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Article: Tyler Jay Shifting To The Bullpen (Minor League...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:41 AM
Twins Daily has learned and confirmed that Tyler Jay has been moved to the bullpen going forward. A couple of sources have verified the c...

Yes...optomistic about the rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:58 PM
Maybe I shouldn't say this so loud. Maybe, with the "Jay to the bullpen" growing by leaps and bounds it's not the right time to say this....

Game Thread: ST Twins v Orioles, 3/24@7:05 in person time

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Okay, my 2nd ST game, not counting parts of some minor league games I've seen. Minor league games are great fun. But the totally geeked o...

Adrianza

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Watching this guy this spring I really like and hope he makes the team and gets some decent playing time. I'm in the camp that a good fi...

Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:58 PM
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...

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Back Fields in Motion - March 23, 2017

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 23 March 2017 · 381 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...
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Twins Future Is Within Two Moves

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 21 March 2017 · 1,200 views

The Minnesota Twins recently announced that 2015 6th overall pick Tyler Jay was headed to the bullpen full time. While that obviously saps the value from the pick, it's a clear indication that Derek Falvey and Thad Levine are all for positioning their young talent to produce the best possible return on the most ideal timeline. Given the state of the Twin...
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Pitch Framing and Twins Pitchers

Posted by JohnFoley in Baseball Intelligence, 20 March 2017 · 553 views
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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...
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The Twins Almanac for March 19-25

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 19 March 2017 · 650 views
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March 19

Nothing happened today, except for the births of Paul Powell in San Angelo, Texas in 1948, and Tim Corcoran in Glendale, California in 1953. The two hit a combined .171 in 42 total games as Twins.

Powell went 5-for-31 as a Twins rookie in 1971. Corcoran, who played parts of nine season in the majors, went 9-for-51 for the Twins in 1981....
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2017 Twins Theme Night Recap

Posted by Tyleski in Talkin' Turnstiles, 12 March 2017 · 430 views
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This week the Twins released their "Theme Nights" for 2017. For those who don't know, a Theme Night is different than a giveaway in the fact that instead of getting something for free, a person has to pay extra (although usually not much) to get a special item. I thought Theme Nights were strange when I first saw it, but now that I've gotten used to it, t...
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The Twins might not suck

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 10 March 2017 · 1,627 views
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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...
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Live From CHS Field...It's A World Premiere

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 09 March 2017 · 506 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...
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Ranking: Methods of Speeding Up Baseball

Posted by Jon Marthaler in Marthaler, 08 March 2017 · 527 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...
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Are the Twins on the wrong path?

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 08 March 2017 · 945 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...
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Alex Meyer Update

Posted by Deduno Abides in Deduno Abides' Blog, 06 March 2017 · 1,167 views

2/3 of an inning, 4 BBs, 0 Ks, a double and a triple (by Kyle Schwarber!), and 3 ER.

'Nuf said.

March 9: changed "Ws" to "BBs" in response to comments from Louie C.K.
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Predicting the Twins 25-man Roster - version 2.0

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 05 March 2017 · 768 views

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

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 02 March 2017 · 3,564 views

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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...
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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 · 289 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.

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2017 MLB Draft Update 1.0

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 24 February 2017 · 1,470 views
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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...
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Jonathon’s Top 10 Twins Prospects (5-1)

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 17 February 2017 · 1,327 views
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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...
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The Importance of Phil Hughes and Ervin Santana

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 15 February 2017 · 324 views
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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...
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The War on WAR

Posted by jwiederin in John the Analytics Guy, 15 February 2017 · 461 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...
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Spring Training 2017

Posted by twinstarheelsfan in twinstarheelsfan's Blog, 11 February 2017 · 606 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...
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Who's on First (and Third)?

Posted by tnato in Tony Nato's Blog, 08 February 2017 · 607 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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Kernels Hot Stove/Twins Caravan in Cedar Rapids

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 26 January 2017 · 698 views

The Minnesota Twins once again included Cedar Rapids, the home of their Class A affiliate Kernels, in their Twins Winter Caravan tour and last night's event was entertaining and about as enjoyable as any such event put on by a 100+ loss big league organization could be.
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