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Hypothetical rule change: remove DH when pitcher is removed

Other Baseball Today, 02:42 PM
I just read this potential rule change on Twitter and I am intrigued:   https://twitter.com/...4091739136?s=20     For th...

What to do with Lewis Thorpe?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:42 PM
Lewis Thorpe is out of options. The Twins either need to keep him on the MLB team as their 5th starter or as a reliever out of the bullpe...

White Sox make changes

Other Baseball Today, 12:48 PM
Both Manager Rick Rentaria and pitching coach Don Cooper were let go.     Was a bit surprised by this, because the White S...

Fangraphs Top 50 Free Agents

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:25 PM
Here is the link to their Top 50 Free Agent List with player write ups, community estimated contracts and Fangraphs estimated contracts....

What can Morton be had for?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:17 PM



My Twins 2020-21 Offseason Priorities

Posted by Nate Palmer in Left Field Gap, 29 October 2020 · 304 views

Recently I was on Twins Daily’s Offseason Live with John Bonnes and Ted Schwerzler and discussed the Minnesota Twins payroll outlook for 2021. Most years it has been relatively easy to make an estimation on the team’s payroll but a year of COVID-19 has made it anything but easy.

While having payroll conversations, it became a quick reality that if the Tw...

5 "Under the Radar" Free Agent Pitching Targets

Posted by Andrew Luedtke in Thoughts from The Catch, 28 October 2020 · 552 views
offseason, smyly, pitching and 1 more...

5 "Under the Radar" Free Agent Pitching Targets Today is the official first day of the offseason! Annnnd nobody knows what to expect. What we almost assuredly can count on is that the Twins payroll will be reduced from what it was in 2020. With that in mind, the front office will have to be smarter about how they spend their money. Here are a few “under the radar” pitching signings that could prove va...

Bring Back the Light on Littell

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 26 October 2020 · 622 views
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Going into the 2019 Major League Baseball season the Twins had few question marks more glaring than what their bullpen would look like. Fast forward to season’s end and it was among the best units in baseball. That happened largely because of internal development, and Zack Littell was part of that.

Acquired from the New York Yankees, Littell had pitched...

Old school - sure to make a lot of you mad

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 23 October 2020 · 1,048 views
sacrifice, stolen base

Old school - sure to make a lot of you mad I had an idea. What if someone got a hit, stole second - maybe third and someone else got a hit and they scored?

In new school does that not count?

What if someone got a hit, someone bunted and then a single brought them home? Does that not mean that the run scores?

Do I have to wait for a HR? Should I look for a K instead of a sacrifice?

Do I have to...

What I'm Reading

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 23 October 2020 · 884 views

The Shift Is Burning Teams :

I wrote about how the Astros dismantled the Twins’ infield shift during the Wild Card series. The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh dove in further, detailing how right-handed hitters should not receive the shift treatment:

In September, Tango took a more rigorous look. The noted sabermetrician, who now serves as MLB’s senior data a...

Laz Diaz

Posted by mnfireman in Blog mnfireman, 20 October 2020 · 724 views

How does this guy get selected to umpire in the WS?? And draws HP for Game 1!!

Must be outstanding in the games he umpires other than Twins games

Why did the Twins regressed in 2020? One answer

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 16 October 2020 · 951 views

The Twins have been a big question mark all year. Great 2019 performances from players never realized in 2020 except Cruz & arguably Rosario. Although I`m not normal superstitious but baseball is, I never understood why the Twins wanted to bring back the baby blue uniforms to reminisce the "Twinkie" era. the auguration of the baby blues began w/ the G...

Twins Offseason Primer 2020-21 Video Series

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 11 October 2020 · 1,197 views

The Minnesota Twins have some big decisions facing them as we prepare to enter the 2020-21 MLB offseason. I ran through a few topics in a series of videos over on my YouTube channel.

Keeping Eddie Rosario | MN Twins Offseason Primer Ep. 1

What To Do Abou...

Why The Astros Should Be Confiscated From MLB, Part 1 (WCS/ALDS Edition)

Posted by TwinsFan268 in You Shouldn't Have Lost, 09 October 2020 · 738 views
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They cheated. They cheated. There were 23 home runs hit in the ALDS this year. The ones from the A's because they were a genuinely good team, but the ones from the Astros had to be from cheating. If you don't believe me, let me rephrase that for you. The ones from the Astros, the 29-31 Astros with a .483 winning percentage, had to be from cheating. Oh, an...

69 Billion to One: The True Futility of the Twins Postseason

Posted by TwinkiePower in TwinkiePower's Blog, 01 October 2020 · 1,710 views
statistics, losing, streaks and 1 more...

