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Lewis Thorpe removed from game with elbow pain

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:53 PM
I heard from Twins minor league director Brad Steil this morning that LHP Lewis Thorpe left his most recent spring start due to elbow pai...

BP article on the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:45 PM
Pretty interesting write up at BP. Basically reaffirms that Ryan is doing what he's already done - build up through player development....

Lester Oliveros Outrighted

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:37 PM
The Twins announced following this afternoon's game that RH RP Lester Oliveros has been outrighted from the Twins roster. That puts the 4...

Through the Fence: On the Backfields 3/27/15

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:34 PM
The Twins never surprise, with the forecast calling for torrential downpours in the afternoon the 1pm Hi-A and Low-A games against the Ra...

Article: Phil Hughes Ready For Regular Season

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:31 PM
On the back fields of the Twins’ spring training complex, a relay throw away from the sparkling new minor league facility, starter Phil H...

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Spring Training Redux: How will the Twins do in 2015? Here is my prediction.

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 27 March 2015 · 82 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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After my visit to Fort Myers was said and done about a year ago, I gave my prediction about how the Twins will do in 2014 and the main reasoning behind it. You can find that here (and, yes, I did predict that they will finish 70-92, but that's not something to be happy about.) During this Sprin...
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Twins lineup vs. Pirates

Posted by curt1965 in Blog curt1965, 27 March 2015 · 100 views

Pittsburgh

Harrison. 3B
Polanco. RF
Marte. LF
Sanchez. C
Alvarez 1B
Kang. SS
Decker. CF
Rodriguez. 2B

Locke- P

Minnesota

Santana. SS
Dozier. 2B
Mauer. 1B
Hunter RF
Arcia. LF
Plouffe. 3B
Herman. C
Schafer. DH
Hicks. CF

May- P
Duensing
Thielbar
Graham
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Episode 124 - Talking Kansas City and the Brian Dozier Contract

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 March 2015 · 80 views

<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/19/ad/da/paulpleiss/1400x1400_10468871.jpg " alt="itunes pic" /><br />This week we talk about the strange details of the Brian Dozier contract, Eric owing a bunch of people helmet nachos, and we try and figure out (again) who is in the lead for the fifth start spot.
After a couple beers...
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Hammond Notes - March 26

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 26 March 2015 · 223 views

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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Our Offense is better? Really?

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 25 March 2015 · 262 views

Is it concerning to you that we hear our offense is better, and yet we score two runs a game on a consistent basis?

Oh..hold..today we got one...I totally get we aren't playing with full lineups...but guess what neither are our opponents.

In addition the pitching we are facing..many are experimenting with pitches, we are facing minor league pitchers as...
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Fort Myers Musings

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 25 March 2015 · 241 views
sunshine, td contributors and 2 more...

Air travel isn't fun and while I am not a frequent flier, I have flown enough no longer to be fascinated by small aisles, nuts and soda, and the people watching. I sat alone in coach and was joined by an delightful Floridian/Minnesotan returning to Minnesota for a funeral. It passed the time and temporarily made me forget about the nasty URI I managed to...
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Why is Mike Pelfrey in the mix? I know why. You should read this to find out too because I have all the knowledge that you nee

Posted by Brad Swanson in Kevin Slowey was Framed!, 24 March 2015 · 683 views

Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

You'll have to forgive me, I've been away. Did I read that Mike Pelfrey is being considered for the fifth starter spot? I believe I read that somewhere, but that can't be, right? I mean, he's tall and whatnot, but he hasn't been good since 2010. I know I've been absent from the baseball world, but time d...
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Overreaction Theatre

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 18 March 2015 · 318 views
satire

Overreaction Theatre "Why in the name of all things Holy did they send Miguel Sano to Chattanooga - AA?? Not only did Sano show his power, but he even stole a base! Sano did everything you could ask of him this spring, and he was rewarded by spending another season toiling in the minor leagues.

What's the point of getting top prospects if you're not going to use them?! It's...
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ST Early Questions

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 16 March 2015 · 307 views

1- Why were Buxton and Sano cut so early? I have to assume that they were that far behind. How did Sano look at 3rd considering his inflated weight? Actually the best thing for the Twins would probably be moving him to first, as I think our production there will remain less than stellar.

2-Can this team win without Escobar playing everyday? I would...
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The "other" spring training

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 15 March 2015 · 327 views

I visited Arizona last weekend and since most of you will be posting about Florida I thought I’d add my thoughts about the “other” spring training. Arizona is nice because all of the teams are within about 20 minutes of Phoenix and if you fly out of MSP you have a few options on airlines. The main thing I didn’t like about the Phoenix area is that you wil...
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The Twins Should Have Drafted Mark Prior

Posted by Kyle Eliason in Kyle Eliason's Blog, 10 March 2015 · 873 views
mark prior, joe mauer and 3 more...

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I have spoken with John Bonnes about writing this article a few times and in one respect, I wish I had written it earlier, when public opinion towards Joe Mauer was more favorable than it is presently. Some of the hot takes regarding Mauer’s (perceived) lack of toughness have been poorly reasoned and while Mauer has not provided good value...
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Baseball Ops: Welcome to the Evolution

Posted by Daniel R Levitt in In Pursuit of Pennants , 09 March 2015 · 291 views
baseball ops, general managers

Baseball Ops: Welcome to the Evolution Mark Armour and I have a guest post at John Thorn's MLB blog this morning. This is a short essay on the history of Baseball Operations, riffing off Moneyball, which serves sort of as an introduction to our new book.

http://ourgame.mlblo...-the-evolution/
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Mitch Garver's Big League Spring

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 06 March 2015 · 410 views

Almost exactly 11 months ago, Mitch Garver arrived in Cedar Rapids to get started on his first full season of professional baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization. This spring, he’s a big league catcher – for now, anyway.

Garver, the Twins’ ninth round draft choice in 2013 out of New Mexico, spent all of last season with the Cedar Rapids Kernels, no...
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The 2015 Twins: An Afterthought in the AL Central (And Why That's Not A Bad Thing!)

Posted by iTwins in Blog iTwins, 02 March 2015 · 719 views

The mantra has been the same over the last month, regardless of the source. “The best division in baseball? You have to think it’s the AL Central.” or “The most competitive division this season looks to be the AL Central!” No matter how it is framed, the reasons listed are always the same:

“The perennial favorite Detroit Tigers still have David Price, Ju...
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Spring Training is Meaningful

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 01 March 2015 · 465 views

Spring training is meaningful. Jobs are won and lost as a result. They should be.

Statistics from spring training exhibition games have no meaning. They should not be kept, reported or used in support of roster making decisions. I hope the Twins don't keep them or use them. Not only is the data in a sample too small to be meaningful but the level of comp...
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Who is the Twins Most Marketable Player?

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 25 February 2015 · 695 views
brian dozier, joe mauer and 3 more...

Who is the Twins Most Marketable Player? As the beginning of the 2015 season quickly approaches, the Twins marketing team has been hard at work. How do you try and sell a team that has lost 90 games for four consecutive seasons?

Twins single game tickets went on sale last weekend and one thing that seems to get fans in the door is offering some unique giveaways. This year the club will offer su...
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ESPN SABR rankings

Posted by tobi0040 in Blog tobi0040, 23 February 2015 · 506 views

ESPN rankings for SABR metrics

Twins were in the skeptic category, second from the worst.

Some teams have quants from nasa and Phd's, we have "an mba from local st thomas"

Kc and cleveland get good grades


http://espn.go.com/e...ankings#mlb-sfg
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Push Candidate: Brian Navarreto

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 22 February 2015 · 484 views

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...
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On Spring Training

Posted by LimestoneBaggy in Blog LimestoneBaggy, 18 February 2015 · 599 views

On Spring Training “People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
Roger Hornsby

Part I: Arrival in Fort Myers and Baseball
March 2013 Hammond Stadium: I’m sitting in the 90-degree heat (down the third base line) with my then four-year-old son. I’m in-between bullpen and dugout, and we’...
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First and only game at the Met

Posted by tshide in Blog tshide, 17 February 2015 · 326 views
twins, carew, white sox

First and only game at the Met Originally posted at IowaTwinsFan.com .

It was 1977, Jimmy Carter had just become president. New York City celebrated the opening of the World Trade Center and suffered through a 25-hour black out in the middle of a hot summer. Two guys named Steve (Jobs and Wozniak) gave us the Apple II computer. The Vikings were beaten by the Raiders in the Super Bowl...

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