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Article: Twins 2019 Position Analysis: Starting Pitcher

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:59 AM
Nowhere has the reforging of this team's identity over the past half-decade been more apparent than in the starting rotation. Five years...

Twins and Gibson Discussion and Extension

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:05 AM
http://www.startribu...lier/507159692/   Interesting to see how this plays out. I'd have to think an extension is likely since the T...

Article: Could Martin Perez Be 2019's Anibal Sanchez?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:22 AM
Last season, the Twins signed then 34-year-old starting pitcher Aníbal Sánchez to a one-year contract, a move that confused most of their...

Article: Homonym Leads to Hot Water for Jason Castro, Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:58 AM
Among the many “new school” approaches of the Twins front office is an increased focus on pitch framing, wherein catchers tweak their mov...

Leadoff Batter

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:36 PM
In most games this spring I've noticed Kepler being used as the leadoff batter. And based on results thus far (yeah, yeah, small sample s...

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The Case for Yangervis Solarte

Posted by butterspud , 03 December 2018 · 1,651 views

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The Case for Yangervis Solarte Hey Everyone,

Yesterday I made a case for Addison Reed turning things around in 2019. Today I want to look at recently non-tendered free agent Yangervis Solarte and how he could fit nicely with the 2019 Minnesota Twins.

Contract Details (according to spotrac.com)
2017 Salary: $4,000,000
2018 Dead Money (Paid by the Blue Jays): $750,000
2019 Projected Sa...


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The Case for Addison Reed

Posted by butterspud , 02 December 2018 · 930 views

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The Case for Addison Reed Hey Everyone,

I've seen a plethora of hate on Addison Reed mostly due to his salary hit in 2019 so, I'm going to take a crack at changing a couple people's minds as I don't think he's getting a fair shake of things and doesn't warrant this much disinterest from his own team's fan-base.

Okay before I get into things let's look at his 2019 contract detail...


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2019 Off-Season Plan - Trade Edition

Posted by butterspud , 31 October 2018 · 1,522 views

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2019 Off-Season Plan - Trade Edition Hey Everybody,

This is the second part of my off-season plan for the Twins. I will be following the same needs that I pointed out in my Free Agency Edition and will be treating this post as if we didn't sign any free agents at all and only looked to improve via trades.

Needs:
Relief Pitcher
Second Baseman
Designated Hitter
First Baseman
Starting Pitcher...


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2019 Off-Season Plan - Free Agency

Posted by butterspud , 24 October 2018 · 1,615 views

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2019 Off-Season Plan - Free Agency Hey Everyone,
What a disappointing 2018 season. Besides a couple bright spots like Mauer's send off, Jake Cave, and deadline trades to bolster our prospect lot (minus the Pressly trade), games and news were tough to follow religiously for even the biggest Twins fans. But, the bright spot is it's the off-season now and the Twins are loaded with an arsenal...


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2018 Off-season Plan - Trade Edition

Posted by butterspud , 14 November 2017 · 2,921 views

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2018 Off-season Plan - Trade Edition Hey everyone,
I recently posted my off-season plan for free agency and now would like to explore trade options as well.
As stated in my last post, I see our needs being:
Starting Pitching
Relief Pitching
Designated Hitter
Bench Bats (Utility)

Here are my top trade wants/possibilities,

Starting Pitchers:
1. Daniel Norris for Kohl Stewart & Luis Arrae...