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Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/20): Mejia Makes St...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:43 PM
As the short-season minor leagues get going, it’s a lot of fun to highlight a lot of Firsts: First hits, first doubles, first wins, etc....

Article: Royce Lewis: Patellar Tendinopathy

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:30 PM
(Twins Daily Note: In a Jeff Johnson story in The Gazette from Cedar Rapids, Royce Lewis noted that he has been diagnosed with Patellar t...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/19): All-Star Festi...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:22 PM
It was a busy night in the system on Tuesday, as the short season leagues have kicked off and two affiliate’s leagues played their All-St...

Article: MIN 4, BOS 1: For Grossman and Kepler, The Price...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:14 PM
The Twins have played two of their best games of the season to open this series against the Boston Red Sox. Last night it was the Eduardo...

Game Thread: Twins vs Red Sox, 6/20 @ 7:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:53 PM
That game last night was something that I expected to see from the Twins lineup on most nights. Driving in guys when they have the chance...

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The Real Minnesota Twins

Posted by mikelink45 , 15 June 2018 · 622 views
twins, equivalents, lineup and 1 more...
Community Blog Post
The Real Minnesota Twins I like Baseball Reference’s similarity scores so I thought we should look at our lineup and see it in an alternative universe – with the most similar players according to the reference (with Sano still in the lineup):

Brian Dozier - Earl Williams
Eddie Rosario - Yasmany Tomas
Eddie Escobar - Jose Castillo
Miguel Sano - Michael Conforto
Max Kepler - E...


Baseball for the birds

Posted by mikelink45 , 13 June 2018 · 437 views
teams, players, the bird
Community Blog Post
Baseball for the birds After two weeks of guiding hiking and birding trips my mind automatically finds feathered beauty and details so, of course, as I move back to the details of baseball my bird attention shifts with it. I see Blue Jays, Orioles, and Cardinals so the transition is easy.

Baseball is filled with bird incidents like the pigeon that landed on the field and then...


Not Belisle

Posted by mikelink45 , 12 June 2018 · 320 views
belisle, relief pitching, bullpen and 1 more...
Community Blog Post
Not Belisle I am flabbergasted. I wants something to happen. I wanted a change, but Matt Belisle? For gods sake Cleveland sent him to the minors and the AAA team released him. This is our big move? This is how we fix the BP? Look at this quote from Twinkie Town - "Certainly the presence of Belisle is to lessen the workloads on fellow righthanders Addison Reed, Trevor...


Bring back baseball

Posted by mikelink45 , 31 May 2018 · 331 views
steals, hit and run, sacrifice and 1 more...
Community Blog Post
Bring back baseball Buster Olney wrote a column that spoke to my frustrations. In the long run baseball is not being hurt by time of game - it is dying of boredom. When we base a game on strikeouts, walks, and homeruns we might as well have a home run and a throwing contest instead of a ball game.


“Fractured. Hell, the damn thing’s broken!”

Posted by mikelink45 , 31 May 2018 · 363 views
injuries, buxton, broken toe
Community Blog Post
“Fractured. Hell, the damn thing’s broken!” I had to stop reading the Buxton portion of the WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS article today because it sent my mind back through the history of Baseball. I was luck enough to be a kid when Dizzy Dean was announcing games and he always made me smile, but as I learned more and more about him and his amazing, but too short career I learned lessons that continue to...