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Article: Polanco Suspension Brings Opportunity For Others

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:41 AM
The Minnesota Twins had made it through 24 days of their spring training game schedule. Although Ervin Santana needed surgery, the timeli...
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Article: Ehire Of Hope: Can Adrianza Seize A Prime Opport...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:38 AM
If you played ball growing up, there's a good chance at least one of your coaches invoked the story of Wally Pipp.The legend goes like th...
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Article: Jorge Polanco Receives 80-Game Suspension For PED

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:28 AM
FT. MYERS - According to the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball, Twins shortstop Jorge Polanco has been suspended 80 games by Major L...
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More help from Congress

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:45 PM
It's bad enough MLB is exempt from anti-trust laws, now Congress is about to pass a law exempting minor leagues from labor laws, basicall...
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MLB chastising Judge for 'recruiting' Machado

Other Baseball Yesterday, 10:34 PM
So, Aaron Judge apparently told Manny Machado that he'd "look good in Pinstripes".And this apparently is a no-no according to MLB, claimi...
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Report from the Fort 2018


Report From The Fort: Time For Jose Berrios To Take Control

FT. MYERS – Around this time last year, it was reasonable to feel a little alarmed about Jose Berrios.

Following a tumultuous rookie campaign, the brightest hope for Minnesota's rotation was once again struggling to command his dazzling repertoire. His spring ended with a thud when he started for Rochester in an exhibition against the big-league club on March 31st and allowed five walks with an HBP in just 2 1/3 innings.

But of course, Berrios was still only 22 – a fact easily forgotten due to his meteoric rise through the minors. His growth over the past 12 months has been clearly on display this spring.


Nightly Wrap: Vargas Out & Twins Make A Trade

FT. MYERS – In his latest update from Twins spring training, Nick breaks down Minnesota's trade for a Yankees outfielder, as well as the resulting Kennys Vargas DFA. Plus, notes on Jorge Polanco's defensive struggles, Jose Berrios' fourth spring start, Miguel Sano's knee injury and more. Listen here!


Nightly Wrap: Opening Day Starter, Gibby K & Rosario's Return

FT. MYERS – Who will be the starter on Opening Day for the Twins, now just two weeks away? What did Kyle Gibson have to say about his spring up to this point? How did Eddie Rosario look in his return to the lineup? Listen here and find out.


Report From The Fort: Can Confidence Carry Garver To Success?

FT. MYERS – Carl Lewis once said that if you don't have confidence, you'll always find a way not to win.

As the Twins try to finally work Mitch Garver into the fold as a big-league catcher, they can be confident they've at least checked that box in the quest to set him up for success.


Nightly Wrap: Bullpen Battle & Buxton Running Angry

FT. MYERS – Nick reports on the battle for the final bullpen spot, Tyler Duffey's trouble with the change, Byron Buxton's run at history, and a whole lot more. Listen here!


Report From The Fort: Sorting Out The Lone Position Battle

FT. MYERS – There's been no shortage of intrigue at Twins camp, and even a little drama. But if you like to follow position battles during spring training, you've probably found yourself a little disappointed.

Surprises are always possible, but realistically, there is only one spot on the 25-man roster up for grabs. On Wednesday, a prime contender took the hill looking to build his case.


Nightly Wrap: Lynn, Sano And Polanco (Oh My)

FT. MYERS – Nick reports on how the Lance Lynn trade came together, why Paul Molitor's concerns about Miguel Sano are dissipating, what to make of Jorge Polanco's uneven defense at shortstop, and more. Listen here!


Report From The Fort: Learning About Lance Lynn

FT. MYERS – Tuesday was Lance Lynn Day at Hammond Stadium. The newly signed starter was formally introduced during a morning press conference, and took the hill to make his Twins debut about two hours later.

What did we learn about Minnesota’s latest acquisition during a busy first official day with the club?


Report From The Fort: "B" Player Gets "A" Grade

FT MYERS - Past administrations of the Twins would’ve signed Lance Lynn. In fact, they’ve done so repeatedly, except his name was Phil Hughes, Ricky Nolasco and Ervin Santana. These were all second-tier starting pitchers, capable of earning a “B” grade from fans and pundits. But what separates this move from those are all the “A” grades that surround it.


Report From The Fort: The Twins Strength Of Schedule

Even if the Twins make it to the playoffs again this year, will their success be tainted by a weak AL Central? Just how weak is the Twins schedule?

When the Twins were winning championships in the mid-2000s but being bounced out of the playoffs by the Yankees, one of the popular narratives was that their success was tainted because the AL Central was weak. With 76 games versus that division, and with several weak teams in that division, the Twins could rack up wins but fold against stronger competition.


Report From The Fort: How Weak Is The Al Central?

FT MYERS - The question isn’t whether I’m purposely deluding myself. I am. The question is “How much am I deluding myself?” I’m about to find out, using some simple back-of-the-napkin math.

I was asked this morning for the 22nd time how many games I think the Twins will win this year. I gave the same answer I've given 21 times:


Report From The Fort: Fernando Rodney Relishes Your Pain

FT. MYERS - You’re going to hate Fernando Rodney. You might also love him, but you are definitely going to hate him. He is going to drive you crazy. And he is OK with that.

In Seattle they dubbed his appearances “The Fernando Rodney Experience.” It wasn’t that he wasn’t effective; in 2014 he saved 48 games for the Mariners versus just three blown saves. It was how he saved them.