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Front Page: Dealing with Wheeler Gets Minnesota an Ace

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:51 PM
This offseason the Minnesota Twins chief focus is going to be on acquiring impact pitching. The front office has suggested as much, and w...

Front Page: A Relief Ace Rotation, Part 1: The Argument f...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:51 PM
We live in the age of Bullpenning, The Opener, and a never-ending quest for The Next Andrew Miller. Some 20 years ago, trying to limit th...

Front Page: Hot Corner Consideration: Potential Third Bas...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Inside the Twins’ meeting rooms this winter, plenty of discussion will be focused on starting pitching. However, third base should be a s...

Front Page: Three Critical Developments in Tyler Duffey...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Despite having a clear need in their bullpen, the Twins spent last offseason focusing on offensive upgrades. Their only addition was fung...

Front Page: Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 449: Gambling and...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:21 PM
Aaron and John talk about their preseason over/under bets, why the Twins need to finally take some risks, the less-juiced playoff basebal...

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Why the Eddie Rosario hate?

Posted by mikelink45 , 18 October 2019 · 1,737 views
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Why the Eddie Rosario hate? Why am I seeing shots at Eddie Rosario all over TD? No, he is not our best player, but he is a good player. He gets 1.6 WAR this year according to Baseball Reference. He had a line of .276 /.300/.500/.800 this year and in the little aside on the MVP for this year he sounds like he should be LVP. Last year he was .288/.323/.479/.803 and the same site named...


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Next year - add a little fire

Posted by mikelink45 , 10 October 2019 · 1,100 views
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Next year - add a little fire This is a short Blog - kind of a reaction blog set off by the St Louis Cardinals (my favorite NL team). Did you see the headline - 10 runs in the first inning. The Braves were in never never land! What happened. A really good team beat another really good team and did it with fire!

The articles say that the pre-game talk by the Cardinal Manager (who the...


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One more time - New York Times writes about the final game

Posted by mikelink45 , 08 October 2019 · 457 views
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Michael Powell wrote - "There was a mellow quality to conversations with the Twins after their postseason finale with the Yankees on Monday night, a wistful pride at what they had accomplished before that 18-wheeler from New York City flattened them." Wow I can feel that!


"Rocco Baldelli, the Twins’ young manager, slid into his seat Monday night, havi...


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What New York has to say

Posted by mikelink45 , 06 October 2019 · 729 views
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I wondered how the New York Press would describe game 2 - here are some key quotes - and I cannot disagree with any of them:

"Dobnak’s short outing was fairly predictable. A recent Uber driver against this lineup? Rather optimistic of the Twins. The last Twins rookie to start a game in the postseason was Brian Duensing at Yankee Stadium in 2009. Duensing...


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Clearing space - decisions about pitchers

Posted by mikelink45 , 01 September 2019 · 1,634 views
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Clearing space - decisions about pitchers Third and last in my series on the conundrums of protecting players from Rule V, getting rid of deadwood, choosing what to do about free agents and lining up trades. The Outfield and Infield had a lot of names and decisions, but nothing like the pitching staff.

Here we have our Ace – Berrios – who has worn down in August as an annual ritual letting other...