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A New Manager before or after Thanksgiving?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:10 PM
Give me a new manager, or give me death!

Anyone else surprised that Nationals picked up $9 mi...

More Baseball Today, 05:01 PM
Seems like a lot of money for a leadoff guy and center fielder although center field is a premium position on the diamond. I know Sp...

Article: Joe Maddon is Out in Tampa. Could Twins Get Him?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:32 PM
A compelling new twist was added to the Twins' managerial search on Friday, when it was announced that Rays skipper Joe Maddon has opted...

Renteria is now available...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:06 PM
With Maddon going to the Cubs, that leaves Renteria without a job. What do people think about him as a potential manager for next year? H...

Article: Postseason Review: Aaron Hicks

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:45 PM
"Fool me once, shame on me. Fool me twice, shame on you".Aaron Hicks has been the starting center fielder for the Twins the last two open...

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Eddie, Eddie, Eddie!

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 31 October 2014 · 62 views
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I just checked today's AFL game and Eddie Rosario got a double in his first at-bat. We Twins fans shouldn't get too worked up about minor league baseball played in Arizona in October and November. However, there isn't much else Twins related to follow, so all of a sudden it becomes important that Eddie Rosario is hitting .400 in off-season ball.

Having s...
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The Impact of Arbitration

Posted by glp_vt in The Mauer Hauer, 31 October 2014 · 53 views

The Impact of Arbitration “Each year, the Twins have a group of players who are under team control but have accumulated enough major-league service time to be arbitration eligible. This means that the player and his agent have a say in the matter of compensation. Both the club and player submit figures that they believe will be fair, and then the two sides typically reach a compro...
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Episode 106: The Cody Christie Host Episode

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 30 October 2014 · 41 views

<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/19/ad/da/paulpleiss/1400x1400_10062036.jpg " alt="itunes pic" /><br />For the first time ever, Cody Christie hosts and entire episode of Talk to Contact. He runs the transitions, he drives the content, and he tells all the jokes! North Dakota fans, unite!
In addition to our North Dako...
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AFL Interviews: Max Kepler and Taylor Rogers

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 30 October 2014 · 113 views

The Salt River Rafters made the trip across to the west side of the Phoenix area to Surprise, Arizona, on Wednesday to take on the Surprise Saguaros and, prior to the game, Twins prospects Max Kepler and Tyler Rogers took the time to answer a few questions.

Kepler takes a .289/.385/.422 slash line in to Thursday night's game in Salt River, which is respe...
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Bold Predictions for the Twins Offseason

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 30 October 2014 · 415 views

1. Paul Molitor Will Be the Next Twins Manager

OK, maybe this is not that bold, but it is most likely going to happen. He has received nothing but compliments from Gardy and some players, so let's hope he is the guy.

2. The Twins Will Sign Either Justin Masterson or Brandon McCarthy

Pitching, pitching, pitching.... That has been problem number 1 the...
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If the Twins were Scotches

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 28 October 2014 · 202 views
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After our second year of watching and gambling on Twins baseball, we Peanuts from Heaven had our annual pay-off dinner/drinking fest at the St. Paul Grill, aligning perfectly with Game One of the World Series. And while Stinky bemoaned Alcides Escobar's lousy pitch selection (seriously, three pitches up by his eyes? I mean...who does he think he is, Delmo...
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Plouffe's Defense Worth Its Weight In Gold

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 27 October 2014 · 521 views
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Plouffe's Defense Worth Its Weight In Gold Near the end of last week, the Rawlings Gold Glove finalists were announced for both the American League and the National League . It's hard to take these nominations too seriously when Derek Jeter has multiple Gold Gloves on his mantle and Rafael Palmeiro won one as a DH. Rawlings has been moving in the right direction as they have started to use SABR's...
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Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 3): Hits and Holds

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 26 October 2014 · 272 views

The end of the third week in the Arizona Fall League marks the halfway point of the season, and at this juncture the Salt River Rafters, for whom the Twins prospects play, have clearly been the class of the League. They lead the East Division with a 12-4-1 record and are the only team with double-digit wins.

In week 3, Taylor Rogers was again the only T...
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Steinbach in '96. How Do You Explain It?

