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The big news yesterday was superstar third baseman Anthony Rendon agreed to a deal with the Angels, but we also heard Eddie Rosario’s nam...

Dave St. Peter

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How powerful is Dave St. Peter, President and CEO of the Minnesota Twins MLB Team? In the Chain-of-Command he is the door between FalVine...

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Minnesota might have to get a little creative if the club fails to sign one of the top free agent pitchers. Gerrit Cole already signed a...

The Trade Route

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Ive heard rumblings of the Twins swinging a trade with the Tigers for a big name pitcher, and I have to assume it would be Boyd.   A...

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Free Agents

Posted by mikelink45 , 11 December 2019 · 300 views
bumgartner, free agents, twins
Community Blog Post
Free Agents When the best is off the table, then the second best is swept up, do we get desperate and jump at the left overs? If we cannot get what we want is it reasonable to say we should get what is left?

I cannot buy into that theory. If Bumgartner does not sign with us I can understand. Does that make Kuechel suddenly desirable? The real question is how doe...


Free Agents - Pick a Team, pick a city

Posted by mikelink45 , 05 December 2019 · 508 views
minnesota twins, new york yankees and 3 more...
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Free Agents - Pick a Team, pick a city I join others with regret that we continue to move down the the next pitcher on the list essays. If I was more motivated I would go back and see how many "sign this pitcher" essays have been on the site since Thanksgiving.

But the essence of so many comments is - why would they come here, not what they would sign for. I do not think that it is money that...


Fielding in the age of shifts

Posted by mikelink45 , 02 December 2019 · 372 views
double plays, fielding, infield and 1 more...
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Fielding in the age of shifts Judging the fielders in the age of shifts is a difficult challenge. As I read about Sano – should he move to 1B I am constantly trying to evaluate what the qualities are for those two bases. 3B – quick reflexes (believe me the ball gets to 3B quick) and a strong arm. 1B – reflexes of a different type, not grabbing missiles, but rather erratic throws, shor...


What good are records

Posted by mikelink45 , 30 November 2019 · 482 views
pitching, home runs, musial and 2 more...
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What good are records When the Twins Bombas broke the MLB record for HRs there was elation - and rightfully so. It is fun to see records fall and even to have some marks like 56 straight game hitting streaks seem to be impossible to break. When I was young (1950s) I got hooked on baseball and my little transistor radio would sneak under my pillow at night so I could follow the...


Robo umps and the future of catchers

Posted by mikelink45 , 26 November 2019 · 539 views

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Robo umps and the future of catchers In one of the discussion entries I saw the question - what will happen to catchers when the Robo ump is put in place and the quick hands ability to steal (frame) a strike is no longer a vital skill. This got me thinking about what are the other attributes of a good catcher.

My first thought is the ability to call a good game, to put the pitcher in a bett...