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Article: Twins 2018 Position Analysis: Right Field

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:05 PM
Is Max Kepler a full-time player, or destined for platoon duty? The jury is still out, and while he has time yet to prove his worth again...
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Article: Twins To Sign Lance Lynn

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:02 PM
The Twins offseason puzzle is now complete. Jon Heyman reported that the Twins were closing in on a deal for free agent starting pitcher...
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Article: Report From The Fort: Kirilloff Excited For The...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:54 PM
FORT MYERS - The highs and the lows of life in sports. Alex Kirilloff is just 20-years-old, and he has experienced both sides of that coi...
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National Writers on Twins Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:51 PM
Thought it might make sense to start a thread on random notes we come across.
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Minor Leaguers and Minimum Wage

Other Baseball Today, 04:34 PM
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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Report From The Fort: Kirilloff Excited For The 2018 Season

FORT MYERS - The highs and the lows of life in sports. Alex Kirilloff is just 20-years-old, and he has experienced both sides of that coin already. In 2016, he became the first-round pick of the Minnesota Twins and his career started out very well in Elizabethton. The season ended with an elbow injury that cost him the entire 2017 season. However, through hard work, strong faith and his support system, Alex Kirilloff is looking forward to what the 2018 season will bring.


Nightly Wrap: A Day In Minor League Camp

FORT MYERS - The Minnesota Twins had a full off day on Tuesday. Except Kyle Gibson and Bobby Wilson. Gibson threw six innings in the Twins AAA game against the Rays' AAA squad and looked very good.

You can listen to it here, or better yet, subscribe to it on your smartphone using the directions below. Seth discusses Gibson and other goings on from a busy day at Twins minor league spring training. Stephen Gonsalves and Fernando Romero also pitched on Tuesday.


Twins 2018 Position Analysis: Right Field

Is Max Kepler a full-time player, or destined for platoon duty? The jury is still out, and while he has time yet to prove his worth against left-handed pitchers, the Twins need to start thinking seriously about their course of action if he is unable to do so.


Can Ryan Pressly Put It All Together?

In five seasons since being selected in the Rule 5 Draft by the Twins, Ryan Pressly has oscillated between very good (2016 version), and so-so (2017 version). This will be an especially pivotal year for Pressly. He's out of options, the front office added significant major league talent this offseason and relief talent is also present in the high minors. For a Twins team hoping to challenge for the AL Central, a poor start may mean the end of Pressly's tenure in Minnesota.


Report From The Fort: Rooker Getting Into The Swing Of Spring

FORT MYERS - 2017 was a fantastic year for Twins prospect Brent Rooker. After being drafted in 2016 by the Twins, he went back to Mississippi State where he won the SEC's Triple Crown, a feat not accomplished in about 30 years. He was drafted again by the Twins, this time 37 rounds higher, and diced to sign. He hit a combined 18 home runs between Elizabethton and Ft. Myers in his professional debut.

2018 could be an even bigger year for Rooker. He is now engaged. He participated in his first Twins Fest in Minneapolis in January. And he is currently participating in his first spring training. Could he be up with the Twins in 2018, maybe 2019? That’s to be determined, but it isn’t out of the realm of possibility.


Let’s Go Crazy: Off-The-Wall 2018 Predictions

Baseball is almost officially back. I’ll let that comment sink in a minute. No more practice games where the starters are removed early. No more waiting for free agents to sign contracts. After the Twins front-office compiled a sneaky good off-season, the games will actually start to matter.

Plenty of national publications will be making predictions in the days ahead. You will read about the likely front-runners for the major awards and how the playoff picture will shake out. Here are three crazy predictions about the 2018 Minnesota Twins (Spoiler alert: all three could come true).


Nightly Wrap: Polanco Fallout & Minor League Notes

Seth gives the conveys the nightly wrap from spring training, including interviews with Jorge Polanco and Twins GM Derek Falvey and (of course) minor league notes. You can listen to it here, or better yet, subscribe to it on your smartphone using the directions below.


Jorge Polanco: I'm Really Sorry

FORT MYERS - On Monday morning, Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco met with Twins media following news that broke on Sunday night that he had been suspended by Major League Baseball for 80 games for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy.

Polanco did not address the specifics of his situation, but wanted the focus of his comments to be an apology to the organization, his teammates, fans and his home country of the Dominican Republic.


Ehire Of Hope: Can Adrianza Seize A Prime Opportunity?

If you played ball growing up, there's a good chance at least one of your coaches invoked the story of Wally Pipp.

The legend goes like this: Back in 1925, Pipp asked for a day off due to a minor headache. Yankees skipper Miller Huggins acquiesced. The guy who started in Pipp's place went by the name of Lou Gehrig, and would take a hold of the position with an iron grip for the next 13 years, starting 2,130 consecutive games. Pipp, meanwhile, faded from relevance.

The story as it's told is not actually accurate, but that doesn't stop it from being repeated ad nauseum by mentors and instructors – the ultimate cautionary tale.

In the big leagues, someone is always behind you, angling for your job. At this level, you cannot afford to lapse.


Twins 2018 Position Analysis: Center Field

Statcast technology was introduced to all 30 major-league stadiums in 2015, the very same year Byron Buxton made his MLB debut.

It's our coolest new toy and already Buxton is threatening to break the dang thing, pushing past hypothetical human limits with his mind-boggling athleticism.

But in all seriousness, we are awfully lucky that Buck has arrived in an era where we can – for the first time – tangibly measure the utterly ridiculous things he does on a baseball field.


Polanco Suspension Brings Opportunity For Others

The Minnesota Twins had made it through 24 days of their spring training game schedule. Although Ervin Santana needed surgery, the timeline looked favorable and the organization had seen no other hiccups. Free agents were being amassed in droves, and the 2017 Wild Card team looked like it was eyeing an opportunity to close the gap in the AL Central. Then it happened; March 18th came.


Jorge Polanco Receives 80-Game Suspension For PED

FT. MYERS - According to the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball. According to the report, Polanco has been suspended for testing positive for Stanozolol.

The suspension will start at the beginning of the season. Below you will find a statement from the Twins and from Jorge Polanco.