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Article: What Do We Know About Derek Falvey?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:52 PM
We don't know exactly when the official announcement will come, but at this point we do know that Derek Falvey is going to be appointed a...
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Article: Penciling A 2017 Starting Rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 PM
The first and most important objective for any incoming baseball ops chief, in terms of roster construction, will be assembling a rotatio...
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Article: Seth's Preliminary Top 50 Twins Prospects: P...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:06 AM
After posting Part 1 and Part 2over the last couple of days, predictably, today I am going to post Part 3 of my personal (preliminary) To...
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Twins wins by runs scored, 2016 vs 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:02 AM
Twins Wins and Losses by Number of Runs Scored, 2015 - 2016   I thought it would be interesting to look at the number of wins and...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 10/1/16 @ 6:10 p...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:48 AM
So, with the Twins sporting 103 losses, I was thinking about the number 103.   -103 is the 27th prime number,and each team gets 27 o...
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Seth's Preliminary Top 50 Twins Prospects: Part 3 (26-30)

After posting Part 1 and Part 2over the last couple of days, predictably, today I am going to post Part 3 of my personal (preliminary) Top 50 Twins Prospect rankings. Today I'll share with you my choices for prospects 26 through 30. Typically, that would be a list of five people. However, when someone makes a list, and that list "accidentally" has two 29s in it, well, prospects 26 through 30 will contain six prospects instead of five today.

So, continue on, and read of the SIX prospects ranked between 26 and 30. It is an interesting list. There are a couple of players who have spent some time in the upper levels, but the other four players are very young. Three of them remain teenagers. The teenagers all have the possibility of significantly moving up this list in 2017. Continue reading to learn more about six Twins minor leaguers deserving of recognition.

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Can Falvey Learn Anything From the Cubs' Turnaround?

With the Twins expected to officially announce the hiring of Derek Falvey as President of Baseball Opportunities any day now, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back at how the Cubs' rebuild got started. Now the envy of the baseball world, the Cubs had fallen on hard times prior to hiring their current PBO, Theo Epstein.

Epstein took over in October 2011 and his first move was to hire Jed Hoyer, his former right-hand man in Boston, to serve as his general manager. And it was all butterflies and rainbows in Wrigleyville from there, right?

Well ... not so much.

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Game Thread: Twins @ White Sox, 9/30 7:10pm CT

To steal a line from Kenny Loggins… “This is it.”

All good things must come to an end…. umm… and all bad things must come to an end as well. The final series of the season starts tonight in Chicago as the Twins and White Sox battle it out to the finish the season. The Twins can still play .500 baseball if they win 46 games before Monday.

With it being the final series opener… this will be my final game thread open of the year. To steal a line from the late Jim Morrison. “This is the End.”

Or to steal a line from Porky Pig “Th-Th-Th-Th-Th That’s All Yolks!” (He said that when Elmer Fudd walked away with all of the albumen).

Here are some things to think about:

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Seth's Preliminary Top 50 Twins Prospects: Part 2 (31-40)

Today, I’m sharing Part 2 of my prospect countdown, prospects 31-40. In Part 1, welooked at my choices for prospects 41-50. This is an interesting group of prospects as well. There are a couple of starting pitchers who have produced numbers as they’ve moved up the ladder without being credited with great stuff. There are a couple of starting pitchers and relievers who have electric stuff and have either struggled some or been injured. There is a hitter who really struggled in 2016 and ended the season injured. It is another group where there are some future big leaguers. In fact, there is a current big leaguer on the list too.

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Seth's Preliminary Top 50 Twins Prospects: Part 1 (41-50)

Since the end of the Twins minor league season, he at Twins Daily have handed out several awards. We have named the minor league Starting Pitcher, Relief Pitcher and Hitter of the Year. We named a Twins minor league All Star team. Now it’s time to start thinking about prospects. Today, I’m going to start my preliminary Top 50 Twins prospect rankings by posting choices for prospects 41-50. Over the next week or two, we’ll work our way up to the top prospects in the organization. Your thoughts, suggestions, comments and questions are welcomed.

These prospect rankings may look a little different than they have in recent years. Consider the fact that players like Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton, Max Kepler, Jorge Polanco and Jose Berrios have all graduated from “prospect” status. However, the Twins still have several high-end prospects. There are many more who have the potential to get to that level, or to have big league futures in some manner.

In Part 1, we’ll look at prospects 41-50. This is an interesting group of prospects. There are several relievers with some upside. There are a couple of pitchers who are a little older and for their level for a variety of reasons, but they still have potential to be big leaguers in time. There are a couple of starters. There are a couple of hitters who have upside or who have put up some numbers at some point. Your input is welcomed.

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What Do We Know About Derek Falvey?

We don't know exactly when the official announcement will come, but at this point we do know that Derek Falvey is going to be appointed as the new President of Baseball Operations for the Minnesota Twins.

What information can we gather about the 33-year-old Cleveland Indians assistant general manager?

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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 9/27 6:15pm CT

The Twins open up a 3-game series tonight in Kansas City. Nothing but road games left on the schedule. No more games are scheduled for Target Field in 2016. If you have plans to attend a game at Target Field this week… I’d come up with something else to do because the gates may be locked.
Hopefully… the Twins will be a little more on target when they start playing games at Target Field in 2017.

Just something to aim for.

Here are some things to think about:

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Powering Toward 200 Home Runs

It’s been a really long season for the Minnesota Twins and their fans. Way back in mid-February, as spring training was getting underway in Ft. Myers, Nick wrote an article called Dreaming of 200 Home Runs.

In the article, Nick wrote, “For this year’s club it is an unlikely yet not unfeasible possibility.”

The Twins have six games remaining; three in Kansas City and three in Chicago against the White Sox. They are currently sitting at 193 home runs. If they hit seven home runs over those final six games, it will be the first time the Twins have hit 200 home runs since 1964. When the Twins hit their 196th home run of 2016, it will match the number hit by the 1986 and 1987 Twins.

While we believed coming into this season that the Twins had a chance to be a powerful, home-run hitting team, the fact that they will likely finish with the third-most home runs in Twins history is very impressive.

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Can Derek Falvey Be The New Andy MacPhail?

The Minnesota Twins of the early-1980's were bad... like really bad... like almost as bad as the Twins of the last handful of years. There was a 100-loss season in 1982 as well as multiple 90 loss seasons as a new age of young players took their lumps. After these players gained their footing, Minnesota would win two World Series titles in a five year span.

When Calvin Griffith sold the Twins to Carl Pohlad, the new ownership group looked for a young, up-and-coming executive to bring the team back from the abyss. Andy MacPhail, a 33-year old with two years experience as an assistant GM, was handed the reigns and the rest is history.

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Reports: Twins Leaning Toward Falvey As Baseball Ops Chief

Soon after dismissing longtime general manager Terry Ryan, the Minnesota Twins indicated that they'd be transitioning to a new front office structure, wherein the GM reports to a president of baseball operations.

Several sources strongly indicate that their search for a new front office leader will soon lead to the hiring of Cleveland Indians assistant GM Derek Falvey.

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Episode 278: Crawling Towards A Decision

Aaron and John, recovering from the Touch 'Em All Pub Crawl, discuss the Twins impending choice of a leader of baseball operations with Twins Daily's Parker Hageman and Robers Kasak of 612 Brew. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.

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Feeling 100

On Sunday, the Twins lost their 100th game. It's a milestone that had previously been reached six times in the franchise's 115-year history, and only once since the team came to Minnesota.

With a week to go, this season has already set a new standard for Minnesota baseball futility in my lifetime. So how come I'm not feeling entirely discouraged?

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