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An idea that should have been brought up sooner

Otherwise move Mauer off first and commit to Pinto and Vargas at first and DH. That is also acceptable. — Brandon Warne (@Brandon_Warne) September 10, 2014 I am linking to Brandon Warne’s tweet here to acknowledge the fact that I didn’t come up with this idea either. I think it’s tremendous though, and fully endorse it. The Twins should probably begin their turn around sooner...
Via The Rhino and Compass
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins still scrapping despite poor record

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins are in last place in the American League Central and are headed for their fourth straight 90-loss season. Yet even against the Los Angeles Angels, the team with the best record in baseball, Minnesota treated Friday's game with significance. That was evident by the way Twins skipper Ron Gardenhire managed the eighth inning, in which four different...
Via Fox Sports North
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Thursday, Sep 4

Yesterday we had a last-minute lineup change as Brian Dozier didn’t crack Minnesota’s starting nine. This change led me to make a few other swaps: 2B: Dozier out, Jose Altuve in C: Joe Mauer out, Josmil Pinto in 3B: Nick Castellanos out, Chris Davis in Unfortunately my new lineup didn’t save properly so the one you see below is the original version including Dozier. It finished...
Via Baseball Professor
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rout White Sox, 11-4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas homered for the second consecutive night and Eduardo Nunez had four hits as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Wednesday. The Twins broke loose for five runs in the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and set up Trevor May (1-4) for his first major league win. Vargas' RBI single and Eduardo Escobar's two-run triple did the...
Via Fox Sports North
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins rout White Sox, 11-4

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kennys Vargas homered for the second consecutive night and Eduardo Nunez had four hits as the Minnesota Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 11-4 on Wednesday. The Twins broke loose for five runs in the fifth inning to break a 3-all tie and set up Trevor May (1-4) for his first major league win. Vargas' RBI single and Eduardo Escobar's two-run triple did the...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins to add Pinto, 7 others to roster

BALTIMORE (AP) The Minnesota Twins intend to add eight players to their roster, including catcher Josmil Pinto and four pitchers. The moves were announced Monday before Minnesota concluded a four-game series at Camden Yards. The players were expected to join the team Tuesday, when the Twins host the Chicago White Sox. Those recalled from Rochester were left-hander Logan Darnell...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins will be better next year

OPS+ is a pretty easy stat to describe, if not calculate. If you look at a players OPS, or On Base % plus Slugging %, OPS + is a relation of that number to league average. 100 is average, anything higher is better than average, and anything below is below average. It’s only an offensive statistic, but it’s easy to break down. When looking at qualified players (i.e. those with...
Via The Rhino and Compass
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting STATy With It: 2014 Luckiest Pitchers, Updated

As I type this, I'm in a small, but expected depression as a disgruntled Mets fan living in Minnesota after today's non-waiver trade deadline. In the middle of thermal packaging related activities, I saw deal and deal and deal swing by. All I get from both the teams that I follow most? A Kurt Suzuki extension. Oye. All that did was disgruntle me more, as I like Josmil Pinto...
Via Razzball
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Real Offensive Value — Catchers Part 1

Source: Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America There is and always will be a tension between fantasy baseball and real baseball. Real statistical analysts often ignore run producing statistics (runs and RBI) because they are largely what we may call opportunity statistics. They are dependent on the quality of the players around a particular player and not necessarily a reflection...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins make moves: Fryer, Fuld back; Hicks to DL

Two days after optioning catcher Josmil Pinto to Triple-A Rochester, the Minnesota Twins added a backup catcher to take his place. The Twins announced Friday that they've recalled catcher Eric Fryer from Rochester. He'll be the backup to Kurt Suzuki and will join Minnesota in Detroit in time for Friday's game. Additionally, outfielder Aaron Hicks was placed on the 15...
Via Fox Sports North
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Rookie Report, June 10

Photo credit: Scott U Welcome back! Name Team PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG wOBA Jose Abreu White Sox 214 31 17 47 0.255 0.308 0.592 0.380 George Springer Astros 211 28 12 35 1 0.251 0.349 0.497 0.369 Yangervis Solarte Yankees 229 25 6 28 0.299 0.368 0.458 0.363 Josmil Pinto Twins 158 19 7 16 0.222 0.323 0.407 0.325 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 258 32 5 17 2 0.293 0.384 0...
Via The Fantasy Fix
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

3 things that Kendrys Morales means for the Twins

Kendrys Morales was lingering in a kind of free agent purgatory until this morning, when the Twins officially signed him. Signing him would have meant a team would lose a draft pick, but there was no doubt that Morales came with some serious batting chops. He hit 23 home runs last year and 22 the year before, all while hitting .277 last year. He did even better in 2009, and was on...
Via The Rhino and Compass
June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Deep Impact: Dynasty League Warm Bodies

