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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:41 AM
BIG title right? But I think MLB is sitting at a unique precipice right now, and we, as baseball fans, should be concerned about everythi...
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Spring Training Game Thread: Twins @ Rays 2/26/202020ad

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:52 PM
It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. And TD had yet to jinx the Twins... Oh right. I need to find a line up...
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Pensacola Blue Wahoos: Photo-A-Day

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:45 PM
Hey all,   Pensacola Blue Wahoos here, the Double-A affiliate of your Minnesota Twins.   We've enjoyed partnering with TwinsDai...
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Thorpe leaving camp for a spell

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:25 PM
  "To who this may concern! I’ve left camp for a week or 2 for personal matters. I’m healthy and excited for this year. I’ll be bac...
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2019/2020 Twins Minor League Signings

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 06:58 PM
This is a forum to update Twins minor league signings (and can be where we post Twins minor league free agents that signed elsewhere)....
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Twins 2020 Position Analysis: First Base

After going with C.J. Cron as an interstitial stopgap for one year, the Twins are moving forward with their new long-term fixture at first base. Miguel Sano, contract extension fresh in hand, will be relocating 120 feet away as Josh Donaldson takes over the hot corner.

If all goes to plan, these two powerful presences will be lining up across the diamond from one another for many years to come. The only uncertainty in this vision lies on Sano's end.

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Rocco Baldelli and the Three-Batter Minimum

The broad assumption, since MLB's newest rule on in-game strategy was announced, has been that specialists will go extinct because of it. That might not be true; they might just have to live closer to the edge.

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Comparing Kenta Maeda to the Free Agent Starters

The Twins went into the offseason looking to acquire a solid starting pitcher. They missed out on the free agents but were able to swing a trade for Kenta Maeda. Is he as good as the Wheeler, Bumgarner, Ryu group?

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Dead Money and What It Means for the Minnesota Twins

Death. That word doesn’t sure doesn’t look good, does it? Death is something we all have to face sooner or later but would like to put off as long as possible. Is this getting weird? Let me try to tie it to baseball. Today we’ll take a look at dead money and how the Minnesota Twins have done a good job of avoiding it.

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Lets Redesign MLB All-Star Week

Last week, our Jeremy Nygaard designed an overhaul to Major League Baseball’s regular season after Rob Manfred’s ideas of restructuring the playoffs for 2022. Below is a proposed redesign for MLB’s All Star Weekend that will result in better marketing and showcasing of the sports best players.

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Cut to the Chase: Can Twins Hitters Avoid Balls Out of the Zone?

Last season, the Twins had a historically good offense on the way to setting the MLB’s all-time home run record. Coming off this great season, there are still things the club can do to improve. As the old adage goes, good can always get better and that should be the focus for Minnesota this spring. One way to improve is avoiding pitches out of the zone and there are players that could help the Twins make positive strides throughout 2020.

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Twins Have Two Candidates For Their Next Ryan Pressly

At the 2018 trade deadline the Minnesota Twins moved Ryan Pressly to the Houston Astros. The decision came with much consternation among fans and moving an arm that had become among the best in the game seemed ill-advised. Now with a top-tier bullpen, two near arms could be ready to make that leap into a similarly elite category.

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Spring Trade Targets: Should Twins Swap Young Arm for Albert Almora, Jr.?

The start of spring training doesn't necessarily spell the end of trade season, and the Twins still have the kind of depth that gives them options on the trade market.

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3 Twins Prospects Josh Donaldson Can Help the Most

Josh Donaldson was brought to Minnesota because of his MVP-level play on the field, but his impact off the field might be even more important to the organization. Minnesota hasn’t had an MVP since 2009 when Joe Mauer took home the hardware. Now the Twins have signed a former MVP and Josh Donaldson seems to be doing everything in his power to help Minnesota’s top prospects reach their full potential.

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Twins 2020 Position Analysis: Catcher

One year ago, the catcher position was in a serious state of flux for the Twins. Starter Jason Castro was entering his last season under contract. Mitch Garver was still seeking to fully establish himself. Willians Astudillo was a complete wild card.

Today, the Twins can confidently count themselves as one of the strongest teams in the league at catcher, if not No. 1 on the list.

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Berrios, Odorizzi, Maeda: Best Minnesota Twins Starting Pitching Trio Since … ?

The Minnesota Twins have set out this offseason to assemble a rotation that can compete for a World Series championship in 2020. Jose Berrios, Jake Odorizzi, and Kenta Maeda look to form a great top-three for the starting rotation. Who was the last great trio of Twins pitchers?

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Leading Off Podcast, Ep 29: We Have Baseball!

Matt and Cooper of Twins Daily discuss actual, real Spring Training games. They also give some spicy predictions, and answer some of the strangest fan questions the world has ever seen.

LINK: https://open.spotify.com/episode/7wj8JgZguHH4H3EXbDMMn3