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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:45 AM
Going to fully admit I knew very little about C.J. before the Twins signed him. I did what a lot of us did, look up his career numbers an...
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Game Thread: Twins @ Angels 7:07 PM PST (9:07 PM CST) 5/...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:20 AM
I got up this morning, thrilled the Twins swept a three game series from Seattle.   Then, someone whispered in my ear and said, "Bla...
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Article: Twins Daily Community Report 5/12-5/18

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:38 PM
Time is short, but there are a number of small developments in Twins Daily’s community as stories, interaction and new visitors all seem...
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Article: Episode 427: Next Man Up

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:25 PM
Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver getting hurt, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo taking their place, calling up Lu...
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Article: Let’s Talk About Byron Buxton’s Swing

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:23 PM
There’s something amazing about Byron Buxton at the plate this season.Data confirms your suspicions that Buxton is indeed hitting the bal...
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Episode 4: Get To Know LHP Devin Smeltzer

The Twins acquired LHP Devin Smeltzer from the Dodgers last July, with Luke Raley and Logan Forsythe, in exchange for Brian Dozier. The trade looks good at this point. Luke Raley has been raking in Rochester. Smeltzer returned to his role as a starter and has been lights in in five Double-A games and now three games for the Red Wings. He also has a great story to tell and a great cause that he is trying to help.

In this 23 minute podcast, you can Get to Know Devin Smeltzer.

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MIN 3, LAA 1: Pitching Great, Sano Homers Late

Jake Odorizzi had a scoreless outing for the fourth time in his last five starts, Miguel Sano hit a go-ahead home run in the top of the eighth inning and the Twins won the first game of their series against the Angles. Come check out what else happened Monday evening.

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Twins Daily Community Report 5/12-5/18

Time is short, but there are a number of small developments in Twins Daily’s community as stories, interaction and new visitors all seem to be trending in positive directions. Let’s jump in.

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Good lord: there were 30 stories last week on Twins Daily. I love you all.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Kernels Cruise

The Red Wings had the day off and announced that one of the Twins top pitching prospects will be making his first start of the season on Tuesday. The Blue Wahoos got another solid start and some key hits. A Miracle slugger continued to blast baseballs, though rain suspended their game in the fourth inning. Cedar Rapids had a well-played game with some strong pitching after getting an early lead.

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New Baseballs Impacting Triple-A Numbers

Major League Baseball is using a juiced baseball. At least that is the belief of a lot people watching the game. Even scouts have complained about the difficulties in evaluating talent between the minor leagues and the big leagues. Triple-A teams started using the same baseball as the big leagues this year and it has certainly impacted the game.

How do Rochester’s numbers stack up with the switch to the new baseball?

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Let’s Talk About Byron Buxton’s Swing

There’s something amazing about Byron Buxton at the plate this season.

Data confirms your suspicions that Buxton is indeed hitting the ball harder, further and higher on a consistent basis than ever before. By hitting the ball harder, further and higher than ever before, he is the proud owner of a juicy .275/.335/.514 line while striking out in a career-low 23 percent of plate appearances through 43 games. In terms of OPS, he’s the third-best hitter among center fielders behind only Mike Trout and George Springer.

This is a new-look Buxton even if you aren’t sure what exactly looks new.

When Buxton was using the leg kick, you could see the leg kick. When he stopped using the leg kick, you could clearly see he was no longer using the leg kick. It was an obvious distinction. However, there are possibly no more significant changes that Buxton has made to his swing than the changes he made for 2019.

Allow me to explain.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Wahoos Walk-Off, Two Blown Leads

All four Twins affiliates found themselves in close contests on Sunday. Two clubs were able to hold on and win by two runs or fewer. The other two clubs held big early leads and saw them disappear in the late innings. Who was able to perform well? Who struggled on Sunday? Let’s jump in.

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Episode 427: Next Man Up

Aaron and John talk about Nelson Cruz and Mitch Garver getting hurt, Miguel Sano and Willians Astudillo taking their place, calling up Luis Arraez for the first time, demoting Trevor Hildenberger to Triple-A, killing the win, saying goodbye to Addison Reed, and Byron Buxton's spot in the batting order. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Week in Review: Offensive Onslaught

The Twins have the best offense in baseball. They're on pace to be one of the greatest slugging teams in MLB history. And their prowess was on full display over the past week.

If what we saw in 2016 was a Total System Failure, then what we're seeing now is All Systems Go. Read on for our recap of a busy, boisterous and beautiful week for the #SotaPop boys.

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SEA 7, MIN 4: Sweepless in Seattle

Going into Sunday’s action, the Twins were looking to accomplish two things: Stretch their season-long win streak to six games and complete a four-game road sweep of Seattle for the first time in franchise history. Unfortunately, they were denied both and they boarded a plane to Los Angeles looking to begin a new winning streak.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/18): Sands, Kernels Dominate on Mound

The Twins scored 18 runs. The two Twins minor league affiliates that have been very good this year both got shut out. The Red Wings got a good start. But most surprising, the Kernels had an offensive outburst, scoring eight runs. As impressive, three Kernels pitchers struck out 20 batters in nine innings. And, frequent Minor League Report star Luis Arraez made his major league debut late in the Twins game and recorded his first big-league hit, a double.

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MIN 18, SEA 4: Sharks Eat Mariners

Back in 2006, Ozzie Guillen compared the Twins’ lineup to piranhas due to its ability to relentlessly small ball a team to death. This 2019 Twins lineup is more like a frenzy of sharks with their rows of razor-sharp teeth and incredibly powerful jaws. This lineup smelled blood in the water and devoured Seattle’s pitching staff tonight.