On Razzball Radio last week, where you finally got to see my perfectly circumferenced face, that looks like almost any chubby latino catcher that you can think of (to name a couple: Ramon Castro, Josmil Pinto), I got into my win-now approach. I traded high impact prospects (Gregory Polanco and Anthony Rendon) for a more immediate influence, (Robinson Cano). I often wind up with...
Via Razzball
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Links of the Day 6/1/14

We finally made it to June! With as cold as it was this winter, I wouldn’t be surprised if there was still ice on Lake Superior  hahah–oh there is? Josmil Pinto was late, apparently, because a New York cabbie was being hilarious. Leslie Frasier really wanted out or Minnesota.  Ricky Nolasco will get better. He’s just gotta. SCOREBOARD MLB Minnesota 7, New York 2 – The...
Via The Rhino and Compass
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins again strand too many runners, lose another one-run game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Frustration has started to set in for the Minnesota Twins, but not yet desperation. Following Thursday's 5-4 loss to Texas -- the second one-run loss in as many days -- Minnesota has now lost six of its last seven games and enters the weekend with a 24-27 record. The Twins once again had chances against the Rangers but left 10 runners on base. Now Minnesota heads...
Via Fox Sports North
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

This doesn’t seem optimal for Josmil Pinto’s development

This is the game log for Twins back up catcher Josmil Pinto. Pinto wasn’t supposed to have that role coming into the season, but fell into the role when Kurt Suzuki started raking. He was pushed into a DH role for a while but now, as you can see, he has onlly had 1 start since May 17th. Pinto’s value will always come from his bat. Furthermore, he’s not that bad at the dish...
Via The Rhino and Compass
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Rookie Report, May 28

Welcome back, ladies and gents. Name Team PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG Jose Abreu White Sox 189 29 15 42 0.260 0.312 0.595 George Springer Astros 155 20 8 25 1 0.268 0.348 0.500 Yangervis Solarte Yankees 186 21 5 25 0.292 0.368 0.447 Josmil Pinto Twins 133 19 7 14 0.243 0.353 0.459 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 199 22 3 11 1 0.279 0.377 0.407 Rougned Odor Rangers 47 4 1...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' emerging winning culture differs from past years

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins had identical 18-19 records through 37 games of the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Yet even though the records were the same at that juncture, something just felt different about the way Minnesota achieved that mark this year. Five games later, Minnesota is now at .500 (21-21) entering a five-game West Coast road trip and has won three straight series....
Via Fox Sports North
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins hold off visiting Mariners

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson allowed one run in seven innings, Brian Dozier and Josmil Pinto homered, and the Minnesota Twins held on to beat the Seattle Mariners 5-4 Friday night. Dozier and Trevor Plouffe each hit RBI doubles in the third inning against Chris Young (3-1) to give the Twins an early lead on their way to their fifth win in their last six home games. Gibson (4-3...
Via Fox Sports North
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: The Rookie Report, May 13

Two more weeks in the books. The updated rookie report is now in the books as well. Hopefully, we’ll be able to add some exciting new names soon. Jose Abreu is still pacing the field for hitters. Shocker. It’ll probably stay that way for the remainder of the season. It may even overlap into the early rounds of draft season next year. After getting off to a terrible start, George...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

After rough start, Twins rally for win in Detroit

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Nunez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Twins took advantage of poor defense by the Tigers in the late innings. Minnesota scored three runs in the eighth, spoiling another fine start by Detroit rookie Robbie Ray. The Tigers led 3-1 with two outs in the eighth...
Via Fox Sports North
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rally past careless Tigers 4-3

DETROIT (AP) -- Eduardo Nunez hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday. The Twins took advantage of poor defense by the Tigers in the late innings. Minnesota scored three runs in the eighth, spoiling another fine start by Detroit rookie Robbie Ray. The Tigers led 3-1 with two outs in the eighth...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Play Of The Day: Nyjer Morgan’s Leaping Grab

Nyjer Morgan of the Cleveland Indians earns our MLB Play Of The Day for May 7th, 2014. Josmil Pinto scorched a ball to to left centerfield. Against most center-fielders that probably would have been at least a double. But, this is Nyjer Morgan we are talking about.   The post MLB Play Of The Day: Nyjer Morgan’s Leaping Grab appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Aj Henneberger.
Via Standing O Sports
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins' Pinto showing off power, patience at plate

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have hit 11 home runs in 11 games at Target Field this year. The two longest blasts came off the bat of young Josmil Pinto. None went further than the majestic drive Pinto launched into the second deck on Saturday against the Detroit Tigers that helped cap a 5-3 victory for Minnesota. It was the type of no-doubter -- estimated at 417 feet -- that...
Via Fox Sports North
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hughes looks solid as Twins top Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Phil Hughes threw seven strong innings and Josmil Pinto hit his fifth homer of the season and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 5-3 on Saturday. Hughes (2-1) had six strikeouts with no walks. He retired 16 straight at one point and has won two straight -- a welcome sight for a Twins rotation that had produced only six quality starts this season. Detroit...
Via Fox Sports North
April 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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