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What do the Twins have in Jake Cave?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:58 AM
I know SSS, But he sure seems to pass the eye test so far.

Article: Miguel Sano's Struggles

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:30 AM
MIguel Sano has been a hot mess at the plate pretty much all season. Statistically, he has had career highs and lows in all the wrong cat...

Article: Dozier’s Days Numbered, Then What?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:24 AM
Despite sweeping the hapless Baltimore Orioles, and then taking a series from the equally terrible Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twin...

Article: MIN 11, TB 7: Dozier Grand Slam Ends Wild Game,...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:24 AM
There was an entire season’s worth of moments in just this one game Sunday afternoon at Target Field. A run scored on a balk, there were...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/15): Lewis Collects...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:29 PM
Prospects took center stage on Sunday with the MLB’s Future Game being played to kick off this week’s All-Star festivities. The U.S. Futu...

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Tampa Series Key

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 12 July 2018 · 533 views

If the Twins beat the Rays in the series then there is real reason to hope, if not...Twins probably not coming back
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Baseball - team or individual game

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 12 July 2018 · 207 views
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Baseball - team or individual game In the comments there were some discussions that I replied to with the statement that baseball is an individual game played as a team sport. I thought it might be worth exploring.

Start with the Pitcher and Batter. It is true that the catcher is a third wheel in this conversation. While the batter is concentrating and the Pitcher is dealing the other pla...
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Lollygagging?

Posted by ashburyjohn in East Coast Bias, 12 July 2018 · 433 views

I happened upon this nice leaping stab by Polanco from a few days ago:

https://mediadownloa...asset_2500K.mp4

Question: on a ball hit to the left side, does Brian Dozier have anything better to do than make a beeline for second base, on the small chance it's caught and they might try to double off t...
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Fox Sports North Falsehoods of 2018's First Half

Posted by Miles Death in Thome the Moneyball, 11 July 2018 · 548 views

When I was growing up, I thought Dick and Bert were awesome. They had the fun “Circle me Bert” shtick, seemingly great rapport with each other, and good timing on bringing excitement to the game. But, I was young - I didn’t know any better. This season is the first summer I’ve enjoyed diving into statistical truths in baseball. I think the analytical tren...
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Rodney Defying Odds for Twins

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 11 July 2018 · 347 views
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A season ago, the Minnesota Twins welcomed Bartolo Colon to the 25 man roster. Big Sexy was 44 years old, and he was determined to pitch at least until he was 45. Paul Molitor got good results from the journeyman a year ago, and the front office went back to the fountain of youth this winter. Fernando Rodney was signed as the club's closer, and at the age...
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Gore and Dobnak Lead By Example

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 08 July 2018 · 156 views

After the Cedar Rapids Kernels finished batting practice on a warm, humid July 4 afternoon, two of the most productive players on their roster agreed to sit down and talk about the season.

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Jordan Gore and Randy Dobnak go through Kernels pre-game workouts on July 4,...
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Nick Gordon, Lamonte Wade and Infield Fly Balls

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 06 July 2018 · 684 views

I am curious about the vast difference in infield fly ball percentage in Nick Gordon and Lamonte Wade and wonder how much it matters projecting their bats as major league hitters. I was able to find a few articles on IFFB% but those authors leave wondering also.

One claim is that players with a lower IFFB rate tend to post higher BABIPs.

Another claim i...
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Selling at the Deadline

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 05 July 2018 · 1,057 views
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Selling at the Deadline Just a couple days ago LaVelle Neal III reported that the Twins are going to be sellers at this years trade deadlines. This isn’t surprising news as the Twins are currently 12 games back of Cleveland in the division and realistically have no shot at a wild card when the AL has four teams in two divisions on pace for 100+ wins. Moreover they are on a 6-gam...
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Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 05 July 2018 · 1,283 views

Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão (Entry photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian steakhouse with all-you-can-eat tableside-carved meats, was attributed by Eduardo Escobar before this season as a big reason for his success in 2017, according to an interview by the Star Tribune.

Reportedly, Eduardo Escobar is unwilling to be traded to any team whose home ballpark...
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1 XBH per 10 AB

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 05 July 2018 · 250 views

What exactly is this and what does it mean? Well This is an over simplistic formula I use when looking at a power hitters performance. You are basically looking to see if the total number of extra base hits = a .100 batting average. You don’t even have to do the full math just know if it’s going to be more or less or on par, making it real easy to calc...
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TnL Supershow ep 64

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 03 July 2018 · 187 views

Frustrations run wild on this week's Supershow.

