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Innings increase for Gonsalves and Stewart?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:52 AM
So here it is near the end of the season and both Stephen Gonsalves and Kohl Stewart are primed to see a considerable increase in innings...
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Berardino: Ervin Santana Clears Waivers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:52 AM
According to Mike Berardino, RHP Ervin Santana has cleared waivers. As we know, that means that he can be traded to any team the rest of...
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When do you fire a manager?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:52 AM
Okay.   At some point you need to send a message far from "Paul Molitor will remain our Manager. in 2017." I'm sorry. Paul is gifted...
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Tracking Arcia

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:55 PM
I have loyally followed the Twins since the late eighties. My father would tell stories of Harmon Killebrew while I watched Ron Coomer le...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/27): No-Hit Bids Sh...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:08 PM
It was another interesting day in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues. One starter carried a no-hitter into the late innings. Two other sta...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/27): No-Hit Bids Shutouts, And Wins

It was another interesting day in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues. One starter carried a no-hitter into the late innings. Two other starters worked into the sixth inning with shutouts. The Kernels inched closer to a playoff berth thanks to a quality start and three, three-hit games. Byron Buxton kept a streak going. Hey, when the big league club can’t find wins, there are always multiple positives in the farm system!

The two Twins short-season affiliates are less than a week from the end of their regular seasons. As of right now, Elizabethton would be in the playoffs. The GCL Twins are one game behind the Red Sox.

Continue reading for all the details for a Saturday in the minor league parks.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/26): Big Night For Big Home Runs

A long road to the big leagues finally led Alex Wimmers to the big leagues. On Thursday afternoon, he got The Call. On Friday night in Toronto he struck out two in a perfect first big league innings. It’s a good reminder for all of the Twins minor leaguers not to give up on their dreams as long as they can hang on.

Byron Buxton kept a streak alive. Alex Kirilloff broke out of his first pro slump. There was a grand slam, and a walk-off home run. And there was a lot of strong starting pitching. It was a full, exciting day throughout the Twins minor league system. Continue reading for all the details.

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Twins Looking To Hire President Of Baseball Operations

According to a tweet by Ken Rosenthal, the Minnesota Twins are looking to hire a president of baseball operations type. That person would then be in charge of hiring a new general manager and other front office types.

This has become the trend in the last decade or so throughout baseball, and it would seem to be a good direction for the Twins to go as well.

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Gamethread: Twins@Blue Jays 8/26 6:07PM

It isn’t easy to lose 7 games in a row but the Twins have managed to do just that. Tonight the Twins are in Canada to take on the Powerful Blue Jay hitters and if they try real hard they can make it 8 or 10 in a row.

Unusual conditions in Toronto. The forecast is 28 and you can drive 105.

Here are some things to think about:

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Have The Twins Mishandled Mitch Garver?

It has already been an interesting year in terms of how the Twins have deployed their players defensively. From Miguel Sano moving all over the place, to Jorge Polanco going from no reps as a shortstop in the minors to the everyday guy there on the big club, there have been some decisions that have been worthy of questioning.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/25): Rochester Homer Party, Romero Rocks

As August comes to a close, the minor league season is dwindling. For many of the Twins affiliates, playoff races are starting to heat up as teams try to stay in the hunt while holding off opponents.

Minnesota might not be playing the best baseball so let's turn our attention to the future of the Twins. Would contending teams be able to pick up wins on Thursday night? Or would other teams push Minnesota's affiliates closer to being eliminated?

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Wimmers' Long Road Finally Leads To Big Leagues

It's been a long journey, full of ups and downs for Alex Wimmers. However, on Thursday afternoon, he finally got the call he had long been waiting for. "Alex Wimmers, you're heading to the big leagues! Congratulations!"

Following the Twins loss to the Tigers on Thursday afternoon at Target Field, they announced that Jose Berrios and Tyler Duffey had been optioned to Rochester. The club announced that lefty Andrew Albers was called up and another pitcher would be promoted before Friday's game. Twins Daily has learned that player is Alex Wimmers.

In June of 2010, the Minnesota Twins selected the two-time Big 10 Pitcher of the Year with the 21st overall pick out of Ohio State. There was reason to believe, and many scouts around baseball concurred, that he could be a quick-riser, nearly MLB ready.

He began his professional career later that summer by allowing one run in 15.2 innings (5 BB, 23 K) for the Ft. Myers Miracle. He headed into that 2011 season with an opportunity to move quickly, as Kyle Gibson had in 2010. But that's when things went off track.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Extra Frames, Milestones And Shutouts

Minor League seasons are coming to an end quickly. Next Thursday marks the final regular season games for the two Twins short season teams. The full season seasons come to an end on Labor Day, though the final Miracle game is on the Sunday before Labor Day. Playoff spots are still up for grabs for the Twins affiliates.

Also over the next week, we’ll start hearing about September call-ups, but we’ll also hear more about which players will represent the Twins in the Arizona Fall League.

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Arms Race: The Search For Young Starters

On Tuesday night, the Tigers and Twins kicked off a series at Target Field. On the hill for Detroit was Matt Boyd, a 25-year-old lefty who owns a 2.38 ERA since the beginning of July. Along with Rookie of the Year frontrunner Michael Fulmer, Boyd is a key component in a resurgent rotation that ranks sixth in the AL in ERA after finishing last in 2015.

Neither was in the organization 13 months ago.

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Byungho Park To Have Season-Ending Wrist Surgery

Paul Molitor told assembled reporters at Target Field before Wednesday night's game that 1B/DH Byungho Park will have season-ending wrist surgery on Thursday morning.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Wheeler Dominates, Kennys Hits Ball Far

It was a low-scoring night throughout the system Tuesday, but that means there were several good pitching performances for the Twins affiliates. As an organization, they combined for just 19 runs (2.7 per game) on the day, but because of those performance went 5-2 on the day in the minor leagues.

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For The Love Of Joe

There is no doubt in any Twins fan’s mind that Rod Carew is one of, if not the greatest players in team history. He is beloved by Twins fans who may or may not even remember his playing career which ended (and not prettyily) with the Twins after the 1978 season, nearly 40 years ago.

Now consider this. In his 12 seasons in a Twins uniform, his on-base percentage was .393. His slugging percentage was .448. His OPS was .841.

Now consider, Joe Mauer career numbers in a Twins uniform include a .393 on-base percentage, a .447 slugging percentage and an OPS of .840.

Now, not even I will tell you that Joe Mauer’s Twins career has been as great as Carew’s. Carew was an All-Star all 12 of those seasons. Mauer has participated in six. Mauer has won three batting titles. No catcher had a batting championship in about 55 years when Mauer did it the first time, and no American League catcher had ever done it. Carew won so many American League batting titles that Major League Baseball announced at this year’s All-Star Game that all AL batting champions going forward will win the Rod Carew Award.

No, I won’t tell you that Joe Mauer is the greatest player in Twins history. There’s no reason to make such claims. What I think the numbers below will illustrate for you is that he is, without a doubt, one of the top five hitters in Minnesota Twins history. (In fact, I wouldn’t rank him lower than fourth if I were asked to.)

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