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    With favorite cousins living in Lakeville, we...

    With favorite cousins living in Lakeville, we spent a lot of time at the park in the sixties. We'd come early enough to chase batting practice home runs. In the down times of the early '70s, we'd...
  2. Anthony was asked whether the Twins would see...

    Anthony was asked whether the Twins would see this as reason to move to 1B, and the response was 3B only. DH was not mentioned in that context. DH was mentioned in the context of getting him some ABs...
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    Let me speak for the over 60 crowd. I don't think...

    Let me speak for the over 60 crowd. I don't think the two oldest entries ('65 catch and '67 520 ft homer) equal Killebrew's '65 bottom of the ninth, two out home run in the last game before the all...
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    It would seem you have just done precisely what...

    It would seem you have just done precisely what you are accusing the media of potentially doing.
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    In the summer between my junior and senior year...

    In the summer between my junior and senior year of high school (1965), the All Star game was in Minneapolis, and Dad had four tickets. We spent the preceding weekend with relatives in nearby...
  6. Thread: Mauer Article

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    Anti-Mauer venom is visceral, not logical. And,...

    Anti-Mauer venom is visceral, not logical. And, one can't use logic to rebut a position not arrived at by logic.
  7. If we trade him in the offseason, the buyer gets...

    If we trade him in the offseason, the buyer gets two years of his service at a reasonable cost. If we wait till trade deadline next summer, buyer only gets one and a half years. His value is higher...
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    He is also second in the league in SB behind Mike...

    He is also second in the league in SB behind Mike Trout.
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    Excellent article, Seth, you nailed it. No need...

    Excellent article, Seth, you nailed it. No need for a fire sale today. Nice to see that folks have mostly walked back from jumping off the cliff, and the comments are more reasonable today and less...
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    "I started making a list of the top 10 things I...

    "I started making a list of the top 10 things I hate about this trade for today’s Gleeman and the Geek podcast. I’m up to #28."

    Try breathing into a paper bag.
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    "I hate the Twins traded a high-upside player to...

    "I hate the Twins traded a high-upside player to division rival without knowing if he was willing or maybe desperate to sign a long-term extension."

    I guess you missed the news that he blew out...
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    Michael is very questionable. Rosario is much...

    Michael is very questionable. Rosario is much more likely.
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    Professional sports franchise economics are far...

    Professional sports franchise economics are far beyond my understanding. What I find curious are two inconsistent fan rants: a) abuse heaped on the Pohlads for not spending more on personnel and b)...
  14. Thread: Sano vs Harrison

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    There is a misconception that Sano is sitting...

    There is a misconception that Sano is sitting because of errors. Coincidentally, he sustained a minor injury the same game he had three errors. I heard he is "day to day".
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    Dfa?

    Dfa?
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    Note that the recent increase in homers is...

    Note that the recent increase in homers is heavily tilted to left field. Right field remains a problem due to plaza wind tunnel effect with wind blowing in more than out and the right center wall. ...
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    I agree that Span is prime trade bait for the...

    I agree that Span is prime trade bait for the reasons stated. However, Span isn't quite the stellar star you make him out to be. He is an average major league center fielder. His OPS is 22nd in...
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    How is that Hendricks put up those numbers in AAA?

    How is that Hendricks put up those numbers in AAA?
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    With Hicks and Benson injured and stalled, I...

    With Hicks and Benson injured and stalled, I expect Arcia may pass them by on the way to the bigs. If Span gets traded, Revere moves to center, and Arcia may be brought up to play right ... if his...
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    14 for 22. Has there ever been a better home run...

    14 for 22. Has there ever been a better home run streak in Twins history? Perhaps the Killer back in the day, but I'm not sure how to research the question.
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    Believe what you want, but fangraphs disagrees....

    Believe what you want, but fangraphs disagrees. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/whos-the-most-underrated-player-in-baseball/

    I have to confess I haven't a clue what he's talking about. ...
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    Span is overrated. He is good not great as...

    Span is overrated. He is good not great as either a center fielder or as a leadoff hitter. He has average range and an average arm for a centerfielder, and he ranks toward the middle of all leadoff...
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    For whatever it's worth, here are lifetime OPS of...

    For whatever it's worth, here are lifetime OPS of the great "singles hitters".

    Pete Rose .784
    Rod Carew .822
    Wade Boggs .858

    Joe Mauer .871

    The other three didn't play an a primarily...
  24. I know that is what kept many away in the...

    I know that is what kept many away in the beginning. On the other hand, his growth in the last couple of years is more consistent with a teen ager than early twenties.
  25. Last night, a routine ground ball to second came...

    Last night, a routine ground ball to second came off a splitter. The night before, he struck out a lefty with the splitter.
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