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The Coen brothers' take on Joe Mauer

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Jim Caple 'writes' a Cohen brothers script for the re-signing of Mr. Mauer. Pretty humorous overall.

Defensive Analysis Subjective

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In case you haven't been wandering around the websites in an attempt to get your baseball fix lately, here are a few good articles. The link above is a pretty good piece about attempts to measure a palyer's defensive skills. Here are two more about the state of MLB's financial situation and how it might affect this year's free agency, and impending contract negotiations. Boras-Manfred war of words an unsettling omen Money talks, but baseball won't listen

Manager of the Year

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Scioscia, Tracy Named Managers Of The Year and Rich keep getting richer? Red Sox and Yankees both looking to get Halladay: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/11/heyman-yankees-red-sox-have-shot-at-halladay.html Update: Add another link, linking Washburn and the Twins: http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2009/11/twins-and-brewers-on-washburns-radar.html

Mauer adds Silver Slugger to mantle

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From MLB.com "Gold Glove-winning catcher earns honor for third time"

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2010 Free Agents

Given all of the speculation regarding Iwamura today, I thought I would lay out the free agents for people to see. Here are the players up for free agency in 2010 according to Cot's Baseball...

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Redmond determined to keep playing

According to MLB.com, Mike Redmond is determined to try his hand in the free agent market this winter in hopes of continuing to play somewhere in major league baseball.  I am not in any position to...

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More Bad News

Twins put Matt Tolbert on disabled list, activate Brian Buscher. I suppose this should be a fanshot rather than a fanpost as I don't have any real analysis to provide here, but I find this a bit...

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Liriano Slotted for Bullpen

I guess this is a bit of a self-serving post as I've been calling for Liriano to go to the pen for the past several weeks but it looks like Gardenhire had finally decided to pull that trigger until...

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Twins need better performance from [starting] staff

Was thinking of making this a fanshot as I suspect most of you have already seen the article written by Kelly Theiser over on MLB .com: here, but I figured its been a couple of days since we had a...

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Teams Coveted Valencia and Swarzak

According to Charley Walters teams were asking for Anthony Swarzak in return for the pitching help that MN so desperately needed at the deadline. We know teams wanted Valencia. We know some teams...

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Twins lose an awful game and give me nightmares about Cuddyer/Young

Seriously, I went to bed last night in a foul frame of mind after the Twins blew a huge lead. I woke up with the distinct "memory" that right before I had turned off the game the Twins front office...

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Anyone want Julio Lugo in a Twins Uniform.

Ran by this article on Fox earlier today where Rosenthal mention the Sox were desperate to move Lugoas they are likely to have to DFA him soon.  He's played mostly at SS, but can play a little 2b...

Twins' Midseason Report Card

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Fox sports article hands out midseason report cards for all of the teams and has this to say about the Twins: Twins — It almost doesn't matter how the Twins are expected to do, or what their talent level is. They seem to always be in a fight for the Central title come September. This year is no different. And if Minnesota can add a hitter like second baseman Freddy Sanchez to the lineup, the Twins will no doubt be playoff contenders once again. Grade: B+

Six relievers handling load on road trip

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hee hee, she said "handling load", hee hee!

New and improved Joe blows 'em away

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One analyst's impression that Mauer might be the best player in the big leagues right now.

Poor Jason Tyner featured on ex-ESPN anchor's MSNBC segment "Best Persons In The World" (not...

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Poor Jason Tyner featured on ex-ESPN anchor's MSNBC segment "Best Persons In The World" (not -endorsing the politics there to anyone here - just the piece on a former Twin)

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Gardenhire reflects on Torii Hunter

According to MLB.com Gardenhire is waxing philosophic about Torii Hunter and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, as the West Coast club gets ready to take on our home team this weekend. While...

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Poor Johan Santana

Remember that pitcher who was a little frustrated at the Twins organization for continually failing to pony up for some offensively adept teammates because he was tired of losing games when he only...

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Opening Day Early Results (and a taste of things to come)

The Indians lost their opener today when Cliff Lee was rocked for 10 runs in just 5 innings. White Sox and Kansas City:  Postponed: Cold -- White Sox home opener Boston Postponed: Rain -- Red Sox...

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Lineup? (day before musings)

Tomorrow is the big day but unlike most opening days the lineup is still in doubt; serious doubt.  With Span and Crede struggling, and four outfielders at his disposal, I think Gardenhire should...

Tigers release Sheffield

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Longtime slugger let go by Detroit with 499 career home runs Did the Twins need a DH?

New commercial plays on familiar Twins advertising themes: Humor and pushing the new outdoor...

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http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?mid=200903273992847

New commercial plays on familiar Twins advertising themes: Humor and pushing the new outdoor stadium. It's funny!

New Twins commercial pushing the idea of taking baseball "outside"

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http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=min#

New Twins commercial pushing the idea of taking baseball "outside"

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Twins v. Phillies (game thread?)

Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG Span, LF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .163 Casilla, 2B 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .436 Cuddyer, RF 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .313 B...

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Twins v. Yankees; game thread?

I'm tuning in late here in the 5th, but it looks like the Twins are knocking Hughes around a little; Gomez and Punto both doubled. tied at one apiece, Perkins has a shoutout through 5. Gotta add...

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Sunday: Twins v Orioles (game thread?)

at the end of three Liriano is looking good! Well that's what Gordo says so I guess I mean Liriano is sounding good. Here are the lineups: Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB A...

Care-free Kubel impressive early

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Kubel: - batting well so far this spring?, yes. - displaying some kind of new found confidence? give me a break!

New commercial over at the mlb site available now. As usual it is a chuckler - and preety damn good.

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New commercial over at the mlb site available now. As usual it is a chuckler - and preety damn good.

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AL Cy Yuk of the half year: Carlos Silva, Mariners

Jayson Stark has a good column on  ESPN: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=3483646 He claims Silva is deserving of the worst AL pitcher of the first half, but...

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