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  1. Any comparison between the Yankees and Twins in...

    Any comparison between the Yankees and Twins in terms of free agent strategy, especially before 2012, is borderline ridiculous. The Twins didn't even play the free agent game until recently. ...
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    I'll answer this thinking more back on mid-20's...

    I'll answer this thinking more back on mid-20's Mauer than current Mauer, because people with his body type in their early 30's almost uniformly can't be all that agile/athletic.

    Most of the...
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    Overall, I think Gardy's been fine. The team...

    Overall, I think Gardy's been fine. The team "feels" better this year because it's a more dynamic team with young, inconsistent players in the lineup who are occasionally terrific. I felt almost...
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    Slow down. Phil Hughes as a Top 20 pitcher (or...

    Slow down. Phil Hughes as a Top 20 pitcher (or maybe Top 20 AL pitcher) may be a discussion. Gibson is not even close to that.

    Anyone who's played fantasy baseball or tracks this stuff...
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    I don't buy the post-concussion thing as an...

    I don't buy the post-concussion thing as an explanation. I can't "prove" that it isn't a factor because we literally understand .01% of how the brain works and what head injuries do to our reflexes...
  6. This move is exactly what I hated about the...

    This move is exactly what I hated about the Morales signing. I love seeing Morales in a (sloppy, untucked) Twins jersey, and he's a professional hitter. But it's more complicated to say whether his...
  7. I freaking hate this. It's nothing against...

    I freaking hate this. It's nothing against Salty, per se - I actually liked him and followed him as a Texas prospect for fantasy baseball reasons. But barely over a year ago, the guy couldn't even...
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    I heard this news last night and it made me a...

    I heard this news last night and it made me a little sick, but here's the thing:

    Yes, you can fault Terry Ryan for being excessively risk averse and having 25-year-old preconceptions of what FA's...
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    Yeah, that's just it. I've tiptoed uncomfortably...

    Yeah, that's just it. I've tiptoed uncomfortably around the race thing before, but it's not just coincidence that the guys up for long-term deals that actually got them were Mauer, Morneau, and some...
  10. I could ramble quite a bit on this, so I'll try...

    I could ramble quite a bit on this, so I'll try and state my opinion once and be concise:

    I kind of agree with the "Gleeman position" on Gardy and managers in general, which is that they aren't...
  11. Only if you know what you're doing... 5722 ...

    Only if you know what you're doing...

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    Maybe I'm wrong, but I've never thought of 3rd base as a position that's particularly easy on the body. It doesn't have a life span as short as, say,...
  12. I may have made this point on a different thread,...

    I may have made this point on a different thread, but even several decades ago (Craig Biggio being my favorite example), if you were a catching prospect that had good speed, or happened to be a very...
  13. THANK YOU. Even the SABR guys tend to disagree...

    THANK YOU. Even the SABR guys tend to disagree with this, but position scarcity has little or no value unless all 9 (or perhaps at least 6 or 7) of your positional guys are above-replacement hitters...
  14. Yeah, the idea that Mauer should go learn 3rd...

    Yeah, the idea that Mauer should go learn 3rd base in his Age 31 season is something out of fantasy baseball, video games, or whatever...but it isn't set in reality. Most 3rd baseman who have been...
  15. Sensitivity to light, noise remain for Mauer |...

    Sensitivity to light, noise remain for Mauer | Star Tribune

    My favorite thing about that video is this exchange:

    Reporter: Joe, what are your symptoms?
    Mauer: Um, sensitivity to light...
    (As...
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    Actually, when I looked at the full list, I think...

    Actually, when I looked at the full list, I think there's more halfway decent pitchers that could actually be in range for the Twins than last year's list. Last year had more high-end talent, but...
  17. I actually think I agree with Nick's underlying...

    I actually think I agree with Nick's underlying premise, which is that the Twins are more interested in spending than we think they are. But I think they had that same attitude LAST offseason, as...
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    I'm of the same opinion. I don't know if I'd go...

    I'm of the same opinion. I don't know if I'd go as far as saying we've seen Mauer catch his last game (or even the end of him as a starting catcher), but that may be closer to the truth than people...
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    There may well be a link between PED's and the...

    There may well be a link between PED's and the popularity of the game. If individual longevity were correlated to the popularity of a sport, how do you explain the NFL, where star players burn out...
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    The Doumit re-signing was popular and I never...

    The Doumit re-signing was popular and I never understood why. People really thought he would play a lot of 1B to spell Mauer when he was first acquired, and it turns out that's his worst position. ...
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    To the extent we care about 1B defense, I watch...

    To the extent we care about 1B defense, I watch the Twins pretty regularly and I still think of Morneau as an above-average 1B defender. I hear people like Bonnes casually refer to his declining...
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    It's an interesting point, but what really...

    It's an interesting point, but what really cemented it was the year that Gardy basically handed the 3rd base job to Punto. He had at least hit for average in years past, but a poor average that year...
  23. Nobody seriously thought Diamond was in our...

    Nobody seriously thought Diamond was in our rotation plans in 2011, then he opened the year as "staff 'ace'" (I put "ace" in quotes twice to emphasize how much of a stretch that was). When Deduno...
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    Can't we still eat up to like $3 million of the...

    Can't we still eat up to like $3 million of the salary (or whatever the number is?). Also, the salary is pro-rated, so it's not like new team cuts a check for $14 million. They pay for whatever is...
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    I honestly don't think of this team as being any...

    I honestly don't think of this team as being any better than the 2011 or 2012 teams at this point in the season. Every time I glance at the standings, I'm amazed that we're only 9 games under .500. ...
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