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Game Thread, Twins vs. Rays, Tuesday 3/28/2017 AD 12:05 CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:02 AM
Sorry if i hog the spot light, but 20 minutes to first pitch, i figure if someone else was doing it, they'd a done it? Anyhow... Spring c...
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Twins Finalize Lefty Bullpen Picture

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:00 AM
As we have expected for some time now, the Twins will roll with Craig Breslow and Taylor Rogers as their two bullpen lefties to so start...
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Article: Report From The Fort: Decisions And Divides

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:02 AM
Pop quiz, hot shot: When the rubber meets the road, what makes everything move forward?Answer: Friction.For a team that was supposedly go...
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The 20-80 Baseball Podcast

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:45 AM
New season so I'm trying out a new baseball podcast. We did a National League preview last week. The American League preview will be post...
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Neal: Twins find hidden gem in Romero

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 10:43 AM
http://www.startribu...mero/414924934/   LaVelle E. Neal wrote about the signing of Fernando Romero. He didn't sign on July 2nd, and...
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Mauer Wins Fifth Silver Slugger Award

On Wednesday night, Twins catcher Joe Mauer was presented the American League Silver Slugger Award for catcher. He had previously won the award in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

Joe Mauer played in 113 games for the Twins in 2013. He hit .324/.404/.476 (.880). That represents an OPS+ of 144. He hit 35 doubles, 11 homers, drove in 47 RBI. He also walked 61 times. Carlos Santana was the next highest OPS for an AL catcher, at .832. Even with missing the final five or six weeks, Mauer's WAR of 5.4 was a point higher than Santana's 4.4. Salvador Perez was at 4.1 WAR.

With his fifth Silver Slugger, only Mike Piazza (10), Ivan Rodriguez (7) and Lance Parrish (6) have more... Brian McCann, Gary Carter and Jorge Posada each have won five as well.

Former Twins that have won the 2013 Silver Slugger Award include: David Ortiz, Torii Hunter, JJ Hardy and Michael Cuddyer.

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