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  1. Let's Make a Deal for Denard Span

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    In six weeks the trade deadline will come to pass, but before that happens there will be rumors, conjecture, and wheeling/dealing of innumerable kinds. It's exhilarating and yet, frightening because--after all--you're giving up something you know for something that is totally unpredictable.

    There's so much uncertainty that it makes me feel every bit as anxious as I used to feel

    Updated 06-19-2012 at 12:32 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

  2. Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

    Here is this week's installment:
    • Congratulations to Beloit Snappers for making the 1st half playoffs. Here are Snappers' AJ Pettersen's thoughts about Beloit's first half.
    • Congratulations to Oswarlo Arcia for being promoted to New Britain. He is on the 40 man roster, so it very well be that he would be called up to the Twins in September from AA, pretty much like Parmelee and Benson did last season.
    • Here is a
  3. Ben Revere: Placeholder??

    If Ben Revere's legacy with the Twins is as a speedy outfielder who
    was a placeholder until better players developed, that's just fine

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    If you read this blog with any regularity, it's no secret ...
  4. Tuesday Morning Tidbits

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
    After pulling out a victory in a 15-inning affair on Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening, the Twins got a much needed day of rest yesterday before traveling to Pittsburgh. The Twins will play the Pirates and the Reds to complete their interleague schedule before returning home and getting back into American League action. Both of these teams have been playing well in the last couple weeks so it will be interesting to see ...
  5. Monday in the Minors

    The Twins had another off day on Monday, following the long Father’s Day afternoon at Target Field on Sunday. On Monday afternoon, the team flew to Pittsburgh where they will play three inter-league games against the Pirates before heading to Cincinnati for three games against the Reds.

    In the minor leagues, Monday was the first game for the GCL Twins and Tuesday will be the first game for Elizabethton. The Florida State League returned to action on Monday following its All Star break. ...
  6. Chic Automatons

    I love the Twins Daily Site. It presents to me a lot of insight, angles and intelligence.

    I love the metrics also, and I understand it is a sabermetric dominated site - but in a way, I find the Twins Daily site a dominated platform for "Metrics" individuals and it can become quite stifling for some.

    There is seemingly a small amount who play it by the vest and display their emotional quotient, but they are on this site hoping for their chance to have a voice... ...
  7. Even Though Their Were Plenty Of Mistakes In Yesterday's Win, The Twins Will Still...

    Originally posted at

    Hello Twins fans, How about that game yesterday! It took 15 innings, but the Twins got it done thanks to a base hit by Denard Span that scored Brian Dozier. There were plenty of mistakes for the Twins at the plate. The most glaring is Ryan Doumit grounding out with the bases loaded to end the bottom of the Twelfth. Part of it ...

    Updated 06-19-2012 at 12:02 AM by Troy Larson

  8. 2012 Day-by-Day - June 18

    Not a very active (or successful) night tonight. Ft. Myers is coming back from their All-Star break, while Beloit heads into theirs. New Britain has an off night, but GCL Twins debuted tonight, sans Byron Buxton and the Elizbethton Twins start tomorrow. Thus I have added 2 new pages and they new tabs can be seen on the bottom of the page.

  9. Catching Up, Revere, Dozier, and Other Notes

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    Hi. It's been a while. Nothing like a busy-at-work-busy-at-home lifestyle to put a dent in one's blogging ambitions. But anyhoo...

    I have a few thoughts.

    My thoughts on Ben Revere
    How much fun has Benny been to watch lately? The plays in the outfield, the improved hitting, the smiling, the adorableness, the little chicken wing thing he does in the batting box, the plays in the outfield ... ...
  10. Twins Must Decide When, Not If, Glen Perkins & Jared Burton Are Available

    Some spring training moves are bearing fruit. The question is when they will be most ripe?

    Glen Perkins hasn't been especially effective this year, but he still profiles as possible closer long term, with well over a strikeout per inning. Even better, this spring he signed a deal that keeps his salary team-controlled through 2016 at a level considerably below that of a closer.

    So how should the Twins play that? On the one hand, they could trade him now to ...
  11. Book Review: "Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger"

    Originally published at

    I recently received a review copy of Harmon Killebrew: Ultimate Slugger. The book was written by Steve Aschburner with a foreword by Jim Thome and published by Triumph Books.

    Steve Aschburner is a long time sports writer, covering all four major league sports and NCAA basketball. His primary area of emphasis is NBA basketball, ...
  12. AA and AAA: Where's the Offense?

    The look of a displaced man who will
    never again see Target Field

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    For purposes of this post, I need to start of with 2 limitations: First, I'm thinking about players in the upper levels ...
  13. Looking back at another 15 inning win

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    I attended yesterday's game where the Twins beat the Brewers 5-4 in 15 innings, and it reminded me of another Interleague game I saw in 2004. On June 10, 2004, the Twins topped the Mets 3-2 in 15 innings at the Metrodome. Mike Ryan knocked in Luis Rivas with the winning run with a 1-out single off losing pitcher Ricky Bottalico.

    Grant Balfour pitched 1.2 innings in relief to get the win. Starter Kyle Lohse went 7 innings allowing 5 hits, ...
  14. 2012 Gulf Coast League Twins Season Preview

    Today is the day, and a lot of Twins prospects are pretty excited about their first Opening Day today. The GCL Twins will begin play on Monday at noon (eastern time). Ramon Borrego will manage the team for the third straight year. Former Twins minor leaguer Henry Bonilla will take over pitching coach duties. Milt Cuyler is back for his tenth season with the GCL Twins as hitting (…and outfield, base running and more) coach.

    Here is a look at the 2012 GCL Twins roster as the season starts. ...
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