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  1. The Fireballing Michael Tonkin...

    When I watch twins relievers, Tonkin is by far the weakest. He supposedly can throw in the high 90's so why is he trying to get people out with off speed stuff?

    BC..his heater with little movement is getting smashed!

    His wind up is so open, he doesn't fool anybody, the pitch comes out..and the hitters see it..clearly and teach him a lesson. His stuff..(fastball) allowed him to get by in lower minors..but Michael guess what? You aren't in Kansas anymore dude..just because ...
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  2. Talk to Contact: Ep 83 - Chicken Parm and (Pinto) Beans

    Chris Parmelee hit a walk-off home run to steal a game against the Boston Red Sox, and he's named after a popular italian food. That's called bi-winning. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or click here you can download the new episode, and if you want to add the show to your podcast player, this is the RSS Feed.

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    The Twins Phil Hughes out dueled Justin Verlander in Detroit and the Twins stole the series ...
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  3. Draft Series - Part 4: Five for 45

    This is the fourth in a series of (somewhat) weekly installments leading up to the June 5th through 7th draft. The focus is intended to be very Twins-specific.

    Part 1: Locals
    Part 2: The Top
    Part 3: What's New?
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ID:	7437While you may read the title and think I’m referring to a 10-game Pedro Florimon stretch, I’m actually going to spotlight a handful of players that could be in play when the Twins go on the clock with the 45th overall pick. ...
  4. Danny Santana - Lethal Weapon, or Black Magic (Wo)Man?

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    (Originally posted on www.twinsandlosses.com)

    If you can get a smile AND a fist bump from Ron “Gardy” “Gardenhire, you’re doing something right. The young Dominican shortstop is in no way related to Carlos Santana, or Danny Glover. At least, not that we know of. Hopefully he’s more Danny Gladden, than Danny Valencia too. The 23 year old has been showing off some great offensive skills in 8 games played with the major league club. He’s
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  5. Three-Bagger: Wristy Business, Jason K & Mauer Being Mauer

    * Florida's Jose Fernandez is the latest young star pitcher to be tabbed for Tommy John surgery, so elbow injuries have been the talk of baseball this week. Minnesota has plenty of experience in that department, most recently with first-round picks Kyle Gibson and Alex Wimmers.

    But currently, it's the wrist that has emerged as a major pain for young talents in the Twins organization.

    Oswaldo Arcia was bothered by a wrist injury last summer, and it has come back to ...
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  6. Issues in the Outfield

    The Indians’ David Murphy should send the Minnesota Twins’ front office and coaching staff a bottle of champagne. After all, the struggling left-handed outfielder hast just six doubles this season but two of those came courtesy of the Twins when they have infielders positioned in the outfield.

    While the 2014 Twins infield numbers have flourished, the outfield has languished.

    The Twins’ outfield was a defensive liability last year. In 2013, they posted an unsightly -35.3 ...
  7. Twins Minor League Report (5/13): Berrios Baffles

    It’s shaping up to be a killer couple of days for Cedar Rapids. After the first two games of their four-game set with Peoria got rained out, the Kernels will be forced to play double-headers on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    In their two other double-headers this season, the Kernels have played to an all or nothing result. They have either swept or gotten swept by the opposition. This left the club with a 2-2 record in double-header action this season.

    How would they fare tonight? ...
  8. When baseball gods get angry

    Everyone who has ever played the game knows you simply do not anger the baseball gods.

    The baseball gods are a vengeful lot. Any kind of slight, whether real or perceived, can cause them to rain down bad karma on players, coaches, teams and even, apparently, entire organizations.

    Someone in the Minnesota Twins organization must have really ticked off those baseball gods back during spring training, because the Twins have had one calamity after another since March. That’s ...

    Updated 05-13-2014 at 11:03 PM by SD Buhr

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  9. Minor League/Major League Salary Question

    How do salaries work when a player is called up? I assume, Santana for example, is now making the MLB minimum 400K? If he is sent back down, does his salary revert to minor league? And how much is that for a player like Santana?

    thanks in advance
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  10. Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, May 13

    Join Seth and I tonight at 9:00 pm for the newest episode of our Google Hangout.

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Size:  11.7 KBOn the agenda: all the moves that have been made (specifically the AAA infield becoming the MLB outfield), some other moves that may still need to be made, some recent popular topics and more.

    We've also cover any and all things in the minor leagues as it relates to the Twins system.

    If you have any questions, please leave them below. You can also ...
  11. What does the average #3 Starter Make?

    A friend and I are having a debate as to what the average salary for a #3 starter makes annually, or what they can expect to make. I won't describe each sides point of view to eliminate bias. I wanted to run it by the Twins Daily community to see what the common opinion is. I look forward to your responses.
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  12. The Emergence of Kennys Vargas

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    Kennys Vargas, courtesy of Scott Blanchette

    Without a doubt, the New Britain Rock Cats' most valuable offensive player this season has been Kennys Vargas. Vargas, a 23 year-old switch-hitting first baseman (destined to be a designated hitter), has been on our radar for some time, but has always been considered a work-in-progress. Yes, the raw power was always there, but the limited defensive ability, large strikeout totals and inconsistent spells kept
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  13. Twins Minor League Report (5/12): Miracle Don't Miss a Beat

    The Twins took a break from their schedule on Monday. They open a six-game home stand on Tuesday by welcoming the Boston Red Sox for three games.
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    If you missed any of the recent transactions, you can view them here.

    Moving on to the farm…

    Red Wings Report
    ROCHESTER 1, TOLEDO 2
    Box Score

    When the Red Wings left Rochester after last Sunday's game, they were riding high: Winners of their last three and ...
  14. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #5: The NFL Draft

    Submitted for your listening pleasure, this week’s No Juice Podcast, Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson discuss a variety of topics, including:


    • The Joy of Twitter
    • Infielders in the Outfield
    • Multilingual Colabello
    • Joe Mauer and injuries
    • Things you shouldn’t say out loud if you are Tommy Lasorda
    • Walking through Uptown fountains
    • The NFL Draft


    The No Juice Podcast is now available on Stitcher and can be followed on iTunes as well.

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