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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:21 PM
After starting the season 1-5, the Twins have now gone 7-5 in their last 12. Even though their run differential is -23 it is actually in...

2015 Minor League Transactions

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:21 PM
I should have started this a week ago, and I'm sure I'll miss a few.    Earlier this week, the Twins called up Caleb Thielbar a...

Article: Twins Minor League Report: 4/26: Dean Dominates,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:17 PM
In the minors on Sunday, Twins affiliates saw a solid rehab appearance from starter Ricky Nolasco in Cedar Rapids, and eight dominant inn...

Joe Mauer's new approach

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:17 PM
I'm too lazy to look up his first pitch swing percentage but my eyes tell me he's swinging more often in first pitch situations, includin...

Article: Jake Mauer On Advanced Statistics, Shifts And Pl...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:04 PM
Earlier this week, I enjoyed the three-game, home-opening series in Cedar Rapids. It’s always enjoyable to watch the young players develo...

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WARNE: The Minnesota Twins’ Secret Extension Candidate

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 27 April 2015 · 0 views

Post originally appeared at 105 The Ticket's Cold Omaha :

There’s a Minnesota Twins player who has quietly turned himself into one of the best players in the American League at his position, and it might be time the team takes notice financially.

It’s not Joe Mauer, who is still signed to that hotly-contested deal through 2018. It isn’t Brian Dozier,...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/26): Dean Dominates, Ricky Rehabs

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 26 April 2015 · 176 views

In the minors on Sunday, Twins affiliates saw a solid rehab appearance from starter Ricky Nolasco in Cedar Rapids, and eight dominant innings from a left-hander in Rochester. Multiple games had dramatic finishes, but just one team would bring home a victory.
Read on to find out what happened and where!

RED WINGS REPORT
Syracuse 4, Rochester 6
Box Score...
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This Week in Rochester

Posted by Christopher Fee in Blog Christopher Fee, 26 April 2015 · 146 views

After two weather related cancelations, the Red Wings finished the week by playing a double header against the Syracuse Chiefs. Rochester had been on the road for the past two weeks, sweeping Scranton then being swept by Pawtucket and finishing by taking two of three against Syracuse.

Rochester’s biggest struggle so far this season has been their offense...
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Gardenhire's Possible Landing Spots

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 24 April 2015 · 372 views
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Gardenhire's Possible Landing Spots This is the first time in Ron Gardenhire's life that he hasn't been actively involved in baseball since his youth. However, it doesn't mean he wouldn't like to be back in the action. Fox Sports is reporting Gardenhire hired an agent for the first time in decades to "monitor possible managerial openings."

Since there are currently no openings, he isn't...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/23): Gonsalves Gon' Save Us!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 23 April 2015 · 353 views
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Twins Minor League Report (4/23): Gonsalves Gon' Save Us! The Twins were off on Thursday, so a lot of people spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the heck Torii Hunter was doing when he scampered towards home plate on Wednesday night, attempting a straight steal of home. If that doesn't do it for you, you can get your baseball fix from the newest Talk to Contact podcast featuring TwinsDaily's own Jerem...
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Episode 128: Previewing the MLB Draft with Torii Hunter's Life Sized Demon Bobblehead

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 23 April 2015 · 171 views

<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/19/ad/da/paulpleiss/1400x1400-576x576+0+82_10546909.jpg " alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p>This week on the Talk to Contact podcast we rehash the week that was in Twins territory, including Mike Pelfrey and Trevor May pitching for a job in the rotation after Ricky Nolasco returns from h...
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TwinsTakes - Balking at controversy? Talk the Balk!

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 23 April 2015 · 156 views
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TwinsTakes - Balking at controversy? Talk the Balk! Stealing Home - can you balk the balk?
Last night during the Minnesota Twins game against the Kansas City Royals, there was a controversial play in the top of the 2nd inning. With the Twins up 3-0, the bases loaded and 2 outs, Kennys Vargas was at the plate, Torii Hunter was on 3rd, Joe Mauer was on 2nd and Brian Dozier was on 1st. The count was 0 and 1...
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My takeaway after seeing local pitching prospect

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 23 April 2015 · 440 views
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Yesterday I decided to take a look at Sean Hjelle, a local prep pitcher from Mahtomedi who was ranked the 28th best prep prospect in baseball by Prep Baseball Report. I took one look at him and thought, “This is the tallest pitcher I have ever seen,” but that isn’t surprising seeing he is an even seven feet tall. With that height some people might worry a...
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The Return of Mike Pelfrey's Arm

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 23 April 2015 · 370 views

Mike Pelfrey's arm is feeling better. Last night he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Royals as he struck out four, walked two, and gave up five hits as the Twins cruised to a 3-0 victory.

