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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:10 PM
Waiting around to march in a parade, i see a lack of game thread... So for old time's sake: Things to think about. 1. Winning. Don't alwa...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/18): Saturday In Th...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:32 PM
It was a very busy Saturday. The Vikings played. The Twins honored Jack Morris pre-game and played the Tigers. All six Twins stateside af...

Kohl Stewart: An idea very few will like

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:31 PM
I felt bad for the kid. His major league career just hasn't started very well and it sure looked like a severe case of nerves. ...

Article: What To Do With Logan Forsythe?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:22 PM
On July 31, the Twins traded popular second baseman Brian Dozier to the Los Angeles Dodgers in a deal that had been in the works for roug...

Gonsalves Gets the Call

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:18 PM
He will be taking Erv's spot in the rotation and starting on Monday. Good luck!

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Bobby Wilson Using “Eye of the Tiger” to Maintain Perspective During Trying Season

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 18 August 2018 · 207 views
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This is an excerpt from a story originating at Zone Coverage. Please click here to read the full story.

One thing I really like about baseball is that there’s always just so much going on. If you don’t pay attention 100 percent, you can easily miss something.

One thing I hone in on is weird personality quirks or tics players have while on the field....
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Logan Morrison Hip Injury Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 16 August 2018 · 316 views
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Logan Morrison Hip Impingement Q&A
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Twins DH/1B Logan Morrison was recently shut down for the remainder of the season and, by reports, is expected to undergo surgery for a hip condition that has been bothering him for much of the year. The problem is being reported as ‘hip impingement’, which is a fairly common diagnosis. Some may recall tha...
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The Price of Doing Business

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 August 2018 · 748 views
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Today, the Pittsburgh Pirates and Tampa Bay Rays completed the deal that sent Chris Archer to the Buccos. With a PTBNL up in the air, Shanez Baz ended up being the final piece to the blockbuster. This whole situation remains relevant in the context of the Minnesota Twins due to conversations surrounding the Rays former ace and Minnesota slugger Miguel San...
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45 Cold-Blooded Starts

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 14 August 2018 · 601 views

Means 9 trips through the rotation for each starter, and got me to questioning what would be the best way to appropriate those starts from now - 117 games in - through the rest of the season.
The clear emphasis must be on 2019 and 2020 and what will best serve the club moving forward. That is not to say that you stop pitching Berrios, Odorizzi, or...
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Wishing the FRE Travels Well to Oakland

Posted by Miles Death in Thome the Moneyball, 10 August 2018 · 521 views

I’m at Target Field, and it was the Sunday before the all-star break. We were already losing to the Tampa Bay Rays, and it was a high leverage spot in the 5th inning. Suddenly, my friend and I hear the infamous Lil Jon song start to heat up. Fernando Rodney is coming in? I think, “wow, Molitor is finally getting out of his comfort zone with preassigned in...
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I want the Twins to overspend....on

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 05 August 2018 · 1,556 views

on Eduardo Escobar, the best and most important Twin in the last several years. As a latin player he can probably be effective to his late 30 s , His dugout presence is worth a majority of the money, I heard a player say, that when he was traded from the White Sox, it was the first time he had seen MLB players cry. Thats how I felt too...but on the flip...
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Grit

Posted by NASCAR Steve in NASCAR Steve's Blog, 04 August 2018 · 436 views

Grit Seeing dozier and Escobar go suck.. but life goes on whether you agree with your front office or not you just hope to win ball games as a player , coach, or fan. I remember when I was young I love playing baseball and football in fact football was my favorite sport up until I was 17..I remember my dad telling me stories about the twins 2 World Series wins...
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Red Wings at Pawtucket, August 3 2018

Posted by ashburyjohn in East Coast Bias, 04 August 2018 · 477 views

[re-posted from the night's minor league summary thread...]

I was in attendance at Pawtucket last night, so let me offer some additional impressions and details.

First, a minor correction: the Red Wings' final run scored on a wild pitch. The bases were not loaded when Motter walked, but when ball-four skittered past Mike Ohlman, Edgar Corcino on third...
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Does a team need to be close knit to win?

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 03 August 2018 · 377 views
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Does a team need to be close knit to win? I thought I would expand on my comment about the team and the fact that a team that gets along, is filled with nice guys, and causes no issues does not necessarily mean that they are winners.

