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Article: MLB All-Star Election Day: What You Need to Know

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:42 AM
It’s Election Day.No, we aren’t voting for new members of Congress, but fans will get to pick out the starters for MLB’s All-Star Game in...

Article: Shoring Up Twins Bullpen Will Be a Mighty Challenge

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:42 AM
Are great relievers born? Made? Produced artificially in a laboratory somewhere deep in the Nevadan desert?We don't know the answer. If y...

Article: MIN 9, TB 4: Twins Shell Blake Snell

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:34 AM
Coming off their first losing week of the season, and the lead in the division down to seven and a half games over the Cleveland Indians,...

Twins Need Sellers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 AM
It's June 23 and it's interesting across the MLB fruited plain.    Looking at the standings... There are only 7 clear sellers a...

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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt , 25 December 2018 · 1,652 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 · 774 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 · 773 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 · 1,669 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 · 1,251 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...