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  1. Twins 2013 Spring Training Photo Diary

    Originally published in full with 56 pictures at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    Like all good things that have an expiration date, the Twins' 2013 Spring Training had to end today. Tomorrow the games mean everything as the Twins are opening the season in a frigid Target Field against the Detroit Tigers.

    As in the last few years, I attended Spring Training (you can find all my 2013 Spring Training posts here) and took several pictures. This is pretty much my photo
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  2. Can the 2013 Twins Compete? You Betcha!

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    I think that it is pretty safe to say that nobody expects the Minnesota Twins to be close to contending in 2013. As a matter of fact, a lot of fans and experts would find the new Accuscore predictions that were released today and show the 2013 Twins with a predicted record of 72-90, optimistic.

    I usually do not try to predict the way the Twins will finish with an analysis. The last time I did it was in the aftermath ...
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  3. Random Spring Training Thoughts: 3/26/2013

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    I arrived North a tad too late from Fort Myers last night, so I did not quite had time to compile my last Spring Training report, so here it goes:


    • Mainly a drills day over at the Minor League fields yesterday with no games or scrimmages schedules. Interesting to see Ray Olmedo, who was cut earlier in the morning participate in drills with the position players who will likely stay at Fort Myers for
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  4. Random Spring Training Thoughts from Fort Myers: 3/24/2013

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    Today the Twins beat the Toronto Blue Jays 14-5 at Hammond Stadium with about a week remaining at Spring Training; meanwhile there were AAA vs AA and A+ vs A scrimmages at fields number 2 and 3 on the minor league side. Here are my thoughts and observations of the day


    • A lot of great performances today, including Joe Mauer's 6 RBI day that included a HR at dead center and Aaron Hick's 4 for 4 day, but the
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  5. Random Spring Training Thoughts from Fort Myers: 3/23/2013

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    Actually I spent the day at Port Charlotte, watching the Twins beat the Rays; thus, no minor league report today other that the 5 guys (Jason Christian, Nate Hanson, Chris Colabello, Bruce Pugh and Dan Turpen - of Kevin Slowey trade fame) who made the half an hour trip up North to fill in as needed. Here are my thoughts and observations from today:


    • I did not see it, but Scoot Diamond pitched for the AAA
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  6. Random Spring Training Thoughts from Fort Myers: 3/22/2013

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    I am officially at Fort Myers, where I will be through Monday, attending Twins' games and checking on the minor leaguers. Unlike last season, when I pretty much presented a photo diary with 20+ images a day and some commentary, this season I will be doing something different: I will be presenting some of my observations and thoughts during the day on both major and minor leaguers, as well as other Spring Training-related ...
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  7. 2013 Twins Spring Training Battle Dashboard 3.0: The final stretch edition

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch (where the graphics are better for some reason)
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    t is already almost a month into Spring Training games for the Twins, and it is time for the second version of the dashboards. You can find all 2013 Spring Training dashboards here, for reference.

    Again, you can find explanations of the measures and the colors of the dashboards to quantify Spring Training performance of the combatants in both the position player ...
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  8. 2013 Twins Spring Training Battle Dashboard 2.0, pre first cuts edition

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch (with the full size images; for some reason hard to reproduce here)
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    It is already two weeks into Spring Training games for the Twins, so it is time for the second version of the dashboards. You can find all 2013 Spring Training dashboards here, for reference.

    Again, you can find explanations of the measures and the colors of the dashboards to quantify Spring Training performance of the combatants in both the ...
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  9. 2013 Twins Spring Training Battle Dashboard: Version 1

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch (and with a little better colors)
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    With the Twins' Spring Training about half a month old and eight official games in the books, it is about time that I start posting these dashboards again keeping track of how the players who are batting for positions are doing. It might seem that Spring Training has been going on for a while, and it has because of the World Baseball Classic. For comparison, last year the first Twins' ...

    Updated 03-02-2013 at 05:47 PM by Thrylos

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