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  1. Twins Birthdays--June 16

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Joe Decker (1947)
    Chris Gomez (1971)

    Right-hander George Henry ”Joe” Decker played for the Twins for four years in the mid-1970s. He was born in Storm Lake, Iowa, went to high school in Petaluma, California, and was drafted by the Cubs in the ninth round in 1965. He took a while to get started, pitching one year in rookie ball and two at Class A. His first good season in the minors came in 1968, a season split between A and AAA. He followed
  2. Twins Minor League Report (6/14-15): Friday and Saturday Scoreboard

    A lot has been going on in the Twins farm system the last couple of days, and after missing a day for the first time this year, I'll be updating you on the last two days in game summaries and highlights.

    Not sure if people will believe this, but I went from 11:00 a.m. on Friday until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday without being on my computer. I believe that is a personal record for me. I watched a couple of games at the state baseball tournament (check out this Howard Sinker blog on it, please) ...
  3. Twins Birthdays--June 15

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Zach Day (1978)
    Jeremy Reed (1981)
    Trevor Plouffe (1986)

    Right-hander Stephen Zachary Day did not pitch for the Twins, but he was in their farm system for about a month in 2008. Born and raised in Cincinnati, he was drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round in 1996. He advanced slowly, not getting out of A ball until 2000. When he did, he was no longer in the Yankees’ system; he was traded to Cleveland in late June of 2000. He reached ...
  4. What? No Ron Gardenhire?

    Interesting who Jim Leyland DIDN'T pick to be on his 2013 American League All-Star Team Staff. Actions speak louder than words? After all that verbal love he gives Gardenhire, I guess he knows when to let a guy go that can't get the job done.

    Bochy, Leyland Announce 2013 All-Star Staffs | MLB.com: News
  5. Twins Birthdays-- June 14

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Jim Constable (1933)
    George Tsamis (1967)
    Peter Munro (1975)
    Michael Hollimon (1982)

    Left-hander Jimmy Lee “Sheriff” Constable was an original Twin, in a way, but he did not play for them. He was born in Jonesborough, Tennessee and signed with the New York Giants as a free agent in 1951. He pitched very well in the low minors, reaching AAA in 1954. He stumbled in his first couple of years there, possibly because he had averaged ...
  6. Baseball Cards Determine the Top 10 Twins

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Ranking players is the single most important thing we can do as fans. If we don't know when players are better than other players, how can we properly argue about things? I certainly do not want to live in a world where rankings don't matter. However, the traditional measures - WAR, height, pants length, nicknames - are flawed. My solution: we agree to rank players based on the cost of their rookie card.

    I'm just going ...
  7. Weekly Links-N-Thinks

    After a rough road trip over the last week, the Twins returned home to face a Phillies team with it's own share of struggles. Minnesota won the first two games of the series but both games were close. The Tigers come to town for Father's Day weekend and this marks the start of nine straight games against AL Central opponents.

    This can become a crucial part of the schedule if the Twins want to stay in the hunt for a division crown. The club has a winning record so far in June and that ...
  8. Twins Minor League Report (6/13): Slama Freed

    The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Beloit Snappers are both going to the playoffs in the Midwest League. Which one will go as first-half champ will be soon determined.

    The big news in the Twins farm system on Thursday, however, involves a significant transaction. The Twins signed RHP Cody Eppley. Not a major signing in any way, though he did pitch in 59 games out of the Yankees bullpen a year ago.

    The bigger news, for Twins fans in recent years, is that Anthony Slama has finally ...
  9. The Human Fan Condition (Twins versus Phillies -- Games 60-62)

    Twins vs. Phillies

    Run(s) Scored (Twins 3 Phillies 2—Game 60)

    Run(s) scored.

    When my team is at bat, I add up all the players and figure out how many runs could’ve gone on the scoreboard. I assume the highest number possible.

    But when it’s the other team . . .

    As soon as “Run(s) scored” appears on my smartphone screen all sounds around me cease. I can hear my heart beat. I don’t even count up how bad the damage could be. I just ...

    Updated 06-13-2013 at 10:51 PM by Axel Kohagen

  10. Twins Birthdays--June 13

    There do not appear to be any players with connections to the Minnesota Twins who were born on this day.
  11. Happy to be an Idiot

    Arcia made my post of yesterday look like complete stupidity, heres hoping to look stupid for the rest of the season!
  12. 1,000,000 Reasons

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ID:	4415You would think that when Twins Daily hits a milestone like one million views over a month, like we did yesterday, it would cause a lot of elation. And usually, you would be right.

    But this time, it was a little overwhelming. Because while I forget details about the beginnings of blogging I still remember certain feelings vividly.

    I remember the emptiness of hollering into the void. I remember the elation of finding an ...
  13. The Sano & Rosario Show: Game 2

    In the nightcap it wasn't just Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario that I was excited to see. This was also my first time seeing righty Trevor May in person.

    May consistently hit 93 with his fastball in the 1st inning, and was moving it in and out pretty effectively. Same control problems we have all heard about, though. Had a 4-pitch walk and a wild pitch in the first inning. 20 pitches to get out of it. The second inning, though, was much better -- 14 pitches 1-2-3.

    Updated 06-12-2013 at 11:26 PM by Twins Fan From Afar

  14. Twins Minor League Report (6/12): Double-A Debuts

    With two rainouts on Tuesday, there was a duo of double headers on Wednesday night. Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and Angel Morales all made their Double-A debuts. Jason Wheeler helped the Miracle to win even with a new core of players in their everyday line-up. The Kernels had a chance to clinch a playoff birth.

    Earlier today I released an updated list of the top 10 prospects in the Twins organization. There was a new name at the top of the list and two other players sneaking into ...
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