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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:06 AM
Well, it appears that Bartolo Colon will continue to pitch after his five inning, three-run outing on Monday night in LA. The club announ...
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Article: 5 Reasons You Should Love The Jaime Garcia Trade

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:06 AM
Allow me to set the stage.The year is 2011, and a young left-hander by the name of Jaime Garcia is establishing himself as a frontline st...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Dodgers, 7/24@9:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:30 AM
The Dodgers have the best record in baseball and we’ve been looking at these games on the schedule assuming that it has already been deci...
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MLB.com midseason prospect list

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:32 PM
Top 100   Twins top 30
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Article: BREAKING: Twins Acquire Garcia From Braves

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:10 PM
The Minnesota Twins finally got their man.After being on the precipice of a deal with the Atlanta Braves for left-handed starter Jaime Ga...
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5 Reasons You Should Love The Jaime Garcia Trade

Allow me to set the stage.

The year is 2011, and a young left-hander by the name of Jaime Garcia is establishing himself as a frontline stud in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation. Fresh off a stellar campaign in 2010 that placed him third in Rookie of the Year balloting, behind Buster Posey and Jason Heyward, the 24-year-old Garcia made 32 starts, posting a 3.56 ERA and recording 13 wins for a second straight year.

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BREAKING: Twins Acquire Garcia From Braves

The Minnesota Twins finally got their man.

After being on the precipice of a deal with the Atlanta Braves for left-handed starter Jaime Garcia last week, only to have the deal fall apart based on the medical reports of Twins prospect Nick Burdi, the two sides have agreed on a trade: In exchange for hard-throwing prospect Huascar Ynoa the Twins will receive Garcia as well as catcher Anthony Recker.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/24): E-Twins Lose Pitcher, Win Big

Yesterday, we wrote a bit about how well Aaron Slegers has pitched in his last seven or eight starts. For his last two starts, he was named the International League’s Pitcher of the Week.

The major news on Monday, of course, was the Twins officially acquiring Jaime Garcia and Anthony Recker for Huascar Ynoa. But there was much more to the day including the decision to send back their Rule 5 pick. There are likely to be more transactions following the Monday night Twins game in Los Angeles, so we’ll update those below.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Dodgers, 7/24@9:10pm CT

The Dodgers have the best record in baseball and we’ve been looking at these games on the schedule assuming that it has already been decided.

The Twins expense sheet could be a little lighter if they just stayed home and saved on the travel costs. If they forfeit the games, our players could rest for 4 days and start fresh in Oakland on Friday.

The A’s won’t know what hit them.

Paper Logic for Paper Baseball in a Paper World.

Here are some things to think about:

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Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Slegers Continues Strong Streak

On Sunday, Aaron Slegers continued a very impressive streak of starts. He was helped by his catcher, Mitch Garver behind the plate and with his bat. The Lookouts got a short start but the bullpen kept them in the game. It was a crazy game for the Miracle that three members of their team didn’t see the completion of. Cedar Rapids got a great start and some big offensive performances. It was a back-and-forth game for the E-Twins that got off to a quick start.

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Thank You Givesaway: Four Free Taproom Tour Beers!

We want to thank you all for visiting Twins Daily, so we're having 10 Days of Giveaways. All you do to enter is sign up. Today is....

Day 2, Tuesday 7/25 - Today we’re giving away a free beer from each of the hosts of Gleeman and the Geek’s Tuesday Taproom Tour: Northgate Brewing, 612 Brew, Tin Whiskers Brewing & Fair State Cooperative. To enter, just sign up here (provided you’re 21 years old or older) before 10 PM today (Tuesday). They’ve hosted our podcast, they’ve hosted our events, and now the winner will get a chit for a free beer from each so they can host you.

Also, please join me in congratulating yesterday’s winner, Chris Knapp, who won the '87 Batting Stance t-shirt from Pick and Shovel!

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 324: The Trade That Wasn't

Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Jaime Garcia trade that wasn't, Byron Buxton's return and what it means for Zack Granite, Glen Perkins working his way back, the pros and cons of Bartolo Colon, Jorge Polanco's shrinking role, Brent Rooker's quick promotion, and hitting the ball 600 feet. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Deadline Primer: The National League Central

Last week, Seth took a look at the trade landscape in the National League West, calling out some players from the Padres and Giants who could interest Minnesota's front office.

Today, we turn our attention to the NL Central.

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DET 9, MIN 6: Twins Drop to Third in Division, 2.5 Games Back

With an ugly loss to Detroit Sunday, the Twins dropped to third place in the AL Central, and they’re now 2.5 games out of first place. The team had its opportunities to win this ballgame, but just couldn’t put together a sustained rally. The bullpen giving up seven runs didn’t help, either.

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Catching Curiosities

Twins pitchers have been much more successful this season when Jason Castro has been behind the plate. Are there stats we can point to that prove he’s a far superior game caller/pitcher whisperer than Chris Gimenez? Or are there too many variables that cloud the numbers?

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Twins 6, Tigers 5: Twins Hold Off Tigers

Kyle Gibson had his longest outing of the season and everybody in the lineup recorded a hit, as the Twins celebrated a victory on the night they honored the 1987 World Series championship team. The Twins built a 6-0 lead and it appeared they’d coast to victory, but things got way too interesting in the final two innings.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Returns, Hurlbut Rolls

Injuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short because of surgeries and the injuries that caused them to go under the knife. It seems rare for players to be able to avoid the injury bug for their entire career. However, it can be a momentous occasion when a player is finally able to return to the game they love.

Glen Perkins hadn't pitched in a baseball game in almost 13 months. On Saturday, he was able to step back on the mound in a rookie league game and feel like he was getting closer to his goal. He still might be a way off from regaining his All-Star form but it was a step in the right direction.

Read on to see how he fared in his return to the mound...