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Cleveland MLB team reportedly considering name change

Other Baseball Today, 08:27 PM
This is an AP article I lifted from the StarTribune web site.   https://www.startrib...sure/571623572/
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Player Opt-outs

Other Baseball Today, 06:44 PM
While we think about if a season happens or not.I started thinking about the opt out clauses by players, and what they will do.I tried to...
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Pineda Is Getting A Raw Deal If Something Doesn't Change

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:48 PM
I know this was discussed previously before MLB and most of the world stopped spinning in a normal fashion. But after baseball for 2020 a...
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I think I miss baseball

Other Baseball Today, 03:39 PM
So I just picked up OOTP 21 on the Steam Summer Sale, and I played my first game.   It was a 21 inning game.I played it pitch by pit...
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Watch the Live Play-by-Play of the Virtual Twins Playoffs

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:57 AM
With the real Twins around the corner, I have elected to sim to the playoffs to try and tease how the real club will do this fall, and as...
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Minnesota Twins 2020 Schedule Released

There have been plenty of question marks surrounding the 2020 MLB season and there are some that still wonder if sports should be happening at all during a pandemic. However, MLB is going to continue moving forward with their plan for each team to have a 60-game schedule with Opening Day slated for July 23-24. Every team’s full schedule was released on Monday night and here is what that means for the Twins.


Should Brent Rooker Get First Crack at First Base?

If Miguel Sanó is unavailable when the season begins, the Twins have a number of interesting candidates to bridge the gap at the cold corner.


The Show Must Go On: Eliminated

In their ALDS matchup against the Rays, the virtual 2020 Twins finally snapped a long-running postseason losing streak for the franchise, but still failed to advance, as the players we traded away at the deadline exacted their sweet revenge.

Let's break down the bitter end of this simulated season for the 2020 AL Champs.


The AL Central X Factors

The Twins were undoubtedly favorites for a 162 game marathon. As we’re now looking at a sprint, their odds to win the division have fallen as you’ll see across all of baseball when it comes to heavily favored teams. Make no mistake though, the Twins roster is still superior on paper in nearly every way.


Miguel Sanó Tests Positive for COVID-19

Yesterday we got the news that Willians Astudillo, Nick Gordon and Edwar Colina all tested positive for COVID-19. Today, we learned that Miguel Sanó is the fourth player on the Twins Summer Camp to test positive.


How the Universal DH Could Benefit the Twins

The debate for a designated hitter (DH) in both the American and National Leagues has been ongoing ever since the DH was first introduced in the American League back in 1973. Now, nearly fifty years later, we will finally see that play out as the MLB has adopted a universal DH for the 2020 season. On the face of it, it doesn’t seem like it would be a big benefit to the Twins, who already play with a DH, but when you dive into it, it could actually benefit the Twins in multiple ways.


We're Back: The Opening Day Lineup for the Twins

Here we are. The Twins will open their season in less than three weeks. My feelings on their lineup change almost daily. This is my current winner.

For the sake of this article, let’s say the Twins open with the White Sox or Indians. That means they will see Shane Bieber, Mike Clevinger, or Lucas Giolito. All right-handers. Here we go.


Breaking Records in a 60-Game Season

Once, when I was just a wee-little lad, I scattered several of my mother’s LPs across the floor and proceeded to dance on them. Maybe it represented some Freudian resentment, but most likely I just wanted to break stuff. Several were destroyed and I’m sure my mother wasn’t happy. However, even at that young age, I was prudent enough to leave my father’s Dylan and Beatles albums untouched.

Records are meant to be broken (especially Peter, Paul, and Mary), but some are more sacred than others.


Astudillo Tests Postiive for COVID-19, In Quarantine

Derek Falvey announced this afternoon that Twins catcher Willians Astudillo and one other Twins player have positive for COVID-19. Two other players, Edwar Colina and Nick Gordon, also previously tested positive outside of MLBs testing this week.


Three Twins Prospects Could be Stars of 2020

Entering into a weird Major League Baseball season in the middle of a global pandemic is going to give us results we never expected imaginable. Each organization has a 60-man player pool to work with, and for the Twins, three under-the-radar prospects could end up being the unsung heroes.


The Show Must Go On: ALDS Preview - Twins vs. Rays

After edging Cleveland in the AL Central tiebreaker, the Twins are moving on to an ALDS matchup against Tampa Bay in our interactive 2020 simulation. Read on for a look at the lineups and pitching matchups, and to weigh in on our playoff rotation.


How Twins' Non-Roster Player Pool Pitchers Could Help, Part II

There are four more pitchers from off of the 40-man roster who will be at camp with the Twins. Let's break them down.