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Article: Luis Arráez: Hitting Machine

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:44 AM
Luis Arráez, the guy that knows how to hit a baseball.He is just 22 years old but already made his MLB debut more than a month ago, when...
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Article: MIN 6, TB 4: Cruz Bails Out Another Bunting Blunder

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:38 AM
Messages from the team’s marketing department are apparently being lost in translation on their way to the club’s manager. Instead of the...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/24): Davis Delivers...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:00 AM
Three Twins affiliates did not play on Monday, but the three teams that did provided a lot of highlights. Keoni Cavaco and the 2019 GCL T...
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Article: 2019 Twins Midseason Top Prospect List: 16-20

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:45 AM
How deep is the Minnesota Twins’ system right now? So deep that we have one of the best hitters in all of the Double-A level this season...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/26): Rochester Roas...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:33 PM
A handful of affiliates found themselves on the wrong side of the action tonight but the Rochester Red Wings had enough offense for all o...
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MIN 6, TB 4: Cruz Bails Out Another Bunting Blunder

Messages from the team’s marketing department are apparently being lost in translation on their way to the club’s manager. Instead of the Bomba Squad, Rocco Baldelli appears to believe he’s managing the Bunting Squad.

Nelson Cruz hit a massive bases-clearing double in the seventh inning that not only put the Twins on top for good, but also bailed out his team after another questionable bunting decision.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/26): Rochester Roasts the Pigs, Schulfer Shines for Kernels

A handful of affiliates found themselves on the wrong side of the action tonight but the Rochester Red Wings had enough offense for all of them. Brent Rooker went yard in the 16-run affair, and neither potential callup (LaMonte Wade being the other) were pulled from the game. Cedar Rapids didn’t win, but that wasn’t because of Austin Schulfer. He turned in a great start and put them in a strong position upon leaving the mound.

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2019 Twins Midseason Top Prospect List: 16-20

How deep is the Minnesota Twins’ system right now? So deep that we have one of the best hitters in all of the Double-A level this season slotted in as our 20th overall prospect in the org. There’s also a 17-year-old phenom in this group, a pitcher the team acquired in a high profile trade last year and a couple of the team’s top picks from its 2016 Draft class. Come see who we have in our spots 16-20.

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Potential Twins Bullpen Target: Felipe Vázquez, LHP, Pirates

It's no secret, the Twins will be seeking bullpen help as the trade deadline approaches. The current group of relievers have helped get the Twins where they are, but let's face it, there is plenty of evidence upgrades are required. Today, we'll take a look at Pirates closer Felipe Vázquez.

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Luis Arráez: Hitting Machine

Luis Arráez, the guy that knows how to hit a baseball.

He is just 22 years old but already made his MLB debut more than a month ago, when the Twins first called him from AAA. He could be just a regular Venezuelan guy who loves Latin music, loves to sleep, and a good plate of pasta and meatballs but his incredible talent playing baseball, particularly hitting the ball, has put all eyes on him.

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MLB All-Star Election Day: What You Need to Know

It’s Election Day.

No, we aren’t voting for new members of Congress, but fans will get to pick out the starters for MLB’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. Major League Baseball and the Player’s Union overhauled the voting process for this year’s Midsummer Classic. Today will mark the first one-day all-out voting war to pick the starters for the AL and NL squads.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Davis and Diaz Power Victories

It was a full slate of action in the Minnesota Twins system on Tuesday night and if not for a shutout on the road in the Florida State League, the organization would have gone undefeated on the day after the Twins bludgeoned Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field. There were some big nights for a couple of recently promoted hitters on the day, including the first home run at his new level for one, and two blasts from the other. The Kernels were also being no-hit for a majority of their game, but finally broke through against the opposing bullpen to pull out a win.

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MIN 9, TB 4: Twins Shell Blake Snell

Coming off their first losing week of the season, and the lead in the division down to seven and a half games over the Cleveland Indians, the Minnesota Twins were looking for a big win to start a new week tonight, and that is just what they got. After being held to just one run against Homer Baily and the Kansas City Royals their last time out, the bats bounced back scoring nine runs on fifteen hits against reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell.

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Twins Can Welcome the Perfect Storm this Summer

In case you haven’t been paying attention the Minnesota Twins are the best team in the American League. They trail only the Los Angeles Dodgers' record across all of baseball, and they’ve run way out in front of the Cleveland Indians for the AL Central Division lead. While all of those things are factual, the club still has some glaring warts to be addressed. Fortunately for the front office, timing for all things going forward has never been better.

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2019 Twins Midseason Top Prospect List: 21-25

Prospects in the mid-20s range for an organization can encompass quite the cornucopia of players. Some on the names below were once considered top-100 prospects in all of baseball. However, prospects can be fickle and that’s why it’s not a good idea for fans to get attached to certain names. Only a handful of players will ever be successful at baseball’s highest level.

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Potential Twins Bullpen Target: Will Smith, LHP, Giants

The Minnesota Twins currently only feature one left-handed reliever in their bullpen, Taylor Rogers, who has arguably been their most consistent and reliable option this season. Although Rogers has been excellent, Rocco Baldelli could certainly benefit from another left-handed option in the bullpen. Today we will discuss Will Smith, a left-handed reliever for the San Francisco Giants.

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Shoring Up Twins Bullpen Will Be a Mighty Challenge

Are great relievers born? Made? Produced artificially in a laboratory somewhere deep in the Nevadan desert?

We don't know the answer. If you think you do, you're probably wrong. Sorry to be so blunt, but that's just the nature of relief pitching. The Twins are living proof of its caprice and volatility. Which is why, as Minnesota embarks on a quest to improve its needy bullpen, they face a mighty challenge.