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Article: Twins Close To Acquiring LHP Jaime Garcia

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:42 AM
Ken Rosenthal was first to report that the Minnesota Twins are close to acquiring veteran LHP Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves.Recent...
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Article: Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 7/21 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:40 AM
Admit it… you all had the Astros, Yankees and Dodgers circled on the July Calendar. You were all overlooking Detroit in between and now t...
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Not another 2015?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:29 AM
It's been nagging me for a few weeks. The thought that this is sort of like 2015 all over. That the Twins will be stuck in a neutral univ...
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Baseball is Good

Other Baseball Today, 06:24 AM
I've started a baseball-centric podcast. It touches on twins topics often, but otherwise it is more about the sport and life of baseball....
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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:21 AM
After 90+ games, the Twins have a winning record. I don't think they're yet playoff contenders, but they're letting young players play an...
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Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 7/21 @ 7:10pm CT

Admit it… you all had the Astros, Yankees and Dodgers circled on the July Calendar. You were all overlooking Detroit in between and now the Tigers are in town for a 3 game series and they must be dealt with.

It was the Astros, Yankees and Dodgers that were supposed to knock the Twins out of contention but that hasn’t happened yet. The Twins came out of the break 2.5 games behind the Indians. The Twins faced the Astros and Yankees while the Indians had the lowly A’s and Giants. The Twins went 3-3 while the Indians went 1-5 and now we are .5 games back so it’s back to the drawing board because you all need a new plan.

Here are some things to think about:


A Bump In The Road For The Saints

Even during a season filled with broken records, awards and accolades, you are still bound to hit a bump in the road every now and then, and one of those times is now for the Saints. A tough home stand followed by an even tougher trip north of the border has the team now sitting three games back of the Winnipeg Goldeyes in the North Division. Let’s recap, and look ahead.


Twins Now A Destination For Pitching

Going into 2017, arguably the biggest question mark for the Minnesota Twins was on the mound. Who could be counted upon in the starting rotation? Who would take the ball in relief? With no real moves made to bulk up either corps, there could have been cause for panic. However, the Twins have flipped the script on an old narrative.


Twins Minor League Report (7/20): Barnes Continues To Dominate Appy League

It was a full day of game action throughout the Twins minor league system. Offense wasn’t real strong for many of the teams, but there were some really nice wins. There were a couple of strong pitching performances. There was also a position player who got to pitch, which is always fun. There were a few transactions including hearing part of a trade that will bring the Twins a left-handed starting pitcher. All that and more.


Twins Close To Acquiring LHP Jaime Garcia

Ken Rosenthal was first to report that the Minnesota Twins are close to acquiring veteran LHP Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves.

Recently Rhett Bollinger tweeted that the Twins will trade a minor leaguer to the Braves to complete the deal. Jon Heyman has confirmed that it is a one-for-one deal.

As of midnight Thursday night/Friday morning, the deal was not complete, but most seem to believe that it will still happen.

As the deal becomes final and we learn more about the specifics, we will update this article.


Deadline Primer: The National League West

We are less than two weeks away from the July 31 trade deadline. It is still fair to question whether the Twins are going to be buyers or sellers, both or neither at the deadline. They are 3-3 in six games against the Astros (1-2) and Yankees (2-1) and have stayed above .500. They are a half a game behind Cleveland in the American League Central, and they are half a game behind the Yankees for the second wild card spot.

So who are the players that might be available in a trade?


A (Twins) Territory Divided

A pair of very non-scientific twitter surveys taken this week confirmed what the Twins Daily forums have demonstrated for some time: Twins Territory is split on what the Twins trade deadline strategy should be.


Twins Minor League Report (7/19): Enlow Debuts, Lookouts Launch, Lots of Offense

The Twins took a series from the New York Yankees for the first time in forever.

There were some rumors - that seem to have been shot down since - that Bartolo Colon was considering retirement after his next start.

LEN3 reported after the game that the Twins have signed RP Michael Kohn to a minor-league deal. He is still working his way back from Tommy John surgery, so he’ll begin his time in the organization on the disabled list.

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


Twins 6, Yankees 1: Berrios, Sano Lift Twins to Series Victory

The Twins picked up their first series win over the Yankees since 2013, as Jose Berrios pitched into the seventh inning and Miguel Sano delivered a big two-out, three-run home run. The victory also put Minnesota just a game behind Cleveland (at least for the time being) in the AL Central standings.

together now! And we can build this thing together …


Bartolo Colon Considering Retirement

Could the Big Sexy's stay in a Minnesota Twins uniform last all of two games? According to an ESPN report pitcher Bartolo Colon is mulling over retirement and his next outing may just be the determining factor.


Deadline Primer: Strategies For Upgrading The Bullpen

Is the Twins' bullpen hopeless?

It can be easy to feel that way, with the stable of hopeful minor-league reinforcements sabotaged by injuries, and several planned key contributors – such as Ryan Pressly, Matt Belisle and Craig Breslow – scuffling through ugly seasons.

But this also ignores the fact that Minnesota features two of the game's better relievers at the back end in Brandon Kintzler and Taylor Rogers, as well as a number of other usable parts. Improving the unit to the point of respectability doesn't need to be an overwhelmingly difficult or costly proposition.


Yankees 6, Twins 3: Bartolopalooza Ends in Defeat

The Twins have been searching for answers in the rotation all year. From bringing in Ryan Vogelsong for spring training, to giving looks to guys out of the indy leagues and waiver wire claims, the front office has tried to be creative. Bartolo Colon? Why the heck not.

There was plenty of intrigue surrounding Colon’s Twins debut, but at the end of the day he looked pretty much exactly like you'd expect from any pitcher who recently got released.