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  1. Rochester Red Wings Season Preview

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    Calling the 2013 Rochester Red Wings season a roller coaster ride would be considered a drastic understatement. Rochester started off the year at 2-11, went on to finish the season 77-67, clinched a wild card birth, and made their first playoff appearance in seven years.

    This years team is completely different, none of the current pitchers were on last years opening day roster, and just three position players from opening day are returning. ...
  2. Troy's Twins Chat tonight

    Hello Twins fans. Once again, my dad and I will talk Twins starting at ten. We'll take your calls. We'll also predict how the American Central will shake out this year.

    To listen to the show, go to the following link.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-tro...oys-twins-chat
  3. Predicting the Opening Day Roster; Talk to Contact Ep 76

    On this week's show there is a lot of discussion about recent subtractions (and an addition) to the Twins roster as they continue to trim down to their 25-man roster. Jason Kubel will make the team and both Scott Diamond and Vance Worley will be pitching elsewhere in 2014. We discuss who is the last man in/out as the Twins trim the roster to 25 and then we take a look ahead at who will be the division winners and playoff contenders for 2014. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) ...

    Updated 03-26-2014 at 10:21 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  4. Troy's Twins Chat Tonight

    Spring Training is winding down for the Twins. Tune in at ten as my dad and I will talk about our experiences when we were at a Twins spring training game while vacationing in Fort Meyers. We'll also predict what the final roster will look like come opening day.

    To listen to the show live or to listen to it later, click on the following link. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-tro...oys-twins-chat

    Updated 03-24-2014 at 06:06 PM by Troy Larson

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  5. Josmil Pinto and Enabling Ron Gardenhire


    To begin, I like Ron Gardenhire. A lot of it stems from nostalgia, but I appreciate his candor, as well as his general stewardship of the Twins during his tenure with the team.

    Like many, I have been confused and befuddled by many of his in-game decisions and substitutions, but ultimately, I donít necessarily believe that a baseball manager has the impact that coaches in other sports ...

    Updated 03-21-2014 at 02:18 PM by DreInWA

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  6. Trevor May and First Pitch Strikes

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    Last season in New Britain, I watched 4 or 5 of Trevor May's starts. I'm still higher on him than most people are, because a few things became apparent to me after watching him -- all of which are fixable (to a degree, anyway): 1) the defense behind him was sometimes lousy (I'm looking specifically at the left side of the infield -- Danny Santana and Miguel Sano), leading to extra pitches made and extra batters faced to get the job done; 2) control issues
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  7. Troys Twins Chat Tonight

    hello Twins Fans! Tonight starting at ten, I'll once again host Troy's Twins Chat. My dad and I will talk about Twins topics. We'll take a look at some of the players on the Twins and how they are performing so far in spring training. If time permits, we may go into other MLB/sports topics.

    To listen to the show live or to listen to it later, click on the following link. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-tro...oys-twins-chat
  8. Phil Hughes' Long Curving History

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ID:	6667Phil Hughes has been somewhat of an indecisive pitcher over his career when it comes to his repertoire.

    Year in and year out, there has been an inability to choose a secondary pitch. While it has mainly been a big, slow curve, it has seen several variations followed by an abandonment in 2013 in favor of a slider. Hughesí Year of the Slider produced mixed results with the pitch as opponents struggled against his new weapon in the seasonís first-half, hitting ...
  9. The Bench Is The Biggest Question Mark Heading Into Spring Training

    Originally published at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...ring-training/

    In looking at the Twins roster picture, the bench seems to be the biggest question mark. Who makes the 25 man roster coming out of spring training on the bench will be based upon several scenarios.

    Recently, my dad and I did a half hour show where we discuss the roster at length. If you missed it, you can listen to it at the following ...
  10. Troy's Twins Chat Tonight

    Hello Twins fans.! Tonight, I'm going to co-host Troy's Twins Chat with my dad. We'll spend the majority of the time talking Twins topics and may also talk about the Major Leagues. If time permits, we may talk about other Minnesota sports topics.

    The show will start at 10 p.m. To listen to it live or to listen to it later, click on the following link.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-tro...oys-twins-chat
  11. Our Hall of Fame!

    If you'd like to vote for the Peanuts from Heaven Hall of Fame, check out our original blog and all the nerdery and entertaining images associated with it.

    Once again the sounds of horsehide hitting leather mitts is resounding throughout the sunny fields of Arizona and Florida, and if we ever get to turn off our snowblowers we might just hear it up here in the towns teams call home during the summer.


    As is our custom every year at this time, we're spending part of spring ...

    Updated 02-20-2014 at 08:50 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  12. Brewers sign Garza to deal similar to Twins' Nolasco

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ID:	6381Sources indicate that the Milwaukee Brewers have now signed pitcher Matt Garza to the tune of four years, $52 million.

    This is notable for several reasons. The first being that this is a substantial savings from what he was originally projected as being worth going into the free agent season. At Twins Daily, we estimated that Garza would reach five years and $75 million in the Offseason Handbook. Instead, teams shied away from him. The second interesting ...
  13. More Dingers for Dozier?

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ID:	6291Letís just start by saying that in his second tour of duty of the major league ranks, Brian Dozier fared better.

    After a dismal 2012 season, he managed to improve his walk rate and power numbers to finish the year one of the teamís top contributions. Faint praise, however, considering the lineupís surprising lack of offense overall.

    That said Dozierís in-season development was impressive. After a diagnostic from hitting coach Tom Brunansky, the ...
  14. Winter Meetings Primer: Talk to Contact Ep 63

    Episode 63 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.

    This week we delve into the winter meetings, or rather, we get together and speculate wildly about things that may or may not happen. Will Bronson Arroyo or Mike Pelfrey end up in a Twins uniform in 2014? What about Stephen Drew? We also attempt to discuss
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