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Free Agency / Re-Signings 2020-21 Offseason

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:49 PM
Free agency is likely going to be a really slow burn this year, but I still think it's worth having a thread to discuss signings. ...
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Caesar Hernandez a Marwin replacement option

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:08 PM
A contact hitter with speed who has played mostly 2b the past 3seasons but has some experience at 3B and SS. Probably is just a 3B and 2...
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Is Cruz a MUST signing? And what if he doesn't fit?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Let me state I love Cruz and want him back if possible. I not only believe he brings class, experience, knowledge and leadership to the t...
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Blake Snell a trade target or not

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:15 AM
I would personally be happy to offer up Kirilloff and a few other prospects for him!!! What do you guys think he would cost and would you...
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2020 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook Available NOW!

Twins Minor League Talk 28 Nov 2020
The 2020 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook will be now available.By clicking here, you can order the paperback version of the PDF/E-Book...
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8-Year-Old Child Asked For Another Plan to Resume Baseball

The Rutherford Elementary student who pitched the “everyone goes to Arizona for the summer” idea says he will consider new initiatives after snack time.
Image courtesy of Flickr/Rob MacDonald
Major League Baseball’s proposal to start the season in May in front of empty Arizona stadiums received a mixed response earlier this week.

Some, understandably desperate for baseball/any kind of sports, were enthusiastic. Others, including players themselves, were much more skeptical, citing issues from lack of medical testing to players abandoning their families for four months during a pandemic to support staff logistics to the fact that Arizona is 400 degrees in the summer.

Now, the child who hatched the initial plan is being asked to keep the idea train rolling.

“I like baseball,” said Timmy Tompkins, age 8. “OK, string cheese time.”

The Stillwater 2nd-grader’s initial pitch was part of a creative writing exercise during his class’ distance learning. The crayon-drenched missive found its way to MLB headquarters, where it soon caught on with the Commissioner’s office and some team owners. League sources say they did not know the age of the proposal’s author (“We thought a Canseco brother sent it,” said one executive) or his characterization of PBS’ Daniel Tiger as “kind of lame.”

“All options are on the table for the 2020 season,” said a source familiar with Commissioner Rob Manfred’s thinking. “The Arizona proposal is one of a number of alternatives under consideration, and we’re asking stakeholders and people with the game’s best interests at heart to keep brainstorming, regardless of bedtime.”

Tompkins’ parents say that his proposals for Home Run Karate, Christmas Every Month, and Pudding Wednesdays have not received as much traction.

For his part, Tompkins is enthusiastic about getting back to the drawing board.

“I bet they could play on the moon,” mused Tompkins. “Astronaut dingers!”

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John Bonnes
Apr 10 2020 07:28 AM

The Canseco brothers have LOTS better ideas that that. 

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Dave The Dastardly
Apr 10 2020 10:30 AM

I heard the kid's been invited to speak at the next White House coronavirus update.

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sampleSizeOfOne
Apr 10 2020 01:24 PM
Video game season.

At least until Grandpa Columbo comes over to read a book...
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