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Posting them here so people can check them out. Did this series last year and it was fairly well received.   First up: Matt Belisle:...

T-Wolves Regular Season Thread

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Article: Expansion Could Alter MLB's Landscape

Other Baseball Today, 07:34 PM
The winds of change are in the air. Major League Baseball could be nearing an expansion to 32 teams which would signal a large shift in t...

Used to be, time of game didn't bother me.

Other Baseball Today, 07:32 PM
Then I partially watched game five between the Yankees and Indians. Close to four hours for a nine inning game. And the strikeouts. 31...

Article: Sizing Up The 2017-18 Offseason

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:30 PM
Turnarounds like the one we saw from Minnesota this season are rare, but not unprecedented. Derek Falvey knows this as well as anyone.Fre...

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Making Baseball Fun Again - The 2017 Twins

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 October 2017 · 180 views
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Making Baseball Fun Again - The 2017 Twins With broad smiles, infectious laughter, and more good baseball than bad, the 2017 Minnesota Twins actually looked like they were having fun more days than not. Gone were the memories of forgettable seasons, forgettable players, and milquetoast post-game interviews. The 2017 Twins showed personality, and a markedly improved product on the field.

For thei...
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The Best Move You Never Expected

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 17 October 2017 · 220 views

The Minnesota Twins are, just like the 26 other major league teams, watching the final four postseason clubs compete for a World Series victory. Unlike each and every one of those teams however, the hometown club may have just made the move of the offseason. John Manuel, former Editor in Chief for Baseball America, is now a Pro Scout for the Derek Falvey...
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Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 15 October 2017 · 347 views

Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history “Sure, we knew about racism – met it every day. But we loved playing ball and that field wasn’t black or white, just beautiful green grass. It treated everybody the same.” Negro Leaguer Joe Scott

As one of the official reviewers for the Twin Cities Film Fest, I am provided with advance screeners for many of the movies selected to be shown at the annual O...
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To Extend, or Not to Extend ... The case for Brian Dozier

Posted by JohnOlson in Four Six Three, 13 October 2017 · 1,087 views
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To Extend, or Not to Extend ... The Case for Brian Dozier


The 2018 Twins offseason will undoubtedly have many questions. The usual "will they, won't they" Hot Stove talk of free agent signings, the Winter Meetings and trade talk circulating. While there is no doubt the Twins have holes to fill (Relief pitching, Starting pitching, maybe a right handed p...
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Minnesota Twins to Partner with Paul Molitor for 3 More Years

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 11 October 2017 · 262 views
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The Minnesota Twins sign for 3 more years of partnership with Paul Molitor.
The Minnesota Twins, having come off a very good season where they made the playoffs for the first time since 2010, have re-signed their manager, Paul Molitor, to a 3-year contract. Terms of the 3-year deal have yet to be announced. Now, the 61-year old manager will do his best...
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Post Hoc, October 8, 2017

Posted by ashburyjohn in Post Hoc, 08 October 2017 · 395 views

Not that anyone asked, but in the past day or so I posted in these Twins Daily threads...
Who , besides Robbie Grossman himself, deserves credit for Grossman's improved defensive stats in the outfield, as well as improvement in the eye-test according to yours truly? My general recollection has been less wandering about in search of fly balls. If Jeff Pic...
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In Praise of Joe Mauer

Posted by theJemmer in theJemmer's Blog, 06 October 2017 · 950 views

I'm very happy that Joe had a great year. It was nice to see him return to the .300 club.

Many years ago I sat in a packed, humid gym for a taping of an ESPN special focusing on Joe - just as contract negotiations were heating up. He had just won the MVP, his second consecutive gold glove, and became the first catcher to lead the league in average, obp...
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Minnesota Blah – Tribulations and Tears

Posted by markroehl in Blog markroehl, 04 October 2017 · 951 views

Copied from my blog: https://takesallkinds.wordpress.com/ which has embeds and such.

While watching the Twins invariably blow their 3-0 first inning lead to the Yankees yesterday, it got me thinking of how horrible it is to be a Minnesota sports fan. As I’m sure you know, the majority of sports fandom is based on where you’re from. A person who grew u...
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10/3 GAME NOTES: Twins Fail to Exorcise Bronx Demons, Fall to Yankees to End Cinderella Season

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 04 October 2017 · 181 views
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This is an excerpt of an original post; please read this article in full on Zone Coverage here .

