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Article: Twins Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Martin Perez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:13 PM
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Twins have come to an agreement with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez...

Article: Patrick Mahomes Career Retrospective

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:31 PM
Patrick Mahomes II will take the field in the AFC Championship Game this weekend. He will try and end the Patriots dynasty, while trying...

Martin Perez, our new 5th starter option.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:39 PM
According to mlbtraderumors.com. we just signed Martin Perez. He used to play for the Rangers and is a lefty starter.

Article: Reviewing the Remaining Free Agent Relievers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:41 AM
Twins fans became apoplectic on Friday evening when Cody Allen, coming off a horrendous 2018, signed a one-year pact with the Angels. All...

Non-Twins Off-season news, tidbits and transactions

Other Baseball Today, 12:04 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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Deeper dig into pitching

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 18 December 2018 · 516 views

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There was an effort to discuss this topic awhile ago, but I thought I would pick it up again now that the rumors and suggestions are increasing about what to do with the existing pitching staff, both starters and relievers.

I'm not someone who lives and breathes Baseball Reference, but I think a strong statistical analysis is the best route to take in co...


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45 Cold-Blooded Starts

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 14 August 2018 · 954 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 · 1,433 views
byron buxton, trevor plouffe
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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 · 1,673 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 · 1,362 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...