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Who's a more valuable trade asset, Buxton or Kepler?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:50 AM
At the deadline, it was reported that the Mets asked for Byron Buxton (plus more players) for Noah Syndergaard. With the Twins are least...

Front Page: A Relief Ace Rotation, Part 2: What Does A Re...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:40 AM
Yesterday, we looked at some of the Twins’ best relievers’ struggles with zero days rest. Is it time to consider scheduling the Twins' ac...

Front Page: Can the Twins Become the New Astros? Part 2

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:40 AM
After looking into the similarities in the use of analytics, technology, and communication in both the Twins and Astros organizations in...

Front Page: The Defensive Future of Royce Lewis

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 AM
Royce Lewis has been lighting up the Arizona Fall League with a 1.066 OPS which ranks second in the league. He helped the East to win the...

Yankees Post-season FAILURES

Other Baseball Today, 08:27 AM
This has been rehashed time and time again so I won't get into the Twins failures against the Yankees. Instead, this is about the Yankees...

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The Case for the Joe Mauer Contract

Posted by Tom Schreier , 12 October 2015 · 1,087 views
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I wanted to stay in a Twins uniform, and I want to win. And we’re definitely headed in the right direction.
— Joe Mauer after signing an eight-year, $184 million contract in 2010

All of the vitriol aimed at Joe Mauer right now would have been directed, ten-fold, at Twins management if they had not retained him in 2010. Minnesota had just opened a new pu...


Winning Season Raises Expectations for Inexperienced, Inconsistent Minnesota Twins

Posted by Tom Schreier , 08 October 2015 · 1,006 views
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I’m coming here to win. I think that it’s very important to lay that out there, right from the start. Things can change in this game very dramatically at this level.
— Paul Molitor at the press conference in November, announcing his hiring as Twins manager

It might have sounded corny last winter when I talked about 70-92 and the fine line of being able...


Minnesota Twins Patience with Prospects Frustrating, but Effective

Posted by Tom Schreier , 18 August 2015 · 2,330 views
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I understand the frustration, and the patience that needs to be shown, but it's the way [it works].
-- Twins GM Terry Ryan on being patient with prospects, 8/14/15
All Minnesota Twins fans wanted on Friday night was Jose Orlando Berrios to make his first major league start. The 21-year-old pitcher was rated the 36th best prospect in all of baseball by Ba...


Can the Minnesota Twins Season be Considered a Success if They Don’t Make the Playoffs?

Posted by Tom Schreier , 11 August 2015 · 2,415 views
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I’m trying to be realistic. Our expectations in that clubhouse should be to make the postseason.
— Twins GM Terry Ryan, 11/4/14
The Minnesota Twins set the tone shortly after hiring Paul Molitor as Ron Gardenhire’s successor. Molitor came out and said that he wanted to win immediately, general manager Terry Ryan said that he expected the team to make the...


Maturity, Experience are Behind Aaron Hicks Reaching His Potential

Posted by Tom Schreier , 15 July 2015 · 1,545 views
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Aaron Hicks is only 25. Entering the All-Star Break he has yet to have his 700th plate appearance, and he’s played in just over 180 games. And yet, he’s already dropped switch-hitting for a brief time period, has been called out by former manager Ron Gardenhire and assistant general manager Rob Antony for showing up to the ballpark and not knowing who the...