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Sid: Ryan And Gardenhire Expected To Return For 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:25 AM
According to Sid Hartman (who has many close, personal friends), the Minnesota Twins' general manager Terry Ryan and manager Ron Gardenhi...
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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 8/22 7:10pm

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:23 AM
Can the Twins help keep Detroit out of first place and the playoffs? As Twins fans, do we even care who makes the playoffs? Tonight, the...
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Improving the Defense in 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:23 AM
The Twins played a sloppy three error game today, but on the whole errors haven't been their biggest defensive problem.  They have s...
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Terry Ryan scheduled to see Alex Meyer pitch for the firs...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:11 AM
This little Berardino column from early yesterday slipped my perusal:   Twinsights:  What's the Plan for Meyer?    ...
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Article: Wake Me Up When September Ends: Starting Rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:57 PM
As the season starts to wind down, this is the first in a series of posts looking at different parts of the Twins roster . There have bee...
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The Twins' New Year's Resolutions

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]It's been a while since our last post (blahblahblah job, blahblahblah earning salary, blahblahblah spending holiday time with friends and loved ones). But we're back with a very special post as we consider the 2014 resolutions of your Minnesota Twins.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Joe Mauer[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Hit like a boss now that defense doesn't crush my legs.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: [/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial] Be hospitable while hosting my fellow all-stars this summer, maybe even say multi-syllabic words to them![/FONT][/COLOR]

[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Brian Dozer[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Prove that the hitting outburst last year was no fluke.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Find out how Joe got that Head and Shoulder's commercial and send them my audition tape.
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Trevor Plouffe[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Throw the ball to the big tall guy at first base as often as possible.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Repeat life affirming mantra ("I'm good enough, smart enough, and doggone it people like me") whenever fans make frowny faces at me.
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Josh Willingham[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Get healthy. Get 30+ homers again. Get the hell out of here.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: See above.
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Oswaldo Arcia[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Hit many more of those mammoth home runs.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Build a time machine so I can see those mammoth run home.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Jason Kubel[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Rebuild career amongst my people.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Attempt to smirk with the other side of my mouth.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Josmil Pinto[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Improve defensively by listening closely to my veteran catcher teammate, veteran catcher coach and veteran pitchers.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000]Life Resolution: [FONT=arial]Improve my teammates by teaching them the harmonies to the entire Mumford & Sons catalogue through repetition of my walk up music.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Ricky Nolasco[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: BE AWESOME!!!!!!![/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: !!!!!!!!
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[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Caleb Thielbar[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Keep being a badass left-hander.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Keep percentages in my favor by brainwashing every hitter to be left-handed.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Phil Hughes[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Use new stadium to keep home run rates down, try to boost strike out rate.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Every time I think about mean Yankee fans, just remember I've gone somewhere so far away that they'll forget I've ever existed...until we play a game in the Bronx...then drink heavily.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Jared Burton[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Continue to solidify the back of the bullpen.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Popularize neck beards again.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Kevin Correia[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Keep doing what I'm doing, even if I've been demoted from staff ace to staff #3...again...[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Keep my arm attached to my shoulder.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Glen Perkins[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Get another All-Star Game spot by racking up the saves...assuming we have games that need saving.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Keep speaking truth to power (hitters). And by speaking truth I mean talk trash and throw sliders.[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Ron Gardenhire[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Baseball Resolution: Rebuild the team so it's in good shape for the next guy.[/FONT][/COLOR]
[COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Life Resolution: Use word-a-day calendar to improve nicknames for the boys. Instead of "Plouffe-y" maybe, Penultimate Plouffe-Dog?[/FONT][/COLOR]
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[/FONT][/COLOR][COLOR=#000000][FONT=arial]Twins fans, what are your New Year's Resolutions?

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