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Game Thread: Twins @ Angels, 5/21/19, 9:07 CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:59 PM
I love these west coast games as a night owl. It gives me something to do while I lay in bed, but having no intentions of sleeping. It is...

FSN Replays

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:51 PM
I am too old to stay up for the end of these West Coast games so I figured I'd catch the final half of the replay.   Due to time con...

Article: Episode 427: Next Man Up

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver getting hurt, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo taking their place, calling up Lu...

CRON! Just a little appreciation thrown his way.

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Going to fully admit I knew very little about C.J. before the Twins signed him. I did what a lot of us did, look up his career numbers an...

Official: Addison Reed DFAd

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
No surprise, but veteran reliever Addison Reed was Designated for Assignment to make room for Austin Adams.   Reed had begun his reh...

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Earth to Falvey: The Window is Wide Open

Posted by mike8791 , 03 May 2019 · 1,294 views

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Most of us gnashed our teeth this past offseason when we heard the new team's philosophy that there is no reason to go all in until "the window is open". I say gnashed out teeth because many of us asked the question: how do you open the window wider without adding significant outside talent?

But Falvine stubbornly held the course by passing on virtually...


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Grading the Offseason

Posted by mike8791 , 23 February 2019 · 823 views

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Now that Marwin is on board, thought it would be a good idea to review the Twins' grade for the 18/19 offseason. Prior to this latest move, I would have given the FO a solid C for their efforts to date. A very positive step was taken by the Cruz signing, estimably their biggest FA signing of the winter. Finally, the team has a bona fide DH. When is th...


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How Do You Spell R-E-L-I-E-F?

Posted by mike8791 , 01 January 2019 · 1,210 views

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So now that the home town nine have apparently filled their glaring lineup holes, our thoughts (and hopefully Flavines') should be turning to the 2019 bullpen. Let's examine the team's options:

1. Stand pat and hope there are enough internal options to build a reasonably effective pen. This is not as far fetched as one might think, given the performan...


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A Tale of Two Cities

Posted by mike8791 , 31 August 2018 · 761 views

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Sorry Dickens' fans, this is about the Twins, the Cubs and White Sox. As a lifetime Senators/Twins fan and a longtime resident of Chicago, I've followed all three franchises quite closely - thru thick and thin. Don't worry, we're not going all the way back to 1961 - just wanted to review all three team's recent "rebuilds" and see what lessons we might d...


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Pretenders or Contenders?

Posted by mike8791 , 28 August 2018 · 783 views

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Thought I might add my two cents as to what is needed in the offseason to vault the Twins into playoff contention. It should be clear by now that there are simply too many holes on this current group to seriously believe they would be strong contenders next year without significant additions(we'll leave the Manager position to others for now).

Here are...