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Govs93
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 Posted March 24th, 2011 01:34 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Take it for what you will, but Nishioka now has a 12 game hit streak.

Yeah, it's spring training, but I have to think that bodes well for building some confidence for the kid. Based on the few times I've seen him, I like the way he plays. Good D, and he hustles like crazy.

Deal with it.
   
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 Posted March 24th, 2011 01:44 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Yeah, it's spring training, but I have to think that bodes well for building some confidence for the kid. Based on the few times I've seen him, I like the way he plays. Good D, and he hustles like crazy.



Basically you have described the anti-Casilla.

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 Posted March 24th, 2011 01:55 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Basically you have described the anti-Casilla.


You must hate him then.

Deal with it.
   
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 Posted March 24th, 2011 08:14 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
It's time for me to stretch out my baseball typing fingers.

1. Pavano, I trust this guy
2. Liriano, I feel fairly confident that the injury is well in the rearview mirror
3. Blackburn, I don't think he can beat anyone good
4. Duensing, too small a body of work for me to have any deep rooted negativity or confidence
5. Baker, to date - career ain't what we wanted

Bullpen - been pretty good a long, long time now with a lot of different bodies, I'm clinging to my faith that management knows what they got and what they got can get enough outs

   
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 Posted March 24th, 2011 10:43 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
We just need the guys to come through with timely hits all year long. Thats not too much to ask is it?
   
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 Posted March 25th, 2011 12:52 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Take it for what you will, but Nishioka now has a 12 game hit streak.



13.

Deal with it.
   
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 Posted March 25th, 2011 03:14 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I like Yoshi and the Twins are getting him in his prime.

Mauer, The pitching staff, Yoshi and Span...strong up the middle defensively.

We shall see about the SS.


   
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 Posted March 25th, 2011 04:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Why does he waste all of his hits now?
   
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 Posted March 27th, 2011 11:16 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Perkins, Manship & Tolbert to make the team.
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 Posted March 27th, 2011 11:39 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post

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.... Tolbert to make the team.


Gardy must see a lot of himself in the Punto's and Tolberts...

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 Posted March 28th, 2011 09:15 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Gardy must see a lot of himself in the Punto's and Tolberts...


Maybe but the Twins have had good backups and it helps. Hudson and Hardy both missed a lot of time last year and they still won 94 games.

This year will have its share of sprained wrists and ankles etc so they need some one who can play a lot of positions.

The only guy they have is Tolbert so he makes the team.

They do not need a pinch hitter so Hughes goes to Rochester. People are saying "Hey, what the Plouffe, Hughes hit the heck out of the ball". Thast great but can he play SS if Cassila gets hurt or when Thome phs for Cassilla in the late innings?

I like the team. How many wins will they get and how many will it take? Hmmm.
   
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 Posted March 28th, 2011 10:19 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I like the team. How many wins will they get and how many will it take? Hmmm.


Top to bottom I think its a much improved division.

Put me down for 88, on both.



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 Posted March 28th, 2011 10:23 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
83 wins for the boys.

90 to win the division.

83 wildcard? Don't think so, the Twins 1st round loss in the playoffs streak is in serious jepardy.

Nut up or Shut up.
   
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 Posted March 28th, 2011 10:26 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I think somebody wil have to win 90+.

The Twins will win 92 and that will be enough but only by 1.
   
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 Posted March 28th, 2011 10:34 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post

Biggest question mark for me is Duensing.

If he backslides the Twins are in trouble. He needs to be reliable.

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 Posted March 28th, 2011 11:14 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Biggest question mark for me is Duensing.

If he backslides the Twins are in trouble. He needs to be reliable.


He is 15-5 with a 3.02 ERA for his career.

No one guy having an off year or a rough spot will take them "out of it". Thats what I like about the team.

Think about last year. 94 wins w/o Morneau for 1/2 the season. Nathan gone . Hardy and Hudson banged up a lot. Blackburn sent down to the minors. Baker had issues. Cuddyer and Mauer with off years.

Think if they all have good seasons.



   
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 Posted March 28th, 2011 02:17 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I think 92-93 wins is a pretty good pick. I am more worried about the bullpen and the 3B/SS situation on the infield than Duensing.

Can Valencia avoid a sophmore jinx? (Not sold on him)
Is Cassilla the answer at short? (big question)
Bullpen should be fine but not the comfort level of past years.

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 Posted March 28th, 2011 02:30 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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I think 92-93 wins is a pretty good pick. I am more worried about the bullpen and the 3B/SS situation on the infield than Duensing.

Can Valencia avoid a sophmore jinx? (Not sold on him)
Is Cassilla the answer at short? (big question)
Bullpen should be fine but not the comfort level of past years.


I think Valencia will be fine. He may not hit .320 but he should do .275/ 10 HR at a minimum.

Cassila is on everybody's list of ? but if he is the only one, it's a pretty good situation.

The bullpen will be less than it has been but not a real problem.
   
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 Posted March 28th, 2011 03:52 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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Think if they all have good seasons.



We could beat the Yankees??

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 Posted March 28th, 2011 05:42 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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How many wins will they get and how many will it take? Hmmm.


96 Wins; 93 to win the division.

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