69 Billion to One: The True Futility of the Twins Postseason Yes, the number in the title is not an exaggeration. The true odds of the moment we find ourselves in at the close of the Twins 2020 postseason campaign, brief as it was, comes to one in 69 billion. Somewhere in the galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox fired up the Improbability drive and Minnesota got caught in the wake.

Let's do some math, shall we?

Setting a ba...

Blow It Up? (Sort Of)

Posted by Joey Maiers in Twins Outsider's Blog, 30 September 2020 · 1,861 views

A lot of you probably won't like this, but I'm ready for a big shakeup this offseason. Being a great regular season team that does absolutely zero in the playoffs doesn't sit well with me. At some point, they have to accept that maybe these guys just don't have what it takes to perform on the biggest stage.

I'd make everyone available (offensively) excep...

Just another failed post-season.

Posted by weneedjackmorris in weneedjackmorris' Blog, 29 September 2020 · 974 views
twins post season

Well, it looks like yet another post-season let down is in the works. That's the thing. You are either "get busy living or get busy dying". Too bad. They had so much going for them.

Bet On It! The MLB Postseason

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 28 September 2020 · 891 views

Whew! We made it!

I know I can’t be the only person who wouldn’t have bet much money a couple of months ago on the chances of MLB even having a Postseason in 2020. It looked pretty bleak when the Marlins and Cardinals started things off with a bunch of postponed games.

But here we are. The American League starts their first round on Tuesday and the Nati...

PCIs: why the Twins might have trouble with Houston

Posted by weinshie in The Hidden Baseball, 28 September 2020 · 794 views

The non-injury injuries: why the Twins might have trouble against Houston

The Minnesota Twins completed the whirlwind COVID season atop their division. They are a different team than the one that won over 100 games last year, and probably much more likely to make an October run, thanks to improved starting pitching. On paper the Twins are a better team t...

Troy's Twins Thoughts 9/24/20

Posted by TroyKelley in Troy's Twins Thoughts, 24 September 2020 · 1,168 views

- Kenta has been an Ace so far this year. I'm pretty sure the Nationals had Scherzer, Strasburg, and Corbin. They went up against Cole, Verlander, and Greinke. We need Berrios and Pineda to be dominant.

- Buxton has been the player all the Buck truthers have hoped. He has 10+ defensive runs saved plus 13 homeruns. He is the MVP of the Twins along with Cr...

Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020?

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 21 September 2020 · 5,855 views
40+ years old and 3 more...

Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020? Nelson Cruz has been everything the Twins could have expected for 2019 and 2020. He's stayed relatively healthy, hit both with power and for average, he's been available to play except for two ten-day stays on the Injured List and he has been a team leader and mentor for all players on his team. Cruz has been far and away the best hitter both last year an...

What Went wrong?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 18 September 2020 · 803 views

No, the season isn't over, but in terms of winning the division, it almost certainly is after a disheartening series loss in Chicago. The Twins were overwhelming favorites to win the Division, at least. The FO came thru this offseason by signing Donaldson and greatly strengthening the rotation by trading for Maeda and signing Hill and Bailey. Results i...

Seeds of Truth

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 11 September 2020 · 2,246 views

It is universal that you have to beat everyone to win the World Series. I get that. But is there a playoff seeding that might be more preferable than even one or two seeds higher? That is the question.

As it stands (games through September 10, roughly 15 games to go), the AL standings show:

White Sox
Blue Jays

Twins vs. Cardinals: Preview at a Glance

Posted by SamGoody in SamGoody's Blog, 07 September 2020 · 2,479 views
twins, cardinals, baseball

Twins vs. Cardinals: Preview at a Glance The Twins head to St. Louis for a doubleheader against the Cardinals. St Louis will be hungry after winning a series in Chicago against the Cubs, seeking revenge from earlier in the season against the Twins. It has become evident that the Cardinals are one of the tougher teams coming out of the NL Central. Having home-field advantage against the Twins is...

All-in for relief: A look back at trades for relievers

Posted by Martin Schlegel in Martin Schlegel's Blog, 30 August 2020 · 1,159 views
minnesota twins, josh hader and 2 more...

Let’s face it, trading for a high-leverage reliever is risky business. Not to mention, it comes with a high price tag.
The trade rumors have swirled for some time in Milwaukee regarding Brewers closer Josh Hader. Earlier in the week, MLB Network discussed a fake trade in which the Minnesota Twins would send Royce Lewis, Ryan Jeffers and Brent Rooker to th...

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