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Ervin Santana Update

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:41 AM
Per Berardino, Ervin wasn't able to top 90 MPH with his fastball during his last rehab outing on Friday. The timeline set in March was s...
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Article: Week in Review: Sinking Ship

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:36 AM
A glimmering spark of hope, snuffed out forcefully by a demoralizing backslide: This recurring cycle has defined the 2018 season for the...
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My take on Profar's SB, HBP

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:26 AM
It has been suggested here, that Twins manager Paul Molitor intentionally ordered a third HBP on Jurickson Profar in Friday's game. This...
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Article: TEX 9, MIN 6: Odorizzi Lays an Egg

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:11 AM
Jake Odorizzi didn’t survive the second inning, as the Rangers got to him for six runs, and the Twins couldn’t recover. They did manage t...
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Twins demote Romero

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:10 AM
A NINTH bullpen arm is necessary despite an off day on Monday.
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Week in Review: Sinking Ship

A glimmering spark of hope, snuffed out forcefully by a demoralizing backslide: This recurring cycle has defined the 2018 season for the Twins, and last week epitomized it.

Following perhaps its best stretch of baseball all year – four wins in five games against a pair of top-flight teams – Minnesota followed with perhaps its worst, getting outscored 26-9 in three straight losses that further whittled the club's already slim hopes as Cleveland separates itself atop the division.


Episode 374: Jose Saves The Day

Aaron and John talk about Jose Berrios living up to the hype, Brian Dozier playing himself out of a qualifying offer, Fernando Romero going back to Triple-A, giving Alan Busenitz another look, more bad rehab updates for Ervin Santana, whether to blame Paul Molitor for awful baserunning, and how much of the 25-man roster is in the Twins' plans beyond 2018. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.


Twins Minor League Report (6/24): Career Day for Pearson

Welcome to the last week of June. It’s hard to believe July is just around the corner. For young baseball players, July can be a tiring month with the trade deadline approaching. Not only do they have to focus on the games at hand but they also have the thought of being traded in the back of their mind.

It still remains to be seen whether the Twins will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline but time is running out to make a move. Otherwise, players with expiring contracts could find themselves in new uniforms in the weeks ahead.



Jose Berrios struck out a career-high 12 batters and pitched seven shutout innings to set the done for the Twins. The offense managed to scratch across two runs, both coming with two outs, and the bullpen combo of Trevor Hildenberger and Fernando Rodney protected the lead.


Twins Minor League Report (6/23): Quality Starts And Kirilloff Keeps Raking

Saturday’s three most upper-level starting pitchers each put together quality starts. Alex Kirilloff continued to rake. With news that Jorge Polanco’s rehab will begin on Sunday and he’ll spend a few games with the Miracle, is it possible we now have our timeline for Royce Lewis to join Kirilloff in Ft. Myers? Maybe. It was another 19-year-old who had the big hits for the Kernels on this day, and another 19-year-old picked up his first career save. So much in Saturday’s report, so check it out below.


TEX 9, MIN 6: Odorizzi Lays an Egg

Jake Odorizzi didn’t survive the second inning, as the Rangers got to him for six runs, and the Twins couldn’t recover. They did manage to make things interesting in the end, but couldn’t complete what would’ve been an epic comeback as Logan Morrison struck out with the bases loaded.


Twins Minor League Report (6/22): RUNS, RUNS, RUNS! Affiliates Score in Bunches

Byron Buxton went deep in Rochester and Miguel Sano went hitless for Fort Myers. Fort Myers and Elizabethton both put up football scores on their opponents and almost all of the affiliates were victorious on Friday night. More below.


TX 8, MIN 1: Circling the Drain

One run. Three hits. Another devastating out recorded on the basepaths. Yep, just another drop down the drain in this 2018 Twins season.

On the plus side, Eddie Rosario was able to start, Eduardo Escobar was able to come off the bench and Brian Dozier made one of the best double plays you’ll ever see. And, not that this is necessarily positive, but it's obvious what Matt Belisle has become. At least that should provide clarity.


What's the Deal with Matt Magill?

Spending time with my in-laws by choice. The Minnesota Twins stealing a base. Paul Molitor using Matt Magill out of the Twins bullpen.

These are all things which happen sparingly. But why?

Magill has been excellent for the Twins bullpen since his promotion in April. So who is Matt Magill? What does he throw? Is his success sustainable? If it is, why hasn’t another major league team helped him figure it out?


Twins Minor League Report (6/21): Thorpedo Locked In

There were too many great performances across the Twins’ minor league system to mention them all in this intro, but Lewis Thorpe was particularly impressive. He had 12 strikeouts and only gave up one hit and one walk over seven innings. Holy smokes. Check out what else happened in the minors on Thursday.


Let's Talk About Eduardo Escobar

Eduardo Escobar's day at the park ended shortly after a Rick Porcello fastball bounced off the vulnerable part of the arm just above the elbow and sent shooting pain down to his digits. It is the type of injury that would have made a lesser person's fingers tingle for hours, leaving them incapable of eating steak.

Not Ed Escobar, however.

Banged up, bandaged up, and listed as day-to-day, the Minnesota Twins' hottest bat made his way several blocks from Target Field to his favorite restaurant to restock on massive quantities of protein.

The narrative surrounding Escobar's historic doubles pace has been credited to his penchant for eating at the Brazilian meathouse or a chance run-in with actor Nick Cage. These are both cute stories but the real catalyst behind the power surge has more to do with his development as a hitter than what he has been during outside the lines.

Take a look.


The Gib is Up, Kyle Is For Real

There’s no need to remind you of what Kyle Gibson was, we’re all aware. Early on in the 2017 season, the former first round pick looked like a good bet to be non-tendered this past winter; General Manager Thad Levine admitted as much. The turnaround made by the former Missouri Tiger has been noted plenty, but are we really aware of just how drastic it’s been?