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Feinsand: Twins Interested in Marwin Reunion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:03 AM
The Twins reportedly have expressed interest in re-signing free agent utilityman Marwin Gonzalez. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand shares the repo...
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One less Grove to pick from...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:57 AM
Joe Musgrove to the Padres...who else   https://www.mlbtrade...e-musgrove.html   Feel free to rant, rave, bemoan, lament all th...
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Who do you think is the Twins best/worst Free agent that...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:35 AM
Who do you guys think is the one who got away? Was a free agent and the Twins let them walk? No not Johan Santana as they traded him, I...
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Pitchers and Catchers Report Date?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:51 AM
What is the current status of Spring Training, and the start of the season? Is there a schedule?
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Free Agency / Re-Signings 2020-21 Offseason

Other Baseball Today, 12:09 AM
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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Deep Fried Turkey Accidents as Twins Playoff Losses: Twins Daily Investigates

As our nation undergoes the annual rite of smoldering garages and overwhelmed burn wards, it's more important than ever to understand it in the context of the Minnesota Twins and their playoff performances.
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Every year, the Minnesota Twins find a way to disappoint in the playoffs. Every year, America finds a way to keep insurers from enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner in peace. Are these two things connected? We're just asking questions. The silence that follows speaks for itself.

An exhaustive Twins Daily investigation has determined that the following videos of what our nephew Travis calls "epic Thanksgiving fails" best reflect each postseason failure since 2004. It's science, and as we've seen this year, you can't argue with science.

The 2006 ALDS (Torii Hunter dives; Torii Hunter misses)


The 2010 ALDS (First year in Target Field, but it sure didn't feel any different.)


The 2009 ALDS (PHIL EFF WORD CUZZI)


The 2020 AL Wild Card (You remember this! It just happened!)


The 2004 ALDS (This disappointment can get its license now. Just like you, Travis.)

The 2017 AL Wild Card (We were so excited to be back in the playoffs! Then the playoffs started!)

The 2019 ALDS (Just...man. I mean.)

When you see it all laid out like this, it's a bracing reminder that history doesn't repeat, but if often rhymes. Then it burns down your outbuilding.

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Coming next: the Dumpster Fires that were the 2011-14 and 2016 seasons.

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sampleSizeOfOne
Nov 28 2020 03:44 PM
Science may discover the underlying principles, but how do we apply them to achieve results. This sounds like a job for... Engineering.

So...

If we cook our turkey over a dumpster fire, we will win in the playoffs?
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IndianaTwin
Nov 29 2020 04:53 PM