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MiLB.com Farm System Grades. The Twins' is Graded...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:57 AM
Article here.     The Twins system is graded "B" overall.The writeup starts with the following, smirk-inducing sentence:  ...
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Article: A (Twins) Territory Divided

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:54 AM
A pair of very non-scientific twitter surveys taken this week confirmed what the Twins Daily forums have demonstrated for some time: Twin...
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Was the Plate Blocked for Dozier

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:53 AM
I've seen a few questions on this one, and I hadn't seen an answer.   I had to look up Rule 7.13 again as I thought he was blocking...
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EliminaTwins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:52 AM
After 90+ games, the Twins have a winning record. I don't think they're yet playoff contenders, but they're letting young players play an...
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Article: Rooker Promoted: Aggressive, or No?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:49 AM
On Tuesday afternoon, news came out that Brent Rooker had been promoted from Elizabethton to Ft. Myers. It was a strategy the Twins had m...
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Blogging for Pizza

This week on Twins Daily, you can earn a free dinner simply by sharing your thoughts on the team. Our friends at Papa John's gave us a bunch of complimentary pizza coupons to give away to our members, so we're going to give one to every reader who posts a blog here on the site between today (Monday) and Thursday at midnight.

You write a blog, you get a pizza*. It's that simple. There are only two rules:
1) The blog entry must be 100 words or longer.

2) The post must, in some way, incorporate Joe Mauer.

Mauer seemed like a natural theme for the week given that he's returning from his oblique injury and his future is in question as he suffers through a career-worst season at age 31. He doesn't need to be the focus of your story, but he must be involved in some way.

Other than that, you're free to take it whichever direction you want. If you haven't done so yet, creating a blog here on Twins Daily is extremely easy. Simply click "Blogs" on the top navigation, then click "Create a Blog." Customize a few things and you'll be ready to rock. If you already blog somewhere else and want to simply re-post an entry here with a link back, that's fine. We want people to find your work.

On Friday, we will send promo codes for a free large two-topping pizza from Papa John's to everyone who posted a blog meeting the two aforementioned requirements. So keep an eye on your direct message inbox (it's that envelope icon on the upper right part of your screen). We will also pick a couple of our favorite stories and promote them to the front page.

Have fun! We look forward to reading.

* Free pizza promo codes are valid for Minnesota Papa John's locations only, but if you blog from out of state you can forward yours to someone here in MN as a gift.

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Hi. This is John adding on to Nick's excellent story with a couple of ideas and a tip.

Ideas: You can take the story just about any direction you want. Hate Joe? Love him? Want to put him in a historical context for the Twins? For MLB? Satire? Review his minor league career? Break down this week's at-bats pitch by pitch? Review the contract? Talk to his high school coach? Want to talk about where he should bat in the lineup? His defense? They're all fine.

Tip One: One mistake that bloggers often fall into is that they feel the need to hit "Publish" too soon. Your story likely isn't that urgent. After you write it on your PC, save it. Let it marinade. Come back to it tomorrow. Show it to your wife for suggestions or editing. Then publish. You'll be amazed at how your eyes view it differently the next day.

Tip Two: Brock just wrote up an awesome post on how to create/enter your own blog on the site. Click here to see it.


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4 Comments

Honest question: if I make a super awesome Mauer blog post can I donate my free pizza to a homeless shelter in Minnie of some sort? If not, perhaps itstimetotakeits child(ren)?
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Brock Beauchamp
Aug 11 2014 10:05 AM

You can do whatever you like with the coupon, Dave. You can send it to Governor Dayton for all we care.

There's no longer a PJs in Bemidji and there isn't one in Fergus either, so some key family and friends are taken out of the equation.

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Paul Pleiss
Aug 12 2014 12:53 AM

"Joe Mauer prefers cats over dogs" and other signs to make to troll Joe Mauer. A new blog. Oh yeah. it's coming.