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Expectations for Terry Ryan Moving Forward

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:39 PM
First, the numbers:   Terry Ryan has been GM for the Twins for 17 seasons. Above .500 record: 7 of 17 seasons (41%) Playoffs 5 of 17...

Through the Fence: Instructs 10/2-3: Gonsalves, Gordon, W...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:38 PM
  It was another beautiful weekend for baseball in sunny Southwest Florida. The baseball gods were smiling down as there was a remat...

Injury news?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:35 PM
  LaVelle says we should expect injury news today. Anyone hear anything?

40 Man Roster, Free Agents and Arbitration

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:32 PM
There are a lot of threads on specific players and the predicting the 25 man roster for Opening Day, but first things first.  Breaki...

American League Wild Card: Houston @ NY Yankees

Other Baseball Today, 12:32 PM
At 7:08 Central Time, the Houston Astros and New York Yankees will begin the AL Wild Card game with the winner scheduled to play Game 1 o...



Passing The Grade: The Twins Breakdown

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 06 October 2015 · 14 views

In 2015, the Minnesota Twins exceeding expectations by an immense amount. Expected by man to once again finish at the bottom of the AL Central and hope to stave off 90 losses, first year manager Paul Molitor had his club doing anything but. While ultimately the club came up just shorty of the playoffs, it was a season of much more good than bad.

Going in...

Not enough at the end, but the Twins had a great 2015

Posted by hlrule in Heather's thoughts, 06 October 2015 · 17 views

It's over. The book has closed on the 2015 season for the Minnesota Twins. What a ride it was.

Coming into the last week of the season, the Twins had seven games left. Many thought they needed five or six wins to capture the second AL wild card spot, or even just to tie either the Astros or Angels. The Twins ended up with three wins, all in Cleveland and...

WARNE: A Eulogy for the 2015 Minnesota Twins

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 06 October 2015 · 86 views

Surprises are great. They crop up when you least expect them and can frequently be a harbinger of the days to come.

And if the 2015 season is any indicator, things are about to be a lot more fun in Twins Territory.

This season was dotted with debuts of players that fans have been awaiting for years. First Eddie Rosario, then Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, e...

Through the Fence: Instructional League 10/2-10/3 Gonsalves, Gordon, Walker and Reed

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 05 October 2015 · 371 views


It was another beautiful weekend for baseball in sunny Southwest Florida. The baseball gods were smiling down as there was a rematch of last weekends pitching prospect phenoms of Stephen Gonsalves of the Twins vs 17 year old wunderkid Anderson Espinoza. Before the matchup, I got a little v...

You can hang this one on Molitor

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 02 October 2015 · 448 views

How can a guy that knows baseball so well, be so ignorant? Brings Perkins in to face Zobrist a right handed hitter who owns Perkins, result? Base hit of course, Perkins then surrenders another hit..3-1 Royals, Molitor did this same thing against Detroit, brought Perkins in to face Martinez, forcing Martinez to hit from the right side where he was hitti...

What if...?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 30 September 2015 · 318 views

Here we are in the final week of the 2015 MLB season and the Twins are still in contention for a playoff spot. All things considered, that’s pretty incredible. Virtually none of us expected this when the season began.
Hoped for it? Sure. We all hope for it. We’ve hoped for i...

Tightly Packed

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 27 September 2015 · 321 views
regulars, ops and ops+ and 2 more...

The Twins have one week remaining in a regular season which has seen them stay relevant throughout the entire season. One thing that has transpired in the course of the season is that a regular lineup has developed. The nine players with the most plate appearances on the year fill the nine positions on the field and in the batting order and these nine pla...

Twins Minor League Report (9/20): Championship Series' Go To Deciding Game Fives

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 20 September 2015 · 304 views

Tyler Duffey was on the mound for the Minnesota Twins on Sunday as the parent squad looked to avoid a home-series-sweep at the hands of the team who has been chasing them in American League Wild Card standings. Duffey delivered, tossing seven shut-out innings as Twins won 8-1 to end the series with the Teams tied in those standings. The Angels next series...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/19): Kernels' Navarreto Walks-Off Whitecaps

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 20 September 2015 · 327 views
brian navarreto, keaton steele and 3 more...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/19): Kernels' Navarreto Walks-Off Whitecaps The Twins lost both ends of a split double header and find themselves two and a half games behind the Astros for the second wild card spot. Now losers of five straight, the Twins are also a game behind the Angels and just a game and a half ahead of the Indians, all fighting for that final postseason spot.

In the Minor Leagues, both the Cedar Rapids Kerne...

