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Article: MIN 18, SEA 4: Sharks Eat Mariners

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:35 AM
Back in 2006, Ozzie Guillen compared the Twins’ lineup to piranhas due to its ability to relentlessly small ball a team to death. This 20...

Article: Could the Twins Be the New 2015 Royals?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:31 AM
Even though I'm not a Minnesotan, nor do I live in this beautiful state, I've been observing you guys for years. I see a lot of pessimism...

So when do we believe?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:24 AM
This team is 28-15, on the verge of 29-15. They are just +1 in pythag, just +1 in BaseRuns (if you look at the numbers, it's fractional a...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/18): Sands, Kernels...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:03 AM
The Twins scored 18 runs. The two Twins minor league affiliates that have been very good this year both got shut out. The Red Wings got a...

Fun With Numbers 2019

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:24 AM
I feel out of place starting this thread...



Surveying the 2018/19 Free Agent Relievers at the Quarter Pole

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in diehardtwinsfan's Blog, 18 May 2019 · 800 views

Gaging value in relief pitichers is always a difficult task given that they are prone to issues with small sample size. Many relievers who were good one season will regress the next, and as we've seen with Blake Parker, guys who were nothing special can turn into a very good option.

Regardless, it was, without question, a point of contention this offseas...

Could the Twins be the new 2015 Royals?

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 17 May 2019 · 708 views

Could the Twins be the new 2015 Royals? Even though I'm not a Minnesotan, nor do I live in this beautiful state, I've been observing you guys for years. I see a lot of pessimism when it comes to sports. And who can blame you? Few fans in America love their teams as much as you do and, at the same time, have endured such traumatic playoff moments with the Vikings and Wild or such long playoff dr...

Patience Is A Virtue

Posted by thephilomath in Original Twin, 17 May 2019 · 523 views
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Byron Buxton is breaking out. Again. And it's got Twins' Territory looking for more. Many have suggested the batting order as the perfect opportunity. The case against: not enough patience, too many strikeouts, lack of capacity for joy.

The case for is complicated and in the big scheme of things not that important, as it's been demonstrated that the actu...

Twins Searching the Cupboard for Arms

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 15 May 2019 · 1,498 views
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Coming into the 2019 Major League Baseball season, relief pitching was a very serious question mark. For the most part, the guys Minnesota’s front office has told us to trust in have looked the part. Ryne Harper has been a great story, and Matt Magill has flashed solid stuff. The back end of Taylor Rogers, Blake Parker, and Trevor May work. Unfortunately,...

Miguel Sanó--Hitter and Fielder

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 13 May 2019 · 782 views
home runs, defense, injuries and 1 more...

With the announcement that Nelson Cruz suffered a wrist injury yesterday, my immediate thought was who would replace him in the lineup and on the roster if he had to go on the injured list. It would appear to me that the answer is the much-discussed Miguel Sanó, who is on his third and last stop in his rehab program.

Much has been written about Sanó. I w...

Max Kepler (And the Belated Breakout)

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 09 May 2019 · 947 views

Max Kepler is my favorite Twins player, something that has been true ever since he stole my heart with his performance in July of 2016. If you remember (I truly hope you do not), the Twins were mostly unwatchable that year as they rolled over and died from the very beginning and slogged their way towards the worst record in baseball. Their reward was Royc...

Way Too Early Deadline Talk & A Quick Note on Rosario

Posted by Andrew Gebo in Gebo’s Blog , 09 May 2019 · 1,072 views

Recently I have seen a lot of chatter on various social media sites about what the Twins should do at the deadline. Even though it’s only May, let’s talk about it.

You’ve probably all heard or taken part in the cries for this team to be buyers. The other day I saw a tweet claiming they should trade Sano for Madison Bumgarner. This type of unrealistic fa...

From: Article: Longest Tenured Minnesota Twins - 2019

Posted by Devereaux in Blog Devereaux, 08 May 2019 · 701 views

Are you inferring Rosario lied to the Star Tribune? http://www.startribu...wait/257268071/

Source: Article: Longest Tenured Minnesota Twins - 2019

Players Make Plays

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 06 May 2019 · 498 views
minnesota twins, free agency and 1 more...

It’s April 16, 2018. The Twins own a 7-4 record. The front office has added free agents at several key positions to complement an 85-win team from the previous year that earned its first post-season berth in seven years.

It's April 16, and despite a string of postponements due to an early spring snowstorm, the team is playing well, and flying to Puerto R...

Series Recap: Twins Take One in New York

Posted by AJ Condon in ajcondon's Blog, 05 May 2019 · 245 views
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The Minnesota Twins were able to win their first game in Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2017 this weekend but dropped the series two games to one.

