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Article: End of the Road for Phil Hughes and the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:27 PM
He gave it his all. No one could deny that Phil Hughes did everything in his power to battle through major health woes in efforts to prov...
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Game Thread 5/22/18 7:10 CDT Twins vs Tigers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:22 PM
The Almost Right Stuff     I like learning new stuff. Apparently that’s not normal. My wife can attest to the fact that I’m not...
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Twins Acquire Chris Carter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:15 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...ris-carter.html Should this be interpreted as bad news on Mauer?
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Article: The Evolution of Jose Berrios

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:12 PM
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...
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Caption This: Rosario's game-ending catch

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:59 PM
 Courtesy of the great Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune:
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End of the Road for Phil Hughes and the Twins

He gave it his all. No one could deny that Phil Hughes did everything in his power to battle through major health woes in efforts to provide some return on Minnesota's investment in him.

Ultimately, he couldn't fend off the inevitable. His twice-repaired shoulder just didn't have enough to give anymore. And on Monday night, the Twins announced they have designated the veteran right-hander for assignment, effectively ending his tenure with the team and leaving ownership on the hook for around $20 million still owed through 2019.


A Whole New LoMo

At the end of March, Logan Morrison was looking like a bad signing for the Minnesota Twins. He was struggling at the plate and he didn’t offer a lot on the offensive side of the ball. Luckily, no division is won in the season’s first month and not player’s statistics are complete after the first month.

One of the beautiful aspects of the game of baseball is the season’s length and players ability to build numbers (good or bad) over the course of their careers. Morrison might have been a late bloomer and this season it took him some time to get the engine running.


Twins Minor League Report (5/21): Kernels Win Late, Gordon Homers

The Cedar Rapids Kernels won a one-run ball game in the ninth inning on Monday night. To be honest, the three other games in the Minnesota Twins minor leagues on this night were not pretty. But that doesn’t mean that there weren’t some very noteworthy performances and transactions.


MIN 4, DET 2: It’s All Coming Up Rosie

Ron Gardenhire made his return as a manager to Target Field, but the Twins made sure it wasn’t a triumphant one. Jose Berrios was excellent over eight innings and Eddie Rosario helped put the Twins over when the team desperately needed some late life.


Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 5/21 @ 7:10pm CT

We are well into the month of May and it doesn’t seem like we’ve had much AL Central action. It’s about time that we get some. Starting tonight, the Tigers come to town for a 3-game series at Target Field. Since it’s the Tigers… that means that ‘you know who’ is coming to town… the guy whose last name starts with a “G”. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that he was one of us. He was a part of us for such a long time that his face is still probably burned into your memory. Speaking for myself, and I assume others, I wish him nothing but the best.

It is indeed a homecoming for Niko Goodrum.

Here are some things to think about:


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.