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    Good ballplayer. He was a lot of fun to watch.

    Good ballplayer. He was a lot of fun to watch.
  2. As has been said on MLB Network, players have to...

    As has been said on MLB Network, players have to be very careful how much they pile on the Astros, as they don't know how much the commissioner's office has on their teams. Other teams could easily...
  3. Rumor: With the rule limiting the number of pitchers,...

    With the rule limiting the number of pitchers, 2-way players (those that both pitch and play the field) could possibly be more common.
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    I have a hunch that the lawsuit will be tossed...

    I have a hunch that the lawsuit will be tossed without going to trial. He won't get a huge payday.
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    Opening Day Starter?

    Who would you like to see get the ball? Berrios or Odorizzi or someone else?
  6. Thread: Twins Pitchers

    by catman
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    The rotation looks like this to begin: Berrios...

    The rotation looks like this to begin:
    Berrios
    Odorizzi
    Maeda
    Bailey
    Smelzer, Dobnak, Thorpe
    When Hill and Pineda are back, not really sure who leaves the rotation. Maybe the Twins will go...
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    Twins will get Kenta Maeda, a minor leaguer and...

    Twins will get Kenta Maeda, a minor leaguer and cash for Brusdar Graterol, Luke Raley and the 67th pick in the 2020 draft.
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    Bolton was offered an opportunity to be deposed...

    Bolton was offered an opportunity to be deposed for the Senate and declined.
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    Exactly. Not sure what will happen. MLB Network...

    Exactly. Not sure what will happen. MLB Network thinks the major deal will go through, but will need some tweaking.
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    Graterol for Maeda

    For this year, I love the deal. Maeda will take the ball every 5th day and do pretty well. He slots in right after Odorizzi and is an upgrade from Gibson, IMO.
    I have seen Graterol pitch and his...
  11. News: I've seen this kid pitch and his fastball is...

    I've seen this kid pitch and his fastball is electric. He can hit 100+ with movement. It could be a dominant pitch if he is a reliever. His slider projects as a plus pitch and his change-up is...
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    Non-Roster Invitees

    The Twins have invited 20 players to the major-league camp this spring:
    https://www.mlb.com/twins/news/twins-2020-spring-training-non-roster-invites
    Here is the list:
    The current list of...
  13. News: This should clear up the trade situation well. ...

    This should clear up the trade situation well. If the Cubs are going to move Bryant now, they will get more back in return for him.
  14. News: Dusty won't hurt them. He has a pretty full...

    Dusty won't hurt them. He has a pretty full tool-box and should do all right there.
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    News: He fits nicely into that ballpark as a hitter and...

    He fits nicely into that ballpark as a hitter and his fielding won't get in the way.
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    The umps will use the mics to explain what is...

    The umps will use the mics to explain what is happening during a replay.
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    News: Nick Castellanos signs with the Reds -- 4/$64MM.

    Nick Castellanos signs with the Reds -- 4/$64MM.
  18. Rumor: In a lot of cases, the NL teams are asking...

    In a lot of cases, the NL teams are asking players to do what they have not done since high school, or possibly before that. Many pitchers don't even hit in high school. They concentrate on...
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    Discussion: Bonds and Clemens need to be in the HOF, but they...

    Bonds and Clemens need to be in the HOF, but they should wait until they are eligible for the "veterans' committee".
    It is, after all, a museum of the game. All facets of the game should be...
  20. Justin Morneau Elected to the Twins' Hall of Fame

    https://puckettspond.com/2020/01/24/justin-morneau-inducted-minnesota-twins-hall-fame/
    Congratulations to a good guy and a great player. I had a chance to talk to him on many occasions when he...
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    Next year's FA starters will all take a long look...

    Next year's FA starters will all take a long look at the Twins, if they keep their checkbook open. As I said, what pitcher wouldn't want to know they have a chance to win a game even with their B-...
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    He comes from a good family -- the Alous. He has...

    He comes from a good family -- the Alous. He has been in the Mets organization for 14 years and was the quality control coach.
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    Discussion: If the writers that didn't vote for these guys...

    If the writers that didn't vote for these guys had 10 guys on his/her ballot, I have no problem with the way they voted.
    It has been said, that Larry Walker needs to loan that shirt to Curt...
  24. Thread: Twinsfest

    by catman
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    I'd love to be there, but unfortunately, I am...

    I'd love to be there, but unfortunately, I am working this weekend. I've been to 2 of them and had a great time at each of them. I have Torii Hunter's autograph twice on the same ball. I have the...
  25. Thread: Hall of Fame

    by catman
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    Jeter was not mentioned on 1 writer's ballot and...

    Jeter was not mentioned on 1 writer's ballot and Larry Walker made it by 6 votes.
    Congratulations to both new members and also to Ted Simmons and Marvin Miller.
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