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  1. Dimly Aware in Detroit: Twins at Tigers (Games 44-46)

    Twins at Tigers

    10 Pins Fall Down (Game 44)

    I asked the score if I should watch the Twins game. The score said no, and I had no regrets about spending some time with my wife, my friend, and an awful movie called The Greenskeeper.

    The formerly infamous John Rocker, pitcher, played the killer.

    It’s on Netflix.

    In the ninth inning, we watched our phones to make sure the Twins avoided getting no-hit.

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  2. Twins Minor League Report (5/26): Arcia Hurt

    After ending their 11 game losing streak on Saturday, the Twins couldn't make it two wins in a row. The Tigers offense pounced on Mike Pelfrey for five runs on five hits in less than six innings of work. The offense didn't help him out much with three hits and a single run on the board.

    There were a few different story lines to follow in the minors so let's see what went down!

    Originally posted at http://www.NoDakTwinsFan.com

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  3. Twins Top Prospects

    Here are my rankings for the players in the Twins minor league system. Talent and positional value are the biggest factors, while age and league are minor factors. In addition, draft position and size also have some impact. Normally I'd like to use 50, but after 35 I didn't think there were enough worthy of even being considered a prospect. Recently departed Joe Benson is off and so is Aaron Hicks after reaching the 130 AB benchmark. Hope you enjoy and possibly learn a new name!

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  4. Ramirez to 7-Day DL, Herrmann recalled

    The Twins announced following the Sunday afternoon game in Detroit that outfielder Wilkin Ramirez would be put on the 7-Day Disabled List, a result of his collision in left centerfield on Saturday afternoon. As a result, the Twins have also announced that catcher-outfielder Chris Herrmann has been promoted to the big league club.

    Herrmann has struggled in his transition to AAA. Through 38 games, he has hit .238/.311/.285 (.589) with five doubles and a triple. Although he has primarily ...
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  5. Draft Board v.4.0 (5/22)

    IT’S LESS THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY! Are you excited?

    Version 4.0 of my “small board” posted as I am about to go on KFAN with John and Aaron to talk about… you guessed it… the MLB Draft.

    A quick reminder: The Twins first pick (fourth overall) has a draft slot value of just around $4.5 million.

    Though it should be pointed out – as I do each month – that the Twins very rarely deviate from the norm: In the last 20 years, the Twins have had 24 1st round draft picks ...
  6. Twins Birthdays--May 26

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Joe Altobelli (1932)
    Chris Latham (1973)
    Kevin Mulvey (1985)


    Outfielder/first baseman Joseph Salvatore Altobelli played for the Twins for about two months in 1961. Born and raised in Detroit, Altobelli signed with Cleveland as a free agent in 1951. He had decent but unspectacular numbers in the minors, but he certainly was there a long time; Joe Altobelli played all or part of thirteen seasons at AAA. The best of those seasons were
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  7. Twins Minor League Report (5/25): Gibson's Latest Pitch

    There were several stories to follow with the Twins minor league teams on Saturday. Kyle Gibson was back on the mound, looking to put together back-to-back good starts for the first time this season. How did he do? New Britain finished a suspended game and played a second game. Matt Summers was terrific in Ft. Myers. Jorge Polanco was very good and JO Berrios was back on the mound for the Kernels.

    The big news of the night was that DJ Baxendale has been promoted to New Britain. Baxendale ...
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