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Article: Buxton, Meyer, Sano Among 16 Sent To Minors Today

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weird..it says this was posted today. This is ST material.
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Must See: Oswaldo Arcia Destroys Lumber

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:21 AM
Aaah, that's the stuff. Maybe if he'd battle his tail off he'd do better?   It sounds like RG is willing to let Arcia work throu...
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Promotions That Did Happen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
Taking my shot: Johnson and Pino are DFA, though both could be back in milb deals. They simply don't have enough to compete with what we...
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Are The Twins The Unluckiest Team In Baseball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:14 AM
Since 2010 I do believe that the Twins are below average in days lost on the dl. There is not anything that I can find regarding the top...
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Promotions That Did Happen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:57 AM
I am not a total believer in Santana, although his hitting has been encouraging. I think both Escobar and Nunez have shown themselves to...
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Attached Image: lirianosmile.jpg This week's series against the first-place White Sox will serve as a tough test for this Twins team. They've rebounded after a lousy start to go 13-10 over their last 23 games, remaining on the periphery of an AL Central race that no club seems poised to run away with. In three days, the Twins could conceivably be within 5.5 games of first place. They could also find themselves out of it by double digits.

Perhaps no one will be under a bigger microscope in this crucial showdown than Francisco Liriano.[PRBREAK][/PRBREAK] He's been great since returning to the rotation at the end of May, posting a 2.67 ERA and 35-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 30 1/3 innings while allowing only one home run, but his opponents in those five starts have been the Athletics, Royals, Cubs, Brewers and Pirates. Those teams rank 28th, 19th, 25th, 10th and 29th in the majors in OPS, respectively.

Liriano has been feasting on weak competition, for the most part, and on Monday he'll be matching up against a first-place team with a starter in Jake Peavy who has been flat-out excellent all year.

It would be a stretch to say the Twins are even on the fringes of contention at this point, but they're not out of it. Climbing back into the mix would require a continued transformation from the rotation, and Liriano will need to be one of the guys leading that charge.

Both he and the team will have a chance to make a statement at Target Field on Monday night.


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