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Ron Gardenhire was stepping into a tough spot when he took the managerial position in Detroit. Beyond Miguel Cabrera, the line-up is full...

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Ask any Twins pitcher what they are working on this spring and you will get a similar answer: Almost all of them are concentrating on dri...

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FT. MYERS, FL – During the offseason, the Minnesota Twins signed perhaps the best power hitter in baseball. Not only that, but one of the...

Incredibly silly debate with my wife

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Twins Trickle Down in Full Effect

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 22 March 2019 · 1,019 views
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Today, six days before Minnesota welcomes the Cleveland Indians to Target Field, the Twins sent star pitcher Fernando Romero to Triple-A. The once highly-touted starting pitching prospect had been transitioned to relief work this spring. He was talked up as having electric stuff and being a real weapon out of Rocco Baldelli’s pen. Unfortunately, when the...
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A Very Twins Opera

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 20 March 2019 · 223 views
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A Very Twins Opera This weekend, baseball returns to the Twin Cities: in OPERA FORM!

"The Fix" is the latest in the Minnesota Opera's long running endeavor to bring new and distinct modern voices to an art form often seen as antiquated. It tells the story of the 1919 Chicago "Black" Sox, who conspired to lose the World Series in exchange for payoffs from a gambling syndica...
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Spring Training Visit

Posted by Nebtwinsfan in Nebtwinsfan's Blog, 17 March 2019 · 458 views

Three years ago I visited spring training for the first time and was lucky enough to make it back this past week as I was in the area for some family celebration. I only made it out to the complex a couple of times for a few hours each time but it was a great time (plus I had escaped the winters/flooding of Nebraska and had some great beach time). As a re...
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Minor League Pay - Some Progress At Last?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 17 March 2019 · 445 views

When the Cedar Rapids Kernels host the Lansing Lugnuts in a three-game series beginning July 13 of this summer, Lugnuts players will have one significant advantage over their counterparts in the home team dugout.

They’ll be getting paid more than 50% more than the Kernels players.

http://knuckleballsb...aseballMoney...
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Live from Fort Myers: Twins Spring Training Notes: 3/15/2019

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 15 March 2019 · 1,200 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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As always you can find all the entries in this series in reverse chronological order here .

Here are my notes from the last couple days of Twins' Spring Training games:


The home games yesterday and today could not be any dissimilar other than the attendance. It sucked both days with about 1/3 o...
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Intro To Building A Bullpen-MLB 101

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 14 March 2019 · 663 views

Ever since the Twins decided to stop playing in a stadium that had the aesthetic of a bowling alley, it has felt like the Twins have needed to improve their bullpen. Now, I’m not saying there is a correlation here, but maybe the threat of a screaming foul ball taking care of someone’s shin made the relievers pitch just a little better in the Metrodome. Pe...
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Spring training, baseball accidents and stories

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 13 March 2019 · 419 views
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Spring training, baseball accidents and stories I started out to explore Spring Training stories, but soon got caught up in a lot of the strange stories of baseball and had to share some of them. The stories are part of what makes baseball fun.

Spring Training is about getting ready for the season, but that does not mean this collection of athletes can’t generate some stories that might cause you to s...
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Does Jonathan Schoop have a future on the Twins?

Posted by MnTwinsTalk in MnTwinsTalk's Blog, 11 March 2019 · 1,680 views
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Does Jonathan Schoop have a future on the Twins? 
The Minnesota Twins signed Jonathan Schoop to a one year $7.5 million contract this offseason in a bridge deal to prepare for Royce Lewis among others.

It seems like fans and people around the game have already written off seeing Schoop anywhere with the Twins past 2019, but the question has to be asked, what if Jonathan Schoop returns to his 2017 form...
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March Madness - how did current Twins did in college?

Posted by Thieres Rabelo in Brazilian Twins Territory, 08 March 2019 · 759 views

March Madness - how did current Twins did in college? March Madness is upon us. I’m nothing close to a college basketball specialist, but it seems to me that not even the most optimistic Minnesotan believes that the Golden Gophers will go far in the Big Ten Tournament -- but, who knows? Either way, with or without the presence of the UMN boys, a number of people will hop on the Bracketology train and have a...
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Johan Santana's Historic Opening Day Snub

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 06 March 2019 · 465 views

Johan Santana is the only unanimous Cy Young Award winner
in history to be benched on Opening Day.


In 2004, Johan Santana won the AL Cy Young Award for the Minnesota Twins.

He received a perfect 28 of 28 first place votes, breezing by Curt Schilling and Mariano Rivera. His 228 innings pitched was second most in the American League while his 2.61 ERA...
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Playing The Game: CBA and Competitive Balance

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 03 March 2019 · 488 views

When players and owners put pen to paper on the last collective bargaining agreement, the hope seemed to be that a combination of revenue-sharing and a luxury tax would work in concert to allow all organizations to field competitive teams. The players went along with the traditional formula of underpaying minor leaguers, and locking up younger players...
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Getting at it with some MarWINS

Posted by Sabir Aden in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 03 March 2019 · 829 views
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Getting at it with some MarWINS ♪Tis the season for Spring Training♪,
♪Come Along with me to Fort Myers♪

Not as catchy as I contemplated, but the day pitchers and catchers report usually marks a new focus for the American Sports Landscape. You get predictions, it’s (newly inundated) but the clock’s ticking for free agency crunch time, rosters battles are waged as players jockey for ros...
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What gives?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 01 March 2019 · 553 views

Its beyond me how TD staff doesnt think suppying their readers with pre season game results. I had to go to er..that other site to find out about games, that should not happen
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An Interview with Glen Perkins

Posted by Miller1234 in Miller1234's Blog, 28 February 2019 · 912 views

This is the second winter that Glen Perkins will not be gearing up towards playing in the regular season for the Minnesota Twins after his retirement following the 2017 season. The baby-faced pitcher with a bright smile that fans became used too, is still there, but now, it’s hidden behind a large grey beard. Like every Minnesotan, right now he’s just try...
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Getting Gonzalez AB

Posted by Physics Guy in Blog Physics Guy, 24 February 2019 · 524 views
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When rumors started floating around last week about the Twins' interest in Marwin Gonzalez, I found myself quite surprised. While I still contend that the Twins would be better off spending said money on Keuchel or Kimbrel if they would sign a two or three year contract, it is hard to find fault in adding another above average bat for the lineup. My conce...
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Grading the Offseason

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 23 February 2019 · 605 views

Now that Marwin is on board, thought it would be a good idea to review the Twins' grade for the 18/19 offseason. Prior to this latest move, I would have given the FO a solid C for their efforts to date. A very positive step was taken by the Cruz signing, estimably their biggest FA signing of the winter. Finally, the team has a bona fide DH. When is th...
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Repost from Feb 2016. “4 things that need to happen for twins to win World Series in next 5 years

Posted by Supfin99 in Twins fan in Texas, 14 February 2019 · 1,866 views

So I posted this 3 years ago almost to the day. It’s funny to look at some of these theses names and see how wrong I was. But also how some remain true. Still waiting on Buck and Sano to figure it out. Man was I wrong about the bullpen as None of the arms I listed made it except for Rogers. I think we may have a few of the secondary stars in Rosario, Po...
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2019 Minnesota Twins TV Broadcast Team

Posted by whatyouknowtwinsfan in What you know about that blog, 13 February 2019 · 986 views

The Minnesota Twins announced the TV broadcast team for 2019. Overall, there weren't too many surprises. Bremer, Bert Blyleven, Jack Morris (who will split time between Detroit and Minnesota's broadcasts in 2019 ), Justin Morneau, Latroy Hawkins, and Roy Smalley are all returning in 2019. However, there is one change. Torii Hunter will not return in 201...
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Should the Twins be favored to win the Central right now?

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 13 February 2019 · 885 views

Everyone assumes the Indians are a slam dunk to win the division again this year. But should they be runaway favorite? Looking at their roster I see a couple of huge advantages. The rotation might be the deepest in baseball, accumulating 5 plus War form 3 starters, 4 guys were above 3.9 WAR, which is where the top Twins starter, Berriios, resides. Their 5...
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Depth

Posted by Brandon in Blog Brandon, 10 February 2019 · 402 views

Looks like the Twins are trying to corner the market on depth this year. Last year they didn't do as well. We didn't have options or options to replace our depth at the major league level (who replace Adrianza and Escobar on the bench when they were pressed into starting?) for when Polanco was suspended for half the season. or when Castro went down, or...

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