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Does Mitch Garver have positive regression coming?

Does Mitch Garver have positive regression coming?

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ Was Garver the victim of a small sample size in 2020? In 2019, Mitch Garver broke out. He was, by almost any statistic, the best batter at the catcher’s position in all of MLB. In 2020, Mitch Garver was barely playable (when he was even healthy). What can we expect from Garver in 2021? As I covered last week, we should be careful with how much stock we put in 2020’s player statistics. Even for players who were healthy the entire season, a 60-game sample is hardly something to draw conclusions from. In Garver’s case, he was injured for a...
Twinkie Town Nov 26, 2020
Gobbling w/ Gamble: What are you thankful for?

Gobbling w/ Gamble: What are you thankful for?

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ As far as the Twins go, that is Hello and welcome to a special Thanksgiving edition of Gabbing w/ Gamble! As we all go through our (COVID-aware) holiday activities today, let’s take a moment and think about what (Twins-related things) we’re thankful for. There is no shortage of things to be thankful for as a Twins fan this year, even if postseason success has once again eluded us in 2020. I’d like to share a few things that I’m grateful for, and then it’s your turn in the comment section. Back-to-Back AL Central...
Twinkie Town Nov 26, 2020
Free agent target preview: position players

Free agent target preview: position players

Could Kiké Hernandez be the Twins’ next super-utility man? | Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports Which position players should the Twins target in free agency? Welcome to Part One in a three-part series examining free agent targets for the Minnesota Twins. The 2020 offseason is a weird one for the Twins. Yes, Rocco Baldelli’s squad won its second consecutive A.L. Central title last year. And yes, they were once again swept out of the playoffs. And, indeed, they should enter next season as the obvious pick to win the division yet many will be far too excited to elevate the...
Twinkie Town Nov 25, 2020
Grading the 2020 Twins: Jorge Alcala

Grading the 2020 Twins: Jorge Alcala

We ought to call him “Cesium,” because Alcala metal. | Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via Another reliever, another article. As we did last offseason, Twinkie Town writers are grading player who appeared in a game for the 2020 Minnesota Twins. (Last year’s grades can be found here, this year’s here.) Players will be graded individually on an A-F scale based on their hitting, fielding, and whatever else the author wants to consider. Today, we take a look at another young reliever. Perhaps it took injury and roster expansion for Jorge Alcala to receive an...
Puckett's Pond Nov 25, 2020

Minnesota Twins: Grading the Twins’ First Signing of the Offseason

The Minnesota Twins made their first move of the 2020-21 Offseason, and it’s just what you expected: A minor league deal for a relief pitcher. The 2020-21 Offseason is underway in the MLB and the Minnesota Twins have made their first signing of the year, bringing in RHP Derek Law. For Twins fans hoping for […] Minnesota Twins: Grading the Twins’ First Signing of the Offseason - Pucketts Pond - Pucketts Pond - A Minnesota Twins Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More