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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in VIDEO: Encarnacion-Strand Hits for the Cycle | Twins System Recap   
    Christian Encarnacion-Strand has only been with the Wind Surge for four games but he already became the first Wind Surge hitter to ever hit for the Cycle. Edouard Julien and Louie Varland also had notable performances for Wichita. Here are highlights of each of his hits this afternoon. The Minnesota Twins got crushed by the White Sox 11-0.

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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from ashbury in VIDEO: Lewis Slams First MLB Home Run | Twins System Recap   
    Minnesota Twins prospect Royce Lewis hit his first Major League home run in grand fashion Friday against the Guardians, clobbering a grand slam to put the Twins up 11-2. Down on the farm, Kyler Fedko homered in his High-A debut for Cedar Rapids. Also highlighted in this video are Byron Buxton, Jorge Polanco, Gary Sanchez, Max Kepler, Jordan Balazovic, Simeon Woods Richardson and more.

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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from ashbury in VIDEO: Duran Bounces Back; Balazovic Makes AA Debut | Twins System Recap   
    The Minnesota Twins beat the A's 1-0 Saturday behind a masterful pitching performance from Sonny Gray, Danny Coulombe, Griffin Jax and Jhoan Duran. Jorge Polanco hit a long home run to center for the only run of the game. Down on the farm, Jordan Balazovic made his Triple-A debut in St. Paul. Also featured in tonight's video are Royce Lewis, Kevin Merrell, Simeon Woods Richardson, Austin Martin, Spencer Steer, Anthony Prato, Will Holland, Aaron Sabato, Cade Povich and Blayne Enlow.

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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from ashbury in VIDEO: Twins Lineup Floundering Early | Minnesota Twins System Recap   
    The Minnesota Twins scored just one run in a loss at Boston, marking the fourth time already this season (nine games) they’ve scored less than two runs in a game. Featured in this video are Miguel Sanó, Carlos Correa, Max Kepler, Royce Lewis, Michael Helman, Matt Wallner, Anthony Prato, Aaron Rozek and more.

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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from glunn in VIDEO: César Tovar Should Be In The Minnesota Twins Hall Of Fame   
    César Tovar is still not in the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. One of the best table-setters in all of baseball from the late 60s through the early 70s, Tovar highlights an era of Twins baseball that's being overlooked by voters. In this video, I talk about why I think Tovar hasn't made it into the team's Hall of Fame yet and do my best to present an argument as to why he should be enshrined.

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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from USAFChief in VIDEO: César Tovar Should Be In The Minnesota Twins Hall Of Fame   
    César Tovar is still not in the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. One of the best table-setters in all of baseball from the late 60s through the early 70s, Tovar highlights an era of Twins baseball that's being overlooked by voters. In this video, I talk about why I think Tovar hasn't made it into the team's Hall of Fame yet and do my best to present an argument as to why he should be enshrined.

