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Will The Player's union do SOMETHING for first respon...

Other Baseball Today, 09:38 AM
Why not?Afterall, they will get their guaranteed money and millions where millions of other Americans will not. https://www.spotrac....b/...
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2009 AL Central Tiebreaker - Game Thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:31 AM
Hi all -   In honor of Opening Day there are a lot of classic MLB games being streamed today. One of them is the 2009 AL Central Tie...
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VIDEO: Opposing Pitchers Getting Wasted By The Bomba Squad

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:07 AM
Here's an entire highlight reel of just pitchers reacting to Twins bombas. Enjoy.  
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Get to know each other

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:31 AM
I did this once about 2-3 years ago, but it was during the offseason and well, it's been a long time ago... Let's get to know each other...
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Helfand: “early June start appears out of picture”

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Suggestions for Attracting Free Agents to the Minnesota Twins

With the winter meetings over and the pickings for free agent talent growing slim, it appears that the Twins need some help in landing players. They have a playoff roster and money to spare yet are finding no takers. Clearly, they need some curb appeal. Here are some suggestions for turning this whole thing around.
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Put some good-ass snacks in the dish at the front desk.
You know how when you go to a bigshot corporate office the receptionist has a bowl of, like, Jolly Ranchers or Life Savers at the main desk? Oh. Great. Thanks. But how about when it’s like whole candy bars or cold Gatorade or chicken fingers with an assortment of dipping sauces? You’d probably think, hey, these guys are awesome. Especially if you can pitch 200+ innings in a season and anchor the middle of a rotation for 3-4 years.

Hire Chip & Jo.
The hosts of Fixer Upper have managed to make total dogcrap houses in Waco, Texas look like attractive, desirable homes with a little shiplap and a lot of dad jokes and farm sinks. You gotta figure we can turn Chip loose with sledgehammer in the clubhouse and let Jo design the perfect workspace for a third baseman who can field the position and hit for power.

Offer a chance to record an album of duets with Joe Mauer.
The retired Twins catcher already has an apocryphal rap album in his discography. As a father of young children, he probably relishes the chance to get the entire hell out of the house. And who would turn down the chance to enter the studio with a future Hall of Famer to lay down some tracks over some sick beats? Definitely not a back-of-the-rotation starter with potential to be something more than that who you can sign to an affordable deal and coach up.

Abduction of a large adult male with upside.
OK. This is a tough sell. I already hear your objections about it being both a traumatic crime and that it was already done by the guy from Home Alone in the 1996 comedy Celtic Pride. But! What if the abductee with the ability to consistently give you six solid innings every fifth day goes Patty Hearst (kids ask your grandpa) and sympathizes with Minnesota’s inability to land a name free agent? We’re just saying that all options are on the table, and that by reading this you’re a criminal co-conspirator so you better just shut up if you’re thinking about squealing.

Offer to help him move without being asked.
I moved out of my home of 20 years in September. It was a lot of work! Chances are, as a professional athlete, this bullpen piece who can lock down the 8th inning has had to do this more than once and would appreciate Falvey and Levine showing up with a dolly and wearing those hernia belts. Maybe design the belts to look like WWE title belts with something like BEST FRIENDS engraved on them? Might work! Those sofa sleepers are a nightmare.

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Move the team to one of the coasts.

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Loving the front desk reception snack idea! My suggestion would be to go total local-Nut Goodies, Bit O Honey, Salted Nut Rolls and Old Dutch Chips. All those coastees, once good taste hits them, won't want to leave!
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They could let anyone who signs in free agency run the bases after every game.
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In My La-Z-boy
Dec 20 2019 09:16 AM

In all seriousness, a retractable roof would help. 

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nicksaviking
Dec 20 2019 09:58 AM

 

Move the team to one of the coasts.

 

Screw that.

 

Just flood the coasts. Would anyone miss anything east of the Mississippi?

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Move the team to one of the coasts.


