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Who do you think is the Twins best/worst Free agent that...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:06 AM
Who do you guys think is the one who got away? Was a free agent and the Twins let them walk? No not Johan Santana as they traded him, I...

Feinsand: Twins Interested in Marwin Reunion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:06 AM
The Twins reportedly have expressed interest in re-signing free agent utilityman Marwin Gonzalez. MLB.com's Mark Feinsand shares the repo...

One less Grove to pick from...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:06 AM
Joe Musgrove to the Padres...who else   https://www.mlbtrade...e-musgrove.html   Feel free to rant, rave, bemoan, lament all th...

R.I.P. Hank Aaron

Other Baseball Today, 10:52 AM
Hank Aaron passed away this morning. He was 86 years old. Feels like we're losing MLB legends every week, unfortunately. 

Jake Odorizzi, What's going on w/ him?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:06 AM
Since the beginning there was a lot of FA talk surrounding Jake &thattherewas a lot of interest from various teams. Thought he'd be g...

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"Winning" the offseason

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 07 January 2021 · 1,491 views
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There have been several excellent "how would you spend $x?" articles written this off-season. There is some point in the winter when the ice breaks and teams start signing players; there are often several points at which these occur, and I've often wondered how that math gets done, realizing that one would be criticized for either moving too quickly (gros...


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Seeds of Truth

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 11 September 2020 · 2,528 views

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It is universal that you have to beat everyone to win the World Series. I get that. But is there a playoff seeding that might be more preferable than even one or two seeds higher? That is the question.

As it stands (games through September 10, roughly 15 games to go), the AL standings show:

Rays
A's
White Sox
Twins
Blue Jays
Astros
Indians
Yank...


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Bullpens, usage, options, and rosters

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 05 June 2019 · 1,162 views

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There has been a steady drumbeat in Twins Territory regarding upgrades to the bullpen. The purpose of this article is not to disagree with them, so much as it is to discuss reasons why delaying such a move is best for the club over a long season.

First, the facts: Twins have 5 pitchers on their existing 25-man roster who have options remaining. Berrio...


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Playing The Game: CBA and Competitive Balance

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 03 March 2019 · 1,566 views

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When players and owners put pen to paper on the last collective bargaining agreement, the hope seemed to be that a combination of revenue-sharing and a luxury tax would work in concert to allow all organizations to field competitive teams. The players went along with the traditional formula of underpaying minor leaguers, and locking up younger players...


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Deeper dig into pitching

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 18 December 2018 · 1,299 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...