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Is it time for a new GM?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:40 AM
Up until this year I have been a big fan and defender of Terry Ryan, but with what has transpired (or more importantly NOT transpired) ov...
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Article: They Couldn’t. Could They…?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:34 AM
The Twins have been having on-and-off conversations with the Padres for the greater part of a week. Various different reports have them l...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/29): The New M&...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:28 AM
Plenty of games on Wednesday in the Twins system, but not a lot of activity transaction-wise. Dalton Hicks was moved up to Chattanooga an...
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That's The Ticket: Dancing At The Deadline

The Twins open a four-game series with the Mariners at Target Field on Thursday evening, and the non-waiver trade deadline will arrive the following afternoon. While Minnesota is not expected to pull off blockbuster moves on the level of fellow postseason contenders like Kansas City, Houston and Toronto, Terry Ryan has certainly been active in talks and there's a pretty good chance we'll see at least one or two new players in Twins uniforms this weekend.

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Twins Trade Chips

Friday at 3:00 central time is the non-waiver trade deadline. In other words, it’s getting close.Today, I wanted to spend just a couple of minutes talking about the chips that the Twins could use in potential trades.

Jeremy Nygaard has kept us updated on which teams the Twins have had discussions with, though it is likely true if you were to just assume that Terry Ryan has had at least a cursory conversation with at least 25 other GMs around the league.

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Game Thread: Twins v Mariners, 7/30 @ 7:10pm CT

While we hear nothing but trade deadline silence coming out of the Twins camp, other teams have been eating us alive.

The little bit of cushion we once had in the wild card chase has almost gone away. We had a larger lead a couple of innings... umm... weeks ago but that lead is shrinking... I got the innings... weeks thing mixed up because the end of July is starting to feel like our bullpen.

Hey... Here come the Mariners to town for a 4 game series and we need to right the ship. Get it back on course.

Here are some things to think about:

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Twins Minor League Report (7/29): The New M&M Boys (Mat and Max)

Plenty of games on Wednesday in the Twins system, but not a lot of activity transaction-wise. Dalton Hicks was moved up to Chattanooga and Marcus Knecht was returned to Fort Myers.

There were plenty of other moves league-wide today and waves of moves are likely to last until Friday afternoon. The Twins are likely to make a move or two before the deadline, so stay tuned.

Let’s look at the action on the farm on Wednesday.

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They Couldn’t. Could They…?

The Twins have been having on-and-off conversations with the Padres for the greater part of a week. Various different reports have them linked to a number of different Padres relief pitchers, primarily 38-year-old Joaquin Benoit.

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Twins Shortstops, Or Lack Thereof

In the dead of the night, the Colorado Rockies sent their All-Star shortstop, and the face of their franchise, Troy Tulowitzki, to the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal involved another high profile shortstop, Jose Reyes, heading back to the Rockies. While the Twins were linked to Tulo at different points leading up to the trade, passing on him was always the best move. Reyes will likely become available now as well, and the Twins should once again look the other way. Despite neither of those names being fits, the Twins need to find something, and it may not come from within.

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Glen Perkins Struggles To Start Season's Second Half

Twins fans have been spoiled by Glen Perkins’ performance.

That was the message from Paul Molitor to reporters following the Minnesota Twins closer’s rough night against the New York Yankees this past Saturday. And coming off the first half of the season in which he was a flawless 28-for-28 in save opportunities, fans had come to expect nothing but security when Perkins was summoned from the pen.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/28): Berrios Makes His Case... Again!

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins were back in action. Maybe more noteworthy, the GCL Twins were back on the field and completed a game (actually two) for the first time in five days. Certainly more noteworthy, a top prospect showed again that he might be ready to help a Twins team that is now six games under .500 over its last 50 games.

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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Baseball hasn't always been the paragon of parity, with teams like the Cardinals, Braves, and Yankees constructing dynasties that spanned the better part of a decade, but this year is unlike any we've seen in recent history. No American League team is more than 10 games out of a playoff spot with two full months of the season left. It's parity to the utmost: Every team is in it if they want to be.

From a general baseball standpoint, this is phenomenal. Even as the Royals run away with the AL Central, the other four playoff spots are all still very much up for grabs, and it virtually guarantees meaningful baseball will be played well into September.

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Diamond In The Dugout: Molitor Gets It

On Saturday night, the Minnesota Twins were throttling the New York Yankees. Thanks to a two-run home run in the first inning from Aaron Hicks, the home team was cruising. The bases were loaded and Hicks was up again. Then it happened, and Paul Molitor displayed exactly why he may be the front-runner for manager of the year.

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What If The Twins Stand Pat?

Right before midnight last night, the news came that the Blue Jays had acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jose Reyes and three good prospects. The expected response from many Twins fans came. We are now four days from the trade deadline, plenty of time to bolster the ball club. But what if the Twins decide not to make a deal by the deadline?

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Game Thread: Twins v Pirates, 7/28 @ 7:10pm CT

It's hard to think about the Pirates with the trade deadline looming. We all expect something and we are all watching and waiting for news. We've seen players moving around on other teams and still nothing for our Twins.

It's fun to snoop around and dream about superstars showing up in Minnesota but you still got to play the games on the field while you wait. Go ahead and tell Abner all that you are seeing and hearing but let's not lose sight of the Pirates... It's a real good club coming to town and the Twins need to start stringing together some wins.

Here are some Things to Think About: