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Twinkie Town

Are you sure you want to spend big money on the bullpen?

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ The data shows the ‘pen is not the place to splurge in free agency The bullpen was a major strength of the 2020 Twins. The reliever group performed at one of the highest levels in baseball — tying with Tampa for the major league lead in fWAR (3.6), finishing fifth in FIP (3.85), strikeout rate (27.4%), and win probability added (2.26); and sixth in ERA (3.62). Fast forward to the middle of this frigid offseason, though, and the bullpen is now one of the Twins’ position groups most in need of strengthening before the 2021...

Twinkie Town

Gabbing w/ Gamble: Which player’s departure hit you the hardest?

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Right in the feels Hello and happy Friday to all of you! Another work week down, another Twinkie Town discussion to take you into the weekend. However, we’re getting sad on this Friday. The question I have for you today is this: Which former Twin’s departure made you the most sad at the time? (Non-retiree division) There’s obviously no shortage of options for this question. Most players aren’t Twins for life, especially these days. Lots of fan favorites have come and gone ever since free agency’s dawn. Below you’ll...

Puckett's Pond

Minnesota Twins: Breaking down the Odds of Stars Landing in Minnesota

Minnesota Twins fans want big names to land in the Twin Cities, whether it comes through trade or free agency. We break down the odds for each star. The MLB offseason is a slow moving beast. From November to the middle of December, very little happened. In the last month, things have exploded. Blake Snell, […] Minnesota Twins: Breaking down the Odds of Stars Landing in Minnesota - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Amazin Avenue

If the Mets extend Francisco Lindor, Mets fans should be ecstatic

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ The Mets have one of the best, most exciting players in baseball now—and the opportunity to make him a Met for a very long time. It’s been a couple of days since the Mets traded for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco, and one of the first questions that Sandy Alderson and Jared Porter were asked in their press conference announcing the move on Thursday afternoon was about a potential contract extension for Lindor. Considering the 27-year-old switch-hitting superstar would be eligible for free agency following the 2021...

Matt Belisle is set to enter free agency in 2019

After spending last season with the Indians and Twins, Matt Belisie is set to enter free agency before the 2019 season About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consi

Zach Duke hits free agency again in 2019

Zach Duke becomes a free agent for the second year in a row after pitching with the Twins and Mariners in 2018 About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and consists of

Veteran 2B Brian Dozier enters free agency

31-year-old second baseman Brian Dozier enters free agency after splitting the 2018 season between the Twins and Dodgers About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the United States and con