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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 PM
I did this once about 2-3 years ago, but it was during the offseason and well, it's been a long time ago... Let's get to know each other...

Strib Update on Sano and Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:01 PM
Joe Christensen gives an update on Sano and Buxton in today's StarTribune.   RE: Sano   "As of early this week, Sano had lost n...

Article: GM For A Deadline, Part One

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:55 AM
The All-Star break has been filled with Manny Machado rumors and an eventual deal that is the first domino in what will hopefully be a bu...

Twins, OAK a good match? Gibson & Odorizzi available

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:42 AM
Some interesting trade news floating around this morning.   -Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle seems to be connecting the...

Game Thread: Twins @ Kansas City, 7/20/18 @ 5:15 PM PT (7...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:00 PM
The home town nine went into All Star break on a roll, having gone 9-2 on this home stand. The Twins going 9-2 was enough, that it made t...

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Interesting Offseason Upcoming for Twins

Posted by Jonathon Zenk in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 20 July 2018 · 89 views
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Interesting Offseason Upcoming for Twins I know, I know, the non-waiver trade deadline has not even passed and I am already talking about the offseason. Even with the hot stretch to end the first half, I don’t see the Twins making a run at the playoffs this season, especially after Cleveland’s addition of relief pitchers Brad Hand and Adam Cimber. Minnesota has yet to make a move, but I believe...
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Fools Gold

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 18 July 2018 · 377 views

Yeah, yeah..9-2 on the home stand, yes they won as I said they had to, but you know what they beat the best college team in baseball, dropped one to the lowly Royals and most disturbing, couldnt throw a pitch the third place Rays couldnt hit..nope its over....there are some promising thoughts..1- Did Falvey assist with the draft in Cleveland? Lets hope s...
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Twins Top Two Progress Report

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 18 July 2018 · 503 views
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The Minnesota Twins came into the 2018 Major League Baseball season expecting to compete for a second straight postseason berth. Unfortunately, the offense has been nonexistent for the bulk of the schedule, and that's led to a situation where the club looks like it will sell off assets prior to the trade deadline. The immediate success of the organization...
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It's Bobby Bonilla Day! T&L Supershow ep. 65

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 July 2018 · 179 views
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On this week’s Supershow, the boys cover a recent hot streak by the Hometown 9 headed into the ASB!

Dan and Panda discuss who could be on the trade block, along with who’s interested. They also try to figure out if the 2018 AL Central is actually worse than the 2005 NL West. Lastly they talk about their favorite day in baseball: Bobby Bonilla Day.

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2018 Twins mid-season preliminary prospect list 1-60

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 16 July 2018 · 589 views

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Now that the 2018 draft signing deadline has passed and a substantial amount of international free agents signed for the Twins, it is time to update my 2018 mid-season prospect list. As usual my mid-season lists are preliminary, unlike the off-season lists, and they have minimal commentary and...
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Baseball - team or individual game

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 12 July 2018 · 281 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 · 526 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 · 642 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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Gore and Dobnak Lead By Example

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 08 July 2018 · 178 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 · 718 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 · 1,112 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 · 1,307 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 · 271 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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No More Rebuilds!

Posted by carly148 in carly148, 30 June 2018 · 766 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 · 256 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 · 1,107 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 · 349 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 · 593 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 · 675 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 · 1,329 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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