Just move the Twins corporate offices to like Santa Barbara or something like that. They don't need to know that the team plays in Minnesota, once they sign their deal in the Santa Barbara offices they will be stuck??
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They could try cold hard cash.

 

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hahahahahaha I kill me.

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Move the team to one of the coasts.


I hear Portland is nice.
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IndianaTwin
Dec 20 2019 10:31 AM

 

Screw that.

 

Just flood the coasts. Would anyone miss anything east of the Mississippi?

 

Hey, hey, hey...

 

-IT

 

(Though actually, I'm generally with you in concept. I'd rather be living back home so I could change my name to IowaTwin. I hear the sun shines there from time to time.)

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Thad Lavine offering to personally come by the house with Pizza and Beer to box up the dishes and the Sno-Cone maker X-mas gift unused from 5 years ago would certainly work with any free agent.
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They could try cold hard cash.

 

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hahahahahaha I kill me.

 

My sources tell me Falvine is allergic to the number 0, which is why checks cut by the team can't contain too many of them.

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Dave The Dastardly
Dec 20 2019 12:14 PM

 

They could let anyone who signs in free agency run the bases after every game.

Better yet, during the game.

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nicksaviking
Dec 20 2019 12:51 PM

 

I hear Portland is nice.

 

Nice try! I know you guys thought if you named it Port-land that you'd attract all the free agents with them thinking it's on some nice oceanside beaches, when it's actually 100 miles inland. What a scam!

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Nine of twelve
Dec 20 2019 12:51 PM

When it comes to free agent pitchers, show them our offensive stats from 2019 with the mention that many of the players are just entering their primes. 

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Nine of twelve
Dec 20 2019 12:53 PM

 

Nice try! I know you guys thought if you named it Port-land that you'd attract all the free agents with them thinking it's on the ocean, when it's actually 100 miles inland. What a scam!

Actually, it has a natural harbor right on the Atlantic Ocean. Plus you could probably get a good deal working as a spokesman for LL Bean.

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Nice try! I know you guys thought if you named it Port-land that you'd attract all the free agents with them thinking it's on some nice oceanside beaches, when it's actually 100 miles inland. What a scam!


Inlandportland, perhaps?
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nicksaviking
Dec 20 2019 01:05 PM

 

Actually, it has a natural harbor right on the Atlantic Ocean. Plus you could probably get a good deal working as a spokesman for LL Bean.

 

Ah the other one. That would be an even longer Uber ride to the park for Mike though.

 

I bet they'd have excellent oyster stew and crab cakes in the concession stands though.

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MMMordabito
Dec 20 2019 01:23 PM

 

Screw that.

 

Just flood the coasts. Would anyone miss anything east of the Mississippi?

 

OK

 

(throws personal evaluation of carbon footprint in the garbage)

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Don Walcott
Dec 20 2019 03:13 PM

 

Loving the front desk reception snack idea! My suggestion would be to go total local-Nut Goodies, Bit O Honey, Salted Nut Rolls and Old Dutch Chips. All those coastees, once good taste hits them, won't want to leave!

Why not go all Minnesota State Fair on them and put all of this on a stick . . . and in a deep fryer.

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They could let anyone who signs in free agency run the bases after every game.

IALTO

 

Nice try! I know you guys thought if you named it Port-land that you'd attract all the free agents with them thinking it's on some nice oceanside beaches, when it's actually 100 miles inland. What a scam!

 

Yeah Exactly

 

I still can't explain Portland, North Dakota or Grand Island Nebraska. 

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Screw that.

Just flood the coasts. Would anyone miss anything east of the Mississippi?

Hey!
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Let's throw in autographed copies of all the Husker Du albums on vinyl and see if that does the trick! Then again ...

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Nine of twelve
Dec 21 2019 07:47 AM

 

Let's throw in autographed copies of all the Husker Du albums on vinyl and see if that does the trick! Then again ...

I have the first Jayhawks album on vinyl. I'd be willing to contribute that if it helps to sign a good starter.

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I have the first Jayhawks album on vinyl.

what else would an album be on??
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