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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:15 PM
Down 2-1 in the series, a win would earn us a split.   And a theme that should be obvious for every get away game i could introduce:...

Trade Value

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:27 PM
With a disappointing series against a bottom three team in baseball, and an 11-19 record 30 games into the year, it's hard to not ask the...

2021 MLB (non-Twins) Season news

Other Baseball Today, 03:42 PM
A thread for news from around Major League Baseball. Tonight in L.A., the Angels will forego their DH in order to let Shohei Ohtani both...

Twins Minor League Report (5/5): Saints Come Marching In

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:57 PM
After dropping their opener yesterday, the St. Paul Saints won convincingly on Wednesday afternoon marking the first victory as an affili...

GIF: Trevor Larnach's home run

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:45 PM
Get a load of this blast. This was Trevor Larnach's first Triple-A home run. The three-run shot helped the Saints to their 10-4 victory t...



Ranking Twins Top Trade Pieces - Part 1

Posted by Mill1634 in Milldaddy35's Blog Area, 06 May 2021 · 0 views

The Twins have just fallen to 11-19 on the season, including going 2-5 against arguably the two worst teams in baseball, the Texas Rangers and Pittsburgh Pirates. It's no secret that this season has not gone according to plan for anyone following the Twins, and unless a drastic turnaround is coming, which I'm not expecting, but certainly could happen, thi...

Kirilloff Injury Affords Opportunity to Twins

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 05 May 2021 · 0 views
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Yesterday the Minnesota Twins had to scratch Alex Kirilloff from the starting lineup when it was discovered he was dealing with wrist discomfort. It sounds as if a looming IL stint is around the corner, and that’s disappointing news for Rocco Baldelli’s hottest hitter. What happens from here could set the tone for the rest of the way.

Miguel Sano has bee...

These are the Droids We are Looking For.

Posted by Sherry Cerny in Sherry'Baseball Blog, 04 May 2021 · 0 views
#twins #maythefourth #rangers

These are the Droids We are Looking For. The month of April for the Twins felt like the entire 2020 year as we watched the Twins battle injury, Covid-19 protocols, and sluggish bats. It felt like the remaining six months of baseball were going to be long and painful, but nevertheless, we showed up. Whether it’s to cling to that last bit of hope, or to complain and feel validated in our complaint...

Situational Hitting: why the Twins keep losing in extras

Posted by weinshie in The Hidden Baseball, 23 April 2021 · 699 views
#kepler #bomba #tortuga

By David Weinshilboum

On opening day, Willians Astudillo was coming off a white-hot spring training and remained beloved as “La Tortuga” in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. When he stepped in the box against Milwaukee flamethrower Josh Hader in the 10th, there was hope the Twins could pull out a win. A runner had been placed on second, per new rules, and Astud...

What I think

Posted by cHawk in What is going on with the pen?, 22 April 2021 · 423 views

The Twins’ bullpen has been one of thee worst in baseball, no question, the last 10 games. Like, apocalyptically awful. Why?

I want to hear what y’all think. Who’s to blame for this? How do we fix it? CAN we fix it (prior to the trade deadline)? Will the bullpen be a thorn in our side until then? Or has this awful stretch been a fluke?

I’ll give my answ...

my plan to fix the Twins

Posted by beckmt in Blog beckmt, 22 April 2021 · 521 views

For those that have not noticed the season is quickly slipping away and a few things need to be done now to try and right the ship.
If this season goes off the rails the Twins could be forced to sell Berrios and Buxton (whose contracts both end after 2022) for pennies on the dollar. Both could decide to go to winning teams on the coast for mega contracts...

Twins 2021 season has ended before it could ever really get going...

Posted by weneedjackmorris in weneedjackmorris' Blog, 21 April 2021 · 457 views
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I'm normally a pretty optimistic kind of guy. I'm not a statistician. I don't profess to know everything about baseball or specifically the Twins. But I'm seeing some very troubling signs with this team after its fast start out of the gate. Leads being blown. Too many errors being made (physical and mental ones). The bullpen continuing its inconsist...

Baseball Books During our Downtime

Posted by ScrapTheNickname in Baseball Balls During the Layoff, 19 April 2021 · 551 views

Baseball Books!?

During these down days away from Twins baseball -- when I'm not so sure I even want to see the Twins play baseball again -- I accidentally read a book about baseball. How do you accidentally read a book about baseball?

Well, I know of this author, John Fante, but I hadn't read 1933 Was a Bad Year , which happens to be about a high scho...

Outta LF......

Posted by mnfireman in Blog mnfireman, 19 April 2021 · 369 views

This may be different by the end of the season, but I think the current offense could use Eddie. His defense is even above average by sabermetrics.

