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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:03 PM
Moving forward this will house every game-thread in the comments below until real baseball hopefully comes back. I should have done this...

Neal: Twins Radio Broadcast Team Will Not Travel

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:56 PM
https://www.startrib...ason/571529672/   LaVelle Neal also wrote that the Twins radio broadcast crew (including Cory Provus and Dan...

Take Landis Name off the MVP Award

Other Baseball Today, 02:40 PM
Barry Larkin, former MVP, has been calling for removing the Kenesaw Mountain Landis name from MVP awards.Personally, until I read the art...

Miguel Sano Denies Kidnapping Allegation, States He's...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:41 AM
William Aish, sports editor for El Nuevo Diario, Tweeted last night about a complicated situation involving Miguel Sano. Here's Hect...

Spring Training 2021

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:37 AM
No matter what kind of patch work 2020 season MLB comes up with, if anything at this point, it will amount to no more than a glorified pr...

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Baseball Is Back. So Am I.

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 03 July 2020 · 1,767 views
twittersuspended account, piracy

The question I’ve received the most the past few months is why was my original Twitter account suspended.

On March 13 I was covering the Twins in Fort Myers on what would be the last normal day before everything in this world went goofy .

I awoke at the Twins Daily-rented AirBnB, and immediately checked Twitter on my phone as I am wont to do in case I m...
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A Shortened MLB Season? Bring It On!

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 02 July 2020 · 231 views

It may be because I’ve spent years enjoying Class A Midwest League baseball, which routinely splits its season into two halves with every team’s record resetting to 0-0 by mid-to-late June, but I find myself embracing the plans for big leaguers to sprint through a 60-game Major League season in 2020.

I am not only embracing it, I’m excited about it!

(Th...
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Health and careers

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 02 July 2020 · 318 views
covid-19, mlb sickness and 3 more...

Health and careers The Covid sickness that hit coach Tommy Hottovy created a memorable video https://www.espn.com/mlb/ as he discussed his case - it is good to watch since so many act like the Covid-19 is just another flu. As the TD contributor Doctor Gast states - the video is mostly about the pain of separation. Should you want to know more about the survival from this...
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Twins Making a Deal at the Deadline

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 01 July 2020 · 604 views
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Major League Baseball has not even gotten underway in 2020 and yet we’re just two months from the trade deadline. When the season does start, that date will be little more than a month away. After winning the deadline last year, will Minnesota make a deal?

Last July I wrote high praise for Derek Falvey and Thad Levine in regards to how the executed the...
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Forecasting the Twins upcoming 60 game season, based off the Virtual Twins

Posted by thuuuuney in Thoughts of a Bullpen Catcher, 29 June 2020 · 633 views
maeda, bomba, twins, champs

Forecasting the Twins upcoming 60 game season, based off the Virtual Twins We're a couple days away from Summer Camp opening up for the Twins and the rest of Major League Baseball, I can't wait for the shirts, and we're about 25 days away from Opening Day pending the official schedule release, so I thought it fitting to make my prediction about how the season will unfold for Minnesota. Everybody and their mom have done Virtual...
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Our Voices Need To Be Heard, Part 1

Posted by TwinsFan268 in Minnesota Baseball Revealed!, 06 June 2020 · 1,072 views
coronavirus, mlb restart and 1 more...

Baseball isn't coming back if we don't do something about it.

I don't follow other sports, but I learned that the NBA and MLS are restarting in Florida, and the NHL is doing... something, I don't really know what. Their boards and committees have all approved of plans, but MLB has not.

Here's the thing: People NEED baseball. They need to have that thin...
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What's wrong with Nick's column

Posted by the_brute_squad in the_brute_squad's Blog, 01 June 2020 · 2,837 views
nick nelson, max kepler, justice

There are many things in Nick's article that are incorrect, and some that I agree with. This isn't meant to attack but to show a different viewpoint that he might not see.

"Our community is broken. Our country is broken."
We live in the greatest country on earth. Our community/country is not broken. You are stating your opinion as fact. A tragic death le...
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The Past, Present, and Future for Miguel Sanó

Posted by Nash Walker in The Special Season, 11 May 2020 · 1,490 views

The Past, Present, and Future for Miguel Sanó Photo credit: © David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

On his 27th birthday, let’s review Miguel Sanó’s up-and-down Twins career.

The past:

Sanó, a shortstop at the time, was widely regarded as the top free agent teenage prospect in Latin America in 2009. At just 16 years old, Sanó signed for $3.15 million with the Twins and began his trek to Minnesota....
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Twins Simulation End of April Stats & More

Posted by TheTeufelShuffle in TheTeufelShuffle's Blog, 30 April 2020 · 1,523 views
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Twins Simulation End of April Stats & More TWINS 2020 SEASON SIMUATION

The Twins have an off day on 4-30-20. I will give an end of month update below with plenty of links.

