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Article: Analyzing the Twins' 2019 Schedule

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:56 PM
We are inching closer to Opening Day 2019 and, don’t look now but, current forecasts make it seem plausible that the Twins will be hostin...
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Concession Stand Items Around the League

Other Baseball Today, 02:38 PM
Are you hungry? So am I! Let's look at what we could potentially eat at ballparks around the country.
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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:29 PM
Per request.....new thread! this seems like a really odd post to start with, which makes sense for a thread about the Twins and Internet....
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Article: BREAKING: Harper, Austin, Astudillo Make Opening...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:14 PM
Word came out of Twins camp today that Ryne Harper, Tyler Austin and Willians Astudillo will all be on the team's Opening Day roster. Wit...
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Article: Central Intelligence: Rebuilding Royals

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:43 PM
Kansas City’s front office has followed a similar formula during the last decade or so. They build their team through the draft and trade...
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Analyzing the Twins' 2019 Schedule

We are inching closer to Opening Day 2019 and, don’t look now but, current forecasts make it seem plausible that the Twins will be hosting the defending American League (AL) Central Division Champions Cleveland Indians on March 28 at 3:10 pm. The Thursday, Saturday, Sunday series will be the only three games of the homestand before they start their first road trip traveling to Kansas City, the new look Phillies, and the Mets of New York.

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Central Intelligence: Rebuilding Royals

Kansas City’s front office has followed a similar formula during the last decade or so. They build their team through the draft and trades. When players are nearing free agency, they deal away veteran players. This cycle repeats and there end up being some long rebuilding years.

It might seem like eons ago, but the Royals made back-to-back World Series in 2014 and 2015. In the midst of a rebuild are the Royals trending upwards? Or is the club due for a second straight 100-loss season?

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 417: Minnesota Twins 2019 Season Preview

Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' 2019 season, make their over/under bets for the Twins and the rest of the AL Central, and react to the Twins' late roster moves. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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BREAKING: Harper, Austin, Astudillo Make Opening Day Roster

Word came out of Twins camp today that Ryne Harper, Tyler Austin and Willians Astudillo will all be on the team's Opening Day roster. With that, the entire 25-man roster appears to be set. The only question mark seems to be whether Jorge Polanco will be healthy. He's nursing a sore shoulder.

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Central Intelligence: Clawless Tigers

Ron Gardenhire was stepping into a tough spot when he took the managerial position in Detroit. Beyond Miguel Cabrera, the line-up is full of relatively unknown players. Gardy might have to harken back to his early years in Minnesota when he was able to turn a rag-tag group of young players into the cream of the crop in the AL Central.

Detroit won four straight AL Central titles from 2011-14. Can Gardy steer them back in the right direction?

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Heels of Change: Focus on Biomechanics Leads Twins to Increased Velo

Ask any Twins pitcher what they are working on this spring and you will get a similar answer: Almost all of them are concentrating on driving off the rubber from their heel rather than their toe.

As an example: After one outing Jose Berrios said that he was focused on driving from his full foot, feeling his weight sink into his heel before exploding toward home plate. Berrios, whose fastball averaged just under 94 mph in 2018, was flirting constantly with 95-96 during this particular spring start.

All around the clubhouse there are pitchers saying the same thing as Berrios. Kyle Gibson. Jake Odorizzi. Martin Perez. Stephen Gonsalves. Chase De Jong. Everyone is turning heel.

This is one of the immediate effects of hiring Wes Johnson as the new pitching coach.

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Report From The Fort: Cruz Control

FT. MYERS, FL – During the offseason, the Minnesota Twins signed perhaps the best power hitter in baseball. Not only that, but one of the best hitters period – among all MLB players in the past five years, Cruz ranks 13th in OPS and 15th in wOBA. He's one of the biggest-name free agents this team has ever signed.

Twins fans are gearing up for a show the likes of which we've rarely seen.

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AL East Preview: New York State of Mind

The AL East seems destined to have multiple playoff contenders in 2019. There’s even a chance that both wild card clubs come from this division. Boston is coming off the World Series crown. New York coming off their own 100-win season and they might be the favorites for the division. Tampa is in a second tier but could still make the playoffs. Toronto and Baltimore are waiting on younger players to put it together.

Can Boston repeat? Or will the Yankees be crowned Beasts of the East?

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Report From The Fort: Mulling Marwin's Ugly Spring

FT. MYERS, FL – Marwin Gonzalez signed with the Minnesota Twins on February 25th, with spring training already underway. Last year, two free agents joined up in similarly late fashion, and as we all know, things didn't work out so well with Lance Lynn or Logan Morrison.

With this in mind, should we be concerned about Gonzalez's spring struggles?

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Sire of Fort Myers Final Update: Ode to Ryne Harper

It’s not really supposed to be like this.

The Sire of Fort Myers is intended to be all about shining a light on an unheralded player who realistically has no shot at actually cracking the Opening Day roster. Lucky for us, baseball has a knack for somehow circumventing reality.

A year after Ryan LaMarre played his way onto the Twins, it appears Ryne Harper may be on the verge of doing the same.

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Faltering Romero Exposes Flaw in Falvey's Offseason

Fernando Romero was talked up as having electric stuff and potentially being a real weapon out of Rocco Baldelli’s pen. Unfortunately, when the rubber met the road, it turned out Romero required more seasoning, and he was optioned to Triple-A last night. That isn’t the problem, but the fallout is.