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Game Thread: Twins @ Rays, 8/27 @ 6:10pm CT‏

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:12 PM
Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! The Honorable Game Thread of Twins Daily is now in session. All seeking entertainment from baseball draw near. God save...
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Minnesota Simpsons Thread Contest

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:12 PM
How it works: Post a classic Simpsons image along with a Twins related (or baseball related, but lets keep in most Twins related) captio...
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Who starts game 163

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:01 PM
There is still a lot of fighting left to do but should the Twins manage to get into the wild card game who would you feel the most confid...
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Escobar's slash line since the Santana demotion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:57 PM
.286 .364 .469 .833 in 55 PAs.   It's enough to make me want to tear my hair out. Half this board called for Escobar to start FOR MO...
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Berrios is the X-Factor

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:56 PM
In the midst of a playoff run, the Twins need that extra something to push them off the fence into contention. Right now, they could just...
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Berrios Dominates Again... Call Him Up!

Not long after JO Berrios put together, arguably, his best start of season, he sat in the Red Wings bus just starting the 90-mile drive from Syracuse to Rochester. Instead of sitting back and relaxing, he took the time to take (and welcome) a phone call from a Twins Daily writer.

As Jeremy opined in today’s Minor League Report, “He’s arguably the best pitcher in the entire organization right now.”

But will he get called up for September? The answer to that question likely has changed in the mind of Paul Molitor, Terry Ryan and others in the Twins front office over the last two or three weeks. I know it has changed for me now.

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Twins Schedule Works Against Them (But Not Much)

Five American League wild card contenders were separated by 2.5 games as of Tuesday afternoon. If you’re following the race between them, you’re undoubtedly heartened to see one of the Twins opponents facing the Blue Jays or Royals and equally miffed when they face Oakland or Seattle. The teams these contenders play are going to have some say about whom goes to the playoffs.

But looking at the remaining schedules, it’s hard to say exactly which team has a clear advantage. The schedules are division-heavy, but all the teams face both the best and worst teams in their division. Let’s see if we can sort through them and determine if the Twins' remaining schedule works for or against their wild card hopes.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 212: Crowded Roster Problems

Aaron and John watch the Twins defeat the Rays while talking about Buxton's place on the roster, the Twins crowded starting rotation, how you can promote your own future star at Harrys.com, how the Twins schedule compares to their rivals, giving up your first born child, the turnaround of the Twins bullpen and the joys of a pennant race, Miguel Sano statistics porn and west coast baseball. 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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Twins Minor League Report (8/26): Jose, We Can See.

The Twins best pitching prospect pitched his best game at the highest minor league level with the General Manager in attendance. But was it good enough to earn a call to the big leagues?

The Twins are in hot pursuit of a wild card spot and played another good game Wednesday night in Tampa Bay… in front of the GCL affiliate.

It’s that time of the year where the organization is coming around full circle. What else happened on Wednesday? Well, Ethan Mildren was promoted to Fort Myers and Sam Clay was promoted to Cedar Rapids.

But what about those games…?

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Twins Prospect Max Kepler Continues To Impress

When the Minnesota Twins signed Max Kepler to a $800,000 bonus, the organization knew they had a project on their hands. The raw German-born player would have a longer development timeline than most transforming from the toolsy teenager to a polished prospect. Unlike his compatriots in the Western Hemisphere, Kepler lacked the reps and the game awareness that comes from playing against the pool of competition on this side of the globe as a youth. That shortcoming would be on display in his introduction to professional baseball.

If you watched Max Kepler this year or happened to have glanced at his stats in Double-A, however, you would have no idea that he came from a baseball-deficient part of the world. Does he have a chance to see playing time in Minnesota this season?

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Twins Minor League Report (8/25): Wilkerson, Wimmers Lead Lookouts To Win

The Twins are still playing meaningful games in late August, and they’re being led by a trio of players who began this season in the minor leagues. Miguel Sano, Byron Buxton and Eddie Rosario are all performing very well. On Wednesday, they will send a fourth,Tyler Duffey, to the mound.

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Nolasco Stuck In No Man's Land

Yesterday I posed a question for readers about Trevor May, noting his spectacular numbers as a reliever and pondering whether the Twins should view him as a solution to their bullpen needs going forward.

The comments section featured a lively discussion and there wasn't much consensus on the best course of action. One thing did appear to to be unanimous, however, and has for some time: No one seems to want Ricky Nolasco in the 2016 rotation, blocking May or any other talented youngster.

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Save The Date: Twins Daily's Touch 'Em All Pub Crawl!

We’ve waited four long years to watch meaningful September games, so we're going overboard for 2015’s Twins Daily Touch ‘Em All Pub Crawl.

This will be the biggest and best ever. PLEASE set aside the 19th of September, starting at noon on your calendar, then take a minute and tell your friends to set it aside too. While you’re at it, you may want to set a reminder for yourself the morning of Thursday, September 3rd, because that’s when tickets will go on sale, and we only have so much room in some of these bars.

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Twins Bullpen Showing Signs Of Life

The two most recent additions to this Minnesota Twins team were to help prop up a sagging bullpen. True enough, the unit was adequate in the first half as the Twins raced out to as high as 11 games over .500. But early-season darlings Blaine Boyer and the since-demoted Aaron Thompson hit proverbial walls, leaving the Twins’ fans wondering if the club would take steps to address the bullpen before it ultimately sapped their playoff chances.

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No Juice Podcast #67: The Fall Guys

On this week's NO JUICE PODCAST, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman visit CHS Field in St. Paul to talk stadium building with the Saints' assistant GM Scott Bush and they also try to catch home run balls fired out of a pitching machine (video below). Meanwhile, on the other side of the river, the Twins are hanging in contention for a playoff spot.

LISTEN UP.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Rays, 8/25 @ 6:10pm CT

Are the Twins done?

NYET.

It's a roller coaster ride folks. This is the way it works when you play hard ball. You lose three in a row to the Yankees and Twins Daily goes nuts. You win 4 in a row and Orioles Daily goes nuts.

This isn't just a Twins thing. All across America and St. Petersburg... fans lose their minds with every win and loss and in baseball... there are a bunch of wins and losses to fuel this roller coaster.

Let's hope the Twins can keep this streak going because a winning streak will make everyone, including the guys on the field, feel good.

Except for VodkaDave... of course.

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Trevor May Is Thriving In The Bullpen

It was fairly evident in spring training that the Twins might have some issues this year with right-handers in the bullpen. Rolling into the season with a declining Casey Fien, a mediocre Blaine Boyer and a handful of unproven youngsters, the unit lacked reliable options.

Indeed, righty relief has been a persistent problem for Minnesota, and the team made a deadline move to address it with the acquisition of Kevin Jepsen.

Yet, the most impactful addition to the bullpen has come from the inside. Trevor May has been a monster in his new role.