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The Athletic: Did the Twins do enough?

The Twins came into the offseason with a clear need for pitching and a stated desire to go big in the pursuit of it. As we move into March, the Twins have added five arms (six if you include Rule 5 pick Tyler Kinley, a 27-year-old righty reliever out of the Marlins’ system who struggled in Double-A last year), but have they done enough to fend off the Angels and return to the Wild Card Game? My latest for The Athletic digs in to find the answer.

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Posted by on March 1, 2018 in My Writing

 

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MLB Now: Feb. 6

Here are some clips from my appearance on MLB Now on Monday with Dan O’Dowd, Joel Sherman, and host Scott Braun.

On George Springer’s two-year contract with the Astros, buying out two of his three arbitration years:

https://streamable.com/m/1874256683

On the teams in the middle that should be aggressive right now in pursuit of a possible playoff berth (I focus on the Twins):

https://www.mlb.com/video/share/which-teams-should-be-buyers/c-1874256183?tid=7417714

On Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto’s request for a trade:

https://www.mlb.com/video/share/will-realmuto-get-traded/c-1874257183?tid=7417714

On the top 10 pitchers right now, who’s number one, and where Stephen Strasburg fits on the list:

https://www.mlb.com/video/share/will-realmuto-get-traded/c-1874257183?tid=7417714

As for the top seven pitchers I mention in that clip, here’s my list, with the caveat that this was a hastily assembled list assembled while researching other topics in the small window between our production meeting and air time. Given more time, I might return a slightly different result:

1. Max Scherzer
2. Corey Kluber
3. Clayton Kershaw
4. Chris Sale
5. Justin Verlander
6. Madison Bumgarner
7. Zack Greinke

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2018 in TV and video

 

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