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Willians Astudillo Optioned

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:09 PM
Willians Astudillo was optioned after Sunday's game. So far I've only seen scout report this, but it looks to be true. It was fun having...

Article: How Miguel Sano Can Fix His Swing

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:04 PM
When Miguel Sano first arrived in Minnesota in 2015, Twins team president Dave St. Peter said that fans “don't want to miss a Miguel Sano...

Dallas Keuchel tracker

Other Baseball Today, 02:02 PM
Keuchel made his Atlanta debut last Friday 6/21.     5IP 8H 4R 3ER 1HR 3SO and 2 hit batters   If you were expecting...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/23): Sands Strong i...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:55 PM
The Twins ended an up-and-down week with a tough loss in Kansas City. Luckily, there was some good news from down on the pond. Cole Sands...

Twins Need Sellers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:06 PM
It's June 23 and it's interesting across the MLB fruited plain.    Looking at the standings... There are only 7 clear sellers a...

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Lift Proving to be Final Key for Kepler

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 24 June 2019 · 186 views
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Max Kepler used to be relatively vocal about his decision to avoid an increased launch angle. He wasn’t looking solely to hit home runs, and while his goal was to enter the zone on a level swing path, he was just fine with ground balls. Former Twins beat writer Mike Berardino talked to the outfielder back in the spring of 2018 and Kepler said as much the...
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Is The Twins FO Actually Mad They Are Good?

Posted by Dome Dogg in Dome Dogg's Blog, 24 June 2019 · 487 views

Just throwing this out there: Is the Twins' front office actually maybe kinda sorta mad that the team is playing so well?

Obviously, this seems preposterous on its surface, but bear with me for a moment.

Falvine nailed it with almost every FA acquisition made this offseason, with most of the signings being short-term guys at spots the Twins have heral...
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Montreal - Tampa Bay ExRays

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 22 June 2019 · 357 views
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Montreal - Tampa Bay ExRays Wow what a concept and a really good one too. Tampa Bay has had a great team and lousy support, Montreal had lousy teams and good support. Put them together and we have something fun to talk about. 82 games is an expensive season ticket, 41 might be more affordable. Each city would compete to be the most supportive and the team and MLB comes out on top. Y...
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Why José Berríos is NOT the Twins' Game 1 Playoff Starter

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 20 June 2019 · 1,364 views
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Why José Berríos is NOT the Twins' Game 1 Playoff Starter With the Tampa Bay Rays set to make the 2019 MLB Playoffs and turn the 115-year-old approach to playoff rotations on its head, it’s well past time for questioning the effectiveness of the traditional approach to postseason pitching. But it’s the Minnesota Twins and José Berríos who present the most interesting postseason pitching situation.

This was orig...
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Ortiz shooting a case of mistaken identity

Posted by TFRazor in TFRazor's Blog, 20 June 2019 · 348 views

Well this just got weird

https://www.espn.com...staken-identity
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Strat-O-Matic Baseball: Red Sox at Twins 6/18/19

Posted by Danchat in Danchat's Strat-O-Matic Blog, 19 June 2019 · 306 views
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6/18/19 - Red Sox at Twins - David Price vs Michael Pineda
Box Score:

https://i.imgur.com/vEPl51Y.png

Game Summary
The Twins struck first in the second inning with Sano notching a one-out double, followed by a Jake Cave two run homer. It was a no-doubter, as I had a 6-12 roll, which meant that unless the pitcher is very good at preventing HRs, this on...
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New Museum at CHS Field Highlights St. Paul Baseball History

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 17 June 2019 · 516 views

New Museum at CHS Field Highlights St. Paul Baseball History The state of hockey has met the city of baseball. This spring at CHS Field, home of the St. Paul Saints, heralded the opening of a new museum devoted to the history of the great American game in the capital city. In a 2,000 square foot space tucked down the left field line and free to ticket holders during Saints games, fans can learn about the memorable...
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Tickets to tonight’s game for a veteran

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 12 June 2019 · 1,049 views

Hey everyone I just bought 4 season tickets for 20 games the rest of the season. I live in Dallas and will be going to just a few games when we come home and I will give some away to friends and family. I also want to use some of the games to raise money for a cause I feel strongly about, as former military, the Wounded Warriors Project. I’m hopeful tha...
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Introducing Through a Child's Eyes

Posted by Tim Fredrickson in Through a Child's Eyes, 11 June 2019 · 618 views
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Introducing Through a Child’s Eyes
A blog about how kids experiencing winning Twins baseball for the first time connect and have fun without concerns of payroll, unwritten rules, or judgement.

