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Posts posted by Tony-OH

  1. 21 minutes ago, Philip said:

    It sounds like you’re suggesting that I should give him credit for his hard work. Every would be athlete put in lots of hours, he’s only doing what everybody else does.Even the hardest work is wasted if it doesn’t show results. And results is what we want. If his defense is acceptable, absolutely, I’ll be the loudest guy cheering. If his defense is not acceptable, but his hitting makes up for it, I won’t cheer any less. And I am happy to see what happens.

    I wish that were the case but it's not always true. More and more young guys are going to these performance centers now, but they are pricey. Also, it sounds like he is really working on the defense which shows that he understand what he needs to improve upon.

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  2. 2 minutes ago, murph said:

    I've had my issues with him too, but this season and now this game has reset it all....at least for me.   Man, I still can't believe they came back.  Especially with what Turg said at the post game interview.   Nothing went right for them at all tonight and that is so true. 

    I don't know if I would go that far yet, but I give him a lot of credit because he was getting them the right looks, the defense was strong, and let's hear it for Cowan who kept rolling that ball out to mid court to save time.

  3. 1 minute ago, ArtVanDelay said:

    I wonder if any team in the country has as many buzzer beater or near buzzer beater wins in the last 5-6 years as us.  Melo had so many, Cowan has had a couple, Morsell tonight.

    Their ability to hit last second three is something I've never seen this consistently. Obviously Melo had his share, but damn, just huge.

  4. 1 minute ago, ArtVanDelay said:

    2 game lead with 3 to play.  We may have just gone from 50/50 to win the Big Ten to 90/10

    Yeah, they still have a tough last three games but damn, that was such a crazy comeback. Since I'm tough on him, I have to give Turgeon credit. He changed multiple things up in that second half. Fantastic win.

  5. 1 minute ago, ArtVanDelay said:

    Btw, that’s the second time this year that I’ve reverse-jinxed us into a win.....you’re welcome lol

    Haha, I'm taking that reverse jinx as well! That's why I refused to come back on here as they were coming back.

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  6. 1 minute ago, ArtVanDelay said:

    Oturu is probably the second best player I’ve seen in the Big Ten this year, behind Garza.  Kinda surprised Minnesota is just a .500 team.

    Well they clearly are playing on all cylinders tonight. If they played like this every night they would not be .500.

  7. On 2/24/2020 at 1:52 PM, Hallas said:

    Everyone, including pollsters, are just waiting for Turgeon to fail.

    Rightly so. He's an overrated recruiter and poor in game coach and he doesn't game plane very well. He has no instincts on how to break the other team's momentum and his teams are typically poor road teams.

    What do you think this team looks like next year with Stix and Cowan gone? They are going to be pretty bad though they will have a decent record since Turgeon always packs his out of conference games with creme puffs. 

  8. Just now, ArtVanDelay said:

    After seeing the replay, he wasn’t fouled there.  He’s been on the floor a lot tonight, though.

    He's always on the floor which is why he's no longer getting fouls, even on questionable plays. He's need to man up, act like a senior, get up and run back down court and let Turgeon battle with the refs. I get the feeling that although he can hit some really big shots late in games, he's a bit of an adversity mental midget.

  9. Just now, ArtVanDelay said:

    Cowan getting tackled on every possession yet can’t get a call.  You can’t blame him for the technicals.

    At some point he has to realize everytime there is a little contact on a drive it's not going to be a foul. For a senior, he sure hasn't acted like a senior of late.

  10. Pretty much an embarrassment of a performance, but not unexpected. Watch the Terps won't win the Big-10 tourney and will be out before the Sweet 16 once again. 

    It is what it is and it is what it will always be as long as Turgeon is coach. Same story, Poor on the road, long stretches of having no idea what they are doing, no depth and players that lose their cool because they can't control their emotions. This is just a Turgeon team that caught a few programs like Michigan State in a down year. 

  11. 2 minutes ago, ArtVanDelay said:

    What an absurd foul call to take an elite player out of the game.

    I’m more convinced than ever that Big Ten refs are being told to put as many teams in the tournament as possible.  A win over Maryland probably gets Minnesota a tourney spot for now.

    This game has not been called fair no doubt. Ridiculous the amount of tic tac fouls called against the Terps.

  12. It is what it is. I was talking to some guys at work and they say the same things. None of us feel good about this team despite their record this year. Seen way too many times his teams wilt down the stretch because he overplays his starters because he never had any defense.

    Oh, and these Big 10 refs should be investigated for bias to the home teams.

  13. Minnesota is playing really well, but Maryland is playing awful. Yeah, yeah, tough to win on the road, but games like this is why you can not get excited about this team. This team really is so streaky from 3-points and they can't even hit layups tonight.

    Just a typical on the road game by the Terps. Turgeon is not a good enough coach to limit the damage when key players go out like Stix (foul trouble) and his offense is basically tossing up three and hope someone gets hot.

  14. 3 hours ago, DrungoHazewood said:

    In the spring performance matters, but the numbers don't.  Velocity matters.  Spin rate probably matters.  Sprint speed matters.  Mechanics matter.  Heath is huge.  Batting average, on-base, slugging, ERA, K rate, wins, losses... doesn't matter a bit.

    So you have two guys who are equal coming into camp for a job, you don't think performance matter at all? Now we're not talking a guy who has a job already, we're talking about guys who are trying to be that 6th, 7th, 8th spot in the bullpen on this team?

    If Evan Phillips (just using him as a name) is walking everyone and getting shelled, it doesn't matter if a guy like Tate (again just pulling a similar player when it comes to major league success, time and options) is lights out? I gotta disagree there. I think you are being way too black and white on this and saying nothing matters on the field, and that's true for guys competing for jobs. Now, at the end of spring Phillips has a 10.00 ERA but had thrown the ball really well the last week of then yes, his overall stats may not matter, but I do believe guys who are close can win spots with great springs. 

    Look at Means last spring. Means won that spot by how he threw last spring. Had he come in and got bombed in spring, he wasn't starting the year in Baltimore.

  15. 19 minutes ago, Philip said:

    For me, it’s about performance vs expectations. If a guy does appreciably better or worse than expected, that means something. Scott wasn’t good, and Castro walked a bunch of guys. So what? Did we expect anything else? But Hess had 3 Ks in a scoreless outing. Even though it’s against minor leaguers, that warrants mention. Phillips was bad last season and started out bad again. No surprise, but no progress. Carroll was injured- and bad when he wasn’t injured, but now he’s ok and has done well in two appearances so far. Another “Hmmmm maybe” guy. Lowther got blasted...not sure what we expected, but not that.

    Yeah, it’s too early to make definite decisions, but it’s sure not too early to compare with past performances, and in that sense, there’s nothing inaccurate about suggesting that a guy is improving or damaging his chances.

    I don't think you can take anything out of these first appearances unless velocity or stuff is way down. Some guys just taken longer to get ready. 

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  16. 8 minutes ago, interloper said:

    He just missed a multi-RBI double if I recall. Hit it on the screws but it went foul. I just want him to make it through camp healthy. 

    Mancini also making a lot of hard contact with not a ton to show for it yet. 

    I always feel like guys start to come around when they start getting 3-4 AB/game in the spring instead of 2-3. 

    Agreed, that is my only goal for Hays' spring. Eddie Murray was always a poor spring training and sometimes April player, so I have zero concerns about anything with Mancini. Mancini is going to hit. It's in his DNA.

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