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Article: Is This Front Office Truly Enlightened About Pit...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:37 AM
We're about to find out.When Derek Falvey was hired to run Minnesota's baseball ops, he brought with him a rep as a pitching guru, partia...

Article: Twins Acquire Jake Odorizzi From Rays For Jermai...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:10 AM
According to multiple reports, the Twins have acquired RHP Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for shortstop prospect Jerma...

Article: Twins Daily Top Prospects: #3 Nick Gordon

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Nick Gordon might be one of the most polarizing prospects in the Minnesota Twins system. All of the national prospect rankings have him i...

Which teams are in on.....

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Which teams are in on Cobb and Lynn? Tillman is likely going to the Os and Liriano is still out there. But who out there is still able...

Article: The Twins Almanac for February 18–24

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:16 PM
This week's Almanac features Wayne "Big Fella" Hattaway, "Home Run" Joe Marshall, Dick Siebert, Kevin Tapani, Roy Smalley, Al Newman, Cha...

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Is there a possible strike in our future

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 18 February 2018 · 171 views

We have all seen the discontent from the players union and major league ballplayers about this offseason and a readjustment in front office thinking about player valuation.
This has been coupled with 3 major spenders sitting out this offseason to reset the luxery tax committements and several clubs (low spending) going into rebuild mode. This has left a...
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2018 Baseball Stats – current pitchers all time rankings

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 17 February 2018 · 441 views

2018 Baseball Stats – current pitchers all time rankings I thought I would wait to post this, but of course my curiosity got the best of me so I had to explore the all time ranks of pitchers and see what milestones lie ahead in 2018.


Let’s start with wins, which I know people now discount. It is true that now wins are a combination of more than offense and the starting pitcher. No long do we have the comple...
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2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 16-20

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 16 February 2018 · 587 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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This is the next segment in the 2018 Twins top 60 prospect list. You can find the introductory segment that discusses qualifications to be on this list and presents the players who were on the 2017 list but are not in this list here . You can find the list of the previous rankings here: 56-60 , 55-51...
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The Adventures of Derick and Thaddy

Posted by less cowbell more neau in less cowBlog, 16 February 2018 · 285 views
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The Adventures of Derick and Thaddy Season 2, Episode 1 (Preview)

Title: Derick of the Ed Darvishgerald

Scene: approximately one month ago, C137 timeline. Thaddy's darkened bedroom at 1 Twins Way, a Nolan Ryan poster hangs above his bed. Thaddy is in bed sleeping.

(Derick opens door and enters room, turns on light, stumbles drunkenly.)

Derick: Thaddy! You gotta c'mon! Jus... Y[burps...
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REPORT: Twins Sign Anibal Sanchez to One-Year Deal

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 16 February 2018 · 368 views
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Twitter was ablaze with the news that the Minnesota Twins had signed former Marlins and Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was the first to report a done deal, and also reported that it was a big-league deal worth $2.5 million over one year with the possibility of doubling that total via starts-based incentives....
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The Yu Paradox

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 16 February 2018 · 234 views
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The Yu Paradox According to google, one definition of the word paradox is "a situation, person, or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities." Looking back on it, thinking the Twins were going to end up with Yu as their Opening Day starter was quite the paradox. History tells us that the Minnesota Twins and huge contracts are quite the contradiction. Of co...
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We should Be Happy Darvish Signed Elsewhere

Posted by Twins in 6 in Thoughts from The Catch, 14 February 2018 · 643 views
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We should Be Happy Darvish Signed Elsewhere Now that we Twins fans have had a few days to take in (and get over) the fact that Yu Darvish signed with the Cubs we can start thanking the Falvey and Levine brain-trust for saving the Pohlad dollars. It’s easy to say “Darvish was never going to come here” or “the Pohlads were never going to cough up what it takes to sign a real star” but let’s think abo...
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Twins Narratives To Love In 2018

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 February 2018 · 535 views
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Valentine's Day is here, and the highlight is simply that the Minnesota Twins have begun their first workout. While the Hallmark holiday suggests you go all out for those you love today, pitchers and catchers are active on the diamond in Fort Myers. Rather than get all sappy or dole out presents, I thought it a fun idea to check out some Twins possibiliti...
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State of the Twins - Pitching Rotation edition

Posted by JohnOlson in Four Six Three, 14 February 2018 · 752 views
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State of the Twins - Starting Rotation


Baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers have reported to the Twins Spring Training site in Fort Myers, along with a sprinkling of position players - including Joe Mauer, who we can only suspect is in "the best shape of his life" at this point in his career. All jokes aside, the 2018 season is just around the cor...
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Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 55

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 February 2018 · 111 views
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Oh you didn't know? Your ass better call somebody!

