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Article: Game Thread: Twins@Red Sox, 6/26@6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:01 PM
One of the great thinkers of our time… Eddie Vedder once said: “The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself”.Take that Cleveland! J...
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Twins DFA Melotakis

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:54 PM
I was a bit surprised by this move.    Twins designate both Wimmers and Melotakis.   https://www.mlbtrade...-melotakis.htm...
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2017 Draftee/New Prospects ready for adoption

Adopt A Prospect 2017 Today, 07:36 PM
Let's start a list here and update it as it goes of signees (not just agreed, so you'll have to wait to adopt Bizzle, Ash), and I'll put...
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Article: Kintzler Has Been Twins Bullpen's Unlikely Hero

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:29 PM
His palms are sweaty. Knees weak, arms are heavy. There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti. He's nervous, but on the surface...
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Article: 2017 GCL Twins Roster Preview

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:26 PM
Today we share our sixth Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate roster preview, the GCL Twins. It is an interesting group of players incl...
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Interview With Twins #1 Draft Choice Royce Lewis

When the Major League Baseball draft commenced in early June, the only certainty was that the Minnesota Twins would make the first selection. As the dust settled and prep phenom Royce Lewis was the pick, Minnesota immediately had a new name atop their prospect rankings.

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2017 GCL Twins Roster Preview

Today we share our sixth Minnesota Twins minor league affiliate roster preview, the GCL Twins. It is an interesting group of players including the top pick in the 2017 MLB draft, and some of the other top young talent in the system.

Last Friday night the Elizabethton played their Opening Night game, a day after it was scheduled, so it became a doubleheader. We previewed their roster here. Then on Monday afternoon (well, morning in Minnesota time), the Gulf Coast League Twins played their first game of the season. You might have heard, a certain #1 overall draft pick started his career with a bang! Today, we will preview the GCL Twins roster.

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Game Thread: Twins@Red Sox, 6/26@6:10pm CT

One of the great thinkers of our time… Eddie Vedder once said: “The best revenge is to live on and prove yourself”.

Take that Cleveland! Jeremy spoke in class this weekend and he said “We’re Still Alive”. I wish we had someone on the team named Jeremy because this section would have tied together better that way.

Now it’s four games in Boston at Fenway Park. The Twins are Smokin’ and Feelin’ Satisfied. It’s More Than a Feeling to have this kind of Peace of Mind… So… Don’t Look Back.

Here are some things to think about:

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 318: Cleveland, Rocked

Aaron and John about the Twins sweeping the Indians and re-taking first place, the tough upcoming schedule giving little time to celebrate, spending over slot to sign the draft class, getting to know Alan Busenitz and Trevor Hildenberger, the legalities of the Indians' mascot with Bye, Goff, and Rhode, the status of Hector Santiago and Phil Hughes, and LaTroy Hawkins being a breath of fresh air on the Twins' television broadcast. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Romero Rocks, E-Twins Roll

This time of year can get very busy in the Twins farm system. The rookie league teams are starting to get up and running while the full-season affiliates have shifted into second-half mode. New playoff spots are on the line and players have a lot to prove in the months ahead.

After a plethora of roster moves over the last week, there are plenty of new faces in new places who are trying to make their marks. Whose Sunday performance got them closer to a call-up?

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Kintzler Has Been Twins Bullpen's Unlikely Hero

His palms are sweaty. Knees weak, arms are heavy. There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti. He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready.

The lyrics of Brandon Kintzler's entrance song, 'Lose Yourself' by Eminem, describe an overwhelmed emcee struggling to control his nerves as he takes the stage. Much like Em's character in 8 Mile, Kintzler has much to prove, and despite lacking the prototypical traits of a shutdown closer, he's definitely making the most out of his one shot.

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Twins 4, Cleveland 0: What a Difference a Week Makes

Last Sunday, it seemed obvious the Twins just couldn’t hang with Cleveland. After a four-game sweep in which the Twins relinquished the division lead, it appeared the team was destined that to be looking up at Cleveland for the rest of the season.

Well, that feeling lasted all of a week. Minnesota’s pitching shined, especially the bullpen, as the Twins swept Cleveland to take back the top spot in the AL Central.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/24): Wings, Looks, E-Twins All Win on Walk Offs

Saturday night we had a walk-off single, a walk-off double and a walk-off hit batsman. Wait, what? Brent Rooker also hit his first professional home run in what was a big day for the bats in Elizabethton.

Find out what else happened around the Twins' minor leagues on Saturday.

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Twins 4, Cleveland 2: Skeleton Crew Beats Kluber, Allen

Miguel Sano, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario were unavailable to start and the Twins were facing arguably the best pitcher in the American League. But thanks to a plus performance from the pitching staff, a key managerial decision, big hits in big situations and amazing defense, the Twins pulled out a hard-fought victory anyway.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/23): Albanese, Kendrick Lead E-Twins To Walkoff Win

How many hits for Zack Granite on Friday? Lefties Stephen Gonsalves and Lewis Thorpe made starts. How did they do? Elizabethton finally started their 2017 season with a doubleheader, which included a walkoff winner! And lots of players made their debuts with new teams. Please continue reading for much, much more from a busy night in the Twins system.

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Twins. There was the draft, and trying to get as many of them signed as quickly as possible. There was getting players to Ft. Myers. There was figuring out the short-season rosters. There was figuring out which players were getting promotions to or from full-season squads, and there were a few releases. And the big league club needed more arms too. So, things have been pretty hectic.

But Friday was the first day with five affiliates playing, and next Monday, the GCL Twins will make it six. Of course, the Dominican Summer League Twins have been playing for a couple of weeks already too.

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Twins 5, Cleveland 0: Mejia Battles Through, Hildenberger Debuts

Maybe the Twins should just play all the rest of their games on the road. Just a few days after completing a nightmare series against Cleveland at home, the Twins headed to their place and took Game 1 in convincing fashion.

Adalberto Mejia threw five scoreless, Jorge Polanco hit a big home run and Trevor Hildenberger made his major league debut.