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Article: Winter Meetings: Reliever Roulette

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:02 AM
The free agent relief market is finally beginning to take shape at the Winter Meetings. The Minnesota Twins, for now, are biding their ti...

Article: Twins Sign RHP Michael Pineda

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:54 AM
The Twins announced this morning that they have signed right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year, $10 million deal. The former Ma...

Article: Twins Select RHP Tyler Kinley In Rule 5 Draft (L...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:33 AM
See updates below...The Twins lost two players in the Major League portion of the Rule 5 draft and added a right-handed pitcher. In the m...

Baseball Bat Post Winter Meetings Top Free Agents Availab...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:28 AM
Don’t worry Twins Fans. Almost every upper echelon Free Agent is yet to sign. Here is my list of the Top Remaining Free Agents at each po...

Article: Twins Sign Closer Rodney To One-Year Deal

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:11 AM
The Twins headed into the Winter Meetings with almost zero closing experience on their roster. They will exit with a wealth of it.On Thur...

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The Story of Phil Hughes, of Phillip Hughes, And How I'd Like To Ignore All Of This

Posted by Jon Marthaler , 04 April 2017 · 1,578 views

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Last June, Phil Hughes took a liner off the knee.

Because we have this kind of information now, MLB.com mentioned that the liner had left J.T. Realmuto's bat at 106 miles per hour. That's a little more than 155 feet per second, and Hughes' follow-through put him maybe 56 or 57 feet from where Realmuto made contact. In other words, Hughes had approximate...


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Ranking: Methods of Speeding Up Baseball

Posted by Jon Marthaler , 08 March 2017 · 1,091 views

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Ranking: Methods of Speeding Up Baseball 1. Pitch Clock
I used to be anti-pitch clock, like a lot of people. "Baseball doesn't have a clock!" I exclaimed, stupidly forgetting the day that I saw Freddy Garcia average (estimating here) fourteen hours between pitches. By the end of the third inning of the first pitch-clocked game I saw, I was a convert, and you will be too.

It moves the game alon...


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Twins Medical Staff Starting To Wonder About Peer Review Process At Yahoo! Answers

Posted by Jon Marthaler , 01 March 2017 · 1,001 views
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The Twins medical staff is under fire again for yet another misbegotten medical decision, and according to sources, some of the doctors on staff are starting to question the team's long-running practice of relying on Yahoo! Answers for medical advice.

"We've long been believers in Yahoo! Answers, which has been our go-to repository of cutting-edge medic...


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President Trump brands Baseball-Reference redesign "Enemy of the People"

Posted by Jon Marthaler , 27 February 2017 · 1,279 views
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In a late-night tweet, President Donald Trump branded the recent redesign of indispensable baseball statistics website baseball-reference.com "the enemy of the people."

Said Trump in a tweet, posted after midnight on February 26: "Baseball-reference redesign: Media elites keep changing things so that REAL fans can't find baseball facts to refute their F...


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Terry Ryan Getting Real Tired Of Putting On Derek Falvey Disguise Every Morning

Posted by Jon Marthaler , 24 February 2017 · 1,067 views

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According to sources, Twins general manager Terry Ryan is getting more and more tired of having to dress up as former Indians executive Derek Falvey every morning at spring training, and is considering other options. Ryan, 63, hatched the deception last year as the Twins slid to the worst season in franchise history, but reportedly is tired of the extra w...