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Promotions That Did Happen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
There is always a need for guys like pino and Johnson. Once may and Meyer are up and an injury happens you want those guys for a few spot...
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Article: Welcome to the new Twins Daily!

Questions About MinnCentric 26 Jul 2014
The new site looks great.  I have a question.  I used to view the forums by clicking "what's new" or something like that. ...
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Should the shift be an illegal defense?

More Baseball Yesterday, 11:50 AM
What is silly about it? do you feel that way about basketball playing zone, or 2 on one on the best players? do you think they should not...
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Kanzler Promoted

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 08:43 PM
I was starting to wonder just what more Max had to do to get promoted.  I presume they were waiting for Mr. English to come back bef...
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Astros mess

More Baseball 15 Jul 2014
Appel was having issues. they wanted their coaches to get a look at him. How would you go about doing that, other than having him throw i...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Stephen Gonsalves Debuts In Mwl

The Minnesota Twins were able to avoid the brutal 4-game sweep at home courtesy of their fellow AL Central bottom dwellers, the Chicago White Sox, after a Sam Fuld single in the seventh inning gave them just enough of a cushion for the eventual 4-3 victory. Glen Perkins made it interesting in the ninth, but struck out two to pick up his 25th save of the year.

In the minors, a grand slam brought one affiliate a victory, another went into extra innings, and a top pitching prospect made his Midwest League debut.

Monday Morning Madness: July 28, 2014

Who won the most recent game? Those of us with a healthy recency bias are pretty high on the Twins right now. Everyone else? Not so much.

Logan Darnell...sort of
Congratulations to Darnell for making his first MLB start on Saturday. Darnell, Yohan Pino and Kris Johnson have all deserved their starts. That said, can we please have Trevor May and Alex Meyer now?

Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 155: Ron Gardenhire's Donut Machine

Aaron and John talk about how thin the ice is for Ron Gardenhire and maybe even Terry Ryan, trading Kendrys Morales to Seattle, other potential trades before the July 31 deadline, John's rap knowledge, Chuck Knoblauch, Kirby Puckett and the Twins' Hall of Fame, broken clocks being right, cutting Matt Guerrier, and the beauty of mini donuts.You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click on the "play" button below.

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Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl Signup Has Started!

Signup had begun for the Touch 'En All Pub Crawl, sponsored by Proximo Spirits, and you can do so by clicking on this link. Tickets are $50 on Friday only, and go up to $60 tomorrow if they're still available. The event starts August 23rd at noon and includes a $27 Twins ticket a t-shirts and a whole lot more as described below. Last year was legendary and we expect a much bigger crowd this year. Grab your tickets right now.

The Twins game was a trip yesterday. Not only did the Twins and Anthony Swarzak grab an unanticipated win from Cleveland, but I have several fans stop me at Target Field and tell me how excited they were about the crawl. It was awesome. I told them to get their tickets early. That turned out to be even better advice when I started seeing posters for the Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl sponsored by Proximo Spirits at Mason’s.

Twins Minor League Report (July 26): Pitching Shutouts

Minnesota Twins Minor League Report for July 26, 2014. The Twins had yet another rough one with the White Sox. Three Twins pitching prospects had impressive, shutout performances. There was a walk-off win for one of the affiliates, and another needed 11 innings to win.

Welcome to the new Twins Daily!

It has been two long months of project outlines, software testing, design, development, testing, and finally… migration.

Welcome to the new Twins Daily, everyone!

The Twins Are Stuck In Their Comfort Zone

After giving up four runs in a brutal relief outing on Tuesday night, Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of fellow failed reclamation projects Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel.

The Twins raised some eyebrows during the offseason when they brought back the three former fixtures on minor-league deals. It was hard to find fault with those moves at the time, as they were non-guaranteed contracts that inherently carried no risk.

The No Juice Podcast, Episode #14: Trade Deadline

On this week’s episode of the No Juice Podcast, Major League Baseball’s trade deadline swiftly approaching, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman discuss where the Minnesota Twins stand after the All-Star Break. Josh Willingham, Kevin Correia and Kurt Suzuki? Sell ‘em or sell ‘em all?

Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Shut out of Majors, Meyer Impresses

What an interesting day in Twins Territory!

It was announced this afternoon that the Twins were awarded the 4th pick in Comp Round B of the 2015 MLB Draft. (This is fantastic news... especially for me!) Adding a pick like this will give the Twins around $800,000 extra in their draft pool.

Shortly after that, the Twins completed an Anthony Swarzak-led victory. And after that, Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment.

Video: Minnesota Baseball History

Over All-Star weekend, the local SABR chapter had a series of panels on Minnesota baseball at Fan Fest. I was on one that covered the history of baseball in Minnesota, starting with the Nininger Nine in 1857 (before statehood) and going through the Twins.

Trade Candidate: Josh Willingham

We are now less than a week from the July 31 trade deadline, and more moves have been made in recent days. On Wednesday, the Tigers acquired reliever Joakim Soria for a couple minor leaguers. So far, we have looked at a couple of Twins Trade Candidates, Kurt Suzuki and Kevin Correia. Today, we continue this series by considering Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

When Terry Ryan reclaimed the GM duties in the fall of 2011, he acted quickly on the Twins roster by signing three hitters. Before signing Jamey Carroll and Ryan Doumit, Ryan inked Josh WIllingham to a three year, $21 million contract. At the time, it was the biggest free agent contract the Twins had signed with a player from outside the organization.