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Article: Winter Meetings: Reliever Roulette

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:42 AM
The free agent relief market is finally beginning to take shape at the Winter Meetings. The Minnesota Twins, for now, are biding their ti...

Article: Twins Sign RHP Michael Pineda

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:41 AM
The Twins announced this morning that they have signed right-handed pitcher Michael Pineda to a two-year, $10 million deal. The former Ma...

Article: Interested in Baseball Research? Join SABR!

Other Baseball Today, 10:37 AM
'Baseball research' in modern circles tends to be seen solely in the analytical sense. However, the group for which sabermetrics was name...

Article: Winter Meetings - Search For A Starter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:27 AM
The Winter Meetings are an interesting event, particularly for fans. There are a multitude of rumors, and we need to sift through them to...

I hate the Yankees...

Other Baseball Today, 10:42 AM
that's all I wanted to say.I consider it good for baseball if they don't win the World Series next year.   Feel free to vent below....

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Twins First Deal Gets Creative

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 13 December 2017 · 68 views
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This morning, the Twins started off the Wednesday of the Winter Meetings with an agreement. Former New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda, was announced as signing a two-year deal with the club. Before diving into any specifics, Minnesota adding starting pitching is a good thing. Opening up the hood however, that's where this move gets juicy.

Thad Levin...
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Interested in Baseball Research? Join SABR!

Posted by hvs in Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR, 12 December 2017 · 134 views
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Interested in Baseball Research? Join SABR! "Baseball research" in modern circles tends to be seen solely in the analytical sense. However, the group for which "sabermetrics" was named (by Bill James), the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), is so much more than analytics. In fact, they are a research society focused on every aspect of baseball research which includes committees rangin...
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Go big or go home

Posted by beckmt in Blog beckmt, 10 December 2017 · 331 views

Found two interesting articles today about direction. One stated that with 5 clubs already all in (Yankees, Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Angels, and maybe even the Mariners ). There was the comment that most of the rest of the American league should be sellers as best expectation would a wild card spot and a quick exit.
The second article was in the Tampa...
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Real Indian Ballplayers

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 10 December 2017 · 2,089 views
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Real Indian Ballplayers We have al heard the complaints (legitimate to me) about the use of names like Redskins, Indians, and Braves professional sports teams. I will not go into the reason these are offensive and the degrees of offensiveness attached to each. What I am interested in is where the Indians are when it comes to the ball field. The photo I have put up with this is f...
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Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 50

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 05 December 2017 · 192 views
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Dan and Panda are back with a bunch of baseball talk. Pretty sweet for December, yeah?

We talk about the vacant managerial position at AAA, the Twins' hiring of Masa Abe, whether the Twins have a shot at Darvish or Ohtani (we know the answer to one at least), why some Twins fans suck, and whether or not we should let steroid users into the Hall of Fame....
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WARNE: Power Ranking the Fits for the Twins in Free Agency

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 30 November 2017 · 1,071 views
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The hot stove has remained tepid to this point, and while that has been cause for a bit of antsiness among fans and people who care about this news, it also allows us to do what teams are doing with these players — dig in a bit deeper.

So today, we’re taking a look at the power rankings of the players who offer the best fits for the Twins as free agents...
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Sorting Through the BS

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 November 2017 · 699 views

A whole LOT of sports stuff has been going on over the past week or so.

Whether you're a Twins fan, a Vikings fan, a college football fan or a fan of one a team in one of those sports leagues
I don't really give a crap about like the NBA and NHL, there's been so much stuff happening, that you could spend almost all day reading stories on every major spor...
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2018 Wish List

Posted by MaxOelerking in 2017 Free Agency, 15 November 2017 · 817 views
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Baseball fans around the country are ready for another exciting MLB free agency free-for-all. Especially excited are Twins fans. Coming off a Wild Card season, the Twins and their new management look to become a power in the AL.

