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Front Page: With Donaldson in the Fold, Can the Twins Aff...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:42 PM
The Twins made a franchise-altering move on Tuesday by signing superstar third baseman Josh Donaldson. His addition turns them into a ser...
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Front Page: Devil's Advocate: Why the Josh Donaldson...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:35 PM
Alright, we’ve all had time to be excited about the Minnesota Twins making an impact move and landing MLB Trade Rumors' fifth-best free a...
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Front Page: Looking Way Ahead: Who Needs to be Added to t...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:22 PM
Normally we consider which players will need to be added to the 40 man roster after the season, leading up to the decision becoming offic...
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Front Page: Is Infield Defense Really That Important for...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:04 PM
There’s no denying the Infield Outs Above Average (OAA) stat by Baseball Savant painted an ugly picture for the Minnesota Twins. Sliding...
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Keith Law Joins The Athletic

Other Baseball Today, 10:57 PM
I’ve respected his opinion for a long time... Even if he’s never respected the Twins’ prospects enough I took advantage of their last m...
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About Twins Daily


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Last Chance for Winter Meltdown Tickets

~~~ Buy tickets HERE ~~~


You will not be able to buy tickets at the door tomorrow (Saturday) so today is your last chance to gain admission to the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown. Jacque Jones and Twins President Dave St. Peter will be attending, there will be free beer, commemorative pint glasses, lots of Twins talk and it's a two-block walk from Twinsfest.

If you do buy or have bought tickets, they'll be waiting for you at the door.

Here, one last time, are the details:
  • January 24th, from 5-8, at Mason’s. Just walk the block from Target Field and TwinsFest and join us.
  • Question & answers with Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter, and Jacque Jones! We're sorry to announce that Tim Laudner will not be able to attend the Meltdown due to family obligations. Our community's thoughts are with Tim and his family.
  • Two free beers from local craft brewery 612 Brew.
  • Drink specials from Dobel Tequila and Three Olives Vodka.
  • Raffle that include two Twins Opening Day tickets from Ticket King.
  • The limited edition Twins Daily Winter Meltdown Pint Glass
  • Tickets go on sale Tuesday RIGHT HERE. $25 on Tuesday only, $30 after.
We'll see you next Saturday!

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Twins Catcher Tim Laudner Join Twins Daily’s 2015 Winter Meltdown

The guest list for the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown continues to grow!

We're very excited to announce that Tim Laudner will be joining us to talk about the 1987 World Series, catcher framing, moving from player to media, and maybe show off what a World Series ring looks like.

Laudner is best known to Twins fans as being the starting catcher of the 1987 World Champion Twins. In that seven-game Championship series versus the Cardinals, he started every game, hitting .318 (with a .444 OBP).

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Available For Preorder: 2015 Offseason Handbook

Now that another tough season has come to a close, it's time to focus on finding ways to reinforce and expedite a rebuilding process that has moved along more slowly than anyone would like.

These next few months will present numerous opportunities to supplement and perhaps restructure a talent-laden young core. You'll be able to familiarize yourself with all those possibilities in the Twins Daily 2015 Offseason Handbook, which is now available for pre-order at a new low price.


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Twins Daily Primer: The Blogs

This is the second Twins Daily primer article – the first being the basics of the new Twins Daily – and today, we’ll focus on the user blog experience. How it has changed, how it hasn’t changed, and how to get the most out of your blogging experience on Twins Daily. Even some of the veteran bloggers might want to take a look at these tips, as a few things have changed with the new system.

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Twins Daily Primer: The Basics

The new Twins Daily is certainly a work in progress (as is any living project) but given the number of new features and reshuffled user experience elements, I thought it might help to jot down a few of the biggest differences between the old Twins Daily and the new site.

First, we’ll talk about the various sections of the site: some old, some new.

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What Do You Want Out Of Twins Daily?

Last week I used this space to tell you what Twins Daily is. Today, I’d like you to tell me what Twins Daily should become.

Let me tell you a secret: a lot of the time, we don’t really know what we’re doing. That’s actually good news, as it has forced us to try stuff, from podcasting in a bar to publishing e-handbooks to t-shirts to pub crawls to live hangouts to the new videos you’ll see in our minor league updates.

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Welcome to the new Twins Daily!

It has been two long months of project outlines, software testing, design, development, testing, and finally… migration.

Welcome to the new Twins Daily, everyone!

A Neanderthal's Rebuttal

I wrote this in 2003, but somehow haven't revisited it for a while. Give the recent stadium kerfuffle, it seems like a good story to revisit, especially because it reflects a core tenet of this site: sports ARE important, and we shouldn't apologize for thinking so.
 
Reject the fundamental assumption. After that, the arguments start answering themselves.

This Sunday morning I was awakened by our 3-year-old son, at the customary time of zero-dark:30.

"Dad. Is it mording?"
"Do you want some breakfast?"
"Yeah. Ana muffin. Ann milk."
"What do you say?"
"Pwease?"

About Parker Hageman

Equipped with an unhealthy obsession with sunflower seeds, Parker Hageman blends statistical analysis, scouting acumen and a dash of wit into his breakdowns.

A founding member of the TwinsCentric consortium, Hageman has provided content for the Offseason GM Handbooks, Maple Street Press Twins Annuals (2010 and '11) as we as the Minnesota Twins 2010 Official Team Yearbook. In addition to the TwinsCentric portfolio, he has contributed elsewhere including RotoWorld, Baseball Prospectus Annual 2017, The Hardball Times 2009, '10 and '11 Season Previews, and has been a consulting writer for Inside Edge, a scouting service for baseball teams and media outlets.

A graduate of St Cloud State University and current resident of Chanhassen, Hageman lives with his wife, Heather, and their three children who yearn for the off-season so that they can have the TV back. You can follow him on twitter at @ParkerHageman.

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About Seth Stohs

Seth Stohs began writing the Minnesota Twins blog at www.SethSpeaks.net in May of 2003. Over time, it became much more "TwinsCentric." He places a strong emphasis on the Twins minor league system.
Seth grew up in Perham, MN, in the heart of Lakes Country in west central Minnesota. In high school, he received nine varsity letters; four in baseball, three in football and two in basketball. He then went to Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, where he played two years of baseball and spent four years working in the Sports Information office.

Seth has published 11 annual Minnesota Twins Prospect andboHoks, starting with the 2009 version.

He can be hard on a variety of media throughout the upper Midwest. Each Tuesday, he is a guest on WJON radio in St. Cloud. He is also a regular guest on radio stations in Fargo, Des Moines and in the Twin Cities.

Seth can also be heard on several Twins-related podcasts and recently started a new podcast, the Get To Know 'Em podcastin which he talks to Twins players and others around the team about more than just sports.

In June of 2009, he became one of the four members of TwinsCentric. TwinsCentric became Twins Daily.

E-mail Seth at SethSpeaksNet@hotmail.com.
Follow Seth on Twitter at @SethTweets.
You can also follow his other Twitter account Twins Birthdays to help celebrate Twins history through wishing a Happy Birthday to Twins players past, present and future.
Aside from writing about the Twins, Seth works as a Technical Writer for Marvin Windows and Doors in Warroad, MN. He is also the proud father of a 12-year old daughter.