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Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2019

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:14 PM
I had fun with the "Ex-Twins in the Box Scores" post last year. I know, it's too early for any games at this point in the year, but I hav...

Article: The Twins and Their Brothers In Arms (or xwOBA)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:08 PM
It was brought to my attention the other day that, by xwOBA, the unluckiest hitter in all of MLB in 2018 was Logan Morrison. Let me back...

Article: Top 10 Candidates for 2019 Sire of Fort Myers

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:07 PM
The Twins opened spring training play this afternoon, meaning it’s time to start searching for the 2019 Sire of Fort Myers. You generally...

Article: Musical Chairs In The Bullpen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:05 PM
New Twins manager Rocco Baldelli has been as vague as he can be about his plans for the bullpen, so we can only make the most general sta...

Article: BREAKING: Twins to Sign Versatile Marwin Gonzalez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:39 PM
The new Twins front office is making a name for itself with late-offseason (er, early spring training) free agency splashes. This time ar...

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Grading the Offseason

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 23 February 2019 · 134 views

Now that Marwin is on board, thought it would be a good idea to review the Twins' grade for the 18/19 offseason. Prior to this latest move, I would have given the FO a solid C for their efforts to date. A very positive step was taken by the Cruz signing, estimably their biggest FA signing of the winter. Finally, the team has a bona fide DH. When is th...
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The Twins best Left Fielder in history

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 22 February 2019 · 301 views
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The Twins best Left Fielder in history The best Left fielder in Twins history presents one more puzzle.

Once again Killebrew is the on the best page. Because he played 22 years and in six positions he had enough time to spend as much time at 3B as any candidate, as much at first base and most of the candidates and he played 471 games in LF. His line of .256/.376/.509/.884 and 60.4 WAR has now...
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Topps with a 1970 Throwback

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 22 February 2019 · 239 views
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Although it’s Series 1 that kicks off a new year of baseball card collection each season, it’s the early year release of Heritage that is often seen as the first big product. Heritage carries a promise of being a throwback to yesteryear, this time 1970 specifically. Producing some of the most desired rookie cards, and short prints in all the collecting la...
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A Final Plea For The Signing Of Craig Kimbrel

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 20 February 2019 · 600 views

This time of the year is always exciting as a baseball fan, the start of spring training brings an undeniable energy that rejuvenates every single fanbase across the country, yes, even Mariners fans. But the last two offseasons now have brought the droning, political, and monotonous free agency cycle bleeding into the beginning of spring training. Whether...
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Rapid Fire Hot Takes on the Kepler-Polanco Extensions, and Stagnant Relief Pitcher Market

Posted by Sabir Aden in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 18 February 2019 · 1,210 views
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Rapid Fire Hot Takes on the Kepler-Polanco Extensions, and Stagnant Relief Pitcher Market My Theoretical Mindset during the week;
The status quo surrounding the Twins all offseason was their stubbornness and inability to commit to any outside assets (in free agency or on the trade block), yet until recently did the Twins finally break that narrative. But… they were in-house pieces. By committing to two sprightly and talented yet unproven star...
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The Twins first baseman decision is not a no-brainer

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 16 February 2019 · 1,560 views

The Twins first baseman decision is not a no-brainer We never expect players signings not to work - but some of them just don’t. Last year was a lesson for Twins fans in that sense, with big splashes like Lance Lynn, Logan Morrison and Addison Reed underperforming. A lot of people would include Jake Odorizzi in that category too. So, in a way, sometimes is wise to lower expectations about new players, in or...
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Repost from Feb 2016. “4 things that need to happen for twins to win World Series in next 5 years

Posted by Supfin99 in Twins fan in Texas, 14 February 2019 · 1,756 views

So I posted this 3 years ago almost to the day. It’s funny to look at some of these theses names and see how wrong I was. But also how some remain true. Still waiting on Buck and Sano to figure it out. Man was I wrong about the bullpen as None of the arms I listed made it except for Rogers. I think we may have a few of the secondary stars in Rosario, Po...
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2019 Minnesota Twins TV Broadcast Team

Posted by whatyouknowtwinsfan in What you know about that blog, 13 February 2019 · 555 views

The Minnesota Twins announced the TV broadcast team for 2019. Overall, there weren't too many surprises. Bremer, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris (who will split time between Detroit and Minnesota's broadcasts in 2019 ), Justin Morneau, Latroy Hawkins, and Roy Smalley are all returning in 2019. However, there is one change. Torii Hunter will not return in 201...
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Should the Twins be favored to win the Central right now?

