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Front Page: Getting an “Ace” Easier Said Than Done

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:56 AM
A combination of geography and a rebounding free agency market seem to be conspiring against Minnesota’s chances of acquiring a top-of-th...
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Trade for Josh Hader?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:33 AM
The article linked below suggests that the Brewers might be willing to trade him to the Yankees for prospects. Hader is a top reliever wh...
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Front Page: The Twins Should be Dealing With the Marlins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:33 AM
Hot stove season is in full swing and that means rumors are swirling around everywhere. Jon Heyman said the Marlins are looking to acquir...
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Front Page: The Five Stages of Twins Free Agency Grief

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:20 AM
We go through this every year, regardless of who’s running the team or what the needs are. Yes the needs are always “starting pitching” a...
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Front Page: Twins Offseason Trade Target: Kyle Seager

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:03 AM
While Minnesota’s top priority continues to be starting pitching, the club could also be looking to add to other parts of the roster. The...
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Episode 428: Bomba

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Per the discussion on openers.I wonder if the Twins have realized that for every advantage of an opener, there are disadvantages.If an opener goes bad, it potentially really limits your options in the bullpen.It seems that they have opted to stretch out outings from the pen which in turn should, optimize pen usage.

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Brock Beauchamp
May 30 2019 09:38 AM

Per the discussion on openers. I wonder if the Twins have realized that for every advantage of an opener, there are disadvantages. If an opener goes bad, it potentially really limits your options in the bullpen. It seems that they have opted to stretch out outings from the pen which in turn should, optimize pen usage.

I think the Twins’ lack of an opener can be summed up with one stat:

The Twins’ bullpen has pitched the fewest innings in the AL.

If your starters are pitching a bunch of good innings, the need for an opener becomes less necessary.
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I think the Twins’ lack of an opener can be summed up with one stat:

The Twins’ bullpen has pitched the fewest innings in the AL.

If your starters are pitching a bunch of good innings, the need for an opener becomes less necessary.

True, yet decision seems to be organization wide and made during off season.


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