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Thielbar Optioned, Bullpen Set

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:11 PM
This morning, the Twins announced that LHP Caleb Thielbar has been optioned to Rochester. The decision sets the Twins Opening Day bullpen...

Article: 2015 Projections and Rankings: Brian Dozier

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:11 PM
We’ve discussed Kurt Suzuki, Joe Mauer and the AL Central catchers and first basemen. Today, we continue to work our way around the infie...

2015 MLB Over/Under Contest! Win BIG!

Other Baseball Today, 10:06 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen (and mods):  Here's the announcement you've all been waiting for...the Second Annual Unofficial Twins Daily For...

Article: 2015 Projections and Rankings: Danny Santana

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 PM
Today we complete our projections, predictions and rankings for the Minnesota Twins infield by considering shortstop Danny Santana. My se...

Article: 2015 Projections and Rankings: Joe Mauer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:22 PM
Earlier, we discussed Kurt Suzuki and the rest of the AL Central catchers. Now, we take a look at Joe Mauer and the AL Central first base...

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The Pen And Its Potential

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 01 April 2015 · 132 views
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This morning, the Minnesota Twins sent Caleb Thielbar out of major league camp and back to Triple-A Rochester. With the move, the 2015 bullpen is set in stone at the major league level. Without a doubt the group has more questions marks than anything, but the potential may lie just beyond those questions.

First, let's take a quick look at how the Twins w...
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You're Being Very Un-Dude

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 31 March 2015 · 222 views

The headline here is a reference--if you do not know somehow--to a line from The Big Lebowski . It's the scene in the car where Walter has brought "the ringer" ("the whites") and The Dude loses it on him. The Dude is a very chill guy who smokes pot, listens to CCR, and bowls. But in this scene he yells (editing profanity) "You (screwed) it up! You (screwe...
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Terry Ryan's Secret Ad

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 31 March 2015 · 290 views
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Many of you may be looking at the Twins roster for opening day and wondering: "where the hell are the prospects?"

Sure, we've been told again and again that we're about to get a huge influx of talent. And sure, we've been told that the children are our future. But the young players coming north: Danny Santana, Kennys Vargas, Oswaldo Arcia, Kyle Gibson......
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Still Optimistic

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 28 March 2015 · 572 views
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Today the posts have mostly been negative with three young players optioned to AAA. Many have pointed out that the rebuilding Twins won't have a single rookie from their system on the 25-man roster going north. The average age of the team won't be considerably different.

Despite all of this, I'm optimistic that the Twins will improve. The next wave is...
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The Twins 2015 Opening Day Roster is Practically Set; No surprises but 40-man work.

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 28 March 2015 · 830 views

Originally published at The Minnesota Twins, have announced several cuts, trimming down their Spring Training roster to 31. They announced that Jordan Schafer won the starting Centerfielder job, with Shane Robertson , backing him up and platooning against LHPs. They also announced that Mike Pelfrey will be in the bullpen and the 5th starter will be Tomm...
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Spring Training Chats with Gonsalves, Christensen & Jake Mauer

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 March 2015 · 293 views

I’ve been down here in Fort Myers, Florida, for several days now and I’ve been very slow about posting anything here. My bad.

The newly remodeled stadium at the Twins’ complex (now named “Century Link Field”) is very nice. Much wider concourses and a lot of variety of seating options. I’ve seen parts of a couple games at the new place, as well as a game...
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Hammond Notes - March 27

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 27 March 2015 · 309 views

Vacation time in Ft Myers is coming to a close. We had a very fun day at the Twins spring complex today.

We arrived at 10:30 unaware the minor league games had been moved up several hours, presumably in response to the forecast of rain. I started watching the Cedar Rapids game, and then a little bird told me, "you're missing Phil Hughes". I switched over...
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Twins lineup vs. Pirates

Posted by curt1965 in Blog curt1965, 27 March 2015 · 150 views

Pittsburgh

Harrison. 3B
Polanco. RF
Marte. LF
Sanchez. C
Alvarez 1B
Kang. SS
Decker. CF
Rodriguez. 2B

Locke- P

Minnesota

Santana. SS
Dozier. 2B
Mauer. 1B
Hunter RF
Arcia. LF
Plouffe. 3B
Herman. C
Schafer. DH
Hicks. CF

May- P
Duensing
Thielbar
Graham
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Episode 124 - Talking Kansas City and the Brian Dozier Contract

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 March 2015 · 129 views

This week we talk about the strange details of the Brian Dozier contract, Eric owing a bunch of people helmet nachos, and we try and figure out (again) who is in the lead for the fifth start spot.

