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Title: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on January 15, 2020, 09:18:41 AM
Big FA signing for the Twins, Josh Donaldson former Braves 3rd basemen. Contract is for 4yrs/$84 mil with a $8 mil buyout, it looks like Sano will be playin a lot more 1st this season.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Steve-o on January 15, 2020, 09:42:00 AM
Defense improves.  Offense improves.
Then, if they are in contention before the trade deadline they can look at the pitching market again.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on January 15, 2020, 09:05:07 PM
A lot of $ for a guy who is 34 & missed a lot of time 2 of the last 3 seasons. All the good FA pitchers signed deals closer $200+ mil / 30 + mil a year. :crazy:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Steve-o on January 16, 2020, 10:06:52 AM
Price of baseball has gone up.   :doah:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 05, 2020, 09:18:34 AM
Good to see the trade for more pitching especially with Pineda suspension 'til mid - May & the other 2 they signed coming off injuries, out to start the season too. Price too high? maybe but Maeda contract is pretty team friendly, $3 mil/per through 2023. :happy1:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Outdoors Junkie on February 05, 2020, 12:55:48 PM
Good to see the trade for more pitching especially with Pineda suspension 'til mid - May & the other 2 they signed coming off injuries, out to start the season too. Price too high? maybe but Maeda contract is pretty team friendly, $3 mil/per through 2023. :happy1:

It's tough to see us give up Graterol for Maeda. I know Kenta Maeda is more proven, but Graterol throw 100 mph and is 21 yrs old. We may regret this for years to come but probably not for this year.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 05, 2020, 08:15:32 PM
Never know on guys that throw that hard. :scratch: It seems that if the mechanics aren't perfect & / or they are used too much that they need rotator cuff or Tommy John surgery at least once before they learn to really pitch. :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Rebel SS on February 05, 2020, 08:22:28 PM
Glenn's always pitching something, and so far, no injuries!!  :shocked:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 05, 2020, 08:29:53 PM
 :rolleyes: He might pull a hamstring this weekend. ;) :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Rebel SS on February 05, 2020, 08:34:23 PM
Ooh, poor baby. Better give him a bottle of yer magic pills.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 06, 2020, 05:21:05 PM
I see where the trade is on hold now after the Red Sox got a look at Graterol medical records. Seems he had Tommy John surgery when he was 16 along with him missing 2 months last season with shoulder issues & they didn't know it.  :doah:  :doofus: Guess :scratch: they really wanted to unload that nearly $60 mil in Betts & Price's contracts :crazy: pretty bad. :tut:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Steve-o on February 07, 2020, 03:29:29 PM
If they're askin for someone else in the deal in addition to Graterol because of his medical history, I hope they tell them to pack sand.  Then we'll find out how bad the Sox want to get rid of Betts and Price $$$s.

Just look how much the Timber Woofies were willing to give up to get rid of Wiggins.

Minnesota sports fans have a history of frustration, but how come our teams always find a way to "Buy High and Sell Low?"  :doah:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 07, 2020, 03:42:38 PM
Yeah, Wiggins hasn't done c**p since he got that new contract. Bet they've been pedaling him around for a year, maybe 2, but the $ was too high without some good draft picks to go with.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 09, 2020, 09:20:40 AM
If they're askin for someone else in the deal in addition to Graterol because of his medical history, I hope they tell them to pack sand.  Then we'll find out how bad the Sox want to get rid of Betts and Price $$$s.

Just look how much the Timber Woofies were willing to give up to get rid of Wiggins.

Minnesota sports fans have a history of frustration, but how come our teams always find a way to "Buy High and Sell Low?"  :doah:
You hit the nail on the head, Steve-o, as the Twins backed out of the deal when they started askin for another top prospect. :happy1: :cool: Heard too that their front office was gettin so much heat from the fans for tradin Betts that they're just using the medical staff to cover their :moon:. :tut:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 09, 2020, 09:44:17 AM
I see where the pitchers & catchers report to camp already Wednesday, Spring's getting closer. :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on February 10, 2020, 11:31:08 AM
I see they got Maeda in a trade with LAD.  :happy1: :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on July 13, 2020, 08:35:39 PM
Just read Buxton got hauled off the field on a cart. Ankle injury. :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: dutchboy on July 14, 2020, 06:54:32 PM
New nickname?   Tater Chip.

Not for how he hits homeruns (taters) but for how fragile he seems?
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 22, 2020, 07:47:13 AM
Just a reminder, Twins vs Cubs @ 6:05 tonight on FSN :happy1: :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Steve-o on July 22, 2020, 02:36:55 PM
Wish I had FSN to see how they cover the game with no fans.

