Previously on Twinkie Town:
- Matt channeled the spirit of Dr. Seuss using his mystical poetry powers and the end result was this adorable
- Cooper too entered a fantasy realm where the Twins might actually sign a front-line starter and compared two of the most likely available options in Madison Bumgarner and Hyun-jin Ryu.
- Putting on his Alternate History pants, Jonathan wondered what would happen if the Twins had traded for Gerrit Cole.
- TJ wrote a funny about a really old movie I’ve never seen because he is old and I am young.
- Community Member NMANN, which I assume stands for Normal Man Normal on account of how normal he is, looked at some possible SP trade targets for the Twins. This was something I wanted to write about, but honestly NMANN did a much better job that I would have anyway.
Elsewhere in Twins Territory:
- Fangraphs took a dive into the slightly unorthodox Michael Pineda signing.
- The same publication also ran back the entire 2019 Twins season, from the humble start to the bitter, bitter, bitter, bitter 20 more times, end.
- Twins Daily primes us on the upcoming Winter Meetings, which I think is a pretty boring name for a bunch of meetings in the winter. Maybe like Frigid Get-Togethers or something. Chill Gatherings.
Some Tweets that I’m Putting Here Instead of Real Links, Wow:
- Twin were in on pitcher Jordan Lyles, but as is often the case were not the guy’s final choice.
- Cool Dude Sergio Romo is nearing a decision, and while nothing indicated it will be with the Twins, nothing indicated it for sure won’t be. So, uh, yeah.
The #Athletics are among the teams showing interest in free-agent reliever Sergio Romo, source says. Multiple clubs are involved, and @JonHeyman has reported that Romo’s decision could come before the end of the Winter Meetings. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 7, 2019
Around the World in Bases and Balls:
- This off season has been quicker moving than the boring-ass last couple of off seasons. but maybe don’t get too excited so soon.
- In a depressing, but important piece for Beyond the Box Score, Sheryl Ring discusses the epidemic of domestic violence that is rotting the sport both inside and out.
Today’s soundtrack is Donkey Kong Country, because someone restored its soundtrack to studio quality and I am digging it pretty hard. Nothing scream studio quality like an embedded youtube video!