Twins LF - .185/.224/.241 0 HR 5 RBI
Rosario - .245/.304/.434 2 HR 8 RBI

Twiggy, the Squirrel- could be one of the best Twins Acquisition this year

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 03 April 2021 · 1,640 views

Back in 2019, during the Twins' bid to get in the post season and beyond. A squirrel ran between Kepler's legs and ran around the field, the Twins responded w/ a rally and won that game. I had hoped that the Twins would've capitalized on that occurrance. They could find a domesticated squirrel to run across the field in rally situations to get the team an...

2021 Twins Prediction: Box of Chocolates

Posted by Andrew Luedtke in Thoughts from The Catch, 01 April 2021 · 1,531 views

When looking at the 2021 Minnesota Twins it is pretty easy to look around the diamond and see positives and negatives for nearly every player. Take Byron Buxton for example. On one side you have a game changing defender who has shown power over the last two years. If things break right, he could be in the MVP conversation. On the other side, you have a gu...

2021 MLB Predictions & Best Bets

Posted by Giles Ferrell in The Giles Files, 31 March 2021 · 910 views

The 2020 baseball season felt like a dream. It was short and because no one was allowed at the games, you barely remember it. If you had to check who won the World Series last year and you don’t live in Southern California, you are not alone.

It was the Dodgers, by the way. If you are a fan of Clayton Kershaw, that’s great news, because you never have to...

Next Offseason's Budget and an Ace... We Can Afford One!

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 29 March 2021 · 1,297 views

Next offseason we have 6 free agents (Cruz DH 13 million, Pineda SP 10 million, Happ SP 8 million, Simmons SS 10,500,000, Robles RP 2 million, and Shoemaker SP 2 million) and a team option on Colome RP 5 million. Or 3 Starting Pitchers, 2 Relievers, DH and SS for a total 2021 salary of 45.5 million coming off the books next offseason.

For our rotation w...

When Is it Time to be Concerned?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 17 March 2021 · 2,243 views

Spring training is slightly more than half over. While most of us tend to dismiss results, both from the Twins W/L record and individual performances, I admit to a growing concern about last year's greatest weakness - the offense. Looking at team stats the Twins rank 23rd(out of 30) in BA, 27th in Runs, 29th in OBP, and 25th in Slugging. These figures...

Twins Tunes #2: "Kitty Kaat"

Posted by SweetLou! in Twins Tunes, 18 February 2021 · 2,689 views
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Twins Tunes #2: "Kitty Kaat" Hello and welcome to the second installment of Twins Tunes. My name’s Louie.

The second edition features Jim Kaat, Senators/Twins pitcher from 1959 to 1973. He also looks like he could be my uncle. And is also a lefty pitcher!

If you like what you hear, feel free to share it on social media and whatnot. I don’t have any of those anymore, so if this thin...

Prospects number 125-150

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 12 February 2021 · 2,242 views
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Prospects number 125-150 https://www.baseball...-to-the-majors/ It would be nice to think that everyone signed to a baseball contract would see a day in the majors, but here is what this site has to say, "Over three days in early June, more than 1,200 players will have their long-time dreams come true. They will hear their names call...

2021 Prospect Rankings: 1-8

Posted by Danchat in Danchat's Aggregated Prospect Rankings, 06 February 2021 · 4,746 views
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#8 - Matt Wallner OF (1st Round 2019, Southern Miss)
Another bat-first prospect, Wallner has some serious power behind his bat after hitting 58 HRs at Southern Mississippi (in just 872 PAs!). He did alright at Elizabethton, and his main concern as a hitter will be limiting the strikeouts. Defensively he's a subpar runner and will be limited to corner OF...

Are the White Sox the favorite?

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 06 February 2021 · 2,207 views

Who will win the AL Central in 2021? Since the White Sox traded for Lance Lynn, added Adam Eaton to address a need in the OF and then spent big to add Liam Hendriks to their bullpen, the White Sox have been the favorite to win the division. ESPN recently posted their projected All-Stars for 2021. Let's just say it was much kinder to the White Sox:


Falvey and Levine Have Earned Our Trust Once Again

Posted by Allen Post in The POSTseason, 04 February 2021 · 2,515 views
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Falvey and Levine Have Earned Our Trust Once Again Derek Falvey and Thad Levine have landed two more big free agency punches. The intrepid front office duo ended their extended standoff with Nelson Cruz Tuesday night, signing the beloved DH a one-year $13 million deal. Then, they bolstered the bullpen Wednesday afternoon by adding Alex Colomé to an affordable one-year contract with a mutual option for a s...