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Article: Analyzing the Twins' 2019 Schedule

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:41 AM
We are inching closer to Opening Day 2019 and, don’t look now but, current forecasts make it seem plausible that the Twins will be hostin...

Article: Faltering Romero Exposes Flaw in Falvey's Of...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:30 AM
Fernando Romero was talked up as having electric stuff and potentially being a real weapon out of Rocco Baldelli’s pen. Unfortunately, wh...

Article: BREAKING: Harper, Austin, Astudillo Make Opening...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:03 PM
Word came out of Twins camp today that Ryne Harper, Tyler Austin and Willians Astudillo will all be on the team's Opening Day roster. Wit...

2019 Game Thread Procedure

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:24 AM
We will have a much more informal game thread procedure this year (similar to how we ended last year.)   In short...there is no proc...

Article: Central Intelligence: Rebuilding Royals

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:58 AM
Kansas City’s front office has followed a similar formula during the last decade or so. They build their team through the draft and trade...

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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt , 25 December 2018 · 1,556 views
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As has been stated before there was a long thread on how the Bryon Buxton September callup was handled. This is to be a different look with regards to damage to the long term franchise.
1. Case 1 Texas and Profar.
Texas did a service time saving manipulation of Profar's time. This worked out very badly for Texas. (Side note Profar's agent is Bor...


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Any interest in Tulo

Posted by beckmt , 11 December 2018 · 688 views

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Blue Jays released him today, so Twins would only have to pay the major league minimum. Was great at one time, maybe could bounce back.
I see him as high reward very low risk.
What to the rest of you think.


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Yankees get Paxton from the Mariners

Posted by beckmt , 19 November 2018 · 713 views
james paxton, justis sheffield
Community Blog Post
According to MLbtraderumors, the Yankees and Mariners have annouced a trade with James Paxton going to New York and Justus Sheffield and two other minor leaguers going to the Mariners.
This seems to set up that only about 7 teams intend to compete next year with all the rest in reset or rebuild mode.
Good news is that the Yankees will probably only s...


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Twins 2019 - Go Big or Go home

Posted by beckmt , 10 October 2018 · 1,551 views

Community Blog Post
This is more a wish list, but will show how the Twins can proceed if they decide to spend the money.

Mauer Retires
Many of the lower end 40 man list is released or not offered contracts.

Signings
Corbin 5/110
Ryu or Evoldi 4/60 - 70
Herrera - 3/42
One or two more RP types mid range 2/15 each

Oderizzi traded probably would have to absorb part of contra...


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Twins 2019 - Mid Range approach

Posted by beckmt , 04 October 2018 · 1,191 views

Community Blog Post
I have outlined in an earlier post how the Twins stack up with a minimalistic approach to next year. This is my attempt to show what will happen with a mid range payroll - looking in the neighborhood of $100 million.
Departures:
Mauer - retired
Santana and Morrison - bought out $2,000,000 total
Not offered contracts - Forsythe, Petit, Magill, Belisie, Sl...