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Is Cruz a MUST signing? And what if he doesn't fit?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:53 PM
Let me state I love Cruz and want him back if possible. I not only believe he brings class, experience, knowledge and leadership to the t...

Sherman: Thad Levine a "Player" in Phillies Baseb...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:29 PM
According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, Twins GM Thad Levine may be a candidate in the Phillies search for a Director of Baseball Opera...

Rosario Placed on Outright Waiver

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:49 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...ht-waivers.html So long, at least temporarily, old friend.

Blake Snell a trade target or not

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:37 PM
I would personally be happy to offer up Kirilloff and a few other prospects for him!!! What do you guys think he would cost and would you...

Free Agency / Re-Signings 2020-21 Offseason

Other Baseball Yesterday, 07:49 PM
Free agency is likely going to be a really slow burn this year, but I still think it's worth having a thread to discuss signings. ...

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Off-Season Blueprint: Punting at DH

Posted by Vanimal46 in Minnesota Twins Whine Line, 04 December 2020 · 538 views

It's Friday afternoon, and I'm counting the minutes until the weekend. Let's make a plan.

For this exercise, I started with Matthew Taylor's spreadsheet on Twinspayroll.com, and used $125 million as the top spending level. My goal is to fall $5-10 million under that to reflect closer to a 15% payroll discount.

When I started the exercise, I wondered how...
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Thad Levine Being Poached Shows Twins Growth

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 04 December 2020 · 366 views
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Welcome to a new era of Minnesota Twins baseball. This isn’t the Terry Ryan regime anymore, and it hasn’t been for quite some time. What was ushered in with Derek Falvey represented a more progressive way of thinking. Unfortunately, the downside to that is having other organizations looking to play copycat. Now that is beginning to come full circle.

Last...
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The Eddie Rosario Almanac

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 02 December 2020 · 1,201 views
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The Eddie Rosario Almanac Now that the Eddie Rosario Experience is almost certainly over, let's take a look back at some of his contributions to Twins history. This is just what appears in my Twins Almanac spreadsheet. Please contribute your own Eddie trivia, fun facts, or cool stories in the comments section. And if you're into this kind of stuff, follow me on Twitter at TwinsAl...
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75 for 75

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 02 December 2020 · 640 views
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75 for 75 Seventy five for a seventy five year old
Okay, it is my birthday and I love life and all my ex-students, friends, participants in the guided tours, neighbors and family. So I am reflective and that means I have to think of 75 memories – there are many more. But here are 75 Twin memories.
1. Ushering during season one
2. Mudcat Grant – you want colorful...
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Let`s bring back the `87 Twins

Posted by Doctor Gast in Doctor Gast's Blog, 22 November 2020 · 1,377 views
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In 1986 the Twins had one of the worst records in baseball (71-91) but in 1987 the Twins turned it around, becoming a Cinderella story that won the World Series. A story which inspired movies. 1986 team was basically the same team as the 1987 w/ players Kirby Puckett, Kent Hrbek, Gary Gaetti, Frank Viola, Bert Byleven, Tom Brunaski, Roy Smalley, to name a...
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Prediction: The Twins are Heading to Wichita (and maybe St. Paul too)

Posted by nowheresville in One Post Blog, 14 November 2020 · 7,005 views
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Minor League Baseball is going to see massive changes in 2021, and the Twins have already signaled that they will be among the teams seeing the biggest shakeups. There has been plenty of speculation that St. Paul will become their new AAA home, but it's my belief that whether or not that happens, the Twins will end up with a Minor League Team in Wichita,...
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5 "Under the Radar" Free Agent Utility Player Targets

Posted by Andrew Luedtke in Thoughts from The Catch, 09 November 2020 · 2,459 views
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5 "Under the Radar" Free Agent Utility Player Targets In my follow-up to the 5 “Under the Radar” Free Agent Pitching Targets blog, I thought it would be fitting to also describe a few key free agent utility players that should come at a bargain.

One of the top priorities of the Twins offseason is to find replacements for utilitymen, Marwin Gonzalez and Ehire Adrianza - both now free agents.

In 2020, Marwi...
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Milldaddy's 2021 Offseason Blueprint

Posted by milldaddy35 in Milldaddy35's Blog Area, 03 November 2020 · 2,417 views

What's up everyone? You may know me from the forums as I have created and introduced multiple game threads throughout my time spent at TwinsDaily, and have also created offseason blueprints in the past. This year is the hardest one I will have done, because of the COVID-19 pandemic and it's affect on spending both on the Minnesota Twins, as well as baseba...
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My Twins 2020-21 Offseason Priorities

Posted by Nate Palmer in Left Field Gap, 29 October 2020 · 2,700 views

Recently I was on Twins Daily’s Offseason Live with John Bonnes and Ted Schwerzler and discussed the Minnesota Twins payroll outlook for 2021. Most years it has been relatively easy to make an estimation on the team’s payroll but a year of COVID-19 has made it anything but easy.

