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    Does Escobar get credit for getting on base for that one?
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spycake View Post
    At what point would it have been worth it to trade for De Aza, just so we didn't have to face him?
    Before opening day on Monday?

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    That looked like a Twins rundown.

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    Upside of leading the league in batter k's is that they could also lead in reaching on wild pitches...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    The knee bones connected to all of the Shin bones... All of the Shin bones are connected to all of the Ankle Bones.
    I don't have any knee bones anymore. It's all steel and nylon.

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    Is it possible that we have just witnessed Escobar reach second by being absolutely terrible multiple times.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Picked off... but obstruction call. Escobar is getting lucky today.
    You can come up with statistics to prove anything. Forty percent of all people know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Except for the Twins....I apologize in advance, but this one is going to be my cross to bear on behalf of the Twins this year. From the day of the Gardy re-signing, the FO said they were going to address the glaring needs of the club so baldly exposed in 2013. They did a very admirable job in shoring up the pitching, and getting a solid veteran and mentor behind the plate was the right move, even if/when Suzuki soon ceases his Buster Posey imitation at the plate. But checking out before Christmas (just like last year!) and not bringing in some better sticks and speed right after checking off the first two boxes on their offseason checklist is very disappointing, especially when they couldn't even go out of their way in picking up a waiver guy like Bonifacio, who wouldn't have cost you a precious draft pick, or a dangerous long-term contract for an aging veteran, or much else for that matter but an expendable minor leaguer. I assume their crack market research staff thought that signing familiar names from the past instead was a better business move, I respectfully disagree with that conclusion.
    They spent most of the winter finding advertisers to fill every nook and cranny they have on radio and tv broadcast. Profits first!
    This comment brought to you from the Rosedale Mall studio by Hamm's Beer, brewed in the land of sky blue waters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaBombo View Post
    Upside of leading the league in batter k's is that they could also lead in reaching on wild pitches...
    It's the new market ineffeciency.

    "Don't throw it in the dirt with 2 strikes...we're likely to swing and now you're depending on your catcher to dig it out!"
    Every post is not every other post. - a wise man

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I'm slipping in my old age. I missed the punch line.
    Zuke as Buster?
    Checking out before checking off?
    Market research staff on crack, mebbe?

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    Escobar is on second despite having struck out AND gotten caught stealing.

    I don't think I've ever seen that. I hope I don't see that again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Is it possible that we have just witnessed Escobar reach second by being absolutely terrible multiple times.
    He got out twice but somehow is on 2nd base.
    I couldn't be a player because of bad eyesight, so I decided to be an umpire instead.

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    Escobar must have a baseball angel on his shoulder or something. That's definitely two strokes of luck in the same inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Smith View Post
    They spent most of the winter finding advertisers to fill every nook and cranny they have on radio and tv broadcast. Profits first!
    They need some way to support the goofy Pohlad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokin View Post
    Zuke as Buster?
    Checking out before checking off?
    Market research staff on crack, mebbe?
    There ya Go... Welcome to the game thread Jokin!!!
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 70charger View Post
    Escobar is on second despite having struck out AND gotten caught stealing.

    I don't think I've ever seen that. I hope I don't see that again.
    I found it charming in a benchable kind of way.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Is it possible that we have just witnessed Escobar reach second by being absolutely terrible multiple times.
    Assuming your surprise stems from the good outcome and not his being repeatedly terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tibs View Post
    He got out twice but somehow is on 2nd base.
    Giving away out kills teams. The Twins need to have the mustard to take advantage.
    A Skeleton walks into a bar and says... "Give me a beer... And a mop".

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    Uggghhhhh, Quintana is on pace for an 18K game, I'm feeling more and more like this guy....mild thing.jpg
    I will one day successfully sneak onto the Sportive Podcast, and have nothing intelligent to say or add to the conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    I found it charming in a benchable kind of way.
    Marv Throneberry would be proud.

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