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  1. Otwins's Avatar
    Very interesting. Thanks for the post. It is high stakes lottery.
  2. gil4's Avatar
    I see Dozier as a guy who will keep making adjustments to get better and a leader on a team that needs one.
    I hope he makes one soon, because he's one for his last 28, his last HR was June 14th, and he has had 1 extra-base hit since then. I think he will snap out of it, but he has looked a bit run-down lately.
  3. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    Dozier, Perkins, Plouffe-- I think you are on the right track. Sell all the usual names, and then maybe one of those guys too, who might actually bring something in return. The Twins system looks to have middle infield depth. I'd personally keep Perk though.
  4. ericchri's Avatar
    Nice bit of research. Also interesting, the biggest success story of the bunch is from Colombia, not Venezuela or the DR where most of the big-namers are from.
  5. dougkoebernick's Avatar
    While I understand what you are saying and think there is some merit to exploring what you could get for him, I hope he is the second baseman for the next five years for the Twins.
  6. beckmt's Avatar
    My feeling is that the Twins have a number of possible replacements and his value is high. At least entertain the thought and see what you can get.
  7. blindeke's Avatar
    Trading Dozier is not a bad idea. I doubt he'll get any better than he's been, and could probably get worse. (of course, he's been really good.)
  8. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Fun figures, Nick. 52 RBI's from the # 3 (primarily) batter will not result in many wins. I am a huge Dozier fan because of who he is as a person...therefore I hope the 30/30 season happens for him, plus a BA improvement to at least .265. Do you think Escobar's doubles will ever increase to HR's as he matures even more? OK, OK, I'll take the doubles and be happy. Hughes' 20 walks projection has resulted in Rick Anderson developing a man crush on Hughes. Hughes has been everything we Twins fans had hoped he could be. If Nolasco starts 32 games and averages 5-6 innings in each game, and if he will allow only 6.25 hits per game, he is on pace for 200 hits. Less than 1 hit per inning would be preferred for all pitchers. But with a weak fielding OF, which we have, it is more difficult to get fly ball outs, and limit extra base hits. But if Nolasco can limit his walks, that will help. He's a pro and he is ready every 5th day. I'd like to see Gardy leave Nolasco in longer in individual games. The Twins have gotten what they expected from Ricky. No surprises here. Perkins is doing his usual good job at baseball's most over-rated position...closer. I'm currently reading Mariano Rivera's autobiography, The Closer. Although I hate the Yankees, I tip my hat to Rivera. He has been dominate at his position and a class act. I will admit it is a great psychological advantage for a team to have a lights out, durable, strike-em out closer...but a team in the lead in the 9th inning will usually win anyway, whether Rivera is on the mound or whomever. Usually these mid season stats move toward the norm (whatever that may be) as the second half progresses, but it sure is fun to look at what you correctly titled, "Crazy Twins Stats". Thanks for an interesting and fun article.
    Updated 07-02-2014 at 08:40 AM by tarheeltwinsfan
  9. JB_Iowa's Avatar
    Great column, JC.

    I was really glad to see that he played well fo the Miracle last night. While it doesn't seem like he needs it, I'm sure that "cup of coffee" was just a little more incentive.
  10. Brad Swanson's Avatar
    You're welcome. Although, he left last night's game early so I hope I didn't jinx him.
  11. jtkoupal's Avatar
    Thanks for the article. I wouldn't read too much into putting Parmelee in center. It was for offensive purposes only. Clearly, Parm has no future in center except for a rare appearance there to get his bat in the lineup or to take Sam Fuld's bat out of the lineup. As for the next couple of weeks, I don't see them being pretty. We face some tough teams such as Kansas City, the Yanks, and Justin Morneau's Rockies (who are tough to contain at Coors Field). With the Twins likely to fall out (not to sound pessimistic or trolling), they need to look to shop guys like Willingham, Morales (if anyone wants him, would be selling low), Suzuki (several teams would want him), Correia (also selling low, but need to give prospects that spot) and possibly even Burton (also selling low), Duensing, or Anthony Swarzak.

    In addition, I think the Twins need to bring up some of next year's prospects and get their feet wet.
  12. Willihammer's Avatar
    I will definitely be tuning in to watch Bautista light the place up.
  13. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Good article. I agree about the next couple of weeks being critical for the Twins 2014 season. The last 2 road trips knocked us down. Let's see if the twins can get up off the ground and go on a sustained run. When the going gets tough, the tough win at home.
  14. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Morley
    "You can scoff all you want at the Twins general philosophy of staying and promoting from within, but most of the track history the past 25 years indicates that they generally surround themselves with pretty smart talent."

    I agree, and additionally, I think the Twins 'family' organizational approach makes the team more fun to follow. I like that individuals define the Twins as much as the team colors. I think Jerry Seinfeld once joked that sports fans are cheering for cloth in reference to the high turnover in the pro arena. The Twins seem to defy this without sacrificing quality.

    I hope Gardy's replacement is in-house, or has some past connection to the organization.

    A handful of former catchers mentioned here, but no Terry Steinbach?

    I definitely would love to see Mientkiewitcz take over.

    Or maybe the broadcast teams should just switch with the coaching staff.
    I liked the statement: "Cheering for cloth."
  15. beckmt's Avatar
    Thanks for the note on Nate Roberts, I have been a fan of his and hope he can force his way up the depth chart and to the Twins Cities soon
  16. Sam Morley's Avatar
    "You can scoff all you want at the Twins general philosophy of staying and promoting from within, but most of the track history the past 25 years indicates that they generally surround themselves with pretty smart talent."

    I agree, and additionally, I think the Twins 'family' organizational approach makes the team more fun to follow. I like that individuals define the Twins as much as the team colors. I think Jerry Seinfeld once joked that sports fans are cheering for cloth in reference to the high turnover in the pro arena. The Twins seem to defy this without sacrificing quality.

    I hope Gardy's replacement is in-house, or has some past connection to the organization.

    A handful of former catchers mentioned here, but no Terry Steinbach?

    I definitely would love to see Mientkiewitcz take over.

    Or maybe the broadcast teams should just switch with the coaching staff.
  17. Hosken Bombo Disco's Avatar
    No one on this thread has cheerleaded for Molitor yet, so let me be that guy.

    Molitor falls more into the TK temperament than the Gardy temperament. Which would also rule out Ozzie, Douggie, and Redmond for me. That's not to say TK didn't have an edginess, but Gardy's just got too much personality and clubhouse presence for my taste.

    I'd like to see the next manager just fade into the background, someone who lets the young guys put their own stamp on the next winning Twins teams. Also, someone already close to the team who knows the Twins community inside out. Seems like Molitor could be the guy, though I'm not wedded to him.
  18. jorgenswest's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tarheeltwinsfan
    If we sign Ozzie as manager, does Hawk become our tv announcer? If so, I'm gone!
    He Gone!
  19. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Nice article. Thanks.
  20. tarheeltwinsfan's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jorgenswest
    Ozzie Guillen would provide the most entertaining post game press conferences. I wouldn't turn off the game until I heard what he had to say.
    If we sign Ozzie as manager, does Hawk become our tv announcer? If so, I'm gone!
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