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RE: General Twins Talk X - 3/27/2019 11:15:10 AM   
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Going, Matt?
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RE: General Twins Talk X - 3/27/2019 11:38:05 AM   
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Going, Matt?

No. I have only been to one opener - 2010.

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RE: General Twins Talk X - 3/27/2019 12:48:28 PM   
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Going, Matt?

No. I have only been to one opener - 2010.

Yikes, I thought you were a real fan. Sorry.












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RE: General Twins Talk X - 3/27/2019 1:37:23 PM   
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We will be treated to the 3rd best Opening Day starting pitchers matchup, behind only DeGrom vs Scherzer and Verlander vs Snell. Enjoy it and be thankful for our ace.

3) Corey Kluber (CLE) vs. Jose Berrios (MIN), 4:10 p.m.: Kluber is Kluber, and the only real surprising thing about him starting on Opening Day is, well, that he’s doing it for the Indians after an offseason filled with trade rumors. Berrios obviously hasn’t had the career success of Kluber, but he took big strides forward last year and is a sleeper Cy Young pick this year. A great way for the Twins to assert themselves as actual challengers to the Indians' mini-Central dynasty is to beat them and Kluber at home on Opening Day.


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RE: General Twins Talk X - 6/10/2019 10:19:15 AM   
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We watched as Joe Mauer grew from a local high school All-Star to one of the greatest Minnesota Twins of all-time. Now you can remember the career of Number 7 with the official illustrated chronicle of Joe Mauer.

Featuring hundreds of photos, this exclusive 72-page book beautifully illustrates Joe Mauer's baseball career, from his youth baseball days in St. Paul through his final Major League game. The book also includes photos of the official retirement of his Minnesota Twins number 7 on June 15, 2019.

Filled with reflections from teammates, coaches, and other sports figures - including Justin Morneau, Rod Carew, Mark Rosen, and Ron Gardenhire - this is a must-have book for every Twins fan.

Pre-order your copy today! Books will be printed and shipped in August 2019. Each book is $35.

All net proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.


https://www.mlb.com/twins/community/joe-mauer-book?partnerId=ed-13924943-1146872293

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RE: General Twins Talk X - 6/10/2019 10:21:44 AM   
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We watched as Joe Mauer grew from a local high school All-Star to one of the greatest Minnesota Twins of all-time. Now you can remember the career of Number 7 with the official illustrated chronicle of Joe Mauer.

Featuring hundreds of photos, this exclusive 72-page book beautifully illustrates Joe Mauer's baseball career, from his youth baseball days in St. Paul through his final Major League game. The book also includes photos of the official retirement of his Minnesota Twins number 7 on June 15, 2019.

Filled with reflections from teammates, coaches, and other sports figures - including Justin Morneau, Rod Carew, Mark Rosen, and Ron Gardenhire - this is a must-have book for every Twins fan.

Pre-order your copy today! Books will be printed and shipped in August 2019. Each book is $35.

All net proceeds will benefit the Minnesota Twins Community Fund.


https://www.mlb.com/twins/community/joe-mauer-book?partnerId=ed-13924943-1146872293



at least they're using him to raise money for a good cause.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:23:54 PM   
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CJ Cron is now a Twin

Another ex-Tampa player

WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEee

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:24:46 PM   
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WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


The Twins announced that they’ve claimed first baseman C.J. Cron off waivers from the Rays. Cron was designated for assignment by Tampa Bay last week despite a 30-homer campaign in 2018, and he’s now among the top candidates to see action for the Twins at first base and designated hitter in 2019. Minnesota’s 40-man roster is now at 39 players.
It’s not yet clear whether Cron will represent the Twins’ lone addition at first base/designated hitter this season following the retirement of Joe Mauer, but the fact that he was claimed at all makes it seem likely that they’ll tender him a contract this offseason. (The non-tender deadline looms on Friday.) Cron has ample experience at first base and has received slightly above-average marks there from both Defensive Runs Saved and Ultimate Zone Rating across the past three seasons combined.
Of course, Cron’s real calling card is right-handed power. The 28-year-old (29 in January) hit .253/.323/.493 with 30 homers, 28 doubles and a triple in 560 plate appearances for Tampa Bay this past season. The Rays, though, as they did with Corey Dickerson an offseason prior, elected to designate a fairly productive hitter for assignment in part due to salary concerns and in part because they undoubtedly believe the market will ultimately yield comparable production at a lesser price. Corner bats with limited defensive value haven’t been rewarded in free agency in recent years, and the Rays could either find a more affordable alternative or could simply go with in-house options like Jake Bauers, Ji-Man Choi or Nathaniel Lowe.
Cron is projected by MLBTR contributor Matt Swartz to earn $5.2MM in 2019, making him a reasonably affordable add for Minnesota. Cron is controlled not only through 2019 but also through the 2020 season, so he could potentially be a multi-year piece for Minnesota if the organization is pleased with his 2019 output. Cron should have a fairly easy transition from Tampa Bay to Minnesota, weather not withstanding, as he’s plenty familiar with rookie manager Rocco Baldelli, who was on the Rays’ coaching staff last season as the team’s Major League field coordinator.



