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Article: What's A Realistic Timeline For Byron Buxton?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:10 PM
I made my first trip of the year to Target Field last Friday, and had a fantastic time. It was a beautiful evening and the Twins played a...
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2015 draft thread - another new one

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:08 PM
From Klaw's chat today -   Kirk (The TC) Who do you see the Twins picking #1? Drafts have been much better lately (anything is bette...
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Eduardo Nunez to DL, Doug Bernier recalled

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:11 PM
For the third straight season, Doug Bernier will be coming north. This time, it's much earlier than the past years. His 40 man roster spo...
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Zack Jones - 2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 02:20 PM
Zack Jones was taken in the 4th round of the 2012 MLB Draft out of San Jose State. He started out at Elizabethton, but was soon prom...
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Article: According To Plan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:11 PM
For the Minnesota Twins, the blueprint this year was simple: stay afloat until midseason and give yourself a chance to make things intere...
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What's A Realistic Timeline For Byron Buxton?

I made my first trip of the year to Target Field last Friday, and had a fantastic time. It was a beautiful evening and the Twins played a very crisp ballgame, winning 1-0 behind a tremendous start from Kyle Gibson.

Yet, as I looked around the park from my seats down the first base line, I couldn't help but feel a sense of disappointment with the sparsity of the crowd. The announced attendance of 22,794 -- their second-largest since Opening Day -- seemed overstated, with empty seats littering the lower deck.

The Twins moved within a game of .500 that night, and by the end of the weekend they had a winning record. In the wake of a dreadful start, this team has been playing good ball, positioning itself for relevancy in the AL Central at least early on.

But the fans, mired in apathy following a fourth straight 90-loss season, haven't responded by filling the stadium. Already the Twins have drawn fewer than 20,000 on five occasions; last year that happened once, in September.

Continuing to win games at a solid clip will help bring back some wayward fans, but what this team needs is a spark plug that generates real excitement and gets the entire baseball world buzzing.

They'll have one soon in Byron Buxton. But how soon?

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Twins Minor League Report (5/5): Whoomp! (There Hicks Is)

Doug Bernier was pulled from Rochester's game on Tuesday evening and he will be joining the Twins as Eduardo Nunez was placed on the DL with a left oblique strain. Bernier can be added to the 40-man in the spot of suspended Ervin Santana.

After a scary scene Tuesday night, it’s been revealed that Chattanooga’s Levi Michael suffered a high ankle sprain while sliding into second base. If you saw the play, you probably expected much worse. It’s a tough break for Michael, who has missed extended periods of time throughout his professional career.

Wilkin Ramirez was activated from Rochester’s disabled list. He takes the spot vacated by recently-promoted Eddie Rosario.

Let's take a look at the on-field action for Tuesday night.

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Warne Notebook: Arcia's Replacement, Buxton Heating up, Affiliate Report

The Minnesota Twins promoted well-regarded prospect Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester on Monday. Rosario wasn’t in uniform in time to start the game, and ultimately didn’t get in as the Twins eked out a close 8-7 win.

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Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month - April 2015

Over the weekend, I handed out the “awards” for Twins minor league relief pitcher and starting pitcher of April. Whether coming out of the bullpen or starting the game, the Twins had some minor leaguers put up some very good numbers..

Today, I am going to profile five Twins minor league hitters who had solid Aprils. There were a few strong offensive performances, but in my mind, one stood out above the rest.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/4): The Force is Strong with Buxton

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Actually these games happened in our galaxy and they took place tonight but it's still May 4th. The major league version of the Twins was hosting a Star Wars themed night including a Phil Hughes bobblehead with him dressed as a Jedi Knight.

Down on the farm, there was a trio of games with the Twins affiliates facing off against some of the best young players in the galaxy. Would the Rebels be able to come out victorious? Or would the evil Empire reign supreme?

Fire up your light sabers and let's find out.

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Now Leading Off For The Kernels: Tanner English

You might not guess it just to look at him, as he patrols center field for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, but there’s a good chance that Tanner English is among the most athletic ballplayers on the roster.

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Eddie Rosario Promoted To Twins; Arcia Placed On DL

UPDATE: It's now official. The Twins have called up Eddie Rosario and placed Oswaldo Arcia on the 15-day disabled list.

Twins left-handed hitting outfielder Eddie Rosario retweeted a message today congratulating him on his promotion to the Minnesota Twins. While no announcement has been made, it seems likely that Rosario would be called up to replace corner outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who needed to leave yesterday’s game with a right hip irritation.

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Game Thread A's@Twins 5/4 7:10PM

The Twins have won 4 in a row!!!

The Twins Swept the White Sox!!!

The Twins have won 7 out of their last 10!!!

The Twins are over .500!!!

Now here come the A's.

We all know that Brad Pitt runs a mean team but the Twins are hot enough to overcome Brad Pitt and whatever he comes up with... this year.

Here are some Things to Think About!!!

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That's The Ticket: Your AL Wild Card Winner

If the MLB regular season were to end today … we would probably be a little bummed. I mean, it just started. But we would be comforted knowing that the Twins would still be playing, because they enter this series tied for the last AL Wild Card spot. So which game to see? As usual, we’ll break it down scientifically.

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Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher Of The Month - April 2015

Yesterday, we looked at the top minor league relievers in the Twins farm system in April. Today, we turn our attention to the starting pitchers who got off to a strong start. There were some really good ones. As you see, there are four honorable mentions who posted an ERA below 2.20. That can tell you how well the top four performed during the month.

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Episode 191: Above .500!

Aaron and John talk about the Twins clawing their way above .500 after a brutal start, Ricky Nolasco's return and Tommy Milone's departure, Ron Gardenhire looking for a job and the White Sox possibly having an opening, good Mike Pelfrey going away quickly, Byron Buxton catching fire at Double-A, and what to do with Tim Stauffer and Lester Oliveros. 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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According To Plan

For the Minnesota Twins, the blueprint this year was simple: stay afloat until midseason and give yourself a chance to make things interesting in the final months.

That's more or less true for every team, but especially so for a Twins club that figures to receive significant reinforcements midway through the summer, in the form of impact prospects and a suspended No. 2 starter.

After a 1-6 start where they looked completely inadequate in every aspect of the game, simply remaining relevant appeared a tall task. But to the credit of rookie manager Paul Molitor and his resilient group, the Twins are back above .500 just three weeks later.