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Article: MIN 7, TB 8: Playing The Wrong Notes

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:24 PM
Chopin’s Etude Op. 25 No 5 is better known as the “Wrong Note” Etude. Not because it encourages the pianist to play the wrong notes, but...

Buxton to 10-Game DL for Migraines

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:09 PM
Per Fox Sports:    "Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to migranes, the tea...

Call Up Tyler Duffey

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:09 PM
4 appearances - 11 IP - 0.00 ERA - 14/1 K/BB - 3 hits allowed Call him up for Kinley or Hildenberger.

Machado

Other Baseball Today, 12:01 PM
Baltimore is BAD. How long before they trade Manny and try to get as much in return as possible? Do they wait until the deadline? Any pre...

Is It Time to Start Worrying About Sano?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:01 PM
Ok. 30 homers a year are not going to offset subpar fielding and striking out 40% of the time. He is showing no indication that he unders...

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WARNE: Twins Well Equipped to Handle Rescheduled Games

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 21 April 2018 · 70 views
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This is an excerpt of a story that originates on Zone Coverage here . Please click through to read it in full.

Mother Nature has a cruel and ironic sense of humor.

While the Minnesota Twins and Chicago White Sox had three-quarters of a four-game set turned into a winter wonderland last weekend, it’s going to be a balmy 67 degrees on Monday — just in t...
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2018 Twins Roster...With Zero Twins Players

Posted by MaxOelerking in From the Plaza, 20 April 2018 · 161 views

Something that I though would be fun, making a 2018 Twins roster with only similar players. For example, Mike Trout who is a career .305/.409/.566 and plays CF would be similar to Mickey Mantle .298/.421/.557.

Enjoy!

CATCHERS
Wellington Castillo .259/.319/.430
{ Jason Castro .233/.312/.388 }

John Hicks .232/.289/.395
{ Mitch Garver .193/.281/.3...
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Star Tribune says Hughes to start Sunday

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 20 April 2018 · 371 views

Lavalle article claims Hughes will be recalled to start Sunday, and the rest of the starters will pitch the 4 game series in NY.
I wonder if Hildenburger gets optioned out or Twins cut their Rule 5 draft pick(which would have made this a very bad winter on FO moves for relief pitchers).
I guess the big contract means they will have to look and see if H...
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Puerto Rican Dream

Posted by Luke Albrecht in Dominican Adventure, 19 April 2018 · 328 views
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Puerto Rican Dream They say you should write your dreams down right when you wake up in order to remember them clearly. After returning from a dreamlike day and a half in San Juan, I’m feeling like the exercise will be helpful for me as well. Luckily, I don’t have the deadline many local writers had after the 16 inning marathon of game two.

The seed for the idea was plante...
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Too Many K's

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 19 April 2018 · 223 views
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Too Many K's Today, Sam Miller at ESPN wrote that the Strikeout rate in baseball is going up for the 14th year in a row. Last year pitchers struck out 8.2 batters per nine and this year it is 8.6 so far. The first question is why don't batters care? Second question is - how do we compare strikeout rates now with past pitching performances and careers - although Nol...
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Don't look now, but Tyler Duffey is pitching very well at Rochester

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 19 April 2018 · 483 views
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Don't look now, but Tyler Duffey is pitching very well in Rochester.

He's pitched eight innings so far, all in relief, in three games, and he's done something that's a bit odd: He has a 2-1 record with NO EARNED RUNS allowed. (He's allowed two unearned runs.)

He's struck out 10 in 8 innings, and has issued no walks and only 2 hits (That's a 0.25 WHIP ra...
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Let's Lease a Yeti!

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 18 April 2018 · 325 views
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Why can't Target Field have a yeti?

Even a dedicated master of the art of SUPERNATURAL BASEBALL has trouble cobbling together enough words to delve into the spirit of this wonderful sport. It's difficult enough to put on a face to open your door in these days of late, late winter. No baseball cap upon your head but instead a STOCKING CAP where the pom po...
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Odorizzi Shows Importance of Warmth

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 18 April 2018 · 295 views
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Thus far the Minnesota Twins have played just 12 games during the 2018 Major League Baseball season. When they have played, they've been met with suboptimal weather conditions more often than not. Playing in 80 degree heat against the Cleveland Indians down in Puerto Rico, Jake Odorizzi may have unintentionally displayed just how much of an effect the wea...
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Possible Postponment of 2nd Game of Twins / Indians in PR

Posted by MN_ExPat in MN_ExPat's Blog, 18 April 2018 · 218 views
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Don't know for sure if this will affect tonight's game or not, but it just came across the news that the whole (yes the WHOLE) island of PR has lost power and initially, it is not expected to be restored for 24 to 36 hours.

