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Article: Offseason Primer: Who Needs a First Baseman Anyw...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:02 AM
The Twins are still waiting for the official word from Joe Mauer on whether or not he’d like to continue his playing career, but anybody...
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Article: Offseason Primer: The Core Seven (?)

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:55 AM
At the All Star break in 2017, I wrote up an article discussing the Twins Core Four. During the Twins recent poor seasons, there was a lo...
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NBA 2018-19 Thread

Minnesota Timberwolves Talk Today, 12:23 AM
You all probably know I’m a Lakers guy by now. But, I like you guys, so I want to keep talking hoops on TD. This season is going to be F...
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2018 MLB Postseason Discussion Thread

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:35 PM
How about a postseason game thread? Any MLB postseason discussion can just go here.
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Article: AFL Report - Week 1: Outfielders Come Up Big

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:02 AM
The AFL season’s first week was a little lacking on opportunities for Twins pitchers and the well-known name among their position players...
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Report from the Fort 2018


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Nightly Wrap: No Suspension, Roster Notes And More

FORT MYERS - Seth discusses the last day or so at Twins spring training. Topics include Miguel Sano not being suspended, the roster moves, Erick Aybar, Ryan Lamarre, Tanner English's big blast and some notes from minor league spring training, including a couple of transactions there too.
You can listen to it here, or better yet, subscribe to it on your smartphone using the directions below.

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Nightly Wrap: TV And Twins Talk

FORT MYERS - The Minnesota Twins are taking on the New York Yankees. ESPN is here. MLB Network is here. It's a fun day at Hammond Stadium. Seth keeps you updated on the shortstop situation and Wednesday in the minor leagues too.
You can listen to it here, or better yet, subscribe to it on your smartphone using the directions below.

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Report From The Fort: Escobar's Opportunity

FORT MYERS: On Sunday, the news broke that the Minnesota Twins starting shortstop Jorge Polanco had been suspended for the first 80 games of the season. After the initial shock, the questions turned to who would become the team’s primary shortstop. Would Ehire Adrianza get the opportunity? Could Erick Aybar be a factor? Or would manager Paul Molitor turn to old reliable Eduardo Escobar? On Wednesday, we got that answer, or at least we know who is going to be given the first shot.

Of course, pending a decision from MLB on the Miguel Sano situation, it is all subject to change again.

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Report From The Fort: Kirilloff Excited For The 2018 Season

FORT MYERS - The highs and the lows of life in sports. Alex Kirilloff is just 20-years-old, and he has experienced both sides of that coin already. In 2016, he became the first-round pick of the Minnesota Twins and his career started out very well in Elizabethton. The season ended with an elbow injury that cost him the entire 2017 season. However, through hard work, strong faith and his support system, Alex Kirilloff is looking forward to what the 2018 season will bring.

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Nightly Wrap: A Day In Minor League Camp

FORT MYERS - The Minnesota Twins had a full off day on Tuesday. Except Kyle Gibson and Bobby Wilson. Gibson threw six innings in the Twins AAA game against the Rays' AAA squad and looked very good.

You can listen to it here, or better yet, subscribe to it on your smartphone using the directions below. Seth discusses Gibson and other goings on from a busy day at Twins minor league spring training. Stephen Gonsalves and Fernando Romero also pitched on Tuesday.

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Report From The Fort: Rooker Getting Into The Swing Of Spring

FORT MYERS - 2017 was a fantastic year for Twins prospect Brent Rooker. After being drafted in 2016 by the Twins, he went back to Mississippi State where he won the SEC's Triple Crown, a feat not accomplished in about 30 years. He was drafted again by the Twins, this time 37 rounds higher, and diced to sign. He hit a combined 18 home runs between Elizabethton and Ft. Myers in his professional debut.

2018 could be an even bigger year for Rooker. He is now engaged. He participated in his first Twins Fest in Minneapolis in January. And he is currently participating in his first spring training. Could he be up with the Twins in 2018, maybe 2019? That’s to be determined, but it isn’t out of the realm of possibility.

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Report From The Fort: Time For Jose Berrios To Take Control

FT. MYERS – Around this time last year, it was reasonable to feel a little alarmed about Jose Berrios.

Following a tumultuous rookie campaign, the brightest hope for Minnesota's rotation was once again struggling to command his dazzling repertoire. His spring ended with a thud when he started for Rochester in an exhibition against the big-league club on March 31st and allowed five walks with an HBP in just 2 1/3 innings.

But of course, Berrios was still only 22 – a fact easily forgotten due to his meteoric rise through the minors. His growth over the past 12 months has been clearly on display this spring.

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Nightly Wrap: Vargas Out & Twins Make A Trade

FT. MYERS – In his latest update from Twins spring training, Nick breaks down Minnesota's trade for a Yankees outfielder, as well as the resulting Kennys Vargas DFA. Plus, notes on Jorge Polanco's defensive struggles, Jose Berrios' fourth spring start, Miguel Sano's knee injury and more. Listen here!

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Nightly Wrap: Opening Day Starter, Gibby K & Rosario's Return

FT. MYERS – Who will be the starter on Opening Day for the Twins, now just two weeks away? What did Kyle Gibson have to say about his spring up to this point? How did Eddie Rosario look in his return to the lineup? Listen here and find out.

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Report From The Fort: Can Confidence Carry Garver To Success?

FT. MYERS – Carl Lewis once said that if you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.

As the Twins try to finally work Mitch Garver into the fold as a big-league catcher, they can be confident they've at least checked that box in the quest to set him up for success.

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Nightly Wrap: Bullpen Battle & Buxton Running Angry

FT. MYERS – Nick reports on the battle for the final bullpen spot, Tyler Duffey's trouble with the change, Byron Buxton's run at history, and a whole lot more. Listen here!

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Report From The Fort: Sorting Out The Lone Position Battle

FT. MYERS – There's been no shortage of intrigue at Twins camp, and even a little drama. But if you like to follow position battles during spring training, you've probably found yourself a little disappointed.

Surprises are always possible, but realistically, there is only one spot on the 25-man roster up for grabs. On Wednesday, a prime contender took the hill looking to build his case.