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RAIN OUT - Monday, June 1, 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:53 PM
Don't know who is doing the game thread but they'll need to save it.   Tonight's game is already postposted to a split doubleheader...
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Article: Mauer: Productive Season Or Worst Season

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:39 PM
I was having a discussion with an old friend of mine over a beer last night. I was drinking a Guinness and he was having a Bell’s Two-Hea...
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Gonsalves- continues making a mockery of the MIdwest League

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:24 PM
Pretty much just another (dominating) day at the office for 20-year old Stephen Gonsalves today:   7 IP 0 ER 11 K   After today...
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Jake Reed - 2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 08:18 PM
Jake Reed(Jacob Hubert Reed) Age: 22 Born: September 29, 1992 in LaMesa, CA Height: 6’- 2” Weight: 190 lbs Right-handed relief pitcher wi...
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Post something nice about The Twins or a player

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:17 PM
I will start: The twins are winning a lot of games, this makes me happy. Tim Stauffer has not been good this year, but his intgerity is s...
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Twins vs Yankees (Part 1): The Rise Of The Damn Yankees

The Minnesota Twins’ dislike of the Yankees predates the Minnesota Twins. That’s because the Twins team that moved to Minnesota in 1961 was the Washington Senators franchise, and the Senators consternation with the Bronx Bombers goes back at least 80 years. That’s why the musical “Damn Yankees” featured the Senators – their dislike (or jealousy) of New York was legendary.


Twins Minor League Report (6/1): Gonsalves Flirts with No-No

With a rain out in Boston and the Red Wings having a scheduled off-day, the Twins two highest clubs didn't take the field on Monday night. There wasn't much to be excited about down on the farm with the teams that did take the field.

Two offenses struggled to score runs and it took a nearly perfect pitching performance for the other affiliate to come out victorious. Luckily, most of the team's affiliates are still holding on to division leads as the calendar turns to June.

Here's the action from down on the pond.


Episode 195: You Can Rub Anything For Luck

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' pitching depth vanishing with one Ricky Nolasco injury, whether Oswaldo Arcia is even wanted back, Casey Fien's return to the bullpen, Chris Colabello hurting and helping his old team, sending kids off into the world as adults, Trevor May's new approach, Tasseldega Nights, Josmil Pinto not knocking down the door, answering Meatsauce's mailbag questions, and the great corn dog vs. corn-on-the-cob debate. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Twins Draft Preview: 10-round Twins Mock

It was nearly one year ago today that I correctly predicted that the Twins would draft Nick Gordon in the first round of the 2014 draft and Max Murphy in the ninth round. I also suggested that the Twins could look at converting “a gajillion college relievers.” While I was off by a dozen or two on that projection, it was a common theme on the second day of the draft.

While I anticipated probably getting each one of my picks wrong, I feel pretty good about getting two right and having the theme correct. I feel so good, in fact, that I’m going to give it another shot today.


Twins Minor League Report (5/31): Everybody's In First Place (Almost)

The calendar of the year 2015 is turning to June, and the Minnesota Twins have the best record in the American League.


There were few who believed that might be case this season, except maybe Terry Ryan, but it’s true and this team has certainly been fun to watch again!


Twins Minor League Report (5/30): Saturday In The Parks

The Twins evened their series with the Blue Jays with a nice 3-2 win. All four affiliates played on Saturday as well. There were some good games. Two of the four games finished in walk-off fashion. A big inning late in the game helped one of the affiliates to a win. Chih-Wei Hu returned to the mound for Ft. Myers.


Possibility Of A Six-Man Rotation For The Twins

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mets would start using a six-man rotation. Their plan is to stick with having an extra starter in the rotation through early-to-mid-August. New York's reasoning behind the move is to shave innings totals without the need to shut down pitchers before the end of the season.


Twins Draft Preview: Aiken & Allard

As recently as a few month ago, many Twins and draft fans would have been shocked and ecstatic if told there was a possibility that either Brady Aiken, last year’s first overall pick, or Kolby Allard, the top prep pitcher in the class, would be available at pick #6.

But both would be available? You’re nuts.

Only you’re not crazy at all. That’s the ups-and-downs when it comes to pitching prospects.


Mauer: Productive Season Or Worst Season

I was having a discussion with an old friend of mine over a beer last night. I was drinking a Guinness and he was having a Bell’s Two-Hearted. We were talking about Joe Mauer, and we had very different perceptions about what kind of year number 7 was having.


Twins Minor League Leader Board (Through May 29)

The Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates will pass the 50-game plateau this week. Each week, we will be posting the Twins Minor League Leaderboard in the Saturday morning. From week to week, we can see several things change on these lists. A hot week. A cold week. An injury.


Evaluating The Twins Bullpen: Part 1

This is the first part in what I envision being a three part examination of the Twins bullpen. In Part I, I will look at the 2015 Twins bullpen as a whole, and compare it to the other bullpens in MLB. In Parts II and III, I will look at the performance of the individual members of the Twins bullpen and then at several players in the upper levels of the Twins minor league system who could be viable replacement options.


Twins Minor League Report (5/29): Kelly, Keaton Help The Kernels

The Twins fell to the Blue Jays thanks to one of our favorite Old Friends. Chris Colabello’s two-run homer off Glen Perkins was the difference in the Jays 6-4 win.

Colabello is a good reminder of why these minor league reports are so important. He was a minor league free agent signed after eight seasons in independent ball. He has made it to the big leagues and contributed. In these daily reports, we don’t solely focus on the prospects. We focus on all players who deserve to be recognized because you never know which ones will get to The Show. Colabello was mentioned frequently in these reports in his two-plus seasons in the organization.