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Minor Leaguers and Minimum Wage

Other Baseball Today, 07:52 AM
https://www.twinciti...ens-operations/   We've had a lot of discussion about how the minor leaguers often do not earn a livable wage...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins@Yankees 4/23 6:10PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:51 AM
It’s big four game series that kicks off tonight in the Bronx as the Twins and Yankees go to battle in a series that can really help the...
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Next MLB stadium to be demolished?

Other Baseball Today, 07:52 AM
The stadium cycle has pretty much run through MLB. There are your last old gems in Fenway and Wrigley, a couple expansion era gems in Dod...
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Article: TB 8, MIN 6: Twins Swept on Gomez Walk-off Homer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:34 AM
The Twins were haunted by a couple of their old friends this weekend. Denard Span wore out the Twins all weekend, and Carlos Gomez finish...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Romero Strikes...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:22 AM
Weather has gotten in the way of at least one minor league game every Sunday this season. That trend continued this week with the Lookout...
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Week in Review: Too Many Missteps

The Minnesota Twins played only five games over the past week, though it felt like they got two in on Wednesday when they outlasted the Indians over 16 innings.

In a week that unfortunately featured a lot more lowlights than highlights, we'll cover both below while also looking ahead to one of the toughest series on the schedule.

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Twins at Yankees Series Preview

The Twins are looking to bounce back after getting swept over the weekend against the Rays. Unfortunately, the Twins now must travel to New York to play a four-game set against the Yankees. The lack of success, to put it mildly, against the Yankees over the years will loom large as the Twins look to take a few games during this series.

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Game Thread: Twins@Yankees 4/23 6:10PM

It’s big four game series that kicks off tonight in the Bronx as the Twins and Yankees go to battle in a series that can really help the Rays.

Everyone is kind of numb in Twins Territory right now after the weekend in Tampa. If you look at it correctly… it can make you kind of proud. Contributing to charity should make you feel good because there are people out there who really need our help. The Rays came into the weekend 5-13 and now they have hope at 8-13.

The Twins can continue to help the needy Rays by knocking the Yankees down a peg.


This is all important to AL East people… We are Ok over in the AL Central. Always remember it’s a marathon and not a sprint.



Here are some things to think about.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Romero Strikes Out 10, Buxton Rehabs

Weather has gotten in the way of at least one minor league game every Sunday this season. That trend continued this week with the Lookouts being forced to play a doubleheader on Monday. For those team’s that got on the field, there were some entertaining games throughout the system. Who shined on Sunday? Read on to find out…

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TB 8, MIN 6: Twins Swept on Gomez Walk-off Homer

The Twins were haunted by a couple of their old friends this weekend. Denard Span wore out the Twins all weekend, and Carlos Gomez finished the sweep with a walk-off home run on Sunday afternoon. Phil Hughes made his first start of the season and gave up a two-run homer in the first inning. The Twins kept coming back, but the bullpen kept letting this one slip away. Addison Reed is human after all.

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The Twins Almanac for April 22–29

This week in Twins history includes great games by Geoff Zahn, Kevin Tapani, Jack Kralick, Ken Landreaux, Tim Laudner, Paul Molitor, Greg Myers, Jim Kaat, Camilo Pascual, Harmon Killebrew, Scott Erickson, Mickey Hatcher, Luke Hughes, and Billy Beane. This week's Almanac also includes Minnesotan major leaguers Charley Bender, Lou Galvin, Russ Ford, Fred Bruckbauer, and Hack Spencer.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/21): Lewis Perfect. Affiliates Imperfect.

The Twins bullpen left all of their scoreless appearances in Puerto Rico. One former first-round pick flourishes while another struggled badly. Not a lot of great news to share… except that it hit 60 degrees in the Midwest, so no more games snowed out! (Hopefully.)

Keep reading to find out much more on the night in the Twins minor league system.

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TB 10, MIN 1: Snell Stifles Twins Bats

It was a rough night for the Minnesota Twins, as they were walloped 10-1 by the Tampa Bay Rays. For the better part of seven innings, this game was a pitchers’ dual, but it quickly turned into a route in favor of the Rays.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/20): Bobbleheads And Baseball

Finally! A full night in the Minnesota Twins organization. Not only did the Twins play, but all four of their affiliates played as well. Even the Cedar Rapids Kernels played for the first time in a week. They returned to Veterans Memorial Stadium and the first 1,000 through the gates were given Royce Lewis bobbleheads. If you’re going to Cedar Rapids on Saturday, you will be there for their Star Wars theme night.

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TB 8, MIN 7: Playing The Wrong Notes

Chopin’s Etude Op. 25 No 5 is better known as the “Wrong Note” Etude. Not because it encourages the pianist to play the wrong notes, but rather because the opening segment is riddled with minor chords and notes that are a half step apart. Friday night’s loss to the Rays also featured a lot of wrong notes, one of which was seemingly a half step off. But it was no work of art.

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Max Kepler Improving His Approach in 2018

Max Kepler, in and of himself, is a marvel. Not too many European players make it to the major leagues. Kepler signed for the Twins for around $800,000 in 2009. Nine year later, he looks like he’s on the cusp of a major offensive breakout which could propel the Twins’ already excellent outfield to one of best and most balanced in the majors. None of this is news, however, the terms of Kepler’s offensive improvement are intriguing.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Rays, 4/20@6:10pm CT

Things will get back to normal tonight when the Twins open up a 3-game series in Tampa. By normal, I mean just a normal series in a normal location with no chance of abnormal weather changing plans.

Don’t get me wrong… I had zero complaints about the 2-game series in San Juan. I was just implying it wasn’t normal because it wasn’t normal. Not normal is perfectly OK. In fact… I believe that MLB should choose a few more alternative sites to play some not normal regular season games. It may be shocking that I have some location suggestions but I actually do.

Honolulu – It’s really hard for Hawaiians to see a professional baseball game. The closest major league city is San Francisco and that is 2,397 miles away. That’s a 5 hour non-stop flight and 48 years by car. Let the ball players come to them for a change.

London – Baseball is making plans for a series in London in 2019. The NFL has a regular season game at Wembley Stadium every year but the dimensions of Wembley wouldn’t fit for baseball. The solution is to move the games back to America to find a stadium. Make no mistake… MLB is serious about playing some games in London… even if they have to be played in America.

Here are some things to think about: