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Article: Heels of Change: Focus on Biomechanics Leads Twi...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:41 AM
Ask any Twins pitcher what they are working on this spring and you will get a similar answer: Almost all of them are concentrating on dri...

Article: Report From The Fort: Cruz Control

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:35 AM
FT. MYERS, FL – During the offseason, the Minnesota Twins signed perhaps the best power hitter in baseball. Not only that, but one of the...

Incredibly silly debate with my wife

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:10 AM
Please help me settle an argument/debate with my wife regarding something in the Delta 360 club (formerly Legends Club). Please see attac...

POLL: 2019 Sire of Fort Myers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:46 AM
Grapefruit League play is officially over. The Twins have two more games scheduled prior to Opening Day, but they're against the Triple-A...

Article: Central Intelligence: Clawless Tigers

Other Baseball Today, 01:05 AM
Ron Gardenhire was stepping into a tough spot when he took the managerial position in Detroit. Beyond Miguel Cabrera, the line-up is full...

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Playing The Game: CBA and Competitive Balance

Posted by South Dakota Tom , 03 March 2019 · 488 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 · 612 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 · 1,026 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 · 1,477 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 · 1,715 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?...