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Article: Let's Just Roll With What We Have

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It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can...

Article: Postseason Review: Parmelee, Nunez and Schaefer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:16 PM
This will close out my postseason reviews of position players. Parmelee and Nuñez spent a majority of the season with the Twins. Even abs...

Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: First Base

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:16 PM
After what seems like such a long delay, the World Series begins with Game 1 tonight. When the Series is complete, players that are eligi...

Offseason Handbook readers: please give input

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Hey everybody, I know many of you read the handbook and I wanted to get feedback on one specific thing:   What device did you use mo...

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An Open Letter to Terry Ryan

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 21 October 2014 · 0 views

Dear Mr. Ryan

Let's start out on some common ground. The last four years have been very disappointing. We've heard these numbers in one form or another for years now, so I won't drag it out, but I want to highlight just a couple of the most disappointing statistics. 383 losses in 4 seasons. A pitching staff who's ERA ranked 29th, 28th, 29th and 29th out...
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Postseason Review: Ricky Nolasco

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 20 October 2014 · 0 views
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Ricky Nolasco signed easily the largest free agent contract for the Twins last year. While not every Twins fan was happy, the consensus was that the Twins had opened their wallets wide to get a guy that would guarantee them innings and competitive starts. In other words, while Nolasco's ceiling wasn't thought to be that high, his floor was thought to be c...
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Laughing through the Pain: Another Way to Look at Twins Pitching

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 20 October 2014 · 0 views
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A year ago I offered an alternative statistic for measuring player worth--not in wins/losses, but in the far more useful field of entertaining the fan base: Amusement Above Replacement Player (AARP ) for short. The statistic is measured in five key categories on a scale of -2 to +2,
Play:
Nickname:
Physical Traits:
Personality/Demeanor:
Oddities:...
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Ruesse's Column of Twins attendence

Posted by tobi0040 in tobi0040's Blog, 20 October 2014 · 179 views

Did anyone read Ruesse's article about the Twins season ticket holders? Here are the cliffs notes:

-Twins had 17,000 season ticket holders last year. He expects that to drop to 12,000 this year

-If you drop 5K a game from this years total, you have 1.85M. The lowest since 2001 in the Dome.

-The Twins response is the same as always. Terry quoting th...
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Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 2): The Rosario Show Continues

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 19 October 2014 · 127 views

The second week of the Arizona Fall League season included a tie for the Salt River Rafters as their game on Friday went 11 innings, and the teams ran out of scheduled pitchers. Overall on the week, the Rafters were 3-2-1, and Eddie Rosario continued to rake and run.

Let’s see how all of the Twins prospects fared in week two of the Arizona Fall League....
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Let's Just Roll With What We Have

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 18 October 2014 · 367 views

It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can look at the trade and free agent market and search for a way to supplement their 25-man roster, but for now, they need to commit to the youth movement. I'll take a look at the players who deserve an extended look in eac...
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Episode 104: Darren "Doogie" Wolfson and the Search for a Manager

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 17 October 2014 · 287 views

http://assets.podoma...00_10022097.jpg Darren Wolfson returns to Talk to Contact to update us on the Twins' managerial search, and he shares with us some insight on Paul Molitor and more.

Just Paul and Eric on the podcast this week, a throwback to the days before Cody and Jay joined the team, and the brothers spent time...
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Twins Organizational Meetings ToDo's: Players

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 14 October 2014 · 543 views

This is Part 2 of 2, concerning the work to be done this week by the Minnesota Twins staff at their "organizational meetings" in Fort Myers this week.

Reports have estimated that as many as 100 members of the Twins staff may participate in the meetings this week. That's a lot of people, but then it's a big job.

In Part 1, we covered the manager and coac...
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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 09 October 2014 · 760 views
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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff Coaches are underrated, underpaid and picking a coaching staff is hard. That’s what I’ve learned since attempting to dig into all the coaching candidates to fill positions on the 2015 Minnesota Twins coaching staff. Choosing a coaching staff is largely the manager’s job, but Terry Ryan will certainly play an active role in who the new manager hires, espec...
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New 25-man Roster for 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 06 October 2014 · 976 views

This is not going to be significantly different than the earlier version mid-season, but here is my hopeful 25-man roster for 2015. This will obviously hint at my offseason blueprint.

