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Sickels: End of 2016 Top 100 Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:28 AM
When names like Sano, Buxton, Kepler, Polanco and Berrios come off of prospect lists, things will look a bit different.   However Jo...
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Reusse: Fire Molitor

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:24 AM
Didn't see this, apologies if already posted. http://www.startribu...ouse/393489751/   Nice article from Reusse who thinks the new F...
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Vargas Movin' On Up... And Out? Riverbrian- This one...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:49 AM
 Despite extremely limited playing time, Kennys Vargas has stealthily moved up the Twins position player fWAR rankings. After Sunday...
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Tell me if you've heard this before

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:41 AM
Lavelle E. Neal wrote an article about Miguel Sano's off-season plan. That he's dedicated to playing 3B full-time, and looking to lose 20...
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2017 MLB draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:11 AM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...
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Twins Set Rotation, Hendriks Is In

According to Joe Christensen, Ron Gardenhire detailed the plan for the Twins early-season rotation in his post game talk. The Twins will start with a four-man rotation for their first four games and and then switch to a five-man rotation for the second cycle.

Attached Image: uspw_5419352.jpg The dark horse who will be added is Liam Hendriks, who will pitch the third game of the season in Baltimore following Carl Pavano and Francisco Liriano. Nick Blackburn will be scheduled to pitch for the Twins Home Opener. Next follows and off day, so the Twins will go back to Pavano on Wednesday. That second time through the rotation will include a fifth pitcher, who will face the Rangers at Target Field on April 15th.

That fifth pitcher could be Scott Baker, who is coming back from tendinitis in his elbow, or Jason Marquis, who is out with a family emergency. If both return, it's possible that Liam Hendriks is returned to Rochester, but it's also possible that Hendriks stays in the rotation. If neither is available, the Twins might also consider turning to reliever/swingman Anthony Swarzak, who threw six innings today against the Pirates giving up one run.


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