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And then there is the case of the Blue Jays to consider

Other Baseball Today, 04:47 PM
https://www.sportsne...measures-place/ Here we are, theoretically two weeks away from Opening Day. The Blue Jays aren’t yet certain where...

Player Opt-outs

Other Baseball Today, 01:20 PM
While we think about if a season happens or not.I started thinking about the opt out clauses by players, and what they will do.I tried to...

Charley Walters: Twins-Saints partnership talks quietly o...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:03 PM
Very interesting article in Pioneer Press from Charlie Walters. https://www.twinciti...uietly-ongoing/ There’s been a few suggestions in...

Watch the Live Play-by-Play of the Virtual Twins Playoffs

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:33 AM
With the real Twins around the corner, I have elected to sim to the playoffs to try and tease how the real club will do this fall, and as...

2020 Game Thread Intros

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:09 AM
Yes, I believe there will be baseball! Further, the Twins would be a popular pick this year to advance to the playoffs and maybe, just ma...

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Chris Herman and the Twins catchers

Posted by mikelink45 , 28 May 2018 · 1,253 views

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Chris Herman and the Twins catchers Listening to Seattle series there was Chris Hermann catcher for seattle. His only game, 1 - 4. So then I got wondering about other Twins catchers or prospects since we are worried about our catching futures.

Now I might have missed some, but his is what I found and if you look at the overall quality there is only one true star catcher on the list....


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A curmudgeon looks at the Twins

Posted by mikelink45 , 28 May 2018 · 776 views
twins, american league, standings and 2 more...
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A curmudgeon looks at the Twins The assessment of Twins by Twins fans tends to seek the positive. I read about the good pitching staff and other data that is meant to give hope. I decided to look at stats without trying to promote or complain about the team. It is now after the Memorial day holiday where assessments start to get past the SSS notations. So where are we?

The overall...


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Baseball's royal team

Posted by mikelink45 , 19 May 2018 · 982 views
baseball, royalty, queen, prince
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Baseball's royal team In honor of the royal wedding, I thought I would provide baseball fans with their own version of royalty and like all royal families some are not so great. But they are interesting. I welcome other suggestions! I do not have owners or umps. Do you know any that would fit here? I did consider Chief Bender for the rotation, but decided that the Ameri...


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Jim Kaat makes sense

Posted by mikelink45 , 12 May 2018 · 1,537 views
length of games, new rules and 1 more...
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Jim Kaat makes sense I just finished reading Jim Kaat's essay on ESPN - http://www.espn.com/...t-improve-sport and I really liked it. I think it is well thought out and he strengthens it with some notes about how the game has already changed so drastically over the years. This is a good change and I would love...


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Sano and Judge

Posted by mikelink45 , 06 May 2018 · 1,588 views
home runs, strikeouts and 3 more...
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Sano and Judge I posted the following comment in the discussion of Lynn’s White Sox game:
When I look at the lineup I see such a gap at 4.The guys filling in the 3 - 4 - 5 spots are doing great, but with Morrison still trying to find the Mendoza line we really need Sano to give us a big bat.Of course we need a Sano who learns to strikeout a lot less.When I look at the Y...