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  1. TD Top Prospects: #7 Eddie Rosario

    Age: 21 (DOB: 09/28/1991)
    2012 Stats
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    .299/.347/.499, 13 HR, 74 RBI, 62 R, 11/22 SB
    ETA: 2015
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    So far, Eddie Rosario’s minor league career has been largely overshadowed by Miguel Sano.

    It’s a common phenomenon with any pairing. One emerges as the fan favorite and the other continues doing valuable if underappreciated work. Maris had Mantle. Oates had Hall. Colmes had Hannity. The guy on the left of Milli Vanilli had the guy ...
  2. Please view our Jim Thome Sports Art hitting his 600th homerun in a Twins Uniform

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ID:	3196 View more of Jim Thome's career at http://ray-tapajna.artistwebsites.com featuring him in other teams uniforms. or see
    http://ray-tapajna.artistwebsites.co...ay+tapajna/all Jim Thome, has been the "Energizer" for several teams
  3. TD Top Prospects: #9 Trevor May

    Age: 23 (DOB: 09/23/1989)
    2012 Stats (AA): 10-13, 149.2 IP, 4.87 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 151/78 K/ BB
    ETA: 2014

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    On paper, Trevor May has all the makings of an elite pitcher. At six-foot-five and 215 pounds, the 22-year-old right-hander has the stature of a legit workhorse.

    “Just his build, he is built just like a pitcher,” remarked Dusty Wathan, May’s manager at Reading (AA) last year. “If you were going to build a starting pitcher ...
  4. The Progress of Miguel Sano

    There is no shortage in interest of Miguel Sano among Minnesota Twins fans.

    Last weekend, extended lines stretched around the Dome of people waiting to secure an autograph of a player who is still several years away from making his big league debut. This week, MLB.com announced their Top 100 prospects and labeled Sano the best third base prospect in baseball as well as the 12th overall in the game. He’s all the rage.

    Rarely do I field any question more from Twins fans ...
  5. Inefficient Managing of "Dollars and Years"

    In Twinsland, this offseason has been marked by a couple of trades that have been embraced by the community and a couple of free agent acquisitions that have been viciously attacked by a large portion of the fan base.
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    Most of us love what Terry Ryan did with the Twins' only marketable surplus, center fielders. Moving Denard Span for Alex Meyer and then flipping Ben Revere for Vance Worley and Trevor May were classic Ryan moves, taking advantage of competitive ...
  6. Six Minnesota Twins Among MLB.com's Top 100 Prospect

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ID:	3165The Minnesota Twins front office should feel somewhat vindicated by all of the recent draft picks, international signings and savvy trades which have brought the organization closer to sustainable relevancy – at least by MLB.com’s standards. On Tuesday night, MLB.com revealed their Top 100 prospects and six Twins prospects graced the list.

    Joining front-running Miguel Sano (12th), Minnesota sent 2012 draftee Byron Buxton (19th), recently acquired Alex Meyer ...
  7. My Top 10 Favorite Minnesota Twins (with pictures!)

    Hello Twins Daily! I haven't posted here in a long time, and I'll be honest, I miss it here. Also, I am not at TwinsFest today like seemingly everyone else, so I started to feel sad and nostalgic. I decided to create a top 10 favorite Twins list. But, that seemed kind of boring, so I added a little twist.

    (originally published at Kevin Slowey was Framed!)

    I have received two complaints in my entire life. 1. You don't illustrate enough. 2. You haven't made your
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  8. One for the Fat Boys

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Size:  30.2 KBEarlier this week, the Philadelphia Phillies signed former Twin Delmon Young to an interesting one-year deal. The Phillies set parameters within the deal that stated Young needed to maintain a certain weight in order to have incentives kick in.

    As baseball observers may have noticed, over the years, Young’s weight would ebb and flow.

    For instance, when the Twins acquired him from the Rays, he had slimmed down to a healthy 215 thanks to a hard ...
  9. Drew Butera and Defensive Prowess

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ID:	3078Yesterday, the Minnesota Twins and catcher Drew Butera avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year, $700,000 contract, an almost assured sign that Butera will be on the roster as the team’s third backstop.

    Why, you ask, might the Twins invest almost a million dollars in a player who is completely expendable as the epitome of a replacement level player?

    Consider this: Over the past three years Butera’s OPS (.497 OPS) has been the worst in the ...
  10. Talk to Contact: Ep 21, Twins Fest, the Tribe and Seth Stohs

    Episode 21 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


    Once again the Pleiss brothers get together to talk Twins baseball. Continuing their look around the AL Central division they are joined by Lewie Pollis (@LewsOnFirst) from WahoosOnFirst.com and BeyondTheBoxScore.com to talk about what's been happening with the Cleveland ...

    Updated 01-17-2013 at 11:17 AM by Paul Pleiss

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  11. For Better Or Worse: Brian Dozier

    You only have two choices: will he be better or worse in 2013?Click image for larger version. 

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    2012 Recap
    There are two things you won’t find in Minnesota: A liquor store that will sell you booze on Sundays and consistency at the shortstop position.

    The Twins were hoping that the latter problem would be solved by Brian Dozier. Dozier, a shortstop drafted by the organization (another rarity), was given the opportunity a month into the season to claim the role as his own. ...
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  12. Talk To Contact, Ep 19: Drew Butera, The Boat Anchor

    Episode 19 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.


    Eric and Paul have returned from their winter hiatus to bring you more witty banter about the Minnesota Twins. This week they are joined by listener of the week, Mark Smith, to project opening day lineups and discuss spring training battles that will have to be won. After Mark's departure the twins discuss Kent Hrbek's place in the Twins Hall ...
  13. Where are the Twins at with statistical analysis?

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ID:	2989When asked how he feels that the outsider perception of the Twins’ use of statistical analysis is behind the rest of the game, Jack Goin, the team’s Manager of Major League Administration and Baseball Research, simply replied “That’s fine.”

    Goin cites the St. Louis Cardinals as an example of how he wants his operations to be viewed. Whereas teams like Tampa, Cleveland, Boston and New York have been well-known and forthright about their endeavors into the ...
  14. Twins Ink Rich Harden to Minor League Deal

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ID:	2938The Minnesota Twins continue to stockpile arms for what could be an interesting competition for a rotation spot this spring.

    First reported by the Star Tribune’s LeVelle Neal yesterday, the Twins moved quickly and signed right-handed starter Rich Harden to a minor league deal to include a spring training invite.

    Harden, 31, missed all of 2012 after a shoulder strain necessitated rotator cuff surgery.

    Interestingly enough, the injury’s ...
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