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Article: Week in Review: Crisis of Leadership

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:51 PM
Last year, Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton ranked first and second among Twins players in WAR. They were driving forces in the team's playo...
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Request to Writers and Posters

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:32 PM
This request is for everyone who contributes to Twins Daily. I try to read as many of the articles, forums, and blogs as I can because i...
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Vegas, baby...Vegas.

Minnesota Wild Talk Yesterday, 11:02 PM
Is anyone (besides North, of course) not in love with this team right now?
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Article: MIN 3, MIL 1: Odorizzi Ks 10, LoMo Delivers Go-A...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
You just knew that sooner or later a few bounces were bound to go the Twins way. That was the case Sunday afternoon, and here’s hoping we...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Jaye with a Gr...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Myles Jaye threw seven innings of one-hit ball to help lead Rochester to a 2-1 win. Meanwhile, Tyler Jay was on the mound in the bottom o...
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2018 St. Paul Saints Season Preview

Coming off American Association North Division back-to-back championships in 2015 and 2016, the 2017 St. Paul Saints were cruising towards a three peat. First place was all theirs on the 4th of July. But then things started fall apart.

Closer Seth Rosin, who had not given up an earned run all season, was signed by the San Francisco Giants. Saints starting pitching, other than Mark Hamburger, was inconsistent causing the bullpen to be taxed. Former Twin Caleb Thielbar was thrust into the closers role, often pitching more than the customary one inning. Thielbar underwent a season ending surgery shortly thereafter, leaving the pitching staff in a constant state of limbo. What resulted was a collapse that left the Saints with a 48-52 record. For the first time since the Saints moved into CHS Field, there was no playoff baseball.

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Week in Review: Crisis of Leadership

Last year, Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton ranked first and second among Twins players in WAR. They were driving forces in the team's playoff push and, with a better supporting cast in place, expected to help propel another step forward for Minnesota in 2018.

Instead, they've become poster children for a disappointing club that cannot stop tripping over itself at every turn. The past week brought another maddening series of lapses and letdowns.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 369: What's In A Name

Aaron and John talk about Joe Mauer joining the Twins' crowded disabled list, Jake Cave's call-up, Jason Castro's season-ending surgery, the clock ticking on Lance Lynn, opening the floodgates on sports gambling with our friends from Bye, Goff & Rohde, Juan Soto making us feel old, and a delayed Black Panther review. 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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Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Slegers Solid, Kirilloff Crushes

There has been plenty to be excited about this year with the Twins farm system. Top pitching prospect Fernando Romero has been more than holding his own at the big league level. Other pitchers like Stephen Gonsalves and Aaron Slegers look close to ready for the big leagues. Minnesota also has to find room on the roster for the likes of Ervin Santana and Trevor May.

It’s going to be tough for some of these minor league players to break through to baseball’s highest level. However, Slegers made quite the case on Sunday.

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MIN 3, MIL 1: Odorizzi Ks 10, LoMo Delivers Go-Ahead Hit

You just knew that sooner or later a few bounces were bound to go the Twins way. That was the case Sunday afternoon, and here’s hoping we’ll see that continue. Jake Odorizzi struck out 10 batters, Max Kepler and Logan Morrison delivered a couple of big hits and Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth.

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MIL 5, MIN 4: Jake Cave Homers in MLB Debut

With every new injury comes an opportunity for another player to emerge. Joe Mauer was placed on the DL, opening the door for outfielder Jake Cave to make his major league debut Saturday night. He hit a two-run home run, and fellow fill-in Bobby Wilson had a big two-run double, but the Twins fell to Milwaukee 5-4.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Jaye with a Great Start, Jay with a Poor Finish

Myles Jaye threw seven innings of one-hit ball to help lead Rochester to a 2-1 win. Meanwhile, Tyler Jay was on the mound in the bottom of the 10th while Chattanooga squandered its game away. Also, Akil Baddoo reached safely four times in a Cedar Rapids victory and Miguel Sano was in action for the Red Wings.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/18): Gonsalves, Stewart, Enlow Deal Out Zeroes

It was a night of close games throughout the Twins minor league system. Rochester won a 2-0 decision behind a K-filled start by one of the organization’s top pitching prospects. The three other affiliates all played close, one-run games. Along with Stephen Gonsalves, the other starters on Friday included a current, former and potentially a future Top 10 Twins prospect. Find out how they all did.

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MIL 8, MIN 3: Gibson Falters, Mauer Exits Due to Neck Injury

The Twins lost in an ugly fashion Friday night, but more importantly, they lost another player due to injury, at least temporarily. Joe Mauer was forced to exit the game with neck tightness and is day-to-day. Hopefully his absence is brief, but this lineup is already in shambles.

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2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospect: 31-40

As we continue our countdown of the Top 50 Prospects in the 2018 MLB Draft Class, we will look at the players that I have ranked from 31-40. Among these ten players, we have two guys each from Stanford and the University of Kentucky, three high school players from the state of Georgia and three high school catchers.

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The Evolution of Jose Berrios

La Makina – The Machine. Jose Berrios’ moniker is best applied to his work rate. Follow Berrios on social media in the off-season and you will likely see him pushing giant tires, sprinting on an idyllic beach in his native Puerto Rico, or even pulling a truck. Hard work isn’t common only to Berrios, of course. What comes across, however, from listening to him speak about pitching, from following him and studying the trajectory of his young career is clear: He is singular in his desire to maximize his talent, and relentless in his pursuit of greatness.