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Would You Do It?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:58 PM
I posed this hypothetical on Twitter earlier today and I'm curious to get some opinions from the Twins Daily community.   You're Ter...

Article: Myth: Starting Pitcher Velocity

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:56 PM
How many times and in how many ways have you heard the following comment? “He sits 91 to 93 with his fastball. That’s not hard enough.” “...

Three Teams

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:58 PM
For several seasons the Twins have been linked, correctly or not, with the Cubs and the Astros as the teams with the best minor league pr...

What is Behind Pitcher's Increased Velocity The Last...

Other Baseball Today, 02:19 PM
The average MLB fastball has increased dramatically for both starting pitchers and relievers over the past 10-15 years.   In 2007, 1...


Other Baseball Today, 02:19 PM
Setting aside the unfortunate injury... I hope this provides the impetus for MLB to start enforcing rule 6.01 and/or 5.09 and declaring a...



Twins Gaining In Arizona Fall League

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 13 October 2015 · 71 views

The Major League Baseball Arizona Fall League kicks off and with it, a handful of Twins prospects continue their development. Now playing in games against some of the most talented prospects in minor league baseball, they will be given another measuring stick opportunity. Competition regarded as higher than most of what is faced in a typical minor league...

The Case for the Joe Mauer Contract

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 12 October 2015 · 63 views
joe mauer, terry ryan, contracts

I wanted to stay in a Twins uniform, and I want to win. And we’re definitely headed in the right direction.
— Joe Mauer after signing an eight-year, $184 million contract in 2010

All of the vitriol aimed at Joe Mauer right now would have been directed, ten-fold, at Twins management if they had not retained him in 2010. Minnesota had just opened a new pu...

Through the Fence: End of Instructs 10/9-10/10 The Rise of Flash Jr.

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 11 October 2015 · 229 views
nick gordon, fernando romero and 2 more...


Once again, the Twins and Red Sox took to the diamonds for Instructional League ball. Yet there was a new giddiness in the air as the League is done as of Tuesday and a good deal of these players will head home for the winter. Everyone already has their plans set and everyone has something d...

OTD 1909: a brief note on progress

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 08 October 2015 · 268 views

A short blurb from 1909 that ran on page 4 of the Princeton Union of Princeton Minn:


. "To show that Japan is making rapid
progress. in. the. American. game. of
baseball. it is only necessary to state
that. in. Tokio. alone. seven.. umpires
have. already. been. trampled. in. the
dust for alleged crooked de...

How about Cuban free agent Eddy Julio Martinez ?

Posted by HitInAPinch in HitInAPinch's Blog, 07 October 2015 · 533 views

Just a few days ago, it was reported that the Giants had agreed to terms with highly touted Cuban CF Eddy Julio Martinez. There's a lot of oddities to the saga, like this from MLB Rumors:

"One of the most talked-about and highly ranked free agents earlier in the summer, Martinez curiously went months with his name scarcely coming up in news and rumors...

Off-Season Decisions

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 06 October 2015 · 413 views
rotation, defense, speed, power

After the back-slapping is done at Twins Way, the general manager should have time to take a long, hard look at the season that just played out. The Twins won 83 games and were competitive. The season was highlighted by one fine month (May) and a pluckiness that kept them from sinking too far when times got tough. The Twins pitching improved more than the...

Question and Answer with Tyler Mason --#hiretyler

Posted by ScottyBroco in Blog ScottyBroco, 06 October 2015 · 304 views

Question and Answer with Tyler Mason  --#hiretyler This article can also be found here http://sabrmedia.org/
Tyler's LinkedIn page
Use the #hiretyler too.

Tyler Mason is a free agent sports writer who previously covered the Minnesota Twins Beat for Fox Sports North. Unfortunately, Mason’s narrative is far too common in sports journalism. Mason uses the hashtag #hiretyler to help him network for his nex...

Not enough at the end, but the Twins had a great 2015

Posted by hlrule in Heather's thoughts, 06 October 2015 · 83 views

It's over. The book has closed on the 2015 season for the Minnesota Twins. What a ride it was.

Coming into the last week of the season, the Twins had seven games left. Many thought they needed five or six wins to capture the second AL wild card spot, or even just to tie either the Astros or Angels. The Twins ended up with three wins, all in Cleveland and...

WARNE: A Eulogy for the 2015 Minnesota Twins

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 06 October 2015 · 183 views

Surprises are great. They crop up when you least expect them and can frequently be a harbinger of the days to come.

And if the 2015 season is any indicator, things are about to be a lot more fun in Twins Territory.

This season was dotted with debuts of players that fans have been awaiting for years. First Eddie Rosario, then Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, e...

