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Article: AFL Interview: Jake Reed

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:50 AM
Steve Buhr is in Arizona, taking in a couple of Fall League games. Be sure to follow him on twitter @JimCrikket. A year ago, Jake Reed wa...
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Bumgarner

More Baseball Today, 09:50 AM
Hats off.  Awesome effort.
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World Series Complete: 121 Players Become Free Agents

More Baseball Today, 09:46 AM
With the completion of the 2014 World Series, 121 MLB players  became free agents. Here is that list. Remember also that six-year mi...
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Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: Catchers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:29 AM
In the last couple of weeks, we went around the infield looking at the Twins organizational depth. Today, we’ll take a look at the catche...
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Trade rumor: Buehrle

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:27 AM
https://twitter.com/...405807345127424   So looks like the Jays will make Buehrle available.  The future HOFer (yep) is due 19m...
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Friday Links-N-Thinks

Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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The first two games of the season have been complete and I can honestly say I have yet to watch a single pitch. One of the problems was that both of the contests were not on any major channel and the other issues was the games were being played very early in the morning. I still don't know how I feel about the first two games of the season being played in Japan. It is great to spread the game to international markets but I love when all of the games are being played in the first couple days and there is one game after another on ever ESPN station. With the way it is set up now, the A's and the Mariners have already played two of their games and it seems to take a little something away from the Opening Day that will take place in the US next week.
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The great thing is this is the last edition of Friday Links-N-Thinks before the Twins have their own Opening Day contest in Baltimore. In Fort Myers, the roster is starting to come together and the team looks close to being ready to make a push in the AL Central. Justin Morneau started to swing a good bat this week with multiple home runs. Joe Mauer has been hitting well for most of the spring and he seems ready to get back to his injury-free self. Francisco Liriano has put together some impressive outings and he could be poised to make a splash in the rotation for the Twins.

Overall, it is the most wonderful time of the year as the wait for the beginning of the 2012 season is almost over. Here are a variety of stories from the last week that I enjoyed with a little humor splashed in for some fun. Enjoy the links and have a fantastic last weekend without Twins baseball.

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Video of the Week:
In the time Jim Thome spent in Minnesota, he was never asked to step on the field as a fielder and there was no reason for him to do this with the AL having the DH. Time have changed for Mr. Thome as he signed a free agent contract with the Phillies in the offseason. Now he is going to be forced to play at first base from time to time in order to get himself into the line-up. Here is the video proof that he can still make a tough play at first base. It wasn't the most graceful thing in the world but he got the job done.


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