the 2015 minnesota twins: indeed they are a team

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in this thread we list things we know to be true about the minnesota twins:

1. they have ervin santana for half a season
2. ervin santana signed a deal with the minnesota twins at some point
3. their outfield is hilariously bad
4. i wanted phil hughes real bad on my fantasy teams but i didn't get him
5. that buxton kid
6. the bandleader from the music group hole steady, big fan, v brave
7. play baseball in the american league central district
8. they are where joe mauer is still (wow!)

qualx, Saturday, 4 April 2015 03:30 (three years ago) Permalink

9. torii will be 40 on july 18

johnny crunch, Saturday, 4 April 2015 03:47 (three years ago) Permalink

oh, erv.

...but sano!

...and some guy who has the power of two guys named kenny!

j.q higgins, Saturday, 4 April 2015 15:03 (three years ago) Permalink

real (part of a) sentence I just read in the twins section of the sports illustrated MLB preview, presented as rival scouts' notes: "Torii Hunter is a role model for these kids..."

seems like a poor choice of words, maybe

pimento is a cheese, some call it the caviar of the south (slothroprhymes), Saturday, 4 April 2015 15:25 (three years ago) Permalink

(obligatory #itsspringtraining disclaimer) watching the last exhibition game of theirs, against the sox, and dear god this team looks like hammered shit

slothroprhymes, Saturday, 4 April 2015 18:13 (three years ago) Permalink

they're the team to beat in 2019

qualx, Saturday, 4 April 2015 18:39 (three years ago) Permalink

you'd be forgiven for wondering if the twins had david ortiz at all three outfield positions

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 April 2015 18:30 (three years ago) Permalink

Popping up full-count meatballs like 39-year-old Torii Hunters.

Andy K, Wednesday, 8 April 2015 19:22 (three years ago) Permalink

first team since the (expansion) 1977 mariners to be shut out in its first two games

mookieproof, Wednesday, 8 April 2015 20:18 (three years ago) Permalink

Ervin suspension or no, it's incredible that Pelfrey is back in the rotation

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 April 2015 23:52 (three years ago) Permalink

aww, look who scored a wittle run

mookieproof, Friday, 10 April 2015 01:50 (three years ago) Permalink

are we sure they are indeed a team yn

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 April 2015 02:27 (three years ago) Permalink

14 hits, gave up 22 runs o_o

johnny crunch, Friday, 10 April 2015 02:33 (three years ago) Permalink

xp reasonable question, I mean idk they could prob win at least one against the white sox but if they don't it might be like 10+ games before they get a win

slothroprhymes, Friday, 10 April 2015 02:41 (three years ago) Permalink

http://theios.net/content//2012/06/Mind-Blown_thumb.gif

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 April 2015 02:12 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

ok, wtf

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 May 2015 11:55 (three years ago) Permalink

What a fun season so far (from afar).

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Thursday, 7 May 2015 12:09 (three years ago) Permalink

cheap win for Nolasco today, zackly what i need from a HACKING MASS pitcher.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 May 2015 20:32 (three years ago) Permalink

and we all went for the indians.

Van Horn Street, Thursday, 7 May 2015 21:27 (three years ago) Permalink

indians didnt get torii out this series til his 8th plate appearance

johnny crunch, Saturday, 9 May 2015 23:04 (three years ago) Permalink

all their starters pitch to v high whips, but twinkies can surprisingly outscore a lot of teams yea this team seems fun

johnny crunch, Saturday, 9 May 2015 23:06 (three years ago) Permalink

17-9 against opponents other than the Tigers

Andy K, Wednesday, 13 May 2015 02:30 (three years ago) Permalink

UPDATE

24-11 against opponents other than the Tigers

Andy K, Tuesday, 26 May 2015 13:23 (three years ago) Permalink

Your first-place Minnesota Twins

Andy K, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 20:02 (three years ago) Permalink

smh

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 20:15 (three years ago) Permalink

jk, salty about them sweeping my hapless red sox but thats actually p cool. KC/det will come back on top in short order but them even hovering at/near 2nd the rest of the year would be pretty remarkable

slothroprhymes, Wednesday, 27 May 2015 20:33 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm rootin for em

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 20:58 (three years ago) Permalink

except when Nolasco pitches (HACKING MASS)

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 May 2015 20:59 (three years ago) Permalink

They won 20 games in May, the most they've won in a month since June 1991.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 June 2015 14:35 (three years ago) Permalink

Hmmm.

