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Article: Game Thread: Twins v Rangers, 7/1 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:13 PM
The worst team in the American League will be taking on the best team in the American League. It’s the 15th seed vs. the 1st seed. If thi...

Tracking Arcia

Other Baseball Today, 01:19 PM
I have loyally followed the Twins since the late eighties. My father would tell stories of Harmon Killebrew while I watched Ron Coomer le...

Should they stay or should they go?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:05 PM
My Twins trade deadline primer is up:    http://www.todaysknu...-likely-traded/   Love to hear the community's thoughts on...

Ryan tells Phil Miller about "learning up here.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:04 PM
Following is a cut and paste from a Miller extra piece after yesterday's game. Not a big surprise, at least to me. (I) wrote for tomorr...

Trading Dozier Redux

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:05 PM
Brian Dozier's slash stats are up to .261/.344/.467.His OPS is .811, up from .741 when we discontinued the Will Brian Dozier's Contract T...

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The Cure for the Twins Offense

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 23 June 2015 · 823 views
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Though the Twins' offense has struggled to generate many runs in the month of June, their tremendous success in May and the method of their outburst against the White Sox yesterday reminds us all of what has worked for the team all year: Hit Clusters.

Now, the Twins, along with local business partners in the breakfast cereal industry are out to share the...


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Torii Hunter Teaches the Little Things

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 13 June 2015 · 800 views
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There's been a lot of cyber ink spilled over the ejection, tirade and now suspension of Torii Hunter for arguing balls and strikes on Wednesday. Rather than debate the justifications for it, or weigh in on the great "inspiration"/"childishness" debate, we'd like to imagine how this little event will affect future Twins franchises.
We take you now to a ta...


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Cliff Notes for 2015: May

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 09 June 2015 · 663 views
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Like my very own students, I'm slow in posting, but by god, I will always deliver these cliff notes...unless I go crazy grading student papers first.
Chapter 2: "May"

Plot Summary:

Just as Twins fans prepared themselves to see the silver lining at the end of April reform into a thunderhead of injuries, incompetence and ineffectiveness, something happ...


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Adopt a Prospect: An Interest "Spike"

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 08 June 2015 · 909 views
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Once a month we check in on our adopted prospect, JT Chargois, bring him soup, pat him on the back, whisper sweet nothings about his rapidly improving performances to Terry Ryan in the hopes that he becomes a pitcher ready to make meaningful contributions to the Twins in the near future. As today's the draft, and since we first found a fondness for "Spike...


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Cereal and Statistics

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 19 May 2015 · 715 views
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I tend to spend my mornings with four things: a bowl of cereal, a cup of tea at hand, my MLB At Bat app and a folded over copy of The Economist magazine.

As I gorge on both carbs and information, I'm happy to know that the Twins have room to grow and that seemingly every night someone out does themselves (even if someone else does worse). But I'm also h...


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Adopt a Prospect: A Long Road

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 10 May 2015 · 509 views
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When last we checked in on JT Chargois he was starting a long and vital season on his road to recovery and professional debut. Working back from injury is never easy, as Chargois found out to his detriment on his second outing.

After 23 pitches against the Tampa Yankees on April 13th, Chargois h...


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Cliff Notes for 2015: April

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 05 May 2015 · 1,073 views
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In an effort to get back in the swing of writing about the Twins consistently, I'm going back to an old well: Cliff-Notes. After all, I end up checking the cliff notes of everything book I teach for plagiarism, I figure this is just getting ahead of the curve. (For the start on cliff-notes I made before September crushed my baseball loving soul click here...


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Adopt a Prospect: Meet JT "SPIKE" Chargois

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 12 April 2015 · 726 views
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Three years ago, we Peanuts adopted a prospect . A delightful prospect we thought could grow into an intimidating reliever...or at least his beard could . A guy we cared for, and supported through thick and (more frequently ) thin, until finally, we waved good bye as he ran joyfully through a field upstate, where all the released prospects go when they're...


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Words and Numbers

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 02 April 2015 · 542 views
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Anyone who seeks out more writing about the Minnesota Twins, clearly cares about the team. They have opinions aplenty about the best direction the franchise could take. They think about it, they weigh pros and cons, and they argue with passion when they feel like they are right.

In that regard, there's very little that separates blog readers from the Twi...


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Terry Ryan's Secret Ad

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven , 31 March 2015 · 805 views
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Many of you may be looking at the Twins roster for opening day and wondering: "where the hell are the prospects?"

Sure, we've been told again and again that we're about to get a huge influx of talent. And sure, we've been told that the children are our future. But the young players coming north: Danny Santana, Kennys Vargas, Oswaldo Arcia, Kyle Gibson......