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Front Page: Offseason Blueprint: Generics Over Brand Names

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:37 AM
On a shelf sit two bottles of dishwasher gel. One is a brand name you’re familiar with, the other a generic. You start reaching for the b...

Front Page: Left Side, Strong Side: The Bar Has Been Raised

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:56 PM
The Minnesota Twins have had some pretty notable players take the field for them since the turn of the century. Joe Mauer, Torii Hunter,...

Front Page: Who Could the Twins Trade this Offseason?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:56 PM
While we debate Eddie Rosario's trade value, he's far from the only asset the Twins might dangle in front of other teams. The Twins have...

Twins top 30 by Prospects Live

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:00 PM
Produced by yours truly. https://www.prospect...op-30-prospects The back end of the system is really quite interesting, and I’m finding t...

Sign Yasmani Grandal, be open to trading Nelson Cruz if M...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:40 PM
Mitch Garver had a tremendous home run rate in 2019. If he is anything close in 2020 to the hitter he was in 2019, the Twins' have a spec...

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Players Make Plays

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco , 06 May 2019 · 913 views
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It’s April 16, 2018. The Twins own a 7-4 record. The front office has added free agents at several key positions to complement an 85-win team from the previous year that earned its first post-season berth in seven years.

It's April 16, and despite a string of postponements due to an early spring snowstorm, the team is playing well, and flying to Puerto R...


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Offense v. Defense thought experiment

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco , 09 September 2018 · 1,169 views

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I posted this idea in a discussion thread, but I do think it fits better in the blog section or in its own thread, but chose blog. I will leave the scenario as I posted it in the other thread.

Anyway, in light of a recent debate on the value of defense, I came up with a problem. It would be interesting to run a simulation on this or hear what inputs othe...


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On acquiring Yu Darvish or Gerrit Cole

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco , 06 January 2018 · 2,937 views
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On Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB wrote that the Minnesota Twins are still more likely to upgrade their pitching rotation for 2018 through free agency than by trade.

And on Tuesday, MLB Trade Rumors reported off of a 1500 ESPN tweet that pitchers’ agents were getting the sense that the Twins (i.e., Derek Falvey and Thad Levine) were putting off talks un...


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Ervin Santana and his second compete game shutout

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco , 23 May 2017 · 1,611 views
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Ervin Santana is on top of his game.

Earlier this evening, Santana blanked the Baltimore Orioles in a complete game win. It's his second complete game shutout on the season. Santana allowed just two hits, two walks, no runs, and no baserunners after the fifth inning.

Santana owns a 7-2 record with a 1.80 ERA in ten starts. In 70.0 innings, he has allow...


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Four things I am watching this week

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco , 24 April 2017 · 1,400 views
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The Twins sit at 8-10 through their first 18 games.

The Twins are in a much better spot than last season, but considering that opening series sweep against Kansas City, the Twins have been heading in the wrong direction recently.

The Twins begin a six game road trip in Texas tonight. I want to get my hasty thoughts down for the upcoming week.

There's n...