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  1. NFL Mock Draft 8.0 with trades

    Mock Draft 8.0 with trades

    Houston: Khalil Mack LB Buffalo
    St. Louis: Greg Robinson OT Auburn
    Jacksonville: Sammy Watkins WR Clemson
    Atlanta(Cle): Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
    Oakland: Jake ...
  2. 'ZONING' with Kernels Pitching Coach Ivan Arteaga

    Ivan Arteaga is in his first year serving as the Cedar Rapids Kernels pitching coach, but he’s far from being a rookie when it comes to working with young pitchers in the Twins organization.

    After bouncing around the minor leagues for much of the 1990s with the Expos, Rockies and Mets organizations, the Venezuela native began coaching young pitchers for the Twins organization in 2001 and he’s been helping to develop the organization’s young arms ever since.

    Arteaga ...
  3. The Tortured Minnesota Sports Fan Inventory

    Originally posted at/developed for Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    You've heard of the MMPI? Well, here's the TMSFI! You haven't heard of the MMPI. Here: wikipedia.

    I know, I know, this is supposed to be a Twins blog. Really, my blog is hardly that at this point, but you know what I'm generally trying to do. Thing is, with rain, days off and my own illness, I've only caught one Twins game since last weekend. I did analyze how the Twins players look in their caps, if you're ...
  4. What To Do With Chris Parmelee?

    He's at it again.

    Chris Parmelee's 2012 season could be looked at in two different ways. On the one hand, you had a rookie hitter who looked overwhelmed against major-league pitching. On the other hand, you had a 24-year-old absolutely demolishing in his first exposure to Triple-A pitching. He was far and away the best hitter in the International League that year.

    He followed up with a 2013 season that was simply a mess, both in the majors and the minors, and as a result ...
  5. Twins Minor League Report (5/6): Buxton Homers

    In Monday’s Twins game, Danny Santana made his rookie debut as a pinch runner in the late innings. He would collect his first MLB hit later in the game. Tonight he got to make his first big league start at shortstop and he batted ninth in the order. He went 0-for-3 but he showed off his strong arm while turning a tough double play.

    Byron Buxton has been trying to work out the kinks in his swing as he returned from an early season wrist injury. The first few games were rough as he ...
  6. Kernels Report: Aaron Slegers is Standing Tall

    The Cedar Rapids Kernels brought a highly heralded group of pitchers north out of spring training. The opening day pitching staff was littered with highly rated prospects obtained with high draft picks and big-money international free agency signings.

    Even among top prospects, however, you’re never sure what kind of start you’ll get in a Midwest League season. Some of these pitchers are still teenagers. Some are a long way away from home for the first time. Some have seldom, ...
  7. Ricky Nolasco and the Declining Strikeout Rate

    The Minnesota Twins’ starting pitching shortage of strikeouts has continued into 2014.

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    That’s not anything new but it makes you wonder if the fumes from the garbage burner are causing pitchers to simply lob the ball into the strike zone. As of Tuesday, the Twins were owners of the bottom three strikeout rates in the American League.

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    While Kevin Correia and Kyle Gibson are thought of as contact-oriented ...
  8. Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, May 6

    Seth and Jeremy will be live at 9pm on Tuesday. Right around the time the Twins are hopefully locking up their fourth consecutive win.
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    We'd love to take your questions and you can leave them down below.

    Some topics we'll likely cover are:
    -How about this string of starts?
    -What's up with Josmil Pinto?
    -Shortstop position in flux?
    -Minor league roundup (including a look at the Futures Game)
    -and more...
    If ...
  9. Speedboat To a C-Note?...

    (Originally posted on twinsandlosses.com)

    #IfTheTwinsWereWWE (CC: Phil Mackey, Dana Wessel), Joe Mauer would be "The Heartbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels. Joe has had more back and knee problems than Kurt Angle, Hulk Hogan, and The Undertaker combined. **

    Alas, this post is not about Joe, nor is it an article where I tear my shirt ala Hulk Hogan when I finish writing. No,
  10. Twins Minor League Report (5/5): Rock Cats Walk Off

    The Twins started their road trip at Progressive Field on Monday night and got a stand-out performance from Kyle Gibson, a big hit from Eddie Escobar and, because it’s the minor league report, the first hit of Danny Santana’s big league career.
    Danny Santana picked up his first MLB hit on Monday. (Ben Garvin, Pioneer Press)
    Earlier Monday, the Red Wings announced that they’ve activated RP Deolis Guerra. The Miracle also made a bullpen swap, adding RP Brandon Peterson and DL-ing closer Brian Gilbert. In case you missed it yesterday, Dalton ...
  11. Ten Questions with Trevor May

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    Entering his seventh professional season, Rochester Red Wings pitcher Trevor May is hoping that this isthe year that he gets his chance to pitch with the Minnesota Twins.One of the key pieces sent back from Philadelphia in the Ben Revere trade, the hype around May has always been there and it seems that early on in 2014 he's turning some heads. Through his first five starts in Rochester, May is 1-2 ...
  12. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #4: Unsustainable Pace

    The No Juice Podcast returns for the fourth installment where Dan and Parker highlight the Minnesota Twins discussion with thoughts on the performance and contract of Mike Pelfrey.

    In the non-Twins world, they also talk about:

    • Dan's theory that drinking bottled beer decreases your odds of getting a hangover while drinking tapped beer increases them.
    • The Snowflake Nelson fiasco.
    • How girlie a bedroom can be decorate before it is considered creepy.
    • Overrated
  13. Appreciating Brian Dozier

    Most baseball fans love a good story. We’re suckers for the guy rising from adversity to achieve his dreams of playing at a big league level. Look to the following around Chris Colabello’s rise this season or even Andrew Albers’ call up last year and it’s plain to see – we love the underdog. While Colabello’s story is certainly one of the greatest headlines of this season, I fear we as fans are overlooking another great redemption tale taking place right at second base.

    On August 14 ...

    Updated 05-05-2014 at 11:02 AM by iTwins

  14. NFL Mock Draft 5.0

    With the draft just days away I am going to do a mock draft every day now until the draft. Let me know what you think of them if you think I am off my rocker or if you think I have it right on the money. I will be making changes based on what I am hearing. If you want you can either leave a comment in the comment box or shoot me an email at [email protected]. Thanks for reading.

    Houston: Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
    St. Louis: ...

    Updated 05-05-2014 at 08:13 AM by travis_aune

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