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Article: Building for Primetime

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:15 PM
By the end of next week, the Minnesota Twins will be more than a third of the way through their 2019 schedule. After completing a dominan...

Article: MIN 16, LAA 7: Twins Slug 8 More Home Runs, Swee...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:03 PM
The Twins hit eight more home runs Thursday afternoon, giving them 98 on the year. Wow. The lineup jumped all over Matt Harvey, scoring e...

Game Thread: Twins @ Angels, 5/23, 3:07 CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:53 PM
Nothing like an unplanned baseball game taking place on a should be off day! The Twins were part of the third rainout in Los Angeles sinc...

Brusdar?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:48 PM
Brusdar is in Minneapolis today. I wonder why...

Article: Where's the Weakness?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:47 PM
Most of Twins Territory is riding high with the Twins remarkable start to the season. Minnesota’s offense looks like it is one of the bes...

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Blog 1: What could have been Twins First Round Pick, Part I

Posted by 33mvp in Giant Baseball Cards, 23 May 2019 · 117 views

Blogging about the Twins is something I have been wanting to do for a long time but life has just gotten in the way too much. Over the past five years or so I have been wanting to get into doing this but have never seen a good time to commit. I am finally at the point where I have time to start doing this and I’ve decided to just jump in. Over these past...
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Strong And Sturdy, The Twins Have A Rock Solid... Bullpen?

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 23 May 2019 · 347 views

On the day of this article being written, the Twins were rained out in Anaheim of all places and so my thirst for Twins content remained strong (evidently the field’s thirst for water was not, but that’s a joke for a different time). And so what else can I do except scroll through the usual suspects of baseball stat sites in order to find some weird and w...
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WARNE: Twins Capitalized on Unusual Offseason Marketplace to Build a Winner

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 23 May 2019 · 382 views
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This content originates at Zone Coverage here -- please click through to read it in its entirety.

In the mid-1980s, MLB teams colluded to keep player contracts — both in terms of length and dollars — from getting out of control. And while we’d stop short of using the c-word to describe the last two offseasons, there are some stunningly similar situati...
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Minnesota Becoming Spoiled in the Fifth?

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 22 May 2019 · 815 views
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Michael Pineda made a start for the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night in California against the Los Angeles Angels. He gave up a home run to Mike Trout during the second at bat of the game, the opposition was leading 3-0 entering the 3rd inning. That was your que to go and do a quick Twitter search, and it wouldn’t have been pretty. The reality is we’re se...
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What are the 2019 Twins missing in May?

Posted by TwinsReporter in Twins in CA, 22 May 2019 · 529 views
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I recently moved to the Anaheim area and was lucky enough to be able to attend Tuesday evenings' game (5/21/19). I also was able to get to a Dodgers' game a few weeks ago against the Nationals.

I've been watching the Twins all season on TV (the 5pm start and 8pm finish of the weekday games is glorious), and I am always confident that we are going to end...
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The Baldelli Effect

Posted by Kirbek in Kirbek's Leaps and Pulls, 20 May 2019 · 1,040 views
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Now that the FO has their preferred type of manager, the early results are positive to say the least. Are there any advanced metrics to predict how sustainable Baldelli's success will be? Is manager evaluation still a gut feeling or is there a science we can leverage? I am asking for a friend.
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Retrospective: Why 2018 Makes Sense in Hindsight

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 20 May 2019 · 671 views

I will be the first to admit, I was absolutely stunned by the Twins poor start in 2018 and am equally as stunned by their dynamite start to 2019. All of you on Twins Daily are aware of this, but just to reiterate for the sake of context:
-The Twins came off of a 103-loss 2016 season to nab the second Wild-Card spot in 2017 with a record of 85-77.
-The Twi...
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Why I'm Out On Craig Kimbrel

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 19 May 2019 · 3,247 views
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Even a really great meal goes stale eventually.

I desperately wanted the Twins to do more to upgrade the bullpen this offseason, and was supportive of the idea of them pursuing Craig Kimbrel at one point, but I'm out now. I don't really want anything to do with him.

My frustration with the bullpen inactivity was never tied to any one particular reliever...
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Surveying the 2018/19 Free Agent Relievers at the Quarter Pole

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in diehardtwinsfan's Blog, 18 May 2019 · 1,391 views

Gaging value in relief pitichers is always a difficult task given that they are prone to issues with small sample size. Many relievers who were good one season will regress the next, and as we've seen with Blake Parker, guys who were nothing special can turn into a very good option.

