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FORT MYERS - 2017 was a fantastic year for Twins prospect Brent Rooker. After being drafted in 2016 by the Twins, he went back to Mississ...
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Bullpen Going North

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Just wondering what everyone was thinking in regards to the bullpen as Spring Training winds down (man, it went fast this year!). Does Ki...
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Article: Twins To Sign Lance Lynn

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:56 PM
The Twins offseason puzzle is now complete. Jon Heyman reported that the Twins were closing in on a deal for free agent starting pitcher...
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T-Wolves Regular Season Thread

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Article: Ehire Of Hope: Can Adrianza Seize A Prime Opport...

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If you played ball growing up, there's a good chance at least one of your coaches invoked the story of Wally Pipp.The legend goes like th...
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Series Preview: Orioles By The Numbers

I know the Twins still have five days until they get to play the Orioles, but I can’t wait. The roster is set. There are a couple more meaningless games against the Rays, because you can’t play enough meaningless games against the Rays. And then a game versus the Miracle? Really? I’ll be damned if I’m not going to look forward to Friday.

Orioles By The Numbers

69.5 – The over/under Vegas set for Orioles wins this year. Which means if they go 70-92, they would still exceed expectations. That’s the worst over/under in the American League.Attached Image: Buck-Showalter_Pointing-Sidebar.jpg

103-116 – Manager Buck Showalter’s record with the Orioles.

2-6 – Twins record against the Orioles last year.

30 – Where the Orioles whole pitching staff ranked in ERA last year, one spot behind the Twins.

5.39 – The collective ERA of the Orioles starting rotation, worst in the major leagues.

0.57 – How much worse that ERA was than the second worst team.

3 – Days before the season opener that Showalter will be announcing his Opening Day starting pitcher and the rest of the Orioles rotation. That’s Tuesday.

13 – Combined number of wins the Opening Day starting pitching candidates, Jake Arrieta and Tommy Hunter, had last year. (Both are right-handers.)

$3.25M – Biggest contract the Orioles paid to a free agent from MLB this offseason. That’s not per year - that’s total.

$19.5M – Amount Orioles spent on a pair of Japanese starting pitchers, Wei-Yin Chen and Tsuyoshi Wada.

.290 – The highest batting average of an Orioles everyday player last year. It belonged to Vladimir Guerrero, who was not signed during the offseason and is considering playing in Japan.

14th – Where the Orioles offense ranked in runs scored last year in MLB.

196 – Number of times Orioles third baseman Mark Reynolds struck out last season while hitting .221.

.806 – The highest OPS of any Oriole regular last year. It belonged to Mark Reynolds.

7/9 – The fraction of this year’s Orioles lineup that had an OPS of at least 750 last year.

0 - Percent chance JJ Hardy will not be ready for Opening Day, according to JJ Hardy. He’s been out for a week with discomfort in his right shoulder and received a cortisone shot for it on Thursday.

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