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  1. Speculation on the Twins' first Spring Training cuts and updated battle dashboards

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/03/speculation-on-twins-first-spring.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Like most teams the Minnesota Twins will be announcing the first cuts of the major league Spring Training camp very soon. Who will those players be?

    One group of players who gets cut first are players on the 40-man roster who do not have much likelihood to make the team and were added on the roster ...
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  2. Diamond's Back Foot and Twins Spring Training Dashboards

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/03/diamonds-back-foot-and-twins-spring.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    The Twins lost to the Baltimore Orioles' travel squad yesterday in a pretty bad way (11-5.) Here are the Spring Training Battle Dashboards updated after yesterday's game:

    For position players:

    [CENTER] [URL="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/12966868145_25dfce691f.jpg"][IMG]http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/12966868145_25dfce691f.jpg[/IMG][/URL][/CENTER] ...
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  3. Twins 2014 Locks, Spring Training Battles and the first Battle Dashboards

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/03/twins-2014-locks-spring-training.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    As in the past few years I will use dashboards to keep track of the performance of the Twins' players during Spring Training in order to get a numerical and visual representation of who is doing what, of the players who are battling for a position on the 40-man roster. With few games in and the first cuts coming early ...
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  4. Random thoughts from the Twins' intrasquad game today

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/02/random-thoughts-from-twins-intrasquad.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Today the Minnesota Twins unofficially had their first game of the Spring Training, which was an intrasquad contest. Here are some of my thoughts from what happened in this game:


    [LIST][*]Pitchers seem to be well ahead of hitters:
    [LIST][*][B]Phil Hughes[/B] pitched 2 scoreless ...
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  5. Who is the Newest Twins' pitcher Brooks Raley?

    [I]Originally posted at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/02/who-is-newest-twins-pitcher-brooks-raley.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Multiple reports today, including a formal announcement by the Twins' twitter, indicate that the Twins selected LHP [B]Brooks Raley[/B] off waivers from the Cubs' organization.

    Who is Brooks Raley?

    Brooks Raley was drafted by the Cubs in the 6th Round of the 2009 draft from Texas ...
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  6. 2014 Spring Training Guide to Fort Myers. Part I: The Logistics

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/01/2014-spring-training-guide-to-fort.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Less than a month for Pitchers and Catchers to report to Fort Myers so it is about time for you to make your arrangements to go to Fort Myers and it is about time for the third annual Fort Myers Guides, which will be updates from last years' guides. Also, as a retrospect after I return, I will do a "bargain ...
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  7. Twins' LHP Andrew Albers' departure and the curse of Jim Rantz

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/01/twins-lhp-andrew-albers-departure-and.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Today the Minnesota Twins have finalized their agreement with South Korea's Hanwha Eagles, selling LHP [B]Andrew Albers[/B]' contract. It is a good move for Albers who will be compensated close to $1 million, while he would have had a hard time cracking the Twins' and potentially even the Red Wings' rotations, ...
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  8. What the Twins are getting with Ricky Nolasco: A comparison with a former Twins' SP

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-twins-are-getting-with-ricky.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Last month, I examined in depth the[URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/12/weekly-summary-of-twins-moves-and_20.html"] re-signing of [B]Mike Pelfrey[/B] to a two year contact[/URL] by the Minnesota Twins, suggesting that he, indeed, [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/12/five-reasons-that-twins-re-signing-of.html"]can ...
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  9. Clutch hitting and pitching and the 2013 Twins

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/01/clutch-hitting-and-pitching-and-2013.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    "[URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clutch_hitter"]Clutch[/URL]" is a word that has been used to describe the players who go above and beyond the norm and perform highly in difficult situations in close games: The guy who comes into the game with 2 outs and the bases loaded, down three ...
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  10. The chronicle of the shoulder injuries of Twins' RHP Samuel Deduno

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-chronicle-of-shoulder-injuries-of.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Last season, after his World Baseball Classic performance (which ended with a [URL="http://m.startribune.com/sports/?id=199709321"]pulled groin[/URL] that made him miss a chunk of Spring Training and 44 games with the Twins) and his consistent performance in June and July that had him enter August with ...
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  11. By the numbers: a body count of the Twins' pitching depth for 2014 and myth busting

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/12/by-numbers-body-count-of-twins-pitching.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    The major priority of the Minnesota Twins' General Manager, Terry Ryan, has been to re-build a rotation that has been at the bottom of the major leagues in pretty much every statistical category in 2014. There is a general agreement that the rotation was pretty much "a mess" in 2013 and needed fixing. ...
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  12. Profile of the newest Minnesota Twin: C Kurt Suzuki

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/12/profile-of-newest-minnesota-twin-c-kurt.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    [URL="https://twitter.com/susanslusser/status/414056804545359872"]It has been reported [/URL]that the Minnesota Twins have Signed 30 year old C[B] Kurt Suzuki [/B]to an 1 year $2.75 million contract plus incentives. He will provide catching depth, allowing the Twins to pace the use of [B]Josmil ...

    Updated 12-20-2013 at 10:49 AM by Thrylos

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  13. Scouting report of newest Twins' member LHP Sean Gilmartin

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/12/scouting-report-of-newest-twins-memeber.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL]
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    The Minnesota Twins in an effort to reduce the logjam in the DH/OF position have traded [B]Ryan Doumit[/B] to the Atlanta Braves for 23 year old minor league LHP prospect [B]Sean Gilmartin[/B]. The 6'2", 200 lbs Gilmartin was the Braves' 1st round (28th overall) pick of the 2011 draft. Before ...
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  14. Five reasons that the Twins re-signing of Mike Pelfrey could be a steal

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/12/five-reasons-that-twins-re-signing-of.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]
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    Late last week it was communicated, but not officially announced that the Minnesota Twins have reached agreement with [B]Mike Pelfrey[/B] for a 2 year contract. The contract is for a base amount of $5.5 million per season and with the potential of additional $3.5 million in incentives through the life ...

    Updated 12-17-2013 at 09:55 AM by Thrylos

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