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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:42 AM
Ten days ago it looked like the Twins were done. I read in an article or on a blog that they might even lose 90 games again this year. Th...
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First Wave of September Call Ups

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:32 AM
Though the Twins will not confirm any promotions until Tuesday (probably because they can't call anyone up before September 1), Kevin Okl...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/31): Tremendous Pit...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:15 AM
Logan Darnell became the ninth Rochester Red Wings player to honored with a weekly award from the International League. Pat Dean (2x), To...
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To trade or not to trade Plouffe this offseason.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:01 AM
I think legitimate cases could be made for either side of this argument. Plouffe is 12th among qualified MLB 3rd basemen in both OPS and...
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Listening to Vin Scully

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:52 PM
I have to create a thread like this every year.   Scully is losing his touch but I'll cut him some slack, as he's roughly 1,946 year...
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St. Paul Saints, The Home Stretch Begins

The Saints second to last regular season homestand at CHS Field in 2015 started Tuesday, August 18th. The Sioux City Explorers came to town for a three game showdown between the league’s top two teams, followed by another three game set against the Sioux Falls Canaries. We saw some great baseball, some wet baseball, and had tons of fun as usual.


That's The Ticket: Meaningful Games

Amidst their organizational swoon in recent years, the Twins have typically set a modest goal at the outset of each season: play meaningful games in September. That shouldn't be all that challenging, especially in the era of four wild-card teams, but it's an accomplishment that has eluded the Twins.


Twins Minor League Report (8/31): Tremendous Pitching Trio

Logan Darnell became the ninth Rochester Red Wings player to honored with a weekly award from the International League. Pat Dean (2x), Tommy Milone (2x), Tyler Duffey, Oswaldo Arcia, Reynaldo Rodriguez and Byron Buxton have all been honored this year.

Darnell won two times this week and led the league with 17.0 innings pitched and 17 strikeouts. On Monday night, he took a no-hitter into the 7th inning as part of a Rochester shutout. Saturday was much the same story as he allowed just one run on five hits over 8.0 innings. Since joining the starting rotation on August 13, Darnell has allowed just two earned runs on 14 hits in 28.0 innings of work.

Did anyone for Rochester get this week off to a good start? Read on to find out.


Twins Daily Pub Crawl Route Announced; Tickets Limited

We’re very happy to announce our partner bars for the Twins Daily Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl sponsored by Proximo Liquors. Each will be offering specials only for participants with a valid t-shirt…and something more that we’ll announce tomorrow.

Before I get to this, let me remind you – tickets will be very limited. They will only be on sale from Thursday, September 3rd through Tuesday September 8th. And they might not last that long - the Minneapolis Fire Marshall frowns upon us overselling this event. Stop by Twins Daily at 8AM on Thursday to make sure you get your tickets. We’ll give you the link tomorrow, so you’re ready to go.


Potential September Call Ups: 40 Man Roster

Last night, we wrote about which players not currently on the 40-man roster could be added for September. Today, we will take a look at the members of the current 40- man roster and try to determine how many of them might be promoted for the season’s final month.

As I’ve said various times, a few will come up on September 1, and more will come up following Labor Day when Rochester’s season comes to an end. Chattanooga will be in the playoffs, so anyone from that roster would likely not be promoted until after they are done.


Kernels Sean Miller Is Moving Up Fast

If you go to the web site of the baseball program at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, you’ll find a link listing all of the Pacer ballplayers who are playing professional baseball.

Well, not quite all of them.


Twins Minor League Report (8/30): Vargas Powers Rochester, Chattanooga Sweeps

The Minnesota Twins got a brilliant start from Ervin Santana on Sunday afternoon, and held off a late rally to win two of three games from the American League West division-leading Houston Astros, and remain in the thick of the wild card standings. That Miguel Sano guy hit another home run, too. (He might be good…)

In the minors on Sunday, there were a few other brilliant starts from pitchers, a pair of double-headers, including one that went late into the night, and a tropical storm set its sights on Florida.


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.