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Minnesota's Michael Busch

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Michael Busch is from Inver Grove Heights and went to high school at Simley. He went to North Carolina to play baseball and after a very...

Marwin Gonzalez and Twins Discussing Contract

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:11 PM
Per Dan Hayes on the Athletic they have been discussing the parameters of a 3 year deal. Let's get this done. There's ample room on thi...

Eric Perkins Spring Training TV segments

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
I have really enjoyed seeing Eric Perkins' KARE-TV stories from Ft. Myers. They're equal parts fun and interesting and informative....

Park: Twins Emphasizing Catcher Defense, Framing

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
https://www.mlb.com/...catcher-framing   Do-Hyoung Park wrote an article tonight on the role that Tanner Swanson, the Twins minor le...

Helfand: Gordon Turns to Rap for Creative Outlet

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Betsy Helfand from the Pioneer Press wrote a really good article on Nick Gordon today. It discusses the role that rap music has played in...

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Magill, the Pen, and What to Make of it All

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 21 February 2019 · 323 views
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Going into the offseason, the Minnesota Twins had plenty of opportunity to make waves. Playing in a bad AL Central division with a strong farm system on the rise, jump starting a competitive window seemingly was the obvious play for the front office. At this point, they’ve upgraded the offense while ignoring their pitching staff. In the bullpen, the most...
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The Best Third Baseman in Minnesota Twins History

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 20 February 2019 · 612 views

The Best Third Baseman in Minnesota Twins History Our best third baseman is another challenge. This completes the infield reviews it is not an easy task to find the best. I might choose Harmon for both first and third and he played so long that he has as many games at both positions as the others that he is competing with.


In 1961 Bill Tuttle played 3B 85 games and batted 5th behind Zoilo. He played on...
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A Final Plea For The Signing Of Craig Kimbrel

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 20 February 2019 · 468 views

This time of the year is always exciting as a baseball fan, the start of spring training brings an undeniable energy that rejuvenates every single fanbase across the country, yes, even Mariners fans. But the last two offseasons now have brought the droning, political, and monotonous free agency cycle bleeding into the beginning of spring training. Whether...
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Rapid Fire Hot Takes on the Kepler-Polanco Extensions, and Stagnant Relief Pitcher Market

Posted by s649519 in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 18 February 2019 · 1,193 views
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Rapid Fire Hot Takes on the Kepler-Polanco Extensions, and Stagnant Relief Pitcher Market My Theoretical Mindset during the week;
The status quo surrounding the Twins all offseason was their stubbornness and inability to commit to any outside assets (in free agency or on the trade block), yet until recently did the Twins finally break that narrative. But… they were in-house pieces. By committing to two sprightly and talented yet unproven star...
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The Twins first baseman decision is not a no-brainer

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 16 February 2019 · 1,543 views

The Twins first baseman decision is not a no-brainer We never expect players signings not to work - but some of them just don’t. Last year was a lesson for Twins fans in that sense, with big splashes like Lance Lynn, Logan Morrison and Addison Reed underperforming. A lot of people would include Jake Odorizzi in that category too. So, in a way, sometimes is wise to lower expectations about new players, in or...
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Repost from Feb 2016. “4 things that need to happen for twins to win World Series in next 5 years

Posted by Supfin99 in Twins fan in Texas, 14 February 2019 · 1,752 views

So I posted this 3 years ago almost to the day. It’s funny to look at some of these theses names and see how wrong I was. But also how some remain true. Still waiting on Buck and Sano to figure it out. Man was I wrong about the bullpen as None of the arms I listed made it except for Rogers. I think we may have a few of the secondary stars in Rosario, Po...
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2019 Minnesota Twins TV Broadcast Team

Posted by whatyouknowtwinsfan in What you know about that blog, 13 February 2019 · 546 views

The Minnesota Twins announced the TV broadcast team for 2019. Overall, there weren't too many surprises. Bremer, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris (who will split time between Detroit and Minnesota's broadcasts in 2019 ), Justin Morneau, Latroy Hawkins, and Roy Smalley are all returning in 2019. However, there is one change. Torii Hunter will not return in 201...
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Should the Twins be favored to win the Central right now?

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 13 February 2019 · 768 views

Everyone assumes the Indians are a slam dunk to win the division again this year. But should they be runaway favorite? Looking at their roster I see a couple of huge advantages. The rotation might be the deepest in baseball, accumulating 5 plus War form 3 starters, 4 guys were above 3.9 WAR, which is where the top Twins starter, Berriios, resides. Their 5...
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Depth

Posted by Brandon in Blog Brandon, 10 February 2019 · 327 views

Looks like the Twins are trying to corner the market on depth this year. Last year they didn't do as well. We didn't have options or options to replace our depth at the major league level (who replace Adrianza and Escobar on the bench when they were pressed into starting?) for when Polanco was suspended for half the season. or when Castro went down, or...
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How "Everyday" Was Eddie Guardado?

