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Wolfson: Twins Scouting Yoshinobu Yamamoto

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:04 PM
  Doogie Wolfson tweeted that the Twins are going to be scouting 22-year-old RHP Yoshinobu Yamamoto, "one of the premier young pitc...

2020 MLB (non-Twins) Postseason Discussion Thread

Other Baseball Today, 06:56 PM
Feel free to chime in here about any of the (non-Twins) 2020 MLB postseason games!

Not to add more doom and gloom

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:31 PM
This is interesting and sort of concerning. Article snippet comes from the incomparable Jayson Stark of The Athletic (Which is must read...

White Sox make changes

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Both Manager Rick Rentaria and pitching coach Don Cooper were let go.     Was a bit surprised by this, because the White S...

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Laz Diaz

Posted by mnfireman in Blog mnfireman, 20 October 2020 · 0 views

How does this guy get selected to umpire in the WS?? And draws HP for Game 1!!

Must be outstanding in the games he umpires other than Twins games
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Embracing New Ideas Highlights World Series Storylines

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 19 October 2020 · 271 views
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There is no more frustrating word to me in modern baseball than analytics. I love and fully embrace the new avenues in which we are able to evaluate and prepare in regards to the game of baseball. Unfortunately, boiling it down to a buzzword as “analytics” has become, leads to little more than a quick note suggestive of being well versed in actual underst...
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What I'm Reading

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 16 October 2020 · 668 views

Becoming a More Patient Leader:

Two good tips on how to increase patience in these stressful times.

Redefine the meaning of speed. The U.S. Navy SEALs are known for their saying “Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast .” These rapid-response special forces teams are paradoxically methodical and patient in both planning and executing their time-critical...
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Why did the Twins regressed in 2020? One answer

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 16 October 2020 · 626 views
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The Twins have been a big question mark all year. Great 2019 performances from players never realized in 2020 except Cruz & arguably Rosario. Although I`m not normal superstitious but baseball is, I never understood why the Twins wanted to bring back the baby blue uniforms to reminisce the "Twinkie" era. the auguration of the baby blues began w/ the G...
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Nelson Cruz - our new Don Baylor

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 13 October 2020 · 534 views

Nelson Cruz - our new Don Baylor If you wonder if Nelson Cruz is one of a kind you have to go back to the Twins 1987 and a man named Don Baylor. Here is a video clip to remind you of his power and importance from that world series. https://www.facebook...461288973914917

At his death the Pioneer Press had this to say, "Don Baylor’s 27 games with the Minnesota Twins were by f...
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Twins Offseason Primer 2020-21 Video Series

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 11 October 2020 · 807 views

The Minnesota Twins have some big decisions facing them as we prepare to enter the 2020-21 MLB offseason. I ran through a few topics in a series of videos over on my YouTube channel.

Keeping Eddie Rosario | MN Twins Offseason Primer Ep. 1


What To Do Abou...
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Why The Astros Should Be Confiscated From MLB, Part 1 (WCS/ALDS Edition)

Posted by TwinsFan268 in Minnesota Baseball Revealed!, 09 October 2020 · 584 views
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They cheated. They cheated. There were 23 home runs hit in the ALDS this year. The ones from the A's because they were a genuinely good team, but the ones from the Astros had to be from cheating. If you don't believe me, let me rephrase that for you. The ones from the Astros, the 29-31 Astros with a .483 winning percentage, had to be from cheating. Oh, an...
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69 Billion to One: The True Futility of the Twins Postseason

Posted by TwinkiePower in TwinkiePower's Blog, 01 October 2020 · 1,504 views
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69 Billion to One: The True Futility of the Twins Postseason Yes, the number in the title is not an exaggeration. The true odds of the moment we find ourselves in at the close of the Twins 2020 postseason campaign, brief as it was, comes to one in 69 billion. Somewhere in the galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox fired up the Improbability drive and Minnesota got caught in the wake.

Let's do some math, shall we?

Setting a ba...
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Blow It Up? (Sort Of)

Posted by Joey Maiers in Twins Outsider's Blog, 30 September 2020 · 1,511 views

A lot of you probably won't like this, but I'm ready for a big shakeup this offseason. Being a great regular season team that does absolutely zero in the playoffs doesn't sit well with me. At some point, they have to accept that maybe these guys just don't have what it takes to perform on the biggest stage.

I'd make everyone available (offensively) excep...
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Just another failed post-season.

