Category Archives: General Blogging

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The day the Twins lost number 102 back in 1982

The 1982 Minnesota Twins 60-102 season has been on the books for a long time as the Twins team with the most losses but that does not necessarily make them the worst team in Twins history. The Twins 2016 team … Continue reading

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Rumors abound that Derek Falvey will be Twins new Head of Baseball Ops

The rumors started Monday afternoon and Rhett Bollinger posted on Twinsbaseball.com that Cleveland Indians assistant GM Derek Falvey is headed to Minnesota to become the teams new Head of Baseball Operations. Nothing is official as the Twins organization has made … Continue reading

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Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandex dies in boating accident.

The Miami Marlins announced yesterday that 24-year-old pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fernandez family and friends at this sad time. RIP Jose Fernandez and thank you for … Continue reading

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Twins have shot to go to triple digits in losses today

The Twins will be giving away Twins Stocking Caps this evening to help Twins fans get through the tough upcoming winter prior to facing the Seattle Mariners at Target Field in game number 155 of the 2016 season. The Twins … Continue reading

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Final Twins Minor League Report for 2016

Final 2016 Twins minor league report Sept-13-2016  

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Where does Dozier’s hitting streak sit as compared to Twins history

With a few exceptions the Minnesota Twins appear to have gone belly up and are just walking through the motions as they continue their march to 100 or more losses. There isn’t much good news coming out of Target Field … Continue reading

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There is reason for optimism – REALLY?

The end is quickly approaching to what may be the Minnesota Twins worst season in history. The team fired GM Terry Ryan back in July and has been looking to revamp the front office ever since. The recent chatter coming … Continue reading

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Ripping the Twins seems to be getting more popular

I ran across this story that was published that R.J. Anderson did for CBS yesterday. I can’t say I agree with him 100% but he makes a number of good points. You can see the story at: Here’s how badly … Continue reading

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Twins minor leaguer’s Arizona bound

2016 Arizona Fall League participants were announced a couple of days ago, the Twins will be sending catcher Mitch Garver, outfielder Tanner English, infielder Nick Gordon, right-handed pitcher John Curtiss and left-handed pitchers Mason Melotakis and Randy Rosario. Ivan Arteaga will serve … Continue reading

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Steve Korcheck passes away at 84

Steve Korcheck passed away at the age of 84 from heart failure on August 26 in Bradenton, Florida. Stephen Joseph Korcheck was born August 11, 1932 in McClellandtown, Pennsylvania and was a celebrated high school athlete before going on to George Washington … Continue reading

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Will 2016 Twins win count exceed number of players used?

And it isn’t even September This past Friday night in Toronto Alex Wimmers became the 29th pitcher used (counting Eduardo Escobar’s one relief appearance) by the Twins this season and 47th player overall. The Twins record for pitchers used in a season … Continue reading

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No RBI? No problem, you can still win the game

Win a baseball game without your team getting an RBI? It happens, but it doesn’t happen all that often, in the case of our Minnesota Twins it has happened on 12 occasions in the Twins 56 years of play in … Continue reading

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Looking back at the Minnesota Twins low-hit games

Not that we have seen any low hit games pitched by Twins pitchers recently but I thought it would still be fun to take a look back over Minnesota Twins history and see what we can find. The Minnesota Twins … Continue reading

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Twins announce GM Terry Ryan has been relieved of his duties

The Minnesota Twins announced today that long time Twins GM Terry Ryan has been let go and that assistant GM Rob Antony will take over as the interim GM. I can’t say that I am surprised but the timing, just … Continue reading

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Looking at the length of Twins games from 1961-2015

Some time ago I did a piece on the length of MLB games after the league announced its changes to quicken the pace of play prior to the 2015 season that I called Looking back at the pace of play … Continue reading

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It would be fun to take in a game at Elizabethton

Elizabethton and the Minnesota Twins have been associated since 1974 when the Twins first fielded a rookie team there that was managed by some guy by the name of Robert Butler. The team was known as the Elizabethton Twins and … Continue reading

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Annual batting championships named for Gwynn, Carew

MLB Press Release dated July 12, 2016 SAN DIEGO – Baseball’s annual batting championships have been named in honor of Hall of Famers Tony Gwynn and Rod Carew, Major League Baseball announced during pregame festivities for the 87th All-Star Game, … Continue reading

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Twins can’t be fixed unless they trade Joe Mauer

The Minnesota have lots of issues that need fixing and in spite of their horrendous pitching the very first problem they need to address is Joe Mauer. I know Mauer is making $23 million a year but money is not … Continue reading

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Things can always be worse

Everyone is upset with the Twins poor play this season but at this stage of the season the 1982 Twins were worse. On this date in 1982 the Twins were in Chicago where they lost 5-4 to the White Sox … Continue reading

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Things are not getting any better over at Target Field

I was updating the “Salaries” page with 2016 Forbes team valuation data and decided to see how some of the Minnesota Twins numbers stack up going back to 2010 when the team last made the playoffs. But first here is … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins draft trivia

The 2016 June amateur draft starts today and the Twins will have the number 15 selection. The Twins have picked 15th just once since the draft started in 1965 and that was way back in 1977 when they selected an … Continue reading

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Ron Henry – baseball player, singer and actor passes away

Ronald Baxter Henry was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on August 7, 1936 and passed away on May 14, 2016 in Denver, Colorado at the age of 79 from cardiovascular disease and end stage renal disease. Ron Henry played professional baseball … Continue reading

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Different strokes for different folks

After losing still another game on June 1, 1982 the Minnesota Twins found themselves with a 12-40 record and 20 games out of first place. How did Owner, President and GM all rolled into one Calvin Griffith react to the … Continue reading

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Should the Twins President, GM and Manager keep their jobs?

When the Minnesota Twins hired Hall of Famer Paul Molitor to manage the Twins starting with the 2015 season they had to know that they were swimming up-stream and that the baseball gods were against them. The list of “modern” … Continue reading

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Twins pitching coach Neil Allen charged with DWI and suspended

The Twins announced yesterday afternoon that pitching coach Neil Allen has been suspended indefinitely with pay after being arrested Thursday and charged with driving while impaired. According to the incident report, three officers for the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office stopped … Continue reading

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Twins walk-off history

The walk-off hit that gives your team the win is as exciting as it gets at your home ballpark and a walk-off loss on the road is frustrating and depressing. Let’s take a look at Minnesota Twins history from 1961-2015 … Continue reading

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When is enough, enough?

The Twins lost another game today by a score of 9-2 at Target Field to the Baltimore Orioles. That makes 7 losses in a row and 10 out of their last 11. Let’s look at some facts: They have won … Continue reading

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Twins minor league pitcher Logan Lombana suspended for 80 games

The Office of the Commissioner of Baseball announced that Minnesota Twins Minor League right-handed pitcher Logan Lombana has received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Ibutamoren, a performance-enhancing substance in violation of the Program. The suspension of … Continue reading

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Consternation in Twins land

consternation: a strong feeling of surprise or sudden disappointment that causes confusion It is May 6 and the Minnesota Twins have a 8-20 record and find themselves in Chicago where they will play three games against the high-flying White Sox this … Continue reading

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Rain, rain go away

April is a wet month in Minnesota but the sun is out this morning and I think it is the first time in almost a week. The Twins have been home and have not had any games rained out but … Continue reading

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