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Front Page: Bumgarner V. Wheeler: Who Should the Twins Pu...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:50 AM
Madison Bumgarner and Zack Wheeler headline the second tier of the starting pitching free agent class, representing realistic Twins targe...
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Front Page: Offseason Blueprint: The Window Just Opened

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:57 AM
Much has been made of Thad Levine’s quote last year where he said, “When (the window is open), we plan on striking.”So much, in fact, tha...
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Front Page: Quick Hitter: New Rules for 2020

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:27 AM
During the 2019 offseason MLB and the MLBPA agreed on various rule changes. Some of these rule changes went into effect in 2019, but ther...
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Front Page: Multiple Teams Are Interested in Kyle Gibson....

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:49 PM
There’s no question Kyle Gibson struggled this season. However, those struggles might be attributed to him trying to fight through ulcera...
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Will There Be Another Great Knuckleball Pitcher in the MLB?

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:37 PM
Just a general question as we pass time in the offseason. I've always been a fan of the pitch, and in this day of high velocity, I would...
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2020 Offseason Handbook Now Available for Download

The World Series is over. Time for Hot Stove SZN to commence.

You'll be fully prepared for all that lies ahead with your digital copy of the Twins Daily 2020 Offseason Handbook. It's now available for immediate download here. This is a donation-based product – you can set your own price, including zero, then receive it right away.

Read on for a little more information about the ebook.

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Should the Twins be in on Cole Hamels?

Cole Hamels is one of the best starting pitchers on the open market and teams are definitely looking into him. It is rumored that 13 teams are interested, but the teams were not revealed. It is probably a safe bet to say the Twins will be checking in on him, but how much of an upgrade would he be?

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Offseason Blueprint: The Window Just Opened

Much has been made of Thad Levine’s quote last year where he said, “When (the window is open), we plan on striking.”

So much, in fact, that the Twins fan base - one that’s always rabid for big moves only to be left mostly disappointed - expects this offseason to include a few of them. That’s how a team “strikes,” right?

But let’s pump the brakes on that idea a little bit as I present to you my 2019-2020 Offseason Blueprint.

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Multiple Teams Are Interested in Kyle Gibson. Should the Twins Be?

There’s no question Kyle Gibson struggled this season. However, those struggles might be attributed to him trying to fight through ulcerative colitis throughout most of last season. He posted a sub-3.85 ERA in two of the last five seasons and now he is a free agent. Multiple teams are already interested adding Gibson, so does that mean the Twins should be interested?

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Offseason Blueprint: Hooking a Big Fish

There’s no denying that the Minnesota Twins greatest need this offseason is pitching. The front office has stated their focus will be on arms defined as “impact” and filling out a rotation that’s virtually empty is a must. With the premiere arms having plenty of suitors, the Twins could turn to what they did best in 2019.

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Quick Hitter: New Rules for 2020

During the 2019 offseason MLB and the MLBPA agreed on various rule changes. Some of these rule changes went into effect in 2019, but there are a few that are going into effect in 2020, and they'll certainly have an impact on the Twins.

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Millennial Moxie: Reviewing Rocco's Rookie Year as Manager

Last weekend, as University of Minnesota football coach P.J. Fleck surfed across a sea of rejoicing players in the locker room following a landmark victory, I couldn't help but think back to Rocco Baldelli addressing his Twins team (albeit in more subdued fashion) after they clinched the AL Central.

The parallels between Fleck and Baldelli – millennial leaders who espouse positivity and empathy over a traditional bulldog mentality – cannot be ignored. Nor can the results their approaches have yielded.

On Saturday, Fleck notched the biggest victory for a Gophers team in decades, and on Tuesday, Baldelli was named AL Manager of the Year following an inspired first year on the job.

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Rocco Baldelli Wins Manager of the Year

Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was named the 2019 American League Manager of the Year.

He received 13 of 30 first-place votes, and 13 of 30 second-place votes. He appeared on 28 of the 30 ballots for the award.

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Offseason Blueprint: Making Big Betts

The Minnesota Twins are going to have money to spend and will need to spend to replenish the roster. What feels most Minnesotan is that the Twins will stretch those dollars as far as possible and sign a number of mid level free agents. What if they didn’t do that?

What if the Twins were the team to bring in big salary and big names in a big trade. Here is what an offseason might look like if the Twins are able to bring in current Red Sox outfielder and former MVP Mookie Betts.

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Minnesota’s Top Regression Candidates

Minnesota surprised much of the baseball world on their way to a 101-win season and an MLB-record 307 home runs. Plenty of players had breakout seasons, including a young core of Jorge Polanco, Max Kepler, and Luis Arraez. It seems unlikely for the Twins to break the home run record in back-to-back seasons, so what players are likely to see some regression during the upcoming season?

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Leading Off Podcast, Ep 20: Some Moves and a New Matt Wisler

Matt Braun and Cooper Carlson of Twins Daily discuss the recent transactions of the Twins along with how they believe the offseason should go. We also discussed possible contract extensions for young players, and what would we would say is a successful offseason.
https://open.spotify...vcqkYtfhFMbRc3n

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A Three-Step Plan to Drastically Improve the Twins' Infield Defense in 2020

In 2019 the Twins finished in the bottom third in Major League Baseball in errors, fielding percentage, DRS and UZR. Poor infield defense was a big reason for this, as evidenced by its -25 DRS, and should be addressed this offseason. In this article I will be laying out my three-step plan to dramatically improve the Twins’ infield defense.