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Game Thread: Twins vs Mariners, 8/2/15, 1:10 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 PM
-excerpts from a strange poetry collection- (my apologies i could not remember it all) It is the Seattle Mariners Who have taken one of t...
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Season is not over

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:03 PM
I don't understand why everyone is assuming the twins are going belly up? The bullpen is bad, but luckily there are in house options to h...
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Twins trade for SS Eduardo Escobar, option Santana &...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:01 PM
It's just like adding a SS right? It is about time Escobar got the call to start. Hopefully not moving around as much helps him be a litt...
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Give Me Realistic August Trade Targets

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:57 AM
Generally that means players that are either overpaid or fairly mediocre. I'll submit that both left-handed hitting catchers I identified...
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Duffey Called Up; Milone to the DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:03 PM
Derek Wetmore ‏@DerekWetmore   Tyler Duffey is indeed being called up to the Twins. Tommy Milone to the DL (mild flexor strain). Rya...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/1): Gibbons' Big Day

What a win for the Twins in comeback, walk-off fashion. The story in the minor leagues was the complete game shutout of Sam Gibbons. Very impressive. Also of note, Tyler Duffey leaving the game after just two innings. There may be more to come.

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Interview With S.I. Writer, Bloomington Native, Steve Rushin

Ever wondered how the jockstrap was invented? Or how about the evolution from catching balls with bare hands to the gloves of today? It was said that shaking hands with a catcher without any protection was like “shaking hands with walnuts.”
Sports Illustrated writer and Bloomington, Minnesota native Steve Rushin wrote about the jock strap, how Americans were more skilled throwing grenades compared to their European allies because of baseball and more historical oddities.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/31): Palacios Promoted, ContinuesTo Crush

The Red Wings won, and the GCL Twins split a doubleheader. Other than that, it was a night of tough losses in the Twins minor league system. The Twins made a trade that affected a couple of players in the Twins farm system as well, but there was another well-earned promotion.

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Twins Acquire Kevin Jepsen From Rays

The Twins have finally made their first splash, with just a couple hours remaining until the 3:00 PM non-waiver trade deadline. Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Minnesota has acquired right-hander Kevin Jepsen from the Tampa Bay Rays.

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Deadline Day Rumor Tracker

Deadline day is here. At 3:00 PM Central Time, MLB teams will no longer be able to complete trades without going through the waiver process. It is widely expected that the Twins will make some sort of move(s) today, so we'll have up-to-the-second updates on all the latest rumors and happenings in this article. Stay tuned!

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Aaron Hicks. He's So Hot Right Now.

On Thursday night, Minnesota Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks left Target Field one one-thousandth of a point away from owning a .300 batting average.

To understand how incredible that is, consider the state of Hicks' season and career to this point. Heading into July he was hitting .247 with equally embarrassing on-base and slugging figures to match. Because the numbers mirrored his output from his first two seasons at the major league level, the expectations were low on his being able to contribute. But the numbers didn't bother Hicks because he was focused on the process, not the results. The hits would eventually come. And did they ever. So far this July Hicks has posted the eighth-best OPS (1.051), which was only bested by some of the game’s premium names like Joey Votto, Carlos Gonzalez, Mike Trout and Bryce Harper.

How did Aaron Hicks suddenly join some of the league's best hitters?

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Twins Minor League Report (7/30): The Power of Kepler

On the eve of the trade deadline, there have already been a lot of top prospects who have changed organizations over the last few days. The Twins have been holding steady with their young core of players but that could change at some point in the next handful of hours.

Some of the Twins minor leaguers were doing their best to show off their talents in what could be their last appearance in a Twins affiliated jersey. Check out all of the action below.

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Official Twins Daily July Trade Deadline Thread

There are certain days in a baseball season that people just know, just remember. Opening Day is obviously a big one. At Twins Daily, the days of the MLB Draft are very busy and warrant their own thread. The July 31 Non-Waivers Trade Deadline is another one of those days. This article can be used to discuss any trades and rumors that happen up until the 3:00 deadline.

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The Twins Prospect Demanding Your Attention

As summer draws on and fall draws near, lots of changes shape the major league baseball landscape. There's the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, and then the August waiver period. There're divisional races, and then there are September call -ups. Despite the Twins strong start, the most exciting period of 2015 may be that call-up window, in part, because of a Twins prospect demanding your attention.

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Pat Kelly's Baseball Career Is A Family Affair

The first, last and most important job any minor league baseball player has is to work hard at improving his skills to move on up the organizational ladder to the next level. That said, when Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Pat Kelly gets his next promotion, it may be bittersweet news for Pat and, more specifically, his family members that have been making frequent trips from Red Wing, Minnesota, to Cedar Rapids to watch Pat and the Kernels.

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Twins Trade Chips

Friday at 3:00 central time is the non-waiver trade deadline. In other words, it’s getting close. Today, I wanted to spend just a couple of minutes talking about the chips that the Twins could use in potential trades.

Jeremy Nygaard has kept us updated on which teams the Twins have had discussions with, though it is likely true if you were to just assume that Terry Ryan has had at least cursory conversations with at least 25 other GMs around the league.

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Game Thread: Twins v Mariners, 7/30 @ 7:10pm CT

While we hear nothing but trade deadline silence coming out of the Twins camp, other teams have been eating us alive.

The little bit of cushion we once had in the wild card chase has almost gone away. We had a larger lead a couple of innings... umm... weeks ago but that lead is shrinking... I got the innings... weeks thing mixed up because the end of July is starting to feel like our bullpen.

Hey... Here come the Mariners to town for a 4 game series and we need to right the ship. Get it back on course.

Here are some things to think about: