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Article: BOS 9, MIN 2: There Go Those Shiny Pitching Stats

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:54 PM
Entering this game, the Twins hadn’t given up more than six runs all month and the pitching staff had a 3.17 ERA, good for sixth-best in...

Article: The Gib is Up, Kyle Is For Real

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:49 PM
There’s no need to remind you of what Kyle Gibson was, we’re all aware. Early on in the 2017 season, the former first round pick looked l...

Article: Twins Daily Roundtable: Fixing the Offense

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:36 PM
Twins Daily Roundtable is a weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond i...

Article: Is Paul Molitor the Right Man to Lead the Twins?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:36 PM
Shortly after they hired Paul Molitor as manager in November of 2014, the Twins invited me to Target Field for a one-on-one interview wit...

Game Thread: Twins vs Red Sox 12:10pm cdt 6/21/2018 ad

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:43 PM
1. Summer! No kiddin'! It is the Solstice (well ÷/- a day as i'm too lazy to look it up) To celebrate it, you are expected to add things...

Peanuts from Heaven


The Cure for the Twins Offense

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 23 June 2015 · 1,147 views
prove me wrong, offense and 1 more...
Community Blog Post
Though the Twins' offense has struggled to generate many runs in the month of June, their tremendous success in May and the method of their outburst against the White Sox yesterday reminds us all of what has worked for the team all year: Hit Clusters.

Now, the Twins, along with local business partners in the breakfast cereal industry are out to share the...


Torii Hunter Teaches the Little Things

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 13 June 2015 · 1,515 views
torii hunter, prospects and 1 more...
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There's been a lot of cyber ink spilled over the ejection, tirade and now suspension of Torii Hunter for arguing balls and strikes on Wednesday. Rather than debate the justifications for it, or weigh in on the great "inspiration"/"childishness" debate, we'd like to imagine how this little event will affect future Twins franchises.
We take you now to a ta...


Cliff Notes for 2015: May

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 09 June 2015 · 1,121 views
ricky nolasco, torii hunter and 1 more...
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Like my very own students, I'm slow in posting, but by god, I will always deliver these cliff notes...unless I go crazy grading student papers first.
Chapter 2: "May"

Plot Summary:

Just as Twins fans prepared themselves to see the silver lining at the end of April reform into a thunderhead of injuries, incompetence and ineffectiveness, something happ...


Adopt a Prospect: An Interest "Spike"

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 08 June 2015 · 1,792 views
jt chargois, chattanooga lookouts and 2 more...
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Once a month we check in on our adopted prospect, JT Chargois, bring him soup, pat him on the back, whisper sweet nothings about his rapidly improving performances to Terry Ryan in the hopes that he becomes a pitcher ready to make meaningful contributions to the Twins in the near future. As today's the draft, and since we first found a fondness for "Spike...


Cereal and Statistics

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 19 May 2015 · 1,510 views
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I tend to spend my mornings with four things: a bowl of cereal, a cup of tea at hand, my MLB At Bat app and a folded over copy of The Economist magazine.

As I gorge on both carbs and information, I'm happy to know that the Twins have room to grow and that seemingly every night someone out does themselves (even if someone else does worse). But I'm also h...


Adopt a Prospect: A Long Road

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 10 May 2015 · 782 views
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When last we checked in on JT Chargois he was starting a long and vital season on his road to recovery and professional debut. Working back from injury is never easy, as Chargois found out to his detriment on his second outing.

After 23 pitches against the Tampa Yankees on April 13th, Chargois h...


Cliff Notes for 2015: April

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 05 May 2015 · 1,551 views
cliff notes, april and 2 more...
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In an effort to get back in the swing of writing about the Twins consistently, I'm going back to an old well: Cliff-Notes. After all, I end up checking the cliff notes of everything book I teach for plagiarism, I figure this is just getting ahead of the curve. (For the start on cliff-notes I made before September crushed my baseball loving soul click here...


Adopt a Prospect: Meet JT "SPIKE" Chargois

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 12 April 2015 · 1,212 views
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Three years ago, we Peanuts adopted a prospect . A delightful prospect we thought could grow into an intimidating reliever...or at least his beard could . A guy we cared for, and supported through thick and (more frequently ) thin, until finally, we waved good bye as he ran joyfully through a field upstate, where all the released prospects go when they're...


Words and Numbers

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 02 April 2015 · 850 views
fan base, statistics, scouting
Community Blog Post
Anyone who seeks out more writing about the Minnesota Twins, clearly cares about the team. They have opinions aplenty about the best direction the franchise could take. They think about it, they weigh pros and cons, and they argue with passion when they feel like they are right.

In that regard, there's very little that separates blog readers from the Twi...


Terry Ryan's Secret Ad

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 31 March 2015 · 1,251 views
terry ryan, roster, trades and 1 more...
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Many of you may be looking at the Twins roster for opening day and wondering: "where the hell are the prospects?"

Sure, we've been told again and again that we're about to get a huge influx of talent. And sure, we've been told that the children are our future. But the young players coming north: Danny Santana, Kennys Vargas, Oswaldo Arcia, Kyle Gibson......