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Article: Building for Primetime

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:37 PM
By the end of next week, the Minnesota Twins will be more than a third of the way through their 2019 schedule. After completing a dominan...
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Game Thread: Twins @ Angels, 5/23, 3:07 CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:27 PM
Nothing like an unplanned baseball game taking place on a should be off day! The Twins were part of the third rainout in Los Angeles sinc...
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Article: Where's the Weakness?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:03 PM
Most of Twins Territory is riding high with the Twins remarkable start to the season. Minnesota’s offense looks like it is one of the bes...
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Article: MIN 16, LAA 7: Twins Slug 8 More Home Runs, Swee...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:06 PM
The Twins hit eight more home runs Thursday afternoon, giving them 98 on the year. Wow. The lineup jumped all over Matt Harvey, scoring e...
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Article: Polanco Proving It for Good

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:02 PM
If the Major League Baseball season were to end today Jorge Polanco’s .339 average would land him a batting title in the American League....
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Building for Primetime

By the end of next week, the Minnesota Twins will be more than a third of the way through their 2019 schedule. After completing a dominant sweep in Anaheim, they have the best record and second-best run differential in baseball. Their lead in the AL Central has ballooned to eight games.

We're still a week away from June, but it is not by any means too early to start thinking big.

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Baldelli Is More Coddling Millennial Than Field General

Rocco Baldelli is the first millennial manager in baseball. It shows.

He’s soft. Well, at least in terms of the pro sports world. He bends to the will of his team and goes out of his way to be accommodating. I’m not sure if he would chastise a player publicly if his job depended on it.

He also might be the best manager in baseball.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Barnes Baffles in Daytona

It was a busy day throughout the Twins organization. The Twins powered past the Angels to complete a sweep. Pensacola got a big win. Ft Myers got a great start and the offense showed up in the ninth inning to take a nice win. Cedar Rapids has received power from a new, maybe unexpected source and got a late-inning clutch hit to win.

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MIN 16, LAA 7: Twins Slug 8 More Home Runs, Sweep Angels

The Twins hit eight more home runs Thursday afternoon, giving them 98 on the year. Wow. The lineup jumped all over Matt Harvey, scoring eight runs in less than three innings en route to wrapping up the series sweep. Martin Perez improved to 7-1 on the season.

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Polanco Proving It for Good

If the Major League Baseball season were to end today Jorge Polanco’s .339 average would land him a batting title in the American League. Through his first 46 games this season he already outdone what projection systems saw from him this season, and he’s proven to be one of the most valuable players in baseball. Twins fans may be wondering what the regression looks like and when it’s coming but take some solace in knowing that this is for real.

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Twins Top Pitcher Prospect Brusdar Graterol At Target Field For...??

Note the question mark in that headline (for now) but Brusdar Graterol, the Minnesota Twins' top pitching prospect, posted several pictures to instagram that suggest he's at Target Field today, and they include one in front of a locker with boxes in it and one with him on the field. Twins Daily's preseason #3 prospect, who commands triple-digit heat, has dominated in AA this year as a 20-year-old, posting a 1.89 ERA. Is he being called up or being evaluated for something more ominous?

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Where's the Weakness?

Most of Twins Territory is riding high with the Twins remarkable start to the season. Minnesota’s offense looks like it is one of the best in the league. The starting staff is outperforming most expectations and the bullpen has been able to hold its own. With the best record in the AL, the Twins are making it tough to be negative.

However, there are some weaknesses with this team. Which weakness could hurt the team in the long run?

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Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Kernels Combine for No-No, Rochester Blanks Wings

The name of the game on the farm today was pitching. At Rochester it was a shutout, for Fort Myers it was Bryan Sammons looking great once again, and with Cedar Rapids it was a combined no-hitter. The bump was filled with outstanding performances today. Read about them below.

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MIN 8, LAA 3: Bats Break Loose Late

Rookie Luis Arraez broke the ice Tuesday night against the Angels. The Twins were being no-hit through four innings, but Arraez hit a leadoff single in the fifth. The Twins broke through for three runs in the sixth then four more in the seventh. Arraez also hit his first major league home run and made an excellent defensive play to end this game.

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Twins' Offense Having a Barrel of Fun

Minnesota’s offense has been one of the best in the American League. It’s been looking more like the club has few weaknesses from top to bottom in their line-up. They have also been able to produce at a high level with players like Nelson Cruz, Mitch Garver, and Miguel Sano spending time on the injured list.

So how has Minnesota’s offense emerged this season? It’s all about barreling up the ball.

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Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

It’s time for Part 3 of the Twins Daily Top 50 Draft Prospects list, featuring players we have ranked 21st through 30th. In this edition we will be going over a number of prep pitchers with varying backgrounds, along with a run of solid college hitters who could fall in the same range where the Twins took Trevor Larnach a year ago.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Gonsalves Returns

There were only three games on Tuesday as the Pensacola Blue Wahoos had the day off and another contest was rained out. In Fort Myers, the game that was suspended due to rain yesterday was finished, in addition to a regularly scheduled bill. In the games that were played, a top pitching prospect in Triple-A made his first start of the 2019 season, while a slugger in the Florida State League continued a scorching hot stretch with another home run (though technically he hit it yesterday).