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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:21 PM
For as many words as there have been written and said about Joe Mauer, his legacy won’t truly be determined by what anybody outside the g...

Week 11: Vikings at Bears

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 03:19 PM
This is pretty much a must win in my opinion. We need to go to Soldier Field and take them... which means we won't. 

I'm Bored of the Offseason

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:19 PM
Why is it in baseball we have to wait for weeks on end for anything to happen in free agency? In other sports like football and basketbal...

Baseball America's Top Ten Twins Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:45 PM
Looks like Mike Berardino was again in charge of the Twins rankings for Baseball America's Top Prospects. Here are his choices for the to...

Prospects live top Twins

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:30 PM
Tom mentioned this on the main page but I thought I'd post just this here. https://www.prospect...op-30-prospects   Pretty good writ...

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A First Basemen with Familiarity

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 November 2018 · 261 views
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On Monday morning the legendary career of Minnesota Twins great Joe Mauer came to an end. While it's obvious that his exploits behind the dish were far superior to what he did at first base, the reality for Derek Falvey and Thad Levine is that they now have a hole in their infield. Heading into free agency the first base market is pretty ugly, but a famil...
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Willians Astrudillo might be the second coming of an equally unheralded catcher that won the Twins a championship

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 12 November 2018 · 694 views

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12/13/1988: The MLB transactions for the Minnesota Twins had one line: The Twins signed free agent catcher Brian Harper to an one year contract worth $90,000. The Twins were the sixth franchise for Harper who was drafted by the California Angels in the 4th round of the 1977 MLB June Amateur...
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The 60 Million Dollar Team: We can rebuild it, we have the technology

Posted by PSzalapski in A View from the Slot, 05 November 2018 · 1,448 views
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A team barely alive

Some are saying the Twins should abandon the effort to seriously compete in 2019 and aim to reload for 2020 and 2021, when prospects like Alex Kiriloff and Royce Lewis will be ready to contribute. That's a mistake to me--with a payroll commitment of only about $60 Million, they almost can't afford not to spend some serious cash. I'l...
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2019 Blueprint

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 04 November 2018 · 617 views

The Twins are at a crossroads. 2017 provided fans with the promise of the future as they surprised many to make the Wild Card game and expectations were high for 2018. Needless to say, this past season did not end as many hoped, although at 78-84 they only finished 7 games behind 2017. They had a horrible 15 walk-off losses this past year and had to deal...
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Arizona Fall League 2018 - Nov 1 & 2

Posted by ashburyjohn in East Coast Bias, 02 November 2018 · 637 views

I feel like posting a little bit on my trip to Phoenix for the Arizona Fall League.

I arrived Thursday and was picked up at the airport by ashburydavid. Nice that he could take a day off from work to join his dad for a long weekend of baseball watching. Salt River, the team all the Twins prospects are on, had played earlier in the day, so we contented ou...
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Twins coaching staff

Posted by framedoctor in framedoctor's Blog, 31 October 2018 · 657 views

When it comes to the Twins coaching staff I would like to discuss the hitting coach. I know there are a lot of opinions out there that say that these ballplayers are grown men, professionals, and they don't listen to coaches anyway or you are not going to change their mechanics this late in the game. The choice to retain Rowson is somewhat bewildering to...
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2018-2019 Offseason Primer

Posted by John Miller in John Miller's Blog, 31 October 2018 · 627 views

This is my first blog with Twins Daily, but if you don’t know, I co-host the Across the Meadow Podcast with Jeremy Nygaard. First, I will get into a little about me before I get into my offseason predictions. I was in the Marine Corps for five years and now, I am majoring in Journalism at the University of Minnesota. My life summed up in one sentence. I l...
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Welcome Rocco Baldelli - from a long line of Italian players

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 31 October 2018 · 280 views
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Welcome Rocco Baldelli - from a long line of Italian players With our new manager comes a lot of new stories and expectations, but his arrival actually got me thinking about Italian heritage and the game of baseball. Like the earlier essay regarding the American Indian and another essay looking at the black pioneers who crossed that large barrier of prejudice I know that other ethnic groups also had a lot of chall...
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2019 Off-Season Plan - Trade Edition

Posted by butterspud in Twinkie Talk, 31 October 2018 · 500 views

2019 Off-Season Plan - Trade Edition Hey Everybody,

This is the second part of my off-season plan for the Twins. I will be following the same needs that I pointed out in my Free Agency Edition and will be treating this post as if we didn't sign any free agents at all and only looked to improve via trades.

