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Effects of the shift

Other Baseball Today, 12:14 AM
This was a discussion about the effects of defensive shifts in baseball, split from today's game thread. Feel free to join in below!...
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GAME THREAD: Twins @ Angels, 4/16/21, 8:38 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:38 PM
It’s always thrilling when your team snatches victory from the jaws of victory, as the Twins did yesterday afternoon at Target Field agai...
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Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:47 PM
One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to...
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A rant

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:44 PM
I've been on about this for two years now, but Baldelli really needs to get over the idea that his best players need a game off every wee...
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Twins Minor League Report: Follow the Affiliates

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:20 PM
There were a lot of changes to minor league baseball this offseason, and there were changes with all four Twins minor league affiliates....
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Game Recap: Angels 10, Twins 3

Thanks in large part to an epic Justin Upton grand slam, the Angels put together a six-run seventh inning to put tonight’s game out of reach. How out of reach? Willians Astudillo pitched.

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Therapy Through Writing: Navigating Through the Twins First Two Weeks

It’s been a frustrating start to the season for the Twins and their fans who are expecting their team to contend for a World Series. Consider this article and comment section a judge-free zone where you can respectfully share some of your reactions, no matter how unpopular they might be.

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10 Question After Two Weeks in the AL Central

What season-long questions have emerged from the American League Central after two weeks of games?

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The Brightest, Anonymous Superstar: My Conversation with Tzu-Wei Lin

To Twins fans, he’s the guy from the Boston Red Sox. To Red Sox fans, he was the Swiss Army knife who couldn’t find a permanent home on the diamond, despite being touted as their 16th-best prospect. To Taiwan, Tzu-Wei Lin is one of the most valued baseball players in history.

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Are the Minnesota Twins Setting Up Ryan Jeffers to Fail?

After an impressive rookie debut in 2020, Ryan Jeffers has had a slow start to the 2021 campaign. Is Jeffers experiencing a sophomore slump, or are the Minnesota Twins setting up Ryan Jeffers to fail?

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What's Going on With Miguel Sano and Luis Arraez?

If there’s two hitters for the Minnesota Twins that couldn’t be off to more different starts in 2021, it’s Miguel Sano and Luis Arraez. Analytics are painting a very interesting story for both.

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MIN 4, BOS 3: Twins Snap Losing Streak Despite Another Blown Lead

Max Kepler ended an ugly homestand on a high note by delivering a walk-off hit to snap the Twins' five-game skid. Read more about the game in today’s recap.

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Randy Dobnak Is Not a Reliever

Randy Dobnak had a great spring, but numbers during the Grapefruit League can be deceiving. So far in 2021, there have been some struggles and maybe it’s time to realize that Dobnak is not a reliever.

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Doubleheader Recap: Twins Swept by Red Sox, Slip Deeper Into Slump

The Minnesota Twins scratched across just three total runs as they were swept in today’s doubleheader against Boston. Their losing streak extends to five, all of which have been at home. Read more about the games in today’s recap.

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Simmons Placed on COVID-IL, Riddle Added

The Minnesota Twins announced this morning that shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been placed on the COVID-IL. JT Riddle has been added to the 40-man roster and called up. Alex Kirilloff is the 27th man for today's doubleheader and making his second MLB debut! More notes from today.

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When Will Rocco's Faith in Jorge Polanco's Bat Be Shaken?

They say first impressions last. That would seem to be the only explanation for Rocco Baldelli's enduring and unwavering faith in Jorge Polanco as an exceptional hitter, despite mounting evidence that says otherwise.

At what point will the ever-analytical manager just accept the data?

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How Will the Twins Cover Innings in 2021?

Teams are going to have to get creative throughout the 2021 campaign as pitching staffs are tasked with throwing more than twice as many innings than during the 2020 season. What strategies will the Twins use to cover those innings in the current campaign?

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BOS 4, MIN 2: More Missed Opportunities, Another Blown Lead

The Minnesota Twins went 0-for-8 with runners in scoring position and left 10 men on base in their 4-2 loss to the Red Sox Tuesday afternoon. Read more about the game in today’s recap.

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Ranking the Top-5 Teams Nelson Cruz Has Owned During His Career

Nelson Cruz was a late bloomer, but there is no question that he has evolved into one of the game’s best hitters. Here are the five teams that have felt his wrath most often over the last 17 years.

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Notebook: Twins-Red Sox Series Opener Postponed

The Minnesota Twins postponed Monday's series opener with the Boston Red Sox out of respect for the family of Daunte Wright and for the safety of fans.