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Cleveland MLB team reportedly considering name change

Other Baseball Today, 08:11 PM
This is an AP article I lifted from the StarTribune web site.   https://www.startrib...sure/571623572/

Player Opt-outs

Other Baseball Today, 06:44 PM
While we think about if a season happens or not.I started thinking about the opt out clauses by players, and what they will do.I tried to...

Pineda Is Getting A Raw Deal If Something Doesn't Change

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:48 PM
I know this was discussed previously before MLB and most of the world stopped spinning in a normal fashion. But after baseball for 2020 a...

I think I miss baseball

Other Baseball Today, 03:39 PM
So I just picked up OOTP 21 on the Steam Summer Sale, and I played my first game.   It was a 21 inning game.I played it pitch by pit...

Watch the Live Play-by-Play of the Virtual Twins Playoffs

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:57 AM
With the real Twins around the corner, I have elected to sim to the playoffs to try and tease how the real club will do this fall, and as...

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Leadership is Failing Baseball at a Critical Juncture

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 06 July 2020 · 204 views
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For month we watched a public mudslinging fest take place between MLB owners and the Players Union. While the two sides have always been at odds, it’s leadership that the sport’s commissioner is supposed to provide. Rob Manfred may be a very intelligent man, but you wouldn’t know if looking at the results of his actions.

Major League Baseball owners are...
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Bet On It! Part 4

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 04 July 2020 · 315 views

When I posted Part 3 of this "Bet On It!" series back on March 8, it's unlikely any of us could have foreseen that four months later we still wouldn't have seen Major League Baseball's Opening Day.

Within just a couple of weeks from the time that article was posted, pretty much all MLB bets had been taken off the board at the sportsbooks.

Now, as we try...
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Baseball Is Back. So Am I.

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 03 July 2020 · 2,377 views
twittersuspended account, piracy

The question I’ve received the most the past few months is why was my original Twitter account suspended.

On March 13 I was covering the Twins in Fort Myers on what would be the last normal day before everything in this world went goofy .

I awoke at the Twins Daily-rented AirBnB, and immediately checked Twitter on my phone as I am wont to do in case I m...
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Health and careers

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 02 July 2020 · 456 views
covid-19, mlb sickness and 3 more...

Health and careers The Covid sickness that hit coach Tommy Hottovy created a memorable video https://www.espn.com/mlb/ as he discussed his case - it is good to watch since so many act like the Covid-19 is just another flu. As the TD contributor Doctor Gast states - the video is mostly about the pain of separation. Should you want to know more about the survival from this...
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Forecasting the Twins upcoming 60 game season, based off the Virtual Twins

Posted by thuuuuney in Thoughts of a Bullpen Catcher, 29 June 2020 · 725 views
maeda, bomba, twins, champs

Forecasting the Twins upcoming 60 game season, based off the Virtual Twins We're a couple days away from Summer Camp opening up for the Twins and the rest of Major League Baseball, I can't wait for the shirts, and we're about 25 days away from Opening Day pending the official schedule release, so I thought it fitting to make my prediction about how the season will unfold for Minnesota. Everybody and their mom have done Virtual...
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Our Voices Need To Be Heard, Part 1

Posted by TwinsFan268 in Minnesota Baseball Revealed!, 06 June 2020 · 1,108 views
coronavirus, mlb restart and 1 more...

Baseball isn't coming back if we don't do something about it.

I don't follow other sports, but I learned that the NBA and MLS are restarting in Florida, and the NHL is doing... something, I don't really know what. Their boards and committees have all approved of plans, but MLB has not.

Here's the thing: People NEED baseball. They need to have that thin...
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What's wrong with Nick's column

Posted by the_brute_squad in the_brute_squad's Blog, 01 June 2020 · 2,937 views
nick nelson, max kepler, justice

There are many things in Nick's article that are incorrect, and some that I agree with. This isn't meant to attack but to show a different viewpoint that he might not see.

"Our community is broken. Our country is broken."
We live in the greatest country on earth. Our community/country is not broken. You are stating your opinion as fact. A tragic death le...
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The Past, Present, and Future for Miguel Sanó

Posted by Nash Walker in The Special Season, 11 May 2020 · 1,524 views

The Past, Present, and Future for Miguel Sanó Photo credit: © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

On his 27th birthday, let’s review Miguel Sanó’s up-and-down Twins career.

The past:

Sanó, a shortstop at the time, was widely regarded as the top free agent teenage prospect in Latin America in 2009. At just 16 years old, Sanó signed for $3.15 million with the Twins and began his trek to Minnesota....
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Twins Simulation End of April Stats & More

Posted by TheTeufelShuffle in TheTeufelShuffle's Blog, 30 April 2020 · 1,551 views
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Twins Simulation End of April Stats & More TWINS 2020 SEASON SIMUATION

The Twins have an off day on 4-30-20. I will give an end of month update below with plenty of links.

