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Article: Is it Time for a Roster Reshuffle?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:36 AM
Minnesota has hit a little bit of a slump. After being swept by the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Yankees made quick work of the Twins on...

Article: NYY 8, MIN 3: Resistance is Futile

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:36 AM
Jose Berrios on the mound, but it still didn’t matter. The Twins continue to have some kind of a Bronx bugaboo and it doesn’t appear to b...

Kinley's Magical Horseshoe Remains Intact

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:20 AM
Last night, it appears Alan Busenitz was justifiably sent down to Rochester. This morning the Twins recalled Tyler Duffey to take his spo...

Article: It’s Time to End the Tyler Kinley Experiment

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:03 AM
There were some eyebrows raised last December when the Twins left Nick Burdi and Luke Bard exposed to the Rule 5 Draft so they could sele...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/24): Gonsalves Impr...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:03 AM
There wasn’t much hitting throughout the system on this day as the affiliates combined for just seventeen hits in their four games, but t...

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Twins are better off without Yu Darvish

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 12 March 2018 · 988 views
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Twins are better off without Yu Darvish The Minnesota Twins reportedly offered Yu Darvish $100 million over four years to be the ace of their starting pitching staff. Instead, president of baseball operations Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine invested almost the same amount of money in three players who make them better than Darvish could have.

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What Buxton's Long-term Deal Might Look Like

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 30 August 2017 · 1,278 views
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With his last three swings in Toronto on Sunday , Minnesota Twins center fielder Byron Buxton likely erased any doubts of his ability to hit Major League pitching — the final step in securing his place amongst the stars of Major League Baseball. New Twins’ president Derek Falvey and general manager Thad Levine have little reason to worry about signing Bux...


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Brad Hand is perfect fit for Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 30 June 2017 · 1,924 views
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Brad Hand is perfect fit for Twins I’ve mentioned Brad Hand as a trade target for the Minnesota Twins in two previous blogs , and now that we know the Twins’ surprising performance has Thad Levine targeting trades for long-term assets prior to the July 31 trade deadline, it seems Brad Hand is the Twins’ perfect trade target. Here are the reasons:

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Nothing's gonna stop us now

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 25 June 2017 · 2,121 views
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Nothing's gonna stop us now The Minnesota Twins started a catcher in left field on Saturday in Cleveland and walked out of the ballpark with a win and a chance to sweep the Indians. That catcher, Chris Gimenez, would later move to first base defensively and hit a mammoth home run in the ninth inning to pad the Twins' one-run lead by one more.

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When Twins become sellers, Escobar likely first to be traded

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 21 June 2017 · 2,967 views
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When Twins become sellers, Escobar likely first to be traded Fans will get to see if the Minnesota Twins truly can hang over their next nine games. Starting Thursday, the Twins will see starting pitchers Jose Quintana (8.7 K/9, 2.47 K/B), Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K in last start against Twins), Corey Kluber (11 K/9, 4.71 K/BB), Josh Tomlin (9.33 K/BB), Chris Sale (12.2 K/9), Drew Pomeranz (10.4 K/9), Rick...


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Berrios can learn from Santana's bad starts

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 15 June 2017 · 1,488 views
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Berrios can learn from Santana's bad starts In a prior blog post I called Jose Berrios the ace of the Minnesota Twins pitching staff. Not because I think six starts proves anything, and not because I don't believe in Ervin Santana. I do. Santana gets by on pitching prowess like Greg Maddux. But Berrios can flat out miss bats, regardless of who's swinging them, and that's what makes an ace. We'll g...


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The Twins look to their savior, Ervin, again

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 13 June 2017 · 1,146 views
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The Minnesota Twins are running out of options when it comes to pitching, but the consummate professional Ervin Santana is back on the mound to right the ship once again. It's even dollar dog night on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners at 7 p.m. CST, and F@*k Dick and Bert will be at Target Field and better than ever. We've got new gear that will allo...


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Why Ervin Santana's complete games are so important to Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 13 June 2017 · 812 views
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Ervin Santana tossed his third complete game shutout of the season Friday night. That's one more than the rest of the league combined despite it coming against a San Francisco Giants team with the lowest team OPS in baseball (.651). But the "Maddux" Santana pitched Friday night in San Francisco is so important given the recent stress on the Twins bullpen...


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Twins set to save money, sign more, valuable draft picks

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 13 June 2017 · 1,185 views
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For a lot of people (just under 95 percent according to an MLB Trade Rumors poll) , the Minnesota Twins' selection of California shortstop Royce Lewis with the first pick in the 2017 MLB Draft was a surprise. It shouldn't have been. Most knew there was no consensus number one pick in this draft . There were five potential number ones. The Twins took one...


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Twins need hard-to-get pitching

Posted by GoGonzoJournal , 08 June 2017 · 1,704 views
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Twins need hard-to-get pitching This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com , FoulPlaybyPlay on Twitter.

Last week I urged the Minnesota Twins front office to acquire pitching — any pitching — and not to wait too long in doing so. Well, here are five pitchers the Twins could target if they want to remain competitive this season, but most of them will cost something you might...