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  1. Twins Add Two in Compensation Round

    As expected, the Twins drafted Georgia OF Byron Buxton second overall (though it came with a little uncertainty after Carlos Correa, not Mark Appel, went first).

    Shortly after 9:30 local time, the Twins were back on the clock. Conventional wisdom suggested the Twins were going to take local product Mitch Brown.

    Instead, the Twins pegged Puerto Rican P Jose Orlando Berrios. Berrios (who I wrote about a few weeks ago) is the third Puerto Rican to go in the top two rounds ...

    Updated 06-04-2012 at 10:45 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

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  2. Sunday's Minor League Round-up

    Last night, word came out that Carl Pavano was going to undergo an MRI and it appears likely that he will end up on the disabled list. All indications are that Jeff Manship will be starting in Pavano’s spot on Wednesday. No word on whether Manship will be rocking a mustache or not.

    On Sunday evening, ESPN’s Jim Bowden broke (?) the news that the Astros will indeed be selecting Stanford RHP Mark Appel - confirming what many already believed - with the #1 overall pick tomorrow night. ...
  3. My Mock Draft

    This is version 1.0 (and most likely the only one).

    My mock draft:
    1. Astros – P Mark Appel, Stanford. It comes down to him or Buxton.
    2. Twins – OF Byron Buxton, Georgia HS. Correa gaining.
    3. Mariners – SS Carlos Correa, Puerto Rico. The Mariners are unpredictable. I think it comes down to Correa or Buxton
    4. Orioles – P Kevin Gausman, LSU. Bundy and Gausman could form a lethal combination.
    5. Royals – P Kyle Zimmer, San Francisco. Will they pass ...
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  4. Twins Draft Preview V - A Dozen Names to Know

    Originally posted at www.ManCenter.com

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    Looking through names that expect to called next week, there are a few that seem to fit various patterns that the Twins have followed over the last handful of years. None of these names have appeared in any other preview that I've written.

    Luke Anderson, RHP, North Dakota State - Anderson is originally from Prior Lake, MN, so there is a very good chance he's been on the Twins radar for awhile. A senior with ...

    Updated 06-03-2012 at 01:33 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

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  5. Twins Draft Preview IV - Highly Ranked Potential Re-drafts

    Baseball America recently released their Top 500 and the following players are guys that show up on the list that the Twins have previously drafted.

    2012 DRAFT ELIGIBLE POS DRAFTED BA RANK COLLEGE CLASS
    James Ramsey OF 2011 #51 FLORIDA STATE SR
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    Updated 05-28-2012 at 08:31 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

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  6. Memorial Monday's Minor League Round-up

    Happy Memorial Day!

    Jason Marquis was not claimed on release waivers – and both Marquis and the Twins declined sending him to Rochester – thus making him a free agent. The Twins will continue to pay the remainder of the $3 million owed to Marquis. If another team signs him to the minimum, the Twins bill will go down that much (probably $480,000).

    His – and Erik Komatsu’s – removal from the 40-man leaves the roster at 38 men. Gardenhire also said he didn’t expect ...

    Updated 05-28-2012 at 05:50 PM by Seth Stohs

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  7. Dueling Bloggers: Draft Debate (Part 1)

    As you probably know, the MLB Draft will be taking place in just a little over a week. There is a lot of draft-related material scattered all over this very website. Among them are a handful of Draft Previews that I've written. Recently, there was a lengthy thread started by "cmb0252" which is all about the draft.

    What follows is a tag team effort between myself and "cmb0252" (I'm not sure if he's ready to introduce himself to the world yet), which took place over the last couple of ...
  8. (FunDay) Monday's Minor League Round-up

    What a difference a day makes! A day after getting beaten at all levels; the system did an about-face and took all four games in convincing fashion.

    Some big-league news: Word came out late afternoon that the Twins are planning to designate Jason Marquis for assignment. Later in the evening it was reported that it wouldn’t happen immediately and that Marquis was with the team in Chicago.

    How you interpret that all is entirely up to you, but I will offer my two cents: ...
  9. Sunday No-Fun-Day for Twins Organization

    Yesterday was one of the better days the Twins organization has experienced in the last year. They followed that up with a day that ranks somewhere near the bottom.

    The Twins, attempting to sweep the Brewers in Milwaukee for the first time in over thirty years, fell flat on their face, mostly thanks to the right arm of Jason Marquis. While Mauer collecting four hits and Butera impressing in a relief appearance were both silver linings, many of us are left wondering: What is the next ...

    Updated 05-20-2012 at 09:00 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

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  10. Saturday's Minor League Round-up

    The Twins extended their winning streak to four by beating the Brewers in extra innings today. (#ITSHAPPENING?) Ben Revere and Trevor Plouffe played big parts. Drew Butera finally found a bat that feels right in his hands.

    But that’s not what we’re here for, so let’s check out the system on this Saturday:

    ROCHESTER 6, GWINNETT 4
    Cole DeVries got something tonight he hadn’t gotten yet this year – run support. DeVries, who picked up his first win, went eight innings, ...
  11. Monday's Minor League Round-up

    The Twins don’t appear to be playing real inspired (or inspiring) baseball, so let’s get right into the farm.

    A few transactions to sort through:
    The Red Wings released 1B Aaron Bates and recently-signed INF Joe Thurston.
    It was announced that OF Wilkin Ramirez (who has been tearing up AA) and RP Lester Oliveros have been promoted from New Britain to Rochester.

    2B Tsuyoshi Nishioka - you may have heard of him - is expected to be activated before tomorrow’s ...

    Updated 05-14-2012 at 09:14 PM by Seth Stohs

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  12. Get to Know 'Em: Kevin Gausman

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    June 4th marks the 1st round of the MLB Amateur Draft. LSU So P Kevin Gausman figures to be one of the first names called. We had a chance to catch up with him today to talk draft, the season and donuts.

    Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and letting us get to know a little bit more about you.

    Obviously, the MLB draft is different from other sports in that it happens while many guys are still ...
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  13. Problem or Solution?

    As we suffered through a 99-loss season last year, many of us believed the biggest issue was health (or lack of it) and that a winter recovering would help solve that problem.

    While competing with the big wigs in the American League was still going to be a tall task, finishing the 2012 season with just as many wins as losses seemed within reach. I don't think even the most pessimistic fans assumed that 30 games in - and relatively healthy - the Twins would have 3 less wins than any ...
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  14. Monday's Minor League Round-up

    It was a week ago that Jered Weaver no-hit the Twins. That feat will not be repeated tonight.

    This is the minor league report so you won’t see Brian Dozier’s name below as he’s making his big-league debut at Target Field tonight. Congrats Brian!

    As you may have heard, Rochester and New Britain swapped OF Joe Benson for SS Pedro Florimon. This should help alleviate the logjam in the Red Wings outfield and hopefully help Benson get out of his current funk.
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