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Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 02:43 PM
Adam Brett Walker III DOB: 10-18-91 in Milwaukee, WI Height: 6'4" Weight: 225+ Position: RF Bats: Right Throws: Right Acquired: Selected...
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Game Thread: Twins v. Indians, 4/18/15 @ 1:10 PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:41 PM
Lineups   Indians:   1. CF Michael Bourn 2. 2B Jason Kipnis 3. LF Michael Brantley 4. 1B Carlos Santana 5. DH Brandon Moss 6. R...
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Article: Jake Mauer On Advanced Statistics, Shifts And Pl...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:33 PM
Earlier this week, I enjoyed the three-game, home-opening series in Cedar Rapids. It’s always enjoyable to watch the young players develo...
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How Long for Pinto?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:32 PM
It sure looks like Josmil Pinto is healthy.......unless he had no idea how far back to set up when catching, why is he not up yet? Is the...
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TwinsDaily road trip to see Look Outs

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:18 PM
Seems there is some interest there. Right now, my weekends are pretty free, though I could see that changing at some point. We will opera...
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That's The Ticket: Battle For Fourth Place

Five words: weekend baseball at Target Field. I've been waiting six months for those words and they're finally here. Now to scientifically determine which game to attend:

Best Pitching Matchup
Sometimes things just line up right - and then there is this series. Everything is off by a day, and it's the schedule makers fault. For some reason, the Indian's last series was just two games, so the rotations don't match up.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/17): Pitchers and Power

Power and Pitching have a way of getting noticed, in the big leagues or in the minor leagues, or frankly any level of organized baseball. On Friday night in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues, there were some big home runs (to go with Trevor Plouffe’s extra-innings, walk-off blast), but there were a couple of very strong pitching performances as well. Continue reading to find out all of the details about Friday night in the Twins farm system.

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Player Appearances: Kernels Reading Program

Author’s Note: Thank you for checking out this story. My name is Mat Batts and I hope to bring you some stories and insight from the minor league lifestyle here on Twins Daily throughout the season. This will be my second season (first full) in the Twins organization and my second stint here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I look forward to getting to know a lot of you—online or in person—as we move forward this summer. I hope you enjoy!

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Game Thread: Twins vs Indians 4/17 7:10PM

The Twins kick off a brand new series with the Indians tonight. Rolling with a two game winning streak... The Twins face a team that smells funny right now. If you've ever been to Cleveland... Smelling funny isn't surprising. It's Pelfrey vs. Kluber and that sounds like Lawyer vs Lawyer to me.

Here are some Things to Think About:

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Jake Mauer On Advanced Statistics, Shifts And Platoons

Earlier this week, I enjoyed the three-game, home-opening series in Cedar Rapids. It’s always enjoyable to watch the young players develop and see their improvement and success going forward. On Monday afternoon, I was able to enjoy a twenty-minute one-on-one interview with Kernels manager Jake Mauer. We discussed many topics (and some will be written in future articles), but today, here are some of his thoughts on advanced statistics, shifts, platoons and more.

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What A Terrific Start!

It’s pretty hard to imagine this baseball season getting off to a better start, isn’t it? I mean, even the most optimistic of us probably wouldn’t have predicted a .789 winning percentage through the first week of games! This looks like it could be a fun summer of baseball!

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Twins Minor League Report (4/16): Starters Give Games Away

The Twins surprised everyone and won on Thursday afternoon, taking two out of three against the Royals to win their first series of the year. Down on the farm, things did not go as well with every affiliate in action taking the loss.

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On Risk, Community And The Cup

What drives this site is the sense of community that can develop around sports, and nothing demonstrates that more than a playoff run. Tonight the Minnesota Wild begins their quest for a Stanley Cup by facing one of the NHL favorites, the St. Louis Blues. More are always welcome in the community, so stop by WildXtra.com and check out:

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For Young Hitters The Struggle Is Real

Tom Brunansky was recently asked what he saw as the biggest difference between handling veteran hitters and young hitters.

“The young hitters put the horse before the carriage,” Brunansky said about the desire for hits. “The young hitters, they see success as the result. The veteran hitter knows that the result is something we can't control and it is about the process. So that's where we step in and let them know that it is process, process, process. We have to change that mindset.”

With a clubhouse filled with hitters like Danny Santana, Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia -- all under the age of 25 and all expected to play key roles in the offense -- Brunansky will be busy spreading that message.

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How Tall Is Too Tall? How Old Is Too Old? (Part 1)

Last month, when Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer was taken off of the spring training roster, Twins Manager Paul Molitor was asked if Meyer being 25 years old and in the minors was a concern. “Not to me,” replied Molitor. “Just different people at different times. Sometimes different body types take a little longer to fix issues like [mechanics], too. He’s got a lot of time to be really good.”

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Twins Minor League Report (4/15): WIns and Extras

The organization-wide success of the minor league affiliates continued on Wednesday with two wins and two extra-inning losses.

There had been some questions on Monday about why Adrian Salcedo - and not Alex Wimmers - was making the start for Chattanooga. Well, it turns out the Lookouts were going to be cautious with Wimmers after he experienced a tight hamstring. The club has pushed him back to Sunday.

Let's take a look at what happened on the farm on Wednesday.

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When Is It Time To Take Action?

The Twins desperately needed a good start this year to generate some enthusiasm following a stretch of four consecutive horrible seasons and a deflating development involving their top free agent acquisition just before Opening Day.

Unfortunately, the first week has played out in the opposite fashion. One could hardly imagine a worse start to this 2015 campaign, as the first week of games has seen the Twins win just one of seven. For the most part, this club hasn't even been competitive.

Some of the struggles are tied up in slumps that seem unlikely to extend much further. But this is a roster that was constructed sub-optimally from the start, as Twins decision-makers opted for veteran mediocrity over youthful upside in almost every possible instance.

With that plan blowing up in the worst way, how long will Terry Ryan, Paul Molitor and Co. stick to their guns? How patient can they be before implementing major shakeups to prevent things from getting out of hand?