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Twinkie Town 29 mins ago
Minnesota Twins 2019 ZiPS projections: aggressively average

Minnesota Twins 2019 ZiPS projections: aggressively average

The Computers have no time for your optimism Dan Szymborski released his annual statistical projections (on Fangraphs) for the Twins roster earlier this week. Called ZiPS (SZymborski Projection System), these are generated by a computer program and are widely considered to be among the best projections in baseball. Let’s take a look at what the almighty Computers think of the Twins roster. Batters ZiPS predicts the Twins roster to be aggressively average as far as position players go this year. Almost the entirety of the projected roster (for batters) fall between .7 and 2.2 WAR, with...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Here's the Twins' six closer candidates

Who might the Twins closer be this season? Have a look at the candidates.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 10 hours ago

Twins' closer could come from six candidates as roles evolve

Getting crucial outs in any inning is Twins' concern.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 13 hours ago

Twins' Sano cut foot in celebration, out for at least a week

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano will miss at least the first week of full-squad workouts after he cut his foot while celebrating his team winning the Dominican Winter League championship.
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 14 hours ago

Escape the snow with the sights and sounds of Twins spring training

Star Tribune photographer Anthony Souffle captured some of the excitement and warm weather at the Minnesota Twins spring training in Fort Myers, Fla.
Twinkie Town 20 hours ago
Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2019: Round 18

Twinkie Town Prospect Vote 2019: Round 18

Twelve more spots to go!!! Catching prospect Ben Rortvedt makes our list at slot seventeen. The Twins have a pair of closely rated future catching prospects in Rortvedt and Jeffers. It will be interesting to see what order we put them in next offseason. 2019 Twinkie Town Prospect Voting Results Royce Lewis 52% (Kirilloff 44%, Graterol 4%) Alex Kirilloff 90% (Graterol 4%, Gordon 4%, Larnach 2%) Brusdar Graterol 56% (Gordon 19%, Larnach 12%, Thorpe 8%, Gonsalves 5%) Trevor Larnach 42% (Thorpe 25%, Gordon 21%, Gonsalves 12%) Lewis Thorpe 31% (Gordon 30%, Rooker 14%, Javier 13%, Gonsalves...
Minneapolis Star-Tribune 22 hours ago

Miguel Sano enters clubhouse with brace on foot

The Twins have made no indications that they are concerned about the laceration on the back of Sano's his right foot, but it appears to be a setback
Twinkie Town 22 hours ago
Minnesota Twins Offseason What-if: Bryce Harper

Minnesota Twins Offseason What-if: Bryce Harper

What would the Twins roster look like if they were able to Sign Bryce Harper? With Spring Training kicking into full motion, I thought it would be fun to take an a-historical look back on this year’s offseason. It was a fairly historic offseason in 2018-2019, as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado hit free agency with... nothing much to show for it so far. As of this writing the two superstars are still unsigned. But what if the Twins had been the team to pull the trigger and sign that hefty check? This will be part one of a three part short-series, focusing on the what-ifs if the Twins had...
Twinkie Town Feb 19, 2019
Twins Spring Training 2019: Five stories to watch

Twins Spring Training 2019: Five stories to watch

Let’s take a look at what will be the most interesting potential developments for the Twins over the next few weeks How do Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano look? The two young stars the absolute key the this season for Minnesota. If Buxton and Sano get off to a hot start, the team will likely be competitive in the AL Central, and be looking at building a real contender for next season. Public comments by Falvine suggest that further development on the player side will lead to the team going “all-in” next offseason. Left unsaid, if Buxton and both falter again, the team will likely be...

Willians Astudillo had fame, flamboyance in Venezuelan League

The portly Twins utilityman was edged for league MVP honors by former Twins outfielder Delmon Young, but ended up on the team that won the league title.

Twins' Taylor Rogers has spring statistics on his mind

He believes a good spring will spill over into the season.

A new approach to preparation as Twins' full squad arrives for camp

The Twins' full squad arrives for spring camp.

A full squad practice for the Twins in Fort Myers

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) and the rest of the full squad practiced Monday at spring training.

Pineda hopes to return with Twins after 1½-season layoff

Michael Pineda thinks he'll be ready to return to the major leagues with the Minnesota Twins after a layoff of 1½ seasons.

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