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When do you fire a manager?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:08 AM
Okay.   At some point you need to send a message far from "Paul Molitor will remain our Manager. in 2017." I'm sorry. Paul is gifted...
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INSIDE THE GAME

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For those who have followed Twins Daily for some time might know that I like to dig into the hows and whys of the game in addition to the...
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Outside the Box idea: Trade for Puig

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:03 AM
Reports are that the Dodgers are aggressively shopping Puig who has struggled quite a bit this year, not only off the field with coaches...
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Article: Can The Twins Find Hitting Inspiration Up North?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:55 AM
As the Minnesota Twins slipped across Lake Erie and back into the United States on Sunday night following a three-game series in Toronto,...
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Article: Planning To Fail

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:03 AM
There's a problem with the Twins' plan. The problem is that, by all appearances, they don't really have one.What else are we supposed to...
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Frankie's Final Start?

Attached Image: lirianosulk.jpg On Monday night, Francisco Liriano is scheduled to make his 130th start in a Twins uniform. It might also be his last.

With 25 strikeouts over his last two starts and a 2.84 ERA since the start of May, Liriano is the hottest pitcher in baseball. He also might be the most appealing rental available on the trade market, with Zack Greinke's market cooling and Cole Hamels perhaps closing in on an extension with the Phillies.

Just over a week remains until the deadline, increasing the urgency for pitching-hungry contenders who could begin making hard pushes for the Minnesota left-hander, especially if he turns in another strong outing against the White Sox.
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This is certainly not the kind of leverage Terry Ryan expected to have when Liriano sat with an 11.02 ERA after one month's play. As frustrating as his April was, Twins fans should be very thankful that he was able to pull things together and rattle off three excellent months, boosting his trade value with each passing start. At this point, with the bidding war that ought to take place, I'll be disappointed if the Twins don't come away with at least one impact prospect in a deal.

Pay close attention to Liriano when he takes the hill against Gavin Floyd. It might be your last chance, because you can bet a dozen other teams will be doing the same.


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