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Article: Deadline Primer: The National League Central

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:42 PM
Last week, Seth took a look at the trade landscape in the National League West, calling out some players from the Padres and Giants who c...

AL Central 2018 -- Is the door open?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:44 PM
White Sox started selling before the season started.    Tigers traded JD and are rumored to sell more.    Royals coul...

Article: No Garcia Trade: Braves Balk At Twins’ Prospect’...

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The reason Jaime Garcia pitched a gem in an Atlanta Braves uniform last night -- adding a grand slam at the plate for good measure -- rat...

Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 7/23 @ 1:10pm CT

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As of this writing, the Twins are 49-47 and are 1.5 games behind Cleveland. The Royals have been coming on strong (of course they have, t...

Stick a fork in this bullpen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:20 PM
Terrible, just terrible. Also molitor is just as bad at managing a bullpen, does this guy have a clue?

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2017 roster

Posted by Shane Wahl , 04 September 2016 · 1,768 views

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I love the non-insane idea of a lineup that looks like this:

Buxton
Mauer
Dozier
Kepler
Sano
Vargas
Polanco
Rosario
Garver/Murphy

Backup catcher, Escobar, Park, and Palka/Walker on the bench.

Santana
May
Berrios
Gibson
Santiago

Pressly
O'Rourke
Hughes
Tonkin
Rogers
Duffey
X

I am really not sure about the bullpen. Perkins might be done. Kintzler canno...


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Twins Top 60 Prospects 2016

Posted by Shane Wahl , 09 May 2016 · 1,064 views

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Top 60 Twins Prospects 2016:

1. Jose Berrios
2. Max Kepler
3. Nick Gordon
4. Jorge Polanco
5. Tyler Jay
6. Stephen Gonsalves
7. Nick Burdi
8. Lewis Thorpe
9. Kohl Stewart
10. Adam Brett Walker
11. J.T. Chargois
12. Felix Jorge
13. Engelb Vielma
14. Taylor Rogers
15. Alex Meyer
16. Brandon Peterson
17. Wander Javier
18. Jermaine Palacios
19. Jake Reed
20....


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A Quick Analysis of the Rest of 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl , 24 August 2015 · 1,067 views

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The Twins' four-game sweep of the Orioles has kept them very much alive in the 2015 wild card chase. On Tuesday, they start a big three-game series with another contender in the Tampa Bay Rays. A series win would put two games between the Twins and Rays and keep the Twins within a couple games, at worst, of the final wild card spot.

This comes after a bi...


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Top 50 Twins Prospects mid-2015

Posted by Shane Wahl , 17 July 2015 · 1,559 views

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The Twins system is entering a new era as the youth movement is now officially underway. Players like May and Rosario have graduated already. Some players like Sano and Buxton will be leaving this list due to graduation in the coming months. It is important to get a glimpse of the state of the system going forward as the Twins are now entering a time of c...


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Top 30 Twins Position Player Prospects

Posted by Shane Wahl , 16 July 2015 · 844 views

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It is time for part 2 of my mid-season prospect list. Here are the top 30 position player prospects in the Twins system:

1. Byron Buxton (1): CF, 12-18-93
2015 status: Buxton is basically done with minor league baseball. He got injured again, but should be back with the Twins in September. ETA: already arrived.

2. Miguel Sano (2): 3B, 5-3-93
2015 stat...


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Top 30 Twins Pitching Prospects

Posted by Shane Wahl , 06 July 2015 · 720 views

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It is time to re-evaluate the top pitching prospects in the Twins system. Trevor May graduated, and the 2015 draft brought in three fresh pitchers to this list.

1. Jose Berrios (1): RHS, 5-27-94
2015 status: Strong improvement over 2014 AA numbers. Promoted to AAA. ETA: essentially MLB ready now.

2. Tyler Jay (NR): LHR, 4-19-94
2015 status: Sent to Fo...


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First Update on Breakthrough Prospect Batters

Posted by Shane Wahl , 03 May 2015 · 529 views

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It's the beginning of May, so I thought it would be a good time to evaluate my 2015 breakthrough prospect candidates based on their first weeks this year. Here I highlight the position players and will focus on the pitchers tomorrow.

Lewin Diaz and Jack Barrie have not started playing yet this season.
Jorge (JJ) Fernandez (CDR) was injured a few week...


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Breakthrough Prospects 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl , 13 April 2015 · 682 views

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A point in making very long prospect lists is to establish the fact that certain players are on the radar. Josmil Pinto was around 50 on my list after his 2011 season and we have seen how that went. Here, I am singling out 12 prospects who are not in most top 20 Twins prospect lists, but they could easily be with very strong 2015 seasons. I expect that at...


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You're Being Very Un-Dude

Posted by Shane Wahl , 31 March 2015 · 961 views

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The headline here is a reference--if you do not know somehow--to a line from The Big Lebowski . It's the scene in the car where Walter has brought "the ringer" ("the whites") and The Dude loses it on him. The Dude is a very chill guy who smokes pot, listens to CCR, and bowls. But in this scene he yells (editing profanity) "You (screwed) it up! You (screwe...


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Push Candidate: Brian Navarreto

Posted by Shane Wahl , 22 February 2015 · 1,074 views

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The first two entries in this series focused on players who are moving up in the system and the question is one of advancing to AA baseball, which is really (Jorge Polanco 2014 aside) the real first glimpse of closeness to the majors that a minor leaguer can see. For the final installment, I am turning to another major step in the system--full season A ba...