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Article: Draft Blog, Entry 1 (2/9/16)

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:27 PM
The draft kicks off exactly four months from today, so what better time to start a draft blog series? Don’t even really think of this as...

Article: Position Battle: 4th & 5th Starters

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:16 PM
The Twins have a firmly established trio of starters in place that they will build around. Barring injuries, you can bet that Ervin Santa...

Keith Law Ranks Twins Minor League System #3

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:58 PM
I think the days of Twins fans complaining about Keith Law "Hating" the Twins should be over (whether or not it ever should have started...

Silly Baseball trivia

Other Baseball Today, 04:31 PM
None of these answers will include players who played before 1902 so you don't have to worry about a freak answer.   1) Excluding pl...

Chances Are..........

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:25 PM
Most bloggers here believe that OBP and K/BB rate are huge indicators for future success.  The question becomes when do we step away...

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The Emergence Of Eddie

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 10 February 2016 · 0 views

A year ago, the Minnesota Twins had a glaring hole in the middle of their infield. While their were some concerns as to what might happen behind the plate with Kurt Suzuki being a regression candidate, it was a shortstop that bigger answers were needed. Danny Santana was given the starting role out of spring training (a move I agreed with), and he hung on...
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MIDWEST SWING PODCAST (Ep. 6.o): Luke Inman (Cold Omaha/eDraft)

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 09 February 2016 · 16 views

Luke Inman joins Brandon to recap the Super Bowl, retirements and to grade the Vikings 2015 season. A little football recap before baseball season hits.

A Cold Omaha Podcast Network Production

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4 things that need to happen for twins to win World Series in next 5 years

Posted by Supfin99 in Twins fan in Texas, 07 February 2016 · 646 views

Wait needs to happen for the Twins to win a title in the next few years. I break it down into 4 points.

1). Sano and Buxton need to emulate the Army and be all they can be.
Both these guys have been at the top of prospect rankings for years. If the Twins are going to win a championship or 2 they have to become the studs they have the talent t...
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Projecting Minnesota's Optimal Defensive Line-Up

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 04 February 2016 · 590 views
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Defense wins championships.

In the baseball world, this cliche might not be completely true. Otherwise, there would be teams full of Andrelton Simmons-type players. There are a lot of other factors that go into the overall equation. Teams need offense, they need pitching, and sometimes a little luck goes a long way.

Baseball line-ups aren't usually buil...
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Lottery Numbers: Projecting the 2016 Twins

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 02 February 2016 · 330 views

While they differ in methodology, the major projection systems -- Marcel, OLIVER, PECOTA, Steamer, ZiPS et al. -- all abide by one central rule: Projections are not predictions. This mantra should be a source of comfort to Twins fans, since most experts are willing to predict that the team will be interesting and has at least some chance of making the pla...
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The Prospects of Top Prospects

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 02 February 2016 · 468 views

I haven't published a "Twins Top 15 Prospects List" this offseason, yet. There are plenty of other writers who do and many of them probably have better insight into who the top names should be than I do.
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This should be the last year that Byron Buxton's name shows up on...
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Local celebrity offers to pay Twins to bring back fan favorite

Posted by MikeBates in Half a Platoon, 29 January 2016 · 460 views

In the wake of MySpace founder Tom Anderson’s offer to pay for Tim Lincecum to return to the Giants , other celebrities have been similarly urging their hometown nines to make moves, and offering to foot the bill. We, at Twins Daily, have intercepted one such offer:




Seems legit.
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Twins Caravan Marshall MN

Posted by Hambino the Great in Twins Winter Caravan, 28 January 2016 · 332 views

Twins Caravan Marshall MN Has any one else been to these winter caravans? If so what was your take on the event. I brought my son to the Twins caravan last night in Marshall MN that hosted Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar and Dan Gladden. I found the question and answer session pretty humorous as it was mostly lighthearted and conversational. The one question that stood out was s...
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Great Seasons You May Have Forgotten – Luis Tiant, 1968

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 27 January 2016 · 139 views

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1968 was a pinnacle of pitching in the Major Leagues. Denny McLain won 31 games for the Tigers and Bob Gibson compiled a legendary 1.12 ERA for the Cardinals while throwing 13 shutouts. Easy to miss when browsing through the performances from that year was a Cleveland pitcher...
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2016 Twins offseason top 40 prospects: Summary and Meta Analysis

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 21 January 2016 · 716 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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I am trying something new this year. Instead of summarizing the top 40 Twins' prospects list, I am doing some actual analysis as well, which I believe might be telling for the system.

