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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 8/22 7:10pm

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:44 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, 02:32 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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Sid: Ryan And Gardenhire Expected To Return For 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:32 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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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 Store


The Last (Five) Words on the 2013 Draft

It's that time once again, every year we "analyze" the Twins' drafting decisions by summarizing the strengths and weaknesses of players. Rather than do that with any depth, direction or purpose (which is soooooo not our style), we rapidly blurt out 5 words and pass them off as "analysis" or "humorous"..hopefully you agree (and appreciate my endless attempts to reinvigorate the cliched "never give up on lefties'.

Thanks to the many fine folks at Twins Daily who compiled this list.
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Jacksonville U Dolphins
This year, two Seton Hall Pirates
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1-4 Kohl Stewart--Please bubble-wrap your arm
2-43 Ryan Eades--#2 Starter our #2 option
5-140 Aaron Slegers--Hoosier's already won @ Target Field!
7-200 Brian Gilbert--1 of 2 Seton Hall-ers WHEE PIRATES!!!
10-290 Charles Irby--Former DH versatile in bullpen
12-350 Ethan Mildren--Part of righty stockpile
13-380 Brandon Peterson--Big strong closer > puny starters
17-500 Tanner Mandonca--@TanTheMan13...12 other guys had that?
19-560 Jared Wilson--another part of righty stockpile
21-620 Tyler Stirewalt--Also the Fresno State QB...?
23-680 Zack Hayden--Terry Ryan: Stockpiler or Hoarder?
26-770 Ryan Halstead--Draft 2 Hoosiers, Get 1 FREE!![COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times]
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27-800 Taylor Blatch--Wiry...lean...MY NEW BUDDY!
29-860 Logan Shore--Signability questions...still gets offer
31-920 AJ Bogucki--Easily Best Name of Draftees
36-1070 Joseph Greenfield--Dropped 14 rounds from 2012
38-1130 Javier Salas--17 Righties? That's a hoard[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times]
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4-110 Stephen Gonsalves--Slipped rounds...$ makes it better
15-440 Derrick Penilla--TC Bear > Li'l Joe Mountie!
16-470 Brandon Bixler--Becomes Alliterative Roomies w/Byron Buxton
24-710 Brandon Easton--Lakeland Laker...leaves for LA
28-830 Chris Erwin--Hey, Leftie Give-uppers! YOU LOSE!
35-1040 Nick Lemoncelli--My Grandma Loves Lemoncelli's Limoncello[COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times]
[/FONT][/COLOR]39-1160 Seth Wagner--Attended Dunder Mifflin HS (PA)



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3-78 Stuart Turner, C--Someone's gotta catch those pitchers
6-170 Brian Navarreto, C--A couple someones actually...
8-230 Dustin DeMuth, 3B--Umpire Dana DeMuth's gotta favorite![COLOR=#000000][FONT=Times]
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[/FONT][/COLOR]9-260 Mitchel Garver, C--ALREADY SIGNED, Get him sideburns!
11-320 Nelson Molina, MI--No relation to Alfred...sadly...
18-530 Ryan Walker, SS--Big Texan...where's the scrappy infielder?
22-650 Alex Swim, C--Might prefer pool to diamond
30-890 Tanner Vavra, 2B--Hoping he can hit*

*(Note--this is based on my genuine hope that his dad taught him some things...Tanner is legally blind in one eye [as Brad Swanson noted in his draft recap] so if he makes it, it would be pretty flippin' awesome.)

32-950 Carlos Avila, SS--5'11"...close enough..."HE'S SCRAPPY!"

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14-410 Zack Granite--Played Outfield for Slate Quarry
20-590 Jason Kanzler--@JasonKanzler likes "moderate amounts-of-fun"
25-740 Chad Christianson--Congrats! You can leave Nebraska!
33-980 Steven Sensley--"OMG! OUTFIELDERS!!"--Twins Draft room
34-1010 Ivory Thomas--My wigs are purest outfielder...
37-1100 Julien Service--A Quebec Finance Service?
40-1190 Kelly Starness--Check-out line impulse buy


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