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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:49 AM
Good morning Twin fans! The Twins go for the sweep against Cleveland this afternoon. The Twins swept a day-night doubleheader to take a 5...

Front Page: Suspension Shouldn’t Factor into Potential Pi...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:44 AM
Michael Pineda's current contract with the Twins will end with him under suspension. So his comeback season was tainted and this is the e...

Front Page: Is It Time for a New Bullpen Paradigm?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:43 AM
As the season winds down there has been some talk about Taylor Roger’s ineffectiveness when pitching in back to back games. A quick glanc...

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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:37 AM
That nice 6.5 game lead is down to 4 and the Twins face good pitching in their next four scheduled games. I do believe it is very possibl...

Front Page: Will Minnesota Get Raided This Off-Season?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:14 AM
It can’t be argued that Minnesota is having one of their best seasons in the Target Field era. Rocco Baldelli and his coaching staff have...

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

Posted by mike8791 , 01 January 2019 · 1,630 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 · 904 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 · 875 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 · 906 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 · 980 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...