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Thor done for the year

Other Baseball Today, 12:23 PM
The trades that you did not make http://www.startribu...gery/569067112/

2009 AL Central Tiebreaker - Game Thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:26 AM
Hi all -   In honor of Opening Day there are a lot of classic MLB games being streamed today. One of them is the 2009 AL Central Tie...

Hardy has elbow surgery, Lewis, Kirilloff, Larnach Reassi...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:09 AM
Per Phil Miller of the Star Tribune   https://www.startrib...inors/569174942   "The Twins signed longtime Tigers pitcher Blaine...

Trevor Bauer doing breakdown of Max Kepler's HR strea...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:03 AM
  https://old.reddit.c...ins_fans_in_my/     Not sure if anyone has watched any of his videos he has been making lately bu...

The 2021 window of opportunity

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:52 AM
Seems like teams like much of the world are going to take a huge financial hit. I would expect the Twins and likely other teams with belo...

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My prediction for the new 29 man roster

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 28 March 2020 · 349 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 · 569 views
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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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Names and players - yes I am bored

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 25 March 2020 · 570 views

Names and players - yes I am bored I just went through the roster of everyone who ever played for the Senators/Twins franchise. Only with Coronavirus would I do that. Well it was kind of fun and I put together a 26 man roster of the best names - from my perspective. These were last names only and it was hard to ignore the nicknames. Vic Power led off at first for the Twins since Power is o...
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Showing Off The Twins 2020 Season

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 25 March 2020 · 285 views

Tomorrow was scheduled to be Major League Baseball's Opening Day for the 2020 season. Jose Berrios was to toe the rubber against the Oakland Athletics in California. Thanks to COVID-19 none of that will happen, but I'm determined to live out the season we were promised.

Eventually, things will return to normal. As with any bit of adversity, finding a way...
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TCAnelle's Stadium Tour - NL East

Posted by TCAnelle in TCAnelle's Blog, 24 March 2020 · 822 views
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According to my mother, my first word was “go.” I’m not sure I buy it, but if it’s true it certainly explains my predilection for travel. My first MLB game was in 1987 and after moving to Minnesota in 1998, I fell in love with the game. It was almost inevitable my love of baseball and travel would intersect, although I’m not sure when I started intention...
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Minnesota Twins 2019 40-Man Report Cards: Homer Bailey

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 23 March 2020 · 1,078 views

Here's an excerpt from an article originating from Zone Coverage. Please click through here to support the content.

A couple of offseasons ago, we ran a series similar to what we're doing here, entitled "Minnesota Twins 40-Man Report Cards." The only key difference to be aware of is since it's happening now instead of during the offseason, we're going...
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The Economics of drafting college pitchers

Posted by Bashwood12 in Bashwood12's Blog, 15 March 2020 · 892 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 · 380 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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Bet On It! Part 3

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 08 March 2020 · 739 views

It has been over a month since we checked in on the MLB “Futures” at the William Hill and Elite sportsbooks and with spring training now well underway, it seems like a good time to see how the betting odds for the Twins (and others) are looking.

Of course, even if I see something really interesting, it won’t do me any good right now since I’m in Florida...
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Two Wild Cards: Luis Gil and Dakota Chalmers

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 07 March 2020 · 2,657 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 · 614 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 · 918 views
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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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The Best Two Words In Baseball: World Series

Posted by TwinsFan268 in Minnesota Baseball Revealed!, 29 February 2020 · 918 views

The Bomba Squad was great and Twins fans throughout Twins Territory were highly satisfied from March to September. And September 25th, the Twins clinched the AL Central for the first time since 2010. This was all great. Then October came and we had to play our playoff foes, the New York Yankees. And we didn't win. We lost. We were swept. We brought our pl...
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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 · 2,266 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...
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Changing the MLB Draft

Posted by rogrulz30 in "And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.", 23 February 2020 · 872 views

Changing the MLB Draft As I have the opportunity to watch Spring Training Baseball and watching all of the future MN Twins and future MLB players it got me thinking about the MLB Draft. Seems like an odd time to talk about the 2020 MLB draft, since that takes place on June 10th. The Twins have the 22nd selection this year and there are 40 rounds to draft more future players....
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Comparing the 1927 Yankees Lineup to the 2020 Twins

Posted by Andrew Luedtke in Thoughts from The Catch, 14 February 2020 · 1,830 views
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Comparing the 1927 Yankees Lineup to the 2020 Twins We’ve done it, Twins fans. We’ve officially made it to Spring Training! Baseball games at Target Field will be played before we know it.

As the team assembles in Ft. Myers, some of the burning questions that will assuredly be asked of Rocco Baldelli are “Who will be hitting leadoff?” or “What will the batting order be?”

It’s a fun exercise as a fan beca...
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[ES] How does a Venezuelan girl become a Twins fan? (Part 1)

Posted by Twinternationals in Twinternationals, 14 February 2020 · 1,589 views

[ES] How does a Venezuelan girl become a Twins fan? (Part 1) Welcome to Twinternationals ! This is a space for Twins fans from different countries to read about their team in their native language. This section is run by Venezuelan Mariana Guzmán (@TwinsLatinos ) and Brazilian Thiéres Rabelo (@TwinsBrasil ).

Por Mariana Guzmán

¡Venezolana y fanática de los Twins!

Sí, esa es parte de mi historia. Nací y crecí en...
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Baseball Is Staying In Beloit

Posted by Daniel Venn in Down on the Farm, 11 February 2020 · 1,179 views

The history of baseball in Beloit will not end after the 2020 season, but that’s nothing new.

For the past four years, Quint and Rishy Studer, both from just up highway 51 in Janesville, have worked diligently to ensure that baseball remains in Beloit.

It is of great credit that the Snappers Community Board has kept baseball in place in Beloit, and thei...
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Kenta Maeda Trade V2 - How The Twins Struck A Better Deal

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins in Ryan Stephan's Twinpinions, 10 February 2020 · 3,759 views
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The three-team mega blockbuster involving the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and Los Angeles Dodgers is finally complete.

At this point, most Twins fans are aware of what happened - a deal was in place on February 4th, sending Graterol to Boston as part of the return for offloading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers. However, that soon changed...
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Bye Bye Beloit?

Posted by JeromeTyleski in Diamond Dollars, 09 February 2020 · 1,067 views
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How much would you pay for a team that may not be around next year? If you’re Quint Studer, apparently $9 million is a good market value.

In September, that’s what Studer reportedly paid for the Beloit Snappers of the low-A Midwest League. According to Ballpark Digest, much of that sale price will be put back into efforts to build a new stadium, which th...

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