Does anyone remember the A's when they dominated the game?Rudi, Henderson, Bando, Catfish Hunter, Rollie Fingers, Gene Tenace, Bert Campaneris, Blue Moon Odom, Vida...
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Notes from Elizabethton

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in Blog tarheeltwinsfan, 01 August 2018 · 408 views

Notes from Elizabethton I spent an afternoon and evening there yesterday, The GM, Mike Mains, could not have been nicer. He gave me free access and took me around the field and clubhouse. Here are some random observations.1) One member of the organization (not Mike Mains) told me that this was the best group of players, both in skills and in character, in...
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Team Chemistry

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in tarheeltwinsfan's Blog, 01 August 2018 · 333 views

Interesting article in the Atlantic magazine about good team chemistry. Tell me what you think. Does good team chemistry result in winning teams, or do winning teams produce good team chemistry, automatically?


https://www.theatlan...emistry/561722/
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Thank You, Brian Dozier

Posted by Jonathon Zenk in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 31 July 2018 · 821 views
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Thank You, Brian Dozier It is hard to put into words how much Brian Dozier has meant to the Twins organization. It has been a blast watching Brian grow into one of the better power hitters in the league. He has had a bit of a down year, and that is a shame, but that does not take away the joy he has brought to not only Twins fans, but the community as well.

Many think of Dozier...
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Humility Chains By Royce and Cindy Lewis

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 28 July 2018 · 736 views
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Humility Chains By Royce and Cindy Lewis Humility- (h)yo͞oˈmilədē: The quality or state of being humble.

Royce Lewis lives by that word. Humble.

That is why his Mom, Cindy Lewis is crafting “Humility Chains”. They are bead necklaces that are 24 inches long and they cost $20, $30, and $40. They come in black, chrome, and silver and you can apply a black cross on
the black chain.
I contacted Cin...
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Dear Twins: Don't Sell!

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 July 2018 · 1,432 views

Like a lot of Twins fans, I think, I’ve been coasting a bit with my fandom. The results on the field have been disappointing.

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Byron Buxton (photo by SD Buhr)

Ervin Santana, Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hadn’t even been on the field much, if at all,...
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Don't Let It Cimber Before You Hand It To CLE

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 20 July 2018 · 365 views
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The National League team I root for is the San Diego Padres, so it hurt even more when the Cleveland Indians traded catching prospect Franciso Mejia to San Diego for All Star closer Brad Hand and reliever Adam Cimber to bolster their most glaring weakness headed into the “second half” of the season. Remember, Cleveland was the team that didn’t think Matt...
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2018 Twins mid-season preliminary prospect list 1-60

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 16 July 2018 · 929 views

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Now that the 2018 draft signing deadline has passed and a substantial amount of international free agents signed for the Twins, it is time to update my 2018 mid-season prospect list. As usual my mid-season lists are preliminary, unlike the off-season lists, and they have minimal commentary and...
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Nick Gordon, Lamonte Wade and Infield Fly Balls

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 06 July 2018 · 895 views

I am curious about the vast difference in infield fly ball percentage in Nick Gordon and Lamonte Wade and wonder how much it matters projecting their bats as major league hitters. I was able to find a few articles on IFFB% but those authors leave wondering also.

One claim is that players with a lower IFFB rate tend to post higher BABIPs.

Another claim i...
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Selling at the Deadline

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 05 July 2018 · 1,286 views
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Selling at the Deadline Just a couple days ago LaVelle Neal III reported that the Twins are going to be sellers at this years trade deadlines. This isn’t surprising news as the Twins are currently 12 games back of Cleveland in the division and realistically have no shot at a wild card when the AL has four teams in two divisions on pace for 100+ wins. Moreover they are on a 6-gam...
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Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 05 July 2018 · 1,695 views

Eduardo Escobar only Willing to be Traded to Cities with a Fogo de Chão (Entry photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Fogo de Chão, a Brazilian steakhouse with all-you-can-eat tableside-carved meats, was attributed by Eduardo Escobar before this season as a big reason for his success in 2017, according to an interview by the Star Tribune.

Reportedly, Eduardo Escobar is unwilling to be traded to any team whose home ballpark...
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1 XBH per 10 AB

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 05 July 2018 · 343 views

What exactly is this and what does it mean? Well This is an over simplistic formula I use when looking at a power hitters performance. You are basically looking to see if the total number of extra base hits = a .100 batting average. You don’t even have to do the full math just know if it’s going to be more or less or on par, making it real easy to calc...

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