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I’ve heard mostly good feedback on these links columns except for two things that I’ll quickly address at the top here.
One reader shared that it’s a drawback that some of the linked articles require a paid subscription to read. To that I’ll say that if you do find value in the work, I’d suggest supporting it where you can. And with that in mind, I’ll definitely keep an eye out for the best discounts for my readers, and pass them along when they’re available. I absolutely understand that money isn’t unlimited.
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Now, today’s Twins Hyperlinks.
Do-Hyoung Park – Jeopardy Contestant and Twins writer – talked with Johan Santana and Terry Ryan about the Best Rule 5 Draft pick in Twins history.
Charley Walters has a notes column stuffed to the gills with nuggets on Tony O, Jim Kaat, bobbleheads, and the Winter Classic at Target Field.
After our discussion for the column last week about why I don’t use OPS+ as a stat very often, I came across this article from Sam Leweck: Is OPS a worthy stat?
Dan Hayes has a mailbag in which he answers some questions and reveals that Santa has a subscription to The Athletic.
Thank you again to readers Terry C, Robert N, D.G., and Buff, who signed on this week to become Members.
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