For a half inning Tuesday night, the Minnesota Twins showed the New York Yankees the equivalent of a pair of middle fingers as they raced out to a 3-0 lead.

However, the rest of the night was all too familiar, as the Bronx Bombers outscored the Twins 8-1 t...
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The Other Guys

Posted by minnesotassa in Minnesota SSA's Blog, 03 October 2017 · 308 views
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Originally Written by: Zane Douglas at mnssa.blogspot.com

The Minnesota Twins have a solid list of prospects, but the bunch looks weak compared to the Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jose Berrios days. If you were to look at any of the current guys at the top of the Twins prospect list right now, you might see names like Nick Gordon, Royce Lewis, or Step...
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Ok..you owe me,,,alright?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 27 September 2017 · 355 views

Twins enter playoffs based on Nicky Delmonicos HR, Delmonico is the son of my high school teammate Rodney,

You can thank me now!
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Old Twins radio commercial

Posted by oregontwin in oregontwin's Blog, 17 September 2017 · 640 views

Hey, does anyone remember the geometric proof style commercial about why it was important to have your kid circl
led by Bert to prevent them from becoming a White Sox fan? I'd love to share that one with my wife, but can't find it anywhere. Maybe a link from someone smarter than me???
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Review

Posted by terrydactyls1947 in A Look Back, 09 September 2017 · 494 views

I went back to a January 18, 2017 blog by Brandon Warne in which he predicted the Twins would win 80 games and asked readers to comment and make their own predictions. The blog was eight pages long but by page five, the predictions stopped and the criticisms of the team began. Most of the negative comments were about how horrible the Twins defense would...
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Terry Ryan-- a baseball lifer

Posted by Lefty74 in Lefty74's Blog, 05 September 2017 · 412 views

Recently spent 3 days outside of Cleveland watching Midwest League games between Lake County Captains and Lansing Lugnuts. Sitting behind home plate the first evening I glanced to my right and did a double take. There with a stopwatch in his left hand and radar gun in right was Terry Ryan. Watching him work gave me an appreciation of the hard work he pu...
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The Perfect Crime: A Look Back at the Twins' Trade for Joe Nathan

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 01 September 2017 · 538 views
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The Perfect Crime: A Look Back at the Twins' Trade for Joe Nathan There was a time, particularly during his first stint as Twins GM, that Terry Ryan was a trading partner to be feared, largely because of his ability to turn throw-in prospects into major league contributors. There are stories -- likely apocryphal -- of opposing GMs deeming a low-level prospect untouchable because Ryan had been inquiring as to his availab...
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Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 31 August 2017 · 838 views

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc.

What, you didn't take Latin in school? That's no excuse for not knowing the English translation of that phrase. After all, it played a pivotal role in an episode of the Aaron Sorkin political drama, "The West Wing," only a couple of decades ago.


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30 Years Ago Today in Twins History: A Perfect Day

Posted by Doubles in Doubles' Blog, 30 August 2017 · 871 views

30 Years Ago Today in Twins History:  A Perfect Day The 1987 season was a magical ride for the Minnesota Twins and their fans. The 162 game baseball season is often referred to as a “Marathon, not a sprint.” Thirty years later, one game on a Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee still stands out in my mind above all the rest.

The Twins entered play on Sunday, August 30th , 1987 in a virtual tie with the Oakland A...
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What Buxton's Long-term Deal Might Look Like

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 30 August 2017 · 989 views
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With his last three swings in Toronto on Sunday , Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton likely erased any doubts of his ability to hit Major League pitching — the final step in securing his place amongst the stars of Major League Baseball. New Twins’ president Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have little reason to worry about signing Bux...
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Twins vs Padres series recap

Posted by Ben Fadden in Ben Fadden's Blog, 02 August 2017 · 455 views

Twins vs Padres series recap The Padres and Twins faced off in a two game series on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon. The Padres won game one with the Twins splitting the series winning game two.

In Game 1, San Diego won 3-0 even though it was a very fast game until the eighth when the Padres broke it open with a 2-run home run from catcher Austin Hedges over the right field w...
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The Twins Have No Choice But to Sell

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 27 July 2017 · 1,629 views
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The Twins Have No Choice But to Sell If you were to ask me whether the Twins should buy or sell during the All-Star break, I would have told you they should stand pat and maybe make a minor move or two. I would have also told you we’d know more after the tough stretch to begin the second half of the season. To start the unofficial second half of the season, Minnesota played a road series aga...

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