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Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:59 PM
I love these west coast games as a night owl. It gives me something to do while I lay in bed, but having no intentions of sleeping. It is...

FSN Replays

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:51 PM
I am too old to stay up for the end of these West Coast games so I figured I'd catch the final half of the replay.   Due to time con...

Article: Episode 427: Next Man Up

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:51 PM
Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver getting hurt, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo taking their place, calling up Lu...

CRON! Just a little appreciation thrown his way.

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:35 PM
Going to fully admit I knew very little about C.J. before the Twins signed him. I did what a lot of us did, look up his career numbers an...

Official: Addison Reed DFAd

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
No surprise, but veteran reliever Addison Reed was Designated for Assignment to make room for Austin Adams.   Reed had begun his reh...

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The Baldelli Effect

Posted by Kirbek in Kirbek's Leaps and Pulls, 20 May 2019 · 744 views
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Now that the FO has their preferred type of manager, the early results are positive to say the least. Are there any advanced metrics to predict how sustainable Baldelli's success will be? Is manager evaluation still a gut feeling or is there a science we can leverage? I am asking for a friend.
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Retrospective: Why 2018 Makes Sense in Hindsight

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 20 May 2019 · 499 views

I will be the first to admit, I was absolutely stunned by the Twins poor start in 2018 and am equally as stunned by their dynamite start to 2019. All of you on Twins Daily are aware of this, but just to reiterate for the sake of context:
-The Twins came off of a 103-loss 2016 season to nab the second Wild-Card spot in 2017 with a record of 85-77.
-The Twi...
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Why I'm Out On Craig Kimbrel

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 19 May 2019 · 2,690 views
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Even a really great meal goes stale eventually.

I desperately wanted the Twins to do more to upgrade the bullpen this offseason, and was supportive of the idea of them pursuing Craig Kimbrel at one point, but I'm out now. I don't really want anything to do with him.

My frustration with the bullpen inactivity was never tied to any one particular reliever...
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Surveying the 2018/19 Free Agent Relievers at the Quarter Pole

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in diehardtwinsfan's Blog, 18 May 2019 · 1,288 views

Gaging value in relief pitichers is always a difficult task given that they are prone to issues with small sample size. Many relievers who were good one season will regress the next, and as we've seen with Blake Parker, guys who were nothing special can turn into a very good option.

Regardless, it was, without question, a point of contention this offseas...
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Could the Twins be the new 2015 Royals?

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 17 May 2019 · 883 views

Could the Twins be the new 2015 Royals? Even though I'm not a Minnesotan, nor do I live in this beautiful state, I've been observing you guys for years. I see a lot of pessimism when it comes to sports. And who can blame you? Few fans in America love their teams as much as you do and, at the same time, have endured such traumatic playoff moments with the Vikings and Wild or such long playoff dr...
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Patience Is A Virtue

Posted by thephilomath in Original Twin, 17 May 2019 · 638 views
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Byron Buxton is breaking out. Again. And it's got Twins' Territory looking for more. Many have suggested the batting order as the perfect opportunity. The case against: not enough patience, too many strikeouts, lack of capacity for joy.

The case for is complicated and in the big scheme of things not that important, as it's been demonstrated that the actu...
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Twins Searching the Cupboard for Arms

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 15 May 2019 · 1,676 views
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Coming into the 2019 Major League Baseball season, relief pitching was a very serious question mark. For the most part, the guys Minnesota’s front office has told us to trust in have looked the part. Ryne Harper has been a great story, and Matt Magill has flashed solid stuff. The back end of Taylor Rogers, Blake Parker, and Trevor May work. Unfortunately,...
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Miguel Sanó--Hitter and Fielder

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 13 May 2019 · 835 views
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With the announcement that Nelson Cruz suffered a wrist injury yesterday, my immediate thought was who would replace him in the lineup and on the roster if he had to go on the injured list. It would appear to me that the answer is the much-discussed Miguel Sanó, who is on his third and last stop in his rehab program.

