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  1. Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 131: Position Battles

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ID:	6474Aaron and John talk about potential spring training position battles, Miguel Sano's timetable, late-signing free agent pitching, new theme songs from New Zealand, a sponsor's resume, bar crawls, Terry Ryan's cancer diagnosis, mailbag questions from listeners, choosing an Olympic sport to pair up in, slumming it on other podcasts, and how to stupidly avoid moving at all costs. You can listen by clicking below, or download us from:

  2. TD Top Prospects: #4 Kohl Stewart

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ID:	6472The 2013 Draft is going to be judged almost completely on the ascension of pitcher Kohl Stewart. That’s as intriguing as a $4.5 million bet on a roulette ball, hopping red to black. So much reward. So much risk. So little control.

    The 100 Word Primer
    Stewart was last year’s first round draft choice, fourth overall. After signing with the Twins, his first couple of months as a professional did not disappoint. He had the mid-90s fastball. He struck ...
  3. Joe Mauer and Increasing Strikeouts

    Members of the Minnesota Twins struck out 1,430 times last season. In the history of the Twins organization, no team had struck out more than 1,121 times (1997 team). That was the only year since the team moved to Minnesota that the club recorded more than 1,100 times.

    Over the last three seasons, Minnesota strikeout totals have increased every year. It has been a rough couple of seasons and there have been some inexperienced players trying to make their mark at the big league level. ...
  4. Did Terry Ryan Act Too Aggressively in Free Agency?

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ID:	6467Now there's a funny question to ask.

    Terry Ryan, who has long been billed by his detractors as stingy and overly conservative when it comes to free agency, drawing criticism for exhibiting too much aggression in his approach to the open market? Not long ago, such a notion would have been difficult to comprehend.

    Yet, it is fair to wonder if the Twins made the correct choices now that we've seen Matt Garza sign with the Brewers for far ...
  5. February Mailbag

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    I'm not really one to brag, but this mailbag is starting to take on a life of its own. I have not one, not two, not three, but FOUR questions from people who are not me. Sure, three of those questions are from the same person, but who are you to pick nits? In fact, what would you do? Wha-wha-wha-what would you do? I know what I'm going to do. Answer these questions:

    I really enjoy reading your blog - keep up the good work! ...
  6. TD Top Prospects: #6 Jose Berrios

    We were introduced to Jose Berrios in a video of him celebrating with his friends and family after receiving the exquisite news that he was drafted by a professional baseball team. Arms in a “V”, high-fives, hugs and tears.

    For Minnesota Twins fans, the sequel is of him doing the same thing on the field following the last out of a World Series victory. That’s the dream anyway. There remains, of course, a long road from here to there.

    Still, Berrios has done much in his ...
  7. Jim Callis Talks Twins Prospects: Talk to Contact EP 69

    This week on the podcast we discuss good Twins related cat names, amongst other 80 grade banter. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or by clicking here.Click image for larger version. 

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    This highlight of this week's podcast is an interview with Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) of MLB Pipeline to talk about Twins prospects. Jim answers questions about all of the top prospects in the organization Byron Buxton, Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer, Kohl Stewart and then some. ...
  8. TD Top Prospects: #7 Josmil Pinto

    A year ago Josmil Pinto wasn’t on anyone’s prospect list.

    Baseball America. Baseball Prospectus. Seth Stohs. None of these minor league mavens saw Pinto coming in 2013. The kid was so far off the radar you’d figure he had drown in tobacco juice somewhere in Beloit (which has been known to happen in Wisconsin). And yet, one year later, here he is, number seven with a bullet on our prospect list. What happened? How did everyone miss so badly?

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  9. VOTE: Most Iconic Twins Moment

    Earlier this week, the Sporting News released their list of the most iconic moment for each MLB team. Some teams are tied to some of the best moments in the history of the sport while other teams top moments aren't too memorable outside of their home market. That's the nature of these kinds of lists.

    For Twins fans, it is pretty easy to put Kirby Puckett's walk-off home run in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series at the top of the list. The '91 World Series might be the best Fall Classic ...
  10. TD Top Prospects: #8 Jorge Polanco

    Signed in the same year and from the same Dominican academy as Miguel Sano, Jorge Polanco has largely been overshadowed ever since starting his pro career.

    Sano received a franchise-record $3.5 million signing bonus and has had a documentary crew exhaustively following his rise to the majors. Polanco signed for "only" $750,000 and didn't experience the type of immediate success that his uber-talented fellow countryman did.

    But, with back-to-back stand-out seasons under ...
  11. TD Top Prospects: #9 Lewis Thorpe

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ID:	6444A surprise top-notch Twins starting pitching prospect? Yes, please. Let's play five questions:

    That’s exactly what I said when Lewis Thorpe’s name started popping up on national prospect lists this offseason. Shame on me - we’ve been tracking him here for months.

    But the rest of you are forgiven. Thorpe has only been with the Twins since the middle of last year and was signed as a 16-year-old from Melbourne, Australia. He's only ...
  12. Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, February 4

    Join Seth and Jeremy tonight at 8:30 on another edition of Hangout and Talk Twins.
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    We've been asked by those in the Twitterverse to discuss the 25-man possibilities as well as the options that the Twins have with their open 40-man roster spot.

    Of course, it's also the middle of the season where all publications are dropping their Top Prospects Lists, so we'll discuss that too.

  13. Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 131: Garza or Nolasco and Buxton Dreams

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    Aaron and John talk about the Twins choosing Ricky Nolasco over Matt Garza, dreaming about Byron Buxton, Matt Guerrier's return, selling Andrew Albers to Korea, recapping the "Winter Meltdown" event, smoking after close, Hebrew school reunions, on-air interventions, Hammerheart's support, swapping wives, and Super Bowl parties.
    You can listen by clicking below, download us from:

  14. Recap: In St. Paul Saints’ Summer Shandy Snowball Classic, Blue triumphs over Yellow

    The Minnesota Twins spent January 24-26 celebrating TwinsFest, reminding baseball fans of what they had to look forward to come Opening Day. A week later and across the river, St. Paul cut to the chase and decided rather than whet fans’ appetites, they’d serve up the main course.

    Or at least a junk food version of it. In the only state that would think it a good idea to play Winter Ball anywhere north of the Rio Grande, an alliance of the St. Paul Saints, Leinenkugel’s, and the St. ...

    Updated 02-02-2014 at 12:34 AM by Wookiee of the Year

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