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Game Thread: Twins @ Reds, 6/30, 6:10 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:22 PM
The Twins will try to close out June with a win tonight. The pitching probables are Phil Hughes (6-6, 4.20) versus Anthony DeSclafani (5-...
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Can we get Nunez a helmet this fits correctly?!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:17 PM
Long time lurker, first time poster.    Does anyone else get annoyed that every time Nunez runs, his helmet falls off!? Wear a...
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Article: Appreciating Dozier's Dominant First Half

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:02 PM
After a refreshingly strong first two months, the Twins settled into a June funk that saw their record slide back toward the .500 mark. S...
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The Path to the Majors

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:53 PM
It seems like Chattanooga is full of top prospects having strong seasons at the AA level and they are, on occasion, being called up...
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Taylor Rogers as the #1 LHRP option going forward

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:49 PM
I've never been a big fan of Rogers as a major league SP. Yesterday's performance was certainly impressive, as the S/WB team leads the IL...
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Twins Minor League Report (6/30): One-Run Games And Big Blasts

There were a bunch of transactions, including a couple of big pitching prospects. There were a three one-run games and a two-run game. There was a near no-hitter. There was a huge grand slam home run that proved to be a game-winner by an unlikely source. Which pitcher picked off three base runners? Which pitcher recorded a win about 20 miles from where he grew up?

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Appreciating Dozier's Dominant First Half

After a refreshingly strong first two months, the Twins settled into a June funk that saw their record slide back toward the .500 mark. Several players who were performing well early on came hurtling back to Earth, helping contribute to what some might consider a team-wide regression to the mean.

One player who hasn't let up one bit is Brian Dozier, who is on a borderline MVP-caliber pace with about half of the season in the books.

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TD Midseason Top Prospects: #2 Miguel Sano

Despite missing the entire 2014 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery last March, Miguel Sano remained the preseason #2 Minnesota Twins prospect here at Twins Daily. It was assumed that Sano would need some time to shake off some rust – and it did – but Sano has come back with a vengeance since a slow start and remains #2 on this list.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/29): Rodriguez Flirts With No-Hitter

It was a busy day for the Rochester Red Wings. Not only did they have parts of two games to play but they also announced that right-handed pitcher Tyler Duffey was named the International League Player of the Week.

Duffey won both of his starts over the last seven days and he's in the midst of a 22.1 inning stretch without allowing an earned run. In 14.1 innings this week, he did not allow an earned run while walking two and tying for a league-best 10 strikeouts.

Miguel Sano was also honored on Monday with the Southern League Player of the Week. Sano led the league with seven runs, 10 hits, seven extra-base hits, 21 total bases, five doubles, and tied for the league-lead with seven RBI. He hit .588 last week with a pair of home runs, a .632 OBP and a .1235 slugging percentage.

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Through The Fence: GCL Backfields-- 6-26 And 6-27 Edition

Over the weekend, I got to enjoy a couple GCL games between the GCL Minnesota Twins and GCL Boston Red Sox. The best part of these games is the closeness to the action you can get, as well as VIPs lurking around.

(VIDEO of many Twins farm hands included!)

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Randy LeBlanc: From Big Easy To Cedar Rapids

When you ask ballplayers about their outside interests, it’s not unusual for them to express an interest in hunting. In that regard, Kernels’ pitcher Randy LeBlanc fits in with the crowd.

It’s when you ask what he hunts that LeBlanc begins to vary from the norm.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Reds, 6/29 @ 6:10pm CT

'More-pitchers-swinging-the-bat' fun as the Twins travel from Milwaukee to Cincinnati.

The Reds combination of speed and power make them a fun team to watch. So lets watch them. Hopefully watch them lose!!!

Here are some things to think about:

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Twins Minor League Report (6/28): Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better

There was plenty of action on Sunday, as both the Rochester Red Wings and Elizabethton Twins played doubleheaders. There was a walk-off blast in one game, a few stellar pitching performances, and an ongoing winning streak was on the line.

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TD Midseason Top Prospects: #3 Jose Berrios

Jose Berrios ranked as the third-best prospect in Minnesota's stacked system when we put together our preseason list, and he has done plenty this year at Chattanooga to maintain a firm grasp on that spot. He will be one of two players representing the Twins at the Futures Game on July 12th.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Episode 201: Sexy Beasts

Aaron and John talk about Byron Buxton's injury and the curse of the elite Twins prospect, Aaron Hicks' re-opened window, Alex Meyer's debut as a reliever, Ervin Santana joining the rotation soon, Danny Santana vs. Eduardo Escobar vs. Eduardo Nunez, Deolis Guerra finally getting to the majors, Ron Gardenhire possibly in Philadelphia, the best Twins leadoff men of all time, and the meaning of being a Sexy Beast. 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 (6/27): Ten Straight for Fort Myers

Rain impacted more than one contest across the Twins system on Saturday night. The Red Wings and the E-Twins weren't able to take the field as the conditions were unplayable. There was plenty of other action on Saturday evening as the rest of the farm system tried to get the second half of their seasons off to the right start.

Let's take a look down on the pond to find out who did well and who's starting the second half on a good note.

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Twins Minor League Leader Board (through June 26)

All-Star games are over and this means some changes will be coming within the Twins system. Alex Meyer was called-up and he made his MLB debut last night in Milwaukee. There will be other promotions throughout the system as teams start the second half and are looking for a boost.

Here is a look at the updated Twins minor league standings and statistical leaders through Friday, June 26. Feel free to discuss.