Much has been written about Sanó. I w...
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Max Kepler (And the Belated Breakout)

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 09 May 2019 · 985 views

Max Kepler is my favorite Twins player, something that has been true ever since he stole my heart with his performance in July of 2016. If you remember (I truly hope you do not), the Twins were mostly unwatchable that year as they rolled over and died from the very beginning and slogged their way towards the worst record in baseball. Their reward was Royc...
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Way Too Early Deadline Talk & A Quick Note on Rosario

Posted by Andrew Gebo in Gebo’s Blog , 09 May 2019 · 1,108 views

Recently I have seen a lot of chatter on various social media sites about what the Twins should do at the deadline. Even though it’s only May, let’s talk about it.

You’ve probably all heard or taken part in the cries for this team to be buyers. The other day I saw a tweet claiming they should trade Sano for Madison Bumgarner. This type of unrealistic fa...
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From: Article: Longest Tenured Minnesota Twins - 2019

Posted by Devereaux in Blog Devereaux, 08 May 2019 · 759 views

Are you inferring Rosario lied to the Star Tribune? http://www.startribu...wait/257268071/

Source: Article: Longest Tenured Minnesota Twins - 2019
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Players Make Plays

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 06 May 2019 · 536 views
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It’s April 16, 2018. The Twins own a 7-4 record. The front office has added free agents at several key positions to complement an 85-win team from the previous year that earned its first post-season berth in seven years.

It's April 16, and despite a string of postponements due to an early spring snowstorm, the team is playing well, and flying to Puerto R...
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Series Recap: Twins Take One in New York

Posted by AJ Condon in ajcondon's Blog, 05 May 2019 · 276 views
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The Minnesota Twins were able to win their first game in Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2017 this weekend but dropped the series two games to one.

Even though the Twins were only able to win one game this series, I am still happy about how it turned out. The starting pitching was still pretty good this series, though a few errors allowed some un...
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Earth to Falvey: The Window is Wide Open

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 03 May 2019 · 1,294 views

Most of us gnashed our teeth this past offseason when we heard the new team's philosophy that there is no reason to go all in until "the window is open". I say gnashed out teeth because many of us asked the question: how do you open the window wider without adding significant outside talent?

But Falvine stubbornly held the course by passing on virtually...
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Offseason of Work at Florida Baseball Ranch Appears to be Paying Off for Odorizzi

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 02 May 2019 · 466 views
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This is an excerpt from a story which originates at Zone Coverage here . Click through to read in its entirety.

3.34 ERA
3.18 FIP
9.1 K/9

These are the numbers of a pitcher who came to Target Field on Monday night and completely shut down one of the most powerful lineups in the American League.

And believe it or not, they aren't those of Houston Astr...
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Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer

Posted by TwinkiePower in TwinkiePower's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 1,114 views
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Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer Over the past decade, pitch framing has become a hot topic, not only in how we've begun to identify its value, but also in finding methods to quantify it, and coming to grips with its influence on the game. However, I contend that our focus has been far too narrow, and we must look beyond the catcher- in fact, past the backstop, into the stands, up to the...
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Dave St. Peter Interview

Posted by John Miller in Miller1234's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 943 views

Dave St. Peter Interview

It has been nine years since the Minnesota Twins have won the American League Central division, only making one playoff appearance in that time. The team has changed from top to bottom over the last few years. Familiar faces like Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer are long gone. Mauer was always a draw for people to go to games, what...
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finally national attention

Posted by Channing1964 in Channing1964's Blog, 18 April 2019 · 1,309 views
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finally national attention I have always been upset that even when we have a good team nobody else in the country ever gives us props...maybe that's changing.... from mlb.com..3. Twins (8-6)

You can look at the Twins a certain way and make an easy case that they’re now the AL Central favorite. And it’s not just because the Indians appear to be more vulnerable than they’ve been at...
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The Early Returns from Michael Pineda

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 17 April 2019 · 601 views
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The Early Returns from Michael Pineda As the Twins get ready to finish up the four game series against the Blue Jays, Michael Pineda will take the mound for what will be his 4th start of the season. The early returns of his two-year contract have looked good so far as he was another cheap, low-risk signing by the Twins new management during the 2018 offseason. As we’ve seen how shaky our bu...
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Pump the brakes on the hypetrain people.

Posted by Sabir Aden in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 04 April 2019 · 2,245 views
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The Twins have played 3% of the scripted schedule, and are on pace to eclipse 130 wins, and a meager 32 losses. Not to mention the Twins are well on their way to capture the division title, but would only be slated to the second seed in the conference seeding chart, playing the mediocre, (but good?) Seattle Mariners in the divisional round.

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