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Article: MIN 6, PIT 4: New-Look Bullpen Boosts Twins Over...

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You’re not going to win many games in which your starting pitcher goes less than four innings. On the other hand, you’re probably not goi...

Article: What To Do With Byron Buxton?

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On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins activated Byron Buxton from his fourth separate stint on the disabled list this season. It's been a night...

Is something wrong with Berrios?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:36 PM
Seems like he has not pitched well at all lately, wondering if something is wrong?

Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/15): Pitching Paves...

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On the day that Lewis Thorpe was promoted to Triple-A, both he and Brusdar Graterol turned in outstanding efforts. From the batter’s box,...

Article: Twins Daily Roundtable: Closing Time

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:11 PM
Twins Daily Roundtable is a weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond i...

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The Price of Doing Business

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 August 2018 · 384 views
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Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays completed the deal that sent Chris Archer to the Buccos. With a PTBNL up in the air, Shanez Baz ended up being the final piece to the blockbuster. This whole situation remains relevant in the context of the Minnesota Twins due to conversations surrounding the Rays former ace and Minnesota slugger Miguel San...
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45 Cold-Blooded Starts

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 14 August 2018 · 359 views

Means 9 trips through the rotation for each starter, and got me to questioning what would be the best way to appropriate those starts from now - 117 games in - through the rest of the season.
The clear emphasis must be on 2019 and 2020 and what will best serve the club moving forward. That is not to say that you stop pitching Berrios, Odorizzi, or...
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Wishing the FRE Travels Well to Oakland

Posted by Miles Death in Thome the Moneyball, 10 August 2018 · 375 views

I’m at Target Field, and it was the Sunday before the all-star break. We were already losing to the Tampa Bay Rays, and it was a high leverage spot in the 5th inning. Suddenly, my friend and I hear the infamous Lil Jon song start to heat up. Fernando Rodney is coming in? I think, “wow, Molitor is finally getting out of his comfort zone with preassigned in...
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I want the Twins to overspend....on

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 05 August 2018 · 1,527 views

on Eduardo Escobar, the best and most important Twin in the last several years. As a latin player he can probably be effective to his late 30 s , His dugout presence is worth a majority of the money, I heard a player say, that when he was traded from the White Sox, it was the first time he had seen MLB players cry. Thats how I felt too...but on the flip...
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Debunking Your Favorite Logical Fallacies Regarding the Twins at the Trade Deadline

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 04 August 2018 · 1,256 views
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This is just part of the full story, which can be read at Zone Coverage here .

In case you've been under a rock over the past four days, you've no doubt seen the widespread reaction to how the Minnesota Twins handled the trade deadline.

It hasn't been great!

But most of it isn't rooted in facts or solid rationale. And I get it; fans are fired up beca...
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Grit

Posted by NASCAR Steve in NASCAR Steve's Blog, 04 August 2018 · 427 views

Grit Seeing dozier and Escobar go suck.. but life goes on whether you agree with your front office or not you just hope to win ball games as a player , coach, or fan. I remember when I was young I love playing baseball and football in fact football was my favorite sport up until I was 17..I remember my dad telling me stories about the twins 2 World Series wins...
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Red Wings at Pawtucket, August 3 2018

Posted by ashburyjohn in East Coast Bias, 04 August 2018 · 469 views

[re-posted from the night's minor league summary thread...]

I was in attendance at Pawtucket last night, so let me offer some additional impressions and details.

First, a minor correction: the Red Wings' final run scored on a wild pitch. The bases were not loaded when Motter walked, but when ball-four skittered past Mike Ohlman, Edgar Corcino on third...
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Does a team need to be close knit to win?

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 03 August 2018 · 367 views
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Does a team need to be close knit to win? I thought I would expand on my comment about the team and the fact that a team that gets along, is filled with nice guys, and causes no issues does not necessarily mean that they are winners.

