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Twins should hire Mike Maddux

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:15 PM
Nice article at TwinkieTown about going after Maddux, the recently fired Nats pitching coach. Myjah notes that Levine worked with him for...
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Article: The Brian Dozier Trade That Almost Was

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:07 PM
Sometimes, the best trades are the ones you don't make.That old sports adage certainly seems to apply with regards to the first big test...
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Article: Supplementing the Twins: Tyler Chatwood

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:02 PM
Continuing on with the Supplementing the Twins series, it’s time to take a look at another pitcher. Last week, the subject was Lance Lynn...
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Article: Diving Into The Offseason: A Sano Extension?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:33 PM
In the last week, we have considered potential contract extensions for Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton. Today, we will attempt to consider...
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Rosenthal: Gardy to be the new Tigers manager

Other Baseball Today, 02:33 PM
According to Ken Rosenthal, the Tigers have chosen Ron Gardenhire to be their next manager, pending the completion of a contract. ...
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Recapping The Recaps: Looking Back At The Top-10 Moments & More

And so it ends. We saw the 2017 Minnesota Twins put together the greatest bounce-back season in team history, but just because this team would never say die didn’t mean it could live forever. As a way to look back on what was an unforgettable season, here is every game recap published at Twins Daily this season all in one place. I’ve also highlighted my personal top-10 moments and added some brief notes.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 337: The Pain Is Real

The 2017 Minnesota Twins season came to an end last night in The Bronx with yet another loss to the New York Yankees in the playoffs. Following the game, Aaron Gleeman went into the KFAN studio and took phone calls from Twins fans for well over an hour with Eric Nordquist.

The Twins Geek called in from Yankees Stadium after the game to discuss the game and the atmosphere, as well.

You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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NYY 8, MIN 4: It’s Over

The Twins lost the Wild Card game. The circumstances in which it happened were pretty tough to swallow. This isn’t the kind of thing that’s easy to react to right away. Time is going to heal wounds and the good memories are going to outlast the bad ones, but right now … well, in the wise words of Joe Mauer “This sucks right now.”

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Twins Fall To Yankees... Again. Looking Back, Looking Forward.

The Minnesota Twins season came to an end on Tuesday night at the hands of the New York Yankees. Let me know if you've heard that one before. It was the Twins 13th straight postseason loss. Many of them have been to the Yankees and that trend continued despite the Twins seven-season hiatus from the playoffs.

The Twins' season came to an end. It was a tremendous turnaround and yet another loss to the hated Yankees leaves a bad taste in our mouths.

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Why The Entire Minnesota Twins Season May Come Down To Ervin Santana's Slider

So here we are, mere hours away from the first-pitch of a loser go home match-up at Yankee Stadium.

No one can script what will happen in a one-game playoff – Nick Blackburn throwing 6.1 innings of one-run ball? Sure. Bobby Keppel and Alexi Casilla playing hero in extra innings? Why not. – the Twins will undoubtedly have a plan of attack in trying to stymie one of the most potent lineups in the smallest of slowpitch softball fields.

Tonight’s game may come down to one critical factor: How well Ervin Santana can execute his slider.

AL Wild Card Game Thread: Twins @ Yankees, 10/3@7:09pm CT

This won’t be my normal game thread opener because this isn’t a normal game. I’ll be scrapping the '5 Things to Think About' format for the playoffs.

The normal game thread format developed out of necessity. There was a time when I was writing every single game thread opener and in desperate need of daily, relevant, game set up content. That content was not there without extreme repetition of the same points because things don’t change that much between game 47 and game 48. It was also a time when the team wasn’t playing very well… so those repetitive points were also depressing. It didn’t take long to realize that it just wasn’t sustainable. So, with the purpose of opening up more doors for content, I opened up more doors for content by mentioning anything that came to mind and crossing clear over the baseball lines.

Further, when Sam Deduno is your top pitcher, it’s very easy to start things negative and if you start negative… it will stay there. So… the easiest way to keep things light-hearted is by not mentioning that Sam Deduno is your top pitcher.

That’s how the game thread opener became what it became.


This is the first playoff game thread opener in the history of Twins Daily. Sam Deduno is long gone, and we've got ourselves a winning team, so it needs a different approach.

I’ve got my Eye Black on.

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The Yankees Media Machine

On Monday in New York City, the focus was on the 0-4 New York Giants, with a small portion left for the surprising “success” of the 2-2 Jets.

But as Tuesday drew closer, the focus turned to the Baby Bombers and their Wild Card matchup with the Twins. How do Gotham’s writers and fans see this game? You can start below...

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American League Wild Card Game History

Believe it or not, Tuesday’s match-up between the Twins and the Yankees will be the sixth AL Wild Card game. Major League Baseball expanded their playoff format in 2012 to add more drama with a one-game playoff to decide who would move on to face the best regular season team. There has been some drama and plenty of story-lines.

Are there any trends that can be found in the previous games? Let’s take a look back.

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2017 Twins Daily Minnesota Twins Award Finalists Announced

The Minnesota Twins 2017 season is done. 162 games down and somewhere between one and 14 postseason games left to play.

As the BBWAA does, our Twins Daily writers were asked to vote by the end of the regular season (Sunday) for our annual postseason awards. As we have in recent years, we vote for four Twins awards; Most Valuable Player, Pitcher of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Most Improved.

Our winners will be announced in the days following the Twins postseason run, right here at TwinsDaily.com.

Twins Daily founders and regular writers vote for the award.

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On Beating Luis Severino And Other Wild Card Notes

No player can have a bigger impact on a single game than the starting pitcher. Go out and throw a gem, you've put your team in excellent position to win. Turn in a clunker and your team may have already been sunk in the early innings.

With that in mind, here's a deep look into how Yankee starter Luis Severino likes to attack hitters, Ervin Santana's history against the Yankees and some other notes regarding tomorrow's big game.

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Gleeman & The Geek, Ep 336: Twins vs Yankees

Aaron and John preview the Minnesota Twins' Wild Card game versus the New York Yankees. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Small Miracles: How To Beat The Yankees

'Let me start with issuing you a challenge: Be better than you are. Set a goal that seems unattainable, and when you reach that goal, set another one even higher.' - Herb Brooks

The Twins have already achieved the seemingly unattainable in becoming the first MLB team ever to go from losing 100 games to making the playoffs – er, playoff.

To pluralize that, an even bigger challenge now stands in the way: Going into New York and overcoming those damn Yankees.