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Twinkie Town Jun 27, 2016

Monday Recap: The tropical island vacation the Twins deserve

On Friday I asked you all this question: if you were stuck on a deserted island with one current or former member of the Twins organization, who would you want to be stuck with and why? We got two fabulous FanPosts in response, oddly both with "fantasy island" in the title: zkonedog picked a variety of different players, based on the exact situation. Daniel Carlson picked to be stuck with his very own Wilson, and also ran a poll about Nick Punto as a Cabana Boy. Surprised no one picked Kent Hrbek. Imagine how much hunting he would do. But thank you all for writing, and stay tuned...
Over the Monster Jun 7, 2016

How good was the Carl Crawford trade, really?

Also known as the "Nick Punto trade," for what it's worth. Everyone knows the Carl Crawford trade was a coup for the Sox. What Brian MacPherson’s theory presupposes is: Maybe it wasn’t? The 2012 trade looked like far less of a coup once the Red Sox spent the savings from trading Beckett and Crawford on Sandoval and Ramirez. — Brian MacPherson (@brianmacp) June 5, 2016 It’s an interesting take, and one worth exploring. It goes something like this: Given the truckloads of cash with which the Red Sox have to work, they could have kept Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez and Josh Beckett,...

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