Comments on: Twins Notes: Hail Mary http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/ Baseball news, insight and analysis from Aaron Gleeman Wed, 01 Apr 2015 02:50:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 By: Lei http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6388 Thu, 12 May 2011 17:58:35 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6388 The Vikings, the Timberwolves, the Gophers, now the Twins. Go Bulldogs!

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By: Pedro Munoz http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6369 Thu, 12 May 2011 05:54:22 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6369 I want to second spookymilk’s comment above, except that instead of embarrasing, I would have just called Greg a total d-bag.

Aaron, my apologies if that violates site civility rules, but Greg’s comment was seriously stupid.

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By: spookymilk http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6367 Thu, 12 May 2011 04:18:54 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6367 Embarrassing, Greg. You essentially agreed with everything Gleeman said about himself, but your entire comment is based on what you could have said if Gleeman hadn’t admitted he’d be the same way. Have some perspective, please.

Also, stop this nonsense about a blogger’s job being predicated on the beat reporter doing his. Stats are readily available and anyone can watch the games. Take out a Cuddyer quote here or there, and you wouldn’t lose the blog.

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By: mike http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6364 Thu, 12 May 2011 03:12:37 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6364 Who else bats second? there is no good option. Kubel cant hit everywhere

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By: Greg http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6365 Thu, 12 May 2011 03:09:13 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6365 “I’m not necessarily blaming reporters for taking that approach, since it’s somewhat natural and I’d surely be guilty of doing the same to some degree if put in that position, but it’s one reason why being an outsider with no access can be a positive thing for objective analysis.”

Yes, you are blaming reporters for taking that approach. But that is what is so great about being a blogger and using other people’s work and research; you don’t need to talk to primary sources yourself and thus don’t need to get along with anyone when you type up their quotes, add some stats and commentary, and call it a blog entry.

In the real world, you can’t always be 100% honest with your wife, your kid, your neighbor, your boss, your co-worker, or your source if you are a reporter, because you need to get along and have some degree of compromise and respect to get things done. That is life, and just because I don’t say my boss is stupid to his face doesn’t mean I don’t think it or know it. See the difference?

I would be careful of believing that a person on the “outside” with no access is in a better position to reach conclusions in any situation, whether it be politics, relationships, or a baseball team.

Yes, you would absolutely be doing the same thing in their shoes, and you know this. You would be fired if you were a beat reporter covering a team and no player or coach would talk to you. So since you can’t do your job well without the beat reporters doing theirs, have some perspective, please.

Regards.

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By: Pedro Munoz http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6363 Wed, 11 May 2011 20:58:28 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6363 Nice work, Capps. I would be booing as hard as I could if I was there today.

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By: mike wants WINS http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6362 Wed, 11 May 2011 20:16:21 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6362 My committment to only saying nice things on the interwebs is being sorely tested…..

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By: Brandon http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6361 Wed, 11 May 2011 17:32:23 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6361 Parkman, I totally agree.

I could rant for a while but I will limit it to our catching situation today. Neither Butera or Rivera are major league calibar players and it doesn’t take a scout or Sabermetrics to see it. When my mom walks into a room and knows that it’s a bad thing to see Butera at the plate it’s pretty clear he is absolulely brutal.

When Coomer was filling in for Bert in the Chicago series on the FSN broadcast Butera had a 2-0 count in the 2nd inning against Jackson and Coomer said “This is where a guy hitting just .100 really needs to let it fly.” As Jackson released the pitch Coomer fires a “Here we go” line of encouragement and Butera delivers with a pop out to shortstop.

I am not calling for them to make any trades to solidify the catching position but it’s tough to watch the train wreck called Twins baseball this season.

Is there any way the Twins can talk Tim Laudner into strapping on the gear again? His .680 career OPS looks Cooperstown worthy next to Butera and Rivera’s numbers.

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By: mike wants WINS http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6360 Wed, 11 May 2011 16:55:18 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6360 Kubel is having a very good year. Span seems to be playing better than last year. Baker is pitching well. I think that is all I am allowed to post today.

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By: Mike http://aarongleeman.com/2011/05/11/twins-notes-hail-mary/comment-page-1/#comment-6359 Wed, 11 May 2011 15:12:20 +0000 http://aarongleeman.com/?p=43158#comment-6359 How is Chuck James not on this team yet? Yeah, so he’s a lefty, but you can’t tell me Burnett or Hoey deserve to be on the team more than he does. Especially after last night’s walk fest, a 23 to 5, SO to BB ratio looks pretty damn good.

Take Holm off the 40-man and bring this guy up! He can’t be any worse than what we already have….

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