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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:28 PM
Claim victory in your heart, and the universe will follow.   Yeay! We Won!   (But what did we win? Discuss)   Lineups...
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Kirilloff - LF or RF?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:48 PM
The linked post from MLB Trade Rumors suggests that Kirilloff will play RF come opening day.I assumed he would be in LF, since Kepler is...
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Hopefully Simmons "issues" are not like Romero...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:10 PM
Per multiple sources, new Minnesota Twins shortstop Andrelton Simmons has been delayed to the team's camp by visa issues. The exact detai...
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Reusse: Modern Game Unkind to Dozier, Plouffe

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:41 AM
I thought thatPatrick Reusse wrote an interesting article, something I know I have been thinking for the last few years.    htt...
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Looking Back at Lewis Thorpe's Last Dominant Stretch

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:00 PM
Back in April of 2019, Lewis Thorpe put together back-to-back 12 K starts. Here are some highlights from those starts. He struggled to sh...
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Report from the Fort 2015


Glen Perkins Looking To Move On

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins was in a very enviable position a year ago.

He was coming off two consecutive very strong seasons as the Twins closer, a representative at his first All-Star Game in New York, and had just signed a contract that kept him well-compensated and in a Twins uniform for the next five seasons. But after a superb start to the 2014 season, an injury torpedoed the latter portion of the year.

Now, recovering from injury and a decline in velocity, Perkins is looking to make adjustments that will ensure he remains one of the game’s premier closers.


Wednesday Notes: More Cuts, Pinto Power And Lineup Changes

With today's move has the Twins' pitching staff been finalized? How did Josmil Pinto feel about his second game back from the concussion? Read about these and more at today's Report From The Fort.


Walking Away Gave Blaine Boyer's Career A Second Life

It was not long ago that Twins pitcher Blaine Boyer might have been doing things other than throwing a baseball in a major league uniform this time of year.

He might have been hunting, fishing or golfing. He might have been traveling more. Whatever it might have been, it would have been with his family. The game’s lifestyle which separated him from his growing family played a role in his decision to take a year off from baseball. Players on the fringe who step away seldom get a second chance but Boyer’s decision to walk away put him on the path that led him to being a better pitcher.


Tuesday Notes: Changeups, Cuts, Pinto & Destroyed Bats

Have the Twins pitchers embraced Neil Allen's change-up philosophy? How is catcher Josmil Pinto feeling since his concussion? Which Twins pitcher was cut from the 40-man on Tuesday?

Read about these topics and more in the latest Report From The Fort.


Sunday Notes: Nolasco, Pelfrey, Pinto And More

How did Ricky Nolasco adjust after a rough first inning against the Orioles? How was Mike Pelfrey's Twins bullpen debut? Who will be the backup to Kurt Suzuki if Josmil Pinto is not ready?

Find the answer to these questions and more in the latest Report From The Fort.


Twins Say Now Is Not The Time For Trevor May

Most organizations might view 2015 as an opportunity to have a young starter who has little left to prove at the minor league level to build upon those numbers. Trevor May, however, will not be doing so for Minnesota. Not to start the season anyway.

Are the Twins making the right decision?


Twins Make Cuts, Name Starters

The Minnesota Twins made several significant moves on Saturday morning. Read all about them in the latest Report From The Fort.


Notes From Pohlad, Ryan & Manfred

Parker gets to take over Casa Del TwinsDaily starting today, but the Twins were kind enough to provide all kinds of pregame excitement. Twins owner Jim Pohlad addressed the media, followed by Twins GM Terry Ryan, followed by the new Commissioner of Major League Baseball, Rob Manfred. Here are some notes from the interviews:


Get To Know: 1B Brock Peterson

As you have likely noticed, I enjoy writing about and telling the stories of Twins players and minor leaguers who don’t get many headlines. Sometimes, in my opinion, their stories can be as interesting, or even more interesting, as the big-name headline makers. I had a chance to catch up with Brock Peterson in Ft. Myers and talk to him about his unlikely path to the big leagues and back to the Twins organization.


Bullpen Calculus

After yesterday’s crazy day at Fort Myers, today was considerably more serene. It also served as a deep breath before the last big push for several roster spots. Twins Manager Paul Molitor says he would like to get the roster set by this weekend, so the pressure to perform (or at least not mess up) is high. “It always is in spring training,” said Twins General Manager Terry Ryan. “Especially when you get to the last ten games or so.”


Get To Know: Eric Farris

When the Twins announced their non-roster invites to major league spring training, Eric Farris was one of the least known players on the list to most. Sure, since you read Twins Daily, you’ve read his name quite frequently in the daily Minor League Reports the last two seasons. He came to the Twins before the 2013 season after getting big league time with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2011 and 2012.


Embracing Substance Over Style

I’ve been married to The Voice of Reason™ for nearly 25 years, and I can say with confidence that I’ve never called her “solid.” Because she’s from Philly. And I like my teeth. Wisely, I choose a lot prettier adjectives, but I have to tell you, it’s the substance beneath that veneer that has sustained 21 years of marriage.

(And here’s the point in the story where I compare my betrothed to Eduardo Escobar. Hmm. That’s going to cost me a bicuspid. Can we keep the rest of this story between ourselves? We all agree? Ok, let’s go on.)