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Who should be the next Minnesota Twins closer

The Twins haven’t signed any free agents this off-season but it is only a matter of time before they do. One of the relief spots they need to fill is the closer role. The Twins traded Brandon Kintzler, their closer to … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – Waldrop, Liriano, Lawton, & Vega

These guys made their major league debuts as Minnesota Twins on September 5.   Kyle Waldrop (P) – September 5, 2011 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (25th) of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft. Waldrop debuted … Continue reading

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Major League Debuts as Minnesota Twins – May 21 – Plouffe, Bonser, L Rodriguez, Larkin, Eufemia, Boris & Crider

The following seven players made their major league debuts in a Minnesota Twins uniform over the years on May 21. Trevor Plouffe (SS/2B/OF/3B) – May 21, 2010 – Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 1st round (20th) of the 2004 MLB June Amateur … Continue reading

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Know your Minnesota Twins closers

The folks at Baseball-Reference.com describe a save as follows:  A save (abbreviated SV or S) is a statistic awarded to a relief pitcher, often called a closer, who enters the game under certain conditions and maintains his team’s lead until … Continue reading

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The Twins trials and tribulations with finding starting pitching

The Minnesota Twins have a long history of problems developing starting pitching. Using 100 starts as a barometer, since 1961 the Twins have signed and developed just 11 pitchers in their system that have gone on to get 100 or … Continue reading

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Twins and post season play

As 2014 is coming to an end it is a good time to look back on another Twins season, their fourth in a row without post season play. But you have to be a winner to make post season play … Continue reading

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This Day in History – April 21

  April 21, 1961 – The Minnesota Twins played their inaugural home game at Metropolitan stadium but came away with a loss against Joe McClain and the Washington Senators. The Senators score 2 in the top of the ninth off … Continue reading

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Who took the money?

Let’s take a quick look and see how much money the Minnesota Twins highest paid players over the years have taken to the bank. Strikes me as kind of odd that six names on this list are pitchers. 1. Joe Mauer has … Continue reading

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Looking at the Twins SO/9 ratio

Minnesota Twins pitchers have finished dead last in the American League in strikeouts the last three years and you all know where the team has finished in the standing during that time frame. When the Twins came into existence in 1961 … Continue reading

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2013 MLB award winners according to Twins Trivia

At the conclusion of every season the members of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) are asked to submit their ballots for the top awards across baseball. Each of these awards is named in honor of a player that epitomized a similar role … Continue reading

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