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Dream Trade Target: Aroldis Champman

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:46 PM
What would it take to get Aroldis? I would be fine including anyone not named Buxton/Sano at this point. If the Twins are still "in it"...
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Milone to start Thursday for Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:45 PM
Reports out of Boston this morning say that LHP Tommy Milone will start for the Twins on Thursday.   Ricky Nolasco will throw a bull...
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Doubleheader Game Thread, Twins @ Red Sox, 6/3 @ 12:35pm...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:45 PM
A green monster with two heads!   or Two for the price of... two. Dedicated to USAFChief (and Chief Jr.) who are reputably at at lea...
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At what point are you guys actually going to get rid of a...

Questions About MinnCentric Today, 01:41 PM
Just saw another one for skiing, very annoying. Why hasn't this been fixed yet?
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Article: On Unsustainable Success And Traps

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:41 PM
A victory over Toronto on Sunday that capped off a 20-win month and left the Twins with the best record in the American League suddenly c...
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Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month - May 2015

Yesterday, we got to know our May 2015 Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month. Today, we’re going to give you the top six Twins minor league hitters for the month of May. You’ll even hear from this month’s choice.

It probably will not surprise you to see quite a few Chattanooga Lookouts on this list (and trust me when I say a couple more were considered for honorable mention). It was a really strong month for most of the Lookouts lineup and they were missing last month’s hitter of the month, Dalton Hicks, due to injury. Who was ultimately selected as the winner? Well, you’re just going to have to keep reading to find out.

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On Unsustainable Success And Traps

A victory over Toronto on Sunday that capped off a 20-win month and left the Twins with the best record in the American League suddenly catapulted them into the national consciousness, with Minnesota gracing the front page of ESPN.com's MLB section on Monday morning and appearing across all sorts of major media outlets.

Still, there is a well warranted sense of skepticism surrounding this team. Smoke and mirrors wouldn't necessarily be accurate – the Twins are pitching well and scoring runs – but their winning ways have been characterized by clutch hitting and unprecedented pitching performances. Neither seems likely to completely sustain.

As such, most people believe that this club, as currently constituted, is due for some serious regression. That's probably true. But it also misses the bigger picture.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/2): Walker And The Rain Outs

The Minnesota Twins lost a 1-0 decision to the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday night. The primary winner in the Twins minor leagues on Tuesday was Rain. Two games were rained out and another affiliate had a scheduled day off. The one team that did play was the Chattanooga Lookouts and that’s always worth paying attention to.

There were, however, several transactions announced and likely more to come. Here is the Twins minor league report for Tuesday. Feel free to ask any questions you may have in the Comments below and we can discuss.

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Twins Draft Preview: Jon Harris

Between drafting Kyle Waldrop in 2004 and Kohl Stewart in 2013, the Twins made 10 first-round selections. Of those 10, four were college pitchers. (The rest were prep position players, with the exception of Levi Michael.) But the Twins haven’t drafted a single college pitcher since Alex Wimmers way back in 2010. The Twins haven’t had a college-pitcher drought this long since they were drafting guys like Torii Hunter, Jason Varitek and David McCarthy.
While this absence of drafting college pitchers may be a philosophical shift, its timing also coincides with the arrival of bad baseball from the home team at Target Field. Obviously there is a lapse in time between being drafted and helping out the parent club, but - for whatever reason - the Twins had used a pretty common theme to be competitive throughout the 2000s and then, seemingly, went away from that theme.

Could this be the year that the Twins break the “college-pitcher” drought and go that route with the 6th overall pick?

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Kernels Youth Baseball Camp Is A Hit

One of the things the Minnesota Twins and Cedar Rapids Kernels organizations have in common is an emphasis on community service and that commonality was on display Saturday morning on Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.

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No Juice Podcast #57: Setting The Playoff Rotation

On this week's NO JUICE PODCAST, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman talk about the first-place Minnesota Twins which leads to a discussion about what the team's playoff rotation would look like.


LISTEN UP.

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Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - May 2015

Relief pitchers seem to go under the radar when they do their jobs well. On the occasions when they don’t do their job well, then they get noticed. Here at Twins Daily, we want to make sure that the relief pitchers get some positive recognition. Instead of just doing a Minor League Pitcher of the Month, we separate the starters and the relievers because many relievers deserve to be noticed for positive reasons.

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Twins Draft Preview: Kyle Tucker

As far as adding position players to their system, the Minnesota Twins could do a lot worse than high school outfielder Kyle Tucker. The six-foot-five outfielder from Hillsborough County outside of Tampa -- a sun-soaked and highly competitive baseball region -- has all the projectability in the world including an advanced approach at the plate. His plus-hit tool and ability to mash could see him become the next Twins’ first-round draft pick.

That is, unless someone else gets to him first.

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Dear Negative Twins Fan, Get Over Yourself

Dear Negative Twins Fan,

I understand keeping a level head about things, a wait-and-see approach. I understand looking at advanced stats which say these first-place Twins will probably regress to the mean.But I don’t understand reacting to an incredible 20-win month with this attitude:

“The losing streak’s coming. Just you wait. They’ll blow it, and the Pohlads will sell them if they get good anyway.”

C’mon, dude. Just enjoy the moment.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/1): Gonsalves Flirts With No-No, Then Promoted

With a rainout in Boston and the Red Wings having a scheduled off-day, the Twins' two highest clubs didn't take the field on Monday night. There wasn't much to be excited about down on the farm with the teams that did take the field.

Two offenses struggled to score runs and it took a nearly perfect pitching performance for the other affiliate to come out victorious. Luckily, most of the team's affiliates are still holding on to division leads as the calendar turns to June.

Here's the action from down on the pond.

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Episode 195: You Can Rub Anything For Luck

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' pitching depth vanishing with one Ricky Nolasco injury, whether Oswaldo Arcia is even wanted back, Casey Fien's return to the bullpen, Chris Colabello hurting and helping his old team, sending kids off into the world as adults, Trevor May's new approach, Tasseldega Nights, Josmil Pinto not knocking down the door, answering Meatsauce's mailbag questions, and the great corn dog vs. corn-on-the-cob debate. 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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Twins vs Yankees (Part 1): The Rise Of The Damn Yankees

The Minnesota Twins’ dislike of the Yankees predates the Minnesota Twins. That’s because the Twins team that moved to Minnesota in 1961 was the Washington Senators franchise, and the Senators consternation with the Bronx Bombers goes back at least 80 years. That’s why the musical “Damn Yankees” featured the Senators – their dislike (or jealousy) of New York was legendary.