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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:57 PM
Normally we consider which players will need to be added to the 40 man roster after the season, leading up to the decision becoming offic...

Donaldson contract discussion - 4/100? 4/110?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:57 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...-donaldson.html Hopefully this offer gets accepted as it would be a good way to wrap up the off-season. Big impro...

Front Page: 2020 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook Availa...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:25 PM
The 2020 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook will be now available.By clicking here, you can order the paperback version of the PDF/E-Book...

Royce Lewis Highlights

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:01 AM
I put together a quick package of Royce Lewis highlights from his time with Double-A Pensacola. Enjoy!  

Diamond Awards Volunteers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:15 AM
I'm offering this only to visitors of the forums, but if you would like to attend the Diamond Awards and don't mind helping out, they're...



The potential for success - Josh Donaldson contract

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 18 January 2020 · 84 views
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The potential for success - Josh Donaldson contract I was curious about great 3B players so I went to check on a few to see how they aged and whether the four year contract for Josh Donaldson was really a good deal for both team and player. What are the potentials for regret? I cannot predict injuries or aging, but this list makes me feel better and optimistic.

Mike Schmidt ages 34 - 37 hit HRs to almost...

Twins Moves Improve Postseason Chances? Bet On It!

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 17 January 2020 · 416 views

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I've been taking advantage of legalized sports betting in Iowa. Not many days go by between my comments or observations concerning the betting lines on the teams and sports that I tend to follow.


Naturally, that mean...

Why Collin McHugh is a Fit for the 2020 Twins

Posted by TwinsO'Holic in Thoughts from The Catch, 15 January 2020 · 1,194 views
collin mchugh, starting rotation and 2 more...

Why Collin McHugh is a Fit for the 2020 Twins In his fourth offseason at the head of the Minnesota Twins, there are two words Derek Falvey wishes he could take back, "Impact Pitching".

It's all the casual Twins fan has been talking about this offseason, up until the Josh Donaldson signing, of course.

The fact of the matter is that the Twins were agressive in pursuing their "Plan A" options for the...

Playing Favorites

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 15 January 2020 · 336 views
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I have been a Twins fan since I was six years old, when they moved to the Twin Cities from Washington. After nearly sixty years, I doubt that that will ever be a fan of another baseball team or lose interest in "my team". In the course of the 59 years that the Twins have been the Twins, I have always had a favorite player or two every year. Sometimes that...

Donaldson Provides a Twins Day for the Ages

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 January 2020 · 1,151 views
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Tonight Josh Donaldson agreed to a four-year, $92 million contract with the Minnesota Twins. It's the largest in franchise history by nearly double the financial commitment, and it's the first major commitment placed by the new front office. Early into the decade or not, this one is something that will go down in history.

Last offseason I touched on Dona...

High Spin Rate Pitching

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 14 January 2020 · 630 views
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For more precise discussion I decided to open this blog. I have great hopes for Graterol! What we need most is starting pitching, we need him to work on what needs to be worked on thru spring training & minors until he`s ready. Then take him slow, maybe use him as an opener & gradually increase his innings. He has pretty good spin rate. Seems like...

Defense Evaluation - Luis Arraez

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins in TwerkTwonkTwins, 12 January 2020 · 925 views
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Defense Evaluation - Luis Arraez Luis Arraez was a human adrenaline shot for the 2019 Minnesota Twins, providing 2.1 fWAR in 92 games. That value was driven nearly entirely from his .334/.399/.439 slash line, which amounted to a 125 wRC+ and comparisons to Tony Gwynn. Arraez is clearly mature beyond his years with his ability to handle the bat, but his defense is among the team's worst....

4 Year Window?

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 12 January 2020 · 599 views

It seems like the Twins are settling in on a 4-year window of being competitive. Last year the Twins signed 2 of their core players to 5-year contracts totaling just over 60 million. Note, they now have 4 years left on those extensions. Just a few days ago the wins signed Sano to an extension that has a guaranteed 3-year extension with a 4th year option....

The MLB Statcast Case for Marwin Gonzalez as the Minnesota Twins Everyday Third Baseman

Posted by Patrick Wozniak in Patrick Wozniak's Blog, 08 January 2020 · 1,444 views
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The MLB Statcast Case for Marwin Gonzalez as the Minnesota Twins Everyday Third Baseman MLB Statcast recently unveiled its Outs Above Average (OAA) rankings for MLB infielders (it was previously only available for outfielders) and the numbers make a compelling case for Marwin Gonzalez. With Gonzalez rated as Minnesota’s best defensive infielder and a current need to fill in C.J. Cron’s place at first base, moving Miguel Sano to first and slo...

Belief in Jorge Polanco: The Shortstop

Posted by Cody Pirkl in All Things Twins, 08 January 2020 · 468 views
jorge polanco

A lot has been made of Jorge Polanco's rough defense this season, and rightfully so. His fielding percentage was the worst of his career aside from 2018, where he only played about half of the innings. His 22 errors were second worst among shortstops only to Tim Anderson. I think 2020 holds an opportunity for improvement however, as Polanco recovers from...