While having payroll conversations, it became a quick reality that if the Tw...
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What I'm Reading

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 23 October 2020 · 1,524 views

The Shift Is Burning Teams :

I wrote about how the Astros dismantled the Twins’ infield shift during the Wild Card series. The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh dove in further, detailing how right-handed hitters should not receive the shift treatment:


In September, Tango took a more rigorous look. The noted sabermetrician, who now serves as MLB’s senior data a...
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Laz Diaz

Posted by mnfireman in Blog mnfireman, 20 October 2020 · 1,295 views

How does this guy get selected to umpire in the WS?? And draws HP for Game 1!!

Must be outstanding in the games he umpires other than Twins games
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Twins Offseason Primer 2020-21 Video Series

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 11 October 2020 · 1,607 views

The Minnesota Twins have some big decisions facing them as we prepare to enter the 2020-21 MLB offseason. I ran through a few topics in a series of videos over on my YouTube channel.

Keeping Eddie Rosario | MN Twins Offseason Primer Ep. 1


What To Do Abou...
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Why The Astros Should Be Confiscated From MLB, Part 1 (WCS/ALDS Edition)

Posted by TwinsFan268 in You Shouldn't Have Lost, 09 October 2020 · 1,046 views
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They cheated. They cheated. There were 23 home runs hit in the ALDS this year. The ones from the A's because they were a genuinely good team, but the ones from the Astros had to be from cheating. If you don't believe me, let me rephrase that for you. The ones from the Astros, the 29-31 Astros with a .483 winning percentage, had to be from cheating. Oh, an...
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69 Billion to One: The True Futility of the Twins Postseason

Posted by TwinkiePower in TwinkiePower's Blog, 01 October 2020 · 2,390 views
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69 Billion to One: The True Futility of the Twins Postseason Yes, the number in the title is not an exaggeration. The true odds of the moment we find ourselves in at the close of the Twins 2020 postseason campaign, brief as it was, comes to one in 69 billion. Somewhere in the galaxy, Zaphod Beeblebrox fired up the Improbability drive and Minnesota got caught in the wake.

Let's do some math, shall we?

Setting a ba...
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Blow It Up? (Sort Of)

Posted by Joey Maiers in Twins Outsider's Blog, 30 September 2020 · 2,870 views

A lot of you probably won't like this, but I'm ready for a big shakeup this offseason. Being a great regular season team that does absolutely zero in the playoffs doesn't sit well with me. At some point, they have to accept that maybe these guys just don't have what it takes to perform on the biggest stage.

I'd make everyone available (offensively) excep...
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Just another failed post-season.

Posted by weneedjackmorris in weneedjackmorris' Blog, 29 September 2020 · 1,162 views
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Well, it looks like yet another post-season let down is in the works. That's the thing. You are either "get busy living or get busy dying". Too bad. They had so much going for them.
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Bet On It! The MLB Postseason

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 28 September 2020 · 1,111 views

Whew! We made it!

I know I can’t be the only person who wouldn’t have bet much money a couple of months ago on the chances of MLB even having a Postseason in 2020. It looked pretty bleak when the Marlins and Cardinals started things off with a bunch of postponed games.

But here we are. The American League starts their first round on Tuesday and the Nati...
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PCIs: why the Twins might have trouble with Houston

Posted by weinshie in The Hidden Baseball, 28 September 2020 · 1,065 views

The non-injury injuries: why the Twins might have trouble against Houston

The Minnesota Twins completed the whirlwind COVID season atop their division. They are a different team than the one that won over 100 games last year, and probably much more likely to make an October run, thanks to improved starting pitching. On paper the Twins are a better team t...
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Troy's Twins Thoughts 9/24/20

Posted by TroyKelley in Troy's Twins Thoughts, 24 September 2020 · 1,553 views

- Kenta has been an Ace so far this year. I'm pretty sure the Nationals had Scherzer, Strasburg, and Corbin. They went up against Cole, Verlander, and Greinke. We need Berrios and Pineda to be dominant.

- Buxton has been the player all the Buck truthers have hoped. He has 10+ defensive runs saved plus 13 homeruns. He is the MVP of the Twins along with Cr...
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Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020?

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 21 September 2020 · 7,079 views
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Unthinkable? Let Cruz go after 2020? Nelson Cruz has been everything the Twins could have expected for 2019 and 2020. He's stayed relatively healthy, hit both with power and for average, he's been available to play except for two ten-day stays on the Injured List and he has been a team leader and mentor for all players on his team. Cruz has been far and away the best hitter both last year an...

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