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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Super Slegers

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:20 AM
Winning has been a trend throughout the Twins system this season. Entering play on Monday night, the Twins had the third highest winning...
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Article: What If The Twins Stand Pat?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:17 AM
Right before midnight last night, the news came that the Blue Jays had acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins from the Col...
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Reyes may be flipped

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:15 AM
Not as exciting as Tulo but an upgrade. What would it take?
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Tulowitzki Traded To The Blue Jays

Other Baseball Today, 09:13 AM
Per Ken Rosenthal just now, the Rockies have traded SS Troy Tulowitzki to the Toronto Blue Jays. More information to come.
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Ex Twins Ideal Roster

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:06 AM
All this talk about the trade deadline brings up thoughts on who the Twins have traded, (or let walk) in the past several years, figured...
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That's The Ticket: The Bucs Stop Here

This week's short series against the Pirates at Target Field has a little bit of everything: a rarely seen interleague opponent with one of the game's biggest stars, an old friend taking the hill on Wednesday, and plenty of drama as two teams in the thick of the wild card race face off with the trade deadline bearing down.


What If The Twins Stand Pat?

Right before midnight last night, the news came that the Blue Jays had acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jose Reyes and three good prospects. The expected response from many Twins fans came. We are now four days from the trade deadline, plenty of time to bolster the ball club. But what if the Twins decide not to make a deal by the deadline?


Game Thread: Pirates@Twins 7/28 7:10PM

It's hard to think about the Pirates with the trade deadline looming. We all expect something and we are all watching and waiting for news. We've seen players moving around on other teams and still nothing for our Twins.

It's fun to snoop around and dream about superstars showing up in Minnesota but you still got to play the games on the field while you wait. Go ahead and tell Abner all that you are seeing and hearing but let's not lose sight of the Pirates.. It's a real good club coming to town and the Twins need to start stringing some wins together.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Super Slegers

Winning has been a trend throughout the Twins system this season. Entering play on Monday night, the Twins had the third highest winning percentage for any farm system. Twins affiliates have won 54.29% of their games and trail only the Astros and Mets for the top spot.

Did Minnesota's affiliated teams continue their winning ways? There were multiple doubleheaders scheduled for Monday so you'll have to read on to find out.


Pitchers Hesitant To Challenge The Patient Sano

It’s hard to envision Miguel Sano rewarding the Twins any more than he has through 18 big league games. The 22 year old has hit .283/.405/.517 in 74 plate appearances, and eight of his 17 hits have gone for extra bases. Strikeouts were always going to be an issue in the short term, and that’s held true as he’s fanned in 35.1 percent of his plate appearances.


Torii Hunter Continues To Climb List Of All-Time Great Twins

Over the weekend, outfielder Torii Hunter hit his 207th and 208th home run in a Minnesota Twins uniform. In doing so, he tied and then surpassed his mentor Kirby Puckett on the all-time Twins list. Throughout this season, Hunter has passed some Twins greats in many all-time categories. At some point, we need to consider that the 40-year-old is among the best players in Minnesota Twins history.


Baseball And The Clock

After regularly commenting on the 2013 Twins season, I stayed away from the blog while I put life's little bits together into something that resembled the picture on the puzzle box. Now, with Roy C. Booth and my novel Orphans published and ready to scare everyone senselessly, I finally have time to return to overthinking the odds and ends of Twins baseball. I will be attending four games this week and writing an essay about all of them.


Episode 206: Calm Before The Trade Storm?

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ugly series loss to the Yankees, trade deadline targets big and small, Trevor May moving into a setup role, Byron Buxton being out longer than expected, Johnny Cueto coming to the AL Central, why Danny Santana is getting so much leeway, Yankees-loving girlfriends, Ervin Santana missing the playoffs, and being naked and cold. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Rains Reign In Southwest Florida

Rains continued to win the day in Ft. Myers and who knows when that will stop. However the other Twins affiliates did play on Sunday. The Twins added another minor league free agent. A former first-round pick tossed several shutout innings. A couple of catchers had big games. There was even a walk-off win for one of the teams.


Twins Minor League Report (7/25): Saturday In The Parks

On Saturday, there were six games in the Twins minor league system. There were also a couple of transactions. In the games, it became clear how much strong starting pitching helps a team win, but home runs also help. Which 2015 draft pick homered? Which relief pitcher was clocked just shy of 100 mph?

These topics and much more can be found as you work your way through today’s Minor League Report.


Twins Kick Baltimore Tires

The Twins have been busily working the phones in advance of next Friday’s trade deadline. I reported here earlier this week that Twins had at least reached out to the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki. More recently, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press talked about the team’s search for power arms. He also previously had looked at the Twins needs behind the plate.


Twins Minor League Leader Board (through July 24)

Here is a look at the updated Twins minor league standings and statistical leaders through Friday, July 24. This is a good way to get to know which players are putting up the best numbers this year. It looks beyond the top prospects. Feel free to discuss.