Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dear Twins Territory,


Is there even going to be a team next year?

Torii leaves.
Now The whole Santana trade talks.
Now possibly Nathan would be apart of it too? Since we haven't locked him down yet.
Also Boof maybe going to Tampa?
And then this crazy rumor(I repeat rumor, this would never happen) about Morneau to the Angels for Casey Kotchman and Ervin Santana?

What what what?!

So trade the best closer and pitcher in all of mlb.
Thats sure a HUGE upgrade.
And then toss in the 2006 mvp.

I don't think Torii needs a punching bag in cali. He can just smack up Vladdy. (punching bag: Morneau, but really Nick would have to be behind him the whole time)

"I think it's important to the fans to have a good team in 2010 but, despite the changes that have been made recently, we're not giving up on 2008 and 2009," said Smith, who wouldn't comment on specific trade talks. "We are continuing to pursue deals that makes this organization stronger and better, short term and long term."

You have balls.
Okay then keep one of the best pitchers in baseball?
How about that? I think that would make us stronger.
Unless Santana keeps on slowly turing into Radke jr giving away homeruns.
Yes yes I know we have Neshek to be a closer. But really. Nathan too? COME ON.

I loved the 2007 team, minus casilla,ortiz,ponson...i can go on but you know what I mean.

This off season is making my head hurt.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Torii, a Halo

SO long sweet cheeks.
Its official the seven time gold glove winner took the highest bidder (a nice cool 90 million) and signed with the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim. Yikes that's a mouthful. And isn't it just such a coincidence that our home opener is against the halos?
This came out of left field, all of us were thinking White Sox or Rangers. But the Angels? I guess they know how to reel em' in. Not to jump at first but to wait and watch other teams make an ass out of themselves then finally set something on the table SO HUGE who would in their right mind refuse such an offer?

We all wish he would of pulled a Kirby Puckett and settle for something less to stay with the team he loved. But he isn't Kirby. I can try to think of something sweet and simple to say about this. But all I can really think about is this quote:

"We shocked the world. Now I'm an Angel. I'm going to hopefully finish my career as a Halo, and hopefully get about three [World Series] rings out of this thing."

Doesn't it just make you want to cheer for the twins even harder? Wouldn't it be the best if in 08' the twins win the world series?
That would be the biggest "ahh..touche" in all of sports history. (not)

Goodbye Torii, you gave us memories we'll never forget, we had some good times and some bad times but all in all it was an honor to see you walk into center field every game, knowing we'll see some magic out there.

Friday, November 16, 2007

When you least expect it

Some news worth smiling for.

Nick Blackburn is 4-0 with a 1.64 ERA in six starts for the Phoenix Desert Dogs in the Arizona Fall League.

There was something about him when he got called up to the bigs.
No it wasn't the fact that he looks freakishly like Joe Mauer.
Haha I'm kidding.
He did good at first but then kinda well, not so good during the end of his stint.

He is as the awesomely awesome Bert Blyleven says a "youngster"
Got ahead of himself. Ya know..those "youngsters" have all that pent up "OMG IM IN THE BIGS MUST THROW HARD" feeling.

I would love to see him in the starting rotation, there is just something about him.

yum yum yum.

My top 5 "guys I am excited to watch" next year:

5. Jose Morales
-The first, and only game he played he did an amazing job. I was quite impressed and shocked. But an injury put him on the DL. Let's hope he can keep healthy so we can see what he REALLY can do.

4. Nick Punto
-This past season was something all twins fans would love to forget. And I bet he feels the same way. But he seems like the kind of guy who isn't good with failure and will try his best to show people he's better. So I'm excited to see him prove himself to the nay sayers.

3.Johan Santana
-Since it could possibly be his last season. Suspect me to be at every "Johan Santana Show" at the dome in 08

2.Garret Jones
-He has some power but he needs to work on ya know, hitting the ball. He has some positives about him and I think he has what it takes. He just needs to get more comfortable at the plate.

1.Our pitching line up
-I have a feeling it will be amazing in 08. If Liriano is better, I'm calling we're playoff bound. Hell I think we are regardless if we have him in the line up or not. But first our betting line up needs to learn how to hit with consistancy.

Up next:
Top (?) guys I'm not excited to see.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hey Torii, uh.

"I've talked to Torii about that," Monroe said. "We've always talked about playing together. Now I have a chance to be Twin and there's a chance [Hunter] is leaving. I'm tugging at him [to stay] but I wish the best for him and his family."

Twins are hoping Monroe will produce closer to his 2006 season, when he batted .255 with 28 homers and 92 RBI with Detroit.

"That's my boy," Hunter said. "I can't believe they picked him up."'

The business side of baseball, however, supersedes friendships. Hunter hasn't had any contract discussions with the Twins since late in the regular season.

