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Article: Would You Rather: Darvish or a Cobb/Lynn Combo?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:24 AM
It’s possible both Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn end up costing roughly the same amount combined as Yu Darvish all on his own. Add to the top...
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Article: Glen Perkins: Tribute To A Twins Daily Hall Of F...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:24 AM
EDITOR'S NOTE: We're re-pinning this article from October today due to the news that Glen Perkins has officially retired from baseball.On...
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Article: Overheard at TwinsFest: Granite Wants to Kick Ya...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:31 AM
TwinsFest is a great destination for fans to gather, meet the players and maybe score a few autographs, but it’s also the source of a lot...
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Please pass on Yu Darvish Twins

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:58 PM
As much as it would be good for a couple of years it would not be a wise decision to invest over $150M for a SP who by the way will be tu...
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Article: Twelve's A Crowd: Twins Are Rolling In Relief

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Minnesota's signing of righty reliever Addison Reed to a two-year, $16.25 million contract, which became official on Monday, was stunning...
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Game Thread: Twins@Brewers, 8/9@7:10pm CT

Two in Minnesota and now two in Milwaukee. In theory both teams could have been on the same flight. They could all be in cars traveling east on I-94 passing each other by.

Just imagine a caravan of Brewers cars driving through the Dells and a caravan of Twins cars stopping at a cheese shop and making up the ground and eventually passing the Brewers caravan by. Flipping each other off and laughing until the Wisconsin speed traps snare Brian Dozier.

I chose Dozier because he looks like the type who would speed.

Here are some things to think about:
1. Milwaukee – French fur traders were the first Europeans to settle into the area. Fifty years later the Germans came in waves, followed by Polish immigrants and then the Fonzerellis, Delvecchios, Arcolas, Tuscaderos, DeFazios and Regusas of Italy. The Germans brought beer, the Polish brought sausages, and the Italians brought Happy Days. Milwaukee is known as Festival City. The Germans brought German Fest, the Polish brought Polish Fest and the Summers brought Summer Fest. Milwaukee is constantly under construction and has on average 20 detours per square mile. It used to be the largest city in Wisconsin but now it’s the largest suburb in the greater Chicago metro area.

2. Our Twins – Lately I have been using this space to talk about power. I’ve been pointing out what the lineup looks like without Sano from a power point of view. Right on cue, Sano returned to the lineup last night and the team hit 5 homeruns. Sano struck out 3 times and didn’t hit any actual home runs but obviously the Twins don’t have any power without Sano in the lineup. Pretzel logic is very important when making assessments of your team.

3. The Brewers – The Brew Crew have lost two to the Twins and are blowing a chance to pass the Cubs because the Cubs have let off the gas. The Cards and Pirates are now back in it, too.

4. Today’s Joe M Conversation:

Montana: How are the plans coming for McCarthy’s surprise party?

Mauer: We got everything nailed down… just 1 or 2 small problems to solve.

Montana: Such as?

Maddon: I’m going to need a place to keep the food.

Mauer: Morgan… you got room at your house?

Maddon: Joe… can I store the food at your place?

Morgan: Sure… I think you’ll be surprised by what is left of it when you pick it up.

5. Weird Bumps – My wife was looking at a weird bump on my arm and wondering what it was. I was watching her holding my arm and I was thinking that marriages eventually become weird bump examinations… if they last long enough… and you are doing it right.
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Lineups:

TWINS
Brian Dozier( 2B
Max Kepler RF
Joe Mauer 1B
Miguel Sano 3B
Eddie Rosario LF
Byron Buxton CF
Jorge Polanco SS
Chris Gimenez C
Bartolo Colon P

BREWERS
Domingo Santana RF
Eric Thames 1B
Ryan Braun LF
Manny Pina C
Hernan Perez 3B
Orlando Arcia SS
Eric Sogard 2B
Keon Broxton CF
Brandon Woodruff P

Weather: Seeing as how I'm in Chicago and Milwaukee is just a distant suburb, it's nice here, so it's nice there.

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Lol ... are you 70?


Not even half that! One of our local stations started playing Carson shows a little while ago. I've watched several episodes and while I definitely appreciate how popular he was, most of the ones I've seen haven't been all that great. But obviously that was a much different time.
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Yeah, we need the big FA or traded for SP...but I'm starting to like Colon for the 5th spot for next year. At least while May recovers and the kids gain experience. I just love watching him pitch and the fun he has.
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Funny how even as a fan watching the game while drinking on his couch, I can feel the team playing with confidence. Haven't felt that in a while.
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I think he was out on that, but I agree that there wasn't clear enough evidence to overturn it. If he had been called out and we had challenged it, they wouldn't have overturned it either.

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Yeah, we need the big FA or traded for SP...but I'm starting to like Colon for the 5th spot for next year. At least while May recovers and the kids gain experience. I just love watching him pitch and the fun he has.


You're letting the win streak cloud your judgement ;)
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Yeah, we need the big FA or traded for SP...but I'm starting to like Colon for the 5th spot for next year. At least while May recovers and the kids gain experience. I just love watching him pitch and the fun he has.

I'll take 1 Yu Darvish, please.

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notoriousgod71
Aug 09 2017 09:14 PM

When Bartolo is on the mound I am fully engaged in every pitch and pump my fist or yell out in celebration with every out, something I haven't done since probably late in 09.

 

He is must see TV for me and he has made me rediscover my love for the game.

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Funny how even as a fan watching the game while drinking on his couch, I can feel the team playing with confidence. Haven't felt that in a while.

Agreed, though it's also funny how Mauer has been terrible at the plate for the last week during this stretch.

Agreed, though it's also funny how Mauer has been terrible at the plate for the last week during this stretch.


I think Mauer is averaging more than 1 out per plate appearance since returning from injury. Not a huge exaggeration.
Back to .500
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I think Mauer is averaging more than 1 out per plate appearance since returning from injury. Not a huge exaggeration.

Since injury: Hitting .210 - still good OBP though (around .380)

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Belisle strikes out the side to end the game! And the Indians lost today.

Wow! Belisle struck out the side to end the game!
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AlwaysinModeration
Aug 09 2017 09:27 PM
My contention is that by "selling" the club got a chip on their shoulder. Great victory tonight!
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Bartolo last 2 games: 16 IP, 14 H, 4 ER, 2.25 ERA
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A Big Sexy win for the Minnesota Twins. Skol!

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Belisle struck out the side.
 
Image that.

 

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Matt Belisle serves up 3K in the 9th after Bartolo deals seven scoreless. Hah! A little bit surreal. 

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KC just lost as well
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AlwaysinModeration
Aug 09 2017 09:31 PM
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Since injury: Hitting .210 - still good OBP though (around .380)


How many double plays? Feels like a lot. It was almost awkward watching everyone hit but him yesterday.

Winner!!  Current mood:

 

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Winner!! Current mood:

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This POST is a winner!
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Aug 10 2017 08:40 AM

This POST is a winner!


Yeah, and i figured out how come my link to "first unread post" took me to it.
It's pictures...