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Article: 40-Man Roster Decisions: The Hitters

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:50 AM
The Minnesota Twins currently have 38 players on their 40-man roster (including the three players still on the 60-Day disabled list). Yes...

Article: 40-Man Roster Decisions: The Pitchers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:44 AM
On Monday the Minnesota Twins announced that five players had been outrighted to AAA Rochester. Tommy Milone has already said he has beco...

An Argument for the Twins to NOT do too much to fix their...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:35 AM
OK...I know I'm going to get blasted for this idea, and I'll probably be accused of trolling even...but I'm really sane and serious about...

SABR Meeting

Other Baseball Today, 10:46 AM
Who among us are SABR members? Is anybody going to the fall meeting on October 29th?   I just moved back to Minnesota last month. I'...

Rockies were interested in Kyle Gibson before, how about...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:30 AM
I'm wondering if the Colorado Rockies still have some interest in Kyle Gibson. It was reported when the Twins were discussing Troy Tulowi...



Are We Safe With Replay?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 20 October 2016 · 129 views

Over the course of the Major League Baseball Postseason, the newly implemented replay system has been on full display. Umpires have gone to the headsets often, and New York has weighed in on some pretty substantial calls. That all being said, it's worth wondering what place replay has in baseball, and if it has a place at all.

Now here's the deal, techno...

AFL Recap - Week 1: Gordon and Garver Come Out Hitting

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 16 October 2016 · 295 views

Twins prospects in the Arizona Fall League are playing for the Surprise Saguaros this season, and they started off in week one with two wins, two losses…and an extra-innings-tie. Both victories were of the blowout variety, and they also experienced a blowout loss among those games.

Two of the Twins position prospects had big weeks with their bats, and si...

TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 16 October 2016 · 763 views
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TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review The 2016 Minnesota Twins were the worst team in all of baseball and the worst team in the history of the Twins franchise. So yeah, it’s a good thing that it’s over. There’s not a lot of positives you can take from being the worst team in baseball. That We’ll try to find the few positives of having this kind of season. Look at the bottom of the cover pictu...

The Twins 40-man roster Part 2: Who should be protected from the Rule 5 Draft

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 14 October 2016 · 992 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

The first segment of this series was dedicated to cleaning up the Twins' existing 40-man roster , assuming that the new management will do the right thing and go for a full rebuild. This second segment, further adjusts the roster by adding players to protect from the draft, and maybe subtracting som...

Is it Time for Joe Mauer to Retire?

Posted by bjohnson2348 in Brad's Blog, 14 October 2016 · 969 views


The career of Joe Mauer has been one that’s seen plenty of highs over his 13 seasons, but injuries and the inevitable aging process have taken their toll. Beginning as the hometown kid who was the top pick in the 2001 Draft, he was a popular figure who was a six-tim...

Hunter Greene - Why wouldnt this work?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 09 October 2016 · 637 views

Its interestng to see a player who could be drafted as a position player or a pitcher....Why dont we draft Greene, play him at 3b/ss and use him as a reliever as well? This would be a great boon to the roster, you wouldnt have to carry an extra pitcher, when you bring him into pitch, you insert your utility infielder....feedback please

advertisement problem

Posted by Broker in Broker's Blog, 02 October 2016 · 368 views

Is it just me or anyone have a problem with the energy advertisement? It keeps hijacking my browser. Every 24 seconds it replays and takes me to the top of the page. The result is that I can't read the comments.

Rating the Twins' Offense in a League Without the Twins

Posted by BRNZ in Boo-urns, 20 September 2016 · 558 views
boo-urns, silliness, analytics and 1 more...

In a miserable season destined for 100 losses, Twins fans can be sure that their team is a mess. But as the Sept. 18 episode of Gleeman and the Geek points out, most of that mess is as a result of just one side of the ball: pitching and defense. Aaron and John noted that the Twins are actually fairly decent when it comes to hitting, and raised an interes...

Never Forget

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 11 September 2016 · 460 views

There really isn't a "category" here at Twins Daily for a post of this type (and maybe it's not appropriate here at all), but I posted this over at Knuckleballsblog.com this morning and thought I would share it here, as well. Just a few reflections on this, the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

It's incredible to think that there is now almost a complete gen...

Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 05 September 2016 · 804 views
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition Here's my quick kitchen table roundup of all of the trivia surrounding Dozier's big day.

Brian Dozier is the sixth player in Twins history to homer three times in a game, j oining Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew (1963), Tony Oliva ('73), Justin Morneau ('07) and Max Kepler who homered three times on August 1st this season in Cleveland.


Thoughts on Brian Dozier

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 05 September 2016 · 908 views
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Let me preface what will undoubtedly be a long entry by saying I am a Dozier fan. I have spoken to him at Spring Training a couple of times and like the young man. I believe he has been the Twins MVP for each of the last four seasons (counting this one) and I have no doubt that he is the team's best player at this point. Certainly, he isn't flawless, but...

2017 roster

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 04 September 2016 · 992 views

I love the non-insane idea of a lineup that looks like this:


Backup catcher, Escobar, Park, and Palka/Walker on the bench.



I am really not sure about the bullpen. Perkins might be done. Kintzler canno...

Follow up rant to the 'insanity' thread

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 03 September 2016 · 717 views

In the spirit of putting stream-of-conscious rants in the blogs section, where nobody will ever see them or have to look at them, I submit this frustrated piece of work in response to the insanity thread poster Shane Wahl started. You have been warned!

Another angle I come at this insanity from is the public messaging; in other words, the people who cov...

Posting styles discussing our frustrations about the Twins

Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan in In My Opinion, 02 September 2016 · 868 views

In light of some posting styles we have been seeing lately on TD, I thought I'd do some venting of my own ... in a blog. The thread that broke this camel's back was this thread , 'It is time to end the insanity.' I've been meaning to address this for a while now, and have here and there in threads when posts become nothing more than venting general frustr...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 01 September 2016 · 3,306 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven! Byron Buxton is back with the Twins and they won a game. So take that, 13-game losing streak!

Transaction Report: Byron Buxton recalled from Rochester to the Big Leagues, Tanner English promoted to Rochester from Fort Myers to replace him, Logan Lombana promoted to fort Myers from Cedar Rapids. Colton Davis was promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton...

Eades Among Under The Radar Pitching Prospects Finishing Strong

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 01 September 2016 · 3,351 views
d.j. baxendale, ryan eades and 2 more...

One of the great things about being a baseball fan is you can always find plenty to be positive about if you’re willing to look hard enough. While 2016 has been a bleak year for the Twins, having 100-plus players in the organization means there are 100-plus opportunities to find some bright spots.

It’s no secret that the biggest issue for the Twins has b...

Perhaps the Twins should be run more like a business

Posted by glunn in Blog glunn, 29 August 2016 · 702 views

There has been lots of discussion of Jim Pohlad's diagnosis of "total system failure." The owners are business people who rely on baseball experts to run the team, In one interview, Mr. Pohlad said the following:

"I’m the type to stand back and let the manager do his job. That’s something I learned from my dad, he would find people he could relate to and...

Mickey Mantle Spoils Jim Merritt's Shutout, August 22, 1968

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 23 August 2016 · 362 views
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Your dose of history from my vat of Twins facts / folklore.

It's the Mickey Mantle Homerun Video , from the game of August 22, 1968.

The Bomber Bully deposited Twins lefty Jim Merritt's curve into the lower, leftfield stands at Metropolitan Stadium, in Bloomington.

More importantly, it was his swan song, his arrivederci to Minnesota fans. Check it out....

Now is the time to trade Dozier

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 11 August 2016 · 643 views

Dozier is phenomenal, I would hate to see him go, that said, now is the time to trade him. Here is what I think we could get for him, a potential starting catcher, a close to ready starting pitcher and an A ball throw in, I hate to do it, but Polanco is clearly ready to take over and we can recharge the team with the return.

Which is the real Twins team

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 04 August 2016 · 614 views

On May 24th the Twins dropped to 11-34 after a 7-4 loss to the Royals. At that point they were the worst team in baseball by a wide margin. This was their lineup and averages after that day.

Núñez 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 17 .303 .338 .447
Mauer 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 21 .270 .381 .377
Sanó DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 17 .219 .321 .394
Plouffe 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 16 .252 .275 .383

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