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Jimmy Butler injured

Minnesota Timberwolves Talk Today, 04:35 PM
Freaking Thibs does it again. I hope we fire this clown and figure out a way to hire Hoiberg.

Article: Twins To Sign Erick Aybar

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:07 PM
LaVelle E Neal from the Star Tribune is reporting that the Twins will sign shortstop Erick Aybar to a minor league contract. The veteran...

Twins injuries in spring training

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:02 PM
I'm doing some research myself on this topic for a possible story, but thought I'd reach out to people whose memory or research skills ar...

Twins Still Pursuing Lance Lynn?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:57 PM
Kind of interesting to see this story from Jon Heyman pop up right after the Twins waived J.T. Chargois to mysteriously open up a 40-man...

Article: Lance Lynn to the Twins?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:42 PM
After coming up short in their quest to sign Yu Darvish, the Twins were forced to turn their focus toward other pitchers on the free agen...



Arms Race: Will the Twins Front Office Regret Losing High Impact Arms?

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 24 February 2018 · 0 views
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Arms Race: Will the Twins Front Office Regret Losing High Impact Arms? In echoing the thoughts of others throughout the winter, it’s extremely difficult to be disappointed as a Twins fan this off-season. The team has added six pitchers, including a necessary starting pitching addition in Jake Odorizzi. Minnesota has added established bullpen arms (Reed) and others with either upside (Rodney), or bounce back potential (Duke)....

2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 1-5

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 23 February 2018 · 367 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
This is the next 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 , 55-5...

What Experts are Saying About Twins Prospects

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 23 February 2018 · 410 views
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With the arrival of spring comes a lot of things people have been working on all winter long. Teams have worked on building rosters, the earth has worked on getting warmer and writers have worked on prospect lists to unveil to the masses.

Prospect coverage has grown immensely in the last decade-plus — perhaps in lockstep with the Moneyball era — as fans...

Franchise hitting records - the Mauer/Dozier edition

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 23 February 2018 · 245 views
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Franchise hitting records - the Mauer/Dozier edition Joe Mauer has been with us a long time and it shows – he is currently number 9 all time right behind Hrbek (16 games difference). Joe has 1731 and if he plays 125 games this year 74 games will tie him with Mickey Vernon for sixth place on the Franchise list and he needs 136 to tie Ozzie Bluege for 5th. In case you wonder – Harmon Killebrew is number one...

Twins in Pursuit of Lance Lynn

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 23 February 2018 · 752 views
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After coming up short in their quest to sign Yu Darvish, the Twins were forced to turn their focus towards other pitchers on the free agent and trade markets in order to fill out their rotation. They have since added two starting pitchers, by taking a flyer on Anibal Sanchez, and making a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake Odorizzi.

Theses moves adde...

Chargios placed on waivers

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 22 February 2018 · 412 views

According to Mlbtraderumors J.D. Chargios has been placed on waivers. Guess on the site was that they were trying to sneek him through while he is injuried. This comes from an update from the Pioneer Press.

Handicapping The Twins Rotation

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 21 February 2018 · 783 views
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The Minnesota Twins are set to kick of spring training action with their first exhibition against the University of Minnesota on Thursday February 22. Following Stephen Gonsalves' first pitch in that tilt, the club will then play a full month's slate of games before embarking on Target Field. There's some certainties in the rotation, but there's some seri...

Breaking down Jake Odorizzi

Posted by JohnOlson in Four Six Three, 20 February 2018 · 830 views
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A Closer Look

At this point, with the Twins busy Presidents Day weekend now officially come to a close, it can be said that most people (and those who frequent Twins Daily, especially) are aware that the hometown club completed a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake Odorizzi. The trade, first reported on Saturday night, had the Twins receiving Jak...

Speeding up the Game of Baseball

Posted by rogrulz30 in "And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.", 19 February 2018 · 230 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 · 343 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...

