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  1. Aaron and John talk about the Twins' rise to first place in the AL Central, Aaron's return from the injured list, Jose Miranda's big-league debut, Miguel Sano's knee injury, Jhoan Duran's first chance in the closer role, and how this team is starting to resemble the early 2000s version. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  2. Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ongoing hitting issues, Byron Buxton's return, Joe Ryan's slider, Nick Gordon's upside, Jhoan Duran's new bullpen role, and Lewis Thorpe's release. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  3. Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's knee injury, Alex Kirilloff's wrist injury, Trevor Larnach's return to the majors, Jhoan Duran's future role, and Clayton Kershaw's perfect game that was never going to happen. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  4. Aaron and John compare notes on the Minnesota Twins' opening weekend, including Byron Buxton's superhero origin story, the surprising trade of Taylor Rogers, and Gary Sanchez's redemption tour. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  5. Nick Nelson and John Bonnes explore the most memorable moments of the 2005 season: Johan Santana unfairly losing the Cy Young to Bartolo Colon, Kyle Lohse infamously taking a baseball bat to manager Ron Gardenhire's door, Carlos Silva's minimalist complete game, and more.
  6. Nick Nelson and John Bonnes explore the most memorable moments of the 2005 season: Johan Santana unfairly losing the Cy Young to Bartolo Colon, Kyle Lohse infamously taking a baseball bat to manager Ron Gardenhire's door, Carlos Silva's minimalist complete game, and more. View full video
  7. Aaron and John evaluate the addition of Chris Archer, speculate on the Minnesota Twins' final roster moves, and then give their over/under picks on the American League teams, including the Twins' 2022 win total. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  8. John Bonnes and Nick Nelson explore the best players of the Minnesota Twins' 2005 season, which including a breakout season from sophomore Joe Mauer. But leading the charge that season was the best pitcher in baseball during the mid-2000s, Johan Santana. View full video
  9. John Bonnes and Nick Nelson explore the best players of the Minnesota Twins' 2005 season, which including a breakout season from sophomore Joe Mauer. But leading the charge that season was the best pitcher in baseball during the mid-2000s, Johan Santana.
  10. I wonder if the new rules banning the shift might help Kepler considerably starting in 2023.
  11. Aaron and John recap all thing Carlos Correa, wonder if help is still coming for the Twins' rotation, and discuss other notes from spring training. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  12. Nick Nelson and John Bonnes move to the 2005 season, which saw the end of three consecutive AL Central championships for the team. But in a brighter light, it was also the first full season from the next wave of Twins players; both Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau played their first full seasons in a Twins uniform that year. View full video
  13. Nick Nelson and John Bonnes move to the 2005 season, which saw the end of three consecutive AL Central championships for the team. But in a brighter light, it was also the first full season from the next wave of Twins players; both Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau played their first full seasons in a Twins uniform that year.
  14. Fortunately, the sabermetrics on this doesn’t require a spreadsheet. In fact, it requires one hand. Just count the number of games between off days a team has, and when you run out of fingers – that means you need a fifth starter. Then keep counting, until you run into an off day or run out of fingers again. But since we do love us some spreadsheets, here’s a data table of the strings of games the Twins play, starting with their second game of the season: Games in a Row 5th Starts Needed Notes 5 1 vs SEA, vs LAD 10 2 at BOS, at KC, vs CWS 13 3 vs DET, at TB, at BAL, vs OAK 9 1 vs HOU, vs CLE, at OAK 18 3 18 games in 17 days In the Twins' first 29 games, they’ll need a 5th starter five times, which is just one time less than they’ll need the other four starters. There’s almost no reason to even juggle anyone around. That’s all before mid-May. The Twins just aren’t blessed with too many off days early in the season. To be fair, all of MLB is playing a slightly condensed schedule, trying to fit three extra games into their previous schedule. (The other three CBA impacted games are being added to the end of the schedule.) But that isn’t even really the problem for the Twins. They just had a fairly heavy April and May schedule to begin with. On the other hand – sometimes, it rains. That can be especially true in April for teams in the AL Central, and especially in Minnesota. Having just one game canceled in that first series, and one more during that first road trip, could buy the Twins a little more time. But that can’t be the plan. This is a bad schedule to engage when facing rotation questions. If you’re looking for a further reason the Twins need to still address their starting rotation, you can add their lack of early off-days toward the bottom of that already formidable list. MORE FROM TWINS DAILY Latest Twins coverage from our writers Recent Twins discussion in our forums Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook, or email
