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    Just because Sulbaran (or any prospect) may never...

    Just because Sulbaran (or any prospect) may never pan out, doesn't mean they don't have value.
    They are assets.
    I guess I just don't see any reason to dump them at such a young age unless you are...
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    What other player has changed to fit their...

    What other player has changed to fit their "role", though? It's not like Pujols or Cabrera came to camp one year and decided to be a slugger, because their team needed it more. Jeter/Suzuki/etc...
  3. [QUOTE=cmathewson;213662]"Mauer just hits...

    [QUOTE=cmathewson;213662]"Mauer just hits bloops." "He has no interest in driving in runs when it counts." "He looks frail, like he could break at any time." "He lacks leadership." Bah. All of those...
  4. No, Kirby would have taken a hack and made an out...

    No, Kirby would have taken a hack and made an out two thirds of the time. I watched that at bat and I didn't see any very hittable pitches. He was being pitched around with two outs in the bottom of...
  5. Where does this belief that to be a leader you...

    Where does this belief that to be a leader you have to be some loud mouth idiot come from? Honestly it's so cliche and myopic.

    Mauer appears to be a leader to me, he leads by example with his...
  6. I know he gets criticized for being unemotional,...

    I know he gets criticized for being unemotional, but I would think this is one time where it was important for him to remain calm and cool and not let his emotions get to him, since he had to...
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    Has there ever been a more succinct, precise,...

    Has there ever been a more succinct, precise, compact and yet comprehensive summary of how the Twins have utterly and lately abysmally failed to capitalize on having one of the best players in the...
  8. I will say that I honestly think that overall...

    I will say that I honestly think that overall Eduardo Escobar and even James Beresford are likely just as good if not better. Certainly both are leaps and bounds better defensively.
  9. Thread: Jason Bartlett

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    There had been a lot of concern in the forums...

    There had been a lot of concern in the forums that Hicks, Arcia, and Pinto would all start in AAA. Are we, as a forum, so disappointed that we can't get worked up about their demotion now that they...
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    Just a baffling decision. Alex Presley, while...

    Just a baffling decision.

    Alex Presley, while no great shakes, is 28, has shown he can play all three outfield spots competently, and has hit decently while in the majors.

    The Twins let him go...
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    I have to agree with the general tenor of this...

    I have to agree with the general tenor of this thread. I projected Presley on the team and Bartlett gone because it just didn't make sense to get rid of a a center field asset. In the end, it came...
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    Great thread starter, Parker, and nice reference...

    Great thread starter, Parker, and nice reference back to the Sam Miller article. Research into quantifying "chemistry", like any social science research, will have to spend a fair amount of time...
  13. Great post. Winning in this league is primarily...

    Great post. Winning in this league is primarily predicated on drafting and development. You can’t correct the problem you cited (several years of bad drafting) in a couple years. The core problem...
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    But -- how many guys ever sign true lowball...

    But -- how many guys ever sign true lowball offers? I can't really think of any, of the top of my head. The point of taking advantage of the market isn't about trying to get a lowball steal 1% of...
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    I don't know how much of a low ball this was. In...

    I don't know how much of a low ball this was. In both cases, it was more about years than dollars. Garza wanted four or more years. The Twins were only comfortable with three, for health reasons as...
  16. But see, you're a reasonable person. You see...

    But see, you're a reasonable person. You see Johnson for what he is and you can see that the team's timeline has been setback. I, and many others I'm sure, have no problem with optimism. It's...
  17. It seems to me that attitude is largely a...

    It seems to me that attitude is largely a perception based argument and not necessarily a reality. I'm not a fan of Gardy just to be clear, but I'm not sure any of us can reasonably argue that Gardy...
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    If we were to combine the information from other...

    If we were to combine the information from other threads (articles) concerning Santana (SS) and this thread, it is highly unlikely the Twins draft any SS this June. Plus, there is (so far) so much...
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    On that note of who determines the "Line" for...

    On that note of who determines the "Line" for attitude. I was wondering - What is the average time frame for making it around the bases after a home run? 17 seconds - 20 seconds -23 seconds - 26...
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    Get Fired up!

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  21. The only one I can think of is Garza, who neither...

    The only one I can think of is Garza, who neither Ryan nor Gardy had anything to do with. A couple left like Hunter and Cuddyer, but let's be honest, it was never in the Twins best interest to keep...
  22. As someone who has studied philosophy and...

    As someone who has studied philosophy and theology, I can share that some of our greatest minds with some of the most profound ideas ever put to paper by human beings have absolutely some of the...
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    Again, I think the Twins made the right move....

    Again, I think the Twins made the right move. They already committed to Nolasco and Hughes. They have a handful of young players coming in the next 12 months.

    Taking a swing at grabbing Garza for...
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    Given how much the Twins shelled-out for pitching...

    Given how much the Twins shelled-out for pitching this off-season (and the value obtained!), I'm hoping they can select a potential top-of-the-rotation pitcher too. A team can win in the playoffs...
  25. I think this and what JB said are why it's not...

    I think this and what JB said are why it's not fair to say "No, it won't be successful because they aren't making the playoffs/winning the title" It's just not a fair or realistic way of measuring...
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