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The Minnesota Twins are in store for a starting rotation overhaul this offseason with only Jose Berrios and Martin Perez under contract....
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Front Page: Handing a Qualifying Offer to Michael Pineda

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The Minnesota Twins are going to be looking at filling a starting rotation that has just one guaranteed arm for 2020. A top-tier talent o...
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Front Page: Can the Twins Become the New Astros? Part 1

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:15 AM
After recently reading both Ben Reiter’s Astroball and The MVP Machine by Ben Lindbergh and Travis Shawchik, both highly recommended, I f...
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2019/2020 Twins Minor League Coaching Changes

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:15 AM
http://www.startribu...tes/562941602/    According to the Star Tribune, the Rochester Red Wings will have a new coaching staff in 20...
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2019/20 Off-season Manager Openings

Other Baseball Today, 10:16 AM
With the season winding down, let's talk about what manager spots will be open this winter. Already open: Kansas City - Ned Yost retirin...
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Episode 428: Bomba

Aaron is attending a wedding in an apple orchard, so John is joined by Parker Hageman of Twins Daily. They talk about the source of the Twins' power surge, breakthroughs in the Twins' attendance, the impact of Rocco Baldelli on the organization, how this year compares to the 2001 Twins season, and whether Joe Mauer's $23 million expiring contract is a key factor in this season's success. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.
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Per the discussion on openers.I wonder if the Twins have realized that for every advantage of an opener, there are disadvantages.If an opener goes bad, it potentially really limits your options in the bullpen.It seems that they have opted to stretch out outings from the pen which in turn should, optimize pen usage.

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Brock Beauchamp
May 30 2019 09:38 AM

Per the discussion on openers. I wonder if the Twins have realized that for every advantage of an opener, there are disadvantages. If an opener goes bad, it potentially really limits your options in the bullpen. It seems that they have opted to stretch out outings from the pen which in turn should, optimize pen usage.

I think the Twins’ lack of an opener can be summed up with one stat:

The Twins’ bullpen has pitched the fewest innings in the AL.

If your starters are pitching a bunch of good innings, the need for an opener becomes less necessary.
    • ashbury and PseudoSABR like this

 

I think the Twins’ lack of an opener can be summed up with one stat:

The Twins’ bullpen has pitched the fewest innings in the AL.

If your starters are pitching a bunch of good innings, the need for an opener becomes less necessary.

True, yet decision seems to be organization wide and made during off season.


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