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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:18 PM
Minnesota: "Houston, we have a problem"Houston: "Oh, you mean you are visiting an Astros team with an undefeated homerecord? We don't see...

So....Time to make a call to Kimbrel?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:11 PM
I know it’s being discussed in the game thread but figured why not give it one of its own. Prety sure there haven’t been any prior thread...

Article: Get Buck in Here – Moving Time?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:06 PM
Your 2019 Minnesota Twins are off to a solid start. As of this writing they are in sole possession of the AL Central lead and own the thi...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/21): Pensacola Poun...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:09 PM
Minnesota completed a sweep of the Orioles on Sunday afternoon. It was quite the series for the Twins as the club does their best to take...

Meanwhile down on the farm-Devin Smeltzer

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:01 PM
Last Friday I began this series by looking at our AAA club while wondering "who has started off well this year in Rochester that is not a...

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Oakland game, May 31 2016

Posted by ashbury , 01 June 2016 · 488 views

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Quick report from Oakland: Sano trying to swipe at that one flyball "triple" by Burns in the second inning didn't look any prettier from a seat right behind the fair-foul pole than it must have from the normal camera view.

In fairness, the A's right fielder (I think it was still Coughlan) returned the favor almost identically, in the fifth as a favor to...


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From: Article: Your Turn: What Do You Want From A GM?

Posted by ashbury , 01 June 2016 · 648 views

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Source: Article: Your Turn: What Do You Want From A GM?


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An Unexpected Night At Fenway

Posted by ashbury , 08 July 2015 · 1,008 views

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My wife phoned to say someone at work was looking to sell a couple of bleacher tickets at Fenway. So, mere hours later (well, 30 is "mere", no?), I was on the Worcester commuter train, getting off at Yawkey Station.

Fun game versus the Marlins. Tied 1-1 for a long while, then the Sox starter Miley tired at around the 100-pitch mark and the score became 3...


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Hammond Notes - March 27

Posted by ashbury , 27 March 2015 · 1,308 views

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Vacation time in Ft Myers is coming to a close. We had a very fun day at the Twins spring complex today.

We arrived at 10:30 unaware the minor league games had been moved up several hours, presumably in response to the forecast of rain. I started watching the Cedar Rapids game, and then a little bird told me, "you're missing Phil Hughes". I switched over...


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Hammond Notes - March 26

Posted by ashbury , 26 March 2015 · 1,129 views

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Special jetBlue Edition!

We took a break from Hammond Stadium for a day, and visited the Red Sox spring facilities for a game.

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Before we went inside, we wandered in their minor league area. I was initially annoyed, because we went in what I thought to be an obvious direction but...


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Hammond Notes - March 25

Posted by ashbury , 25 March 2015 · 1,246 views

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Today we skipped the major league game and spent our morning and afternoon on the back fields. But only after watching some of the major leaguers doing drills on the front field. Looked like they were concentrating on the pitchers making their throws to bases - I wonder if the snafus in yesterday's game had anything to do with that. :)

Had a nice chat th...


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Hammond Notes - March 24

Posted by ashbury , 24 March 2015 · 1,113 views

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We allowed ourselves the luxury of arriving sometime after 11, and learned that the minor leaguers would not play at noon but at 1. Since we had cheap-seat tickets for the big league game, we chatted outside the park with Thrylos then went on in. Tomorrow we'll stay outside and watch the prospects again.

Warm day, starting out overcast but changing to pa...


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Hammond Notes - March 23

Posted by ashbury , 23 March 2015 · 1,157 views

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Here is a photo of Stephen Wickens warming up this morning. Are you sad to see this? I'm not, and you shouldn't be either:

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Why? Because: No One Mourns The Wickens.

Hey, we went to Miami the other night to see Wicked, and I had to get this groaner out of my system once and for all...


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Hammond Notes - March 19

Posted by ashbury , 19 March 2015 · 1,019 views

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A much abbreviated version of my notes today. Arrived after lunch and watched the two games offered. Perkins was the "starter" in the AAA game versus the Bostons, and seemed to do well in his one inning. Here is a photo of him warming up.

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Tyler Duffey started in the AA game. Warmu...


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Hammond Notes - March 18

Posted by ashbury , 19 March 2015 · 813 views

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I meant to write up these notes last night and forgot. No deep insights here, just my jottings from a day under the sun at Hammond Field.

I arrived at 9:10, too late to get free parking on a game day. Cheapskate fans of minor league spring ball, take note!

I was approached by a reporter from a Naples newspaper, who was looking to interview average fans....