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  1. Robin Ventura gets first crack at Twins

    by , 05-22-2012 at 06:32 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    http://www.southsidesox.com/2012/5/2...wins#storyjump

    I wanted to post this as it is hard to read this statement. "
    Now the Twins enter the mix, and how well the White Sox handle the American League's worst team could tell us whether the Sox can make anything more of their season."

    On the flip side of this, the Twins could keep the momentum going as they have won 4 out of the last 5 games. There is nobody better to play,
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  2. Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft: Lance McCullers

    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 ofthose 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 doing about ...
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  3. The Rock Cats and Affiliation: Part II

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]
    I'm partial, of course, but am hoping
    to still see this logo in New Britain
    next season
    Last week, I wrote about an interesting promotion whereby Rock Cats fans could meet New York Mets prospects prior ...
  4. Matt Maloney, staff savior?

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    In a Marquis-out/DeVries-up thread, it was mentioned by more than one that Matt Maloney ought to be put into the Rochester rotation. I had been thinking along those lines for a while now, too.

    In fact, I wonder if the Twins considered doing this in April for the parent club, before sending Maloney down, by putting him into a long-relief outing or two. Unfortunately he pitched so poorly that they couldn't even "stretch him out" for a few ...

    Updated 05-22-2012 at 06:16 PM by ashburyjohn

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  5. Anthony Swarzak, Cheer Up!!!

    Living in Ohio, the only time I got to see the Twins play (in person or live) was when they played the Indians. This year everything changed when I purchased the MLB.tv package. Now I can watch every game. I get to watch and listen to all of Mauer's professional at bats... Pavano's stache in high definition.... the cheerful ramblings of Bert.... and of course our wonderful pitching staff.

    One thing that bothers me whenever I watch, is how sad Anthony Swarzak looks whenever he's pitching ...

    Updated 05-22-2012 at 02:43 PM by markroehl (verbage)

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  6. Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    Here is this week's installment:

    • Still continuing the presentation of the top 22 arms for the 2012 MLB draft. You can find them all here. For a couple years (2009 and 2010) I live-blogged the Twins' draft, providing profiles and information for each pick, and it looks like I might resume doing it this season again. More information on the MLB draft coverage at The Tenth Inning Stretch next week, as it is getting
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  7. Tuesday Rock Cats Report: Diary of a First Place Team

    Rock Cats catcher
    Chris Herrmann
    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    The New Britain Rock Cats won what ended up being a fairly close game last night, 10-7, over the Binghamton Mets. It was 10-2 going into the 9th inning, but Daniel ...

    Updated 05-22-2012 at 08:39 AM by Twins Fan From Afar

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  8. Tuesday Morning Tidbits

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    As with all Tuesday's for the rest of the minor league baseball season, I will be writing the minor league update for the TwinsDaily website later tonight. So make sure to check back for my post on all of the happenings across the Twins farm system. Until then, here are a few "Tuesday Morning Tidbits" to keep you satisfied until this evening.
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  9. Minnesota Twins Top 50 Prospects (Part 1: 41-50)

    It’s that time of year. The Major League Baseball first-year players’ draft starting in two weeks. That means that we need to get our pre-draft Top 50 Twins Prospects list out. I’ve always done this before the draft to take a look at where the organization is. Over the next week, we’ll look at my choices for the Top 50 Twins Prospects. People talk a lot about the Twins farm system being weak. Well, I do need to acknowledge that in the past I generally had no idea coming up with the top 30. This ...
  10. 2012 Day-by-Day - May 21

    Sorry for no update yesterday, attached is the recap from today. No Hitter or Pitcher of the day, but Jeff Manship did go strong in what could be a tryout for the big team. Despite no game from the Twins today, the organization has a much better day, winning in all 4 levels today, all but 1 convincingly.

    Here's the recap:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...VE&output=html

    I was thinking of possibly adding ...
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  11. (FunDay) Monday's Minor League Round-up

    What a difference a day makes! A day after getting beaten at all levels; the system did an about-face and took all four games in convincing fashion.

    Some big-league news: Word came out late afternoon that the Twins are planning to designate Jason Marquis for assignment. Later in the evening it was reported that it wouldn’t happen immediately and that Marquis was with the team in Chicago.

    How you interpret that all is entirely up to you, but I will offer my two cents: ...
  12. Marquis Out. Who Should Replace Him?

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ID:	1004No surprise here, but the Twins have reportedly designated Jason Marquis for assignment after the veteran was tagged by the Brewers for eight runs while recording only five outs on Sunday.

    Marquis has never been a particularly good pitcher and I certainly wasn't high on his signing at the time, but I wouldn't have guessed he'd be the worst starter in baseball. From the moment he showed up to spring training, Marquis had nothing; he struggled to get the ball ...
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  13. Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft: Pat Light

    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 doing ...
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  14. Hats off to Drew Butera

    I would like to personally thank Drew Butera for stepping up in last nights game and throwing an inning in place of a bullpen that was coming apart at the seams. The Minnesota Twins have been known for solid pitching in the past years but who knew it would come from the backup catcher?

    Butera threw a scoreless inning in a blow out loss to the Brewers for the Twins on Sunday afternoon. Now, I will admit that I have been on Butera's case as one of Ron Gardenhire's "chosen ones" ...
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