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Twins Roster Moves - 2021

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:37 AM
I recall last year we had a thread that tracked roster moves the Twins made throughout the 2020 season, and I'm like to have another thre...

Is Kirilloff going to get called up?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 AM
Now seems like the time, with a doubleheader, Garlick on the COVID list, Rooker injured, and Cave struggling. I don't know how the servic...

5 Takeaways from Sunday's Alternate Site Action in St...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:47 AM
The Twins are in an indefinite holding pattern as they deal with an outbreak of COVID-19, but at their alternate site, action continued t...

Video: Series at Oakland Recap

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:50 PM
If you have the stomach for some more discussion around this series at Oakland, here's about 10 minutes of stats, analysis and highlights...

A rant

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:52 PM
I've been on about this for two years now, but Baldelli really needs to get over the idea that his best players need a game off every wee...

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

Posted by mike8791 , 01 January 2019 · 2,016 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 · 1,179 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 · 1,164 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...


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Crushing or Flushing?

Posted by mike8791 , 16 December 2017 · 1,208 views

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The MLB meetings are officially over and many more questions remain than have been answered for most organizations. While the lack of activity, especially among the top player categories, has been surprising, there are some tentative conclusions that can be drawn about Falvine and their impact on the Twins. We recognize the jury is still out until the d...


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The New Management Team - How are they doing?

Posted by mike8791 , 14 November 2017 · 1,325 views

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The one year anniversary of the new Falvine Team has come and gone. We have a year's activity to judge this duo and like any new management there are some pluses and minuses, as follows:

PLUSES:

1. The Twins improved by 26 wins over 2016. In truth, even F&L's biggest supporters would be hard pressed to attribute this improvement to their actions...