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  1. Twins fans near Seattle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ashburyjohn View Post
    The Twins will be in Seattle in late July. I'm considering making the trip up there for one or more games. I seem to recall somebody who posts here living in that region, but I can't remember who. If you'd be interested in meeting up with a fellow TDer for one of these games, drop me a note.
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  2. Performance Enhancing Drugs and the MLB

    With all the recent developments in the latest PED scandal, it remains to be seen which players (if any) will receive suspensions and how those penalties may or may not impact the Minnesota Twins.

    While MLB is busy trying to procure documents, names and testimonies from now-defunct Biogenesis and its shady former owner Tony Bosch, countless athletes such as Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez are once again finding their names in the headlines for suspicion of using performance-enhancing ...
  3. Update on 10 minor leaguers to watch

    In judging my ability to note appropriate "minor" minor leaguers to watch, the first update must address the fundamental question: are these guys still worthy of keeping an eye on. I think the answer for each is yes, though I am starting to be concerned about a couple of these guys. With that, here is the update:

    Dereck Rodriguez (EST, E-Town or CR): Dereck is likely going to be in E-Town as soon as that season starts.


    J.D. Williams (CR): J.D. is in a slump at ...
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  4. Minnesota Twins GM Terry Ryan talks scouting and the draft

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ID:	4314With the fourth overall pick waiting for them on Thursday night, the Minnesota Twins are poised to choose from one of several high profile picks.

    Rich with talent in the lower levels of the farm system, the organization has another chance at the fourth overall pick to backfill the minors with another highly-skilled player and continue to construct a solid future. Among the expertsí predictions for what could be available for the Twins at number four pick ...
  5. Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month - May

    Yesterday, we looked at the Top Relief Pitchers in May, and today, weíll be taking a look at the top pitching performances of the month.

    There were some starters who put together very solid months, and that list includes more than just the following names. Andrew Albers posted a 2.48 ERA for the month and isnít in the Top 5. Kyle Gibson threw a couple of shutouts during May and he falls on the outside of this list. Jason Wheeler went 3-0 with a 2.68 ERA and isnít listed below. ...
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  6. Twins Minor League Report (6/4): Gibson and Baxendale make their pitches

    It was a big day for a couple of the Twins pitching prospects, and one of their top offensive prospects added to his organization-leading home run total. It was also a day in which there were several transactions. Twins Daily has learned the following (though there could be more coming):

    RHP Tom Stuifbergen has been promoted from Ft. Myers to AA New Britain. Meanwhile, RHPs Tyler Duffey and Manuel Soliman will move up to the Miracle. Finally, 2012 8th round pick RHP Christian Powell ...
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  7. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Mark Appel, SP

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    If you've been paying attention, you already know. Coming off an excellent junior season at Stanford University, Mark Appel was the consensus top pitching talent available in last year's draft, and was widely expected to go to the Houston Astros with the first pick.

    The Astros decided to pass rather than facing the contract demands of Appel and his agent, Scott Boras. The Twins, and five other teams, did the same before the right-hander ...
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  8. What's the point of Clete Thomas?

    Earlier this week, the Twins made a roster move to bring in some center field help for Aaron Hicks. For most of the season, the club has been without a back-up center fielder because Darin Mastroianni has been dealing with a nagging ankle injury. Even last week, Chris Parmelee had to play a defensive inning in center field in the late portion of a game. The Twins need a back-up center fielder and Thomas was one of the few options.

    When Hicks was struggling at the beginning of the season, ...
  9. 2013 Draft Class Could Lead 2014 Kernels

    I've never been someone that pays an enormous amount of attention to the MLB First-Year Player Draft. Most years, I would glance at a few writers focusing on who the Twins might draft in the first round, but the draft itself just held little interest for me.

    I suppose, like many people, it just seemed to me that it was going to be several years before I would ever see any of the young players drafted in a given year put on a Twins uniform, so there was little point in spending ...
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  10. Twins Birthdays--June 4

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    J. C. Romero (1976)

    ​Left-hander Juan Carlos ĒJ. C.Ē Romero from 1999-2005. He was born in San Piedras, Puerto Rico, went to high school in San Juan, and then attended the University of Mobile. He was drafted by Minnesota in the 21st round in 1997. He was a reliever throughout his early minor league career, did very well, and made the majors for the first time in September of 1999. He bounced back and forth between the majors and AAA for ...
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  11. Wha Happened? #7 (Red Sox, Braves, Tigers, Brewers, Brewers, Mariners)

    There was agony during the last two weeks of Twins baseball (including 7 straight losses to run a losing streak to 10) and ecstasy (including winning 6 of their last 7). The season continues tonight in Kansas City, but before you see that game, let's review what happened in the last few weeks.
    Game 40
    Red Sox 3 - Twins 2
    Remember about a month ago, when we went into Boston and dominated the Red Sox to win 3 of 4? Turns out they didn't like that very much. And brought a rather curt ...
  12. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Minnesotans to Watch

    Over the past couple of weeks here at Twins Daily, we have been profiling a player each day who may be available when the Minnesota Twins make their first round draft selection on Thursday night, the fourth overall pick. Today, we are going to do something a little bit different.

    This is a Minnesota Twins blog, but itís also important to recognize and support some local players who are likely to hear their names called in the early rounds of the MLB Draft. Today, weíll briefly discuss ...
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  13. Twins Birthdays--June 3

    Sorry, I was gone yesterday. We'll have today's birthdays later today.

    Ron Keller (1943)
    Jim Dwyer (1950)
    Nelson Liriano (1964)

    Right-hander Ronald Lee Keller made nine total appearances with the Twins in 1966 and 1968. He was born in Indianapolis and attended Indiana University. The Twins drafted him in the eighth round in 1965. After a strong year at Class A St. Cloud in 1965, he started 1966 in at Class A Wilson, was promoted after seven starts to AA
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  14. Twins Minor League Report (6/3): Vote for Pedro

    The only Twins news of the days was the purchasing of OF Clete Thomasís contract. To make room on the 40-man roster, LRP Tyler Robertson was designated for assignment.

    LRP Blake Martin was promoted from New Britain to take fill Robertsonís lefty role in Rochesterís bullpen.

    INF Joel Licon was summoned from Extended Spring Training to Cedar Rapids to help while SS Niko Goodrum recovers from yesterdayís concussion.

    All the moves made today are reflected here. ...
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