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    How bout those Twinkies

    Twins make the post season for 4th time out of last 5 years. Depth that is what a mid major market team has to have. The next I hope Krivsky doesnt do the Twins thread I see I am going to jump all over the poster
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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    What is ironic is they began this run shortly after Bud Selig offered them up for contraction. (In spring of 2002, he still said it was a possibility.)

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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    A team like the Twins or the Reds will need:

    A productive farm system supplying the team with a steady stream of cheap but productive players

    ~3 stud players & ~3 stud pitchers

    Cheap vets/cheap free agents to fill in the holes. They CANNOT rely on free agents to fill big needs

    Avoid big long term contracts to all but the best of the best ( think J Santana, Pujols, etc ). NOT Sean Casey, Danny Graves, Milton, etc

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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    This Twins team just never gave up, can you imagine if one of our 'aces' in Arroyo or Harang would have gone done not once but twice, similar to Liriano. Geez, this team would have folden literally in half. But when that happened to the Twinkies, they seemed to just use that as some kind of energy or motivational tool to play about ten times the team that they really are. I have to not only give an ovation to Ron Gardenhire here, but a standing ovation to the man, congrats on doing what you have done, Job well done, my friend.

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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    Playoffs 4 out of 5 years.

    Give us more of that dreaded "Twins Style Baseball" please.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    Quote Originally Posted by Ltlabner View Post
    Playoffs 4 out of 5 years.

    Give us more of that dreaded "Twins Style Baseball" please.
    Ironically they did not make the playoffs in 2005. Which happened to be the year a lot of the 'experts' had them going to the World Series IIRC.

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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    What exactly is dreaded about Twins style baseball? Isn't it basically great pitching and solid defense?

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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    Quote Originally Posted by crazybob60 View Post
    This Twins team just never gave up, can you imagine if one of our 'aces' in Arroyo or Harang would have gone done not once but twice, similar to Liriano. Geez, this team would have folden literally in half. But when that happened to the Twinkies, they seemed to just use that as some kind of energy or motivational tool to play about ten times the team that they really are. I have to not only give an ovation to Ron Gardenhire here, but a standing ovation to the man, congrats on doing what you have done, Job well done, my friend.
    They just brought up their ace in the minors, I know Garza hasn't favored well but atleast they were not affraid to pull the trigger. Thinking back im sure the reds are kicking themselves for ending homers season.

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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    What exactly is dreaded about Twins style baseball? Isn't it basically great pitching and solid defense?
    two outstanding starters and an awesome bullpen had a lot to do with it this year.

    There is probably not a single Reds reliever good enough to pitch in the Twins bullpen.
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    Re: How bout those Twinkies

    The Twins starting playing well when they cut Tony Batista and traded Juan Castro and inserted Nick Punto and Jason Bartlett into the lineup.

    The Reds are stuck with Castro for a few more years and have Royce Clayton playing SS.


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