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Game Thread: Twins @ Dodgers, 7/26 @ 9:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:43 PM
Having done more than my fair share of minimalist Game Thread Intros, due to trying to do other things, well, i was thinking of joking he...
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Crazy Talk: The Bullpen as a Strength in 2018/2019?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:36 PM
The timing of this topic may be odd since there is a reasoned plea for Falvine to go outside the system for relief help at the moment. I'...
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AL Central 2018 -- Is the door open?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:36 PM
White Sox started selling before the season started.    Tigers traded JD and are rumored to sell more.    Royals coul...
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MiLB.com Farm System Grades. The Twins' is Graded...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:36 PM
Article here.     The Twins system is graded "B" overall.The writeup starts with the following, smirk-inducing sentence:  ...
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Deadline Primer: The American League West

We've run through the entire National League, covering the most intriguing trade possibilities in all three divisions, so it's time to turn our attention to the Junior Circuit.

Could the Twins work out a beneficial deal with one of the five teams in the AL West?


Thank You Giveaway: Out Of The Park Baseball 18

We want to thank you all for visiting Twins Daily, so we're having 10 Days of Giveaways. All you do to enter is sign up. Today is....

Day 3, Wednesday 7/26 - Today we’re giving away Out Of The Park Baseball 18, the best baseball management game ever created, and we’ll have FIVE winners. To enter, just sign up here (provided you’re 21 years old or older) before 10 PM today (Wednesday).

Out Of The Park 18 allows you to manage your favorite baseball team from the front office and in the dugout. Sign free agents, draft, negotiate trades, develop prospects, work the budget, & run scouting. It has all 2017 MLB Opening Day rosters including all the real minor leagues – fully licensed by MLB.com, the MLBPA and Minor League Baseball. Plus, all historical major league and minor league seasons (1871-2016) included for free! Find out much more here!

And please join me in congratulating yesterday's winner of the four free craft beers, Ann Vardeman.


Twins 2, Dodgers 6: Twins Fall Below .500

For the first time since late April, the Minnesota Twins are a game below .500 (49-50).

In one of the longest games in major league history (OK, not really, it just seemed like it), the Dodgers post a second win against the Twins. Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda took about a month-and-a-half between pitches. Then in the sixth inning, one of the strangest 20+ minute delays in my lifetime kept the game going even longer. On Wednesday, the Twins will attempt to avoid being swept by putting Ervin Santana on the mound.


Twins Minor League Report (7/25): Miracle Win in Extras Behind Stellar Pitching

Minnesota Twins affiliates went 4-1 on Tuesday on a pretty good day throughout the system. Chattanooga kept on trucking with a top prospect on the mound, the rookie league teams scored a lot of runs, and Fort Myers needed extra innings in a game dominated by pitching on both sides. A major leaguer also made a rehab appearance with Rochester.


LAD 6, MIN 4: Rogers Gives Up Bellinger Blast, Blows Lead

The development of Taylor Rogers into one of the most effective setup men in baseball has been one of the biggest stories of the 2017 season for the Twins. Cody Bellinger’s incredible rookie season has been one of the biggest stories in all of baseball. Push came to shove, and it was the Dodgers rookie who won their battle, as Bellinger blasted a go-ahead three-run homer off Rogers in the eighth inning.


Deadline Primer: The National League East

A lot has changed in a week. The Twins made a trade. And the Twins have fallen in the races for the American League Central and for the wild card. The team is now at 49-49, a .500 record for the first time in months. They are 3 ½ games back of Cleveland now, and two games behind second-place Kansas City. They are also two games back of Kansas City for the second Wild Card spot. The Rays are in between, one game ahead of the Twins.

The team is not out of it, but man, by the end of this week, they could go from buyer to seller.


Twins Minor League Report (7/24): E-Twins Lose Pitcher, Win Big

Yesterday, we wrote a bit about how well Aaron Slegers has pitched in his last seven or eight starts. For his last two starts, he was named the International League’s Pitcher of the Week.

The major news on Monday, of course, was the Twins officially acquiring Jaime Garcia and Anthony Recker for Huascar Ynoa. But there was much more to the day including the decision to send back their Rule 5 pick. There are likely to be more transactions following the Monday night Twins game in Los Angeles, so we’ll update those below.


5 Reasons You Should Love The Jaime Garcia Trade

Allow me to set the stage.

The year is 2011, and a young left-hander by the name of Jaime Garcia is establishing himself as a frontline stud in the St. Louis Cardinals rotation. Fresh off a stellar campaign in 2010 that placed him third in Rookie of the Year balloting, behind Buster Posey and Jason Heyward, the 24-year-old Garcia made 32 starts, posting a 3.56 ERA and recording 13 wins for a second straight year.


BREAKING: Twins Acquire Garcia From Braves

The Minnesota Twins finally got their man.

After being on the precipice of a deal with the Atlanta Braves for left-handed starter Jaime Garcia last week, only to have the deal fall apart based on the medical reports of Twins prospect Nick Burdi, the two sides have agreed on a trade: In exchange for hard-throwing prospect Huascar Ynoa the Twins will receive Garcia as well as catcher Anthony Recker.


Game Thread: Twins @ Dodgers, 7/24@9:10pm CT

The Dodgers have the best record in baseball and we’ve been looking at these games on the schedule assuming that it has already been decided.

The Twins expense sheet could be a little lighter if they just stayed home and saved on the travel costs. If they forfeit the games, our players could rest for 4 days and start fresh in Oakland on Friday.

The A’s won’t know what hit them.

Paper Logic for Paper Baseball in a Paper World.

Here are some things to think about:


Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Slegers Continues Strong Streak

On Sunday, Aaron Slegers continued a very impressive streak of starts. He was helped by his catcher, Mitch Garver behind the plate and with his bat. The Lookouts got a short start but the bullpen kept them in the game. It was a crazy game for the Miracle that three members of their team didn’t see the completion of. Cedar Rapids got a great start and some big offensive performances. It was a back-and-forth game for the E-Twins that got off to a quick start.


Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 324: The Trade That Wasn't

Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Jaime Garcia trade that wasn't, Byron Buxton's return and what it means for Zack Granite, Glen Perkins working his way back, the pros and cons of Bartolo Colon, Jorge Polanco's shrinking role, Brent Rooker's quick promotion, and hitting the ball 600 feet. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.