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  1. Looking at Byron Buxton's Swing

    Byron Buxton, says ESPN.comís Keith Law, is a prospect with more tools than the Home Depot.

    OK, now that the requisite pun is out of the way, letís delve into the nitty-gritty. After MLB.com anointed Buxton the number one prospect in all the land, Lawís Top 100 list concurred. As a 19-year-old, the center fielder smacked pitching around in the Midwest and Florida State Leagues to the tune of .334/.424/.520 with 12 home runs and 109 runs scored.

    An on-base menace, Buxton ...
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  2. Three-Bagger: Arroyo, Guerrier & Albers

    * We've reached the end of January and Bronson Arroyo still hasn't found a home. In fact, according to the veteran right-hander, he still hasn't even received an official offer. As Jayson Stark notes in his column, that's rather surprising considering that Arroyo is one of only two MLB pitchers (along with Mark Buehrle) to log 199 or more innings in each of the last nine seasons.

    When baseball teams are committing huge sums of guaranteed money to pitchers, durability is a primary ...
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  3. Twins Prospects: 5-1

    Here is part 10 and final installment of my prospect list I hope you enjoyed the earlier parts. Today I will be bringing you prospects 5-1. I brought you 5 a day until we got all the way to number one. This took awhile so I hope you kept checking back here for daily looks at who I had in certain spots and what I think of them. I am sure you disagreed with some and if so by all means leave me a comment in the comment section. If you prefer you can also shoot me an email at [email protected] ...
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  4. Whats all the ballywho about Gibson?

    I think K Gibson is the most overhyped over rated prospect I am aware of in the Twins system. I kept hearing all these reports, Gibson is ready, when we bring him up..he will stay..etc..

    Truthfully, he was terrible and for him to have a chance at the major leagues..something has to change and radically
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  5. Turning The Power Back On

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ID:	6422Who knows why Josh Willingham left first base with the intention of stealing second base on April 27th, 2013.

    Coaches claim the thievery was not planned. Itís possible that with the left-handed Michael Kirkman on the mound, Willingham was fooled by his delivery or was caught leaning when the Ranger threw over to first. Either way, with his team up 4-0 -- thanks in part to his two-run home run two innings prior -- Willingham broke for two, took the base but ...
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  6. Twins Franchise Future Rankings: Prospects 1-5

    A lot of the buzz coming out of Target Field this weekend surrounded top prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano. The lines for autographs from these two players was very extensive and neither of them has an at-bat at higher than the Double-A level. This is a lot of hype surrounding two men who are a few months removed from being teenagers.

    If Minnesota is going to get out of the rut of the last three seasons, top prospects like Buxton and Sano will have to come up and perform at a ...
  7. Aaron Hicks and Rebounding

    Most Twins fans will recall that Torii Hunter was a vital part of Minnesota's turnaround and success in the 2000s, from his breakout season in '01 through his departure in '07.

    It's a little tougher to remember the beginning of Hunter's major-league career, which was far less glamorous. After drawing a handful of appearances with the Twins in 1997 and '98, Hunter made the full-time leap as a 22-year-old in 1999. During his first two seasons, he hit .267/.313/.393 with 14 homers ...
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  8. Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, January 28

    Join Seth and I tonight at 8:30 for this week's episode of #HangoutandTalkTwins. We hope to be joined by MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger.

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    We plan to cover the Diamond Awards, Twins Fest, Winter Meltdown and more. I'll also let you know what kind of progress I made in my attempt to #GetSethDrunk.

    You will be able to view live video here on the front page!

    Don't forget: You can follow us on Twitter at @twinshangouts.
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  9. Farming The Twins

    It almost goes without saying that the past few seasons have been tough for the Minnesota Twins; there have been at least 96 defeats for three consecutive seasons and the latest MLB betting suggests that it might be another year before things turn around for the better.

    Yes, this year, the Twins front office has added some decent pieces to the roster through free agency but the real resurgence will surely only come when the wave of prospects that the Twins have stockpiled comes to ...
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  10. 2014 Spring Training Guide to Fort Myers. Part I: The Logistics

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    Less than a month for Pitchers and Catchers to report to Fort Myers so it is about time for you to make your arrangements to go to Fort Myers and it is about time for the third annual Fort Myers Guides, which will be updates from last years' guides. Also, as a retrospect after I return, I will do a "bargain guide to Spring Training in Fort Myers" to really try to give hints on how to get there, stay there, eat ...
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  11. NFL Mock Draft 4.0

    1. Houston- Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M



    2. St. Louis- Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina



    3. Jacksonville- Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville



    4. Cleveland- Blake Bortles QB Central Florida



    5. Oakland- Derek Carr QB Fresno State



    6. Atlanta- Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M



    7. Tampa Bay- Greg Robinson OT Auburn

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  12. Prognosticating: 2014 Rock Cats Opening Day Lineup

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    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    It's one thing to predict an Opening Day lineup after things begin to shake out in Spring Training. It's another to do it a full month before pitchers and catchers arrive. So in the spirit of good fun, what follows is my January 26, 2014 prediction for the New Britain Rock Cats' Opening Day lineup. As you can see, the first several spots in my batting order pack a little punch. Between
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  13. Twinsfest: Honoring the Order of Summer.

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    Twinsfest ended today, and the weather report strongly suggests the rest of the world might end tomorrow. The temperature is already dropping to numbers that make you whistle, whether you want to or not. A path to the street from my house, clear in the early afternoon, is now a ragged trickle of cement overwhelmed by snowy cliffs.

    The Twins annual call to arms was cozy, busy, but still ordered. Fans brushed past each other, and the occasional ...
  14. Episode 130: Live In Concert from Twins Daily Winter Meltdown

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ID:	6406Aaron and John are joined live onstage at Twins Daily's inaugural "Winter Meltdown" event by special guests Twins president Dave St. Peter, former Cy Young runner-up Scott Erickson, and Miguel Sano documentary filmmaker Jon Paley, along with Parker Hageman, Seth Stohs, and 300 of their closest friends. You can listen by clicking below, download us from:



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