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Twins Finalize Lefty Bullpen Picture

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:12 PM
As we have expected for some time now, the Twins will roll with Craig Breslow and Taylor Rogers as their two bullpen lefties to so start...

SI not thrilled with Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:12 PM
SI had some scout takes on the Twins. It's not pretty.    "There's a reason all these guys had 5 ERAs last year. The Twins used...

Article: Report From The Fort: Living In The Present

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:50 PM
The big purge has been delayed for at least one more day, leading to a day of anticipation or anxiety or purgatory or … living in the pre...

MLBPA Special Assistant Kevin Slowey

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:54 PM
I was reading this article about David Price's wind-up issues, when I saw this:   "MLBPA special assistant Kevin Slowey recently inf...

Minnesota Wild Thread

Minnesota Wild Talk Today, 05:42 PM
Best in the West!  We need a thread to talk about these guys!   I'm really, really impressed with this team.  12 good forw...

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Long Strange Trip: Twins 1, Marlins 3

Posted by John Bonnes , 05 March 2014 · 56 views

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Here's what you really need to know about this game: Jupiter, Florida, where the Marlins play, is a long three-plus hour bus trip from Fort Myers. The bus leaves at 7:30 in the morning. It gets back something like 8:00 that night. The Twins, like every other team, tries to protect their best (veteranish) players from this as best they can.


(And in the...


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Wilkin & The Kids: Twins 9, Orioles 2

Posted by John Bonnes , 03 March 2014 · 149 views

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Wilkin Ramirez has had to demonstrate a lot of patience in his career. The 28-year-old finally made his way onto an Opening Day roster last year, only to have his season shortened by a concussion and ended by a broken tibia. But the Twins were patient too, re-signing him this offseason. Maybe he could surprise them again, like last spring training.


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Matt Hoffman Hopes His Slider Elevates His Career

Posted by John Bonnes , 02 March 2014 · 74 views

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After reaching Detroit's AAA Toledo team as a 21-year-old, Hoffman spent his third full year with them last year as a 24-year-old. But the left-handed reliever's stats showed a change. Last year, Hoffman struck out 35 batters in 35 innings. He had never come close to that rate previously. He thinks he knows why.

"The pitching coach, who is now the coord...


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Roughed Up: Rays 6, Twins 3

Posted by John Bonnes , 02 March 2014 · 65 views

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In today's 6-3 loss to the Tampa Rays, the Twins pitchers didn't have a great day. Starting was Ricky Nolasco, whose prefix is already slowly turning from "Mr." into "Most Expensive Free Agent the Twins Ever Signed." (MEFATES?) Anyway, Mr. Nolasco threw two scoreless innings, but five of the seven opposing batters hit the ball hard. Fortunately, the last...


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Pitcher Preparation

Posted by John Bonnes , 01 March 2014 · 74 views

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What are pitchers focusing on in the first couple of spring training games? It's pretty basic, but requires some balance. Yesterday's starting pitcher, Scott Diamond, explained "At this point right now, first outing, I'm trying to attack the zone. My focus right now is working down." Closer Glen Perkins, who pitched a scoreless fifth inning, echoed that s...


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Finding Smiles - Twins 6, Red Sox 2

Posted by John Bonnes , 01 March 2014 · 68 views

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What was the fan reaction in Hammond Stadium following the gut-punching news about Miguel Sano?

Honestly, it was smiles. Basking, wondrous smiles expressed with the eyes and shoulders moreso than the lips. Or at least that what I saw as I walked up to the Hammond Stadium gates. Yes, the Twins had received the worst possible news for one of their cornerst...


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Position Battles: The Bullpen

Posted by John Bonnes , 24 February 2014 · 61 views

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Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 134: Cribs, Mat Garza and Bathroom Etiquette

Posted by John Bonnes , 23 February 2014 · 45 views

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Catch Framing Predictability

Posted by John Bonnes , 22 February 2014 · 52 views

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Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 133: Pitchers and Catchers Report

Posted by John Bonnes , 16 February 2014 · 39 views

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