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Kennys Vargas....yes again.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:58 AM
Dont blame another Vargas article on me! Well...not entirely anyway. My mind seldom shuts off, sometimes works in weird and mysterious wa...
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Monitor: Manager of the Year and Fired?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:54 AM
Aside from the first team to go from 100 losses to the playoffs (sort of), they may also be the first team to fire a manager just before...
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It's Never Too Early for Magic Number

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:53 AM
Just a little Spreadsheet fun for those interested in knowing how many wins/losses the Twins need to clinch a playoff spot  ...
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Article: Charting A Twins Playoff Rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:53 AM
What once seemed unthinkable is now a crystallizing reality: The Twins are in all likelihood headed toward a one-game Wild Card showdown...
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Let's remember some "Twins guys" thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:16 AM
Best Minnesota trip in a long time for me, Vikes win, and Twins win (both big time!) in the midst of tonight's ass kicking started talkin...
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MIN 10, DET 4: Deja Vu All Over Again

For the second straight game the Twins beat the Tigers by the score of 10-4. Jorge Polanco continued his second-half surge, hitting a double and his 12th home run of the year, Eduardo Escobar hit his 20th homer and Jose Berrios held the Tigers to two runs over 5.0 innings. The victory polished off a convincing four-game sweep of Detroit.


Episode 335: Magic Number Ride

Aaron and John talk about the Twins being on the verge of a playoff spot, lining up the rotation for New York, buying playoff tickets, the long journey from 59-103 to the postseason, Paul Molitor's job status, the biggest improvements in Twins history, choosing a Wild Card game roster, ugly WPA numbers vs. the Yankees, and mailbag questions from listeners. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


Charting A Twins Playoff Rotation

What once seemed unthinkable is now a crystallizing reality: The Twins are in all likelihood headed toward a one-game Wild Card showdown against the Yankees in New York on October 3rd.

And while they will be heavy underdogs in such a contest – especially after what we saw in the Bronx last week – in one game, anything can happen.

Let's start looking ahead.


MIN 10, DET 4: Twins Blow Out Tigers Bullpen

One moment it looked like the Twins were going to blow a quality start from Ervin Santana, the next moment they were blowing out the Tigers. An eight-run eighth inning turned the tables in this one as the Twins destroyed the Detroit bullpen.


Escobar Steps Up

The Twins won on Friday night in Detroit. Later in the night, Angels and the Rangers lost, so the Twins have a 3 1/2 game lead on the 2nd AL Wild Card with eight games to play. Another way to look at that? The Twins magic number for a playoff spot is down to six.

Not convinced yet? Here are the playoff odds for the Twins according to some reliable national websites.

FanGraphs - 88.1%
Baseball Prospectus - 90.0%
FiveThirtyEight - 90%

In other words, it is officially OK to be excited about the Twins playoff chances.


MIN 7, DET 3: Gibson, Offense Keep Rolling

How about that Kyle Gibson? He delivered another quality start as the Twins beat the Tigers, and has people starting to wonder if he’s turned the corner. Of course, having some premium run support hasn’t hurt his cause, either. The bats delivered another nice cushion for Gibby tonight, scoring six runs while he was in the game.


MIN 12, DET 1: Once Again, The Twins Bounce Back

That’s more like it! After a demoralizing sweep, the Twins opened up a stretch in which they’ll face the Tigers in seven of their final 10 games by delivering a strong message. I'm sure Detroit would love to play the role of spoilers, but it appears the Twins aren’t gonna have any of that.


Twins Exhibit As A Flawed But Fearsome Foe

Leaving New York, the Minnesota Twins likely couldn’t get on the plane out of town soon enough. Being outscored by 12 runs over three games, it was relatively apparent that the hometown nine was overmatched. What was also clear to see however, is that this current group is capable of putting the pressure on, and that remains a dangerous combination going forward.


Where Are We Now? (152 Down, 10 To Go)

On Wednesday, the Twins lost in New York to the Yankees (Rinse. Repeat.) Fortunately, the Twins got help from the American League Central Division champions from Cleveland. Late on Wednesday night, the Angels lost a second-straight one-run game at the hands of Cleveland. That combination of events means that the Twins, despite their struggles in New York, they still have a 1.5 game lead in the American League Central. With all these losses, could another team work its way into the picture?

Nine days ago, we took a look at the teams competing with the Twins for the second American League Wild Card spot. Seven teams were within four games of each other with between 18 and 20 games to play.


Game Thread: Twins @ Tigers, 9/21@6:10pm CT

New York was absolutely no fun at all, but it’s ok… we got time to have some fun yet. We have a 4-game series in Detroit that begins tonight.

Yesterday was my birthday, and to be honest, at the age of 52 my brain is pretty much mush. It’s been mush for a while but it gets mushier with each passing year. In consideration of that mushiness, I’ve decided to re-cycle my birthday game thread opener from last year.

Yes I was born on September 20th and my family will probably take me out to Buffalo Wild Wings or Red Lobster for supper. They said I could pick where my surprise party will be at. A birthday is just one day out of 365 and in most cases… it’s a pretty routine day. However… in my case… some very unique things have happened to me on my birthday in the past.

Here are some things to think about:


Those Damn Yankees

The cast of characters may have changed, but the story never does. The Twins went into Yankee Stadium this week and endured a beatdown.

They are now 33-89 against the Bombers since Ron Gardenhire first took over in 2002, including 2-12 in the playoffs, and Wednesday's loss was their eighth in nine tries at Yankee Stadium under Paul Molitor.


NYY 11, MIN 3: Twins Crumble At Yankee Stadium (Again)

The Yankees completed their sweep with a bang, blowing out the Twins 11-3. That’s the bad news, and it definitely stings. The good news? The rest of the AL Wild Card contenders are steeped in mediocrity. No matter what happens with the Angels tonight the Twins will maintain their lead in the Wild Card race.