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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:52 AM
I was thinking about the discussion on:   http://twinsdaily.co...on-opening-day/   That thread seems to have stalled, so I'd li...
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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:51 AM
MLB Trade Rumors has a free agency writeup for Melky Cabrera, who would appear to be a good fit for the Twins. The article points out the...
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Article: The Return Of Miguel Sano

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:06 AM
The recent success of Kennys Vargas had me wondering about the other Twins slugger we were supposed to see this year. So I checked in wit...
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Bye Bye New Britain?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:17 AM
I just noticed in LEN III's Saturday insider that as of tomorrow, the Twins will be AA free agents looking for a new location for their m...
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Article: "We've Got to, Otherwise We're Dead...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:58 AM
The Minnesota Twins' front office is going to be faced with making some difficult decisions this offseason-- decisions they are woefully...
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The No Juice Podcast, Episode #21: Vegas Of The Upper Midwest

In this week's No Juice Podcast episode, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman discuss the improvement of Trevor May, what Doug Mientkiewicz might bring to the table as a manager and the struggles of top prospects. They also lob #HotTakes when addressing forum posts from Twins Daily community members Boom Boom and James Richter.


The Return Of Miguel Sano

The recent success of Kennys Vargas had me wondering about the other Twins slugger we were supposed to see this year. So I checked in with Jon Paley, one of the producers of Ballplayer:Pelotero which documented the struggles Twins prospect Miguel Sano faced when signing with a major league team.


Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service 2014

A discussion of the greatest players in Minnesota Twins history is certain to include Harmon Killebrew’s name prominently. In the batter’s box, he was an imposing figure, capable of altering a game at any time. His name appears at or near the top of most statistical categories in Twins history.

However, he was also known as a genuinely compassionate man, respectful and helpful. Recently, the Twins announced the Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service, given to one Twins minor leaguer at each of the four four-season affiliates. Each affiliate’s GM nominated a recipient who exemplifies Killebrew through their work in the community.


That's the Ticket: Taming the Tigers

Once again, the Twins have been relegated to playing the spoiler role here in September, rather than actively competing for a postseason spot. Sigh.

On the bright side, they have a chance to make an impact on the most compelling race in baseball. The Kansas City Royals haven't been to the playoffs since winning the World Series in 1985, and they're trying to get back. But they'll need to overcome a Tigers team that has reigned over the Central for three years straight.

Detroit leads Kansas City by a game and a half, and comes to Target Field this week as the Twins launch their final homestand of 2014.


Episode 162: Beers With A Reporter, Starring Phil Miller

Aaron and John are joined by special guest Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune to talk about Ron Gardenhire handling all the losing, Trevor May's turnaround, Danny Santana's rookie season, whether the timetable for contention has been pushed back, Tommy Milone being damaged goods, the value of stealing bases beyond the numbers, Doug Mientkiewicz as a managerial candidate, comparing Delmon Young to Carlos Boozer, the value of a pitching coach and why it's a baseball fan should not be a beat reporter.


"We've Got to, Otherwise We're Dead"

The Minnesota Twins' front office is going to be faced with making some difficult decisions this offseason-- decisions they are woefully ill-prepared to make.

Many professional sports organizations change their on-field management at least as often as they change accounting firms. It's just part of the way they do business. When you lose more games than you win for a couple years in a row, you change managers/head coaches and even front office leadership. It just becomes second nature. Much the way swimming becomes second nature to anyone who has spent much time in the water.


Five Key Improvements for 2015

The death march to 90 losses for the Minnesota Twins continues today with another doubleheader, this time against the South Side Sox. Sixteen games remain in this frustrating season which produced one, maybe two, rotation pieces and some optimism that the Twins can score enough runs to be competitive.

My thoughts have shifted to 2015.


Trevor May And Pitching From The Stretch

Off the field, pitcher Trevor May likes to create music and spin tracks. However, while on the mound with the Twins this season, this DJ has been unable to find the right rhythm.


Bud Selig's Legacy in Minnesota: Contraction Threat

Bud Selig is set to retire this off-season after 22 years at the helm of Major League Baseball. Rob Manfred has already been voted in as his successor, a position he has been groomed for ever since starting to work for MLB in 1998. The 55-year-old Manfred will have a variety of issues on his plate as he takes over from the 80-year- old Selig.

During Selig's tenure as commissioner, baseball has been marked by a variety of ups and downs.


The Defensive Dilemma

The Twins rank fifth in the American League in runs scored per game, and second-to-last in runs allowed per game. It's pretty obvious where they primarily need to improve in order to return to respectability: run prevention.

A new pitching coach, along with some tweaking in personnel, might help, but there's a much deeper problem here. This is a horrendous defensive team, creating a dilemma with no easy solution.


Minnesota Twins Minor League Hitter of 2014

Earlier in the week at Twins Daily, we announced the Minor league Relief Pitcher of the Year and the Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Year for the Twins. Today, it’s time to point out the hitters who performed very well in the Twins minor league system.


Hangout and Talk Twins, September 10, Episode 41

It's Wednesday and we're pretty sure you're going to need something to get your over the hump this afternoon. So we're going to have a special, LIVE afternoon show at 1pm.