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Berardino: Sano working to take on 3B

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:48 PM
http://www.twincitie...roots-at-third/   Miguel Sano says he lost 15 pounds this offseason and is now at 271 pounds. Last year at sp...

2016-2017 Wolves season

Minnesota Timberwolves Talk Today, 10:33 PM
For the first time in many years there is a lot of optimism surrounding the Wolves. Several of the ESPN podcasters that I listen are pump...

Reusse makes case for Danny Santana at shortstop

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:32 PM
http://www.startribu...stop/414561533/   Patrick Reusse wrote an article making a case for Danny Santana to compete for the shortsto...

MLB Pipeline: 2017 Twins Top 30 Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:26 PM
http://m.mlb.com/pro...s/2017?list=min   Just came out today. Thoughts?

Article: TD Top Prospects #3: Alex Kirilloff

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:11 PM
If you ever have an hour to spare and you’re not feeling great, do a search for “Alex Kirilloff Batting Practice” on YouTube, Google or y...

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Closing Out The Twins

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 22 February 2017 · 158 views

Early on in spring training, Thad Levine said that Brandon Kintzler would be "given every opportunity to start the year in the closer's role." That statement all but solidified the assumed reality that Glen Perkins will open 2017 on the disabled list for the Minnesota Twins. What's worth wondering is, who closes out the most games for the hometown nine wh...
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Ten Bold Predictions for the 2017 MLB Season

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 21 February 2017 · 524 views

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Chris Devenski will become an ace.
Chris Devenski is the most underrated player in baseball, and I am on a mission to let everybody know who he...
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The Twins Almanac for February 19-25

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 17 February 2017 · 878 views

Here is the Twins Almanac for the week of February 19-25. Four Minnesotan major leaguers were born in this week in history: "Home Run" Joe Marshall, Charley Walters, Dave Maurer and Dana Kiecker. Dick Siebert, one of the most important figures in the history of baseball in our great state, was born in Fall River, Massachusetts this week in 1912. And the T...
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Jonathon’s Top 10 Twins Prospects (5-1)

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 17 February 2017 · 986 views
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Jonathon’s Top 10 Twins Prospects (5-1) I gave you the first half of my top 10 Twins prospects yesterday, headlined by Kohl Stewart and Wander Javier. Now, it is time to reveal my top five prospects in the organization. Nobody should be surprised by who makes up the final five prospects on this list, but the question is which order will they be in. So, with that being said, here are my top five...
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The Importance of Phil Hughes and Ervin Santana

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 15 February 2017 · 165 views
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The Importance of Phil Hughes and Ervin Santana Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes had a rib removed last year to help correct an issue that was causing some major problems. The surgery ended the pitcher's season in July. It was unfortunate that the surgery didn't happen sooner. Statistically speaking.

Hughes had some ideas for the rib, which he kept following the surgery. The Twins might have some...
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The War on WAR

Posted by jwiederin in John the Analytics Guy, 15 February 2017 · 306 views

This will be my first post and hopefully one of many. Most of my work will be from the sabermetrics/analytical angle as I spend too much time on sites like FanGraphs and Baseball Reference.

Today, February 15th, an article was posted on FanGraphs about WAR (wins above replacement) and relating it to the "stars and scrubs" model in forming a baseball team...
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2017 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 1-60 Summary and System Strengths and Weaknesses.

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 15 February 2017 · 500 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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You can find the introductory segment in this series, including my criteria for eligibility to be a prospect and the list of the 2016 top 40 players who graduated as prospects or are not in the system, here . Here is my 2016 Twins off-season top 40 prospects list (summary of 1-40) for reference....
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Spring Training 2017

Posted by twinstarheelsfan in twinstarheelsfan's Blog, 11 February 2017 · 455 views

I'm going to my second annual spring training trip to Ft. Myers Feb 24, 2017 (opening day night game with the Rays)through the Nationals Sunday afternoon game Feb. 26, 2017. I will be at practice Saturday morning and Sunday morning. I'm hoping a ball will land just outside the fence near where I am standing. I'll pick up the ball and throw it back to a Tw...
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Bert Blyleven emerges from Minnesota Twins moving truck in Fort Myers dazed and dehydrated

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 09 February 2017 · 1,142 views

Bert Blyleven emerges from Minnesota Twins moving truck in Fort Myers dazed and dehydrated -SHTICKBALL-
~ A Satirical Story ~

Spring Training is almost upon us, and teams are invigorating their already football-deprived fanbases with images and videos of their team trucks loading up and heading for warmer climates to start the baseball season, and with that they’re packing up everything the team needs.

