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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:05 AM
Listened to Gleeman&Geek podcast. They agreed on Maeda, Berrios & Pineda as the 1st round rotation I'm fine with that. My questio...

Gardy announces retirement

Other Baseball Today, 10:47 AM
This is an AP article lifted from the StarTribune web site.DETROIT — Tigers manager Ron Gardenhire announced his immediate retirement bar...

It’s Time to Call Up Alex Kirilloff

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:22 AM
Catching up on the Twins news this weekend... Sucks to read about Rooker’s season ending injury, and Rosario’s elbow injury. Even before...

Retirement of O'Conner just the beginning

Other Baseball Today, 10:34 AM
For those who missed the news today, Pat O'Conner, the President and CEO of Minor League Baseball, announced his retirement. He had been...

Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2020

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:02 AM
I said in the 2019 thread that I would start this forum thread...    Let's start populating it. How many former Twins are on ro...

The Long View


The Twins' Awful, Unrepeatable 2nd Half

Posted by James Richter , 13 November 2014 · 2,203 views
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The Twins' Awful, Unrepeatable 2nd Half At the All-Star break, the Twins were in decent shape, just 6 games under .500 and on pace to finish with a win total in the mid-70s that would have demonstrated clear progress in their rebuilding efforts. But they faltered out of the gate in the 2nd half, dropping 9 of 13 to finish July (the first 10 of which were at home). Now 11 under .500 and 11 game...


Give me an average starter

Posted by James Richter , 04 June 2012 · 450 views

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How many Twins starting pitchers do you have confidence in? For me, the list begins and ends with Scott Diamond. How sad is that?

Check this out: Through Sunday's games, the average AL starter gives his team just under 6 IP/GS with a 4.33 ERA. The Twins have gotten just 5 1/3 IP/GS with a 6.18 ERA. With league average starting pitching, the Twins would...


Think the Twins suck? You shoulda seen ‘em in 2006!

Posted by James Richter , 05 May 2012 · 914 views

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Through 25 games:





It's the Pitching. But, C'mon...

Posted by James Richter , 01 May 2012 · 467 views

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In my last post , I investigated whether the offense was really as bad as it has looked so far. I discovered that, since the Home Opener, the Twins have been swinging the bats well enough to average about 5 runs/game. They have been held back by an extremely low BA with RISP and high rate of HIDP, each of which is likely to revert to the mean over a large...


It's Not the Offense

Posted by James Richter , 29 April 2012 · 491 views

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If I’d told you before the season started that, 20 games in, Denard Span would have a .386 OBP, Joe Mauer would be hitting .329 and Justin Morneau would have an IsoP of .236, plus newcomer Josh Willingham would have a 1.114 OPS, what would you have expected the Twins’ record to be? Better than 5-15, I hope. There are a lot of reasons why it is that poor,...


Joe Mays, Francisco Liriano and Ricky Bobby

Posted by James Richter , 18 April 2012 · 471 views

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On April 16th, 2000 , I went to the Dome to see the Twins take on the Orioles. Joe Mays vs. Sidney Ponson - what an auspicious pitching matchup that was! Mays took the mound and proceeded to lose the game with dizzying speed. Homer, single, double, 2-run single, groundout, 2-run homer. 6 batters and 20 pitches into the game, he’d allowed 5 ER on 5 H.



Baseline: How bad are the 2012 Twins?

Posted by James Richter , 25 February 2012 · 468 views

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It's easy to be down on the Twins' prospects for this year. 2011 was in many ways their worst season ever, and the offseason moves by Terry Ryan didn't do much more than maintain the talent level they started with last April. So we must be headed for another dreadful season, right? Not so fast.

The Twins allowed 804 runs last year. Their pitching staff...


What to expect in 2012

Posted by James Richter , 23 February 2012 · 387 views

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Where's my post?