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Article: Spring Training Update: Waiting For The Big Story

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:14 AM
We’re still waiting on the Twins big story of the week even as a smaller story played out.The Twins introduced Erick Aybar to the press t...

Article: Arms Race: Will the Twins Front Office Regret Lo...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:45 AM
In echoing the thoughts of others throughout the winter, it’s extremely difficult to be disappointed as a Twins fan this off-season. The...

Article: Lance Lynn to the Twins?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
After coming up short in their quest to sign Yu Darvish, the Twins were forced to turn their focus toward other pitchers on the free agen...

Not a Gamethread: Romero K's 3

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:08 AM
Thought I'd check in on the  game.  https://www.mlb.com/...ore,game=533803   Meija threw two scoreless, and then Romero ca...

Article: Twins To Sign Erick Aybar

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:58 AM
LaVelle E Neal from the Star Tribune is reporting that the Twins will sign shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor league contract. The veteran...

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Twins Pitching Trends and My Brooks Baseball Bookmark

Posted by nicksaviking , 10 April 2017 · 973 views

Community Blog Post
Just for fun because these are all small sample sizes here and they could do a complete 180 after one more appearance, but some interesting and largely encouraging things I noticed with Brooks Baseball pitch tracking.
Phil Hughes:
I wanted him out of the rotation all off season because his off-speed and breaking stuff vari...


So You Want to Make a Deal

Posted by nicksaviking , 27 July 2016 · 1,491 views

Community Blog Post
I can feel it, the anxiety around here is building, people are dying for some trade news. When the Twins were good they were loathe to part with young players to improve the club, when the club was bad they were so bad that they didn't have anything worth trading. Now we sit here with perhaps not exciting, but certainly plentiful trade chips. There have b...


Matt Bush Returns to Baseball

Posted by nicksaviking , 13 May 2016 · 958 views

Community Blog Post
Matt Bush has been called up from AA and is joining the Rangers 25-man roster. For those who don't know, or perhaps more aptly, don't remember, he was the much maligned High School shortstop, picked first overall in 2004 by San Diego. The pick was panned from the start as the Padres picked the hometown kid who played a premium position and passed up a per...


The Last Leaf

Posted by nicksaviking , 19 February 2016 · 848 views

Community Blog Post
The signing of Brian Duensing with the Kansas City Royals closes the book on a story that was started in 1989. In the first round of that year's draft, the Twins selected Texas A&M shortstop Chuck Knoblauch who would go on to spawn the trade that would put Twins GM Terry Ryan on the map and the fruits of that trade would be felt until 2015.

After sev...