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Sickels Twins Prospect Update

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:30 PM
Mid season update from Sickelshttps://www.minorlea...d-season-review
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Twins, OAK a good match? Gibson & Odorizzi available

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:14 PM
Some interesting trade news floating around this morning.   -Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle seems to be connecting the...
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Article: Dozier’s Days Numbered, Then What?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:14 PM
Despite sweeping the hapless Baltimore Orioles, and then taking a series from the equally terrible Kansas City Royals, the Minnesota Twin...
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:55 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/17): Barnes and Kir...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:38 PM
With only three Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates in action on Tuesday, this is going to be a relatively quiet report. There’s good...
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Winner Announced Of Jose Berrios Autographed Baseball!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Kyle De Jong, our winner of the Jose Berrios autographed baseball! Kyle took advantage of the chance to invite friends, and when his friend Tyler Winthein entered, Kyle won extra chances and one of them hit! Kyle, congrats from Fan HQ and Twins Daily and we'll be in touch shortly to get you your baseball.

Thank you everyone for playing, and don't despair - we have an even better giveaway scheduled for next week! Start lining up your friends now!

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Twins Daily Roundtable: Floundered

Twins Daily Roundtable is a weekly series. As part of this series, a question will be posed to the site’s writers and they will respond in 200 words or less (Some writers don’t like to stick to this limit). This will give readers an opportunity to see multiple points of view and then add their own point of view in the comments section.

One year ago the Twins sailed into the All-Star break with two players, Miguel Sano and Ervin Santana, representing the club at the Mid-Summer Classic. Neither of those players and a long list of others haven’t lived up to expectations in the first half. It’s been a roster full of flounders.

This week’s roundtable discussion question is: “Which Twins player has most underperformed in the first half?”

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First Half Review: Injuries And Frustration

To say that the Twins pre-All Star Game performance (or at least results) has been disappointing is probably an understatement. Coming off of an 85-win season and the team’s first playoff game since 2010. With so many young players making such a big contribution over the final two months of 2017, hopes and expectations were high that the Twins offense could be a top offense in the league in 2018. Instead, the team has really struggled, scoring significantly less runs than they did in the first half last year. Let’s take a look at what has happened and see if there is hope for the second half.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/17): Barnes and Kirilloff Lead Miracle to Win

With only three Minnesota Twins minor league affiliates in action on Tuesday, this is going to be a relatively quiet report. There’s good news in that, however, as it is also quiet because the pitching staffs of two them delivered shutout efforts, including an excellent game from one of their top picks in the 2017 draft. Alex Kirilloff also came back from his Futures Game appearance and had a multi-extra-base-hit effort as he continues to adjust to the Florida State League.

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Twins Minor League Report (7/16): Doubleheader Triple Singles For Davis

While Major League Baseball took a day off for the Home Run Derby, the minor leagues were in full force. All six affiliates were in action on Monday, and there were several transactions for you too. Tyler Jay made a start. Jaylin Davis had a day. LaMonte Wade reached base a lot. Tanner English had a big offensive day as well. On Tuesday, several affiliate have an off-day, allowing the players the night off to watch the game that they all likely have dreamed of playing in someday.

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2018 Minnesota Twins Midseason Top Prospect List: Recap

The true tragedy of the 2018 season?

How it's tarnishing the hopes of so many Minnesota Twins fans who've earnestly bought into the vision of this rebuild, framed around Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano as superstar cornerstones.

Watching these heralded can't-miss prospects flounder as they enter what should be their primes – dragging the franchise along with them – can be dispiriting, I know. But please, don't let it jade you on the merits of young talent. Plenty more is on the way, and things do not always go so awry.

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Twins Prospect Pulse: Promotions and Short-Season Leagues

Welcome to another edition of the Twins Prospect Pulse. Over the past month we’ve seen several big promotions (Alex Kirilloff, Brusdar Graterol, Royce Lewis) and the short-season leagues have all gotten underway, which means we’re starting to see some of the 2018 draftees for the first time. Here's how each affiliate is performing, a rundown of the Twins Daily top 20 prospects and another 10 names of note.

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Trey Cabbage: Kernels' Road Warrior

Trey Cabbage says he absolutely does not hate Cedar Rapids.

He may be hitting like he hates his team’s home town, but he insists that doesn’t mean he hates the city.

Recently, Steve Buhr caught up with an intriguing prospect on the Cedar Rapids Kernels roster, Trey Cabbage.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 378: Putting The First Half To Bed

With John Bonnes in San Diego, Parker Hageman joins Aaron Gleeman to discuss the final week of a rough first half, Kyle Gibson's slider-based turnaround, Brian Dozier getting back on track, the enigma of Max Kepler, trade deadline candidates, Logan Morrison and Addison Reed going on the disabled list, and how much longer the Twins can stick with Matt Belisle.

You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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MLB Stadium Tour: San Diego's Petco Park

It's been 15 years or so since I visited Petco Park, and my impression at the time was was it was one of the better new ballparks. That was also long before Target Field, so my wife and I revisited it Sunday, to see if we were still as impressed.

We were, and here is the tweet thread detailing our findings.....

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Twins Minor League Report (7/15): Lewis Collects Four Hits, Kirilloff Shines in Futures Game

Prospects took center stage on Sunday with the MLB’s Future Game being played to kick off this week’s All-Star festivities. The U.S. Future’s Team outlasted the World Future’s Team by a final score of 10-6. Two of Minnesota’s top-20 prospects participated in the game. Alex Kirilloff started the game and batted sixth for the US squad. He went 2-for-2 and scored a run.

Lewis Thorpe didn’t fare so well on the mound for the World squad. He allowed four earned runs on three hits (two home runs), while only collecting two outs. He struck out one and walked one. Let’s see how the other members of the organization did on Sunday.

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Week in Review: Breaking Good

A disappointing first half ended on a high note, with Sunday's walk-off grand slam capping a 9-2 home stand to propel Minnesota into the All-Star break with some serious good vibes.

In the wake of a crushing 1-8 road trip, the Twins did what they needed to do, taking all three series at Target Field to move back within six games of .500 and eight games of the division lead.