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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:44 AM
the more I think these people know nothing about the Twins. The main culprits:   •terrible defense - in the infield, no way. Our inf...
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Thielbar Optioned, Bullpen Set

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:44 AM
This morning, the Twins announced that LHP Caleb Thielbar has been optioned to Rochester. The decision sets the Twins Opening Day bullpen...
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Article: Get To Know 'Em: Zaino Henriquez

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Two years ago, as we all looked forward to the start of the 2013 MLB season, some of us – or at least, those who had MLB Network – were c...
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Article: Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 187: Roster Reactions...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Aaron and John talk and/or argue about nearly everything the Twins did in the past week, including demoting Alex Meyer, Trevor May, Aaron...
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Article: 2015 Projections and Rankings: Danny Santana

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:47 PM
Today we complete our projections, predictions and rankings for the Minnesota Twins infield by considering shortstop Danny Santana. My se...
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Glen Perkins Looking To Move On

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins was in a very enviable position a year ago.

He was coming off two consecutive very strong seasons as the Twins closer, a representative at his first All-Star Game in New York, and had just signed a contract that kept him well-compensated and in a Twins uniform for the next five seasons. But after a superb start to the 2014 season, an injury torpedoed the latter portion of the year.

Now, recovering from injury and a decline in velocity, Perkins is looking to make adjustments that will ensure he remains one of the game’s premier closers.

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2015 Projections and Rankings: Danny Santana

Today we complete our projections, predictions and rankings for the Minnesota Twins infield by considering shortstop Danny Santana. My sense is that Santana might be the most polarizing in the series. We all know his 2014 rookie season with the Twins surpassed anything he had done in his seven minor league seasons, and he did it at a new position. What is in store for him in 2015?

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Get To Know 'Em: Zaino Henriquez

Two years ago, as we all looked forward to the start of the 2013 MLB season, some of us – or at least, those who had MLB Network – were captivated by the World Baseball Classic. After the USA failed to make the championship round, some people just stopped paying attention or found a reason to follow a different team.

The Cinderella of that tournament happened to be the Netherlands, who fell just two games short of claiming the championship. There was something that stuck out with that team: athletic shortstops. As a prospect follower, I’d been aware of the likes of Jurickson Profar, Xander Bogaerts and Andrelton Simmons. There they all were suiting up for the Dutch team.

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2015 Projections and Rankings: Trevor Plouffe

After discussing Kurt Suzuki, Joe Mauer and Brian Dozier on Tuesday, today we’ll consider Trevor Plouffe and the other third basemen in the American League Central. Be sure to check back later when we finish up the infield with the shortstops.

As the week goes on, we will continue through this series. Next up will be the outfielders We’ll continue to make projections and compare the Twins players to the rest of the American League Central.

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Wednesday Notes: More Cuts, Pinto Power And Lineup Changes

With today's move has the Twins' pitching staff been finalized? How did Josmil Pinto feel about his second game back from the concussion? Read about these and more at today's Report From The Fort.

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2015 Projections and Rankings: Brian Dozier

We’ve discussed Kurt Suzuki, Joe Mauer and the AL Central catchers and first basemen. Today, we continue to work our way around the infield with a look at Brian Dozier and the AL Central second basemen.

As the week goes on, we continue through this series, reviewing the Twins roster. We’ll make some projections and compare the Twins players to the rest of the American League Central.

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Which Righty Relievers Can Get Lefties Out?

The American League Central isn’t filled with as many imposing left-handed hitters as it once was. With Prince Fielder traded to Texas, Adam Dunn retired and Travis Hafner’s dominance a distant memory, Minnesota no longer needs to worry much about game-changing homers from lefty swingers.

Because of this, perhaps it makes sense for the Twins to carry only one southpaw specialist among its seven relievers, as they appear poised to do.

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Walking Away Gave Blaine Boyer's Career A Second Life

It was not long ago that Twins pitcher Blaine Boyer might have been doing things other than throwing a baseball in a major league uniform this time of year.

He might have been hunting, fishing or golfing. He might have been traveling more. Whatever it might have been, it would have been with his family. The game’s lifestyle which separated him from his growing family played a role in his decision to take a year off from baseball. Players on the fringe who step away seldom get a second chance but Boyer’s decision to walk away put him on the path that led him to being a better pitcher.

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Join John Bonnes & Phil Miller At Season Kick-Off Event

Getting antsy for the baseball season to begin? Then join us Thursday night for a kick-off party at Target Field to raise money for Tix for Tots. John Bonnes, Star-Tribune Twins beat reporter Phil Miller, Twins Director of Corporate Communications and Broadcasting Kevin Smith and Rene Saarigianopoulos of Kare 11 will be talking baseball and answering questions.

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2015 Projections and Rankings: Joe Mauer

Earlier, we discussed Kurt Suzuki and the rest of the AL Central catchers. Now, we take a look at Joe Mauer and the AL Central first basemen. Mauer had a tough season in 2014 and looks to rebound in 2015. There are some really good first basemen in the division as well.

As we continue through this series, we’ll be taking a look at the Twins roster. We’ll make some projections and compare the Twins players to the rest of the American League Central.

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Tuesday Notes: Changeups, Cuts, Pinto & Destroyed Bats

Have the Twins pitchers embraced Neil Allen's change-up philosophy? How is catcher Josmil Pinto feeling since his concussion? Which Twins pitcher was cut from the 40-man on Tuesday?

Read about these topics and more in the latest Report From The Fort.

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2015 Projections and Rankings: Kurt Suzuki

It’s hard to imagine but in less than one week the 2015 season will begin. It was a long offseason. There were quite a few changes. There have been some interesting decisions. But for baseball fans, opening day is – or SHOULD be – something to be excited about.

In this series, we’ll be taking a look at the Twins roster. We’ll make some projections and we’ll compare the Twins players to the rest of the American League Central.