An anemic effort from the 2018 Twins finally builds up, and Dan and Panda go on the warpath. Lackluster offense, a terrible 3rd baseman, slowly developing youngsters, and the inability to win multiple games in a row are the big topics this week.

The boys then try to determine who the Twins would even sel...
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No More Rebuilds!

Posted by carly148 in carly148, 30 June 2018 · 740 views

The Minnesota Twins had their worst season in team history in 2016 losing 103 games. What might of been harder to see than the Twins poor play on the field, was watching the Pohlad family and Dave St. Peter select a replacement for Terry Ryan. The Twins hired the firm Korn Ferry to conduct the search. The Twins decided they wanted a Chief Baseball Officer...
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Locked Out: The Reality of Baseball in Santiago

Posted by Luke Albrecht in Dominican Adventure, 27 June 2018 · 246 views

Here's a link to my latest article I wrote while living in the DR. Trying to give people a sense of what it's like to be down here and what the baseball situation is like as well. Thanks for reading- leave comments if you have any!

https://cbscout.net/...ll-in-santiago/
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What Happened to Logan Morrison?

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 26 June 2018 · 1,065 views
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What Happened to Logan Morrison? *I’m primarily posting this to my blog in order to use it as part of a tutorial video I’m putting together, but I hope there are also a few things in here you find interesting.

It would have been difficult to expect Logan Morrison to replicate the excellent numbers he posted last season, that was by far his best year after all, but LoMo has fallen so fa...
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Proof the Twins will win the World Series this year: Part 1

Posted by Clear in Twins 2018 Champions, 26 June 2018 · 330 views

Disclaimer: There is no way in hell this team would or will win the World Series this year. It's all joke please don't hurt me.

The 2018 Twins are the Greatest team ever so let me explain why they will win it all:

Reason 1: THE LINEUP-
The order created by our manager is second to none. Our lineup is always the best and it isn't debatable. Don't bel...
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Minnesota Twins Player Power Rankings (6/26)

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 25 June 2018 · 573 views
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I’ve decided to re-format these a little bit, as I’m going to separate them into position players and pitchers. It’s hard to truly gauge the effect between a utility infielder and a lefty specialist — just an example — but separating the positions out seems to make the most sense to me.

If you have an objection, feel free to air it in the comments sectio...
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Royce Lewis Knee Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 18 June 2018 · 648 views
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Royce Lewis Knee Q&A Royce Lewis: Patellar Tendinopathy
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The Twins community recently received some concerning news about highly-regarded prospect Royce Lewis. Lewis left the Cedar Rapids Kernels Saturday game with what is being reported as ‘patellar tendinitis’, which has been causing him trouble off-and-on for about a month. But what is ‘patellar tendinitis’ exact...
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Did We Break Max Kepler?

Posted by MaxOelerking in From the Plaza, 18 June 2018 · 1,310 views
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Did We Break Max Kepler? Twins fans over the past few season have been extremely critical of Max Kepler and his terrible offensive production vs LHP. The criticism was rightly deserved, because his numbers were atrocious. Twins territory has been pleasantly surprised by his improvement vs LHP, but now his numbers vs RHP are dropping. Here are Kepler's splits from 2015-2017.

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Let's Face Reality - This is a Development Year, We Ain't Contenders, So What Do We Do?

Posted by LA VIkes Fan in LA VIkes Fan's Blog, 14 June 2018 · 654 views

It's time to face facts. I was on the "it's early, don't panic" bandwagon for a long time but it's time to admit defeat and realize this is nothing more than yet another development year. I really thought that the 11 game home stand plus these 6 road games would tell the tale - win 10 or more and there's a chance. With this turd burger the Twins are now 7...
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7 Twins Prospects Named All Stars

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 12 June 2018 · 538 views
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The Fort Myers Miracle’s season has not been off to a great start, their record is 25-37. However, they have some All-Star worthy players on this year's team despite the losing record. The seven players that are going to Tampa to represent the Miracle are Andrew Vasquez, Taylor Grzelakowski, Jimmy Kerrigan, Travis Blankenhorn, Taylor Wells, Lewin Diaz and...

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