1. Minnesota Twins' Projected Pitching Staff

    The Twins started just seven pitchers all of last season, despite having serious injury issues throughout the year. All seven pitched at least 10 starts and five of the seven will return this year...

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  2. Missing Mauer: The Hidden Costs of Joe Mauer's Absence

    Measuring a player's value can be a difficult task. Some people use calculations like VORP or WARP-1 to compare players or monitor one player's improvement overtime. Others prefer to weigh a player's contribution against their salary...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 296 reads 1 comments

  3. Minnesota Twins' Spring Training Report: Week Four

    Another up-and-down week for the Minnesota Twins finished better than it started. Consecutive wins over the Blue Jays and Phillies brought the Twins to 3-3 on the week, and over .500 for the Spring...

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  4. Could Kevin Slowey Be the Minnesota Twins' Ace in the Hole?

    Ask casual fans of the Minnesota Twins who their best starting pitcher is and they'll probably answer Francisco Liriano...

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  5. World Baseball Classic: Semifinal Preview

    One of the great things about March Madness is the way the tournament changes as it goes on. The first four days of games are all about the upsets: Which 12 seed is going to knock off a five ...

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  6. Who Is That Masked Man? The Twins' Options to Replace Joe Mauer

    It is no exaggeration to say that Twins fans are waiting with bated breath to hear how long All-Star catcher Joe Mauer will be out. Heck, even Joe Mauer seems in the dark about when he can take the field again...

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  7. Never Say Die: US Advances with Ninth-Inning Rally

    After leaving runners in scoring position all night long, the United States finally got the clutch hit they needed. With one run already in and the bases loaded, David Wright lined a single down ...

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  8. Minnesota Twins Spring Training Report: Week Three

    In keep with the patern set up previously, Monday's game will be rolled into next week's analysis. Sorry about the late column, finals week wrecks havoc with even the best laid plans...

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  9. World Baseball Classic: Round Two Preview

    Round one of the World Baseball Classic went pretty close to my predicted form...except for one of the biggest upsets of baseball history...

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  10. Minnesota Twins' Spring Training Report: Week Two

    This was a great week to be a Twins' starting pitcher, and a bad week to face the Pittsburgh Pirates. Twins starting pitchers threw a total of 21 innings this week, working between ...

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  11. USA-Venezuela: Mark DeRosa, Chris Iannetta Lead USA Into Second Round of WBC

    Despite an uncharacteristically rocky start from Roy Oswalt, the United States gained passage to the next round of the World Baseball Classic with a 15-6 victory over Venezuela. Oswalt went just 3...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 52 reads 0 comments

  12. Team USA Revenges 2006 WBC Loss, Begins Road to Glory in Toronto

    Forget redemption, this one was all about revenge.Team USA defeated Team Canada six to five in a game that saw five balls leave the park, three for the Americans and two for the Canadians...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 112 reads 0 comments

  13. Twins Lock Up First Of Young Pitchers

    Even though the 2008-2009 offseason is barely behind us, forward looking fans are already warily eyeing next year's offseason for the Minnesota Twins...

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  14. A-Rod Pulls out of WBC: Another One Bites the Dust

    As big a fan as I am of the World Baseball Classic, I'm getting really tired of writing these stories. According to a New York Times report, the latest high-profile player to remove ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 124 reads 3 comments

  15. Twins Spring Training Recap: Week One

    The Twins started their spring training games as well as possible, going four-for-February and taking the lead in the Mayor's Cup with a 5-2 win over the Boston Red Sox in their first spring training game...

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  16. The Best Players Not in the World Baseball Classic

    While the World Baseball Classic features some of the world's best players, many chose to stay home and nurse injuries or just to stay in camp with their clubs...

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  17. Grady Sizemore Backs Out of World Baseball Classic

    Team USA's outfield—already weakened by injuries, dropouts, and the birth of Nick Markakis' first child—took another blow today as Grady Sizemore pulled out, citing injury concerns...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 98 reads 2 comments

  18. World Baseball Classic: Pool Play Preview

    The rosters for the World Baseball Classic are, for the most part, set. Adrian Beltre and a few others may still be question marks, but by and large teams know who will and won't show up when the games begin late next week...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 371 reads 1 comments

  19. Twins Roundtable: The End of the Offseason

    1. Does the addition of Joe Crede make the Twins substantially better, or are fans setting themselves up for disappointment?Dan Wade (Bleacher Report): I think he does make the Twins substantially ...

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  20. The World Baseball Classic Already Has a Winner: Corey Koskie

    On 5 July 2006, on a play just like the one in the picture, Corey Koskie's life changed. While trying to catch a foul pop, Koskie overbalanced, fell backwards, and hit his head on the Miller Park turf...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 424 reads 2 comments

  21. Done Deal: Twins Ink Joe Crede

    On the day of the first full-squad workout, the Twins added a new player to the squad. Verifying reports that began to surface last night, free agent third baseman Joe Crede is expected ...

    Dan Wade Written by Dan Wade about over 5 years ago 257 reads 2 comments

  22. Twins Sign Crede to Solve Third Base Hole

    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the Twins have finally completed their first relevant offseason move...

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  23. Five Players To Keep an Eye On in the World Baseball Classic

    The world baseball classic has many interesting story lines to follow: Who will and won't play, international rivalries, the US team trying to redeem itself, Japan trying to repeat as world champions, and so on...

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  24. The Ultimate Twins Spring Training Guide 2009: To Hammond Stadium and Beyond!

    Many thanks to OldLadyTwinsFan and the rest of the denizens at BattleYourTailOff.com for their help compiling this article. Lee County, Fla., isn’t near Miami...

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  25. Ten Players to Watch as the Minnesota Twins Report to Camp

    As the Twins’ spring camp opens, here are 10 players to keep an eye on as the workouts and games get underway. 10. Joe MauerCalling Mauer one to watch is a bit deceiving, since he isn’t likely to play a single game...

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