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Gardy rumors

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:43 AM
From the Boston Globe's Cafardo - http://www.bostonglo...BwQO/story.html   Not really a surprise to read this but "It looks more and...
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2015 Bullpen

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:49 PM
I thought this might be a fun topic since we already have so many options with more on the way.  Here is who we have going into the...
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Is Aaron Hicks burning bridges, or just on borrowed time...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:13 PM
Minnesota Twins' Aaron Hicks tardy Sunday after injury     As an avid viewer of Gardy post-game pressers, I could tell by his b...
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Pinto or Gardy

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:06 PM
Unless I missed an injury, last night Gardy put in Fryer, and not Pinto......if so, I guess this might not be a topic.   It sure app...
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Article: Inside the Florida Instructional League

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:48 PM
What a difference a year makes. Not only did the squad reporting to this years 2014 Florida Instructional League look much different than...
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That's the Ticket: Last Chance

Because this is your last chance, that’s why. Three weeks from now the bottom is going to drop out and you’re going to be faced with five months of winter and six months without baseball. Plus the good lord has smiled on us with 70-degrees-and-sunny weather and the baseball gods have smiled on us with a weekday play-hookie game. If that isn’t reason enough to nab some cheap Target Field seats this week, then I don’t think we can be friends.


Inside the Florida Instructional League

What a difference a year makes. Not only did the squad reporting to this years 2014 Florida Instructional League look much different than last year but so did the newly renovated facility. When entering the new Player Academy, you're greeted by a large hill that was constructed for new strength exercises and a sign stating "This is Twin Territory" with a 12 ft picture of Kirby Puckett and the quote "And we'll see you tomorrow night!" Around the corner are more signage showing the Twins past success and telling everyone "The Road Begins Here". While waiting around, I was able to find the itinerary for this past Thursday.


Twins Move AA Team to Chattanooga

You've probably heard the news by now that the Twins are out, and the Colorado Rockies are in, as New Britain's class AA affiliate. It's been a strange few months here in Connecticut on the baseball and political fronts, culminating with yesterday's news.

Back in June, Rock Cats managing partner Josh Solomon triumphantly (and surprisingly) announced from the steps of Hartford City Hall that the Rock Cats would be moving from their longtime home of New Britain to a brand new stadium in Hartford, effective for the 2016 season.


Twins Shut Down Glen Perkins

On Friday night, the Twins announced that All-Star closer Glen Perkins will not pitch again during the 2014 season due to a left forearm strain and nerve irritation. He will also not pitch during MLB's tour in Japan.


Where Does Pelfrey Fit In?

His name invariably elicits a visceral response from Twins fans. When talking about how the 2015 pitching staff will shake out, nobody seems to like hearing him brought up.

Well, like it or not (and in most cases the answer is "not"), Mike Pelfrey was signed to a two-year deal during the offseason and is owed $5.5 million next year, so he'll get his chance.


How Can the Twins Prevent Runs?

"To win the game, you've gotta score more runs than the other team"--- Ricky Henderson, baseball's all-time runs leader

Or prevent fewer runs than the other team.

The 2014 Twins have actually done a very good job when it comes to scoring runs; their 4.39 runs per game are seventh highest total in all baseball. Where the Twins fall short is in the run prevention department; they allow 4.84 runs per game and that is the third worst total in baseball.


Peterson Saga Brings Back Memories

Since news broke last Friday, the Adrian Peterson situation has been at the forefront of national and local sports talk. Each day, there are new details that come out and take the discussion in different directions. A local sports “hero” has suddenly been cast into a new and different light (or darkness). Maybe this is a little déjà vu for some of us Twins fans.


Five Twins Rebound Candidates

It has been a year of good and bad performances in Minnesota. Unfortunately, there have probably been more bad than good.

On the positive side of things, Phil Hughes has put together the best season of his professional career, Danny Santana has done some good things as a rookie, and the duo of Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia seem to be able to mash the ball out of any park.

There have been some players who haven't lived up to expectations for various parts of the year.


What Is Going On With Glen?

For most of 2014 it was business as usual for Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins.

His numbers have been very similar to his previous two seasons. Yes, there were subtle changes -- like he has struck out batters at a slightly lower rate (declined from 32% to 26%) and he also shaved off free passes (reducing his walk rate from 6.3% to 4.3%) but you would have to squint to pick up the differences.


The Real Brian Dozier?

It's a statistic that you've probably heard recently: Prior to the All-Star break, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier piled up 18 home runs, leading to an appearance in the Derby at Target Field. Since then, he has hit a total of two.

For some, this is a worrisome development, indicative that perhaps Dozier is not the long-term cog that many of us hoped he could be. For me, however, the 27-year-old's post-break production is actually rather encouraging. Allow me to explain.


Hangout and Talk Twins, September 16, Episode 42

In this week's Twins Hangouts podcast, Jeremy and Seth discuss their All Twins Minor League teams of 2014 (and disagree a lot). They also answered questions from listeners and then touched on the Adrian Peterson situation... Click below to listen and discuss.


The No Juice Podcast, Episode #21: Vegas Of The Upper Midwest

In this week's No Juice Podcast episode, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman discuss the improvement of Trevor May, what Doug Mientkiewicz might bring to the table as a manager and the struggles of top prospects. They also lob #HotTakes when addressing forum posts from Twins Daily community members Boom Boom and James Richter.