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Monitor: Manager of the Year and Fired?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:34 PM
Aside from the first team to go from 100 losses to the playoffs (sort of), they may also be the first team to fire a manager just before...

Fangraphs (and other national publications) on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:34 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...

Poll: When the Twins clinch the WC, how should they celeb...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:29 PM
Would be interesting to know if there is any sort of pattern or link between how a team celebrates and how they do in subsequent series'....

Should the Twins offer Mauer a Koivu-like extension?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:34 PM
Wild GM made a shrewd move I thought giving Koivu an extension at an affordable price in a cap-driven world.   No cap in baseball. N...

Twins 2017 Florida Instructional League in Jeopardy

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:19 PM
As many of you may know, we here in southwest Florida just got pounded by hurricane Irma. Luckily, I'm one of the 7% in my city with powe...

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Twins Minor League Report (6/6): Turley Blows RailRiders Away

Posted by Steve Lein , 06 June 2017 · 864 views

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In the minors on Tuesday there were a few shortstop prospects who collected hits in bunches, including a near-cycle, but they couldn’t quite match the effort of a starter called up to AAA earlier in the day. He did something not many pitchers could say they’ve done over the first three innings, along with setting a career high for K’s on the game. Bad wea...


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The Next Twins - 2017

Posted by Steve Lein , 01 April 2017 · 1,839 views

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Top prospects lists have always one of the most fun things to read in the baseball offseason for me. Whether that’s by checking out the 2017 Prospect Handbook by Twins Daily’s own Seth Stohs and company , the great prospect capsules that are written on this site, or checking out any of the litany of lists available elsewhere, I can’t ever get enough. But...


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AFL Recap - week 6: Surprise Plays For AFL Championship

Posted by Steve Lein , 20 November 2016 · 674 views

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The Surprise Saguaros headed into the final day of the AFL season needing to win their game with the Salt River Rafters to clinch a spot in the AFL Championship game, and were able to do so with contributions from four of the Twins players.

Stephen Gonsalves punctuated his shortened time in the AFL with a six strikeout effort in his start on Tuesday, Nic...


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AFL Recap - Week 5: Hitters and Bullpen Shine

Posted by Steve Lein , 15 November 2016 · 551 views

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(Author Note: Apologies on the late report again this week, but it’s still hunting season)

Twins prospects playing with the Surprise Saguaros helped their team to a 4-2 record in Week 5, and their (current) record of 16-13 overall is tops in the West Division. On the position player front, Nick Gordon continued looking like a legitimate leadoff man, Mit...


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AFL Recap - Week 4: Gonsalves Returns to Action

Posted by Steve Lein , 08 November 2016 · 557 views

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Author Note: Apologies on the late report this week, but it’s hunting season! q:-)

The Surprise Saguaros went 3-2 in the fourth week of the AFL season, and all of the Twins prospects were back in action on the week as Stephen Gonsalves made his return to the starting rotation after sitting out with a sore back.

Their squad was also no-hit in one of t...


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AFL Recap - Week 3: Garver Powers Saguaros

Posted by Steve Lein , 30 October 2016 · 601 views

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Twins prospects playing with the Surprise Saguaros helped them to a 4-2 record on the week, and they currently sit in second place in the West Division with a 9-7-1 overall record, one-and-a-half games behind the Peoria Javelinas.

Stephen Gonsalves remained sidelined this week, but it was one for the hitters anyway. One prospect collected at least one hi...


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AFL Recap - Week 2: Quiet Week From Hitters

Posted by Steve Lein , 23 October 2016 · 488 views

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Week Two of the AFL season saw the Surprise Saguaros go 3-3, with Twins prospects faring quite a bit quieter than the first week.

The three hitters managed just four hits between them after collecting fourteen in week one, and their prized pitching prospect unexpectedly got the week off for unknown reasons.

That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of actio...


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AFL Recap - Week 1: Gordon and Garver Come Out Hitting

Posted by Steve Lein , 16 October 2016 · 736 views

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Twins prospects in the Arizona Fall League are playing for the Surprise Saguaros this season, and they started off in week one with two wins, two losses…and an extra-innings-tie. Both victories were of the blowout variety, and they also experienced a blowout loss among those games.

Two of the Twins position prospects had big weeks with their bats, and si...


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Arizona Fall League Preview: Gonsalves and Gordon Highlight Twins Contingent

Posted by Steve Lein , 10 October 2016 · 981 views

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While the Minnesota Twins aren’t playing any October baseball for the sixth consecutive season, that doesn’t mean there isn’t baseball to pay attention to when it comes to your favorite team. The fall and winter seasons are full of other leagues both well-known and obscure where many of your favorite Major League players or prospects might be playing. You...


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Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Wheeler Dominates, Kennys Hit Ball Far

Posted by Steve Lein , 23 August 2016 · 713 views

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It was a low-scoring night throughout the system Tuesday, but that means there were several good pitching performances for the Twins affiliates. As an organization, they combined for just 19 runs (2.7 per game) on the day, but because of those performance went 5-2 on the day in the minor leagues.

To see which other starting pitchers came through besides...