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Week 11: Vikings at Bears

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 07:32 PM
This is pretty much a must win in my opinion. We need to go to Soldier Field and take them... which means we won't. 
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Article: Offseason Blueprint: Bargain Bin Shopping (Part 1)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:05 PM
The last thing Twins fans want to hear is the benefit of moving forward with a frugal payroll. However, creating an offseason plan around...
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Off Season BluePrint: Money Laundering

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:04 PM
Seeings how it's not my money and I'd just as soon see a major shakeup of any of our Pro Sports teams, rather than be stuck in the middle...
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What does Arizona take for Greinke?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:05 PM
OK, so we know that they have some salary issues. We know we have money to spend (and yes, I'm concerned that the FO may handcuff this te...
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Article: Twins Add To Coaching Staff

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:19 PM
On Friday afternoon, the Twins announced most of their 2019 coaching staff. While they are still looking to fill one spot on Rocco Baldel...
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Offseason Handbook Updates: Cover and Guest Authors

As the postseason rolls on, we're getting closer to the World Series, and you know what that means: Offseason Handbook Day is almost upon us! (Preorders will receive their copies next Tuesday.)
Today, we're excited to bring you a couple of big updates, including our star-studded list of guest contributors.
Above, you're seeing the official front cover to the Twins Daily Offseason Handbook 2019, designed by Twins Daily's talented Brock Beauchamp. This visual reflects the larger realities weighing on the club this offseason – a few players took steps forward in 2018 to solidify themselves as building blocks, but many more endured tumultuous years, fading their shine and casting doubt on their future.

It's a challenging landscape for the front office to navigate, with weighty decisions left and right. You'll get a firsthand look at them as you dive into the Handbook, which lays out the roster makeup, organizational depth, arbitration scenarios, free agent options, trade targets and more.

To help you on your way, we've enlisted several brilliant writers – each with unique expertise and perspective regarding the Twins – to provide guidance, analysis, and context as you explore this offseason of uncertainty.

We are proud to announce the 2019 Offseason Handbook will feature stories from the following guest authors (in addition to the core Twins Daily team of John Bonnes, Tom Froemming, Parker Hageman, Seth Stohs and myself):This is a totally new wrinkle for the Handbook. We've frequently had foreword submissions from media folks in the past, but never before have we reached out to prolific writers covering the team elsewhere and incorporated their voices prominently throughout.

Given the spirit of this product, I have no earthly idea why not.

The Offseason Handbook is all about letting readers put together their own dream teams, so why not recruit an All-Star lineup of scribes we love and respect to be part of the fun?

The end result is, I can promise, one you will love. There has never been more high-quality content packed into the Handbook. I'm so friggin' proud of this thing, and so grateful to all the talented writers who blessed it with their skills.

Preorder yours now for $10+ and you'll get it next Tuesday, on the first day of the World Series, before it becomes publicly available. Got any questions? Read our FAQ.

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Nice list of contributors.Twins Daily has been a wonderful addition to my baseball enjoyment.Thank you.

As a non contributor I will add my look at next year - In 2018 the Twins stunk.They need relief pitchers (big surprise)They need to have their minor league arms fill out the rotation.  

 

But more important they need to have hitters - they need to have a shortstop that is dependent.So the FO will overpay for some relief pitchers who had career years and some roster cuts by some good teams, but the fact is, we will eventually succumb to the talent of Lewis and Kiriloff and we will start to improve.By the end of the year Gratol can no longer be ignored.And in the end of the next year the promise for the future will come from within. 

 

And the boy geniuses from Cleveland will be lucky that there are so many good players already in the Twins System and we will realize that pursuing the Indians is pursuing the next level of frustration - the ability to win the Central, but not the post season.

The offseason handbook is always a good read. The guest authors will make it even better.

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theBOMisthebomb
Oct 15 2018 07:01 AM
What?!? Astudillo is not on the cover?
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Brock Beauchamp
Oct 15 2018 08:38 AM

 

What?!? Astudillo is not on the cover?

The cover theme is Opening Day (or early season) expectations and the successes/failures of those players. I thought about whether guys like Astudillo, Gonsalves, and Stewart should make the cover or not and decided to take the route of "how did our April expectations align with actual on-field performance?"

 

And even then, a couple of guys didn't make the cut, most notably Lynn and Morrison.

If we preordered this will it be sent to our email or how will we access it? Been waiting to this read this for a while now and I'm trying to start reading it asap

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ashburyjohn
Oct 23 2018 10:09 AM

What happens if the World Series game has a delayed start due to rain?

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Brock Beauchamp
Oct 23 2018 11:30 AM

 

What happens if the World Series game has a delayed start due to rain?

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Got mine, looks great.

 

:)

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