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  1. Peachy Pro Promise

    To say that Byron Buxton had a successful full-season debut is less than accurate. To be completely honest, he went bananas, or peaches, maybe. It was predicted that Byron would dominate as a 19-year-old in 2013, but not like this. We need to really look at this young peach of a prospect.

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    Everyone had to know it was coming. Even though Byron’s rookie level stats were less than amazing, he separated himself from the rest of minor league baseball ...

    Updated 10-18-2013 at 08:15 AM by mnfanforlife

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  2. Canadian Meat Sticks: Talk to Contact Podcast

    Episode 55 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.




    We're essentially geniuses, that's the only conclusion I could come to after recording and listening to this week's episode. Pure baseball genius. We talk about some issues surrounding the infield this off-season (The return of Justin Morneau? ...
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  3. Revisiting October: Twins Mania Grips Minnesota

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ID:	5858Beneath the fold of the October 17 edition of the Star Tribune was a story that may have grabbed larger headlines anywhere outside of this market.

    On the morning of October 14, an eighteen-month-old little girl by the name of Jessica had horrifically fallen 22 feet into a well in the backyard of a Midland home in West Texas. Improbably, she lasted two days and change without food and water while rescuers dug through bedrock to reach her.

    When ...
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  4. Five Offseason Predictions

    Last October in this space, I predicted five outcomes that would unfold for the Minnesota Twins in the ensuing offseason. As it turned out, three proved accurate and the other two proved laughably, laughably wrong.

    As we look ahead to another offseason, which some are painting as one of the most important in franchise history, here's another set of predictions -- some bold, some not -- for what I expect to see in the coming months:

    1) The Twins will make a bid for ...
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  5. All Former Twins Team - 2013

    David Ortiz hit the big ALCS grand slam that was nearly caught by a toppling Torii Hunter. It was a reminder of how many former Twins players had strong 2013 seasons. Each of the four remaining teams have at least one former Twins player.

    Very little annoys me more than people complaining about former Twins players succeeding with other organizations, forgetting the back stories of when they left the Twins. Sure, letting David Ortiz go looks horrible in retrospect, but at the time, ...
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  6. 1992 Offseason in Review

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    State of the Team

    1992 Record: 90-72, second in the AL West
    1992 Overview: An extremely solid season that took place before 10 teams made the playoffs.
    1993 Outlook: Great...so long as they re-sign their best player.

    Players Lost - Free Agency

    The Twins lost three important players during the '92 off-season: their long-time starting shortstop, a key offensive contributor to the '91 ...
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  7. An Alternate Reality Solution to the Twins Problems

    I read this in the Economist last week
    Cuban athletes in all sports will now be allowed to compete in foreign leagues, as long as they pay taxes of around 20% at home and remain available to play for their country in major competitions.
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    Unfortunately for MLB, however, the new policy will have only a minimal impact on the league’s
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    Updated 10-13-2013 at 09:33 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  8. Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 115: MN Blogger Conference & Over/Under Review

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    Updated 10-13-2013 at 06:04 PM by John Bonnes

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  9. Revisiting October: Twins top Detroit

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ID:	5841Not long ago, we were forced to sell my grandmother’s house. As part of the purging process, a box filled with newspapers from the Minnesota Twins’ championship seasons in 1987 and 1991 were discovered. The newspapers, still wreaking of the stale cigarette smoke that saturated her entire dwelling, are pure gold.(1)

    As the resident family baseball-phile, the archive was entrusted to me.

    Without much to do with the box, other than keep it away ...
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  10. Welp, I guess I'll do it: The Twins should sign Robinson Cano

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    So, I guess I have to be the one to do this, huh? No one else wants to write this? No one will take the obvious grief that will accompany the following 800 or so words. I guess in some way it makes sense. I do hold the distinction for having the least reliable and most obnoxious Twins blog in the stratosphere (using a word like stratosphere is obnoxious). Although, I am more known for putting Twins player heads on bird bodies and writing ...
  11. The Righty Reliever Pipeline

    If there's one area of the Twins roster that you can look at and feel completely comfortable, both now and going forward, it's the bullpen. On the left-handed side, their best arm is the closer, but they also have Brian Duensing and Caleb Thielbar, with Pedro Hernandez also offering some potential. In terms of right-handers, there's Jared Burton and Casey Fien topping the depth chart, with Anthony Swarzak anchoring the long role.

    That's six relief jobs that you can already consider ...
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  12. Getting Out of a Hole (a Parable)

    A guy falls in to an eight foot deep hole while at work. His boss comes along and the guy says, “hey boss can you get me out of here?”

    The boss says, “Things are pretty tight around here so we can’t afford to buy a ladder, but we have this old shovel sitting around. I’ll throw it down and you can dig yourself out.”

    It takes a long time, but after a lot of trial and error (sometimes even digging in the wrong place and making the hole deeper) our guy manages to dig ...
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  13. Justin Morneau 2014

    Good afternoon, all. This is my first blog here at Twins Daily. Today, I would like to talk about our man Justin Morneau.

    I would like to hear some opinions, I'm sure there will be many.

    My questions are:
    Does Morneau return to Minnesota?
    What would you pay him if up to you?
    If not MN, where does Justin go?
    Is this team better without him?

    Please feel free to share your thoughts, I will listen to all opinions whether I agree ...
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  14. Rookie Review: Ryan Pressly

    On Opening Day, I had the opportunity to talk to a very excited Ryan Pressly. The right-hander was the Minnesota Twins Rule 5 pick last December and had a strong spring training. Understandably, Pressly was very much excited. During the Twins final weekend, I had the chance to catch up with Pressly and see how he felt about his season.
    “I’m happy with it. Obviously there’s a couple of games I’d like to take back. Other than that, I’m pretty happy with what I accomplished this season.”
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