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Game Thread: Twins vs. Tigers, 5/23/18 @ 12:10PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:26 AM
  Good morning and welcome back to another Game Thread experience!  It's an absolutely beautiful day here in Minneapolis....
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Miller: Twins DFA Hughes

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:17 AM
In a tweet a few minutes ago Phil Miller says the Twins have DFA Phil Hughes.
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Twins Acquire Chris Carter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:17 AM
https://www.mlbtrade...ris-carter.html Should this be interpreted as bad news on Mauer?
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Article: The Evolution of Jose Berrios

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:17 AM
La Makina – The Machine. Jose Berrios’ moniker is best applied to his work rate. Follow Berrios on social media in the off-season and you...
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Article: Twins Daily Roundtable: Top Prospect Timelines

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:06 AM
Twins Daily Roundtable is a new weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respo...
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Twins Daily Roundtable: Top Prospect Timelines

Twins Daily Roundtable is a new weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond in 200 words or less. This will give readers an opportunity to see multiple points of view and then add their own point of view in the comments section.

Top prospects are a fickle bunch. For every Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton, there is an Adam Johnson and a BJ Garbe. The truth is that it takes a lot for a prospect to make it to the major leagues. Big league rosters are limited and teams have a lot to consider. More players miss out on their big league dream than ever find success.

Twins fans have seen top pitching prospect Fernando Romero make his much anticipated debut this season. In fact, last week’s roundtable discussion looked into his rotation spot after the return of Ervin Santana. Now fans might be wondering when the next big prospects will be on their way.

This week’s roundtable question is “What’s the timeline for the organization’s top prospects?”

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Twins Organizational Depth Chart: Middle Infielders

We are just under two weeks from the start of the 2018 MLB Draft. I think this is a good time to look at the depth in the Minnesota Twins organization, by position, to see if there are areas that the team should focus on adding some depth to. Of course, in the first ten to 15 rounds, the team should really just take the players they believe have the most potential. Beyond that, there are positions that need to be filled by players that hopefully have some tools.

Today, we will discuss the middle infielders throughout the system. Naturally, these are typically some very good athletes, capable of moving around the diamond as needed. As it relates to the draft, in the early rounds, it is best to believe that guys can stick at shortstop. Besides catcher, it is probably the most difficult position to play.

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MIN 6, DET 0: Lynn Shows Will to Win

Lance Lynn pitched his best game in a Twins uniform to date, and looked like he was about ready to punch himself in the face in frustration. He delivered 6 2/3 shutout innings, but appeared to be in no way satisfied with the way things ended. I think that’s a good sign.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Gordon Promoted, Diaz Walks It Off

Despite there only being three games in the Minnesota Twins farm system Tuesday, there were plenty of interesting stories both in games and out. Off the diamond, a top prospect was promoted to the final rung of the minor league ladder before an MLB debut could happen. On it, a Fort Myers pitcher delivered his best start of the season, and another prospect walked off a win for the Miracle. Trevor May and Miguel Sano also continued their rehab tours in Triple-A.

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2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

As we move forward in the rankings, we are starting to enter the prime territory of prospects that the Twins will have to choose from when they make their first selection at pick 20. The Twins will have a wide variety of players to choose from with this pick and where they decide to go will most likely impact how the rest of their draft goes as well.

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End of the Road for Phil Hughes and the Twins

He gave it his all. No one could deny that Phil Hughes did everything in his power to battle through major health woes in efforts to provide some return on Minnesota's investment in him.

Ultimately, he couldn't fend off the inevitable. His twice-repaired shoulder just didn't have enough to give anymore. And on Monday night, the Twins announced they have designated the veteran right-hander for assignment, effectively ending his tenure with the team and leaving ownership on the hook for around $20 million still owed through 2019.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Kernels Win Late, Gordon Homers

The Cedar Rapids Kernels won a one-run ball game in the ninth inning on Monday night. To be honest, the three other games in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues on this night were not pretty. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some very noteworthy performances and transactions.

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MIN 4, DET 2: It’s All Coming Up Rosie

Ron Gardenhire made his return as a manager to Target Field, but the Twins made sure it wasn’t a triumphant one. Jose Berrios was excellent over eight innings and Eddie Rosario helped put the Twins over when the team desperately needed some late life.

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A Whole New LoMo

At the end of March, Logan Morrison was looking like a bad signing for the Minnesota Twins. He was struggling at the plate and he didn’t offer a lot on the offensive side of the ball. Luckily, no division is won in the season’s first month and not player’s statistics are complete after the first month.

One of the beautiful aspects of the game of baseball is the season’s length and players ability to build numbers (good or bad) over the course of their careers. Morrison might have been a late bloomer and this season it took him some time to get the engine running.

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Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 5/21 @ 7:10pm CT

We are well into the month of May and it doesn’t seem like we’ve had much AL Central action. It’s about time that we get some. Starting tonight, the Tigers come to town for a 3-game series at Target Field. Since it’s the Tigers… that means that ‘you know who’ is coming to town… the guy whose last name starts with a “G”. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that he was one of us. He was a part of us for such a long time that his face is still probably burned into your memory. Speaking for myself, and I assume others, I wish him nothing but the best.

It is indeed a homecoming for Niko Goodrum.

Here are some things to think about:

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 369: What's In A Name

Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer joining the Twins' crowded disabled list, Jake Cave's call-up, Jason Castro's season-ending surgery, the clock ticking on Lance Lynn, opening the floodgates on sports gambling with our friends from Bye, Goff & Rohde, Juan Soto making us feel old, and a delayed Black Panther review. 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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2018 St. Paul Saints Season Preview

Coming off American Association North Division back-to-back championships in 2015 and 2016, the 2017 St. Paul Saints were cruising towards a three peat. First place was all theirs on the 4th of July. But then things started fall apart.

Closer Seth Rosin, who had not given up an earned run all season, was signed by the San Francisco Giants. Saints starting pitching, other than Mark Hamburger, was inconsistent causing the bullpen to be taxed. Former Twin Caleb Thielbar was thrust into the closers role, often pitching more than the customary one inning. Thielbar underwent a season ending surgery shortly thereafter, leaving the pitching staff in a constant state of limbo. What resulted was a collapse that left the Saints with a 48-52 record. For the first time since the Saints moved into CHS Field, there was no playoff baseball.