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LEN3 Throws Cold Water on Hot Stove

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:21 PM
http://m.startribune...ings/502283381/ Don't get your hopes up. The Twins, according to LEN3, aren't going to do much at the winter meeti...

Non-Twins Off-season news, tidbits and transactions

Other Baseball Today, 02:20 PM
We had a thread for items around the baseball world that were worth sharing but not worth a thread of their own. Now that the 2018 season...

Harold Baines and Lee Smith are Hall of Famers

Other Baseball Today, 02:18 PM
MLB announced tonight that a 16-person committee decided that DH Harold Baines and RP Lee Smith are now Hall of Famers.   Here is th...

Mauer/Sano: Double Standard on Strength/Conditioning?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:08 PM
According to the Star Tribune, Miguel Sano's workouts this off-season are being viewed by the Twins' front office, in an effort to more c...

Cruz, Ramos, Cahill, and Soria

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:38 PM
I guess the Twins are trying damage control after upsetting their fan-base     https://www.mlbtrade...vor-cahill.html

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Waiting for Godot (or Buxton and Sano)

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 10 December 2018 · 502 views
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Waiting for Godot (or Buxton and Sano) My annual waiting for Buxton and Sano patience is wearing very thing. It reminds me of waiting for Godot! No, he is not a baseball player, Spark Notes tell us - "Two men, Vladimir and Estragon, meet near a tree. They converse on various topics and reveal that they are waiting there for a man named Godot." "a boy enters and tells Vladimir that he is a...
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The Scoop on Schoop, and His Twins Fit

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 10 December 2018 · 314 views
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Entering the offseason Derek Falvey and Thad Levine were tasked with finding infield help. They needed to replace the retired Joe Mauer, and the flipped Brian Dozier. Internal options put pretty much any infield position as an acquirable target, but in the end, second base and first base were the routes traveled. Now with Jonathan Schoop joining C.J. Cron...
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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 · 1,103 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 · 1,107 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 · 920 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 · 343 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!

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Yankees get Paxton from the Mariners

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 19 November 2018 · 594 views
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According to MLbtraderumors, the Yankees and Mariners have annouced a trade with James Paxton going to New York and Justus Sheffield and two other minor leaguers going to the Mariners.
This seems to set up that only about 7 teams intend to compete next year with all the rest in reset or rebuild mode.
Good news is that the Yankees will probably only s...
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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 · 1,355 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 · 1,884 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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2019 Blueprint

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 04 November 2018 · 760 views

The Twins are at a crossroads. 2017 provided fans with the promise of the future as they surprised many to make the Wild Card game and expectations were high for 2018. Needless to say, this past season did not end as many hoped, although at 78-84 they only finished 7 games behind 2017. They had a horrible 15 walk-off losses this past year and had to deal...
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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashburyjohn in East Coast Bias, 02 November 2018 · 765 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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Twins coaching staff

Posted by framedoctor in framedoctor's Blog, 31 October 2018 · 772 views

When it comes to the Twins coaching staff I would like to discuss the hitting coach. I know there are a lot of opinions out there that say that these ballplayers are grown men, professionals, and they don't listen to coaches anyway or you are not going to change their mechanics this late in the game. The choice to retain Rowson is somewhat bewildering to...
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2018-2019 Offseason Primer

Posted by John Miller in John Miller's Blog, 31 October 2018 · 768 views

This is my first blog with Twins Daily, but if you don’t know, I co-host the Across the Meadow Podcast with Jeremy Nygaard. First, I will get into a little about me before I get into my offseason predictions. I was in the Marine Corps for five years and now, I am majoring in Journalism at the University of Minnesota. My life summed up in one sentence. I l...
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Milldaddy's 2019 Off-season Blueprint

Posted by milldaddy35 in Milldaddy35's Blog Area, 31 October 2018 · 441 views

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Good afternoon everyone,

The off-season is officially here, and that means it is time for us to put ourselves into the shoes of Falvine and tell him what to do with this off-season so we can have a successful 2019, and get back to the playoffs. So, without further ado here is what I woul...
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Minnesota Twins Offseason Blueprint -- Version I

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 29 October 2018 · 1,262 views
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This is an excerpt from an article that appears at Zone Coverage; click here to read it in full.

The celebratory alcohol is barely dry on the shirts handed out to the Boston Red Sox after winning the World Series on Sunday night, but in a news cycle that never sleeps, we’re already moving onto the 2019 season via offseason moves.

The Minnesota Twins...
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Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 30 September 2018 · 605 views

Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles As the season comes to an end I wanted to reflect on some of what I wrote in my first Twins season at Twins Daily and Zone Coverage. Below you will find a review of my preseason predictions as well as some of my early articles.

My Preseason Predictions

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Contention for 2019 and Beyond

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 16 September 2018 · 1,089 views
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Contention for 2019 and Beyond The Twins have ridden the roller coaster during the Paul Molitor era. Up in 2015, way down in 2016, a peek at the playoffs in 2017 and now way down in 2018. The roller coaster claimed a front-office victim in longtime GM Terry Ryan two years ago and now there has to be some heat on field manager Molitor after this season's extreme disappointment.

The com...
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Miracle & Twins Extend Agreement Thru 2022

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 16 September 2018 · 634 views

With the closing of the minor league baseball season on the field, we open up the biennial minor league affiliation-swap season and, to nobody's surprise, the Twins have extended their affiliation with the Class High A Fort Myers Miracle.

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Teams are allowed...
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MLB Confirms that Wider Batters should not have Wider Strike Zones

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 13 September 2018 · 612 views

MLB Confirms that Wider Batters should not have Wider Strike Zones After a 3-game series against the Yankees where Willians Astudillo did not record a strikeout in 10 at-bats, the Yankees officially protested the game on September 12th. Manager Joe Girardi, and pitcher David Robertson, contended that the strike zone should be wider for a batter of Astudillo's girth. Seemingly, David Robertson was frustrated that he allow...
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Offense v. Defense thought experiment

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 09 September 2018 · 503 views

I posted this idea in a discussion thread, but I do think it fits better in the blog section or in its own thread, but chose blog. I will leave the scenario as I posted it in the other thread.

Anyway, in light of a recent debate on the value of defense, I came up with a problem. It would be interesting to run a simulation on this or hear what inputs othe...

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