And its hard to imagine what a radio broadcast will be like without the din of the crowd noise in the background or the eruption of excitement when the Twinkies do something good.  I guess I'll have to tune in to see how it goes.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: LPS on July 22, 2020, 02:40:36 PM
I have never been a big baseball fan.  I have a buddy who is and my 2 brothers are too.  SO this year my brothers and I did what we do for the Vikes.  We each pick how many wins.  Brother 1 says 41, Brother 2 says 37, I said 34.  This is for a bottle of brandy.  Maybe it will instill more Twins baseball enjoyment in me. 
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 23, 2020, 07:53:56 AM
They lost 4-3, Bailey the new starter didn't look sharp & neither was Donaldson, our big FA signing. I wanted to see some of the new guys so......................................it was pretty strange with the stands being empty. :crazy:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Dotch on July 23, 2020, 09:24:17 AM
Think I still have my YouTube TV subscription so may have to tune it in. Afraid like some of you tho it's going to be hard for me to get up for games with no fans in the stands. Maybe they'll come up with something like a laugh track as they have on TV shows.  :scratch:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 23, 2020, 12:16:37 PM
Almost sounded to me like they had a" fan track" or something like it last night :scratch:, that or it was the players & we're not used to hearin that.  :confused:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: LPS on July 23, 2020, 04:12:38 PM
So if the Twins have 35 or under for wins I win.  So far so good but I would like to see them win all 35 of them.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 24, 2020, 06:56:59 AM
Almost sounded to me like they had a" fan track" or something like it last night :scratch:, that or it was the players & we're not used to hearin that.  :confused:
I was right, Dotch, heard 'em say before the NYY/WSH game last night that they ARE pipin in crowd noise. At the LAD/SF game last night they had cardboard cutouts of the fans in the stands too. :scratch:  :rolleyes: :doah:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Steve-o on July 24, 2020, 08:07:52 AM
Holy *Bleep*

I was just on Fox Sports and they posted their power rankings for this odd season.  The Twinkies are #3!!!   :scratch:

MLB OPENING DAY POWER RANKINGS (https://www.foxsports.com/stories/mlb/mlb-opening-day-power-rankings)
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 24, 2020, 01:02:25 PM
Season opener @ 7:10 tonight vs the White Sox, Berrios gets the ball. :happy1: :cool: Available on FSN, FSNO, & NSCH.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on July 24, 2020, 01:59:38 PM
Holy *Bleep*

I was just on Fox Sports and they posted their power rankings for this odd season.  The Twinkies are #3!!!   :scratch:

MLB OPENING DAY POWER RANKINGS (https://www.foxsports.com/stories/mlb/mlb-opening-day-power-rankings)
there was an article yesterday on MSN's homepage about potent the Twinkies lineup is, and all the options rocko has with it!!!!
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Bobberineyes on July 24, 2020, 04:00:33 PM
I'm definitely cooling in the cave tonight  and tuning in..
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on July 24, 2020, 04:59:37 PM
I'll have to do some channel surfing to see if I can find it. :doofus: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: mike89 on July 24, 2020, 05:05:38 PM
I'll have to do some channel surfing to see if I can find it. :doofus: :pouty:

does the radio carry them yet??? 
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: mike89 on July 24, 2020, 05:16:39 PM
I just looked around on google and the twins are on several radio stations... 
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 25, 2020, 07:18:36 AM
I'm definitely cooling in the cave tonight  and tuning in..
A little recap for those who didn't/couldn't tune in. Kepler homered on the 1st pitch & again to lead off the 2nd inning. They had 3 others with key hits with 2 out for most of the rest of the RBI's. Berrios wasn't sharp but the bullpen was for a 10-5 win. Today's game is scheduled for 1:10
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: LPS on July 25, 2020, 07:35:04 AM
I watched till it got tied up.  I missed a great ending. 
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 26, 2020, 09:59:09 AM
Our bullpen wasn't sharp yday & they had 5 HR's. Lost 10-3, today's game is 1:10 again.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Lee Borgersen on July 26, 2020, 05:31:11 PM
 :dancinred: Dem Cubbies is lickin der chops :hubba: waitin :popcorn: fur dem MN Twinkies to come ta da Big Windy training-087 :blues brothers:

Sep 18, 2020  vs 
Minnesota 
8:15 pm
 Wrigley Field     
 
Sep 19, 2020  vs 
Minnesota 
8:15 pm
 Wrigley Field     
 
Sep 20, 2020  vs 
Minnesota 
2:20 pm
 Wrigley Field 
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on July 26, 2020, 05:51:51 PM
Yea I bet da Bomba squad is real scared. NOT!! :mooning:

Just looked at the box score for today. 14-2 da Bomba squad. Looks like Cave hit a grand slam in the first inning, Cruz hit 2 out and Gonzalez hit one out. And dat was against your white suxs Lee. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 26, 2020, 06:11:00 PM
Cruz went 4 for 5 with 7 RBI's, Maeda was up 9-0 when he took the mound to start the 2nd. :crazy:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Steve-o on July 27, 2020, 08:36:01 AM
Yea I bet da Bomba squad is real scared. NOT!! :mooning:

Just looked at the box score for today. 14-2 da Bomba squad. Looks like Cave hit a grand slam in the first inning, Cruz hit 2 out and Gonzalez hit one out. And dat was against your white suxs Lee. :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

