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  1. Is Tom Brunansky Mr. Fix-It for the Twins' Hitters?

    If you had not noticed, Rochester Red Wings hitting coach Tom Brunansky has been a Mr. Fix-It when it comes to the systemís hitters. He has worked well with the young players in the organization, helping get the most out of middling prospects as well as putting the finishing touches on fast-risers in the system.

    Brian Dozier, Darin Mastroianni and Ben Revere, among others, are all members of the Twins who have credited Brunansky with tinkering with their swings to favorable results ...
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  2. Top 60 Twins Prospects

    While 60 is a big number, there are still guys left off this list who are worth watching. Here are my top 60 Twins prospects following the 2012 draft:

    Note: Liam Hendriks, Brian Dozier, Chris Parmelee, and Rene Tosoni would have appeared on this list, but I am cutting their prospect status off.

    1. Miguel Sano (1, 2)
    2. Eddie Rosario (4, 19)
    3. Oswaldo Arcia (3, 10)
    4. Byron Buxton (NR)
    5. Aaron Hicks (2, 1)
    6. ...
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  3. Carl Pavano Paper Doll, Baseball and Bad Spelling Collide, and Other Notes

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    So, I didn't really get a chance to pay much attention to this series. I was kind of busy with the "having a life" thing -- watching my kid play baseball, improving my golf game (this is a hilarious statement if you've ever seen me golf), etc. But I was able to check in from time to time, so I'm not completely lost


    Some notes:

    • Seems to me that the best starting pitching performance of the series
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  4. Thursday's Minor League Round-up

    The Twins were off today, but they did make a roster move: Chris Parmelee will be recalled in time for the Chicago Cubs series and Cole De Vries will be headed back to Rochester.

    Also in Rochester: Anthony Slama was placed on the 7-day D.L. Both Samuel Deduno and Brian Dinkelman were activated. Steve Hirschfeld was transferred back to New Britain.

    In other news, Jason Marquis made his Padres debut and went six innings. He allowed nine hits, four runs (two earned) and ...
  5. Myth Busting: The Rich Anderson Legacy or the Twins' pitching in the 00s

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    I think that a lot of the Minnesota Twins' fans have been frustrated with the way the Twins have been performing this and the last season. Some of us have been frustrated even longer, since the Twins have last won a World Series in 1991. That was 21 seasons ago. Kids who were born then they can now buy booze. Not good.

    Anecdotally, there have been a lot of remarks and thoughts about the Twins trying to create ...
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  6. R.A. - The One That Got Away

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Size:  30.8 KBOn Thursday afternoon, R.A. Dickey tossed 7 1/3 innings of shutout ball for the Mets in a win over the first-place Nationals. The victory moved the knuckleballer's record to 9-1 on the year and lowered his ERA to 2.44. Holding opponents to a .225 average and sporting a dazzling 78-to-14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 81 innings, Dickey has to be considered a Cy Young front-runner in the National League, and he might start the All-Star Game.

    This is the best we've ...
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  7. Cubs coming to town, growin up watching WGN w/ Steve Stone and Haray Carey

    by , 06-07-2012 at 09:44 AM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    Growing up in a small town in northern Minnesota we didn't have that many options watching baseball, except on MSC and WGN. I used to love watching the Cubs play the day games. Cubs baseball always looked like fun. I was able to watch Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Greg Maddux, Shawn Dunston. I got to listen to Steve Stone and Haray Caray. I had fun watching the games, watching the fans, and listening to a senile Cubs announcer who loved his job, and was fun to listen to. I have always been
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  8. Liriano seems to be changing his release point

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan

    When the Twins were forced to send Francisco Liriano to the bullpen at the beginning of last month, there was plenty of things for the left-handed pitcher to improve during his time away from starting. In his last four starts before being relegated to the bullpen, Liriano lost all four outings and posted an ERA of over 9.00 while ...
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  9. Rock Cats Lose 4th Straight

    
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    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    Every Wednesday evening, I write a recap of all the Twins minor league action, which you can find at TwinsDaily. Take a look if you haven't already. Here's what I wrote about last ...
  10. Looking Back at the 2002 Twins Draft

    The Twins and the rest of MLB just completed their 2012 draft. The Twins made 43 picks, six of them in the top 100. I know many expect a lot of first round picks, but also of Top 10 picks. Itís understandable, but I thought it would be fun to take a look back at the Twins 2002 draft. Obviously the Twins didnít sign all 50 draft choices. Some went to college and were drafted later. I still think itís good to look at those players because it is a direct reflection on the Twins scouting. I think itís ...
  11. 2012 Day-by-Day - June 6

    Hitter of the Day:
    Ben Revere: 2-5 3B (2), 2 R Rough Day for offense at all levels today, so going with the MLB guy who's making a case to play every day.

    Pitcher of the Day:
    Cole Nelson - LHP - FTM - A+: 5 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 3 BB, 9 SO He and Lester Oliveros were the two pitchers we received in the Delmon Young trade. Today they went a combined 7 IP, 2 H, 0ER, 4 BB, 11 SO. Oliveros has the best chance to have any impact with the MLB team as he's already had his cup of ...
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  12. Some Day 3 Draft Thoughts

    Some semi-random thoughts on a few of the players selected today:

    Will Hurt, SS, Lexington (KY) Catholic HS Ė Committed to Coastal Carolina. Hurt is fast Ė and why wouldnít he be, coming from the same high school as Ben Revere. As this point, I donít think heíll sign for 16th round money, but that tune may change as the deadline approaches.

    Zach Larson, CF, Lakewood (FL) Ranch HS Ė Though he was drafted in the 20th round, Larson appears to be a high school guy that will ...
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  13. Wednesday's Twins Minor League Daily

    It was a veritable clash of the titans tonight, as the Twins took on the Royals. Without Joe Mauer and Denard Span in the lineup, the Twins were still able to plate some runs. As I publish tonight's TwinsDaily minor league report, the good guys are on top 4-2, so let's hope it stays that way!

    All of the affiliates were in action tonight, so let's see how they fared.

    ROCHESTER 4, NORFOLK 1
    Steve Hirschfeld did well in his first AAA start of the season, going 5 innings, ...

    Updated 06-06-2012 at 09:59 PM by Seth Stohs

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  14. Nationals Should Not Be Lone Suitor For Denard Span

    Last year in Twins Territory, Denard Span was the hot topic as the trade deadline approached, much to Spanís dismay. This year, weíve read that the Nationals are still interested in Span. They certainly should be, given their stop gap centerfield solution, Rick Ankiel, is hitting just .221.

    But they likely arenít going to be alone. Span plays a premier defensive position competently, but more importantly he gets on base as a leadoff hitter. One can bet a few of the below teams will ...
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