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Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...

Kent Hrbek inside the park homer at the Metrodome in 1984

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:44 PM
This was Sept. 11, 1984. The Twins and Royals entered this game tied for first place in the AL West. Twins won 5-1, Tom Brunansky hit his...

Analytics-Focused

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:17 PM
From The Athletic regarding projected draft picks   27. Minnesota Twins: Clayton Beeter, RHP, Texas Tech Beeter might have worked hi...

Prospects Live 2-round mock

MLB Draft Yesterday, 09:57 PM
I figured many would have interest in this. Hopefully, we have a draft in some variety this year, but in my contacts with the league offi...

Zulgad: Is MLB really making return about dollars and cents?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 03:06 PM
https://www.skornort...lars-and-cents/   The owners have made their proposal to the players. The players association will now have t...

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MLB Realignment Doesn't Have to Wait

Posted by jtkoupal , 10 July 2019 · 3,831 views

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It seems pretty clear at this point that a realignment is on the horizon in Major League Baseball. Different ideas have been shared, but the most popular and most sensible one is for baseball to realign their divisions so that the teams are in closer proximity to each other. Such an alignment would probably not help any team more than the Seattle Mariners...


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A Look at the AL Central Race on Memorial Day

Posted by jtkoupal , 27 May 2019 · 790 views

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Happy Memorial Day, Twins Daily! I hope that you all are enjoying your long weekend and getting to spend some time with your families while we, as a nation, honor our fallen heroes.

Memorial Day is a big day. It marks the beginning of when the MLB standings start to mean something. Now almost a third of the way into the season, there can be no more "sma...


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Retrospective: Why 2018 Makes Sense in Hindsight

Posted by jtkoupal , 20 May 2019 · 1,164 views

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I will be the first to admit, I was absolutely stunned by the Twins poor start in 2018 and am equally as stunned by their dynamite start to 2019. All of you on Twins Daily are aware of this, but just to reiterate for the sake of context:
-The Twins came off of a 103-loss 2016 season to nab the second Wild-Card spot in 2017 with a record of 85-77.
-The Twi...


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Are the Twins Flipping 9 Coins in 2019?

Posted by jtkoupal , 18 December 2018 · 1,828 views

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The offseason has been slow thus far for the Twins. The only notable additions have been Jonathan Schoop, C.J. Cron, and Ronald Torreyes. There have been some rumblings about Nelson Cruz heading to Minnesota in 2019, but thus far, no notable additions have been made. If the season started today, Minnesota's lineup would look something like this:

C: Jason...


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Why Minnesota Must Trade Brian Dozier

Posted by jtkoupal , 19 December 2016 · 2,682 views

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Why Minnesota Must Trade Brian Dozier Brian Dozier has been a fan-favorite for Twins fans since he started to break out in 2013. Every female in the Twin Cities has a crush on him, and in general, everyone respects the player that he is on the field and the person that he is off the field.

For me personally, Brian Dozier has been my favorite player since Justin Morneau. Those two are my favo...


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An Early Look at Potential Offseason Moves

Posted by jtkoupal , 04 August 2015 · 1,563 views

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I know we have a playoff spot to chase and we should worry about what is happening on the field right now, but I think that it's never a bad idea to look ahead a little bit, especially since the Twins are fading fast and the teams competing with us are probably a little bit better, Toronto for example. With that being said, here is a look at some ideas I...


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A Look at Positional Needs and Concerns

Posted by jtkoupal , 17 June 2015 · 1,205 views

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The Minnesota Twins have certainly been a pleasant surprise to their fans thus far, but it seems as though the season is catching up to them. A team that was hotter than a firecracker during the month of May is now seeing a sink back down to earth. While it would be exciting to see this team break out of their funk and stay in the race for the pennant dow...


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Bold Predictions for the Twins Offseason

Posted by jtkoupal , 30 October 2014 · 1,575 views

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1. Paul Molitor Will Be the Next Twins Manager

OK, maybe this is not that bold, but it is most likely going to happen. He has received nothing but compliments from Gardy and some players, so let's hope he is the guy.

2. The Twins Will Sign Either Justin Masterson or Brandon McCarthy

Pitching, pitching, pitching.... That has been problem number 1 the...


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Is this Finally the Final Straw for Gardenhire?

Posted by jtkoupal , 12 September 2014 · 1,251 views

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Here we are, at the tail end of another lost season. This season, in the beginning, was a different season. The team fought, there was some urgency, and the team was able to keep its head above water for the first two months. After Kyle Gibson pitched a gem in Detroit in early June, I, along with many others in Twins Territory, were starting to become opt...


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Moving Forward to 2015: The Roster

Posted by jtkoupal , 24 August 2014 · 1,019 views

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As the rebuild progresses and our prospects approach readiness, there are a few moves that must be made throughout the organization.

Front Office: FIRE GM Terry Ryan: Terry Ryan is an intelligent GM, but a change at the position is needed for a couple of reasons. We need someone who can better recognize talent and we need someone who doesn't have a frien...