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DFA to Breslow

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:02 AM
This is probably the end of a long major league career made longer b y Twins decision to give him a roster spot after Spring Training....
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Article: DET 9, MIN 6: Twins Drop to Third in Division, 2...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:02 AM
With an ugly loss to Detroit Sunday, the Twins dropped to third place in the AL Central, and they’re now 2.5 games out of first place. Th...
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AL Central 2018 -- Is the door open?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:02 AM
White Sox started selling before the season started.    Tigers traded JD and are rumored to sell more.    Royals coul...
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Article: Catching Curiosities

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:40 AM
Twins pitchers have been much more successful this season when Jason Castro has been behind the plate. Are there stats we can point to th...
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Clayton Kershaw to the DL

Other Baseball Today, 02:40 AM
Only 10 game DL but he's been off this year. I wonder if the Dodgers would pay a good price for Ervin Santana. Couple guys in their org w...
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Deadline Primer: The National League Central

Last week, Seth took a look at the trade landscape in the National League West, calling out some players from the Padres and Giants who could interest Minnesota's front office.

Today, we turn our attention to the NL Central.


Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Slegers Continues Strong Streak

On Sunday, Aaron Slegers continued a very impressive streak of starts. He was helped by his catcher, Mitch Garver behind the plate and with his bat. The Lookouts got a short start but the bullpen kept them in the game. It was a crazy game for the Miracle that three members of their team didn’t see the completion of. Cedar Rapids got a great start and some big offensive performances. It was a back-and-forth game for the E-Twins that got off to a quick start.


Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 324: The Trade That Wasn't

Aaron and guest co-host Parker Hageman talk about the Jaime Garcia trade that wasn't, Byron Buxton's return and what it means for Zack Granite, Glen Perkins working his way back, the pros and cons of Bartolo Colon, Jorge Polanco's shrinking role, Brent Rooker's quick promotion, and hitting the ball 600 feet. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


DET 9, MIN 6: Twins Drop to Third in Division, 2.5 Games Back

With an ugly loss to Detroit Sunday, the Twins dropped to third place in the AL Central, and they’re now 2.5 games out of first place. The team had its opportunities to win this ballgame, but just couldn’t put together a sustained rally. The bullpen giving up seven runs didn’t help, either.


Catching Curiosities

Twins pitchers have been much more successful this season when Jason Castro has been behind the plate. Are there stats we can point to that prove he’s a far superior game caller/pitcher whisperer than Chris Gimenez? Or are there too many variables that cloud the numbers?


Twins 6, Tigers 5: Twins Hold Off Tigers

Kyle Gibson had his longest outing of the season and everybody in the lineup recorded a hit, as the Twins celebrated a victory on the night they honored the 1987 World Series championship team. The Twins built a 6-0 lead and it appeared they’d coast to victory, but things got way too interesting in the final two innings.


Twins Minor League Report (7/22): Perkins Returns, Hurlbut Rolls

Injuries can be devastating to the careers of players. Some of the best players in baseball history have seen their careers cut short because of surgeries and the injuries that caused them to go under the knife. It seems rare for players to be able to avoid the injury bug for their entire career. However, it can be a momentous occasion when a player is finally able to return to the game they love.

Glen Perkins hadn't pitched in a baseball game in almost 13 months. On Saturday, he was able to step back on the mound in a rookie league game and feel like he was getting closer to his goal. He still might be a way off from regaining his All-Star form but it was a step in the right direction.

Read on to see how he fared in his return to the mound...


No Garcia Trade: Braves Balk At Twins’ Prospect’s Health

The reason Jaime Garcia pitched a gem in an Atlanta Braves uniform last night -- adding a grand slam at the plate for good measure -- rather than making travel arrangements to Minnesota appears to be because the Braves had concerns regarding the prospect the Twins made available in the trade talks.


Tigers 6, Twins 3: Bad Santana

Ervin Santana lasted just 3.1 innings, and it took him 95 pitches to get that far into the ballgame. The Twins couldn’t dig themselves out of the hole, but the loss didn’t cloud an exciting night at Target Field in which Tom Kelly’s statue was unveiled and the 1987 reunion weekend kicked off.


Twins Minor League Report (7/21): Wade HR Extends Chattanooga's Hot Streak

Prospect mavens across Twins Territory were bracing for impact all day Friday, anxiously awaiting details on the rumored Jaime Garcia trade with Atlanta. That deal never happened, but it was a good reminder that now is as good a time as ever to get acquainted with the system.

There were plenty of notable performances Friday night, including Brent Rooker recording his first hit with Fort Myers. And his second … and third. Also, LaMonte Wade hit a big homer for the Lookouts, Tim Melville was brilliant for the Red Wings, Joe Cronin cracked a couple of homers for the Kernels and Akil Baddoo had a nice debut with E-Town.


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: