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Article: Surprises Mark Twins Opening Day Roster

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:51 AM
Reports out of Ft. Myers tell us that the Twins have made their final roster cuts and we know the - at least tentative - Opening Day rost...

Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:50 AM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...

PA interviews Flavey

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:50 AM
Interesting to listen to the KFAN interview of Derek Falvey this AM. Take away that stuck out to me was early in the interview. He said t...

Reusse on Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:44 AM
http://www.startribu...ster/417665353/   I love Reusse and, unlike some, I don't think he makes **** up or pushes an agenda.  I...

Why Are You Going to Watch Twins Games in April?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:43 AM
Or will you choose not to?  For me, the only reasons to care is following Sano, Polanco, and Buxton's progression, watch Mejia make...



Puzzling Pitching, and Disturbing Designating

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 30 March 2017 · 162 views

The Minnesota Twins all but announced their 25 man Opening Day roster. In doing so, they dropped a couple of bombs. First, they would be going with 13 pitchers, and then secondly, they'd send ByungHo Park to Rochester despite no real good reason to do so. As the dust settled from the fallout, we're sitting here left to scratch out heads.

First and foremo...

MLB Week of Sunday, April 2 – Sunday, April 9 Promotions

Posted by Tyleski in Talkin' Turnstiles, 30 March 2017 · 38 views
promotions, april, bobbleheads

Months after the world ended (the Cubs winning the World Series… not the other thing), baseball that counts is finally back this Sunday with the Yankees at the Rays, the Giants at the Diamondbacks and the Cubs at the Cardinals. Locally, the Twins are home Monday, Wednesday and Thursday against the Royals and are on the road Friday-Sunday in Chicago to fac...

Berardino on Sano

Posted by Deduno Abides in Deduno Abides' Blog, 28 March 2017 · 627 views

Positive article about hard work with new hitting coach. Why is it not getting as much attention as every cliche article that criticizes him?

Too-late idea for stretching out Berrios

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 26 March 2017 · 421 views
jose berrios, paul molitor and 1 more...

On Saturday, the Twins announced that young pitcher Jose Berrios would be demoted to Rochester to start the season. The reason, according to manager Paul Molitor, was "that the lack of work and consistency of work ... to try and rush the buildup here in the last ten days to try and get him ready to try and be in that spot didn’t make a lot of sense to me....

Twins Almanac for March 26-April 1

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 25 March 2017 · 929 views
bob casey, herb carneal and 3 more...

March 26, 1989
Twins Trade Atherton for Castillo

The Twins trade pitcher Keith Atherton to the Cleveland ballclub for outfielder Carmelo Castillo.

Atherton’s name is attached to one of the more dubious records in team history as one of the record five Twins pitchers to work the eighth inning in a 14-8 loss to Toronto at the Metrodome.

Atherton ma...

Back Fields in Motion - March 23, 2017

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 23 March 2017 · 825 views

Back Fields in Motion - March 23, 2017 Thursday morning in Fort Myers, I resolved to take some pictures for once. Arrival was a little after 9, in time again for calisthenics (shown, left). Either that, or the prospects were being put to work erecting a new fence.

Fellow TD moderator USAFChief arrived shortly after this, and we shared a great day soaking up all that Twins spring training offe...

Pitch Framing and Twins Pitchers

Posted by JohnFoley in Baseball Intelligence, 20 March 2017 · 1,109 views
jason castro, pitch framing and 3 more...

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the Twins announced the signing of free agent catcher Jason Castro to a 3-year, $24.5MM contract. It was a move that was widely attributed to the members of the Twins’ new front office comfort with advanced analytics. Jason Castro is widely regarded as very good defensive catcher due in large part to his ability to frame pi...

The Twins might not suck

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 10 March 2017 · 1,688 views
twins, bullpen, breslow and 1 more...

The Twins might not suck After seeing the Minnesota Twins hold off USA Baseball 3-2 on Wednesday, a dangerous thought for any Minnesota sports fan crept into my head: these guys might not suck.
The Twins are projected to improve more than any other team , but given last season, that’s not saying much. Many of the 14 more games the Twins are expected to win are due to an expected...

Live From CHS Field...It's A World Premiere

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 09 March 2017 · 528 views

Live From CHS Field...It's A World Premiere In what may be the only time I’m ever in the men’s restroom at CHS Field, I took in the world premiere of “Safe at Home” last night, Mixed Blood Theatre’s new show about baseball, race and immigration. The story takes place prior to game seven of the World Series and centers on whether a Dominican pitcher scheduled to start the biggest game of his career...