The Twins’s postseason run and World Series Championship in 1991 was the first time I really got into baseball. I remember the 1987 Championship, but not that w...
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Houston is the new St. Louis

Posted by birdwatcher in birdwatcher's Blog, 11 June 2019 · 882 views

As regular readers might know, I've been following the baseball moves of the Twins ever since Chief suffered through First Communion. Yep. Since the early Washington Senators under their founder, George Washington.

I'm particularly intrigued by the challenges of talent evaluation and acquisition, and all that goes into it. This intrigue was heightened en...
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Off Day Assessment, June 10, 2019

Posted by Kirby O'Connor in Kirby O'Connor's Blog, 10 June 2019 · 583 views
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It has been a week since the Minnesota Twins' last off day, and in that time they've played six games, all on the road and all against divisional opponents.

The Good:
The good news is that the Twins still don't have a losing segment on their schedule. This means that they have yet to have a losing road trip or home stand. The team ended the week with a...
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The precious, but unnoticed help of Gonzalez

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 06 June 2019 · 1,018 views

The precious, but unnoticed help of Gonzalez With recent struggles from Twins pitchers, for example, an early season discussion has been brought up this week. Did the Twins address well enough the team’s need during the offseason? Some people sure feel like they didn’t. But one offseason move (out of several others) that we can absolutely tell was right on the money was the Marwin Gonzalez signing....
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First Place Underdogs

Posted by Andrew Gebo in Around The Horn , 06 June 2019 · 951 views

Across all sports the term “underdog” is typically given to teams who lack elite talent but are good enough to be relevant. It is rare when a team leads their respective sport in most major statistical categories and fighting for the number one seed in the postseason to be given the “underdog” label. The 2019 Minnesota Twins are the exception to that rule...
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ApPENding Reliever Pitch Selection - Taylor Rogers

Posted by TwerkTwonkTwins in TwerkTwonkTwins, 06 June 2019 · 623 views
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ApPENding Reliever Pitch Selection - Taylor Rogers The Minnesota Twins bullpen was the dominant topic yesterday for...various reasons. It looks like it will remain a dominant topic as we head toward the July trade deadline. This blog series will be all about the Twins bullpen, but won't be concerned with internal or external additions. I wanted to take a look at how the coaching staff is tweaking the pitc...
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Escobar and Gonzalez

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 05 June 2019 · 866 views
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Two 30-year-old natives of Venezuela, both switch-hitters, both came to the majors as shortstops who became utility players and were to become free agents at the end of the 2018 season. I was looking at Baseball Reference and thought I would compare the former Twin with the current Twin. I was surprised how similar their numbers were.
https://www.baseball...
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Bullpens, usage, options, and rosters

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 05 June 2019 · 458 views

There has been a steady drumbeat in Twins Territory regarding upgrades to the bullpen. The purpose of this article is not to disagree with them, so much as it is to discuss reasons why delaying such a move is best for the club over a long season.

First, the facts: Twins have 5 pitchers on their existing 25-man roster who have options remaining. Berrio...
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What would a Madison Bumgarner trade look like?

Posted by gtkilla in gtkilla, 04 June 2019 · 2,401 views
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What would a Madison Bumgarner trade look like? The Twins could make a move like this happen and I believe they should. How could this work and what are the chances they could get a guy like Will Smith in the deal as well?
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Who Gets the Axe ?

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in Blog tarheeltwinsfan, 29 May 2019 · 2,098 views

When Garver is ready to return...when Cruz is ready to return...who gets sent down? Will it be Litttell and Arraez? Will it be two relievers, since the starters are doing so well and Arraez is such a good hitter and can play several IF positions? ? Will it be 2 position players since two position (DH and C) players will be returning? What do you think?
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GBC Blog 2: What could have been, Part II: 2010 MLB Draft

Posted by 33mvp in Giant Baseball Cards, 28 May 2019 · 974 views

In part two of this series we will be looking at the 2010 MLB draft. This series is about looking at how the Twins did in the draft during the past decade, not a wine piece. We will see positives and negatives in the Twins’ draft prowess. Another intention of this piece is to simply show how hard it is to draft and develop MLB players.

With the 21st pick...
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Twins Fans, Dallas Keuchel is Not Worth the Hype

Posted by Peter Wall in Rounding Second, 28 May 2019 · 1,488 views
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At some point, you have to know when to cut bait and move on. For Twins fans, that time has come for Dallas Keuchel.

For the last 5 seasons, Keuchel has been the Astro’s homegrown ace. From his debut in 2012, Keuchel has slowly cemented himself as one of the best starting pitchers in the game. Save for a rocky 2016 and some early growing pains, Keuchel h...

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