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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:41 PM
The home town nine went into All Star break on a roll, having gone 9-2 on this home stand. The Twins going 9-2 was enough, that it made t...

Austin Hedges

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:03 PM
Is Hedges a possible solution to catcher? It will be Mejia’s job soon. Would one of the Rochester starters be a good match? How about Kep...

Article: Miguel Sano Promoted to Triple-A Rochester

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:59 PM
Miguel Sano’s time in Fort Myers is over and he is being promoted directly to Triple-A Rochester. Sano had left the Miracle to tend to so...

Twins, Brewers Talking Trades

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:42 PM
Got any favorites in Milwaukee's system?

Article: Dozier Hasn't Changed and Could Pay Big For...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:08 PM
The trade deadline is fast approaching, and with the Dodgers recent acquisition of Manny Machado, the best up-the-middle player on the ma...

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100 wins in 2018

Posted by PSzalapski , 04 November 2017 · 1,055 views
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What a year! 2016 2017 changeActual Wins 59 85 +26
Improving by 26 games is quite a feat. So how did the 2017 Twins get there? 2016 2017 changeActual Wins 59 85 +26Pythag Wins 66 83 +17Luck -7 +2 +9
Okay, so the actual improvement was more like 17 games. The "Luck" here is shorth...


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Rejiggering the 2014 Twins: the Lineup

Posted by PSzalapski , 03 September 2013 · 144 views

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In my last "Rejiggering" post, the Twins' starting rotation got an overhaul by adding a borderline ace and a mid-rotation reliever. This is the minimum the Twins must do to have even a shot at being competitive in 2014. If they don't improve their pitching, nothing else matters. Since that post, the Twins' pitching has gotten worse--Kyle Gibson has b...


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"Infield fly, if fair" sometimes isn't fair

Posted by PSzalapski , 25 July 2013 · 176 views

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When I first started as an umpire, the infield fly call gave me a bit of trouble. The first infield fly call I ever made was in error, as there were 2 outs. I never made that mistake again.

Subsequently, umpiring in teenage leagues, these fly balls that were catchable with "ordinary effort" often weren't caught regardless of effort. Instead of leading...


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Rejiggering the 2014 Twins: starting pitching

Posted by PSzalapski , 21 July 2013 · 105 views

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All along this year, I have been holding out hope that the 2014 Twins could compete to win their division. Although things look a bit dimmer now than at the beginning of the year, I'd like to think that's still true. I've been mulling over what needs to be done to make that happen.

I was at Target Field for Saturday's game against the Indians. My first...


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Zumaya is not the problem

Posted by PSzalapski , 26 February 2012 · 245 views

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I just read the news about Joel Zumaya. I suppose none of us should be surprised Zumaya could be injured. Some will use this as an opportunity to say that the twins should have signed more help for the bullpen. While that may be true, I think it ignores the bigger picture. The Twins need to improve their teaching staff as a whole and two thirds of the i...