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Kent Hrbek inside the park homer at the Metrodome in 1984

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:15 PM
This was Sept. 11, 1984. The Twins and Royals entered this game tied for first place in the AL West. Twins won 5-1, Tom Brunansky hit his...

Torii, LaTroy Participate in The Athletic's Discussio...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 07:50 PM
Doug Glanville of The Athletic hosted a panel of fellow former African American baseball players that included Torii Hunter and LaTroy Ha...

Virtual Twins Baseball Megathread

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...


Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 12:17 PM
From The Athletic regarding projected draft picks   27. Minnesota Twins: Clayton Beeter, RHP, Texas Tech Beeter might have worked hi...

Prospects Live 2-round mock

MLB Draft 03 Jun 2020
I figured many would have interest in this. Hopefully, we have a draft in some variety this year, but in my contacts with the league offi...

Ryan Stephan's Twinpinions


Kenta Maeda Trade V2 - How The Twins Struck A Better Deal

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins , 10 February 2020 · 4,204 views
kenta maeda, luke raley and 2 more...
Community Blog Post
The three-team mega blockbuster involving the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers is finally complete.

At this point, most Twins fans are aware of what happened - a deal was in place on February 4th, sending Graterol to Boston as part of the return for offloading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers. However, that soon changed...


What Happened to Jhoulys Chacín? And What Do The Twins See?

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins , 01 February 2020 · 3,086 views

Community Blog Post
Jhoulys Chacín has signed to a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins, according to Robert Murray . This move raises the floor of the starting rotation with no risk, and Chacín has a history of being a dependable mid-rotation starter. However, that history was clouded by a terrible 2019, which is why the Twins were able to sign Chacín to a minor leagu...


Buxton's Offense Is Launching... Or Has It Launched?

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins , 23 January 2020 · 2,007 views
byron buxton, launch angle and 1 more...
Community Blog Post
Byron Buxton has proven that he will provide multiple wins above replacement, if he stays healthy and hits at an acceptably average level. The bad news is that Buxton failed to stay healthy for the latter half of 2019, limiting what could have been. The great news is that he appeared to be making major swing and philosophy adjustments that may lead to abo...


Most Irreplaceable Twin - Jorge Polanco

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins , 20 January 2020 · 919 views
jorge polanco, injury
Community Blog Post
It is beyond obvious that Jorge Polanco is essential to this Minnesota Twins team. Polanco's offense at the top of the lineup provides all-star level production, despite being on the most questionable defensive shortshops in the league . You could make a convincing case that he was the MVP of the team in 2019. With that out of the way, let's play a twiste...


Defense Evaluation - Luis Arraez

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins , 12 January 2020 · 2,224 views
luis arraez, defense, statcast
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Defense Evaluation - Luis Arraez Luis Arraez was a human adrenaline shot for the 2019 Minnesota Twins, providing 2.1 fWAR in 92 games. That value was driven nearly entirely from his .334/.399/.439 slash line, which amounted to a 125 wRC+ and comparisons to Tony Gwynn. Arraez is clearly mature beyond his years with his ability to handle the bat, but his defense is among the team's worst....