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Article: Twins Daily 2018 Top Prospects: #1 Royce Lewis

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:08 PM
It says a lot about Royce Lewis that he could probably write this profile about himself and it would be more accurate – encompassing all...
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Baseball in February

Other Baseball Today, 12:05 PM
This was my view this afternoon on this beautiful mid-seventies day here in sunny CA:   Was it a great game?    No....
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Article: Sano Going To Let It Eat

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 PM
With big expectations, there are big responsibilities. It's fair to say that since signing with the Minnesota Twins as a teenager, Miguel...
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Windows, 2020 Vision, and Tight Purse Strings

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:50 AM
As spring draws near, it's time to reflect on the winter that was and look ahead to another season full of hope and promise. I've been th...
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2018 Draft stuff

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:50 AM
Just got around to noticing this but mlbpipeline has their draft top 50up. Twins pick 20, 60, 75 and 95 early.   According to minorl...
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Twins Daily 2018 Top Prospects: #1 Royce Lewis

It says a lot about Royce Lewis that he could probably write this profile about himself and it would be more accurate – encompassing all the good and bad – than anything I could hope to draft.

Mature, wise, and self-aware beyond his years, Lewis possesses an extremely rare makeup that has many people (including myself) convinced he'll harness his incredible talent and turn into a big-league star. It's only a matter of when.

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Sano Going To Let It Eat

With big expectations, there are big responsibilities. It's fair to say that since signing with the Minnesota Twins as a teenager, Miguel Sano has been the focal point of some very big expectations. His massive power potential has long been the narrative, and despite being signed as a shortstop, the feeling was always that his bat and frame would push him from the position. Fast forward to 2018 and we've got a near-25 year-old who's toyed with those expectations, but has overlooked some of the responsibilities.

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Twins Daily 2018 Top Prospects: #2 Fernando Romero

Fernando Romero was Twins Daily’s top prospect last season, but it was easy to predict that he’d be unseated. Even a year ago at this time, it would have been a pretty safe bet to pencil in the future No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 MLB Draft in this season’s top spot. Still, Romero faced plenty of competition for the second spot. What set Romero apart from the other contenders?

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Getting Rid Of The Bad Odor Might Be Izzi

Do you smell that? No, it isn’t Ervin Santana and his patented “smell baseball” routine. Minnesota made a splash on the trade market over the weekend to help fill in for Santana while he starts the year on the DL. However, new Twins pitcher Jake Odorizzi struggled through different parts of 2017.

Can the Twins find a way to get rid of the bad Odor? It might be Izzi…

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Seth's Twins On Deck Podcast (Episode 7)

At 8:00 central time tonight, the Seth's Twins On Deck podcast was live. You can listen to it here.

Seth was joined by Fox Sports North's Twins voice Dick Bremer. Twins prospects RHP Jake Reed and infielder Jordan Gore were also on the show. So was Gophers second baseman Luke Pettersen. We chatted briefly with former Twins pitcher Pat Mahomes before technical difficulties cut it short. But we'll have him on again next week.

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Is This Front Office Truly Enlightened About Pitching?

We're about to find out.

When Derek Falvey was hired to run Minnesota's baseball ops, he brought with him a rep as a pitching guru, partially responsible for constructing the enviable staff in Cleveland. That group, of course, wasn't assembled through big-money free agent signings, but through savvy trades and superior development strategies.

So it comes as no surprise that he's attempting to apply this same model with the Twins. It's why he was hired.

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Twins Daily Top Prospects: #3 Nick Gordon

Nick Gordon might be one of the most polarizing prospects in the Minnesota Twins system. All of the national prospect rankings have him in their top-100 lists but he comes in all over the board. Two of the rankings have him at 80 or lower. Meanwhile, two other rankings have him in the top-40.

Gordon hit very well in the season’s first half but he struggled in the closing months of the year. Earlier this off-season, Tom wondered if Gordon’s second half turned him from a prospect to a suspect. When it comes to Twins’ prospects, Gordon is still one of the best in the organization but why are there such differing opinions on the former first round pick?

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Gleeman & The Geek: Ep 356: Jake Odorizzi & Anibal Sanchez

Aaron and John talk about the Minnesota Twins signing Jake Odorizzi and Anibal Sanchez, not signing Yu Darvish, Jermaine Palacios' scouting report, the value of reverse splits, old friends Trevor Plouffe and Hector Santiago finding new MLB homes, projected payroll levels, the impact of Josh Kalk, and the state of the Twins' starting rotation. Sponsored by Pick and Shovel Wear and Casper Matresses. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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The Twins Almanac for February 18–24

This week's Almanac features Wayne "Big Fella" Hattaway, "Home Run" Joe Marshall, Dick Siebert, Kevin Tapani, Roy Smalley, Al Newman, Charley "Shooter" Walters, and 1993 Apple Valley grad Dave Maurer.

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Twins Acquire Jake Odorizzi From Rays For Jermaine Palacios

According to multiple reports, the Twins have acquired RHP Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for shortstop prospect Jermaine Palacios.

Michael Pineda moved to 60-Day Disabled List to make room on the 40-man roster to make room for Odorizzi.

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Twins Sign RHP Anibal Sanchez... No, Really

News came out late Friday afternoon that the Twins have reached an agreement with free agent right-hander Anibal Sanchez. The veteran will be 34-years-old before the calendar changes.

Jon Heyman reported the agreement - which, of course is pending a physical - and later said it was a $2.5 million deal with incentives that could make him another $2.5 million.

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Twins Weekly for Feb. 9-15: Darvish Derby Depression

Saturday evening, Twins fans were dealt a heavy, albeit not all too surprising blow. News broke that Yu Darvish, the prize of the offseason, was signing with the Cubs and Twins Territory was left to wonder “what now?” Several voices at Twins Daily tried to answer that question this week