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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:32 AM
Baseball: The final frontier. Our 6 month mission to visit strange new ballparks, seek out new plates and new pitches to launch over fenc...

Front Page: Twins Game Recap (8/17): Twins Win Slugfest i...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:22 AM
After the Minnesota Twins took the first two games of the series, on Thursday and Friday night, they were looking to clinch the series wi...

Front Page: Twins Minor League Report (8/17) Bullpens Bri...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:19 AM
Hey, look at that, a bad pun, love it. Anyways, there was a number of great performances from a number of bullpens, a great start from a...

4th OF Discussion with Hamilton now DFA'd

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:57 AM
With Billy Hamilton DFA'd by KC today should we claim him to be our 4th OF/ speed off the bench?This would allow our OF defense to be at...

Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2019

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:46 AM
I had fun with the "Ex-Twins in the Box Scores" post last year. I know, it's too early for any games at this point in the year, but I hav...

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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt , 25 December 2018 · 1,707 views
bryon buxton, falvey, levine and 2 more...
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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 · 815 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 · 798 views
james paxton, justis sheffield
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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 · 1,716 views

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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 · 1,280 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...