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Article: SEA 7, MIN 4: Sweepless in Seattle

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:16 AM
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: 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: 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 Blogosphere



Channeling Larry King with RandBall's Stu

As a certified Old, I remember with not a little fondness Larry King’s column in USA Today, wherein he would just ramble all over the map with pithy observations like “For my money Angie Dickinson should be on Mount Rushmore, tell Roosevelt to shove it” or “Broccoli is nature’s toilet.” Since this was back before the internet and hedge funds destroyed the newspaper business, he was probably paid $400,000 per column.


MIN 11, SEA 6: Total System Failure (for the Other Guys)

The Twins trounced Seattle starter Erik Swanson, saddling him with eight earned runs in his start that lasted just three innings, and the Mariners made a few embarrassing missed-catch errors in the outfield. It was a performance that gave me flashbacks to the 2016 Twins. You could almost feel bad for those Mariners fans in attendance. Almost.


Kernels Are Succeeding (Just not in the Standings)

How do you define success?

When the subject is a minor league baseball team, that can sometimes be a thorny question.

By most traditional measurements, you’d have to twist yourself into a few knots to come up with a way to describe the first six weeks of the Cedar Rapids Kernels’ 2019 campaign as a success.


Twins Minor League Report (5/16): Diaz Powers Miracle Win

A couple of Twins minor league sluggers did some impressive slugging on Thursday night. One prospect has started hitting homers since a promotion. The other doubled his home runs production on the season. And a birthday boy put together about as good a series as a player can.


Buxton a Star in Center and 9th

It wasn’t long ago that Paul Molitor was attempting to show belief in Byron Buxton by batting him third to start the 2017 season. Minnesota’s centerfielder responded by going 1-18 with 11 strikeouts. Coming off a lost 2018 season, Buxton has batted in the final spot in the lineup during all 39 of his games played this year. Given the production, what do we do now, and will it all continue?


USA Baseball Part 2: Minnesota Connections

In Part 1 yesterday, we introduced you to former Twins minor league coach Frank Jagoda who took over as the Director of USA Baseball’s 18U program. Today I’m going to write about USA Baseball and some Minnesota connections. Over the years, several players from Minnesota have represented Team USA. Two Minnesota players have been invited to the Player Development Pipeline League this year. We will introduce you to them as well.


Finer Points: Rule 5

Over the last few weeks, we've taken a deeper dive into how options work, when the fourth option is allowed and how DFA and waivers work.

This week, we'll look at the Rule 5 rules, including the draft and roster implications. To dive deep, we'd have to talk about very, very small details and you would probably lose interest and I wouldn't blame you.

So here's a shallow dive into the Rule 5 process. If there's more you're curious about, feel free to do so in the comments.


Across the Meadow: May 15

On the evening of May 15, John and Jeremy covered the latest happenings in Twins Territory. Coming off a win against the Angels, the Twins made a roster move (without a corresponding move) before catching a flight to Seattle. We speculate what that move might be.

We also talk about Mitch Garver's injury, the return of Miguel Sano, how good Jorge Polanco has been and what it might really take to acquire Madison Bumgarner.


Twins Minor League Report (5/15): Sammons Spins and Cabezas Captivates for Affiliates on the Bump

There wasn’t a ton to write home about offensively on the farm today, but a few pitching performances stood out. Bryan Sammons was again solid for the Fort Myers Miracle, and Andrew Cabezas turned in his best start of an already good year for the Cedar Rapids Kernels. A big blast by Jared Akins was notable, and Pensacola plated their fair share. Read more in the minor league report.


MIN 8, LAA 7: Twins Squeak Out Victory

On a beautiful Wednesday day game, the Minnesota Twins were able to pick up another series win, this time against the Los Angeles Angels, as the bats came back to life to help Jake Odorizzi pick up his sixth win of the season.

The Twins came into this game on a little offensive slump in the past three games, scoring only 10 runs in those games. However, today, they were able to string together 10 hits and eight runs as they won 8-7 and improve to 27-15.


USA Baseball Part 1: Jagoda Joins Red, White and Blue

As minor league spring training was about to start, Frank Jagoda left what he called an “opportunity of a lifetime” to work for an organization in which he gets to wear the USA across his chest again.


MIN 4, LAA 3: Throw Down

Byron Buxton made a beautiful defensive play — this time with his arm — but it ended with Mitch Garver being assisted off the field, not putting any weight on his left leg. It was the loudest Target Field has been all year, immediately followed by concern for Garver, who hit his ninth home run earlier in the game.