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Raising the Mauer panic level...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:03 AM
In May he's got a .214..298/.238 with one extra base hit and just five walks. He's struggled even more the last ten games and the strikeo...
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Buxton

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:23 AM
Our boy, Buck maybe a little motivated after being demoted. Just homered again in1st inning! Now batting .340! Go Buck!!
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JR Graham Traded To Yankees

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:03 AM
Per Dustin Morse on Twitter just moments ago:      
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Neil Allen suspended

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:26 AM
According to the STrib, Twins pitching coach Neil Allen has been suspended by the club after being arrested early Thursday morning under...
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Plouffe to the Royals?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:26 PM
Mike Moustakas tore his ACL and would figure to be out for months, perhaps the remainder of the season. If, in fact, he is done until Sep...
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Sell, Sell, Sell: A Look At Twins Trade Chips

One advantage to falling out of postseason contention within the first two months of the season is that it enables a team like the Minnesota Twins to clearly establish itself as a seller well ahead of the trade deadline.

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Gleeman & The Beek, Ep 253: Waiting On Youth

Aaron and John podcast midweek from Lynlake Brewery’s rooftop and discuss Neil Allen’s DWI and the non-ending battle with addiction, when we can expect Rochester’s youth to rejoin the Twins, an easy Father’s Day idea from Harrys.com, the Twins 2016 All-Star representative, and how Dick Bremer’s announcing is like Aaron’s favorite Chinese food.

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Twins Organizational Depth Chart - The Catchers

As we continue to prepare for the 2016 MLB Draft, today I present a review of the catchers in the Minnesota Twins organization. Yesterday, we reviewed the Outfielders. Next week, we’ll continue with the Infielders and the pitchers while I’ll also post my updated Top 30 Twins Prospect rankings.

Why look at the organization’s depth before the draft? As we mentioned yesterday, taking "best player available" is always the right strategy early in the draft, but in the later rounds, it might be important to add some depth at other positions as they look to fill some rosters.

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Yellow Jacket Battery Boosts Kernels

Most of the work that Sam Clay and AJ Murray did together during their shared time at Georgia Tech was confined to the bullpen, but this season the pair of former Yellow Jackets have played critical roles together for the Midwest League Western Division-leading Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Clay, a lefty who was the Minnesota Twins’ fourth-round draft pick in 2014, carries a 3-1 record and a 1.10 ERA into his Wednesday night start at Burlington. He has averaged more than a strikeout per inning in his seven starts.

Murray, selected by the Twins in the 14th round of last year’s draft, is carrying a .285/.394/.489 (.883 OPS) slash line as the Kernels’ primary catcher. He’s hit 11 doubles, one triple and five home runs while batting in the middle of the Cedar Rapids lineup and has thrown out 35% of runners attempting to steal a base.

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Twins Organizational Depth Chart - The Outfield

As Jeremy noted earlier, we are about to embark on a ton of draft coverage here at Twins Daily. We will be posting several draft prospect profiles of players who could be available when the Twins make the 15th overall pick. Jeremy will post a couple more mock drafts. I’ll post my updated Top 30 prospects, and also will consider the Twins organizational depth.

Why look at the organizational depth right now as the draft approaches? Nearly two months into a new season, trends may start taking place, storylines are developing, players are stepping up, or they’re not. As you know, in the early rounds of the MLB Draft, it is wise to generally take Best Player Available, but as you get to Day 2 and especially Day 3 of the draft, it may make more sense to load up on positions of need.

Today, we will begin this series by looking at the outfielders.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/25): Buxton Leads Wings To Win

It was a great night for the Rochester Red Wings’ offense and it was led by Byron Buxton as you’ll read below. Adam Walker did what he does best, crush mistake pitches. Jason Wheeler continued to pitch well. Two long streaks continued for Kernels players, and the Miracle got a clutch hit from a top prospect. It was an eventful night in the Twins minor league system.

