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Revisiting the Wil Myers trade

More Baseball Today, 11:48 PM
At the time of the Myers trade, Dayton Moore was pretty much vilified every where.   Royals traded 4 players - Wil Myers and Jake Od...
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Article: Should the Twins Emulate the Royals?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:42 PM
On Friday night, the Kansas City Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years. It will be a short postseason appearance...
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Derek Jeter--Unanimous HOF?

More Baseball Today, 11:09 PM
I never booed Derek Jeter.  I had never thought of him as the best player in baseball either.  He's been in the majors for a lo...
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Stat Facts

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:58 PM
Here's a list of Twins pitchers who shared a positive stat--Jared Burton, Kyle Gibson, Brian Duensing, and Lester Oliveros. What "positiv...
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Baseball America's Top 20 Appy League Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:46 PM
Speaking of the Elizabethton Twins, Baseball America released its Top 20 Prospects list for the Appalachian League (paid). The Twins...
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Twins Top Prospects Part 4: 11-20 (Preliminary)

Last week, we post the first three parts of my preliminary Top 50 Twins prospects list by reviewing prospects 41-50, prospects 31-40 and prospects 21-30. Today, we’ll start to review my choices for the Top 20 Twins prospects with a look at the next ten prospects, 11-20. In many organizations, several from this group would be Top 10 guys.


Who Will Be The Next Twins Manager?

Late Monday morning, the news came out that the Minnesota Twins had fired manager Ron Gardenhire. Gardenhire has been offered a job in the organization, but he says that he wants to manage again and believes that he will.

So the next question naturally becomes; who will be the next manager of the Minnesota Twins?


Reflecting on the Ron Gardenhire Era

It's ironic when you consider his views on blogs and online coverage in general, but really, Ron Gardenhire was the one who first inspired me to start writing about the Twins.


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Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 164: Gardenhire's Dismissal

Aaron and John have a late-night breakfast at Mason's and digest the news that Ron Gardenhire has been dismissed by the Twins. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it atGleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Ron Gardenhire Out As Twins Manager

The Minnesota Twins make it official: Ron Gardenhire is out as manager.


Twins Hangouts: The GardenFire (9/29)

Big news in Twins Territory today: Ron Gardenhire will no longer manage the Minnesota Twins.

Join Seth Stohs and Jeremy Nygaard live tonight between 8:30 and 9pm for our take on what this all means and what will become of it. Please feel free to send us your questions to answer during the show. Link to show below.


Twins Trade Targets

The Twins are closer than they seem. Santana, Vargas, Arcia, Sano and Buxton are going to lead this team somewhere. I see no reason why the Twins can't be aggressive this off-season and make it happen. If the Twins trade for an outfielder and a starting pitcher, the boost we would receive mid-summer with the arrival of Buxton and Sano could give them what they need to be a legitimate playoff contender. I have selected my top five trade candidates for both pitcher and outfielder. Obviously, some are more realistic than others.


Should the Twins Emulate the Royals?

On Friday night, the Kansas City Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years. It will be a short postseason appearance if they can't beat the Athletics on Tuesday, but finally KC has emerged from the void.

The Twins, now coming off their fourth straight "rebuilding year" where little progress was shown in the win/loss column, are becoming familiar with a dynamic that characterized the Royals throughout their lengthy drought: the moving goalpost. A finish line that inches further away as you race toward it.


The No Juice Podcast, Episode #23: That's A Wrap And Jamie Ogden

In this week's No Juice Podcast episode, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman discuss the week's Minnesota Twins talkers and interview former minor leaguer Jamie Ogden.

Topics include the future of the coaching staff, Vance Worley's success, Derek Jeter's final game in the Bronx, and framing 100 mile per hour fastballs.

Listen and watch below.


Twins Top Prospects Part 3: 21-30 (Preliminary)

Earlier in the week, we started looking at my preliminary Top 50 Twins prospects list by reviewing prospects 41-50 and then prospects 31-40. Today, we’ll look at the next ten prospects, 21-30. This portion of the list includes several southpaws, a couple of hard-throwing bullpen arms and a couple hitters with potential.


Brian Duensing: Striking Out Batters, Striking Out Cancer

Brian Duensing did not always anticipate a career in baseball, nor did he envision that he would one day have a significant impact on numerous families. But now he's doing both.

Although actively playing sports from the age of six, Duensing considered himself a very average athlete. Duensing primarily pursued football up until high school. His freshman year, however, he found himself a bit undersized.