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Stick a fork in the 2017 Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:58 PM
It was a fun few months, time to sell the few sellable assets we have. Falvey has failed us in his first season, this rotation and bullpe...
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Article: State Of The Twins: Reacting Too Quickly (Stream...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:56 PM
(Note that this is kind of a rambling, stream of consciousness opinion article typed up following a third straight very late night loss t...
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Dropped third strike

Other Baseball Today, 12:54 PM
Man on first, one out. Catcher drops strike three. Batter makes a break for first base, going several steps with clear intent to try for...
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Can selling now improve 2018?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:52 PM
I am not sure that selling now can help 2018? They can trade Kintzler. He will be a free agent. That can help 2018. If they trade Santana...
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Article: Are The Twins Suddenly Sellers?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:48 PM
That’s what Jon Morosi’s sources have told him.According to the MLB Network reporter, the Minnesota Twins are contemplating unloading sev...
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John Ryan Murphy Traded For Intriguing Lefty Reliever

The Twins announced that catcher John Ryan Murphy has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for 22-year-old Double-A lefty reliever Gabriel Moya.

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Are The Twins Suddenly Sellers?

That’s what Jon Morosi’s sources have told him.

According to the MLB Network reporter, the Minnesota Twins are contemplating unloading several key players if the current skid continues up until Monday’s trade deadline.

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State Of The Twins: Reacting Too Quickly (Stream of Consciousness)

(Note that this is kind of a rambling, stream of consciousness opinion article typed up following a third straight very late night loss to the Dodgers. This series has completely thrown off my sleep pattern, but I also felt the need to write right away and express several thoughts that have crept into my mind through and then after the game. I hope it's coherent and enjoyable, and I hope you'll share your thoughts on it and on what the next steps are for our favorite team.)

Even when the Minnesota Twins held a 5-0 or 5-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle innings of Wednesday night's game, there was no sense of confidence that the Twins would hold on. Those feelings proved accurate as the Dodgers clawed their way back and eventually won 6-5 in walk off fashion.

The Twins are now 5.5 games back of Cleveland in the AL Central division, and four games behind second-place Kansas City in the division and for the second wild card spot. The Twins have lost ground to both teams each of the last four days. Think about that... five days ago, there were three teams within a game-and-a-half of each other, and now the Twins are a distant third place.

So, what does it mean? What should the Twins and their front office do?

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LAD 6, MIN 5: Uff Da

The Twins held a 5-0 lead after three and a half innings, and were still up three runs heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the Dodgers stormed back to win on a Justin Turner walkoff single.

Ouch. This loss puts the Twins a staggering 5.5 games back of first place in the AL Central. That happened fast. While the Twins have lost nine of their last 13 games, Cleveland has won six striaght and Kansas City has won eight in a row.

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Deadline Primer: The American 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 under .500 after a tough series, getting swept in Los Angeles, coupled with great play from Cleveland and Kansas City. They are 5.5 games back of Cleveland now, and four games behind second-place Kansas City. They are also four games back of Kansas City for the second wild card spot. The Rays are in between.

The Twins are not out of it, but man, in one week they have gone from buyer to potentially selling.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Vargas Homers Twice

The Twins are finishing up their series with the Dodgers on Wednesday night, hoping to avoid a sweep.

A few moves were made on Wednesday as well: The Lookouts released catcher Dan Rohlfing. Taking his place is the newly-acquired Anthony Recker.

Fort Myers added pitcher Eduardo Del Rosario from Cedar Rapids. The Kernels also placed pitcher Griffin Jax on the military leave list. They will likely be looking to E-town for rotation replacements. Elizabethton also is down one in their rotation after the recent trade of Huascar Ynoa.

Let’s check in on all of Wednesday’s games.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.