Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

The Forums

Charley Walters: Twins-Saints partnership talks quietly o...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:02 PM
Very interesting article in Pioneer Press from Charlie Walters. https://www.twinciti...uietly-ongoing/ There’s been a few suggestions in...

Twins Scrimmage Highlights

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:33 PM
If you missed the live stream of Thursday's scrimmage, here's a quick roundup of highlights:  

Watch the Live Play-by-Play of the Virtual Twins Playoffs

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:33 PM
With the real Twins around the corner, I have elected to sim to the playoffs to try and tease how the real club will do this fall, and as...

Take Landis Name off the MVP Award

Other Baseball Today, 08:46 AM
Barry Larkin, former MVP, has been calling for removing the Kenesaw Mountain Landis name from MVP awards.Personally, until I read the art...

And then there is the case of the Blue Jays to consider

Other Baseball Yesterday, 04:47 PM
https://www.sportsne...measures-place/ Here we are, theoretically two weeks away from Opening Day. The Blue Jays aren’t yet certain where...

Blogs


Photo

sixty

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 10 July 2020 · 229 views
babe ruth, sixty yard dash and 1 more...

sixty Somehow I am trying to get my head around sixty games - and I keep coming up with the number 60 must have some significance or the curmudgeons that rule baseball might have taken the players options like 104 games. And of course 60 is the magic number - It is Babe Ruth.

Sorry but 73 is a number I have to look up to remember Mr Bonds, maybe I need steroid...
Photo

Minnesota Twins: A Team Built for Short Season Success

Posted by billyp4444 in Ports on Sports Blog, 08 July 2020 · 582 views

Ahhh, the pandemic!! It’s meaning to you is varied, personal and diverse. One thing I believe the nation is ready for is baseball! Let’s get the bats cracking and baseball humming. As MLB firms up its abbreviated spring season, sorting out all the COVID wrinkles, the Minnesota Twins are built for a season of this diversity. This team was assembled to win...
Photo

What Are We Going To Do About This Hand Twin Thing?

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 07 July 2020 · 2,301 views

A friend of mine passed away over the holiday weekend.

We had attended high school together, were distant friends through college, and spent two years as roommates back in the cities after that.

When we lived together, he was attending culinary school and the roommates would have the benefit of eating food that is normally not accessible to broke post...
Photo

Leadership is Failing Baseball at a Critical Juncture

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 06 July 2020 · 517 views
major league baseball and 1 more...

For month we watched a public mudslinging fest take place between MLB owners and the Players Union. While the two sides have always been at odds, it’s leadership that the sport’s commissioner is supposed to provide. Rob Manfred may be a very intelligent man, but you wouldn’t know if looking at the results of his actions.

Major League Baseball owners are...
Photo

Bet On It! Part 4

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 04 July 2020 · 415 views

When I posted Part 3 of this "Bet On It!" series back on March 8, it's unlikely any of us could have foreseen that four months later we still wouldn't have seen Major League Baseball's Opening Day.

Within just a couple of weeks from the time that article was posted, pretty much all MLB bets had been taken off the board at the sportsbooks.

Now, as we try...
Photo

Forecasting the Twins upcoming 60 game season, based off the Virtual Twins

Posted by thuuuuney in Thoughts of a Bullpen Catcher, 29 June 2020 · 869 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...
Photo

Our Voices Need To Be Heard, Part 1

Posted by TwinsFan268 in Minnesota Baseball Revealed!, 06 June 2020 · 1,204 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...
Photo

What's wrong with Nick's column

Posted by the_brute_squad in the_brute_squad's Blog, 01 June 2020 · 3,236 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...
Photo

The Past, Present, and Future for Miguel Sanó

Posted by Nash Walker in The Special Season, 11 May 2020 · 1,551 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....
Photo

Twins Simulation End of April Stats & More

Posted by TheTeufelShuffle in TheTeufelShuffle's Blog, 30 April 2020 · 1,606 views
simulation and 2 more...

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%...
Photo

TCAnelle's Stadium Tour - NL Central

Posted by TCAnelle in TCAnelle's Blog, 20 April 2020 · 1,166 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...


National League Central
Chicago...
Photo

JOSH DONALDSON

Posted by mrtwinsfan in mrtwinsfan's Blog, 11 April 2020 · 787 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!!!!!
Photo

Garver, Donaldson Express Thoughts, Concerns on Proposed Altered MLB Season

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 10 April 2020 · 1,269 views
josh donaldson, minnesota twins

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...
Photo

My prediction for the new 29 man roster

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 28 March 2020 · 2,826 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....
Photo

Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 26 March 2020 · 3,498 views
rich hill, elbow, surgery

Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion Rich Hill Elbow Surgery Discussion
Heezy 1323

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...
Photo

The Economics of drafting college pitchers

Posted by Bashwood12 in Bashwood12's Blog, 15 March 2020 · 2,287 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...
Photo

Grapefruit Prank

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 14 March 2020 · 905 views
pranks

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...
Photo

Two Wild Cards: Luis Gil and Dakota Chalmers

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 07 March 2020 · 4,062 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...
Photo

Judge Injury Revealed

Posted by TFRazor in TFRazor's Blog, 06 March 2020 · 1,127 views

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

https://www.newsday....jury-1.42537174
Photo

The Last Days of My Beautiful Twins Zubaz

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 01 March 2020 · 1,492 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...