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Melville DFAd, John Curtiss to be promoted

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:17 PM
According to several Twins media (and FSN showing the Molitor post-game presser), Tim Melville has been DFAd.   According to Rhett B...
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Has the criticism of Kennys Vargas been fair?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:14 PM
Pondering Kennys Vargas this morning after his big HR put the Twins up for good last night. I think he's vastly underappreciated and unde...
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Article: Falvey Playing Numbers Game With Pitching Staff

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:01 PM
During his ball-playing career at Trinity College, Derek Falvey was a pitcher – albeit not a very good one, by his own admission.He hasn'...
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Go get Verlander

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:56 PM
http://www.espn.com/...astros-audition   Best possible combination of help in 2017 and help in the next couple years, right where th...
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Hicks for Murphy trade: 14 months later

Other Baseball Today, 02:55 PM
Murphy: nowhere to be found Hicks: .318 Ba, 3 HR, 1.100 OPS Oops!
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Falvey Playing Numbers Game With Pitching Staff

During his ball-playing career at Trinity College, Derek Falvey was a pitcher – albeit not a very good one, by his own admission.

He hasn't thrown baseballs for quite a while, but since taking over the Minnesota Twins front office, Falvey has shown a proclivity for throwing stuff against the wall to see what sticks, particularly where the club's pitching staff is concerned.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 330: Tuesday Taproom Tour (Fair State)

Aaron and John watch Aaron's favorite players, Kyle Gibson and Kennys Vargas, lead the Twins to a victory over the White Sox while answering questions from listeners at Fair State Coop. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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MIN 4, CWS 1: Gibson Great, Twins Hit 3 More Homers

Kyle Gibson got off to a rocky start Tuesday, but managed to pitch out of trouble before finding a groove in the middle innings. That gave the bats enough time to heat up, as Jorge Polanco, Kennys Vargas and Eddie Rosario all homered and the bullpen locked down the victory.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/22): Terrible Tuesday

I have to admit, Tuesday’s minor league report was a lot less fun to write than last Friday’s was, when Twins affiliates combined to go 6-0. That’s because they flipped that record to 0-5 for this one. The only thing keeping them from completely flipping that to six, was because Rochester’s game with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre was suspended due to rain in the fourth inning. That was unfortunate too, as one of their hitters put himself in line for the player of the day award for the second day in a row to that point.

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Should the Twins Shut Down Fernando Romero?

One of the biggest responsibilities an organization has to its players is to do everything in its power to keep them healthy. This is especially true of young pitchers, but there's a fine line between babying a player and breaking him.

Fernando Romero is scheduled to pitch for Double-A Chattanooga Thursday night, but should he? The 22-year-old has already set a career high for innings pitched and appears to be fading of late. Is it just a slump, or is this a red flag that he could be wearing down?

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Recap: Polanco Homers Twice as Twins Split Doubleheader

The Twins fell just short of mounting an impressive comeback in the first game of their doubleheader Monday, but they made sure no such effort would be required in the second game. After losing 7-6, the Twins jumped out to a huge early lead in the nightcap and cruised to a 10-2 victory. So, in reality, they won the day 16-9. Shoulda challenged Chicago to a winner-take-all situation. Where’s that Pythagoras when you need him?

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Twins Minor League Report (8/21): Wells, Lewis, Lujan Key Kernels Win

The Twins played two games on Monday, and all of the Twins affiliates except Ft. Myers had games as well. The Red Wings and Lookouts played one-run games. Cedar Rapids got a big blast from a top prospect, though things got interesting and also ended in a one-run final score. The E-Twins didn’t have many hits and still won easily… How? The GCL Twins won by the same score… It was a busy day of transactions and game stories, and we have several quotes from Cedar Rapids, so check it out.

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Golden Opportunity

Defense has been one of the key aspects of Minnesota's turnaround in 2017. On their way to over 100 losses last season, there were plenty of defensive flaws. However, this year's version of the Twins has given more playing time to some younger, more athletic players while some veteran players have made strides in the right direction.

How do the Twins stack up this season? How many players could be candidates for Gold Glove Awards?

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Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 8/21@4:10pm AND tbd

Greeting from Morehead, Kentucky. That was quite a weekend for our Twins. It wasn’t a sweep of the D-Backs, it was a high powered leaf blowing of the D-Backs. It was snake handling at the expert level, scoring 27 runs on what was the 2nd best team ERA in baseball. The Twins get to follow that with a 5-game series in Chicago starting with a big, Monday doubleheader. The White Sox are not run by Bill Veeck anymore. You can tell that those days are gone because I can’t find anything special happening at Guaranteed Rate Field during the solar eclipse, other than a start time of game 1 that is well past the 1:18 event. Eighty-seven percent coverage of the sun is expected in Chicago with maybe 26% coverage of the game by the media. Bill Veeck would have at least invited everyone to the ball park early and gave away free optometrists to the first 10,000 fans.

Myself, I didn’t make plans to view the eclipse but I will be driving from Kentucky to Georgia today and my car will be crossing the center line path on the way, so I’ll probably stop driving somewhere in Tennessee, find a nearby park and watch a total eclipse of the park. After many requests that I do so over my lifetime, it’s a chance to finally stick it where the sun don’t shine. After it is over… I will attempt to finish my drive to Atlanta like Stevie Wonder would. Which will only be a slight decline from my usual inattentive driving style.

At first I thought it was going be a total ellipse... and with my overuse of that punctuation... it made sense that I was there. Turns out... it's just an eclipse... but... I'll take a look anyway.

[NOTE: If you use a welder's helmet to watch the eclipse, as seen in the photo of the article, make sure the glass is #14 glass.]

Here are some things to think about:

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 329: Youth Is Served

Aaron and John talk about the maturation of the Twins' young lineup, their soft schedule coming up, Byron Buxton's transformation, the buzzkill around Miguel Sano's injury, Glen Perkins' return, Mitch Garver replacing an injured Robbie Grossman, looking stylish with Bombfell, Andy MacPhail and Michael Cuddyer going into the Twins' Hall of Fame, and potential August waiver trades.You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/20): Royce Continues To Roll

Building a winning culture in an organization starts in the minor leagues. There has been a lot of losing in Minnesota leading into this season's surprise hunt for the playoffs. However, the Twins have been building up a solid young core throughout the organization which has started to garner some results.

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Twins In Driver's Seat In Wild-Card Race

Some have criticized Major League Baseball's new postseason format, with two wild-card entrants in each league, as a celebration of mediocrity. Looking around at the teams racing against Minnesota for those spots, it's hard to disagree. When you examine the Angels, Mariners, Rangers, Royals, and basically the entire AL East after Boston, you don't see many stacked lineups or deep staffs.

But that's exactly why the flawed Twins have a very realistic shot, in the driver's seat even, three weeks after a deflating slump pushed them into seller mode at the deadline.