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(almost) time to trade Plouffe for a catcher

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:37 AM
Assuming the Twins finish out the year with Plouffe at third and Sano at designated hitter, this offseason it will be time for the Twins...
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Game Thread, Twins @ Blue Jays, 8/4 @ 6:07pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:32 AM
LINEUPS (These will be added in a couple of hours when posted):   Twins     P Phil Hughes   Blue Jays     P...
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When to Throw In The Towel?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:22 AM
This topic sort of piggybacks off of @Platoons from last night:   It's August 4th and the Twins are tied for the 2nd wild card spot!...
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Article: Draft Gem Duffey Set To Debut

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:19 AM
When Tommy Milone landed on the disabled list with an elbow strain over the weekend, it was Tyler Duffey who got the call to take his pla...
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Article: Will The Twins Ever Hit Again?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:15 AM
What does Ronda Rousey’s last opponent and the Minnesota Twins’ lineup have in common?Neither can hit.Well, that’s not entirely accurate...
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St. Paul Saints Baseball, Fun, & Pillows

As we enter the dog days of summer the Saints continue to be hotter than the first day of the State Fair. They are now a mind-boggling 17-0-2 in series this season. After going 5-3 in their latest home stand they lead the American Association with a 47-15 record, and have a 19.5 game lead in the North Division.


Will The Twins Ever Hit Again?

What does Ronda Rousey’s last opponent and the Minnesota Twins’ lineup have in common?

Neither can hit.

Well, that’s not entirely accurate however as Bethe Correia hit the mat pretty hard. The Twins’ offense, on the other hand, look like they couldn’t even hit the mat at this point. Sure, pitchers like David Price can make even the best hitters feel like they are swinging a car antenna but, as shocking new research revealed, the Twins have not faced David Price in all 17 games since the All-Star Break.


Twins Minor League Report (8/4): Big Night For Big Performances

It was a busy Tuesday in the Minnesota Twins minor league system. All six full-season affiliates played, with the GCL Twins playing two games. Max Kepler got on base four times, and he wasn’t even the hitter of the day. Kennys Vargas did a couple of things that will probably surprise you. Zach Granite made a web gem for Ft. Myers. And you’ll be impressed by the top of the Cedar Rapids lineup.


Draft Gem Duffey Set To Debut

When Tommy Milone landed on the disabled list with an elbow strain over the weekend, it was Tyler Duffey who got the call to take his place. Though Jose Berrios and Trevor May were also strong candidates for the assignment, Duffey is the most logical choice at this time, and plenty deserving.

His big-league debut Wednesday night in Toronto will mark a big moment in what is shaping up to be one of the organization's most impressive developmental success stories in years.


Twins Minor League Hitter Of The Month - July 2015

It’s that time of the month again. Here we are in August. The trade deadline has passed, and there is just over a month left in the 2015 minor league seasons. Today, we take a look at the top hitting performances in the Twins farm system in July. Starting tomorrow, we’ll also post the top starters and relievers for the month.


Twins Minor League Report(8/3): Affiliates Swept!

David Price and the Blue Jays carved up the Twins on Monday afternoon and to make matters worse every affiliate in action on Monday night lost. All of the games were close, with only the Red Wings losing by more than one run, but outside of Elizabethton, there was not a lot of run scoring. Let's get to it.



I suppose this is what we asked for, Twins fans. Our team is playing “meaningful games” in August. Technically, they even continue to possess the second American League wild card spot (for a few more hours anyway).

Entering the season, if someone had told us that our Twins would be right in the thick of the hunt for even a wild card postseason spot, I think most of us would have smiled and said, “thank you.”


Gleeman & The Geek, Episode 207: Kevin Jepsen, Trade (For) Me Maybe

Parker Hageman of Twins Daily stepped in as co-host on this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode and topics included the Twins trading for Kevin Jepsen, Tommy Milone's injury, Tyler Duffey joining the rotation, Aaron Hicks' improvement, Byron Buxton's next step, Danny Santana and Jorge Polanco going to the minors, whether or not to worry about Glen Perkins, and recording your children doing embarrassing things for future use.

You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Game Thread: Twins @ Blue Jays, 8/3 @ 12:07pm CT

Gulp... The Blue Jays are loaded and everyone is tensing up in Minnesota. Get a grip on your guns... The Canadians are ready to attack. Tulo... Donaldson... Bautista... Encarnacion and Ben Revere in one lineup.

Am I afraid? No more than usual. That's cuz every team can beat you and no matter what happens with this series... there is still time to right or wrong the ship afterwards.

Here are some things to think about:


Twins Minor League Report (8/2): Rochester, Chattanooga and Elizabethton Roll

Mike Pelfrey battled with Hisashi Iwakuma Sunday afternoon at Target Field, and Brian Dozier’s ninth inning home run to tie the game at one was the Minnesota Twins first earned run against Iwakuma in his career, a streak lasting 42.0 innings (they did have two unearned). But the bullpen wasn’t able to hold off the Mariners in extra innings and they fell 4-1 to split the series.

In the minors on Sunday, there was little offense except for one guy in a Florida State League double-header, a lefty in Rochester was brilliant, and the Elizabethton and Chattanooga lineups produced big run totals.


Twins Minor League Report (8/1): Gibbons' Big Day

What a win for the Twins in comeback, walk-off fashion. The story in the minor leagues was the complete game shutout of Sam Gibbons. Very impressive. Also of note, Tyler Duffey leaving the game after just two innings. There may be more to come.


Interview With S.I. Writer, Bloomington Native, Steve Rushin

Ever wondered how the jockstrap was invented? Or how about the evolution from catching balls with bare hands to the gloves of today? It was said that shaking hands with a catcher without any protection was like “shaking hands with walnuts.”
Sports Illustrated writer and Bloomington, Minnesota native Steve Rushin wrote about the jock strap, how Americans were more skilled throwing grenades compared to their European allies because of baseball and more historical oddities.