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2019/2020 Twins Minor League Coaching Changes

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:45 AM
http://www.startribu...tes/562941602/    According to the Star Tribune, the Rochester Red Wings will have a new coaching staff in 20...

Arraez finishes 6th in AL Rookie of the Year vote

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:45 AM
As Expected, Astros DH Yordan Alvarez was the unanimous choice for AL Rookie of the Year, ahead of O's LHP John Means and Rays second bas...

Front Page: Offseason Blueprint: Building a Bullpenner

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:49 PM
If we're being honest with ourselves, the Minnesota Twins probably aren't going to go out and sign Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg this...

Front Page: Minnesota’s Top Regression Candidates

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:34 PM
Minnesota surprised much of the baseball world on their way to a 101-win season and an MLB-record 307 home runs. Plenty of players had br...

Free Agent Pitching

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Gleeman on The Athletic ranked the top 20 Free Agent Pitchers. Odorizzi at 6 (behind Hyun-Jin Ryu, Age 33) Pineda at 8 and Gibson at...



Foot, Meet Throat: A 2020 Offseason Blueprint

Posted by TwinsO'Holic in Thoughts from The Catch, 11 November 2019 · 140 views
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Foot, Meet Throat: A 2020 Offseason Blueprint In January 2019, Thad Levine answered a question at Twins Fest:

"The best time to acquire players of that magnitude is when your window to win is wide open, not when you got your fingers underneath the window and you're trying to jam the window open. I want to do it when we're projected to win the Central and we're ready to put our foot on someone's thro...

2020 Offseason Blueprint

Posted by nmjohn4 in 2020 Offseason Blueprint, 11 November 2019 · 215 views


Coming off 101 wins in 2019, the Twins have put themselves in a position that GM’s could merely dream of. They only have around $70 million in guaranteed contracts and expected arbitration salaries on the books for 2020, making the possibilities almost endless. The window is open and it’s time to take full advantage of the roster and payro...


Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 07 November 2019 · 435 views
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Trivia I have had the good fortune to be with Mark Harris, a former minor leaguer who threw batting practice for the Twins in the sixties. He once threw Home Run Derby to Aaron and Killebrew and has their autographs! He proposed a question to me that I flunked on, but it was too fun not to pass on.
Name five pitchers who had a Cy Young and were convicted of a fe...

Why Jordan Balazovic has the makings of an ace

Posted by Nash Walker in The Special Season, 07 November 2019 · 1,514 views

Why Jordan Balazovic has the makings of an ace Rightly so, Twins fans are very excited about Brusdar Graterol, the flame-throwing 21-year-old from Venezuela. Graterol was called up to the Twins bullpen last summer and mostly impressed, even touching 102 MPH on his sinker. Graterol will be in the rotation soon enough, and his future partner in crime, the one they call "Jordy Blaze,” is on his way to st...

2020 Minnesota Twins Blueprint, version 1.0

Posted by Cory Engelhardt in Cory Engelhardt's Blog, 06 November 2019 · 1,333 views

Here is my first blueprint for the Twins offseason. I'm using baseballtradevalues.com to come up with the trade scenarios.

1) Let CJ Cron walk.
2) Re-sign Sergio Romo, 1 year 3 million. Re-sign Jason Castro, 1 years 6 million with an option.
3) Keep Odorizzi, either through QO or work out a 3 year deal.
4) Trade Eddie Rosario, Jordan Balazovic and Lewi...

From Contender to Champion: my plan for the 2020 Minnesota Twins

Posted by PSzalapski in A View from the Slot, 05 November 2019 · 2,587 views

This time last year, I gave an offseason blueprint that had the Twins winning 100 games in 2019. Commenter tarheeltwinsfan appreciated that, saying "I like your hope-filled optimism." Well, so did the Twins, and they one-upped it by winning 101, beating my overly-optimistic hope by a win.

What won the Twins the division in 2019 won't do so in 2020. They...

Planning the Twins Winter Moves

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 04 November 2019 · 1,284 views
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Today officially marks the beginning of free agency for the 2020 Major League Baseball season. The Minnesota Twins have some serious work to do with four-fifths of their starting rotation up for grabs, and a 100-win season to replicate. Rocco Baldelli will be angling for a second straight AL Central Division title, and the goal for the foreseeable future...

Another 2020 Blueprint

Posted by 3rd Inning Stretch in 3rd Inning Stretch's Blog, 03 November 2019 · 654 views

While I certainly chat with the white whales this offseason (Cole, Strasburg, Rendon), ultimately none land in Minnesota. That doesn't mean the offseason cannot be a success. I move forward with the following:

Zach Wheeler - 4 years/76 million
Mike Moustakas - 3 years/42 million
Jake Odorizzi - 3 years/39 million
Will Smith - 3 years/35 million
Jason Cas...

2020 Blueprint

Posted by sthpstm in Postma Posts, 30 October 2019 · 1,442 views

Here we go...this first one will hurt...
Trade Miguel Sano, Alex Kirilloff and Jhoan Duran or Balazovic to the Reds for Luis Castillo
Trade Eddie Rosario and a couple of lower prospects for Jeff Hoffman
Let Sam Dyson go
Pay Martin Perez his buyout
Project payroll: $67.5M

Sign Marcell Ozuna for 3 years, $36M
Sign Josh Donaldson for 2 years $45M
Sign Madis...

