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  1. We're Going Streaking With Chris Parmelee

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ID:	8092As the season progresses and the availability of real live center fielders decreases, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been lowering standards for center field qualifications -- such as "he smells like a center fielder" and "he reminds me of a young John Fogerty". Chris Parmelee has been the latest infielder to play the most defensively significant outfield role.

    There is no question that Parmelee is swinging a burning hot bat right now -- having ...
  2. The Only Prescription is Less Kubel

    "I've got a fever and the only prescription is less Kubel"

    Those words don't taste good coming out of my mouth because I consider myself a Jason Kubel fan. I've liked Kubel since he was a budding prospect in the Twins minor league system. He was supposed to be one of the left-handed power bats to join Joe Mauer in the middle of the batting order. A devastating knee injury kept those dreams from becoming a reality and it's looking more like his time is over in Minnesota.

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  3. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #6: Deckstravaganza and Social Media

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ID:	7492On this week’s podcast episode, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman take a field trip: The No Juice Podcast heads to Target Field to experience the Twins’ Deckstravaganza event.

    There, the guys talk about the recent happenings with the Minnesota Twins, take your Burning Twitter Questions™, assign blame to the response of a high school prank, and chat with Keith Beise, the team’s social media coordinator. They also shot a handy video for you that demonstrates ...
  4. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #6: Deckstravaganza and Social Media

    Attachment 7492On this week’s podcast episode, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman take a field trip: The No Juice Podcast heads to Target Field to experience the Twins’ Deckstravaganza event.

    There, the guys talk about the recent happenings with the Minnesota Twins, take your Burning Twitter Questions™, assign blame to the response of a high school prank, and chat with Keith Beise, the team’s social media coordinator. They also shot a handy video for you that demonstrates ...
  5. How Do You Like Chris Parmelee Now?

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ID:	7451With just a few days remaining before the Twins were to travel to Chicago to begin the 2014 season, Chris Parmelee got the sickening news that his services would not be needed a the major league level. Out of options, the Twins were willing to expose him to waivers and risk losing him to an organization. As an additional gut punch, all of the other organizations in baseball said “eh, no thanks”.

    Shortly after receiving the news at Hammond Stadium Parmelee ...
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  6. Issues in the Outfield

    The Indians’ David Murphy should send the Minnesota Twins’ front office and coaching staff a bottle of champagne. After all, the struggling left-handed outfielder hast just six doubles this season but two of those came courtesy of the Twins when they have infielders positioned in the outfield.

    While the 2014 Twins infield numbers have flourished, the outfield has languished.

    The Twins’ outfield was a defensive liability last year. In 2013, they posted an unsightly -35.3 ...
  7. Twins Minor League Report (5/4): Ryan Eades' Dominant Day

    The Twins ended their home stand on a positive note, Phil Hughes picked up the win with a quality start and the Twins picked up the series win over the Orioles.

    Let's see what happened in the Minor Leagues

    Red Wings Report
    Louisville 6, Rochester 12
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    The Red Wings extended their winning streak to three games and now sit four games over .500, tied for their best mark of the season. With the Win the Red Wings won the four-game series against ...

    Updated 05-05-2014 at 06:05 AM by Eric R Pleiss

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  8. Twins Minor League Report (4/22): Vicious Vasquez

    Things were a struggle for Kyle Gibson on Tuesday night. The Rays pounced on him for seven runs and he was saddled with his first loss of this young season. David Price pitched nine strong innings and showed why he is one of the best pitchers in baseball.

    The good thing is that it appears as if Brian Dozier is going to continue to hit a lot of home runs this season. Chris Colabello also seemed comfortable at the plate as he collected his second home run. He also saw 20 pitches over ...
  9. Twins Minor League Report (4/21): Shine Bright Like Scott Diamond

    The title of today's article is based on Rihanna's "Diamonds", which I heard on KDWB today was written in less than 15 minutes. Not a coincidence, it took longer than 15 minutes to write the following report.
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ID:	7216The Twins had an off day yesterday and return to action this evening against the Tampa Bay Rays. Kyle Gibson will look to continue his early season success.

    All apologies for having this go up later than normal. But now that we're back up and running,
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    Updated 04-22-2014 at 07:31 AM by Jeremy Nygaard

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  10. The Ripple Effect of Mauer's Move to First

    The Twins made it official on Monday... Joe Mauer's days behind the plate are over.

    After consulting with doctors at Mayo Clinic, it was felt that Mauer needed to avoid the chance of re-injuring himself at the roughest position on the baseball field. Even though Mauer is now symptom free and able to go about his regular offseason routine, the club felt this was in the best interest of the team and their star player.

    The move away from catcher has been something Mauer ...
  11. Would Signing Kubel Make Sense?

    The Minnesota Twins struck out 1430 time last season, the third most strikeouts in the history of the game. On the offensive side of the ball, the team scored the third fewest runs in the American League while the pitching staff allowed the second most runs to be scored. The club also left the third most runners on base of any team in the AL.

    There needs to be some changes to the roster and the pitching staff is the biggest priority. Numbers like the ones discussed above make it clear ...
  12. Fishing for Holes in the Roster

    When a team has lost 90 games in three consecutive seasons, there can be plenty of finger pointing. For the Twins, there are questions to ask about how this current roster was created and what the team can do as they try and move forward.

    Where are the holes in this roster? What needs to be done this offseason? Are there internal options to help remedy the situation? All of these questions and more need to be answered before the team heads to Florida for spring training.
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  13. Parmelee and Plouffe Disappoint

    As part of the Twins Daily preseason preview, I took an in-depth look at Chris Parmelee and Trevor Plouffe as they headed into the 2013 season. Going into the season, both former first round draft picks figured to get extended playing time. The hope for Twins fans was for each of these players to show some of the potential they had shown while playing at the Triple-A level.

    Plouffe showed some impressive power in 2012 with 24 home runs and 19 doubles. He had a career high .756 OPS ...
  14. Is Josmil Pinto The Twins Starting Catcher In 2014?

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ID:	5541There is a baseball adage among scouts and evaluators that you get fooled in spring training and in September.

    In both cases, teams are giving opportunity to evaluate younger, inexperienced players to often face other younger, inexperienced players. Have a big Grapefruit League performance, like outfielder Aaron Hicks, and suddenly you may find yourself with a starting position in April. Similarly, have a big September call-up performance, as Chris Parmelee ...
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