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Monday, 1 June 2015 14:39 (three years ago) Permalink

@AaronGleeman
Number of games played when the Twins reached 30 wins:

2015: 49
2014: 63
2013: 65
2012: 72
2011: 69
2010: 50

2001: 43
1991: 55
1987: 56

mookieproof, Monday, 1 June 2015 14:39 (three years ago) Permalink

and they started 1-6 this year. 29-13 since.

Plouffe and Dozier both have a 1.9 oWAR, no one else is even over 1.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 June 2015 14:48 (three years ago) Permalink

from BP paywall article by Matthew Trueblood:

This team has not shown any significant strengths, does have glaring weaknesses, and is marred by more or less all the same problems it had last year: dreadful pitching depth, the worst strikeout rate in baseball, a brutal defense (especially in the outfield), and a tepid collection of guys who can only sort of hit. They’ve just been outrunning those problems. (Not literally. They’re a poor baserunning team.)

...The Twins aren’t good. Their success to this point is smoke and mirrors. But in this iteration of the American League, and given the fact that there’s a chance they’ll organically improve as the season moves along, they’ve reached a threshold at which they deserve to be taken somewhat seriously. Not because they are what they appear to be, but because they don’t need to be what they appear to be in order to make this season memorable.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Monday, 1 June 2015 15:15 (three years ago) Permalink

I think the Red Sox are starting the regression.

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 20:06 (three years ago) Permalink

:D

dellevadova depression beard (slothroprhymes), Wednesday, 3 June 2015 20:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Buxton debuts Sunday

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 14 June 2015 03:23 (three years ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHkDAROWsAIrXm1.jpg

Norse Jung (Eric H.), Monday, 15 June 2015 19:16 (three years ago) Permalink

<3 kennys

mookieproof, Thursday, 18 June 2015 19:49 (three years ago) Permalink

Buxton moved to leadoff

the increasing costive borborygmi (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:11 (three years ago) Permalink

just blasted a throw in from center to get melky out at home plate, great arm

definite parallels between Dany and Rachel Dolezal (slothroprhymes), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:59 (three years ago) Permalink

still think their regression is coming, but I figured it'd happen already...and still hasn't happened.

definite parallels between Dany and Rachel Dolezal (slothroprhymes), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 01:00 (three years ago) Permalink

@RhettBollinger
Chris Sale has a 6.85 ERA in four starts vs. the Twins (18 ER in 23 2/3 IP) but a 1.88 ERA vs. everybody else (71 2/3 IP, 15 ER).

mookieproof, Wednesday, 24 June 2015 19:15 (three years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

@cmccosky
The Tigers are having in big fun making fun of Torii Hunter's angry strip tease when he got tossed from a game last month.

@cmccosky
Sanchez, V-Mart, Price, they were all in on trying to recreate that hilarious scene as Hunter was trying to take BP. He fell out laughing

Andy K, Friday, 10 July 2015 21:42 (three years ago) Permalink

Magic Torii

Andy K, Friday, 10 July 2015 22:11 (three years ago) Permalink

dozier is on fucking fire

johnny crunch, Saturday, 11 July 2015 03:35 (three years ago) Permalink

big win makes them 1-17 against KC/DET/CWS

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 May 2016 20:27 (two years ago) Permalink

phil yous to the bullpen

mookieproof, Monday, 30 May 2016 17:41 (two years ago) Permalink

twins have played 17 series; they've been swept in 8 of them

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 June 2016 23:49 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

terry ryan has been relieved of his duties

mookieproof, Monday, 18 July 2016 16:18 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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johnny crunch, Thursday, 4 August 2016 13:01 (two years ago) Permalink

26 XBH against CLE in the first three of a four-game series.

Already the most XBH CLE has ever surrendered in a four-game series.

Scores of games: 12-5, 10-6, 13-5.

Andy K, Thursday, 4 August 2016 13:48 (two years ago) Permalink

miguel sano's first 162 games:

.260/.364/.509, 37 HR, 101 RBI, 96 BB, 242 K

mookieproof, Friday, 12 August 2016 14:29 (two years ago) Permalink

That seems like a lot.

Andy K, Friday, 12 August 2016 20:40 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Just when you thought the Braves had a lock on the worst team in baseball, the Twins lose 11 straight are now back in the hunt.