But on a more humanitarian note, this really stinks for the residents of PR.
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Research Project wRC+

Posted by Gavin_Sanford in Singles off the Wall , 17 April 2018 · 395 views

Being a Twins fan, and a statistics major, there are always connections to be made between on the field performance and statistics for a player. This has never been more available as statcast has allowed for measuring exit velocities, launch angles, and many other statistics for both pitchers and hitters. I wanted to look into which of these statistics ha...
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Kernels: "Lot of Guys Doing Some Really Good Things"

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 15 April 2018 · 361 views

The Cedar Rapids Kernels hit the frozen ground running this season, jumping off to a 6-0 record before finally suffering their first loss of the year on Friday night against Clinton.
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Bryan Sammons delivers a pitch Friday, April 13, against Clinton (Photo: SD Buhr)

Don’...
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Fort Myers Miracle: April 8-14

Posted by Travis M in Fort Myers Miracle Weekly , 15 April 2018 · 215 views
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FT. MYERS, Fla - A weekly rundown of what is happening with the Ft. Myers Miracle

4/8 @ Charlotte Stone Crabs- In the loss to Charlotte 4-1, Jaylin Davis went 2 for 4 with a home run which was the only run of the game. The starting pitcher, Brady Anderson hurled 6 innings and gave up 4 hits and 2 runs.

4/9 Florida Fire Frogs- In the first series again...
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Ben Rortvedt: the catcher of the future

Posted by Jonathon Zenk in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 13 April 2018 · 4,858 views
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Ben Rortvedt: the catcher of the future After struggling his previous two seasons in the Minnesota Twins organization, Rortvedt is on fire to start 2018. He is finally coming into his own and becoming the catcher many thought he would become when drafted in the second round out of high school in 2016. After two subpar years, the great Tom Froemming and I were still high really high on Rortvedt....
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T&L Supershow ep. 59

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 10 April 2018 · 905 views
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Brand new Supershow!

This week Dan, Panda, and Stubby J talk about the start of the MLB season, and making healthy lifestyle choices! Check out the show using the link below, or get it from iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts!

https://www.spreaker...w-episode-59-it
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How Does Royce Lewis Compare to Previous #1 Picks

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 08 April 2018 · 1,521 views

How Does Royce Lewis Compare to Previous #1 Picks In 2017, Royce Lewis was a standout player on and off the field. Last year he hit .279/.360/.407 with the Gulf Coast League Twins and the Cedar Rapid Kernels. His exceptional skills made me wonder. How does he stack up against previous #1 draft picks out of High School?

There is no doubt that Ken Griffey Jr. was the best #1 pick out of High School. Howev...
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2018 WAR for Byron Buxton

Posted by Bryan Borchardt in The Circleback Blog, 06 April 2018 · 1,665 views

For the Minnesota Twins 2017 was a year that surpassed the expectations of most fans. The team made the playoffs, and the manager kept his job (though we finally got rid of Neil Allen). One of the most encouraging features of the 2017 season was Byron Buxton's performance, which netted him a career high 3.5 Wins Above Replacement, placing him 11th among...
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A Chat With Trey Cabbage

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Interviews, 31 March 2018 · 943 views

A Chat With Trey Cabbage For the Minnesota Twins 4th round pick in the 2015 Amateur Draft, they selected Trey Cabbage. Since Trey was drafted, he has been hitting .229/.305/.325 for the GCL Twins, Elizabethton Twins, and the Cedar Rapids Kernels. I had a chance to speak to Trey via. Instagram.

Me: What has been your favorite memory in the Twins organization?

Trey: Obviously dra...
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Twins Infield Projections for 2018

Posted by Andrew Thares in Rounding Third, 31 March 2018 · 450 views
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The Twins infield depth took a real hit when it was announced that Jorge Polanco would have to serve an 80-game suspension for testing positive for PEDs. As it stands, every Twins infielder on the Twins 40-man roster is also on the 25-man roster.

Again, for these projections I used PECOTA (via Baseball Prospectus ), along with ZiPS and Steamer (via Fangr...
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Season Preview: Kyle Gibson

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 30 March 2018 · 831 views
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Season Preview: Kyle Gibson One of the biggest questions entering the 2018 season is what we can expect to get from Kyle Gibson. Much attention has been given to the differences in his 1st and 2nd half, so I'd like to take a look and see what version of Kyle Gibson we will get in 2018 or if it is somewhere in between. I don't just want to throw a bunch of statistics at you as that...
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Very Pleased with these Twins!

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 30 March 2018 · 339 views

Obviously one game, but what pitching! Odorizzi sp? Was terrific, Reed unspeakable, and even the guy who kept throwing it into the ground I can see is gonna be a big help.

seems Falvine knows how to construct a team.

Biggest disappointment is Sano, Im so sick of him going to the plate and not even coming close to the ball, If the the wins can trade h...