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Seattle fires Jack Zduriencik

Other Baseball Today, 10:50 PM
Another GM bites the dust. Quite the fall from the heady "#6 org" days. The asst GM he brought with him didnt even last this long...Blen...
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Article: Potential September Call Ups: Non-Roster Players

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:35 PM
Here we are, the final day of August, and the Minnesota Twins are still in contention for a playoff spot. They will enter September four...
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25 man roster with santana

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:52 PM
I know playoffs are limited to 25 players on a roster for a series and with injuries and such you can have someone brought up after Septe...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins vs. Astros 8-30 1:10 PM CST

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:52 PM
Annd Welcome back! To Minnesota Twins Whine Line: GAME THREAD edition. Yesterday's game happened. It wasn't very fun, so I hope you all w...
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Article: Five Arguments Against The Wave's Defense

Other Baseball Today, 09:23 PM
To wave, or not to wave. That is not a question. The wave is an abomination in sports, a selfish and childish, unexplainable tradition th...
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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 213: Spooning With Sano

Aaron and John talk about the Twins making it to September very much in Wild Card contention, a struggling Byron Buxton vs. a washed up Torii Hunter, whether the Twins will call up Jose Berrios to help a faltering rotation, the third annual Twins Daily pub crawl, feeling old at high school reunions, sweating in studios, and Miguel Sano as the big spoon. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Touch 'Em All Pub Crawl Tickets On Sale Thursday!

It’s time for one last summer blast, and who better to host it than the Boys of Summer and Target Field?

Twins Daily is throwing their 3rd annual Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl, a legendary event that has drawn hundreds of people over its first couple of years. Proximo Liquors, maker of all manner of high-end libations like Three Olives Vodka and Maestro Dobel Tequila, is helping to make this year bigger and better.


Potential September Call Ups: Non-Roster Players

Here we are, the final day of August, and the Minnesota Twins are still in contention for a playoff spot. They will enter September four games over .500. Just like we all anticipated in March, right?

Starting today, the Twins may start making some moves to alter and then add to their current roster. On September 1, anyone on the 40-man roster could be called up. Obviously it’s more likely that they call up six or seven players within the next week or so than call up 14 to 15 players. However, there are at least a dozen players who deserve consideration to spend the final month with the big league club.

In this article, we’ll discuss several players who are not currently on the 40-man roster who deserve to be considered for a September call-up.


Twins Minor League Report (8/29): Darnell Dazzles; Santana Slugs

The GCL Twins season ended in unfortunate circumstances. The game was cancelled by more rain. Cedar Rapids was able to complete their two games. The Miracle took all the free passes that they could. And two left-handers in the upper levels were remarkable on Saturday night. Two Red Wings made strong cases for getting back into a Twins uniform in September.


Five Arguments Against The Wave's Defense

To wave, or not to wave. That is not a question. The wave is an abomination in sports, a selfish and childish, unexplainable tradition that needs to stop. While it’s easy to point out the stupidity of the wave, there are still those who defend it. I took five defenses of the wave and aimed to rip them to shreds.


Twins Minor League Report (8/28): Friday Night Light Shows

Rains were again a factor on Friday night. The games in Ft. Myers and Cedar Rapids were delayed by rain. In fact, Cedar Rapids was actually postponed and will play a doubleheader on Saturday. The game in Chattanooga experienced a mid-game rain delay as well.

Could Rochester pitchers toss their third straight shutout? Which minor leaguer got on base all five times he came to the plate? Which Australian has multi-hit games in in four of his last eight games. Which 2015 draft pick has 25 walks and just nine strikeouts in August?


That's The Ticket: Astros Have Out-Of-This-World Talent

The last time the Astros won more than 70 games, Ke$ha’s “Tik Tok” was the number one song that year according to Billboard’s annual charts.

If you didn’t remember that or remember who Ke$ha is, you are excused because no one remembers 2010 or the last time Houston won more than 70 games. That was also the last year the Twins won more than 70 games. If you didn’t recall that, I guess that’s the kind of memory you have when you brush your teeth with a bottle of Jack.

Nobody expected 2015 to be much different for the two teams, either. At ESPN, all of the analysts buried the Twins in the Central while most believed that the Astros would be outclassed by the higher-spending Mariners or Angels. Now the two teams, both of whom are in playoff contention, will meet this weekend to prove which can outperform expectations better.


Twins Minor League Report (8/27): Defense Fails in Minors

Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano ran out of magic on Thursday night as the pair lost for the first time while playing in the lineup together, snapping the Twins' longest winning streak since 2011. With September call-ups less than a week away, let's take a look at some of the action down in the minor leagues.


Game Thread: Twins v Astros, 8/28 7:10pm CT

It was a late flight from Florida to Minnesota as the Twins get ready for the battle of nobody thought we'd be here. Both the Astros and Twins were overlooked as possible playoff teams in 2015. 2020 was supposed to be the year of playoff contention for both clubs. The Future is here and it's on display at catwalk-less Target Field this weekend.

Here are some things to think about:


2015 All-Former Twins Team

The Twins are a team known for producing their players from the minor league system. Although one of Minnesota’s biggest downfalls is the team’s inability to sign and re-sign big-time players. Many players from the likes of David Ortiz to Kyle Lohse have gone on to have success with other teams.


Vargas Patiently Waiting For Another Shot

Following an impressive rookie showing in 2014, the Twins hoped that Kennys Vargas would develop into a fixture at designated hitter for them this season. Unfortunately, he failed in two separate chances and has now been in the minors since early July.

As Mike Radcliff stated in Parker Hageman's excellent article on Max Kepler, sometimes "it takes patience" with prospects, and patience is exactly what could get Vargas back to the big leagues in September.


A Couple Outs Short: Twins Lose 5-4

For Thursday night’s 5-4 loss, it’s tempting to focus on the run the Twins lost when Miguel Sano’s blast hit the Tropicana Field catwalk and ended up a double. It’s tempting because who doesn’t want to talk about that explosion? Lord, did you see it? Did you hear it? I thought Twins announcer Dick Bremer might have an aneurysm. I thought I might have an aneurysm.

But I think we’re focusing on the wrong metric. The Twins didn’t lose this game because they couldn’t get enough runs. They lost it because they couldn’t get enough outs. And finding those outs in the team's arms has become increasingly tricky.