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A way, way too early look at the 2019 rotation. And yet...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:36 AM
This is stupid! Its way, way too early! And we will have months ahead of us to discuss the 2019 season. And yet, between a disappointing...

Article: Twins Daily Roundtable: Closing Time

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:09 AM
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...

Dozier v Forsythe

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:09 AM
Never thought this would be necessary, but I'm going to post periodic updates comparing the two the rest of the year. Forsythe doesn't ha...

Article: What To Do With Byron Buxton?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:41 PM
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins activated Byron Buxton from his fourth separate stint on the disabled list this season. It's been a night...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/15): Pitching Paves...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:21 PM
On the day that Lewis Thorpe was promoted to Triple-A, both he and Brusdar Graterol turned in outstanding efforts. From the batter’s box,...

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We Didn’t Start (Tony) Fiore: A Billy Joel Ode to the 2002 Twins

Posted by VeryWellThen , 25 July 2017 · 908 views
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We Didn’t Start (Tony) Fiore: An Ode to the 2002 Twins
Inspired by Billy Joel’s concert at Target Field on July 28th.

Tom Kelly retires. Terry Ryan rehires.
Carl Pohlad conspires with Commissioner Bud.
Contraction. Legal Action. Metrodome gets an injunction.
Forty year old franchise. Saved by a judge.

A decade since ’91. Losing in near every one.
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Minnie's Haberdashery -- A Very Tarantino Season at Target Field

Posted by VeryWellThen , 12 May 2016 · 587 views

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You know who I blame for this complete mess of a season that is the 2016 Twins?

Quentin Tarantino.

This winter, I sat down in a movie theater to watch the gory glory of Tarantino's Hateful Eight in all its 70 mm Ultra Panavision splendor. Tarantino set his most recent carnage-piece in an isolated stagecoach lodge called Minnie's Haberdashery.

"Minnie...


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If I Owned the Twins: Manager Jonah Hill, Cloned Joe Mauer, Replacements In the Outfield and Other Unasked For Opinions

Posted by VeryWellThen , 06 October 2014 · 1,393 views
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It’s that time of the year when everyone offers up their opinions on how they’d improve the Twins if they owned the team. Just like everyone else (including George Steinbrenner in real life), I’m going to ignore that the role of owner is distinct from the roles general manager and manager.
Here is goes. If I owned the Twins…
If I owned the Twins I w...


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2013 Twins Lineup Challenge

Posted by VeryWellThen , 24 March 2013 · 480 views

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Opening Day lineups are fun. But the real definition of a team is the composite lineup throughout the season.

Were the 2006 Twins defined more by opening day starter Tony Batista or the meteoric rise and fall of young Francisco Liriano?

IN 1984, the year Kirby Puckett established himself in centerfield for the Twins, the opening day center fielder w...


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The 2013 Twins Lineup Challenge

Posted by VeryWellThen , 13 March 2013 · 439 views

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Over at my blog VeryWellThen.Com I am hosting a contest -- a challenge -- for you to pick the predominant Twins lineup of 2013. By "predominant", I mean "what BaseballReference.Com will show at season end for the Twins."




Baseball Reference fills in the predominant lineup of the team -- generally, whoever plays the most at any position gets that sl...


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Brian Harper’s Index — 2012 Minnesota Twins by the Numbers

Posted by VeryWellThen , 15 October 2012 · 340 views

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[Originally posted at VeryWellThen.Com]

Harper’s magazine begins each issue with a list of number-oriented factoids called Harper’s Index. Below is VeryWellThen.Com’s third annual series of number-oriented factoids about the Twins baseball season. Here on the Twin-ternet, such a list has to be called “Brian Harper’s Index.”



The sing...


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Revere in Third Place for Batting Title

Posted by VeryWellThen , 06 August 2012 · 153 views

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[Originally posted at VeryWellThen.Com]

Ben Revere does not yet qualify for the Batting Title. His 4 for 5 evening against Cleveland sent his batting average up to .331 – which would be good enough for second place in the American League. Except that to qualify for the leader board, he needs 3.1 plate appearances for every game his team has played....


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2012 (Bobby) Darwin Award — for Best Start to Twins Season

Posted by VeryWellThen , 15 April 2012 · 369 views

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The 2012 Twins: Don’t Get to Know ‘Em, They Might Not Be Around Long

Posted by VeryWellThen , 06 April 2012 · 327 views

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Let’s cheer for the Minnesota Twins today. Because these Minnesota Twins – the 2012 Minnesota Twins – might not be around tomorrow.

I just took a look at the Opening Day lineup and I’m struck by how few players I see — at least in the starting lineup — as a reliable part of the Twins future. The same thing goes for the projected starting rotation (m...


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The 2012 Twins: Don’t Get to Know ‘Em, They Might Not Be Around Long

Posted by VeryWellThen , 05 April 2012 · 368 views

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Let’s cheer for the Minnesota Twins today. Because these Minnesota Twins – the 2012 Minnesota Twins – might not be around tomorrow.

I just took a look at the Opening Day lineup and I’m struck by how few players I see — at least in the starting lineup — as a reliable part of the Twins future. The same thing goes for the projected starting rotation (...