Our Minnesota Twins stand at 57-51 with 54 games remaining in the 2022 MLB season. Thus far, they've had an up & down season. They started out hot, reaching a record of 27-16 after the first 43 games of the season. At that time, pitching appeared to be the strength of the team. Since then, however, pitching has clearly made itself known as the weakness of the team. The numbers illustrate that.
Team Pitching ERA: 4.02 (19th in MLB, 10th in the AL)
Team Pitching WHIP: 1.24 (T-12th in ML
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OK #1 most likely already been done tons of times, and B... yeah not the best one either way. hehe
The Twins continue to lose position players at a fairly regular clip. Sano came back and was immediately done for the season, no big loss, but it was still a 40 man spot. Larnach has been down for over a month, and most likely not back until September, and will he need time to find his groove again?? Garlick was doing well then rib car
Minnesota Twins Game Notes are here!
You’re probably asking what are Game Notes?
Game notes are topics that have come up during a game that we think deserve some more attention. That can be a player, a play and it could be a good thing or a bad thing, a mistake or a great play or anything really.
We used to have them at the end of our Game Recaps articles.
We made a logo and everything. Well, kind of. It’s a notes icon with some text on it. HEY! That’s what a logo is.
The Minnesota Twins have an exciting matchup in Game 2 as they'll face their former teammate in RHP José Berríos while also seeing their brand new pitcher they acquired on Tuesday in RHP Tyler Mahle. They both have similar numbers so it should be fun to see how this game plays out.
José Berríos has been struggling this season but the last time he faced his former team, he looked like his old stellar self - 7IP 3H 2R/ER 2BB 13K 1HR & his 4th win of the season in a 12-3 shallacking in Tor
Tyler Duffey was waived seven years to the day after his major league debut. His Twins career was bookended by losses to the Blue Jays.
The 2015 Twins were surprise contenders, heading to Toronto in early August in possession of a wild-card spot. But the familiar refrain of "needs more pitching" was prevalent, especially as lefty starter Tommy Milone was placed on the disabled list.
Most Twins fans expected the highly regarded José Berríos to get the call. After all, Berríos had
Nothing has changed here; Royce Lewis is a phenomenally talented shortstop on the mend with his second ACL tear. All we can do is hope he’ll return quickly enough next season to impact the team meaningfully.
It’s a miracle that Brooks Lee fell to the Twins at 8. We should thank the Cubs and Mets every day—the former for reaching on a pop-up college arm; the latter for turning their noses at Kumar Rocker in 2021, allowing th
Jim Pohlad made the decision to hire Derek Falvey 6 years ago after a disappointing 2016 season where expectations were raised based on improvements seen in 2015. The primary decision to choose Falvey was modernizing the player development system with analytics so the Twins' farm system could sustain competitive play long term operating like a smaller market team. The biggest issue the Twins had was their utter failure to develop front line starters. Jose Berrios, despite his stellar numbers in
In another sparkling outing last night, Jhoan Duran showcased everything that makes him special. Most notably, his triple-digits fastball. Duran threw only ten pitches last night, including five fastballs. All five exceeded 100 MPH.
It’s becoming easy to take Duran’s electric fastball for granted. His delivery looks effortless, yet his average fastball velocity leads the majors at 100.6 MPH. Here are a few charts to remind us exactly how extraordinary Duran’s velocity is.
Is there an opportunity for some future considerations as a result of the Soto trade to the Padres?
Eric Hosmer had declined a trade, and now with Soto and his $ coming on, just how desperate are the Padres to move his contract? He is still a decent player.
The Padres have given up a ton to get both Soto and Bell, this creates a huge logjam for their roster. Just how badly do the Padres want to resolve this?
What if a team would take on Hosmer's deal if they throw in a Ja
You like that one? you see what I did there? Yeah I know to be honest not really a fan of that pun either, but it fits so it stays.
Twins are proving (and rightly so) that we are not in the running for any REAL big name FA. We just do not have the prospects or young players to move...Unless you want to try and flip Correa since he aint coming back and hope to sell AND contend.
With just a 1 game lead in the division, and little chance of a WC if we lose the division, Twins
Not sure what will happen, top of the 6th. Will Buxton coem out of the game? they are down a ton so I am guessing he will be taken out for "rest" since the game is out of hand,
If you DVR the game watch his AB in the 6th. he reinjures the knee on the second pitch of the AB. He CLEARLY injures the knee on the swing. Then in every subsequent pitch he is flexing it, bending it, doing little jumps and he cant seem to handle any pressure/torque on the knee especiall
The Twins franchise has lost key games to many legends over time: Koufax, Yastrzemski, most of the 21st century Yankees, and... Eric Fox?
That name may not be familiar, but if you followed the 1992 season with hopes of a repeat championship, Eric Fox played a large role in crushing those hopes.
As they did in 1991, the 1992 Twins started slow in April, but warmed up in May and June, and finally took sole possession of first place after a marathon 15-inning win vs. Baltimore on In
Maybe I am just looking for something to gripe about after another walkoff loss. I got off work only to walk into the bottom of the 9th. in a 6-6 game there are probably NUMEROUS things you could point to that could have lost the game. And what I am pointing to is probably LEAST valid among the reasons for the loss, it is more of a philosophical complaint.
Why do you use biggest bullpen arm in the 8th of a 6-6 game on the road as opposed to the 9th???
Now sure if Duran had a quick 8t
Is there a rationale for the Twins to get into the Juan Soto sweepstakes??
While I am not officially predicting this ( I have retired from teh predicting game immediately after predicting the Correa signing... going out undefeated!! hehe).
There COULD be a path to Soto.
First, The Twins inked Correa to a 3 year deal at $35.1M AAV. Assuming the Twins would be comfortable if Correa would opt in to those last 2 years, and were being used SOLELY as a leverage play, that
The word down at Ichabod Crane’s Pub and Pablum: Head Cases Welcome is that Sano is to be traded to the San Diego Padres for four DisneyLand tickets, a 12-pack of 2019 Homerun Baseballs to be used only in the bottom of the 9th when the Twins are trailing and a Player To Be Named Much Later. In exchange the Twins will pick up Sano’s remaining 2022 salary in full, throw in a week’s stay at Madden’s Resort, a signed copy of “The Prospect” (in case it rains while staying at Madden’s) and a 12-pack o
Was the long-standing way of referring to 75 RBIs correct or is the new style 75 RBI correct?
I think the first question that needs to be answered is what does RBI stand for? Runs Batted In or Run Batted in?
I maintain that RBI stands for Run Batted in, the singular. You would never say that a player has 1 RBIs or 1 Runs Batted In. But you would say the player had 1 RBI (Run Batted In).
That answers the question of what RBI stands for. Run Batted In. If that were not the case, and
We have talked about the scenario the Twins will be in once Sano and his rehab stint come to an end. Well that time has come.
There is clearly only one move. But before we go there, lets take a quick look at why it is the only clear choice.
MOVE SANO?: We could just DFA Sano. There is no way this happens his "potential" is still just too teasing. We will also not trade Sano, as his trade value is absolutely rock bottom. No contending team will roll the dice on him if it means giving u
Clearly the Twins focus with the deadline in less than 2 weeks is pitching. Starters, Bullpen, literally any form of pitching would help.
We’ve all mocked up lists that feature candidates we think would be the best fits. Trade packages that include X player for Y. I wanted to dig a little deeper and see if there were any players that haven’t been mentioned on any of these lists.
Andrew Nardi, a 6'3 left-handed, 23-year-old pitching prospect currently in the Miami Marlins organization w
When you think of players on the bench, usually there is a reason they are on the bench. Usually the bench players can field really well but not hit, or they hit and can't field, or they have severe platoon splits. Whatever the reason its there, they are not able to be successful enough as everyday players. Looking at our bench we have players that fit that mold in one shape or another. but when you look at the production we are getting from our bench players you have to take notice and appr
I hope everyone’s week has been good and especially better than the Twins were tonight in getting crushed by the White Sox 12-2. Yuck! This week on the podcast, Chris joins me again. We talk about the Twins uninspiring play recently, Wednesday’s bottom of the 9th not withstanding. We also discuss the All-Star break, a prospect being promoted to AAA, the trade deadline, the Sano problem and other things. You can follow the show on Facebook and Twitter and our new website! http
The more and more sources I speak with, the more I am convinced the Twins will be taking pitcher Kumar Rocker at #8 in the draft Saturday.
Is this picking based on NEED vs best player? maybe, But I still like the pick. Assuming his shoulder is good to go then he would be a nice pick. He was at one point he was in the running for 1.1 last year. Ultimately going #10 to the Mets. SO assuming health, he is a legit top 10 pick. Combine that with the fact that the Twins need significant upgrades