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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:25:25 PM   
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CJ Cron...what a disappointment.

Twins already have Tyler Austin...they certainly don't need CJ Cron.

Yuck.


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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:26:16 PM   
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And we have Tyler Austin, Why would we need Nelson Cruz? Move Sano to 1B and sign Cruz where does Austin play?


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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:26:47 PM   
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Poor man's LoMo. I'm psyched!


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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:28:02 PM   
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Poor man's LoMo. I'm psyched!


I'm not exactly thrilled that this is our entry to player off season acquisition, but Cron has actually had a better career than LoMo. Cron's career numbers are better than LoMo's and while last year was his best, it was not the massive statistical outlier that was LoMo's 2017 season. At $5+ million, he is the classic low risk, potentially high reward pick up.

Still, I wish they would have aimed higher. I would rather have gone all in on Donaldson.

Sweens with the first semi-positive post on the Cron acquisition.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:28:53 PM   
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I like CJ Cron.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:29:57 PM   
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Let's not make this about me. I hate that.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:31:04 PM   
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I'm kind of leery about MadBum. Even though he is 29, he has a lot of miles on that arm. After 6 straight seasons of 200+ innings, he dropped off to 111 and 129.2 the last two seasons due to shoulder issues. I'm also wary of pitchers who put up their big numbers in a pitchers park.

And Sweens has done a 180 on MadBum.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 3:32:25 PM   
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The Twins also signed CJ Cron for under $5 million. If he hits his career 162 game averages, this turns into a pretty solid pick up at a bargain price.

Sweeney and I were the only ones digging the Cron signing.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 4:16:52 PM   
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Cron has surprised me
Cut down on strikeouts
Hitting with average and power

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 4:55:40 PM   
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Matt has been busy correcting the record.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/13/2019 8:04:48 PM   
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Matt has been busy correcting the record.

I have a very good TalkVikes memory.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/14/2019 8:23:19 AM   
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May, Parker, Rogers, Romero, Hildenberger, Reed -- I am not a fan of that pen, but I've seen others rate it higher. Kimbrel might be a waste, but Keuchel or Gio would really help this team.

Berrios
Keuchel/Gio
Gibson
Pineda
Odorizzi

Again, getting another starter would at least mean the GM is TRYING to win. Last year they also tried to put together a competitive team. For many years, they did not. I just ask them to try. Martin Perez as a starting pitcher is not trying.

I'd love to get another quality pitcher. But it's kind of hard to make the argument that the GM is not trying to win. What the hell is signing Nelson Cruz, Jonathan Schoop, Michael Pineda (last year), CJ Cron and Marwin Gonzalez? Players have 30 options of teams to sign with. Looks like we're doing pretty well to me.


They need one more quality arm. The rotation is weak at every spot. Berrios is not an ACE...Gibson is not a good #2...Pineda is not a #3...Odorizzi is an average #4...and Perez is terrible. Adding Keuchel/Gio helps a lot. They won't win with what they have. They have a chance to win if they add another arm.

THIS!

Odorizzi is an average number 4???? WTF. He has been a good number one.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/14/2019 8:29:15 AM   
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May, Parker, Rogers, Romero, Hildenberger, Reed -- I am not a fan of that pen, but I've seen others rate it higher. Kimbrel might be a waste, but Keuchel or Gio would really help this team.

Berrios
Keuchel/Gio
Gibson
Pineda
Odorizzi

Again, getting another starter would at least mean the GM is TRYING to win. Last year they also tried to put together a competitive team. For many years, they did not. I just ask them to try. Martin Perez as a starting pitcher is not trying.

I'd love to get another quality pitcher. But it's kind of hard to make the argument that the GM is not trying to win. What the hell is signing Nelson Cruz, Jonathan Schoop, Michael Pineda (last year), CJ Cron and Marwin Gonzalez? Players have 30 options of teams to sign with. Looks like we're doing pretty well to me.


They need one more quality arm. The rotation is weak at every spot. Berrios is not an ACE...Gibson is not a good #2...Pineda is not a #3...Odorizzi is an average #4...and Perez is terrible. Adding Keuchel/Gio helps a lot. They won't win with what they have. They have a chance to win if they add another arm.

THIS!

Odorizzi is an average number 4???? WTF. He has been a good number one.

I think I had the most sensible post in this list.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/14/2019 8:31:20 AM   
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Of course you did Matt .... so needy.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/14/2019 8:51:00 AM   
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Of course you did Matt .... so needy.


Saying you had the most sensible post in a rant posted by Jeff A is like saying Kellyanne Conway is a voice of reason next to Trump.

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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/14/2019 8:57:26 AM   
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Cron has surprised me
Cut down on strikeouts
Hitting with average and power

Defense is very good also.
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RE: General Twins Talk - 6/14/2019 8:59:34 AM   
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Of course you did Matt .... so needy.


Saying you had the most sensible post in a rant posted by Jeff A is like saying Kellyanne Conway is a voice of reason next to Trump.

Steve was in there too. Is he Pence?

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