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Sometimes It Feels Good To Be Wrong

Community member markos philosophizes on the Twins' season to date and admits - sometimes, it's a good thing to be wrong.

Aaron Hicks and Making the Routine Play

Community member markos looks at the charts. How do you think Hicks performed on what could be considered the "routine" plays?


fWAR, rWAR and Free Agent Pitchers

A couple of weeks ago in one of his Saturday Notebooks, Andrew discussed how Fangraphs and Baseball Reference have very different opinions about Mike Pelfrey's value during the past season. To...

Twins Run Prevention: Pitching vs Defense

Twinkie Town community member markos explores the numbers behind the Twins and keeping runs off the board.


Where Will Miguel Sano Be In April?

Community member markos digs into Miguel Sano's numbers on the season and speculates on how the Twins will hand the young slugger as he gets closer to making his Major League debut.


Meyer, Sano and Rosario

I was at the game last night and was able to see Meyer, Sano and Rosario in action. Here are some notes about these prospects. Alex Meyer Meyer pitched 5 innings last night. His overall results...

An Early Look at Twins' Potential Trade Partners

Community member markos puts together a great cheat sheet for who the Minnesota Twins could be trading with come July.

Alex Meyer's Rock Cats Debut

Community member markos gives Twinkie Town his first-hand impressions of organizational prospect Alex Meyer.


More Prospect Rankings

Two more major prospect ranking lists have been released this week. On Monday, Marc Hulet released his top-100 list for Fangraphs. Twins prospects were well-represented, and they tied for the MLB...


Scott Diamond as a 3rd Starter

Recently on this site, an article was written by Alex Kienholz about Scott Diamond, and what should be expected of him in 2013. In his discussion, he suggested that Diamond's ceiling is that of a...


Fangraphs Top-15 Twins Prospects

Marc Hulet of Fangraphs released his Top-15 list for the Twins yesterday. Overall, there weren't any major surprises with the list, but there are a couple of talking points. Miguel Sano vs. B...


Baseball Prospectus releases top-101 list

There are 6 Twins posted on this list: #8 Byron Buxton #21 Miguel Sano #46 Aaron Hicks #60 Oswaldo Arcia #64 Kyle Gibson #88 Alex...

Fangraphs on Mauer's patience


Fun article about how Mauer almost never swings on 3-0 counts, and the one time last year when he did.


Aaron Hicks: The Latest (and Greatest?) Twins Centerfield Prospect

Given their penchant for drafting raw, athletic high school outfielders, it is not surprising that the Twins have succesfully developed several good centerfielders over the past two decades. Two of...

Gibson review


Player note from John Sickels about Kyle Gibson.


Off-Season Grades

November and December have passed by, and with only a month until the first Spring Training game, now is a good opportunity to grade the performance of Terry Ryan and the front office. I decided to...

Another Fangraphs Twin prospect review


Kiley McDaniel must be spending a few days at the Twins instructional league. This is the third in a row; previous two were on Buxton and Sano.

Miguel Sano report


Another Fangraphs report, this time on Miguel Sano.

Byron Buxton report


One of the writers on Fangraphs wrote up a report on Buxton from Instructional league. The writer watched a few at bats, and then discussed his current progress of his tools.

Pitching Improvement

Brandon wrote an article about the upgrades to the Twins rotation, their potential impact on the Twins record, and some suggestions for further off-season moves. His analysis was WAR based, and,...


Meyer versus May

In the past week, two new pitching prospects have been added to the Twins minor league system: Alex Meyer (formerly with the Nationals) and Trevor May (formerly with the Phillies). When I first...

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