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Front Page: Twins 2019 Draft Pick To Have Tommy John Surgery

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:09 AM
Unfortunate news from the Minnesota Twins minor league system came out on Saturday night. According to Le Soliel, a French Canadian newsp...

Front Page: Getting Defensive

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:06 AM
Remember when Doug Mientkiewicz was really good at first base for the Twins one year, but Rafael Palmiero won the Gold Glove despite bare...

Andrew Luck retiring, Mauer and others. A perspective.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:55 AM
In a stunning announcement, Andrew Luck, 29 years old, announced today be was retiring from the NFL. Maybe I should state he is 29 years...

Front Page: Twins Game Recap (8/24): Sano 3-Run Bomba, Bu...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:39 AM
The Twins trailed the Tigers 4-1 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning tonight at Target Field, but Miguel Sano smashed a go-ahead...

Front Page: Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Gray, Webb...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:26 AM
In the Twins' minor leagues on Saturday night, the E-Twins were on the road but got a huge late-inning home run to take a lead. In Cedar...

Thome the Moneyball


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Wishing the FRE Travels Well to Oakland

Posted by Miles Death , 10 August 2018 · 973 views

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I’m at Target Field, and it was the Sunday before the all-star break. We were already losing to the Tampa Bay Rays, and it was a high leverage spot in the 5th inning. Suddenly, my friend and I hear the infamous Lil Jon song start to heat up. Fernando Rodney is coming in? I think, “wow, Molitor is finally getting out of his comfort zone with preassigned in...


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Fox Sports North Falsehoods of 2018's First Half

Posted by Miles Death , 11 July 2018 · 1,919 views

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When I was growing up, I thought Dick and Bert were awesome. They had the fun “Circle me Bert” shtick, seemingly great rapport with each other, and good timing on bringing excitement to the game. But, I was young - I didn’t know any better. This season is the first summer I’ve enjoyed diving into statistical truths in baseball. I think the analytical tren...


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Dozier is Taking Too Many Pitches

Posted by Miles Death , 09 July 2018 · 1,141 views

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*Disclaimer* I wrote this a week or so ago, and it seems Dozier may be heating up. But my attempt at analysis still applies :) .

I know at this point most of you are thinking: who cares why Brian Dozier is struggling? We are moving on from him anyway. While this could be true, I am fascinated by diving into why player results change (positively or negati...


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Game Length Isn't the Reason for the Decline in Attendance

Posted by Miles Death , 27 June 2018 · 1,937 views

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There’s growing concern within the baseball community about the health of the MLB as an organization, and the game overall. Since the mid-2000s, attendance and television ratings have been dropping consistently. According to Baseball Reference, in the past 20 years attendance per game across the entire MLB peaked in 2007 at 32,696 per game. In the ten ye...


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The Matt Magill Improvement Story

Posted by Miles Death , 20 June 2018 · 1,540 views
pitching, magill, molitor and 2 more...
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By now, most of us have noticed how Matt Magill has been a solid arm in the Twins bullpen this season. He made his first appearance of 2018 in a clunker of a game (which I attended :angry: ) on April 29th against the Cincinnati Reds. He threw 2.1 innings that Sunday and gave up just 3 hits and 0 earned runs, adding 2 punch-outs as well. So far this year...