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Severino shut down with forearm soreness

Other Baseball Today, 12:03 AM
According to mlb.com, Severino is being shut down and his opening day status is in question. That means NY may begin the season without b...
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Minor Leaguers to get a Raise

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:54 PM
https://apnews.com/1...a2641244e0c00fd     Players at rookie and short-season levels will see their minimum weekly pay raised...
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KARE11: Andrea Hayden first female strength and condition...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:51 PM
https://www.kare11.c...93-ff73491ad7e6   Andrew Hayden was hired this year as the assistant strength and conditioning coach for the...
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Wetmore: Twins using Force Plates

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:59 PM
https://www.skornort...TUb2F9eAD4S1ngU   Force Plates? Apparently they are this year's new technological tool being used by the Twin...
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Exhibition Game Thread: Twins vs Gophers (2/21)

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:36 PM
I know, it's a day early... and maybe someone else is already assigned to the game thread... But Do Hyoung Park just posted the lineup fo...
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Latest News


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Shades of Brusdar: 3 Twins Pitching Prospects Who Can Help Ease the Loss of Brusdar Graterol

There are really three ways to view the recently-departed Brusdar Graterol. The optimistic view is that his electric stuff combined with his young age will propel him to the front of the rotation. The more pessimistic view is his lack of a third pitch and injury history relegate him to a bullpen role. And then there’s uncertainty. Today we’ll look at three Twins prospects who share some similarities with Graterol.

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Twins Daily 2020 Top Prospects: #3 Trevor Larnach

The Twins didn't have a 'need' for Trevor Larnach in the first round of the 2018 draft. The big-league team was brimming with young outfielders at the time, while Brent Rooker was quickly establishing himself in the minors alongside breakout prospect star Alex Kirilloff.

None of that mattered. Because in the MLB Draft, you don't select based on need. Larnach's a perfect example of why.

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How Have the Twins Fared in Previous Top-100 Prospect Trades?

Throughout the history of the Minnesota Twins, there have been few trades of top prospects in the organization. Minnesota has been forced to build from within and this has meant teams have been required to live and die through prospect development. Brusdar Graterol was clearly a top-100 prospect so how have the Twins done when trading away, or for other top prospects?

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Projects Vs. Prospects

The Twins have brought in a few project pitchers despite having several younger arms who appear ready for extended looks. The front office appears to be growing confident in its ability to identify undervalued skills and turn them into value. Is this really the way the Twins should be filling out their roster?

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Calling a Player Injury Prone Is Inaccurate

I had been wanting to write about the topic of labeling athletes as injury-prone for quite some time. It’s a label that is bandied about willy-nilly whenever an athlete has a difficult time remaining on their field of play due to recurrent injuries and I believe that it is time to stop using the phrase that never should have been uttered in the first place.

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2 Biggest Questions About Byron Buxton in 2020

Byron Buxton had one of his most productive seasons in 2019, but once again it was shortened by injuries. For this year, he needs to tackle two big question marks about himself: Can he sustain his offensive improvement? Can he stay healthy? Let’s discuss.

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Jake Cave is Primed to Break Out in 2020

With a healthy Byron Buxton, the Minnesota Twins have unquestionably one of the best outfields in major league baseball. Add in super utility man Marwin Gonzalez last season, and the opportunities were limited for Jake Cave to show what he could do at the MLB level in 2019. While those same barriers exist for Cave in 2020, there are, this year, cracks in that armor that could give Cave the path to show how good of a player he is.

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Twins' Front Office Finds Desired Balance in the Brusdar Graterol Trade

At TwinsFest in January, Twins’ chief baseball officer Derek Falvey was asked the golden question of the offseason: “Will you trade highly-touted minor league prospects for proven major league talent?”

“It’s always a balance when trading away young talent to get near-term talent,” Falvey said.

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Might the Minnesota Twins Consider a 6-Man Rotation in 2020?

Although it likely did not materialize exactly as it was drawn up, Minnesota has done a nice job of adding quality starting pitching to greatly increase the depth of the rotation. The possibility of having more starters than rotation spots is an unfamiliar but welcome problem for the Twins. If and when the majority of their options are healthy and pitching well, might Minnesota consider a six-man rotation?

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Kenta Maeda Is The Impact Pitcher You Were Waiting For

The Twins stated offseason goal of adding impact pitching this offseason took form Thursday morning as Kenta Maeda introduced himself to Twins Territory at Twins spring training in Fort Myers. The path to get to that point was a winding one, including a lot of rejection, an enormous pivot, and a six-day trade ordeal. But make no mistake: had you asked the Twins if Maeda fit their definition of impact starting pitching at the beginning of their offseason, they would have quickly agreed.

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The Houston Astros Guide to Public Apologies

You've made a mistake. You need to make amends. Let the Houston Astros help you navigate the fraught, tricky waters of a public apology.

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Can You Find The Twin? A Valentine's Day Challenge for Baseball Lovers

So how much do you *actually* know and love your hometown team? Can you pick out the Minnesota Twin from a group of players at each position with only the following arbitrary 2019 statistics?