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Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 9/15 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:30 PM
Game-time forecast: Clear. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 55.   TIGERS: SP, Scherzer...
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So....May...what now?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:18 PM
I gotta ask, what do you think now? For months there has been debate about the Twins rotation and future rotation. There has been opinion...
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Schafer!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:18 PM
Schafer has done well, no question. Has he rendered his 80 ABs for the Braves moot? He's arb eligible and almost 28. Maybe coming to the...
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The most interesting reliever in the world

More Baseball Today, 08:42 PM
But don't take my word for it.   http://cespedesfamil...r-in-the-world/
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Article: Harmon Killebrew Award for Community Service 2014

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:34 PM
A discussion of the greatest players in Minnesota Twins history is certain to include Harmon Killebrew’s name prominently. In the batter’...
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Twins sign International Prospect Amaurys Minier

On International Signing Day, the Twins locked in Dominican shortstop Amaurys Minier for $1.4 million - leaving them with approximately $1.5 million to divvy up among any other international signings. Attached Image: Amuarys-Minier.jpg

According to Baseball America, the six-foot-two Minier ranked 12th among available prospects and was the fourth-best rated shortstop prospect. The switch-hitting Minier has a decent sized frame including a stout lower-half making many evaluators believe that he will eventually move from his original position to third base.

Here's what the scouting report on him from the Dominican Prospect League has to say:[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK]

[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Arial]Minier is a legitimate switch-hitter who has the same type of bat speed and power from both sides of the plate, a real rarity in any 16-year old switch-hitter, but even more so for a player with plus/plus power potential. His left handed swing is more polished right now and he takes most of his BP swings left handed, but it is easy to see that with more frequent repetitions from the right side there would be little difference in his relative ability. Minier will get pull happy at times and his best swings are when he’s driving the ball to the alleys and not opening up his front side early. In addition, the alleys get much closer when he’s swinging than they do for most hitters.[/FONT][/COLOR]


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