The Yu Paradox

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 16 February 2018 · 279 views
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The Yu Paradox According to google, one definition of the word paradox is "a situation, person, or thing that combines contradictory features or qualities." Looking back on it, thinking the Twins were going to end up with Yu as their Opening Day starter was quite the paradox. History tells us that the Minnesota Twins and huge contracts are quite the contradiction. Of co...

We should Be Happy Darvish Signed Elsewhere

Posted by Twins in 6 in Thoughts from The Catch, 14 February 2018 · 705 views
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We should Be Happy Darvish Signed Elsewhere Now that we Twins fans have had a few days to take in (and get over) the fact that Yu Darvish signed with the Cubs we can start thanking the Falvey and Levine brain-trust for saving the Pohlad dollars. It’s easy to say “Darvish was never going to come here” or “the Pohlads were never going to cough up what it takes to sign a real star” but let’s think abo...

Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 55

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 February 2018 · 132 views
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Oh you didn't know? Your ass better call somebody!

Dan and Panda are back, talking about Ervin Santana's finger surgery, what the starting rotation might look like now that Yu Darvish has signed, why we might be without baseball in 2020, and that the Twins should sign a healthy Tim Lincecum.

Check out the newest episode on Spreaker, iTunes, Google Pla...

How to Solve the Free Agent Crisis

Posted by minnesquatcha in Thinking Outside the Box, 10 February 2018 · 342 views

For the past month there has been a growing frustration from players in the free agent market and across the game. There have been calls for, a more myth than reality, spring training boycott and now a free agent spring training will be held for the dozens of players still unsigned to this point. It might be a bit dangerous, but I'm going to start this bl...

Slow Moving Market?

Posted by JaceJames17 in This Twins Fans Thoughts, 10 February 2018 · 261 views

Being like most of the people who will read this blog, you are probably a Twins fan like me. I mean why else would be reading a blog about the Minnesota Twins if you were not. Friends of mine who like baseball and know that I am fan, ask me why is this off-season has been so slow. Well I gave them all the same answer that once the top players, (Yu Darv...

Free Agent Starters By The Numbers Part II: WAR and Projections

Posted by Greg Logan in Bloop Singles, 04 February 2018 · 560 views

It’s been another painfully quiet week for the free agent market, with Yu Darvish at the center of another series of rumors. Last week I wrote about how the top free agent options stack up by various rate stats , and it was clear by those metrics that Darvish stands well above the rest of the free agent pack – and well ahead of any of the pitchers current...

Whine Line Investigation: Explanation for a Boring Off-season

Posted by Vanimal46 in Minnesota Twins Whine Line, 30 January 2018 · 483 views
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ANND Welcome! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line: Detective Edition! I'm your LEAD Investigator, Vanimal, along with my trusty sidekick, the intern. Since we last checked in, both of us set down the PS4 controllers, put MLB The Show back in the case, and studied for our...

Finding the Twins Next "Face of the Franchise"

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 30 January 2018 · 1,595 views
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Finding the Twins Next "Face of the Franchise" On March 21, 2010, the Minnesota Twins locked up Joe Mauer to an 8-year extension.

They also locked up Joe Mauer's face.

The "Face of the Franchise" or FotF (as no one calls it), is an oft-cited, nebulously-valued sports phenomenon. It’s hard to say with certainty that there actually is value to having a FotF, but even if we all agreed there was value...

Baseball Adventure

Posted by Luke Albrecht in Dominican Adventure, 28 January 2018 · 831 views
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First Posted: 01 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

(Note: I thought I'd re-post this older forum post on my new blog in case anyone hadn't seen it)

First of all, I'm a long time reader, first time poster, which is pretty exciting. I was reading Bonnes' article about Twins Daily and writing and figured I might have a little something to add. So here goes,
I'm 25...

Sir Mix-A-Lot's Rotation Guide: Filling Out the Back End

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 27 January 2018 · 423 views

With the offseason hot stove about as warm as a [insert pathetic attempt at humor here] and pitchers and catchers set to report in just three weeks, it's roster prediction time. This article will start by looking at the starting rotation.

At the time of publication, most of the free agent starting pitchers are still available and the T...

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