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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Gordon Promote...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:53 AM
Despite there only being three games in the Minnesota Twins farm system Tuesday, there were plenty of interesting stories both in games a...
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Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: Middle Infielders

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:53 AM
We are just under two weeks from the start of the 2018 MLB Draft. I think this is a good time to look at the depth in the Minnesota Twins...
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Article: MIN 6, DET 0: Lynn Shows Will to Win

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:51 AM
Lance Lynn pitched his best game in a Twins uniform to date, and looked like he was about ready to punch himself in the face in frustrati...
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Article: MIN 4, DET 2: It’s All Coming Up Rosie

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:53 AM
Ron Gardenhire made his return as a manager to Target Field, but the Twins made sure it wasn’t a triumphant one. Jose Berrios was excelle...
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Game Thread: Twins vs. Tigers, 5/23/18 @ 12:10PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:53 AM
  Good morning and welcome back to another Game Thread experience!  It's an absolutely beautiful day here in Minneapolis....
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Week in Review: Crisis of Leadership

Last year, Brian Dozier and Byron Buxton ranked first and second among Twins players in WAR. They were driving forces in the team's playoff push and, with a better supporting cast in place, expected to help propel another step forward for Minnesota in 2018.

Instead, they've become poster children for a disappointing club that cannot stop tripping over itself at every turn. The past week brought another maddening series of lapses and letdowns.

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MIN 3, MIL 1: Odorizzi Ks 10, LoMo Delivers Go-Ahead Hit

You just knew that sooner or later a few bounces were bound to go the Twins way. That was the case Sunday afternoon, and here’s hoping we’ll see that continue. Jake Odorizzi struck out 10 batters, Max Kepler and Logan Morrison delivered a couple of big hits and Fernando Rodney struck out the side in the ninth.

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MIL 5, MIN 4: Jake Cave Homers in MLB Debut

With every new injury comes an opportunity for another player to emerge. Joe Mauer was placed on the DL, opening the door for outfielder Jake Cave to make his major league debut Saturday night. He hit a two-run home run, and fellow fill-in Bobby Wilson had a big two-run double, but the Twins fell to Milwaukee 5-4.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Jaye with a Great Start, Jay with a Poor Finish

Myles Jaye threw seven innings of one-hit ball to help lead Rochester to a 2-1 win. Meanwhile, Tyler Jay was on the mound in the bottom of the 10th while Chattanooga squandered its game away. Also, Akil Baddoo reached safely four times in a Cedar Rapids victory and Miguel Sano was in action for the Red Wings.

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Twins Minor League Report (5/18): Gonsalves, Stewart, Enlow Deal Out Zeroes

It was a night of close games throughout the Twins minor league system. Rochester won a 2-0 decision behind a K-filled start by one of the organization’s top pitching prospects. The three other affiliates all played close, one-run games. Along with Stephen Gonsalves, the other starters on Friday included a current, former and potentially a future Top 10 Twins prospect. Find out how they all did.

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MIL 8, MIN 3: Gibson Falters, Mauer Exits Due to Neck Injury

The Twins lost in an ugly fashion Friday night, but more importantly, they lost another player due to injury, at least temporarily. Joe Mauer was forced to exit the game with neck tightness and is day-to-day. Hopefully his absence is brief, but this lineup is already in shambles.

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2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospect: 31-40

As we continue our countdown of the Top 50 Prospects in the 2018 MLB Draft Class, we will look at the players that I have ranked from 31-40. Among these ten players, we have two guys each from Stanford and the University of Kentucky, three high school players from the state of Georgia and three high school catchers.

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The Evolution of Jose Berrios

La Makina – The Machine. Jose Berrios’ moniker is best applied to his work rate. Follow Berrios on social media in the off-season and you will likely see him pushing giant tires, sprinting on an idyllic beach in his native Puerto Rico, or even pulling a truck. Hard work isn’t common only to Berrios, of course. What comes across, however, from listening to him speak about pitching, from following him and studying the trajectory of his young career is clear: He is singular in his desire to maximize his talent, and relentless in his pursuit of greatness.

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Game Thread: Twins v Brewers, 5/18 @ 7:10pm CT

The Brewers travel all the way from the National League to the Twin Cities for a 3-game series starting tonight at Target Field. The Twins marketing team has presented this as a “Border Battle” and is giving away “Border Battle” T-Shirts to the first 10,000 fans. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand this low-hanging, marketing fruit. Minnesota and Wisconsin share a common border. Minnesota and Wisconsin are both eyeing each other’s territory for expansion and stockpiling weapons for the inevitable invasion. We don’t have the necessary checkpoints along I-94 on the other side of the St. Croix River from Hudson, but they will have to go up sometime in preparation. There is very little difference between this Minnesota/Wisconsin border battle and the India/Pakistan border skirmishes.

Other than… I’m not aware of any commemorative ‘Border Battle’ t-Shirts being sold in Lahore or Jaipur.

Here are some things to think about:

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Twins Minor League Report (5/17): Lookout for Chattanooga Homers

Chris Paul, LaMonte Wade and Zander Wiel all homered for Chattanooga in a Lookouts victory and Trevor May continued his rehab in Rochester, throwing 60 pitches over four innings. See what else happened in this lightning round edition of the minor league report.

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May Day is Coming for the Twins

The Minnesota Twins are anxiously awaiting a couple of reinforcements for their big league club. Jason Castro is not coming back, and Jorge Polanco remains out for some time. Trevor May’s return is quickly approaching however, and Ervin Santana shouldn’t be far behind him. When focusing on the righty venturing back from Tommy John surgery, it’s worth taking a look to see where he fits.

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Knee Surgery Q&A

Twins starting catcher Jason Castro went on the DL May 5th with pain in his right knee. Initially, it was reported that Castro underwent a cortisone injection and was hopeful to return to the lineup soon. Unfortunately, after traveling to Vail, CO to see noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert LaPrade, Castro is now scheduled to undergo surgery May 15th to address a meniscus tear. (Update: Now being reported that he underwent more extensive surgery including a meniscus repair and is now out for the season). This will be the third surgery for Castro’s troublesome right knee, according to the Pioneer Press. He sustained an ACL tear along with a meniscus tear in spring training 2011 and underwent surgery, which caused him to miss the entire season. He also underwent arthroscopic surgery on the same knee in September 2013.

Let’s discuss some knee anatomy and some meniscus ‘fun facts’ (Note: these facts may only be considered fun to me…)