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Article: Twins DFA Kennys Vargas, Acquire OF Cave From Ya...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:59 PM
FT. MYERS – It was only a matter of time until the Minnesota Twins moved on from Kennys Vargas, whose redundancy following the Logan Morr...

Minor Leaguers and Minimum Wage

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:39 PM
https://www.twinciti...ens-operations/   We've had a lot of discussion about how the minor leaguers often do not earn a livable wage...

Ex-Twins in the Box Scores

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:02 PM
Baseball games are being played again! I know it's only spring training, but I'm a box score junkie and once again I can get my daily fix...

Article: Twins 2018 Position Analysis: Left Field

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:12 PM
One of the most pleasant surprises for the 2017 Minnesota Twins literally came out of left field.With newfound discipline at the plate, E...

Article: Nightly Wrap: Vargas Out & Twins Make A Trade

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:08 PM
FT. MYERS – In his latest update from Twins spring training, Nick breaks down Minnesota's trade for a Yankees outfielder, as well as the...



Dummy Hoy

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 14 March 2018 · 473 views

Dummy Hoy In the midst of all the talk about Sano and his weight, I got to thinking about the judgments that people make about other people – baseball players and their size – think Altuve or Randy Johnson, their weight, their various physical attributes – like my essay on Pete Gray who over came the fact that he lacked an arm or Jim Abbot and others judged to be h...

How long will Sano be suspended?

Posted by ThatsRich in Critical Thinking, 14 March 2018 · 1,257 views

Miguel Sano is currently under investigation for violating the league's domestic violence policy. At last report, he had been interviewed by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred which is typically indicative that the investigation is nearing completion. Any announcement of a suspension should be coming soon. Is there any way to forecast the length of Sano's suspe...

On Buxton, Defense, and the Competition

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 March 2018 · 409 views
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In 2017, Byron Buxton won what should be the first of many Gold Gloves. He also won a Platinum Glove (fan voted), and the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award. In short, his efforts for the Twins in centerfield have quickly become noticed by a national audience. The speed, ball tacking, and spectacular plays are all just a bit more routing for the Ge...

T&L Supershow ep. 57

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 March 2018 · 131 views
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New show! Dan and Panda find all of the stories that you need to know, or may have missed, over the last couple weeks! The guys give you their opinions on Tim Lincecum, De Leon's injury, Lance Lynn, smart FO moves by Falvine, NoLOLasco to the Royals, and Moose back in baby blue! Download/stream here: https://www.spreaker...osses-supershow

What Needs to Happen for Joe Mauer to Be A Twin in 2019?

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 12 March 2018 · 530 views
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There is no question that Joe Mauer is one of the greatest Minnesota Twins to ever put on the uniform, and that he will one day see his number retired along with former Twins greats like Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Despite this, Mauer’s future as a player with the Twins after 2018 seems to be in question.

Entering 2019, Mauer will be going into his age...

Twins are better off without Yu Darvish

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 12 March 2018 · 793 views
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Twins are better off without Yu Darvish The Minnesota Twins reportedly offered Yu Darvish $100 million over four years to be the ace of their starting pitching staff. Instead, president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine invested almost the same amount of money in three players who make them better than Darvish could have.

This was originally published at FoulP...

Weird Twins Franchise Records to Watch for This Year

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 12 March 2018 · 344 views
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Everybody loves a good record chase. Whether it's Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa's asterisk-fueled home run battle of 1998 or the very non-asterisk-fueled Kansas City Royals challenging the record for most consecutive innings without scoring a run last season—a record chase is compelling.

There's a fine line, though, between fun facts and records. Fun facts...

WARNE: In an Offseason Game of Poker, Falvey and Levine Make out Like Bandits

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 12 March 2018 · 404 views
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Impatience is a natural tendency. That’s especially true for fans of a team that, despite making the postseason last year, had obvious flaws.

So in a sense, it was understandable when Minnesota Twins fans were annoyed that the team came home from the winter meetings just before Christmas with a 40-year-old closer and a broken down starter who gives up to...

Have Romero be the opening day starter

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 12 March 2018 · 441 views
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Manager Paul Molitor has not yet named his opening day starter. I have an out-of-the-box suggestion: Fernando Romero.