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Draft Season is Upon Us

It’s almost Memorial Day weekend - that officially kicks summer off, right? Well, let’s make that the first pitch of the draft season.

At 4 pm Sunday, you can turn on the radio, tune it to 100.3 FM and listen to a draft-heavy Gleeman and the Geek show minus Gleeman plus Parker and myself. (If you miss it, that’s ok… you can download it later.)

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Three-Bagger: Rocky Rotation, Replacements & Raw Power

Is more change coming for the Twins rotation? Who might be lined up to step in next? And what should we make of a prospect's prodigious power display in Rochester?

All are covered in today's Three-Bagger.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/24): Jay Sets Career Mark

Baseball's rich history is something that draws fans to the game. Records are meant to be set and records are meant to be broken. That's all part of the game.

There were a few records on the line as Tuesday's action got underway. Randy LeBlanc entered his start with the Kernels in the midst of an impressive scoreless streak. He hadn't allowed a run in 28 innings before taking the mound tonight. Tyler Jay has also been improving for Fort Myers and he would do something that he had never done before.

Would LeBlanc's streak continue? What kind of record did Jay set? Read on to find out.

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Your Turn: What Do You Want From A GM?

I feel no need to call for anyone to get fired. I won’t do it. Yes, I fully understand and don’t necessarily strongly disagree with the overwhelming philosophy that major changes may be needed to right this ship. The grass isn't always greener (though sometimes it really is), and sometimes change for the sake of change can be good. We will never 100% agree with any other person on every baseball topic.

So instead of regurgitating the old, tired discussion about why the Twins should fire their general manager or others in the front office, let’s be a little more productive. Let’s not jump to hyperbole and automatically bash everything about the Twins brass. Like all of us, there is good and not-so-good in everybody. People have strengths and areas for improvement.

Also, let’s not pretend that this (the Twins shockingly bad 11-33 record) is the fault of just the GM. There is plenty of blame to go around. Ownership warrants blame. The front office deserve blame. Player development can be questioned, if you like. I’m sure the scouts find some blame too. The manager and his coaching staff deserve some blame, and I do believe that the players deserve a large amount of the blame.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/23): Wiel Walk-Off!

For the second straight week a member of the Red Wings was rewarded for his previous week. Last week, it was Andrew Albers. This week it’s Adam Brett Walker winning the International League Player of the Week award. Walker hit five home runs over the last six games, including a three-home run game on Saturday and batted .350. He currently leads the International League with nine home runs.

Fernando Romero was also named Midwest League pitcher of the week. His teammate, A.J. Murray took the hitter award last week. Romero made his return from Tommy John surgery last week and and pitched five no-hit innings.

There were a few transactions that took place as well. Daniel Bard was promoted from Fort Myers to Chattanooga and Hector Lujan was added from extended spring training to take his place. Eduardo Escobar was returned to the Twins. To make room, Jorge Polanco was optioned to Rochester.

Also in today’s news, Darren Wolfson reported that the Twins signed lefty Sean Burnett to a minor-league deal. Burnett has a June 15 opt-out according to Chris Cotillo and will make $1 million if he reaches the majors with an additional $1 million in incentive bonuses.

Three teams were in action on the farm on Monday. Let’s see how they did.

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The Deterioration of Kevin Jepsen

In the midst of a surprise playoff push last season, the Twins dealt two minor league players including one of the team's top-20 prospects for some relief help. Kevin Jepsen had playoff experience during his time in Los Angeles and he had been productive with Tampa Bay. There was an extra year of team control attached to Jepsen so Minnesota brought him into the fold.

His first 29 appearances with the Twins were very good. He posted a 1.61 ERA and a 25 to 7 strikeout to walk ratio while picking up 10 saves. It might have been the best stretch of pitching in his big league career. More importantly, he was doing this at a time when the Twins were fighting for the playoffs and Glen Perkins was trying to pitch through an injury before being shut down for the year.

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