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Article: Offseason Primer: Can Minnesota Mimic Milwaukee...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:57 AM
There are more things tying the Twins and Brewers together than geographic proximity.Both are mid-market teams with finite resources. Bot...

Damning article in the Washington Post re: Pressly / Anal...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:55 AM
Very damning article for the (now former) coaching/analytics staff. Pressly is used an example of how the Astros use analytics & coac...

Article: A Tale of Two Paths for Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:47 AM
Coming off a 78-win season, the Minnesota Twins took a step backward from their postseason berth in 2017. With the same core intact, and...

Article: Offseason Primer: Twins Should Stick With Jorge...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:46 AM
It used to be that baseball teams would seek strength up the middle defensively, but in today’s age is it more important that a team has...

Article: 2018 Twins Highlights: Super Rosario and La Tortuga

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:31 AM
With the baseball season being so long, a down year can really drag on a fan. On the plus side, playing 162 games generates plenty of mem...

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Outlining the Offseason: Names to Consider

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 15 October 2018 · 85 views
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Although the Postseason continues to press onwards with the League Championship Series round, the Minnesota Twins are firmly entrenched in their offseason. The front office has begun interviews of possible managerial candidates, and the free agent market looms right around the corner. Recently I looked at a handful of positions the Twins need to fulfill...
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Twins 2019 - Go Big or Go home

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 10 October 2018 · 770 views

This is more a wish list, but will show how the Twins can proceed if they decide to spend the money.

Mauer Retires
Many of the lower end 40 man list is released or not offered contracts.

Signings
Corbin 5/110
Ryu or Evoldi 4/60 - 70
Herrera - 3/42
One or two more RP types mid range 2/15 each

Oderizzi traded probably would have to absorb part of contra...
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They Aren’t Making Ballplayers Like Joe Mauer Anymore

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 02 October 2018 · 651 views
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They Aren’t Making Ballplayers Like Joe Mauer Anymore Baseball quite literally is not making ballplayers like Joe Mauer anymore. In fact, he’s potentially the last of a bygone era, during which striking out was still frowned upon by coaches and downright despised by some players.

Joe Mauer hates striking out — so much so he struck out just once in high school . Even as Major League Baseball evolved into a g...
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Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 30 September 2018 · 430 views

Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles As the season comes to an end I wanted to reflect on some of what I wrote in my first Twins season at Twins Daily and Zone Coverage. Below you will find a review of my preseason predictions as well as some of my early articles.

My Preseason Predictions

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Bullpen BS

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 21 September 2018 · 786 views
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Bullpen BS What do we make of the Twins bullpen in this era where bullpens have supplanted starters? Closers, Openers, Lefty and righty specialists, relievers for innings 5,6,7,8,9. Lots of warm ups, lots of wasted time. In my world we would not have openers and we would limit the teams to 4 pitchers per nine innings which would really make the manager think about w...
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What Statcast Says About Minnesota Twins Outfielders — 2016-18

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 19 September 2018 · 799 views
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This article appears in full on Zone Coverage here . Please click through to read it all.

Perhaps the most brilliant mind in contemporary baseball analysis — at least among those creating products available to the public — is Daren Willman, the proprietor of Baseball Savant, a website he created on his own before joining forces with MLB.com.

The site...
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Contention for 2019 and Beyond

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 16 September 2018 · 837 views
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Contention for 2019 and Beyond The Twins have ridden the roller coaster during the Paul Molitor era. Up in 2015, way down in 2016, a peek at the playoffs in 2017 and now way down in 2018. The roller coaster claimed a front-office victim in longtime GM Terry Ryan two years ago and now there has to be some heat on field manager Molitor after this season's extreme disappointment.

The com...
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Miracle & Twins Extend Agreement Thru 2022

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 16 September 2018 · 455 views

With the closing of the minor league baseball season on the field, we open up the biennial minor league affiliation-swap season and, to nobody's surprise, the Twins have extended their affiliation with the Class High A Fort Myers Miracle.

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MLB Confirms that Wider Batters should not have Wider Strike Zones

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 13 September 2018 · 450 views

MLB Confirms that Wider Batters should not have Wider Strike Zones After a 3-game series against the Yankees where Willians Astudillo did not record a strikeout in 10 at-bats, the Yankees officially protested the game on September 12th. Manager Joe Girardi, and pitcher David Robertson, contended that the strike zone should be wider for a batter of Astudillo's girth. Seemingly, David Robertson was frustrated that he allow...
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Offense v. Defense thought experiment

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 09 September 2018 · 369 views

I posted this idea in a discussion thread, but I do think it fits better in the blog section or in its own thread, but chose blog. I will leave the scenario as I posted it in the other thread.

Anyway, in light of a recent debate on the value of defense, I came up with a problem. It would be interesting to run a simulation on this or hear what inputs othe...
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Third Time Through The Order: Established Knowledge or Statistical Illusion?

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 08 September 2018 · 537 views

Everyone knows that pitchers have much more difficulty the third time through the lineup. Right? Isn't this established baseball knowledge?

Data does back it up. Anecdotally we hear stats on almost every baseball broadcast about how much poorer a pitcher performs his third time through the order. League wide there is data to support this claim. According...
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TwinsTakes on Buxton Not Being Recalled for September Call-ups

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 02 September 2018 · 901 views
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The Minnesota Twins have had a strange season in 2018. Unfortunately, that doesn’t compare to the nightmare season their center fielder, Byron Buxton, has gone through so far. A myriad of injuries and struggles at the plate have made the Twins front office of CBO Derek Falvey and GM Thad Levine decide to not have Byron Buxton be a part of their September...
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A Tale of Two Cities

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 31 August 2018 · 471 views

Sorry Dickens' fans, this is about the Twins, the Cubs and White Sox. As a lifetime Senators/Twins fan and a longtime resident of Chicago, I've followed all three franchises quite closely - thru thick and thin. Don't worry, we're not going all the way back to 1961 - just wanted to review all three team's recent "rebuilds" and see what lessons we might d...
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My Aggressive Plan to Sign Manny Machado

Posted by Vanimal46 in Minnesota Twins Whine Line, 29 August 2018 · 818 views

Let me preface this post by acknowledging that the odds are low Machado signs with the Twins in real life. With low odds, we need to be BOLD and aggressive right upfront to schedule a meeting with him.

Mr. Machado, I want you to remember 3 numbers. 60, 40, and 3. We'll go into more detail what those numbers represent.

Let's start with the first number...
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A Night in the Minors: Mariachi's Edition

Posted by nmtwinsfan in nmtwinsfan's Blog, 22 August 2018 · 549 views

Growing up in Minnesota during the days of Kirby, Hrbie, and World Championships I developed a love of not only the Twins but the game in general. I went to dozens of Twins games as a kid, making the three and a half hour trek one way to Minneapolis usually a couple of times each summer, and would often attend either Redhawks games or whatever semi-pro ty...
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Logan Morrison Hip Injury Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 16 August 2018 · 800 views
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Logan Morrison Hip Impingement Q&A
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Twins DH/1B Logan Morrison was recently shut down for the remainder of the season and, by reports, is expected to undergo surgery for a hip condition that has been bothering him for much of the year. The problem is being reported as ‘hip impingement’, which is a fairly common diagnosis. Some may recall tha...
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45 Cold-Blooded Starts

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 14 August 2018 · 828 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 · 663 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 · 1,843 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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Grit

Posted by NASCAR Steve in NASCAR Steve's Blog, 04 August 2018 · 536 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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