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Berardino: Ervin Santana Can't Make a Fist or Grip a...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:15 AM
Not exactly promising. The Twins may need that 5th starter longer than they expect. https://www.twinciti...l-post-surgery/

When do the Twins cut bait with Phil Hughes?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:06 AM
Topic is pretty self explanatory, make your guess.

Article: Sire of Fort Myers Update and Spring Highlights

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:05 AM
The Twins will play their final game in Fort Myers a week from today. Can you believe it? The regular season is right around the corner,...

Berardino: Link Between Free Agents and "Cressey Univ...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:49 AM
Mike Berardino explored the connection between Falvey and Cressey Sports Performance in yesterday's PP. Seven players in the Twins organi...

Article: Report From The Fort: Time For Jose Berrios To T...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:47 AM
Around this time last year, it was reasonable to feel a little alarmed about Jose Berrios.Following a tumultuous rookie campaign, the bri...



Fort Myers Miracle 2018 Florida State League Champions?

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 17 March 2018 · 171 views

As a avid follower of the Fort Myers Miracle since 2014, there have been many ups and downs from the championship win that year, to have not gone to the playoffs in 4 years. But this year, things will change. The Fort Myers Miracle have a loaded lineup that is ready to win the Florida State League Championship.

Projected 2018 Roster
Coaches - Toby Garde...

Updating Baseball’s Dictionary

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 17 March 2018 · 194 views

Updating Baseball’s Dictionary Did you know that marine scientists are making an effort to replace the name starfish with sea star? Neither did I, but these are the kinds of things you learn when you have a toddler (who decided it’s so important to know all the animals and what sounds they make?) Anyway, maybe it’s also time for us baseballogists to review the game’s nomenclature.


Dummy Hoy

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 14 March 2018 · 583 views

Dummy Hoy In the midst of all the talk about Sano and his weight, I got to thinking about the judgments that people make about other people – baseball players and their size – think Altuve or Randy Johnson, their weight, their various physical attributes – like my essay on Pete Gray who over came the fact that he lacked an arm or Jim Abbot and others judged to be h...

How long will Sano be suspended?

Posted by ThatsRich in Critical Thinking, 14 March 2018 · 1,568 views

Miguel Sano is currently under investigation for violating the league's domestic violence policy. At last report, he had been interviewed by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred which is typically indicative that the investigation is nearing completion. Any announcement of a suspension should be coming soon. Is there any way to forecast the length of Sano's suspe...

On Buxton, Defense, and the Competition

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 March 2018 · 475 views
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In 2017, Byron Buxton won what should be the first of many Gold Gloves. He also won a Platinum Glove (fan voted), and the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award. In short, his efforts for the Twins in centerfield have quickly become noticed by a national audience. The speed, ball tacking, and spectacular plays are all just a bit more routing for the Ge...

T&L Supershow ep. 57

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 March 2018 · 153 views
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New show! Dan and Panda find all of the stories that you need to know, or may have missed, over the last couple weeks! The guys give you their opinions on Tim Lincecum, De Leon's injury, Lance Lynn, smart FO moves by Falvine, NoLOLasco to the Royals, and Moose back in baby blue! Download/stream here: https://www.spreaker...osses-supershow

What Needs to Happen for Joe Mauer to Be A Twin in 2019?

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 12 March 2018 · 582 views
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There is no question that Joe Mauer is one of the greatest Minnesota Twins to ever put on the uniform, and that he will one day see his number retired along with former Twins greats like Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Despite this, Mauer’s future as a player with the Twins after 2018 seems to be in question.

Entering 2019, Mauer will be going into his age...

Twins are better off without Yu Darvish

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 12 March 2018 · 812 views
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Twins are better off without Yu Darvish The Minnesota Twins reportedly offered Yu Darvish $100 million over four years to be the ace of their starting pitching staff. Instead, president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine invested almost the same amount of money in three players who make them better than Darvish could have.

This was originally published at FoulP...

Weird Twins Franchise Records to Watch for This Year

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 12 March 2018 · 350 views
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Everybody loves a good record chase. Whether it's Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa's asterisk-fueled home run battle of 1998 or the very non-asterisk-fueled Kansas City Royals challenging the record for most consecutive innings without scoring a run last season—a record chase is compelling.

There's a fine line, though, between fun facts and records. Fun facts...

