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Trade Deadline Thread

Other Baseball Today, 07:26 PM
In an effort to consolidate talk on consummated trade talks - here is a mega thread for it.  First two deals that went down today:...
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You're the GM: deadline moves

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:16 PM
Okay, I'm curious to get a read on what posters would do this deadline. You can list specific players or not, up to you... Though it's be...
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Trade perkins, or not?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:06 PM
So, for those that think they can't compete this year, and will be borderline next year, why not trade Perkins at this point?   If y...
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Article: Torii Hunter Continues To Climb List Of All-Time...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:00 PM
Over the weekend, outfielder Torii Hunter hit his 207th and 208th home run in a Minnesota Twins uniform. In doing so, he tied and then su...
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Is it time to worry about Kyle Gibson?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:26 PM
Looked pretty terrible against a couple of good but not great hitting teams.
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Pitchers Hesitant To Challenge The Patient Sano

It’s hard to envision Miguel Sano rewarding the Twins any more than he has through 18 big league games. The 22 year old has hit .283/.405/.517 in 74 plate appearances, and eight of his 17 hits have gone for extra bases. Strikeouts were always going to be an issue in the short term, and that’s held true as he’s fanned in 35.1 percent of his plate appearances.


Torii Hunter Continues To Climb List Of All-Time Great Twins

Over the weekend, outfielder Torii Hunter hit his 207th and 208th home run in a Minnesota Twins uniform. In doing so, he tied and then surpassed his mentor Kirby Puckett on the all-time Twins list. Throughout this season, Hunter has passed some Twins greats in many all-time categories. At some point, we need to consider that the 40-year-old is among the best players in Minnesota Twins history.


Baseball And The Clock

After regularly commenting on the 2013 Twins season, I stayed away from the blog while I put life's little bits together into something that resembled the picture on the puzzle box. Now, with Roy C. Booth and my novel Orphans published and ready to scare everyone senselessly, I finally have time to return to overthinking the odds and ends of Twins baseball. I will be attending four games this week and writing an essay about all of them.


Episode 206: Calm Before The Trade Storm?

Aaron and John talk about the Twins' ugly series loss to the Yankees, trade deadline targets big and small, Trevor May moving into a setup role, Byron Buxton being out longer than expected, Johnny Cueto coming to the AL Central, why Danny Santana is getting so much leeway, Yankees-loving girlfriends, Ervin Santana missing the playoffs, and being naked and cold. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click the Play button below.


Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Rains Reign In Southwest Florida

Rains continued to win the day in Ft. Myers and who knows when that will stop. However the other Twins affiliates did play on Sunday. The Twins added another minor league free agent. A former first-round pick tossed several shutout innings. A couple of catchers had big games. There was even a walk-off win for one of the teams.


Twins Minor League Report (7/25): Saturday In The Parks

On Saturday, there were six games in the Twins minor league system. There were also a couple of transactions. In the games, it became clear how much strong starting pitching helps a team win, but home runs also help. Which 2015 draft pick homered? Which relief pitcher was clocked just shy of 100 mph?

These topics and much more can be found as you work your way through today’s Minor League Report.


Twins Kick Baltimore Tires

The Twins have been busily working the phones in advance of next Friday’s trade deadline. I reported here earlier this week that Twins had at least reached out to the Rockies about Troy Tulowitzki. More recently, Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press talked about the team’s search for power arms. He also previously had looked at the Twins needs behind the plate.


Twins Minor League Leader Board (through July 24)

Here is a look at the updated Twins minor league standings and statistical leaders through Friday, July 24. This is a good way to get to know which players are putting up the best numbers this year. It looks beyond the top prospects. Feel free to discuss.


Twins Minor League Report (7/24): Can't Win Them All

If you’re looking solely at wins & losses, it was not a good night in the Twins farm system. The affiliates went 0-4 and two teams were rained out. That’ll make for a busy day on Saturday with eight games scheduled. Of course, development always trumps wins and losses in the minor leagues and there were still some quality performances on Friday.

Continue on to read what happened on Friday in the Twins farm system.


The Twins Most Overlooked Cornerstone

In a season where the Minnesota Twins have outperformed expectations at a rather surprising rate, there's been plenty to get excited about. Outside of the results on the diamond, Minnesota has watched top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano make their big league debuts. Brian Dozier continues to be the best second basemen in all of baseball, and Paul Molitor has the home nine looking like a contender again.


That's The Ticket: How To Beat The Yankees

Perhaps the biggest thorn in Ron Gardenhire’s side during his tenure as the Minnesota Twins’ manager was the New York Yankees. Whether it was in the regular season or the postseason, the Yankees figured how to vanquish the Twins, often in spectacular fashion.

Now, with Paul Molitor at the helm, the Twins have new leadership and a new direction that hopes to return the favor to the Bronx Bombers. It won’t be easy -- the Yankees are in familiar territory, leading the American League East by five and a half games -- and are every bit a formidable opponent.

Here are three things the Twins need to do in order to top the Yankees in this three- game series at Target Field.


How Serious Are The Twins About 2015?

Major League Baseball's non-waiver trade deadline is one week away. Within the next seven days, we should get a pretty clear idea of just how much the front office believes in this year's club, and how serious they are about making a legitimate push.

This will be dictated not only by Terry Ryan's activity on the trade market, but also by some internal maneuvers that would indicate the urgency of pushing for a postseason berth this season.