That's a good result, but it doesn't necessarily indicate Pelfrey's arm is feeling better. Well, how about this factoid? Pelfrey's sinker's average velocity o...
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Quality Starts and Nolasco's return

Posted by Thegrin in Blog Thegrin, 23 April 2015 · 246 views

According to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Ricky Nolasco will be making a rehab start in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. http://www.twincitie...ment?source=rss
If it is successful, he should be returning to the Twins. Will he take his place in the rotation or will they put Nolasco in the...
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Scott Boras New Idea - Panels Decide when a player is ready

Posted by tobi0040 in tobi0040's Blog, 22 April 2015 · 226 views

Scott Boras, still complaining about Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, thinks a panel should decide if a young player is ready to make the team out of spring training.

Coincidentally, this would benefit Scott Boras.

I think a rule or panel that would make a team give up roster decisions to a third party is...um, far-fetched at best.


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Sample Sizes: What Are They Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 22 April 2015 · 149 views

Sample Sizes: What Are They Good For? Absolutely Nothing. The Twins got off to a very rough start for the 2015-16 season going 1-6 in the first week which is about the worst possible start for a new manager in Paul Molitor. They didn’t even manage a run until their third game, but the second week of the season has been quite the turnaround.

One thing that has surprised me about the Twins is the play of Phil Hu...
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Fanfare for the Journeyman

Posted by MileHighTwinsFan in From the Mountain Top, 19 April 2015 · 307 views
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Fanfare for the Journeyman Def. jour·ney·man \-mən\
: a worker, performer, or athlete who is experienced and good but not excellent

In the nomenclature of the game we have many names for the journeyman. On competitive teams we typically use the more endearing terms: role player, utility man, pinch hitter, defensive replacement. But on a losing team we tend to describe them in less...
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Unofficial Minor League Report -Affiliates get slammed or vice versa

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 18 April 2015 · 426 views

Talk about Irony...

Rosario hits a slam for the Red Wings....they lose 6-4

Sano slams for the Lookouts..they lose 6-4

Thank Goodness FT Meyers didn't hit a slam allowing them to win with a dominant pitching performance by Chin Wei Hu...7-0

The big team wins on a walk off hr by Plouffe and

my man Escobar shines..he first throws a runner out at the pla...
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Player Appearances: Kernels Reading Program

Posted by MatBatts in The Minor League Lifestyle , 17 April 2015 · 158 views

Author’s Note: Thank you for checking out this story. My name is Mat Batts and I hope to bring you some stories and insight from the minor league lifestyle here on Twins Daily throughout the season. This will be my second season (first full) in the Twins organization and my second stint here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I look forward to getting to know a lot o...
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Lineup Shuffles Provide New Thinking

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 16 April 2015 · 293 views

The Minnesota Twins recently got their second win of the Major League Baseball season, and while it wasn't on the back of an offensive outburst, the run support was enough to get the job done. A stagnant start to the season had Paul Molitor searching for creative ways to get things going. After making a few lineup tweaks, the Twins got back in the win col...
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From: Does Terry Ryan have what it takes to lead the Twins in 2015?

Posted by Target Field of Dreams in Target Field of Dreams' Blog, 15 April 2015 · 247 views

From: Does Terry Ryan have what it takes to lead the Twins in 2015? Source: Does Terry Ryan have what it takes to lead the Twins in 2015?
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What a Terrific Start!

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 14 April 2015 · 473 views

It’s pretty hard to imagine this baseball season getting off to a better start, isn’t it? I mean, even the most optimistic of us probably wouldn’t have predicted a .789 winning percentage through the first week of games! This looks like it could be a fun summer of baseball!

What’s that? You say the Twins are languishing with a 1-6 record? Who cares? I’m...
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Back to the Future

Posted by SirLoin in Rants (not Rantz), 14 April 2015 · 222 views
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Back to the Future Sure, the season is only a week old. Yeah, it's a small sample size. But it's already starting to look like this current roster isn't going to give the fan base any reason to invest time or money this summer. I don't know about you, but I can just as easily go to a Red Cow location and enjoy a 60/40 burger and just turn away from the TV when Blaine Boy...
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Jorge Polanco: Base stealer?

Posted by Boone in Blog Boone, 13 April 2015 · 210 views

Jorge Polanco has been a favorite prospect of mine for several years and at this point he has certainly established himself as one of the best prospects in the Twins system. His discipline at the plate and positional flexibility make him seem like a relatively safe bet as far as prospects go. However, Polanco’s lack of power and speed have prevented him...

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