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Other Baseball Today, 08:55 AM
We had a thread for items around the baseball world that were worth sharing but not worth a thread of their own. Now that the 2018 season...

Article: Minor League Pay: Some Progress at Last?

Other Baseball Today, 08:55 AM
When the Cedar Rapids Kernels host the Lansing Lugnuts in a three-game series beginning July 13 of this summer, Lugnuts players will have...

Article: Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 416: Over/Under 2019

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:53 AM
Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's hot spring, Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco atop the lineup, Tyler Austin vs. C.J. Cron, and previe...

Article: Sire of Fort Myers: Rosales, Harper Turning Heads

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:52 AM
We’re only two weeks from Opening Day. Can you believe it?We’ve reached the point of spring training where the rosters are starting to ge...

Mike Trout Extension

Other Baseball Today, 08:55 AM
12 years $430 million.

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By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity

Posted by Greg Logan , 02 February 2019 · 1,077 views

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By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity “Every artist gets asked the question ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ The honest artist answers ‘I steal them.’” - Austin Kleon

As Twins fans, we tend to look at roster moves through Twins-colored glasses. We know there are approaches to roster construction and talent acquisition outside of the Falvey/Levine mold and we try our best to keep track of them...


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Robbie Grossman and the Twins’ lefty problem

Posted by Greg Logan , 22 April 2018 · 1,196 views

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Robbie Grossman and the Twins’ lefty problem The Twins offense has been right around average so far in 2018, ranking 7th in the AL in runs scored per game and 9th in wRC+. It’s early, but if we assume that Logan Morrison, Robbie Grossman and Byron Buxton (once healthy) improve as the season progresses, and even if Max Kepler can’t maintain a 1.000 OPS and Ryan LaMarre isn’t the greatest hitter of ou...


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Free Agent Starters By The Numbers Part II: WAR and Projections

Posted by Greg Logan , 04 February 2018 · 917 views

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It’s been another painfully quiet week for the free agent market, with Yu Darvish at the center of another series of rumors. Last week I wrote about how the top free agent options stack up by various rate stats , and it was clear by those metrics that Darvish stands well above the rest of the free agent pack – and well ahead of any of the pitchers current...


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Free Agent Starters and Rotation Candidates: By The Numbers (Part I)

Posted by Greg Logan , 28 January 2018 · 1,839 views

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Free Agent Starters and Rotation Candidates: By The Numbers (Part I) As we near the two week mark before pitchers and catchers report in Fort Myers, we're starting to see signs that this painfully frigid free agent market may be finally thawing. The Brewers staked their claim on a crowded NL Central with two big outfield acquisitions last week, and rumors abound that Yu Darvish is closing in on a decision that might open t...


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The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem

Posted by Greg Logan , 18 July 2015 · 1,344 views

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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 Greg Logan , 31 October 2014 · 1,081 views

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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 Greg Logan , 23 September 2014 · 698 views

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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 Greg Logan , 28 August 2014 · 1,153 views

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"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 Greg Logan , 28 July 2014 · 1,362 views

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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 Greg Logan , 17 June 2014 · 598 views

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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...