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Article: The Twins Should Extend Odorizzi, Not Gibson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:46 AM
It has been noted here and elsewhere that the Twins are facing a rotation exodus one year from now, when three out of their four currentl...

Non-Twins Off-season news, tidbits and transactions

Other Baseball Today, 09:37 AM
We had a thread for items around the baseball world that were worth sharing but not worth a thread of their own. Now that the 2018 season...

Article: Reviewing 2018 Breakout Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:29 AM
Predicting future prospect success can be an exercise in futility. There are far more minor league players that never reach the big leagu...

Article: Twins to Retire Mauer's No. 7: Who's Next?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:46 AM
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins organization surprised Joe Mauer by announcing his number seven would be retired. This ceremony will take...

Twins Minor League Coaches/Coordinators

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:20 AM
The Twins made some changes this offseason already in their minor league system. Pitching coaches Ivan Arteaga and Henry Bonilla were let...

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The dynasty that wasn't; The 2002 to 2010 Twins Part 2

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 18 December 2018 · 149 views

In Part one we covered to injuries that had a massive affect on this era of Twins teams. I didn't even get into the concussions that derailed both Morneau's and Mauers careers.

In Part 2 we will cover what I consider personnel decisions that range from bad to ridiculous to borderline criminal. The first one I want to cover is the one I alluded to when di...
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Are the Twins Flipping 9 Coins in 2019?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 18 December 2018 · 238 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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Deeper dig into pitching

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 18 December 2018 · 187 views

There was an effort to discuss this topic awhile ago, but I thought I would pick it up again now that the rumors and suggestions are increasing about what to do with the existing pitching staff, both starters and relievers.

I'm not someone who lives and breathes Baseball Reference, but I think a strong statistical analysis is the best route to take in co...
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SABR, for when "Baseball Research" meant more than statistics

Posted by hvs in Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR, 17 December 2018 · 389 views
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SABR, for when "Baseball Research" meant more than statistics -- From "Ted Williams' Year in Minnesota" by Bill Nowlin https://sabr.org/res...ear-minneapolis

The Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR is a group of baseball fans and researchers that are interested in all aspects of baseball, from analytics to uniforms. We meet as a group twice a year at our Chapter meetings to listen to the latest in histo...
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Resurgent Relief for Allen with Twins?

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 17 December 2018 · 1,036 views
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After signing Jonathan Schoop and C.J. Cron to deals earlier this month, the Minnesota Twins have been largely quiet. Despite having been linked to a few big bats for the lineup, there’s been no new acquisitions for Rocco Baldelli to pencil into his Opening Day 25-man roster. Looking at where Derek Falvey and Thad Levine can upgrade this club, there’s no...
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WARming Up to 2019 Twins

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 16 December 2018 · 335 views

To say that the Twins have been inactive this offseason would not be accurate. In fact, Jim Bowden of The Athletic recently gave the Twins a B- for their offseason moves thus far. No other team in the AL Central received higher than a C. While their moves have filled some of the gaps they have, I have been frustrated by the lack of a big move. Falvey and...
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Your team - the Twins Pitching. Good enough?

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 16 December 2018 · 638 views
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Your team - the Twins Pitching.  Good enough? A few days ago I looked at the Twins lineup and bench and we had a total war of 16+, which is not good and our defensive metrics were not good either. So how do we stand at this point with our pitching? I am using baseball reference as my go to on each player.

I am not projecting surprises rookies or trades or FA. There is nothing that makes me think I...
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Any interest in Tulo

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 11 December 2018 · 491 views

Blue Jays released him today, so Twins would only have to pay the major league minimum. Was great at one time, maybe could bounce back.
I see him as high reward very low risk.
What to the rest of you think.
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Jonathan Schoop Makes the Twins a lot Better Against the AL Central

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 08 December 2018 · 1,276 views
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Jonathan Schoop Makes the Twins a lot Better Against the AL Central The Minnesota Twins’ acquisition of second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been considered by most as a low-risk, high-reward move by general manager Thad Levine and president Derek Falvey. It is that, but going ignored is the immediate impact the move has on the Twins’ chances in the American League (AL) Central Division.

The AL Central was really bad in 20...
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The Case for Yangervis Solarte

Posted by butterspud in Twinkie Talk, 03 December 2018 · 1,177 views

The Case for Yangervis Solarte Hey Everyone,

Yesterday I made a case for Addison Reed turning things around in 2019. Today I want to look at recently non-tendered free agent Yangervis Solarte and how he could fit nicely with the 2019 Minnesota Twins.

