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GAME THREAD 8/9/2020: Minnesota Twins @ Kansas City Royal...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:34 PM
Is it time to panic yet?   Of course not! Honestly, after the last three games, I am just as confident in this team being a contende...
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2020 Twins Transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 03:16 PM
There haven't been many yet, but I'll start this today...   The Twins just announced that Zack Littell (hamstring) has been placed o...
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Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2020

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 03:16 PM
I said in the 2019 thread that I would start this forum thread...    Let's start populating it. How many former Twins are on ro...
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Option C(astellanos)

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 02:33 PM
We missed out on our big money aces. A big impact 3B will either cost age/money (Donaldson) or top prospects and money (Arenado/Bryant)....
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Future Roster Transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:41 AM
Jake Odorizzi gets activated today to face the Royals, filling out the 28-man active roster which will include 16 (!) pitchers. The way t...
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Will Good Teams Play Top Prospects?

Which top prospects will we see this year? With Jo Adell's MLB debut, the Angels are the lens into this broader question. The Angels are supposed to be competitive. They’ll need to pitch better this year, with or without Shohei Ohtani on the mound. And the preseason PECOTA projections considered the Angels just outside a top-two spot in the AL West, front runners for an A.L. Wild Card spot. Will more good teams do what the Angels did and call up their top prospects?

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MIN 5, PIT 2: Randy Dobnak Delivers 6 Scoreless, Max Kepler Provides Key Insurance Homer

Randy Dobnak, Mr. Reliable, delivered six more shutout innings pitching in the stadium he used to visit as a kid. He has now given up just one run in 15 innings pitched this season. Continue reading for the full recap ...

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The Unexpected Lyft In Randy Dobnak’s Game

Okay, now that I've got the obligatory ride-sharing joke out of the way, let's proceed.

Strikeouts have been the rage for a while now. K-rates are on the rise once again, as pitchers are sending hitters from the batter's box back to the dugout 23.8% of the time (up from last year’s 23.0%), made even more impressive when considering that pitchers aren't even hitting anymore.

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Will Luis Arraez Return to His 2019 Form?

Twins second baseman Luis Arraez has struggled as much as anyone over the past week. Do the numbers suggest he will pick it up soon? What if he can’t? How long is the leash? Come find out!

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Twins Notebook 8/5: Twins Travel to Pittsburgh for Two-Game Stint

After sweeping the first half of the home and home versus the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Minnesota Twins will make the trip over to Pittsburgh for the second half of the series. With a win tonight, the Twins will be the first team in Major League Baseball to reach the 10 win mark on the young season.

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Mechanical Adjustments Make for Wicked Matt Wisler

An early-offseason, low-level acquisition that barely moved anyone’s needle, the slider specialist is now another monster in a Twins bullpen full of them.

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Catching Up With Former Twins Catcher Matt Walbeck

Matt Walbeck came to the Twins after the 1993 season as a highly-touted catching prospect. He spent three seasons learning under the tutelage of Tom Kelly. He spent parts of 11 seasons in the big leagues before beginning a career as a coach and manager. To this day, he continues to coach and train ballplayers at the Walbeck Baseball Academy. His passion for teaching and training ballplayers is evident. Let’s take a look back at the career of Matt Walbeck, and find out what he’s up to these days.

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Paving a Path, Women in Baseball: Venika Streeter

Turning a focus to a handful of Minnesota Twins subjects, the Women in Baseball series presses on. While we have now resumed the regular season in 2020, highlighting females throughout the sport remains an integral part of growth and continuation of the path towards greater diversity.

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Has a Change in Pitch Usage Ascended Kenta Maeda to the Next Level?

Yes, it’s just two starts. But Kenta Maeda has looked good. Real good.

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MIN 7, PIT 3: José Berríos Overcomes Command, Drone

Despite struggling with command, José Berríos held the Pirates to one run over six innings of work to help lead the Twins to victory Tuesday afternoon. In the middle of the fifth inning, Berríos and the Twins had to vacate the field because a drone was flying above Target Field. Only in 2020.

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Twins Notebook 8/4: Joe Musgrove's Fastball of Fun; Rich Hill Placed on Injured List

The Twins took advantage of poor Pirates defense and a wild bullpen to win 5-4 in walk-off fashion Monday. José Berríos will battle Joe Musgrove Tuesday as Minnesota looks for yet another series victory.

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