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JT Realmuto.....go get him.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:37 AM
This is the guy they should be pursuing. Not gonna be cheap in prospects, but worth it, imo.   Vhttps://www.mlbtrade...or-marlins.ht...

Twins demote Romero

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:37 AM
A NINTH bullpen arm is necessary despite an off day on Monday.

Article: Is Paul Molitor the Right Man to Lead the Twins?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:02 AM
Shortly after they hired Paul Molitor as manager in November of 2014, the Twins invited me to Target Field for a one-on-one interview wit...

Article: TEX 9, MIN 6: Odorizzi Lays an Egg

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Jake Odorizzi didn’t survive the second inning, as the Rangers got to him for six runs, and the Twins couldn’t recover. They did manage t...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/22): RUNS, RUNS, RU...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Byron Buxton went deep in Rochester and Miguel Sano went hitless for Fort Myers. Fort Myers and Elizabethton both put up football scores...

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A Brief History of the 20th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest , 04 June 2018 · 230 views

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The Twins have drafted more often that any other team in this slot. This will be the 7th time in 54 drafts.

Three guys are among the top pick 20s according to WAR in Torii Hunter, Denard Span and Trevor Plouffe. One other pick was helpful though he never played in the majors. Johnny Ard twice made BA's top 100 and was traded to the Giants prior to the 19...


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Don McCormack, Tino Martinez, Lance Lynn and the 75th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest , 10 March 2018 · 1,041 views
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Note: Thanks to spycake, I know now that we will forfeit pick 95. Even better. Only 2 players of 53 with significant careers. Amos Otis and Dave Cash. Addison Reed and his 6.8 WAR checks in as the third most successful pick 95.

What is the 75th pick in the draft worth? If the Twins sign Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn they would forfeit this pick. How much shoul...


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Will Dozier Maintain His Value?

Posted by jorgenswest , 31 December 2016 · 1,119 views

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One of the questions the Twins must be asking is whether Brian Dozier will retain his value.

We have seen his streakiness in season, but season to season he has been pretty reliable. I do wonder if hitters with his characteristics (pull hitters, fly ball hitters, relatively high ISO, right handed) tend to be more streaky within season. On the other hand,...


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Santana: In his 30s and pitching well

Posted by jorgenswest , 23 December 2016 · 1,116 views

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There are all kinds of questions surrounding whether the Twins should trade Santana.

The market is a huge factor. Is it better to keep him given the limited options in or outside the organization? Is it better to trade him given the demand and supply? Will the demand be greater in July?

My interest is exploring the likelihood that he will continue to b...


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Searching for Radke

Posted by jorgenswest , 14 July 2016 · 1,164 views

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Brad Radke was drafted 25 years ago. He arrived in 1995 and averaged over 30 starts a year through 2006. The Twins haven't developed a pitcher of his quality since. I wondered about today's better pitchers. What were their numbers in the minors? In particular I wondered about strike outs and walks. Those numbers are relatively fielding independent.

I wen...


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Twins First Winter Meetings Trade

Posted by jorgenswest , 05 December 2015 · 1,775 views

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The Twins waited a few years before they made their first winter meeting trade. In December of 1964 they traded Gerry Arrigo to the Reds for minor league infielder Cesar Tovar.

It was a trade of two 23 year olds. Arrigo made his debut in 1961 and played his first full season with the Twins in 1964. He was a left handed starter pitching in a "plug in star...


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Landa and Rosario: The Clock is Ticking

Posted by jorgenswest , 25 November 2015 · 921 views

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The Twins chose to add Yorman Landa and Randy Rosario to the 40 man roster. There is no doubt they have major league velocity. They also haven't found success in Low A ball yet. They opened in Cedar Rapids in 2014 and were injured early in the season. Last year both returned from injuries and pitched in rookie ball before entering low A in 2015.

They nee...


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Steamer Projections: Starting Pitching

Posted by jorgenswest , 14 November 2015 · 1,607 views

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Steamer projections are available for 2016. Steamer uses the last three seasons of data to project the 2016 season. It is easy to write projections off as "guesses" but they are based on a significant amount of historical data. If interested you can read more about the various projection systems and rankings for 2014 here .

Projected Twin starters with g...


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Gambling on the Relief Market: Simply Folly

Posted by jorgenswest , 11 November 2015 · 765 views

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Signing relievers to multi-year free agent deals is a risky proposition.

Dave Cameron had these numbers in a study from 2010.


I wondered if anything had changed since the study and the new free agency rules. There were 11 non-closer relievers signed prior to the 2013 season to multi year deals.

Jeremy Affeldt (2013-2015), 3 years, $18 million: $-6.6...


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AL Central Second Half Outlook: On the Corners

Posted by jorgenswest , 06 July 2015 · 1,059 views
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How do the Twins perform on the corners compared to other team in the AL Central?

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First Base (ranked by wRC+)

Tigers (1st ) 176
Sox (2nd ) 129
Royals (8th ) 118
Indians(10th ) 110
Twins (11th ) 98

Cabrera is a monster. Abreau is very good. Santana will be better. I think Mauer can close the gap and approach Ho...