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Article: The Discard Pile

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:07 AM
While it's true that the Twins pushed their payroll to unprecedented heights in 2018, it's not accurate to suggest the front office execu...

Article: Twins Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Martin Perez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:23 AM
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Twins have come to an agreement with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez...

Article: Making a Machado Bid

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:43 AM
For the second year in a row, the free agent market has been slower than molasses in January. Big name free agents like Bryce Harper, Man...

Thank You Nick Nelson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:20 AM
Your recent Twitter thread should be promoted to all fans. I'm so tired of LEN3 and other media personalities tearing down fans that want...

Article: Can the Twins Be Competitive With Their Current...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:53 PM
The MLB offseason is far from over. It’s possible the Twins could sign Adam Ottavino or Cody Allen in the coming days, I’d be glad if tha...

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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashburyjohn , 02 November 2018 · 894 views

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I feel like posting a little bit on my trip to Phoenix for the Arizona Fall League.

I arrived Thursday and was picked up at the airport by ashburydavid. Nice that he could take a day off from work to join his dad for a long weekend of baseball watching. Salt River, the team all the Twins prospects are on, had played earlier in the day, so we contented ou...


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The Cheapskate goes to a parade

Posted by ashburyjohn , 31 October 2018 · 300 views

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The Red Sox won the World Series on the road, so my tentative plan to be a Cheapskate and lurk the Fenway environs in anticipation of a fourth win proved impractical. Next best thing was to pencil in Wednesday the 31st, when a parade in the team's honor was scheduled.

Large crowds were anticipated for the 11:00 start, so again I relied on public transpor...


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The Cheapskate's Guide to Attending the World Series

Posted by ashburyjohn , 24 October 2018 · 672 views
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The Cheapskate's Guide to Attending the World Series I'm a five-minute walk away from the east-west commuter train that also stops at Fenway Park. So with Game 1 of the World Series being held at Fenway, Tuesday night, despite not being a diehard Red Sox fan and despite the forecast of iffy weather I felt like I'd be a fool not to take advantage of the logistics.

The title for this blog entry is deceptive...


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Red Wings at Pawtucket, August 3 2018

Posted by ashburyjohn , 04 August 2018 · 721 views

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[re-posted from the night's minor league summary thread...]

I was in attendance at Pawtucket last night, so let me offer some additional impressions and details.

First, a minor correction: the Red Wings' final run scored on a wild pitch. The bases were not loaded when Motter walked, but when ball-four skittered past Mike Ohlman, Edgar Corcino on third...


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Lollygagging?

Posted by ashburyjohn , 12 July 2018 · 1,071 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 · 705 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 · 826 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 · 631 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 · 863 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 · 672 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...