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Article: They Couldn’t. Could They…?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:20 PM
The Twins have been having on-and-off conversations with the Padres for the greater part of a week. Various different reports have them l...
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Is it time for a new GM?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:19 PM
Up until this year I have been a big fan and defender of Terry Ryan, but with what has transpired (or more importantly NOT transpired) ov...
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Is the farm system as deep as we thought?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:19 PM
Twins are in free-fall mode. TR doesn't think that the minor league pitchers can help the woeful major league bullpen. Past Suzuki, the...
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Game Thread, Twins v. Pirates, 7/29/15 @ 12:10 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:18 PM
LINEUPS:   Pirates RF Gregory Polanco LF Starling Marte CF Andrew McCutchen 3B Aramis Ramirez SS Jung Ho Kang 2B Neil Walker DH Pedr...
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/28): Berrios Makes His Case... Again!

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins were back in action. Maybe more noteworthy, the GCL Twins were back on the field and completed a game (actually two) for the first time in five days. Certainly more noteworthy, a top prospect showed again that he might be ready to help a Twins team that is now six games under .500 over its last 50 games.

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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Baseball hasn't always been the paragon of parity, with teams like the Cardinals, Braves, and Yankees constructing dynasties that spanned the better part of a decade, but this year is unlike any we've seen in recent history. No American League team is more than 10 games out of a playoff spot with two full months of the season left. It's parity to the utmost: Every team is in it if they want to be.

From a general baseball standpoint, this is phenomenal. Even as the Royals run away with the AL Central, the other four playoff spots are all still very much up for grabs, and it virtually guarantees meaningful baseball will be played well into September.

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Diamond In The Dugout: Molitor Gets It

On Saturday night, the Minnesota Twins were throttling the New York Yankees. Thanks to a two-run home run in the first inning from Aaron Hicks, the home team was cruising. The bases were loaded and Hicks was up again. Then it happened, and Paul Molitor displayed exactly why he may be the front-runner for manager of the year.

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What If The Twins Stand Pat?

Right before midnight last night, the news came that the Blue Jays had acquired shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and LaTroy Hawkins from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for Jose Reyes and three good prospects. The expected response from many Twins fans came. We are now four days from the trade deadline, plenty of time to bolster the ball club. But what if the Twins decide not to make a deal by the deadline?

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Game Thread: Twins v Pirates, 7/28 @ 7:10pm CT

It's hard to think about the Pirates with the trade deadline looming. We all expect something and we are all watching and waiting for news. We've seen players moving around on other teams and still nothing for our Twins.

It's fun to snoop around and dream about superstars showing up in Minnesota but you still got to play the games on the field while you wait. Go ahead and tell Abner all that you are seeing and hearing but let's not lose sight of the Pirates... It's a real good club coming to town and the Twins need to start stringing together some wins.

Here are some Things to Think About:

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Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Super Slegers

Winning has been a trend throughout the Twins system this season. Entering play on Monday night, the Twins had the third highest winning percentage for any farm system. Twins affiliates have won 54.29% of their games and trail only the Astros and Mets for the top spot.

Did Minnesota's affiliated teams continue their winning ways? There were multiple doubleheaders scheduled for Monday so you'll have to read on to find out.

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That's The Ticket: The Bucs Stop Here

This week's short series against the Pirates at Target Field has a little bit of everything: a rarely seen interleague opponent with one of the game's biggest stars, an old friend taking the hill on Wednesday, and plenty of drama as two teams in the thick of the wild card race face off with the trade deadline bearing down.

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Pitchers Hesitant To Challenge The Patient Sano

It’s hard to envision Miguel Sano rewarding the Twins any more than he has through 18 big league games. The 22 year old has hit .283/.405/.517 in 74 plate appearances, and eight of his 17 hits have gone for extra bases. Strikeouts were always going to be an issue in the short term, and that’s held true as he’s fanned in 35.1 percent of his plate appearances.

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Torii Hunter Continues To Climb List Of All-Time Great Twins

Over the weekend, outfielder Torii Hunter hit his 207th and 208th home run in a Minnesota Twins uniform. In doing so, he tied and then surpassed his mentor Kirby Puckett on the all-time Twins list. Throughout this season, Hunter has passed some Twins greats in many all-time categories. At some point, we need to consider that the 40-year-old is among the best players in Minnesota Twins history.