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Talk to Contact Episode 43: Kyle Gibson's Debut

by Eric R Pleiss on 06-29-2013 at 07:27 AM
Episode 43 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


Kyle Gibson, Spring Training 2013. Photo Credit: Betsy Bissen


Eric and Cody talk recent Twins happenings, including a struggling bullpen, an awful PJ Walters, and whatever it is that is going on with some Twins Minor Leaguers in the

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Don't Blame "Those Damn Yankees"

by Eric R Pleiss on 06-26-2013 at 07:25 PM
The Twins, according to legend, are afraid of the Yankees. And you know what, after some quick post-season exits at the hands of the Yankees, that is a pretty easy narrative to build. Add in the fact that the Twins have struggled to beat the Yankees in the regular season, despite the Twins having fairly successful regular season teams for most of the 2000’s, and you begin to see how that narrative continues to grow.

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Opening Day Starter

by Eric R Pleiss on 02-27-2013 at 07:22 PM
Originally published at KnuckleballsBlog.com

With the Twins likely done making moves this winter, and with Spring Training games just around the corner, I thought it would be a good time to put my predictive powers to the test and try and suss-out the Twins’ plan for the Opening Day starter. With the Twins opening the season at home this year, the Opening Day start has a little more significance than it has the past couple of years when the Twins started the season on the road. The

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Eddie Leon, The Twins First Draft Pick

by Eric R Pleiss on 02-27-2013 at 07:18 PM
This is the first post in a series highlighting the Twins number one draft picks, originally published at BaseballTwins.com

Eddie Leon, All-American
In 1965, the first year of the MLB draft, the Twins had the ninth selection and used it on a talented

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A Full Forty - Dissecting the 40-Man Roster (Pitchers)

by Eric R Pleiss on 11-28-2012 at 04:00 AM
Originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com

Last week the Minnesota Twins added eight players to their 40-man roster, maxing out their roster with 40 players. The Twins will likely remove at least one player prior to the upcoming Rule 5 draft, but for now, the Twins do not have room for any additions. If Spring Training started tomorrow, here are the 40 players that would be competing for a coveted 25-man roster spot and a place on the 2013 Opening Day roster. We'll start with the

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Updated 11-28-2012 at 10:58 AM by Eric R Pleiss

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