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Monitor: Manager of the Year and Fired?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:53 AM
Aside from the first team to go from 100 losses to the playoffs (sort of), they may also be the first team to fire a manager just before...

Possible items to include in the October 1 game thread op...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:48 AM
I am asking for TD posters to contact me via private message. I have the honor of opening the game thread for game 162, Sunday, Octo...

Happiest surprise for you this season?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:48 AM
Since there isn't a lot going on in the minor leagues right this second, I figured I'd ask what your favorite surprise was this season fo...

Kennys Vargas....yes again.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:45 AM
Dont blame another Vargas article on me! Well...not entirely anyway. My mind seldom shuts off, sometimes works in weird and mysterious wa...

Article: Charting A Twins Playoff Rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:57 AM
What once seemed unthinkable is now a crystallizing reality: The Twins are in all likelihood headed toward a one-game Wild Card showdown...

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Cant Trust Berrios

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 24 September 2017 · 132 views

If the Twins make it to the Indians, who do you pitch in 3rd game?

Berrios is unpredictable and I wouldnt trust him for game 3

I go with Colon...you?
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TwinsTakes on Acquiring Players - Trust the Process - Part 2

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 21 September 2017 · 1,050 views
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TwinsTakes on Acquiring Players - Trust the Process - Part 2 Players are the lifeblood of your team. Acquire them well and often.
The Minnesota Twins are finally at a point where they have built a team with a lot of talent. Most of that talent is young and still developing into what they could potentially be. They will go a long way towards making the Minnesota Twins a perennial playoff team now and in the future...
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Making The Most Of Molitor

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 19 September 2017 · 775 views

Coming into 2017, the Minnesota Twins were entering uncharted waters. A new front office was at the helm, and the captain of the dugout was managing for his life. Now, as the season rolls towards a conclusion, lots has changed but plenty still remains unknown. Without a new contract in place for 2018, it's time to begin wondering about the future of Paul...
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Old Twins radio commercial

Posted by oregontwin in oregontwin's Blog, 17 September 2017 · 557 views

Hey, does anyone remember the geometric proof style commercial about why it was important to have your kid circl
led by Bert to prevent them from becoming a White Sox fan? I'd love to share that one with my wife, but can't find it anywhere. Maybe a link from someone smarter than me???
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9/15 PREGAME NOTES: Colon vs. Happ, Big Sexy Night, Sano Update

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 15 September 2017 · 409 views
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Greetings from Target Field, where it is sunny and warm as the Twins look to make it two in a row over the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. It’ll be righty Bartolo Colon (4.69 ERA, 4.94 FIP in 63.1 innings with the Twins) on the mound for the Twins and the second lefty in a row on the mound for Toronto in J.A. Happ (3.73 ERA, 4.00 FIP in 125.1 innings).

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Review

Posted by terrydactyls1947 in A Look Back, 09 September 2017 · 417 views

I went back to a January 18, 2017 blog by Brandon Warne in which he predicted the Twins would win 80 games and asked readers to comment and make their own predictions. The blog was eight pages long but by page five, the predictions stopped and the criticisms of the team began. Most of the negative comments were about how horrible the Twins defense would...
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Terry Ryan-- a baseball lifer

Posted by Lefty74 in Lefty74's Blog, 05 September 2017 · 345 views

Recently spent 3 days outside of Cleveland watching Midwest League games between Lake County Captains and Lansing Lugnuts. Sitting behind home plate the first evening I glanced to my right and did a double take. There with a stopwatch in his left hand and radar gun in right was Terry Ryan. Watching him work gave me an appreciation of the hard work he pu...
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The Perfect Crime: A Look Back at the Twins' Trade for Joe Nathan

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 01 September 2017 · 493 views
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The Perfect Crime: A Look Back at the Twins' Trade for Joe Nathan There was a time, particularly during his first stint as Twins GM, that Terry Ryan was a trading partner to be feared, largely because of his ability to turn throw-in prospects into major league contributors. There are stories -- likely apocryphal -- of opposing GMs deeming a low-level prospect untouchable because Ryan had been inquiring as to his availab...
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Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 31 August 2017 · 756 views

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc.

What, you didn't take Latin in school? That's no excuse for not knowing the English translation of that phrase. After all, it played a pivotal role in an episode of the Aaron Sorkin political drama, "The West Wing," only a couple of decades ago.


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30 Years Ago Today in Twins History: A Perfect Day

Posted by Doubles in Doubles' Blog, 30 August 2017 · 780 views

30 Years Ago Today in Twins History:  A Perfect Day The 1987 season was a magical ride for the Minnesota Twins and their fans. The 162 game baseball season is often referred to as a “Marathon, not a sprint.” Thirty years later, one game on a Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee still stands out in my mind above all the rest.

