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Article: Twins 2018 Minor League Hitter Of The Year

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 11:33 PM
Over the last week or so, Twins Daily has handed out our 2018 minor league awards. Today we continue the series by looking at the top hit...

Game Thread: Twins @ Detroit, 9/18/2018 4:10pm PT (6:10pm...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:59 PM
The game is afoot! Twins: Jake Odorizzi is serving as his own opener! 1. Joe Mauer (L) 1B 2. Jorge Polanco (S) SS 3. Logan Forsythe ®...

Done with the wrong! What has the FO done right? And...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:09 PM
I'm sorry, but I've tried to read each and every single 12 page post about everything done wrong with the Twins FO thus far. And I've jus...

Article: MIN 5, DET 3: Odorizzi Turns In Another Quality...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Jake Odorizzi followed up a one-hit effort against the Yankees by holding the Tigers to one hit through six innings before Detroit tacked...

Article: MIN 6, DET 1: Stewart Impresses, Rosario Exits D...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:57 PM
Kohl Stewart not only had his best outing so far with the Twins, but one of the better performances of any Twins rookie pitcher this seas...

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Red Wings at Pawtucket, August 3 2018

Posted by ashburyjohn , 04 August 2018 · 558 views

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[re-posted from the night's minor league summary thread...]

I was in attendance at Pawtucket last night, so let me offer some additional impressions and details.

First, a minor correction: the Red Wings' final run scored on a wild pitch. The bases were not loaded when Motter walked, but when ball-four skittered past Mike Ohlman, Edgar Corcino on third...


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Lollygagging?

Posted by ashburyjohn , 12 July 2018 · 810 views

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I happened upon this nice leaping stab by Polanco from a few days ago:

https://mediadownloa...asset_2500K.mp4

Question: on a ball hit to the left side, does Brian Dozier have anything better to do than make a beeline for second base, on the small chance it's caught and they might try to double off t...


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Pawtucket Red Sox game - Sunday July 8

Posted by ashburyjohn , 08 July 2018 · 475 views

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Red Sox relief prospect Ty Buttrey came up in one of the discussions about trade talks. As luck would have it, I could drop Mrs Ash at Logan Airport today and head down I-95 in time for the last game in Pawtucket before their All-Star Break. So I did. The pretext is scouting a trade candidate, but of course I am not a scout. I'll tell you what I saw, and...


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Baseball Website Find of the Day (warning: lame!)

Posted by ashburyjohn , 25 June 2018 · 610 views

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Looking to kill a few minutes? Have a look at this peculiar project [s]a ten-year old some [s]knucklehead enterprising person took the time to construct via a series of posts in 2011-12.

http://burncardburn.com

Follow it through to the end, and in total there's about five pages of images and videos of captioned baseball cards, defaced baseball ca...


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1979 Pittsburgh Pirates

Posted by ashburyjohn , 23 June 2018 · 429 views

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Attending a nice panel discussion at SABR this morning, including 1979 Pirates champions John Candelaria and Grant Jackson. They reminded the audience that the team started out 12-18, and were in fourth place at the all star break. Their recollection was that there was still a long way to go, and they just continued to play the games one at a time. While...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Saturday Nov 11

Posted by ashburyjohn , 13 November 2017 · 706 views

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I offer a brief writeup for the final game of my three-game Arizona Fall League visit, which the host Surprise Saguaros lost to the Peoria Javelinas 11-10 in disappointing fashion Saturday night.

The headline from the game of course would be Lamont Wade's concussion injury from a collision in right-center field. I posted a few photos in reply to that thr...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Friday Nov 10

Posted by ashburyjohn , 11 November 2017 · 551 views

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Just a quick summary of Twins-oriented doings, at the AFL game in Peoria Friday evening from which Our Heroes emerged victorious.

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Because every one of the Twins pitchers appeared in the Thursday game, we did not expect to see any Friday night, and thus were not disappointed...


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Surprise Saguaros game, Thursday Nov 9

Posted by ashburyjohn , 10 November 2017 · 711 views

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Not to take away from Steve Lein's excellent AFL summaries, but USAFChief and I (plus special guest ashburydavid) were in attendance at Surprise Stadium this afternoon, and we got to see several of our Twins prospects appear in the 6-2 loss to the Glendale Desert Dogs, so I thought I'd write something up, given all this Twins game action. Chief might ch...


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Post Hoc, October 8, 2017

Posted by ashburyjohn , 08 October 2017 · 888 views

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Not that anyone asked, but in the past day or so I posted in these Twins Daily threads...
Who , besides Robbie Grossman himself, deserves credit for Grossman's improved defensive stats in the outfield, as well as improvement in the eye-test according to yours truly? My general recollection has been less wandering about in search of fly balls. If Jeff Pic...


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An unexpected afternoon at Fenway

Posted by ashburyjohn , 14 April 2017 · 1,306 views

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I stumbled into a free ticket to the Red Sox game against the Pirates on Thursday. It was a makeup game and a guy seated near me also said he'd gotten his tickets free from someone. (He also insisted that Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is new, so our conversation was not illumina...