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Front Page: Offseason Blueprint: Run It Back

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:43 PM
The Twins are entering their most crucial offseason in many years. After winning 101 games and their first division title since 2010, Min...

Front Page: Trading for a Young Starter: Sandy Alcantara

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:36 PM
With numerous starting rotation holes to fill and plenty of other teams eager to sign free agents, the Twins seem destined to at least te...

Front Page: Bad Sliders: What Happened to Trevor Hildenbe...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:03 PM
Countless different pitchers throughout the years have proven that there are many ways to get a hitter out. Not everyone can be Gerrit Co...

What do we think Twins payroll REALLY will be?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:43 PM
I'm not looking for a lot of drumbeating here on what it SHOULD be. I'm wondering what we think it will be when the dust settles this off...

Front Page: Eddie Rosario's Actual Value Is an Offsea...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:34 PM
I shouldn't be surprised anymore. I really shouldn't.Baseball's award voters have overemphasized traditional baseball-card numbers like w...

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The Best Twins Team That Ever Was(n't)

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 01 February 2018 · 962 views
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The Best Twins Team That Ever Was(n't) When Tom approached me about the Big Blog Blowout I was struggling to come up with something to write about. When he gave me the list of topics people had "claimed" it seemed to have a historical theme. So I bring to you the best Twins team that ever was(n't). What I have attempted to do is create the best 25 man roster regardless of era. Interestingly en...


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Student Mailbag: Homerun Rates v. Strikeout Rates

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 27 January 2018 · 1,032 views
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Most of you probably don't know that I am a high school math teacher and junior varsity baseball coach. Recently, a student of mine asked for me to write about the record breaking home run and strikeout rates from the 2017 season. I'm going to dive into those numbers for you today, but then also look at how these numbers are reflected in the projected 201...


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2018 Breakout Candidate: Stephen Gonsalves

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 13 January 2018 · 2,375 views
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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...


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

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 08 January 2018 · 3,001 views
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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...


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Mauer's Future

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 03 January 2018 · 3,479 views

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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...