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  1. Boom Goes the Coaching Staff

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    The Twins front office and ownership really hate losing. And who doesn't. So they wasted no time setting into motion a bad day for a bunch of members of the Twins coaching staff (it couldn't have been a ton of fun for the Terry Ryan, Dave St. Peter, and Jim Pohlad either). No one technically got fired; their contracts were not renewed.


    Bullpen coach Rick Stelmazsek, third-base coach Steve Liddle, first base coach Jerry ...
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  2. The k-bro Twins Post-season Awards

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    As the Twins wrap up another disappointing season, it would be easy to just throw up my hands in a snit and curse them all. But Twins baseball is still better than no baseball. For all the complaining I've done about pitching and leaving men on base, I want to spend a blog post focusing on the good things these players did this season. So, ...
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  3. Season Ticket Holder Conference Call

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    On Thursday evening, Ron Gardenhire and Terry Ryan participated in a Fan Forum Conference Call with Season Ticket Holders. This is a nice little perk that allows fans to get a glimpse of the inside workings of the team. Nothing earth-shattering ever gets said, but it's always interesting. I hastily tried to take some notes as the call went along; here are my impressions. (Keep in mind that I'm not a good transcriber, so none of these ...

    Updated 09-27-2012 at 11:41 PM by Kirsten Brown

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  4. Upcoming Important Dates

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    There are less than two weeks left in baseball's regular season, and with the Twins slogging through these last few games, there's nothing much for Twins fans to do but find other teams to root for and look forward to the off-season with hope of great improvement for 2013.


    September 12, 2012 -- MLB 2013 Schedules Released (ok, this one isn't upcoming, but it's still important)
    What it means: Next season, the Astros
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  5. Roster Stuff: Injuries and September Call-ups

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    On August 30, the Twins placed Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of his right sternoclavicular (SC) joint. At first look, that seems like an odd move, given that the Twins would increase their rosters on September 1. However, as ESPN1500's Phil Makey (@PMac21 on Twitter) explained it, they did it so they could call up ...
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  6. Short Bursts of Opinion, and a Belated Beer

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    I have some little opinions on some news items, so I thought I'd share some of them.


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    Scott Diamond received a 6-game suspension for throwing toward Josh Hamilton's head on Friday. He plans to appeal the suspension.


    I'm glad he's appealing because I thought the whole situation was handled poorly. Roy Oswalt inexplicably beaned Joe Mauer in the back of the neck, I'm assuming ...
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  7. The Mid-month (or Thereabouts) Roster Catch Up Update

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    The last time I talked about the Twins roster changes, Danny Valencia had just been traded and Tsyoshi Nishioka had been called up to replace him. That was August 6th. The Twins have made a move or two since then. Let's review.


    August 6: Nishioka was called up to replace Valencia on the roster. Since he makes $3 million a year, it was worth giving him another chance to see if he could hack it in the bigs. In fact, ...
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  8. The k-bro Deckstravaganza Report

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    A few weeks ago, the Minnesota Twins sent out a tweet inviting folks to apply to their social media event beneath the Budweiser Roof Deck that they call Deckstravaganza.This was the third time I had applied, and this time I got an invitation.


    First of all, I'd like to thank the Twins for hosting such a terrific event. The staff did a great job making us feel welcome and well-taken-care-of. Aside from the score of the ...

    Updated 08-12-2012 at 11:00 PM by Kirsten Brown

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  9. A Collection of Thoughts

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    A bunch of random thoughts that individually aren't enough for a blog post, but collectively are, well, something. Or not.


    Buh-bye Danny
    In a sudden, but not necessarily surprising move, the Twins traded Danny Valencia to the Red Sox for rookie-ball outfielder Jeremias Pineda.


    Danny seemed to be pretty popular with his teammates, but his relationship between with the organization was becoming ...
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  10. Well, Saturday Night Was Eventful

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    I suppose you probably already know by now that the Twins traded Francisco Liriano, but I'm going to talk about it anyway.


    As I was thinking about getting ready for bed on Saturday night (yeah, this was at about 10pm; I'm a fuddy-duddy), I went to check Twitter quick before plugging in my phone. And in the five minutes since I had previously checked Twitter, it had exploded with news that the Twins had traded Frankie ...

    Updated 07-30-2012 at 12:57 AM by Kirsten Brown

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  11. Injury Report: Swarzak

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    The Twins have placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25th, with a rotator cuff strain. I was surprised by this, and after a quick Twitter inquiry, I learned that I wasn't the only one. It didn't seem like there were any tell-tale signs that he was hurting like there there were with Carl Pavano ...
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  12. The k-bro KC Report

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    The family and I went on yet another baseball-themed long-weekend trip, this time to beautiful Kansas City. And like every family trip we've ever been on, the weather was really hot.


    The Weather:
    Yeah, it's summer, and I'm fully aware that Kansas City knows how to do hot, but man, that heat was something else. Additionally, the whole area is suffering a devastating drought. So even though the lack of humidity ...
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  13. Forecasting the Trade Deadline

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    We're fully aware, now that the All-Star break is over, that the non-waiver trade deadline is looming (I hate the "looming" cliche -- it makes me think of a big shadow of a ghost looming with the players rumored to be traded cowering against the wall a la Scooby Doo).


    Last season, the Twins did very little at the trade deadline. This year should be different; the Twins will most likely move a guy or two before ...
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  14. A Little Water Therapy

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    I was listening to the news Sunday night as I was getting ready for bed, and between brushing my teeth and putting moisturizer around my eyes, I heard the sports guy talking about how glum the Twins clubhouse is lately. He said something about the mood there being the worse its ever been and that everyone is just demoralized. ...

    Updated 07-16-2012 at 11:08 PM by Kirsten Brown

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