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Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 6:15pm CDT 9/29/2016 AD

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:24 AM
Once more into the breach! The good thing about baseball is that there is another game to try to win. We got 2 1 run losses in a row. B...
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Stop What You Are Doing And Watch Byron Buxton

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:09 PM
Byron Buxton is pretty good at defense, that much is true. Check out the coverage on this catch here:      It doesn't see...
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Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:56 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...
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Complete Games

Other Baseball Yesterday, 09:56 PM
So we're rumbling along at 82 CG in all of MLB this year.   Here are some of the excuses I've heard over the past x amount of years...
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2016 Game Thread Volunteers Needed!

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:23 PM
It's almost time...the 2016 season will be on us before we know it. Like last year, we're asking game thread fans to help us out by start...
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Twins Select Nick Gordon Fifth Overall

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With the number five pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the Minnesota Twins selected Nick Gordon, a high school shortstop from Florida. This is the pick most people expected the Twins to make especially with word coming out that the team's top brass had seen him in person more than any other draft prospect. To read more about Gordon, check out his Twins Daily pre-draft profile.

Leading up to the Twins fifth pick, the Houston Astros had the first overall pick for the third straight season. Houston took high school left-handed pitcher Brady Aiken. He had emerged as the favorite for the first overall pick and he was the third high school left-hander to be selected first overall.

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They were followed by the Marlins who were happy to have flame-throwing Tyler Kolek still on the board. The next two picks were centered on the Windy City. The White Sox decided they needed to add more pitching and they took Carlos Rodon. No one was quite sure what the Cubs were going to do. They were a wild card and they went off the board to pick Kyle Schwarber.

This left the Twins to get the guy they wanted all along for the third season in a row.

On last week's episode of the Talk to Contact podcast, we interviewed MLBpipleline.com's Jim Callis about many of the top prospects in this year's draft including Nick Gordon. Check out the podcast and feel free to discuss the Twins selection in the comments below.


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