Nick Blackburn

Minnesota Twins #53 - Starting Pitcher

  • Born: 02/24/82
  • Age: 32
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 240
  • Bats/Throws: R/R

10 Un-Ranked Twins Pitching Prospects to Watch

We're familiar with Jose Berrios, Trevor May, Alex Meyer, and Mason Melotakis. Here are ten pitching prospects to keep your eye on in the Minnesota system that didn't make our pre-season Top 25 list.

The Last Optimistic Twins Fan Finally Gives Up

"This sucks. It just sucks," said the man.

Twins vs. White Sox: News and Notes

The Mighty Whities visit MInneapolis for a three-game set at Target Field. Key quote from Sid Hartman: "You've got a lot of home games on this homestand."

The Twins' Yoko Ono

When Samuel Deduno joins the Twins' rotation this weekend, they'll finally have a pitcher who can rack up the strikeouts like everybody else in the league.

It’s time for MLB to tackle bench clearing brawls

Baseball always suffers when it tries to imitate football. Never was that more evident than last night in San Diego. For the first five-plus innings of yesterday's game, the Dodgers and Padres...

The Search for the Twins' 5th Starter

Opening Day is two weeks away. The Twins haven't settled on a fifth starter. Who will it be. Twinkie Town has some dark horse possibilities. You will need to be open to the possibility of time travel and a bra that can pitch.

Non-Roster Invitee: RHP Nick Blackburn

Nick Blackburn is still under a multi-million dollar contract, but that won't make the Twins give him a Major League job. Does he have any shot at all of going north with the club?

Twins Links From Around The Web

The Twins' future in center field, how good the Twins starting rotation is at being really bad, and can you believe Joe struck out three times yesterday!?

The Value of the "Extra Foot" on a Fastball

Do we really understand the impact that an elite heater has on performance, relative to a league average fastball? In this article, I look at ground ball versus fly ball, home run rates and slugging percentage and their relationship to fastball speed

Series Preview: Twins vs. Seattle News And Notes

Here's a look at the news and notes as the Twins begin a four-game set at home with Seattle.

The Inexact Science of Making the Hard Decisions

Hard decisions aren't always obvious, but that shouldn't stop us from making them.

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8/21 MILB Gameday Thread

AAA - Shelby Miller, Wily Peralta, Brad Peacock, Zack Wheeler, Jonathan PettiboneAA - Jameson Taillon (AA debut), Carlos Martinez, Casey Kelly A - Noah Syndergaard, Kyle Zimmer Shelby already...

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