Dan and Panda are back, talking about Ervin Santana's finger surgery, what the starting rotation might look like now that Yu Darvish has signed, why we might be without baseball in 2020, and that the Twins should sign a healthy Tim Lincecum.

Check out the newest episode on Spreaker, iTunes, Google Pla...
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How to Solve the Free Agent Crisis

Posted by minnesquatcha in Thinking Outside the Box, 10 February 2018 · 317 views

For the past month there has been a growing frustration from players in the free agent market and across the game. There have been calls for, a more myth than reality, spring training boycott and now a free agent spring training will be held for the dozens of players still unsigned to this point. It might be a bit dangerous, but I'm going to start this bl...
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Slow Moving Market?

Posted by JaceJames17 in This Twins Fans Thoughts, 10 February 2018 · 241 views

Being like most of the people who will read this blog, you are probably a Twins fan like me. I mean why else would be reading a blog about the Minnesota Twins if you were not. Friends of mine who like baseball and know that I am fan, ask me why is this off-season has been so slow. Well I gave them all the same answer that once the top players, (Yu Darv...
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Why a Julio Teheran Trade Makes Sense for the Twins

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 06 February 2018 · 1,791 views
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It is no question that the Twins top priority this offseason remains on signing free agent Yu Darvish. However, as the season nears, they may need to shift their focus towards an alternative option to fill an open spot in their rotation, especially now that Ervin Santana is expected to miss the first month of the season after having surgery on the middle...
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Free Agent Starters By The Numbers Part II: WAR and Projections

Posted by Greg Logan in Bloop Singles, 04 February 2018 · 539 views

It’s been another painfully quiet week for the free agent market, with Yu Darvish at the center of another series of rumors. Last week I wrote about how the top free agent options stack up by various rate stats , and it was clear by those metrics that Darvish stands well above the rest of the free agent pack – and well ahead of any of the pitchers current...
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Adalberto Mejia: High Floor or More?

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 03 February 2018 · 752 views
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Few moments in life result in genuine anticipation. For me, they are predictable. My wedding day, the birth of my daughter, and waiting for a starting pitcher to sign this off-season. In an effort to fill this continually vacuous, and harrowingly stagnant alternate reality in which starting pitchers are no longer required to complete baseball games, I’m t...
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Whine Line Investigation: Explanation for a Boring Off-season

Posted by Vanimal46 in Minnesota Twins Whine Line, 30 January 2018 · 438 views
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ANND Welcome! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line: Detective Edition! I'm your LEAD Investigator, Vanimal, along with my trusty sidekick, the intern. Since we last checked in, both of us set down the PS4 controllers, put MLB The Show back in the case, and studied for our...
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Finding the Twins Next "Face of the Franchise"

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 30 January 2018 · 1,560 views
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Finding the Twins Next "Face of the Franchise" On March 21, 2010, the Minnesota Twins locked up Joe Mauer to an 8-year extension.

They also locked up Joe Mauer's face.

The "Face of the Franchise" or FotF (as no one calls it), is an oft-cited, nebulously-valued sports phenomenon. It’s hard to say with certainty that there actually is value to having a FotF, but even if we all agreed there was value...
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Baseball Adventure

Posted by Luke Albrecht in Dominican Adventure, 28 January 2018 · 814 views
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First Posted: 01 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

(Note: I thought I'd re-post this older forum post on my new blog in case anyone hadn't seen it)


First of all, I'm a long time reader, first time poster, which is pretty exciting. I was reading Bonnes' article about Twins Daily and writing and figured I might have a little something to add. So here goes,
I'm 25...
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Sir Mix-A-Lot's Rotation Guide: Filling Out the Back End

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 27 January 2018 · 394 views

With the offseason hot stove about as warm as a [insert pathetic attempt at humor here] and pitchers and catchers set to report in just three weeks, it's roster prediction time. This article will start by looking at the starting rotation.

---DISCLAIMER---
At the time of publication, most of the free agent starting pitchers are still available and the T...
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A foreseeable event

Posted by sthpstm in Postma Posts, 26 January 2018 · 342 views

As a fan whose lifestyle is most kindly described as thrifty, the pay calculations of baseball players has long bothered me. Why would a player who is young but exceptionally gifted be payed a pittance? Why would a player who was once productive but has for various reasons become unproductive be paid 10 to 20 times more? Why would a player who is producti...

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