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  1. Twins Minor League Report (7/12): Lee Lifts Kernels

    After eight Minnesota Twins minor league games to report on Thursday night, it was nice that all six Twins affiliates played just one game on Friday night. There were a couple of one-run losses, and a walk-off win. Two teams had little offense, and the one team that seemingly gets big offense every day did so again. Brett Lee was easily the pitcher of the day with a complete game when his team needed in the most. With the extreme struggles and frustrations surrounding the Twins big league team, ...
  2. Trade Talk: Colorado Rockies

    Buyers or Sellers

    The Rockies are sitting just below .500, but they are actually closer to the NL West lead than a Wild Card berth. They haven't made the playoffs since 2009 and their best offensive players are approaching 30. Their farm system is not impressive either, so the future might be now. After finishing third worst in all of Major League Baseball in 2012, hovering just below .500 is a large improvement and worthy of seeing what they can buy with savvy trades. Although, ...
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  3. One pitcher the Minnesota Twins should sell high

    Originally posted at The Tenth Inning Stretch

    It is a weekend series with the Yankees away from the All Star break, and it is obvious that the 2013 version of the Minnesota Twins is not much better than the 2012, so understandable, they should be "sellers" in the fast approaching trading deadline. Several names of players, like Justin Morneau, Josh Willingham, even Trevor Plouffe and Glen Perkins have been mentioned as potential "trade bait". ...

    Updated 07-12-2013 at 02:05 PM by Thrylos

  4. Trade Talk: Glen Perkins

    I have a little different format for this one as much has been written about Perkins. Dave Schoenfield's article recommending the Twins trade Glen Perkins in "Another Reason Closers are Overated".

    As I read his article is whether he was asking the right questions. The question should really be what happens to closers the following year. It should be how many teams have the same closer. How effective can we expect Perkins to remain in the next 2-3 years?

    As the ...

    Updated 07-12-2013 at 03:50 PM by jorgenswest

  5. Twins Birthdays--July 12

    Also posted at

    Tom Tischinski (1944)
    Adam Johnson (1979)
    Phil Dumatrait (1981)

    ​Catcher Thomas Arthur Tischinski was a reserve catcher for the Twins for three seasons, 1969-1971. Born and raised in Kansas City, he signed with the Kansas City Athletics as a free agent in 1962. He was always a weak batter, even in the minors. His highest average in the minors was .256, in 1958 at AAA Denver, and he had two seasons in which he hit below .200 and ...
  6. Catcher Depth Chart

    I will try to update the days results, daily and the weekly results on Mondays.

    Depth Chart - Catcher July 11, 2013

    Player AB BA OBP SLG OPS
    Joe Mauer 339 .316 .396 .466 .862
    Ryan Doumit 282 .241 .299 .394 .693

    Rochester AAA
    Player AB BA OBP SLG OPS
    Chris Herrmann 235 .230 .300 .306 .606
    Eric Fryer 114 .193 .343 .333 ...
  7. Twins Minor League Report (7/11): Schedule Plus

    Rain was a big part of the story in the Minnesota Twins farm system on Wednesday. On Thursday, two Twins affiliates played double headers, so there were a total of eight games to follow.

    Another day… Another Chris Colabello home run. Colabello often speaks of only worrying about things that are in his control. He can’t control when Terry Ryan will call him up, but he can control his approach at the plate. And frankly, his numbers have to be making Mr. Ryan consider ways to get him back ...
  8. Marketable Twins (2nd of two-part series)

    Yesterday we took a look at four Twins who will have minimal value on the trade market. Today we’re going to look at the three who probably have the most value (if they’re made available… and no, Joe Mauer isn’t available).
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    We’re going to skip Ryan Doumit and most of the bullpen. Personally, I feel like there are tradable assets there, so I maybe I’ll revisit that in the future.

    Justin Morneau

    I think people are holding ...
  9. Loss Leaders (Twins at Rays - Games 85-88)

    Lots of Hits, No Crossovers (Twins 4 Rays 7 - Game 85)

    Crossed through the radio broadcast of the game like going over the same creek, again and again, driving down a country highway. Things were peaceful enough until I crossed paths with the game one more time to find the Twins down three runs. As I listened, a fourth Rays run crossed the plate.

    There was still hope when I got home. Aaron Hicks got his fourth hit of the game and then scored a run. I got home and hurried ...
  10. Twins Birthdays--July 11

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    Bob Allison (1934)
    John Sevcik (1947)
    Yorman Bazardo (1984)
    Bryan Augenstein (1986)

    ​Outfielder William Robert ”Bob” Allison played his entire career with the Washington/Minnesota franchise, beginning in 1958 and ending in 1970. Born and raised in Raytown, Missouri, he attended the University of Kansas (where he starred in football as well as baseball) and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1955. His minor league ...
  11. 20 Twins Trades: The Knoblauch Debacle

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote a summary of the Kevin Tapani trade earlier this week. You can find it here.

    An unhappy superstar hoping to rekindle the team success he achieved in his rookie season. A budding dynasty looking to add a couple final pieces to a Championship-level team. Later, batteries. You know what I'm talkin' about.

    The Trade: BREAKDOWN!

    The Minnesota Twins traded Chuck Knoblauch to the New York Yankees for ...
  12. Trade Talk: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Buyers or Sellers
    They’re buyers. The Diamondbacks currently hold a 2.5 game lead in the National League Western Division over the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, their 47 victories is the lowest of any division leader at this time. They’ll want to hold off the Dodgers, but the Rockies are just 4.5 games back, and giving up on the Giants (who are 6.5 games back) would probably not be wise either.

    What They Need
    Heath Bell is their closer. The 35-year-old veteran has 15 ...
  13. Back after 2 months, Lots of thoughts!!

    by , 07-10-2013 at 11:50 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")

    If you can see the video, I am hoping that my 7 month old daughter strike a deal with the Twins, as they obviously need some starting pitching. The pitching has frustrated me so much I have to build for the Twins future. J/K

    First off, being a dad takes some time away from a lot of things, and one of those things was enjoying writing/ranting/blogging about the Twins. It is almost All Star/Midway point of the season and there are a lot ...

    Updated 07-10-2013 at 11:59 PM by rogrulz30

  14. Marketable Twins (1st of two-part series)

    Earlier today I asked Twitter followers (or others) to tell me who they think the Twins will or should trade. I figured I could come up with some hypotheticals and the readers at TwinsDaily could weigh in on the different proposals. I’m not suggesting these are all trades I would make from the Twins perspective, but are something I would consider at least relatively fair (and that make sense) from both clubs’ views.

    I immediately got a lot of suggestions: Justin Morneau, Kevin Correia, ...
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