Hunter said Tuesday that six to 10 teams are interested in him. And his decision to remain with the Twins also depends on which direction the club is headed.

"Trading for Craig is not going to get me back there." Hunter said. "[The trade] looks good, I can tell you that. But that's not all of it. Can you guarantee that Johan [Santana] is going to be back? Joe Nathan? There's other stuff right now.

"But it's open. It's time to talk."

Trading for Craig WILL get you back there.
Does Torii Hunter realize who owns the team?
Does he realize he doesn't shell out money just to keep the big names?
Since ya know, we have SO MANY rising stars.
Because Sidney Ponson did so good for us last year.

Is it just me or whenever I read Torii Hunter quotes I feel as if he's talking down to me, like I'm stupid.


SO heres the deal.
If you don't sign the big names on this team for long term deals, and if you don't attempt to get a power bat Torii will leave.

But if you DO those things. He'll stay.

So which one would make the team better?
Make the new stadium sell out?

Dear Carl Pohlad,

*smack* WAKE UP.

Karlee, and probably the rest of the twins fans.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Torii and friends

So we are trading "someone to be named at a later time" to aquire Craig Monroe from the Cubs.

"Monroe, 30, batted .219 with 12 homers and 59 RBIs in time split between Detroit and the Cubs." want a Nick Punto 06' that can hit home runs.
Wait so that means..Rondell White.

I think they brought him over here since he's bffs with Torii.
Maybe saying "HEEEEEY, you work out with him and probably do bbqs in Texas with him during the off season, wouldn't it just be GRAND for you two to play with eachother? AW OMG please stay were falling apart here!"


Can't we get a player
Oh no we can't. This is the Twins we're speaking of.
And I swear if they trade Jason Kubel for him..I'll have issues.
Hell, I'll have issues if they trade even Jason Tyner.
I said it.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Don't shoot the wishful thinking girl.

Okay so I was sitting here thinking of what we should do this off season besides playing too much D&D online with Lew Ford because we all miss him secretly.

I've been hearing the Mets might want A-rod.
Then I realized "....then where would Dwright go?"
(I already have a nickname for him, gross)
Then I thought "we need a 3rd basemen"
Then I kept on thinking how they wanted Johan Santana.

That got me to eventually thinking if needed we could trade good ol' Santana for David Wright.

But here's the thing. I don't want world war 3 to go off in New York.
The Mets/Yanks rivalry would go to its ultimate peak and
the ice caps will melt from all the angst/hate/disgust in the air.

I'm not complaining.
I love Johan and all.
But we do have a lot of good young pitchers.
It would be sad to see him go.
But if Torii goes might as well just break our hearts two times right?

And if metsgrrl knew I had a blog. And saw this. She might want to shank me. Possibly. BUT ILY. But I might love DW more.

And as for the center field position..Coco Crisp.
(I personally like him for his mo effing awesome name..we'd have a boof and a coco. It's like mac and cheese..perfect)
If we get a good 3rd basemen hitter(I.E David Wright) we don't have to worry about how Coco Crisp isn't the best at hitting. He can hit but he isn't a Torii Hunter.
BUT He's younger, can run as fast as a gazelle. I think it could work.
Or Punto can play CF. I mean why not. Really.

And our dh?
Oh shit we let go of Lew Ford didn't we?
I mean the idea of Bonds would be nice. I mean hello he can hit.
But hes a showboat and kind of a prick.

And we ALL know the Twins aren't about being prick-like.
Well..uh..not ALL the time.
They aren't pricky. More-so 6th grade whiney.
They are loving and snuggly.
I bet they have sleep-overs and talk about girls,baseball,cars, and boobs.

Bonds goes to fancy clubs and drinks the blood of deer while snorting lines of HGH.

And I will say it one more time.
I do not like Alexi Casilla.

The End.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Hey you guys.

I miss baseball.
And once I started to get into the wild they ended up showing us that all MN teams do good then all a sudden go into a wind whirl of suckness. Is Juan Rincon playing for you guys now? Or Ponson? Ortiz?

I might be going to the game tonight.
Don't lose.
But I do like seeing fights.
Maybe someone can pull a happy gilmore and take off their skate and chase someone around saying he's going to "cut-a bitch".
I'd personally would like to see Bouchard do that.
He seems like the type you really don't want to mess with.
And ANY...I repeat ANY hockey player who is 23 and has his head shaved means business.
And you should be scared.
VERY scared.

And Belanger is like the hockey fans Joe Nathan.
And Brian Rolston is Karlees Nick Punto. In Hockey form. And 430948 years older.
Except he's good.
Okay that was harsh, yet true.
There's always next year.

Next blog post it will have some substance to it. I promise. Okay?

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