Originally Posted by Pius Jefferson
Dumbest thread ever.
It becomes an actual thread only when there are a few responses.
He's saving the announcement for when he names Pelfrey as the AL starting pitcher
Dumbest thread ever.
why WOULD he pick Gardy? 2 90+ loss season does not spell worthy
What in the world are you talking about?
This one is $137,500:
1 1 BVG 8 5 1951 Bowman Mickey Mantle Rookie 253 | eBay
This one is better though, at $100,000:
Signed Barry Bonds "Say No to Drugs" Autograph 1987 Fleer Rookie PSA RARE Card | eBay
And here I thought "refract" meant "nap."
After reading these rankings, I was left asking myself "whose rookie card price could possibly rank higher than Joe Mauer's?" A champion must be crowned!
Congrates from mexico as well John Nad the rest of Twins Daily
dakotanative said it well.
And from one who enjoys this website almost every day, thank you.
Where did all the comments go?
This was a fun thread and I wanted to follow up & see what others had said.
No one knows. Damn NSA.
If you have real passion then you sometimes get frustrated with your team.
That was a fun game, especially for Arcia & Thomas.
John - congratulations to you and the Twins Daily team. Day-in and day-out one of the first places I check for the latest Twins news and opinions is Twins Daily. Before there was Twins Daily we had Twins Geek, Seth Speaks, Puckett's Pond, Aaron Gleeman's blog, etc. There were a few community boards that help fill the Twins news and opinion void, but the group of dedicated Twins fans who, on a daily basis, had the courage to post their opinions, research, analysis, etc. on the web, I and thousands of others owe a debt of gratitude. Thank you for teaming together to get this done. I had read over a year ago some pundit's (maybe ESPN?) view that the Minnesota Twins had the finest group of bloggers supporting their team and that there was no one close. Need I say more.
I think I have read more than once that the PCL is a hitter's league. That would make Solarte's numbers look better. It is not Profar blocking him from a roster spot. Solarte couldn't beat out Garcia for the Jack of all trades role on the Rangers
Thanks! Perhaps they are saving the great debuts for the Twins!
Thanks, error fixed!
I have a small ticket plan, and as a result of my work with this website can access the pressbox and players.
I hold out hope for May. 80% of his start was fantastic tonight. He does have kind of a funky delivery, though.
Tremendous write-ups. Lots of meaty extra info to your reporting. Do you have season tickets? Just wait 'til these guys get acclimated.
What are your impressions on Pinto? If he is able to tear up this league, I'm confident that Sano and Rosario will do just as well and likely better, in time. Morales has a good chance to be solid, too.
You might want to correct this opening line in paragraphs 5:
"Control issues came back in 3rd inning for Meyer..."
Do you have a feel for May and his mechanics? Does it look like he has it in him to "flip the switch" eventually. A guy with his K ability, physical size and stuff should be given every possible chance to hit the bigs as the #3 starter.
First, at least someone read your blog, I enjoy your writing. Second, I am not disagreeing I am simply pointing out that we are comparing stats. Is this Yangervis guy going to better than Dozier? Maybe. But who knows. I am not a SABR guy by any means, but I would have to guess Dozier is at about replacement level. I agree that our Twins have had a horrible time or are terrible at developing middle infielders. This is a fact that any swinging Richard on the street could tell you.
But if you look at any organization, this happens. Do you think the A's or Reds made good decisions on Jared Burton? Do you think the Astros made a good decision on Johan Santana? You never know how a guy is going to react or how he is going to develop. I have heard Keith Law and Buster Olney whom are very respected in baseball, say they do not blame the Twins for trading Calos Gomez and letting Big Papi walk. My point here is, you can't just look at how a guy is hitting in AAA years after the fact.
Now if you want to talk about letting Joe Benson go for nothing, even if he doesn't pan out, then we can talk. Chill Shane, you are a good blogger when you aren't so damn negative. That is a compliment btw.
Of all the people to read and comment, it had to be you. Part of the point is that Solarte would likely be in the majors if he were not blocked. Meanwhile Dozier has little to compete with. But keep on making "points" that just amount to sarcastic assclownery.
Comparing AAA stats to a guy who is in the majors...nice
TIL GH is short for Ron Gardenhire