Regardless, it was, without question, a point of contention this offseas...
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Could the Twins be the new 2015 Royals?

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 17 May 2019 · 949 views

Could the Twins be the new 2015 Royals? Even though I'm not a Minnesotan, nor do I live in this beautiful state, I've been observing you guys for years. I see a lot of pessimism when it comes to sports. And who can blame you? Few fans in America love their teams as much as you do and, at the same time, have endured such traumatic playoff moments with the Vikings and Wild or such long playoff dr...
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Patience Is A Virtue

Posted by thephilomath in Original Twin, 17 May 2019 · 659 views
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Byron Buxton is breaking out. Again. And it's got Twins' Territory looking for more. Many have suggested the batting order as the perfect opportunity. The case against: not enough patience, too many strikeouts, lack of capacity for joy.

The case for is complicated and in the big scheme of things not that important, as it's been demonstrated that the actu...
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Miguel Sanó--Hitter and Fielder

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 13 May 2019 · 850 views
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With the announcement that Nelson Cruz suffered a wrist injury yesterday, my immediate thought was who would replace him in the lineup and on the roster if he had to go on the injured list. It would appear to me that the answer is the much-discussed Miguel Sanó, who is on his third and last stop in his rehab program.

Much has been written about Sanó. I w...
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Way Too Early Deadline Talk & A Quick Note on Rosario

Posted by Andrew Gebo in Gebo’s Blog , 09 May 2019 · 1,137 views

Recently I have seen a lot of chatter on various social media sites about what the Twins should do at the deadline. Even though it’s only May, let’s talk about it.

You’ve probably all heard or taken part in the cries for this team to be buyers. The other day I saw a tweet claiming they should trade Sano for Madison Bumgarner. This type of unrealistic fa...
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From: Article: Longest Tenured Minnesota Twins - 2019

Posted by Devereaux in Blog Devereaux, 08 May 2019 · 812 views

Are you inferring Rosario lied to the Star Tribune? http://www.startribu...wait/257268071/

Source: Article: Longest Tenured Minnesota Twins - 2019
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Players Make Plays

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 06 May 2019 · 551 views
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It’s April 16, 2018. The Twins own a 7-4 record. The front office has added free agents at several key positions to complement an 85-win team from the previous year that earned its first post-season berth in seven years.

It's April 16, and despite a string of postponements due to an early spring snowstorm, the team is playing well, and flying to Puerto R...
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Series Recap: Twins Take One in New York

Posted by AJ Condon in ajcondon's Blog, 05 May 2019 · 291 views
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The Minnesota Twins were able to win their first game in Yankee Stadium for the first time since 2017 this weekend but dropped the series two games to one.

Even though the Twins were only able to win one game this series, I am still happy about how it turned out. The starting pitching was still pretty good this series, though a few errors allowed some un...
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Earth to Falvey: The Window is Wide Open

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 03 May 2019 · 1,310 views

Most of us gnashed our teeth this past offseason when we heard the new team's philosophy that there is no reason to go all in until "the window is open". I say gnashed out teeth because many of us asked the question: how do you open the window wider without adding significant outside talent?

But Falvine stubbornly held the course by passing on virtually...
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Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer

Posted by TwinkiePower in TwinkiePower's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 1,134 views
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Pitch Framing: A sabermetric based analysis of Twins play-by-play broadcaster Dick Bremer Over the past decade, pitch framing has become a hot topic, not only in how we've begun to identify its value, but also in finding methods to quantify it, and coming to grips with its influence on the game. However, I contend that our focus has been far too narrow, and we must look beyond the catcher- in fact, past the backstop, into the stands, up to the...
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Dave St. Peter Interview

Posted by John Miller in Miller1234's Blog, 19 April 2019 · 959 views

Dave St. Peter Interview

It has been nine years since the Minnesota Twins have won the American League Central division, only making one playoff appearance in that time. The team has changed from top to bottom over the last few years. Familiar faces like Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer are long gone. Mauer was always a draw for people to go to games, what...
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finally national attention

Posted by Channing1964 in Channing1964's Blog, 18 April 2019 · 1,325 views
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finally national attention I have always been upset that even when we have a good team nobody else in the country ever gives us props...maybe that's changing.... from mlb.com..3. Twins (8-6)

You can look at the Twins a certain way and make an easy case that they’re now the AL Central favorite. And it’s not just because the Indians appear to be more vulnerable than they’ve been at...

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