  15. The Twins rotation still looks undermanned, so a natural question to ask is how soon the Twins will need a fifth starting pitcher. Due to extra off days and weather delays, MLB teams can sometimes get away with just a handful of such starts through late May. Can the Twins? Fortunately, the sabermetrics on this doesn’t require a spreadsheet. In fact, it requires one hand. Just count the number of games between off days a team has, and when you run out of fingers – that means you need a fifth starter. Then keep counting, until you run into an off day or run out of fingers again. But since we do love us some spreadsheets, here’s a data table of the strings of games the Twins play, starting with their second game of the season: Games in a Row 5th Starts Needed Notes 5 1 vs SEA, vs LAD 10 2 at BOS, at KC, vs CWS 13 3 vs DET, at TB, at BAL, vs OAK 9 1 vs HOU, vs CLE, at OAK 18 3 18 games in 17 days In the Twins' first 29 games, they’ll need a 5th starter five times, which is just one time less than they’ll need the other four starters. There’s almost no reason to even juggle anyone around. That’s all before mid-May. The Twins just aren’t blessed with too many off days early in the season. To be fair, all of MLB is playing a slightly condensed schedule, trying to fit three extra games into their previous schedule. (The other three CBA impacted games are being added to the end of the schedule.) But that isn’t even really the problem for the Twins. They just had a fairly heavy April and May schedule to begin with. On the other hand – sometimes, it rains. That can be especially true in April for teams in the AL Central, and especially in Minnesota. Having just one game canceled in that first series, and one more during that first road trip, could buy the Twins a little more time. But that can’t be the plan. This is a bad schedule to engage when facing rotation questions. If you’re looking for a further reason the Twins need to still address their starting rotation, you can add their lack of early off-days toward the bottom of that already formidable list. MORE FROM TWINS DAILY Latest Twins coverage from our writers Recent Twins discussion in our forums Follow Twins Daily via Twitter, Facebook, or email View full article
  16. Well, we built that community. All of us. Over the past ten years, we’ve accumulated over 100 million page views on the site and are the premier location to talk Twins baseball. We have extremely active forums, the best news page in the Twins world, and user blogs that fill every niche of the baseball spectrum. Dozens of writers have used the TD platform to find and grow their audiences. In the past year, we even added video to our stable of ever-growing Twins content. So what comes next? Caretaking. You all care about this site. The next step is caring for it. All of this expanding content with our community managers, video creators, and all that Twins Daily brings to the world requires so many people to dedicate themselves – always in their “free time” – to provide that content to Twins Territory. We’re asking you to caretake this site so it can remain the premier Twins news site on the internet long into the future. What is caretaking, you ask? Caretaking is subscribing to the site and allowing us a consistent fund from which to distribute to all our content creators. From this fund, 100% of which will be reinvested into our writers, videographers, community managers, and the other people who make Twins Daily a place you want to visit every single day. One hundred percent. That’s our promise. Your subscription will go entirely back into making Twins Daily even better than it is today. Have you been enjoying our latest features like the prospect tracker? We have a lot more planned but we need your support to enlist more time from the creators you enjoy every day. Why do we need additional funding? Because this site has grown enormously over the past year. We've hired outside development help to assist Brock Beauchamp in making the site bigger and better, as the site is becoming too large for one person to manage. The prospect tracker alone was over 100 hours of development work to implement, never mind the recurring upkeep every week to keep it current. In the coming months, we plan to move to a distributed server to keep the site up and running during peak traffic times like the draft and trade deadline, which means our hosting costs will nearly double overnight. And there are our content creators. While we already revenue share everything we do with our creators who make that content, it's simply not as much as they deserve. Most of the caretaking fund will go directly into their pockets, which will allow them to write more often and focus on longer, higher-quality content. That means an even better Twins Daily for everyone. One of the most important things we want to get across here is that if you do not join the caretaker community, your site experience at Twins Daily will not be affected in any way. This is not a paywall of any kind, but rather a completely optional way to show your support for the site and contribute to its long-term health. With that said, there will be perks to signing up and hopping aboard. This is what we can offer for your caretaking: - Icons and recognition of your support in your Twins Daily account - Gifts of the Offseason Handbook and other publications - At the Gold Caretaker tier, ad-free browsing of Twins Daily - Whatever else we can think of, we’re open to suggestions. After all, this is your site and we are only stewards of it. On behalf of all Twins Daily, we know this is a big ask but we hope that, at this point, you trust us and know that we stand by our word. And our mission, 100% of the time, is about building a bigger and better Twins Territory. Help us achieve that goal today. Become a Twins Daily Caretaker #video-article-mini {display: none !important;}
  17. Aaron and John recap a wild week of Twins moves, including trading away Josh Donaldson, Mitch Garver, and Chase Petty, and look ahead to the remaining moves that could/should be coming, from Trevor Story and Frankie Montas to uncertain pivot plans. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link. View full article
  18. Twins Daily started as an attempt by four bloggers to create a community for all Twins fans – a place of respite to talk baseball, examine the team, and explore our own fandoms. Now we're asking for your continued support. Well, we built that community. All of us. Over the past ten years, we’ve accumulated over 100 million page views on the site and are the premier location to talk Twins baseball. We have extremely active forums, the best news page in the Twins world, and user blogs that fill every niche of the baseball spectrum. Dozens of writers have used the TD platform to find and grow their audiences. In the past year, we even added video to our stable of ever-growing Twins content. So what comes next? Caretaking. You all care about this site. The next step is caring for it. All of this expanding content with our community managers, video creators, and all that Twins Daily brings to the world requires so many people to dedicate themselves – always in their “free time” – to provide that content to Twins Territory. We’re asking you to caretake this site so it can remain the premier Twins news site on the internet long into the future. What is caretaking, you ask? Caretaking is subscribing to the site and allowing us a consistent fund from which to distribute to all our content creators. From this fund, 100% of which will be reinvested into our writers, videographers, community managers, and the other people who make Twins Daily a place you want to visit every single day. One hundred percent. That’s our promise. Your subscription will go entirely back into making Twins Daily even better than it is today. Have you been enjoying our latest features like the prospect tracker? We have a lot more planned but we need your support to enlist more time from the creators you enjoy every day. Why do we need additional funding? Because this site has grown enormously over the past year. We've hired outside development help to assist Brock Beauchamp in making the site bigger and better, as the site is becoming too large for one person to manage. The prospect tracker alone was over 100 hours of development work to implement, never mind the recurring upkeep every week to keep it current. In the coming months, we plan to move to a distributed server to keep the site up and running during peak traffic times like the draft and trade deadline, which means our hosting costs will nearly double overnight. And there are our content creators. While we already revenue share everything we do with our creators who make that content, it's simply not as much as they deserve. Most of the caretaking fund will go directly into their pockets, which will allow them to write more often and focus on longer, higher-quality content. That means an even better Twins Daily for everyone. One of the most important things we want to get across here is that if you do not join the caretaker community, your site experience at Twins Daily will not be affected in any way. This is not a paywall of any kind, but rather a completely optional way to show your support for the site and contribute to its long-term health. With that said, there will be perks to signing up and hopping aboard. This is what we can offer for your caretaking: - Icons and recognition of your support in your Twins Daily account - Gifts of the Offseason Handbook and other publications - At the Gold Caretaker tier, ad-free browsing of Twins Daily - Whatever else we can think of, we’re open to suggestions. After all, this is your site and we are only stewards of it. On behalf of all Twins Daily, we know this is a big ask but we hope that, at this point, you trust us and know that we stand by our word. And our mission, 100% of the time, is about building a bigger and better Twins Territory. Help us achieve that goal today. Become a Twins Daily Caretaker #video-article-mini {display: none !important;} View full article
  19. Nick Nelson and John Bonnes talk about the Minnesota Twins' top moments from their 2004 campaign, which included their third consecutive AL Central division title. That season we saw the debut of Joe Mauer, the first pitch thrown by Joe Nathan, and a Cy Young award from Johan Santana. View full video
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