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  1. Mudcat Grant won 21 games in 1965 and the Twins...

    Mudcat Grant won 21 games in 1965 and the Twins went to the World Series.
    As a kid I thought he was the greatest.

    Sausage and green olives.
  2. Great article. Thank John. Can't be happier...

    Great article. Thank John.

    Can't be happier for the guy.
    Sticking with his dreams and finally playing in MLB. (and rather well, I might add)

    Cool.
  3. Scratched out some tickets for today. I seem to...

    Scratched out some tickets for today.
    I seem to have managed that every since the Twins moved to Target Field. Went to the home opener in 2010 and I'm hooked.

    Correia has an unusually strong...
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    That is truly amazing. Just cannot get over it.

    That is truly amazing.
    Just cannot get over it.
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    In 2010 the Twins had 5 players with an OPS of...

    In 2010 the Twins had 5 players with an OPS of .800 or more.*
    Most of the projections above have 1 or 2 players with an OPS of .800 or more.

    We need a lot better for this year to be much...
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    I was enjoying your post, but then I got to # 11....

    I was enjoying your post, but then I got to # 11.

    Now I'm sad.
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    One of many valid points in this thread. I was...

    One of many valid points in this thread.

    I was shocked almost into optimism when TR actually signed free agents before March who other teams were interested in.
    Unfortunately I did not have the...
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    Surprised that people are suggesting that...

    Surprised that people are suggesting that Colabello be sent down.

    He has nothing left to prove in AAA.

    Kubel or Bartlett before CC.
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    That is really odd. If Cabrera's agent was...

    That is really odd.
    If Cabrera's agent was committed to getting the highest per year salary ever then the team could have protected themselves better than this.

    $32 Million/year for 5 years,...
  10. Every baseball strike has been a sword to my...

    Every baseball strike has been a sword to my heart.

    I can enjoy baseball even when the Twins are having a bad year (or several in a row), but those strike years hurt bad.
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    I don't have a problem with the Pohlads making...

    I don't have a problem with the Pohlads making money.

    If $30M could make this team a genuine WS contender I would be all for that.
    I believe that, realistically, we need to bring along some of...
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    Birdwatcher - that was perfect. Cuz that's what...

    Birdwatcher - that was perfect.
    Cuz that's what it always comes down to.
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    Very thoughtful. Useful to anyone who reads it. ...

    Very thoughtful. Useful to anyone who reads it.

    Thanks again, AJ.
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    Against RH pitchers he's an upgrade over Plouffe,...

    Against RH pitchers he's an upgrade over Plouffe, but he plays 3B and 1B. Certainly not going to supplant Escobar as utility IF.

    While I would like to see a platoon at 3B, I'm not sure we have the...
  15. “I’m not looking for a DH candidate in a...

    “I’m not looking for a DH candidate in a catcher,” says Gardenhire. “I need two catchers. If I have that then I’m going to need three catchers and I don’t want to do that.”

    Honestly, does he think...
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    Hicks and Pinto - the Twins need offense wherever...

    Hicks and Pinto - the Twins need offense wherever they can find it.

    I've been a fan of Hicks starting in AAA. No more.

    We need all the help we can get on offense and his upside has to be...
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    I like the idea. His stats (FIP, etc.) are...

    I like the idea.
    His stats (FIP, etc.) are better than those of many.

    It seems a better option than some of the long shots the Twins have taken over the last couple of years.
  18. Bartlett with a hit. Bet he's glad he's got that...

    Bartlett with a hit.
    Bet he's glad he's got that behind him.
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    Thanks for sharing, AJ. Well said. And as...

    Thanks for sharing, AJ. Well said.

    And as always, best of luck!
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    It seems likely that the best long-term option...

    It seems likely that the best long-term option for the Twins would be to keep Pinto in AAA catching 5 or 6 days a week until:
    a) he satisfies the coaches that he can be an adequate defensive...
  21. This is EXCELLENT news! Easier on the fielders...

    This is EXCELLENT news!
    Easier on the fielders as well as the fans.
  22. That is ABSOLUTELY the reason one of the most...

    That is ABSOLUTELY the reason one of the most feared hitters in baseball didn't get in to the HOF on the first ballot.

    Stupid baseball writers.
  23. I believe that the best reason to start Hicks in...

    I believe that the best reason to start Hicks in AAA is to get him confident in himself. A lot of AAA pitchers have been in MLB. He hits them and he should be confident he can hit MLB pitching.
    ...
  24. The rarest and most coveted type of prospect in...

    The rarest and most coveted type of prospect in the Minnesota Twins' system has been the hard-throwing, dominant starting pitcher.

    I don't think that this type of pitcher was particularly...
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    There is no question that the attention poured on...

    There is no question that the attention poured on Jeter's every move is nauseating. The Eastern sportswriters are a sad lot in the way they praise this guy for plays many others have made.

    Also, I...
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