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  1. The Twins have one of the worst rotations in MLB....

    The Twins have one of the worst rotations in MLB. The notion there is "depth" makes no sense at all. Pretty much every team has "depth" in terms of AAAA players, and even if they didn't the waiver...
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    Brilliant point. That explains why Republicans so...

    Brilliant point. That explains why Republicans so loved Bill Clinton, a white southerner.
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    Well he did basically say opponents of President...

    Well he did basically say opponents of President Obama are gussied-up Klan members. That's an incredibly ignorant and inflammatory statement, so while it doesn't justify hate mail, it certainly is...
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    Florimon is not going to have a .300 OBP. He...

    Florimon is not going to have a .300 OBP. He cannot hit at all. He's easily the worst-hitting regular in MLB. It's not for sure he can even hit enough to stay above replacement level, which shouldn't...
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    Gibson hasn't been particularly dominant in the...

    Gibson hasn't been particularly dominant in the high minors, and obviously not the Majors. He's already 26. We're lucky if he's a #3... he's certainly no ace.
  6. Wow. I would really love to see a single post...

    Wow. I would really love to see a single post anywhere in the history of this website that said free agents carried "zero risk." Inexplicable comment.

    I'm not a huge Deduno fan. He's a fine 6th...
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    BP did a study of prospect promotions a few years...

    BP did a study of prospect promotions a few years back. The Twins were clearly on the conservative side, particularly with respect to pitchers.
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    Herrmann's career AAA line: .227/.297/.312 ...

    Herrmann's career AAA line: .227/.297/.312

    Herrmann's career MLB line: .189/.268/.297

    And he was only moderately above average in AA, and if you consider his age it really wasn't noteworthy at...
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    The problem with Herrmann is that he can't hit....

    The problem with Herrmann is that he can't hit. He's a below replacement level corner outfielder without a doubt. His only conceivable role is as a 25th man who can be the 3rd catcher and 5th...
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    There's not much intrigue in this area. Since...

    There's not much intrigue in this area. Since Deduno is the 6th starter, Tonkin comes up when either a starter or reliever hits the DL. And pitching being what it is, that means he will spend most of...
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    Florimon just cannot hit. As MLB pitchers see him...

    Florimon just cannot hit. As MLB pitchers see him more, I think it's only going to get worse because he has so many weaknesses to exploit at the plate.
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    Looking at Drew is not a "knee jerk" reaction....

    Looking at Drew is not a "knee jerk" reaction. The Twins do not have a legit shortstop on the team and knew that going into the season. The issue is the same as before - the Twins aren't contenders...
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    Sticky: Florimon could legitimately hit .150 this year....

    Florimon could legitimately hit .150 this year. No joke.
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    Pinto should be the regular catcher. The Twins...

    Pinto should be the regular catcher. The Twins are rebuilding and need as much opportunity to develop and assess younger players as possible. Suzuki is irrelevant in the long-run and therefore using...
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    I don't see it as "pessimism" to expect the most...

    I don't see it as "pessimism" to expect the most probable outcome. That's realism.

    The bigger issue is that, even putting aside the various prospect setbacks, having a highly-rated farm system...
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    The Twins management and staff are certainly more...

    The Twins management and staff are certainly more capable than, say, a random selection of Twins Daily posters. The trouble, of course, is that the Twins have to compete against 29 other professional...
  17. The Twins are just an awful baseball team at the...

    The Twins are just an awful baseball team at the moment. It's been mystifying to see so many opinions to the contrary in the off-season, even considering typical baseball pre-season optimism.

    In...
  18. The whole point of computer projections is...

    The whole point of computer projections is objectivity. They use historical precedent to establish a baseline of expectations. In any individual case, the model may fit poorly, but criticizing a...
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    That might just be semantics- if you try to get...

    That might just be semantics- if you try to get his bat into the lineup against LHP, he's more of a platoon player than a utility player, based on how I use the terms.

    And if he doesn't regularly...
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    Plouffe's defensive limitations are not a great...

    Plouffe's defensive limitations are not a great fit for the utility role.
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    Baseball teams have extremely high rates of...

    Baseball teams have extremely high rates of player turnover, so comparing corporate chemistry to the 25-man roster is prima facie invalid. Certainly personal characteristics have to be considered on...
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    Well that's actually not a correct understanding...

    Well that's actually not a correct understanding of "irony," but it's moot to begin with: I never assessed his competency. In fact, I quite specifically said I was unable to do so.

    Is...
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    I didn't "assess" his "specific skill sets." We...

    I didn't "assess" his "specific skill sets." We don't have enough to go on. If that ended all conversation, this board and all the ones like it would close immediately.

    We do know that he's...
  24. No, I don't think that's a credible number of...

    No, I don't think that's a credible number of runs/wins. It's very much a minority view among sabremetrics people that the impact is that large. The effect is real, but at this point I don't think...
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    Age-wise I think he'd be around average. I'm not...

    Age-wise I think he'd be around average. I'm not excited with him as future GM... seems like Bill Smith 2.0.
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