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  1. Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft (Bonus) : Mitch Brown

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    With the Twins having a severe need for pitching in the organization as well as six picks among the top 100, it is certain that more than one of those picks (and probably the second overall pick) will be used to draft a pitcher. To this respect, I am presenting profiles of the top 22 pitching prospects for the 2012 MLB draft.

    I have been presenting these alphabetically, and at the end I will rank them. ...

    Updated 06-01-2012 at 01:08 PM by Thrylos

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  2. Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - May

    I posted the Twins Minor League Starting Pitchers of the month a day early, but nothing would have changed with it had I waited a day. This morning, I am happy to present to you the Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month, and tomorrow, Iíll follow-up with the Twins minor league Hitter of the Month for May. Happy June!! Iím about to embark on the Territory Train, bound for Davenport, Iowa, tonight to watch the Swing of Quad Cities take on Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, Twins Daily contributor ...
  3. Friday Links-N-Thinks

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    Get out the brooms because the Twins just got done sweeping the A's in a series at Target Field. It wasn't the prettiest of sweeps but a walk-off home run from Josh Willingham and an interesting outing from Francisco Liriano put the cap on the three game set. The A's aren't exactly the cream of the crop in the American League but at this point the Twins are just trying to play better baseball.

    The Twins head to Cleveland ...
  4. 2012 Day-by-Day - May 31

    Hitter of the Day:
    Chris Colabello - 1B - NBR - AA: 2-5 GS (9), 2B (11), 6 RBI, 1 R

    Pitcher of the Day:
    Steven Gruver - LHP - BEL - A: 8.1 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 SO

    Recap:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VE&output=html
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  5. Cole Nelson

    Cole Nelson is pitching today for Fort Myers. He hasn't given up a hit through the first 2 innings and has gotten 3 strike outs with no walks.
  6. Jim Kaat and the 1965 Opener (players arriving by helicopter)

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ID:	1095I get a regular e-mail from Richie Decker with "legal blasts" related to
    baseball. He had this, Opening Day memories, from Jim Kaat that includes
    the 1965 Opener:

    Blog #27 - New Legal Blasts (and Unrelated Baseball Opening Day Memories)
    05/23/2012

    In 1965, I was scheduled to start against the Yankees. I left for the
    park in Minnesota, but there was a huge traffic backup. I got out
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    Updated 05-31-2012 at 09:11 PM by stewthornley

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  7. Day off after a 3 game sweep. Thoughts

    by , 05-31-2012 at 09:14 AM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    I have to say watching the last 3 Twins games were fun to watch. 3 Things that got my attention in those 3 games.

    1. Capps obvious excitement getting the save in the first game. I love seeing true emotion and he was very excited getting that save.
    2. What a boring second game!!!!!!!!!!! Then turns exciting in about a 1/2 second cuz we all knew that Willinghams shot was going to be a walkoff, and the Twins needed something like that at home.
    3. Liriano on the ...
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  8. Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft: Kyle Zimmer

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    With the Twins having a severe need for pitching in the organization as well as six picks among the top 100, it is certain that more than one of those picks (and probably the second overall pick) will be used to draft a pitcher. To this respect, I am presenting profiles of the top 22 pitching prospects for the 2012 MLB draft.

    I will be presenting these alphabetically, and at the end I will rank them. I will be ...
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  9. Stop With the Premature Trade Talk Already

    This article originally was posted on May 30 at Knuckleballsblog.com.

    I know Twins fans arenít quite accustomed to dealing with having their team be uncompetitive right out of the gate, but thatís no excuse for being rediculously stupid.

    It seems like some folks just donít know how to enjoy the rare good performance when they see one. No, it has to be immediately followed by, ďLetís trade him!Ē

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  10. Minnesota Twins Top 10 Prospects

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    The MLB Draft takes place next week and the Twins hope to be able to take some difference makers with the five picks they have in the first couple of rounds. With the number two pick, the Twins should be getting a player that will jump straight into the top 5 of the list below.

    It's great to see where the organization is sitting before they enter the draft. A team's future is decided by the players they select in the draft ...

    Updated 06-30-2012 at 08:24 AM by Seth Stohs

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  11. Twins 2007 Draft Capsule

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
    In preparation for next week's MLB First Year Player Draft, I have put together some short draft capsules to look at the prospects the Twins have taken with their early round picks in recent memory. In the coming days, I will release these list with some short profiles on what the players have done since joining the organization. Selecting the right players in the draft can separate a winning club from a losing club so it is important to know what
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  12. Twins 2008 Draft Capsule

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
    In preparation for next week's MLB First Year Player Draft, I have put together some short draft capsules to look at the prospects the Twins have taken with their early round picks in recent memory. In the coming days, I will release these list with some short profiles on what the players have done since joining the organization. Selecting the right players in the draft can separate a winning club from a losing club so it is important to know what
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  13. Depending on Dozier

    Prior to the start of the season, I called Jamey Carroll "the latest passenger on Minnesota's never-ending shortstop carousel," noting the position's instability over the past decade. As it would turn out, the veteran's ride didn't last long, as he ceased drawing regular starts at short by early May.

    Granted, this had as much to do with external factors Ė most notably Danny Valencia's struggles at third Ė as Carroll's own play. But it quickly became apparent that the light-hitting 38-year-old ...
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  14. Revenge of Moneyball, Series Recap, and Other Notes

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    A SWEEP! A real, honest to goodness, three-game sweep! A fun come-from-behind win! An even funner walk-off win! And a strong-pitching-performance win! Yay, winning!

    And all these wins came with the classic "M" caps. So you know that we'll be seeing more of them. I like the "M" logo and all (even though I still ...
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