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Effects of the shift

Other Baseball Today, 12:14 AM
This was a discussion about the effects of defensive shifts in baseball, split from today's game thread. Feel free to join in below!...

GAME THREAD: Twins @ Angels, 4/16/21, 8:38 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:38 PM
It’s always thrilling when your team snatches victory from the jaws of victory, as the Twins did yesterday afternoon at Target Field agai...

Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:47 PM
One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to...

A rant

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:44 PM
I've been on about this for two years now, but Baldelli really needs to get over the idea that his best players need a game off every wee...

Twins Minor League Report: Follow the Affiliates

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:20 PM
There were a lot of changes to minor league baseball this offseason, and there were changes with all four Twins minor league affiliates....



Why the Red Sox will sweep the Twins

Posted by weinshie in The Hidden Baseball, 13 April 2021 · 626 views
#tweet #slump #choke #rocco

A few minutes ago, I made a bet with a Minnesota sports aficionado (Darren Wolfson) that the Red Sox would sweep the twins in Wednesday's double header. For the record, I did not make the bet ($10 and a mea culpa tweet) because I am an attention whore or because I hate the Twins. (Though I AM an attention whore and I am not a fan of how the Twinks have pl...

Twins Tinkering With Lineups

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 13 April 2021 · 511 views
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The Minnesota Twins have now played nine games in the 2021 Major League Baseball season thus far and are scheduled for their tenth today. They haven’t had a fully healthy roster for a full game yet, but batting order positions are starting to take shape. Where and when should we consider questioning them?

For most of his tenure as the skipper for Minneso...

Twiggy, the Squirrel- could be one of the best Twins Acquisition this year

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 03 April 2021 · 1,232 views

Back in 2019, during the Twins' bid to get in the post season and beyond. A squirrel ran between Kepler's legs and ran around the field, the Twins responded w/ a rally and won that game. I had hoped that the Twins would've capitalized on that occurrance. They could find a domesticated squirrel to run across the field in rally situations to get the team an...

2021 Twins Prediction: Box of Chocolates

Posted by Andrew Luedtke in Thoughts from The Catch, 01 April 2021 · 1,241 views

When looking at the 2021 Minnesota Twins it is pretty easy to look around the diamond and see positives and negatives for nearly every player. Take Byron Buxton for example. On one side you have a game changing defender who has shown power over the last two years. If things break right, he could be in the MVP conversation. On the other side, you have a gu...

2021 MLB Predictions & Best Bets

Posted by Giles Ferrell in The Giles Files, 31 March 2021 · 672 views

The 2020 baseball season felt like a dream. It was short and because no one was allowed at the games, you barely remember it. If you had to check who won the World Series last year and you don’t live in Southern California, you are not alone.

It was the Dodgers, by the way. If you are a fan of Clayton Kershaw, that’s great news, because you never have to...

Next Offseason's Budget and an Ace... We Can Afford One!

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 29 March 2021 · 948 views

Next offseason we have 6 free agents (Cruz DH 13 million, Pineda SP 10 million, Happ SP 8 million, Simmons SS 10,500,000, Robles RP 2 million, and Shoemaker SP 2 million) and a team option on Colome RP 5 million. Or 3 Starting Pitchers, 2 Relievers, DH and SS for a total 2021 salary of 45.5 million coming off the books next offseason.

For our rotation w...

Tyler Clippard

Posted by mnfireman in Blog mnfireman, 21 March 2021 · 1,371 views

I had really hoped the Twins had signed him, turns out to be a good non-signing.


When Is it Time to be Concerned?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 17 March 2021 · 1,824 views

Spring training is slightly more than half over. While most of us tend to dismiss results, both from the Twins W/L record and individual performances, I admit to a growing concern about last year's greatest weakness - the offense. Looking at team stats the Twins rank 23rd(out of 30) in BA, 27th in Runs, 29th in OBP, and 25th in Slugging. These figures...

Twins Tunes #2: "Kitty Kaat"

Posted by SweetLou! in Twins Tunes, 18 February 2021 · 2,194 views
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Twins Tunes #2: "Kitty Kaat" Hello and welcome to the second installment of Twins Tunes. My name’s Louie.

The second edition features Jim Kaat, Senators/Twins pitcher from 1959 to 1973. He also looks like he could be my uncle. And is also a lefty pitcher!

If you like what you hear, feel free to share it on social media and whatnot. I don’t have any of those anymore, so if this thin...

