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Game Thread: Twins vs. White Sox 7-30 @ 6:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:42 PM
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2016 MLB Regular Season Thread

Other Baseball Today, 07:39 PM
We don't have one yet, so here's your thread for all things NOT Twins-related...   First, to start...Clayton Kershaw - still f'ing g...
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Article: Twins Trade Deadline Tidbits

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:22 PM
The August 1st non-waiver trade deadline is only five days away. Here's a rundown of the relevant rumors and rumblings regarding the Minn...
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Dozier/Polanco

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:42 PM
There has been much discussion on moving Dozier to make a place for Polanco. Personally I think it is good to carry one or two veterans t...
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Article: Where Should Jorge Polanco Play?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:17 PM
Seemingly a minor note in the Thursday night news that the Twins had traded Eduardo Nunez for Adalberto Mejia was the fact that Jorge Pol...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/29): Del Rosario Deals

Minnesota Twins fans welcomed a member of the Chicago White Sox to Target Field with a standing ovation. More proof that in baseball Anything can happen. Of course, that player was former Twins great Justin Morneau, so it’s not so bad after all. It’s not so bad when the TWins win the game 2-1 in 12 innings on a walk-off walk.

Anything can happen in baseball and that’s especially true in minor league baseball. There were one-run games, an extra innings game, a team with back-to-back shutouts and so much more.

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GM for a Deadline

This offseason I played the part of GM For a Day and swung a bunch of trades and made Joe Mauer my new right fielder. The Twins didn’t follow my directions, have fired their GM and still haven’t contacted me about joining the front office before the trade deadline.

So since it’s not a secret, I’ll tell you what I’d do in the next five days.

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Where Should Jorge Polanco Play?

Seemingly a minor note in the Thursday night news that the Twins had traded Eduardo Nunez for Adalberto Mejia was the fact that Jorge Polanco was recalled to the big league roster.

But now what? Will Polanco finally get an opportunity to play every day for the Twins?

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Gamethread: Twins v White Sox, 7/29 @ 7:10pm CT

The Twins will open a weekend series with the White Sox tonight.

Things always seem to get strange with the White Sox and it is certainly strange days in the White Sox clubhouse right now. It has been strange to hear rumors of a possible Sale trade. Strange that they would consider trading Sale in the first place and also strange to see “Sale” and “trade” back to back in a functional sentence on any topic.

Things got even stranger when Sale was abruptly pulled from a start last week. Everybody immediately assumed that it meant a Sale trade was about to happen but it turns out that he didn’t like the throwback jerseys and decided to cut them up with a knife as a last resort to prevent the team from playing a game in them. According to Sale… it had nothing to do with trade rumors… nothing do to with the ugliness of the jersey. He did it because they were uncomfortable to wear and he didn’t feel like he could pitch his best in them. Before he cut the Jerseys up… he told Manager Robin Ventura and pitching coach Don Cooper that the jerseys can’t be worn because it was messing with his mechanics. Since those pleas couldn’t stop the marketing machine… he took matters into his own hands and he destroyed the jerseys with a knife. This worked perfectly because he didn’t have to wear the throwback jerseys… or any jersey for that matter for 5 days because he was sent home with a suspension.

From Disco Demolition to Chris Sale… this is just how it works with the White Sox.

Here are some things to think about:

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Twins Minor League Report (7/28): Park Power Propels Red Wings

Rob Antony jumped into the trade market after Thursday night’s game by trading All-Star Eduardo Nunez to the San Francisco Giants in exchange for Triple-A left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejia. Jorge Polanco was recalled from Rochester. Polanco and the Red Wings had a strong offensive output on Thursday including a huge game from Byung Ho Park.

Find out what Park and his teammates did as well as the rest of the scores and highlights from the Twins affiliates on Thursday.

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Nunez Traded To Giants For LHP Prospect

Following the Twins 6-2 win against the Baltimore Orioles on Thursday night, the team announced that All Star Shortstop Eduardo Nunez has been traded to the San Francisco Giants.

In return, the Twins received left-handed pitcher Adalberto Mejia. He just turned 23 years old. In 18 starts between AA Richmond and AAA Sacramento this year, he is a combined 7-3 with a 2.81 ERA. In 105.2 innings, he has 27 walks and 102 strikeouts. He made 11 starts in AA and has now made seven starts in AAA.

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Evaluating Deron Johnson's Drafts

As the Minnesota Twins are evaluating their front office, I would like to take the opportunity to evaluate the performance of certain parts of their front office for which there might be appropriate objective evaluation criteria. Deron Johnson, the Twins scouting director since 2008, has been primarily responsible for the Rule 4 amateur draft. There is a feeling that the Twins do not draft and develop players well. But drafting and developing are two different things. It's hard to evaluate drafting departments without comparing them to the rest of the league.

How has Johnson done against the league?

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Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Garver Powers Lookouts

Did Jose Berrios make his final start for the Red Wings on Wednesday night? Could his next start be early next week in a Twins uniform? We shall find out. If so, he ends his Rochester stint with a 10-5 record and a 2.44 ERA after a loss in this game. Will JT Chargois get there first? How about Trevor Hildenberger? And, Mitch Garver is making a strong case for a September (or sooner) call up.

In #OldFriend news, Doug Bernier hit for the cycle on Wednesday night for the Round Rock Express.

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Cedar Rapids Reactions

Each year, I try to make a pilgrimage to see the Twins affiliate in the Midwest League. I made a trip this past weekend to Cedar Rapids and took in three Kernels games.
If you haven’t made the trip to Iowa, it’s not a bad one. I live exactly an hour east of Target Field and the trip to Cedar Rapids took four and a half hours. Luckily - and unbelievably - we ran into road construction only one time.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 267: Twins Top Ten

In a special midweek podcast, Aaron and John visit Kyatchi on 38th and Nicollet and rank the Twins ten most valuable players, discuss Harry's Razor's new blades, watch their significant others geek out over Pokemon Go, and discover that Aaron is turned on by sushi. 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 Trade Deadline Tidbits

The August 1st non-waiver trade deadline is only five days away. Here's a rundown of the relevant rumors and rumblings regarding the Minnesota Twins and interim general manager Rob Antony.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Rosario Helps Fort Myers Roll

Andrew Albers wasn't in the Twins organization the previous two years but he is now back and making a mark on the International League. Entering tonight's contest in Pawtucket, Albers sported a 9-3 record (97.1 innings) with a spiffy 3.14 ERA and a 63 to 23 strikeout to walk ratio.

At 30-years old, Albers isn't exactly considered a prospect anymore but he has helped the Red Wings to get off to a fantastic start this season. Rochester entered the night 16 games over .500 (60-44) and they were only 2.5 games out of the wild card race.

Players like Albers deserve recognition for their contributions to the Twins organization. That's one of the main reasons we write these daily minor league write-ups. Players throughout the organization deserve to be recognized for their dedication to baseball even though they won't all be superstars.

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