WARNE: In an Offseason Game of Poker, Falvey and Levine Make out Like Bandits

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 12 March 2018 · 410 views
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Impatience is a natural tendency. That’s especially true for fans of a team that, despite making the postseason last year, had obvious flaws.

So in a sense, it was understandable when Minnesota Twins fans were annoyed that the team came home from the winter meetings just before Christmas with a 40-year-old closer and a broken down starter who gives up to...

Have Romero be the opening day starter

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 12 March 2018 · 456 views
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Manager Paul Molitor has not yet named his opening day starter. I have an out-of-the-box suggestion: Fernando Romero.

Romero has not yet allowed a run - or a hit - in spring training. He's been nearly perfect.

Yes, I know, he's not expected to make the opening day roster. Here's my thinking:

• Clearly Ervin Santana cannot be the opening day starter – h...

Twins spend 4th most in Free Agency (sort of...)

Posted by Bryan Borchardt in The Circleback Blog, 11 March 2018 · 552 views
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Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?? After years of luke-warm stove off seasons the new front office has made their mark on the roster by signing five players to the big league roster who are ready and able to contribute on opening day. Add to that the trade for Jake Odorizzi and you’re talking nearly 25% of the 25 man roster acquired this o...

Season Preview: Felix Jorge

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 10 March 2018 · 442 views
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Season Preview: Felix Jorge Through the 2018 Adopt-A-Prospect draft I drafted Felix Jorge with the 27th overall pick as my guy for the upcoming season. It will my objective to give you bi-weekly(ish) updates on the Twins prospect this season, but I wanted to start by providing some background information and project what we might see from him in the 2018 season.

Felix De...

Don McCormack, Tino Martinez, Lance Lynn and the 75th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 10 March 2018 · 775 views
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Note: Thanks to spycake, I know now that we will forfeit pick 95. Even better. Only 2 players of 53 with significant careers. Amos Otis and Dave Cash. Addison Reed and his 6.8 WAR checks in as the third most successful pick 95.

What is the 75th pick in the draft worth? If the Twins sign Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn they would forfeit this pick. How much shoul...

Why Do We Care About Launch Angle?

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 09 March 2018 · 1,038 views
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By now, you are probably sick of hearing the words “launch angle”. I assure you, you are not alone.

On a recent spring training broadcast, Twins radio announcer Dan Gladden noted that more teams are “teaching launch angles ” but the practice has been out for several years. However, you know if Gladden is talking about it then the concept has certainly go...

Aces High or Aces Low? Do you Need an Ace to Win the World Series?

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 02 March 2018 · 604 views

Aces High or Aces Low? Do you Need an Ace to Win the World Series? Jamie Cameron here. If you haven’t been reading John Olson’s Four-Six-Three Blog at Twins Daily, get on it. He’s been churning out some really great content. John is also a great Twitter follow. Recently he posted a thread which caught my attention, essentially attempting to answer the question; does a given team need an ace in order to win the World Seri...

Union files revenue sharing grievance against MLB

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 27 February 2018 · 455 views

According to the Tampa Bay Times the Baseball players union has filed a grievance against teams for not spending their revenue sharing money. According to the rules, revenue sharing is supposed to be used to help clubs spend money on making their product better. This can be either major or minor leagues or other costs related to putting a better product...

2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: Summary 1-60 and Organizational Overview

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 26 February 2018 · 429 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
This is the last segment in the 2018 Twins top 60 prospect list. You can find the introductory segment that discusses qualifications to be on this list and presents the players who were on the 2017 list but are not in this list here . You can find the list of the previous rankings here: 56-60 , 55-51...

The Missing Pieces: Building a Championship Team in Twins Territory

Posted by John Olson in Four Six Three, 26 February 2018 · 578 views

Over nearly four months, the Twins have approached the 2017-18 offseason with a keen eye on the 2018 regular season, as with 29 other major league teams (well, more or less, I suppose) to hit the ground running for another playoff push and potential run at the World Series. After all, winning the last game of the season should be the target for every team...

Falvey and Levine's Farm System

Posted by menthmike in menthmike's Blog, 24 February 2018 · 1,165 views
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Of all the things that I love about the MLB, the farm systems are near the top. Following baseball is so much fun because even in the lowest years there is that optimism that comes with building up a minor league program. Honestly, I would rather be at that bottom than treading water in the middle. Now, it goes without saying but I’ll say it anyways, a...

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