Ranking: Methods of Speeding Up Baseball

Posted by Jon Marthaler in Marthaler, 08 March 2017 · 573 views

Ranking: Methods of Speeding Up Baseball 1. Pitch Clock
I used to be anti-pitch clock, like a lot of people. "Baseball doesn't have a clock!" I exclaimed, stupidly forgetting the day that I saw Freddy Garcia average (estimating here) fourteen hours between pitches. By the end of the third inning of the first pitch-clocked game I saw, I was a convert, and you will be too.

It moves the game alon...

Are the Twins on the wrong path?

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 08 March 2017 · 980 views

We have all seen the divide in posters here with the comments on which starters should be with the Twins. It is still early or midway in spring training and this article is not so much of that debate, but a question of how the Twins should approach the next 2 years.

Starters: Only Santana and Hughes will have contracts into the 2019 season. The best crop...

Predicting the Twins 25-man Roster - version 2.0

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 05 March 2017 · 823 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

Ten days ago, before Spring Training games started, I took a preliminary cut at the potential Twins' 40-man roster. My view was that they Twins at this point will value veteran clubhouse presence and defense. I also suspected that participating at the WBC was a negative

That 25-man roster was:...

Joe Mauer's New Hobby Is Lighting Cigars With $100 Bills

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 02 March 2017 · 3,667 views

Joe Mauer's New Hobby Is Lighting Cigars With $100 Bills -Shtickball-
An Euphus Pitch of Truth

Minnesota Twins First Baseman is in the later years of his career, and says he's finally finding some of the finer things in life as a well paid veteran.

"You grow up, you get old, and you find things that you really enjoy." Mauer said after finally showing up to Spring Training "I've had a blast watching my k...

Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 30: Two is a Party, Four is a Cluster

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 02 March 2017 · 313 views

Dan and Panda return with one of the more eclectic episodes, and that's saying something.

The Dastardly duo are joined by the self-proclaimed "Batman & Nightwing," Giles and Ben of "Giles And The Goalies," part of the Cold Omaha network.

Twins and Wild talks, and general debauchery are on tap.


2017 MLB Draft Update 1.0

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 24 February 2017 · 1,512 views
2017 mlb draft

Alex Faedo (All rights to Andrew Woolley)

Today I begin my coverage of the 2017 MLB Draft, which starts on June 12. I am going to provide some updates on the overall performance of the top players, prospect profiles, prospect rankings, and mock drafts, so have fun!

Jeren Ken...

Jonathon’s Top 10 Twins Prospects (5-1)

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 17 February 2017 · 1,355 views
stephen gonsalves, tyler jay and 3 more...

Jonathon’s Top 10 Twins Prospects (5-1) I gave you the first half of my top 10 Twins prospects yesterday, headlined by Kohl Stewart and Wander Javier. Now, it is time to reveal my top five prospects in the organization. Nobody should be surprised by who makes up the final five prospects on this list, but the question is which order will they be in. So, with that being said, here are my top five...

The Importance of Phil Hughes and Ervin Santana

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 15 February 2017 · 347 views
phil hughes, ervin santana and 3 more...

The Importance of Phil Hughes and Ervin Santana Minnesota Twins pitcher Phil Hughes had a rib removed last year to help correct an issue that was causing some major problems. The surgery ended the pitcher's season in July. It was unfortunate that the surgery didn't happen sooner. Statistically speaking.

Hughes had some ideas for the rib, which he kept following the surgery. The Twins might have some...

The War on WAR

Posted by jwiederin in John the Analytics Guy, 15 February 2017 · 480 views

This will be my first post and hopefully one of many. Most of my work will be from the sabermetrics/analytical angle as I spend too much time on sites like FanGraphs and Baseball Reference.

Today, February 15th, an article was posted on FanGraphs about WAR (wins above replacement) and relating it to the "stars and scrubs" model in forming a baseball team...

Spring Training 2017

Posted by twinstarheelsfan in twinstarheelsfan's Blog, 11 February 2017 · 657 views

I'm going to my second annual spring training trip to Ft. Myers Feb 24, 2017 (opening day night game with the Rays)through the Nationals Sunday afternoon game Feb. 26, 2017. I will be at practice Saturday morning and Sunday morning. I'm hoping a ball will land just outside the fence near where I am standing. I'll pick up the ball and throw it back to a Tw...

Who's on First (and Third)?

Posted by tnato in Tony Nato's Blog, 08 February 2017 · 624 views

This post will be my first. It will not be based on any stats, and it will not have much to back it up.

The Byung-Ho Park move could mean a lot of things. But I think there is one crazy speculation that has not been made yet. The move could mean Miguel Sano plays more first base this year.

This theory really only works if you buy the idea that Sano'...

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