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Thome signs with Twins!

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SledNeck

Windy, maybe you are just a bit sore about Thome leaving Chi Town.

Id figure he'd be sore about that late season series beatdown from the twins last season.

12-6 advantage Twins

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Cicada

I think a lot of guys here are being way too unrealistic. 25-30 HR? Are you kidding me? 80-90 RBI? Just plain goofy in the head. If they use him for the purpose they say they signed him for, he will get 185 AB's this year. Think about it, he may DH for 50 games (that is probably generous) at 3.1 AB's per game, that's 155AB. Now add in pinch hitting situations for the remaining 112 games. You may actually "need" a pinch hitter in 30 games (also pretty generous). 30 plus 155 is 185 AB's for the year. Over the last three years, he has hit a home run in every 13.9 ab's (climbing higher every year to 15.0 last year). To give the dreamers the benefit of the doubt, we'll use the 13.9. That makes 13 home runs. His batting average for the last three years has been between .275 and .249 Let's say he hits at .250, that means 46 hits. He has struck out 1.2 times for every hit he's gotten in the last three years, giving us 55 strike outs. In the last three years, he has struck out 404 times and has 92 home runs. Tells me he is about four times more likely to strike out than hit a home run. Bottom of the ninth, two outs, down by one run, is this really a high percentage move?

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boatfixer

... My ring is still shiny, yours?

Uh oh, someone is fantasizing again. Just a little warning Windy, you'll go blind laugh

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Cicada

Oh, and I forgot that situations where the other team may actually walk him will further dilute those statistics.

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fishersofmen

Goofy in the head?? He will get 185 at bats??

Now that is goofy..... wink The purpose they signed him for is to knock in a bunch of runs regardless of what they are saying. The guy had 23HR and 77RBI's in just over 100 games last year! Yea a team that often times struggles to find any offense is going to sit that on the bench.... whistle

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Steve Foss

I'm not as sophisticated a baseball watcher as some of you folks on here are. I just like watching the Twins win baseball games. I think Thome will help them win baseball games. So I think signing him is a good thing. Plus, when I'm watching the Twins-White Sox with my White Sox fan Dad, I can give him a lot of crapola when Thome hits a walkoff homer for the Twins instead of the White sox. gringringrin

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zamboni

As long as you brought up the Pale Hose, when was the last World Series celebrated in Twinkie Town???? My ring is still shiny, yours?

We have 2 wink

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SledNeck

I'm not as sophisticated a baseball watcher as some of you folks on here are. I just like watching the Twins win baseball games. I think Thome will help them win baseball games. So I think signing him is a good thing. Plus, when I'm watching the Twins-White Sox with my White Sox fan Dad, I can give him a lot of crapola when Thome hits a walkoff homer for the Twins instead of the White sox. gringringrin

dont you get Brewers games at home?

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Steve Foss

Originally Posted By: Steve Foss
I'm not as sophisticated a baseball watcher as some of you folks on here are. I just like watching the Twins win baseball games. I think Thome will help them win baseball games. So I think signing him is a good thing. Plus, when I'm watching the Twins-White Sox with my White Sox fan Dad, I can give him a lot of crapola when Thome hits a walkoff homer for the Twins instead of the White sox. gringringrin

dont you get Brewers games at home?

I've never bothered to check. I don't think I've ever watched a Brewers game.

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Cicada

"The purpose they signed him for is to knock in a bunch of runs regardless of what they are saying."

Do...do...the Twins lie to you often? confusedsmilegrin

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Stratosman

Another Packer fan Twins fan crossover...terrible. smirk

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

Zamboni,

I know you guys have two, which is one less that the White Sox.

Windy

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slabchaser

I find it funny that we finally get thome. He would destroy the ball in the dome now that they arent in the dome they get thome.

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

That is the definition of "irony" there Slab! But don't fret, when Jimbo hits them they usually don't need the dome effect, they are usually tape measure shots. I saw his 550th and it was a monster!

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zamboni

Zamboni,

I know you guys have two, which is one less that the White Sox.

Windy

Did your great great great great grandpa tell you that? Rings won before we were a franchise don't count. No franchise=no chance of winning one. And the fact the players on those early teams are wormfood should tell you something

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SledNeck

.....down to one bag of walleye fillets here....spring better get here quick, eh windy?

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genegodawa

Windy only catches 'em in Summer, I'll be trying in June -- which in Minn IS Spring!

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Juneau4

Zamboni,

I know you guys have two, which is one less that the White Sox.

Windy

Senators/Twins have 3. Black/White sox have 3. Senators/Twins just don't have a fixed world series hanging over their heads. grin

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Windy City Walleye Hunter

Senators? Sounds like a fillabuster coming soon! I never knew that the boundaries of Minnesota reached our countrys capitol!

Facts is facts, we have 3 and you have 2. Plus ours is NEWER!

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genegodawa

They're all newer than my Cubbies....

Windy, newer = yesterday's news!

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