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Game Thread: Twins vs Yankees 7/23/19 7:10 CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:12 PM
Yankees: The Twins Nemesis?     I may have mentioned in past writings on this site how much I despise the Yankees. Then again,...

Twins Trade Target: Kirby Yates

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:10 PM
Kirby Yates is having a fantastic season.The best of his career, by far.Currently the holder of an ERA under 2, a WHIP of 0.81 and WAR of...

Our starting pitchers are workhorses?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:10 PM
This shocked me.    According to fangraphs, the Twins starting pitchers are second in total innings pitched* but only 5 innings...

Article: Twins Game Recap (7/22): Twins Turn Triple Play,...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:03 PM
The Twins turned a triple play in the first inning, Mitch Garver hit two of the Twins’ five home runs and the bullpen held up a lead for...

Article: Twins Getting Greatness from Utility

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:11 PM
From Denny Hocking to Nick Punto and then eventually Eduardo Escobar the Minnesota Twins have always employed a scrappy utility type of p...

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finally national attention

Posted by Channing1964 , 18 April 2019 · 1,494 views

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finally national attention I have always been upset that even when we have a good team nobody else in the country ever gives us props...maybe that's changing.... from mlb.com..3. Twins (8-6)

You can look at the Twins a certain way and make an easy case that they’re now the AL Central favorite. And it’s not just because the Indians appear to be more vulnerable than they’ve been at any time in this string of three straight division titles.

The Twins are off to a good start despite an offense that is in the bottom half in almost every category except one: OPS. Minnesota is ninth with an .814 OPS, which could be an indication that there’s more there after adding Nelson Cruz, Marwin Gonzalez, Jonathan Schoop and Willians Astudillo to an everyday lineup that already had Eddie Rosario, Jorge Polanco and Max Kepler.

Jose Berrios and Michael Pineda have been excellent at the front of the rotation, and once Jake Odorizzi gets on track, he will add quality depth. Addison Reed ’s return from the injured list should make the bullpen as good as any in the division.

Also interesting is how the AL Central will play out. The Tigers and White Sox could both get better as their youngsters settle in, and the Tribe will start to get its core guys back at some point.

But if Twins center fielder Byron Buxton -- who has an .868 OPS with three steals and seven doubles -- finally is the player he has been long projected to be, Minnesota will be in excellent shape.
I have been saying we SHOULD be taken seriously for awhile now. What do You think?

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