Jump to content

Providing independent coverage of the Minnesota Twins.
Subscribe to Twins Daily Email

The Forums

Article: John Ryan Murphy Traded For Intriguing Lefty Rel...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:23 PM
The Twins announced that catcher John Ryan Murphy has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for 22-year-old Double-A lefty...
Full topic ›

Article: Twins Can Use System To Define Summer

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:21 PM
At the end of spring training, major league baseball teams solidify their 25-man rosters. While there is always going to be discussion su...
Full topic ›

Stick a fork in the 2017 Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:33 PM
It was a fun few months, time to sell the few sellable assets we have. Falvey has failed us in his first season, this rotation and bullpe...
Full topic ›

Article: State Of The Twins: Reacting Too Quickly (Stream...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:56 PM
(Note that this is kind of a rambling, stream of consciousness opinion article typed up following a third straight very late night loss t...
Full topic ›

Article: Are The Twins Suddenly Sellers?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:59 PM
That’s what Jon Morosi’s sources have told him.According to the MLB Network reporter, the Minnesota Twins are contemplating unloading sev...
Full topic ›

Latest News


2

DOA At The Deadline

They were never supposed to be here to begin with.

I find it important to remind myself of this as I absorb the massive gut punch delivered by Minnesota's rapid fall from contention in the American League Central. This team, fresh off a 103-loss season, gave us all a hell of a ride by hanging around the top of the division for the better part of four months, and even spending six weeks in first place.

This summer has been infinitely more fun than the last for baseball fans. I appreciate that. Still, watching it all come crashing down in spectacular fashion, it's hard not to feel a sense of familiar dread.

3

Thank You Giveaway: Minnesota Beer Passport Guide

We want to thank you all for visiting Twins Daily, so we're having 10 Days of Giveaways. All you do to enter is sign up. Today is....

Day 5, Friday 7/28 - Today’s giveaway is a copy of the Minnesota Craft Beer Passport & Taproom Guide. Sign up here! The Minnesota Craft Beer Passport & Taproom Guide helps you navigate the state’s wonderful world of microbrew. Commemorate your tasting experiences with this stylish leather book with a page dedicated to every taproom in the state. Collect stamps & stickers, rate the beer & taprooms and take notes so you never forget your adventures. Check it out, here!

Also, please join me in congratulating yesterday’s winner, Jenny Ham, who won an item from SotaStick's Minnesota Baseball Collection. Plus, she won it by referring a friend, so maybe give that a try....

0

Twins Minor League Report (7/27): Del Rosario is Stunning and Rooker Goes Yard

With the Big League spending the day trying to shake off being swept by the Dodgers, the front office has been busy on the phones. The Twins traded John Ryan Murphy to Arizona, full details here, and there are rumors that Ervin Santana, newly acquired Jaime Garcia, Brandon Kintzler and even Brian Dozier are drawing interest from other teams.

3

Twins Can Use System To Define Summer

At the end of spring training, major league baseball teams solidify their 25-man rosters. While there is always going to be discussion surrounding the choices in regard to those players, the reality is a team will always need a handful of extra contributors. For teams with strong farm systems, like the Minnesota Twins, looking down the prospect pipeline is fun. The hard part though is that front offices are always tasked with the delicate job of deciding when is exactly the right time to act.

58

John Ryan Murphy Traded For Intriguing Lefty Reliever

The Twins announced that catcher John Ryan Murphy has been traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for 22-year-old Double-A lefty reliever Gabriel Moya.

75

Are The Twins Suddenly Sellers?

That’s what Jon Morosi’s sources have told him.

According to the MLB Network reporter, the Minnesota Twins are contemplating unloading several key players if the current skid continues up until Monday’s trade deadline.

33

LAD 6, MIN 5: Uff Da

The Twins held a 5-0 lead after three and a half innings, and were still up three runs heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the Dodgers stormed back to win on a Justin Turner walkoff single.

Ouch. This loss puts the Twins a staggering 5.5 games back of first place in the AL Central. That happened fast. While the Twins have lost nine of their last 13 games, Cleveland has won six striaght and Kansas City has won eight in a row.

63

State Of The Twins: Reacting Too Quickly (Stream of Consciousness)

(Note that this is kind of a rambling, stream of consciousness opinion article typed up following a third straight very late night loss to the Dodgers. This series has completely thrown off my sleep pattern, but I also felt the need to write right away and express several thoughts that have crept into my mind through and then after the game. I hope it's coherent and enjoyable, and I hope you'll share your thoughts on it and on what the next steps are for our favorite team.)

Even when the Minnesota Twins held a 5-0 or 5-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle innings of Wednesday night's game, there was no sense of confidence that the Twins would hold on. Those feelings proved accurate as the Dodgers clawed their way back and eventually won 6-5 in walk off fashion.

The Twins are now 5.5 games back of Cleveland in the AL Central division, and four games behind second-place Kansas City in the division and for the second wild card spot. The Twins have lost ground to both teams each of the last four days. Think about that... five days ago, there were three teams within a game-and-a-half of each other, and now the Twins are a distant third place.

So, what does it mean? What should the Twins and their front office do?

3

Deadline Primer: The American League East

A lot has changed in a week. The Twins made a trade. And the Twins have fallen in the races for the American League Central and for the wild card. The team is now under .500 after a tough series, getting swept in Los Angeles, coupled with great play from Cleveland and Kansas City. They are 5.5 games back of Cleveland now, and four games behind second-place Kansas City. They are also four games back of Kansas City for the second wild card spot. The Rays are in between.

The Twins are not out of it, but man, in one week they have gone from buyer to potentially selling.

15

Twins Minor League Report (7/26): Vargas Homers Twice

The Twins are finishing up their series with the Dodgers on Wednesday night, hoping to avoid a sweep.

A few moves were made on Wednesday as well: The Lookouts released catcher Dan Rohlfing. Taking his place is the newly-acquired Anthony Recker.

Fort Myers added pitcher Eduardo Del Rosario from Cedar Rapids. The Kernels also placed pitcher Griffin Jax on the military leave list. They will likely be looking to E-town for rotation replacements. Elizabethton also is down one in their rotation after the recent trade of Huascar Ynoa.

Let’s check in on all of Wednesday’s games.

51

Twins 2, Dodgers 6: Twins Fall Below .500

For the first time since late April, the Minnesota Twins are a game below .500 (49-50).

In one of the longest games in major league history (OK, not really, it just seemed like it), the Dodgers post a second win against the Twins. Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda took about a month-and-a-half between pitches. Then in the sixth inning, one of the strangest 20+ minute delays in my lifetime kept the game going even longer. On Wednesday, the Twins will attempt to avoid being swept by putting Ervin Santana on the mound.

22

Twins Minor League Report (7/25): Miracle Win in Extras Behind Stellar Pitching

Minnesota Twins affiliates went 4-1 on Tuesday on a pretty good day throughout the system. Chattanooga kept on trucking with a top prospect on the mound, the rookie league teams scored a lot of runs, and Fort Myers needed extra innings in a game dominated by pitching on both sides. A major leaguer also made a rehab appearance with Rochester.