All Things 2022 Minnesota Twins In-Season Thread




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I’m shocked I tell you shocked. It does suck for him cause he could have been a corner outfielder contributor with his bat and now we may never know.
 

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I’m shocked I tell you shocked. It does suck for him cause he could have been a corner outfielder contributor with his bat and now we may never know.
Lol. And this brain trust thinks they have a secret sauce of "getting guys off their feet" to prevent injury.
 



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I’m shocked I tell you shocked. It does suck for him cause he could have been a corner outfielder contributor with his bat and now we may never know.
Should have been shut down for the rest of the season when it was apparent, we were woofing it up and weren't competing for diddly do.

Very easy to injure another part of your body when overcompensating for one that was injured and hasn't fully healed.
 

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Per Shama:

The best hope the Twins may have in retaining Carlos Correa for next season is if he and representative Scott Boras decide the less crowded free agent market for shortstops a year from now is their best strategy for a mega contract deal.

Without splashy offseason moves, including possible retention of Correa, the Twins will find it difficult to retain and grow their disappointed fanbase.


Go Gophers!!
 

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That's why the Pagan "single handedly keeping them out of the Playoffs" is ignoring the general ineptitude from the vast majority of the entire team. If he turns 3 of those blown saves into win, they would still be trailing substantially in my opinion.

I admit, I bought in. Turns out the Twins were doing it with smoke and mirrors for a couple of months as well as were propped up by a weak division. Buxton struggling after the All Star Break and ultimately being shelved was the snowball that turned into an avalanche.

Gets tougher next year. More balanced schedule results in fewer games against the AL Central foes.
 



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Per Shama:

The best hope the Twins may have in retaining Carlos Correa for next season is if he and representative Scott Boras decide the less crowded free agent market for shortstops a year from now is their best strategy for a mega contract deal.

Without splashy offseason moves, including possible retention of Correa, the Twins will find it difficult to retain and grow their disappointed fanbase.


Go Gophers!!
Back in June I thought there was a legitimate chance he stuck around for another year. After how this season ended, I'm not sure there's much of a chance at all anymore.
 

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Unless the people running the franchise are total idiots............

I hope they realize that they have to say something or do something to let the fans know that they care, and they don't think the performance this season was acceptable.

It could be cosmetic - like shaking up the coaching staff. or it could be signing a top free agent - not some guy with a bad injury history.

or even dropping all ticket prices $1 for next year.

but they have to do something. doing nothing is a de facto admission that they think nothing is wrong.
 

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Unless the people running the franchise are total idiots............

I hope they realize that they have to say something or do something to let the fans know that they care, and they don't think the performance this season was acceptable.

It could be cosmetic - like shaking up the coaching staff. or it could be signing a top free agent - not some guy with a bad injury history.

or even dropping all ticket prices $1 for next year.

but they have to do something. doing nothing is a de facto admission that they think nothing is wrong.
It’s gonna be a ghost town for games next year.
 





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Welp, we have a big piece of the Twins off-season plans; distraction with shiny new things.
Cheaper than signing frontline free agents etc...


Twins getting new uniforms, Target Field getting massive new scoreboard​


The three-game series with the White Sox starting Tuesday at Target Field will be the final time that fans will ever see Luis Arraez, Joe Ryan and Jhoan Duran in Twins uniforms.

Oh, the players will probably be back next year. Those uniforms won't.

The Twins' offseason will include some substantial and noticeable changes, and not just to a roster that fell well short of its goal of winning the AL Central. The ballpark, the team's logos and the winter calendar will be distinctly different in 2023 — starting with the clothing on the players' back.

"Our uniforms are going to evolve and take a step toward the future. There is always a sensitivity to paying respect to the history and the heritage of the franchise," team president Dave St. Peter said. "But there's also a desire to move it forward, much like we did in the mid-'80s."

Will fans appreciate a new look? "Well, that reaction is always in the eye of the beholder," he said of a topic that always generates debate among fans of any sports team.

The uniforms, which are complete but won't be revealed until after the season ends, are just the most obvious aspect of a general rebranding of the 62-year-old franchise, St. Peter said, one that will include "tweaks or in some cases, more than that" to the team's brand identification: the lettering, the logos, the look of the team. The colors won't change — "This franchise has embraced the base colors of red, white and blue since 1901," when it was the Washington Senators, St. Peter pointed out — but he believes a new look is well-timed.

"We're in a little bit of a different world today, and we've seen several brands go through a refresh. The Padres are a great example — they went with a refresh that actually reached back to their origins, but they did it in a really bold, dynamic way," St. Peter said of San Diego's re-embrace of its brown-and-gold, swinging-friar history. "It wasn't just a cookie-cutter of what Steve Garvey wore in 1984. And our goals are the same. How do you pay tribute to that history and heritage, but do it in a very modern way?"

The team also will introduce a special City Connect uniform, a distinctive and nontraditional look that will emphasize some aspect of Minnesota culture, sometime next summer, but the team won't wear them until 2024. City Connects have been wildly popular with fans in other cities, and the Twins hoped to include theirs next year, but MLB is staggering their introduction with just a half-dozen or so each season.

