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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Indy5 » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:07 pm

Flip wrote:The twins look like a bad National League team.

They are built to be a National League team.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Flip » Mon May 02, 2011 7:34 pm

Here is how bad the Twins backup catchers have been:

Butera/Holm Combined: .111/.149/.159
National League pitchers: .133/.161/.161 this year.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby winner-within » Mon May 02, 2011 11:07 pm

I think the reality of Being in an outdoor park in the spring has sunk in, i dont think they are getting in good practises and it will take longer to get rolling....I see them coming on strong when the heat starts to come and everyone gets healthy.....I have a funny feeling we will see them in October.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby cubsfan » Mon May 02, 2011 11:23 pm

The only thing that is keeping the Twins alive right now is the fact that the Indians and Royals are the two teams in their division. The Twins have a lot of problems that need to get fixed. They are pitching horribly and their offense is plain awful most of the time. Throw in the fact that Nathan has struggled early on and that they don't have a lot of depth or quality in their bullpen is another major problem. I don't believe a season can be lost in the first but it certainly can be with two horrible ones.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Flip » Tue May 03, 2011 10:43 am

coolstandings.com projects the Twins playoff chances at 2%. No other team in baseball is lower than 4%.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Indy5 » Tue May 03, 2011 12:59 pm

winner-within wrote:I think the reality of Being in an outdoor park in the spring has sunk in, i dont think they are getting in good practises and it will take longer to get rolling....I see them coming on strong when the heat starts to come and everyone gets healthy.....I have a funny feeling we will see them in October.

Twins were slow starters even when they were in the Metrodome.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby winner-within » Tue May 03, 2011 1:06 pm

Indy5 wrote:
winner-within wrote:I think the reality of Being in an outdoor park in the spring has sunk in, i dont think they are getting in good practises and it will take longer to get rolling....I see them coming on strong when the heat starts to come and everyone gets healthy.....I have a funny feeling we will see them in October.

Twins were slow starters even when they were in the Metrodome.


Not this slow, not with 2 big $$$ players....biggest blow to the twins hands down, was Morneau going down last year...They would have went deep into the playoffs.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Indy5 » Tue May 03, 2011 1:16 pm

winner-within wrote:
Indy5 wrote:
winner-within wrote:I think the reality of Being in an outdoor park in the spring has sunk in, i dont think they are getting in good practises and it will take longer to get rolling....I see them coming on strong when the heat starts to come and everyone gets healthy.....I have a funny feeling we will see them in October.

Twins were slow starters even when they were in the Metrodome.


Not this slow, not with 2 big $$$ players....biggest blow to the twins hands down, was Morneau going down last year...They would have went deep into the playoffs.

I agree with you there. I'm not sure if he's still feeling effects from his injury or if he's rusty, but he's been struggling. They definitely need Mauer healthy too.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Flip » Tue May 03, 2011 10:36 pm

winner-within wrote:Not this slow, not with 2 big $$$ players....biggest blow to the twins hands down, was Morneau going down last year...They would have went deep into the playoffs.

Easy to say now, but if I remember correctly you predicted the Twins were going to go deep into the playoffs because their bullpen was going to be the difference.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby winner-within » Wed May 04, 2011 9:50 am

Flip wrote:
winner-within wrote:Not this slow, not with 2 big $$$ players....biggest blow to the twins hands down, was Morneau going down last year...They would have went deep into the playoffs.

Easy to say now, but if I remember correctly you predicted the Twins were going to go deep into the playoffs because their bullpen was going to be the difference.



Thats if the Starters could have held their own
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Wed May 04, 2011 10:22 am

Francisco Liriano no hit the White Sox last night. 6 walks and only 2 strikeouts. Twins win 1-0 with the only run coming on a Kubel solo shot. Good for Liriano. Lets hope he can keep pitching well. I know he wasn't dominant last night and the Sox aren't hitting that well, but a no hitter is a no hitter.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby GoPack#2 » Mon May 16, 2011 1:28 pm

The Twins are in an 8 game losing streak at the moment.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Flip » Mon May 16, 2011 1:34 pm

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Re: Twins 2011

Postby bison football73 » Wed May 18, 2011 8:16 pm

pathetic. anyone else having trouble watching games this year??
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Wed May 18, 2011 9:33 pm

bison football73 wrote:pathetic. anyone else having trouble watching games this year??

yep. tonight is the first game I have watched in weeks.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Bamboozled » Wed May 18, 2011 10:22 pm

Flip wrote:Here is how bad the Twins backup catchers have been:

Butera/Holm Combined: .111/.149/.159
National League pitchers: .133/.161/.161 this year.

That is a crazy stat.. I hardly watch twins' games anymore.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Wed May 18, 2011 11:51 pm

2 game winning streak now...maybe they are playing well now for good ol' #3!
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Indy5 » Thu May 19, 2011 12:52 pm

Run4Fun2009 wrote:2 game winning streak now...maybe they are playing well now for good ol' #3!

Well as Boomer says, 1 is a fluke, 2 is a trend and 3 is a streak.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu May 19, 2011 1:53 pm

Indy5 wrote:
Run4Fun2009 wrote:2 game winning streak now...maybe they are playing well now for good ol' #3!

Well as Boomer says, 1 is a fluke, 2 is a trend and 3 is a streak.


eerily a 3rd win today will fall into the 'spooky' category as Bremer and Blyleven (sp?) stated on Tuesday...with all those 3s in the Seattle game (Twins 2 + Mariners 1 = 3; 3 hits for Twins; 3 hits for Seattle)...I think its a sign :wink:
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby meatball77 » Sat May 28, 2011 10:14 pm

Espn analysts said morneau will not be himself this yr because since his injury he hasn't lifted weights yet
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby gobison#6 » Mon May 30, 2011 3:06 pm

meatball77 wrote:Espn analysts said morneau will not be himself this yr because since his injury he hasn't lifted weights yet

They are 50 games into the season. I sure hope he has been lifting weights. He isn't the same this year yes because of the injury, but I doubt its because he hasn't been lifting. Did they really say that?
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:02 am

Twins are soaring now...and they add Nishioka to the lineup today plus Mauer and Perkins rejoin the roster starting this weekend (Padres series)...and the latest on Joe Nathan is very positive!
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby winner-within » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:30 am

This beat goes on, this beat goes on
This beat goes on, this beat goes on
This beat goes on, this beat goes on

Nothin' matters but the weekend
From a Tuesday point of view
Like a kettle in the kitchen
I feel the steam begin too brew

Switchin' to glide, switchin' to glide
Switchin' to glide, switchin' to glide

Energy can be directed, Twins are turnin' it up and turnin' it LOUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Run4Fun2009 » Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:35 pm

6 1/2 back at the All-Star break..after past 2nd half surges this one seems very pedestrian.
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Re: Twins 2011

Postby Flip » Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:49 pm

Run4Fun2009 wrote:6 1/2 back at the All-Star break..after past 2nd half surges this one seems very pedestrian.

Would you agree they are worse than any of the other teams that made similar comebacks? Granted the division is worse too.
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