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Article: Report From The Fort: Escobar's Opportunity

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:36 AM
FORT MYERS: On Sunday, the news broke that the Minnesota Twins starting shortstop Jorge Polanco had been suspended for the first 80 games...

Article: Minnesota's Wild Card Competition

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:32 AM
Prediction season is here across the baseball world. Earlier this week, I made some bold predictions about Minnesota’s upcoming season. T...

Article: Report From The Fort: Kirilloff Excited For The...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:17 AM
FORT MYERS - The highs and the lows of life in sports. Alex Kirilloff is just 20-years-old, and he has experienced both sides of that coi...

Article: Can Ryan Pressly Put It All Together?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:14 AM
In five seasons since being selected in the Rule 5 Draft by the Twins, Ryan Pressly has oscillated between very good (2016 version), and...

Stupid Math Tricks: ERA

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:09 AM
I did some math.Assumingi) the Pythagorean theory of winning percentage, andii) the Twins score the same number of runs in '18 as they di...



New Team, New Sponsorship

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 21 March 2018 · 215 views
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Athletes and sponsorships go together like peanut butter and ladies. After recovering from the ultra-successful campaigns of Tinactin and Gold Bond, Odor Eaters has finally stepped out of the shadows; and one of the newest Twins’ pitchers is the benefactor.

Between the usual Sheboygan Sausage and Kwik Trip commercials this season on FSN, expect to see J...

2018 Twins MiLB Dream Team

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 21 March 2018 · 213 views

I have been thoroughly following the Twins minor league farm system for about 2 years now. However, this is the first year that I am analyzing the players and writing blog entries about them. To me, this seemed like a fun and interesting way to view the best players in the Twins farm system and assemble the 2018 Twins MiLB Dream Team!

25 Man Roster

10 Reasons to Make it to Target Field in Early April

Posted by Gavin_Sanford in Singles off the Wall , 20 March 2018 · 755 views

As most of us know, April in Minnesota can be brutal. Snow, sleet, and rain accompanied by cold temperatures are always a possibility early in the season. The old saying April showers bring May flowers is thrown around everywhere, but it especially rings true in Minnesota. With the Twins having a 14 game home stand beginning the first week in April, and h...

Trade and Tax - the new baseball problem

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 20 March 2018 · 329 views
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Trade and Tax - the new baseball problem Decades ago I worked as a tax accountant for Honeywell and National Car Rental Corporation. Taxes are complicated and state and federal laws impacted the businesses and decisions.

Baseball is an interstate commerce and has had many laws passed to protect the teams. Now the new tax law creates another obstacle with unexpected consequences that could pl...

The Twins Next Important Coach

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 20 March 2018 · 716 views
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A season ago, the Minnesota Twins brought in James Rowson as their hitting coach. Following the dismissal of Tom Brunansky, Derek Falvey and Thad Levine handpicked a candidate of a lesser known name. WIth what he had done with some of the hitter in the Yankees organization however, there was excitement regarding potential results. Fast forward a year, and...

Will Congress Screw Minor League Players Today?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 19 March 2018 · 557 views

If you believe that maintaining the status quo in minor league baseball is important, you aren't going to like this article.


However, if you believe that some things - like simple human decency in the area of fair pay - are more important than whether or not the...

Can Ryan Pressly put it all Together?

Posted by Jamie Cameron in Curveball Blog, 18 March 2018 · 558 views
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Can Ryan Pressly put it all Together? *Note: This article has been updated. The previous image of Kershaw's release point was horizontal instead of vertical. This error has since been amended.

2018 is a pivotal year for Ryan Pressly. The Twins originally acquired Pressly from Boston in the 2012 Rule 5 draft. In five season in Minnesota, Pressly has oscillated between very good (2016 version)...

Updating Baseball’s Dictionary

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 17 March 2018 · 434 views

Updating Baseball’s Dictionary Did you know that marine scientists are making an effort to replace the name starfish with sea star? Neither did I, but these are the kinds of things you learn when you have a toddler (who decided it’s so important to know all the animals and what sounds they make?) Anyway, maybe it’s also time for us baseballogists to review the game’s nomenclature.


How long will Sano be suspended?

