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Article: Twins Daily 2019 Midseason Top 40 Prospects: Recap

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:35 AM
While the first half of the season has gone swimmingly for Minnesota's big-league club, things were less rosy in the minors. The highest...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (7/15): Javier Breaks...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:20 AM
We hear it from time to time, but it is a phrase that is important to remember. Player development is not linear. From the time a player...

Article: Wouldja? Trading For Giants Closer Will Smith

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:19 AM
It’s easy to say we want the Twins to go out and get a top shelf reliever, but what exactly would one cost? Last year’s trade market can...

Article: Week in Review: Second Half Statement

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:43 AM
The Twins opened their season with an impressive series win against Cleveland at Target Field, setting the tone for a first half that saw...

Twins stuff from around the Web (Fangraphs, Twitter, Athl...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:32 AM
Per request.....new thread! this seems like a really odd post to start with, which makes sense for a thread about the Twins and Internet....

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Oakland game, May 31 2016

Posted by ashbury , 01 June 2016 · 507 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 · 668 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 · 1,031 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 · 1,332 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 · 1,162 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 · 1,274 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 · 1,134 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 · 1,185 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 · 1,056 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 · 839 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....