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Park or Polka... Pick your Poison... Vargas should be DFA...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:04 AM
When Molly pinch hit for Vargas in the 7th, I immediately spoke up and noted that although he was Playing the Percentages vs. the lefty-...
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Hughes to the DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:02 AM
Shoulder issues Uh oh
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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Orioles, 5/22@6:05pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:01 AM
After piling up doubleheaders the Twins travel to Baltimore and it seems like the weather might follow them. There is a 90% chance of rai...
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Cuban Luis Robert is a FA

Other Baseball Today, 10:00 AM
19 year old Cuban OF Luis Robert was cleared by the MLB and is now an IFA... If he signs before July 2nd, he will not be subject to the n...
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2017 MLB draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:53 AM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...
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Aaron Whitefield: From Softball Diamonds To Diamond In The Rough

The last two seasons have been a whirlwind for Aaron Whitefield. Recently, I had the chance to spend some time with Whitefield to talk about several topics. We talked a bit about his softball career and how and when he turned to baseball. How did the Twins find him and sign him? We talked about his approach at the plate, where he likes to play on the field, and who has helped him get to this point. With his background and athleticism, Whitefield has become one of the most intriguing prospects in the Twins system.


Young Guns

Over the six-year period from 2011 through 2016, during which the Twins won at a miserable .419 clip and finished last in the division four times, here's how many times a starting pitcher under the age of 27 threw 100-plus innings with a better than average ERA: one.

Scott Diamond, in 2012, posted a fluky 3.54 ERA over 27 starts at age 25. He fizzled out after one more big-league season and is now pitching in Korea.


Game Thread: Twins @ Orioles, 5/22@6:05pm CT

After piling up doubleheaders the Twins travel to Baltimore and it seems like the weather might follow them. There is a 90% chance of rain tonight and a 70% chance tomorrow night so there might be another doubleheader this week to add to the pile.

Good weather if you are a Sea Lion but it's about all that is good for right now... sea lions. They have a serious PR problem after one of them pulled a 5 year old child into the water on Saturday. Back when I was younger… sea lions were always happy balancing a ball on their nose.

In case you haven’t seen the video, everybody is ok, but since the incident, authorities have put up additional signage stating “Don’t feed 5-year-olds to sea lions.” Some people need practical advice like that. Just like the warning on Preparation H, “Not for Oral Use;” you know that warning is on the packaging because someone did just that and then probably complained to the company after. “Dear Preparation H… I ate almost the whole tube and it did not cure me. I seriously question your product. I tried to call and complain but my mouth is so small that I can’t speak so I am writing you this letter. I would like my money back”.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 311: Rain, Rain, Go Away

Aaron and John sip beer at 612 Brew and talk about Jose Berrios' dominant 11-strikeout start, rainouts and doubleheaders making life difficult for the Twins' pitching staff, Robbie Grossman's on-base skills and overall role, Kennys Vargas' pinch-hit homer, the Twins' young lineup and prospect breakthroughs, how to save $20 on Twins tickets with SeatGeek, what is now a three-way battle for the no. 1 pick, and why Miguel Sano's batting average on balls in play is both good and bad. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Blankenhorn Blasts, Gordon Keeps Rolling

Losing games isn't any fun for anyone. Three of the four Twins affiliates held leads on Sunday but none of them were able to pull out the win. Even in the midst of all the losing there were some strong performances. Multiple big name prospects had good days at the plate and some relief arms were thrust into the spotlight.

While losing isn't fun for anyone, a lot of the minor leagues is about developing players. Who performed well in the middle of all the losing? You'll have to read on to find out.


Twins Minor League Leaderboard (through Saturday, May 20)

In the last two day, lefties Lewis Thorpe and Stephen Gonsalves have returned to the mound. Several hitters have started heating up. In one week, you’ll notice there have been some changes in the Twins Minor League Leaderboard. Find out who is leading the Twins minor leagues in a variety of statistics, and then feel free to discuss.


Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Gonsalves Returns, Del Rosario Dominates

On Friday night, Lewis Thorpe made his first start since August of 2014. On Saturday night, there was another talented left-handed pitcher who made his first start of the season. Stephen Gonsalves went to big league camp, but a few weeks in, he was shut down with a shoulder issue. He’s been in Ft. Myers working his way back since then and on Saturday night he made that start.

Extra innings were needed to decide games for the Rochester Red Wings and Ft. Myers Miracle. One Twins minor league hitter got to play hero for the second time in a week. Another Twins prospect went home and had his best game of the year so far.


Lewis Thorpe's Return To The Mound

Two years, eight months and 19 days. A total of 992 days.

On August 31, 2014, Lewis Thorpe threw four shutout innings for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. It was his last start of the season. Unfortunately, it was his last start until tonight (May 19, 2017) because he left that game with pain in his elbow.

It’s been a long and winding road back for the talented left-hander from Melbourne, Australia, but on Friday in Ft. Myers, Thorpe made his return. It’s something he - and the Twins and their fans - has been awaiting for a long time.

You can’t blame him if he was a little excited and anxious before the game. When he was warming up in the bullpen, he was definitely feeling it.


Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Slegers Spins Another Gem, Thorpe Strong In Return

There was a near complete game shutout, a prospect made his triumphant return after a two-year absence and a hitter slugged his very first home run in 264 professional games. Find out what else happened around the Twins' minor leagues on Friday.


Jose Berrios Flashes Something Special

In his second start of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, Jose Berrios looked like a well tested veteran for the Minnesota Twins. Not only was he taking on one of baseball's best teams in the Colorado Rockies, but he thoroughly and completely dominated them.

Sure, there was the 11 strikeouts. Yeah, he lasted into the 8th inning, working 7.2 IP. And economical, definitely, as he needed just 106 pitches to get that work in. More than the surface numbers though, Berrios' results were punctuated by some truly exceptional moments.


The Twins Almanac for May 18-19

May 18th and 19th in Twins history feature Rod Carew and Billy Martin terrorizing Detroit pitchers, one of the signature "accomplishments" of the Ron Davis Era, Bruno having a big day (for the wrong team) and a pinch-hit grand slam from a Twin about whom you may have forgotten. Here we go:


Game Thread: Twins v Royals, 5/19 @ 7:10pm CT

As the Rockies leave Minnesota… the Royals arrive in Minnesota for a 3-game series. Both team names start with “Ro” so it’s almost like we are playing the same team. Now… there are some differences… but a few other similarities… like… they both play baseball and they will both try to beat the Twins. Both teams believe it is bad luck to be superstitious, both teams think Pelicans have an advantage when it comes to catching fly balls, both teams believe it is handy to use sign language and both teams do not believe in reincarnation and they didn’t believe in reincarnation last time either.
Good luck to all trying to tell these two teams apart but I’ll tell you this… only one is real at the moment.

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