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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 10:59:02 AM   
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Joe ought to write a dairy style book about his in game conversations with opponents and umpires.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 11:08:56 AM   
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Joe ought to write a dairy style book about his in game conversations with opponents and umpires.

That would be mooooooooooooving.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 11:12:40 AM   
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Joe ought to write a dairy style book about his in game conversations with opponents and umpires.

That would be mooooooooooooving.


AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

I'm sorry, I love a good pun. They should either elicit a good laugh or a loud groan. That did both.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 11:40:26 AM   
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Joe ought to write a dairy style book about his in game conversations with opponents and umpires.

That would be mooooooooooooving.


Ahhh, we've raised you well, young grasshoppah  .....
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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 11:51:59 AM   
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Trevor May pitched in AAA

According to the Brainiac nerds they want him in the bigs in the next month
4IP 3H/R/2BB/5K

on 60 pitches


Is that really good enough for the bigs?? Is he? As was discussed at other times, the has NEVER been a consistently good starter.

It's a good story but I'm not sold on him coming back and helping as a starter.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:01:11 PM   
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Joe ought to write a dairy style book about his in game conversations with opponents and umpires.

That would be mooooooooooooving.



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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:07:04 PM   
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Joe ought to write a dairy style book about his in game conversations with opponents and umpires.

That would be mooooooooooooving.

I think you know DIARY is what I meant, but by all means run with it Matt.

That is about all you have in this discussion.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:08:48 PM   
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Trevor May pitched in AAA

According to the Brainiac nerds they want him in the bigs in the next month
4IP 3H/R/2BB/5K

on 60 pitches


Is that really good enough for the bigs?? Is he? As was discussed at other times, the has NEVER been a consistently good starter.

It's a good story but I'm not sold on him coming back and helping as a starter.

THe guy is a moron.

His Twitter page is enough for me. I checked it out a couple of weeks ago and that was about all for me.
Comes off like a dunce:
https://twitter.com/trevmay65

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:10:43 PM   
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Ed, I have no idea why a guy like May, who has had back issues, arm problems, a career ERA over 5.00 and a WHIP north of 1.4 should be taken seriously.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:31:03 PM   
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I went to the game yesterday. Despite the outcome, it was still a lot of fun. Sat about 19 rows behind the Cardinals dugout and a sea of their fans. The only saving grace of Lynn pitching was yelling out "that's what you get for signing a St. Louis pitcher." I exceeded the amount of dirty looks and grumbling required to justify saying it. Still trying to figure this guy out. He has always had a fairly high walks per 9 (3.5), but he has been at double his career average this year (7). The thing that also baffles me about it is the guy throws about 90% fastballs, which most pitchers have an easier time locating. I was really happy when Falvine signed Lynn. I just wish we were seeing the pitcher we thought we were getting. Yesterday, he was giving up walks and hits to guys hitting below .175.

Good to see LoMo finding a little bit of a groove. We need that. Unfortunately Max and Pesky have gone into a funk and after some signs of life, looks like Dozier is back in his funk. Buxton continues to be the most frustrating of all. I thought he had turned the corner last year, but flip the calendar and we are back to hitting .160 and getting pinch hit for with Robbie freakin Grossman.

Did you figure out where I was parked and sabotage my vehicle?

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:40:14 PM   
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Days off during the season are bad things.  
I just came up with that.  
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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:42:16 PM   
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I went to the game yesterday. Despite the outcome, it was still a lot of fun. Sat about 19 rows behind the Cardinals dugout and a sea of their fans. The only saving grace of Lynn pitching was yelling out "that's what you get for signing a St. Louis pitcher." I exceeded the amount of dirty looks and grumbling required to justify saying it. Still trying to figure this guy out. He has always had a fairly high walks per 9 (3.5), but he has been at double his career average this year (7). The thing that also baffles me about it is the guy throws about 90% fastballs, which most pitchers have an easier time locating. I was really happy when Falvine signed Lynn. I just wish we were seeing the pitcher we thought we were getting. Yesterday, he was giving up walks and hits to guys hitting below .175.

Good to see LoMo finding a little bit of a groove. We need that. Unfortunately Max and Pesky have gone into a funk and after some signs of life, looks like Dozier is back in his funk. Buxton continues to be the most frustrating of all. I thought he had turned the corner last year, but flip the calendar and we are back to hitting .160 and getting pinch hit for with Robbie freakin Grossman.

Did you figure out where I was parked and sabotage my vehicle?


1. I'm not that mean.

2. If I tried, you would probably find your truck with the lower half of my body sticking out from under the hood that I managed to drop on myself.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:42:48 PM   
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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 12:46:44 PM   
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With my wife standing there saying "see, I told you, you were doing that wrong".

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 1:22:31 PM   
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Joe ought to write a dairy style book about his in game conversations with opponents and umpires.

That would be mooooooooooooving.





Finally, you hit one.
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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 3:25:16 PM   
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I’ll tell you what.

It’s a Good Thing Dogs can’t talk.



Every dog out there would be asking Joe
“ if he’d like to Take a Walk?”

And Joe never turned down a Walk,
so he'd be missing games.


Sounds like a great post baseball gig for Joe. Start up a dog-walking franchise in Florida. The slogan for Joe's dog walking advertisment: "We don't just stop at first base when we go for a walk"


I thought this was pretty good but it got no response. I guess the rest of you are quite fast enough to understand or keep up with me.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 3:45:57 PM   
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ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

quote:

ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

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ORIGINAL: McMurfy

I’ll tell you what.

It’s a Good Thing Dogs can’t talk.



Every dog out there would be asking Joe
“ if he’d like to Take a Walk?”

And Joe never turned down a Walk,
so he'd be missing games.


