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  1. Twins Top 10 Prospects: Post-Draft Edition

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    At the end of last week, the Twins added some strong talent to their organization through the MLB Draft. Minnesota's farm system was already considered one of the best in baseball and having another top 5 pick can only help to improve their top level talent.

    My last prospect ranking came back when I was helping to put together the "Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook." There have been a few changes to the list as players begin to move closer to the ...
  2. Twins' broadcaster Dick Bremer discusses advanced stats in the booth

    Fox Sport North's Dick Bremer and Bert BlylevenWith the exception of one seasons in the early 1980s, Dick Bremerís rich, jovial voice has been the definite sound of summer for Minnesota Twins fans in the Upper Midwest since 1983. His professionalism, knowledge and ability to entertain a wide audience for many years are the reason the Minnesota Broadcasters Hall of Fame recently selected him for induction.

    This honor, without question, was well deserved.

    It is interesting to think how people ...
  3. Twins Minor League Report (6/11): More Woes for Worley

    Rain was the winner of the day for two Twins affiliates. The much-anticipated AA debut of Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario will have to wait another day. Things continued to get much tighter atop the Midwest Leagues Western Division standings as Beloit won for the eighth straight game. Were the Cedar Rapids Kernels able to keep up?

    We are starting to hear about the Twins signing some of their draft picks and likely several more will sign by the end of the week. The short-season teams are ...
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  4. We need somebody besides Arcia

    I have been following AR since Elizabethton and have eagerly anticipated his ascension, but until he can quit waving at Big League Pitching, I say wave goodbye to him.
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  5. Gardenhire having great year

    The fact that GH did not lose this team is incredible, 10 straight losses, horrible starting pitching, lack of clutch hitting, I too have had my doubts about GH, but this year he has been excellent.

    Keep Gardy as long as he wants to stay, he deserves it
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  6. Twin Terrors in the Twins System

    After it was announced on Sunday that he'd been promoted to Double-A, 20-year-old Miguel Sano became the center of attention in the Twins' farm system. That lasted less than 24 hours.

    On Monday afternoon, the Cedar Rapids Kernels -- Minnesota's Low-A Midwest League affiliate -- had their game televised on Fox Sports North. Although it was an off day for the Twins and the Kernels have numerous quality prospects on their roster, the real reason for this unusual occurrence was obvious. ...
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  7. Twins should be proactive with Sano and his contract

    Now that Sano is in New Britain I thought we start speculating on how the Twins should handle him. I would love to see the Twins be proactive with him like the Rays were with Longoria. I think you go this agent next Spring and offer something like this.

    8 years 40 Million
    3 Million signing bonus up front
    Year 1 500K
    Year 2 500K
    Year 3 1 Mil
    Year 4 3 Mil
    Year 5 5 Mil
    Year 6 7 Mil
    Year 7 9 Mil
    Year 8 11 Mil

    4 option s ...
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  8. Yesterday's Kernels Game

    Anyone know where to find the whole game footage...is it out there somewhere?
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  9. Twins Birthdays--June 11

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    Danny Morris (1946)
    Bobby Keppel (1982)

    ​Right-hander Danny Walker Morris pitched a total of six games for the Twins from 1968-1969. Born in Greenville, Kentucky, Morris signed with the Twins as a free agent in 1964. He had an excellent year in Class A Wisconsin Rapids in 1965, going 16-8, 2.16 with a WHIP of 1.00 in 225 innings. He struggled for a while as he went up the minor league ladder, but had a good year in 1968 at AAA Denver, ...
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  10. Beyond Buxton

    For all who watched The Byron Buxton Show on Fox Sports North on Monday, there is no question who the top prospect on the Cedar Rapids roster is. Buxton was the clear-cut focus of the broadcast, and for good reason. Not only was he 3-4 with a single, bases-clearing double and triple, but he made one of the best catches you will see all year. He is also hitting a robust .350/.444/.578 (1.022) with 14 doubles, eight triples, seven home runs 60 runs scored, 47 RBI and 26 stolen bases. He has earned ...
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  11. Talking Minor Leaguers With Paul Molitor

    Hall of Famer Paul Molitor was in Cedar Rapids over the course of most of the past homestand in his capacity with the Twins organization.

    Molitor was gracious enough to answer some questions last Thursday, the first day of his stay in Cedar Rapids, as well as a few follow-up questions Monday afternoon after the final game of the Kernelsí homestand.

    I used several excerpts from the Thursday interview in an article posted at MetroSportsReport.com last week, but there ...
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  12. Twins center field depth to be tested

    At the end of last season, the Twins had plenty of options to play center field for the club. Denard Span and Ben Revere spent most of the year manning that position. Darin Mastroianni made a good fourth outfielder because he could play center field when it was necessary. Joe Benson and Aaron Hicks were on the 40-man roster but there wasn't much room for them with three other players in front of them.

    Things have certainly gone from crowded to scarce in a hurry. As most fans know, ...
  13. Twins Minor League Report (6/10): Buxton Shines

    (This post will be updated after the completion of tonight's games.)

    Since last nightís podcast/minor league review there have been a few more moves.

    The Twins placed Aaron Hicks on the DL with a strained hamstring and recalled Oswaldo Arcia.

    The Red Wings, who had a full roster following the addition of James Beresford and re-addition of Chris Colabello, placed Danny Lehmann on the 7-day DL with right elbow neuritis. You can Google it like I did and youíll ...
  14. PODCAST: Sunday Minor League Report and Draft Thoughts

    On Sunday night, Twins Daily's draft expert and myself put together a 35 minute podcast in which we dove into several topics. First, we discussed all that happened in the Twins minor league system on Sunday. You may have heard that a certain 3B prospect was promoted to New Britain, as were Eddie Rosario and Angel Morales, but Kyle Gibson and DJ Baxendale also were on the mound. Cedar Rapids moved one game closer to clinching a spot in the Midwest League playoffs which likely would signal yet another ...
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