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MUST READ TWEET: Span Disses Twins?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:02 PM
Aaron Gleeman posted the following on Twitteron Tuesday night:     During the Nationals' division-winning celebration Denard S...
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Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 9/16 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:59 PM
Game-time forecast: Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 60.   TIGERS: SP, Porcello...
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When can we panic about Glen Perkins?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:31 PM
A blown save or two in a lost season, OK. This is now concerning...
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Pitching contracts

More Baseball Today, 09:18 PM
Not to distract from the in depth thread on the Twins forum, but a point raised there has piqued my research interest.  Many seem to...
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Bye Bye New Britain?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:15 PM
I just noticed in LEN III's Saturday insider that as of tomorrow, the Twins will be AA free agents looking for a new location for their m...
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The Real Brian Dozier?

It's a statistic that you've probably heard recently: Prior to the All-Star break, Twins second baseman Brian Dozier piled up 18 home runs, leading to an appearance in the Derby at Target Field. Since then, he has hit a total of two.

For some, this is a worrisome development, indicative that perhaps Dozier is not the long-term cog that many of us hoped he could be. For me, however, the 27-year-old's post-break production is actually rather encouraging. Allow me to explain.

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Hangout and Talk Twins, September 16, Episode 42

In this week's Twins Hangouts podcast, Jeremy and Seth discuss their All Twins Minor League teams of 2014 (and disagree a lot). They also answered questions from listeners and then touched on the Adrian Peterson situation... Click below to listen and discuss.

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The No Juice Podcast, Episode #21: Vegas Of The Upper Midwest

In this week's No Juice Podcast episode, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman discuss the improvement of Trevor May, what Doug Mientkiewicz might bring to the table as a manager and the struggles of top prospects. They also lob #HotTakes when addressing forum posts from Twins Daily community members Boom Boom and James Richter.

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The Return Of Miguel Sano

The recent success of Kennys Vargas had me wondering about the other Twins slugger we were supposed to see this year. So I checked in with Jon Paley, one of the producers of Ballplayer:Pelotero which documented the struggles Twins prospect Miguel Sano faced when signing with a major league team.

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Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service 2014

A discussion of the greatest players in Minnesota Twins history is certain to prominently include Harmon Killebrew. In the batter’s box, he was an imposing figure, capable of altering a game at any time. His name appears at or near the top of most statistical categories in Twins history.

However, he was also known as a genuinely compassionate man, respectful and helpful. Recently, the Twins announced the Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service, given to one Twins minor leaguer at each of the four four-season affiliates. Each affiliate’s GM nominated a recipient who exemplifies Killebrew through his work in the community.

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That's the Ticket: Taming the Tigers

Once again, the Twins have been relegated to playing the spoiler role here in September, rather than actively competing for a postseason spot. Sigh.

On the bright side, they have a chance to make an impact on the most compelling race in baseball. The Kansas City Royals haven't been to the playoffs since winning the World Series in 1985, and they're trying to get back. But they'll need to overcome a Tigers team that has reigned over the Central for three years straight.

Detroit leads Kansas City by a game and a half, and comes to Target Field this week as the Twins launch their final homestand of 2014.

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Episode 162: Beers With A Reporter, Starring Phil Miller

Aaron and John are joined by special guest Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune to talk about Ron Gardenhire handling all the losing, Trevor May's turnaround, Danny Santana's rookie season, whether the timetable for contention has been pushed back, Tommy Milone being damaged goods, the value of stealing bases beyond the numbers, Doug Mientkiewicz as a managerial candidate, comparing Delmon Young to Carlos Boozer, the value of a pitching coach and why it's a baseball fan should not be a beat reporter.

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"We've Got to, Otherwise We're Dead"

The Minnesota Twins' front office is going to be faced with making some difficult decisions this offseason-- decisions they are woefully ill-prepared to make.

Many professional sports organizations change their on-field management at least as often as they change accounting firms. It's just part of the way they do business. When you lose more games than you win for a couple years in a row, you change managers/head coaches and even front office leadership. It just becomes second nature. Much the way swimming becomes second nature to anyone who has spent much time in the water.

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Five Key Improvements for 2015

The death march to 90 losses for the Minnesota Twins continues today with another doubleheader, this time against the South Side Sox. Sixteen games remain in this frustrating season which produced one, maybe two, rotation pieces and some optimism that the Twins can score enough runs to be competitive.

My thoughts have shifted to 2015.

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Trevor May And Pitching From The Stretch

Off the field, pitcher Trevor May likes to create music and spin tracks. However, while on the mound with the Twins this season, this DJ has been unable to find the right rhythm.

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Bud Selig's Legacy in Minnesota: Contraction Threat

Bud Selig is set to retire this off-season after 22 years at the helm of Major League Baseball. Rob Manfred has already been voted in as his successor, a position he has been groomed for ever since starting to work for MLB in 1998. The 55-year-old Manfred will have a variety of issues on his plate as he takes over from the 80-year- old Selig.

During Selig's tenure as commissioner, baseball has been marked by a variety of ups and downs.

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The Defensive Dilemma

The Twins rank fifth in the American League in runs scored per game, and second-to-last in runs allowed per game. It's pretty obvious where they primarily need to improve in order to return to respectability: run prevention.

A new pitching coach, along with some tweaking in personnel, might help, but there's a much deeper problem here. This is a horrendous defensive team, creating a dilemma with no easy solution.