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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:31 PM
Today is clinch day for one team in the ALC, and the Twins can make that happen multiple different ways today. The two simplest ways to s...

A (pretty accurate) look at the seedings

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:19 PM
Going into the final weekend of the season, the eight-team AL field is nearly set, though no team is locked into its seed. Here's what I...

The Perfect Length of a Baseball Season?

Other Baseball Today, 12:12 PM
So Twitter got me thinking... What's the perfect length of baseball season? And then what's the perfect playoffs to be paired with that s...

2020 Twins Transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:44 PM
There haven't been many yet, but I'll start this today...   The Twins just announced that Zack Littell (hamstring) has been placed o...

Playoff tiebreaks

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:37 AM
With three teams fighting for the division title, it seems quite possible there will be a tie for the division winner this year in the AL...

SD Buhr/Jim Crikket


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Bet On It! Part 5 - Opening Day Edition

Posted by SD Buhr , 23 July 2020 · 758 views

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With Opening Day of the 2020 Major League Baseball season now upon us, I thought I would take a quick peek at what, if any, adjustments the sportsbooks I subscribe to have made compared to those I posted in Part 4 of this "Bet On It!" series earlier in July, as teams were making their way back into their abbreviated summer camps.

It turns out, however, t...


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Bet On It! Part 4

Posted by SD Buhr , 04 July 2020 · 734 views

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When I posted Part 3 of this "Bet On It!" series back on March 8, it's unlikely any of us could have foreseen that four months later we still wouldn't have seen Major League Baseball's Opening Day.

Within just a couple of weeks from the time that article was posted, pretty much all MLB bets had been taken off the board at the sportsbooks.

Now, as we try...


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A Shortened MLB Season? Bring It On!

Posted by SD Buhr , 02 July 2020 · 688 views

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It may be because I’ve spent years enjoying Class A Midwest League baseball, which routinely splits its season into two halves with every team’s record resetting to 0-0 by mid-to-late June, but I find myself embracing the plans for big leaguers to sprint through a 60-game Major League season in 2020.

I am not only embracing it, I’m excited about it!

(Th...


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Making a 50-Game MLB Schedule Work

Posted by SD Buhr , 05 June 2020 · 1,130 views

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Fifty games? In a Major League Baseball season? It's some kind of joke, right?

We wish it was, but in 2020, the year a pandemic threatened to scratch entire professional and college sports seasons, it's starting to feel like baseball fans will be lucky to get even a 50-game season.

I know. "Lucky" isn't how I really feel, either. But when you consider t...


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Bet On It! Part 3

Posted by SD Buhr , 08 March 2020 · 1,388 views

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It has been over a month since we checked in on the MLB “Futures” at the William Hill and Elite sportsbooks and with spring training now well underway, it seems like a good time to see how the betting odds for the Twins (and others) are looking.

Of course, even if I see something really interesting, it won’t do me any good right now since I’m in Florida...


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Bet On It! Part 2

Posted by SD Buhr , 31 January 2020 · 3,396 views

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A couple of weeks ago, in the aftermath of the Minnesota Twins signing free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson, I checked in with sportsbooks at William Hill and Elite to see what effect the addition of the Bringer of Rain was having on the oddsmakers' views of the Twins' chances of winning their Division, the American League Pennant and the World Series...


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Twins Moves Improve Postseason Chances? Bet On It!

Posted by SD Buhr , 17 January 2020 · 1,932 views

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If you follow me on Twitter, you know I've been taking advantage of legalized sports betting in Iowa. Not many days go by between my comments or observations concerning the betting lines on the teams and sports that I tend to follow.

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Naturally, that mean...


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Minor League Pay - Some Progress At Last?

Posted by SD Buhr , 17 March 2019 · 2,054 views

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When the Cedar Rapids Kernels host the Lansing Lugnuts in a three-game series beginning July 13 of this summer, Lugnuts players will have one significant advantage over their counterparts in the home team dugout.

They’ll be getting paid more than 50% more than the Kernels players.

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Will Players Be Willing to Stand Up For Themselves?

Posted by SD Buhr , 18 January 2019 · 1,718 views

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So much is being written and debated concerning MLB ownership’s unwillingness to spend on free agency, whether the big ticket guys like Machado and Harper, or more middle of the pack veterans.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

The players’ union obviously got completely dominated in the last couple of rounds of negotiations...


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Miracle & Twins Extend Agreement Thru 2022

Posted by SD Buhr , 16 September 2018 · 1,762 views

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With the closing of the minor league baseball season on the field, we open up the biennial minor league affiliation-swap season and, to nobody's surprise, the Twins have extended their affiliation with the Class High A Fort Myers Miracle.

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