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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Enlow Debuts,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:33 AM
The Twins took a series from the New York Yankees for the first time in forever.There were some rumors - that seem to have been shot down...
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Article: Deadline Primer: Strategies For Upgrading The Bu...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:11 AM
Is the Twins' bullpen hopeless?It can be easy to feel that way, with the stable of hopeful minor-league reinforcements sabotaged by injur...
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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:59 AM
After 90+ games, the Twins have a winning record. I don't think they're yet playoff contenders, but they're letting young players play an...
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Game Thread: Twins vs. Yankees, 12:10pm CDT 7/19/2017

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:21 AM
Things to Think. 1. Bases. 2. The Ball. 3. The Bat. 4. The Field. 5. The Teams. Yankees Pi. Jordan Montgomery (L) 1. Brett Gardner (L) LF...
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Article: Twins 6, Yankees 1: Berrios, Sano Lift Twins to...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:03 AM
The Twins picked up their first series win over the Yankees since 2013, as Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning and Miguel Sano d...
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Deadline Primer: The National League West

We are less than two weeks away from the July 31 trade deadline. It is still fair to question whether the Twins are going to be Buyers or Sellers, Both or Neither at the deadline. They team 3-3 in six games against the Astros (1-2) and Yankees (2-1) and have stayed above .500. They are a ½ game behind Cleveland in the American League Central, and they are ½ game behind the Yankees for the second wild card spot.

So who are the players that might be available in a trade?

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A (Twins) Territory Divided

A pair of very non-scientific twitter surveys taken this week confirmed what the Twins Daily forums have demonstrated for some time: Twins Territory is split on what the Twins trade deadline strategy should be.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Enlow Debuts, Lookouts Launch, Lots of Offense

The Twins took a series from the New York Yankees for the first time in forever.

There were some rumors - that seem to have been shot down since - that Bartolo Colon was considering retirement after his next start.

LEN3 reported after the game that the Twins have signed RP Michael Kohn to a minor-league deal. He is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery, so he’ll begin his time in the organization on the disabled list.

Let’s check in on all of Wednesday’s games.

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Twins 6, Yankees 1: Berrios, Sano Lift Twins to Series Victory

The Twins picked up their first series win over the Yankees since 2013, as Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning and Miguel Sano delivered a big two-out, three-run home run. The victory also put Minnesota just a game behind Cleveland (at least for the time being) in the AL Central standings.

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together now! And we can build this thing together …

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Bartolo Colon Considering Retirement

Could the Big Sexy's stay in a Minnesota Twins uniform last all of two games? According to an ESPN report pitcher Bartolo Colon is mulling over retirement and his next outing may just be the determining factor.

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Deadline Primer: Strategies For Upgrading The Bullpen

Is the Twins' bullpen hopeless?

It can be easy to feel that way, with the stable of hopeful minor-league reinforcements sabotaged by injuries, and several planned key contributors – such as Ryan Pressly, Matt Belisle and Craig Breslow – scuffling through ugly seasons.

But this also ignores the fact that Minnesota features two of the game's better relievers at the back end in Brandon Kintzler and Taylor Rogers, as well as a number of other usable parts. Improving the unit to the point of respectability doesn't need to be an overwhelmingly difficult or costly proposition.

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Yankees 6, Twins 3: Bartolopalooza Ends in Defeat

The Twins have been searching for answers in the rotation all year. From bringing in Ryan Vogelsong for spring training, to giving looks to guys out of the indy leagues and waiver wire claims, the front office has tried to be creative. Bartolo Colon? Why the heck not.

There was plenty of intrigue surrounding Colon’s Twins debut, but at the end of the day he looked pretty much exactly like you'd expect from any pitcher who recently got released.

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Rooker Promoted: Aggressive, or No?

On Tuesday afternoon, news came out that Brent Rooker had been promoted from Elizabethton to Ft. Myers. It was a strategy the Twins had mentioned after selecting the four-year college start from Mississippi State with the 35th overall pick (supplemental 1st round). He played in 22 games for Elizabethton and posted a.952 OPS with seven homers.

John Bonnes tweeted the following:



I hear stuff like that a lot. Many believe that the Twins aren’t aggressive enough with prospects. But for a 2017 draft pick, even a college hitter, I think that jumping to High-A ball is pretty aggressive. But honestly, I was just really curious. I needed to know.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Turley Fans Ten, Rooker Promoted to FSL

With Bartolo Colon taking the mound for the Twins, for good or bad, there probably wasn’t much attention being paid to the minor leagues by the average fan on Tuesday night. In addition to that, with two teams taking days off and another game being suspended due to lightning in the GCL (second game of doubleheader), there were only four games in minors on the day but still plenty of action.

In those games Rochester’s starter racked up double-digit K’s for the fourth time on the season, the Gulf Coast squad scored a bunch of runs, and a high draft pick from 2017 made his anticipated move to the Florida State League.

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A Look Back: The 2005 American League Cy Young

On Tuesday night, Bartolo Colon will take the mound at Target Field for his first start in a large Minnesota Twins uniform. If you’re like me, one of the first things that you thought about when you heard that the Twins signed the 44-year-old right-hander last week was the 2005 American League Cy Young Award.

As you recall, Colon won that award because he went 21-8 for the Angels. He was the only 20-game winner in the league that year. As Twins fans, we thought that Johan Santana was robbed. Yes, Moneyball had already been out for a few years, so we knew that there was much more to illustrating how well a pitcher throws than the almighty pitcher Win.

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Twins 4, Yankees 2: Pitching, Defense, Timely Hitting Lead to Victory

Pinch hitter Eduardo Escobar delivered a go-ahead single in the bottom of the eighth that would end up as the game winner, Adalberto Mejia was rock solid yet again and the backend of the bullpen locked it down for a Twins victory. Over the Yankees!

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Appreciating Max Kepler

Time and patience are two key aspects when it comes to developing prospects. Max Kepler fits this mold more than a lot of other young players. When the Twins signed him as a teenager out of Germany, the club knew of his athletic ability but Europe hasn’t exactly been a hot-bed for MLB prospects.

Kepler has played just over 200 games at the MLB level and he has found a way to provide value through all aspects of his game. There are areas that could still improve but Kepler is on a course to be an above average big leaguer for years to come.