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Thread: Game 33 -- Twins vs. Blue Jays 5/12/12

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanlambrecht View Post
    Joe Vavra and the hitting approach for the team in general. Look at Jamey Carroll, for example. Compare his career numbers until he got to the Twins. Think of what happened to Big Papi. We rely on natural hitting talent minus coaching, and it shows.

    Here's Carroll, who's been a high average on base monster his entire career. 6 weeks with the Twins and he's a wreck:
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...arroja01.shtml
    Yeah you're right, it couldn't possibly be the guys holding the bat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deanlambrecht View Post
    Joe Vavra and the hitting approach for the team in general. Look at Jamey Carroll, for example. Compare his career numbers until he got to the Twins. Think of what happened to Big Papi. We rely on natural hitting talent minus coaching, and it shows.

    Here's Carroll, who's been a high average on base monster his entire career. 6 weeks with the Twins and he's a wreck:
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...arroja01.shtml
    Dude it's 6 weeks. Do you think he's ever had a 6 week stretch this bad in his entire career? Of all the things to complain about , the Twons supposedly ruining a 38 year old veteran is probably the dumbest one I've seen so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinzgrl View Post
    Why can they NOT get a timely hit?!? It is so frustrating.
    Don't speak about that, you'll get AshburyJohn talking about how it's not necessarily a good time to get a hit with RISP. We've heard enough about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kneelb4zerg View Post
    Dude it's 6 weeks. Do you think he's ever had a 6 week stretch this bad in his entire career? Of all the things to complain about , the Twons supposedly ruining a 38 year old veteran is probably the dumbest one I've seen so far.
    But he provided proof, didn't you read the link? You have to read between the lines, it clearly proves Joe Vavra has ruined Jamey Carroll. It's kind of like listening to The White album backwards, very cryptic.

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    Personally I'm going to blame this whole debacle of a season on the trees.

    When they opened Target Field, they had those pine trees in centerfield, giving the park some atmosphere. They won 94 games. Then the hitters complained, they took the trees out, and they've stunk ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Personally I'm going to blame this whole debacle of a season on the trees.

    When they opened Target Field, they had those pine trees in centerfield, giving the park some atmosphere. They won 94 games. Then the hitters complained, they took the trees out, and they've stunk ever since.

    + 1, I'm with you.

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    Gardy made some good moves but it didn't work out, so is baseball.

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    Let's be happy that Walters showed potential. If he can develop into a reliable #3, then he will be very valuable in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glunn View Post
    Let's be happy that Walters showed potential. If he can develop into a reliable #3, then he will be very valuable in the future.
    Don't get your hopes up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cr9617 View Post
    Don't get your hopes up.
    As a fan, I need to find some shreds of hope to get through a season like this one.

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    I feel fortunate to have been in attendance for both Diamond's and Walters' starts this week. It was nice to see some good starting pitching for a change. It's just too bad we couldn't get a couple more runs for Walters.
    TwinsGuy55422
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