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Article: MIN 4, HOU 10: Springer and Bregman and Altuve.....

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 PM
Eddie Rosario put himself in the Twins record books again and gave the Twins a nice boost with a first inning home run, but the bats then...

Gio

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 PM
Opinions on Gio Gonzalez? My thoughts are a lefty free agent who wouldn't cost a draft choice is something to look into. He wouldn't cost...

Stewart, Romero Up... Cave, Duffey Down

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:49 AM
The Twins announced this morning that Kohl Stewart and Fernando Romero were being called up today. Stewart ,as we knew, will start tonigh...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/23): Thorpe Derails...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:30 AM
With the Cedar Rapids Kernels being rained out on Monday, there was some extra baseball for Twins affiliates on Tuesday. While the Kernel...

Article: MIN 9, HOU 5: Bats Thrive, Pitching Survives

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:14 AM
Half the game was a party. The other half was torture. But the underdog Twins won an important game versus the Astros on Monday night tha...

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Hip Hip Jorge, Polanco has Arrived

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 23 April 2019 · 302 views
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We’re only 20 games into the 2019 Major League Baseball season, but Jorge Polanco is currently the fifth most valuable hitter in baseball by fWAR standards. The Twins shortstop has a cycle to his credit, nearly paired that with another, and has been on an absolute tear out of the gate. For a guy who was always expected to be carried by his bat, the produc...
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Funneling to Tunneling -- the Rebuilding of Tyler Duffey

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 23 April 2019 · 280 views
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This is an except of a post originating from Zone Coverage . Read it in full at this link .

You could be forgiven if the Minnesota Twins recalling Tyler Duffey on the last homestand didn’t register on your radar.

A lot of things are going on with this team right now — most notably, winning and hitting homers — and the return of a reliever who posted a...
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The importance of Castro

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 21 April 2019 · 892 views

The importance of Castro I have seen complaints about many Twins players so far across our comment sections and Twitter. Even Nelson Cruz, who’s been almost unanimously admired by the fanbase and may be the team’s most threatening bat. It happens. No one is to tell you how you should think, no matter how statistically unusual your opinion might be. But there’s one particular take...
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Twins Bounce Back in Series vs Orioles

Posted by ajcondon in ajcondon's Blog, 21 April 2019 · 543 views
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After a disappointing series loss to the Toronto Blue Jays, the Minnesota Twins swept the Baltimore Orioles three games to zero in two days.

The Twins had played six games in a row coming into this series, and were supposed to play three straight, but due to the weather in Baltimore on Friday, the game got postponed, giving the Twins a much needed rest....
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Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer

Posted by TwinkiePower in TwinkiePower's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 879 views
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Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer Over the past decade, pitch framing has become a hot topic, not only in how we've begun to identify its value, but also in finding methods to quantify it, and coming to grips with its influence on the game. However, I contend that our focus has been far too narrow, and we must look beyond the catcher- in fact, past the backstop, into the stands, up to the...
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Dave St. Peter Interview

Posted by Miller1234 in Miller1234's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 769 views

Dave St. Peter Interview

It has been nine years since the Minnesota Twins have won the American League Central division, only making one playoff appearance in that time. The team has changed from top to bottom over the last few years. Familiar faces like Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer are long gone. Mauer was always a draw for people to go to games, what...
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finally national attention

Posted by Channing1964 in Channing1964's Blog, 18 April 2019 · 1,155 views
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finally national attention I have always been upset that even when we have a good team nobody else in the country ever gives us props...maybe that's changing.... from mlb.com..3. Twins (8-6)

You can look at the Twins a certain way and make an easy case that they’re now the AL Central favorite. And it’s not just because the Indians appear to be more vulnerable than they’ve been at...
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The Early Returns from Michael Pineda

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 17 April 2019 · 433 views
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The Early Returns from Michael Pineda As the Twins get ready to finish up the four game series against the Blue Jays, Michael Pineda will take the mound for what will be his 4th start of the season. The early returns of his two-year contract have looked good so far as he was another cheap, low-risk signing by the Twins new management during the 2018 offseason. As we’ve seen how shaky our bu...
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Pump the brakes on the hypetrain people.

Posted by Sabir Aden in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 04 April 2019 · 2,033 views
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The Twins have played 3% of the scripted schedule, and are on pace to eclipse 130 wins, and a meager 32 losses. Not to mention the Twins are well on their way to capture the division title, but would only be slated to the second seed in the conference seeding chart, playing the mediocre, (but good?) Seattle Mariners in the divisional round.

HOLD YOUR HO...
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Can Gibson carry over his 2018 success?