Building the 2020 Twins Bullpen

Posted by Matthew Taylor in Bomba Blog, 28 October 2019 · 1,214 views
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If you read my article last week on the 2019 Minnesota Twins bullpen, then you already know my thoughts on how the season went. It was a roller coaster ride for the ages. For my article today, though, I will be moving past 2019 and looking ahead to the offseason. I will be looking at where things currently stand for the Twins bullpen, what decisions need...

Twins Talk: Buxton's Jumps, Rosario Trades and More

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 24 October 2019 · 1,505 views

Fellow Twins Daily contributor Matthew Lenz and I discussed a few topics related to the Twins outfield. He recently wrote a piece for the site on Byron Buxton's defensive impact. We discussed some of the interesting things he discovered, the potential of an Eddie Rosario trade and more.


Blueprint: Add Bauer, Gregorius, Betances

Posted by DannySD in DannySD's Blog, 24 October 2019 · 1,398 views

2020 Offseason Plan

My basic theories/assumptions:
A. Be realistic. If your plan assumes Cole, Strasburg, Ryu, Rendon, Chapman, or Bumgarner will sign here, I think you are doing this exercise wrong.
B. Teams are likely to hang onto those solid #2/3 starters (Syndergaard, Minor, Ray, etc) in the offseason unless you overpay or they are trying to dump s...

2020 Offseason Blueprint

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in Blog diehardtwinsfan, 16 October 2019 · 1,453 views

Overall, it's not hard to be excited about the Twins in 2020 given a 101 win season in 2019. The ending certainly wasn't ideal, but 2019 showed us that our window is open and it should be for a few years. Cleveland remains the only real competition in the central. Chicago is up and coming, but they are likely another year or two away before they can have...

Minnesota Twins Off-Season Timeline Fortune Telling

Posted by Vanimal46 in Minnesota Twins Whine Line, 09 October 2019 · 1,428 views

Over the off-season there will be PLENTY of chatter about the Twins. They're primed to be BOLD and make a YUGE splash in free agency.

As a seasoned Twins fan I'm here to save you a bunch of time! The off-season is already predetermined, and your friend Vanimal found the transcript for the most DRAMATIC off-season yet...

10/9: Twins exercise Nelson Cruz...

The DJ At Target Field

Posted by Dome Dogg in Dome Dogg's Blog, 08 October 2019 · 1,190 views

Wondering what fans at Game Three thought of the nightclub atmosphere at the game last night. I thought having a DJ playing "sick beats" and loud, thumping bass for four hours was really grating... but I am an old soul.

Last season I really enjoyed my trip to Wrigley to see the Twins play. The PA guy wasn't shouting, the music wasn't blaring and the fan...

Strat-O-Matic Baseball: Twins at Yankees 10/4/19

Posted by Danchat in Danchat's Strat-O-Matic Blog, 05 October 2019 · 536 views

The Twins have stunk it up in the playoffs in real life, but would they do the same in Strat-O-Matic land? Let's find out!
The Twins got a double from Polanco in the first inning, and he moved to 3rd on an error that let Rosario reach, but they failed to knock any runs in. The Yankees had the same fate, as they left the bases loaded in t...

It always comes down to pitching [in October]

Posted by weneedjackmorris in weneedjackmorris' Blog, 05 October 2019 · 928 views

So the playoffs between the Yankees and the Twins is essentially over. And just as it has in years past, the winning team sported (has) the better pitching. The Twins did an amazing job this year on offense. They broke the MLB record for most home runs by a team for a single season, and improved their team's offensive statistics in just about every cat...

Quick HItter: Postseason Roster Prediction

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 03 October 2019 · 996 views
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Quick HItter: Postseason Roster Prediction On Monday, I wrote a quick hitter on my 2019 Twins Daily Twins Awards . Now, I want to do a quick rundown of my postseason roster.

Catcher: Mitch Garver, Jason Castro

It'll be interesting to see how much they split time in the postseason. Both have been good this year but Garver has been better.

Infielders: CJ Cron, Luis Arraez, Jonathan Schoop, Jorg...

Willians Astudillo: In or out?

Posted by waltomeal in waltomeal's Blog, 02 October 2019 · 1,378 views

'Tis the season for playoff rosters. I've seen many proposed rosters that have more thought and logic behind them than I can provide. Nevertheless, I have gone through the requisite attempt to settle on my own preferred 25-man squad.

Every time I try, the most interesting Twin in the world, Willians Astudillo is left out. Much to my surprise. I find this...

How postseason teams were constructed

Posted by birdwatcher in birdwatcher's Blog, 30 September 2019 · 915 views

MLB.com has seasonally done a piece in which they examine each playoff team's likely 25-man roster and examine how each player was acquired. While there are many more similarities than differences, among the teams, you'll find a few striking outliers here and there. I'm not sure it's a terribly instructive exercise myself, but let's see what others pick u...

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