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Gobert’s Return To Defensive Greatness Fueled Minnesota’s Historic Season
By Max Kappel - Apr 9, 2024
The Minnesota Timberwolves franchise isn’t renowned for its defense. Jimmy Butler is Minnesota’s most recent player to receive DPOY votes. Kevin Garnett won the award in 2008 […]
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Joe Ryan Might Become A Complete Pitcher In 2024
By Max Kappel - Apr 2, 2024
The MLB offseason is long. There’s only so much data and film on pitchers for fans to look at, but things don’t change. Joe Ryan’s “new” sinker […]
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What Is Minnesota’s Optimal Opening Day Lineup?
By Max Kappel - Mar 19, 2024
The Minnesota Twins got off to a slow start offensively last season. Sitting 18th in runs per game halfway through June, the Twins rode a hot second […]
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Why Are So Many Twins Pitchers Throwing Gyro Sliders?
By Max Kappel - Mar 12, 2024
The Minnesota Twins are starting an organizational trend. Much like the sweeper last season and the splitter this season, pitchers add or tweak pitches to fit league-wide […]
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Naz Reid Has Taken the Next Step Defensively
By Max Kappel - Mar 12, 2024
Rudy Gobert has helped turn the Minnesota Timberwolves’ defense into the league’s best. He deters drives, blocks shots, and stymies offensive plans but doesn’t work alone. The […]
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Does Ant Actually “Catch Fire” During Games?
By Max Kappel - Mar 4, 2024
Basketball players don’t need to be exciting to be good. A dunk is worth as much as a layup, and good defense doesn’t often make ESPN’s Top […]
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Is Matt Wallner’s Boom-Or-Bust Approach Sustainable?
By Max Kappel - Feb 27, 2024
Matt Wallner hits baseballs very hard. He hit a pitch 116.4 mph last season, good for 97th percentile. Wallner also swings and misses a lot, especially at […]
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Anthony DeSclafani Should Take A Page Out Of Zach Gallen’s Book
By Max Kappel - Feb 20, 2024
Pitching is hardly static. Teams constantly shuffle players while players adapt their approaches during the season and in the offseason. The Minnesota Twins acquired Anthony DeSclafani in […]
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Minnesota’s Zack Weiss Claim Highlights Its Unique Teambuilding Strategy
By Max Kappel - Feb 13, 2024
Amidst a quiet offseason, the Minnesota Twins claimed righty reliever Zack Weiss off waivers. It’s a minor move, but it reflects a larger idea. MLB teams should […]
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What Does It Mean When We Say Ant Must Mature As A Scorer?
By Max Kappel - Feb 12, 2024
Anthony Edwards made the All-Star Game for the second time in his four-year career. There’s no doubt he’s talented, and he’s on track to have a successful […]
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Matt Bowman’s Deception Is Unsettling For Hitters
By Max Kappel - Jan 30, 2024
The Minnesota Twins added another bullpen option earlier this month when they signed Matt Bowman to a minor league contract. Bowman received a non-roster invite to spring […]
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Minnesota’s Rotation Throws Some Of the Best Four-Seamers In the League
By Max Kappel - Jan 23, 2024
The Minnesota Twins’ pitching staff evolved into one of the MLB’s best last season. Individually, Sonny Gray and Pablo López garnered Cy Young attention. But they dominated […]