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  1. Making Minor League Room

    I contend that there is no reason to keep certain players who are blocking prospects in the minor league system. I cannot imagine that minor league attendance is really driven by aging players.

    From Rochester:

    Chris Rahl
    Eric Farris
    Doug Bernier
    Mark Hamburger
    Aaron Thompson (potential add-on trade bait)
    Kris Johnson (I know, but the future? potential add-on trade bait)

    To Rochester, given these 6 moves:

    Kennys ...
  2. The Rest of 2014

    In the remainder of the season, I would like to see the following:

    1. The Twins trade Kurt Suzuki for a top 150 prospect, Josh Willingham for a top 300 prospect, Casey Fien for a top 500 prospect, Eduardo Escobar for a top 700 prospect, Kevin Correia for a top 1000 prospect, and Brian Duensing for a top 1000 prospect.

    2. I would *really* like for the first three of those to happen.

    3. Jared Burton gone and Alex Meyer called up to the bullpen.

    4. ...
  3. No possible way to win with these coaches...

    You can see it in their faces, when the Twins get behind..they quit...

    and I believe the reason is that ....The coaches are constantly harrasing them..

    By the time a player reaches the major leagues they have had a ton of coaching, when they come up..let them be who they are and see if its good enough.

    Did the coaches ruin Aaron Hicks? Maybe..it sure looks like they "coached" him out of the major leagues.

    Too many of our players tear ...

    Updated Today at 12:06 AM by huhguy

  4. Former Twin Andrew Albers cheered on by robots

    I couldn't resist posting this story--strange and funny. Andrew Albers makes an appearance around 1:50 into the video.

  5. Alex Meyer's Time Has Almost Arrived

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    On Wednesday of this past week, Twins pitching prospect Alex Meyer dismantled the Rays’ Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls, striking out eight over six innings of work while not allowing either a walk or a run.

    With Phil Hughes apparently sidelined for some time after absorbing an Adam Dunn projectile missile in combination with the inconsistent performance from the starting five that no consists of non-prospect arms, it is hard not to ask “When is it ...
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  6. Dinner with a Moderator

    While this isn't "My Dinner with Andre" or "Tuesdays with Morrie", I did have dinner with someone on a Tuesday. During Monday's game thread our very own "scene setter" and moderator Riverbrian noted that he was in Rochester. I work in that fair city and live just over 20 miles away. I contacted Brian when he asked about bakeries, and we agreed to meet for beers and dinner while watching the middle game of the Twins-Indians series.

    I really didn't know ...

    Updated Yesterday at 02:35 PM by stringer bell

  7. Talk to Contact, Ep 93: TC Bear and his T-shirt Gun

    This week on the podcast Paul learns about ground rule triples, and strangely enough, if does not include TC Bear going on a rampage with his T-shirt gun (but we'd pay good money to see that happen). The Twins offense has struggled to score runs recently (what's new?) and Joe Mauer is still working his way back from injury. The scholarship program is over in Minnesota (again) as Matt Guerrier was DFA'd to make room for roster worthy Ryan Pressly.

    You can download the new Talk to Contact
  8. Phil Hughes... Hurt

    Phil Hughes had a short night on the mound sadly due to an injury. In the top of the fourth inning Chicago White Sox designated hitter Adam Dunn hit a hard ground ball up the middle. Phil Hughes was trying to get out of the way but the ball hit his right shin/ankle. Hughes couldn't finish the play because of the pain and Dunn was safe at first. After walking around the mound for a couple minutes the training staff advised Hughes to come out of the game. Phil Hughes pitched three innings and gave ...
  9. Wow..thats the best we can do? Why Bother?

    Trading an established hitter for a position the Twins have in abundance?

  10. Lewis Thorpe Improving

    Over the past year, Lewis Thorpe has exploded on the scene. An unknown commodity heading into the GCL last season, he was so dominant as a 17 year old that he has appeared on various preseason Twins’ top 10 prospect lists. He has made even more news this year, skipping the Appalachian league and going straight to A ball from extended spring training. However, the Midwest league has not been kind to Thorpe, who has posted a 5.40 ERA with a 31:15 k:bb ratio in 35 innings over 8 GS. Despite these struggles, ...
  11. Smart Baseball: Selling High On Suzuki

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    On Tuesday, the Padres traded third basemen Chase Headley and $1 million cash to the Yankees for shortstop Yangervis Solarte and right-handed pitcher Rafeal De Paula. It was hardly an inspired return for the once highly sought after Headley, with Solarte having regressed back to replacement level after a hot start this season and High-A prospect De Paula projecting as nothing more than a middle reliever down the road. Just two years ago, Headley batted .286 ...
  12. The Twins are Stuck in Their Comfort Zone

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ID:	8309After giving up four runs in a brutal relief outing on Tuesday night, Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of fellow failed reclamation projects Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel.

    The Twins raised some eyebrows during the offseason when they brought back the three former fixtures on minor-league deals. It was hard to find fault with those moves at the time, as they were non-guaranteed contracts that inherently ...
  13. Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Shut out of Majors, Meyer Impresses

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ID:	8310What an interesting day in Twins Territory!

    It was announced this afternoon that the Twins were awarded the 4th pick in Comp Round B of the 2015 MLB Draft. (This is fantastic news... especially for me!) Adding a pick like this will give the Twins around $800,000 extra in their draft pool.

    Shortly after that, the Twins completed a Anthony Swarzak-led victory. And after that, Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment.

    Of course, ...
  14. Summary For Troy's Twins Chat For July 23, 2014

    Here's what Dad and I discussed on Troy's Twins Chat. Dad and I talked about today's game. We discussed iwhether or not the Twins are buyers or seller. Also, I previewed the series with the not so Mighty Whities of Chicago.

    To listen to the show, click on the following link. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-troy-larson-show/2014/07/24/troys-twins-chat
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