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  1. Roster Stuff: Injuries and September Call-ups

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    On August 30, the Twins placed Denard Span on the 15-day disabled list with a strain of his right sternoclavicular (SC) joint. At first look, that seems like an odd move, given that the Twins would increase their rosters on September 1. However, as ESPN1500's Phil Makey (@PMac21 on Twitter) explained it, they did it so they could call up ...
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  2. Last Day of the Minor League Season Report

    The Twins and White Sox are playing the lone game in the big leagues on Labor Day evening. The Twins minor league affiliates that played on Monday all had afternoon games, with one exception. The Elizabethton Twins are playing tonight for the Appalachian League championship. The results of that game will be available here at Twins Daily upon its completion. The Rock Cats had a small chance of making the playoffs. Miguel Sano hit a very nice milestone. The Red Wings were able to meet an impressive ...
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  3. Mondayne Notes - 9/3/2012

    The Games

    Monday - Loss to Seattle - 1-0


    Felix Hernandez is the Maestro. I have no problem calling him that. Roy Smalley was saying that he really has 12 pitches, and I totally agree. He is truly one of the best pitchers of this generation. Liam Hendriks was really good too. He doesn't work quickly, but if he can keep runners off the bases and pitch efficiently, he can be successful. He has good enough stuff to get
    hitters out, if he trusts it. No offense ...
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  4. Twins Minor League Hitter of the Month - August

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    The past two days, you have seen the top minor league performances by relief pitchers and starting pitchers. Today, youíll get to see which minor league hitters finished the year with a strong month. Today is the final day of the regular season for all of the full season minor leagues. Rochester will be playing their final game of the year. New Britain has a chance still as they are one game back. They would need to win and hope. Ft. Myers finished its season on ...
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  5. Kepler, Bullpen Push E-Twins to Championship Game

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    Happy Labor Day to all!! Labor Day is also the final regular season game for full season minor league affiliates. Correcting myself from yesterday, the New Britain Rock Cats will go into the final day of the season with a chance at a playoff spot. On Sunday, Elizabethton fought elimination. Would they be able to force a Appy League championship-deciding Game 3 against Burlington?

    The Twins and Royals completed three games within a 24 hour period. Unfortunately, ...
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  6. Minor League Odyssey - Postscript

    NOTE: This entry is a postscript to my series of entries describing my game-day experiences on a tour of the Minnesota Twins farm system; it describes what led me to make this trip in the first place. Please be advised that it is very different from what has gone before in this series. It is longer, more personal and, in contrast to the light-hearted tone I tried to take with the previous entries, it is written from a more serious perspective and has a strong spiritual component. If this is not ...
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  7. Outrage Over Medical Staff is Overblown

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Size:  15.1 KBLast week, Denard Span finally landed on the disabled list one day before rosters expanded and 18 days after initially suffering a shoulder injury back in early August. Not the medical staff's finest hour, probably, but the uproar I saw amongst casual fans and hardcores alike sort of left me dumbfounded.

    My Twitter timeline exploded with rants against the team doctors. Commenters here at Twins Daily vented in similar fashion. Clearly folks are fed up ...
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  8. Twins Depth/Personnel Chart for 2013

    Here is what I am seeing for the Twins depth chart with the personnel they have now. I will do another one of these after the offseason ends to compare. These rankings are part stats from this year, part me wanting some of the people on this list to succeed. Also, with the pitching rotation, this is not how the Twins (at least, I hope it isn't) will organize their rotation, it is just the people I think should be in their rotation

    Bullpen:
    Should be some fairly obvious ones and ...

    Updated 09-02-2012 at 07:42 PM by J-Dog Dungan

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  9. 2012 blueprint

    Here is my pre-offseason Twins offseasonBlueprint. I will do another one afterthe season as the hotstove season begins. The Twins are looking at their second consecutive 90+ loss season andthere needs to be changes done to bring a quality product back to Targetfield. Even though attendance in downthis year I still look for the Twins to have a 90-95 million dollar payroll in2013. Not only is it important to seewhat they do with the major league team, but there are 40 man decisions thathave to ...
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  10. Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month - August

    Hopefully everyone is enjoying their Labor Day weekend!! The Twins certainly enjoyed their doubleheader sweep in Kansas City on Saturday against the Royals. I know I look forward to the first start of Esmerling Vasquezís big league career this afternoon.

    Yesterday, I posted the August relief pitchers of the month, and today, Iím back to present for you the August Twins minor league starting pitchers of the month. There are a couple of new names, but itís been nice to see some names ...
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  11. Saturday Night Minor League Lights

    The Twins won both ends of a double header against Kansas City on Saturday but there was plenty of exciting action across the minor leagues. Let's check out how the Twins farm system fared as their seasons are coming to a close.

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    In what looks like it will be a great Appalachian League Championship Series, the E-Twins lost an important first game to the Burlington Royals by a score of 3-2 in extra-innings. Angel Matta started the game for the ...
  12. Small Potatoes

    The Godfather II is one of the greatest movies of all time. The dialogue in the movie is top notch and worthy of the first class plot line.

    One scene (of many) that struck me in the movie was the meeting between Michael and Hyman Roth at his Florida home. In the discussion between the two heavyweights. Michael discussed the fate of Pentangeli saying that "Pentangeli is a dead man". For someone as powerful as Michael to make such a strong statement about the life of a human ...

    Updated 09-01-2012 at 03:48 PM by Riverbrian

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  13. Minnesota Twins Relief Pitcher of the Month - August

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    Here we are. Itís September 1st which has so many meanings to a baseball fan. Rosters can expand. Elizabethton and Beloit will play in their league playoffs. It also means that it is time to report the August players of the month for the Twins farm system. I know itís a holiday weekend, but thatís no reason not to check out Twins Daily, right? The plan is to post the top relievers today, followed by the top starting pitchers tomorrow and the top hitters on Labor ...
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  14. My Dog Writes the News

    I'm officially back at work, planning and plotting all that I teach, but after a summer of goofing around with my dog (with Sports Radio/ESPN often on in the background), I felt like I could trust him to write a post summarizing baseball coverage of late. Without further ado...here's a guest post from my dog: Sidney.--also available with images here

    Most Exciting Time of Baseball Season Irrelevant Next to Least Exciting Time of Football Season.
    by, Sid MacKenzie

    With ...

    Updated 09-01-2012 at 08:29 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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