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Data: Marwin May Have Cheated Most In '17

According to Twitter user Tony Adams, Marwin Gonzalez may have cheated more than any other player in 2017. He watched every Astros game he could find video on, then compiled the number of times he heard the ol' garbage can bang per player.   Gonzalez heard the bang 147 times in 776 pitches (18.9%).   The data is here. What a massive undertaking by Adams.   http://signstealingscandal.com/

Dave Overlund

Dave Overlund

Sounds Like Twins Are Out On Ryu

Ken Rosenthal said on Twitter this morning (I can't figure out how to embed on here):   "Expectation within the industry is Ryu will exceed Bumgarner's $17m aav in deal of at least four years. Two industry people with knowledge of starting pitching market predict minimum 4 years/$80 million. Teams still in need of starter include Blue Jays, Angels, Twins."   Darren Wolfson via Twitter:   "Hear that the MNTwins aren't sure yet if 4-year offer makes sense. His injury history and age suggest it

Dave Overlund

Dave Overlund

Olney: Phillies Front Runner For Wheeler, Twins Not Mentioned

Per Buster Olney at ESPN (posted this morning), the Phillies are the front-runners for Wheeler. The Reds, White Sox and Rangers are also mentioned as possibilities.   "The bidding for right-hander Zack Wheeler continues to progress toward resolution, with the Philadelphia Phillies seen by sources as the most potent bidders -- and the Reds, White Sox and Rangers also involved."   SOURCE: https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28222913/sources-phillies-seen-top-bidder-zack-wheeler

Dave Overlund

Dave Overlund

The DJ At Target Field

Wondering what fans at Game Three thought of the nightclub atmosphere at the game last night. I thought having a DJ playing "sick beats" and loud, thumping bass for four hours was really grating... but I am an old soul.   Last season I really enjoyed my trip to Wrigley to see the Twins play. The PA guy wasn't shouting, the music wasn't blaring and the fans didn't need their hands held the entire game to know if/when to MAKE NOISE.   Personally, I think a DJ/pump-up music guy is cool for the pr

Dave Overlund

Dave Overlund

The New Homer Hankies

Yeah that's gonna be a no from me dog. They don't pop at all, you gotta go with the white Hankies!     EDIT: Apparently, according to TC white hankies have been banned since 1991!? Am I crazy or did the 2000's Twins also have white hankies?!  

Dave Overlund

Dave Overlund

Please Stop Telling Me How To Be A Fan

I attended dozens of Twins games every year in the mid-90's as a kid. I sat through lineups composed of Otis Nixon, Butch Huskey, Midre Cummings and Rich Becker. I watched rotations that featured Scott Aldred, Bob Tewksbury and Rich Robertson.   Then, the 2000's happened. On one hand, it was very fun to see the Twins consistently contend for the playoffs and win 85-95 games every year. But the team never went out and traded for that one missing piece that would get them over the top and make th

Dave Overlund

Dave Overlund

Is The Twins FO Actually Mad They Are Good?

Just throwing this out there: Is the Twins' front office actually maybe kinda sorta mad that the team is playing so well?   Obviously, this seems preposterous on its surface, but bear with me for a moment.   Falvine nailed it with almost every FA acquisition made this offseason, with most of the signings being short-term guys at spots the Twins have heralded prospects coming up behind them. Schoop= Lewis/Arraez/Gordon etc, Cron/Cruz=Rooker/Kirilloff, Perez=Graterol/Gonsalves, and so on.   If

Dave Overlund

Dave Overlund

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