AL CENTRAL STANDINGS
Cleveland 17-3 (7-6 since mid April update)
Minnesota 23-8 Tied for first (10-2)
Chicago 18-13 (11-2)
Kansas City 14-16 (5-7)
Detroit 5-25 (1-11)

The Twins are the best team in baseball with a 74.2%...
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TCAnelle's Stadium Tour - NL Central

Posted by TCAnelle in TCAnelle's Blog, 20 April 2020 · 1,142 views
brewers, cardinals, pirates

I finally gave up on finding my 2009 pictures of Busch Stadium and finished the NL Central write up. I've made my peace with not finishing the 30 active stadiums this year, so writing about visiting baseball is still the best option until I can go see it again. And without further whining, here's the next division...


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JOSH DONALDSON

Posted by mrtwinsfan in mrtwinsfan's Blog, 11 April 2020 · 765 views

Just watched a 60 minutes interview with our new 3rd baseman, its older but learned alot about the guy. is on cbs on demand. alot of free tv channels right now, Unless your to BUSY like none of us are, respect Josh even more after watching, And is there any contests for picking OPENING Day, ??? Ya im Bored!!!!!
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Garver, Donaldson Express Thoughts, Concerns on Proposed Altered MLB Season

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 10 April 2020 · 1,204 views
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This is an excerpt from a story which originates at Zone Coverage, please click here to read in full.

Minnesota Twins players Mitch Garver and Josh Donaldson addressed local media on a conference call Thursday afternoon, and it covered a wide range of subjects -- many of which would come as no surprise to curious fans.
What are they specifically doing...
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My prediction for the new 29 man roster

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 28 March 2020 · 2,753 views

MLB and the MLBPA agreed yesterday to accommodations for a shortened 2020 major league schedule. Many things are to be determined, especially since there is no firm date for the season to begin. I choose to be optimistic that there will be baseball this summer, perhaps without crowds in the stands. One thing agreed to unofficially was an expanded roster....
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Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 26 March 2020 · 3,380 views
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Happy Supposed-To-Be Opening Day everyone. Since the baseball season is (unfortunately) on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, about the only recent baseball-related news to report has been that both Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard (in addition to Luis Severino earlier this spring) are in need of Tommy Joh...
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The Economics of drafting college pitchers

Posted by Bashwood12 in Bashwood12's Blog, 15 March 2020 · 2,215 views

As a Twins fan, I have seen several different approaches to drafting and developing pitching. We saw the pitch to contact philosophy at work for a long time. We saw the ill-fated drafting college fireball relievers and trying to develop them as starters, which failed (although we did get a nice relief pitcher in Tyler Duffey out of it). However, the cu...
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Grapefruit Prank

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 14 March 2020 · 882 views
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Pranks are part of baseball culture which helps make the sport more enjoyable. I really liked this article about how the Grapefruit League supposingly got its name. I always enjoy a clean prank & thought that maybe if anyone hasn`t seen this article should read it to uplift your spirits.

https://www.mlb.com/...apefruit-fro...
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Two Wild Cards: Luis Gil and Dakota Chalmers

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 07 March 2020 · 3,966 views

In the spring of 2018 the Twins traded Luis Gil for Jake Cave. At the time of the trade Luis Gil had been in the Twin organization since 2015. He had thrown 65 innings over those three years with 73 strike outs and 46 walks. He did not pitch due to a shoulder injury in 2016 and had yet to pitch in rookie ball. He did not make Seth Stoh's 2018 prospect han...
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Judge Injury Revealed

Posted by TFRazor in TFRazor's Blog, 06 March 2020 · 1,084 views

Looks like Judge Dredd has a rib fracture. Sounds really, really painful honestly.

https://www.newsday....jury-1.42537174
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The Last Days of My Beautiful Twins Zubaz

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 01 March 2020 · 1,468 views
#lighterside #zubaz #dreams

I just asked my wife if my Twins Zubaz still existed.

I have to ask. They’ve seen better days. Their greatest wound is an inch and a half ripped seam in the crotch, rendering them useless for anything public. I’ve thought about mending the tear, but the rest of the Zubaz are worn so thin I imagine they’d tear in ten other places like ice crackling during...
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Minnesota Twins: 5 reasons for caution (the hay isn't in the barn yet)

Posted by billyp4444 in Ports on Sports Blog, 23 February 2020 · 4,561 views

Minnesota Twins: 5 reasons for caution (the hay isn't in the barn yet) 1) The infield defense is slightly suspect and below average . -Sano, Arraez and Polanco all have below average defensive stats
2) Jake Odorizzi and Jose Berrios prove to be below average front line starters. Yes they've proven themselves as #3's. Can they repeatably beat other teams 1's and 2's?
3) Byron Buxton is delayed and/or hurt again
4) Mitch...