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Fun With Numbers - 2020 Season

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:14 AM
I’m glad to see Ex-Twins in 2020 thread is back up and running. This is also one of my favorite threads over the last 5 years. The Twins...
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Royce Lewis on YouTube

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Twins top prospect Royce Lewis started his own YouTube page since the quarantine started. He's posted several entries. Some are short. So...
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Marlins: 14 positive Covid cases, home opener cancelled...

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:44 PM
Before the season started, I was wondering about what would happen if the virus started spreading like wildfire in a clubhouse. Well here...
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Target Field - music between pitches

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:31 PM
It’s not just the Pirates’ announcers who think it’s awful. It’s awful. They need to stop it. I’m mostly ok with the MLB The Show crow...
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2020 Twins Transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:54 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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Articles


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Josh Donaldson's Cursed (and Blessed) Calves

Josh Donaldson struggled through his first six games as a Twin before exiting midway through last Friday's contest due to right calf tightness. We haven't seen him since, and it is not entirely clear when we'll see him again.

Maybe this weekend in Kansas City. Maybe not.

Either way, his early bout with a longtime tormenter serves as a stark reminder of the risk attached to Donaldson's lucrative four-year contract, the largest in franchise history.

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An Open Letter from the 1974 Minnesota Twins

“Please. Let us have this.”

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Trade Retrospective: How Did the Twins Do in the Ryan Pressly Trade?

t’s been just over two years since the Twins traded Ryan Pressly to the Houston Astros for two young prospects. Minnesota is just now seeing the results of that trade with Jorge Alcala joining the Twins bullpen. Gilberto Celestino, the other player included in the trade, is part of the Twins 60-man player pool. After two years, how have the Twins fared in the Ryan Pressly trade?

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What’s Happening at the Alternate Site?

The Minnesota Twins are among the best teams in baseball and they’ve started the 60-game sprint at a scorching hot pace. With baseball virtually every day, there hasn’t been much of a lull for the fan. With no minor leagues or traditional feeder system Major League Baseball created a player pool available at an alternate location. What’s taking place in Saint Paul specifically?

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Should Twins Fans Be Worried about Mitch Garver? There Are Others, Too

Despite racing out to a 10-2 record to begin the season, the Minnesota Twins have had some of their key players crawl out to a slow start. Many of these players will turn things around sooner rather than later, but for some there is real cause for concern.

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PIT 6, MIN 5: Taylor Rogers Blows Save, Win Streak Snapped

With Taylor Rogers entering the ninth inning, it appeared to be a lock that the Twins would extend their winning streak to seven games. Rogers had allowed just one base runner in his previous four outings this season, but Pittsburgh got to him this afternoon.

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Alex Avila Is Better Than You Think

The Twins are blessed with depth at a number of their positions. Of course, you can point to players like Ehire Adrianza, Jake Cave, and Marwin González who provide an incredible amount of value to the team. Having starter-quality players ready at a moments notice is crucial in the modern game. This is their other great depth piece, Alex Avila, comes into play.

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Twins Notebook 8/6: Seeking Another Sweep

The Twins won their sixth straight game Wednesday and now lead the American League at 10-2. Randy Dobnak pitched six scoreless innings, gave up only three hits, and walked none. The Twins are 3-0 versus the Pirates and have a chance to sweep the season series Thursday with Kenta Maeda on the hill.

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Join Us After The Game For A Postgame Pint

During this pandemic, we won’t be able to gather the way we usually can at games, with friends, or at our favorite watering holes. So join us immediately after the last out after the game, and (provided we don’t run out of room) you’ll immediately be able to join our live virtual audience at the Postgame Pint. The link is below.

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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.