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Game Thread: Twins vs Mariners, 7/31/15, 7:10 PM CDT

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"Fingers in the ears and humming loudly" Game Thread intro.Here's to avoiding all the speculation, and catching the actual factual moves...
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Joe Mauer has a no-trade clause and will never play catch...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:04 PM
This is a new feature on TD. It's called "If I read those statements one more time, I'm going to AAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!" Discuss.
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Blue Jays Trades

Other Baseball Today, 05:57 PM
Anyone interested in what the Jays are doing? They're acquired Troy Tulowitzski, David Price, Mark Lowe, and now even Ben Revere! They mu...
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Just don't understand.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:38 PM
Why did the twins not put up a few of our starting pitchers in a trade? With 7 SP, I would think we would have been willing to try and m...
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Friday Links-N-Thinks

Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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Since the last time you joined me for an edition of "Friday Links-N-Thinks," the Twins have only one one game and that was on last Friday. It has been a rough week for Twins fans as the team looked to get back on track against the struggling Red Sox. This didn't happen but the one consolation prize is the fact that the Royals come to town this weekend and they have their own share of problems to deal with this season. Hopefully this means the Twins can come out of the weekend with a series win before they head on the road again for a West Coast swing through Los Angeles and Seattle.
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Last weekend a former Twins player, Phil Humber, threw the 21st perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball. Humber was part of the Johan Santana trade but struggled at the Triple-A level and never made it past Rochester with the Twins. Overall, he spent six seasons in the minor leagues before the White Sox gave him a chance to be a starter. In only his 30 career starts, he was perfect with 27 batters faced and 27 outs recorded on the mound. As much as I don't like the White Sox, the transformation that this top draft pick has made is great to see from any player.

Josh Willingham's wife having a baby, I "adopted" a prospect from the Twins farm system, and plenty more stories are all included in this weeks edition of "Friday Links-N-Thinks." Have a great weekend and enjoy!

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Video of the Week:
There have been some crazy batting stances in the history of baseball but this college player might have found one of the most unique positions in the box. His name is Alex Buccilli and he is the DH for Coastal Carolina. Even the Batting Stance Guy has gotten in on the action.


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