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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:23 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...

Article: Twins Daily 2018 Top Prospects: #2 Fernando Romero

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:08 PM
Fernando Romero was Twins Daily’s top prospect last season, but it was easy to predict that he’d be unseated. Even a year ago at this tim...

Article: Twins Daily Top Prospects: #3 Nick Gordon

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:47 PM
Nick Gordon might be one of the most polarizing prospects in the Minnesota Twins system. All of the national prospect rankings have him i...

2017-18 non-Twins MLB Off-Season Transactions Thread

Other Baseball Today, 09:35 PM
I thought I'd get this going now (and pin it), even though we still have a few weeks to go. Please use this thread to track MLB NON-TWINS...

Article: Getting Rid Of The Bad Odor Might Be Izzi

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:24 PM
Do you smell that? No, it isn’t Ervin Santana and his patented “smell baseball” routine. Minnesota made a splash on the trade market over...



A Potential Upgrade for Kennys Vargas

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 19 February 2018 · 89 views
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The first few seasons of Kennys Vargas’ career have been a bit of a disappointment for the Twins. Vargas came up in 2014 as a player with a lot of potential, and was considered by many to be the inevitable replacement for Joe Mauer at first base.

Despite a few bright moments with the bat, Vargas hasn’t quite lived up to his expectations. Over his 859 car...

2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 11-15

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 19 February 2018 · 143 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...

One Day Makes Twins Difference

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 19 February 2018 · 688 views
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Over the weekend, Minnesota Twins fans felt the full gambit of emotions. After announcing that Anibal Sanchez had been given a major league deal, frustration was felt in full force. A bounce-back candidate that has ugly numbers of late wasn't going to gain much confidence for a revamped starting rotation. Then, a day later, Jake Odorrizi was acquired from...

Will the Real Kyle Gibson Please Stand Up?

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 19 February 2018 · 403 views
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Will the Real Kyle Gibson Please Stand Up? With the Twins off-season moves seemingly drawing to a close, fans would be hard pressed not to be enthused by the clubs’ upgrades. At the beginning of the 2017 season, fans were frustrated with a lifeless offseason which involved adding Jason Castro, Matt Belisle, and newly reinvented Craig Breslow. Most cautioned that ‘Falvine’ (there’s my garage band n...

Is there a possible strike in our future

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 18 February 2018 · 235 views

We have all seen the discontent from the players union and major league ballplayers about this offseason and a readjustment in front office thinking about player valuation.
This has been coupled with 3 major spenders sitting out this offseason to reset the luxery tax committements and several clubs (low spending) going into rebuild mode. This has left a...

2018 Baseball Stats – current pitchers all time rankings

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 17 February 2018 · 532 views

2018 Baseball Stats – current pitchers all time rankings I thought I would wait to post this, but of course my curiosity got the best of me so I had to explore the all time ranks of pitchers and see what milestones lie ahead in 2018.

Let’s start with wins, which I know people now discount. It is true that now wins are a combination of more than offense and the starting pitcher. No long do we have the comple...

The Adventures of Derick and Thaddy

Posted by less cowbell more neau in less cowBlog, 16 February 2018 · 298 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...

REPORT: Twins Sign Anibal Sanchez to One-Year Deal

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 16 February 2018 · 382 views
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Twitter was ablaze with the news that the Minnesota Twins had signed former Marlins and Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez to a one-year deal. Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was the first to report a done deal, and also reported that it was a big-league deal worth $2.5 million over one year with the possibility of doubling that total via starts-based incentives....

The Yu Paradox

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 16 February 2018 · 238 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 · 649 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...

State of the Twins - Pitching Rotation edition

Posted by JohnOlson in Four Six Three, 14 February 2018 · 769 views

State of the Twins - Starting Rotation

Baseball is back. Pitchers and catchers have reported to the Twins Spring Training site in Fort Myers, along with a sprinkling of position players - including Joe Mauer, who we can only suspect is in "the best shape of his life" at this point in his career. All jokes aside, the 2018 season is just around the cor...

Twins And Losses Supershow ep. 55

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 February 2018 · 111 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 · 318 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 · 242 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 · 539 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 · 438 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 · 1,562 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 · 814 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 · 400 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...

A foreseeable event

Posted by sthpstm in Postma Posts, 26 January 2018 · 342 views

As a fan whose lifestyle is most kindly described as thrifty, the pay calculations of baseball players has long bothered me. Why would a player who is young but exceptionally gifted be payed a pittance? Why would a player who was once productive but has for various reasons become unproductive be paid 10 to 20 times more? Why would a player who is producti...

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