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Game Thread: Twins @ Orioles, 8/29 @ 6:05pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:23 PM
Game-time forecast: Clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 75.   TWINS: SP, May   Santan...
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What's wrong with Baseball?

More Baseball Today, 02:22 PM
http://deadspin.com/...ball-1628473196   Excellent article on deadspin about the issues baseball is now dealing with.  I'd add...
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Interesting interview with Terry Ryan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:21 PM
This article contains some interesting statements by Terry Ryan, including the following:   Pohlad said last fall that Ryan’s job is...
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Utopian dream, or foolish idealism?

Questions About MinnCentric Today, 02:23 PM
Over in another thread, CRArko provided a link to a book on arguing intelligently:   http://www.brainpick...ules-criticism/   I...
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More Astros mess

More Baseball Today, 02:16 PM
Man, the Astros are the team that never stops giving.  Now there are reports that the GM and manager don't get along - to the point...
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Farmville: Buxton Named FSL Offensive Player of the Week

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[FONT=tahoma][COLOR=#444444]All hail Lord Byron.

It took him awhile to adjust to his new Fort Myers digs, but Byron Buxton is once again doing man things. On Monday, Buxton was named Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending July 28th, further cementing his status as the top prospect in baseball. To celebrate his latest achievement, he went 2-for-5 with a stolen base and a run scored Monday night, pacing the Miracle to a 5-0 win over Scott Baker (!!!) and the Daytona Cubs. [/COLOR][/FONT][PRBREAK][/PRBREAK][FONT=tahoma]

[COLOR=#444444]After disrespecting Midwest League pitching to the tune of .341/.431/.559 as a member of the Cedar Rapids Kernels, including 32 steals, 33 extra-base hits and 56 RBI out of the leadoff spot, Buxton was finally promoted to Fort Myers on June 25th. After a slow start with the Miracle, he apparently remembered that he’s good at baseball, and now sports a strong .282/.338/.476 line over his first 29 games in the pitcher-friendly FSL. Monday night marked the sixth time in seven games that Buxton has tallied two hits, part of a 12-for-30 stretch.[/COLOR]
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As noted by Baseball America’s Ben Badler in his Monday Prospect Notebook, Buxton is mounting a strong case for BA Minor League Player of the Year honors in his first full pro season. Badler further speculates that a promotion to Double-A by season’s end is a possibility for the 19-year-old, with a 2014 major league debut not out of the question. Not that the Twins could use the help or anything. #p2c

Originally published at pitching2contact
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