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Article: MIN 6, DET 0: Lynn Shows Will to Win

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:09 PM
Lance Lynn pitched his best game in a Twins uniform to date, and looked like he was about ready to punch himself in the face in frustrati...
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Article: DET 4, MIN 1: Niko’s Revenge

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:53 PM
Former Twin Niko Goodrum hit a two-run homer and the Twins' offense couldn’t muster much of anything after the first inning. On the plus...
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Interesting article about Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:22 PM
I enjoyed the article linked below about Buxton. As you can see, the Twins and lots of other folks seem to think that he could be a hall...
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Article: Twins Daily Roundtable: Top Prospect Timelines

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:47 PM
Twins Daily Roundtable is a new weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respo...
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Article: Bartolo, the Twins, and a Guy Named Phil

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:30 PM
The year was 1973 and the Dominican Public had already become a breeding ground for baseball players. With the country producing multiple...
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Bartolo, the Twins, and a Guy Named Phil

The year was 1973 and the Dominican Public had already become a breeding ground for baseball players. With the country producing multiple success stories, yet another chapter being written was hardly a far-fetched idea. Fast forward to May 24, 2018 however, and baseball fans have been blessed with 45 years of Bartolo Colon.

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Did Minnesota Just Summon the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come?

In the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts.

The last of these phantoms, the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, is most fearsome of all. Why? Because it represents what the future holds for Scrooge if he does not change his ways.

Scrooge awakens from this haunting experience a new man, steered back toward a righteous path by the vision of a dire future.

I'm not saying the Twins traded for Chris Carter to make a similar impression on Miguel Sano.

I'm only saying it'd make a lot of sense.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/23): Debuts and Longballs

Lots of action took place on the farm today. Miguel Sano homered for the second straight day during his rehab assignment and Ervin Santana began to work his way back up to the Twins. Specifically among minor leaguers though, Nick Gordon debuted at Triple-A, and Jacob Pearson made his stamp on the Twins organization. There's a lot to dive into here, so let's get started.

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Will Kernels Offense Suffer As Prospects Move Up?

When this season was in its infancy, I had a lot of high expectations for the 2018 Cedar Rapids Kernels. I was not alone, of course, since the Kernels’ Opening Day roster was filled with big-bonus position players, highlighted by 2017’s first-overall draft pick, Royce Lewis, and the Twins’ 2016 first-round pick, Alex Kirilloff.

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DET 4, MIN 1: Niko’s Revenge

Former Twin Niko Goodrum hit a two-run homer and the Twins' offense couldn’t muster much of anything after the first inning. On the plus side, Kyle Gibson delivered a quality start, Eddie Rosario had a great game and the Twins still won the series against the Tigers ... but it was still a frustrating finish to the homestand.

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Twins Daily Roundtable: Top Prospect Timelines

Twins Daily Roundtable is a new weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond in 200 words or less. This will give readers an opportunity to see multiple points of view and then add their own point of view in the comments section.

Top prospects are a fickle bunch. For every Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, there is an Adam Johnson and a BJ Garbe. The truth is that it takes a lot for a prospect to make it to the major leagues. Big league rosters are limited and teams have a lot to consider. More players miss out on their big league dream than ever find success.

Twins fans have seen top pitching prospect Fernando Romero make his much anticipated debut this season. In fact, last week’s roundtable discussion looked into his rotation spot after the return of Ervin Santana. Now fans might be wondering when the next big prospects will be on their way.

This week’s roundtable question is “What’s the timeline for the organization’s top prospects?”

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Twins Organizational Depth Chart: Middle Infielders

We are just under two weeks from the start of the 2018 MLB Draft. I think this is a good time to look at the depth in the Minnesota Twins organization, by position, to see if there are areas that the team should focus on adding some depth to. Of course, in the first ten to 15 rounds, the team should really just take the players they believe have the most potential. Beyond that, there are positions that need to be filled by players that hopefully have some tools.

Today, we will discuss the middle infielders throughout the system. Naturally, these are typically some very good athletes, capable of moving around the diamond as needed. As it relates to the draft, in the early rounds, it is best to believe that guys can stick at shortstop. Besides catcher, it is probably the most difficult position to play.

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MIN 6, DET 0: Lynn Shows Will to Win

Lance Lynn pitched his best game in a Twins uniform to date, and looked like he was about ready to punch himself in the face in frustration. He delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings, but appeared to be in no way satisfied with the way things ended. I think that’s a good sign.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Gordon Promoted, Diaz Walks It Off

Despite there only being three games in the Minnesota Twins farm system Tuesday, there were plenty of interesting stories both in games and out. Off the diamond, a top prospect was promoted to the final rung of the minor league ladder before an MLB debut could happen. On it, a Fort Myers pitcher delivered his best start of the season, and another prospect walked off a win for the Miracle. Trevor May and Miguel Sano also continued their rehab tours in Triple-A.

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2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

As we move forward in the rankings, we are starting to enter the prime territory of prospects that the Twins will have to choose from when they make their first selection at pick 20. The Twins will have a wide variety of players to choose from with this pick and where they decide to go will most likely impact how the rest of their draft goes as well.

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End of the Road for Phil Hughes and the Twins

He gave it his all. No one could deny that Phil Hughes did everything in his power to battle through major health woes in efforts to provide some return on Minnesota's investment in him.

Ultimately, he couldn't fend off the inevitable. His twice-repaired shoulder just didn't have enough to give anymore. And on Monday night, the Twins announced they have designated the veteran right-hander for assignment, effectively ending his tenure with the team and leaving ownership on the hook for around $20 million still owed through 2019.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Kernels Win Late, Gordon Homers

The Cedar Rapids Kernels won a one-run ball game in the ninth inning on Monday night. To be honest, the three other games in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues on this night were not pretty. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some very noteworthy performances and transactions.