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  1. Is Mauer Breaking Down?

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ID:	960Much has been made of Twins fans booing Joe Mauer at Target Field this year. Personally, I'm not offended by it. It's how some invested fans choose to express their disappointment and frustration. They paid for the tickets that help pay the players' enormous salaries, so those in attendance should be free to voice their displeasure with what's happening. In this case, it's not totally unjustified.

    Not that I myself would ever boo Mauer. There have been ball ...
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  2. Short Indians Series Recap, and Other Notes

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    Short series; short recap; short paragraphs.


    Men left on base.


    Leaving pitches up.


    Shin-Soo Choo.


    Homerun.


    Homerun.


    Homerun.


    Grounding into double play.


    Grounding into double play.


    Grounding into double play.


    Grounding into double play.
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  3. Tuesday's Trip through the Minors

    The Twins put up a lackluster effort at home in getting swept during a short two-game series with the first place Cleveland Indians. Derek Lowe looked like Cy Young on the mound and the Twins continued to hit ground ball after ground ball to fall further behind the Tribe. Jason Marquis gave up three home runs in the fifth inning and five runs over five innings to put the Twins in a hole they would never be able to get out of in the game.

    Ron Gardenhire shifted up the line-up for this ...

    Updated 05-15-2012 at 10:06 PM by Seth Stohs

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  4. Zero Runs -It's the PINE TREES

    The curse of the Pine Trees strikes again. Five- Zipperoo today against the blue meanies. We were told that removing them would help the Twins hit better. Joe Mauer himself made this claim. It's done the exact opposite. BRING BACK THE TREES IN CENTER FIELD PRONTO - - Or the Twins will suffer losing season after losing season and heartbreak after heartbreak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  5. This day in Twins History

    May 15: on this day in Twins history, 2012, Jason Marquis gave up three home runs in one inning, in a lethargic 5-0 loss that also featured (not to be outdone) four different Twins grounding into double plays.

    Wait, what? You have to wait a year to mark a milestone like this one?
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  6. Tuesday Afternoon Sound-Off: This is a business, not a family.

    Hello Twins Fans!

    I am sure I am not the only one who is puzzled and, dare I say, annoyed by the quasi-familial atmosphere that seems to slink around the Twins organization like smog. Don't get me wrong, I think camaraderie is great for a team and especially for a team that is struggling like the Twins are however this is a business, not a family.

    I guess what pushed me over the edge on this issue was the article I read in which Alexi Casilla spoke with manager Ron Gardenhire about his lack of playing time. ...
  7. Profiles of the Top 22 Pitchers for the 2012 MLB Draft: Zach Eflin

    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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  8. Prospect watch update

    I waited almost a full month to update the status of my "prospects to watch." I actually wish I could attribute the lag to laziness, but I was waiting for some of these guys to turn it around so that I would look smarter. It didn't really work out that well, but there is some progress:

    BELOIT:

    JD Williams, OF (Age: 21.6, SH): 111 PA, .222/.306/.313 (.619), 7/1/0, 11/34, 8/10. Williams is exciting and he is slowly hitting better as the year goes on. End of Year: ...
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  9. Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits

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

    • While Brian Duensing is stretched out to be a starter, I think that the Twins should fill at least one or maybe two rotation spots on an "internship"-like way: Promote a new pitcher from the minors every week to make a start. That might work pretty well, based on the recent first starts by Scott Diamond and P.J. Walters.
    • One of the things I am doing these days and
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  10. Lesson's from a Mom

    This weekend, for mother's day I helped honor the woman who taught me how to irrationally love a bunch of wild, punk kids...she had practice with my brothers and I, and it's clearly served her well as a baseball fan too.

    My mother is a die-hard, eternally loyal and unflaggingly optimistic, and permanently enamored of the Twins. She cheers for Mauer when others boo, she cheers for Nishioka when others leave him for dead, somehow-someway, she even cheers for Matt Capps. But over mother's ...
  11. Big Ten Update and Draft-worthy Player Update

    Standings:
    1. Purdue 16-5 .762 39-10 .796
    2. Penn State 13-8 .619 27-24 .529
    Indiana 13-8 .619 26-26 .500
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  12. Matt Capps, other Twins thoughts

    by , 05-15-2012 at 08:40 AM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    I was wrong with liking giving Matt Capps a second shot in the closer role. When we let Nathan go, I thought the rangers overpaid for him, we needed someone that was decent at the back end, I thought Capps would get over the struggles he had last year. I was dead wrong. I was the only one that liked it, I can admit now that we should have found another arm in the bullpen to finish games. I am still a big proponent of the closer by committee option, I think the Twins could still figure that out ...
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  13. On this date... May 15

    The Twins lost again last night to fall to 10-25 on the season. A Ryan Doumit 8th inning home run got Twins fans quite interested, but Matt Capps gave back the run in the top of the ninth. Enough about that, huh?

    Today, Justin Morneau turns 31 years old. New shortstop Brian Dozier celebrates his 25th birthday. And my little girl, Jozie, is more than a little bit excited to be turning a big six years old. In other words, she's been keeping me busy with her excitement the last couple ...
  14. Tuesday Morning Tidbits

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    As with most Tuesday's for the rest of the season, I am in charge of writing the minor league update for the Twins Daily website. This means I won't have a very big post here this morning but here are some of the news and notes that have been discussed with the Twins.
    Casilla gets new role as utility player
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