Position players:

Kurt Suzuki, Josmil Pinto, Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Danny Santana, Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Plouffe, Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Varga...
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If I Owned the Twins: Manager Jonah Hill, Cloned Joe Mauer, Replacements In the Outfield and Other Unasked For Opinions

Posted by VeryWellThen in Very Well Then, 06 October 2014 · 481 views
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It’s that time of the year when everyone offers up their opinions on how they’d improve the Twins if they owned the team. Just like everyone else (including George Steinbrenner in real life), I’m going to ignore that the role of owner is distinct from the roles general manager and manager.
Here is goes. If I owned the Twins…
If I owned the Twins I w...
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The MOST important element in Molly vs DM

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 05 October 2014 · 479 views

The issue is NOT who can get the most out of the Twins younger players...

Its not really about style...either.....

I find it interesting that there is emphasis on both Sano abd Buxton basically endorsing Molitor...which may not be the case at all. They might be just saying, and I think they are..that Molitor is knowledgeable and helped them.

We can...
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Terry Ryan: Still Employed

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 30 September 2014 · 607 views

2014
Kevin Correia. 23 starts. 4.94 ERA.
Johan Pino. 11 starts. 5.07 ERA.
Sam Deduno. 8 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Anthony Swarzak. 4 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Logan Darnell. 4 starts. 7.13 ERA.
Mike Pelfrey. 5 starts. 7.99 ERA.
Tommy Milone. 5 starts. 7.03 ERA.
Kris Johnson. 3 starts. 4.73 ERA.

2013
Mike Pelfrey. 29 starts. 5.19 ERA.
Scott Diamond. 24 starts. 5.43 ERA....
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Be careful what you wish for...

Posted by Fire Dan Gladden in Blog Fire Dan Gladden, 29 September 2014 · 918 views

To everybody that has been calling for Ron Gardenhire's head, congratulations. Your voice has finally been heard. Make no bones about it, this decision was not a baseball decision, but a decision based on the growing public perception that Ron Gardenhire is the main reason for the Twins losing 90 games plus each season four years in a row.

If there is...
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Top 5 Wins for Ron Gardenhire

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 29 September 2014 · 390 views
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Top 5 Wins for Ron Gardenhire The Twins announced on Monday that Ron Gardenhire will not return as the team's manager for 2015. Only two managers in the history of the game had survived four straight 90-loss seasons. One of those men was Gardenhire's predecessor, Tom Kelly. Minnesota is a very loyal organization but it seemed like the time was right to make a change.

When a manager...
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Revisiting My 2014 Predictions

Posted by Brad Swanson in Kevin Slowey was Framed!, 29 September 2014 · 357 views
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In the immortal words of Michael Jordan, "I'm back." Consider this the Wizards portion of my blogging career. It's all been the Wizards portion, so it should be easy to adjust.

Before the season started, I made 11 [s]BOLD predictions. I had planned to make those predictions after the season, but the jagwagons who run the blogging cabal said that I had...
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SEPTEMBER 28, 1984, WHEN I LOST ALL INTEREST IN LIFE

Posted by gjjtolson in GLO Blog, 28 September 2014 · 349 views

In the movie “Breaking Away” Daniel Stern’s character Cyril stomps on a boulder next to his favorite swimming hole and says, “This is the spot where I lost all interest in life.” The reason? He saw Delores Roenicke with Fat Marvin. What they were doing was not revealed.

In my basement hangs a poster sized 1984 Minnesota Twins schedule. On that schedule i...
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Vance Worley

Posted by Twinfan & Dad in Twinfan & Dad's Blog, 26 September 2014 · 440 views

Vance Worley was awful as a Twin. An absolute disaster. What happened with the Pirates? Maybe we should release Pelfrey and Nolasco to get them back on track. OR maybe we should get a new pitching philosophy and coach in place. Just saying it can't all be coincidence.
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2014/15 Offseason Plans

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in Blog diehardtwinsfan, 26 September 2014 · 78 views

Now that the season has wound down and the Twins have finished their fourth consecutive 90 loss season, it's time to start looking at a plan for 2015. While the 2014 season did not look so great in the record book, there were some very nice building blocks for the team. For one, the offense did quite well. This is especially noteworthy given that at the b...
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Phil Hughes's Shot at History

Posted by glp_vt in The Mauer Hauer, 23 September 2014 · 304 views

As we near the end of yet another September stretch that's given Twins fans little incentive to tune in, our de facto staff ace Phil Hughes is about to give us one big reason to pop in the headphones at work on Wednesday: a genuine shot at history.

As reported by NBC's HardBallTalk on Saturday , Hughes currently sits at the highest single-season K/BB rat...