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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:37 AM
It can’t be argued that Minnesota is having one of their best seasons in the Target Field era. Rocco Baldelli and his coaching staff have...

Front Page: Twins Game Recap (9/15): Bad Defense Costs Tw...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:30 AM
The Twins lost the series finale to the Indians 7-5 after taking both games of the doubleheader the day before. Leaving Cleveland with a...

"Resting" players

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:30 AM
Next year, I hope Rocco (and the front office) recognizes the futility of "resting" players during the regular season. Rocco has given pl...

Front Page: Who is the Twins Team MVP?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:16 AM
2019 has been a bit of a Hollywood season for the Minnesota Twins. After finishing 2018 with a record below .500, and losing a player who...

VOTE NOW: Team captain nominations

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:54 AM
Surprised to discover that the Twins have not had a team captain since Harmon Killebrew. Leadership counts when a club is playing for the...



A Tale of Two Organizations

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 14 September 2019 · 629 views

Well, we're down to nail-biting time. This weekend's series can likely determine both Cleveland's and the Twins' fate for the season. A sweep by either team likely spells the end for the losing team. Pretty obvious for Cleveland if they're on the losing end, but almost as obvious for a reeling Twins team headed in the wrong direction. That's just real...

Should We Be Upset With Yasiel Puig?

Posted by Patrick Wozniak in Patrick Wozniak's Blog, 07 September 2019 · 2,210 views
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Should We Be Upset With Yasiel Puig? In tonight’s twin over the Cleveland Indians, Yasiel Puig hit a comebacker to Jake Odorrizi in the fourth inning and immediately turned and went back to the dugout. Puig had no chance of reaching first safely on the play and Odorrizi ran the ball to first himself while looking back at Puig with a somewhat surprised expression on his face. The Target Field...

Pineda and the PED Stupidity

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 07 September 2019 · 2,264 views
minnesota twins, michael pineda

Why can't we have nice things? Maybe that's a common refrain, but then again shouldn't it be why does common sense escape so many? As Michael Pineda now faces a 60 game suspension, ending his season and ability to help the Minnesota Twins in the Postseason, we're left shaking our heads as to why cheating is always defined as a mistake.

There's zero denyi...

Do the Twins Get Shut Out?

Posted by sethmoko in Sethmoko's Blog, 04 September 2019 · 1,121 views
offense, bomba squad

Tonight the Twins were shut out through seven innings. In this year of the #BombaSquad, I began to realize that I couldn't remember the last time the Twins were shut out. As the game advanced, I began to wonder just what kind of unicorn we were experiencing tonight. So I investigated. Obviously, two late runs were scored as the game ended in a 6-2 loss to...

Chart of the week - scoring by team

Posted by BeantownTwinsFan in BeantownTwinsFan's Blog, 02 September 2019 · 697 views

Everyone loves a dinger, and around these parts we've had plenty of them to admire this year. One thing that's pretty interesting is that the Twins are not only leading the league in home runs but also in runs scored per game (the bombas help, of course!).

To better visualize how the Twins run scoring (and runs allowed stack up), this chart shows the per...

Clearing space - decisions about pitchers

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 01 September 2019 · 1,193 views
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Clearing space - decisions about pitchers Third and last in my series on the conundrums of protecting players from Rule V, getting rid of deadwood, choosing what to do about free agents and lining up trades. The Outfield and Infield had a lot of names and decisions, but nothing like the pitching staff.

Here we have our Ace – Berrios – who has worn down in August as an annual ritual letting other...

SABR 19th Century Baseball Symposium Comes to Minneapolis

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 31 August 2019 · 597 views

SABR 19th Century Baseball Symposium Comes to Minneapolis When did baseball take hold in counties across Minnesota? What ballpark was located near the present day site of Target Field in 1800’s Minneapolis? If you’re a fan of baseball history, the Halsey Hall Chapter of the Society for American Baseball Research invites you to join us for the 19th Century Baseball Interdisciplinary Symposium, held this year on...

The Case for Trading Eddie Rosario this Winter

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 27 August 2019 · 2,038 views

This is an excerpt from an article that appears at Zone Coverage in full here . Please click through to read it in full.

No matter what direction the 2019 season takes the Minnesota Twins, their offseason is going to be filled with intrigue.

Three of the team’s five starting pitchers — Kyle Gibson, Jake Odorizzi and Michael Pineda — are eligible for f...

