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DaveW: Dodgers trade for Dozier to be completed within th...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:42 PM
Have a source within one of the two teams listed above. I was just texted that the deal is all but done, just a couple questions on the 4...

Why no chatter on Ervin Santana?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:32 PM
Is anyone else baffled by the fact that Ervin Santana's name never came up once this week in trade rumors?   Lets look at the reason...

Article: A Tale Of Two Catchers

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:32 PM
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.Granted, it probably wasn't anywhere near the "worst of times" for Stuart Turner and...

Sale to the Red Sox

Other Baseball Today, 06:06 PM
While this could be discussed in today's Winter Meetings thread, I think that the Chris Sale trade warrants its own thread.   Chris...

Eaton to the Nationals for Giolito and more

Other Baseball Today, 06:11 PM
Again, I encourage people to discuss transactions and rumors and such in the daily Winter Meetings thread, but this one is so crazy, I'm...

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My 2016 offseason plan

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 10 October 2016 · 687 views

103. That's truly a terrible number, and it's been some time since the Twins have been able to earn the top pick overall. This season was an abomination, especially given the high hopes that Twins fans had coming in. There's no need to really go over what went wrong.There's a number of things, but pitching most definitely tops the list. It finished second...


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2016 Top 30 Minnesota Prospects

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 06 June 2016 · 1,129 views

It has been an ugly year in Minnesota so far, as this team is in the race for the number one overall pick next season, and unfortunately they seem to be doing everything possible to bungle it up. The DFA of Arcia has really kind of irked me as he's the type of young talent I would think this team would be wanting to grow with, and to be honest this is pro...


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2015 Top 30 prospects

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 24 May 2015 · 1,025 views

I like doing prospect lists sometime after the draft and after some rookie ball has been played. In part because it's a bit of a slow time of the year in the minor league forums and in the last few years, it's been relatively slow in the major league forums. This is a link to my top 25 from last season . Most of these guys are still in the system, and tha...


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2014/15 Offseason Plans

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 26 September 2014 · 882 views

Now that the season has wound down and the Twins have finished their fourth consecutive 90 loss season, it's time to start looking at a plan for 2015. While the 2014 season did not look so great in the record book, there were some very nice building blocks for the team. For one, the offense did quite well. This is especially noteworthy given that at the b...


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Top 25 Minnesota Twins Prospects 2014

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 07 August 2014 · 2,653 views

Last year, I decided to put together a top 20 list that became a top 21 list (b/c I forgot to include Kepler) towards the end of the season in large part b/c the product on the field was pretty bad and b/c I wanted something to talk about. It seems like it could be a fairly fun tradition to maintain, so I'm doing it again this year. I've expanded it out...


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Offseason plan for 2014

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 29 September 2013 · 172 views

A lot of ink has been spilled on the abomination of a season that encompassed the Twins 2013 year, and there are certainly differences of opinions as to what should happen next. Looking at the season in the rear view mirror, there were some good things to come from it. The most notable was the emergence of Brian Dozier at 2nd. Behind that was a pen tha...


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A return to the 2013 FA pitching market half way through the season.

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 21 July 2013 · 209 views

In light of John's recent suggestion , I went ahead and compiled the results of the 2013 free agent pitching market. I excluded pitchers that ended up as relievers, and I excluded pitchers such as baseballs version of Gandolf the Gray (Jamie Moyer) who did not sign.

The results were surprisingly better than I thought they'd be, but I'm not so certain...


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My offseason plan

Posted by diehardtwinsfan , 02 November 2012 · 267 views

It's no secret as to where the Twins struggled last season. Starting pitching was by far the worst, but the Twins were left lacking up the middle as well as in the pen. The good news is that from a hitting standpoint, the Twins look fairly set going forward. Rochester's OF should consist of 3 decent prospects in Arcia, Hicks, and Benson (though Benson'...