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MLB Draft Today, 05:01 PM
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...

Virtual Twins Baseball Megathread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:28 PM
Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...

Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:06 PM
https://www.skornort...lars-and-cents/   The owners have made their proposal to the players. The players association will now have t...

Analytics-Focused

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:35 PM
From The Athletic regarding projected draft picks   27. Minnesota Twins: Clayton Beeter, RHP, Texas Tech Beeter might have worked hi...

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

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:49 AM
Doug Glanville of The Athletic hosted a panel of fellow former African American baseball players that included Torii Hunter and LaTroy Ha...

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Twins fans near Seattle?

Posted by ashbury , 05 June 2013 · 442 views

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For no particular reason

Posted by ashbury , 28 May 2013 · 386 views

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From the game thread today, regarding Dozier batting second:



When he finds himself in times of trouble,
Brother Gardy looks at second.
Speaking words of wisdom:
Bat him second.

And in the hour of darkness,
He is looking right at second base,
Speaking words of wisdom,
Bat him second.

Bat him second, Bat him second,
Bat him second, Bat him second,
Whi...


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Would you have gone 5 years and $80M for Anibal Sanchez?

Posted by ashbury , 08 May 2013 · 418 views

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This is a repeat of a forum post I made in December 2012. I'm blogging it now mostly for my own convenience; I took the time to look up several pitchers and I don't want to have to search again when I try to remember what I learned. The question was, if you were GM would you have matched the 5/$80M deal for Detroit's Anibal Sanchez? The context now is,...


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About avatars

Posted by ashbury , 30 April 2013 · 425 views

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Anagram update

Posted by ashbury , 28 April 2013 · 475 views

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Previously I posted anagrams of the 2013 Twins active roster . Here are permutations on some recent additions:

Oswaldo Arcia
Iowa Carloads
I Also A Coward
A Cow Loads Air

Scott Diamond
Candid Mottos
Misadd Cotton
Condom Tit Ads

Pedro Hernandez
Preharden Dozen
Par...


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Paying to see the home team take batting practice

Posted by ashbury , 11 April 2013 · 333 views

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What's In A Name?

Posted by ashbury , 01 April 2013 · 340 views

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Tigers looking to trade Porcello

Posted by ashbury , 21 March 2013 · 289 views

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I'll try this as a blog entry instead of a forum post.

The Tigers continue to shop Rick Porcello to no avail. MLB Trade Rumors states that the Padres turned down a chance to trade either Huston Street or Luke Gregerson to get him. Other deals have failed to materialize. I suppose the equivalent from the Twins standpoint would be Glen Perkins, factori...


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Managing a 40-man roster for a last place franchise

Posted by ashbury , 05 September 2012 · 287 views

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Originally posted in reply to thread These Call-Ups Are a Downer

The Twins' 40-man roster is apparently at 39 right now, and the desire for waiver-wire flexibility is a reason given not to bring up one or two other players for September, such as Anthony Slama.

How can a last-place team have any issues at all managing their 40-man roster? Just soo...


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13 - A lucky number of pitchers?

Posted by ashbury , 06 July 2012 · 292 views

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The transactions of the last few days boil down to Blackburn being replaced by Deduno, and Parmelee being replaced by... Fien? So, we're back to a roster of 13 pitchers and 3 catchers. Very little scope for pinch-hitting and pinch-running. I guess this has been hashed to death, but it still seems weird to me. Wasn't so long ago that 11 pitchers were e...