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  1. Jonathan Mayo on Minnesota Twins Prospects - Part 3

    Recently I had the opportunity to interview to MLB.com senior writer Jonathan Mayo about the Minnesota Twins farm system. In part 1 of that interview, we talked about Aaron Hicks and Kyle Gibson, while Part 2 concentrated on Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano. In the final part of the three part series, we talk about the 2014 MLB Draft, whether Josmil Pinto is the Twins answer behind the plate, Trevor May’s future and where you can find some of the Twins top prospects in 2014.

    CF – What ...
  2. ARod, Selig, Bosch, Yankees, CBS: Nuke ‘em All

    I know, you’re tired of talking about Alex Rodriguez and his war with Bud Selig and Major League Baseball over his use of Performance Enhancing Drugs.

    Me, too.

    Still, we all knew we were going to have to go through another bombardment of stories about the subject whenever the arbitration system played itself out and a final decision (and I use that term loosely, because I’m ...

    Updated 01-14-2014 at 10:11 AM by Jim Crikket

  3. What the Twins are getting with Ricky Nolasco: A comparison with a former Twins' SP

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
    Last month, I examined in depth the re-signing of Mike Pelfrey to a two year contact by the Minnesota Twins, suggesting that he, indeed, can be a steal for the Twins for many reasons. Today, I am looking at the biggest free agent spending from the Minnesota Twins ever, the signing of Ricky Nolasco to a 4 year, $49 million contact with an option of a 5th year, just before Thanksgiving. In the near future, I will look at the signing ...
  4. 25-Man Roster Dissection: Glen Perkins

    As the Twins get closer to heading to Fort Myers, there will be plenty of decisions to make in relation to the 25-man roster. Some positions are likely set in stone while others are still questionable. In this series called "25-Man Roster Dissection," I have selected the men I believe will spend the most time on the 25-man roster next season and I try to predict each player's 2014 performance.

    Besides Joe Mauer, who was the first profile, Glen Perkins was the only other 2014 Twins ...
  5. Do the Twins View Swarzak as a Starter?

    Because 87 of his 92 appearances for the Twins over the last two years have come out of the bullpen, it can be easy to forget that Anthony Swarzak was exclusively a starter in the minors. A pretty good one, too.

    After being drafted in the second round out of high school, Swarzak rose quickly, reaching the majors at age 23. He has been crushed as a starter in the big leagues, but he's only made 28 career starts -- less than one full season's worth. Could it be that the Twins aren't ...
  6. Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 128: Spring Training In New Zealand

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ID:	6321Aaron and John discuss the Minnesota Twins spring invitees, the rest of the available free agents, Aaron's reason for going to New Zealand, Hammerheart's smokey experiments, John's brilliant baseball tournament, what happened to a bunch of ex-Twins, Aaron's bucket list and one million reasons to love you crazy listeners. You can listen by clicking below, download us from:

  7. Twins Prospects: 25-21

    Here is part 6 of my prospect list I hope you enjoyed the earlier parts. Today I will be bringing you prospects 25-21. I will be bringing you 5 a day until we get all the way to number one. This will take awhile so keep checking back here for daily looks at who I have in certain spots and what I think of them. I am sure you will disagree with some and if so by all means leave me a comment in the comment section. If you prefer you can also shoot me an email at [email protected]. Also if ...
  8. Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp - Jan 2014

    This week (Jan 3th to Jan 11th, 2014) over 130 guys (and four women) suited up in a clubhouse where real major leaguers spend their spring training and pretended to be ballplayers for an entire week. We were at the Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp hanging out with past Twins greats that included the likes of: Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Frank Viola, Tom Brunansky, Kent Hrbek, Mickey Hatcher, Greg Gagne, Gene Larkin, Frank Quilici, Juan Berenguer, Ron Coomer, Rick Aguilera, Tim Laudner, ...

    Updated 01-12-2014 at 05:54 PM by bennep

  9. NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    1. Houston- Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
    2. St. Louis- Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
    3. Jacksonville- Blake Bortles QB Central Florida
    4. Cleveland- Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
    5. Oakland- Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
    6. Atlanta- Greg Robinson OT Auburn
    7. Tampa Bay- Anthony Barr LB UCLA
    8. Minnesota- Derek Carr QB Fresno State
    9. Buffalo- Khalil Mack LB Buffalo
    10. Detroit- ...
  10. The Advantageous Oswaldo Arcia

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ID:	6303Oswaldo Arcia’s rookie season was filled with the expected peaks and valleys that most normal human rookies encounter during their first year of facing the world’s best competition.

    Offensively, he displayed flashes of unbridled power by depositing home runs to all fields but alternated those moments with stretches of being lost. Over three games in early July, Arcia woofed 11 times in 18 at-bats. In that small sampling, he swung the bat 26 times but managed ...
  11. Elephant in the Room: Sano's Elbow

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ID:	6301From my perspective, this has been a very positive offseason overall for the Twins. They have delivered some strong statements by handing out unprecedented contracts to multiple free agent pitchers, they made a smart move by officially transitioning Joe Mauer away from catcher, and several prospects turned in encouraging performances while participating in winter ball.

    But all the while there has been a dark cloud looming overhead -- one that just won't ...
  12. A Hall Without Jack Morris is No Hall at All

    On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas into the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014. While each of the candidates were worthy of election (as each were some of the most dominant players of their own or any other era in baseball), there remains a glaring omission from the class that should offend baseball historians and fans of all ages and I am not suggesting that the omission has ...
  13. You want baseball? Listen to Hangouts!

    Wow...you are a real twins fans, you listen to every snippet you can, you come to twinsdaily multiple times a day, slide over to twinsbaseball.com out of desperation....you can never get enough Twins Baseball..then whatever you do, listen TO Hangouts with Seth...and Im sorry I dont know the other guys name, but THEY TALK BASEBALL!! Congrats guys, love your show! Cant wait for the next one!
  14. Hall of Fame and other nonsense w/ Talk to Contact

    Episode 66 is out for your listening enjoyment. Happy Hall of Fame discussions to you and yours. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or by clicking here.
    Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers former pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory ...

    Updated 01-09-2014 at 09:04 AM by Paul Pleiss

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