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  1. DSL Twins Season Update

    The second in a series chronicling the Twins Dominican Baseball Academy.

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ID:	7874The Twins Dominican Summer League team is 17 games into their 2014 season. At 9-8, they currently sit two and a half games out of first behind the D-Backs and Orioles, having a five game winning streak snapped by the DSL Padres on Thursday after walking off the White Sox 11-10 in extra innings on Monday, crushing the DSL Reds 12-2 on Tuesday and getting the Reds again 8-6 on Wednesday. ...
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  2. Carew to Puckett to Hunter to Perkins

    Originally posted at IowaTwinsFan.com

    Through my forty plus years following the Twins I have off and on had one player that stood out as my favorite. As I've grown older the reason for a player earning the designation of "favorite Twin" has evolved.

    The Carew Era - When I was a young baseball fan

    When I first tuned the radio to the Twins in the 70's it was Rod Carew. Rodney made a big impression, he was fast, smooth and graceful. He even made ...

    Updated 06-13-2014 at 11:00 PM by tshide (Adding a reference to my website)

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  3. The Rundown: Morales and Contending in 2014

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    On Sunday, the Twins announced the signing of free agent DH/1B Kendrys Morales to a prorated $12M deal that will pay him roughly $7.5M over the rest of this season. With Morales no longer tied to draft pick compensation following last week’s first-year player draft, the timing of the deal was not a surprise. The fact that he signed with the Twins, however, certainly qualifies as one. For one thing, it was widely assumed that Morales would sign with ...
  4. Johan down again

    I know ESPN is moronic sometimes but I couldn't believe that I was reading an article where they judged a pitcher based on wins. I thought we were four to five years past that. I'm not asking for advanced stats either, just maybe ERA and strikeouts?


    Its especially frustrating because Johan was robbed in 2005 for the Cy Young by this very wins mentality. He had an ERA a full .6 lower than Colon (2.87 vs. 3.48), pitched 9 more innings and struck out over 80 more batters but ...
  5. Cliff Notes to the 2014 Twins: Ch. 1 April

    We know how it is. Life is busy: with work and family and social engagements, there are a lot of demands on your time. So, if you've missed some developments in the first month of the season, you're perfectly normal. Missing baseball games is not unlike missing reading assignments for school, so we're happy to provide this series of Cliff Notes to summarize, explain and analyze the story that is the 2014 Twins Season.
    "Chapter I: April"

    Summary: At the beginning of the
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  6. Off Day Story Time: The Day I Caught A Foul Ball


    Seeing that there isnít a game today, I thought weíd go with a little storytime about a Twins-Mariners game I attended last year.

    My girlfriend had gotten us tickets for the game in May, and as soon as I saw where the tickets were I started teasing her about how we were going to be in the line of fire. As it has happened many times in my life, I was exactly right.

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  7. The Rundown: Welcome to the Fuld

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    On Sunday, the Twins claimed 32-year-old OF Sam Fuld off waivers from the Oakland A’s, designating OF Darin Mastroianni for assignment (again) to clear a spot on the team’s 40-man roster. Fuld can play all three outfield positions, with his light offensive game built on above-average speed and making contact. Aside from an extended stint with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2011, Fuld is a career backup who at this point is nothing more than a fourth outfielder ...

    Updated 04-22-2014 at 05:34 AM by jdotmcmahon

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  8. Twins Minor League Report (4/10): Eades-y Does It

    It was another fantastic day in Twins Territory.
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    "How do you feel about winters in Minnesota, Ryan?" "You're joking right?"

    Iím obviously talking about todayís weather in comparison to the weather that we had over the past six months. Oh, you came to read about baseball? Well, in that case, just be happy that you have a job that required you to work this afternoon. If you happened to watch the game, Iím sorry. The Aís completed their ...
  9. The Rundown: Shortstop Shakeup

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    On Tuesday, Jason Parks and the Baseball Prospectus prospect staff wrote an article assessing the industryís views on baseballís four shortstop uber-prospects: Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell. That quartet, along with Red Sox rookie Xander Bogarts, comprise the strongest crop of shortstop prospects since the trio of Alex Rodriquez, Derek Jeter, and Nomar Garciaparra debuted in the mid-90s. If youíre one of the five teams ...

    Updated 04-09-2014 at 01:32 AM by jdotmcmahon

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  10. #Hangout and Talk Twins (4/1)

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    Join Seth and I Tuesday night at 9pm to recap the Twins Season Opener and preview the minor league affiliates.



    As always, leave us your questions and/or comments.
  11. Diamondís Arenít Forever: Twins Place Scott Diamond on Waivers




    In an interesting move, the Minnesota Twins placed Scott Diamond on waivers Wednesday, giving the other teams in the league until Thursday to make a move to claim him.

    The move is interesting for several different reasons, seeing that it was not that long ago that Diamond appeared to emerge as a pitcher who could become part of the permanent rotation going forward. Diamond
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    Updated 03-26-2014 at 06:33 PM by DreInWA

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  12. Twins Hangouts (3/11): Seth in Florida Episode

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    Join Seth and I tonight at 8:30 to discuss the last week of happenings in Twins Territory. It's a special Spring Training episode with Seth live in Fort Myers.



    If you have questions or comments, please leave them below.

    You can view this and all other episodes on our YouTube channel, download our shows on iTunes, or listen to them on our webpage.
  13. The Twins of 2014: What to Expect When You're Expecting



    To leadoff (baseball term), it occurs to me that some of my past posts have sent no small amount of ire in the direction of the Twinsí front office, and the man at the helm: Terry Ryan.

    Many probably heard of his cancer diagnosis this week, and there is nothing like news like this that immediately points out how trivial baseball is within the grand scheme of things. All reports ...
  14. Richard Sherman, The Twins Way and StrengthsFinder


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    How many hipsters does it take change a light bulb (craft a social commentary about what Richard Shermanís outburst, and our reactions to it, really means)?


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    Itís a really obscure number, I doubt youíve heard of it (at least one more).

    So, unless you are unaware that technology exists, you probably know that Richard Sherman said some stuff Sunday night after the Seattle ...

    Updated 01-24-2014 at 02:07 PM by DreInWA

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