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 22 October 2014 · 430 views

I was watching the excellent ESPN 30-for-30 feature on the Earthquake Series of 1989 and in recalling various players on that Oakland A’s team, was again struck by how far off the charts Terry Steinbach’s 1996 was from any other season in his career at the advanced-for-baseball age of 34. Steinbach slugged 35 homeruns that season after never hitting more...
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An Open Letter to Terry Ryan

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 21 October 2014 · 332 views

Dear Mr. Ryan

Let's start out on some common ground. The last four years have been very disappointing. We've heard these numbers in one form or another for years now, so I won't drag it out, but I want to highlight just a couple of the most disappointing statistics. 383 losses in 4 seasons. A pitching staff who's ERA ranked 29th, 28th, 29th and 29th out...
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Ruesse's Column of Twins attendence

Posted by tobi0040 in tobi0040's Blog, 20 October 2014 · 488 views

Did anyone read Ruesse's article about the Twins season ticket holders? Here are the cliffs notes:

-Twins had 17,000 season ticket holders last year. He expects that to drop to 12,000 this year

-If you drop 5K a game from this years total, you have 1.85M. The lowest since 2001 in the Dome.

-The Twins response is the same as always. Terry quoting th...
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Let's Just Roll With What We Have

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 18 October 2014 · 490 views

It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can look at the trade and free agent market and search for a way to supplement their 25-man roster, but for now, they need to commit to the youth movement. I'll take a look at the players who deserve an extended look in eac...
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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 09 October 2014 · 903 views
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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff Coaches are underrated, underpaid and picking a coaching staff is hard. That’s what I’ve learned since attempting to dig into all the coaching candidates to fill positions on the 2015 Minnesota Twins coaching staff. Choosing a coaching staff is largely the manager’s job, but Terry Ryan will certainly play an active role in who the new manager hires, espec...
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New 25-man Roster for 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 06 October 2014 · 1,055 views

This is not going to be significantly different than the earlier version mid-season, but here is my hopeful 25-man roster for 2015. This will obviously hint at my offseason blueprint.

Position players:

Kurt Suzuki, Josmil Pinto, Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Danny Santana, Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Plouffe, Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Varga...
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If I Owned the Twins: Manager Jonah Hill, Cloned Joe Mauer, Replacements In the Outfield and Other Unasked For Opinions

Posted by VeryWellThen in Very Well Then, 06 October 2014 · 532 views
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It’s that time of the year when everyone offers up their opinions on how they’d improve the Twins if they owned the team. Just like everyone else (including George Steinbrenner in real life), I’m going to ignore that the role of owner is distinct from the roles general manager and manager.
Here is goes. If I owned the Twins…
If I owned the Twins I w...
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The MOST important element in Molly vs DM

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 05 October 2014 · 522 views

The issue is NOT who can get the most out of the Twins younger players...

Its not really about style...either.....

I find it interesting that there is emphasis on both Sano abd Buxton basically endorsing Molitor...which may not be the case at all. They might be just saying, and I think they are..that Molitor is knowledgeable and helped them.

We can...
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Terry Ryan: Still Employed

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 30 September 2014 · 658 views

2014
Kevin Correia. 23 starts. 4.94 ERA.
Johan Pino. 11 starts. 5.07 ERA.
Sam Deduno. 8 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Anthony Swarzak. 4 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Logan Darnell. 4 starts. 7.13 ERA.
Mike Pelfrey. 5 starts. 7.99 ERA.
Tommy Milone. 5 starts. 7.03 ERA.
Kris Johnson. 3 starts. 4.73 ERA.

2013
Mike Pelfrey. 29 starts. 5.19 ERA.
Scott Diamond. 24 starts. 5.43 ERA....
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Be careful what you wish for...

Posted by Fire Dan Gladden in Blog Fire Dan Gladden, 29 September 2014 · 951 views

To everybody that has been calling for Ron Gardenhire's head, congratulations. Your voice has finally been heard. Make no bones about it, this decision was not a baseball decision, but a decision based on the growing public perception that Ron Gardenhire is the main reason for the Twins losing 90 games plus each season four years in a row.

If there is...
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Revisiting My 2014 Predictions

Posted by Brad Swanson in Kevin Slowey was Framed!, 29 September 2014 · 390 views
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In the immortal words of Michael Jordan, "I'm back." Consider this the Wizards portion of my blogging career. It's all been the Wizards portion, so it should be easy to adjust.

Before the season started, I made 11 [s]BOLD predictions. I had planned to make those predictions after the season, but the jagwagons who run the blogging cabal said that I had...
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SEPTEMBER 28, 1984, WHEN I LOST ALL INTEREST IN LIFE

Posted by gjjtolson in GLO Blog, 28 September 2014 · 373 views

In the movie “Breaking Away” Daniel Stern’s character Cyril stomps on a boulder next to his favorite swimming hole and says, “This is the spot where I lost all interest in life.” The reason? He saw Delores Roenicke with Fat Marvin. What they were doing was not revealed.

In my basement hangs a poster sized 1984 Minnesota Twins schedule. On that schedule i...