Posted by ThatsRich in Critical Thinking, 14 March 2018 · 2,282 views

Miguel Sano is currently under investigation for violating the league's domestic violence policy. At last report, he had been interviewed by MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred which is typically indicative that the investigation is nearing completion. Any announcement of a suspension should be coming soon. Is there any way to forecast the length of Sano's suspe...

What Needs to Happen for Joe Mauer to Be A Twin in 2019?

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 12 March 2018 · 773 views
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There is no question that Joe Mauer is one of the greatest Minnesota Twins to ever put on the uniform, and that he will one day see his number retired along with former Twins greats like Kirby Puckett and Rod Carew. Despite this, Mauer’s future as a player with the Twins after 2018 seems to be in question.

Entering 2019, Mauer will be going into his age...

Twins are better off without Yu Darvish

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 12 March 2018 · 842 views
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Twins are better off without Yu Darvish The Minnesota Twins reportedly offered Yu Darvish $100 million over four years to be the ace of their starting pitching staff. Instead, president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine invested almost the same amount of money in three players who make them better than Darvish could have.

This was originally published at FoulP...

Weird Twins Franchise Records to Watch for This Year

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 12 March 2018 · 370 views
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Everybody loves a good record chase. Whether it's Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa's asterisk-fueled home run battle of 1998 or the very non-asterisk-fueled Kansas City Royals challenging the record for most consecutive innings without scoring a run last season—a record chase is compelling.

There's a fine line, though, between fun facts and records. Fun facts...

WARNE: In an Offseason Game of Poker, Falvey and Levine Make out Like Bandits

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 12 March 2018 · 423 views
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Impatience is a natural tendency. That’s especially true for fans of a team that, despite making the postseason last year, had obvious flaws.

So in a sense, it was understandable when Minnesota Twins fans were annoyed that the team came home from the winter meetings just before Christmas with a 40-year-old closer and a broken down starter who gives up to...

Have Romero be the opening day starter

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 12 March 2018 · 480 views
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Manager Paul Molitor has not yet named his opening day starter. I have an out-of-the-box suggestion: Fernando Romero.

Romero has not yet allowed a run - or a hit - in spring training. He's been nearly perfect.

Yes, I know, he's not expected to make the opening day roster. Here's my thinking:

• Clearly Ervin Santana cannot be the opening day starter – h...

Twins spend 4th most in Free Agency (sort of...)

Posted by Bryan Borchardt in The Circleback Blog, 11 March 2018 · 569 views
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Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained?? After years of luke-warm stove off seasons the new front office has made their mark on the roster by signing five players to the big league roster who are ready and able to contribute on opening day. Add to that the trade for Jake Odorizzi and you’re talking nearly 25% of the 25 man roster acquired this o...

Season Preview: Felix Jorge

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 10 March 2018 · 491 views
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Season Preview: Felix Jorge Through the 2018 Adopt-A-Prospect draft I drafted Felix Jorge with the 27th overall pick as my guy for the upcoming season. It will my objective to give you bi-weekly(ish) updates on the Twins prospect this season, but I wanted to start by providing some background information and project what we might see from him in the 2018 season.

Felix De...

Don McCormack, Tino Martinez, Lance Lynn and the 75th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 10 March 2018 · 819 views
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Note: Thanks to spycake, I know now that we will forfeit pick 95. Even better. Only 2 players of 53 with significant careers. Amos Otis and Dave Cash. Addison Reed and his 6.8 WAR checks in as the third most successful pick 95.

What is the 75th pick in the draft worth? If the Twins sign Alex Cobb or Lance Lynn they would forfeit this pick. How much shoul...

Why Do We Care About Launch Angle?

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 09 March 2018 · 1,088 views
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By now, you are probably sick of hearing the words “launch angle”. I assure you, you are not alone.

On a recent spring training broadcast, Twins radio announcer Dan Gladden noted that more teams are “teaching launch angles ” but the practice has been out for several years. However, you know if Gladden is talking about it then the concept has certainly go...

Union files revenue sharing grievance against MLB

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 27 February 2018 · 472 views

According to the Tampa Bay Times the Baseball players union has filed a grievance against teams for not spending their revenue sharing money. According to the rules, revenue sharing is supposed to be used to help clubs spend money on making their product better. This can be either major or minor leagues or other costs related to putting a better product...

2018 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: Summary 1-60 and Organizational Overview

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 26 February 2018 · 452 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
This is the last 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 , 55-51...

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