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  1. Twins Birthdays--April 15

    There are no players with connections to the Twins who were born on this day.
  2. Twins on Twitter UPDATE

    Since I initially posted a Twins on Twitter blog a couple of months ago, I have updated their Follower counts a couple of times. It is interesting to see which players have increased their Twitter followers the most, by count or by percentage. (Please consider following some of the below links to player and personnel accounts)

    Also, a few more players have put themselves out there on social media, so they have been added to the list.

    Finally, I started a list to show each ...
  3. Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 88: Hicks, Arcia, Rain and Scouting Our Bar

    Aaron and John's Minnesota Twins podcast visits a bar for sale. Then they talk about Aaron Hicks historic struggles, their move to KFAN, what went right for the Twins this week, conficting explanations for how the Twins ended up with a low-K pitching staff, Oswaldo Arcia's role this week, what makes Aaron curl into the fetal position, misperceptions about the infield, batting practice misfires, charging the mound and #42. Here are:

  4. COMING SOON: Adopt-a-Prospect 2013

    At Twins Daily, we believe that the Twins minor leaguers deserve to be recognized. They may not play in front of big league crowds or for big league pay checks. However, they work really hard and deserve to be noticed when they perform.

    Last year, we started Adopt-a-Prospect as a way to help players throughout the minor leagues to get recognized. On Tuesday, starting at 10:00 central time, we will begin Adopt-a-Prospect 2013. As we did a year ago, a separate forum thread will be set ...
  5. Arcia's Short Promotion Speaks Volumes

    According to the Star Tribune's Phil Miller, the Twins have elected to call up red-hot prospect Oswaldo Arcia from Triple-A. It appears that Arcia's major-league debut will be a brief one – just a few days while backup outfielder Wilkin Ramirez is away for the birth of his child – but still the decision carries many levels of intrigue.

    Arcia is an exciting yet curious choice as a roster fill-in. Typically in a situation like this, a team will simply call up a body to provide depth, ...

    Updated 04-15-2013 at 07:40 AM by Kevin

  6. Early Highlights

    With the end of Spring Training and the beginning of a new season, things have gotten back into a routine. Here in Fort Myers the weather is steaming, so if you are looking to escape the extended winter and can find a cheap flight, we welcome all fans. I am always up for a free dinner as well.

    I wanted to give some highlights up to this point in the year. A lot has happened in the first few months of 2013. Here are some of the things I remember well:

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    Updated 04-14-2013 at 08:30 PM by AJPettersen

  7. Rochester Red Wings: Road Trip Review

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    At 2-8, the Rochester Red Wings 2013 season is not going the way anyone had hoped for. It was just two weeks ago that optimists (including myself) were wondering if this would be the season that Rochester would finally put a competitive team on the field for the first time in several years.

    The Scranton Split

    The Red Wings started off their seven game road trip by heading to Scranton Wilkes-Barre to ...
  8. Sunday Funday in the Minors

    Although the Twins-Mets game was ‘weathered out’ on Sunday, it was another busy day in the Twins farm system. Two games went to extra innings and ended with a walk-off hit. Cedar Rapids finished two more games in Clinton before 5:00 meaning they completed four games in just under 24 hours. Each of those four games was decided by one run. Then there is the question that we’ve been asking each of the past several days, Did the Miracle win again? Let’s just say a fairly prominent prospect helped the ...
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  9. Twins Birthdays--April 14

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Ron Schueler (1948)
    Greg Myers (1966)
    Mike Trombley (1967)

    Right-hander Ronald Richard Schueler pitched for the Twins in 1977. Born and raised in Catherine, Kansas, Schueler was drafted by Atlanta in the third round of the secondary phase of the January draft in 1967. He struggled in his early years in the minors, but put things together in 1969, when he was used primarily in relief for AA Shreveport. He then had an excellent year as ...
  10. Saturday in the Minor League Parks

    It’s been fairly easy to write the Twins minor league reports the past four or five days. Aside from the Ft. Myers Miracle, the other Twins affiliates have each missed games this week due to weather. The Cedar Rapids Kernels haven’t played since Monday.

    So, on a Saturday, it all came together. Four Twins affiliates played a total of six games. Rochester and Cedar Rapids played doubleheaders. The Twins nearly got no hit by Matt Harvey in their fifth straight loss to fall to 4-7 on the ...
  11. Game 11 - Monroeville Mall Field.

    Zombies have already been mentioned twice on my Twins 2013 game-by-game blog. This should not surprise anyone. I mean, I'm not Mr. Cowboypants.

    And I guess it's not surprising the Minnesota Twins had me thinking about zombies again, although not in the same way as the last few times.

    The Mets' Matt Harvey took a no hitter into the seventh inning. He's a heckuva picture -- Aaron Gleeman's giddy obsession with the hurler reached photoshopping levels during the game.
  12. A Really Bad Week

    Since the Twins won last Sunday to go 4-2, they have lost five consecutive games and fallen to the basement of the AL Central. More to the point, they now have one of the worst run differentials in the AL and their offensive, defensive, and pitching stats are among the worst, as well.

    There haven't been many positive surprises and there have been disappointments throughout the roster. The #1 disappointment has to be Aaron Hicks, hitting a microscopic .057 with an OPS of .155. Vanimal ...
  13. 42: A Review

    I had the pleasure of watching the movie “42” last night so thought I would post my review. The beginning credits alert us that it was “based on a true story.” Really? Who knew! (Maybe there was a specific reason they had to include that, I don’t know.) The opening scenes paint the picture of the country at the time- when black men returned from fighting for their country in World War II, Jim Crow laws segregating them from the white man’s world were still in effect. The movie also touches on what ...
  14. Baseball, Golf, Life and Ethics

    A few years ago controversy erupted when Derek Jeter was mistakenly ruled to have been hit by a pitch and took first base at the umpire’s direction. Jeter admitted later that the ball had hit his bat, not his person, but that the umpire had made a ruling and he just abided by it. The subsequent controversy was about the role of ethics in sports. We all know that game officials, like players and everybody else, are human and make mistakes. Blown calls are a part of the game, and while they sometimes ...

    Updated 04-13-2013 at 11:28 PM by IdahoPilgrim

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