For the Minnesota Twins, one stowaw...
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Who's on First (and Third)?

Posted by tnato in Tony Nato's Blog, 08 February 2017 · 426 views

This post will be my first. It will not be based on any stats, and it will not have much to back it up.

The Byung-Ho Park move could mean a lot of things. But I think there is one crazy speculation that has not been made yet. The move could mean Miguel Sano plays more first base this year.

This theory really only works if you buy the idea that Sano'...
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Kernels Hot Stove/Twins Caravan in Cedar Rapids

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 26 January 2017 · 484 views

The Minnesota Twins once again included Cedar Rapids, the home of their Class A affiliate Kernels, in their Twins Winter Caravan tour and last night's event was entertaining and about as enjoyable as any such event put on by a 100+ loss big league organization could be.
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The Death of Yordano Ventura

Posted by Thegrin in Blog Thegrin, 22 January 2017 · 334 views

This was a sad day for all Baseball fans and particularly for the Kansas City Royals. Although he only faced the Twins twice in '16 , he will be missed by everyone.
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My Hall of Fame Ballot for 2017

Posted by killertwinsfan in The W.A.R. room, 18 January 2017 · 384 views

2017 Hall Of Fame Ballot

During the long, cold, dark of winter it’s nice to have a mid-winter break to bring baseball back to the spotlight again.
Between the winter meetings and when pitcher and catchers report baseball news goes pretty dark. Most of the major trades and signings have taken place. There will be a few here and there most of the time our...
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Twins and Losses Supershow Ep. 27

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 January 2017 · 299 views

HEY YOU! YEAH YOU IN THE BACK. We didn’t forget about you. Brand spankin’ new Supershow is live for your listening pleasure!

This week Dan and Panda give their 2017 predictions for your Minnesota Twins (if you like Max Kepler, we have good news for you), and they also talk a bit about Brian Dozier’s trade status, and Joey Bats.

Dan forgets that RBI and...
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A Total System's Failure - Part II

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 14 January 2017 · 673 views

My first blog on TD site. Hope you enjoy!!

As background, while terribly discouraged about the team's 2016 season, I must say there was a major silver lining : recognition by ownership that Ryan and Company had failed miserably in his second attempt at a rebuild. Finding new baseball leadership was a breath of fresh air this dormant franchise has...
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34 Year Old Jim Miller Gets Another Shot with the Twins

Posted by bjohnson2348 in Brad's Blog, 11 January 2017 · 1,267 views

34 Year Old Jim Miller Gets Another Shot with the Twins On paper, Jim Miller’s major league statistics don’t exactly scream Cooperstown. During the six years he spent in the majors, bouncing around from the Baltimore Orioles to the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics and finally the New York Yankees, Miller compiled a 2-3 record with a 3.48 ERA and 57 strikeouts in just over 67 innings of work. His time with t...
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What does a successful off-season look like?

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 10 January 2017 · 505 views

Here we sit on January 10th and we are asking ourselves the same questions we have been asking since October 3rd, "Are the Twins going to trade Brian Dozier?"

So far this off season the Twins have hired a Chief Baseball Office and General Manager and signed Jason Castro to a 3 year $24.5M contract.

Since then they have non-tendered Trevor Plouffe and s...
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Will Dozier Maintain His Value?

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 31 December 2016 · 652 views

One of the questions the Twins must be asking is whether Brian Dozier will retain his value.

We have seen his streakiness in season, but season to season he has been pretty reliable. I do wonder if hitters with his characteristics (pull hitters, fly ball hitters, relatively high ISO, right handed) tend to be more streaky within season. On the other hand,...
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Why Minnesota Must Trade Brian Dozier

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 19 December 2016 · 1,785 views

Why Minnesota Must Trade Brian Dozier Brian Dozier has been a fan-favorite for Twins fans since he started to break out in 2013. Every female in the Twin Cities has a crush on him, and in general, everyone respects the player that he is on the field and the person that he is off the field.

For me personally, Brian Dozier has been my favorite player since Justin Morneau. Those two are my favo...
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Go "Behind the Voice" with Sean Aronson

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 09 December 2016 · 626 views

Go "Behind the Voice" with Sean Aronson “Babies for everyone!” was one of St. Paul Saints broadcaster Sean Aronson’s more memorable calls during the 2016 season. (It referred to a hitting tear Saints third baseman Nate Hanson went on after returning to the lineup following the birth of his child.) Throughout the year, sports fans let a few dulcet toned folks into their lives on a daily basis to...

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