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Caesar Hernandez a Marwin replacement option

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:20 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, 09:20 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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Craig Breslow, Assistant General Manager - Cubs

Other Baseball Yesterday, 07:55 PM
Twice former Twin Craig Breslow was promoted to Asst GM in Chicago, working alongside former Twin Randy Bush.   https://www.mlbtrade...
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Free Agency / Re-Signings 2020-21 Offseason

Other Baseball 29 Nov 2020
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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Twins Ask MLB to Stop the Count of Wild Card Round Game 1

Team hopes unconventional strategy will end postseason slump.
Image courtesy of © Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Astros defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1 in Game 1 of the 2020 AL Wild Card round. Or did they?

Lawyers for the Minnesota Twins have asked Major League Baseball to stop the innings count of Game 1 after the fifth inning, with the Twins leading 1-0.

“A game can be official after five innings of play,” said Byron Fredrickson, the team’s lead attorney. “It’s a foundational rule of baseball that goes back over a century. Our request is simple: the four subsequent innings unfairly changed the result of the first five innings. We ask the league to overturn this result, restore justice to Game 1, and allow the Twins and Astros to play a decisive Game 3.”

Major League Baseball did not respond for multiple requests to comment.

“The special circumstances of the short season, paired with the clear bias against the Twins that began with Phil Cuzzi robbing Joe Mauer of an obvious extra-base hit in the 2009 ALDS, makes it critical that the innings stop at five,” said Fredrickson. “It’s an official game. No one denies this. The silence of the commissioner’s office and the complicit media lapdogs is noticeable and it is shameful.”

When asked if this would be unfair to the Astros, Fredrickson said the Twins welcomed them to join the proceedings.

“We’ll provide a trash can and a wooden spoon for them to file their appeal if they so choose,” said Fredrickson.

Legal experts and baseball historians have characterized the Twins’ petition as “insane,” “the product of emotionally damaged men,” and “funny, but not ha-ha funny.” Fredrickson brushed those criticisms aside.

“At the end of the day, what matters isn’t the slings and arrows of compromised elites, what matters is the truth, and that truth is that games are official after the fifth inning. God bless the Minnesota Twins, and God bless America.”

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Dodecahedron
Nov 06 2020 11:26 AM

Rigged!

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Articles like this are why I continue to pay the monthly Premium Subscription fee.

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That Frederickson has some shape wit! Trash can and spoon!
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Nine of twelve
Nov 06 2020 07:15 PM

I only regret that I have but one like to give for this post.

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I only regret that I have but one like to give for this post.

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Dave The Dastardly
Nov 10 2020 06:16 PM

Signed in just to post a like for this one. Just proves baseball truly is a reflection of America.