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Article: With Machado Gone, Eduardo Escobar Becomes The B...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:27 AM
The 2018 MLB trade deadline was always going to revolve around one player, and that was Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado. Among...

Sickels Twins Prospect Update

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:22 AM
Mid season update from Sickelshttps://www.minorlea...d-season-review

Article: Twins Owe it to Themselves to Look at Existing T...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:20 AM
It’s been a much more enjoyable homestand for the Twins heading into the All-Star break. A 9-2 record against the inept Royals and Oriole...

Donny Breek - 2018

Adopt A Prospect 2018 Today, 07:14 AM
    Position: RHPDOB: November 8th, 1999. Amsterdam, the NetherlandsHeight: 6’2”Weight: 200 lbs. Signed as an International Fr...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Larnach Debuts...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:05 AM
The Minnesota Twins are still on their All Star Break, but the entire farm system was in action today. 1st round 2018 MLB draft pick Trev...

East Coast Bias


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Lollygagging?

Posted by ashburyjohn , 12 July 2018 · 514 views

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I happened upon this nice leaping stab by Polanco from a few days ago:

https://mediadownloa...asset_2500K.mp4

Question: on a ball hit to the left side, does Brian Dozier have anything better to do than make a beeline for second base, on the small chance it's caught and they might try to double off t...


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Pawtucket Red Sox game - Sunday July 8

Posted by ashburyjohn , 08 July 2018 · 306 views

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Red Sox relief prospect Ty Buttrey came up in one of the discussions about trade talks. As luck would have it, I could drop Mrs Ash at Logan Airport today and head down I-95 in time for the last game in Pawtucket before their All-Star Break. So I did. The pretext is scouting a trade candidate, but of course I am not a scout. I'll tell you what I saw, and...


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Baseball Website Find of the Day (warning: lame!)

Posted by ashburyjohn , 25 June 2018 · 417 views

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Looking to kill a few minutes? Have a look at this peculiar project [s]a ten-year old some [s]knucklehead enterprising person took the time to construct via a series of posts in 2011-12.

http://burncardburn.com

Follow it through to the end, and in total there's about five pages of images and videos of captioned baseball cards, defaced baseball ca...


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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted by ashburyjohn , 23 June 2018 · 322 views

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Attending a nice panel discussion at SABR this morning, including 1979 Pirates champions John Candelaria and Grant Jackson. They reminded the audience that the team started out 12-18, and were in fourth place at the all star break. Their recollection was that there was still a long way to go, and they just continued to play the games one at a time. While...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Saturday Nov 11

Posted by ashburyjohn , 13 November 2017 · 631 views

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I offer a brief writeup for the final game of my three-game Arizona Fall League visit, which the host Surprise Saguaros lost to the Peoria Javelinas 11-10 in disappointing fashion Saturday night.

The headline from the game of course would be Lamont Wade's concussion injury from a collision in right-center field. I posted a few photos in reply to that thr...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Friday Nov 10

Posted by ashburyjohn , 11 November 2017 · 495 views

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Just a quick summary of Twins-oriented doings, at the AFL game in Peoria Friday evening from which Our Heroes emerged victorious.

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Because every one of the Twins pitchers appeared in the Thursday game, we did not expect to see any Friday night, and thus were not disappointed...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Thursday Nov 9

Posted by ashburyjohn , 10 November 2017 · 634 views

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Not to take away from Steve Lein's excellent AFL summaries, but USAFChief and I (plus special guest ashburydavid) were in attendance at Surprise Stadium this afternoon, and we got to see several of our Twins prospects appear in the 6-2 loss to the Glendale Desert Dogs, so I thought I'd write something up, given all this Twins game action. Chief might ch...


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Post Hoc, October 8, 2017

Posted by ashburyjohn , 08 October 2017 · 797 views

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Not that anyone asked, but in the past day or so I posted in these Twins Daily threads...
Who , besides Robbie Grossman himself, deserves credit for Grossman's improved defensive stats in the outfield, as well as improvement in the eye-test according to yours truly? My general recollection has been less wandering about in search of fly balls. If Jeff Pic...


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An unexpected afternoon at Fenway

Posted by ashburyjohn , 14 April 2017 · 1,244 views

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I stumbled into a free ticket to the Red Sox game against the Pirates on Thursday. It was a makeup game and a guy seated near me also said he'd gotten his tickets free from someone. (He also insisted that Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is new, so our conversation was not illumina...


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Back Fields in Motion - March 24-27, 2017

Posted by ashburyjohn , 31 March 2017 · 1,149 views

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Back Fields in Motion - March 24-27, 2017 After my most recent blog entry from Ft. Myers, my wife arrived to take part in the fun in the sun. Unsurprisingly, time spent at the keyboard diminished to near-zero until I got home. This post represents a condensed and abbreviated review of the rest of my stay in Florida.

All baseball and no beach makes Ash a dull boy, at least in certain people's ey...