The Twins entered play on Sunday, August 30th , 1987 in a virtual tie with the Oakland A...
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What Buxton's Long-term Deal Might Look Like

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 30 August 2017 · 907 views
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With his last three swings in Toronto on Sunday , Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton likely erased any doubts of his ability to hit Major League pitching — the final step in securing his place amongst the stars of Major League Baseball. New Twins’ president Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have little reason to worry about signing Bux...
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Twins vs Padres series recap

Posted by Ben Fadden in Ben Fadden's Blog, 02 August 2017 · 410 views

Twins vs Padres series recap The Padres and Twins faced off in a two game series on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. The Padres won game one with the Twins splitting the series winning game two.

In Game 1, San Diego won 3-0 even though it was a very fast game until the eighth when the Padres broke it open with a 2-run home run from catcher Austin Hedges over the right field w...
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The Twins Have No Choice But to Sell

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 27 July 2017 · 1,530 views
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The Twins Have No Choice But to Sell If you were to ask me whether the Twins should buy or sell during the All-Star break, I would have told you they should stand pat and maybe make a minor move or two. I would have also told you we’d know more after the tough stretch to begin the second half of the season. To start the unofficial second half of the season, Minnesota played a road series aga...
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Daily Twins Daily: July 27, 2017

Posted by Parker Hageman in Daily Twins Daily, 27 July 2017 · 603 views

Daily Twins Daily: July 27, 2017 Good morning and welcome to the Daily Twins Daily . Before I throw this one over to first, I’ll make sure someone is covering the base...

First: You should go sign up for our latest Thank You Giveaway . Today’s giveaway is a sweet package of Minnesota Twins gear from our friends at SotaStickCo . My personal favorite is the artwork of Kent Hrbek lifting....
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We Didn’t Start (Tony) Fiore: A Billy Joel Ode to the 2002 Twins

Posted by VeryWellThen in Very Well Then, 25 July 2017 · 613 views
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We Didn’t Start (Tony) Fiore: An Ode to the 2002 Twins
Inspired by Billy Joel’s concert at Target Field on July 28th.

Tom Kelly retires. Terry Ryan rehires.
Carl Pohlad conspires with Commissioner Bud.
Contraction. Legal Action. Metrodome gets an injunction.
Forty year old franchise. Saved by a judge.

A decade since ’91. Losing in near every one.
New...
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Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 40 - tmayH

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 18 July 2017 · 481 views
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Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 40 - tmayH We're back with a brand new show! This week Dan and Panda talk about the changes made to the All Star Game, expectations for the Twins in the 2nd half of the season, and they answer many mailbag questions.

And as promised (way back in spring training times), they F I N A L L Y got a chance to sit down with #MNTwins pitcher Trevor May to talk everything...
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One Trade and One Free Agent

Posted by menthmike in menthmike's Blog, 13 July 2017 · 1,619 views
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The Twins Farm System is stacked, it's not Buxton and Sano stacked, but come on! Is there an ace pitcher or other top end pitching talent? No. Is there another bomber barreling towards Target Field? No. Is there top ten minor league talent waiting in the wings? Not yet. How then is our farm stacked?
We have these guys:

Engelb Vielma – 22 years old...
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Twins Trade Targets

Posted by LA VIkes Fan in LA VIkes Fan's Blog, 11 July 2017 · 2,201 views
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It's that time of year and our favorite team is actually in contention for a playoff spot. Whether you think that contention is real or not, it's always fun now to speculate about trades the Twins may make before the trade deadline. I looked online and there isn't a lot out there regarding the Twins so I thought I would start a thread here and ask people...
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High School Baseball Notes 6/17/2017

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog - Ezra Hosch, 17 June 2017 · 1,007 views

Mahtomedi’s senior left fielder Lincoln Rock came just shy of a home run in batting practice on Friday, which would have been a first of his high school career. Now he can spend the rest of his life telling stories about how Jack Schwietz and Weston Shelander hit the ball farther than he did, proving that pitchers rake.

Another note from Mahtomedi: Durin...
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The Eddie Rosario Numbers Lather

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 14 June 2017 · 1,962 views
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I use "Eddie Rosario, Glory Hog " as if it's a bad thing. Far from it.

Consider me your friendly, neighborhood baseball barber, if they still exist. I coat and lather you with Baseball Ref homer and hit charts until your head spins (if anyone cares, I'm going into the 12-step process for souls imbibing on the play index search).

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