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    I think this will be our outfield by the end of...

    I think this will be our outfield by the end of next season, but why would Arcia be in RF and Hicks in LF? Hicks is the one with the cannon arm and can cover ground.
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    I'll bluntly say that I think Parmelee's problem...

    I'll bluntly say that I think Parmelee's problem is that he's in horrific physical shape. For a professional athlete, the way he maintains himself is a joke. He gets softer and puffier every year,...
  3. Hey, thanks for reading details. It's not like...

    Hey, thanks for reading details. It's not like details are important or anything.
  4. It's Time to Get This Started - Bring Up the Kids in 2014

    In 1999, the Twins regularly had this line-up:

    C - Terry Steinbach - 37 y/o
    1B - Dougy Mientkiewicz - 25 y/o
    2B - Todd Walker - 26 y/o
    3B - Ron Coomer - 32 y/o
    SS - Denny Hocking 29 y/o
    LF -...
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    High-End 1994 Birthday Arms

    :cool:

    Jose Berrios - CR - 80.2 IP - 3.90 ERA - 1.43 WHIP - 9.1 K/9
    Felix Jorge - ET - 31.1 IP - 2.87 ERA - 1.21 WHIP - 9.8 K/9
    Randy Rosario - ET - 29.0 IP - 2.48 ERA - 1.17 WHIP - 8.4 K/9...
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    Agreed, and I would take it a step...

    Agreed, and I would take it a step further--Parmelee is in horrific athletic/physical shape. I'd get that guy in the weight room and on a treadmill because he looks more like a softball player than...
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    This is almost exactly what I'm seeing and...

    This is almost exactly what I'm seeing and perhaps why I'm more optimistic than some.

    Nick, you also raise a great point which I've seen discussed regarding Hicks every years--why does he switch...
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    You're missing a very, very critical point for...

    You're missing a very, very critical point for the organization because the faster Hicks can develop and prove to be a quality major leaguer and a known commodity the more intelligent tactical moves...
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    Aaron Hicks actually has a 721 OPS in July. ...

    Aaron Hicks actually has a 721 OPS in July.

    Hicks is 23-year-old former 1st round pick, regarded with having 5 tool potential, has consistently been a top 10 Twins prospect and top 100 prospect...
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    Thank you. It's absolutely absurd to see the...

    Thank you. It's absolutely absurd to see the definitive statements in this thread--he's not Kershaw, he won't get past CR, he won't have another astounding season.

    The likelihood based on the...
  11. Thread: Klaw chat

    by THE DFC
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    I bet we'll have 8, and let's hope Berrios and...

    I bet we'll have 8, and let's hope Berrios and Kepler force the issue by mid-season next year. Hopefully, they can take the spots of Arcia, Hicks and Gibson, who will hopefully be thriving on the...
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    Going for the youth movement is only thing that...

    Going for the youth movement is only thing that makes sense. Let’s look at the Twins’ situation at key positions of controversy:

    Catcher: We’re locked into Joe Mauer here for many years to come....
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    I think this is a pretty silly article. Just...

    I think this is a pretty silly article. Just focusing on HRs as a target for FA is just not a good plan. The Giants just dominated the World Series and had the least HRs of any team in the regular...
  14. I appreciate a lot of the local sentiment that...

    I appreciate a lot of the local sentiment that wants to grasp at straws to continue to roll forward with the Mauer/Morneau/Span/Willingham grouping, but the truth of the matter is that magically...
  15. Love the breakdown. You and I see things exactly...

    Love the breakdown. You and I see things exactly eye-to-eye.
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    No kidding. It's not really hard to understand...

    The farm system has really improved since 2009. Wow.[/QUOTE]

    No kidding. It's not really hard to understand why we've been so brutal in recent years when you look at these lists and couple that...
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    I have to say that I'm starting to get excited...

    I have to say that I'm starting to get excited about our farm system. How much better is that list than what we've been used to in the last 3-4 years?

    Call me crazy, but I think all 10 of those...
  18. Yep. To build on this, I'm not sure why people...

    Yep. To build on this, I'm not sure why people are so short-sighted as to say, "he's a steal at his current value, so we should keep him (Willingham)."

    Listen, everyone was upset during the years...
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    If anything, I think it becomes more important to...

    If anything, I think it becomes more important to move Morneau, Willingham and Span. Willingham and Span are excellent players, but the truth is that our dearth of starting pitching extends...
  20. Thread: 2014 Lineup

    by THE DFC
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    SP - FA (Shiels/Gruenke), Appel, Gibson,...

    SP - FA (Shiels/Gruenke), Appel, Gibson, Hendriks, Bromberg
    RP - Perkins, Duensing, Waldrop, Slama, Gutierrez, Oliveros, Guerra

    DH - Sano
    C - Doumit
    1B - Mauer
    2B - Rosario
    SS - Dozier
    3B -...
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    Well, I hope that most of us are considering what...

    Well, I hope that most of us are considering what options can we exercise to get Valencia going. If anyone is full-on ready to give up on him, they're crazy.

    However, with someone with an...
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    Yep, you absolutely have to love Sano's improved...

    Yep, you absolutely have to love Sano's improved eye at the plate. He's already drawn nearly half as many walks as he drew in his 66 game season last year.

    I've heard that he has a little bit of...
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    How does Valencia even take at-bats that are that...

    How does Valencia even take at-bats that are that awful? It's not like Garcia's up there throwing like Justin Verlander...
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    #4 on the board today. What a beast.

    #4 on the board today. What a beast.
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    You throw Hendriks to the fire and cross your...

    You throw Hendriks to the fire and cross your fingers that he can handle it. If he proves he's not ready, you give Swarzak then Diamond shots to prove themselves. Swarzak and Diamond are really at...
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