Sounds like a great post baseball gig for Joe. Start up a dog-walking franchise in Florida. The slogan for Joe's dog walking advertisment: "We don't just stop at first base when we go for a walk"


I thought this was pretty good but it got no response. I guess the rest of you are quite fast enough to understand or keep up with me.


Well, we were all spending our time in the idle talk thread.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 3:51:18 PM   
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ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

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ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

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I’ll tell you what.

It’s a Good Thing Dogs can’t talk.



Every dog out there would be asking Joe
“ if he’d like to Take a Walk?”

And Joe never turned down a Walk,
so he'd be missing games.


Sounds like a great post baseball gig for Joe. Start up a dog-walking franchise in Florida. The slogan for Joe's dog walking advertisment: "We don't just stop at first base when we go for a walk"


I thought this was pretty good but it got no response. I guess the rest of you are quite fast enough to understand or keep up with me.

You missed your calling. Maybe instead of accounting and bitching about the Twins you should try comedy.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 3:55:58 PM   
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Mauer will be Top 50 in Walks all time.
That’s what matters most.
Getting to 1st Base.
Nothing else matters
Not even World Peace
And his Salary is justified
because he was underpaid for so long.
And he played a position that was so much more demanding.
And if not for The Concussions,
he’d still be a Top 5 hitter.
and we should re sign him because of his great defense and leadership.
If you use modern numbers he’s still Top 10 at his position.
And he’s in great shape.
Strong as an OX


The concussion thing is a bone of contention with me, especially when people refer to that concussion as a "traumatic brain injury"

Funny how he played 2 and a half years with a traumatic brain injury after being cleared by doctors and being surrounded with family, friends, team officials and teammates who never felt concerned enough to say a damn thing about what he was going through.

THe concussion excuse was just another example of Joe being mysterious. HE brought that up once and never clarified. Even Terry Ryan was bowled over that Joe would have "withheld information"
Joe didn't withhold information about post concussion symptoms for over two years. HE floated it out there as an excuse and chose to never clarify because he liked the reaction from people who took up that case for him.

Joe is very savvy when it comes to things like that. He will say just enough to make people wonder and then the excuse makers and nut huggers come in to defend him. This kind of player is poison for a sports franchise


AMEN!

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 3:58:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

quote:

ORIGINAL: McMurfy

I’ll tell you what.

It’s a Good Thing Dogs can’t talk.



Every dog out there would be asking Joe
“ if he’d like to Take a Walk?”

And Joe never turned down a Walk,
so he'd be missing games.


Sounds like a great post baseball gig for Joe. Start up a dog-walking franchise in Florida. The slogan for Joe's dog walking advertisment: "We don't just stop at first base when we go for a walk"




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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 4:00:57 PM   
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Trevor May pitched in AAA

According to the Brainiac nerds they want him in the bigs in the next month
4IP 3H/R/2BB/5K

on 60 pitches


Is that really good enough for the bigs?? Is he? As was discussed at other times, the has NEVER been a consistently good starter.

It's a good story but I'm not sold on him coming back and helping as a starter.


Send Hughes packing and bring up Trevor for the pen!

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 7:28:54 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mr. Ed

Trevor May pitched in AAA

According to the Brainiac nerds they want him in the bigs in the next month
4IP 3H/R/2BB/5K

on 60 pitches


Is that really good enough for the bigs?? Is he? As was discussed at other times, the has NEVER been a consistently good starter.

It's a good story but I'm not sold on him coming back and helping as a starter.


Send Hughes packing and bring up Trevor for the pen!


If you put Trevor in the pen, where do you put Lynn when Santana comes back.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/17/2018 9:44:07 PM   
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ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

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ORIGINAL: CPAMAN

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ORIGINAL: McMurfy

I’ll tell you what.

It’s a Good Thing Dogs can’t talk.



Every dog out there would be asking Joe
“ if he’d like to Take a Walk?”

And Joe never turned down a Walk,
so he'd be missing games.


Sounds like a great post baseball gig for Joe. Start up a dog-walking franchise in Florida. The slogan for Joe's dog walking advertisment: "We don't just stop at first base when we go for a walk"


I thought this was pretty good but it got no response. I guess the rest of you are quite fast enough to understand or keep up with me.

Don't be like Matt, don't beg for accolades. Just take what you get naturally and be grateful.

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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/18/2018 1:13:47 AM   
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There are currently 17 hitters (who qualify) in MLB with an OBP of .400+. Of those 17, only one has a higher OBP% than SLG%. Any guesses? Of those 17 OBP leaders, only one has less than 15 RBI. Any guesses?

Of those 17 OBP leaders, Mauer has a SLG% 80 points below the hitter in front of him.

My point is, it is possible to have a high OBP, and still hit for power. One of those 17 is NOT like the others.

I understand the importance of on base percentage. It's a team stat. There is a correlation between team OBP and runs scored.

Individual hitting is way more than just OBP. Circumstance, situation matters.

Down by 1 Run. Bottom of the 9th. 2 outs. Runner on 1st. Who do you want at the plate? If your answer is Mauer, and you believe getting on base is the most important thing, I void your answer because your true answer is you want the guy batting behind him, because you're pleased with Mauer getting on base and shifting the burden to a lesser hitter behind him.

There are situations and circumstances when it's okay to do more than draw a walk. Protect your individual, robotic OBP and lose the game.

< Message edited by JT2 -- 5/18/2018 1:16:58 AM >
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RE: 2018 Minnesota Twins Gameday - 5/18/2018 1:35:28 AM   
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Puckett never came close to touching .400 OBP. Does that make him a lesser batsman than Mauer?

Again, who do you want at the plate when a run needs to be produced?

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