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Brad Lundell

St. Paul, MN
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But I was shocked by Lavine's lack of awareness in the OT loss to the Rockets. He's only 19, but he was playing like he was 12. That said, he's got a ton of athletic ability (as do a lot of the new members of the Wolves) and I'm willing to experience some growing pains as the foundation works toward maturity.

Posted on 11/11/14 at 12:02 pm in response to Paul Molitor can't save the Twins

A lot would have to fall together, but this team could take a big step forward in 2015. One can never bet on young pitching (Meyer, May, Gibson), but one can't really bet against it either. If they catch the ball, they could surprise.

As for the why the team fell so far, so fast, to me it had more to do with the organization's devotion to tired mantras that I largely put at the feet of Tom Kelly. A fan of another team asked me how the Twins ever let Ortiz go. My response was, "Tom...

Posted on 11/06/14 at 11:28 am in response to Wolves win at Brooklyn: one to glow on

I'm not going to dog on Adelman and Love, but the parting of the ways for the T-Wolves and both these guys may have been a good thing. It's way to early, but this nucleus of young, athletic players (and a coach who is letting them play) actually has me interested in the T-Wolves again. They've got a ton to learn and it's likely to be a bumpy ride, but if this crew can be kept in tow, we may have something and not that far away.

Posted on 08/18/14 at 12:38 pm in response to Why boosting primary turnout in Minnesota would require big changes

I don't have the numbers handy, but it seems that turnout has dropped since we moved the primary to 'August from September. I can't remember all the reasons for the move other than it gives the final candidates an extra month squaring off against each other and giving voters a better clue as to what each candidate stands for, but it seems that August is just a bad month for a primary in Minnesota.

Posted on 07/20/13 at 07:29 am in response to Reviewing the Twins' first half: Hitters

The first half looks like pretty much more of the same slop they've been serving up and I for one am getting tired of the "Twins' Way" mantra/excuse that gets bandied about. The team will rally late to win 75 games, justifying keeping things the way they are in terms of leadership and approach, and we'll see the same thing next year.

It will take Hicks and Arcia some time, but there's no reason that Arcia should be on the big league/AAA yo-yo. I agree that Hicks should have probably...

Posted on 02/18/13 at 02:29 pm in response to Regulating cremations' mercury emissions proves as hard as pulling teeth

Did somebody get burned or something?

Posted on 07/30/12 at 10:11 am in response to Are Liriano trade results the best the Twins could do?

I would guess that most scouts who viewed Liriano coming up saw that his arm action was an accident waiting to happen and he's never been the same pitcher since his second surgery. He just can't tighten up his delivery, hence the inconsistency. I frankly don't know if Escobar and Hernandez are going to be long-time Twins, but if Escobar can do the job defensively at shortstop, he will get a long look in September and next spring.

Posted on 01/06/12 at 10:48 am in response to Iowa recap: Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Yogi Berra

Eric, Can't believe an "in the know" guy like you is surprised by Santorum's performance. I don't watch this nearly as close as I used to but several of the national political e-newsletters I get daily were sensing a surge by Santorum.

Posted on 01/02/12 at 05:55 pm in response to The top 15 film adaptations of 2011

Audra, what about "Hugo" based on the Brian Selznick's novel "The Invention of Hugo Cabret?"

Posted on 12/06/11 at 07:18 pm in response to Matt Capps re-signing a baffling move for Twins on several fronts

Agree Aaron. I don't understand this move at all. Only caveat would be that the Twins have had--in my estimation--a comparatively strong "closer-centric" approach to the bullpen in that they don't often seem to leave that to the spring training audition process.