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  1. Winning Two Out Of Three: Future Prospects May Make the Difference

    The old adage is that a baseball season can be broken into three columns. All teams win one third of their games--even the lousyteams. All teams lose one third of their games--even the best teams. It is the other third that makes the difference.
    The series with Washington is a perfect example. Minnesota took game one on the strength of their bullpen and a hot backup catcher/dh. The Nats blew out the Twins in game two. Then, in that all-important third game, our Twinkies lost by one run as ...
  2. Monday Morning Madness: June 9, 2013

    The Scott Diamond Matrix?

    I made you a matrix:

    Plus Command Average Command
    Plus Stuff Jordan Zimmermann Sam Deduno
    Average Stuff Scott Diamond Rich Robertson

    I chose to use the word "average" to be kind to all stakeholders. By average, ...
  3. Prospects on the Move

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ID:	4388The Twins dropped two of three in Washington over the weekend, widening their deficit in the AL Central to 7.5 games. For the big-league club, things are looking rather grim.

    That was to be expected, however, and fortunately things are considerably brighter down on the farm, which is where fans should be focusing their attention for signs of positivity this year.

    Immediately after slugging his 15th and 16th homers of the season for Ft. Myers ...
  4. Trilogy of Error (Twins at Nationals -- Games 57-59)

    Twins at Nationals

    A Small Amount of New Hope (Twins 4 Nationals 3 - Game 57)

    Thanks to rain that wouldn’t go away, this Nationals series will be played in a space of barely over one day.

    Condensing things makes this interleague series into a neat little three part trilogy. Like Star Wars or The Godfather.

    Well, it will be for anyone in the Land of Lakes still sporting a TC on their hat, at least.

    Tonight’s game had the underdog ...
  5. 2016

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    Miguel Sano: Probably a cornerstone to the 2016 Twins

    This year's Twins are better than the 2012 edition, who thankfully were better than the 2011 edition (well, it was hardly possible to be any worse). All signs indicate that the 2014 edition will continue on that track of improvement. The trend is slow. Painfully slow. But the direction
  6. Rochester Recap: Kyle Gibson - The Good & The Bad

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    After going 5-3 on a recent eight game road trip against the Charlotte Knights (White Sox) and Gwinnett Braves (Braves), the Rochester Red Wings returned home this weekend to play four games against the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers). After dropping the opener 8-1 last night, the Wings were hoping Kyle Gibson would be able to get them back on their winning ways.

    Entering today’s game with a record of 5-5 in 12 starts so far this season; Gibson had ...
  7. Deibinson Romero is knocking on the door

    Before the season began, Deibinson Romero wasn't cracking many top prospect lists. As a 26-year old prospect(?), there had been some tough seasons in the minor leagues. He needed multiple seasons in Beloit, Fort Myers, and New Britain. After 2,600 plate appearances in the minors, Romero had never faced a pitch above Double-A.

    Things have changed so far this season for Mr. Romero.

    This year it took another trip back to the Eastern League for Romero to get back on track ...

    Updated 06-09-2013 at 09:33 PM by Kevin

    Twins , Minor Leagues , Roster and Payroll
  8. Report: Minnesota Twins to promote Miguel Sano

    Miguel Sano gets some MLB experience in spring trainingThe Minnesota Twins made a significant move today in the farm system, moving third base prospect Miguel Sano from Fort Myers (A+) to New Britain (AA) reported CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and was confirmed by 1500ESPN’s Darren Wolfson.

    Sano was posting remarkable numbers in the Florida State League. Prior to today’s Miracle game – in which Sano belted his 15th and 16th home runs of the year – Sano’s .629 slugging percentage was leading the league. That power output ...
  9. Twins Minor League Report (6/8): Miracle Clinch

    Congratulations to the Ft. Myers Miracle. They have had a remarkable first half of this season and on Saturday, the clinched their first playoff spot since 2009 with their win over Bradenton. Tyler Duffey made his Miracle debut. Tom Stuifbergen made his AA debut in game one of the Rock Cats double header.

    With that, check out what happened in the Twins minor league system on Saturday:

    Rochester Red Wings 1, Toledo Mudhens 8

    Box Score

    Pedro Hernandez was ...
  10. Twins Birthdays--June 9

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Jake Jacobs (1937)
    Bruce Look (1943)
    Tom Edens (1961)

    Outfielder Lamar Gary “Jake” Jacobs appeared in four games for the Twins in 1961. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, went to college at Ohio University (playing on the same team as another future Twin, Joe Nossek), and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1959. He did not hit for power in the minors, but hit for around .300 for three seasons, the first at Class D Sanford, the
  11. Brothers

    I made plans for this weekend. I bought tickets to the Twins and the Nationals on Saturday, three of them. One for me, one for my older brother, and one for my eldest niece (2 years and 8 months as of Monday). I flew out right after giving students their last exam, and--with essays to grade on my tray table--got quietly more and more excited about the prospect of baseball with my family.

    This morning I went with said niece and my brother to the Air and Space Museum, enjoying ...
  12. When will Gardy learn how to Manage a pitching staff

    I don't know about the rest of you Twin Fans but I am actually quite surprised at the success the Twins have had this year as I pretty much wrote off 2013 to rebuilding until the young guns are ready. However I can't sit back and not comment any longer about the inexcusable management of the starting pitching by Gardy. If you check the ERA for Twins pitching on MLB.com and look at ERA's by pitch count you will see that from 61 to 75 pitches the Twins have an ERA of 3.43 which is 4th best in the ...
  13. MLB Draft - Day 3 Rapid Fire

    It's taken two days to get through ten rounds of the MLB Draft. On Saturday, a conference call of 30 teams, each making 30 picks, will complete the 2013 draft. It'll be rapid fire throughout the day. As soon as one team makes a selection, the next will get about 5 seconds to make their pick. It's actually quite something to listen to. As Twins picks are made, we will continue to update the Twins selections down below. Please comment throughout the day with your thoughts.
    The Twins have made ...
  14. Twins Birthdays--June 8

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Joe Grzenda (1937)
    Pete Magrini (1942)
    Carmelo Castillo (1958)

    Left-hander Joseph Charles Grzenda made 38 appearances for the Twins in 1969. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, went to high school in Moosic, Pennsylvania, and signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 1955. He was mostly a starter in the minors, and after a poor first season did pretty well for the most part. He started 1961 in the majors but was sent back after
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