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Article: Can The Twins Have An Elite Bullpen In 2016?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:42 PM
When the Kansas City Royals won the World Series earlier this month after coming up just short in 2014, it spawned an army of articles on...

2015-2016 Offseason Thread

Other Baseball Today, 09:19 PM
I sadly have to post this with my favorite player leaving my favorite team.   The Braves traded Andrelton Simmons and Jose Briceno t...

Article: Twins Add Seven To Their 40 Man Roster, Lose Ach...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:37 PM
Teams needed to add eligible players to their 40-man rosters before Friday's deadline in order to protect them from December's Rule 5 dra...

MLB Rumors: A lot of interest in Plouffe

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:37 PM
Buried deep in the MLB Rumors, Twins section:November 21, 2015 at 6:39pm CST Here’s the latest from The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo…...

Jose Fernandez trade rumors?

Other Baseball Today, 10:42 PM
http://deadspin.com/...port-1743497841   Sounds like Fernandez might be on the block.  Healthy, he's a real ace and under team...

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Why I Still Write About Sports at Times Like This

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 24 November 2015 · 15 views
minnesota, north side and 1 more...

It's been a hard fall for me to write in these spaces. Every evening I try to sit down to write, I find a dozen other things to do. There are papers to grade and recommendations to submit and people to actually be married to. So while I love to write, and even though I want to write, it slips through my fingers more often than I like.

This past week, I h...

What to Do About That Moss On Your Roof

Posted by shidrews10 in shidrews10's Blog, 24 November 2015 · 118 views
roofing tips, roof maintenance and 3 more...

What to Do About That Moss On Your Roof Moss can grow just about anywhere when there’s plenty of shade and moisture, and that includes your asphalt shingles on your roof. Though it may seem harmless, moss can actually pose a serious threat to your roof. Moss is an amazing plant that can hold up to 20 times its own weight in water. If left untreated moss can lead to roof leaks and severe damage...

Fall Sets Up Big Future For Twins Prospects

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 23 November 2015 · 404 views

Back in October, I wrote about the Twins and their seven players headed to the Arizona Fall League. The focus was on what each of them needed to improve or work on over the next two months, and how they could end 2015 on a high note. Over the weekend, each of them became Arizona Fall League champs, and it was because of their success that the title was c...

AFL Recap Week 6: Scottsdale Takes AFL Championship Led by Twins Prospects

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 22 November 2015 · 145 views

The Scottsdale Scorpions went 2-2 in the final week of the 2015 Arizona Fall League season, to finish with an 18-12 overall record, and earn a place in the AFL Championship Game for winning the East Division. They would face off against the West Division winners, the Surprise Saguaros on Saturday.

But before we get to that game, in which the Twins prospe...

Assessing the Twins' Risks in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft: Analyzing Each of their 40 Eligible Unprotected Players

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 21 November 2015 · 686 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

The Twins announced that they have added LHP Taylor Rogers , RHP JT Chargois , OF Adam Brett Walker , LHP Randy Rosario , RHP Yorman Landa , LHP Pat Dean , and LHP Mason Melotakis to their 40-man roster. This leaves 41 players unprotected.
Here is a list of each of the unprotected players alo...

Next for Twins Offseason? Hopefully Not Much

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 17 November 2015 · 578 views

Last week, Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan went back-to-back-to-back making three deals in three days in an effort to improve his club, winning the bidding for the right to negotiate with Korean slugging first baseman/DH Byung-ho Park, trading backup catcher Chris Herrmann for a prospect, which cleared the way for catcher John Ryan Murphy to be...

Steamer Projections: Starting Pitching

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 14 November 2015 · 696 views

Steamer projections are available for 2016. Steamer uses the last three seasons of data to project the 2016 season. It is easy to write projections off as "guesses" but they are based on a significant amount of historical data. If interested you can read more about the various projection systems and rankings for 2014 here .

Projected Twin starters with g...

WARNE: Keeping Track of All the Moving Pieces in the Twins Offseason

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 13 November 2015 · 489 views

The Minnesota Twins made a flurry of moves over the past few days that have left fans and media types buzzing with anticipation not only for the 2016 season, but also the rest of this offseason. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and the Twins have already made or have the wheels in motion on three moves that had direct 40-man and even 25-man roster implicat...

Hicks trade doesnt pass the smell test..

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 11 November 2015 · 696 views

Who would trade a player that Hicks was this past season for a catcher that might not even be your starter?

I would think its one of two things

1- This catcher is better than what his stats show

2- Ryan wanted to move Hicks for a non playing reason

What do you think?

Park's Addition Shouldn't Mean Plouffe's Departure

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 09 November 2015 · 365 views
byung-ho park, trevor plouffe and 1 more...

The first domino has fallen for the Minnesota Twins' 2015-16 offseason, and while some feel the club's (pending) addition of Korean homer machine Byung-ho Park will force the front office to trade Trevor Plouffe, I think it will actually give the front office more flexibility for the year ahead.

The Twins still have to sign Park to a contract, they've on...

The 2016 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 08 November 2015 · 523 views
justin morneau, aj pierzynski and 2 more...

The 2016 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins The Minnesota Twins can win the World Series next year. They have the lineup, mostly. They just need a bat and more production from the catcher position. The pitching is on the way in the form of Jose Berrios, Tyler Duffey, and Trevor May, and they have the defense. They need a left-handed reliever, a bat, and more production from the catcher position, an...

AFL Recap Week 4 (Nov 2-8): Fall Stars Fizzle

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 08 November 2015 · 259 views
adam brett walker, mitch garver and 3 more...

The Scottsdale Scorpions, who host Twins prospects this season in the Arizona Fall League, had a strong week, going 4-1 before Saturday's Fall Stars Game, which featured Twins Adam Brett Walker and Mitch Garver for the East Fall Stars. The East Fall Stars fell 8-3 against the West despite an early 2-0 lead.

Read on to check out how each prospect did in w...

Thanks for the memories, Torii

Posted by hlrule in Heather's thoughts, 06 November 2015 · 159 views

It was the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee. Torii Hunter was an All-Star for the first time. He left his mark in the first inning with a homer-saving catch against the wall off the bat of Barry Bonds.

Hunter had plenty of spectacular catches over his career, earning him nine Gold Gloves. But that one in particular is one of the most memorable that stick...

Life is like a Box of Chocolates...

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 01 November 2015 · 264 views
dozier, arcia, home runs and 2 more...

"You never know what you're gonna get" (from Forrest Gump), this little witticism also applies to baseball players. Every front office projects what their prospects will become, but it is never a sure bet. Consider two current Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier came to the Twins as a shortstop, thought to be fundamentally sound in the field, but without grea...

2016 Lineup construction challenge

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 23 October 2015 · 796 views
plouffe, gibson, lineup

How do we keep Trevor and Miguel in the lineup together? How do we find the right catcher? How do we shore up the bullpen? Should Torii Hunter have a role? Do we need another starter, or just swap out some that we have? Can we afford an ace? How do we do all this under a scenario that the F.O. might actually consider, from an economic perspective?...

The Case for the Joe Mauer Contract

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 12 October 2015 · 295 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 · 401 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 · 406 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 · 695 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...

Question and Answer with Tyler Mason --#hiretyler

Posted by ScottyBroco in Blog ScottyBroco, 06 October 2015 · 471 views

Question and Answer with Tyler Mason  --#hiretyler This article can also be found here http://sabrmedia.org/
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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...

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