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A's Interested In Sam Fuld?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:32 PM
Of course you trade him and see if you can even get a C-/D+ prospect. He'll be DFAd after the season and you can pick him up then....
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:14 AM
His "unpredictable" injury means nothing and I'm not sure he really is injured.   Well, he didn't lose 2-3 mph off his fastball...
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Twins Suzuki far apart on extension

Minnesota Twins Talk 21 Jul 2014
Part of me thinks this is just something that they are saying to try to strengthen the return they will get for him.  I have a har...
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Twins Suzuki far apart on extension

Minnesota Twins Talk 21 Jul 2014
  Jayson Stark via mlbtraderumors:   The Twins are telling inquiring clubs that they have not yet given up on extending...
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A's Interested In Sam Fuld?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:32 PM
Of course you trade him and see if you can even get a C-/D+ prospect. He'll be DFAd after the season and you can pick him up then. 
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If Twins Play In CA, Does Anyone Remember What Time? (Twins at Angels 95-97)

Attached Image: CLOCK.jpg Behind the Maps (Twins 4 Angels 2 – Game 95)

Putting the Twins on a West Coast road trip is like keeping something in your glove compartment. No matter how much you swear you won’t forget this time, your mind goes blank when it counts.

California-time victories are nice to find between smashes of the “snooze” button on my cell phone. It’s like getting a nice letter, except no one mails anything anymore. Even the junk mail people gave up the ghost years ago.
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Since there’s no reason to focus on postseason pipe dreams, I keep coming back to the old saying: “If there’s a jersey on your back, you still got a chance.”

It’s a game, but most of life is a game. Especially the most important parts. Any game is a chance to tune in to perfection and start some kind of magical streak. Great moments get remembered after bad seasons fade away.

Even if those great moments happen half a country away, against a team who reached for the crown and fell in the moat.

MauerKinder (Twins 10 Angels 3 – Game 96)

No one cared about the game tonight. The Minnesotan Royal Babies were coming, and Papa Joe Mauer left on a jet plane to meet his kids at the plate. Twitter exploded in joy, then made the comparisons to the royal birth in England and exploded all over again.

Mauer is tied to this region so deeply it goes past DNA into the soul of the state itself. His days as kid ballplayer were already finished. Now, he’s a new father. If you’re sipping from a half-full glass, you’ll appreciate the beauty of change. See things half empty and it’s just another sign time moves too damned fast to keep up.

So the game got left behind, but it still got played because that’s the whole point of everything. This game kept going so Chris Herrmann could hit his first career grand slam in extra innings. It’s the smallest moment in a losing season, and Herrmann isn’t on track to be a superstar. But the game doesn’t stop giving out great stories and moments of heroism just because the season is already over for a team.

Nothing But Bathwater (Twins 0 Angels 1 – Game 97)

We have MauerBabies. Twin girls with beautiful names. It’s a perfect hometown and hugs moment from the man who looks perfectly natural posing next to dairy products.

Later on, former Twin Francisco Liriano turned heads by pitching an excellent game against the Nationals. If he can’t be our hero, I’m okay with him saving the day in Pittsburgh. It’s karmic.

In between these events, the Twins played and lost. They turned in a bland 0-1 scorecard and the loss hit me with all the force of a bored shrug. With hope gone, baseball’s much bigger than games and scores. The race turned into a Sunday drive through the country, and suddenly the scenery matters.


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