Josh Donaldson: How Great Is He Actually?

Posted by TwinsFan268 in TwinsFan268's Blog, 06 January 2020 · 847 views
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There's been talk for a very long time about the Twins getting Josh Donaldson and moving Miguel Sano to 1st. Last week, I listed all the reasons why signing Donaldson was a good idea. Today, I'm going to list the reasons why it might not be such a good idea.
One of the main things that might not be good about signing Donaldson is his price. He want...

2019 Minnesota Twins Home Run Highlights

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 04 January 2020 · 880 views

I’ve been having bomba withdrawal of late. You can't give somebody 307 of them and then just expect them to go cold turkey! So over on my YouTube channel I whipped together some quick highlight reels of home runs from the 2019 Minnesota Twins.

Jorge Polanco:

Technically next up were Jonathan Schoop and C.J....

That’s Not Impact Pitching

Posted by Tyy1117 in Extra Innings, 31 December 2019 · 724 views
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Per Dan Hayes the Twins have signed Homer Bailey and Rich Hill. Homer Bailey will be an interesting project 5th starter and Rich Hill will be really solid, when he’s healthy and that won’t be until July at best. These signings don’t fit Falvey’s “impact pitching” he said he’d go get, a quote he probably is wishing he never said now.

Homer Bailey


The Twin Almanac for Dec 29–Jan 4

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 27 December 2019 · 863 views
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The Twin Almanac for Dec 29–Jan 4 December 29
Happy Birthday, Jim Brower

Happy 47th birthday to 1991 Minnetonka graduate and Golden Gophers all-time great Jim Brower (1994 Dave Winfield Pitcher of the Year Award winner).

He spent parts of nine seasons in the majors with Cleveland, the Reds, Expos, Giants, Atlanta, the Orioles, Padres, and Yankees.

He led the majors with 89 appearance...

Go Direct to Viewer?

Posted by JeromeTyleski in Diamond Dollars, 25 December 2019 · 902 views

For those of us that keep an eye on the financial side of the Minnesota Twins, 2024 is going to be a big year. No, there’s no long-term albatross contract that finally comes off the books (at least not yet). 2024 is the first year of a potential new local TV rights deal with Fox Sports North (or whatever Sinclair will call the station once it takes over o...

Top 10 Minnesota Twins moments of the decade

Posted by Jonathon Zenk in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 21 December 2019 · 1,191 views
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Top 10 Minnesota Twins moments of the decade Honorable Mention:
Twins open Target Field with win over Red Sox (2010)
Kennys Vargas walk-off homer against league-leading Cardinals (2015)
Twins come back from 6-0 deficit to beat Orioles (2017)
Minnesota defeats Boston in 17 innings (2019)
Eddie Rosario hits three homers against Cleveland, including walk-off (2018)

10. Devin’s Day (2019)

When Devin...

Sounds Like Twins Are Out On Ryu

Posted by Dome Dogg in Dome Dogg's Blog, 18 December 2019 · 2,371 views

Ken Rosenthal said on Twitter this morning (I can't figure out how to embed on here):

"Expectation within the industry is Ryu will exceed Bumgarner's $17m aav in deal of at least four years. Two industry people with knowledge of starting pitching market predict minimum 4 years/$80 million. Teams still in need of starter include Blue Jays, Angels, Twins....

A Winning Strategy

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 17 December 2019 · 1,045 views

Lots of teeth gnashing on Twins' offseason so far - and for good reason. The strong FA pitching class has been whittled down to almost the vanishing point, or so it seems to many of us. After a record-setting 101 win season, followed by the crushing exit at the hands of the Evil Empire, the FO made noises about adding impact pitching. As most of us on T...

Remaining Free Agents (and why they won't sign here)

Posted by scottz in Catching Some Zs, 17 December 2019 · 2,483 views
freeagent, minnesota, humor

Felix Hernandez RP 34 - Doesn't want to share crown with Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes
Josh Donaldson 3B 34 - Loons kinda freak him out
Jacoby Ellsbury CF 36 - No longer very good at baseball
Dallas Keuchel SP 32 - Concerned that North Stars fans still aren't over it
Edwin Encarnacion DH 37 - Weather too cold for imaginary parrot
Alex Gordon CF 36 - Retr...

3 Bold Predictions for the 2019 MLB Winter Meetings

Posted by Hansen101 in Hansen101's Blog, 08 December 2019 · 1,491 views

So far the 2019-2020 MLB offseason is getting off to a hot start, while the Atlanta Braves have been resigning some of their own Free Agents they signed Will Smith to a 3yr/$39M deal, they also signed Travis d’arnaud to a 2yr/$16M deal, they even signed Cole Hamels to a 1yr/$18M deal. The White Sox signed the top catcher on this year’s market by signing...

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