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Buxton: "Pissed" at Twins for No Call-Up Decision...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:45 PM
According to the Star Tribune, Byron Buxton is displeased with the Twins after not being called up in September of 2018. According to Byr...

Where does the talent come from

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:45 PM
So I did back of the napkin math only here but looked at three recent WS teams to see how they constructed their teams. I only added up t...

Article: Twins Trying to Sustain Excellence

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:55 PM
If you’re feeling a bit underwhelmed at the close of the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, I’m sure you’re not the only Minnesota Twins fan i...

Jonathan Schoop or Ian Kinsler?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:51 PM
Did the Twins make a mistake jumping the gun on the Schoop signing?   Ian Kinsler just signed with San Diego for 2 years $8M total....

Non-Twins Off-season news, tidbits and transactions

Other Baseball Today, 05:10 PM
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...

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Jonathan Schoop Makes the Twins a lot Better Against the AL Central

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 08 December 2018 · 1,236 views
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Jonathan Schoop Makes the Twins a lot Better Against the AL Central The Minnesota Twins’ acquisition of second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been considered by most as a low-risk, high-reward move by general manager Thad Levine and president Derek Falvey. It is that, but going ignored is the immediate impact the move has on the Twins’ chances in the American League (AL) Central Division.

The AL Central was really bad in 20...


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They Aren’t Making Ballplayers Like Joe Mauer Anymore

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 02 October 2018 · 905 views
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They Aren’t Making Ballplayers Like Joe Mauer Anymore Baseball quite literally is not making ballplayers like Joe Mauer anymore. In fact, he’s potentially the last of a bygone era, during which striking out was still frowned upon by coaches and downright despised by some players.

Joe Mauer hates striking out — so much so he struck out just once in high school . Even as Major League Baseball evolved into a g...


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Bert Blyleven's 23-inch-wide strike zone is ruining baseball

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 10 September 2018 · 2,020 views
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Bert Blyleven's 23-inch-wide strike zone is ruining baseball The one sport that stands to benefit most from advances in technology is America’s Pastime. My colleague Ben Beecken shares that sentiment and understands baseball’s big problem and how to solve it. But as a semi-traditionalist baseball fan, I’m not ready to take the umpires off the field in favor of robots.

This was originally published at Grandstand C...


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Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 06 June 2018 · 2,380 views
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Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday Ehire Adrianza has no business playing shortstop everyday, and Gregorio Petit has no business on an MLB roster. Ryan LaMarre should be nothing more than a fourth outfielder and pinch runner. And it’s way past time for the Minnesota Twins to call up Nick Gordon.

This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com .

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Twins are better off without Yu Darvish

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 12 March 2018 · 1,371 views
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Twins are better off without Yu Darvish The Minnesota Twins reportedly offered Yu Darvish $100 million over four years to be the ace of their starting pitching staff. Instead, president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine invested almost the same amount of money in three players who make them better than Darvish could have.

This was originally published at FoulP...


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What Buxton's Long-term Deal Might Look Like

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 30 August 2017 · 1,531 views
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With his last three swings in Toronto on Sunday , Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton likely erased any doubts of his ability to hit Major League pitching — the final step in securing his place amongst the stars of Major League Baseball. New Twins’ president Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have little reason to worry about signing Bux...


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Brad Hand is perfect fit for Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 30 June 2017 · 2,235 views
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Brad Hand is perfect fit for Twins I’ve mentioned Brad Hand as a trade target for the Minnesota Twins in two previous blogs , and now that we know the Twins’ surprising performance has Thad Levine targeting trades for long-term assets prior to the July 31 trade deadline, it seems Brad Hand is the Twins’ perfect trade target. Here are the reasons:

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Nothing's gonna stop us now

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 25 June 2017 · 2,494 views
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Nothing's gonna stop us now The Minnesota Twins started a catcher in left field on Saturday in Cleveland and walked out of the ballpark with a win and a chance to sweep the Indians. That catcher, Chris Gimenez, would later move to first base defensively and hit a mammoth home run in the ninth inning to pad the Twins' one-run lead by one more.

This was originally published at FoulP...


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When Twins become sellers, Escobar likely first to be traded

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 21 June 2017 · 3,366 views
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When Twins become sellers, Escobar likely first to be traded Fans will get to see if the Minnesota Twins truly can hang over their next nine games. Starting Thursday, the Twins will see starting pitchers Jose Quintana (8.7 K/9, 2.47 K/B), Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K in last start against Twins), Corey Kluber (11 K/9, 4.71 K/BB), Josh Tomlin (9.33 K/BB), Chris Sale (12.2 K/9), Drew Pomeranz (10.4 K/9), Rick...


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Berrios can learn from Santana's bad starts

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 15 June 2017 · 1,713 views
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Berrios can learn from Santana's bad starts In a prior blog post I called Jose Berrios the ace of the Minnesota Twins pitching staff. Not because I think six starts proves anything, and not because I don't believe in Ervin Santana. I do. Santana gets by on pitching prowess like Greg Maddux. But Berrios can flat out miss bats, regardless of who's swinging them, and that's what makes an ace. We'll g...