Posted by MnTwinsTalk in MnTwinsTalk's Blog, 01 April 2019 · 846 views
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Can Gibson carry over his 2018 success? 
The 22nd pick of the 2009 MLB draft, Kyle Gibson will be making his first start of 2019 on Wednesday against the Royals. After struggling throughout his career he finally seemed to put it all together in 2018. Kyle has been pitching in the majors since 2013. He owns a career 4.47 ERA, 1.406 WHIP and a 2.04 K/BB. He only had one year before 2018 where he...
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Tortugas, Piranhas and Pepito

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 01 April 2019 · 1,318 views
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Tortugas, Piranhas and Pepito The love that the fans and now the media have for Willians Astudillo is great. It is fun, inspiring, laughable and also good baseball. Out of nowhere Astudillo has risen to mythic levels for his speed, his body, his smile, his hitting skills, and his ability to play everywhere. It got me thinking – who else has had this unique position on the Twins roster...
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Are the Twins Pitchers Great or Are the Indians Hitters Terrible?

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 01 April 2019 · 1,067 views
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Sound the alarm! The Twins pitchers currently lead the league in team strikeout percentage! I know, I know, we’re talking about three games in March. This sample size hopes one day it will grow up to become a “small sample size.”

That said, Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi each struck out 10+ batters in the Twins first two games, something that only Randy...
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Seriously, how bad is that lineup?

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 29 March 2019 · 3,162 views

Talking about the Indians. When I looked at the opening lineup card I actually thought it was a post from a spring training game. That lineup is putrid. The great thing is the only person they are really missing is Lindor. Lindor is fantastic but he can’t make up for the rest of the poopoo platter that the Indians are going to trot out there on a daily b...
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2019 Minnesota Twins Season Preview Baseball from Falvey, Levine & Baldelli

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 28 March 2019 · 668 views
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2019 Minnesota Twins Season Preview Baseball from Falvey, Levine & Baldelli Working Together to Win Baseball Games. It’s a Partnership!
Ahem! Are the Royals really a Home Highlight? Come on, now!

The Minnesota Twins embark on their 59th season and, maybe more importantly, their 3rd season under CBO Derek Falvey & GM Thad Levine, who have now added another “partner” in new Manager Rocco Baldelli. This is the Twins moving on...
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Beginner's Luck? How Rookie Managers Typically Perform

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 27 March 2019 · 477 views
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How much sleep do you think Rocco Baldelli got Wednesday night?

Sure, this is far from his first Opening Day, but there will be plenty of firsts involved in it: His first regular-season lineup card, his first win or loss in charge of a club, and who knows, maybe even his first managerial ejection.

Like six other teams, the Twins enter 2019 with a manage...
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What To Expect From The Twins Newcomers To Start The Season

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 27 March 2019 · 753 views

As the snow begins to melt and the shorts slowly come out of retirement, the sounds and smells of baseball lurch closer, beckoning fans across the world to watch and support their team as they grind through yet another season. But while the beginning of the season sparks hope for most teams (Orioles not included), the first month or so of the season can b...
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A Very Twins Opera

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 20 March 2019 · 534 views
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A Very Twins Opera This weekend, baseball returns to the Twin Cities: in OPERA FORM!

"The Fix" is the latest in the Minnesota Opera's long running endeavor to bring new and distinct modern voices to an art form often seen as antiquated. It tells the story of the 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox, who conspired to lose the World Series in exchange for payoffs from a gambling syndica...
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Spring Training Visit

Posted by Nebtwinsfan in Nebtwinsfan's Blog, 17 March 2019 · 662 views

Three years ago I visited spring training for the first time and was lucky enough to make it back this past week as I was in the area for some family celebration. I only made it out to the complex a couple of times for a few hours each time but it was a great time (plus I had escaped the winters/flooding of Nebraska and had some great beach time). As a re...
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Minor League Pay - Some Progress At Last?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 17 March 2019 · 967 views

When the Cedar Rapids Kernels host the Lansing Lugnuts in a three-game series beginning July 13 of this summer, Lugnuts players will have one significant advantage over their counterparts in the home team dugout.

They’ll be getting paid more than 50% more than the Kernels players.

http://knuckleballsb...aseballMoney...
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Live from Fort Myers: Twins Spring Training Notes: 3/15/2019

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 15 March 2019 · 1,420 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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As always you can find all the entries in this series in reverse chronological order here .

Here are my notes from the last couple days of Twins' Spring Training games:


The home games yesterday and today could not be any dissimilar other than the attendance. It sucked both days with about 1/3 o...

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