AL CENTRAL STANDINGS
Cleveland 17-3 (7-6 since mid April update)
Minnesota 23-8 Tied for first (10-2)
Chicago 18-13 (11-2)
Kansas City 14-16 (5-7)
Detroit 5-25 (1-11)

The Twins are the best team in baseball with a 74.2%...
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TCAnelle's Stadium Tour - NL Central

Posted by TCAnelle in TCAnelle's Blog, 20 April 2020 · 1,131 views
brewers, cardinals, pirates

I finally gave up on finding my 2009 pictures of Busch Stadium and finished the NL Central write up. I've made my peace with not finishing the 30 active stadiums this year, so writing about visiting baseball is still the best option until I can go see it again. And without further whining, here's the next division...


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JOSH DONALDSON

Posted by mrtwinsfan in mrtwinsfan's Blog, 11 April 2020 · 746 views

Just watched a 60 minutes interview with our new 3rd baseman, its older but learned alot about the guy. is on cbs on demand. alot of free tv channels right now, Unless your to BUSY like none of us are, respect Josh even more after watching, And is there any contests for picking OPENING Day, ??? Ya im Bored!!!!!
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Garver, Donaldson Express Thoughts, Concerns on Proposed Altered MLB Season

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 10 April 2020 · 1,185 views
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This is an excerpt from a story which originates at Zone Coverage, please click here to read in full.

Minnesota Twins players Mitch Garver and Josh Donaldson addressed local media on a conference call Thursday afternoon, and it covered a wide range of subjects -- many of which would come as no surprise to curious fans.
What are they specifically doing...
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My prediction for the new 29 man roster

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 28 March 2020 · 2,718 views

MLB and the MLBPA agreed yesterday to accommodations for a shortened 2020 major league schedule. Many things are to be determined, especially since there is no firm date for the season to begin. I choose to be optimistic that there will be baseball this summer, perhaps without crowds in the stands. One thing agreed to unofficially was an expanded roster....
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Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 26 March 2020 · 3,326 views
rich hill, elbow, surgery

Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion
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Happy Supposed-To-Be Opening Day everyone. Since the baseball season is (unfortunately) on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, about the only recent baseball-related news to report has been that both Chris Sale and Noah Syndergaard (in addition to Luis Severino earlier this spring) are in need of Tommy Joh...
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The Economics of drafting college pitchers

Posted by Bashwood12 in Bashwood12's Blog, 15 March 2020 · 2,191 views

As a Twins fan, I have seen several different approaches to drafting and developing pitching. We saw the pitch to contact philosophy at work for a long time. We saw the ill-fated drafting college fireball relievers and trying to develop them as starters, which failed (although we did get a nice relief pitcher in Tyler Duffey out of it). However, the cu...
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Grapefruit Prank

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 14 March 2020 · 867 views
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Pranks are part of baseball culture which helps make the sport more enjoyable. I really liked this article about how the Grapefruit League supposingly got its name. I always enjoy a clean prank & thought that maybe if anyone hasn`t seen this article should read it to uplift your spirits.

https://www.mlb.com/...apefruit-fro...
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Two Wild Cards: Luis Gil and Dakota Chalmers

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 07 March 2020 · 3,931 views

In the spring of 2018 the Twins traded Luis Gil for Jake Cave. At the time of the trade Luis Gil had been in the Twin organization since 2015. He had thrown 65 innings over those three years with 73 strike outs and 46 walks. He did not pitch due to a shoulder injury in 2016 and had yet to pitch in rookie ball. He did not make Seth Stoh's 2018 prospect han...
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Judge Injury Revealed

Posted by TFRazor in TFRazor's Blog, 06 March 2020 · 1,071 views

Looks like Judge Dredd has a rib fracture. Sounds really, really painful honestly.

https://www.newsday....jury-1.42537174
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The Last Days of My Beautiful Twins Zubaz

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 01 March 2020 · 1,454 views
#lighterside #zubaz #dreams

I just asked my wife if my Twins Zubaz still existed.

I have to ask. They’ve seen better days. Their greatest wound is an inch and a half ripped seam in the crotch, rendering them useless for anything public. I’ve thought about mending the tear, but the rest of the Zubaz are worn so thin I imagine they’d tear in ten other places like ice crackling during...
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Minnesota Twins: 5 reasons for caution (the hay isn't in the barn yet)

Posted by billyp4444 in Ports on Sports Blog, 23 February 2020 · 4,524 views

Minnesota Twins: 5 reasons for caution (the hay isn't in the barn yet) 1) The infield defense is slightly suspect and below average . -Sano, Arraez and Polanco all have below average defensive stats
2) Jake Odorizzi and Jose Berrios prove to be below average front line starters. Yes they've proven themselves as #3's. Can they repeatably beat other teams 1's and 2's?
3) Byron Buxton is delayed and/or hurt again
4) Mitch...