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Cleveland MLB team reportedly considering name change

Other Baseball Today, 01:30 AM
This is an AP article I lifted from the StarTribune web site.   https://www.startrib...sure/571623572/

I think I miss baseball

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:11 PM
So I just picked up OOTP 21 on the Steam Summer Sale, and I played my first game.   It was a 21 inning game.I played it pitch by pit...

Twins remove Calvin Griffith statue

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:31 PM
because TEAR EVERYTHING DOWN!

LG Twins Thread

Other Baseball Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Baseball is coming back to ESPN. Tonight. Come tomorrow, there will be Twins baseball. Live and on the air. Since we are all, by some tra...

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

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:40 PM
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...

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Twins Infield Projections for 2018

Posted by Andrew Thares , 31 March 2018 · 1,031 views
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The Twins infield depth took a real hit when it was announced that Jorge Polanco would have to serve an 80-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs. As it stands, every Twins infielder on the Twins 40-man roster is also on the 25-man roster.

Again, for these projections I used PECOTA (via Baseball Prospectus ), along with ZiPS and Steamer (via Fangr...


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Twins Relief Pitcher Projections for 2018

Posted by Andrew Thares , 27 March 2018 · 1,206 views
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It is time for round two of my player projections for the 2018 Minnesota Twins. In the first edition I broke down the starting pitchers , and now it is time to take a look at the bullpen.

The Twins bullpen received an added boost this offseason, after replacing Matt Belisle, Dillon Gee and Buddy Boshers with Fernando Rodney, Addison Reed and Zack Duke. H...


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Twins Starting Pitcher Projections for 2018

Posted by Andrew Thares , 25 March 2018 · 1,139 views
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With the 2018 season right around the corner, perhaps the biggest topic in baseball circles right now is player projections. Whether it is for fantasy purposes, or for trying to predict how your favorite team is going to play this season, people can’t get enough of them. So, I decided to create my own projections for each player on the Twins 40-man roster...


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What Needs to Happen for Joe Mauer to Be A Twin in 2019?

Posted by Andrew Thares , 12 March 2018 · 2,223 views
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There is no question that Joe Mauer is one of the greatest Minnesota Twins to ever put on the uniform, and that he will one day see his number retired along with former Twins greats like Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Despite this, Mauer’s future as a player with the Twins after 2018 seems to be in question.

Entering 2019, Mauer will be going into his age...


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Free Agents Who Singed for Less Than the Qualifying Offer They Rejected

Posted by Andrew Thares , 03 March 2018 · 1,689 views
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The history of the qualifying offer in Major League Baseball is short, as it only came into existence at the start of the 2012-2013 offseason. The purpose of the qualifying offer was to grant compensation, in the form of a draft pick, to MLB teams that lost a key player in free agency.

Since its inception, 73 players have been extended a qualifying offer...