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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:31 AM
The Twins held a Fan Forum for season ticket holders last week and made the audio available on their site. The entire forum lasted more t...

Article: Twins Add Gordon, Wade, Arraez To 40-Man Roster

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:53 AM
Tuesday night, the Twins announced that they have added infielders Nick Gordon and Luis Arraez and outfielder LaMonte Wade to their 40-ma...

Paul Goldschmit

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:02 AM
  Umm guys, this might be huge.

Article: Rundown: Target Field Security, Offseason Expect...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:55 AM
Target Field is undergoing yet another fairly major update this offseason, the focus being around Gate 34. Rochelle Olson of the Star Tri...

Article: REPORT: Twins, D-Backs Discussing Paul Goldschmi...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:55 AM
Joe Mauer’s retirement has left a big hole in the Twins infield. However, the team might be looking to make a big splash on the trade mar...

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45 Cold-Blooded Starts

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 14 August 2018 · 889 views

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Means 9 trips through the rotation for each starter, and got me to questioning what would be the best way to appropriate those starts from now - 117 games in - through the rest of the season.
The clear emphasis must be on 2019 and 2020 and what will best serve the club moving forward. That is not to say that you stop pitching Berrios, Odorizzi, or...


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Bux Drives The Bus

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 13 January 2016 · 1,388 views
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The more consideration I give to the 2016 lineup, the more convinced I am that it is falling on the shoulders (fairly or unfairly) of Byron Buxton. Let's look at the ways he impacts the lineup.

1. Lineup with Buxton leading off: Buxton, Dozier, Mauer, Sano, Plouffe, Park, Rosario, Murphy/Suzuki, Escobar.

Without Buxton leading off: Dozier, Mauer, Sano,...


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2016 Lineup construction challenge

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 23 October 2015 · 1,625 views
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How do we keep Trevor and Miguel in the lineup together? How do we find the right catcher? How do we shore up the bullpen? Should Torii Hunter have a role? Do we need another starter, or just swap out some that we have? Can we afford an ace? How do we do all this under a scenario that the F.O. might actually consider, from an economic perspective?...


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Hypothetical post-season

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 24 August 2015 · 1,321 views
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We have a rotation, today, of Santana, Gibson, Pelfrey, Milone, and Duffy. Let's say, theoretically, that we arrive at game 162 and need a game 163, or, better yet, a one-game playoff against the Yankees or Blue Jays (no other scenario seems very plausible right now, at least not one involving the Twins).

Santana could pitch a game 163, though I'm not c...


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40 Man Issues

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 20 July 2015 · 1,234 views

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As we approach the non-waiver trade deadline, many commenters have discussed the logjam that we are facing in the roster decisions that will need to be made this off-season.

While we search for potential catchers, relief pitchers, and other assorted pieces of the puzzle (both this year and next), it would help me greatly if someone could list the names o...