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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:22 AM
On Thursday afternoon, MLB announced its 2014 Arizona Fall League rosters. Six Minnesota Twins were announced as members of the Salt Rive...
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Who Has the Advantage?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:22 AM
Which prospect has the advantage?   1) The prospect who is promoted Mid season or  at the End of season. This prospect has an o...
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Article: Only One Spot to Address for 2015?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:22 AM
At a glance, the title of this article might seem a little outrageous. How could one suggest that a team on track for 90 losses needs so...
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Communication Breakdown?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:22 AM
Postgame Twinsights: What happened on that Mike Moustakas shift?   The Rashomon Effect refers to the famous Akira Kurosawa movie and...
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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 8/27 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:35 AM
Game-time forecast: Partly cloudy. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80. TWINS: SP, Hughes Santana CF D...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/27): Hinojosa Plays Hero

Three one-run games. Three extra-inning games. Two teams clinched division titles on Wednesday night. Though the Cedar Rapids Kernels had already clinched a playoff spot, with the help of an unlikely power source, they were able to claim the second half division title. Elizabethton makes it a habit of being in the playoffs and with their win tonight they will return again.

Check out all that and more below in today’s Twins Minor League Report for Wednesday.


Twins Minor League Report (8/26): Turner Lifts Miracle

Byron Buxton is heading back to the Arizona Fall League. At least that is the hope of the Twins organization as rosters were announced for the AFL on Tuesday. Buxton will be looking to make up for lost time after a brutal outfield collision in his first Double-A game left him with a concussion. He will have to pass all MLB-level concussion protocols before taking the field in the AFL.

Buxton is among a trio of prospects heading back to Arizona for a second year. Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler are set to rebound from various issues this year. Rosario was suspended for the first 50 games and Kepler struggled before coming on strong in recent weeks.


Only One Spot to Address for 2015?

At a glance, the title of this article might seem a little outrageous. How could one suggest that a team on track for 90 losses needs so little retooling?

Well, when you look at the lineup that the Twins fielded on Tuesday night -- one which is very similar to those they've been trotting out regularly in recent weeks -- it's hard to find more than one spot that is going to need to be addressed externally this offseason.


Twins in Arizona

On Thursday afternoon, MLB announced its 2014 Arizona Fall League rosters. Six Minnesota Twins were announced as members of the Salt River Rafters, including a couple of their top prospects. According to Dustin Morse, the Twins will add an additional pitcher. The season will open on October 7.

The Arizona Fall League is a good place for some of baseball’s best prospects. It’s also a great place for players who missed time during the regular season to get some playing time. The Twins have sent some who fit into either of these categories, and sometimes both.


Hangout and Talk Twins, August 26, Episode 39

Tuesday night means Twins Hangouts. This show consists of a lot of Arizona Fall league discussion, possible September call ups, minor league post season awards, and mention of several players in the minors who are doing well. The show was even kept well under two hours!


Trevor Plouffe: Third Base or Utility Role

Trevor Plouffe has been the Twins third baseman since the middle of 2012. He is the Twins' longest-serving starter at his current position on the team. That is a bit hard to believe, but every position has turned over since the Twins handed Plouffe third base out of desperation. Plouffe responded to his assignment by having a once-in-a-lifetime power surge. Most other parts of his game as a third baseman were substandard.

Now, late in the 2014 season, we see a different player.


Twins Minor League Report (8/25):

The Twins had a day off today. But still made the news when Trevor Plouffe and Danny Santana were named co-AL Players of the Week.

The Twins and Red Wings announced a two-year extension to their partnership that will carry through 2016.

The Twins released Carson Goldsmith, Lance Ray and Jake Proctor.

Learn about what happened in Monday's games below.


The No Juice Podcast, Episode #18: Touch 'Em All Crawl Recap

On this week's episode of The No Juice Podcast, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman wake up super early after spending the day helping everyone enjoy the Twins Daily's Touch 'Em All Pub Crawl.


A Plan For Pinto

As spring training came to a close, the Twins decided that they needed Josmil Pinto's bat, so they brought him north. Pinto provided the offense they desired during his stay in Minnesota, posting an above-average .730 OPS with some pop and solid discipline.

Despite his success at the plate, he was sent down in early June. The move was a little perplexing at the time, but was evidently part of a larger plan.


Twins Minor League Report (8/24): Kernels Clinch

Things are starting to wind down in the minor league season and this means plenty of very important games for Twins affiliates. The Kernels entered Sunday with a chance to clinch and the Red Wings are right in the middle of the wild card hunt. This means every at-bat and every pitch are very important.

The same can't be said for the MLB version of the Twins. They are out of the playoff chase but they can still upset a few teams along the way. After pounding the Detroit Tigers in the first two games of the series, the Twins dropped the last two to end up with a split.

Let's see if the farm system offered up any more hope on Sunday.


Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 159: What To Watch In September

Aaron and John podcast live from the Touch Em All Pub Crawl sponsored by Maestro Dobel Tequila and Three Olives Vodka and speak with a variety of guests about the revival of the Twins offense and hear stories about AJ Pierzynski. They they broadcast on KFAN and talk about Terry Ryan all but saying Ron Gardenhire will be back in 2015 and discuss what they want to see in September including Joe Mauer, Danny Santana, Aaron Hicks, Phil Hughes, Brian Dozier, Ricky Nolasco, Kyle Gibson, Alex Meyer, Trevor May, and Josmil Pinto.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 (8/23): Hu Does It Again

A big Thank You to everyone who made it along the path of the Twins Daily Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl on Saturday. It was great to meet so many of you.

It was a busy day in the Twins minor leagues, with two doubleheaders. The Kernels inched closer to clinching an unexpected playoff berth thanks to another tremendously pitched ball game. The Miracle had a couple prospects with three hits.. Virgil Vasquez pitched for the first time since his no-hitter last Saturday, but for a different team.

Check out all that and more below in today’s Twins Minor League Report for Saturday's games.