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Beyond the Limestone

The whimsical rantings of a displaced Twins fan. My writing combines my love for baseball and beer, sometimes with disastrous results.

  1. Predicting the Opening Day Roster; Talk to Contact Ep 76

    On this week's show there is a lot of discussion about recent subtractions (and an addition) to the Twins roster as they continue to trim down to their 25-man roster. Jason Kubel will make the team and both Scott Diamond and Vance Worley will be pitching elsewhere in 2014. We discuss who is the last man in/out as the Twins trim the roster to 25 and then we take a look ahead at who will be the division winners and playoff contenders for 2014. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) ...

    Updated 03-26-2014 at 10:21 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  2. Winter Meetings Primer: Talk to Contact Ep 63

    Episode 63 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    This week we delve into the winter meetings, or rather, we get together and speculate wildly about things that may or may not happen. Will Bronson Arroyo or Mike Pelfrey end up in a Twins uniform in 2014? What about Stephen Drew? We also attempt to discuss
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  3. Hot Stove - Starting Pitching, Talk to Contact style.

    Episode 57 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    This week Eric and Paul are joined by Jay Corn (@jay__corn, that's right, two underscores!) to talk Twins baseball. This will be our fist dive into the post-season hot stove, and this week we talked about available starting pitching and which pitchers we thought, if ...
  4. Talk to Contact: Ep 21, Twins Fest, the Tribe and Seth Stohs

    Episode 21 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


    Once again the Pleiss brothers get together to talk Twins baseball. Continuing their look around the AL Central division they are joined by Lewie Pollis (@LewsOnFirst) from WahoosOnFirst.com and BeyondTheBoxScore.com to talk about what's been happening with the Cleveland ...

    Updated 01-17-2013 at 11:17 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  5. Talk To Contact, Ep 19: Drew Butera, The Boat Anchor

    Episode 19 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


    Eric and Paul have returned from their winter hiatus to bring you more witty banter about the Minnesota Twins. This week they are joined by listener of the week, Mark Smith, to project opening day lineups and discuss spring training battles that will have to be won. After Mark's departure the twins discuss Kent Hrbek's place in the Twins Hall ...
  6. Down on the Pond: Twins Top Prospects 16-20.

    Bad teams often have a lot of room for talented prospects to move quickly through the farm system and get a chance to play with the big league club. After losing 99 games in 2011 the Twins stunk it up again in 2012 and lost 96 games. Half-way through the off-season the Twins have traded away their two best center fielders and while they have gotten back three quality arms in return, two of those arms still have a ways to go before they make it up to the big league club. The Twins also added a veteran ...

    Updated 12-20-2012 at 02:41 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  7. Talk to Contact, EP 17: Riding Edgar Martinez

    Episode 17 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


    Once again the Twins’ twins get together to talk Twins baseball. This week Eric and Paul discuss the Kevin Correia signing (yuck), a look at the 2013 starting pitching rotation and the outfield and the quick escalation of MLB player salaries.
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  8. Down on the Pond, MiLB Prospect Profiles and Twitter Photos

    In my last Down on the Pond post I took a look at how the Twins players were doing down in the Arizona Fall League, and rather than look back in at how they're doing, or even taking a look at the guys who are playing Winter Ball around the Southern Hemisphere, I thought I'd use my position here on the Pond to share some photos that players throughout the Twins system posted to the Twitter machine and use that as a jumping off point to talk about some of the guys that are toiling down in the Twins ...
  9. Down on the Pond: Arizona Fall League

    The Twins sent seven of their minor league players to go play in the Arizona Fall League that kicked off earlier this month. Teams each send a handful of their prospects to play in Arizona and each year several teams join together and field a team for the AFL (6 team league located in, you guessed it, Arizona). The Twins players play for the Peoria Javelinas (a 40-80 pound skunk pig, for those of you who are curious you can check out the wiki page) who join with players from the Cincinnati Reds, ...
  10. Talk to Contact, Episode 9: Offseason Non-sense and Ebay items under $0.25

    Episode 9 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.



    (This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com)

    It's been a slow week in Twins news, but we still found some things to talk about in episode 9. Eric talks about Twins related items that he's trying to acquire from Ebay for less than a quarter (shipping ...
  11. Down on the Pond, Twins MiLB Awards - The Pitchers

    Who were the best pitchers in the Twins minor league system in 2012?

    Earlier this week I took a look at my predictions from this spring for who I thought would be the best minor league hitters in 2012 and who actually was. Today I'll look into the pitchers. See the predictions made by some of the other Twins bloggers here (position players) or here (pitchers).


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    Updated 10-05-2012 at 03:01 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  12. Minnesota Twins Podcast, Talk To Contact Episode 7: End of Season Awards

    This post originally appeared at www.puckettspond.com

    Episode 7 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    New Glarus Moon Man, one of the best Wisconsin has to offer
    In Episode 7 my brother Eric and I discuss who we believe are the Twins deserving of the Talk To Contact awards for rookie of the year, starting pitcher, reliever, position player ...

    Updated 10-05-2012 at 07:03 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  13. Twins MiLB Awards: Down on the Pond - The Hitters

    This post originally appeared at http://puckettspond.com/2012/10/01/d...s-the-hitters/

    The minor league seasons are all over. The prospects have played their final games (well, I guess officially the September call-ups still have 3 games left, but let's not get carried away) and the stats and progressions for 2012 are all in the books.
    Before the season began, several of the Twins bloggers, myself included, made some prognostications about who we thought ...

    Updated 10-01-2012 at 09:48 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  14. Minnesota Twins Podcast, Talk To Contact Episode 6: Sconnie Beer and Col. Sanders

    This post originally appeared at http://puckettspond.com/2012/09/28/m...d-col-sanders/

    Episode 6 of the Twins related baseball podcast, Talk To Contact, is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    Episode 5 was pretty excellent, if I do say so myself, and in the 6th edition of the podcast Eric and I discuss why the Twins always seem to ...
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