A Painful Lesson

Posted by Parker Hageman in Over the Baggy, 18 September 2015 · 681 views

A Painful Lesson ** NOTE: This was originally published at my Over The Baggy blog in April 2011 following Tsuyoshi Nishioka's unfortunate injure at the second base bag at the legs of Nick Swisher. With Jung Ho Kang's recent injury and CJ Nitkowski's post at FOX Sports about the subject, I felt like there was some additional information that pertains to this incident. Enj...

OTD 1915: Marshalltown takes two

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 07 September 2015 · 289 views
marshalltown ansons and 2 more...

Today is Labor Day; in that vein, please remove your caps for the Curt Floods and Andy Messersmiths of the baseball world who challenge the reserve system and paved the way for the players union we know today.

In any case, I'm doing some unrelated research on information found in some public domain newspapers, and thought it would be fun occasionally to...

Bat Flips: More Controversial Than PEDs and The Wave?

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 03 September 2015 · 579 views

Bat Flips: More Controversial Than PEDs and The Wave? Bat flips. Comparable to sack dances, banging into the boards after a sick goal, and holding your shooting pose after a 3 in the NFL, NHL, and NBA respectively. Why do many American baseball fans hate a good bat flip?

I’m not talking about the weak bat flips (tosses) you see on your TVs from time to time. I’m talking about a true show with flourish. T...


Posted by dougkoebernick in Blog dougkoebernick, 01 September 2015 · 581 views

On July 29th I posted the following - I've added some additional comments.

I enjoy reading everyone's comments on this great site and why I don't have much insight I thought I'd have fun and list five things that won't happen even though some people would like to see them take place.

1. Terry Ryan will not be fired. still stand by that

2. Joe Mauer...

Cliff Notes for the 2015 Twins: Chapter 4

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 31 August 2015 · 451 views
cliff notes, miguel sano and 3 more...

The first days of school are right around the corner for many tykes in Twins Territory, so to help you with that summer reading you neglected, here's some more notes about that local best-seller: The Minnesota Twins

Chapter 4: Post-All-Star Break to End of August
Plot Summary:
While the doldrums in Chapter 3 appeared foreboding, the climactic triumph...

Five Attacks Against The Wave's Defense

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 29 August 2015 · 625 views

Five Attacks Against The Wave's Defense To wave, or not to wave. That is not a question. The wave is an abomination in sports, a selfish and childish unexplainable tradition that needs to stop. While it’s easy to point out the stupidity of the wave, there are still those who defend it. I took five defenses of the wave, and aimed to rip them to shreds.

In my short time writing about sports, I’v...

2015 All-Former Twins Team

Posted by JackWhite in JackWhite's Blog, 27 August 2015 · 458 views

2015 All-Former Twins Team The Twins are a team known for producing their players from the minor league system. Although one of Minnesota’s biggest downfalls is the team’s inability to resign and sign big-time players. Many players from the likes of David Ortiz to Kyle Lohse have gone on to have success with other teams. Seeing countless former Twins crush their old Minnesota ball...

Hypothetical post-season

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 24 August 2015 · 600 views
hughes, berrios, milone, duffy and 1 more...

We have a rotation, today, of Santana, Gibson, Pelfrey, Milone, and Duffy. Let's say, theoretically, that we arrive at game 162 and need a game 163, or, better yet, a one-game playoff against the Yankees or Blue Jays (no other scenario seems very plausible right now, at least not one involving the Twins).

Santana could pitch a game 163, though I'm not c...

A Quick Analysis of the Rest of 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 24 August 2015 · 671 views

The Twins' four-game sweep of the Orioles has kept them very much alive in the 2015 wild card chase. On Tuesday, they start a big three-game series with another contender in the Tampa Bay Rays. A series win would put two games between the Twins and Rays and keep the Twins within a couple games, at worst, of the final wild card spot.

This comes after a bi...

Jepsen's Changeup and it's Implications on Twins analytics

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 22 August 2015 · 1,116 views

So Kevin Jepsen made some interesting points last night after recording his first save for the injured Glen Perkins. He talked about how his changeup was important last night against the two lefties and how early in the year he had relied less on his changeup to lefties, and it was resulting in his left handed splits getting out of control.

For those who...

Fixing the Minnesota Twins’ Bullpen

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 19 August 2015 · 1,040 views
bullpen, rotation, pat dean and 2 more...

Fixing the Minnesota Twins’ Bullpen After the bullpen blew two leads in New York in as many days on the way to being swept by the Yankees, the Minnesota Twins’ playoff chances have taken a massive hit. Now with closer Glen Perkins leaving the team to have an MRI on his neck, it looks as though Terry Ryan sitting on his hands at the MLB Trade Deadline and using kid gloves with Byron Buxton,...

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