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Twinkie Town 19 hours ago
Is Joe Mauer the last link to the Metrodome?

Is Joe Mauer the last link to the Metrodome?

If Mauer retires, does that mean the Metrodome will also vanish from my memory? I’m scared. A few weeks ago, when the Twins were feting Joe Mauer in their final game of the regular season, I was in the process of moving. Though I did soak in the replays, I was not able to bask in the moment live or comment too much on the proceedings. Too busy playing shuffleboard with boxes and hauling furniture. By this point with Mauer, the battle lines have already been drawn. Whether you love him, hate him, or are somewhere in-between, that’s probably the way it will always remain. As such,...
Twinkie Town 19 hours ago
Target Field Should Have A Baby Brig

Target Field Should Have A Baby Brig

After all, children need to learn how to swab the poop deck. In a recent post, Andrew detailed the amenities changes being made at Target Field for next season. Among them will be an expanded kids’ play area, and thread commenters noted that the existing version is rather lame. Well, I’ve got my own idea for how to perfect it. One local casino has a full-on Baby Brig. The Twins should get one, too. The casino version is called “Happy Time Play Zone” or something similar, but since this casino has an tropical waters theme, I’m saying it’s a Baby Brig. There’s a casino employee...

Derek Shelton impresses Twins in their managerial search

The bench coach is one of the finalists to replace Paul Molitor.
Puckett's Pond Oct 19, 2018

Minnesota Twins announce 2018 season team awards

The Minnesota Twins have announced who will be receiving team awards such as Player of the Year, Best Pitcher, among other awards on Thursday. The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday the results of the franchise’s season awards as voted on by the Twin Cities chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. The award winners announced […] Minnesota Twins announce 2018 season team awards - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Oct 19, 2018
What we know about these dark horse Twins managerial candidates

What we know about these dark horse Twins managerial candidates

There’s been a lot of analysis of names like Rocco Baldelli and James Rowson. There’s been less of these. Many names have been floated for the Twins managerial opening. And while there’s been plenty of discussion about in-house candidates like James Rowson or former major leaguers like David Ross and Rocco Baldelli, some other names have received scant attention. Twinkie Town looks at the dark horse candidates and weighs their pros and cons. NAME: Gritty CURRENT OCCUPATION: Mascot, Philadelphia Flyers. PROS: High visibility, very popular on social media, hates birds. CONS: A monster...

Eddie Rosario named Twins' MVP by Minnesota baseball writers; Jose Berrios, Joe Mauer also honored

Leading the Twins in a batch of offensive categories resulted in left fielder Eddie Rosario being named the team’s most valuable player by the local chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Twinkie Town Oct 18, 2018
Thursday Twins: Looking at the future of the pitching staff

Thursday Twins: Looking at the future of the pitching staff

The Twins will have money to spend, but should they spend it on a starter? Lets use some links to piece together the answer Derek Wetmore scribbled some numbers on the back of an envelope, and came up with the Twins having roughly $70 million to spend on free agents this off season. One place the Twins may or may not have to spend that money is starting pitching. Matthew Lenz at Zone Coverage looked at who could be in the starting rotation for the Twins next season. Do you think they need some free agent help, or should they roll with their current options? One of the long shots for the...
Puckett's Pond Oct 17, 2018

Minnesota Twins 2018 positional recap, part 2- First basemen

Next up in this series of recapping the Minnesota Twins’ 2018 season position by position, we take a look at the first basemen. Part 2 in an ongoing series of recapping the Minnesota Twins season by position is here, where we analyze our season at first base. If you missed part one (catchers), I encourage you […] Minnesota Twins 2018 positional recap, part 2- First basemen - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Oct 17, 2018
The unsung bullpen hero

The unsung bullpen hero

Originally a middling starter in the minor leagues, Taylor Rogers has turned into another good reliever for the organization. I don’t think this is what anyone expected for Taylor Rogers. The 6’3”, 170 lb. lefty, selected in the 11th round of the 2012 draft, had spent his entire professional career as a starting pitcher. It wasn’t that he was bad, he was just good but not outstanding. While the overall 3.33 ERA and consistent groundball rates above 50% were promising, he struck out just 7 batters per 9 innings. He was succeeding with good control and by inducing weak contact, the...

Twins talk to Houston coach Joe Espada about managerial job

The 43-year-old has been mentioned as a candidate for other openings as the Astros participate in the playoffs.
Puckett's Pond Oct 16, 2018

Minnesota Twins: Is there a role left for Robbie Grossman in 2019?

The Minnesota Twins may not have many tough decisions when it comes to their current arbitration eligible players, but Robbie Grossman may become one. As the Minnesota Twins imploded and had an awful 2018 season based on the expectations we all had for the team. Amidst that implosion, a little something may have flown under the […] Minnesota Twins: Is there a role left for Robbie Grossman in 2019? - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Puckett's Pond Oct 15, 2018

Minnesota Twins 2018 positional recap, part 1- Catchers

After an underwhelming season, let’s take a look at what went well and what went wrong at each position for the Minnesota Twins, starting with the catchers. By now, we know the story of the 2018 Minnesota Twins season- Full of expectations, full of disappointments. In this new series, we’ll try to figure out exactly […] Minnesota Twins 2018 positional recap, part 1- Catchers - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Oct 15, 2018
Monday Morning Minnesota: Everything sucks so let’s reminisce

Monday Morning Minnesota: Everything sucks so let’s reminisce

And some other things too, I guess. It’s been a slow news cycle on the Twins front, but as I have endeavored to stay in bed today to avoid seeing out the window and looking at snow, I dug up what I could for you fine, fine folks. Grab a Yoohoo, or whatever it is people drink in the morning, and clickity clackity some linkity lackities. The Twins outrighted Gregorio Petit earlier in the month, in cased you missed the shocking and heartbreaking news I’m sure we all care deeply about. By bWAR Petit has been worth exactly 0.0 wins above replacement during his 197 MLB appearances, thus...
Puckett's Pond Oct 13, 2018

Minnesota Twins search for next manager becoming clearer

The Minnesota Twins are on the search for a new leader to serve as manager after firing Paul Molitor and that search seems to be gaining clarity. The Minnesota Twins front office made the move to fire manager Paul Molitor that was in all reality fairly expected. Even though it was expected as Molitor was […] Minnesota Twins search for next manager becoming clearer - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Twinkie Town Oct 13, 2018
At the ballpark with the 2018 Minnesota Twins

At the ballpark with the 2018 Minnesota Twins

One man’s experiences root, root, rooting for the home team during the 2018 season. The first Twins game I attended in 2018 featured a game-time temperature of 27 degrees. One of my last trips to Target Field, in late August, almost gave me heat stroke after three and half hours in the direct 80 degree sun. Such is the way of a 20-game season ticket plan combined with Minnesota baseball. Yeah, it’s cold This past season, I ended up getting to 27 Twins games (25 at home, two on the road), and 28 baseball games overall (one Padres/Cardinals tilt at PETCO Park). I...

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