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Bovada places Twins over-under at 74 1/2 wins...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:02 PM
Below you will find a tweet showing the Bovada projections for each team. It shows an over-under for the Twins at 74 1/2. For me, that's...
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Game Thread: ST game #6 - Twins v Pirates, 3/1 @ 12:05pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:00 PM
Okay ... help!!! Game threaders ... jump in to start whenever ... I know yesterday's game left much to be desired, but ... it's live base...
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Article: Alex Kirilloff To Miss 2017 After Tommy John Sur...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:57 PM
Thad Levine told assembled media in Ft. Myers this morning that Twins 2016 first-round pick Alex Kirilloff will have Tommy John surgery n...
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Berardino: Napoli was almost tempted to join Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:56 PM
http://www.twincitie...er-mike-napoli/   Berardino wrote that the Twins were very serious about their wish to add DH/1B Mike Napoli...
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Phil Miller piece on Mauer's batting order slot

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:56 PM
I'm surprised nobody has posted this link yet so I'll do it.   http://www.startribu...inty/415050194/
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Alex Kirilloff To Miss 2017 After Tommy John Surgery

Thad Levine told assembled media in Ft. Myers this morning that Twins 2016 first-round pick Alex Kirilloff will have Tommy John surgery next week.


Camp Sleepers

Every year at least one player ends up making the Minnesota Twins 25-man roster out of spring training that few expected to do so at the outset of camp.

Let's examine a few of the top candidates among this year's non-roster invite group to latch on, and what kinds of roles they might play.


Twins Position Battles: Backup Catcher

While much of the Twins 25-man roster might be pretty well set, there are a few position battles of note. As spring training rolls along, some of them will become more clear. It’s also possible that others could create additional position battles. We’ll certainly be covering those through the spring.

One of those position battles that we’ll likely hear a lot about is the backup catcher position. Jason Castro will be the starter, and he will likely start between 110 and 125 games. So who will start the other 35 to 55 games?


Cody's Top Prospects: 11-20

Twins Daily has running through the top prospects in the Twins organization. Those profiles are a combination of multiple rankings from the different writers at the site. My own top 50 list was recently included in the Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook.
There will always be differences when deciphering which prospects are the best. Should a person give a higher rank to the player with the most potential? Should it be the player with the most tools? Maybe it should be the one who has a lower ceiling but a higher floor?

Over the next week, I will release my top 20 prospects. Here is a look at prospects 11-20 with multiple players who could impact the big league roster during the 2017 season.


Get To Know: Twins Outfield Prospect Hank Morrison

Hank Morrison was the Minnesota Twins 22nd round pick last June. He spent four seasons playing for Division II Mercyhurst. In his senior season, he hit .415 with 10 homers and 53 RBIs. Following signing, Morrison was sent to Elizabethton where his season was split in half. Unfortunately, it was split because of a wayward pitch that hit him in the face. He will head to spring training looking for an opportunity to start the season in Cedar Rapids.


TD 2017 Minnesota Twins Top Prospects Recap

Over the last two weeks, Twins Daily unveiled its choices for the Top 20 prospects in the Twins system. Today, we'll review that list and shake out some key takeaways gleaned from a look at the current state of the farm.


Get To Know: Gophers RHP Brian Glowicki (And Gophers Notes)

The Gophers played a home series in Minnesota for the first time since the days of the Metrodome. They helped open up US Bank Stadium with a three-game series against Seattle University. Read at the bottom for more on the three games and upcoming Gophers games.

Before getting to more details on the series and other Gophers notes, let’s get to know a little more about Gophers senior closer Brian Glowicki. The right-hander grew up in Illinois and went to the same high school as Twins relief prospect Nick Burdi. He played with Burdi’s brother and top White Sox relief prospect Zach Burdi. But Glowicki is going to make a name for himself in the Minnesota bullpen this season.


Draft Preview: Five to Focus On

Despite the snow that hit parts of the midwest and the return to winter for many of the rest of the reading area, baseball is back alive and well.

As the Twins kicked off their exhibition season, many colleges and high schools around the nation also started (or continued) their seasons. That means draft season has officially kicked off.

How did the top draft prospects do?


Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 298: Medicinal Mailbag

Aaron and John recover at Fair State Coop and discuss Jorge Polanco's midyear move to shortstop, PECOTA's optimistic view on the Twins defense, the keyword that can get you a pair of 20-game Twins season tickets at kernelnation.com, recovery timelines for Phil Hughes and Glen Perkins, Twins Daily's fifth anniversary, Byung-Ho Park's (mis)perceived weaknesses, how a co-op works, Aaron's new podcast, listener mailbag questions and why they both need to recover from Friday night. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


Minnesota Baseball Goes Back Inside

The Twins played their first spring training game Friday, but baseball-starved Minnesotans didn't have to make the 1,700-mile trek to Fort Myers to catch a live game.

The Gophers played their first baseball game in U.S. Bank Stadium history, beating Seattle University 13-4. In terms of how the venue transformed to accommodate baseball, it was clear a lot of inspiration was taken from the building that formerly stood at the corner of 4th Street & Chicago Ave.


TD Top Prospects: #1 Fernando Romero

Ever since Byron Buxton broke out in his first full season in the minors, he's been an easy choice as the top piece in Minnesota's system. From 2014 through 2016, Buxton was named either the No. 1 or No. 2 prospect in the game on basically every preseason prospect list, making his placement atop Twins-specific rankings a mere formality.

Last year, Buxton graduated out of qualifying status, opening up this distinction for the first time in what feels like ages. In this new world, Twins Daily's choice for the top Twins prospect goes against the grain.


TD Top Prospects: #2 Stephen Gonsalves

Expectations and excitement can get sky-high when a 22-year-old pitcher wins his organization’s minor league pitcher of the year award and dominates two levels in which he is one of the younger players. Among the Twins fan base (and certainly in the Twins Daily forums) that is the case for Stephen Gonsalves, but the national outlook for him is more tempered. Why is that?