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Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:43 PM
Just passed Atlanta for the first pick in next year's draft.
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Article: Santana Shines Among Sad Starter Group

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:39 PM
On Tuesday night, the Twins suffered their 12th loss in a row, as a league-worst pitching staff continues to drag them to new depths. Los...
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INSIDE THE GAME

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:32 PM
For those who have followed Twins Daily for some time might know that I like to dig into the hows and whys of the game in addition to the...
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Game Thread: Twins @ Indians, 8/31/16 @ 6:10pm CST

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Welcome back to the always exciting, always riveting and always sunny Twins Daily Game Thread!The end of summer is almost nigh.For many,...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/31): Berrios Return...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:06 PM
A couple of affiliates have already claimed playoff spots. A couple more still have a chance including the GCL Twins. The Rochester Red W...
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Twins Daily Short-Season Hitter Of The Year

It seems like those short-season teams just started, and yet, here we are. The E-Twins and GCL Twins regular seasons are ending this week. It is time for us to hand out our Twins Daily awards. Over the next week or two, we’ll be posting our short season and full season minor league awards articles. Today we begin by handing out the award for Twins Daily short season minor league hitter of the month.

The five Twins Daily Minor League Report authors were asked to vote for the various awards. For the short-season hitter of the year, we each voted for five players. The player who was voted as #1 received five points, #2 received four points and so on with the #5 vote receiving one point. Results were tabulated and the results will be found below.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/31): Berrios Returns, Red Wings Come Back

A couple of affiliates have already claimed playoff spots. A couple more still have a chance including the GCL Twins. The Rochester Red Wings had a tremendous last-inning comeback to keep their slim playoff choices alive. It was the return to the Red Wings’ mound for Jose Berrios. How did he do?

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Twins Send Six To Arizona Fall League

On Wednesday afternoon, MLB announced the rosters for the 2016 Arizona Fall League. Six players in the Twins organization will join Chattanooga pitching coach Ivan Arteaga as members of the Surprise Saguaros.

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Can The Twins Find Hitting Inspiration Up North?

As the Minnesota Twins slipped across Lake Erie and back into the United States on Sunday night following a three-game series in Toronto, the pitching staff would not be blamed if they sat the entire flight curled in the fetal position.

The stats were horrific. Over the weekend series the Blue Jays mashed nine home runs, ten doubles and scampered for one triple. They compiled 38 hits overall and plated 32 runs. They walked more than they struck out. This was nothing new. Since the beginning of 2015 Toronto has out-slugged, out-homered and out-scored everybody. They also have the second-highest on-base percentage, falling just being the Red Sox.

The series against the Twins was just business as usual for the pride of Canada. When it comes to hitting, the Toronto Blue Jays just get it.

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Santana Shines Among Sad Starter Group

On Tuesday night, the Twins suffered their 12th loss in a row, as a league-worst pitching staff continues to drag them to new depths.

Lost in the wreckage is the ongoing strong work from Ervin Santana, who has been a lone bright spot in the starting corps this year.

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Twins Minor League Report (8/30): Bash Brothers, Bullpen Blow-Ups

You get an award, you get an award, everybody gets an AWARD!

While this might not be completely true, two full-season leagues announced their post-season All-Star teams on Tuesday. Daniel Palka and Zack Granite were both named to the Southern Leage Post-Season All-Star team. It was the second career Post-Season All-Star selection for both players.

The Rochester Red Wings had one representative make the International League Post-Season All-Star team. Relief pitcher Edward Mujica only signed with the club in August and has pitched in three games for the squad. During that time he has not given up a run and he's struck out four. Before joining the Twins organization, he had been pitching in the IL for the Phillies organization and he leads the IL in saves.

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Swings And Misses: Twins Preseason Hitter Projections

Sometimes it's OK to admit when you're wrong... But hey, I stood in there, took my shot, and like so many Twins at-bats this year, most of my predictions ended up as swings and misses.

We are about to enter the month of September. The Twins 2016 season story was written way back in April, and they’ve had the final nails pounded in the last two weeks. An 11-game losing streak is never a positive for a team. So, I thought it would be fun to take a look back at my player predictions from mid-March. I think the theme of today’s story is, “It’s good to admit your mistakes.” There are a few where you’ll look at my prediction and wonder what I was thinking. I did also add the national projections from Zips, Steamer, PECOTA and Marcels and we can mock them too.

It’s hard to think of now, but heading into the season, expectations were pretty high. I was hoping for 82-84 wins. Well, they’ve already hit 82 losses and have been trying for their 50th win for 11 games now.

Below, you will find each player I did a prediction for. You’ll see my predictions with a link to that article. For each player, I added a few more things I was looking for this season and found a couple of key stats for each player. Click the links and re-read those. Again, I do think to remind us that projections are just that… they’re educated (or at least semi-educated) guesses. Obviously injury factors into some of these seasons as well. And hey, I may have even been fairly close on some.

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A Broken Defensive Heart

It can be one of the most exciting plays in baseball.

A pitcher finds himself with runners on base before a perfectly placed pitch coaxes a ground ball to a middle infielder. After a flip to second and a laser throw to first, the defense is walking off the field. Fans in the stands get on their feet for the perfectly timed double play.

But what's been the Twins' double play trouble this season?

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Twins Minor League Report (8/29): Kernels Clinch, Gordon Ate His Wheaties

Let’s just forget about the Minnesota Twins for a bit.

There’re plenty of happy things to talk about. Though it’s not what we wanted to be reading in late August, Byron Buxton was named the International League Hitter of the Week. Randy LeBlanc made his AA debut. Three hitters had four or more hits. Another affiliate clinched a playoff berth.

Read all about it here.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Indians, 8/29 @ 6:10pm CT

The Twins have lost 10 games in a row and that is really hard to do unless you are trying to lose 10 games in a row. So I guess that leaves the question… are the Twins trying to lose 10 games in a row? If they are… well done!… the accomplishment is impressive.

Our team left Toronto and flew to Cleveland for the start of 3 games series against the Indians. It’s easy to assume that the Twins had to fly across a couple of big lakes (Ontario and Erie) to get there, but I can’t be sure that the Twins plane took the direct route. Based on how the season has gone it’s probably safer to assume that the Twins flew north to get to Cleveland and ended up flying over Lake Gloom, Despair and Agony instead.

The Twins have simply gotten lost on the path they chose. They got lost and they lost a lot.

Here are some things to think about:

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Twins Minor League Report (8/28): Granite Leads 'Nooga To Victory

The Twins lost their 10th straight on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up one of the worst series we've seen this year, part of one of the worst stretches of Twins baseball we've seen since losing became so popular at 1 Twins Way. In addition to losing the game, the Twins lost Danny Santana to the DL with a sprained shoulder.

Transaction Report: The injury to Danny Santana led to a late scratch for Rochester's Logan Schafer as the Twins selected his contract before the Red Wings started on Sunday evening. Why the Twins decided to promote Schafer is a mystery. Let the fans get a good look at players they've never heard about, probably.

Anyways, Randy LeBlanc was promoted from Fort Myers to Chattanooga, and to replace LeBlanc, the Miracle received Brian Olson from the GCL Twins (from the other side of the MiLB complex in Fort Myers).

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Planning To Fail

There's a problem with the Twins' plan. The problem is that, by all appearances, they don't really have one.

What else are we supposed to make of the ongoing series of inexplicable decisions that have propelled the club toward another last-place finish?

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