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Rough game for our team to be sure.  We gave a good team a lot of extra chances.  Defense hauled in two interceptions to double Boston's total for the year, and the offense gave the ball back on the very next play both times.  We were set to go into the half 14-14, but the defense faltered on a scramble drill and gave up a 23 yard touchdown with 6 seconds left in the half.

A lot of good lessons learned, a fun season, and a definite hunger for more from the team.  The coverage the team received from the Strib, KFAN, and a bunch of other local news organizations is hopefully something that will continue to help us build for the future.

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8 minutes ago, wcblack34 said:

Berrios scratched from his start tomorrow. Sounds like he's going to be traded. It's going to be real dark couple of years for the Twins. 

It hasn't been real light for most of the past 3 decades.  There have certainly been moments, but it's been mostly dark since about 1993.  

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38 minutes ago, wcblack34 said:

Berrios scratched from his start tomorrow. Sounds like he's going to be traded. It's going to be real dark couple of years for the Twins. 

Berrios isn’t anything special

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1 minute ago, SemperFeist said:

Berrios isn’t anything special

Sure. He's best as a #2 somewhere else. But he's the best pitcher in our organization, and it's not really close. The team needs to keep its homegrown arms, because we aren't attracting any top tier free agents.

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17 minutes ago, mattyice0401 said:

Didn’t realize Berrios was on the trading block, the Twins selling and starting from scratch? What did we get for Nelly Cruz?

A couple of pretty good pitching prospects. From what I've read, they're said to be close to major league ready, but they aren't top of the rotation guys.

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34 minutes ago, wcblack34 said:

Sure. He's best as a #2 somewhere else. But he's the best pitcher in our organization, and it's not really close. The team needs to keep its homegrown arms, because we aren't attracting any top tier free agents.

He may be the best they have but it’s not worth overpaying for, and Berrios, reportedly, wants to break the bank. 

If that’s true, let him do that elsewhere. 

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Just now, SemperFeist said:

He may be the best they have but it’s not worth overpaying for, and Berrios, reportedly, wants to break the bank. 

If that’s true, let him do that elsewhere. 

They've basically said that about every homegrown pitcher since Frank Viola. You have to pay for pitching or you aren't contending for a title. Simple as that.

Sadly, the Twins won't do that though. The Pohlads know they don't have to compete to be profitable.  

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16 hours ago, swede700 said:

It hasn't been real light for most of the past 3 decades.  There have certainly been moments, but it's been mostly dark since about 1993.  

I guess that depends how you feel about winning your division and getting swept in the playoffs.  There's been quite a few playoff teams in that time frame.

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Seeing on Twitter Berrios to the Blue Jays. I'll be curious to see what they get for him. One year of team control left, I expect it should be a pretty good return. The top Blue Jays prospect is AAA level and throws 100+.

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