Posted by weneedjackmorris in weneedjackmorris' Blog, 29 September 2020 · 920 views
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Well, it looks like yet another post-season let down is in the works. That's the thing. You are either "get busy living or get busy dying". Too bad. They had so much going for them.
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Bet On It! The MLB Postseason

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 28 September 2020 · 832 views

Whew! We made it!

I know I can’t be the only person who wouldn’t have bet much money a couple of months ago on the chances of MLB even having a Postseason in 2020. It looked pretty bleak when the Marlins and Cardinals started things off with a bunch of postponed games.

But here we are. The American League starts their first round on Tuesday and the Nati...
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PCIs: why the Twins might have trouble with Houston

Posted by weinshie in The Hidden Baseball, 28 September 2020 · 719 views

The non-injury injuries: why the Twins might have trouble against Houston

The Minnesota Twins completed the whirlwind COVID season atop their division. They are a different team than the one that won over 100 games last year, and probably much more likely to make an October run, thanks to improved starting pitching. On paper the Twins are a better team t...
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Troy's Twins Thoughts 9/24/20

Posted by TroyKelley in Troy's Twins Thoughts, 24 September 2020 · 1,044 views

- Kenta has been an Ace so far this year. I'm pretty sure the Nationals had Scherzer, Strasburg, and Corbin. They went up against Cole, Verlander, and Greinke. We need Berrios and Pineda to be dominant.

- Buxton has been the player all the Buck truthers have hoped. He has 10+ defensive runs saved plus 13 homeruns. He is the MVP of the Twins along with Cr...
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Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020?

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 21 September 2020 · 5,434 views
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Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020? Nelson Cruz has been everything the Twins could have expected for 2019 and 2020. He's stayed relatively healthy, hit both with power and for average, he's been available to play except for two ten-day stays on the Injured List and he has been a team leader and mentor for all players on his team. Cruz has been far and away the best hitter both last year an...
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What Went wrong?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 18 September 2020 · 751 views

No, the season isn't over, but in terms of winning the division, it almost certainly is after a disheartening series loss in Chicago. The Twins were overwhelming favorites to win the Division, at least. The FO came thru this offseason by signing Donaldson and greatly strengthening the rotation by trading for Maeda and signing Hill and Bailey. Results i...
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Seeds of Truth

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 11 September 2020 · 2,187 views

It is universal that you have to beat everyone to win the World Series. I get that. But is there a playoff seeding that might be more preferable than even one or two seeds higher? That is the question.

As it stands (games through September 10, roughly 15 games to go), the AL standings show:

Rays
A's
White Sox
Twins
Blue Jays
Astros
Indians
Yank...
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Twins vs. Cardinals: Preview at a Glance

Posted by SamGoody in SamGoody's Blog, 07 September 2020 · 2,388 views
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Twins vs. Cardinals: Preview at a Glance The Twins head to St. Louis for a doubleheader against the Cardinals. St Louis will be hungry after winning a series in Chicago against the Cubs, seeking revenge from earlier in the season against the Twins. It has become evident that the Cardinals are one of the tougher teams coming out of the NL Central. Having home-field advantage against the Twins is...
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All-in for relief: A look back at trades for relievers

Posted by Martin Schlegel in Martin Schlegel's Blog, 30 August 2020 · 1,094 views
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Let’s face it, trading for a high-leverage reliever is risky business. Not to mention, it comes with a high price tag.
The trade rumors have swirled for some time in Milwaukee regarding Brewers closer Josh Hader. Earlier in the week, MLB Network discussed a fake trade in which the Minnesota Twins would send Royce Lewis, Ryan Jeffers and Brent Rooker to th...
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T&L Supershow ep 95

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 August 2020 · 1,922 views

‪Best burgers in MN, a shocking amount of "Major League 2" discussion, answering the fan mail bag, and an excellent interview with Do Hyoung Park. All that in more in this week's Supershow!‬ Follow along with all things Twins And Losses on Twitter, @TwinsAndLosses!

You can also find our podcast on Spreaker, iTunes, Stitcher, and elsewhere!

‪https://open...
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Game Diary: Twins vs. Brewers, 8/10

Posted by John Kelsey in Twins Adjacent , 10 August 2020 · 2,350 views

A week ago, things were looking rosy in Minnesota sports land. Fast forward to today, the Twins are on a four game losing streak, the Wild crashed out of the playoffs and lost the draft lottery, the Timberwolves sill exist, and the Gopher football team went from losing their best receiver to likely losing their entire season.

Perhaps tonight is the night...

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