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Game Thread: Twins@Rangers 4/25/17 7:05PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:55 PM
Nicknames! How many of you remember these words? “A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty Hi-Yo Silver...
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Computerized Vs. Human Strike Zone

Other Baseball Today, 03:53 PM
When this was first brought up, I was against having a computerized strike zone. I was firmly holding onto my traditional baseball belief...
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:47 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Jorge Polanco

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:44 PM
He is going to be one of my favorites. He's already a professional hitter from both sides of the plate; doesn't strike out much and walk...
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Article: Polanco Providing Poise

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:43 PM
Shortstop is becoming a position of strength across baseball. Names like Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa and Corey Seager are becoming ho...
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Minor Leagues


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Twins Minor League Report (4/15): Felix Jorge Strong in Lookouts Blowout

Rain, rain, go away. Let all the baseball teams play! The Twins managed to get both their games in so far this weekend despite some rain at Target Field, but Saturday the Rochester Red Wings got rained out for the third time and wet weather impacted the Cedar Rapids Kernels' game for the second night in a row.

Find out what else happened around the Twins' minor leagues on Saturday.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/14): Friday Night Minor League Lights

Rochester played its home opener on Friday. Could they send their over-11,000 fans home happy? Fernando Romero made his second start of the season for the Lookouts. Was it better than his first outing? The Miracle were able to break a five-game losing streak. Find out how. The Kernels game was delayed by almost two hours… And then they needed an extra inning to decide the winner. Let’s just say the ninth place hitters factored into the game.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/13): Berríos Dazzles in Buffalo

Jose Berríos and the Red Wings kicked off a day of close ballgames for Twins affiliates on Thursday, with Rochester, Fort Myers, and Cedar Rapids all playing one-run games, while Chattanooga ended up in a two-run game. Exciting Minor League Baseball follows, below.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/12): Kranson Helps Kernels To Win

All four Twins affiliates were back on the field on Wednesday. Chattanooga made the off day trek down to Jacksonville to start a new series against several old friends. Lefty Randy Rosario joined the team there and will work out of their bullpen. The Kernels played a getaway game in Kane County before heading home for a weekend series. The Red Wings, like the Twins, are playing a lot of afternoon games, and they did so again on Wednesday. Jose Berrios will make his second start of the season on Thursday afternoon in Buffalo.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/11): No Hit Efforts

While none of the affiliates actually completed a no-hitter on Tuesday, two pitchers did put up impressive no-hit outings. A starter’s no-hit effort lasted for all of his six innings, while a reliever closed out another game with four of his own. On the offensive side, a top hitting prospect in Cedar Rapids continued his hot start and a DH candidate for the Twins slugged his first home run of the year.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/10): Decent Performances, Not Enough Wins

The Twins spent their off-day between Chicago and Detroit in preparation of their three-game series in Motown. And they didn’t want anything screwing up their hot start.

The Tigers finished their series with visiting Boston and the Red Sox had several team employees and players suffering from the flu. The Twins, forced to stay in Chicago an extra night while Red Sox players remained in the city and their hotel, called the Tigers to get the visiting clubhouse fumigated.

That’s all the Twins need after a quick start to their season… catching the Red Sox sick germs and losing players.

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Twins 2017 Extended Spring Training Roster

No one covers Twins minor league baseball like we do at Twins Daily, and today is one of those days. We take a look at the young Twins players who remain in Ft. Myers in extended spring training.

Players that didn’t make a full-season team’s Opening Day roster will remain, for an extended time, in spring training in Ft. Myers. They call this, creatively, extended spring training. These players will continue to work out, practice, play some games against other teams, and generally just keep ready. Some are getting ready for when there is a need at Cedar Rapids or even Ft. Myers (such as Casey Scoggins who has already moved up to the Miracle). Some are waiting for the short-season leagues to start in late June, and then head to Elizabethton, Tennessee, or remain in Ft. Myers and play in the GCL.

Today we’ll take a quick look at the players who remain in Ft. Myers for extended spring training. Which do you think will surface in Cedar Rapids? Who are the prospects? There is a little bit of everything in this group.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/9): Schick Stymies, Gordon Stays Hot

It's early in the minor league season and there are plenty of games left to be played. However, it's great to see some of the Twins affiliates playing well to start the year.

Nick Gordon is hot to start the season and he looked to continue that streak. Rochester was scheduled to play two games due to some early season weather problems. Would Gordon stay hot? Could the Red Wings sweep their twin-bill?

Read on to find out all about Sunday's results.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/8): Saturday In The (Minor League) Parks

The first Saturday of the minor league season presented us with several interesting story lines. Two pitchers that Twins fans have high hopes for made their first starts of the season, Jose Berrios for Rochester and Fernando Romero in Chattanooga. The Red Wings had to wait two days, but they played their first game of the year. Meanwhile, Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers both played their home openers.

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Greene Impresses Twins Brass

Friday night didn't only signify the first time a Twins club started a season 4-0 since 1987. It also signified the first time CBO Derek Falvey got to see high school prep pitching phenom Hunter Greene in person.

Falvey was one of five people representing the Twins organization, which also included scouting director Sean Johnson.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/7): Gordon with a Walk Off, Del Rosario Dominates

The Twins minor league Opening Day was subdued by weather postponements and lack of offense, but their affiliates kicked things into gear on Friday. A top prospect hit a walk off, there was a dominating pitching performance and even the team that didn't pick up a victory made a valiant comeback attempt.

Here's a look at everything that happened in the Twins minor league system on Friday.

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Twins Minor League Report (4/6): Opening Day Washouts And Shutouts

Happy Minor League Opening Day! Unfortunately, two of the four Minnesota Twins full-season affiliates had weather that wiped out their games and forced them to be postponed. For the two teams that played, the bats might have been left in Ft. Myers, though they did get a solid start from one of their top pitching prospects.

Read on for our first Twins Minor League Report of 2017. The will be one every day, at least until Labor Day. And then we'll follow the Twins affiliates in the playoffs.