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Life Long Twins fan here! How long have you all been a fan? who are your favorite players? Favorite team? Fan since the late 60's  ...
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Article: HOU 7, MIN 1: Foregone Conclusion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:42 PM
Kohl Stewart vs. Justin Verlander. C’mon, what did you realistically expect?The Twins dropped the rubber game of their three-game series...
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Article: Finer Points: Options, part one

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:29 PM
Over the next six weeks, I’m going to take a dive into the details of how rosters are put together and managed. There is an abundance of...
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What would you do about this OFer, Marcell Ozuna?

Other Baseball Today, 01:26 PM
We are having a debate on our forum on what the Cardinals should do with trying to re-sign Marcell Ozuna who will be a Free Agent at the...
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HOU 7, MIN 1: Foregone Conclusion

Kohl Stewart vs. Justin Verlander. C’mon, what did you realistically expect?

The Twins dropped the rubber game of their three-game series at Houston, but it was a postponement during their series at Baltimore that set in motion the events that led to Stewart being needed for a cameo. Not that the Verlander-led Astros are ever easy to beat, but tonight was a complete mismatch.

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Finer Points: Options, part one

Over the next six weeks, I’m going to take a dive into the details of how rosters are put together and managed. There is an abundance of verbiage used on a regular basis around the baseball world that many people don’t understand or misunderstand. Hopefully this series will help clarify things. What’s more likely, though, is that it’s going to get a lot murkier before it starts to clear up.

First up, we’re going to tackle OPTIONS.

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MIN 4, HOU 10: Springer and Bregman and Altuve... Oh My!

Eddie Rosario put himself in the Twins record books again and gave the Twins a nice boost with a first inning home run, but the bats then went silent and the bullpen was unable to stop the bleeding. The Twins got a big win in the series’ first game, and the Astros got the big win in the second game. On Wednesday night, the team’s will face off one more time.

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Craig Kimbrel’s Trickle-Down Effect

Minnesota’s bullpen has been one point of contention this season. There are a lot of unknowns and fans have been clamoring to add the best free agent relief pitcher, Craig Kimbrel. The Twins seem to be in a decent position without adding Kimbrel on a multi-year contract for over $40 million. That still doesn’t mean he couldn’t help the current squad.

How would a Kimbrel signing impact the rest of the bullpen?

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Can Ryne Harper Continue His Early-Season Success?

Ryne Harper is not a traditional rookie. As a 30-year old, he took the long-road to the big leagues and he has made his presence felt so far in the Twins bullpen. He worked his way through the Braves and Mariners farm systems before landing with the Twins.

How has it taken this long for Mr. Harper to stick at the big-league level?

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Week in Review: Bounceback in Baltimore

After being given the business at home by Toronto, the Minnesota Twins hit the road and handled their business, sweeping a bad Orioles team in Baltimore to salvage a winning week.

Your full breakdown lies ahead.

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MIN 4, BAL 3: Gibby Good, Hildy Holds, Rogers Saves the Sweep

Kyle Gibson delivered his first quality start of the year, Trevor Hildenberger stranded two more inherited runners and Taylor Rogers worked around an error to pick up his third save of the season as the Twins finished off a sweep at Baltimore. The O's nearly scored the game-tying run in the bottom of the ninth, but Eddie Rosario made an excellent play to cut down a ball and relay it into the infield.

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Dave St. Peter on Expectations, Attendance and Concessions

It has been nine years since the Minnesota Twins have won the American League Central division, only making one playoff appearance in that time. The team has changed from top to bottom over the last few years. Familiar faces like Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer are long gone. Mauer was always a draw for people to go to games. What do the Twins do now to put fans' butts in the seats of Target Field..? Make the fan experience the best that it can be.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Poppen Off With a Lot of Strikeouts

Thanks to pitching that has been great all year, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos were able to throw their fourth shutout of the year, this one coming with 18 strikeouts. What else went on in the land of the Twins minor league system? Follow me and I’ll take you through it.

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Super Rosario Stars as Twins Sweep Doubleheader

It was only a matter of time before we saw this offense really take off. The Twins scored six runs in the first game and 16 more in the second leg of the doubleheader in Baltimore tonight. Eddie Rosario hit three home runs on the day, giving him nine on the season already.

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Pitch Framing: A Sabermetric-Based Analysis of Twins Play-By-Play Broadcaster Dick Bremer

Over the past decade, pitch framing has become a hot topic, not only in how we've begun to identify its value, but also in finding methods to quantify it, and coming to grips with its influence on the game. However, I contend that our focus has been far too narrow, and we must look beyond the catcher — in fact, past the backstop, into the stands, up to the media boxes, and directly at the role of play-by-play broadcaster. How the game's on-camera talent describe the action shapes our measurement of every pitch, even when most telecasts have live strike zone graphics present.

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TOR 7, MIN 4: Rosario Homers Twice as Twins Drop Game, Series

After three encouraging starts to open the season, Michael Pineda was pounded in his fourth start today. He gave up as many runs in the fourth inning as he had all season prior to today. Eddie Rosario provided some pop, hitting his fifth and sixth home runs of the season, but it wasn’t enough.