Lets first look at what the Twins already have:
Solid starting outfield
Infield depth/flexability
Strong offensive prospects...
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2018 Off-season Plan - Trade Edition

Posted by butterspud in Twinkie Talk, 14 November 2017 · 2,324 views

2018 Off-season Plan - Trade Edition Hey everyone,
I recently posted my off-season plan for free agency and now would like to explore trade options as well.
As stated in my last post, I see our needs being:
Starting Pitching
Relief Pitching
Designated Hitter
Bench Bats (Utility)

Here are my top trade wants/possibilities,

Starting Pitchers:
1. Daniel Norris for Kohl Stewart & Luis Arrae...
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The New Management Team - How are they doing?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 14 November 2017 · 475 views

The one year anniversary of the new Falvine Team has come and gone. We have a year's activity to judge this duo and like any new management there are some pluses and minuses, as follows:

PLUSES:

1. The Twins improved by 26 wins over 2016. In truth, even F&L's biggest supporters would be hard pressed to attribute this improvement to their actions...
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Surprise Saguaros game, Saturday Nov 11

Posted by ashburyjohn in Post Hoc, 13 November 2017 · 339 views

I offer a brief writeup for the final game of my three-game Arizona Fall League visit, which the host Surprise Saguaros lost to the Peoria Javelinas 11-10 in disappointing fashion Saturday night.

The headline from the game of course would be Lamont Wade's concussion injury from a collision in right-center field. I posted a few photos in reply to that thr...
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Twins off-season thoughts: The first of the 2 trades for starting pitching: Match made in heaven.

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 11 November 2017 · 1,042 views

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My premise this off-season is for the Twins to be competitive deep in the 2018 post-season, they need 2 starters better than Berrios, and at least 3 relievers better than what they have now. A few days ago, I discussed three free agents who can play a vital role in the Twins' 2018 pen. Un...
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2018 Twins Blueprint

Posted by Baseball Bat in Baseball Bat's Offseason Blueprint, 06 November 2017 · 1,171 views

Hello all,

It is a great time of the year to be a baseball rumor junkie and (finally) a Twins fan. In last years blueprint forum I advocated a complete teardown in trading both Dozier and Santana. This year I am advocating for just the opposite. I think the Twins are entering year 1 of a 5-year window to truly contend. I say 5 years because that is one y...
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100 wins in 2018

Posted by PSzalapski in A View from the Slot, 04 November 2017 · 778 views
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What a year! 2016 2017 changeActual Wins 59 85 +26
Improving by 26 games is quite a feat. So how did the 2017 Twins get there? 2016 2017 changeActual Wins 59 85 +26Pythag Wins 66 83 +17Luck -7 +2 +9
Okay, so the actual improvement was more like 17 games. The "Luck" here is shorth...
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The Twins Takes - Minnesota Twins MLB Draft History

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 02 November 2017 · 1,871 views
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The Twins Takes - Minnesota Twins MLB Draft History How have the Minnesota Twins done in the MLB Draft in the past and recently?
The Minnesota Twins has to make the most out of every player they acquire through the draft. You can say that about every team in Major League Baseball but, some of those teams have the ability to make up for a bad draft every now and then. They can stretch the payroll to go get...
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Happy Birthday, Jim Perry

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 30 October 2017 · 1,750 views

Happy Birthday, Jim Perry It’s the birthday of Twins all-time great Jim Perry, born in Williamston, North Carolina in 1935.

Perry came up with the Cleveland ballclub in 1959 at the age of 23, finishing runner-up to Washington’s Bob Allison in American League Rookie of the Year balloting. His sophomore season he tied with Baltimore’s Chuck Estrada for the AL lead with 18 wins. He...
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Warming up: A look towards Hot Stove - Starting Pitching edition

Posted by JohnOlson in Four Six Three, 23 October 2017 · 771 views
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Continuing in the off-season series, today looking at the free agent market for starting pitching: who's available and which members of the current class the Twins could target in the free agent market.

The Twins, as most other teams in the league, are in need of starting pitching. They are one of the few teams that consider themselves legitimate postsea...
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Eight Predictions For Season 8 Of The Walking Dead

Posted by Seth Stohs in Seth Stohs' Blog, 21 October 2017 · 956 views
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Eight Predictions For Season 8 Of The Walking Dead Alright, as many of you know - and maybe many of you are - I'm a huge binge TV watchers. I've got access to Amazon, Hulu and Netflix and watch so many shows. I'll watch almost anything. I've watched shows like Highway to Heaven, and I've watched shows like American Horror Story. I'm currently watching old episodes of 7th Heaven, and I'm very excited for S...
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Ron Gardenhire hired as Detroit manager

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 20 October 2017 · 399 views

Former Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire has signed a three-year contract to manage the Detroit Tigers, according to MLBTradeRumors.

Here is the link .
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Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 15 October 2017 · 789 views

Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history “Sure, we knew about racism – met it every day. But we loved playing ball and that field wasn’t black or white, just beautiful green grass. It treated everybody the same.” Negro Leaguer Joe Scott

As one of the official reviewers for the Twin Cities Film Fest, I am provided with advance screeners for many of the movies selected to be shown at the annual O...