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Effects of the shift

Other Baseball Today, 12:14 AM
This was a discussion about the effects of defensive shifts in baseball, split from today's game thread. Feel free to join in below!...
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GAME THREAD: Twins @ Angels, 4/16/21, 8:38 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:38 PM
It’s always thrilling when your team snatches victory from the jaws of victory, as the Twins did yesterday afternoon at Target Field agai...
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Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:47 PM
One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to...
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A rant

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:44 PM
I've been on about this for two years now, but Baldelli really needs to get over the idea that his best players need a game off every wee...
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Twins Minor League Report: Follow the Affiliates

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:20 PM
There were a lot of changes to minor league baseball this offseason, and there were changes with all four Twins minor league affiliates....
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How Will the Twins Cover Innings in 2021?

Teams are going to have to get creative throughout the 2021 campaign as pitching staffs are tasked with throwing more than twice as many innings than during the 2020 season. What strategies will the Twins use to cover those innings in the current campaign?

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BOS 4, MIN 2: More Missed Opportunities, Another Blown Lead

The Minnesota Twins went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base in their 4-2 loss to the Red Sox Tuesday afternoon. Read more about the game in today’s recap.

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Ranking the Top-5 Teams Nelson Cruz Has Owned During His Career

Nelson Cruz was a late bloomer, but there is no question that he has evolved into one of the game’s best hitters. Here are the five teams that have felt his wrath most often over the last 17 years.

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Notebook: Twins-Red Sox Series Opener Postponed

The Minnesota Twins postponed Monday's series opener with the Boston Red Sox out of respect for the family of Daunte Wright and for the safety of fans.

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Toby Gardenhire Is Following in His Father's Footsteps

Even though he is now 38 years old, Toby Gardenhire is still making memories while playing catch with his dad. The most recent round of toss isn’t going to be one that either father or son will soon forget.

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Week in Review: Bang for Your Buck

The game outcomes were disappointing in a 3-3 stretch marked by late-game lapses, but the biggest story of the first full week Twins action in 2021 was Byron Buxton and his relentless dominance.

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SEA 8, MIN 6: Mariners Score Eight Unanswered Runs

Alexander Colomé entered the ninth inning Sunday tasked with protecting a one-run lead. It did not go well. A pair of singles followed by a Kyle Seager home run, the first Colomé has surrendered since 2019, gave Seattle a series-clinching win.

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Can Andrelton Simmons Earn More MVP Votes?

The Twins were inspired to add a shortstop this winter and opted for defensive specialist Andrelton Simmons over a superior bat such as Didi Gregorius or Marcus Semien. What the Twins have gotten so far however was certainly more than they could have ever expected.

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SEA 4, MIN 3: Another Loss in Extra Innings

The Mariners scratched across runs in the eighth and 10th innings Saturday to hand the Twins their third loss of the season, all three of which have come in extra innings. Read more about the game in today’s recap.

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Breaking Down the 2021 Twins Walk-Up Songs

The player walk-up song list for the Twins was recently revealed, so let's take this opportunity to dissect some of these selections.

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Trust the Process, Not Early Results for Miguel Sanó

Miguel Sanó has shown over the last two seasons that his starts are far from a foreshadow.

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Did Colomé Throwing 2 Innings Hint at Baldelli's 2021 Bullpen Strategy?

On Wednesday, Alex Colomé was asked to get six outs, something he had not done since 2017. The decision raises questions, specifically why did Rocco Baldelli decide, with a reasonably rested bullpen, to use his closer for two innings?

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Seattle's Day Off

You’re a Seattle Mariner. Congratulations! Here’s how you can enjoy a relaxing day in the Twin Cities.

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What’s the Best Baseball Card in Twins' History?

Topps baseball is celebrating their 70th birthday this year and MLB.com teamed up with them to find some of the best cards during those years. Here are five cards that standout for a variety of reasons.

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Why You Should Believe in Buck

The Minnesota Twins have played just a handful of games in the 2021 Major League Baseball season. Among the greatest takeaways from them is that Byron Buxton is good at baseball.