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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:56 PM
10:05 PM ET Liam Hendriks... "Now there's a name i haven't heard in a long time." I'm tempted to just quote Star Wars ad nauseum, but i...

Article: 5 Things the Twins Absolutely Must Accomplish Th...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:53 PM
A little over one week remains in the 2018 campaign. I think we're all about ready to move on and forget about this one. So let's look ah...

Max Kepler: Trade or Keep?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:56 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...

Week 3: Vikings vs. Bills

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 06:56 PM
The Bills are a horrible, horrible football team. I'm not worried one bit about their odds of winning. A successful game to me looks like...

Article: Across the Meadow: The Buxton Saga

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:34 PM
John and Jeremy cover every angle of the Twins decision to not bring Byron Buxton up in September. At a minimum, it's a curious decision....

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Twins Games Don't Just SEEM Long...

Posted by Teflon , 01 June 2018 · 443 views

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...at an average of 3 hours and 16 minutes, they ARE long.

The average Twins game wraps up in a not-so-brisk brisk 3 hours and 16 minutes – the longest average game time in the MLB this year. A length of time in which you could individually microwave 245 corn dogs or complete the Bosto...


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Twins Player Development is Very, Very Bad.

Posted by Teflon , 20 May 2016 · 1,269 views

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The disappointing performance of the Twins prospects made me curious to see how the Twins compared with other teams in bringing good players to the majors. The quickest way to do this comparison was to look at the number of players receiving votes for...


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Great Seasons You May Have Forgotten – Luis Tiant, 1968

Posted by Teflon , 27 January 2016 · 2,017 views

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1968 was a pinnacle of pitching in the Major Leagues. Denny McLain won 31 games for the Tigers and Bob Gibson compiled a legendary 1.12 ERA for the Cardinals while throwing 13 shutouts. Easy to miss when browsing through the performances from that year was a Cleveland pitcher...


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The MLB's Youth Movement

Posted by Teflon , 24 December 2015 · 760 views
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In 1971, the average age of MLB non-DH starting position players was 28.9. This began rising steadily year-by-year to a peak of 30.1 years of age in 1996. One could assume this was due largely to players’ careers being extended artificially by PEDs – or one could possibly assume teams were selecting older players in the amateur draft or perhaps being more...


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Great Seasons You May Have Forgotten – 19 year-old Wally Bunker

Posted by Teflon , 08 May 2015 · 3,298 views
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After making his debut as an 18 year-old for the Baltimore Orioles in the final game of 1963, right-handed pitcher Wally Bunker earned a spot in the Orioles starting rotation in May of 1964 and pitched a 1-hitter in his first start of the season. The teenager from San Bruno, California surrendered no...


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Steinbach in '96. How Do You Explain It?

Posted by Teflon , 22 October 2014 · 1,686 views

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I was watching the excellent ESPN 30-for-30 feature on the Earthquake Series of 1989 and in recalling various players on that Oakland A’s team, was again struck by how far off the charts Terry Steinbach’s 1996 was from any other season in his career at the advanced-for-baseball age of 34. Steinbach slugged 35 homeruns that season after never hitting more...


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Silver and Gold Together

Posted by Teflon , 26 August 2014 · 521 views

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It’s an honor when an MLB player is recognized as the best offensive or defensive player at his position by his league but it’s an even greater honor when he’s recognized as both. Greater, but not all that rare, it seems. Since the Silver Slugger award originated in 1980, the two awards have been given simultaneously to players a total of 172 times or ab...


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All-Star Selection Bias by Team, Top 10 Overachieving/Underachieving Managers

Posted by Teflon , 22 August 2014 · 729 views

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On a previous lunch hour, between bites of an All-P sandwich* I was wondering if there was a useable correlation between the number of All-Stars teams have and an expected number of wins. I thought if a team had a lot of all-stars and lower-than expected the wins, it might suggest a lackluster managing job. Higher than average wins per all-star, good man...


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How to get into the Hall of Fame as a manager

Posted by Teflon , 14 August 2014 · 933 views

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While the criteria for players being voted into the Hall of Fame is often subject of debate, the accomplishments required for managers is much more consistent.

Every MLB manager that accomplished any of the following conditions has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame:

1. Win at least 2000 games . (most wins and not in –Gene Mauch 1902; most wins among...


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Projecting the Twins Starting Pitching Upgrade in 2014

Posted by Teflon , 13 February 2014 · 270 views

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