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    Twins suck!

    Have now gone 15 straight innings without a hit (think about that for a second), the rotation has a collective ERA of 7.06, they own the worst record in mlb, and are on pace to lose 121 games.

    Going to be a looooong looooong season for my team

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJack View Post
    Have now gone 15 straight innings without a hit (think about that for a second), the rotation has a collective ERA of 7.06, they own the worst record in mlb, and are on pace to lose 121 games.

    Going to be a looooong looooong season for my team
    Tell us how you really feel, McJack!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJack View Post
    Have now gone 15 straight innings without a hit (think about that for a second), the rotation has a collective ERA of 7.06, they own the worst record in mlb, and are on pace to lose 121 games.

    Going to be a looooong looooong season for my team
    ain't that the dying truth!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrnhskrBob View Post
    Tell us how you really feel, McJack!
    "so, other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?"

    that pretty much sums it up

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    Its nice that the Royals have someone to look down at in the standings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post
    Its nice that the Royals have someone to look down at in the standings.
    I have hosmer and moustakas on my fantasy teams, so if the royals bury the twins I can at least take solace that those two are contributing to the can-opening.

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    I watched them get hammered by the Orioles the second game of the season. It was like O's batting practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McJack View Post
    I have hosmer and moustakas on my fantasy teams, so if the royals bury the twins I can at least take solace that those two are contributing to the can-opening.
    Moustakas is certainly doing his part. Now, if we can just get Hosmer going. Semms to be swinging it better the last couple of games.
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    I love the title of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    I watched them get hammered by the Orioles the second game of the season. It was like O's batting practice.
    seems like the O's has the Yankees' number the last couple seasons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThotDoc View Post
    I watched them get hammered by the Orioles the second game of the season. It was like O's batting practice.
    a lot of teams have been taking bp against the twins starters this year. shoot, liriano had a "decent" outing last time out (by decent I mean he didn't get run in the 2nd inning) and lowered his era to just 9.5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColoREDo View Post
    Moustakas is certainly doing his part. Now, if we can just get Hosmer going. Semms to be swinging it better the last couple of games.
    I hope so too, I already have him locked in my keeper league.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJack View Post
    Have now gone 15 straight innings without a hit (think about that for a second), the rotation has a collective ERA of 7.06, they own the worst record in mlb, and are on pace to lose 121 games.

    Going to be a looooong looooong season for my team
    Fellow Twins fan here. It seems like a team that used to be the best in the league in developing minor league talent is banking too much on free agents. Finally got Pohlad to open up the wallet a bit and this is the result?! Ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Husker Mort View Post
    Fellow Twins fan here. It seems like a team that used to be the best in the league in developing minor league talent is banking too much on free agents. Finally got Pohlad to open up the wallet a bit and this is the result?! Ouch.
    yep. and to make matters worse, the minor league cupboard is almost completely bare. It didn't help that gibson needed tommy john, they needed an arm bad, but that is out of their control, but the other "uber-stud" farm boys, Revere and Hicks, have really failed to make it. I blame the system. Their insistence on keeping and promoting staff in-house led to bill smith, who pretty much brokered every deal gone bad. We got absolutely nothing in return for Johan, who at the time was one of the top sp in the game.

    Souhan put it best in a strib column last season, the twins don't know how to deal with riches. The metrodome twins with their shoe-string budget would NEVER have made a play for nishi, but the target field twins felt they could jump into that market, and he was a colossal bust that they don't have the resources to cover up.

    A few short years ago, the twins were a piece or two from being serious title contenders. Now they need 5 sp, serious bullpen help, and 3-4 new guys in the lineup with no help on the farm. How did they go from 1 or 2 needs to 9 or 10 so fast? Ryan has a helluva project in front of him.

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    Baseball fan here. I really don't know where the Twins went wrong. Apparently Bill Smith was a poor judge of talent. The club is absolutely bereft of pitching. There are 4-5 guys on the MLB roster that can hit. typically there are about 4 guys in the line up that belong in AAA.

    It's going to take a while to turn this thing around. They will have draft picks. They have a 3rd baseman at single A that is a phenom. His name is Sano. I hope to see him play tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by izzycohen View Post
    Baseball fan here. I really don't know where the Twins went wrong. Apparently Bill Smith was a poor judge of talent. The club is absolutely bereft of pitching. There are 4-5 guys on the MLB roster that can hit. typically there are about 4 guys in the line up that belong in AAA.

    It's going to take a while to turn this thing around. They will have draft picks. They have a 3rd baseman at single A that is a phenom. His name is Sano. I hope to see him play tomorrow.
    one of the few potential bright spots. would love a scouting report if you get a chance to see the game. Us twins fans are really hoping he materializes, hot corner has been pretty much vacant since kotske left many a year ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJack View Post
    one of the few potential bright spots. would love a scouting report if you get a chance to see the game. Us twins fans are really hoping he materializes, hot corner has been pretty much vacant since kotske left many a year ago.
    Sano is as good as advertized. He drove the first pitch thrown to him, over the center field wall. The second time at bat he nearly took the pitcher's head off. The kid can flat hit. He's only 18 years old. Made some plays at 3rd also. A young man named Matt Summers pitched a great game for Beloit (Twins).

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    What ever happened to Francisco Liriano?!? Just 2-3 years ago, he was an up-and-coming stud... an injured, lost season... a mostly horrible last season.. and now, he's even worse (and in the bullpen). !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by McJack View Post
    yep. and to make matters worse, the minor league cupboard is almost completely bare. It didn't help that gibson needed tommy john, they needed an arm bad, but that is out of their control, but the other "uber-stud" farm boys, Revere and Hicks, have really failed to make it. I blame the system. Their insistence on keeping and promoting staff in-house led to bill smith, who pretty much brokered every deal gone bad. We got absolutely nothing in return for Johan, who at the time was one of the top sp in the game.

    Souhan put it best in a strib column last season, the twins don't know how to deal with riches. The metrodome twins with their shoe-string budget would NEVER have made a play for nishi, but the target field twins felt they could jump into that market, and he was a colossal bust that they don't have the resources to cover up.

    A few short years ago, the twins were a piece or two from being serious title contenders. Now they need 5 sp, serious bullpen help, and 3-4 new guys in the lineup with no help on the farm. How did they go from 1 or 2 needs to 9 or 10 so fast? Ryan has a helluva project in front of him.
    ...and they've go so much cash sunk into Morneau, Nathan, and Mauer that it is even worse than it looks.


    Quote Originally Posted by HuskerWeatherman View Post
    What ever happened to Francisco Liriano?!? Just 2-3 years ago, he was an up-and-coming stud... an injured, lost season... a mostly horrible last season.. and now, he's even worse (and in the bullpen). !!!
    Used him too much in his rookie campaign (especially for a converted pitcher w/o a huge track record) and had to have elbow (?) surgery. Was never the same after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by izzycohen View Post
    Sano is as good as advertized. He drove the first pitch thrown to him, over the center field wall. The second time at bat he nearly took the pitcher's head off. The kid can flat hit. He's only 18 years old. Made some plays at 3rd also. A young man named Matt Summers pitched a great game for Beloit (Twins).
    Thanks for the report




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