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Postby LongBallMan23 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:04 pm

twins :-t
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Postby bellings » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:28 pm

I think that the thing to remember about the Twins is that they have many players that are quality in real life but not superstars in fantasy. Rincon is an absolute stud. Between him and Nathan, it might as well be game over after 7 innings. Cuddyer has been doing great. And then there are singles hitters like Punto. He never hits the HR, but his plate appearances have been excellent. Bartlett has been similar. And the backup catcher is hitting .339. 8-o

If we forget about fantasyland for a minute, the Twins are a great team.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:38 pm

bellings wrote:I think that the thing to remember about the Twins is that they have many players that are quality in real life but not superstars in fantasy. Rincon is an absolute stud. Between him and Nathan, it might as well be game over after 7 innings. Cuddyer has been doing great. And then there are singles hitters like Punto. He never hits the HR, but his plate appearances have been excellent. Bartlett has been similar. And the backup catcher is hitting .339. 8-o

If we forget about fantasyland for a minute, the Twins are a great team.


The Twins, like the Indians, have a charming underdog persona cultivated by Hollywood...

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And, even as a Red Sox fan, I'd love to watch Santana and Liriano have 8 IP, 12K games in the WS against their hapless NL opponents.
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Postby Smee » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:44 am

LongBallMan23 wrote:twins :-t


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Postby BritSox » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:51 am

teddyballgamemvp wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:Ok, I knew that they had been hot, but when I read that they are tied for the WC lead, I had to go check it.

How is that possible? Weren't they like 7 or 8 back a few weeks ago? That's insane. Now I'm alot more worried about the Yankees playoff chances, and at this point, I might be more afraid of Minnesota than I am of the White Sox.


It's quite easy to explain. When you saw the 7-8 GB, the White Sox were equally hot. The White Sox have been horrible over the past two weeks or so, but the Twins never cooled off.


It's actually not the case. The Yankees have a half game lead.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:46 pm

bellings wrote:I think that the thing to remember about the Twins is that they have many players that are quality in real life but not superstars in fantasy. Rincon is an absolute stud. Between him and Nathan, it might as well be game over after 7 innings. Cuddyer has been doing great. And then there are singles hitters like Punto. He never hits the HR, but his plate appearances have been excellent. Bartlett has been similar. And the backup catcher is hitting .339. 8-o

If we forget about fantasyland for a minute, the Twins are a great team.


counting Neshek, Crain, Reyes, it becomes shorter. The Twins has a nasty bullpen and a brilliant 1,2 punch in Johan and Francisco. Very solid #3 in Radke and that's built for playoff success.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:15 pm

davidmarver wrote:When you have the best two starters in baseball, playing .500 ball when the other three guys take the hill makes your club a legitimate .600+ ballclub. I think they'll catch the Tigers, provided they get a bat -- any bat -- at the deadline.

28-7 (.800) when Liriano or Santana start this season. 8-o


no way...lets assume the Tigers only play 500 ball the rest of the way and go 30-30..the Twins would basically have to go 39-21...and i dont see the Tigers all of a sudden playing 500 ball

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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:01 pm

BritSox wrote:
It's actually not the case. The Yankees have a half game lead.


I assumed he meant to write tied with the White Sox. You are, of course, right about the Yanks being the WC team if the season ended today.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:07 pm

PlayingWithFire wrote:counting Neshek, Crain, Reyes, it becomes shorter. The Twins has a nasty bullpen and a brilliant 1,2 punch in Johan and Francisco. Very solid #3 in Radke and that's built for playoff success.


No one can really name any Diamondback starter on the 2001 WS-winning team other than Schill and RJ (Brian Anderson and Miguel Batista, BTW, but I had to look it up!). All you need is two aces and a decent BP once you make the postseason. You talk about teams built for October and this one is the definition of that.
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Postby davidmarver » Thu Jul 27, 2006 4:22 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:no way...lets assume the Tigers only play 500 ball the rest of the way and go 30-30..the Twins would basically have to go 39-21...and i dont see the Tigers all of a sudden playing 500 ball

Wild Card is the Twins (or Chi-Sox) best hope

Well, after the Tigers run into the train this weekend -- Liriano, Santana, Radke -- we'll be talking about a much smaller gap the Twins have to cover. The Twins and Tigers have nine left to play between them this season; counting the Twins out is a little pre-mature, especially noting they're the hottest team in baseball.
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