You can hang this one on Molitor

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 02 October 2015 · 487 views

How can a guy that knows baseball so well, be so ignorant? Brings Perkins in to face Zobrist a right handed hitter who owns Perkins, result? Base hit of course, Perkins then surrenders another hit..3-1 Royals, Molitor did this same thing against Detroit, brought Perkins in to face Martinez, forcing Martinez to hit from the right side where he was hitti...

What if...?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 30 September 2015 · 350 views

Here we are in the final week of the 2015 MLB season and the Twins are still in contention for a playoff spot. All things considered, that’s pretty incredible. Virtually none of us expected this when the season began.
Hoped for it? Sure. We all hope for it. We’ve hoped for i...

Twins Minor League Report (9/20): Championship Series' Go To Deciding Game Fives

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 20 September 2015 · 321 views

Tyler Duffey was on the mound for the Minnesota Twins on Sunday as the parent squad looked to avoid a home-series-sweep at the hands of the team who has been chasing them in American League Wild Card standings. Duffey delivered, tossing seven shut-out innings as Twins won 8-1 to end the series with the Teams tied in those standings. The Angels next series...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/19): Kernels' Navarreto Walks-Off Whitecaps

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 20 September 2015 · 350 views
brian navarreto, keaton steele and 3 more...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/19): Kernels' Navarreto Walks-Off Whitecaps The Twins lost both ends of a split double header and find themselves two and a half games behind the Astros for the second wild card spot. Now losers of five straight, the Twins are also a game behind the Angels and just a game and a half ahead of the Indians, all fighting for that final postseason spot.

In the Minor Leagues, both the Cedar Rapids Kerne...

A Painful Lesson

Posted by Parker Hageman in Over the Baggy, 18 September 2015 · 709 views

A Painful Lesson ** NOTE: This was originally published at my Over The Baggy blog in April 2011 following Tsuyoshi Nishioka's unfortunate injure at the second base bag at the legs of Nick Swisher. With Jung Ho Kang's recent injury and CJ Nitkowski's post at FOX Sports about the subject, I felt like there was some additional information that pertains to this incident. Enj...

Bat Flips: More Controversial Than PEDs and The Wave?

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 03 September 2015 · 605 views

Bat Flips: More Controversial Than PEDs and The Wave? Bat flips. Comparable to sack dances, banging into the boards after a sick goal, and holding your shooting pose after a 3 in the NFL, NHL, and NBA respectively. Why do many American baseball fans hate a good bat flip?

I’m not talking about the weak bat flips (tosses) you see on your TVs from time to time. I’m talking about a true show with flourish. T...


Posted by dougkoebernick in Blog dougkoebernick, 01 September 2015 · 598 views

On July 29th I posted the following - I've added some additional comments.

I enjoy reading everyone's comments on this great site and why I don't have much insight I thought I'd have fun and list five things that won't happen even though some people would like to see them take place.

1. Terry Ryan will not be fired. still stand by that

2. Joe Mauer...

Cliff Notes for the 2015 Twins: Chapter 4

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 31 August 2015 · 468 views
cliff notes, miguel sano and 3 more...

The first days of school are right around the corner for many tykes in Twins Territory, so to help you with that summer reading you neglected, here's some more notes about that local best-seller: The Minnesota Twins

Chapter 4: Post-All-Star Break to End of August
Plot Summary:
While the doldrums in Chapter 3 appeared foreboding, the climactic triumph...

Five Attacks Against The Wave's Defense

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 29 August 2015 · 646 views

Five Attacks Against The Wave's Defense To wave, or not to wave. That is not a question. The wave is an abomination in sports, a selfish and childish unexplainable tradition that needs to stop. While it’s easy to point out the stupidity of the wave, there are still those who defend it. I took five defenses of the wave, and aimed to rip them to shreds.

In my short time writing about sports, I’v...

2015 All-Former Twins Team

Posted by JackWhite in JackWhite's Blog, 27 August 2015 · 481 views

2015 All-Former Twins Team The Twins are a team known for producing their players from the minor league system. Although one of Minnesota’s biggest downfalls is the team’s inability to resign and sign big-time players. Many players from the likes of David Ortiz to Kyle Lohse have gone on to have success with other teams. Seeing countless former Twins crush their old Minnesota ball...

Hypothetical post-season

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 24 August 2015 · 610 views
hughes, berrios, milone, duffy and 1 more...

We have a rotation, today, of Santana, Gibson, Pelfrey, Milone, and Duffy. Let's say, theoretically, that we arrive at game 162 and need a game 163, or, better yet, a one-game playoff against the Yankees or Blue Jays (no other scenario seems very plausible right now, at least not one involving the Twins).

Santana could pitch a game 163, though I'm not c...

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