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  1. Minnesota Momentum and ESPN SportsCenter Coverage

    Is tonight the night where Liriano puts it together??

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    CC Sabathia is down. In two starts this season, he has 0 decisions. In 12 innings pitched, he's given up 16 hits, 9 earned runs, 2 home runs and ...
  2. Big Ten Roundup

    This week I will focus on the in-conference games, discussing each series, and how some draft prospects performed.

    Minnesota vs. Northwestern:

    The Gophers swept the Wildcats 2-1, 2-1, and 6-0 in the weekend series. Friday's game featured the dominance of pitcher T.J. Oakes, who gave up 1 run in 8 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out 7 without giving up a walk. In the second game of the series, D.J. Snelten picked up where Oakes left off. Snelten went 7 2/3 innings, giving up only ...
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  3. Morneau's changing role leaving Parmelee behind

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    In the final weeks of spring training, the Twins made a few adjustments to their line-up to align themselves for the start of the 2012 regular season. As part of these moves, Josh Willingham moved from right field to left field, Justin Morneau was going to be the full-time designated hitter, and Chris Parmelee was slated ...

    Updated 04-17-2012 at 02:19 PM by Cody Christie

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  4. 2012 Day-by-Day - April 16

    After getting swept at home against Texas, Twins go on the road and win in New York. Of course. M & M boys put up big game, now the team needs to put up consecutive games like that.

    Down on the farm, teams go 2-1. Beloit gets rained out, New Britain remains in 1st place after scoring 5 in the 11th to win.

    Today's Recap:

    Minnesota Twins 2012 Season Day-by-Day
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  5. Rock Cats Push Winning Streak to 5

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    The New Britain Rock Cats defeated the Portland Sea Dogs tonight 10-5. Despite the lopsided score, this game actually took 11 innings to produce a winner. The sides were knotted at 5 runs until the Rock Cats exploded for 5 runs in the 11th inning, and then shut down the Sea Dogs in the home half to secure the victory.



    For all the runs tonight, New Britain only accumulated 9 hits (they also walked 5 times). Big producers ...
  6. Twins win 7-3, shake Yankee Stadium monkey off of their back

    The 7-3 victory over the New York Yankees on Monday night was one that helped knock the collective monkey off of their backs for the Minnesota Twins. After all, Yankee Stadium be it the original or this new theme park has long given the Twins fits.

    Individually, too, Twins players shrugged off the load that had been weighing them down to lead to the third win of the season.

    Carl Pavano, who became a pariah in the five boroughs after his disabled tenure with the ...
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  7. Twins Hitting Streaks ( 5+ games )

    I like to follow consecutive game hitting streaks, but I have problems remembering who has hit what and when...

    Updated 04-16-2012 at 09:26 PM by Neinstein

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  8. MLB Payroll By The Numbers

    Every year USA Today examines the salaries of the Major League Baseball teams and their players and publishes them. Let's see that their numbers tell us about the Twins recent payroll cut....

    Swimming Upstream
    Twins payroll went from $112.7M last year to $94.1M this year, a decrease of $18.6M or 17%.

    Overall, MLB payrolls increased 6%. If the Twins payroll from 2011 would have increased 6%, the payroll would have been $119.5M, $25.4M more than actual level.
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  9. Who hits 3rd?

    There seems to be lots of angst with the M and M boys right now. Flipping Morneau and Willingham in the order to create matchup issues later in games seems simple enough, even though Gardy won't do it. So, who should bat third in this lineup? If not Mauer, then who? If Mauer, then give your reasons. And remember, professional sports is all about "what have you done for me lately?"

    My pick? Span

    My batting order right now would be Carroll, Mauer, Span, ...
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  10. When are the Twins going to get serious?

    Nine games into the season, the Minnesota Twins sit with a record of 2-7. This is second only to the San Diego Padres who hold a record of 2-8. After pulling out two wins against the Los Angeles Angels, the Twins were swept by the high powered Texas Rangers in three games. Two steps forward, three giant flops back. Is there a method to this madness?

    The blame game has been in full tilt already this season ranging from blaming the lack of home runs on the stadium design (Jim Thome sure
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    Updated 04-16-2012 at 09:31 PM by SpinnesotaGirl

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  11. Rebuilding the Minnesota Twins

    This beautiful photo, taken by former Twin Michael Cuddyer,
    illustrates the main concern for the Twins organization:
    empty seats
    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    The White Sox officially announced that they were ...

    Updated 04-16-2012 at 10:50 AM by Twins Fan From Afar

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  12. Are we living in the "Golden Age" of catchers?

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    There has been an influx of contract extensions for catchers in recent weeks with Carlos Santana of the Indians being the latest to sign on the dotted line. Some think the Indians might have locked up baseball's top catcher but that title can be debated with players from both leagues coming out on top. ...
  13. 2012 Day-by-Day - April 15

    Minors go 3-1. Twins lose a heartbreaker and get swept by what could end up being the 3 time AL Champion.

    Daily Recap:

    Minnesota Twins 2012 Season Day-by-Day
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  14. Stranded, Series Recap, and Other Notes

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    So much for the Texas Rangers not being able to win in Target Field. Prior to Friday, the Rangers were 1 - 9 in Target Field.


    Looks like they got over whatever was bothering them.


    The Rangers didn't really blow the Twins away; the Twins failed to capitalize.


    Key Notes from the Series:

    • That relay play on Sunday by Thomas to Casilla to Mauer to mow down Adrian Beltre
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    Updated 04-15-2012 at 11:01 PM by Kirsten Brown

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