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Article: Can Minnesota Follow Houston's Blueprint?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:13 AM
There were some dark days for the Houston Astros. From 2009-2014, the Astros didn’t have a season with an over .500 record and this inclu...

Article: Diving Into The Offseason: A Berrios Extension?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:13 AM
First we dove into what an extension for Brian Dozier. He’s had his first long-term contract, and now he’s one year from free agency. Las...

Go get Verlander

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:13 AM
http://www.espn.com/...astros-audition   Best possible combination of help in 2017 and help in the next couple years, right where th...

Article: KARE-11's Cory Hepola Discusses The Astros

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:07 PM
Tonight in Los Angeles, the Dodgers will take on the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the 2017 World Series. It will be Clayton Kershaw versus...

Article: Catching Up With RHP Tom Hackimer

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Before spring training, Twins Daily caught up with right-handed reliever Tom Hackimer for a Get to Know Him Q&A. He was preparing for...

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Two Ex-Twins Eyeing A Ring

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 23 October 2017 · 267 views

After an exciting American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros are headed to the 2017 World Series. In an event that was determined destiny three years ago by Sports Illustrated, this home grown group is looking to knock off a very good Los Angeles Dodgers team. While the hometown nine has been eliminated, two former Minnesota Twins could be ey...
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Eight Predictions For Season 8 Of The Walking Dead

Posted by Seth Stohs in Seth Stohs' Blog, 21 October 2017 · 658 views
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Eight Predictions For Season 8 Of The Walking Dead Alright, as many of you know - and maybe many of you are - I'm a huge binge TV watchers. I've got access to Amazon, Hulu and Netflix and watch so many shows. I'll watch almost anything. I've watched shows like Highway to Heaven, and I've watched shows like American Horror Story. I'm currently watching old episodes of 7th Heaven, and I'm very excited for S...
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TwinsTakes on Team Development - Trust the Process Part 4

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 21 October 2017 · 364 views
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TwinsTakes on Team Development - Trust the Process Part 4 Team development is the final step to building a winning team.
Team Development is similar to player development but from a team aspect. A winning team doesn’t come from simply putting the best players on the field together. Talent, while a huge part of winning, isn’t the only trait needed to field a winning team. It might not even be the best trait of a...
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Ron Gardenhire hired as Detroit manager

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 20 October 2017 · 242 views

Former Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire has signed a three-year contract to manage the Detroit Tigers, according to MLBTradeRumors.

Here is the link .
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Targeting the Trade Market - Wheelin' and Dealin'

Posted by JohnOlson in Four Six Three, 20 October 2017 · 980 views
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​Wheelin' and Dealin' - Off season trade targets


Despite the undeniable successful season the Twins had in 2017, as tends to happen in the playoffs, deficiencies and holes in the lineup, rotation and bullpen become less transparent and more of a glaring, vacuous hole - clearly seen. For instance, Robbie Grossman started the American League Wild Card g...
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2017 Minnesota Twins Report Card: Jose Berrios

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 19 October 2017 · 342 views
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This is an excerpt from an article which appears in full at Zone Coverage here .

This is a series of evaluations that will be done this offseason on every player that closed the season on the 40-man roster for the Minnesota Twins throughout the winter until each player has been evaluated. The plan is to start with Mr. Belisle and move all the way throu...
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Making Baseball Fun Again - The 2017 Twins

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 October 2017 · 1,077 views
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Making Baseball Fun Again - The 2017 Twins With broad smiles, infectious laughter, and more good baseball than bad, the 2017 Minnesota Twins actually looked like they were having fun more days than not. Gone were the memories of forgettable seasons, forgettable players, and milquetoast post-game interviews. The 2017 Twins showed personality, and a markedly improved product on the field.

For thei...
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Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 15 October 2017 · 586 views

Minnesota premiere of "Legends of the Road" highlights baseball's history “Sure, we knew about racism – met it every day. But we loved playing ball and that field wasn’t black or white, just beautiful green grass. It treated everybody the same.” Negro Leaguer Joe Scott

As one of the official reviewers for the Twin Cities Film Fest, I am provided with advance screeners for many of the movies selected to be shown at the annual O...
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Post Hoc, October 8, 2017

Posted by ashburyjohn in Post Hoc, 08 October 2017 · 442 views

Not that anyone asked, but in the past day or so I posted in these Twins Daily threads...
Who , besides Robbie Grossman himself, deserves credit for Grossman's improved defensive stats in the outfield, as well as improvement in the eye-test according to yours truly? My general recollection has been less wandering about in search of fly balls. If Jeff Pic...
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In Praise of Joe Mauer

Posted by theJemmer in theJemmer's Blog, 06 October 2017 · 1,074 views

I'm very happy that Joe had a great year. It was nice to see him return to the .300 club.

