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Article: Twins Acquire Kevin Jepsen From Rays

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:48 AM
The Twins have finally made their first splash, with just a couple hours remaining until the 3:00 PM non-waiver trade deadline. Ken Rosen...

Twins Should Call Up & Platoon Kepler NOW.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:48 AM
One reason:The Twins are being crushed by right-handed pitching.Anecdotally, if you have been watching games, especially the past two gam...

Taylor Teagarden

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:46 AM
Cubs have designated Teagarden for assignment. He has a pretty solid slash line at AAA. He's 31 years old but his offense could provide a...

May vs. Pelfrey The Actual Data and The Law of Unintende...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:36 AM
A lot of debate lately on the Twins rotation and May's evolving role. "Solving" the game of musical chairs problem has led to a building...

Season is not over

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:46 AM
I don't understand why everyone is assuming the twins are going belly up? The bullpen is bad, but luckily there are in house options to h...

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The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem

Posted by glp_vt , 18 July 2015 · 437 views

The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem One of the luxuries of being nine games over .500 at the All-Star break is the chance to take a closer look at some of the often-ignored corners of the roster for upgrades. Building a bench that can make a difference late in a ballgame is tough, and in fact most teams in baseball have struggled to do so in recent years, but no team has struggled to quite...


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The Impact of Arbitration

Posted by glp_vt , 31 October 2014 · 569 views

The Impact of Arbitration “Each year, the Twins have a group of players who are under team control but have accumulated enough major-league service time to be arbitration eligible. This means that the player and his agent have a say in the matter of compensation. Both the club and player submit figures that they believe will be fair, and then the two sides typically reach a compro...


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Phil Hughes's Shot at History

Posted by glp_vt , 23 September 2014 · 431 views

As we near the end of yet another September stretch that's given Twins fans little incentive to tune in, our de facto staff ace Phil Hughes is about to give us one big reason to pop in the headphones at work on Wednesday: a genuine shot at history.

As reported by NBC's HardBallTalk on Saturday , Hughes currently sits at the highest single-season K/BB rat...


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"We've got to take some pressure off our starters"

Posted by glp_vt , 28 August 2014 · 371 views

"We've got to take some pressure off our starters" As reported by Jackson Alexander of MLB.com, Ron Gardenhire was quoted Thursday as stating that "we've got to take some pressure off our starters." While it's clear that the Twins' 28th ranked rotation (dead last in August) could use some help, it seems shortsighted to call out the offense, which despite two quiet nights at the plate has led baseball in m...


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The 30-And-Under Experiment (Plus Joe And Glen)

Posted by glp_vt , 28 July 2014 · 738 views

The 30-And-Under Experiment (Plus Joe And Glen) It's over, folks. Time to throw in the towel. Again.

As we push past the trade deadline into the final 50-ish games of the season, conventional baseball wisdom would suggest that the younger players should be getting the majority of the plate appearances and innings. I say we throw caution to the wind.

Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that we fin...


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What is sustainable for Danny Santana?

Posted by glp_vt , 17 June 2014 · 122 views

My first exposure to Danny Santana was a spring game against the Red Sox in March. While I certainly remember his flashy play (1-3 with a 2B, a walk and a SB), it was a costly 5th inning fielding error, leading to a 2-run Red Sox rally that gave the defending champs the game, that stuck with me as a perfect example of the inconsistency of Santana’s young...


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Are we giving Aaron Hicks a raw deal?

Posted by glp_vt , 20 May 2014 · 60 views

I’ll start by saying that I’m not an Aaron Hicks lover. I can’t disagree with Rob Antony and Ron Gardenhire’s critique of his preparation, and I’ve always been an unabashed Denard Span guy (note: hugely excited that he ended up in DC, where I live now). But I do think we (the Twins-loving public) have been giving Hicks a raw deal by bashing the year he’s...