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Article: Week in Review: Offensive Onslaught

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:35 PM
The Twins have the best offense in baseball. They're on pace to be one of the greatest slugging teams in MLB history. And their prowess w...
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St. Paul Saints Opening Series Review and American Associ...

Other Baseball Yesterday, 09:45 PM
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Article: SEA 7, MIN 4: Sweepless in Seattle

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Going into Sunday’s action, the Twins were looking to accomplish two things: Stretch their season-long win streak to six games and comple...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Wahoos Walk-Of...

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:29 PM
All four Twins affiliates found themselves in close contests on Sunday. Two clubs were able to hold on and win by two runs or fewer. The...
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Jason Castro's Transformation

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Are you like me and wondering how in the hell is Jason Castro hitting like a madman? The dude's barrel rate is off the charts this year!...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/14): Lewis Double Doubles, Graterol Strong

Nick Gordon started the year on the injured list, but he was off to a hot start since returning to Rochester. In eight games, he had gone 12-for-34 with five doubles, five RBI, and three stolen bases. Unfortunately, he ended up back on the injured list with a left adductor strain. It’s an important season for Gordon, so it’s tough to see him back on the IL.

There were lots of other transactions on Tuesday including some prominent players in the organization.

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Lew Ford Continues to Live His Baseball Dream

Minnesota had been home to some other cult heroes before Willians Astudillo started to fill the role. Lew Ford debuted with the Twins as a 26-year old rookie in 2003. From 2004-2006, he averaged 135 games played on two teams that won the AL Central. Chants of “LEEEEWWWWWW” rained down from the Metrodome faithful.

Ford is now 42 but guess what? He’s still playing baseball.

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Ruth Behind the Dish for Twins

Mitch Garver hasn’t had a large fan club for too long. He was an older prospect, played catcher with some lackluster defense, and never topped any national lists. To put it both fairly and bluntly, the 2013 9th round selection wasn’t flashy in any sense of the word. If there’s something that always appeared capable of carrying him though, it was his bat. Boy has it.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/13): Baller-Zovic

While only three of the Minnesota Twins four full season affiliates were in action on Monday, two of them had doubleheaders on the schedule thanks to the weather that’s been wreaking havoc seemingly every day so far this season. A pair of starting pitchers had solid outings, including one who set a personal strikeout record, and a top prospect hitter finished his day with four hits. An under-the-radar reliever also continued an impressive scoreless streak to start 2019.

To find out who those players were, and how the rest of your favorite Twins prospects performed on Monday night, read on!

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LAA 5, MIN 4: More Missed Opportunities

The powerful Twins lineup mashed a couple more home runs tonight, but the team's struggles to deliver clutch hits continued. They combined to go 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position and Jose Berrios had his worst start of the season as the Twins dropped the series opener to the Angels 5-4.

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Jorge Polanco Entering Rod Carew Territory

Over most of the last two decades, Minnesota has struggled to find consistency at the shortstop position. Jorge Polanco and his tremendous start might be the person to stop this revolving door. Maybe it’s the newfound security of his off-season extension. Maybe he’s trying to make-up for his suspension from last season.

Or maybe, just maybe, this is the player he was always going to be.

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Community Report: 5/5-5/11

Traffic climbed again, we had several new writers in the blogs, contributing writers topping our charts, and an increase in comments in the forums. Here’s last week’s community report.

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That’s another 24 stories on Twins Daily this last week, which is three or four per day, and that’s fantastic. I would be re miss if I didn’t call out our number one contributing writer, Cody Christie, who topped everyone including the founders, in reads this week. You would think it would be depressing to see eleven names, including EIGHT contributing writers above mine on the page view list this week. It is not. It is beautiful. So congrats gang. You rock.

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Gleeman & The Geek At Lynlake Brewery Now On Sale!

Tickets are now on sale for our next Tuesday Taproom Tour at Lynlake Brewery. Join us at one of our favorite watering holes, drink free craft beer, eat great food, listen to a podcast, commune with 100+ fellow Twins fans all while a Twins road game is on TV. So grab a friend (or don't) and


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Twins Daily 2019 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 41-50

As we roll into the middle part of May, it is time to start shifting our focus back on the upcoming MLB First Year Player Draft. Unlike a year ago, where the Twins didn’t have their 3rd pick until pick number 124, this year the Twins will have three picks in the top 54. This means the Twins should have a lot more ammunition to bring some more quality players into the organization. To get ready for the draft, we have compiled a list of who we think are the top 50 prospects in this year’s draft.

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Week in Review: Firing On All Cylinders

With a sweep in Toronto and a split at home against Detroit, the Twins delivered another winning week and built upon their lead in the AL Central.

Below the fold, we'll unpack another week filled with strong hitting and pitching performances.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 426: The Best Record In Baseball

Aaron and John talk about the Twins boasting the best record in baseball, Willians Astudillo's return, Miguel Sano's impending return, what to do about a struggling Trevor Hildenberger, Mitch Garver refusing to stop, smart ideas to improve Target Field attendance, and breaking down the Twins' vastly improved defense. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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DET 5, MIN 3: We Have a Problem

The Twins have been getting plenty of big flies, but the big hits have been tough to come by. Despite having one of the best lineups in baseball so far in 2019, the Twins actually rank near the bottom both in hitting with two outs and runners in scoring position and hitting with the bases loaded. They left six more men in scoring position today, leaving a total of 11 runners on, and it cost them.