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For a while -- the Twins were stealing bases in bunches and now nobody runs.

What gives?

Why is Gomez NOT stealing second and getting doubled up all the time.

This is NOT due to the recent injury -- he has just a steal or two in 4 weeks.

What is the deal?

Anyone have an idea?

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Somebody told them Morneau an Kuble were going to start hitting three run home runs? wink

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C --

I know what you R saying, but they have hit into a ton of DPs I think running Go-Go is a no-brainer most of the time.

Anyone else?

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WHEN he gets on why not send him if the situation calls for it, He's the fastest dude in the league. I agree with hit, send 'em. Keep the defense on their toes.

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We have had alot of finger and hand injuries, maybe Gardy is just being on the safe side to prevent more?

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Lots of lefties recently, harder to steal on a lefty, especially the young guys. Stealling isn't all speed, it is timing, also, Yankee series, Molina, Detroit series, Pudge...the catcher makes a differnce too.

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Yankee series, Molina, Detroit series, Pudge...the catcher makes a differnce too.

What about AJ, there was no excuse we didnt steal 10 bases during this last series!

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The player makes the final decision on when he steals. I think gomez is just not confident right now, in anything he's doing.

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Yep --

Even Big Herbie could have stole off of AJ --

Should have had a ton more steals -- plus --- what a great guy to get your confidence built up against.

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Just checked --

In the past 28 days he has ZERO steals and one CS.

He should be much better than that.

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Just checked --

In the past 28 days he has ZERO steals and one CS.

He should be much better than that.

What were his numbers the previous 28 days. If I am remembering correctly he was caught more than half the time.

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You are right on Big Tom. Gomez started out stealing 9 our his first 10 attempts. Since then he has been caught almost as often as he has been successful. 12 for 22 I think

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Thanks Fishy Guy. Let's hope he gets it going again. It makes it awful tough on the other teams pitchers.

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3 lefties...Buehle has one of the best pick-off moves.

As Bert says...you do not steal off the catcher, you steal off the pitcher, and if the catcher is good, that cuts down the chances even more.

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Yep -- that Bert fella -- can't get much past him.

I am just saying that we should still run, some, to keep the pitchers off balance.

Especially the fastest guy in MLB.

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He might be the fastest in a sprint, but he does not get the jump on the pitchers that he needs to get to be effective. Getting caught stealing half the time it is a waste to try it, leave him on first. I think that more pitchers are utilizing slide steps and other timing things to screw up his timing at first base.

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I hope he figures it out and the Twins hire a professional like Vince Coleman to help him.

I would hate to see a talent like him turn into Greg Gagne. He had a ton of wheels but could never steal a base.

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