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Would you attend a game right now?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:26 PM
If a season started today, the Rangers and Astros would potentially be able to fill their stadiums to 50% capacity.If Minnesota had that...
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Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:17 PM
https://www.skornort...lars-and-cents/   The owners have made their proposal to the players. The players association will now have t...
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Virtual Twins Baseball Megathread

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 03:50 PM
Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...
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Torii, LaTroy Participate in The Athletic's Discussio...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Doug Glanville of The Athletic hosted a panel of fellow former African American baseball players that included Torii Hunter and LaTroy Ha...
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Kent Hrbek inside the park homer at the Metrodome in 1984

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:15 AM
This was Sept. 11, 1984. The Twins and Royals entered this game tied for first place in the AL West. Twins won 5-1, Tom Brunansky hit his...
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Twins in the 2000s: The 2014 Season

In 2014, the All-Star Game came to Minneapolis. Seeing the game's finest players in action at Target Field was a welcome respite for fans amidst a fourth straight losing season – one which would spell the end for their longtime skipper.

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Why Doesn't Baseball Love Us Back?

I’m disappointed. I no longer trust the stakeholders, I fear for the players, and I am embarrassed for the league.

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What Could Have Been: A Look Into Baseball Reference/OOTP’s Simulated Season

With no baseball being played (yet) Baseball Reference and Out of the Park Baseball 21 teamed up to simulate the 2020 season on a daily basis in real time. OOTP does the simulating and Baseball Reference publishes the stats and box scores on it’s site. Today we’ll see how our Minnesota Twins have fared.

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Minor League Baseball Is Being Dismantled

MLB has had quite the struggle recently regarding its own short-term future. The players and owners remain in a stalemate for the time being and each new day brings seemingly worse news for the potential of a season actually starting. During all of this fuss, the minor leagues have been thoroughly picked clean on a daily basis.

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What does MLB History Say about the 27th Pick?

The MLB draft is quickly approaching and the Minnesota Twins are slotted to select 27th. In preparing for the much anticipated event, let’s take a look at how the 27th pick in the MLB draft has performed historically.

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Three Twins Prospects Ticketed for 2020

When major league baseball returns this summer, we’re going to have a very different look to the game. Sure, the action on the field will remain the same, but that’s largely where the similarities end. For three Twins prospects, this perfect storm could expedite their debuts.

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Twins in the 2000s: The 2013 Season

By 2013, the Minnesota Twins were beginning to lean into a rebuild they had sought to avoid. Veterans were traded away, prospects were handed the reins, and the M&M era reached an end.

In this special installment, the Star Tribune's Phil Miller, who covered the journey first-hand on the beat, looks back at a seminal season in Twins history.

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José Berríos, Jake Odorizzi Could Be Extra Dominant in a Short Season

Both of the Twins' incumbent frontline starters share certain traits with hurlers who have gotten historically hot.

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2020 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 11-20

In the most recent edition of this series, we looked at a plethora of college right-handed pitchers that I have ranked from 21st through 30th in the 2020 MLB Draft. Any one of them would make a great addition to the Minnesota Twins farm system. In this edition, we will take a look at a group of players who are ranked a little above the Twins range, but as those of you who are familiar with the MLB Draft know, a handful of these players listed will still likely fall to the Twins at pick number 27 overall.

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Twins in the 2000s: The 2012 Season

After having the bottom fall out a year earlier, the Minnesota Twins were trying to find their footing again in 2012, with hopes that another front office shakeup might set things in the right direction.

Unfortunately, despite some genuine highlights, the halfway-rebuilding Twins were only headed straight back to the bottom.

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How Do the Twins Fare in a 60 Game Season?

While MLB owners continue to go back and forth with the MLBPA in order to reach a common ground inciting the resumption of baseball in 2020, we now have the next piece of the puzzle. After a sliding pay scale was flatly dismissed, it appears ownership will now target dollar saving tactics by playing a significantly shortened season. How does that impact the Twins?

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The Tale of How a 1st Place Club Platooned Its All-Star Center Fielder

Benching a healthy All-Star during the World Series seems unfathomable at first glance. That is exactly what 1965 Minnesota Twins manager Sam Mele did to try to gain an edge to defeat a lefty-heavy Los Angeles Dodger rotation.