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Max Kepler: Trade or Keep?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:01 PM
Kepler was a popular trade piece in our hypothetical offers to acquire better talent over the last year or so. People in the industry lik...

Article: MIN 8, DET 2: Gonsalves Stymies Tigers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:24 PM
Stephen Gonsalves pitched the best game of his young major league career Wednesday afternoon, holding the Tigers scoreless over six one-h...

Done with the wrong! What has the FO done right? And...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:57 PM
I'm sorry, but I've tried to read each and every single 12 page post about everything done wrong with the Twins FO thus far. And I've jus...

Article: Twins Daily Roundtable: Biggest Off-Season Need

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:54 PM
Twins Daily Roundtable is a weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond i...

Each MLB team's best rookie in 2018

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:55 PM
I see no less than 3 former Twin farmhands listed as top rookies (perhaps there are more) in 2018 - Niko Goodrum, Daniel Palka, and Derec...

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45 Cold-Blooded Starts

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 14 August 2018 · 775 views

Community Blog Post
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 · 1,346 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 · 1,590 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 · 1,279 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 · 1,193 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...