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  1. What's the Plan: Eddie Rosario

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ID:	5266In 2011, Miguel Sano enjoyed a breakout season in Elizabethton, launching 20 homers in just 66 games for the Twins' advanced rookie-league affiliate. Because that dazzling performance served as a springboard for the young slugger, who has since graduated to elite prospect status, it can be easy to forget that Sano didn't even lead his team in home runs that year. No, that would be Eddie Rosario, who went deep 21 times and posted a 1.068 OPS for E-town -- one of the best ...
  2. Twins Birthdays--August 19

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    Fred Lasher (1941)
    Luis Gomez (1951)
    Gary Gaetti (1958)
    J. J. Hardy (1982)

    Right-handed reliever Frederick Walter Lasher appeared in eleven games for the Twins in 1963. He was born in Poughkeepsie, New York and was signed by Washington as a free agent in 1960. A submariner, he had problems with wildness in his first couple of years in the minors, but gradually improved, although he never had what you would call pinpoint ...
  3. Monday Morning Madness - August 19, 2013

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Over the past week, the Twins offense has been inconsistent, their starting pitching has been up and down and their bullpen has started blowing leads. It's almost like this isn't a very good team. This weekend, the Twins had a lot more trouble with the lowly White Sox at home. This would be troubling, but the last three seasons have been troubling so I'm not sure we can feasibly add any additional trouble at this point. On the plus side, ...
  4. Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 107: Breaing Up Is Hard To Do

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ID:	5264Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau going unclaimed on waivers, the rotation being heavy on mediocrity for 2014, getting blocked by a documentary film crew, free agent pitching options for the offseason, how to be a fan by way of Andrew Albers, adventures in dog-sitting, drinking vs. not drinking, winning bets on Nick Blackburn, and Doug Mientkiewicz brawling.

    You can listen by clicking below, download us from iTunes or find it at ...
  5. Twins Minor League Report (8/18): Pitchers Get It Done

    The Twins remain in the 7th slot for the 2014 MLB Draft if the season ended today. It will be an interesting six weeks as only four games separate the 4th pick from the 15th pick. The Twins are currently 1.5 games ahead of the Cubs (who would pick 4th) and only 2.5 games behind Colorado (who would pick 15th).

    The Red Wings announced this morning that OF Antoan Richardson would be activated and UTIL Brian Dinkelman would be placed on the DL with a quad strain.

    This afternoon, ...
  6. Don't Give in to Football

    Since high School Football is one week away, college football is two weeks away, and the NFL is three weeks This is perfect time to read this article.

    I needed a book on tape for my summer travels from my local library. so I grabbed one called Why I Love This Game by Larry King. This was the legendary Larry King who far exceeded my expectations as a book author. He made have some help on the way but the book was still good because his passion of the game could easily be felt and he ...
  7. Twins Birthdays--August 18

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    Billy Consolo (1934)
    Bucky Guth (1947)

    Infielder William Angelo Consolo was one of the original Minnesota Twins, playing in eleven games for them in 1961. He was born in Cleveland, went to high school in Los Angeles, and was drafted by Boston as a bonus baby in 1953, meaning he was required by rule to be on the big league club for all of 1953 and 1954. The amount of cash he received was actually under the limit, but part of the
  8. Pumping the Brakes

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    On Saturday night, the Twins faced off against White Sox ace Chris Sale, widely regarded as one of the best pitchers in all of baseball in just his second season as a full-time starter. They countered with an “ace” of their own in Canadian lefty Andrew Albers, a 27-year-old journeyman who was pitching in the independent Can-Am league as recently as 2010. I refer to Albers as an ace not because I believe that he is one (far from it), but because just two ...
  9. Dog Days: You Guys are Weird

    Hello again.

    I am Sidney the Dog. And I am writing the August posts for my humans. They are training to run 10 miles. They are weird.

    I have noticed that many humans are weird. If you ...
  10. Twins Minor League Report (8/16-8/17): Two For One Special

    Both last night's report as well as tonight's report will be covered down below.

    As many of you know, on Friday Ryan Doumit was activated from the 7-day Concussion D.L. and Chris Colabello was optioned to Rochester to make room.

    Today, Rochester announced that RP Luis Perdomo was placed on the D.L. with a right calf strain. That opens a spot for Colabello.

    Also, yesterday 1B Michael Gonzales was activated by Cedar Rapids and earlier this morning posted ...
  11. What is in Samuel Deduno's future?

    Since he joined the Twins last year, the question has been asked repeatedly, “Can Samuel Deduno keep this up?” At the pace he was going last year, with almost a 1:1 strikeout to walk ratio, conventional wisdom tells us that he could not. Lucky for him, and the Twins, he has not continued at that pace. Last year, Deduno walked a batter in 15.3% of plate appearances, but this year that number is down to 9.1%. Sounds great on the surface, but in limiting his walks, he has also decreased his strikeout ...
  12. 2 games in 2 days

    Whew- saw the twins lose to cleveland then went to cedar rapids to see last nights Kernals game. I thought Sulbaran was interesting but not dominant. The hits he gave up early weren't spectacular and he was victimized by sketchy D early. Then he began missing corners and got into trouble. According to game radar, he never got above 89 but had intriguing changeups that got between 71-73 MPH. Looked to be a poor mans Albers, but for Butera I think it was a solid trade...
  13. In Memoriam: Nick Blackburn

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    The Twins have announced that starting pitcher Nick Blackburn will have surgery on Friday to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee, likely ending both his season and his career in Minnesota. This will be Blackburn’s third procedure in the past calendar year, and he has been limited to just six minor league starts this season as a result. With the Twins holding an $8M club option for 2014, this will surely mark the end of his time with the organization. ...

    Updated 08-16-2013 at 01:10 PM by jdotmcmahon

  14. Behind Brian Dozier's Turnaround

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ID:	5224At the end of May, Minnesota Twins second baseman Brian Dozier was batting a sad .214/.259/.299 and providing little reassurance that he would be able to consistently hit major league pitching. Since then, however, Dozier has been on fire offensively and has posted a robust .254/.340/.492 line with 10 home runs in his last 270 plate appearances.

    This turnaround has been amazing for Dozier, but it has not been entirely unexpected. In the spring, Dozier showcased ...
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