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Article: MIN 5, PIT 2: Odorizzi, Polanco Spark Comeback

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:07 AM
Jake Odorizzi looked like he was going to completely derail in the second inning. He gave up a pair of runs on two hits and a couple walk...
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Article: Twins Minor League Report (8/14): Buxton’s Back,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:52 AM
As Nick wrote about tonight, it’s hard to know what to do with Byron Buxton for the rest of the 2018 season. The Twins aren’t going to th...
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Article: What To Do With Byron Buxton?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:50 AM
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins activated Byron Buxton from his fourth separate stint on the disabled list this season. It's been a night...
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Article: Twins Prospect Pulse: Trade Deadline Brings New...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:17 AM
Welcome to another edition of the Twins Prospect Pulse. Over the past month the system got a big boost from additions made around the tra...
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Article: Looking Back: Twins Take Four Prep Hitters Atop...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:17 AM
In 2015, first-year manager Paul Molitor led the Minnesota Twins to an 83-79 win, the team’s first .500 season since 2010. Because of tha...
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What To Do With Byron Buxton?

On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins activated Byron Buxton from his fourth separate stint on the disabled list this season. It's been a nightmarish year for the outfielder, but now Minnesota must look ahead.

How should the Twins handle their embattled franchise centerpiece, presently in Triple-A, as the season winds down? It's a thorny issue with no easy answers.


MIN 5, PIT 2: Odorizzi, Polanco Spark Comeback

Jake Odorizzi looked like he was going to completely derail in the second inning. He gave up a pair of runs on two hits and a couple walks. Meanwhile, Pirates starter Jameson Taillon was perfect through the first three frames. That script flipped real quick.

Odorizzi averted the train wreck. The Twins got to Taillon.


Trevor Hildenberger And Tipping Pitches

Following the trade of Fernando Rodney, the role of closer has been undecided but Trevor Hildenberger seemed as good of a replacement as any for a team that was clearly focused on the future.

There was adequate enough reason to give Hildenberger a chance to convert saves. For starters he had performed well in the first-half of the season, striking out about a batter per inning and allowing just five home runs over 43 appearances. He also had the longest name of any member of the Twins’ bullpen. That had to account for something.

Even before Hildenberger was asked to save games his performance had started to get shaky. Hitters who had once flailed at fading changeups and frisbee sliders were beginning to square them up. The regularity of which his secondary offerings were pasted around the field even incited the Twins to walk out the dreaded t-word: Tipping.


Week in Review: Stumbling and Grumbling

The Twins lost two series, and their beloved closer. It wasn't a great week, and the messaging from the clubhouse wasn't great either.

Your full recap lies ahead.


DET 4, MIN 2: Stewart Debuts, Bats Slump in Loss

Kohl Stewart’s MLB debut got off to a great start, but he eventually ran into some trouble in the fifth inning. The bigger issue, however, was how punchless the Twins’ offense was. It’s pretty hard to win if you can only score two runs. The Twins could only muster four hits on the afternoon.


MIN 4, DET 3: Austin Homers, Hildy Survives Save Chance

Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer in his Twins debut and Trevor Hildenberger earned the first post-Fernando Rodney save as the Twins squeaked by the Tigers Saturday night. It was certainly an experience, as Hildy gave up two runs, but whatever works, I guess. Maybe he was paying too close attention to Rodney?


Q&A: Offseason Plans, Molitor's Status and Much More

I asked the Twins Daily community for questions earlier this week, today I'm going to take a crack at answering them. I'd also love it to see your answers down in the comments. Let's get things rolling with a question about the offseason ...


DET 5, MIN 3: Is There Anything Left?

It’s easy to forget just how good Ervin Santana was for the 2017 Minnesota Twins. He was an All-Star, finished fifth in the American League in both ERA and WHIP. He was seventh in Cy Young Award voting. Ervin made his fourth start of this season, and saw his ERA jump to 6.53.


REPORT: Twins to Promote Kohl Stewart for His MLB Debut

Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press reported Friday evening that Kohl Stewart has been scratched from his expected start at Triple-A Rochester becuase he's getting the call up to the big leagues. The assumption is that Stewart will be starting Sunday in Detroit in place of Adalberto Mejia, who was recently placed on the DL.


BREAKING: Twins Trade Rodney To A's

The Minnesota Twins have announced that they have traded RHP Fernando Rodney to the Oakland A's in exchange for RHP Dakota Chalmers.


CLE 5, MIN 4: Walks and a Walk-Off

Jose Berrios vs. Corey Kluber had all the makings of an epic pitcher’s duel, but our guy had a ton of trouble finding the strike zone today. Berrios issued a career-high six bases on balls and lasted just four innings. Still, the Twins stormed back from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the sixth inning. The Bullpen locked things down until the Twins suffered yet another walk-off loss, their 12th of the season.


Cleveland's Controllable Rotation Presents Blueprint for Twins

The Cleveland Indians are rolling toward a third straight division title, and once again, they're doing it on the strength of elite starting pitching.

Here's what's scary: Corey Kluber and Carlos Carrasco, the duo that has powered this unit ever since Cleveland's return to relevance in 2014, both remain under control for years to come, and at extremely reasonable rates.

It's safe to say the wizardry performed by Cleveland's front office hasn't gone unnoticed by Derek Falvey. After all, he was part of the group that orchestrated those brilliant contracts.