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AJ Condon

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  1. The Twins aren’t getting the same production from the up the middle players on the field (C/2B/SS/CF) that played a big part in their offensive success a year ago. Between players not continuing their success from last year and new backups not performing like the former, the up the middle players aren’t getting as much production.The offense hasn’t looked like the Bomba Squad that set a home run record last year, or was up there for best offenses in the league. For starters, it’s no secret to any fan that players like Mitch Garver, Jorge Polanco, Luis Arraez and Byron Buxton aren’t producing l
  2. The offense hasn’t looked like the Bomba Squad that set a home run record last year, or was up there for best offenses in the league. For starters, it’s no secret to any fan that players like Mitch Garver, Jorge Polanco, Luis Arraez and Byron Buxton aren’t producing like they did just a year ago. As a team, the Twins just aren’t getting the same production from those up the middle players. Last season the Twins ranked first in team OPS at the catcher position, fifth at second base, seventh at shortstop and 8th at centerfield. Currently, the Twins rank fourth worst in team OPS by players
  3. Josh Donaldson, the biggest free agent signing in franchise history, started out his Twins tenure by going 1-for-10. Donaldson broke out of his mini slump Tuesday night at an empty Target Field in front of cardboard cut outs of former Twins. He and fellow new Twin, Homer Bailey, helped lead Minnesota to a 6-3 victory over St. Louis.Box Score Bailey: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K Home Runs: Polanco (1), Donaldson (1) Top 3 WPA: Bailey .131, Polanco .122, Sanó .093 Win Probability Chart (via FanGraphs): Download attachment: WinChart.png With former Twins behind the backstop watching the Bomba
  4. Box Score Bailey: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K Home Runs: Polanco (1), Donaldson (1) Top 3 WPA: Bailey .131, Polanco .122, Sanó .093 Win Probability Chart (via FanGraphs): With former Twins behind the backstop watching the Bomba Squad play their home opener, they got off to a hot start. Homer Bailey pitched his way to a win in his debut. The Bringer of Rain arrived at Target Field in style with his first bomba in a Twins uniform. Following the game, Donaldson said, "I've been on some teams to where it's been strictly relied on the home run ball. This team has the capability to do that, bu
  5. The first of many dingers from the Bringer of Rain in a Twins uniform
  6. Man Bailey is killing it tonight!! Looks so much different than he did in the "summer" training game
  7. Berrios... Take notes on what to do with early leads... (I'm kidding)
  8. This could turn into a scary inning... Cardinals need to take outs where they can get them. Bad choice by DeJong
  9. The Minnesota Twins make history! Yes, you read that correctly. The 2017 Twins became the first MLB team ever to make the playoffs following a 100-loss season. Paul Molitor turned his team around for a playoff run that ended as quickly as it started, at the hands of some familiar foes.We're running a 20-part series in which we look back at each Minnesota Twins season of the 2000s. A rotation of different writers will highlight key moments, unearth forgotten details, and share nostalgic tales from the past two decades leading up to the present. This installment covers the 2017 season. Team
  10. We're running a 20-part series in which we look back at each Minnesota Twins season of the 2000s. A rotation of different writers will highlight key moments, unearth forgotten details, and share nostalgic tales from the past two decades leading up to the present. This installment covers the 2017 season. Team Record: 85-77 Finish: 2nd Place in AL Central (Won 2nd Wild Card) All Star(s): Ervin Santana (P), Brandon Kintzler (P), Miguel Sanó (3B) Awards: Brian Dozier (Gold Glove, 2B), Byron Buxton (Gold Glove, CF), Paul Molitor (Manager of the Year) Playoffs: Lost to NYY in A.L. Wild Card Game
  11. With the Minnesota Twins’ starting rotation most likely losing some of its pitchers from last season, Randy Dobnak is the best internal option to remain in the rotation with Jose Berrios. Though he didn’t join the team until late in the season, he looked like a viable option for the future.Randy Dobnak was a guy many baseball fans didn’t know about until he was announced the starter of Game 2 of the ALDS. Even at that point, it was his 4.99 Uber rating or beautiful mustache that was getting talked about more than his pitching. What Dobnak does well Dobnak relies on four pitches: sinker, cu
  12. Randy Dobnak was a guy many baseball fans didn’t know about until he was announced the starter of Game 2 of the ALDS. Even at that point, it was his 4.99 Uber rating or beautiful mustache that was getting talked about more than his pitching. What Dobnak does well Dobnak relies on four pitches: sinker, curveball, four seamer and changeup. His two favorite pitches are the sinker and curve which he uses 64.4% of the time. His curveball is also his best strikeout and put-away pitch. When throwing the curve, he strikes out batters 50% of the time and puts them away 27.5%. https://twitter.com/aj
  13. In a season where records were set with the long ball, Luis Arraez made a name for himself with his discipline at the plate and contact hitting. The rookie made his debut on May 18 and showed why he deserves the starting spot next season.Arraez showed his discipline at the plate throughout the season, but my favorite example came in a home game against the New York Mets. Some of you might already know which at-bat I am talking about. Arraez inherited an 0-2 count as he entered the game in the ninth inning to replace Jonathan Schoop, who pulled a muscle in his abdomen. Coming cold into a game
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