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    Epstien has a nice roster. Still losing. They...

    Epstien has a nice roster. Still losing. They will be losing more as they dealt 2 of their top starters.
    The ballplayers over 30 likely to be with the club next year are Nolasco, Perkins and Mauer....
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    He could have Nolasco pitch to him

    He could have Nolasco pitch to him
  3. It is much more exciting to see 25 year old...

    It is much more exciting to see 25 year old players battle to hit even the Mendoza line
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    It sets the bar for what is scarce, above average...

    It sets the bar for what is scarce, above average available pitching. One can hope that a lackey for a GM looks at fangraphs and thinks a big number for -ERA is a good thing. In terms of starting...
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    You can aim high but miss. It takes 2 parties to...

    You can aim high but miss. It takes 2 parties to sign a contract. I do not know what other free agents they went after. The only thing I can be certain of is there was not much high end pitching...
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    Incremental improvements mean a lot to some...

    Incremental improvements mean a lot to some people on the board, but it may not mean much to you. To have obtained a frontline starter by trade look at what Gio Gonzales, Garza, Shields, or...
  7. If you want to start a pitcher based on best...

    If you want to start a pitcher based on best pitching prospect, the best pitching prospect in the organization would not be May. If you wanted to base it on who was pitching best in AAA, that would...
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    .211 ba,.287 OBP and the numbers are going down....

    .211 ba,.287 OBP and the numbers are going down. I would think the optimism for a return of the old Sizemore will fade as the OPS goes below .600. The possibility of a DFA is pretty good
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    Maybe they are practicing at second guessing for...

    Maybe they are practicing at second guessing for 12 years from now when Worley is closing out a HOF career.
  10. Thou shshoud not throw the stone straight. Jim...

    Thou shshoud not throw the stone straight. Jim Hoey 1:98
  11. Thread: What up MLB?

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    You can talk about the Minnesota Twin study done...

    You can talk about the Minnesota Twin study done by the University of Minnesota. It was the largest research project done on Twins
  12. History does not appear to be kind to the career...

    History does not appear to be kind to the career of most over 30 SS. Money and years are the only 2 factors keeping anyone from signing Drew. Boras has overvalued his client. Boras continues not to...
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    Explain why something is stupid and you shouldn't...

    Explain why something is stupid and you shouldn't have to use the word. If it isn't obvious from what you wrote, then it isn't stupid.
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    Since it might be obvious I am not an accountant....

    Since it might be obvious I am not an accountant. what % will the state get if Pohlad sells the team?
    DeRosa would make $600,000 as an announcer?
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    If it were merely luck there would be no need to...

    If it were merely luck there would be no need to have a scouting department. All you would need is a dart board with all the possible names on it.
    To answer your other question. If it were only so...
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    What was available from the start of camp to make...

    What was available from the start of camp to make it a good team?
  17. Morneau, Doumit and a bunch of other outfielders...

    Morneau, Doumit and a bunch of other outfielders that are available in AAA were the losses from the offense. Pinto could provide what Morneau did last year. If the rest maintain where they were at...
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    Look at the liked thing. Off topic, but does Best...

    Look at the liked thing. Off topic, but does Best Steak House still have the $2.00 Ribeye?
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    Star Tribune? Someone on these boards said that...

    Star Tribune? Someone on these boards said that Twins should trade Pamelee and a non top 15 prospect for the Astro's catcher Castro. There are plenty of trade proposals on these boards that match...
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    The run scores formula for the extra strike...

    The run scores formula for the extra strike assumes that the extra strike is equally divided throughout the game. This has been shown to be not the case in different studies. The higher likelyhood of...
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    So you would have had the Twins draft Wacha...

    So you would have had the Twins draft Wacha rather than Buxton?
    The Angels were so sold on Trout's ability they drafted somebody named Grichuck before they drafted him.
    The talent evaluation is...
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    Public pressure must work...

    Public pressure must work
    http://www.baseballanalytics.org/baseball-analytics-blog/2014/2/27/umpires-calling-balls-and-strikes-better-than-ever-before.html
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    I would believe it is likely that the Twins would...

    I would believe it is likely that the Twins would think they could coach a player into being better. I once read that the best number of net calls per game was about 2.5. Maybe on a game by game...
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    Periodically go look for your dream car.

    Periodically go look for your dream car.
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    You are correct in that PJ Walters and Pedro...

    You are correct in that PJ Walters and Pedro Hernandez were on the roster for parts of May last year. When Gibson finally did get to the majors, what in Gibson's performance said that it was a...
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