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 05 February 2019 · 555 views
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How "Everyday" Was Eddie Guardado? Everyday Eddie Guardado has spent a lot of days in the Twins bullpen. Twelve of Guardado's 17 major-league seasons were spent playing for the Twins, and he added an extra four years as their bullpen coach under Paul Molitor's regime until he was let go this past fall.

At some point during his first 11 season with the Twins, he picked up the nickname "Eve...
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Counting (and comparing) Cards - The Mid-Tier Minnesota Twins

Posted by John Olson in Four Six Three, 03 February 2019 · 742 views

A Quick Intro:
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! If you’re anything like me, another year with no real “dog in the fight” so to speak, I’ll be mostly meandering around the kitchen and living room – eating too much junk, maybe having a drink or two, passively watching the game whilst waiting for a decent commercial to come on. Then, of course, judge t...
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By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity

Posted by Greg Logan in Bloop Singles, 02 February 2019 · 970 views

By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity “Every artist gets asked the question ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ The honest artist answers ‘I steal them.’” - Austin Kleon

As Twins fans, we tend to look at roster moves through Twins-colored glasses. We know there are approaches to roster construction and talent acquisition outside of the Falvey/Levine mold and we try our best to keep track of them...
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Comprehensive Ranking of Every Twins Jersey

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 02 February 2019 · 919 views
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Comprehensive Ranking of Every Twins Jersey With the release of the new Twins alternate jerseys and the Super Bowl Blog Blowout, I felt like it was a perfect time to create a comprehensive ranking of every uniform (top and pants) a Twins player has donned since they moved to Minnesota in 1961. Obviously, this is a highly subjective topic and I look forward to hearing what you think of my list and w...
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Common Health Concern Spawns Special Bond Between Kohl Stewart and Young Fan

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 30 January 2019 · 528 views
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WRITER NOTE : This is an excerpt from a story that appears in full on Zone Coverage here .

Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time.

On Saturday afternoon, that place was Bat & Barrel — the restaurant that used to be known as the Metropolitan Club — down the right-field line at Target Field.

Twins players and fans gathered at th...
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Twins Show Interest in Kimbrell

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in Blog tarheeltwinsfan, 29 January 2019 · 1,173 views

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports in the last 24 hours the Twins have shown an interest in Craig Kimbrell. Anyone got any additional info about this exciting rumor?
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Twinsfest 2019 Joe Mauer White Glove Tour

Posted by TCAnelle in TCAnelle's Blog, 27 January 2019 · 575 views

Despite my one-more-year campaign Joe Mauer decided to retire after the 2018 season. After the surprise appearance as a catcher in the final 2018 season game, he packed up all his gear after it had been authenticated and handed the bag to the Twins curator, Clyde Doepner, so it could be shared with fans. Clyde hadn't decided quite what to do with the bag...
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Will Players Be Willing to Stand Up For Themselves?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 18 January 2019 · 781 views

So much is being written and debated concerning MLB ownership’s unwillingness to spend on free agency, whether the big ticket guys like Machado and Harper, or more middle of the pack veterans.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

The players’ union obviously got completely dominated in the last couple of rounds of negotiations...
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How Do You Spell R-E-L-I-E-F?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 01 January 2019 · 866 views

So now that the home town nine have apparently filled their glaring lineup holes, our thoughts (and hopefully Flavines') should be turning to the 2019 bullpen. Let's examine the team's options:

1. Stand pat and hope there are enough internal options to build a reasonably effective pen. This is not as far fetched as one might think, given the performan...
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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 25 December 2018 · 1,503 views
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As has been stated before there was a long thread on how the Bryon Buxton September callup was handled. This is to be a different look with regards to damage to the long term franchise.
1. Case 1 Texas and Profar.
Texas did a service time saving manipulation of Profar's time. This worked out very badly for Texas. (Side note Profar's agent is Bor...
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Are the Twins Flipping 9 Coins in 2019?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 18 December 2018 · 1,350 views

The offseason has been slow thus far for the Twins. The only notable additions have been Jonathan Schoop, C.J. Cron, and Ronald Torreyes. There have been some rumblings about Nelson Cruz heading to Minnesota in 2019, but thus far, no notable additions have been made. If the season started today, Minnesota's lineup would look something like this:

C: Jason...

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