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Passionate out-of-state Twins fan from Toledo, Detroit and Chicago, now Nashville since 8 years old in 1964. Hooked on Twins by Spring Training game in 1964 at Tinker Field in Orlando. Talked to Calvin Griffith about signing Carew at Toledo Mud Hens game. Numerous Met, Metrodome and spring training jaunts to Orlando and Ft. Myers once. Avid table baseball player with the Sports Illustrated color coded charts in 1971 hooking me big time! Favorite Twins are Rod Carew, Tony Oliva and Lyman Bostock.

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Twins Way to the Top via Excellent Pitching

I’d like to discuss the way I see forward for the Minnesota Twins to become a team ready for a deep playoff run or World Series victory. The focus will be on top quality pitching. I’ll use a couple of case studies of teams that had very deep and strong pitching and great success, those teams being the 1980 Baltimore Orioles and the 1972-1974 Oakland A’s. Then I’ll take a look at how the Twins can get to that level. First, how did I get to this point of believing pitching is more import

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My Twins Shakeup

Someone posted here on Twins Daily about a sense of a Twins shakeup. I love the Twins too much not to contribute my ideas for an immediate shakeup. Here’s a basic lineup that would represent a shakeup. Of course, Buxton would take over CF when he’s available. I’ve got a keen eye on St. Paul and Wichita and there are myriad good prospects. Here’s a take on a new lineup and a fresh start: 3B- Jose Miranda SS- Jorge Polanco 2B-Nick Gordon 1B-Josh Donaldson LF-Alex Kiri
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