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Article: First-Round Flops or Unfinished Projects?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:30 PM
As a rebuilding team in desperate need of pitching, you can't really afford to miss on arms with two top-10 picks in the draft in three y...
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Mike Berardino Moving On

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:49 PM
One of the better beat reporters for the Twins. Gonna miss him.
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Article: 5 Things the Twins Absolutely Must Accomplish Th...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:49 PM
A little over one week remains in the 2018 campaign. I think we're all about ready to move on and forget about this one. So let's look ah...
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NBA Offseason 2018

Minnesota Timberwolves Talk Today, 09:41 PM
This is going to be an offseason that will be probably even more entertaining that the whole season of basketball that preceded it. So, w...
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Article: Week in Review: Limping Home

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:24 PM
The Minnesota Twins wrapped up their final road trip of 2018 in fitting fashion, with a pair of walk-off losses over the weekend.Meanwhil...
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First-Round Flops or Unfinished Projects?

As a rebuilding team in desperate need of pitching, you can't really afford to miss on arms with two top-10 picks in the draft in three years.

Alas, Minnesota's selections of Kohl Stewart in 2013 (fourth overall) and Tyler Jay in 2015 (sixth overall) have been heavily scrutinized. Neither has developed as one would hope.

This offseason, the front office will need to take hard looks at both, and assess fits within the future vision.

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Week in Review: Limping Home

The Minnesota Twins wrapped up their final road trip of 2018 in fitting fashion, with a pair of walk-off losses over the weekend.

Meanwhile, injuries continue to pile up, casting an ominous pall over the home stretch in a season defined by setbacks.

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MIN 5, OAK 1: Gibby’s Arm, Cave’s Bat and Adrianza’s Glove Lift Twins to Victory

Jake Cave hit a two-run homer in the first inning, Kyle Gibson pitched into the eight inning and Ehire Adrianza made a trio of impressive plays at third base Sunday afternoon in Oakland to lead the Twins to victory.

Another day, another Joe Mauer Minnesota milestone. With two hits, Mauer tied Harmon Killebrew for the most times on base in Twins history.

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OAK 3, MIN 2: Willians Astudillo Collects Three More Hits

Sometimes you just have to cling to the happy things in life like butterflies, rainbows and Willians Astudillo.

The Twins’ rookie sensation was 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, lifting his batting average up to .338 and his OPS to .877. From minor league free agent to your new favorite player, Astudillo has been a joy to watch.

What about the rest of tonight’s game? What did you not understand about butterflies and rainbows?

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OAK 7, MIN 6: Khrush Davis Walks Off Twins

The Twins went toe-to-toe with the postseason-bound A’s but couldn’t contain Khris Davis. Khrush put Oakland up 2-0 in the first inning thanks to his 44th home run of the season, then delivered a walk-off homer for No 45 in the bottom of the 10th inning.

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5 Things the Twins Absolutely Must Accomplish This Offseason

A little over one week remains in the 2018 campaign. I think we're all about ready to move on and forget about this one. So let's look ahead to the coming pivotal offseason, with a breakdown of five imperatives lying before the front office.

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2018 Killebrew Award Winner - David Banuelos (Cedar Rapids Kernels)

This week, we started posting the 2018 Twins Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service recipients. Tonight, we share the 2018 Cedar Rapids Kernels recipient David Banuelos. I believe Banuelos becomes the recipient with the closest ties to Harmon Killebrew, indirectly.

Killebrew was a monster on the baseball field. He was a three-true outcomes player decades before that became a baseball term. He struck out, but he hit a lot of home runs and a lot of walks. Off the field, Killebrew was known as a gentle, caring, respectful man.

Following Killebrew’s death, the Twins announced that they would be handing out an award each year to one recipient at each of the four full-season affiliates. The award would go to the player who exemplified Killebrew’s generosity through their efforts in the community.

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A Refreshing Shift in Twins Territory

The Minnesota Twins will embark upon the 2019 major league baseball season with plenty of areas to improve. After a season in which expectations were not met across the board, a lot of soul searching needs to be done within the organization. Although no one expected a Wild Card team from 2017 to fall off so badly, the reality that many answers lie internally acts as a beacon of hope. Chief among the positives, is that the Twins appear to have a rotation for the first time in a long while.

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Twins Daily Touch-Em-All Pub Crawl Tickets On Sale Now

Here is the link for the tickets to the pub crawl. And here is where you can get Twins tickets to sit with us after the crawl. The Touch-Em-All Pub Crawl is next Saturday, September 29th, starting at noon. The $10 ticket includes $15 in free drinks from the three bars, so you're really just prepaying a little to reserve your spot. Here are the details:

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2018 Killebrew Award Winner - Chris Paul (Chattanooga Lookouts)

When Minnesota Twins legend Harmon Killebrew announced that his health was deteriorating and he was entering hospice care, fans around the country, and especially in the Midwest, chimed in to tell tales of Killebrew. Amazingly, very few of those stories had anything to do with what occurred on a baseball field. Most of these stories involved something he had told a kid, shaking hands with fans, his impeccable autograph, or some charitable event that he came to and inspired masses. People talked about how great he was as a person.

His baseball prowess was hardly mentioned. His 573 home runs. His 1,584 RBI. His MVP. His six AL home run championships. His 11 All Star appearances. Those are all part of his story, but the stories people told were of Harmon Killebrew, the great human being.

Following Killebrew’s death, the Minnesota Twins established the Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service, and each year, the Twins have named one winner for each of their four full-season affiliates. Each affiliate’s GM nominated a recipient who exemplifies Killebrew through their work in the community.

Earlier this week, we announced that Jake Reed was the 2018 Killebrew Award recipient for the Red Wings. Today, we’ll discuss the 2018 Killebrew Award recipient of the Chattanooga Lookouts, infielder Chris Paul.

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MIN 8, DET 2: Gonsalves Stymies Tigers

Stephen Gonsalves pitched the best game of his young major league career Wednesday afternoon, holding the Tigers scoreless over six one-hit innings. It was also a strong effort from the offense today, as four Twins had multi-hit games. This gave Minnesota a four-game winning streak, just one shy of tying its season high.

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Twins Daily Roundtable: Biggest Off-Season Need

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.

With the regular season quickly coming to a close, Twins fans might be starting to think about next season. Minnesota has a lot of money coming off the books and very few contracts signed for next season. With this shift, comes the opportunity to reshape a roster.

This week’s Roundtable discussion is: “What’s Minnesota’s biggest need this off-season?