Michael F Gill, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 03:01 (two years ago) Permalink

L13

Andy K, Thursday, 1 September 2016 03:19 (two years ago) Permalink

brian dozier since the all star break (48 games):

.318/.366/.717/1.083

20 HR/42 RBI/40 R

nomar, Sunday, 4 September 2016 00:26 (two years ago) Permalink

jesus that is a lot of slugs and homers

(and not a lot of rbi)

mookieproof, Sunday, 4 September 2016 01:29 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Detroit - Top of 9th
Pat Light pitching for Minnesota

J.D. Martinez walked.
Upton walked, J.D. Martinez to second.
McCann grounded into fielder's choice to third, J.D. Martinez out at third, Upton to second.
Upton to third, McCann to second on wild pitch by Light.
Aybar intentionally walked, Upton scored.

mookieproof, Thursday, 22 September 2016 21:27 (two years ago) Permalink

NSFW URL

Andy K, Thursday, 22 September 2016 23:28 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

swervin santana off to a pretty good start

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 April 2017 21:57 (one year ago) Permalink

98 game score today, even

mookieproof, Saturday, 15 April 2017 21:58 (one year ago) Permalink

damn

johnny crunch, Saturday, 15 April 2017 23:23 (one year ago) Permalink

some lazybones Minner needs to create a new thread

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 16 April 2017 00:11 (one year ago) Permalink

buxton - .093/.152/.140
23k / 2bb

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:11 (one year ago) Permalink

he's closing in on 162 career games and it's not too pretty

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 15:23 (one year ago) Permalink

i hesitated to pick him for HACKING MASS, cuz surely they'll send him down again by Memorial Day if it's still ugly?

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 16:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Gleeman evaluates Buxton on his first 162

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=31746

Supercreditor (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 May 2017 16:10 (one year ago) Permalink

finally sent down gibson

mookieproof, Thursday, 4 May 2017 21:42 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

improved plate discipline!

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/something-in-minnesota-has-clicked/

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 August 2017 12:07 (one year ago) Permalink

Three home run game for Buxton!

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 27 August 2017 20:24 (one year ago) Permalink

he has done quite well since the ASG, not even taking into account today's game

Karl Malone, Sunday, 27 August 2017 20:33 (one year ago) Permalink

2.5 behind NYY

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 06:51 (one year ago) Permalink

i guess we're Twins fans now.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 30 August 2017 17:23 (one year ago) Permalink

make that 1 behind!

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 31 August 2017 11:05 (one year ago) Permalink

Twins fans confirmed.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 31 August 2017 13:21 (one year ago) Permalink

team of destiny

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 August 2017 20:27 (one year ago) Permalink

2 ahead of the Angels. Pulling away!

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 9 September 2017 13:12 (one year ago) Permalink

WC chances now 73% on BP, 69% on Fangraphs.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 September 2017 15:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Twins lead the Majors in ISO in the second half of the year. They are second in home runs, only to the Orioles. They are also second in non-pitcher wRC+, behind only the Cubs. Since the break, their position players have equaled Cleveland in total WAR, and you might have noticed the Indians doing some good things on the field lately.

Byron Buxton has gotten the most attention, and rightfully so, but this power surge isn’t just about Buxton. Yes, he’s tapping his power again and looking like the superstar he was supposed to be, but nearly everyone on the roster has upped their power in the second half....

http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-twins-are-slugging-their-way-to-october/

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 18 September 2017 20:45 (one year ago) Permalink

yankees will, in an hour or so, improve to 88-33 against the twins since 2002

that's a 118-win pace in a 162-game season

mookieproof, Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:29 (one year ago) Permalink

Yankees now 87-33 against Twins since 2002. In tomorrow's game, I hear the Twins are using these new rocket skates they just got from Acme.

— Joe Posnanski (@JPosnanski) September 20, 2017

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:41 (one year ago) Permalink

It only takes one in the WC game (if it gets that far).

but i prefer Trout

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 September 2017 19:54 (one year ago) Permalink

TWin it like 1987 over again.

earlnash, Friday, 29 September 2017 02:42 (one year ago) Permalink

not gonna lie, i've not been following this season (regular season baseball is not my thing) but i'm p stoked for the possibility of the twins being in the playoffs

gbx, Friday, 29 September 2017 16:47 (one year ago) Permalink

they're in, for 3 hours :/

but ya never know

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 September 2017 16:54 (one year ago) Permalink

Agreed on the first part, disagree on the second part.

Anne of the Thousand Gays (Eric H.), Friday, 29 September 2017 17:13 (one year ago) Permalink

i am in touch with a Santeria priest near Yankee Stadium

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 September 2017 17:31 (one year ago) Permalink

(regular season baseball is not my thing)

Begone! :)

http://m.mlb.com/news/article/255386984/yankees-history-vs-twins-may-be-irrelevant/

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 September 2017 18:38 (one year ago) Permalink

two months pass...
two months pass...

making a pitch for Arrieta?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:08 (nine months ago) Permalink

six months pass...

2017 AL manager of the year paul molitor out

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 October 2018 16:49 (two months ago) Permalink


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