After a couple beers, we talk baseball with Royals Review, http://www.royalsreview.com/ , editor-in-chief, Max Reiper and find out what the Royals have been do...
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Our Offense is better? Really?

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 25 March 2015 · 302 views

Is it concerning to you that we hear our offense is better, and yet we score two runs a game on a consistent basis?

Oh..hold..today we got one...I totally get we aren't playing with full lineups...but guess what neither are our opponents.

In addition the pitching we are facing..many are experimenting with pitches, we are facing minor league pitchers as...
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Why is Mike Pelfrey in the mix? I know why. You should read this to find out too because I have all the knowledge that you nee

Posted by Brad Swanson in Kevin Slowey was Framed!, 24 March 2015 · 721 views

Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

You'll have to forgive me, I've been away. Did I read that Mike Pelfrey is being considered for the fifth starter spot? I believe I read that somewhere, but that can't be, right? I mean, he's tall and whatnot, but he hasn't been good since 2010. I know I've been absent from the baseball world, but time d...
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Overreaction Theatre

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 18 March 2015 · 353 views
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Overreaction Theatre "Why in the name of all things Holy did they send Miguel Sano to Chattanooga - AA?? Not only did Sano show his power, but he even stole a base! Sano did everything you could ask of him this spring, and he was rewarded by spending another season toiling in the minor leagues.

What's the point of getting top prospects if you're not going to use them?! It's...
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ST Early Questions

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 16 March 2015 · 322 views

1- Why were Buxton and Sano cut so early? I have to assume that they were that far behind. How did Sano look at 3rd considering his inflated weight? Actually the best thing for the Twins would probably be moving him to first, as I think our production there will remain less than stellar.

2-Can this team win without Escobar playing everyday? I would...
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The "other" spring training

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 15 March 2015 · 351 views

I visited Arizona last weekend and since most of you will be posting about Florida I thought I’d add my thoughts about the “other” spring training. Arizona is nice because all of the teams are within about 20 minutes of Phoenix and if you fly out of MSP you have a few options on airlines. The main thing I didn’t like about the Phoenix area is that you wil...
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The Twins Should Have Drafted Mark Prior

Posted by Kyle Eliason in Kyle Eliason's Blog, 10 March 2015 · 897 views
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I have spoken with John Bonnes about writing this article a few times and in one respect, I wish I had written it earlier, when public opinion towards Joe Mauer was more favorable than it is presently. Some of the hot takes regarding Mauer’s (perceived) lack of toughness have been poorly reasoned and while Mauer has not provided good value...
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Baseball Ops: Welcome to the Evolution

Posted by Daniel R Levitt in In Pursuit of Pennants , 09 March 2015 · 311 views
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Baseball Ops: Welcome to the Evolution Mark Armour and I have a guest post at John Thorn's MLB blog this morning. This is a short essay on the history of Baseball Operations, riffing off Moneyball, which serves sort of as an introduction to our new book.

http://ourgame.mlblo...-the-evolution/
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The 2015 Twins: An Afterthought in the AL Central (And Why That's Not A Bad Thing!)

Posted by iTwins in Blog iTwins, 02 March 2015 · 738 views

The mantra has been the same over the last month, regardless of the source. “The best division in baseball? You have to think it’s the AL Central.” or “The most competitive division this season looks to be the AL Central!” No matter how it is framed, the reasons listed are always the same:

“The perennial favorite Detroit Tigers still have David Price, Ju...
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Spring Training is Meaningful

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 01 March 2015 · 480 views

Spring training is meaningful. Jobs are won and lost as a result. They should be.

Statistics from spring training exhibition games have no meaning. They should not be kept, reported or used in support of roster making decisions. I hope the Twins don't keep them or use them. Not only is the data in a sample too small to be meaningful but the level of comp...
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Who is the Twins Most Marketable Player?

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 25 February 2015 · 716 views
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Who is the Twins Most Marketable Player? As the beginning of the 2015 season quickly approaches, the Twins marketing team has been hard at work. How do you try and sell a team that has lost 90 games for four consecutive seasons?

Twins single game tickets went on sale last weekend and one thing that seems to get fans in the door is offering some unique giveaways. This year the club will offer su...
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ESPN SABR rankings

Posted by tobi0040 in Blog tobi0040, 23 February 2015 · 531 views

ESPN rankings for SABR metrics

Twins were in the skeptic category, second from the worst.

Some teams have quants from nasa and Phd's, we have "an mba from local st thomas"

Kc and cleveland get good grades


http://espn.go.com/e...ankings#mlb-sfg

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