I think I found out what's wrong with Jose Berrios

Posted by Sabir Aden in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 25 August 2019 · 3,653 views

“Baseball is a relative sport.” By nature we often remember the really good or really bad things, and not the okay or decent things that someone does. I bet you can vividly remember the last time you won an award, but perhaps not the last time you went to the grocery store, or who your 10th grade history teacher was.

It’s a core principle to how memories...

Fun with HR numbers

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 18 August 2019 · 1,267 views

I remember in 1987 the Twins came within 2 HRs of having 4 players hit 30 HRs on the same team in the same season. Hrbeck 34, Brunanski 32, Gaetti 31 and Puckett 28. The Dodgers 1977 team with Baker, Cey, Garvey and Reggie Smith achieved this once.

fast forward to 2019 and boy do i just feel a lot older....but this Twins team currently has Cruz with 32...

How will the AL Central finish?

Posted by Nash Walker in The Special Season, 15 August 2019 · 2,085 views


@ Texas (4) - Twins 3-1
vs. Chicago White Sox (3) - Twins 2-1
vs. Detroit (3) - Twins 3-0
@ Chicago White Sox (3) - Twins 2-1
@ Detroit (4) - Twins 3-1
@ Boston (3) - Red Sox 2-1
vs. Cleveland (3) - Twins 2-1
vs. Washington (3) - Twins 2-1
@ Cleveland (3) - Indians 2-1
vs. Chicago White...

Time for a lineup change

Posted by the_brute_squad in the_brute_squad's Blog, 13 August 2019 · 1,277 views

The Twins hot start this year coincided with Jorge Polanco's. Since Polanco has fallen back to earth the Twins once "insurmountable lead" has turned a division front runner into a division contender. Throughout the season we've seen players move around the lineup based on the usual reasons (opposing pitcher, hot/cold/ other players in lineup), what we hav...

2020 Twins Schedule

Posted by JW24 in Road Tripping with the Twins, 12 August 2019 · 1,555 views

Not trying to take attention away from the Twins 2019 season, but the 2020 schedule was released today! Time to start planning another road trip!

5 charts about the 2019 Minnesota Twins and their record HR binge

Posted by BombazosMLB in BombazoMLB, 10 August 2019 · 852 views
home runs, bomba squad

Also posted a link in the forums here .


Cruz to 10 Day DL

Posted by LA VIkes Fan in LA VIkes Fan's Blog, 09 August 2019 · 764 views

Bad news from last night. Cruz is on the 10 day IL. Stashak up to replace him. Think Sano moves to the #3 spot in the Order?

Biceps Tendinitis Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 07 August 2019 · 1,190 views
shoulder injury and 2 more...

Biceps Tendinitis Q&A Biceps Tendinitis in Pitchers Q&A

A request was made by a poster for me to write a blog covering biceps tendinitis. This is actually a fairly complicated topic with quite a bit of controversy, but I’ll do my best to share some basic info that hopefully TD peeps will find interesting. There are some technical parts, so apologies for that,...

Why Trade For a No.2 Starter When You Already Have One?

Posted by Tyy1117 in Extra Innings, 02 August 2019 · 1,780 views
michael pineda, trade and 3 more...

During this year's trade deadline, a lot of Twins fans, myself included, thought it was necessary to add a clear No. 2 starting pitcher behind Jose Berrios to bolster our rotation for the playoffs and next year. Odorizzi since coming back from injury has fallen off of a cliff, Gibson and Perez have also had significant struggles, but Pineda has quietly be...

Hate losing Davis....

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 31 July 2019 · 4,762 views

If he continues on the path he was on, he will be one of the best players in baseball I know you have to give something to get something,I think this was NOT having to give up Lewis and Kiriloff, I was just getting ready to slam Twins FO, but they have indeed added valuable assets.

Trade deadline recap

Posted by ashbury in East Coast Bias, 31 July 2019 · 5,585 views


What If The Twins Don't Go Big This Year?

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 30 July 2019 · 9,706 views

We are within the last 24 hours before the trade deadline and the market has been quiet for basically every non-Mets team in MLB. Apparently, this has become a pattern around major league GM’s in recent memory, whether it’s the deadline or offseason free agency. The fact is, none of the contenders has done much so far. What if they don’t?

First of all, t...

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