Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
The same great Twins Daily coverage, now for the Vikings.

The Forums

Game Thread: Twins v Pale Hose, 9/2 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:59 PM
Game-time forecast: Clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 80. PALE HOSE: SP, Noesi Eaton CF Ram...
Full topic ›

Article: A Closer Look at the 2015 Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:51 PM
Last week, when I wrote that the Twins have only one major need to address during the coming offseason, I expected the piece of generate...
Full topic ›

Nick Gordon broke his thumb

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:50 PM
And out for the E-town post season.   Cannot even make it up...
Full topic ›

Twins survey questions posted on Twitter by Darren Wolfson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:49 PM
Thought the survey topic that the Minnesota Twins sent Darren Wolfson and his responses on Twitter as a likely season ticket holder...
Full topic ›

Article: Twins Minor League Hitter of August 2014

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:34 PM
As of Monday, minor league baseball is done for the 2014 regular season. Twins Daily will have a ton of minor league content throughout t...
Full topic ›

The Store

Recent Blogs



Latest News


5

That's the Ticket: September Sox

I think I speak for most of Twins Territory when I double-negatively say that I will never NOT want to beat the White Sox. It’s sure nice of them to come back for one last visit, even if it’s just a two-game series. It’s also nice of them to kind of suck.

September Sprints and Swoons
One can spin doctor this pattern either way, but after 12 years the pattern itself is pretty clear: Twins manager Ron Gardenhire’s teams rise to the occasion when they need to, but fall to pieces just as severely when a season is hopeless.

0

The No Juice Podcast, Episode #19: August And Everything After

By listening to this week’s episode of the No Juice Podcast, you will subject yourself to a variety of baseball topics including, but not limited to, the Minnesota Twins and September, the Houston Astros and EXTREME MONEYBALL, Jesus Montero and the Ice Cream Sandwich Incident, Bill Murray and ticket-taking and thoughts on Midway Stadium in general.

3

Cliff Notes Guide to the 2014 Minnesota Twins: "The Insistant Tune of a Broken Violin on a Summer Afternoon"

Chs. 4-5: July and August
The fledgling, flickering hope alive in the hearts of the Twins and their fans at the end of June was doused with the frigid realization of inadequacy. The pivotal moment established by the previous chapters' foreshadowing was for the "All-Star Game" to be held in the middle of July.

In hosting the party, the Twins had their moment to seize relevance and prominence, to rise up to a stature and status which has so frequently seemed out of their reach. When they threw the doors open to their guests they were confronted with the truth that they cannot hope to compete with the shining stars of the baseball firmament.

8

Twins Minor League Hitter of August 2014

As of Monday, minor league baseball is done for the 2014 regular season. Twins Daily will have a ton of minor league content throughout the offseason. Over the next few days, I’ll be posting the August award winners. Today, I’ll post the top hitters for the month before discussing the top starting pitchers and relievers in August. Next week, we’ll start discussing choices for the minor league players of the year.

In between, we’ll also continue reporting on the Twins affiliates in the playoffs. Rochester just missed, but ended with a very good season. The New Britain Rock Cats finished above .500. The Ft. Myers Miracle and Cedar Rapids Kernels will begin their playoff runs in the next couple of days. Elizabethton is already playing a must-win playoff game. Check out the minor league report to see what’s going on.

However, let’s get back to the topic at hand. Here are August’s top hitters in the Twins minor leagues, starting with some honorable mentions:

60

A Closer Look at the 2015 Twins

Last week, when I wrote that the Twins have only one major need to address during the coming offseason, I expected the piece of generate some animated conversation.

You guys did not disappoint.

8

Twins Minor League Report (9/1): Polanco Hot; E-Twins Fall

Happy Labor Day!

Still a lot of meaningful activity going on as the minor league regular season comes to a close. The Twins were led to a victory Monday afternoon largely due to the right arm of Phil Hughes. The organization also made a number of September call-ups who will join the Twins on Tuesday.

65

Twins Promote Eight for September

The Minnesota Twins announced that they will promote eight players from AAA Rochester for September. In recent days, we have seen the Twins make some moves to make room on the 40 man roster. Three players were added to the 40 man and called up.

0

Episode 160: Live From The State Fair

In a shortened show, Aaron and John broadcast live to an enthralled audience at the Minnesota State Fair. They discuss the odd roster move that cost the team Sam Deduno, the miserable year that top Twins prospects endured and then tackle the decisions the Twins will (or should) make in the upcoming offseason. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it atGleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.

4

Twins Geek Challenges Twins Daily's Writers

As part of my ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, I'm challenging all Twins Daily, all Vikings Journal writers and my podcast partner, Aaron Gleeman, to do their own ice bucket challenge. Just videotape it, tweet it and copy me in the tweet. For each one, Chrissie and I will donate $50 in memorial of Bev Benson, my friend Bob's mom, who was afflicted with this terrible disease. For more (and to see me get very cold) check out the video.

5

Twins Minor League Report (8/31): Rochester Eliminated

The Rochester Red Wings are hanging on to every last shred of their playoff lives. They squeaked out a win on Saturday to remain within two games of the wild card lead. Entering play on Sunday, they have three games remaining but two of them are with the team ahead of them in the standings. This meant Sunday was a must win game.

Alex Meyer left Saturday's start early and this forced the Red Wings to have to do some shifting in their rotation. Jose Berrios was called up from New Britain to make his Triple-A debut in the middle of a hot pennant race. Rochester also called up Ryan O'Rouke to take the place of Aaron Thompson, who was called up to Minnesota.

One way or another there was bound to be drama on Sunday. Let's see what unfolded...

0

Twins Minor League Report (8/30): Rochester Fighting, Berrios Promoted

It all comes down to this, the final two games of the regular season for the Rochester Red Wings. They need to win their next two games against Pawtucket, the league leader. They also need Buffalo to lose one of their final two games against Syracuse. To help that cause, the Twins have promoted top pitching prospect JO Berrios to make the Sunday start for the Red Wings. Elizabethton starts their playoffs on Sunday.

But before we get to Sunday, let’s check out what happened in the farm system on Saturday.

10

Vargas: Kennys Keep it Up

It seems a little inappropriate to call Kennys Vargas “Little Papi”. According to Baseball Reference he is an inch taller (6’ 5”) and weighs thirty-five pounds more than Mr. Ortiz. One can assume that this comparison has more to do with their skills with a bat than their impressive physical stature. They may not be the quickest nor the best when it comes to flashing the leather but they do both possess an important skill, one that Jeremy Clarkson of Top Gear fame deems the most vital, though his reasoning pertains to motor vehicles: Power.

Over the last thirty days Kennys has put himself among some very impressive company thanks to his prowess with a baseball bat.