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    I would rather have Danny around on the bench to hit lefties than Butera on the bench to do nothing.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ballÖ and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Quote Originally Posted by kydoty View Post
    Doubt. Danny's got a long ways to go to match Trevor in productivity.
    I know, that was said tongue in cheek, but it is human nature to not want your temporary replacement to outshine you in any way. Management might start getting ideas...

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    Memo: Pitchers Duel Cancelled

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    Watching Youklis hit makes me angry. Why would anyone ever try that and say I'm comfortable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    I would rather have Danny around on the bench to hit lefties than Butera on the bench to do nothing.
    Blasphemy, I tells ya.
    There isn't enough defense on the planet to justify giving 500+ PA to a guy who can barely OPS .600.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Watching Youklis hit makes me angry. Why would anyone ever try that and say I'm comfortable.
    RB - Not watching the game on TV tonight. Are you talking about his wacktastic batting stance?

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    Yes... No Hitting Coach is going to say... Kevin have you thought about holding the bat with one hand and tilting directly over your head.

    Seriously... How does a stance become that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snepp View Post
    I would rather have Danny around on the bench to hit lefties than Butera on the bench to do nothing.
    Crazy thought on Velencia.... Turn him into a catcher this off season. He can become that 3rd catcher slash insurance guy. Only play at catcher in emergencies. Otherwise backup at 3rd and first.

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    I couldn't tell you... but somehow he has made it work for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
    I couldn't tell you... but somehow he has made it work for the most part.
    Yeah... He has hit very well... No doubt... I can't help but wonder if he could have hit even better with a normal set up.

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    Mauer's 2012 spluits:

    .322/.405/.448 vs RHP
    .340/.445/.443 vs. LHP

    Better than 90% of switch hitters

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    Nice catch Danny... Atta boy. And now Carroll with a nice play... The Twins are going to win this game... I'm calling it. With defense like that it's over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Yeah... He has hit very well... No doubt... I can't help but wonder if he could have hit even better with a normal set up.
    I doubt it. I'm sure at some point in his career coaches tried to get him to use a more traditional stance/swing, only to give up and let him hit in the way that feels natural to him. Some people are just like that - they only succeed when they are allowed to be unconventional.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    I doubt it. I'm sure at some point in his career coaches tried to get him to use a more traditional stance/swing, only to give up and let him hit in the way that feels natural to him. Some people are just like that - they only succeed when they are allowed to be unconventional.
    Could be... Although I will never understand how that feels natural. If that's natural... He probably eats dinner with his feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Yeah... He has hit very well... No doubt... I can't help but wonder if he could have hit even better with a normal set up.
    That's a great question, but a question we will never get an answer to. When I was in my early teens, there was a guy I played with that had a somewhat similar batting set up... he had some power, but couldn't hit worth a "bleep". I guess Ichiro could fall into this category - but it is a bit of a different story. I guess these guys pop up from time to time. If it ain't broke, why fix it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riverbrian View Post
    Nice catch Danny... Atta boy. And now Carroll with a nice play... The Twins are going to win this game... I'm calling it. With defense like that it's over.
    River Brian. I have to agree. Tonight's air has the feeling of a Twins victory!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark's Lounge View Post
    River Brian. I have to agree. Tonight's air has the feeling of a Twins victory!
    On top of that the hose are not looking sharp. De Aza bumbled that play allowing an extra base. Earlier Rameriz was flat footed on a grounder.

    Put it on the board. Twins will win.

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    CWS defense is so bad, not even elementary baserunning biffs can destroy a rally.

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    Bad baserunning by Doumit but he tried like hell to stay Alive in the rundown. So a little credit to go along with a big debit.

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    Oops... Spoke too soon. Dozier has to get over these yips.

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