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Spring Training Game 1: Twins/Red Sox @ 6:05

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:29 PM
The Twins and Red Sox will play tonight at Hammond Stadium on FSN-Plus at 6:05 central time. Here is the lineup according to Tyler Mason:...
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Article: 2015 Twins: An Afterthought in the AL Central (A...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:28 PM
The mantra has been the same over the last month, regardless of the source. “The best division in baseball? You have to think it’s the AL...
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Berardino: Twins close to extension with Dozier

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:20 PM
Mike Berardino is reportingthe Twins are close to an extension.  Steve Adams over at mlbtr provides more context.
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Zulgad: Hicks Confident He Can Contribute

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:46 PM
1500 ESPN's Judd Zulgad wrote about the lessons learned by Aaron Hicks.   It's very interesting, reading about the time (weeks) that...
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Article: Minnesota Twins Roster Projection 2015 Version 2.0

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:27 PM
When the calendar turned to 2015, I posted my first Minnesota Twins Roster Projection for 2015. It’s been two months since then, so it’s...
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Cole in the Stocking

Attached Image: cole.jpg The Minnesotan, Golden Gopher alum and baseball fan inside me all want to see Cole DeVries succeed in a Twins uniform. The analyst inside me knows that he probably won't.

DeVries is a great story. He was signed by the Twins as an undrafted free agent back in 2006 after a solid career at the University of Minnesota, and has gradually worked his way up the organizational ladder. On Tuesday, the 27-year-old was called up to the majors to fill Jason Marquis' vacant roster spot. He'll make his big-league debut on Thursday in a start against the White Sox.
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The soft-tossing right-hander's minor-league track record is far from spectacular. In six seasons, he has gone 32-42 with a 4.01 ERA and 1.39 WHIP. He has proven extremely hittable in the high minors, allowing 413 hits in 366 innings between Double-A and Triple-A. That's an average of 10.2 H/9 – not exactly a change of pace for a Twins team that currently leads the American League in hits allowed.

DeVries hangs in the mid-80s with his velocity and has largely survived by peppering the strike zone, especially this year as he's issued only seven walks in 46 2/3 innings for Rochester. MLB hitters are likely to tee off on his brand of soft serve, so I suspect his stay in the Twins' rotation will be short.

Nevertheless, it's cool to see him get a chance to pitch on the big stage and perhaps – like Scott Diamond and P.J. Walters before him – he can catch an unfamiliar league by surprise and conjure up some good results for a desperate staff.


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