. But it is also flat-out dumb to get crazy about ST numbers.
  18. mnfanforlife's Avatar
    No doubt. Strange things consistently happen in baseball. Will Eddie be a Carew-caliber talent? Time will tell. I love considering all possibilities, but Rosario has a lot of "ifs" to go along with a ton of potential.
  19. Paul Pleiss's Avatar
    I think it's unlikely anyone changes leagues unless there is expansion, and even then I envision one team each added to AL and NL. More likely that the DH goes to both leagues than Twins go to the NL. But I like the idea. I'd like to see more geographicly shaped divisons/leagues.
  20. Boom Boom's Avatar
    Gardy would love the chance to sac bunt more often.
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