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Article: The Discard Pile

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:31 AM
While it's true that the Twins pushed their payroll to unprecedented heights in 2018, it's not accurate to suggest the front office execu...

Article: Twins Sign Left-Handed Pitcher Martin Perez

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:23 AM
Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reported that the Twins have come to an agreement with free agent left-handed starting pitcher Martin Perez...

Article: Making a Machado Bid

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:43 AM
For the second year in a row, the free agent market has been slower than molasses in January. Big name free agents like Bryce Harper, Man...

Thank You Nick Nelson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:20 AM
Your recent Twitter thread should be promoted to all fans. I'm so tired of LEN3 and other media personalities tearing down fans that want...

Article: Can the Twins Be Competitive With Their Current...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:53 PM
The MLB offseason is far from over. It’s possible the Twins could sign Adam Ottavino or Cody Allen in the coming days, I’d be glad if tha...

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Perez Finalizes Rotation, Twins Have More Questions

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 19 January 2019 · 742 views
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Today Ken Rosenthal reported that the Minnesota Twins are signing left-handed pitcher Martin Perez to a one-year deal with a second year option. The former Texas Rangers starter now rounds out Rocco Baldelli's starting rotation. What he doesn't do is address the bullpen needs, or calm any concerns about resources being properly allocated.

Prior to this...
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Hitting coaches

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 18 January 2019 · 471 views
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Hitting coaches According to Baseball Reference these are the Minnesota Twins hitting coaches - Why there are years without a coach I do not know. But this is what Baseball Reference could tell me about our hitting coaches. These are the men we have entrusted to make our batters better. Did they?


There are few hitting coaches that make it into the pantheon of greats –...
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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 · 364 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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What's The Deal With Relievers?

Posted by Tyler Austin's Biceps in 80MPH Changeup, 17 January 2019 · 882 views

Relievers are weird. Not only because they do strange stuff like play video games on the side , but they are probably also the most volatile position in baseball. Go look up the best relievers of 2015 and have a good laugh at some of the names that appear . Liam Hendriks? Kevin Siegrist? Luke Gregerson? Josh Fields? The top 10 or so names have been relati...
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2019 Minnesota Twins TV Analyst Conundrum

Posted by whatyouknowtwinsfan in What you know about that blog, 05 January 2019 · 1,674 views

In 2018, the Twins and Fox Sports North used a variety of analysts alongside longtime Twins TV PBP guy Dick Bremer. Bert Blyleven, Roy Smalley, Jack Morris, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau (several times along with Smalley creating a 3-man booth), and Latroy Hawkins all took a shot at it this past year. Going into 2019, the crowd looks very similar. However,...
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How Do You Spell R-E-L-I-E-F?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 01 January 2019 · 725 views

So now that the home town nine have apparently filled their glaring lineup holes, our thoughts (and hopefully Flavines') should be turning to the 2019 bullpen. Let's examine the team's options:

1. Stand pat and hope there are enough internal options to build a reasonably effective pen. This is not as far fetched as one might think, given the performan...
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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 25 December 2018 · 1,372 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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My 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 23 December 2018 · 1,229 views
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My 2019 Hall of Fame Ballot As the hot stove is as cold as ever, I started putting a lot of thought into the hall of fame debate and who I think deserves to be in the hall come July 21st, 2019.

If you're a baseball fan who has never been to the Cooperstown, then do yourself a favor a book a trip this summer. It's been about a decade since I was there so I'm sure things have a chang...
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The dynasty that wasn't; The 2002 to 2010 Twins Part 2

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 18 December 2018 · 1,000 views

In Part one we covered to injuries that had a massive affect on this era of Twins teams. I didn't even get into the concussions that derailed both Morneau's and Mauers careers.

In Part 2 we will cover what I consider personnel decisions that range from bad to ridiculous to borderline criminal. The first one I want to cover is the one I alluded to when di...
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Are the Twins Flipping 9 Coins in 2019?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 18 December 2018 · 1,205 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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Deeper dig into pitching

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 18 December 2018 · 516 views

There was an effort to discuss this topic awhile ago, but I thought I would pick it up again now that the rumors and suggestions are increasing about what to do with the existing pitching staff, both starters and relievers.