Minnie and Paul, their handshake across the Mississippi having symbolized the Twin Cities since 1961, will still be part of the franchise's icons and will continue to loom over center field in Target Field. But that logo, too, will be "tweaked," St. Peter said.

Caravan returns

The team's offseason schedule, disrupted by COVID-19, has been restored, he said, with the winter caravan across the upper Midwest planned for mid-January, the first in-person Diamond Awards banquet since 2020 set for Jan. 26, and TwinsFest to follow on Jan 27-28. The festival will be different, St. Peter said, and will only partly be staged at Target Field.

"We're working on some changes to what TwinsFest means, and how we can engage our players with the community," he said. "There will be changes to the scope and the lineup, doing some things a little differently to expose our brand to younger demographics. But we also understand that there is a core group of people who love to gather here and speak the gospel of Twins baseball every January."

New scoreboards

While at TwinsFest, fans will notice a few big changes at Target Field. There will be cranes on the field from November to early March, installing new scoreboards, including a huge video board in left field that is 76 % larger than the current one. The $30 million project, with costs shared by the Twins and the Minnesota Ballpark Authority, will upgrade and in most cases expand every video board in the ballpark, with some new video hardware added.

A new master-control room was added this summer in preparation for the new technology.

"It's our 14th year in Target Field next year," St. Peter said. "Video boards, they tell us, have a shelf life of about 10 years, so we've probably squeezed a little more use out of them. But we can't get replacement parts anymore."

Sight lines

The cranes will require the ballpark to be resodded before next season, too. But the most noticeable change next season will be the ever-growing North Loop Green, a 38-story tower across the street from Target Field that will include apartments, condos and offices, many with views of the playing field. The project, planned to open around Opening Day 2024, has been under construction all summer, but will be visible beyond left field by next season.

"It's certainly going to change the view of the ballpark for a good chunk of our fans," not to mention allow some to sit on balconies and watch games from home, St. Peter said. He even foresees a day that players and staff members buy or rent living space in the building, and simply cross the street to come to work.

The team is still studying, he said, the unforeseen effects that such a large tower may have, "from wind currents to glare from the sun, things like that." And while the team, nor its Pohlad family owners, have no involvement with the development and no financial stake, St. Peter said, "we're excited about it. It'll be great for the area around Target Field and downtown in general."
 


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just for fun, went to the Strib comments section for comments on the "new uniforms" article. as usual, a fine cross-section of the worst that humanity has to offer.

but there was this gem:

Twins officials also announced the new uniforms will be worn for only the first four innings, then be replaced by a succession of relief uniforms.
 

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Even when I had a free ticket, I spent over $60 for just myself. Probably didn't "need" the $10 koozie, but otherwise nothing frivolous.
It’s the fact they charge tax on food now that’s kills me. You are already charging me $9.00 for a helmet of dip n dots do I really need to pay tax on it too. I feel all sports arenas slipped that little thing during Covid hoping people would not notice when they are forced to pay with credit cards. It was an easy way to increase revenue 5.50% and pay a minimal credit card fee due to the volume of money and transactions they run.
 

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I’ll bet it’s more like 12 weeks to infinity. No player for the twins since these guys have taken over has ever comeback on the scheduled timeline.
 





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Ober with a gem through 7
One hit, one walk and 10 ks on 84 pitches
How long do they let him go?
 

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Ober with a gem through 7
One hit, one walk and 10 ks on 84 pitches
How long do they let him go?
Still expect Ober based on last year and the first part of this test and this start to be a part of the rotation next season and beyond.

Great to wrap it up this way and carry it into the offseason
 

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It’s the fact they charge tax on food now that’s kills me. You are already charging me $9.00 for a helmet of dip n dots do I really need to pay tax on it too. I feel all sports arenas slipped that little thing during Covid hoping people would not notice when they are forced to pay with credit cards. It was an easy way to increase revenue 5.50% and pay a minimal credit card fee due to the volume of money and transactions they run.
More irritating is even at Grab and Go stations still being prompted for gratuity when swiping the credit card. I did all the work, seems the tip should go to me.
 

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Still expect Ober based on last year and the first part of this test and this start to be a part of the rotation next season and beyond.

Great to wrap it up this way and carry it into the offseason

Even cooler was that his 10 Ks were all swings and misses 😮
 

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More irritating is even at Grab and Go stations still being prompted for gratuity when swiping the credit card. I did all the work, seems the tip should go to me.
Yeah that gets me too…sorry kid you can move that iPad all you want your not getting a tip for me getting a $7.00 soda.
 

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It’s the fact they charge tax on food now that’s kills me. You are already charging me $9.00 for a helmet of dip n dots do I really need to pay tax on it too. I feel all sports arenas slipped that little thing during Covid hoping people would not notice when they are forced to pay with credit cards. It was an easy way to increase revenue 5.50% and pay a minimal credit card fee due to the volume of money and transactions they run.
I mean they always had to tax food, but it used to be built into the $9.00. I guess since most people don't use cash anymore they thought they could get away with the change.
 

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I mean they always had to tax food, but it used to be built into the $9.00. I guess since most people don't use cash anymore they thought they could get away with the change.
Yes that’s my problem and I thought was explained in my post. The teams solid it as a convenience to go cashless but in fact they are making more money.
 




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