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Twins Sign Top Draft Pick

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:55 PM
The Minnesota Twins make it official: They have signed 2018 first round pick Trevor Larnach.     The left-handed hitting outfi...
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Twins, Brewers Talking Trades

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:49 PM
Got any favorites in Milwaukee's system?
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Sickels Twins Prospect Update

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:48 PM
Mid season update from Sickelshttps://www.minorlea...d-season-review
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Kohl and Tyler: will we ever see them?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:55 PM
What’s done is done. Rather than go back and re-draft the years where the (previous) FO thought that college relievers would make excell...
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Austin Hedges

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:49 PM
Is Hedges a possible solution to catcher? It will be Mejia’s job soon. Would one of the Rochester starters be a good match? How about Kep...
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Latest News


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Miguel Sano Promoted to Triple-A Rochester

Miguel Sano’s time in Fort Myers is over and he is being promoted directly to Triple-A Rochester. Sano had left the Miracle to tend to some family matters in the Dominican Republic. After returning to the United States, Sano was informed of his promotion.

It’s looking like his chances of returning to the big league level this season are on the rise.

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Dozier Hasn't Changed and Could Pay Big For Twins

The trade deadline is fast approaching, and with the Dodgers recent acquisition of Manny Machado, the best up-the-middle player on the market may be the Minnesota Twins Brian Dozier. Unfortunately he doesn’t play the more premium shortstop position, but he’s been the best second basemen in baseball (not named Jose Altuve) for the past handful of years. His struggles in 2018 seem a bit overstated to me, and the front office could still find themselves commanding a nice haul.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

Of the seven games in tonight’s report, four of them went into extra innings. Kohl Stewart had a great start, Brent Rooker hit another home run, Aaron Whitefield had a walk-off double, Akil Baddoo collected three more hits, a Cedar Rapids reliever went strikeout crazy and Chris Williams slugged another homer.

Check out what else happened across the minors Thursday night.

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GM For A Deadline, Part One

The All-Star break has been filled with Manny Machado rumors and an eventual deal that is the first domino in what will hopefully be a busy trade season. On Thursday, division leader Cleveland made a move to shore up their bullpen.

As Twins fans, we’ve seen the hometown team win nine of their last 11, letting that six game skid that preceded the winning streak fade into distant memories. And that’s a problem. The Twins are 7.5 games behind the Indians… and the likelihood of them catching the Indians is extremely low.

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All Eyes on Fort Myers

In February and March, Fort Myers isn't just the center of the Twins baseball universe. It IS the Twins baseball universe.

Pitchers and catchers report, followed shortly by the rest of the roster. Coaches and front office personnel, from every corner of the organization, gradually assemble. Minor-leaguers eventually show up – all of them.

Every media member who covers the team in any capacity is on hand for at least a while. Even a bunch of bloggers from Twins Daily are regularly seen awkwardly stumbling about the bowels of Hammond Stadium.

Spring training is almost overwhelming in its scale. For about six weeks, Lee County Sports Complex IS the Twins, making the franchise's supposed hometown of Minneapolis feel further even than its considerable geographic distance.

But by the time Opening Day arrives, it all changes. Players, coaches, and execs pack up and ship out. The complex goes from hosting a half-dozen teams to one – the Single-A Fort Myers Miracle, along with a smattering of young kids and extended spring assignees.

Usually, focus shifts to Minnesota for the balance of the year. But this ain't your usual season. And as the All Star break concludes, Twins fans are finding far more reason to stay rigidly tuned into the happenings in Fort Myers than to closely follow the big-league club.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Larnach Debuts and Top Bats Fly

The Minnesota Twins are still on their All Star Break, but the entire farm system was in action today. 1st round 2018 MLB draft pick Trevor Larnach made his debut for the Elizabethton Twins, while top prospects Royce Lewis and Alex Kirilloff did damage for the Fort Myers Miracle. Stephen Gonsalves turned in a nice outing for the Red Wings, and there was plenty of stat stuffing across the minors.

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Twins Owe it to Themselves to Look at Existing Talent in Second Half

It’s been a much more enjoyable homestand for the Twins heading into the All-Star break. A 9-2 record against the inept Royals and Orioles and the solid Rays have muddied the waters surrounding the Twins inevitable sell-off ever so slightly. It’s still highly unlikely the Twins make significant noise in the second half, mostly because their margin for error is now so small. Barring a herculean effort in head-to-head games against Cleveland, Twins fans won’t be looking back on 2018 with the same sepia toned glasses of 2017.

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With Machado Gone, Eduardo Escobar Becomes The Best Shortstop Available

The 2018 MLB trade deadline was always going to revolve around one player, and that was Baltimore Orioles shortstop Manny Machado. Among the list of players who are expected to be available at the deadline, none of them come anywhere close to matching the stardom that Machado has.

However, at the end of the day there is only one Manny Machado and he can only play for one team. So, that means there is now a handful of teams who must now look elsewhere to fill the hole in their roster they were looking for Machado to fill as they make a playoff push.

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Twins Daily Roundtable: Floundered

Twins Daily Roundtable is a weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond in 200 words or less (Some writers don’t like to stick to this limit). This will give readers an opportunity to see multiple points of view and then add their own point of view in the comments section.

One year ago the Twins sailed into the All-Star break with two players, Miguel Sano and Ervin Santana, representing the club at the Mid-Summer Classic. Neither of those players and a long list of others haven’t lived up to expectations in the first half. It’s been a roster full of flounders.

This week’s roundtable discussion question is: “Which Twins player has most underperformed in the first half?”

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First Half Review: Injuries And Frustration

To say that the Twins pre-All Star Game performance (or at least results) has been disappointing is probably an understatement. Coming off of an 85-win season and the team’s first playoff game since 2010. With so many young players making such a big contribution over the final two months of 2017, hopes and expectations were high that the Twins offense could be a top offense in the league in 2018. Instead, the team has really struggled, scoring significantly fewer runs than they did in the first half last year. Let’s take a look at what has happened and see if there is hope for the second half.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/17): Barnes and Kirilloff Lead Miracle to Win

With only three Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates in action on Tuesday, this is going to be a relatively quiet report. There’s good news in that, however, as it is also quiet because the pitching staffs of two them delivered shutout efforts, including an excellent game from one of their top picks in the 2017 draft. Alex Kirilloff also came back from his Futures Game appearance and had a multi-extra-base-hit effort as he continues to adjust to the Florida State League.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/16): Doubleheader Triple Singles For Davis

While Major League Baseball took a day off for the Home Run Derby, the minor leagues were in full force. All six affiliates were in action on Monday, and there were several transactions for you too. Tyler Jay made a start. Jaylin Davis had a day. LaMonte Wade reached base a lot. Tanner English had a big offensive day as well. On Tuesday, several affiliate have an off-day, allowing the players the night off to watch the game that they all likely have dreamed of playing in someday.