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REPORT: Twins Put JT Chargois On Waivers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:16 AM
Once a fast-rising, hard-throwing reliever in the system, JT Chargois was limited to two outings in 2017 and was later diagnosed with a s...
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Dozier's Winter Vegetarian Diet Caused Kidney Stone

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 AM
According to today';s STRIB article. Sounds like a painful week but shouldn't affect his playing.Twins should encourage proper kidne...
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Twins Still Pursuing Lance Lynn?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:53 PM
Kind of interesting to see this story from Jon Heyman pop up right after the Twins waived J.T. Chargois to mysteriously open up a 40-man...
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Article: Twins Acquire Jake Odorizzi From Rays For Jermai...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:53 PM
According to multiple reports, the Twins have acquired RHP Jake Odorizzi from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for shortstop prospect Jerma...
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Article: Twins Daily 2018 Top Prospects: #1 Royce Lewis

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:23 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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TD 2018 Minnesota Twins Top Prospects Recap

Over the past few weeks, we've counted down our choices for the Top 20 Minnesota Twins Prospects of 2018.

Today, we'll recap our rankings and review in search of trends and takeaways.

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Backstop Battery Becoming an Asset

In 2014, the Minnesota Twins employed Kurt Suzuki as their starting catcher. He was brought in as a free agent to take over for Joe Mauer, who had to step out from behind the plate. In his first season with the Twins, Suzuki posted a then career-best .727 OPS and made his only All-Star Game. After falling off from there, Minnesota has been searching for answers. It seems as though 2017 helped to find a recipe that may fit.

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Gameday: Twins Versus Gophers (Exhibition)

Tonight, we have a baseball game to watch on our televisions. At 5:05 central time, the Minnesota Twins will take on the Minnesota Gophers. Sure, it’s “Just” an exhibition game, but it’s a baseball game. As noted earlier, the Twins lineup will be filled with non-roster invites and minor leaguers, but that’s OK. Today, I thought it would be fun to get to know some of the Gophers players so that as you’re watching you know a little about the Twins opponent.

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Who Are These Guys? (Twins Non-Roster Invites)

On Thursday at 5:05 (central time), the Minnesota Twins will play their first game of spring training, an exhibition game against the Minnesota Gophers. Earlier in the week, we learned that lefty Stephen Gonsalves would get the start, and on Wednesday, we saw the Twins lineup for the game. Frankly, many might have seen the Twins lineup and found themselves asking “Who are these guys?” several times. Today, I’ll try to help answer that question to some degree. Below you can get to know a little bit about the Twins non-roster invitees before watching them on your TV.

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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.