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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Gordon Promote...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:42 PM
Despite there only being three games in the Minnesota Twins farm system Tuesday, there were plenty of interesting stories both in games a...
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Article: MIN 6, DET 0: Lynn Shows Will to Win

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:40 PM
Lance Lynn pitched his best game in a Twins uniform to date, and looked like he was about ready to punch himself in the face in frustrati...
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Game Thread 5/22/18 7:10 CDT Twins vs Tigers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:55 PM
The Almost Right Stuff     I like learning new stuff. Apparently that’s not normal. My wife can attest to the fact that I’m not...
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Twins Acquire Chris Carter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:48 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...ris-carter.html Should this be interpreted as bad news on Mauer?
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Article: May Day is Coming for the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:46 PM
The Minnesota Twins are anxiously awaiting a couple of reinforcements for their big league club. Jason Castro is not coming back, and Jor...
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2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

As we move forward in the rankings, we are starting to enter the prime territory of prospects that the Twins will have to choose from when they make their first selection at pick 20. The Twins will have a wide variety of players to choose from with this pick and where they decide to go will most likely impact how the rest of their draft goes as well.


MIN 6, DET 0: Lynn Shows Will to Win

Lance Lynn pitched his best game in a Twins uniform to date, and looked like he was about ready to punch himself in the face in frustration. He delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings, but appeared to be in no way satisfied with the way things ended. I think that’s a good sign.


Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Gordon Promoted, Diaz Walks It Off

Despite there only being three games in the Minnesota Twins farm system Tuesday, there were plenty of interesting stories both in games and out. Off the diamond, a top prospect was promoted to the final rung of the minor league ladder before an MLB debut could happen. On it, a Fort Myers pitcher delivered his best start of the season, and another prospect walked off a win for the Miracle. Trevor May and Miguel Sano also continued their rehab tours in Triple-A.


End of the Road for Phil Hughes and the Twins

He gave it his all. No one could deny that Phil Hughes did everything in his power to battle through major health woes in efforts to provide some return on Minnesota's investment in him.

Ultimately, he couldn't fend off the inevitable. His twice-repaired shoulder just didn't have enough to give anymore. And on Monday night, the Twins announced they have designated the veteran right-hander for assignment, effectively ending his tenure with the team and leaving ownership on the hook for around $20 million still owed through 2019.


Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Kernels Win Late, Gordon Homers

The Cedar Rapids Kernels won a one-run ball game in the ninth inning on Monday night. To be honest, the three other games in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues on this night were not pretty. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some very noteworthy performances and transactions.


MIN 4, DET 2: It’s All Coming Up Rosie

Ron Gardenhire made his return as a manager to Target Field, but the Twins made sure it wasn’t a triumphant one. Jose Berrios was excellent over eight innings and Eddie Rosario helped put the Twins over when the team desperately needed some late life.


A Whole New LoMo

At the end of March, Logan Morrison was looking like a bad signing for the Minnesota Twins. He was struggling at the plate and he didn’t offer a lot on the offensive side of the ball. Luckily, no division is won in the season’s first month and not player’s statistics are complete after the first month.

One of the beautiful aspects of the game of baseball is the season’s length and players ability to build numbers (good or bad) over the course of their careers. Morrison might have been a late bloomer and this season it took him some time to get the engine running.


Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 5/21 @ 7:10pm CT

We are well into the month of May and it doesn’t seem like we’ve had much AL Central action. It’s about time that we get some. Starting tonight, the Tigers come to town for a 3-game series at Target Field. Since it’s the Tigers… that means that ‘you know who’ is coming to town… the guy whose last name starts with a “G”. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that he was one of us. He was a part of us for such a long time that his face is still probably burned into your memory. Speaking for myself, and I assume others, I wish him nothing but the best.

It is indeed a homecoming for Niko Goodrum.

Here are some things to think about:


Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 369: What's In A Name

Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer joining the Twins' crowded disabled list, Jake Cave's call-up, Jason Castro's season-ending surgery, the clock ticking on Lance Lynn, opening the floodgates on sports gambling with our friends from Bye, Goff & Rohde, Juan Soto making us feel old, and a delayed Black Panther review. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


2018 St. Paul Saints Season Preview

Coming off American Association North Division back-to-back championships in 2015 and 2016, the 2017 St. Paul Saints were cruising towards a three peat. First place was all theirs on the 4th of July. But then things started fall apart.

Closer Seth Rosin, who had not given up an earned run all season, was signed by the San Francisco Giants. Saints starting pitching, other than Mark Hamburger, was inconsistent causing the bullpen to be taxed. Former Twin Caleb Thielbar was thrust into the closers role, often pitching more than the customary one inning. Thielbar underwent a season ending surgery shortly thereafter, leaving the pitching staff in a constant state of limbo. What resulted was a collapse that left the Saints with a 48-52 record. For the first time since the Saints moved into CHS Field, there was no playoff baseball.


Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Slegers Solid, Kirilloff Crushes

There has been plenty to be excited about this year with the Twins farm system. Top pitching prospect Fernando Romero has been more than holding his own at the big league level. Other pitchers like Stephen Gonsalves and Aaron Slegers look close to ready for the big leagues. Minnesota also has to find room on the roster for the likes of Ervin Santana and Trevor May.

It’s going to be tough for some of these minor league players to break through to baseball’s highest level. However, Slegers made quite the case on Sunday.


Week in Review: Crisis of Leadership

Last year, Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton ranked first and second among Twins players in WAR. They were driving forces in the team's playoff push and, with a better supporting cast in place, expected to help propel another step forward for Minnesota in 2018.

Instead, they've become poster children for a disappointing club that cannot stop tripping over itself at every turn. The past week brought another maddening series of lapses and letdowns.