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    Tom Froemming reacted to Vanimal46 in Berrios signs Extension with Blue Jays   
    @Tom Froemmingtweeting my feelings this morning… Ugh. 
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from glunn in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from tarheeltwinsfan in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from wabene in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from Nine of twelve in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from ToddlerHarmon in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from Richie the Rally Goat in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from DocBauer in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from roger in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from Major League Ready in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from JDubs in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from MN_ExPat in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from Nick Nelson in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from mikelink45 in Are the Twins About to Build a Radically Unconventional Pitching Staff?   
    Good stuff, fun to think about this. Some team is going to do it eventually. Once one finds a way to get it right, I think it won't be long before this is just normal.
    In addition to shifting guys who've traditionally started into multi-inning relief roles, it shouldn't be difficult to also stretch traditional relievers into multi-inning guys. Down in the minors, it seems more common than not that a guy records more than three outs.
    Take Jovani Moran as an example. He made 40 relief appearances last year and only recorded three or fewer outs in four of them. He recorded six outs or more in 22 outings and eight+ outs in eight of his appearances.
    There's been a lot of exploration in the big leagues the past decade but it's still pretty paint-by-numbers when it comes to bullpen/reliever usage.
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    Tom Froemming reacted to LastOnePicked in Time for a Challenge? Revisiting 6 Twins Challenge Trades   
    Good stuff as always, Tom. The Hicks trade was embarrassingly bad, and rightfully helped to end Ryan's second run as GM. The Yankees saw us coming on that one, as they say. Yuck.
    Trading Buxton will likely be the defining moment for this FO, and it may take years to assess the outcome. Will it make the team stronger, exchanging an injury-prone CF for hot prospects and durable MLB-ready talent. Or will we watch Buxton finally set the league on fire for a new team while our meager returns fizzle away, Murphy-style?
    For the record, I don't want to see Buxton traded. I'd much rather look back on an interesting Kepler, Arraez, Rooker or Sano trade. But this FO has already totally fumbled the contract extension talks, so once the new CBA is set, I fully expect Buxton to be moved. If so, they better get it right - their legacy here absolutely depends on it.
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    Tom Froemming reacted to Doctor Gast in Time for a Challenge? Revisiting 6 Twins Challenge Trades   
    Thanks Tom for your article. There is no doubt in my mind that we should. But our trades should be well calculated, meaning #1 we need to trade from our fat, not muscle. Meaning we trade some one where we can easily substitute with a capable replacement, not a player where we have no one that comes close to replace him. #2  we need to intelligently evaluate our talent and the talent of player of intent.
    Example of fat, we have an over abundance at the less demanding corner/ DH positions so we have many options there that we can choose from and right now we have quite a few good pitching prospects which we could spare a couple, we also have good depth at catching.                                                                                                                           Example of muscle, you gave some, Hicks, we had nobody to replace him and Span/ Revere, one maybe but not both leaving a void. NO! CF is a very critical position where you need depth not a void. SS is also a critical position and right now we have a void at SS that needs to be filled, Our future SS Lewis we need to  step up some day, he's our only hope to fill that important position so I wouldn't trade him. CF we've had a great void at Buxton's sub for years. Our future sub and CF is Celestino. If we trade Buxton that would absolutely create such a unbelievably great void in the whole OF. I wouldn't trade Celestino or Kepler unless in Kepler's case only if we could in junction w/ other players get a great pitcher.
    Intelligently evaluating our talent and the talent of player of intent. Here I have some doubt with our FO ability to do so. Thinking that Cave is a capable sub for Buxton, is a major misevaluation, if he couldn't eye it he only needed to look at how many games we lost while he was there. I really don't even trust them to be able to cull down from our 40 man efficiently let alone pull off a big trade. In the Maeda/ Graterol trade, the Dodgers came to them and our FO enter that negotiations ignorantly, they could've gotten a much better deal. My impression is that they are uncomfortable initiating big trades, sending out the message "There's no trades out there".   In the lesser Odorizzi trade, I don't know who approached who. I'd give them the benefit of the doubt with hope that they can pull off finally that big trade that we desperately need correctly.
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    Tom Froemming reacted to mikelink45 in Time for a Challenge? Revisiting 6 Twins Challenge Trades   
    That was an excellent review.  I enjoyed the memories and some real disappointments.  Getting J J Hardy was excellent, too bad we did not keep him.   Perhaps you did not want to add to the woe, but this headline from Twinkie Town captures the essence of the follow up trade: "It's Official: Twins Trade J.J. Hardy, Brendan Harris, $500,000 to Orioles for Jim Hoey, Brett Jacobson"  Boy was that some trade! 
    Then there is Brunansky for Tommy Herr - boy did that salvage the Twins Clubhouse and fan love!
    Puckett's Pond covered this one - "Minnesota Twins trade 1B Pat Crosby (minors) and 2B Tim Teufel (7.4 WAR) to the New York Mets for OF Billy Beane (-0.8 WAR), P Joe Klink (-0.3 WAR), and P Bill Latham (-0.3 WAR)."  Teufel goes to the WS with the Mets and we did not even offer Billy Beane a front office job.
    Of course there is the trade of Rod Carew due to the racist big mouth of Calvin Griffith! 
    Then of course we made the trade of Pressly to Houston and we are still waiting on the return tally while Pressly has gone to the WS.
     
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    Tom Froemming reacted to big dog in Time for a Challenge? Revisiting 6 Twins Challenge Trades   
    Thanks, my Twins PTSD just flared up again. John Ryan Murphy. In related news what's the over/under on the number of games Hicks plays this year? I feel for that guy.
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    Tom Froemming got a reaction from glunn in Predicting the Twins' Most Likely Free Agent Starting Pitcher Signing   
    Cobb is the free agent (outside of Pineda) I can most envision them signing. I wouldn't expect him to be the primary rotation upgrade of the offseason, but it wouldn't surprise me. I think their best avenue to actually fix this rotation is to trade for somebody. Get someone in their prime who's going to be around for multiple years. Gotta give something to get something, though.
    I would be prepared to overpay in a trade that brings in a rotation piece if it came down to it, but does this front office feel the same way? I'm not sure, maybe. They seem to be pretty risk averse, though. Maybe they'll play it safer, since last offseason was such a disaster. Smaller moves that go poorly don't look as bad as big moves that go south. Another terrible offseason and Jim Pohlad's grade for them might drop from an A+ to just an A. Then they'll really be feeling the heat! 😅 
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