Needs:
Relief Pitcher
Second Baseman
Designated Hitter
First Baseman
Starting Pitcher...
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Milldaddy's 2019 Off-season Blueprint

Posted by milldaddy35 in Milldaddy35's Blog Area, 31 October 2018 · 322 views

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Good afternoon everyone,

The off-season is officially here, and that means it is time for us to put ourselves into the shoes of Falvine and tell him what to do with this off-season so we can have a successful 2019, and get back to the playoffs. So, without further ado here is what I woul...
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Minnesota Twins Offseason Blueprint -- Version I

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 29 October 2018 · 761 views
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This is an excerpt from an article that appears at Zone Coverage; click here to read it in full.

The celebratory alcohol is barely dry on the shirts handed out to the Boston Red Sox after winning the World Series on Sunday night, but in a news cycle that never sleeps, we’re already moving onto the 2019 season via offseason moves.

The Minnesota Twins...
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T&L Supershow ep 70

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 23 October 2018 · 254 views
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Movies, movies, movies! Dan, Panda, and Stubby give you their all-time movie baseball teams, and mourn a small market team not making the 2018 World Series, among some minor Twins news. Check out this week's show here .
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Twins 2019 - Go Big or Go home

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 10 October 2018 · 1,242 views

This is more a wish list, but will show how the Twins can proceed if they decide to spend the money.

Mauer Retires
Many of the lower end 40 man list is released or not offered contracts.

Signings
Corbin 5/110
Ryu or Evoldi 4/60 - 70
Herrera - 3/42
One or two more RP types mid range 2/15 each

Oderizzi traded probably would have to absorb part of contra...
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They Aren’t Making Ballplayers Like Joe Mauer Anymore

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 02 October 2018 · 803 views
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They Aren’t Making Ballplayers Like Joe Mauer Anymore Baseball quite literally is not making ballplayers like Joe Mauer anymore. In fact, he’s potentially the last of a bygone era, during which striking out was still frowned upon by coaches and downright despised by some players.

Joe Mauer hates striking out — so much so he struck out just once in high school . Even as Major League Baseball evolved into a g...
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Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 30 September 2018 · 528 views

Reflecting on My Predictions and Articles As the season comes to an end I wanted to reflect on some of what I wrote in my first Twins season at Twins Daily and Zone Coverage. Below you will find a review of my preseason predictions as well as some of my early articles.

My Preseason Predictions

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Contention for 2019 and Beyond

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 16 September 2018 · 980 views
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Contention for 2019 and Beyond The Twins have ridden the roller coaster during the Paul Molitor era. Up in 2015, way down in 2016, a peek at the playoffs in 2017 and now way down in 2018. The roller coaster claimed a front-office victim in longtime GM Terry Ryan two years ago and now there has to be some heat on field manager Molitor after this season's extreme disappointment.

The com...
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Miracle & Twins Extend Agreement Thru 2022

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 16 September 2018 · 544 views

With the closing of the minor league baseball season on the field, we open up the biennial minor league affiliation-swap season and, to nobody's surprise, the Twins have extended their affiliation with the Class High A Fort Myers Miracle.

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MLB Confirms that Wider Batters should not have Wider Strike Zones

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 13 September 2018 · 533 views

MLB Confirms that Wider Batters should not have Wider Strike Zones After a 3-game series against the Yankees where Willians Astudillo did not record a strikeout in 10 at-bats, the Yankees officially protested the game on September 12th. Manager Joe Girardi, and pitcher David Robertson, contended that the strike zone should be wider for a batter of Astudillo's girth. Seemingly, David Robertson was frustrated that he allow...
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Offense v. Defense thought experiment

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 09 September 2018 · 432 views

I posted this idea in a discussion thread, but I do think it fits better in the blog section or in its own thread, but chose blog. I will leave the scenario as I posted it in the other thread.

Anyway, in light of a recent debate on the value of defense, I came up with a problem. It would be interesting to run a simulation on this or hear what inputs othe...
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Third Time Through The Order: Established Knowledge or Statistical Illusion?

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 08 September 2018 · 682 views

Everyone knows that pitchers have much more difficulty the third time through the lineup. Right? Isn't this established baseball knowledge?

Data does back it up. Anecdotally we hear stats on almost every baseball broadcast about how much poorer a pitcher performs his third time through the order. League wide there is data to support this claim. According...

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