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    Not anymore.

    Not anymore.
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    I don't really like the Gomez/Hicks comparisons. ...

    I don't really like the Gomez/Hicks comparisons. Gomez was 23 his last year with the Twins. Hicks was 23 in the first year he was called up. And even though Gomez was younger and not very good,...
  3. If I'm remembering correctly, teams shift the OF...

    If I'm remembering correctly, teams shift the OF left on Mauer and IF to the right. He's waited back hit some soft grounders to the left for singles. I think that's possible, but hitting line...
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    That's fair, and we can certainly split hairs...

    That's fair, and we can certainly split hairs about what that means. I guess I'd argue that if he's already flagging after playing 28 games in the OF of 36 at this point in the season, that's an...
  5. Thread: The Dump List

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    1) Dumping Hicks is a bad idea at this point, but...

    1) Dumping Hicks is a bad idea at this point, but he should be in Rochester. (Remember when the Twins talked about "no free rides?" or whatever Hicks is getting one). Problem is, there's not many...
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    Hmmm, it's an interesting thought, but how could...

    Hmmm, it's an interesting thought, but how could the plan have not been for this much time in the field? Or, at least a good amount? They started the season with the following players on the 25...
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    When I voiced concerns the roster had too many...

    When I voiced concerns the roster had too many weak defensive outfielders (DH types) and essentially exchanging Kubel for Doumit wasn't a great idea specifically because it cost younger players...
  8. It's nice to see him doing well, but he's a 23...

    It's nice to see him doing well, but he's a 23 year old at High A, which is behind where you'd like to see him developmentally, even if he continues at this pace.

    As a point of reference, Florimon...
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    A very similar article, but focuses on swing...

    A very similar article, but focuses on swing rates: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-twins-new-plan-dont-swing/
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    I'd just point out that a lot of the margins in...

    I'd just point out that a lot of the margins in baseball are thin, including the difference between Florimon's defense and an average SS in terms of runs saved. Accepting and finding those margins...
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    I agree with this post far more than your first,...

    I agree with this post far more than your first, though I don't necessarily agree that just because the Twins make a decision means it's the right one. As others pointed out and you point out here,...
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    The limbo line for me is when he hits bad enough...

    The limbo line for me is when he hits bad enough that you'd prefer to DH him over the pitcher.
    The Hicks comparison, while valid from small sample size standpoint doesn't hold up in other ways,...
  13. Thread: Dozier's Power

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    Actually, if Dozier really has this kind of...

    Actually, if Dozier really has this kind of power, he might be a better a candidate for#2 than Joe, and Joe would actually make a great lead off hitter.
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    I have it on good authority TC Bear's backup...

    I have it on good authority TC Bear's backup outfielder of choice was Alex Presley.
  15. Presley didn't have the power Hicks had but his...

    Presley didn't have the power Hicks had but his .336 OBP makes him far more valuable if he can continue to produce that, which may be doubtful and that's why you see the difference in OPS. That's...
  16. We'll see how Kubel hits this season, but he was...

    We'll see how Kubel hits this season, but he was terrible last year, way worse than Presley.
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    No, I meant in terms of on the market (IE what we...

    No, I meant in terms of on the market (IE what we could do with his money, which is really nothing at this point).

    We don't actually know that Mauer will "not be good enough" in two years. He...
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    Be specific please. Which two players currently...

    Be specific please. Which two players currently available are going to hit better than Mauer or even close? None will hit better against RHP. There may be some that will hit better against LHP,...
  19. Thread: Pedro Florimon

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    A lot of people are putting value into stolen...

    A lot of people are putting value into stolen bases based on the fact that Florimon stole a grand total of 16. 16! This isn't 30 or more player who never gets caught, though to his credit, he is...
  20. Thread: Crickets chirping

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    Yes, but that list shortens up, sometimes...

    Yes, but that list shortens up, sometimes dramatically as teams re-sign their own players. It's a bad idea, IMO, to try to project out more than a season. It' also worth noting if the Twins are...
  21. Thread: Crickets chirping

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    Pretty much exactly what I was going to say. ...

    Pretty much exactly what I was going to say. They exceeded my expectations partially because they were so low and they still have a lot of holes.
  22. Using the acronym "FIP" and then saying you're...

    Using the acronym "FIP" and then saying you're not referring to the statistic is confusing to me. If you have some measurement you are using that shows he was a HOF and not just a very good...
  23. It does? Career ERA: 3.90 Career FIP 3.94 ...

    It does?

    Career ERA: 3.90 Career FIP 3.94

    Could you explain how FIP shows him in a better light? He ranks 659th amongst starting pitchers with more than 1000 IP.
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    I think there's a difference between never having...

    I think there's a difference between never having "too much start pitching" and never having "too much good starting pitching."

    No one was against the Twins acquiring good starting pitching, and...
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    I just want to add agreement that there is a...

    I just want to add agreement that there is a disconnect between busting both myths, even if the the conclusions are technically true. Moving two or three pitchers to the pen who aren't proven...
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