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 13 February 2019 · 774 views

Everyone assumes the Indians are a slam dunk to win the division again this year. But should they be runaway favorite? Looking at their roster I see a couple of huge advantages. The rotation might be the deepest in baseball, accumulating 5 plus War form 3 starters, 4 guys were above 3.9 WAR, which is where the top Twins starter, Berriios, resides. Their 5...
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Depth

Posted by Brandon in Blog Brandon, 10 February 2019 · 337 views

Looks like the Twins are trying to corner the market on depth this year. Last year they didn't do as well. We didn't have options or options to replace our depth at the major league level (who replace Adrianza and Escobar on the bench when they were pressed into starting?) for when Polanco was suspended for half the season. or when Castro went down, or...
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How "Everyday" Was Eddie Guardado?

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 05 February 2019 · 568 views
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How "Everyday" Was Eddie Guardado? Everyday Eddie Guardado has spent a lot of days in the Twins bullpen. Twelve of Guardado's 17 major-league seasons were spent playing for the Twins, and he added an extra four years as their bullpen coach under Paul Molitor's regime until he was let go this past fall.

At some point during his first 11 season with the Twins, he picked up the nickname "Eve...
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Counting (and comparing) Cards - The Mid-Tier Minnesota Twins

Posted by John Olson in Four Six Three, 03 February 2019 · 746 views

A Quick Intro:
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! If you’re anything like me, another year with no real “dog in the fight” so to speak, I’ll be mostly meandering around the kitchen and living room – eating too much junk, maybe having a drink or two, passively watching the game whilst waiting for a decent commercial to come on. Then, of course, judge t...
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By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity

Posted by Greg Logan in Bloop Singles, 02 February 2019 · 974 views

By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity “Every artist gets asked the question ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ The honest artist answers ‘I steal them.’” - Austin Kleon

As Twins fans, we tend to look at roster moves through Twins-colored glasses. We know there are approaches to roster construction and talent acquisition outside of the Falvey/Levine mold and we try our best to keep track of them...
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Comprehensive Ranking of Every Twins Jersey

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 02 February 2019 · 921 views
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Comprehensive Ranking of Every Twins Jersey With the release of the new Twins alternate jerseys and the Super Bowl Blog Blowout, I felt like it was a perfect time to create a comprehensive ranking of every uniform (top and pants) a Twins player has donned since they moved to Minnesota in 1961. Obviously, this is a highly subjective topic and I look forward to hearing what you think of my list and w...
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Common Health Concern Spawns Special Bond Between Kohl Stewart and Young Fan

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 30 January 2019 · 530 views
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WRITER NOTE : This is an excerpt from a story that appears in full on Zone Coverage here .

Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time.

On Saturday afternoon, that place was Bat & Barrel — the restaurant that used to be known as the Metropolitan Club — down the right-field line at Target Field.

Twins players and fans gathered at th...
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Twins Show Interest in Kimbrell

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in Blog tarheeltwinsfan, 29 January 2019 · 1,182 views

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports in the last 24 hours the Twins have shown an interest in Craig Kimbrell. Anyone got any additional info about this exciting rumor?
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Twinsfest 2019 Joe Mauer White Glove Tour

Posted by TCAnelle in TCAnelle's Blog, 27 January 2019 · 577 views

Despite my one-more-year campaign Joe Mauer decided to retire after the 2018 season. After the surprise appearance as a catcher in the final 2018 season game, he packed up all his gear after it had been authenticated and handed the bag to the Twins curator, Clyde Doepner, so it could be shared with fans. Clyde hadn't decided quite what to do with the bag...
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Will Players Be Willing to Stand Up For Themselves?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 18 January 2019 · 784 views

So much is being written and debated concerning MLB ownership’s unwillingness to spend on free agency, whether the big ticket guys like Machado and Harper, or more middle of the pack veterans.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

The players’ union obviously got completely dominated in the last couple of rounds of negotiations...
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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 25 December 2018 · 1,507 views
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As has been stated before there was a long thread on how the Bryon Buxton September callup was handled. This is to be a different look with regards to damage to the long term franchise.
1. Case 1 Texas and Profar.
Texas did a service time saving manipulation of Profar's time. This worked out very badly for Texas. (Side note Profar's agent is Bor...
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Are the Twins Flipping 9 Coins in 2019?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 18 December 2018 · 1,353 views

The offseason has been slow thus far for the Twins. The only notable additions have been Jonathan Schoop, C.J. Cron, and Ronald Torreyes. There have been some rumblings about Nelson Cruz heading to Minnesota in 2019, but thus far, no notable additions have been made. If the season started today, Minnesota's lineup would look something like this:

C: Jason...

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