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  1. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #6: Deckstravaganza and Social Media

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ID:	7492On this week’s podcast episode, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman take a field trip: The No Juice Podcast heads to Target Field to experience the Twins’ Deckstravaganza event.

    There, the guys talk about the recent happenings with the Minnesota Twins, take your Burning Twitter Questions™, assign blame to the response of a high school prank, and chat with Keith Beise, the team’s social media coordinator. They also shot a handy video for you that demonstrates ...
  2. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #6: Deckstravaganza and Social Media

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    There, the guys talk about the recent happenings with the Minnesota Twins, take your Burning Twitter Questions™, assign blame to the response of a high school prank, and chat with Keith Beise, the team’s social media coordinator. They also shot a handy video for you that demonstrates ...
  3. How Do You Like Chris Parmelee Now?

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ID:	7451With just a few days remaining before the Twins were to travel to Chicago to begin the 2014 season, Chris Parmelee got the sickening news that his services would not be needed a the major league level. Out of options, the Twins were willing to expose him to waivers and risk losing him to an organization. As an additional gut punch, all of the other organizations in baseball said “eh, no thanks”.

    Shortly after receiving the news at Hammond Stadium Parmelee ...
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  4. Issues in the Outfield

    The Indians’ David Murphy should send the Minnesota Twins’ front office and coaching staff a bottle of champagne. After all, the struggling left-handed outfielder hast just six doubles this season but two of those came courtesy of the Twins when they have infielders positioned in the outfield.

    While the 2014 Twins infield numbers have flourished, the outfield has languished.

    The Twins’ outfield was a defensive liability last year. In 2013, they posted an unsightly -35.3 ...
  5. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #5: The NFL Draft

    Submitted for your listening pleasure, this week’s No Juice Podcast, Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson discuss a variety of topics, including:


    • The Joy of Twitter
    • Infielders in the Outfield
    • Multilingual Colabello
    • Joe Mauer and injuries
    • Things you shouldn’t say out loud if you are Tommy Lasorda
    • Walking through Uptown fountains
    • The NFL Draft


    The No Juice Podcast is now available on Stitcher and can be followed on iTunes as well.

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  6. Trevor Plouffe Off To A Fast Start. Will It Last?

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ID:	7389Trevor Plouffe was essentially an afterthought this winter viewed as a third base placeholder until Miguel Sano takes the position from him. By the grace of the inelasticity of an elbow ligament, Plouffe's job security increased considerably. Sano's misfortune would be Plouffe's godsend.

    And, to his credit, the 27-year-old has made the most of this opportunity.

    After several seasons of mishandling the hot corner and minimal offensive contributions, ...
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  7. Ricky Nolasco and the Declining Strikeout Rate

    The Minnesota Twins’ starting pitching shortage of strikeouts has continued into 2014.

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    That’s not anything new but it makes you wonder if the fumes from the garbage burner are causing pitchers to simply lob the ball into the strike zone. As of Tuesday, the Twins were owners of the bottom three strikeout rates in the American League.

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    While Kevin Correia and Kyle Gibson are thought of as contact-oriented ...
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  8. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #4: Unsustainable Pace

    The No Juice Podcast returns for the fourth installment where Dan and Parker highlight the Minnesota Twins discussion with thoughts on the performance and contract of Mike Pelfrey.

    In the non-Twins world, they also talk about:


    • Dan's theory that drinking bottled beer decreases your odds of getting a hangover while drinking tapped beer increases them.
    • The Snowflake Nelson fiasco.
    • How girlie a bedroom can be decorate before it is considered creepy.
    • Overrated
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  9. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #3: Old Blue

    Since it has been raining for 40 days and 40 nights, this week’s No Juice midweek shortcast tackles the timely question: Should the Twins have put a damn roof over Target Field?

    Since neither of us was alive to keep the Metrodome from being built, joining Dan and I to discuss this heated topic is my Dad, Old Blue. You can listen at our website or catch us on iTunes.


    Be sure to follow @NoJuicePodcast on Twitter.
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  10. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #2: Blame The Housewives

    In a collaborative effort from TwinsDaily.com’s Parker Hageman and nowhere special’s Dan Anderson, the pair bring you the second installment of the No Juice Podcast.

    Fueled by refreshments from Steel Toe Brewing in St. Louis Park, Dan and Parker discuss the latest from the Minnesota Twins, assign blame for stupid things, contemplate wedding music and answer questions from Twitter.

    Listen here, or find us on iTunes:



    Be sure to follow @NoJuicePodcast ...
  11. Is the Twins' Kurt Suzuki for Real?

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ID:	7289When the Minnesota Twins signed Kurt Suzuki this past offseason the focus was on his defensive capabilities and his offensive abilities were basically an afterthought.

    “We wanted to add some leadership to help the pitching staff,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said in March. “We went out and got some starting pitching, but we also wanted somebody to help them on defense. With Joe [Mauer] moving to first, we were willing to sacrifice some offense ...
  12. Things You Need To Know About Joe Mauer

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ID:	7232The narrative for Joe Mauer this offseason was that the transition to first base was going to heal his legs, provide him with superhuman power, and maybe help him find the missing Malaysian plane in his spare time.

    So far, none of that has happened.

    To Twins fans, the most relevant is the power. Through 19 games this year, he has just three extra base hits in his back pocket - two doubles and a home run. Beyond that, Mauer has not accumulated ...
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  13. Things You Need To Know About Joe Mauer

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ID:	7229The narrative for Joe Mauer this offseason was that the transition to first base was going to heal his legs, provide him with superhuman power, and maybe help him find the missing Malaysian plane in his spare time.

    So far, none of that has happened.

    To Twins fans, the most relevant is the power. Through 19 games this year, he has just three extra base hits in his back pocket - two doubles and a home run. Beyond that, Mauer has not accumulated ...
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  14. Phil Hughes Attempts to Reinvent Himself In Minnesota

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ID:	7187Over his career, Phil Hughes has seemingly been one solid secondary pitch away from taking over the world.

    Since his prospect days, his curveball was considered this dangerous weapon. For Hughes, unfortunately, the pitch never manifested into that killer pitch as projected. Eventually, the pitch was unceremoniously dropped from his arsenal in 2012.

    When asked why the deuce took the backseat to other pitches in his repertoire, Hughes cited ...
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