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Welcome to our Twins blog. We'll bring up some "facts" and "stats", from time to time, but our real strength lies in sarcasm, silliness and Yankee-baiting.

  1. Our Hall of Fame!

    If you'd like to vote for the Peanuts from Heaven Hall of Fame, check out our original blog and all the nerdery and entertaining images associated with it.

    Once again the sounds of horsehide hitting leather mitts is resounding throughout the sunny fields of Arizona and Florida, and if we ever get to turn off our snowblowers we might just hear it up here in the towns teams call home during the summer.


    As is our custom every year at this time, we're spending part of spring ...

    Updated 02-20-2014 at 08:50 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  2. Best. Present. Ever.

    5 years ago, I got a special birthday present from my fellow Twins blogger and long time friend: tickets to Twins Fest at the Metrodome. I was pretty darned pumped to go, both because it was Twins fest and because I had a serious crush on her.


    The Twins had just completed a surprisingly effective 2008 campaign and we had every reason for optimism going into 2009, and all kinds of excitement for the impending move to Target Field in just one year. We went. We met Gardy. We found ...

    Updated 01-25-2014 at 05:48 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  3. The Ken Burns' Test

    In one week, the Hall of Fame will announce who (if anyone) was elected to Cooperstown. There are a privileged few who get to vote for those hallowed halls, but just because most bloggers don't have a say, doesn't mean we can't use our blogs to have a say about literally everything else, including silly little exercises in analyzing Hall of Fame voting.


    Last year I offered an economist's sense of how to vote in order to maximize your ballot. This year, as I continue to avoid ...

    Updated 01-03-2014 at 11:56 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  4. The Twins' New Year's Resolutions

    It's been a while since our last post (blahblahblah job, blahblahblah earning salary, blahblahblah spending holiday time with friends and loved ones). But we're back with a very special post as we consider the 2014 resolutions of your Minnesota Twins.


    Joe Mauer
    Baseball Resolution: Hit like a boss now that defense doesn't crush my legs.
    Life Resolution: Be hospitable while hosting my fellow all-stars this summer, maybe even say multi-syllabic words to them!
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  5. A Winter Meeting's Guide to Twinsey World

    Monday marks the kickoff of the Winter Meetings in Orlando, Florida (aka: a convenient holiday for baseball executives and their families).


    Naturally, as the Twins do their part at the Winter Meetings for the next four days, they may make time to have a little fun in the Happiest Place on Earth That is Also a Festering Swamp. But the attractions they see may have extra ramifications on their plans for the next four days. Here we present the possible outcomes of how what they ...
  6. What Ricky Nolasco Really Brings to the Twins

    News broke yesterday that former Marlins/Dodgers pitcher, Ricky Nolasco will be signing with the Twins (reportedly for a four/five year deal worth between 49 and 62 Million dollars).


    There are many things to consider in this signing: the sudden acquisition of a (relative) strike out artist for a "pitch-to-contact" team; the commitment through 2018 (making Nolasco one of only 3 Twins guaranteed that long a deal); the degree of responsibility and position of "leader" ...

    Updated 11-28-2013 at 03:20 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  7. The Promise of Players: A Blueprint to Win the Game of Bases and Balls

    'Tis the season for the best baseball minds (and me) in the Twinsblogosphere to offer their takes on what the local 9 ought to do to improve their roster. Using the Twins Daily Offseason Handbook as a guide, you take your best crack at improving the Twins. Many bloggers dig deep for undervalued gems, or carefully consider how to balance free agency with player development.


    I choose an irrelevant theme and offer totally implausible pipe-dreams for about 1000 words.

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  8. The 2013 Twins By the Only Stat that Matters (Pt. 3: Pitchers & Front Office)

    This is the first in a series of three articles evaluating the Twins 2013 Season. First we introduced the stat, then we used it to analyze hitters, finally we'll use it to analyze pitchers and staff members.


    Anyone can evaluate a player's performance in the field, but what about their performance in the field of entertainment?


    The Twins completed their third straight 90-loss season, but rather than chastise the unproductive and cheer the talented, I'm here ...
  9. The 2013 Twins by the Only Stat that Matters (Part 2: The Hitters)

    This is the second in a series of three articles evaluating the Twins 2013 Season. First we introduced the stat, now we're using it to analyze hitters, finally we'll use it to analyze pitchers.
    Anyone can evaluate a player's performance in the field, but what about their performance in the field of entertainment?


    The Twins completed their third straight 90-loss season, but rather than chastise the unproductive and cheer the talented, I'm here to praise the players who made
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  10. The 2013 Twins By the Only Stat that Matters (Pt. 1: The Stat)

    This is the first in a series of three articles evaluating the Twins 2013 Season. First we introduce the stat, then we use it to analyze hitters, then we use it to analyze pitchers.


    There's plenty of time to dissect the Twins' season, and there are plenty of people to do it. Rather than crunch the numbers or analyze the trends, I prefer to dissect it in the best way I know how: poorly!


    It's in that spirit that I offer the following new statistic: AARP or Amusement ...

    Updated 10-21-2013 at 07:41 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  11. An Alternate Reality Solution to the Twins Problems

    I read this in the Economist last week
    Cuban athletes in all sports will now be allowed to compete in foreign leagues, as long as they pay taxes of around 20% at home and remain available to play for their country in major competitions.
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    Unfortunately for MLB, however, the new policy will have only a minimal impact on the league’s
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    Updated 10-13-2013 at 09:33 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  12. Why are we listening to this?

    That was my wife's question to me on Friday night as we drove to Culver's to use a buy one get one free coupon. We got the coupon at a ballgame this summer...a Saints game. Driving to Culver's to redeem it, listening to the Twins (a team that didn't even win me a scoop of ice cream this year) struggling against the Indians, it took me a second to think of an answer to that question.


    Then I did.


    1. It's the Twins.
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  13. The Great Twins Scotch Bet: Ready for the Final Act

    It's sweet of you to keep trying Pedro, really, it is.
    Entering the final week of the season there are many dramatic moments left in Twins territory. We could see a team clinch the central division, we could see a team clinch the wild card, neither of those teams could be us...but still...drama!

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  14. The Plouffe Paradox

    Last Friday, I attended what will likely be my last game of the year. As you would expect, I ate more than was good for me, and watched the Twins go down in ignominious defeat.


    I also heard a noise I had never heard before at the ballpark.


    There were men at first and second with one out when a ground ball rolled harmlessly to Trevor Plouffe. One out, easy as pie...but did he throw the ball to second base for the double play? No. No he did not.

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