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Another Twins Prospect at Work

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:49 AM
Hard work may pay off this year.Click Youtube link at bottom right of the clip for full screen video and audio version.
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Article: Catching Up With Nick Gordon

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:49 AM
19-year-old Nick Gordon, the Twins first-round draft pick last June out of high school in Orlando, Florida, made the trek north to Minnea...
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Do the Twins have a potential winner here?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:38 PM
OK...less than 30 days until the start of Spring Training. In the great scheme of things, we know nothing of what will ultimately transpi...
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Proposed New Designated Hitter Rule for Both Leagues

MLB Baseball Yesterday, 10:10 PM
The designated hitter rule should be in both leagues, with some major changes: Each team, on a pregame line-up card, DESIGNATES one playe...
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Is this anything? Josmil Pinto not coming to TwinsFest?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:06 PM
    As I posted on the Arcia thread, Josmil Pinto is curiously not scheduled for Twins Fest. By all accounts, Pinto had a stro...
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Catching Up With Nick Gordon

19-year-old Nick Gordon, the Twins first-round draft pick last June out of high school in Orlando, Florida, made the trek north to Minneapolis last weekend for Twins Fest. The talented, young shortstop debuted at Elizabethton in 2014 and played well. Coupling immense talent with his poise and maturity make him one to watch in 2015!

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Get to Know: OF Max Murphy

We have read so much about Nick Gordon, Nick Burdi and Jake Reed, but there is another Twins pick from 2014 who put together a very impressive professional debut. In fact, Max Murphy’s professional debut resulted in a league’s Most Valuable Player award. I had a chance to catch up with the talented outfielder at Twins Fest.

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No Juice Podcast #40: Winter Meltdown Review

On this week's No Juice Podcast, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman review, rehash and piece together what happened at the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown. Positive grades all around. But don't take it from us, check out these attendees thoughts below.

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The Best 25 GMs in History: #16 Theo Epstein

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, cross-posting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

There is an ongoing debate in Boston as to how to divvy up credit between Theo Epstein and Dan Duquette for the 2004 World Series title. Duquette ran the team through 2001, so of course many of the better players on the 2004 club joined the team on his watch. This is all true, but undersells the difficulty of turning a good team into a great team.

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Manfred Should End Outdated Selig Policies

In case you missed it, there's a new commissioner of Major League Baseball.

I know that for many fans, that may come as a shock. There are fans who can legally enjoy a brew or two at ballgames who have never attended a big league game that wasn't played under rules dictated by Bud Selig. If it's true that "the exception proves the rule", then that applies to Bud Selig's role in "proving" the Peter Principle.

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The Best 25 GMs in History: #17 Dan Duquette

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, crossposting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.
This one is from Mark

Not many GMs have had a career arc like Dan Duquette. Despite undeniable success in Montreal and Boston, he spent what would ordinarily be the prime of his career (ages 43-53) unemployed, or at least not employed by a major league team.

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One Man's Opinion: Tovar Snubbed Again

On Friday, Twins President Dave St. Peter announced that no players will be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2015. It is the first time since they started doing this in 2000. He said that no player reached 60% of the vote. Though he was said to be close, Cesar Tovar was again snubbed.

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Twins Celebrate Diamond Awards, Support Disease Research

On Thursday night at Target Field, the Minnesota Twins hosted the 2015 Diamond Awards at Target Field. It was a good night to look back at the positives from the 2014 Twins season while at the same time raising a lot of money for the University of Minnesota’s innovative research and patient care for ALS, ataxia, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease

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The Best 25 GMs in History: #18 Joe L Brown

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, crossposting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

The Pittsburgh Pirates have won three World Series in the past 89 years, and all three of them were substantially built by the same man. Joe L. Brown replaced a legend, but carved out a great legacy in Pittsburgh for 21 seasons.

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Last Chance for Winter Meltdown Tickets

~~~ Buy tickets HERE ~~~


You will not be able to buy tickets at the door tomorrow (Saturday) so today is your last chance to gain admission to the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown. Jacque Jones and Twins President Dave St. Peter will be attending, there will be free beer, commemorative pint glasses, lots of Twins talk and it's a two-block walk from Twinsfest.

If you do buy or have bought tickets, they'll be waiting for you at the door.

Here, one last time, are the details:
  • January 24th, from 5-8, at Mason’s. Just walk the block from Target Field and TwinsFest and join us.
  • Question & answers with Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, and Jacque Jones! We're sorry to announce that Tim Laudner will not be able to attend the Meltdown due to family obligations. Our community's thoughts are with Tim and his family.
  • Two free beers from local craft brewery 612 Brew.
  • Drink specials from Dobel Tequila and Three Olives Vodka.
  • Raffle that include two Twins Opening Day tickets from Ticket King.
  • The limited edition Twins Daily Winter Meltdown Pint Glass
  • Tickets go on sale Tuesday RIGHT HERE. $25 on Tuesday only, $30 after.
We'll see you next Saturday!

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JO Berrios: Working for a Big Season (VIDEO)

If you follow him on Facebook or Twitter, you have seen the grueling offseason workouts that JO Berrios is putting in. He has some very lofty goals. He is working for a big season, and there is a new video to prove it. (Video Below.)

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The Best 25 GMs in History: #19 Lee MacPhail

This post is part of a series in which Mark Armour and I count down the 25 best GMs in history, cross-posting from our blog. For an explanation, please see this post.

Lee MacPhail ran two baseball teams — the Orioles (1958-1965) and Yankees (1966-1973) — and did not win a pennant at either stop. That said, the evidence suggests that he did a great job at both places, dramatically improving organizations that had been in disarray and won championships soon after he had (voluntarily) moved on.