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  1. A little off-topic, but the Twins have had 3 top...

    A little off-topic, but the Twins have had 3 top 5's now, right? Gordon, Stewart, and Buxton. Any qualms about proper development of these three? And the highest pick before them was Hicks at #14 in...
  2. These stats are about as meaningful as a...

    These stats are about as meaningful as a pitcher's W-L record. We could compile a huge list of reasons for these stats, and for sure, plenty of the reasons would be attributable to mistakes of...
  3. How much clearer could Ryan have stated it? The...

    How much clearer could Ryan have stated it? The front office hasn't delivered. His strategy also couldn't be more obvious, IMO, like it or not, and Nolasco and Hughes were moves made in line with the...
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    Not trying to be combative here, but I'm...

    Not trying to be combative here, but I'm seriously wondering what Pino's and Johnson's statistics suggest. Something much different?
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    One man's opinion, but I think the only reason...

    One man's opinion, but I think the only reason they've promoted a few hitters such as Santana and Arcia and let them have a baptism by fire is because they decided they represented the best...
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    It's very ironic that, given how most posters...

    It's very ironic that, given how most posters here form their opinions about who deserves to be promoted and when on a review of the stats that Johnson and Pino are kind of given short shrift. They...
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    Were the topic top organizational talent versus...

    Were the topic top organizational talent versus top farm systems, we could talk about it, except for another dilemma: who besides BP has published such a ranking? But I certainly agree that we're not...
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    My bad, jorgenswest, I just caught the fact that...

    My bad, jorgenswest, I just caught the fact that they're incorporating the MLB roster and attempting to rank organizational talent, not prospects only. Now it makes sense.
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    Sorry, but, despite whatever one "ranking" says,...

    Sorry, but, despite whatever one "ranking" says, your point isn't valid. That BP ranking must be flawed. There are way too many credible rankings that dispute that. There just isn't this big pool of...
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    I'd suggest that the real difference between what...

    I'd suggest that the real difference between what contending and rebuilding teams do is related to the probability that contenders have a surplus to work with and rebuilders generally don't.
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    While it is well-known that the majority of...

    While it is well-known that the majority of Suzukl's defensive value is derived from his distracting the batter by coughing or spitting loudly just as the ball is thrown, the metrics just aren't...
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    Levi, I agree with you that the Twins could...

    Levi, I agree with you that the Twins could uncover someone (Burdi, Tonkin, Oliveres, May) and overcome the loss of Perkins. They've taken this kind of gamble a lot, and won the bet with the bullpen...
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    I get what you're saying. My complaint is a...

    I get what you're saying. My complaint is a little different. I think they've lacked a "sell discipline", not a lack of planning. Planning is very difficult because so many things (players) go awry....
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    Buxton, Sano, Meyer, Stewart, Gordon, Berrios,...

    Buxton, Sano, Meyer, Stewart, Gordon, Berrios, Rosario, Polanco, Burdi, Thorpe, May, Tonkin, Pinto, Vargas, Walker....

    Which of these 15 is too old for your tastes? Every one of these guys would...
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    Curious about where Law ranked Kansas City.

    Curious about where Law ranked Kansas City.
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    I get it that there's huge performance volatility...

    I get it that there's huge performance volatility among relievers. I also get it that a mediocre former starter can surprise us and excel as a reliever. Perkins is a case in point of course. I also...
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    At the risk of being accused of lacking modern...

    At the risk of being accused of lacking modern sensibilities, I still am suspicious of the thinking that closers are overrated and so utterly fungible. If so many relievers have the stomach and the...
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    Agreed, and the trade market this winter should...

    Agreed, and the trade market this winter should be OK.
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    Primarily because Pelfry and Nolasco.

    Primarily because Pelfry and Nolasco.
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    And if Burdi had performed lights out in AAA for...

    And if Burdi had performed lights out in AAA for more than a month, trading Perkins would

    make a little more sense.
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    I believe the Twins would have signed Sano. Smith...

    I believe the Twins would have signed Sano. Smith didn't make that call in a vacuum.
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    The Twins should sell from surplus to solve...

    The Twins should sell from surplus to solve deficiencies. Which relief pitcher, here or in Rochester or New Britain, has Perkin's ceiling? We don't have a surplus of this caliber of reliever.
  23. Not so sure about the window issue. Of the 6 top...

    Not so sure about the window issue. Of the 6 top 50, Meyer and Berrios are a year and two years away, and Buxton and Sano are a year or so away, and Stewart and Gordon will come along one after the...
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    C'mon now, Levi. "Not the worst"? Geez. That 15...

    C'mon now, Levi. "Not the worst"? Geez. That 15 reply thread is so far from the types of very logical arguments in support of either Gardy or Ryan we've both encountered here
    over the past three...
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    None of these three have been foundational...

    None of these three have been foundational arguments expressed on Twins Daily over the past three years, IMO.
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