This is the last segment in this series. You can find the introductory segment in this series, including my cri...
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Bux Drives The Bus

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 13 January 2016 · 616 views
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The more consideration I give to the 2016 lineup, the more convinced I am that it is falling on the shoulders (fairly or unfairly) of Byron Buxton. Let's look at the ways he impacts the lineup.

1. Lineup with Buxton leading off: Buxton, Dozier, Mauer, Sano, Plouffe, Park, Rosario, Murphy/Suzuki, Escobar.

Without Buxton leading off: Dozier, Mauer, Sano,...
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Pace of Play Continues to Hurt Baseball

Posted by rickymartin in rickymartin's Blog, 06 January 2016 · 242 views

Forever baseball has operated without a clock. This made it unique from other sports like football and basketball. In baseball teams had to get 27 outs. There was no stalling or running down the clock so the other team could not score. Now this very notion of not having a clock is turning viewers away from the sport. In today's society people seem to have...
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Should Be More Scrutiny Over Twins Playing Time, Not Payroll

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 17 December 2015 · 738 views
joe mauer, ricky nolasco

If you've been a fan of the Minnesota Twins for a while, you're probably sick of hearing about payroll. It's a topic that's beaten to death, and the criticisms are often contradictory.

People will rip the ownership for not spending more out of one side of their mouth and ridicule them for overpaying Joe Mauer out the other. You can't have it both ways....
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The Spirit of a Locker Room

Posted by LukePettersen13 in Gopher Baseball with Luke Pettersen, 14 December 2015 · 720 views

A tribute to the old locker room, as construction on our new one starts today-https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/12357084_1111924955499396_8060664674060107290_o.jpg

When people think of a locker room, they imagine the surroundings; the lockers, the gear, the showers. Although when you play a sport, it becomes much more...
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Twins First Winter Meetings Trade

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 05 December 2015 · 1,281 views

The Twins waited a few years before they made their first winter meeting trade. In December of 1964 they traded Gerry Arrigo to the Reds for minor league infielder Cesar Tovar.

It was a trade of two 23 year olds. Arrigo made his debut in 1961 and played his first full season with the Twins in 1964. He was a left handed starter pitching in a "plug in star...
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So is this the 2016 lineup?

Posted by Spikecurveball in Blog Spikecurveball, 02 December 2015 · 946 views

Dozier 2B
Mauer 1B
Plouffe 3B
Sano RF
Park DH
Rosario LF
Murphy C
Escobar SS
Buxton CF

bench- Suzuki, Santana, Nunez
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Twins Sign KBO Slugger Byung-ho Park

Posted by always33 in The Blog Days of Summer, 01 December 2015 · 492 views
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We all heard a fair amount about Byung-ho Park leading up to his posting by the Nexen Heroes on November 3rd; he was a player who had excited the interest of multiple Major League teams and fans across the country. Yet for all that, nothing was enough to prepare me for the news that the Minnesota Twins, a small market team, had won the negotiating rights...
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Thanksgiving in New York, with a Twins twist

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 29 November 2015 · 304 views
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I spent Thanksgiving in New York City, visiting my son and his fiancée and seeing some sites. No, I didn't find Dave W, I guess I didn't look. Anyway, I did attend my first, and probably only, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We arrived early and found a place to stand across from Fox News. We saw the parades, floats, minor celebrities and Santa.

A women...
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The Twins 2015 Turkey of Year winner is:

Posted by jjswol in jjswol's Twins Trivia Blog, 26 November 2015 · 629 views

Happy Thanksgiving! It is once again that time of the year to select our annual Twins Turkey of the Year winner. This year we get to select our seventh annual Twins Turkey of the Year award winner, who will be lucky number seven? As always we have plenty of blue-chip candidates to scrutinize, analyze, and reflect on. First off we need to narrow the li...
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Biggest Sleepers from the 2015 Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 25 November 2015 · 872 views

Below I will give a brief summary of who I consider to be hidden gems with solid MLB careers in front of them:

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LaMonte Wade - Wade had one of the best seasons for a non first round pick in his debut season, putting up good power numbers and a so...

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