Romero has not yet allowed a run - or a hit - in spring training. He's been nearly perfect.

Yes, I know, he's not expected to make the opening day roster. Here's my thinking:

• Clearly Ervin Santana cannot be the opening day starter – h...

Twins spend 4th most in Free Agency (sort of...)

Posted by Bryan Borchardt in The Circleback Blog, 11 March 2018 · 544 views
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Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?? After years of luke-warm stove off seasons the new front office has made their mark on the roster by signing five players to the big league roster who are ready and able to contribute on opening day. Add to that the trade for Jake Odorizzi and you’re talking nearly 25% of the 25 man roster acquired this o...

Season Preview: Felix Jorge

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 10 March 2018 · 422 views
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Season Preview: Felix Jorge Through the 2018 Adopt-A-Prospect draft I drafted Felix Jorge with the 27th overall pick as my guy for the upcoming season. It will my objective to give you bi-weekly(ish) updates on the Twins prospect this season, but I wanted to start by providing some background information and project what we might see from him in the 2018 season.

Felix De...

Don McCormack, Tino Martinez, Lance Lynn and the 75th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 10 March 2018 · 753 views
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Note: Thanks to spycake, I know now that we will forfeit pick 95. Even better. Only 2 players of 53 with significant careers. Amos Otis and Dave Cash. Addison Reed and his 6.8 WAR checks in as the third most successful pick 95.

What is the 75th pick in the draft worth? If the Twins sign Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn they would forfeit this pick. How much shoul...

Why Do We Care About Launch Angle?

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 09 March 2018 · 1,025 views
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By now, you are probably sick of hearing the words “launch angle”. I assure you, you are not alone.

On a recent spring training broadcast, Twins radio announcer Dan Gladden noted that more teams are “teaching launch angles ” but the practice has been out for several years. However, you know if Gladden is talking about it then the concept has certainly go...

Aces High or Aces Low? Do you Need an Ace to Win the World Series?

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 02 March 2018 · 596 views

Aces High or Aces Low? Do you Need an Ace to Win the World Series? Jamie Cameron here. If you haven’t been reading John Olson’s Four-Six-Three Blog at Twins Daily, get on it. He’s been churning out some really great content. John is also a great Twitter follow. Recently he posted a thread which caught my attention, essentially attempting to answer the question; does a given team need an ace in order to win the World Seri...

Union files revenue sharing grievance against MLB

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 27 February 2018 · 453 views

According to the Tampa Bay Times the Baseball players union has filed a grievance against teams for not spending their revenue sharing money. According to the rules, revenue sharing is supposed to be used to help clubs spend money on making their product better. This can be either major or minor leagues or other costs related to putting a better product...

2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: Summary 1-60 and Organizational Overview

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 26 February 2018 · 421 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
This is the last 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...

The Missing Pieces: Building a Championship Team in Twins Territory

Posted by John Olson in Four Six Three, 26 February 2018 · 576 views

Over nearly four months, the Twins have approached the 2017-18 offseason with a keen eye on the 2018 regular season, as with 29 other major league teams (well, more or less, I suppose) to hit the ground running for another playoff push and potential run at the World Series. After all, winning the last game of the season should be the target for every team...

Falvey and Levine's Farm System

Posted by menthmike in menthmike's Blog, 24 February 2018 · 1,160 views
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Of all the things that I love about the MLB, the farm systems are near the top. Following baseball is so much fun because even in the lowest years there is that optimism that comes with building up a minor league program. Honestly, I would rather be at that bottom than treading water in the middle. Now, it goes without saying but I’ll say it anyways, a...

Speeding up the Game of Baseball

Posted by rogrulz30 in "And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.", 19 February 2018 · 300 views

I am a baseball purist. I truly like sitting at a game or watching the game on TV and it doesn't really bother me in any way shape or form that the game takes 2 hours or 6 hours. For me I like the strategy, I like watching each pitch, trying to figure out how they may pitch to a particular person. I like the late inning pitching matchups, the lineup op...

The Adventures of Derick and Thaddy

Posted by less cowbell more neau in less cowBlog, 16 February 2018 · 417 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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