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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/24): Gonsalves Impr...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:20 AM
There wasn’t much hitting throughout the system on this day as the affiliates combined for just seventeen hits in their four games, but t...
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Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Baltimore is BAD. How long before they trade Manny and try to get as much in return as possible? Do they wait until the deadline? Any pre...
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Article: It’s Time to End the Tyler Kinley Experiment

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:20 PM
There were some eyebrows raised last December when the Twins left Nick Burdi and Luke Bard exposed to the Rule 5 Draft so they could sele...
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Article: Is it Time for a Roster Reshuffle?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Minnesota has hit a little bit of a slump. After being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees made quick work of the Twins on...
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Article: NYY 8, MIN 3: Resistance is Futile

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:00 PM
Jose Berrios on the mound, but it still didn’t matter. The Twins continue to have some kind of a Bronx bugaboo and it doesn’t appear to b...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/24): Gonsalves Improves to 3-0

There wasn’t much hitting throughout the system on this day as the affiliates combined for just seventeen hits in their four games, but there were plenty of solid pitching performances that kept all of them close. Those pitchers were led by a top prospect who improved to 3-0 on the year with a season high in Ks, and an unheralded reliever who deserves to start getting some serious attention as he continues to put up impressive numbers.

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It’s Time to End the Tyler Kinley Experiment

There were some eyebrows raised last December when the Twins left Nick Burdi and Luke Bard exposed to the Rule 5 Draft so they could select Marlins prospect Tyler Kinley. At the time, Kinley was a relatively no-name relief prospect who had only accumulated 9 2/3 career innings at Triple-A.

What was interesting about Kinley to the Twins was his out of this world stuff. He has a fastball that can reach triple digits, and a slider that sits in the upper 80s with an above average amount of spin (averaging 2479 RPM this year).

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NYY 8, MIN 3: Resistance is Futile

Jose Berrios on the mound, but it still didn’t matter. The Twins continue to have some kind of a Bronx bugaboo and it doesn’t appear to be going away anytime soon. The Yankees forced Berrios out of the game after just four innings and ended up swatting four homers in another depressing Twins loss in New York.

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Is it Time for a Roster Reshuffle?

Minnesota has hit a little bit of a slump. After being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees made quick work of the Twins on Monday night. Outside of Jose Berrios, Minnesota’s starters have struggled and the bullpen has been taxed. It might be time to think about reshuffling the roster. New faces might infuse some life into the club at this early juncture in the season.

What candidates are poised for promotion? Who hasn’t performed up to expectations so far this year?

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2018 Minnesota Twins Extended Spring Training Roster

The full-season minor league affiliates are full go. Weather caused many postponements. Rochester’s opening three-game series was snowed out. The Kernels played again on Friday after not playing for a week due to weather and the Beloit field. The Lookouts and the Miracle have been playing most days. However, there is another group of Twins minor leaguers that remain in Ft. Myers at Extended Spring Training. On Tuesday, the Twins' extended spring training team will take on a team from Baseball Canada.

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NYY 14, MIN 1: What Did We Expect?

The Twins played the Yankees. Should I even go on? Yes?

Alright, Ryan LaMarre pitched for the Twins. Stop there? OK then.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/23): Hunters Star In Cedar Rapids On Busy Night

Uffdah! After missing a lot of baseball due to postponements, Monday night was the first really busy night in the Twins farm system. Rochester played two games against Ronald Acuna, Jose Bautista and the Gwinnett Stripers. Chattanooga played two games in Jackson making up for their rain out on Sunday. The Miracle played. And Torii Hunter played two roles in Cedar Rapids on Monday night. Keep on reading for a bunch of transactions and stories and highlights and more.

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The Art of Streaking: Analyzing Brian Dozier’s Hitting Streak

Brian Dozier has been on quite the streak to start the season. With a hit on Sunday, Dozier has hit safely in a team record 16 games to start the season. He has the longest active streak in baseball and his streak actually dates back to September 22 last season. What’s been working for Dozier? How has a career .252 hitter compiled the best streak of his career?

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 365: Ambushed in Tampa Bay

Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Twins' ugly series against the Rays, Jose Berrios' dominance, Phil Hughes' debut, Byron Buxton's migraines, bullpen issues, Logan Morrison and Robbie Grossman struggling, silly unwritten rules, and amateur baseball in the upper Midwest. Sponsored by Mack Weldon, Seatgeek, and Bye, Goff, and Rohde. Listen HERE.

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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 CT

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 could 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 okay 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…