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Article: Twins Trade Phil Hughes, Draft Pick to San Diego

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:58 AM
It’s been a week full of surprises for the Minnesota Twins. Almost a week ago, he was designated for assignment. It looked like the team...
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Article: Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 370: At A (Walk-Off)...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's return from the disabled list, the Twins trading Phil Hughes in a deal that had very little to do...
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Article: Week in Review: Wasted Starts

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:13 PM
We are now nearly two months into the season and the Twins' offense has been nothing short of atrocious so far. A big part of these strug...
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Should the Twins be sellers?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:09 PM
Long ways to go. We play a lot of AL Central teams so we could bounce back but it’s clear this team is a step below the competition Shou...
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Zack Granite - 2018

Adopt A Prospect 2018 Yesterday, 09:53 PM
  Position: CF B/T: L/L Height: 6'1" Weight: 175 Birthday: September 17, 1992   Zack Granite was drafted by the Twins in...
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Week in Review: Wasted Starts

We are now nearly two months into the season and the Twins' offense has been nothing short of atrocious so far. A big part of these struggles is their inability to put together the big inning. The Twins have not had a five-run inning since April 27th, against the Cincinnati Reds.

So far this year the offense is averaging just 4.02 runs per game, exactly one run fewer than they averaged a year ago. While some of this can be blamed on injuries, the bulk of the blame goes to bad performances by a majority of the hitters up and down the lineup.

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Twins Trade Phil Hughes, Draft Pick to San Diego

It’s been a week full of surprises for the Minnesota Twins. Almost a week ago, he was designated for assignment. It looked like the team was going to have to eat over $20 million in salary. For a team and ownership group like the Twins, this was a lot of money left on the table. However, the San Diego Padres came calling this weekend and the Twins were able to strike a deal.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 370: At A (Walk-Off) Loss For Words

Aaron and John talk about Miguel Sano's return from the disabled list, the Twins trading Phil Hughes in a deal that had very little to do with Phil Hughes, Byron Buxton looking lost and hurt, Fernando Romero's great first five starts, Chris Carter and Nick Gordon joining Triple-A Rochester, and the brutal nature of walk-off losses. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/27): Royce Lewis For President!

Welcome to summer! Nothing seems to go together quite like grilling out and watching a baseball game. Memorial Day weekend is typically the unofficial kick-off to summer. Most teams are starting to figure out if they are pretenders or contenders. There is a lot of baseball left to be played in the coming months but teams are starting to figure out their roles.

Entering play on Sunday, almost every team in the system was within striking distance of a .500 record. Rochester had a scheduled doubleheader and sat four games above .500. Cedar Rapids also had a doubleheader and they started the day one game under .500. Chattanooga has the best winning percentage in the organization with a 30-19 record. So who was able to come out on top on Sunday?

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SEA 3, MIN 1: Worst Birthday Ever

It was Jose Berrios’ 24th birthday and all his teammates could get him was one stinkin’ run. He exited this game in the eighth inning with the scored tied at 1-1. The bullpen allowed Seattle to take the lead.

They better have gotten him a really, really nice card.

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SEA 4, MIN 3: Zuni-Not Again

What did the Twins ever do to Mike Zunino? Last season, he hit four homers in just six games against Minnesota. Saturday night (Sunday morning?) he eviscerated a ball in the 12th inning for a walk-off homer. Byron Buxton had to leave this game after a hard collision in center field.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/26): Lookouts Turn Triple Play in Wild Victory

The Chattanooga-Montgomery game had 21 runs on 27 hits, three errors, six wild pitches, a pickoff, a balk, six hit batsmen and a triple play started by Lookouts catcher Brian Navarreto. Oh, and Brent Rooker was a triple shy of the cycle.

Check out what else happened around the Twins’ minor league system Saturday.

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2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 11-20

We continue our countdown of the Top 50 Prospects in the 2018 MLB Draft by looking at the players ranked 11-20. During the last countdown we started seeing some more high school pitchers appearing and that trend will continue during this countdown. There are also a couple more college arms revealed in this list, which means that the Twins should have their pick of pitchers at pick number 20 if that is the route that they choose to go.

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SEA 2, MIN 1: Paxton Outduels Romero

Fernando Romero was excellent once again, but he was dealt his first loss in five starts because the Mariners took advantage of their opportunities. Oh, and having James Paxton on the mound didn’t hurt, either. Max Kepler had a great game, but Paxton and the rest of the M’s staff held the lineup in check.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/25): Vargas Powers Wings

CEDAR RAPIDS - This report comes to you directly from Cedar Rapids where I will be the next few days. Tomorrow will be a busy day with some interviews and a double header, but it will be a fun day. On this night, Kennys Vargas and newcomer Chris Carter provided some power for the Red Wings. Chattanooga got a strong start, and so did the Kernels. There was a near cycle in Cedar Rapids too.

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Why Isn't Mitch Garver Playing More?

Jason Castro recently became the latest in a series of injuries and suspension which have contributed to a pedestrian start to the 2018 season for the Minnesota Twins. Castro was struggling offensively, his slow start already stimulating debate around how much playing time Mitch Garver should have.

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Ready To Move Up

As Memorial Day approaches, it’s noteworthy the the first halves of the Kernels, Miracle and Lookouts seasons are coming to an end. Soon, we’ll hear which players are going to play in the All Star game. Often, that milestone also means that it is promotion time for some of the prospects. Today, I’ll mention six Twins minor leaguers that I think are ready for the next level.