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Aaron Hicks 1.0 WAR (and ABW)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:08 AM
Celebrate good times, come on!   That 1.0 is at BR, haven't checked FG.   It is a remarkable achievement for the young man afte...
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My top 30 prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 08:04 AM
http://twinsdaily.co...p-30-prospects/   Flame away
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Article: Twins, Rockies Talk Tulowitzki

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:08 AM
First and foremost, there are literally hundreds of thousands of trade conversations that happen between teams throughout the season and...
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Article: Twins Trade Chips

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:59 AM
Friday at 3:00 central time is the non-waiver trade deadline. In other words, it’s getting close. Today, I wanted to spend just a couple...
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Stuart Turner

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 07:59 AM
Given name: Randy Stuart Turner Born: December 27, 1991 in Eunice, LA Position: Catcher Bats/Throws: Right Height: 6'2" Weight: 230 lbs R...
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Official Twins Daily July Trade Deadline Thread

There are certain days in a baseball season that people just know, just remember. Opening Day is obviously a big one. At Twins Daily, the days of the MLB Draft are very busy and warrant their own thread. The July 31 Non-Waivers Trade Deadline is another one of those days. This article can be used to discuss any trades and rumors that happen up until the 3:00 deadline.


Aaron Hicks. He's So Hot Right Now.

On Thursday night, Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks left Target Field one hundredth of a percent away from falling asleep owning a .300 batting average.

To understand how incredible that is, consider the state of Hicks' season and career to this point. Heading into July he was hitting .247 with equally embarrassing on-base and slugging figures to match. Because the numbers mirrored his output from his first two seasons at the major league level, the expectations were low on his being able to contribute. But the numbers didn't bother Hicks because he was focused on the process, not the results. The hits would eventually come. And did they ever. So far this July Hicks has posted the eighth-best OPS (1.051) which was only best by some of the game’s premium names like Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

How did Aaron Hicks suddenly join some of the league's best hitters?


Twins Minor League Report (7/30): The Power of Kepler

On the eve of the trade deadline, there have already been a lot of top prospects that have changed organizations over the last few days. The Twins have been holding steady with their young core of players but that could change at some point in the next handful of hours.

Some of the Twins minor leaguers were doing their best to show off their talents in what could be their last appearance in a Twins affiliated jersey. Check out all of the action below.


The Twins Prospect Demanding Your Attention

As summer draws on and fall draws near, lots of changes shape the major league baseball landscape. There's the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and then the August waiver period. There're divisional races, and then there are September call -ups. Despite the Twins strong start, the most exciting period of 2015 may be that call-up window, in part, because of a Twins prospect demanding your attention.


Pat Kelly's Baseball Career Is A Family Affair

The first, last and most important job any minor league baseball player has is to work hard at improving his skills to move on up the organizational ladder to the next level. That said, when Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Pat Kelly gets his next promotion, it may be bittersweet news for Pat and, more specifically, his family members that have been making frequent trips from Red Wing, Minnesota, to Cedar Rapids to watch Pat and the Kernels.


Twins Trade Chips

Friday at 3:00 central time is the non-waiver trade deadline. In other words, it’s getting close. Today, I wanted to spend just a couple of minutes talking about the chips that the Twins could use in potential trades.

Jeremy Nygaard has kept us updated on which teams the Twins have had discussions with, though it is likely true if you were to just assume that Terry Ryan has had at least cursory conversations with at least 25 other GMs around the league.


Game Thread: Twins v Mariners, 7/30 @ 7:10pm CT

While we hear nothing but trade deadline silence coming out of the Twins camp, other teams have been eating us alive.

The little bit of cushion we once had in the wild card chase has almost gone away. We had a larger lead a couple of innings... umm... weeks ago but that lead is shrinking... I got the innings... weeks thing mixed up because the end of July is starting to feel like our bullpen.

Hey... Here come the Mariners to town for a 4 game series and we need to right the ship. Get it back on course.

Here are some things to think about:


Twins Minor League Report (7/29): The New M&M Boys (Mat and Max)

Plenty of games on Wednesday in the Twins system, but not a lot of activity transaction-wise. Dalton Hicks was moved up to Chattanooga and Marcus Knecht was returned to Fort Myers.

There were plenty of other moves league-wide today and waves of moves are likely to last until Friday afternoon. The Twins are likely to make a move or two before the deadline, so stay tuned.

Let’s look at the action on the farm on Wednesday.


That's The Ticket: Dancing At The Deadline

The Twins open a four-game series with the Mariners at Target Field on Thursday evening, and the non-waiver trade deadline will arrive the following afternoon. While Minnesota is not expected to pull off blockbuster moves on the level of fellow postseason contenders like Kansas City, Houston and Toronto, Terry Ryan has certainly been active in talks and there's a pretty good chance we'll see at least one or two new players in Twins uniforms this weekend.


They Couldn’t. Could They…?

The Twins have been having on-and-off conversations with the Padres for the greater part of a week. Various different reports have them linked to a number of different Padres relief pitchers, primarily 38-year-old Joaquin Benoit.


Twins Shortstops, Or Lack Thereof

In the dead of the night, the Colorado Rockies sent their All-Star shortstop, and the face of their franchise, Troy Tulowitzki, to the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal involved another high profile shortstop, Jose Reyes, heading back to the Rockies. While the Twins were linked to Tulo at different points leading up to the trade, passing on him was always the best move. Reyes will likely become available now as well, and the Twins should once again look the other way. Despite neither of those names being fits, the Twins need to find something, and it may not come from within.


Glen Perkins Struggles To Start Season's Second Half

Twins fans have been spoiled by Glen Perkins’ performance.

That was the message from Paul Molitor to reporters following the Minnesota Twins closer’s rough night against the New York Yankees this past Saturday. And coming off the first half of the season in which he was a flawless 28-for-28 in save opportunities, fans had come to expect nothing but security when Perkins was summoned from the pen.