I'm not someone who lives and breathes Baseball Reference, but I think a strong statistical analysis is the best route to take in co...
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SABR, for when "Baseball Research" meant more than statistics

Posted by hvs in Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR, 17 December 2018 · 625 views
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SABR, for when "Baseball Research" meant more than statistics -- From "Ted Williams' Year in Minnesota" by Bill Nowlin https://sabr.org/res...ear-minneapolis

The Halsey Hall Chapter of SABR is a group of baseball fans and researchers that are interested in all aspects of baseball, from analytics to uniforms. We meet as a group twice a year at our Chapter meetings to listen to the latest in histo...
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WARming Up to 2019 Twins

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 16 December 2018 · 508 views

To say that the Twins have been inactive this offseason would not be accurate. In fact, Jim Bowden of The Athletic recently gave the Twins a B- for their offseason moves thus far. No other team in the AL Central received higher than a C. While their moves have filled some of the gaps they have, I have been frustrated by the lack of a big move. Falvey and...
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Jonathan Schoop Makes the Twins a lot Better Against the AL Central

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 08 December 2018 · 1,464 views
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Jonathan Schoop Makes the Twins a lot Better Against the AL Central The Minnesota Twins’ acquisition of second baseman Jonathan Schoop has been considered by most as a low-risk, high-reward move by general manager Thad Levine and president Derek Falvey. It is that, but going ignored is the immediate impact the move has on the Twins’ chances in the American League (AL) Central Division.

The AL Central was really bad in 20...
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The Case for Yangervis Solarte

Posted by butterspud in Twinkie Talk, 03 December 2018 · 1,433 views

The Case for Yangervis Solarte Hey Everyone,

Yesterday I made a case for Addison Reed turning things around in 2019. Today I want to look at recently non-tendered free agent Yangervis Solarte and how he could fit nicely with the 2019 Minnesota Twins.

Contract Details (according to spotrac.com)
2017 Salary: $4,000,000
2018 Dead Money (Paid by the Blue Jays): $750,000
2019 Projected Sa...
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Can we make Hanley Ramirez a focus?

Posted by gtkilla in gtkilla, 26 November 2018 · 1,412 views
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Can we make Hanley Ramirez a focus? Yes, last year wasn't great for Hanley Ramirez. But the fact that there's little news about an MLB team having an interest in Hanley is surprising. The Twins could be a refreshing home for the former NL Rookie of the Year and 3-time all-star. With the need of veteran presence and a gap in the middle of the infield, I'm shocked that the Twins don't have hi...
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T&L Supershow ep. 71

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 20 November 2018 · 440 views
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Dan and Panda cover what's been happening in the world of baseball since Boston won the World Series. They finally wish Joe Mauer farewell, break down the end of the year award winners, some of the bigger free agent news (CIN spending, Thor to SD, Machado's antics in NY), and assemble their all-time favorite Twins team!

https://www.spreaker.com/user/the4...
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Willians Astrudillo might be the second coming of an equally unheralded catcher that won the Twins a championship

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 12 November 2018 · 1,561 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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12/13/1988: The MLB transactions for the Minnesota Twins had one line: The Twins signed free agent catcher Brian Harper to an one year contract worth $90,000. The Twins were the sixth franchise for Harper who was drafted by the California Angels in the 4th round of the 1977 MLB June Amateur...
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The 60 Million Dollar Team: We can rebuild it, we have the technology

Posted by PSzalapski in A View from the Slot, 05 November 2018 · 2,099 views
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A team barely alive

Some are saying the Twins should abandon the effort to seriously compete in 2019 and aim to reload for 2020 and 2021, when prospects like Alex Kiriloff and Royce Lewis will be ready to contribute. That's a mistake to me--with a payroll commitment of only about $60 Million, they almost can't afford not to spend some serious cash. I'l...
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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashburyjohn in East Coast Bias, 02 November 2018 · 894 views

I feel like posting a little bit on my trip to Phoenix for the Arizona Fall League.

I arrived Thursday and was picked up at the airport by ashburydavid. Nice that he could take a day off from work to join his dad for a long weekend of baseball watching. Salt River, the team all the Twins prospects are on, had played earlier in the day, so we contented ou...

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