Contract Details (according to spotrac.com)
2017 Salary: $4,000,000
2018 Dead Money (Paid by the Blue Jays): $750,000
2019 Projected Sa...
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Can we make Hanley Ramirez a focus?

Posted by gtkilla in gtkilla, 26 November 2018 · 1,011 views
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Can we make Hanley Ramirez a focus? Yes, last year wasn't great for Hanley Ramirez. But the fact that there's little news about an MLB team having an interest in Hanley is surprising. The Twins could be a refreshing home for the former NL Rookie of the Year and 3-time all-star. With the need of veteran presence and a gap in the middle of the infield, I'm shocked that the Twins don't have hi...
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T&L Supershow ep. 71

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 20 November 2018 · 365 views
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Dan and Panda cover what's been happening in the world of baseball since Boston won the World Series. They finally wish Joe Mauer farewell, break down the end of the year award winners, some of the bigger free agent news (CIN spending, Thor to SD, Machado's antics in NY), and assemble their all-time favorite Twins team!

https://www.spreaker.com/user/the4...
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Willians Astrudillo might be the second coming of an equally unheralded catcher that won the Twins a championship

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 12 November 2018 · 1,388 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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12/13/1988: The MLB transactions for the Minnesota Twins had one line: The Twins signed free agent catcher Brian Harper to an one year contract worth $90,000. The Twins were the sixth franchise for Harper who was drafted by the California Angels in the 4th round of the 1977 MLB June Amateur...
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The 60 Million Dollar Team: We can rebuild it, we have the technology

Posted by PSzalapski in A View from the Slot, 05 November 2018 · 1,920 views
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A team barely alive

Some are saying the Twins should abandon the effort to seriously compete in 2019 and aim to reload for 2020 and 2021, when prospects like Alex Kiriloff and Royce Lewis will be ready to contribute. That's a mistake to me--with a payroll commitment of only about $60 Million, they almost can't afford not to spend some serious cash. I'l...
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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashburyjohn in East Coast Bias, 02 November 2018 · 792 views

I feel like posting a little bit on my trip to Phoenix for the Arizona Fall League.

I arrived Thursday and was picked up at the airport by ashburydavid. Nice that he could take a day off from work to join his dad for a long weekend of baseball watching. Salt River, the team all the Twins prospects are on, had played earlier in the day, so we contented ou...
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Twins coaching staff

Posted by framedoctor in framedoctor's Blog, 31 October 2018 · 798 views

When it comes to the Twins coaching staff I would like to discuss the hitting coach. I know there are a lot of opinions out there that say that these ballplayers are grown men, professionals, and they don't listen to coaches anyway or you are not going to change their mechanics this late in the game. The choice to retain Rowson is somewhat bewildering to...
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2018-2019 Offseason Primer

Posted by John Miller in John Miller's Blog, 31 October 2018 · 790 views

This is my first blog with Twins Daily, but if you don’t know, I co-host the Across the Meadow Podcast with Jeremy Nygaard. First, I will get into a little about me before I get into my offseason predictions. I was in the Marine Corps for five years and now, I am majoring in Journalism at the University of Minnesota. My life summed up in one sentence. I l...
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Milldaddy's 2019 Off-season Blueprint

Posted by milldaddy35 in Milldaddy35's Blog Area, 31 October 2018 · 472 views

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Good afternoon everyone,

The off-season is officially here, and that means it is time for us to put ourselves into the shoes of Falvine and tell him what to do with this off-season so we can have a successful 2019, and get back to the playoffs. So, without further ado here is what I woul...
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Minnesota Twins Offseason Blueprint -- Version I

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 29 October 2018 · 1,286 views
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This is an excerpt from an article that appears at Zone Coverage; click here to read it in full.

The celebratory alcohol is barely dry on the shirts handed out to the Boston Red Sox after winning the World Series on Sunday night, but in a news cycle that never sleeps, we’re already moving onto the 2019 season via offseason moves.

The Minnesota Twins...
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Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 30 September 2018 · 627 views

Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles As the season comes to an end I wanted to reflect on some of what I wrote in my first Twins season at Twins Daily and Zone Coverage. Below you will find a review of my preseason predictions as well as some of my early articles.

My Preseason Predictions


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