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Cruz, Ramos, Cahill, and Soria

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:36 PM
I guess the Twins are trying damage control after upsetting their fan-base     https://www.mlbtrade...vor-cahill.html

Article: Twins Sign Infielder Ronald Torreyes

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:36 PM
The Minnesota Twins announced the signing of infielder Ronald Torreyes to a Major League contract. Jon Heyman has reported that the deal...

Harold Baines and Lee Smith are Hall of Famers

Other Baseball Today, 08:33 PM
MLB announced tonight that a 16-person committee decided that DH Harold Baines and RP Lee Smith are now Hall of Famers.   Here is th...

LEN3 Throws Cold Water on Hot Stove

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 PM
http://m.startribune...ings/502283381/ Don't get your hopes up. The Twins, according to LEN3, aren't going to do much at the winter meeti...

Article: Standing Pat as a Strategy

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:33 PM
'As we speak cruel time is fleeing. Seize the day, believing as little as possible in the morrow.' – HoraceBy all appearances, this is go...

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Waiting for Godot (or Buxton and Sano)

Posted by mikelink45 , 10 December 2018 · 296 views
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Waiting for Godot (or Buxton and Sano) My annual waiting for Buxton and Sano patience is wearing very thing. It reminds me of waiting for Godot! No, he is not a baseball player, Spark Notes tell us - "Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree. They converse on various topics and reveal that they are waiting there for a man named Godot." "a boy enters and tells Vladimir that he is a...


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Wow, we did that?

Posted by mikelink45 , 06 December 2018 · 944 views
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Wow, we did that? Here we are December 6, 2018. We are almost a week after my birthday and what a week. I waited 73 years for all this to happen.

We fired Molitor - he mishandled the bullpen which had all of three good relievers and we needed 4 per game. We let go the pitching coach even though Gibson and others out performed the past. We kept the hitting coaches even tho...


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Do we need an Ace, do we need Harper, Machado?

Posted by mikelink45 , 29 November 2018 · 678 views
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Do we need an Ace, do we need Harper, Machado? Bear with me now - I am about to go off the baseball rails here. I read all the speculation, all the projections of player salaries and all the moaning from our team and fans and the rest of the teams and their fans so I am going to say something no one wants to hear. We do not need an Ace, we do not need a superstar! There it has been said. The follo...


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Rebuilding? Really?

Posted by mikelink45 , 21 November 2018 · 1,141 views
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Rebuilding?  Really? This is not rebuilding - it is prolonged agony. A rebuild from what - an accidental year that got us blown out of the play offs, Since 2010 we have lost 90 or more 5 times. We have been above 500 twice. We have averaged being 22 games behind for the last 8 years. We have seen attendance go down 7 out of 8 years.

We have been 4 or 5th place 5 times and se...


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Oh man, those stats!

Posted by mikelink45 , 19 November 2018 · 583 views
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Oh man, those stats! So the computer guys told us this would be smart, we see the trend and we jump on it. Use relievers every day! Let's look at a couple simple stats that are within my grasp. 162 games - average reliever use per game now 3 - put in an opener and it might be 4, but lets not worry about those games where Giminez came in or other extended innings. Just 162...