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Article: The Twins Should Extend Odorizzi, Not Gibson

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:04 AM
It has been noted here and elsewhere that the Twins are facing a rotation exodus one year from now, when three out of their four currentl...
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REPORT: Twins Sign RHP Mike Morin

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:02 AM
Per Brandon Warne, confirmed via Darren Wolfson who says the reliever will get a spring training invite:     Actually an...
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Article: Twins to Retire Mauer's No. 7: Who's Next?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:42 PM
On Tuesday, the Minnesota Twins organization surprised Joe Mauer by announcing his number seven would be retired. This ceremony will take...
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Where does the talent come from

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:56 PM
So I did back of the napkin math only here but looked at three recent WS teams to see how they constructed their teams. I only added up t...
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Article: Arbitration Decisions Looming

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:09 PM
The Minnesota Twins need to make a decision on 11 of their players on Friday. The deadline for determining whether to offer a player arbi...
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Twins On Deck With Seth Podcast (Episode 3)

So, first of all, I'm testing out a name for the podcast. I really feel that because my podcast will primarily be chatting with minor leaguers, the phrase On Deck makes a lot of sense. It is obviously a baseball term for the next batter up. Next up. That's a phrase we often hear players in the upper levels use when saying they need to be ready because if someone gets hurt or another transaction occurs, they could be the next player called up. It's a work-in-progress, but it's much better than Seth's Twins Talk, right?

Anyway, we've got five new guests on tonight's podcast. Tune in live at 8:00 central time, and we'll likely go just shy of 90 minutes again this week.
Image courtesy of Kelly McGlohon (photo of Zack Littell)
Tonight, I am joined by another solid group of Twins minor league prospects as well as another senior of the Minnesota Gophers baseball team. I'll be joined by two more members of the 2017 draft class, a prospect acquired by the Twins at the trade deadline, and a toolsy prospect with a ton of upside. Here are the guests, starting with the Golden Gopher.

Alex Boxwell is a senior outfielder for the University of Minnesota. The Coon Rapids native hit .253/.329/.438 (.767) with a double, four triples and six home runs.

LHP Bryan Sammons was the Twins 10th round pick in 2017 out of Western Carolina University. After seven games with Elizabethton, he moved up to Cedar Rapids where he made five starts and a relief appearance before the end of his pro debut season.

Another left-hander from the 2017 draft class is Hawaiian Ryley Widell who the Twins took with their 7th round pick out of Central Arizona. He debuted with Elizabethton where he struck out 41 batters in 29.2 innings.

The Twins received RHP Zack Littell along with LHP Dietrich Enns in exchange for LHP Jaime Garcia before the July trade deadline. He was an impressive 20-1 (counting a playoff win for Chattanooga) in 2017 and was Minor League Baseball's Starting Pitcher of the Year. After the season, he was added to the Twins 40-man roster. He attended Twins Fest this past weekend.

Travis Blankenhorn was another Twins Fest participant this week. He spent the 2017 season in Cedar Rapids where he hit .251/.343/.441 (.784) with 22 doubles, 11 triples and 13 home runs. He also stole 13 bases, including a dramatic steal of home!

Tune in live at 8 tonight. For each guest, I'll be sure to ask questions that you submit down below, or via twitter, so feel free to participate by asking questions.

If you can't listen live, it will be available here right after the completion of the podcast. To find it on iTunes, search "Minnesota Sports Weekly" and find this podcast.

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I like that name Seth. "On Deck with Seth" makes great sense and sounds good.

Keep up the good work.

Thanks for all you do to help me enjoy the Twins quite a bit more!

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