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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:51 AM
Which minor leaguers would be good trade pieces. I will start Palka Baxendale Harrison Hildenberger Eades Adam Brett Walker Stuart Turne...
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Article: Parting Gifts: Ryan's 5 Best Final Moves

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:48 AM
In the wake of his dismissal as general manager, there has been much discussion of Terry Ryan's missteps. Rightfully so.But despite the p...
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Fangraphs on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:39 AM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Alex Kirilloff

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:38 AM
Kinda surprised nobody has started a thread about him.   Out of all the position players drafted ahead of him, I believe only Nick S...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/24): Kirilloff Keep...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:28 AM
The Minnesota Twins were unable to complete their comeback against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, but there were still five game...
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Parting Gifts: Ryan's 5 Best Final Moves

In the wake of his dismissal as general manager, there has been much discussion of Terry Ryan's missteps. Rightfully so.

But despite the poor results this year, Ryan did make a few notably good moves, and many were the apparent result of savvy scouting. Amidst the focus on his shortcomings, we'll take a look at a few instances where Ryan's instincts paid off (and may continue to pay off long after he's gone).

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Twins Minor League Report (7/24): Kirilloff Keeps Hitting

The Minnesota Twins were unable to complete their comeback against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday afternoon, but there were still five games to be played in the minor leagues for the organization.

Left-hander Stephen Gonsalves was on the mound for the Lookouts, and put zeroes on the board for the first five innings of a game that went into extras. How did he and Chattanooga finish? Rochester got little offense and Elizabethton traded blows with their Appalachian League rival, Johnson City. Were they able to come out on top? 2016’s top draft pick also continued a hot stretch in the Appy League. Just how hot has it become?

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 266: The Rob Antony Era

Aaron and John talk about the start of the Rob Antony era, belated reactions to Terry Ryan's firing, trade deadline quotes and realities, Miguel Sano's defense, Jose Berrios' latest great start at Triple-A, Roy Smalley's broadcasting upgrade, and touring U.S. Bank Stadium. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Red Wings Get Offensive

The Rochester Red Wings made the 90 mile drive east to Syracuse. The bus was full. They remembered their bats and their hitting shoes as they put together a tremendous offensive outburst. Not to be outshone, their pitchers put in a great night’s work too. The Miracle ended a streak thanks to a quality start from one of the organization’s top pitching prospects. It was one of four quality starts in the Twins system on the day. Without further adieu…

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Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Berrios Baffles and Diaz Delivers

Kyle Gibson was terrific, but Brandon Kintzler had to pull a Houdini Act to give the Twins a 2-1 lead on Friday night in Boston. The biggest play was a bases-loaded 4-2-3 double play off the bat of David Ortiz. Our hitter of the day for Friday night in the minor leagues is a guy who was compared to Ortiz when he was signed as a 16-year-old three years ago.

Oh, and Jose Berrios was back on the mound for Rochester on Friday night. Like Gibson, Berrios gave up a first-inning run. How did he respond?

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To Tank Or Not To Tank?

After getting off to the worst start in franchise history, the Twins appear to be turning things around this month, but is that something fans should be excited about? It seems like a crazy question, but when you look at the big picture could it be in the best interest of the team's future to tank the rest of the season?

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Rob Antony's Audition

That the Minnesota Twins decided to move on from general manager Terry Ryan would not, in and of itself, be all that surprising for any organization that didn't have the same reputation for inscrutable loyalty. It is a results-oriented business, and the results have been dire since Ryan's return.

The timing of the move, however, was stunning from any perspective.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/21): Albers the Ace and E-Town E-Ruptions

The Twins opened up a four-game series in Boston on Thursday night, getting their last chance to see former Twin David Ortiz in person before he retires at the conclusion of the season.

Luckily for you, if you didn’t watch the Twins game, you can skip right to the affiliated action.

Rochester made some moves Thursday, adding Neil Ramirez to the bullpen in place of Buddy Boshers. They also activated last year’s team MVP Reynaldo Rodriguez and transferred him to Fort Myers. To make room for Rodriguez, the Miracle sent Brad Hartong across the road to the GCL Twins.

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Minnesota's Defensive Dilemma

Defense wins championships. While in baseball that adage might not completely apply, the defensive side of the ball is a big part of the game. Teams can make up for other holes in the roster by playing solid defense and doing some of the other little things right on the field.

The Twins needed their defense to help this team to take the next step. Many of the regular players on the roster have been sub-par at their primary defensive position and this has only added to some of the first-half frustrations.

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Game Thread: Twins @ Red Sox, 7/21 @ 6:10pm CT

The Twins open up a 4 game series with the Red Sox tonight.

For those of you keeping track, and I know that most of you are, of all the stadiums that I’ve personally been to… Fenway is my 2nd favorite after AT&T in San Francisco. There is a great baseball atmosphere outside the ball park and inside the ball park. The Green Monster is such a focal point inside the park, you really don’t know how it completely dominates the landscape until you go there.

Not only do the Twins have to deal with a Red Sox team that is performing well… the Twins will have to deal with that big green thing… eat up a few flies… hop around and make some plays… you know… the usual stuff you need to do to win games.


Here are some things to think about:

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Der Schlager Kepler Keeps Climbing

In the top of the ninth inning on Wednesday afternoon in Detroit, Max Kepler hit his tenth home run of the season and of his brief major league career. It gave the Twins a 2-1 lead and they went on to their tenth win in fifteen games.

Max Kepler has been one of the most productive hitters in baseball over the last four-to-six weeks. While his batting average remains just shy of .230, he has taken good at-bats, shown a lot of power (nine homers in the past 30 games) and driven in as many runs as anyone in baseball.

Kepler was our choice for Twins Daily Minor League Hitter of the Year in 2015. It was a breakout season of sorts for the German outfielder. He made his debut in the big leagues late last September after leading the Chattanooga Lookouts to the Southern League championship following being named the league’s MVP.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/20): Innings And Offense In Florida

Joe Mauer, Max Kepler and Eddie Rosario homered for the Twins on Wednesday afternoon to help the Twins win in Detroit. All three were signed and developed by the Twins.

In the minor leagues, there was a lot of action. One team played 15 innings. There was a quality start and a lot of offense in southwest Florida. A top prospect reached .500. Another prospect is now tied for the home run lead in all of minor league baseball.

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