Prospects number 125-150

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 12 February 2021 · 1,864 views
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Prospects number 125-150 https://www.baseball...-to-the-majors/ It would be nice to think that everyone signed to a baseball contract would see a day in the majors, but here is what this site has to say, "Over three days in early June, more than 1,200 players will have their long-time dreams come true. They will hear their names call...

2021 Prospect Rankings: 1-8

Posted by Danchat in Danchat's Aggregated Prospect Rankings, 06 February 2021 · 4,302 views
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#8 - Matt Wallner OF (1st Round 2019, Southern Miss)
Another bat-first prospect, Wallner has some serious power behind his bat after hitting 58 HRs at Southern Mississippi (in just 872 PAs!). He did alright at Elizabethton, and his main concern as a hitter will be limiting the strikeouts. Defensively he's a subpar runner and will be limited to corner OF...

Are the White Sox the favorite?

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 06 February 2021 · 1,973 views

Who will win the AL Central in 2021? Since the White Sox traded for Lance Lynn, added Adam Eaton to address a need in the OF and then spent big to add Liam Hendriks to their bullpen, the White Sox have been the favorite to win the division. ESPN recently posted their projected All-Stars for 2021. Let's just say it was much kinder to the White Sox:


Falvey and Levine Have Earned Our Trust Once Again

Posted by Allen Post in The POSTseason, 04 February 2021 · 2,095 views
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Falvey and Levine Have Earned Our Trust Once Again Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have landed two more big free agency punches. The intrepid front office duo ended their extended standoff with Nelson Cruz Tuesday night, signing the beloved DH a one-year $13 million deal. Then, they bolstered the bullpen Wednesday afternoon by adding Alex Colomé to an affordable one-year contract with a mutual option for a s...

Roster, financial flexibility says no to Cruz reunion

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 30 January 2021 · 1,929 views
cruz arraez larnach kiriloff

Right now, I'd project the opening day lineup to consist of Sano at 1b, Polanco at 2b, Simmons at ss, Donaldson at 3b, Arraez in LF, Buxton in CF, Kepler in RF, and Garver catching. Assuming a 13-man position player active roster, that leaves 5 spots open. Ryan Jeffers is one. Jake Cave is another. At some point, sooner rather than later, Alex...

Infield Defense: Then VS Now

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 27 January 2021 · 1,560 views

There’s no doubt that the Falvey/Levine regime in Minnesota has stamped the organization with its own unique culture and identity. Since their arrival in advance of the 2020 season, leadership has taken the holistic approach needed to bring an organization like the Twins up to speed, to become and remain a competitor.
Falvey and Levine have focused their...

Remaining Offseason Needs: DH

Posted by ebergdib in ebergdib's blog, 24 January 2021 · 1,504 views
nelson cruz, marcell ozuna

If the season started tomorrow, the Twins would not favored to repeat as division champions. Don’t get me wrong, I would say they still have good odds to make the playoffs, but I wouldn’t hold my breath for a ticker tape parade down Nicollet Mall the first week of November. On paper, the current squad weighs in slightly below that of the 2020 team. Top pr...

A Nostalgic Favorite: Revisiting Major League II

Posted by Chris Spicer in Spicer's Baseball Movie Reviews, 22 January 2021 · 2,028 views
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A Nostalgic Favorite: Revisiting Major League II What’s the worst that could happen bringing back an iconic baseball classic back for more hijinks and fun 5 years later? When this movie came out back in 1994 and I was 11 years old and I remember this being the movie that got me most excited to watch anything baseball. I saw this in a 2-screen theater in Grand Forks, ND (where I’m from) with my friends w...

The State of the Rotation

Posted by Tyy1117 in Extra Innings, 20 January 2021 · 1,124 views
j.a. happ, rotation, pitcher

It's a new day in the United States, Joe Biden is now the President. It's also a new day for the back of the Minnesota Twins' rotation, J.A. Happ is now the number 4 starter.

38 year old J.A. (pronounced like "jay" not "j" "a") Happ has signed an $8 Million, 1 year deal to pitch in Minnesota. Happ isn't a particularly sexy signing, but he has been a pro...

White Sox best team in AL. Seriously?

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 13 January 2021 · 1,470 views

So ESPN and Jeff Passan just published an article saying the White Sox are the team to beat now in the American League. He feels that way now due to them signing Hendricks. Now Hendricks is a very good reliever and might be the best closer in all of baseball. But how much better did he actually make them? If the White Sox had a bullpen like the Phillies l...

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