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Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:02 PM
1. Dedication: If i were clever, i would dedicate this game thread to the pioneers of Twins Daily. But i wasn't around in the before time...
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Where are they now? Ex-Twins in 2020

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:52 PM
I said in the 2019 thread that I would start this forum thread...    Let's start populating it. How many former Twins are on ro...
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Future Roster Transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Jake Odorizzi gets activated today to face the Royals, filling out the 28-man active roster which will include 16 (!) pitchers. The way t...
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Royce Lewis on YouTube

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:16 PM
Twins top prospect Royce Lewis started his own YouTube page since the quarantine started. He's posted several entries. Some are short. So...
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2020 Twins Transactions

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:16 PM
There haven't been many yet, but I'll start this today...   The Twins just announced that Zack Littell (hamstring) has been placed o...
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Countdown Meltdown: Plouffe Added to Winter Meltdown Lineup

Twins Daily is very excited to announce that former Twins infielder Trevor Plouffe will be joining us during this Saturday’s Winter Meltdown event at Lumber Exchange Event Center (above The Pourhouse). Plouffe, who spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues with the Twins, is scheduled to take the stage shortly after Twins Hall of Famer Kent Hrbek in an event that will provide our audience with plenty of stories and memories.
Trevor Plouffe is a very familiar name to Twins fans. Not only did he play in 723 games for the Twins between 2010 and 2016, he was, and continues to be, a fan favorite. Over his time with the Twins, his 148 doubles rank 25th in team history. He ranks 20th with 96 home runs. He is the Twins all-time leader in most buttons left unbuttoned on a game jersey.

While he spent parts of seven seasons with the Minnesota, Plouffe actually spent 13 seasons in the Twins organization. Plouffe was the 20th overall pick in the June 2004 draft out of Crespi Carmelite High School in Encino, California.

Looking Back: 2004 MLB Draft, First-Round
7 - Homer Bailey (Reds)
20 - Trevor Plouffe (Twins)
22 - Glen Perkins (Twins, via Mariners for losing Eddie Guardado in free agency)
23 - Phil Hughes (Yankees)
25 - Kyle Waldrop (Twins, via Cubs for losing LaTroy Hawkins in free agency)

He worked his way up the organizational ladder and made his debut in 2010 at shortstop. He spent a couple of seasons riding that Rochester-to-Minnesota train before establishing himself as a full-time big leaguer in 2012. He played all over the diamond before becoming a very solid defensive third baseman while developing his extra-base power.

Plouffe became a free agent after the 2016 season. He spent time with the A’s to start 2017 before being traded to the Rays where he worked with current Twins manager Rocco Baldelli. He signed with the Rangers in 2018 but ended up playing seven games with the Phillies that year. He had three hits in 12 at-bats, but one of them was a walk-off home run. (Instead of showing you the Phillies walk-off, here’s a 2015 walk-off for the Twins!)

He went to spring training with the Phillies in 2019 but was released before the season started.

Plouffe has kept himself busy since his playing days came to an end. During the postseason, he provided analysis for Stadium.

He’s been on several radio stations and podcasts:

He accomplished many things on the field during his baseball career and now he’s working on his list of accomplishments after his playing career.

And he’s also working with and helping develop the Twins first-round pick in the 2034 draft. (I’m certain Twins scouts in southern California already have an initial report on this young talent.)

We are very excited that Trevor Plouffe will be joining us at the Twins Daily Winter Meltdown on Saturday night.

For those who will be attending Saturday night’s Winter Meltdown (which is sold out), you will receive:
  • The 2020 Twins Daily Winter Meltdown Pint Glass.
  • Two complimentary local craft pints from 612 Brew
  • Drink specials and tasting tables from Gray Duck Vodka and Proper Twelve Irish Whiskey.
  • Food stations.
  • Interviews with Kent Hrbek and Trevor Plouffe and
  • Several raffle prizes

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