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Article: Luis Arráez: Hitting Machine

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:51 PM
Luis Arráez, the guy that knows how to hit a baseball.He is just 22 years old but already made his MLB debut more than a month ago, when...
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Article: MLB All-Star Election Day: What You Need to Know

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:49 PM
It’s Election Day.No, we aren’t voting for new members of Congress, but fans will get to pick out the starters for MLB’s All-Star Game in...
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Article: Shoring Up Twins Bullpen Will Be a Mighty Challenge

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:46 PM
Are great relievers born? Made? Produced artificially in a laboratory somewhere deep in the Nevadan desert?We don't know the answer. If y...
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Article: Twins Can Welcome the Perfect Storm this Summer

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:10 PM
In case you haven’t been paying attention the Minnesota Twins are the best team in the American League. They trail only the Los Angeles D...
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MLB All-Star Election Day: What You Need to Know

It’s Election Day.

No, we aren’t voting for new members of Congress, but fans will get to pick out the starters for MLB’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. Major League Baseball and the Player’s Union overhauled the voting process for this year’s Midsummer Classic. Today will mark the first one-day all-out voting war to pick the starters for the AL and NL squads.

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Luis Arráez: Hitting Machine

Luis Arráez, the guy that knows how to hit a baseball.

He is just 22 years old but already made his MLB debut more than a month ago, when the Twins first called him from AAA. He could be just a regular Venezuelan guy who loves Latin music, loves to sleep, and a good plate of pasta and meatballs but his incredible talent playing baseball, particularly hitting the ball, has put all eyes on him.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Davis and DIaz Power Victories

It was a full slate of action in the Minnesota Twins system on Tuesday night and if not for a shutout on the road in the Florida State League, the organization would have gone undefeated on the day after the Twins bludgeoned Blake Snell and the Tampa Bay Rays at Target Field. There were some big nights for a couple of recently promoted hitters on the day, including the first home run at his new level for one, and two blasts from the other. The Kernels were also being no-hit for a majority of their game, but finally broke through against the opposing bullpen to pull out a win.

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MIN 9, TB 4: Twins Shell Blake Snell

Coming off their first losing week of the season, and the lead in the division down to seven and a half games over the Cleveland Indians, the Minnesota Twins were looking for a big win to start a new week tonight, and that is just what they got. After being held to just one run against Homer Baily and the Kansas City Royals their last time out, the bats bounced back scoring nine runs on fifteen hits against reigning AL Cy Young Award winner Blake Snell.

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Twins Can Welcome the Perfect Storm this Summer

In case you haven’t been paying attention the Minnesota Twins are the best team in the American League. They trail only the Los Angeles Dodgers' record across all of baseball, and they’ve run way out in front of the Cleveland Indians for the AL Central Division lead. While all of those things are factual, the club still has some glaring warts to be addressed. Fortunately for the front office, timing for all things going forward has never been better.

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2019 Twins Midseason Top Prospect List: 21-25

Prospects in the mid-20s range for an organization can encompass quite the cornucopia of players. Some on the names below were once considered top-100 prospects in all of baseball. However, prospects can be fickle and that’s why it’s not a good idea for fans to get attached to certain names. Only a handful of players will ever be successful at baseball’s highest level.

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Potential Twins Bullpen Target: Will Smith, LHP, Giants

The Minnesota Twins currently only feature one left-handed reliever in their bullpen, Taylor Rogers, who has arguably been their most consistent and reliable option this season. Although Rogers has been excellent, Rocco Baldelli could certainly benefit from another left-handed option in the bullpen. Today we will discuss Will Smith, a left-handed reliever for the San Francisco Giants.

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Shoring Up Twins Bullpen Will Be a Mighty Challenge

Are great relievers born? Made? Produced artificially in a laboratory somewhere deep in the Nevadan desert?

We don't know the answer. If you think you do, you're probably wrong. Sorry to be so blunt, but that's just the nature of relief pitching. The Twins are living proof of its caprice and volatility. Which is why, as Minnesota embarks on a quest to improve its needy bullpen, they face a mighty challenge.

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Twins Minor League Report (6/24): Davis Delivers For Red Wings

Three Twins affiliates did not play on Monday, but the three teams that did provided a lot of highlights. Keoni Cavaco and the 2019 GCL Twins played their first professional games. A couple of talented lefties made rehab appearances. Rochester powered their way to a win. Two Red Wings hit their first Triple-A homer. Sean Poppen made his first Red Wings start since his MLB debut. Griffin Jax was terrific. And Travis Blankenhorn kept raking. The Twins signed another draft pick, and we know where Cody Allen has been assigned.

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Series Preview: Minnesota Will Match Wits Against Rays

Fresh off their first losing week of the 2019 major league baseball season the Minnesota Twins welcome the Tampa Bay Rays to Target Field for the first time in 2019. These two clubs hooked up at the end of May for a four-game series and the Twins took three of four. However, thanks to an 11-run drubbing in game one, Rocco Baldelli’s squad was on the short end of the run differential stick.

Tampa comes to Minnesota having dropped six of their last ten playing against the Athletics, Yankees, and Angels. They’ve been near the top of a strong AL East division for much of the year, and the +85 run differential has their Pythagorean W/L at 48-30.

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2019 Twins Midseason Top Prospect List: 26-30

Last week, we began revealing the Twins Daily Midseason Top 40 Prospects rankings with our choices for prospects 31-40 (Part 1, Part 2). This week, we jump into our Top 30 prospects. These “lower” rankings help illustrate the prospect depth in the Twins organization. Two guys in the 31-40 range have already played in the big leagues. This group reminds us of how quickly talent can be accumulated via trade and the draft.

Several of our minor league writers provided player rankings. They were consolidated and our rankings are set. In this set, there are a couple of high-potential players who could quickly rise, and all of them are very capable of playing and contributing in the big leagues. Or, as July approaches, they are candidates to possibly be traded. In fact, 60% of today’s prospects were acquired by the Twins in a trade.

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Potential Twins Bullpen Target: Liam Hendriks, RHP, Athletics

At this point, it is starting to sound like a broken record. You take a starting pitcher who is struggling to get hitters out, move him to the bullpen, and whala, he becomes a new and improved pitcher out of the pen. Well, that is exactly what has happened with Liam Hendriks, who from 2011 through 2013 was a very poor starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins.