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2018 MLB Postseason Discussion Thread

Other Baseball Today, 11:35 AM
How about a postseason game thread? Any MLB postseason discussion can just go here.
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Article: Offseason Primer: Who Needs a First Baseman Anyw...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:27 AM
The Twins are still waiting for the official word from Joe Mauer on whether or not he’d like to continue his playing career, but anybody...
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Article: What if This is the Max for Kepler?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:35 AM
At the end of the 2018 Major League Baseball season the Minnesota Twins had a trio of main narratives. First and foremost, this was a tea...
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Article: Minnesota’s Managerial Candidates: External Cand...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:08 AM
Earlier in the week, I looked at the top internal candidates for the Twins open managerial job. Since Tom Kelly was hired in the 1980’s,...
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2018 Vikings In Season Thread

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 11:07 AM
This is correct, they would lose cap room next year. He's going to stay on the team, the question is what role should he have. I'd li...
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The 6 Best Developments for the Minnesota Twins in 2018

It wasn't all bad.

Yes, the Twins' 2018 season was a huge letdown, with alarming developments on multiple fronts, but amidst the wreckage there were some genuinely uplifting stories playing out.

Today we highlight six important ones that brighten the franchise's future outlook.

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Minnesota’s Managerial Candidates: External Candidates

Earlier in the week, I looked at the top internal candidates for the Twins open managerial job. Since Tom Kelly was hired in the 1980’s, the club has only hired managers with internal connections to the organization. Derek Falvey and Thad Levine might have a different plan in mind this time around.

There are currently six open managerial positions (Angels, Orioles, Blue Jays, Rangers, and Reds), so the Twins will have competition for some of the top managerial candidates. If the Twins are going to look at external candidates, the club will need to make some swift decisions.

Here is a look at some of the external candidates tied to the Twins.

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Offseason Primer: Twins Should Stick With Jorge Polanco at Shortstop

It used to be that baseball teams would seek strength up the middle defensively, but in today’s age is it more important that a team has a strong middle of its lineup? We all know balls in play are on the decline, so has it also become more important to find hitters who can turn them into hits, or defenders who can turn them into outs?

Jorge Polanco seems like the perfect player to apply this question to.

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Minnesota’s Managerial Candidates: Internal Candidates

The Twins are open for business. Right now, that business is to find a replacement manager for the reigning American League Manager of the Year, Paul Molitor. Minnesota under-performed in 2018 and the new front office is in search of someone that fits with the direction of the club.

There are currently six open managerial positions (Angels, Orioles, Blue Jays, Rangers, and Reds), so the Twins will have competition for some of the top managerial candidates. Historically, Minnesota has turned to an internal candidate for the job (see Tom Kelly, Ron Gardenhire, Paul Molitor). That being said, here are a few of the internal names being tied to the club.

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2018 Twins Minor League All-Stars

The Minnesota Twins minor league season has been done for about a month. At Twins Daily, we have handed out a lot of awards since then. We conclude that series today by presenting the Twins Daily 2018 Twins Minor League All-Star team. Scroll down to find out who made the 13-man team.

The Twins Daily minor league writers voted for each of 13 positions. There was some variance in terms of positions that certain guys were placed at, as you’ll see below.

Quickly, here is a list of the Twins Daily 2018 minor league awards:And here are the Twins Harmon Killebrew Awards for 2018:

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Arizona Fall League Preview: Rooker Highlights Twins Prospects

As an avid outdoorsman and hunter who grew up and remains in Minnesota, there’s no question for me that autumn is the best season. The ducks begin migrating south, deer go into their rut, and the colors of the tree leaves come out in full force. There’s nothing like spending time up at the cabin or out in the woods with nature this time of year. But when you’re also an avid baseball fan like me, the month of October also means its pennant season in the major leagues. It’s really the best of both of those worlds.

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ESPN Report: Miguel Sano Won't Face Criminal Charges

Miguel Sano won’t face criminal charges connected to an accident over the weekend where a police officer broke his leg in multiple places.

On Monday, Sano went to traffic court and the police found no intent on his part to hurt the officer.

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Offseason Primer: Building a Badass Bullpen

The trend in baseball around power bullpens isn't new. But here in 2018, this seismic shift has become as conspicuously apparent as ever.

If the Minnesota Twins want to establish themselves as true championship contenders, it's blindingly clear they need to stockpile some serious late-inning juice. While the club appears to have a decent foundation in place, much work remains on this front.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 393: Firing Paul Molitor

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' decision to fire Paul Molitor, the good and bad of his four-year tenure as manager, what the front office might be looking for in his replacement, and names to watch as the interview process begins. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Miguel Sano Detained In Dominican Republic

Miguel Sano was detained in his hometown of San Pedro De Macoris, Dominican Republic, for a traffic incident involving a police officer. He was released from jail but will need to return on Monday. We will continue to update this article as details emerge.

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2018 Twins Highlights: Walk-Off Wins

With the baseball season being so long, a down year can really drag on a fan. On the plus side, playing that many games generates plenty of memorable moments, even in a forgettable season. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking a look back and sharing some of my favorite highlights from the 2018 season.

Let’s kick things off today with a bit of a sensitive subject: Walk-offs.

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Offseason Handbook FAQ

So, maybe you're looking at that Offseason Handbook Available for Preorder link on the Twins Daily homepage, and you're wondering... what's that? Why should I pony up $10+ for this digital ebook thingy?

Read on and we'll try to answer any questions you might have.