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Article: Overheard at TwinsFest: Granite Wants to Kick Ya...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:31 AM
TwinsFest is a great destination for fans to gather, meet the players and maybe score a few autographs, but it’s also the source of a lot...

Please pass on Yu Darvish Twins

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:58 PM
As much as it would be good for a couple of years it would not be a wise decision to invest over $150M for a SP who by the way will be tu...

Article: Would You Rather: Darvish or a Cobb/Lynn Combo?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:21 PM
It’s possible both Alex Cobb and Lance Lynn end up costing roughly the same amount combined as Yu Darvish all on his own. Add to the top...

Article: Twelve's A Crowd: Twins Are Rolling In Relief

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Minnesota's signing of righty reliever Addison Reed to a two-year, $16.25 million contract, which became official on Monday, was stunning...

Article: Glen Perkins: Tribute To A Twins Daily Hall Of F...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:13 PM
EDITOR'S NOTE: We're re-pinning this article from October today due to the news that Glen Perkins has officially retired from baseball.On...

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WAR on Twins Hall of Fame - Glen Perkins

Posted by sethmoko in Sethmoko's Blog, 23 January 2018 · 73 views

WAR on Twins Hall of Fame - Glen Perkins Thanks for all the feedback on my initial post thinking about the Twins Hall of Fame. Several of you commented with good suggestions for some future members as well as how the Twins might look at the legacy of the Washington Senators in the own Hall of Fame. I plan on writing up a few of these suggestions and looking at their cases for induction in the Tw...
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Bullish - The Upside of the 2018 Bullpen

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 23 January 2018 · 121 views
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Bullish - The Upside of the 2018 Bullpen Kintzler, Duffey, Pressly, Belisle, Rogers, Hughes, Hildenberger, Gee, Boshers, Busenitz, Breslow, Tonkin, Haley, Turley, Slegers, Wilk, Curtiss, Wimmers, Moya, Perkins, Rucinski, Enns, Melville, Wheeler, Rosario, Tepesch, Heston, and Chris Gimenez. These are the 27 pitchers and one intrepid catcher who made up the Twins relief pitching corps in 2017. By...
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Twins Showing Interest in Wade Miley

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 21 January 2018 · 972 views
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Twins Showing Interest in Wade Miley The Twins have made a concerted effort this offseason to improve their pitching staff with additions of Fernando Rodney, Zach Duke, Addison Reed and Michael Pineda. However, it doesn’t appear that any of those moves will be a limiting factor as the Twins look to make further additions. Earlier this week, Derek Falvey said that “he doesn’t believe the Twin...
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What does one of the newest predictive measurements tell about the Twins' bats in 2018?

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 19 January 2018 · 724 views

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With the recent slew of raw data we have about hitters, based on Statcast, new metrics based on that raw data have been developed to predict hitter performance, based on objective measurements, such as bat exit speed and launch angle. One of these metrics is the expected weighted on base average, o...
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Mitch Garver & Zack Granite back in CR for Winter Caravan

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 18 January 2018 · 412 views

Wednesday night, the Cedar Rapids Kernels and their Major League partner, the Minnesota Twins, combined to put on a terrific program for eastern Iowa baseball fans as the Twins once again included a stop in Cedar Rapids for their annual Winter Caravan in conjunction with the Kernels' annual Hot Stove Banquet.
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Prospects for 2018

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 18 January 2018 · 831 views

2017 was the season Twins fans have been waiting for. Although 2015 did offer a bit of a respite from several dreary seasons, it didn't feel as sustainable as last year's performance did. There are many reasons to think that the Twins may be on the road to a prolonged run at the playoffs. Our regular lineup has an excellent mix of productive veterans a...
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T&L Supershow ep. 53

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 16 January 2018 · 165 views
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We're back! Episode 53 is available for you to ingest right now!

This week Dan and Panda cover all of the recent MLB free agency moves, along with what the Twins have been up to.

Then they take a trip to the local retirement home and break out #OldFriend Barry Campbell to talk about the Minnesota Wild, and answer a thousand fan questions that you sent...
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REPORT: Twins Sign Reliever Addison Reed to Two-Year Deal

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 13 January 2018 · 376 views
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As far as we can tell, history was made on Saturday as the Minnesota Twins agreed to sign right-handed reliever Addison Reed to a two-year deal. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic had the first report, and as far as the crack research team of yours truly and Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press can tell, it’s the first-ever contract multi-year deal the...
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Welcome to the Hall Jack - to ESPN, get over it!

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 12 January 2018 · 397 views

Welcome to the Hall Jack - to ESPN, get over it! It’s the Hall of Fame selection, not the president of the United States that is being chosen. Its time for all the sabrematricians and the modern sports writers to get off their rocking horses and forget the angst. Jack Morris is in the Hall of Fame. He almost made it in the regular selection process and should have if I chose, but there was no hesitat...
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New Approach on Signing Yu Darvish

Posted by jharaldson in Back Office Twins Baseball Blog, 12 January 2018 · 1,024 views

It is no secret that this offseason has been particularly slow. Judd Zulgad and Phil Mackey had a conversation about it this week on their radio show because the lack of news was taking the excitement out of the offseason. ESPN has set up a free agency tracker and only 2 of the top 10 free agents have signed and only 7 of the top 20 overall. The 4 top p...
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Hey Joe, What's Next?

