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  1. Who is Caleb Thielbar?

    It has been quite the wild ride for Mr. Caleb J. Thielbar on his way to the major leagues.

    The 26-year old left-hander was called-up by the Minnesota Twins on Monday after the team demoted fifth starter Pedro Hernandez. Thielbar is not a starter so the team will need to make another roster move before Friday's game to fill out the rotation. Options for this spot include Kyle Gibson, Sam Deduno, and PJ Walters.

    Thielbar was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th ...
  2. Twins Birthdays--May 20

    No major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins were born on this day.
  3. Monday Morning Madness

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Weekend Recap

    Welp. The Twins weren't really supposed to be good or even decent this season, so a 2-7 homestand isn't crazy. It's more disappointing, after what seemed like a such a positive start. Regardless, this franchise is clearly trending upward, even if this past week doesn't reflect that.

    The thing that struck me the most from the weekend was another shaky Scott Diamond start. I did a detailed breakdown ...
  4. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Sean Manaea, SP

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    He might have the highest ceiling of any pitching prospect in this year's draft class. A few years ago Sean Manaea was a raw high school kid with bad grades and no first-round aspirations, but now at age 21 he's in the conversation to become the first lefty pitcher drafted No. 1 overall since David Price in 2007.

    At 6'5" and 230 lbs, Manaea has the ability to reach the mid-90s from the left side, making him a rare specimen. He ...
  5. Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 94: Reunited and It Feels So ... Meh

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ID:	4117John rejoins Aaron and they talk about the Twins tumble, two AAA players that could soon join the team, Darin Mastroianni's new diagnosis, Joe Mauer's new hot streak, ballparks, baseball bars, David Ortiz's return, Aaron's Apple fetish and difference between baseball prospects and baseball prospects. To listen, you can check out:

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  6. Twins Minor League Report (5/19): Gibson, Richardson, Colabello Star

    The Twins and the Red Sox had a nice three hour rain delay, and fans were treated to The Sandlot during the delay. There was plenty of excitement in the Twins minor league system as well. One of the Twins top prospects almost made a little bit of history. One of the Twins minor league affiliates won on a walk off. A couple of non-roster players continued to make their cases for a big league roster spot.

    With that, check out what happened with the Twins minor league teams on Sunday: ...
  7. Player Profile: Samuel Deduno

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    Entering his 10th professional season, it’s safe to say that 2012 was his best year in Samuel Deduno’s career thus far. Not only did Deduno end the year in the Minnesota Twins rotation, but he also had the opportunity to pitch for the Dominican Republic, his home country, in the World Baseball Classic.

    Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by the Colorado Rockies in 2003, 19 year old Samuel Deduno was on the road to pursuing his dream ...
  8. Kyle Gibson and the Red Wings at the Lehigh Valley IronPigs today and it was so close

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/05/kyle-gibson-and-red-wings-at-lehigh.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]

    A couple days ago I realized that the Rochester Red Wings were playing the Lehigh Valley IronPigs at my back yard. Literally, their ballpark ([URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coca-Cola_Park_%28Allentown%29"]Coca Cola Park[/URL]) is less than half an hour away from my door, so I make a point to ...

    Updated 05-19-2013 at 06:33 PM by Thrylos

  9. Adopt a Prospect Volume 2.2: De-Restraining the Force Inside

    It's a frickin' monsoon out there little rainy today, and rather than stare hopefully at the FSN rain delay, hoping that the game restarts and the Twins suddenly remember the good ol' days of two weeks ago when they could crush the Red Sox as easily as a twig under a space ship, we decided to revisit our old pal Luis Perdomo!

    Then we saw the statistics and remembered that Luis needs a motivation coach. So it's high time for lesson number two:

    (This instruction ...
  10. With the 4th pick of the 2013 MLB Draft the Twins select...

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/05/with-4th-pick-of-2013-mlb-draft-twins.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]

    I feel that an introductory paragraph is in order here. This is the fourth season I have been covering the Minnesota Twins' drafts (started about 2 years into the existence of this blog). Since day one (you can see the humble 2009 beginnings [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/search/label/2009%20MLB%20draft"]here[/URL]) ...
  11. 101 High School player names everyone should know before the 2013 MLB Draft

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/05/101-high-school-player-names-everyone.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]

    This is the third an last installment in this series. Yesterday, I presented the names of [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/05/114-college-position-player-names.html"]114 College position players [/URL]who will likely be drafted and a couple days before those of [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/05/129-college-pitcher-names-everyone.html"]129 ...

    Updated 05-19-2013 at 10:55 AM by Thrylos

  12. Twins Birthdays--May 19

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Dan Ford (1952)

    Outfielder Darnell Glenn “Disco Danny” Ford played for the Twins from 1975-1978. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ford was drafted by Oakland in the first round in 1970. He spent his first two seasons at Class A Burlington, hitting .354 with 18 homers the second year. That got him promoted to AAA Tucson, where he also spent two seasons. Ford hit around .280 with double digit home runs in each season, but the Athletics were apparently ...
  13. Twins Minor League Report (5/18): Great Pitching, Not Much Hitting

    The Minnesota Twins may not have received a very good start from Scott Diamond, but all four Twins minor league started pitched very well on Saturday night. Each of them pitched into the 7th inning and gave up two or less runs. Unfortunately, the hitters from just three of the four affiliates scored enough runs to help their team win. By the time the Twins game got to the 6th inning, all four minor league games were done.

    See what else happened on Saturday in the Twins minor league ...
  14. 114 College position player names everyone should know before the 2013 MLB Draft

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/05/114-college-position-player-names.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL]
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    couple days ago, in preparation for the 2013 MLB Draft, I listed [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2013/05/129-college-pitcher-names-everyone.html"]129 names of College Pitchers[/URL] who will get drafter in that draft and several of them will be drafted by the Minnesota Twins. In this ...
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