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  1. I'm starting a new division.

    This will make things interesting for the bad teams and puts something in front of them that they have a reasonable chance of achieving. If your record gets too good you get relegated to a major league division and replaced with the next worst team.

    MLB "AAAA" Division Standings

    Team Wins Losses GB
    Diamondbacks 3 8 0
    Astros 3 6 ...
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  2. Talk to Contact: Opening Week Review featuring Jeremy Nygaard

    For the first time in a long time we have a full week of Twins baseball to talk about on the podcast. We talk about Ron Gardenhire's 1000th managerial win, a couple of disabled list moves that brought both Chris Herrmann and Darin Mastroianni back to the Twins, and pontificate on what early season attendance numbers mean for the club going forward. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or by clicking here.
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  3. Game Thread: Twins v A's, 4/9@ 12:10pm CT

    Quote Originally Posted by crarko View Post
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    6. Think about Burton and 6a. think about Tonkin.
    Was in fact thinking it's time for the Tonkin Resolution.
    The one regarding his golf game?
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  4. Why is Joe Mauer Such a Lightning Rod?

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ID:	7093It happened again on Tuesday. A local mainstream writer put out a column that was, to some extent, critical of Joe Mauer, and the reactions from fans were highly visceral on both sides.

    The piece in question came from Patrick Reusse, suggesting that the impetus is on Mauer (who still hasn't driven in a run this year) to step up and carry the team back to respectability.

    Some saw it as a reinforcement of the reservations they have long held about ...
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  5. FREE tickets SWEET tickets for 4/8 noon game (Sec 11)

    I have 3 extra tickets in SECTION 11, ROW 6 for Wednesday's 12PM (4/8) game Vs. the A's.

    I'm a 30 yr old farmer from SD and my other farming buddies backed out because they said they had to haul corn to the ethanol plant. Boo! Anyway, I don't understand Craig's list, I read Twins Daily, and thought this would be a cool place to give them away. Yes, I said give them away. I have no desire to sell them.

    They are free. As long as you can deal with me being an A's/Twins fan ...
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  6. The Rundown: Shortstop Shakeup

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    On Tuesday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect staff wrote an article assessing the industry’s views on baseball’s four shortstop uber-prospects: Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell. That quartet, along with Red Sox rookie Xander Bogarts, comprise the strongest crop of shortstop prospects since the trio of Alex Rodriquez, Derek Jeter, and Nomar Garciaparra debuted in the mid-90s. If you’re one of the five teams ...

    Updated 04-09-2014 at 01:32 AM by jdotmcmahon

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  7. Twins Minor League Report (4/8): May Has A Day

    Weather has been a factor in the early part of the minor league schedule. Rochester was forced to play two seven-inning games on Tuesday because of weather issues on Monday. The Miracle had some weather issues of their own on Tuesday as their game got called early in the day.

    For the coming weeks, it likely means there will be plenty of doubleheader action in the Twins system. The games have to get played but it has been a long winter in different parts of the country and it could ...
  8. Troy's Twins Chat Tonight

    hello Twins Fans, Once again, my dad and I will host Troy's Twins Chat tonight starting at ten. We'll discuss the other managers that have won 1000 games in their MLB careers to give a historical perspective of the company Ron Gardenhire is in. We'll also discuss the shortstop position. And, we'll take your calls.

    To listen to the show, click on the following link.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-tro...oys-twins-chat
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  9. Meet the Kernels Catchers

    The Cedar Rapids Kernels opened their 2014 season with a split of their four-game series with the Clinton Lumber Kings. The weather over the weekend was tolerable, with highs in the mid 50s to around 60 degrees, but Thursday’s Opening Night was far from delightful, with temperatures in the 30s and occasional rain. On Friday, the weather forced the season’s first postponement.

    On Monday, the team boarded their bus for their first road trip. They’ll play six games in Michigan before ...
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  10. $15 Million vs $505k

    by , 04-08-2014 at 01:44 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")
    7 days into the Minnesota Twins 2014 season is fun to look at. 4.3% of the games are done, and it has an interesting vibe to start the season. If I were to tell you:

    Joe Mauer 7k's, 0 RBI, .250 Avg
    Brian Dozier is batting .143 10K's
    Arcia/Willingham injured

    The Minnesota Twins would be 3rd in the Majors in Runs scored???

    If I gave you those same stats and you added in the fact that our pitching staff has a 6.46 ERA, and going into the beginning ...
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  11. Hangout and Talk Twins (4/8)

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    Join Seth and Jeremy tonight at 9pm. We'll talk all about the activity over the last seven days.



    Here's the event page if you would rather watch it there.

    If you have questions or comments, please leave them below.
  12. 2014 Prospect list

    Here is my updated prospect list given the recent trade, releases, and injuries. This will be the last time Josmil Pinto appears on my prospect list. In two years he has moved from 50 to 5. This is yet another justification for building out long prospect lists like this.

    1. Byron Buxton
    2. Miguel Sano
    3. Alex Meyer
    4. Kohl Stewart
    5. Josmil Pinto
    6. J.O. Berrios
    7. Eddie Rosario
    8. Jorge Polanco
    9. Stephen Gonsalves
    10. ...
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  13. Chris Colabello Finds Comfort at the Plate

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ID:	7076Chris Colabello is a player who refuses to take a hint when he is no longer wanted.

    This past winter, the Twins were up against a roster crunch and decided that Colabello, who hit below .200, accumulated a waist-high pile of strikeouts and positional inflexibility, not to mention at an advanced age for a prospect, was expendable. When the they signed catcher Kurt Suzuki in December, they negotiated with a Korean team to move Colabello off the 40-man roster. ...
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  14. Monday Morning Madness

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    OHHHHH man, the Madness has returned. Normally, a return of my madness would be concerning, but in this case, it's a good thing. Every Monday I'll recap the Twins' weekend series and throw in some silly stuff at the end for the kids. Come for the analysis, stay for some muted chuckles. Let's go!

    Weekend Recap

    Hey cool, the Twins looked pretty good this weekend. After dropping two of three to a ratty White Sox ...
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