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 09 January 2018 · 297 views

In listening to the latest episode of Aaron Gleemen and John Bonnes' Gleeman and the Geek , I found myself pondering a question the pair posed. in wondering what happens next for the Minnesota Twins first basemen Joe Mauer, it seemed they both felt as though a high likelihood that he play for another team in 2019 is present. My feelings have always been t...
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Understanding the "Quality of Pitch" (QOP/QOPA/QOPV) Statistics

Posted by Lenzy2108 in Musings from Twins Territory, 08 January 2018 · 413 views
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Understanding the "Quality of Pitch" (QOP/QOPA/QOPV) Statistics I've spent a lot of time over the last few days reading about a relatively new statistic called "quality of pitch" (QOP) , which assigns a numerical value to each pitch a pitcher throws. The values can then averaged together to come up with a pitchers average quality of pitch (QOPA) or you can look at a quality of pitch set of values (QOPV) as another too...
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On acquiring Yu Darvish or Gerrit Cole

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 06 January 2018 · 1,094 views
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On Monday, Rhett Bollinger of MLB wrote that the Minnesota Twins are still more likely to upgrade their pitching rotation for 2018 through free agency than by trade.

And on Tuesday, MLB Trade Rumors reported off of a 1500 ESPN tweet that pitchers’ agents were getting the sense that the Twins (i.e., Derek Falvey and Thad Levine) were putting off talks un...
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Johan Santana and the duel at the Dome

Posted by David Bohlander in Distraction via Baseball, 04 January 2018 · 1,791 views
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All the Hall of Fame ballots are postmarked. More than 100 have been revealed . Of those, only three voters have checked the name of the greatest pitcher I’ve ever regularly watched. Johan Santana’s time on the writers’ ballot looks to be short and unsuccessful.
Others have written compelling and thorough articles about Santana’s case. I’m mostly sad t...
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Minnesota Twins Fans vs The Pohlad Family

Posted by MidwestTwinsFan15 in The Line of Mendoza, 28 December 2017 · 705 views
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This post is inspired by the comment sections of both the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the St Paul Pioneer Press. I enjoy spending my time scrolling through these sections to see how the small amount of internet trolls are getting people worked up. After reading through these newspaper sections, it is a relief to come over to Twins Daily and read from wel...
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What if the Twins had drafted Prior or Teixeira instead of Mauer?

Posted by notoriousgod71 in What if the Twins had drafted Prior or Teixeira instead of Mauer?, 26 December 2017 · 1,381 views

What if the Twins had drafted Mark Prior or Mark Teixeira instead of Joe Mauer?
Key Players Affected by Alternate Draft Choices
2002 Prior WAR: 2.6 ERA 3.32 FIP 3.16 xFIP 3.04
2003 Prior WAR: 7.5 ERA 2.43 FIP 2.47 xFIP 2.92
2004 Prior WAR: 2.7 ERA 4.02 FIP 3.53 xFIP 3.64
2005 Prior WAR: 2.8 ERA 3.67 FIP 3.85 xFIP 3.38
2006 Prior awful
2002 Mauer xxx
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Lucas Duda at DH

Posted by MaxOelerking in 2017 Free Agency, 20 December 2017 · 809 views
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Lucas Duda at DH Last year at DH for the Twins looked like this:

Player PA R OBP SLG wOBA
Robbie Grossman 257 39 .336 .398 .320
Kennys Vargas 129 17 .310 .425 .313
Miguel Sano 100 7 .300 .267 .254
Eduardo Escobar 74 7 .297 .424 .308
Joe Mauer 57 8 .386 .347 .331
Mitch Garver 12 1 .417 .500 .391
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Crushing or Flushing?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 16 December 2017 · 507 views

The MLB meetings are officially over and many more questions remain than have been answered for most organizations. While the lack of activity, especially among the top player categories, has been surprising, there are some tentative conclusions that can be drawn about Falvine and their impact on the Twins. We recognize the jury is still out until the d...
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Interested in Baseball Research? Join SABR!

Posted by hvs in Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR, 12 December 2017 · 413 views
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Interested in Baseball Research? Join SABR! "Baseball research" in modern circles tends to be seen solely in the analytical sense. However, the group for which "sabermetrics" was named (by Bill James), the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), is so much more than analytics. In fact, they are a research society focused on every aspect of baseball research which includes committees rangin...
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Go big or go home

Posted by beckmt in Blog beckmt, 10 December 2017 · 513 views

Found two interesting articles today about direction. One stated that with 5 clubs already all in (Yankees, Red Sox, Indians, Astros, Angels, and maybe even the Mariners ). There was the comment that most of the rest of the American league should be sellers as best expectation would a wild card spot and a quick exit.
The second article was in the Tampa...