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Astros Being Investigated for Using Tech to Steal Pitchin...

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:36 PM
I can no longer say I want the Twins to emulate the Astros. Bush league maneuver to use cameras in order to steal signs.

Neal: Bailey on Horses and his Revival

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:55 PM
http://www.startribu...qYSiHR4YdW81TOU   LaVelle Neal has a really nice article on new Twins starter Homer Bailey. It's got good bac...

Astros, Bauer, Pohlad's, Twins, Future of MLB

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 05:20 PM
BIG title right? But I think MLB is sitting at a unique precipice right now, and we, as baseball fans, should be concerned about everythi...

Minor Leaguers to get a Raise

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 12:42 PM
https://apnews.com/1...a2641244e0c00fd     Players at rookie and short-season levels will see their minimum weekly pay raised...

Front Page: Is Homer Bailey the Next Martin Perez?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 06:47 PM
For a few glorious weeks, it appeared the Twins had struck gold with Martin Perez, an under-the-radar free agent signing that initially s...

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

Posted by Matthew Lenz , 01 February 2018 · 1,056 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 · 1,130 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 · 2,492 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 · 3,494 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 · 3,699 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...