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    This is pretty shocking for a team that really...

    This is pretty shocking for a team that really should be rebuilding. Wow!
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    Last I checked, it's not illegal to "outscout"...

    Last I checked, it's not illegal to "outscout" the other teams.
    The Twins missed big time on this guy. Yes, so did other teams. But guess what I'm not a fan of other teams, and this isn't "Indians...
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    If you are referring to me, no that is not what...

    If you are referring to me, no that is not what I'm saying.
    I am saying that we have the financial flexibility to sign a 50+ HR hitter like Abreu, for what turned out to be a modest price,...
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    Right, it's better to roll it up and stuff it...

    Right, it's better to roll it up and stuff it under a matress and not use it at all then it is to spend it on a 50+ HR hitter just entering his prime.

    It's not like this team is anywhere near its...
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    Which is why I suggested the other possibility...

    Which is why I suggested the other possibility being that their international scouts are not very good. Perhaps I should have made that more clear.

    What is wrong with locking up a 1B/DH combo for...
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    No, I'm not blaming him per se, I'm just saying...

    No, I'm not blaming him per se, I'm just saying he shouldn't be getting all this love for "calling such a good game" and "working so well with the pitchers", when our starting rotation has been...
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    Yeah, who wants a 50+ HR threat in the middle of...

    Yeah, who wants a 50+ HR threat in the middle of their lineup. That is crazy talk, what am I thinking.
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    I keep hearing about how Suzuki is so good at...

    I keep hearing about how Suzuki is so good at calling a game and handling the pitching staff.

    If that is the case, why do the Twins have the worst starting pitching in the AL, and the 2nd worst in...
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    Yep, the old standby. LOL. There is no way to...

    Yep, the old standby. LOL.
    There is no way to argue with that I guess, but I have a hard time believing that there is any reason he'd choose Chicago over here.

    Both are cold weather cities, and...
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    Abreu can't DH?

    Abreu can't DH?
  11. It seems their are people who say, "no, you don't...

    It seems their are people who say, "no, you don't go after the massive FA's, because winners are built from within."
    And then, people who say, "we are not winning so their is no rush to get them up...
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    They had an opportunity to add Jose Abreu at a...

    They had an opportunity to add Jose Abreu at a price that wasn't crippling.
    He went to Chicago, that tellls me he was open to signing for a cold weather team.
    He went to Chicago, that tells me he...
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    No matter how well a team is playing or not...

    No matter how well a team is playing or not playing, sweeping a team in their park is hard to do.
    The Twins also didn't just lose, they looked completely lost in all 3 phases of the game.
    This,...
  14. And I'd imagine that putting another 11 innings...

    And I'd imagine that putting another 11 innings worth of stress on it after the injury probably "tightened" it up more than it otherwise would have.

    To put it another way, would playing another...
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    Twins need to go 9-1 over their next 10 games,...

    Twins need to go 9-1 over their next 10 games, good luck. I hope nobody went ahead and booked it.

    Coming out looking like this at home, after all that trash they talked about proving that we...
  16. If it's this bad that he will miss multiple games...

    If it's this bad that he will miss multiple games because if it (he already has), he should absolutely NOT have been allowed to play another 11 innings after the injury happened.
    That is no way to...
  17. I disagree that May and Meyer are not ready right...

    I disagree that May and Meyer are not ready right now.

    Meyer is dominating AAA right now. He leads the league in K/9 and K%, he can't be hit (.220 BA against), and has a low HR rate and high GB...
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    So why are we arguing? That is my point. The...

    So why are we arguing? That is my point.
    The Twins are more conservative with their pitchers than they are their hitters.
    Berrios starting out of ST at age 21 seems like an extreme longshot to me.
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    Ok, lets extend it out to the SP's with the 150...

    Ok, lets extend it out to the SP's with the 150 most innings (avg. 5 per team), and see where he ranks:

    K rate: 149th
    xFIP: 147th
    ERA: 127th
    L: 1st

    Still mediocre? How far would we have to...
  20. And this is why the Twins need to get guys like...

    And this is why the Twins need to get guys like May and Meyer up here ASAP. They are not going to be all stars the moment they step on the field, so the longer we keep them down, the longer we are...
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    1) Meyer has 3.30 ERA, opponents cant hit him...

    1) Meyer has 3.30 ERA, opponents cant hit him (.220 BA against), and has nearly 10 K/9. I'm not sure what more we need to see.
    If you are waiting for him to be "consistent", get ready to wait about...
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    I don't dispute the position players. Berrios is...

    I don't dispute the position players. Berrios is a pitcher. The evidence points to the Twins being much more conservative in promoting their pitching prospects to the MLB.
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    Would I? No, but the Twins will. Actions speak...

    Would I? No, but the Twins will. Actions speak louder than words and the actions show that the Twins are not willing to promote starting pitchers until they are cost controlled into their 30's.
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    Correia's numbers only look okay because offense...

    Correia's numbers only look okay because offense is currently way down in the MLB.

    Relative to his peers, he's pretty bad.

    Among the 93 qualified MLB starting pitchers, Correia is:

    93rd in...
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    The more illogical guess, to me, is that they...

    The more illogical guess, to me, is that they both think the Twins will actually take Berrios north out of Spring Training, AT AGE 21, while we are currently looking at May and Meyer (a top 30...
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