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Front Page: A Relief Ace Rotation, Part 3: Other Concerns

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:31 AM
On Monday, we found that the Twins’ best relievers struggled on back-to-back days and wondered if scheduling the best relievers might not...

Astros assistant GM outburst

Other Baseball Today, 10:31 AM
Contrary to a recent series of articles here, maybe the Twins shouldn't become the new Astros, at least not like this:   https://www...

NY Times: How Popular Is Baseball, Really?

Other Baseball Today, 10:30 AM
    Major League Baseball and its fans have raised alarms in recent years over a perceived decline in the popularity of baseba...

WHAT IF: George Springer had signed with the Twins

Other Baseball Today, 10:27 AM
Alright, this is just for fun, but I think this could be a fun conversation...   The Twins drafted OF George Springer in the 48th ro...

Front Page: Twins Can Begin Cashing in on Prospects

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:20 AM
There’s some divide when it comes to the understanding of prospect value. In a traditional sense, many believe that a strong farm system...

East Coast Bias


Twins fans near Seattle?

Posted by ashbury , 05 June 2013 · 415 views

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For later reference:


For no particular reason

Posted by ashbury , 28 May 2013 · 368 views

Community Blog Post
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,


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

Posted by ashbury , 08 May 2013 · 395 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,...


About avatars

Posted by ashbury , 30 April 2013 · 404 views

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Anagram update

Posted by ashbury , 28 April 2013 · 429 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


Paying to see the home team take batting practice

Posted by ashbury , 11 April 2013 · 306 views

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What's In A Name?

Posted by ashbury , 01 April 2013 · 315 views

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Tigers looking to trade Porcello

Posted by ashbury , 21 March 2013 · 263 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...


Managing a 40-man roster for a last place franchise

Posted by ashbury , 05 September 2012 · 260 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...


13 - A lucky number of pitchers?

Posted by ashbury , 06 July 2012 · 268 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...