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Cody’s Top 20 Twins Prospects: 11-15

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:29 PM
Not all organizations have prospect depth that stretches outside of their top-10 prospects. The Twins have multiple names on this list th...
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Could Dobnak be an All Star?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:27 PM
 Could Dobnak be an all star? With this terrific infield, I believe he could be. When Donaldson was in the line up Dobnak shine...
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Who’s the Top Twins Prospect? Alex Kirilloff vs. Royce Lewis

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:25 PM
Many teams would be ecstatic to have the likes of Alex Kirilloff and Royce Lewis headlining their farm system. For Twins fans, a debate c...
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Is Cruz a MUST signing? And what if he doesn't fit?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:22 PM
Let me state I love Cruz and want him back if possible. I not only believe he brings class, experience, knowledge and leadership to the t...
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FA Value Shopping

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:03 AM
Just for fun-here is 1 player at each position that might be worth the money and my contract estimates:   C- Sandy Leon 1 year/1.5 m...
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Deep Fried Turkey Accidents as Twins Playoff Losses: Twins Daily Investigates

As our nation undergoes the annual rite of smoldering garages and overwhelmed burn wards, it's more important than ever to understand it in the context of the Minnesota Twins and their playoff performances.
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Every year, the Minnesota Twins find a way to disappoint in the playoffs. Every year, America finds a way to keep insurers from enjoying their Thanksgiving dinner in peace. Are these two things connected? We're just asking questions. The silence that follows speaks for itself.

An exhaustive Twins Daily investigation has determined that the following videos of what our nephew Travis calls "epic Thanksgiving fails" best reflect each postseason failure since 2004. It's science, and as we've seen this year, you can't argue with science.

The 2006 ALDS (Torii Hunter dives; Torii Hunter misses)


The 2010 ALDS (First year in Target Field, but it sure didn't feel any different.)


The 2009 ALDS (PHIL EFF WORD CUZZI)


The 2020 AL Wild Card (You remember this! It just happened!)


The 2004 ALDS (This disappointment can get its license now. Just like you, Travis.)

The 2017 AL Wild Card (We were so excited to be back in the playoffs! Then the playoffs started!)

The 2019 ALDS (Just...man. I mean.)

When you see it all laid out like this, it's a bracing reminder that history doesn't repeat, but if often rhymes. Then it burns down your outbuilding.

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Coming next: the Dumpster Fires that were the 2011-14 and 2016 seasons.

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sampleSizeOfOne
Nov 28 2020 03:44 PM
Science may discover the underlying principles, but how do we apply them to achieve results. This sounds like a job for... Engineering.

So...

If we cook our turkey over a dumpster fire, we will win in the playoffs?
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IndianaTwin
Nov 29 2020 04:53 PM