Does anyone remember the A's when they dominated the game?Rudi, Henderson, Bando, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, Gene Tenace, Bert Campaneris, Blue Moon Odom, Vida...
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Notes from Elizabethton

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in Blog tarheeltwinsfan, 01 August 2018 · 403 views

Notes from Elizabethton I spent an afternoon and evening there yesterday, The GM, Mike Mains, could not have been nicer. He gave me free access and took me around the field and clubhouse. Here are some random observations.1) One member of the organization (not Mike Mains) told me that this was the best group of players, both in skills and in character, in...
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Team Chemistry

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in tarheeltwinsfan's Blog, 01 August 2018 · 327 views

Interesting article in the Atlantic magazine about good team chemistry. Tell me what you think. Does good team chemistry result in winning teams, or do winning teams produce good team chemistry, automatically?


https://www.theatlan...emistry/561722/
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Thank You, Brian Dozier

Posted by Jonathon Zenk in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 31 July 2018 · 796 views
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Thank You, Brian Dozier It is hard to put into words how much Brian Dozier has meant to the Twins organization. It has been a blast watching Brian grow into one of the better power hitters in the league. He has had a bit of a down year, and that is a shame, but that does not take away the joy he has brought to not only Twins fans, but the community as well.

Many think of Dozier...
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Humility Chains By Royce and Cindy Lewis

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 28 July 2018 · 723 views
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Humility Chains By Royce and Cindy Lewis Humility- (h)yo͞oˈmilədē: The quality or state of being humble.

Royce Lewis lives by that word. Humble.

That is why his Mom, Cindy Lewis is crafting “Humility Chains”. They are bead necklaces that are 24 inches long and they cost $20, $30, and $40. They come in black, chrome, and silver and you can apply a black cross on
the black chain.
I contacted Cin...
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Dear Twins: Don't Sell!

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 July 2018 · 1,415 views

Like a lot of Twins fans, I think, I’ve been coasting a bit with my fandom. The results on the field have been disappointing.

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Byron Buxton (photo by SD Buhr)

Ervin Santana, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hadn’t even been on the field much, if at all,...
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Don't Let It Cimber Before You Hand It To CLE

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 20 July 2018 · 359 views
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The National League team I root for is the San Diego Padres, so it hurt even more when the Cleveland Indians traded catching prospect Franciso Mejia to San Diego for All Star closer Brad Hand and reliever Adam Cimber to bolster their most glaring weakness headed into the “second half” of the season. Remember, Cleveland was the team that didn’t think Matt...
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2018 Twins mid-season preliminary prospect list 1-60

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 16 July 2018 · 886 views

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Now that the 2018 draft signing deadline has passed and a substantial amount of international free agents signed for the Twins, it is time to update my 2018 mid-season prospect list. As usual my mid-season lists are preliminary, unlike the off-season lists, and they have minimal commentary and...
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Nick Gordon, Lamonte Wade and Infield Fly Balls

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 06 July 2018 · 872 views

I am curious about the vast difference in infield fly ball percentage in Nick Gordon and Lamonte Wade and wonder how much it matters projecting their bats as major league hitters. I was able to find a few articles on IFFB% but those authors leave wondering also.

One claim is that players with a lower IFFB rate tend to post higher BABIPs.

Another claim i...
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Selling at the Deadline

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 05 July 2018 · 1,270 views
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Selling at the Deadline Just a couple days ago LaVelle Neal III reported that the Twins are going to be sellers at this years trade deadlines. This isn’t surprising news as the Twins are currently 12 games back of Cleveland in the division and realistically have no shot at a wild card when the AL has four teams in two divisions on pace for 100+ wins. Moreover they are on a 6-gam...
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Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 05 July 2018 · 1,681 views

Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão (Entry photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian steakhouse with all-you-can-eat tableside-carved meats, was attributed by Eduardo Escobar before this season as a big reason for his success in 2017, according to an interview by the Star Tribune.

Reportedly, Eduardo Escobar is unwilling to be traded to any team whose home ballpark...
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1 XBH per 10 AB

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 05 July 2018 · 334 views

What exactly is this and what does it mean? Well This is an over simplistic formula I use when looking at a power hitters performance. You are basically looking to see if the total number of extra base hits = a .100 batting average. You don’t even have to do the full math just know if it’s going to be more or less or on par, making it real easy to calc...
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No More Rebuilds!

Posted by carly148 in carly148, 30 June 2018 · 886 views

The Minnesota Twins had their worst season in team history in 2016 losing 103 games. What might of been harder to see than the Twins poor play on the field, was watching the Pohlad family and Dave St. Peter select a replacement for Terry Ryan. The Twins hired the firm Korn Ferry to conduct the search. The Twins decided they wanted a Chief Baseball Officer...

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