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Post from April Is Interesting Read Now

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:29 PM
At the end of April I posted a topic about the Twins winning 7 of 12 games and asking what people thought the future looked like for them...
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For Real?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:54 PM
The Twins just completed a very successful trip to Pittsburgh and Chicago, winning four of five games and finally catching (and technical...
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A couple of questions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:48 PM
Both concerning pitching:1)If the Twins had fired Rick Anderson after the 2013 season and hired Neil Allen, would Ron Gardenhire still be...
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How Many Lookouts Have a MLB Future?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:39 PM
How many Lookouts have a chance to play in the MLB?  Probability?       Example: Joe Mauer -  100%   D.J. B...
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The most important batting statistic

Other Baseball Today, 09:39 PM
OK, this is a proposed statistic for the stat-heads on this site to consider. The purpose of playing a baseball game is to win it. My pro...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/25): Kernels Roll

Happy Memorial Day! There's nothing like baseball on Memorial Day.

For the second week in a row, left-handed pitcher Tommy Milone was honored with the International League Pitcher of the Week. He saw his scoreless streak stretch to 37.2 innings that dates back to his lone start with the Wings in August last season. This is the longest stretch in the International League since at least 2005.

Milone started two games this week and was masterful in both. On Monday, he pitched a complete game shutout while striking out 13 versus Durham. He capped his week on Sunday by throwing 8.1 innings scoreless innings before giving up a solo home run to end the streak.

Max Kepler was also honored on Monday for his stellar week at the plate. The outfielder and first baseman went 11-for-27 (.407 BA) with two home runs and five doubles. He drove in nine runs and scored seven runs to go along with a 1.263 OPS.

Kepler had a hit in every game this week and he's in the midst of a nine game hitting streak. It would be a 16 game hitting streak if not for him being held hitless by the Birmingham Barons on 5-15. He currently leads the team in batting average and slugging percentage.

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Episode 194: Too Much Pitching? (What?)

Aaron and John talk about the Twins actually getting competent starting pitching, what they'll do when Ervin Santana's suspension ends, Alex Meyer's move to the bullpen at Triple-A, Kennys Vargas crushing Triple-A, Tim Stauffer getting way more trust than he deserves, running away from the regression monster, Brian Dozier picking up where he left off in 2014, and whether or not to demote Danny Santana.You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.

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That's The Ticket: Catching A Baseball

Let’s say you have been to hundreds of baseball games in your life and you’ve never gotten a baseball. Or better yet, you are looking to give your kids that magical experience of landing a ball. Where would you sit? It goes without saying that getting a ball at the ballpark has very low odds but here are some seating tips to increase your chances during the upcoming Boston Red Sox series at Target Field.

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Twins minor League Report (5/24): Milone and Slegers Dominate

All four of the Minnesota Twins affiliates were in action on Sunday afternoon, and along with major league team, the organization had an undefeated day.

In Rochester, a certain starting pitcher continued his run of AAA dominance, top prospects began and ended the scoring for Chattanooga,

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Twins Draft Preview: The Big Three

Keeping up with the latest mock drafts has a similar feeling to walking into the local Culver’s and checking the Flavor of the Day. Is it one you like? No? Then check back tomorrow. It might not be the one you want, but it will almost certainly be different.

That’s the feeling that I continue to get as I check out the latest forecasts from the “experts”. By no means is it a rip on them. The facts are clear: No one knows who is going where. In fact, the bombshell that Keith Law dropped recently - that the Diamondbacks have settled on their guy - is something I felt was vastly underreported. Though maybe it wasn’t underreported. He basically said, “The Diamondbacks know who they are taking” and then went on to speculate who it might be… but basically has no idea.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/23): The Future Is Bright

A full slate of minor games tonight featured arguably the three best starting pitching prospects in the system. Who are they and how did they do?

The Miracle made a move today, placing Jason Kanzler on the disabled list. Kanzler was spiked while trying to steal second base on Friday night. If you follow Kanzler on Twitter, he posted a picture (which he later removed). It was a pretty nice cut that certainly needed stitches.

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Minnesota Twins Minor League Leader Board (Through 5/22)

The Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates have all reached the 40-game plateau this week. Their seasons are nearly 30% complete. Each week, we have been posting the Twins Minor League Leader Board in the Saturday morning Minor League Report. This week, we’re going to post it on its own and see how it goes.

Each week, we look at a variety of statistics to recognize the Twins minor leaguers who have performed well in 2015. We will start with the hitters and then look at both the starting pitchers and bullpen arms.

These lists are fun because sometimes players emerge as guys that you will want to start paying attention to. In the below lists, we are starting to see more of the big-name prospects showing up, which is also a good thing.

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Twins Minor League Reports (5/22): Friday Night Bright Lights and Leaders

Six games in one night. That’s what happened in the Twins farm system on Friday night thanks to two rain-affected games on Thursday. The Red Wings, Lookouts and Kernels each played a game and got great offensive production in it. Some of the biggest prospects had big games again. And be sure to check out the minor league organization leader board here on Saturday morning!

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Draft Prep: Twins Outfield Depth

We have viewed the Minnesota Twins depth at catcher, corner infield and middle infield in the last few days. Today, we continue this series by reviewing the outfielders in the organization. There are certainly some great names on the big league roster and through the system, especially in Chattanooga. What does it mean for the Twins 2015 draft, if anything?

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Clutch Joe Mauer Is Suddenly An RBI Machine

In the dead of the Pittsburgh night, late in the game (the top of the 13th inning to be exact), Joe Mauer did something that he had abandoned since August 17, 2014. With Antonio Bastardo on the mound, Mauer deposited a pitch over the right-center field wall at PNC Bank stadium. The Twins went on to win the game by a tally of 4-3. The home run was the shot that lifted Minnesota over the Pirates, but for Joe, it really doesn't matter.

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Cereal and Statistics

I tend to spend my mornings with four things: a bowl of cereal, a cup of tea, my MLB At Bat app and a folded over copy of The Economist magazine.

As I gorge on both carbs and information, I'm happy to know that the Twins have room to grow and that seemingly every night someone outdoes themselves (even if someone else does worse).

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Kernels Passing Their Mid-Terms

The Cedar Rapids Kernels passed the midpoint of the first half of their 2015 season over the past weekend, making it an appropriate time to get manager Jake Mauer’s assessment of how their season is progressing.