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  1. Which Pitcher Will Lose His Job Due to Kyle Gibsonís Promotion?

    With all of the hype and excitement surrounding the Kyle Gibson promotion to the majors, the Minnesota Twins behind closed doors are likely pondering a much more complicated question: who is going to get the axe to make room for Gibson long-term? Twinsí General Manager Terry Ryan stated that once he called up Gibsonóbaring some historically awful performancesóit would likely be for good, which means that someone is going to have to be removed from the rotation unless the team opts to go to a six-man ...
  2. Rochester Review: Kyle Gibson's Season in Review

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    Before the season-started manager Gene Glynn named Kyle Gibson the number two starter in the rotation, slightly surprising considering Gibsonís hype, but would take the mound in game two against, the Buffalo Bisons.

    In his first start of the year, Gibson pitched 5 innings, giving up four hits, one run, striking out four, and walking none. Leaving the game with the lead after five innings, Michael ...
  3. The Curious Case of Kyle Gibson

    The middle of June has come and gone and there is no sign of Kyle Gibson in the Twin Cities.

    Teams like the Rays and the Mets are calling up top prospects like Wil Myers and Zack Wheeler because the deadline has passed for players to qualify for Super Two status. This means the Rays and Mets can control these high level players for a big chunk of the next decade.

    Gibson has a different story than some other players. The former first round pick entered the Twins system ...
  4. Twins Top 10 Prospects: Post-Draft Edition

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    At the end of last week, the Twins added some strong talent to their organization through the MLB Draft. Minnesota's farm system was already considered one of the best in baseball and having another top 5 pick can only help to improve their top level talent.

    My last prospect ranking came back when I was helping to put together the "Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook." There have been a few changes to the list as players begin to move closer to the ...
  5. Rochester Recap: Kyle Gibson - The Good & The Bad

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    After going 5-3 on a recent eight game road trip against the Charlotte Knights (White Sox) and Gwinnett Braves (Braves), the Rochester Red Wings returned home this weekend to play four games against the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers). After dropping the opener 8-1 last night, the Wings were hoping Kyle Gibson would be able to get them back on their winning ways.

    Entering todayís game with a record of 5-5 in 12 starts so far this season; Gibson had ...
  6. Weekly Links-N-Thinks

    It was a rough week for the Twins with nine straight losses. The club hasn't won a game since May 13th. Two fifths of the starting rotation was replaced including sending down Opening Day starter Vance Worley. Even on a night where Josh Willingham hits two home runs, the club still can't find a way to win.

    Minnesota does have two of the best team's in all of the minor leagues. This can make it fun to dream about the future. Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton could turn into monster MLB players. ...
  7. Are the Twins a .500 club?

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    It's getting close to the end of the first fourth of the season and the Twins are still flirting with the .500 mark. There is a lot of baseball left to play but it has been an encouraging first portion of the season for Twins fans. Some surprise pitching performances, a good offense and a stingy bullpen have the club in range of the top of the division.

    So how did this Twins team get here and is this pace sustainable for the remainder of the season? ...
  8. Rochester Red Wings: Ohio State Recap

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    At 14-20, the Rochester Red Wings are substantially better than they were two weeks ago. After a 2-11 start, the Red Wings have gone 12-9 in their last 21 games, and after facing the top tier teams in the International league to start the year, it was finally time for Rochester to play teams they have had success against in years past.

    First Stop Columbus


    Rochester began the road trip by going to Columbus to play a four game series ...

    Updated 05-09-2013 at 10:15 PM by Christopher Fee

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  9. The Future of Ron Gardenhire

    At the end of last season, things must have been a little tense around the Ron Gardenhire household. The Twins were coming off of back-to-back 90-loss seasons and Gardenhire only had one season left on his current contract. It was inevitable for some changes to take place and almost all of Gardy's coaching staff would not be hired back or would be reassigned.

    The sporting world can be cruel when a team isn't performing well on the field. Twins fans weren't used to this kind of shake-up ...
  10. Rochester Red Wings Review: This is What We've Been Waiting For

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    After finishing an eight game home stand at 3-5, the Rochester Red Wings took the short trip up the New York Thruway to Syracuse to play the Chiefs (Nationals). Last season the Red Wings won just three games in Syracuse, something that they would match in their first trip to NBT Bank Stadium.

    The Bats Come Alive

    In their four game series against the Chiefs, Rochester scored 31 runs on 50 hits. ...
  11. Weekly Links-N-Thinks

    The Twins actually got to get all of their games in so far this week. Monday's game with the Marlins had to be moved to Tuesday as part of a doubleheader but this was a step in the right direction after multiple cancellations last week.

    Texas is in town for the weekend and it sounds like the weather is actually going to start feeling like spring. Highs will continue to rise and hopefully the Twins can continue to play baseball around the .500 mark.

    The weekend is almost ...
  12. Q&A with Kyle Gibson

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    Entering his fourth professional season, Rochester Red Wings pitcher Kyle Gibson is hopeful that this is the year he gets his chance to pitch in Minnesota. Currently listed as Baseball Americaís #68 ranked prospect in their 2013 Top 100 Prospect list, and #5 on their organizational list, itís safe to say that there are high hopes this year for the future Twins right hander. After batting practice on Monday, I had the chance to talk about his rehab, ...
  13. Are the Red Wings Starting to Turn it Around?

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    Coming off a dismal 1-5 road trip the Rochester Red Wings came home to start an 8 game home stand against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Railriders (Yankees) and Pawtucket Red Sox. Coming into their game Monday against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the Wings had lost four in a row and had been outscored 24-8 in those games.


    More of the Same

    In the four games against the Railriders ...
  14. Rochester Red Wings: Opening Week Review

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    Opening week has come and gone, and after playing a four game home and home series against the Buffalo Bisons itís safe to say that at 1-3, the Rochester Red Wings are not where they had hoped to be.


    The First Three Games

    In the two games in Buffalo and the home opener in Rochester offense was the biggest problem. As previously stated in Red Wings Season Preview, scoring runs was going to be tough for Rochester ...
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