I haven't looked at the box scores from around the league.  Are other teams scoring at a high rate too?  The guys talking during the first game were wondering if hitting was further along than pitching this season.  If so, that will bode well for the Twins and their ability to outscore opponents when they need to.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on July 27, 2020, 08:41:27 AM
oh Lee seems AWOL from this thread all of a sudden!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :confused: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Dotch on July 27, 2020, 09:23:37 AM
Lee's probably been hangin' with those Marlin's players who recently tested positive for COVID 19. Might be grim for the season continuing if that keeps up.  :sad:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Lee Borgersen on July 27, 2020, 09:34:13 AM
oh Lee seems AWOL from this thread all of a sudden!!!!!! :evil: :evil: :confused: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:

Just fur da record ma brudder......Lee hates da White Sox :angry2: When raised in Chicago ya are eadder a Cubs fan or a (pale hose) White Sox fan! Never Both! :tut:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: LPS on July 27, 2020, 11:50:30 AM
 :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 27, 2020, 02:08:56 PM
Lee's probably been hangin' with those Marlin's players who recently tested positive for COVID 19. Might be grim for the season continuing if that keeps up.  :sad:
Your right Dotch as I heard on the drive home that they have 4 more test positive so that means they have 7 total & that they've cancelled their home opener tonight because of it. That will put some stress on the already short condensed season & could easily spell doom for MLB.  :sad: Kind of waiting/thinking that same shoe might be about ready drop on the NBA as well. So look out NFL!! :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on July 27, 2020, 02:12:19 PM
 :doah: :doah: :scratch: i understand the issues here........but these guys arent in the hospital or on ventilators are they??????? so they quareentine, then when they test negative, then move on .............sheez.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 27, 2020, 02:16:19 PM
 :doofus: Too many players out, too many teams can't play, too many games to make up, game over. :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 27, 2020, 02:25:06 PM
Yeah Steve-o from the results I've been seeing, I'd say scoring is up considerably. :crazy:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 28, 2020, 05:13:32 PM
Home opener with St Louis Cardinals @ 7:10 tonight. FA Homer Bailey gets the ball.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Dotch on July 29, 2020, 10:26:57 AM
Saw the game last nite on youtubetv. Don't ask me how I remembered any of the hocus pocus to get on there again. Nice to see them win the game. Didn't see the national anthem kneeling but the Black Lives Matter & George Floyd stuff chaps my hide. It's turning me off as a fan. Fortunately they also still did God Bless America. I made damn sure I watched until the 7th to see if they would. If they hadn't I would've been done watching for the season. As it is the game itself was just sorta blah. Finding it difficult to get fired up about tuning in another one.  :sad: 
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: dutchboy on July 30, 2020, 06:35:43 AM
Twins offense is ranked #3 in all of baseball. Barring injuries and Covid they will knock the ball around pretty good. As the bullpens get worn out we should see some real softball scores. Hitters might be a tad bit ahead of the pitchers at this point but we are in the heat of the summer when the ball always flys anyway. That and they likely are still using the juiced balls of last year.

Twins are off to a good start.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 30, 2020, 12:17:26 PM
 :happy1: I'll say, before the start of last nights game they were nearly averaging a run/inning. Tonights game against Cleveland is on FOX @ 6. For those who no longer get FSN ;) & haven't got a look at the Twins yet. You can tonight if you wish. Berrios gets the ball & he wasn't sharp in his 1st start.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on July 30, 2020, 07:46:39 PM
Sure, first game I can watch there Twinkies, turn it on and first pitch I see is a homer for the bad guys. :confused: :pouty:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on July 31, 2020, 08:48:30 AM
I think :scratch: I can fix that for you  ;), glenn. I just won't tell you when they're on somewhere other that FSN.  :sleazy: :nerd: :nerd:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on August 01, 2020, 12:24:29 PM
Another lead off HR by Kepler & a 2 R double by Rosario in the 1st were pretty much the difference along with some good work by Dobnak & the bullpen last night. Avilia did have a HR in the 2nd too. :happy1: :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on August 02, 2020, 09:55:30 AM
Solo HR's by Sano(2) & Rosario accounted for all their runs & a stellar outing by Maeda who went 6 innings, giving up only 1 hit while havin 6 K's led to the 3-0 win last night.
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: dutchboy on August 02, 2020, 09:07:25 PM
3-1 win today, 3 out of 4 is pretty good against Cleveland. Caught Cleveland at a good time. If they ever get the hitting going with that pitching staff they will be tough.

7-2 record for the Twinks.   :bow:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: Gunner55 on August 03, 2020, 08:51:22 AM
They said that 7-2 for the 1st 9 games ties their best start ever in 2001. :happy1: :cool:
Title: Re: 2020 Twins
Post by: glenn57 on August 03, 2020, 09:45:47 AM
and 1 of those losses came when i watched. :confused: :taz: :taz: :banghead: no more. :rotflmao:

get your world series ticke............er wait!!!!!!!!!! :cry: :tut: