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Article: Twins Game Recap (7/23): Twins Fall Short to Yan...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:37 AM
Two of the best teams in the American League squared off in Minnesota tonight, and the result was perhaps the most exciting baseball game...
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Game Thread: Twins vs Yankees 7/23/19 7:10 CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:10 AM
Yankees: The Twins Nemesis?     I may have mentioned in past writings on this site how much I despise the Yankees. Then again,...
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A plea to the front office.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:01 AM
Get some help for the bullpen. Immediately. Don't dither over the decision, don't haggle hard over the cost. Don't let others beat you to...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Rosario and Do...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:30 PM
With games in the Southern and Gulf Coast Leagues being affected by rains, there were only four games played in the minors on Tuesday des...
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"La Tortuga" Is Here to Save Baseball [Wall Stree...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:04 PM
He appears to be good for the Twins and for baseball.   From the Wall Street Journal 3/6/19:   "Astudillo has a strange skill s...
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Twins Game Recap (7/23): Twins Fall Short to Yankees in Game of the Year

Two of the best teams in the American League squared off in Minnesota tonight, and the result was perhaps the most exciting baseball game we have seen in quite some time. Sure, there have been a couple 18 and 17 inning marathons at Target Field of late, along with that series against Oakland over the weekend that we are still coming down from, but tonight’s game takes the cake. Unfortunately, the Twins came up short, but they had to have gained a ton of respect from baseball fans across the nation for the fight they put up tonight. And hey, lost in all this, the Blue Jays walked-off the Indians so the Twins didn’t lose any ground in the standings.


Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Rosario and Dobnak Demolish Norfolk

With games in the Southern and Gulf Coast Leagues being affected by rains, there were only four games played in the minors on Tuesday despite one team having a doubleheader. You will have a hard time finding a hitter that has had a better day this entire season, than one slugger in particular had in triple-A by clubbing three homers. There was also a couple of solid starting performances, including one in Rochester from a pitcher who started the season in Fort Myers.


Byron Buxton's Not So Secret Value

Twins fans realize how good Byron Buxton is on the defensive side of the ball. When he is healthy and, on the field, he is arguably the best defensive center fielder in the game and the race might not even be that close. That being said, there might be something different to the value he is providing to the Twins this season. To go along with his Gold Glove defense, he has improved on the offensive side of the ball.

Is Buxton the key for the Twins winning ways?


Twins Getting Greatness from Utility

From Denny Hocking to Nick Punto and then eventually Eduardo Escobar the Minnesota Twins have always employed a scrappy utility type of player that draws the praise of fans everywhere. Light-hitting, good defensively, and an ability to play all over the diamond, the bat is something that typically is left by the wayside. In recent years however, this organization has seen the emergence of utility men that go on to play a much more prominent role.


Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Contreras Provides Walkoff Win for Wahoos

Twins v. Yankees… Always entertaining and always fun to see the Twins win! Rochester wasn’t scheduled to play on Monday, and Ft. Myers and Elizabethton were rained out. However, there was still a lot of action in the Twins minor leagues on Monday. A top prospect homered in Cedar Rapids, though two infielders ended up pitching for the Kernels. The GCL Twins swept a doubleheader on Monday. And Pensacola won with a walkoff!


Twins Game Recap (7/22): Twins Turn Triple Play, Mitch Garver Homers Twice in Win Over Yankees

The Twins turned a triple play in the first inning, Mitch Garver hit two of the Twins’ five home runs and the bullpen held up a lead for five innings as the Twins beat the Yankees 8-6 Monday night at Target Field.


Buyer Beware: Avoiding a Chris Archer Trade

Amid one of the toughest parts of their schedule, Minnesota fans are clamoring for the Twins to make a trade. With just over a week until the deadline, the hot stove has been less than lukewarm. The Twins have cleared out multiple 40-man roster spots over the last month, but it remains to be seen as to what the club is going to do with all of these openings.

It’s important to remember not to make any impulse deals when it comes to trading away top prospects. Last July, the Pittsburgh Pirates made a deal that looks very lopsided in hindsight. How can the Twins avoid a similar fate?


Champs Were Chumps: Looking Back at the Worst Slumps of Recent World Series Winners

The Twins are living their worst moment of the season. A shorthanded bullpen and a few bats slumping in the past two months could explain why the team who was playing nearly .700 ball, has now won less than half of its games in July. For us fans it’s not always easy to listen to reason, but it’s a fact that every single team, even the ones who end up winning it all, go through moments like this.


Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 436: Slipping Away?

Aaron and John talk about the Indians closing the gap on the Twins, the lineup's frustrating lack of clutch hits, wholesale changes in the bullpen, Marcus Stroman rumors and other trade deadline speculation, Rocco Baldelli micro-managing when things get tense, and the boys from ByeGoff.com discussing an umpire's lawsuit against MLB. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


Leading Off Podcast With Cooper & Matt: Objects in Mirror Are Getting Too Close

It seems like the Indians are gaining ground on the Twins every day with their surge during the Twins slump. Should we be worried?

The trade deadline is just nine days away but there are no moves being made, despite the apparent holes in the Twins bullpen lately. Why isn't anyone making a trade? Who should the Twins target? What would be the perfect trade deadline? All these questions and much more are answered in this weeks podcast.


Series Preview: Bronx Bombers Come Knocking

Fresh off a series split against the Oakland Athletics the Minnesota Twins welcome the New York Yankees to Target Field. If there’s a franchise that has had the Twins number over the years it’s been New York, but producing a winner year in and year out generally should lead to that type of dominance. Looking to make it through the end of July gauntlet, Baldelli’s club has another tough test ahead of them.


What Will It Take to Acquire Marcus Stroman?

As the trade deadline draws near, the Minnesota Twins still haven’t made any substantial moves to support either the bullpen or the starting rotation. There has been a lot of speculation on a number of pitchers the Twins could acquire here at Twins Daily. One of those pitchers is Toronto Blue Jays starter Marcus Stroman. The Blue Jays are said to have a high asking price on Stroman, and would like a deal similar to the one the Tampa Bay Rays received in return for Chris Archer last season. Will the Blue Jays get their wish and bring in a gigantic haul for Stroman, or will they need to settle for a lesser offer?