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  1. Market inefficiency: Creativity needed

    Right now, one of the 30 best shortstops in the game, coming off a championship season - who should be earning a multi-million dollar salary and starting on a daily basis - is cooling his heels without a team. Other, inferior players occupy starting spots on teams across the league, including, most obviously, the Twins.

    By now, most folks are aware of the circumstances that have forced Stephen Drew to sit out the opening part of this season. His signing is attached to a draft pick ...

    Updated 04-26-2014 at 07:52 AM by AM.

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  2. The Twins are Winning by Walking

    Despite the fact that more than half their games have been on the road and five of their seven series have been against clubs that finished with winning records last year, the Twins are above .500 after 21 games.

    They've managed to win despite starting pitching that has been astonishingly bad. Nearly everyone expected improvement from the rotation after large offseason investments were made, but so far the Twins have gotten a 5.91 ERA from their starters, a regression from last year's ...
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  3. Noworleyasko

    How long will Nolasco be allowed to damage twins? I think the answer is for a long time. He looked terrible today. Last year Gardy continued to pitch Worley, even though it was apparent that meant a certain loss. So hopefully Mrs. Colabellos son will keep saving these pitchers but how long can that last?

    Col..will slump sometime..then ruh roh...
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  4. Draft Series - Part 2: The Top

    This is the second in a series of (somewhat) weekly installments leading up to the June 5th through 7th draft. The focus is intended to be very Twins-specific.
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    We’re getting to the point of the draft season where the focus really gets scaled down to a handful of players. Teams drafting at or near the top will send out their most-trusted decision makers to get an idea of how they stack up compared to the best around the nation. The Twins are no different. ...
  5. Write-in Campaign for Chris Colabello for All Star Team

    Per http://blogs.twincities.com/twins/20...l-star-ballot/

    Chris Colabello will not be on the All-Star Ballot.

    It's not too early (well, OK maybe just a bit) to start the write-in campaign.

    Being elected by the fans to the All-Star game would seal the deal on a Disney inspirational sports drama starring Mark Walberg.

    Who's with me?
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  6. Twins Minor League Report (4/24): Polanco's Big Day

    TWINS NOTES
    The Twins were powered to a win by some clutch hitting from Sam Fuld and a 3-run dinger from Aaron Hicks. Nolasco was not great, but he pitched well enough for the Twins to escape with a victory to climb a game over .500 for the seconds time this year.

    The Twins are back home tomorrow to begin a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers.


    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 8, Pawtucket 1
    Box Score
    The Redwings raced out to an early 2-0
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    Updated 04-24-2014 at 09:44 PM by Eric R Pleiss

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  7. Unsung Heroes

    Health, some youngsters and a re-tread or two, FA SP signings, I had hopes for the 2014 Twins to make a little noise, and at least hover around the .500 mark for the season, with the possibility of finishing a few games above. A preview, if you will, for what might be coming over the next season or two with solid and elite prospects on their way to flush out the roster and competitive hopes.

    Poor showings, especially offensively, had me feeling down and re-assessing my thoughts the ...
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  8. Mike Pelfrey Is Out Of Control

    Mike Pelfrey was far from the most popular Twins free agent signing this offseason, between the subpar 2013 numbers and the feeling that his signing prevented the Twins from pursuing other, higher upside free agents - it was tough to spin the return of Pelfrey as a net positive. Factor in the notion that the Twins bid against themselves and effectively overpaid Pelfrey with a 2 year, $11 million contract and the sour taste from Twins fan's was understandable.

    From an outside perspective, ...

    Updated 04-30-2014 at 01:14 PM by iTwins

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  9. ESPN Power Rankings

    I need some help. I do not understand how ESPN reaches and sets the Power Rankings on a weekly basis. Last week on the day the Power Rankings came out, the Twins, yes our beloved Twins, led the league in OBP (.353%) Walks, and were one run behind the White Sox for the league lead in runs. Yet, the Twins were ranked 27th. REALLY??
    I should add I am not under any illusions about how good the Twins are, especially their pitching staff, but can somebody help me with the 27th ranking out of 30 ...
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  10. Where is Twins Hangout?

    Twins hangout was posted but now I cant find it. WILL NOT LISTEN TO G@G no matter what...
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  11. 5 Players the Twins gave up on waaaaaaay too early.

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Pining for the past is something we're all guilty of. It's hard to see guys like Torii Hunter, David Ortiz and Carlos Gomez enjoying success with other franchises and not wonder what could have been. When those former players are breaking out or enjoying pseudo-Hall of Fame careers, it's hard to just look the other way. Heck, this one guy keeps writing about guys like Clete Thomas and continuously linking to it. Like this link, which you can click. ...
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  12. Things You Need To Know About Joe Mauer

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    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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    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. Three-Bagger: Muted Mauer, Pelfrey's Problems & Pinto's Pop

    * The Twins rank third in the American League in run-scoring, which is pretty surprising on its own but even more so when you consider that Joe Mauer has chipped in very little thus far.

    I certainly don't mean to contribute to the typical Mauer panic that arises any time he goes through any kind of slump, but the slow start is noteworthy. Early on, he's striking out way more than ever before (27 percent K-rate) yet hitting for no power (three extra-base hits and a .321 slugging ...
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