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  1. Twins Hitters Who Could Contribute to Playoff Team in the Future

    The Twins are far from contending. It really is the sad reality. As much as we may think that adding two starting pitchers to the roster for 2013 will make the Twins contend, the reality is that 2 high quality starting pitchers added to this year's roster might have lead to a .500 finish. .500 teams are worthless in my mind. You either want to make the playoffs or rebuild, but you don't want to be in the middle. Middling teams usually do not compete for the playoffs and have difficulties drafting ...
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  2. Pohlad backs Ryan

    A heavy defeat to the Texas Rangers only further deepened the sense of disappointment felt throughout the Minnesota Twins, after another tough American League season.

    The loss took the Twins’ MLB scores to a 1-8 on their current road trip and a season-worst 24 games below .500, leaving no one in any doubt that this year has been another failure.

    Despite such a disappointing year, the Twins will not be changing their head coach, with interim boss, Terry Ryan, receiving ...
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  3. Friday Links-N-Thinks

    Happy Friday to everyone in Twins Territory!

    As a professional educator by day, I saw my summer come to an end yesterday with the start of another school year. It feels good to get back into the swing of things even though it's still hot and sticky outside. The Minnesota State Fair started yesterday and attending the State Fair is one of the things that I will miss most about living in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. The food, the fun, and the festivities of the State Fair are one of ...
  4. Back to the Twins future ( cause the present is pretty bleak)

    The future outfield of the Twins (Hicks, Arcia and Buxton)

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    I currently hold high hopes that this trio might be united by 2015. not entirely sure how exactly they're going to fit into a lineup though. Hicks is certainly showing that he has the capability to become a top lead-off man and yet early on in the going Buxton is also displaying the speed to profile in such a position as well.

    - At the moment I would give the leadoff spot to Hicks because he has the speed yet ...
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  5. Twins injury policy needs rehabilitation

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Size:  52.2 KBOn Thursday night, Denard Span played in his first game in 10 days since injuring his clavicle on a Jeff Keppinger line drive on August 12.

    Span’s absence triggered yet another debate amongst Twins fans and pundits alike who questioned the team’s inability to properly handle their disabled. Rather than place Span on the DL a day or two after the injury appeared to be more than simply a day-to-day situation and keep the dugout stocked with healthy bodies, ...
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  6. My beliefs about what the Twins should look like in 2013

    The Twins have several needs this offseason. Pitching is the big one, getting a few MI's who can consistently hit is another. Also, don't expect me to analyze contracts, because that is currently beyond my limited baseball intellect, just FWI.

    They currently have two-three big trade chips that they are willing to listen on: Willingham, Span, and Morneau. If they are to trade Morneau or Willingham, one team they should focus on is the Rays of Tampa. They have the pitching we need, we ...
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  7. Thursday's Minor League Round-up

    Scott Diamond had a rough first inning (33 pitches) before getting through a scoreless second. After Joe Mauer was plunked by Roy Oswalt, Diamond threw over Josh Hamilton’s head and was immediately ejected. Ron Gardenhire was also ejected.

    This put the Twins in a bad place. Anthony Swarzak got through the fifth and also gave up a few runs. Jeff Gray struck out two in two scoreless innings.

    Jared Burton came into a tie game in the 8th and promptly gave up the lead… ...
  8. An early blueprint for 2013

    Soon it will be time to actually get serious about next year (imagine being a Cubs fan). Maybe a title like Dr. StrangeGlove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb of the 2012 Twins Season would be most appropriate here.

    An early blueprint for 2013:

    Trade Justin Morneau (Oakland, Texas, Tampa Bay would seem to be potential teams for this trade) for pitching prospects (hopefully at least one in AA or AAA) or even an arbitration-eligible pitcher. Maybe include ...

    Updated 08-23-2012 at 02:08 PM by Shane Wahl

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  9. Keith Laws recent thought about Scott Diamond...

    Here is the a little piece from Keith Laws latest chat.

    What are your thoughts on Scott Diamond? If Trout wasn't such a showoff, he'd be in the ROY discussion. Can he have long term success as a #3 type starter who induces a lot of ground balls?

    Klaw (1:50 PM)


    Fifth starter, if that.


    I respect Keith Laws opinion on most things, but this one is dead wrong.
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  10. What I would give for Anderson...

    Having watched a lot of games this year, few pitchers have impressed me like Anderson for the A's. I would almost give up the farm for him.

    But here is what I would offer on season end...

    Morneau, Swarzak, Manship

    Or maybe this.....Gibson, Sano, Swarzak

    What would you offer for him?
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  11. Why do the Twins talk about winning?

    I am bewildered to hear twins announcers say things like, What can we do to get back on track? We aren't hitting right now....

    Hopefully the twins will get it together soon...WHY?

    This season was completely lost in the Tampa Bay series when the Rays swept the twins. There should not be any more talk about getting back in the groove, putting it back together..this season is lost, what the twins should be talking about is next year...what do we need to compete, where can ...
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  12. What could have been for Rene Tosoni

    At this point last season, Rene Tosoni was on the Twins MLB roster and he was playing on an almost daily basis for the club. Granted that team was on it's way to one of the worst finishes in franchise history but he was still an everyday player for a big league squad. He was 25-years old at the time and he was living his dream after reaching the big leagues in his fifth season as a professional. ...
  13. Wednesday's Twins Minor League Daily

    I was at the Rock Cats game this evening. It wasn't a great game for New Britain -- not nearly enough offense, and our pitchers had some trouble keeping the ball down. Terry Ryan was in attendance. I spoke to him for a few minutes, and it sounds like he plans to follow the team through its upcoming weekend series in New Hampshire, as we get closer to the date when a few players on this team might get a call-up to Minnesota (or, if the Rock Cats make the playoffs, after their playoff stint ends). ...
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  14. Independent Thinking

    The Twins organization is filled with players from all over the globe. They scout the entire country, Canada and Puerto Rico for the draft. They’ve done a nice job signing international players in recent years. The Twins do a great job in Australia. They have players from Europe and talent from Taiwan. They have players from Central and South America, but also from South Africa.

    Chris Colabello

    The last couple of seasons, the Twins have gone in a direction ...
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