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Article: Is Taylor Rogers the AL’s Most Valuable Reliever?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:21 AM
Taylor Rogers was an 11th round draft pick back in 2012. Here’s the list of players from that round that have a positive WAR at the big-l...

Jim Pohlad with Sid - is it really not about the money?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:16 AM
http://www.startribu...2/?refresh=true   It's a good read, and kind of a relief that if a newspaper with an editorial staff and a se...

Article: Katching Up With the Kernels

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:10 AM
The last thirty or so days have been interesting for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, to say the least.As the Minnesota Twins’ Class A affiliate...

Article: Wouldja? Trading For Giants Closer Will Smith

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:16 AM
It’s easy to say we want the Twins to go out and get a top shelf reliever, but what exactly would one cost? Last year’s trade market can...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/15): Javier Breaks...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:44 AM
We hear it from time to time, but it is a phrase that is important to remember. Player development is not linear. From the time a player...

Musings from Twins Territory


2018 Breakout Candidate: Stephen Gonsalves

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 13 January 2018 · 2,194 views
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Community Blog Post
2018 Breakout Candidate: Stephen Gonsalves Not too long ago, Tom had the great idea for the bloggers to list their breakout candidate for 2018 in his Twins Weekly article. So I spent days...nay, hours...nay, minutes(!) scouring some of my favorite baseball resources looking for the dark horse breakout candidate that nobody would ever think of. Minutes (!!), looking for the dark horse breakout can...


Understanding the "Quality of Pitch" (QOP/QOPA/QOPV) Statistics

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 08 January 2018 · 2,332 views
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Community Blog Post
Understanding the "Quality of Pitch" (QOP/QOPA/QOPV) Statistics I've spent a lot of time over the last few days reading about a relatively new statistic called "quality of pitch" (QOP) , which assigns a numerical value to each pitch a pitcher throws. The values can then averaged together to come up with a pitchers average quality of pitch (QOPA) or you can look at a quality of pitch set of values (QOPV) as another too...


Mauer's Future

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 03 January 2018 · 3,064 views

Community Blog Post
Mauer's Future This article was originally posted back in January, but with Mauer's 2000th hit Tom wanted various Mauer articles. I haven't changed much, but have added more data to support my opinion. I'd also just like to mention that I did not change my opinion on a potential salary for 2019 and beyond despite his torrid start to the season.

It's no secret that Jo...