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Article: 2015 Projections and Rankings: Joe Mauer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:59 AM
Earlier, we discussed Kurt Suzuki and the rest of the AL Central catchers. Now, we take a look at Joe Mauer and the AL Central first base...
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Boyer makes the team

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:57 AM
They didn't have to do it for a few days, but the Twins officially added Boyer to the 40-man, assuring him of a spot on the 25-man roster...
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Article: 2015 Projections and Rankings: Brian Dozier

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:56 AM
We’ve discussed Kurt Suzuki, Joe Mauer and the AL Central catchers and first basemen. Today, we continue to work our way around the infie...
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Article: MLB Has No Plans For Killing The Shift

Other Baseball Today, 07:56 AM
On Thursday against the Red Sox, Minnesota Twins’ third baseman Trevor Plouffe was station on the right side of second base. This is cert...
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Article: Twins Say Now Is Not The Time For Trevor May

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:59 AM
Most organizations might view 2015 as an opportunity to have a young starter who has little left to prove at the minor league level to bu...
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2015 Projections and Rankings: Brian Dozier

We’ve discussed Kurt Suzuki, Joe Mauer and the AL Central catchers and first basemen. Today, we continue to work our way around the infield with a look at Brian Dozier and the AL Central second basemen.

As the week goes on, we continue through this series, reviewing the Twins roster. We’ll make some projections and compare the Twins players to the rest of the American League Central.

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Which Righty Relievers Can Get Lefties Out?

The American League Central isn’t filled with as many imposing left-handed hitters as it once was. With Prince Fielder traded to Texas, Adam Dunn retired and Travis Hafner’s dominance a distant memory, Minnesota no longer needs to worry much about game-changing homers from lefty swingers.

Because of this, perhaps it makes sense for the Twins to carry only one southpaw specialist among its seven relievers, as they appear poised to do.

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Walking Away Gave Blaine Boyer's Career A Second Life

It was not long ago that Twins pitcher Blaine Boyer might have been doing things other than throwing a baseball in a major league uniform this time of year.

He might have been hunting, fishing or golfing. He might have been traveling more. Whatever it might have been, it would have been with his family. The game’s lifestyle which separated him from his growing family played a role in his decision to take a year off from baseball. Players on the fringe who step away seldom get a second chance but Boyer’s decision to walk away put him on the path that led him to being a better pitcher.

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Join John Bonnes & Phil Miller At Season Kick-Off Event

Getting antsy for the baseball season to begin? Then join us Thursday night for a kick-off party at Target Field to raise money for Tix for Tots. John Bonnes, Star-Tribune Twins beat reporter Phil Miller, Twins Director of Corporate Communications and Broadcasting Kevin Smith and Rene Saarigianopoulos of Kare 11 will be talking baseball and answering questions.

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2015 Projections and Rankings: Joe Mauer

Earlier, we discussed Kurt Suzuki and the rest of the AL Central catchers. Now, we take a look at Joe Mauer and the AL Central first basemen. Mauer had a tough season in 2014 and looks to rebound in 2015. There are some really good first basemen in the division as well.

As we continue through this series, we’ll be taking a look at the Twins roster. We’ll make some projections and compare the Twins players to the rest of the American League Central.

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Tuesday Notes: Changeups, Cuts, Pinto & Destroyed Bats

Have the Twins pitchers embraced Neil Allen's change-up philosophy? How is catcher Josmil Pinto feeling since his concussion? Which Twins pitcher was cut from the 40-man on Tuesday?

Read about these topics and more in the latest Report From The Fort.

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2015 Projections and Rankings: Kurt Suzuki

It’s hard to imagine but in less than one week the 2015 season will begin. It was a long offseason. There were quite a few changes. There have been some interesting decisions. But for baseball fans, opening day is – or SHOULD be – something to be excited about.

In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the Twins roster. We’ll make some projections and we’ll compare the Twins players to the rest of the American League Central.

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Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 187: Roster Reactions & Dozier Deal

Aaron and John talk and/or argue about nearly everything the Twins did in the past week, including demoting Alex Meyer, Trevor May, Aaron Hicks, and Eddie Rosario to Triple-A, choosing Tommy Milone for the rotation, moving an angry Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen, signing Brian Dozier to a $20 million contract, trusting spring training numbers, and what to drink at Mason's Barre. And then they give away a pair of 20-game Twins season tickets courtesy of the Minnesota Corn Growers Association.

You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.

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Ryan And Pelfrey Have A “Healthy Exchange”

Prior to Sunday's game in Sarasota, Twins' general manager Terry Ryan said that he and pitcher Mike Pelfrey had a closed door discussion regarding the comments Pelfrey made the day before.

Pelfrey was informed that he would not be the team's fifth starter, he was upset by the staff's decision that he would join the bullpen. When he was asked if he would be open to a trade, a frustrated Pelfrey said he would welcome the opportunity to start again.

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Sunday Notes: Nolasco, Pelfrey, Pinto And More

How did Ricky Nolasco adjust after a rough first inning against the Orioles? How was Mike Pelfrey's Twins bullpen debut? Who will be the backup to Kurt Suzuki if Josmil Pinto is not ready?

Find the answer to these questions and more in the latest Report From The Fort.

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Twins Say Now Is Not The Time For Trevor May

Most organizations might view 2015 as an opportunity to have a young starter who has little left to prove at the minor league level to build upon those numbers. Trevor May, however, will not be doing so for Minnesota. Not to start the season anyway.

Are the Twins making the right decision?

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Twins Reduce Clarity With Roster Cuts

This morning, first year manager Paul Molitor announced the next handful of roster cuts for the Minnesota Twins. As the team whittles down its roster to 25 players prior to opening day a week from Monday, the group of Fort Myers is going to get smaller. With 31 players now left in camp, Molitor has six more players he must send packing. The latest round however may have caused more confusion than clarity.