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Article: 2018 Twins Highlights: Longest Home Runs

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:24 PM
Eddie Rosario led the Twins with 24 home runs, followed by Max Kepler with 20 and Brian Dozier with 16, but neither of those three are re...
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Article: What if This is the Max for Kepler?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:21 PM
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: Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 395: Setting the Stage

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:38 PM
Aaron and John pour their own beers at First Draft Taproom & Kitchen and talk about the Twins' narrowing their list of manager candid...
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Week 7: Vikings vs. Jets

Minnesota Vikings Talk Yesterday, 08:26 PM
We're certainly in the soft part of the schedule now. My only concerns today: 1. Whoever the Jets decide to line up against Alexander wi...
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Article: Offseason Primer: Who Needs a First Baseman Anyw...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:49 PM
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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Offseason Handbook Available for Preorder

The Twins are facing the most pivotal offseason they've had in ... well, maybe ever. They have a team still young and on the verge of taking a next step, and they have unprecedented payroll room – maybe as much as $60 million – to help that team take that next step. The ninth annual Twins Daily Offseason Handbook will help you chart the decisions the team will be making to get ready for the 2019 season you can preorder now to get it first.

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2018 Twins Highlights: Longest Home Runs

Eddie Rosario led the Twins with 24 home runs, followed by Max Kepler with 20 and Brian Dozier with 16, but neither of those three are represented among the players who slugged the five longest home runs for the Twins in 2018. Who made the list? Come check it out.

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2018 Twins Highlights: Top Pitching Performances

One of the strange things about the 2018 season for the Twins was that the one thing that seems to be a constant organizational weakness — starting pitching — was an area they actually improved upon from the prior year. Join me as I take a look back at the best performances turned in by Twins starting pitchers this season.

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Offseason Primer: Who Needs a First Baseman Anyways?

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 who saw the final game of 2018 knows the writing’s on the wall.

And it’s in big, bold letters.

Again, nothing’s been decided yet, but let’s just assume Mauer calls it a career. Then what? First base might be the one spot on the diamond in which teams can get the most creative. Just take a look at how a couple of the teams still alive in the postseason treated the position this year.

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Offseason Primer: The Core Seven (?)

At the All Star break in 2017, I wrote up an article discussing the Twins Core Four. During the Twins recent poor seasons, there was a lot of hope tied to these four Twins prospects who were now playing in the big leagues. As the 2017 season was nearing its completion, and the Twins were marching toward the playoffs, I wrote that the Twins might just have a Core Seven. Three other prospects that didn’t come up with quite the hype as the top four, but were still borderline Top 100 prospects too. Here we are, one year later, and the Twins front office has a lot of big decisions to make, and potentially a lot of money to spend. How do these seven players factor into this offseason?

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Offseason Primer: Can Minnesota Mimic Milwaukee's Success?

There are more things tying the Twins and Brewers together than geographic proximity.

Both are mid-market teams with finite resources. Both have struggled in recent years to get over the hump in their respective divisions. And in attempting to do so, both franchises have reinvented themselves, under the leadership of baseball's two youngest head executives.

This year, we've seen Milwaukee's vision come to fruition. As general manager David Stearns and the Brewers extend their run into late October, Derek Falvey and the Twins are looking on.

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Twins Bullpen Overview by the Numbers

From the Kansas City Royals bullpenning their way to the World Series to the Tampa Bay Rays breaking out the opener, reliever usage has become the most revolutionized element of baseball over the past five years. No matter how a manager decides to deploy his relief corps, one thing is certain: You need a good bullpen to win.

Earlier, Nick Nelson took stock of the Twins relievers and detailed the importance of building a badass bullpen. Today, we’re going to take a deeper look into the numbers and try to identify some potential upgrades.

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2018 Twins Highlights: Super Rosario and La Tortuga

With the baseball season being so long, a down year can really drag on a fan. On the plus side, playing 162 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.

Today we’ll take a look back at a couple guys who provided plenty of excitement: Eddie Rosario and Willians Astudillo.

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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.