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Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/27): All Good In Mr...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:53 PM
After fast starts for most of the minor league affiliates, things have come back down to earth over the last week. Cedar Rapids, Fort Mye...
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How Long for Pinto?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:35 PM
It sure looks like Josmil Pinto is healthy.......unless he had no idea how far back to set up when catching, why is he not up yet? Is the...
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Article: Fanfare For The Journeyman

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Definition-- jour·ney·man \-mən\:a worker, performer, or athlete who is experienced and good but not excellentIn the nomenclature of the...
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Article: 2015 Adopt-a-Prospect Sign-Up Here (NOW LIVE!)

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Yesterday, 11:22 PM
Happy Minor League Opening Day!! Starting at 9 (central time), the 2015 Adopt-a-Prospect sign-up begins.It’s been a rough start to the Mi...
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Article: WARNE: The Twins' Secret Extension Candidate

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:09 PM
There’s a Minnesota Twins player who has quietly turned himself into one of the best players in the American League at his position, and...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/27): All Good In Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood

After fast starts for most of the minor league affiliates, things have come back down to earth over the last week. Cedar Rapids, Fort Myers and Chattanooga have all lost multiple games in a row, with the Lookouts in the midst of losing six of their last seven games. Top prospect Jose Berrios was on the mound to try to end that streak tonight.

Rochester has been picking up some of the slack with a nice little stretch of four wins in their last five games. This includes a two-game win streak to start this week. Would this trend continue or would the Red Wings join the rest of the losing happening on the farm?


WARNE: The Twins' Secret Extension Candidate

There’s a Minnesota Twins player who has quietly turned himself into one of the best players in the American League at his position, and it might be time the team takes notice financially.


Kernels' Pitching: Hot Out Of The Gate

It may not be what casual baseball fans want to see, but in most cases and at most levels of professional baseball, the teams with the best pitching win the most games. Sometimes, it really is that simple.


Game Thread Tigers@Twins 4/27 7:10PM

It's almost like Groundhog Day... We are going back in time to the beginning of the season and facing David Price in the series opener once again. I suppose that means that we will also face the top of the rotation once again. However... There is a difference... This Time we are at home and that should make all the difference in the world. You gotta believe... That's all Believe!!!

Time to drop a net on those Tigers... Ship them to a Zoo and charge admission to view them.

Here are some Things to Think About:


Fanfare For The Journeyman

Definition-- jour·ney·man \-mən\:
a worker, performer, or athlete who is experienced and good but not excellent

In the nomenclature of the game we have many names for the journeyman.
On competitive teams we typically use the more endearing terms: role player, utility man, pinch hitter, defensive replacement. But on a losing team we tend to describe them in less complementary ways: placeholder, seat warmer, has been.


That's The Ticket: Spring Arrives

We've had a few false starts, but it looks like this is the week spring officially arrives in the Twin Cities. The forecast calls for sunny days all week, with highs reaching the 70s.

It's perfect baseball weather, and the Twins are returning home just in time, with a 10-game homestand opening against a pair of divisional opponents. Let's dig in and unpack this first three-game set against Detroit.


Twins Minor League Report: 4/26: Dean Dominates, Ricky Rehabs

In the minors on Sunday, Twins affiliates saw a solid rehab appearance from starter Ricky Nolasco in Cedar Rapids, and eight dominant innings from a left-hander in Rochester. Multiple games had dramatic finishes, but just one team would bring home a victory.

Read on to find out what happened and where!


Twins Minor League Reports (4/25): Six Games, One Win

Twins minor league affiliates played a season-high six games thanks to two postponements from Friday becoming doubleheaders on Saturday. Overall, it wasn’t a very good day for the Twins farm teams, achieving just one win on the day.

With Trevor May having left his start in Seattle, could it mean that Ricky Nolasco’s rehab start in Cedar Rapids on Sunday becomes more meaningful?

Continue reading and be sure to ask any questions you may have in the Comments.


Gardenhire's Possible Landing Spots

This is the first time in Ron Gardenhire's life that he hasn't been actively involved in baseball since his youth. However, it doesn't mean he wouldn't like to be back in the action. Fox Sports is reporting Gardenhire hired an agent for the first time in decades to "monitor possible managerial openings."


Twins Minor League Report (4/24): Weather, Overtime And Leaders

Rain and weather conditions caused postponements in Rochester and in Cedar Rapids. Both teams will try to play doubleheaders on Saturday. Two games washed out, but the Ft. Myers Miracle played almost enough to make up for it. Chattanooga got a home run from Miguel Sano to end their losing streak. Also, today is the first time I’ve provided a Twins organizational statistical leaderboard, so you can see which minor leaguers are leading the way so far.


Game Thread: Twins@Mariners 4/24 9:10PM

It's a late one tonight as we open up a series with the Seattle Mariners. My Kuerig will be fully filled with water. I'm thinking it'll be a night to try many different flavors back to back to back to back to back to back.

After drinking all that coffee... I'll probably go to the bathroom obviously and then break out the LSD I've been saving since 1967. It's Ok... It came with the Jimi Hendrix "Are you Experienced" Album that I bought.

It's going to be Phil Hughes vs King Felix. Get ready for it... I know I will be.

Here are some things to think about:


What To Make Of Mike Pelfrey

Don’t look now but the team’s ERA leader is none other than Mike Pelfrey. Is this performance legit or should we all brace for more impact?

This post should come with a disclaimer in a big, bold font that screams out SMALL SAMPLE SIZE AHEAD but most people should realize that three outings is nothing to base any long-term projection on. That being said, in this small sampling Pelfrey has shown some indication that he may actually be a serviceable back-of-the-rotation starter.