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Article: Kepler's Unusual Contract

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:18 AM
The Twins announced long-term deals with Max Kepler and Jorge Polanco yesterday. Both are somewhat unusual players with whom to sign to a...

Neal: Gibson Battles E. Coli

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:04 AM
http://www.startribu...i/505811352/#15   LaVelle Neal wrote about Kyle Gibson's bout with e. coli. Gibson went to the Dominican Repu...

Article: Making Sense of the Lineup Makeover

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:49 AM
Considering the team's weaknesses, I was surprised by the type of hitters the Twins’ front office decided to bring in this offseason. I e...

Article: Hot Spring: 9 Twins Takes to Rev You Up for Base...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:04 AM
Spring is here! You wouldn't know it from looking out a window in Minnesota, but fortunately, beat reporters and Twins writers who have a...

Helfand: Perez read to move forward

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:13 AM
Betsy Helfand from the Pioneer Press wrote about lefty Martin Perez. The southpaw had a rough 2018 season which started two months late b...

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The Twins best second baseman.

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 15 February 2019 · 336 views
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The Twins best second baseman. The Twins Best Second basemen
The second base slot has changed dramatically in this era. With all the strikeouts and flyballs there are fewer double plays, fewer ground balls, and if there is the shift complicates who is where. But I will not emphasize those changes, I just want to look at the names and skills of the people who players second in our histo...
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Twins Opening Day Roster Projection 1.0

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 15 February 2019 · 369 views
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Down in sunny Fort Myers, Florida the Minnesota Twins pitchers and catchers have officially reported, and practice is underway. With many position players either already in camp, or soon to join them, real game action is not far off. Attempting to decipher how Rocco Baldelli will shape his first major league roster should be a fun exercise and doing a fir...
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The Twins and Their Brothers In Arms (or xwOBA)

Posted by Matt Braun in 80MPH Changeup, 14 February 2019 · 337 views

I sit here on the Wednesday of February the 13th, the same day that pitchers and catchers have reported for the Twins, pretty much stuck in my dorm as the classes on my campus were canceled for the 3rd straight day due to snow. At this point, I actually want to go to class because there is something inside me that craves work of some sort and the amount o...
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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 · 1,714 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 · 508 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 · 730 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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The Good, The Bad, and How To Fix It on Martin Perez

Posted by s649519 in The Always Fashionable; Uncle Charlie, 11 February 2019 · 821 views
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The Good, The Bad, and How To Fix It on Martin Perez If you don’t already know the Minnesota twins inked the former Ranger southpaw, and well seasoned veteran Martin Perez to a short 1 year compact, to what seems to be a lackluster effort to “fortify the rotation.”

Now we can interpret this transaction whatever way we deem to be fit, but the Twins projected rotation lines up as….



Middling at best.With...
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Depth

Posted by Brandon in Blog Brandon, 10 February 2019 · 306 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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How "Everyday" Was Eddie Guardado?

Posted by dave_dw in Jason Kubel is America, 05 February 2019 · 531 views
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How "Everyday" Was Eddie Guardado? Everyday Eddie Guardado has spent a lot of days in the Twins bullpen. Twelve of Guardado's 17 major-league seasons were spent playing for the Twins, and he added an extra four years as their bullpen coach under Paul Molitor's regime until he was let go this past fall.

At some point during his first 11 season with the Twins, he picked up the nickname "Eve...
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Counting (and comparing) Cards - The Mid-Tier Minnesota Twins

Posted by John Olson in Four Six Three, 03 February 2019 · 728 views

A Quick Intro:
Happy Super Bowl Sunday, everyone! If you’re anything like me, another year with no real “dog in the fight” so to speak, I’ll be mostly meandering around the kitchen and living room – eating too much junk, maybe having a drink or two, passively watching the game whilst waiting for a decent commercial to come on. Then, of course, judge t...
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By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity

Posted by Greg Logan in Bloop Singles, 02 February 2019 · 933 views

By the Numbers: The Twins’ Biggest Missed Opportunity “Every artist gets asked the question ‘Where do you get your ideas?’ The honest artist answers ‘I steal them.’” - Austin Kleon

As Twins fans, we tend to look at roster moves through Twins-colored glasses. We know there are approaches to roster construction and talent acquisition outside of the Falvey/Levine mold and we try our best to keep track of them...
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Comprehensive Ranking of Every Twins Jersey

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 02 February 2019 · 886 views
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Comprehensive Ranking of Every Twins Jersey With the release of the new Twins alternate jerseys and the Super Bowl Blog Blowout, I felt like it was a perfect time to create a comprehensive ranking of every uniform (top and pants) a Twins player has donned since they moved to Minnesota in 1961. Obviously, this is a highly subjective topic and I look forward to hearing what you think of my list and w...
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Common Health Concern Spawns Special Bond Between Kohl Stewart and Young Fan

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 30 January 2019 · 509 views
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WRITER NOTE : This is an excerpt from a story that appears in full on Zone Coverage here .

Sometimes you’re just in the right place at the right time.

On Saturday afternoon, that place was Bat & Barrel — the restaurant that used to be known as the Metropolitan Club — down the right-field line at Target Field.

Twins players and fans gathered at th...
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Twins Show Interest in Kimbrell

Posted by tarheeltwinsfan in Blog tarheeltwinsfan, 29 January 2019 · 1,138 views

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports in the last 24 hours the Twins have shown an interest in Craig Kimbrell. Anyone got any additional info about this exciting rumor?
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Twinsfest 2019 Joe Mauer White Glove Tour

Posted by TCAnelle in TCAnelle's Blog, 27 January 2019 · 554 views

Despite my one-more-year campaign Joe Mauer decided to retire after the 2018 season. After the surprise appearance as a catcher in the final 2018 season game, he packed up all his gear after it had been authenticated and handed the bag to the Twins curator, Clyde Doepner, so it could be shared with fans. Clyde hadn't decided quite what to do with the bag...
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Will Players Be Willing to Stand Up For Themselves?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 18 January 2019 · 762 views

So much is being written and debated concerning MLB ownership’s unwillingness to spend on free agency, whether the big ticket guys like Machado and Harper, or more middle of the pack veterans.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

The players’ union obviously got completely dominated in the last couple of rounds of negotiations...
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How Do You Spell R-E-L-I-E-F?

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 01 January 2019 · 845 views

So now that the home town nine have apparently filled their glaring lineup holes, our thoughts (and hopefully Flavines') should be turning to the 2019 bullpen. Let's examine the team's options:

1. Stand pat and hope there are enough internal options to build a reasonably effective pen. This is not as far fetched as one might think, given the performan...
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Buxton, the FO, and how to handle players

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 25 December 2018 · 1,486 views
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As has been stated before there was a long thread on how the Bryon Buxton September callup was handled. This is to be a different look with regards to damage to the long term franchise.
1. Case 1 Texas and Profar.
Texas did a service time saving manipulation of Profar's time. This worked out very badly for Texas. (Side note Profar's agent is Bor...
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Are the Twins Flipping 9 Coins in 2019?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 18 December 2018 · 1,338 views

The offseason has been slow thus far for the Twins. The only notable additions have been Jonathan Schoop, C.J. Cron, and Ronald Torreyes. There have been some rumblings about Nelson Cruz heading to Minnesota in 2019, but thus far, no notable additions have been made. If the season started today, Minnesota's lineup would look something like this:

C: Jason...
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Deeper dig into pitching

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 18 December 2018 · 574 views

There was an effort to discuss this topic awhile ago, but I thought I would pick it up again now that the rumors and suggestions are increasing about what to do with the existing pitching staff, both starters and relievers.

I'm not someone who lives and breathes Baseball Reference, but I think a strong statistical analysis is the best route to take in co...