Even though the Twins were only able to win one game this series, I am still happy about how it turned out. The starting pitching was still pretty good this series, though a few errors allowed some un...

Earth to Falvey: The Window is Wide Open

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 03 May 2019 · 1,274 views

Most of us gnashed our teeth this past offseason when we heard the new team's philosophy that there is no reason to go all in until "the window is open". I say gnashed out teeth because many of us asked the question: how do you open the window wider without adding significant outside talent?

But Falvine stubbornly held the course by passing on virtually...

Offseason of Work at Florida Baseball Ranch Appears to be Paying Off for Odorizzi

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 02 May 2019 · 452 views
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This is an excerpt from a story which originates at Zone Coverage here . Click through to read in its entirety.

3.34 ERA
3.18 FIP
9.1 K/9

These are the numbers of a pitcher who came to Target Field on Monday night and completely shut down one of the most powerful lineups in the American League.

And believe it or not, they aren't those of Houston Astr...

Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer

Posted by TwinkiePower in TwinkiePower's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 1,066 views
dick bremer, pitch framing and 3 more...

Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer Over the past decade, pitch framing has become a hot topic, not only in how we've begun to identify its value, but also in finding methods to quantify it, and coming to grips with its influence on the game. However, I contend that our focus has been far too narrow, and we must look beyond the catcher- in fact, past the backstop, into the stands, up to the...

Dave St. Peter Interview

Posted by John Miller in Miller1234's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 931 views

Dave St. Peter Interview

It has been nine years since the Minnesota Twins have won the American League Central division, only making one playoff appearance in that time. The team has changed from top to bottom over the last few years. Familiar faces like Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer are long gone. Mauer was always a draw for people to go to games, what...

finally national attention

Posted by Channing1964 in Channing1964's Blog, 18 April 2019 · 1,277 views
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finally national attention I have always been upset that even when we have a good team nobody else in the country ever gives us props...maybe that's changing.... from mlb.com..3. Twins (8-6)

You can look at the Twins a certain way and make an easy case that they’re now the AL Central favorite. And it’s not just because the Indians appear to be more vulnerable than they’ve been at...

The Early Returns from Michael Pineda

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 17 April 2019 · 581 views
michael pineda, starting pitchers and 1 more...

The Early Returns from Michael Pineda As the Twins get ready to finish up the four game series against the Blue Jays, Michael Pineda will take the mound for what will be his 4th start of the season. The early returns of his two-year contract have looked good so far as he was another cheap, low-risk signing by the Twins new management during the 2018 offseason. As we’ve seen how shaky our bu...

Pump the brakes on the hypetrain people.

Posted by Sabir Aden in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 04 April 2019 · 2,212 views
berrios, twins, astudillo

The Twins have played 3% of the scripted schedule, and are on pace to eclipse 130 wins, and a meager 32 losses. Not to mention the Twins are well on their way to capture the division title, but would only be slated to the second seed in the conference seeding chart, playing the mediocre, (but good?) Seattle Mariners in the divisional round.


Can Gibson carry over his 2018 success?

Posted by MnTwinsTalk in MnTwinsTalk's Blog, 01 April 2019 · 980 views
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Can Gibson carry over his 2018 success? 
The 22nd pick of the 2009 MLB draft, Kyle Gibson will be making his first start of 2019 on Wednesday against the Royals. After struggling throughout his career he finally seemed to put it all together in 2018. Kyle has been pitching in the majors since 2013. He owns a career 4.47 ERA, 1.406 WHIP and a 2.04 K/BB. He only had one year before 2018 where he...

Tortugas, Piranhas and Pepito

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 01 April 2019 · 1,453 views
tovar, astudillo, punto, puckett and 1 more...

Tortugas, Piranhas and Pepito The love that the fans and now the media have for Willians Astudillo is great. It is fun, inspiring, laughable and also good baseball. Out of nowhere Astudillo has risen to mythic levels for his speed, his body, his smile, his hitting skills, and his ability to play everywhere. It got me thinking – who else has had this unique position on the Twins roster...

Are the Twins Pitchers Great or Are the Indians Hitters Terrible?

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 01 April 2019 · 1,149 views
berrios, odorizzi, pineda and 2 more...

Sound the alarm! The Twins pitchers currently lead the league in team strikeout percentage! I know, I know, we’re talking about three games in March. This sample size hopes one day it will grow up to become a “small sample size.”

That said, Jose Berrios and Jake Odorizzi each struck out 10+ batters in the Twins first two games, something that only Randy...

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