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Why hasn't Berrios been called back up?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:34 PM
Dominating triple A. Not like our rotation is stellar, hoping he gets called up after either Santana, Gibson, or Nolasco is dealt.
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Article: Brandon Kintzler: Proven Closer?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 PM
Proven closer...In a baseball world full of analytics and new statistical analysis, what does the term "proven closer" even mean?Old-scho...
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Miguel Sano 1st base or DH?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:20 PM
I am pretty sure the days of ever seeing Miguel Sano in the outfield are done. The question sadly falls on to how much of a future does h...
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Alex Kirilloff

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:13 PM
Kinda surprised nobody has started a thread about him.   Out of all the position players drafted ahead of him, I believe only Nick S...
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Fangraphs on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:10 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Kernels And Jake Mauer Focus On "Task At Hand"

With less than 40 games left in their 2017 campaign, the Cedar Rapids Kernels need a strong finish to clinch a Midwest League playoff spot, something they’ve accomplished every season since affiliating with the Minnesota Twins in 2013.

The Peoria Chiefs and Clinton Lumberkings finished one and two in the Division’s first half standings, automatically qualifying them for the postseason. Their Division rivals with the two best records in the second half will join the Chiefs and Lumberkings in the playoffs.

If the season ended today (Monday), Clinton would have the best second half record in the West, while Cedar Rapids and Quad Cities (currently second and third in the Division) would fill out the Western half of the postseason bracket. However, Burlington and Wisconsin sit one game or less behind Quad Cities, so the race is likely to be tight over the final weeks of the season.

Jake Mauer has been at the helm of the Kernels from the beginning of the club’s affiliation with the Twins. His 292-226 record with the Kernels makes him Cedar Rapids’ winningest manager in the modern era (1949-present) and places him third all-time. He’ll catch up to Ollie Marquardt in the second spot with his next win, but Mauer’s going to have to stick around a very, very long time to top Belden Hill’s 831 wins.

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Brandon Kintzler: Proven Closer?

Proven closer...

In a baseball world full of analytics and new statistical analysis, what does the term "proven closer" even mean?

Old-school baseball minds would tell you that a "proven closer" is the player a manager always turns to in the ninth inning of a close game. He has experience collecting saves and pitching in high leverage situations. It doesn't matter the match-ups for the final frame because the "proven closer" will be out there on the mound. However, not every team has a proven closer and every closer needs to start gaining experience somewhere to earn their "proven closer" badge of honor.

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Parting Gifts: Ryan's 5 Best Final Moves

In the wake of his dismissal as general manager, there has been much discussion of Terry Ryan's missteps. Rightfully so.

But despite the poor results this year, Ryan did make a few notably good moves, and many were the apparent result of savvy scouting. Amidst the focus on his shortcomings, we'll take a look at a few instances where Ryan's instincts paid off (and may continue to pay off long after he's gone).

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Twins Minor League Report (7/24): Kirilloff Keeps Hitting

The Minnesota Twins were unable to complete their comeback against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, but there were still five games to be played in the minor leagues for the organization.

Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves was on the mound for the Lookouts, and put zeroes on the board for the first five innings of a game that went into extras. How did he and Chattanooga finish? Rochester got little offense and Elizabethton traded blows with their Appalachian League rival, Johnson City. Were they able to come out on top? 2016’s top draft pick also continued a hot stretch in the Appy League. Just how hot has it become?

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 266: The Rob Antony Era

Aaron and John talk about the start of the Rob Antony era, belated reactions to Terry Ryan's firing, trade deadline quotes and realities, Miguel Sano's defense, Jose Berrios' latest great start at Triple-A, Roy Smalley's broadcasting upgrade, and touring U.S. Bank Stadium. 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 (7/23): Red Wings Get Offensive

The Rochester Red Wings made the 90 mile drive east to Syracuse. The bus was full. They remembered their bats and their hitting shoes as they put together a tremendous offensive outburst. Not to be outshone, their pitchers put in a great night’s work too. The Miracle ended a streak thanks to a quality start from one of the organization’s top pitching prospects. It was one of four quality starts in the Twins system on the day. Without further adieu…

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Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Berrios Baffles and Diaz Delivers

Kyle Gibson was terrific, but Brandon Kintzler had to pull a Houdini Act to give the Twins a 2-1 lead on Friday night in Boston. The biggest play was a bases-loaded 4-2-3 double play off the bat of David Ortiz. Our hitter of the day for Friday night in the minor leagues is a guy who was compared to Ortiz when he was signed as a 16-year-old three years ago.

Oh, and Jose Berrios was back on the mound for Rochester on Friday night. Like Gibson, Berrios gave up a first-inning run. How did he respond?

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To Tank Or Not To Tank?

After getting off to the worst start in franchise history, the Twins appear to be turning things around this month, but is that something fans should be excited about? It seems like a crazy question, but when you look at the big picture could it be in the best interest of the team's future to tank the rest of the season?

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Rob Antony's Audition

That the Minnesota Twins decided to move on from general manager Terry Ryan would not, in and of itself, be all that surprising for any organization that didn't have the same reputation for inscrutable loyalty. It is a results-oriented business, and the results have been dire since Ryan's return.

The timing of the move, however, was stunning from any perspective.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/21): Albers the Ace and E-Town E-Ruptions

The Twins opened up a four-game series in Boston on Thursday night, getting their last chance to see former Twin David Ortiz in person before he retires at the conclusion of the season.

Luckily for you, if you didn’t watch the Twins game, you can skip right to the affiliated action.

Rochester made some moves Thursday, adding Neil Ramirez to the bullpen in place of Buddy Boshers. They also activated last year’s team MVP Reynaldo Rodriguez and transferred him to Fort Myers. To make room for Rodriguez, the Miracle sent Brad Hartong across the road to the GCL Twins.

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Minnesota's Defensive Dilemma

Defense wins championships. While in baseball that adage might not completely apply, the defensive side of the ball is a big part of the game. Teams can make up for other holes in the roster by playing solid defense and doing some of the other little things right on the field.

The Twins needed their defense to help this team to take the next step. Many of the regular players on the roster have been sub-par at their primary defensive position and this has only added to some of the first-half frustrations.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Red Sox, 7/21 @ 6:10pm CT

The Twins open up a 4 game series with the Red Sox tonight.

For those of you keeping track, and I know that most of you are, of all the stadiums that I’ve personally been to… Fenway is my 2nd favorite after AT&T in San Francisco. There is a great baseball atmosphere outside the ball park and inside the ball park. The Green Monster is such a focal point inside the park, you really don’t know how it completely dominates the landscape until you go there.

Not only do the Twins have to deal with a Red Sox team that is performing well… the Twins will have to deal with that big green thing… eat up a few flies… hop around and make some plays… you know… the usual stuff you need to do to win games.


Here are some things to think about:

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