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Is this racism or culture clash in baseball?

Other Baseball Today, 01:14 PM
Ian Kinsler proves people like this are not only ignorant, but slightly racistas well.   ~~~~~   Note from John Bonnes:  ...
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Stuart Turner Return?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:09 PM
It looks like Stuart Turner won't be making the Reds roster-- doesn't this mean the Red's either have to offer trade compensation or he g...
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:07 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Article: Report From The Fort: Squeeze Play

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:07 PM
Each spring training, teams reach a point when the supply/demand ratio regarding pitchers’ innings is reversed. That time has come.Early...
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2017 MLB draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:54 PM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...
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Report From The Fort: Squeeze Play

Each spring training, teams reach a point when the supply/demand ratio regarding pitchers’ innings is reversed. That time has come.

Early on, pitch counts for the starters are kept low, leaving lots of innings in which to try out the Double-A prospect or the non-roster invitee. But eventually starters need to be stretched to 75 or 90 pitches, and managers want to see those final 20 pitches against major league competition, not in the bullpen.


Tuesday Taproom Tour Tix On Sale Tomorrow!

TOMORROW (Friday) at 8AM, we’ll start the season pass for Gleeman and the Geek’s Tuesday Taproom Tour will be on sale. Just come back to this page by going to TuesdayTaproomTour.com and you’ll find the purchase link. At each event, you’ll get our Gleeman and the Geek Tap Handle pint glasses (pictured), two craft beers at a local taproom, and prizes while watching a Twins road game with Aaron and John as they record a podcast in which you can participate. And all four events cost just $40. But there are only 85 tickets available, so get here early. Here are the details:


Central Intelligence: Kansas City Royals

There was a time when Kansas City's .500 finish in 2016 would have felt like a commendable achievement. It's a modest threshold the franchise had failed to reach in nine consecutive seasons prior to 2013.

Of course, coming off two straight World Series appearances, the most recent of which they won, it felt like a let-down. More disappointment may be in store for 2017.


Report From The Fort: Gibson Starts, Vogelsong Departs

A Triple-A slugfest broke out in the late innings of the Twins 9-5 loss to the Phillies, but the first half of the game was more palatable. It provided a couple of tastes of the upcoming season and we learned of a departure after the game.


Report From The Fort: From Ks To Praise

Old friend Francisco Liriano baffled some of the Twins more promising but less-experienced hitters early in yesterday's game. Whether it speaks to their learning curve, their talent, or pep talks from coaches, several contributed to the Twins 8-2 win later in the game.


Tyler Duffey Shines In Spotlight Start

“All the world’s a stage' - As You Like It, Act 2

The Twins 8-2 victory over the Blue Jays teased Twins fans with a play within a play. While the Twins battled the Blue Jays, Twins pitcher Tyler Duffey would start but turn the spotlight over to Adalberto Mejia, as both are competing for the last spot in the Twins rotation with Jose Berrios. Both performed well, but Duffey spoiled any drama by refusing to yield the mound through five scoreless innings.


Can Zach Granite Follow Brian Dozier's Footsteps?

Developing MLB players is a tough task for any organization. There are so many factors that can impact the development of a team's top tier talent. Through the ups-and-downs of a players professional career, there can be moments where everything clicks or moments that push a player away from the game.

When the Twins took Brian Dozier with an eighth-round pick, the organization probably never imagined he would turn into a hitter capable of belting 40 home runs. Now the Twins have another late round pick that is starting to blossom in the Twins system.

Can Zach Granite follow Brian Dozier's footsteps?


Twins Roster Projection 2017: Version 3.0

The Twins are less than two weeks from packing up from Ft. Myers and heading north to open the 2017 season. There are currently 48 players on the Twins spring roster which means they have a lot of decisions and transactions to make in the next week to ten days. As I am leaving Ft. Myers, I’m going to try to piece together a projection for the Twins opening day roster. Opinions are mine and certainly subject to change in the coming days.


Next "Write Of Spring" Newsletter Comes Out Soon; Sign Up!

It's Seth Stohs' turn to provide his insights to Twins Daily's Write Of Spring Newsletter, so if you haven't already signed up, do so quickly. Wednesday night, you'll get a pdf mailed to you and it's free! Just signup (you can find the box at the bottom of this story) and you'll get Seth's interview with MLB.com's Jonathon Mayo and five Twins minor league prospects that have impressed him this spring.


Cool Heat: Shaggy Is A Closer In Waiting

With his long curly locks and laid back attitude, JT Chargois fits the description you'd expect for a guy with the nickname Shaggy. On the surface, though, he doesn't quite match the prototype for an imposing late-inning reliever.

At least, until he lets loose that incredible fastball.


Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 301: AL Central & Taproom Tour

Aaron and John are at Northgate Brewery to announce their Tuesday Taproom Tour, preview the AL Central (and Twins) using Vegas' Over-Under projections, delve into the legality of sports betting, review the Twins latest spring training cuts, and release the last keyword for kernelnation.com' free Twins tickets. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


Tyler Jay Shifting To The Bullpen (Minor League Notebook)

Twins Daily has learned and confirmed that Tyler Jay has been moved to the bullpen going forward. A couple of sources have verified the change.

We will have much more on that, and several other minor league notes today.