Many years ago I sat in a packed, humid gym for a taping of an ESPN special focusing on Joe - just as contract negotiations were heating up. He had just won the MVP, his second consecutive gold glove, and became the first catcher to lead the league in average, obp...
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Minnesota Blah – Tribulations and Tears

Posted by markroehl in Blog markroehl, 04 October 2017 · 984 views

Copied from my blog: https://takesallkinds.wordpress.com/ which has embeds and such.

While watching the Twins invariably blow their 3-0 first inning lead to the Yankees yesterday, it got me thinking of how horrible it is to be a Minnesota sports fan. As I’m sure you know, the majority of sports fandom is based on where you’re from. A person who grew u...
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The Other Guys

Posted by minnesotassa in Minnesota SSA's Blog, 03 October 2017 · 333 views
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Originally Written by: Zane Douglas at mnssa.blogspot.com

The Minnesota Twins have a solid list of prospects, but the bunch looks weak compared to the Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, and Jose Berrios days. If you were to look at any of the current guys at the top of the Twins prospect list right now, you might see names like Nick Gordon, Royce Lewis, or Step...
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Ok..you owe me,,,alright?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 27 September 2017 · 363 views

Twins enter playoffs based on Nicky Delmonicos HR, Delmonico is the son of my high school teammate Rodney,

You can thank me now!
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Old Twins radio commercial

Posted by oregontwin in oregontwin's Blog, 17 September 2017 · 647 views

Hey, does anyone remember the geometric proof style commercial about why it was important to have your kid circl
led by Bert to prevent them from becoming a White Sox fan? I'd love to share that one with my wife, but can't find it anywhere. Maybe a link from someone smarter than me???
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Review

Posted by terrydactyls1947 in A Look Back, 09 September 2017 · 517 views

I went back to a January 18, 2017 blog by Brandon Warne in which he predicted the Twins would win 80 games and asked readers to comment and make their own predictions. The blog was eight pages long but by page five, the predictions stopped and the criticisms of the team began. Most of the negative comments were about how horrible the Twins defense would...
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Terry Ryan-- a baseball lifer

Posted by Lefty74 in Lefty74's Blog, 05 September 2017 · 435 views

Recently spent 3 days outside of Cleveland watching Midwest League games between Lake County Captains and Lansing Lugnuts. Sitting behind home plate the first evening I glanced to my right and did a double take. There with a stopwatch in his left hand and radar gun in right was Terry Ryan. Watching him work gave me an appreciation of the hard work he pu...
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The Perfect Crime: A Look Back at the Twins' Trade for Joe Nathan

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 01 September 2017 · 546 views
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The Perfect Crime: A Look Back at the Twins' Trade for Joe Nathan There was a time, particularly during his first stint as Twins GM, that Terry Ryan was a trading partner to be feared, largely because of his ability to turn throw-in prospects into major league contributors. There are stories -- likely apocryphal -- of opposing GMs deeming a low-level prospect untouchable because Ryan had been inquiring as to his availab...
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Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 31 August 2017 · 854 views

Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc.

What, you didn't take Latin in school? That's no excuse for not knowing the English translation of that phrase. After all, it played a pivotal role in an episode of the Aaron Sorkin political drama, "The West Wing," only a couple of decades ago.


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30 Years Ago Today in Twins History: A Perfect Day

Posted by Doubles in Doubles' Blog, 30 August 2017 · 888 views

30 Years Ago Today in Twins History:  A Perfect Day The 1987 season was a magical ride for the Minnesota Twins and their fans. The 162 game baseball season is often referred to as a “Marathon, not a sprint.” Thirty years later, one game on a Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee still stands out in my mind above all the rest.

The Twins entered play on Sunday, August 30th , 1987 in a virtual tie with the Oakland A...
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What Buxton's Long-term Deal Might Look Like

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 30 August 2017 · 1,001 views
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With his last three swings in Toronto on Sunday , Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton likely erased any doubts of his ability to hit Major League pitching — the final step in securing his place amongst the stars of Major League Baseball. New Twins’ president Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have little reason to worry about signing Bux...

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