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Article: It’s Time to End the Tyler Kinley Experiment

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:18 PM
There were some eyebrows raised last December when the Twins left Nick Burdi and Luke Bard exposed to the Rule 5 Draft so they could sele...

Ex-Twins in the Box Scores

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:40 PM
Baseball games are being played again! I know it's only spring training, but I'm a box score junkie and once again I can get my daily fix...

Game Thread: Twins vs. Yankees, 4/25/18 @ 5:35pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:27 PM
I don't hate the Yankees. I don't hate the Yankees. I don't hate the Yankees.   You heard right: I don't hate the Yankees. In...

Article: NYY 7, MIN 4: Lance Lynn Is a Dumpster Fire Righ...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:08 PM
The Twins got up 2-0 in the top of the first inning thanks to a Miguel Sano homer, but Lance Lynn had a rotten start, giving up six runs...

Article: Is it Time for a Roster Reshuffle?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:01 PM
Minnesota has hit a little bit of a slump. After being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees made quick work of the Twins on...

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

Posted by VeryWellThen , 25 July 2017 · 806 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.
New...


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Minnie's Haberdashery -- A Very Tarantino Season at Target Field

Posted by VeryWellThen , 12 May 2016 · 507 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 · 1,359 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 · 449 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 · 411 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 · 299 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 · 137 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 · 327 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 · 280 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 · 304 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 (...