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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:51 AM
This little Berardino column from early yesterday slipped my perusal:   Twinsights:  What's the Plan for Meyer?    ...

Article: Twins Hangouts, August 19: Episode 38

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:51 AM
Tuesday night means Twins Hangouts. Please join us live at 9pm. Bring your questions and we'll be sure to supply you will 90 (or 120 or m...

Hughes' Season

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:18 AM
When Phil Hughes signed with the Twins, I thought he might do a good job in the middle of the rotation. He has long been known as a fly b...

Max Kepler - 2014

Adopt A Prospect 2014 Today, 05:02 AM
Player: Maximilian KeplerBorn: 02/10/1993 (21) Birthplace: Berlin, GermanyHeight: 6’4"Weight: 205Position: OFBats: L Throws: L...

Today's Philosophical Question: Can we even recogniz...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:18 AM
It struck me as I was reading the "Wake Me Up When September Ends" thread that I have watched so much BAD baseball the last 3+ years, tha...

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Twins Minor League Report (8/21): Sam Gibbons says Hello!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 22 August 2014 · 19 views
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Twins Minor League Report (8/21):  Sam Gibbons says Hello! The Minnesota Twins resumed their winning ways and came up with a 4-1 victory against one of the hottest pitchers in baseball. The Twins ended a 20-inning scoreless drought when Kennys Vargas homered to give the Twins a 1-0 lead in the forth off of Corey Kluber. The Twins picked up a couple more runs against Kluber and thanks to a magnificent performanc...
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Trade Hughes and Dozier, Vargas start with Twins next year?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 21 August 2014 · 153 views

Angels just lost their Ace, What would they give up for Hughes? I m guessing you could get a Starter, and two prospects...If you are blown away..you have to take it...I know, I know..Hughes and Contract etc..but We could replace Hughes or close to it..AND add...two quality prospects how do you not take that?

Same with Dozier...we are looking pretty goo...
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No More Room in the Inn-2014

Posted by goulik in Blog goulik, 21 August 2014 · 134 views

Last Fall, when the season was over, I began a series of three blogs saying there was no more room in the Inn as players were getting jettisoned and prospects were pushing out the AAA filler in Rochester and at the MLB level. As this year enters the last couple of weeks for the minors and approaches the waiver deadline, it is amazing to consider the sheer...
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Hughes 8/21

Posted by Secondary User in Twins Pitch Breakdown, 21 August 2014 · 99 views

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Phil Hughes pitched a great game. Amazing command, throwing a 71-26 ratio on balls to strikes and some nice swinging strike numbers. One thing of note (though it's actually not on this image, and might start becoming part of it in the future) is that Cleveland had 32 foul balls, 3 of which were foul tips. In the top of the...
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Ep 96: Rob Neyer and Eric's Potty Mouth

Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 21 August 2014 · 79 views

This week on the podcast we are joined by the great Rob Neyer (https://twitter.com/robneyer (@robneyer), http://robneyer.com/, http://www.foxsports...t-a-bit-outside) a real baseball writing celebrity. Also on this episode is Eric's potty mouth. You've been warned.You can download the new Talk to Contact ( @TalkToContact ) episode via iTunes...
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Kernels Second Half Turnaround Almost Complete

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 20 August 2014 · 179 views

Tuesday night's Cedar Rapids Kernels come-from-behind win over the Quad Cities River Bandits was bittersweet.

On the one hand, they tallied three runs in the home half of the eighth inning and put away the Bandits for their eighth straight win. They swept three games in Beloit last week, three more from Peoria in Cedar Rapids over the weekend, and now th...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/19): Stewart Pulled As a Precaution

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 19 August 2014 · 111 views
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Twins Minor League Report (8/19): Stewart Pulled As a Precaution The big story of the night was star pitching prospect Kohl Stewart being pulled very early in his start by the Cedar Rapids training staff. His fastball usually sits in the mid-90s but he was topping out anywhere from 88-90 mph. The Twins have come out and said they removed him for precautionary reasons. With not many games left in the minor league seaso...
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40-man roster considerations

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 19 August 2014 · 817 views

Soon it will be time to consider who should be dropped and added to the Twins 40-man roster for next season. This time there could be more of an upheaval than normal as the Twins hopefully look to enter the next phase of the organization's rebuilding project.


Some opening remarks

I have to believe that the following players could or should be removed...
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Affiliate Round Up

Posted by naobermiller in Organizational Depth Chart, 18 August 2014 · 302 views
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Affiliate Round Up Another year, and it seems as if the story isn’t changing. With 40 games left in the season, the only thing the Twins have to play for is an attempt at avoiding a fourth consecutive 90 loss season. So as it’s been the last 3 years, the focus for the last two months shifts to player evaluation. With the minor league regular season in its final two weeks, f...
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Mauer nearly got tossed today...wait, WHAT?!

Posted by Trautmann13 in Hicks' Left-Handed Helmets, 18 August 2014 · 383 views
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Mauer nearly got tossed today...wait, WHAT?! During the first inning of tonight's game against the Royals, Joe Mauer was called out on a ball he appeared to have fouled into the dirt. After he had walked back into the dugout, he continued to yell at home plate umpire Chris Segal, who was not taking very kindly to it. Gardenhire swiftly jumped out towards home and was immediately ejected, likely savi...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/17): We're Going Sweeping!

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 17 August 2014 · 140 views

The Minnesota Twins and newcomer Tommy Millone were knocked around on Sunday afternoon in between the rain delays with myself in attendance, but the young guns in the lineup continued to provide me with some hope the future.

Danny Santana led off the game for the Twins with a triple to left center, Kennys Vargas had three hits on the day including his th...
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Gonzo Waiver Trades for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 17 August 2014 · 788 views
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Gonzo Waiver Trades for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins With the waiver trade deadline just two weeks away, Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins' front office still have some work to do despite unloading Josh Willingham and Kevin Correia for marginal returns and a few dollars they won't use. However, the veteran jettison has created roster spots for Trevor May and Tommy Milone, but the big problem in Minnesota n...
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Speed, Defense and Perpetual Hope

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 16 August 2014 · 340 views
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Speed, Defense and Perpetual Hope Dick Bremer broached the subject of outfield defense in tonight's broadcast. He spoke of the Twins' wishes to have more athletic, speedier defenders in the outfield, particularly the corners. As with most things Bremer says, I am sure he is clear that the Twins want the topic out there or he wouldn't bring it up. In my mind, this brings up the acquisition...
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Blast from the Past: Joe Mauer’s Inside the Park Homerun

Posted by hugelycat in hugelycat's Blog, 14 August 2014 · 242 views

Long time reader, first time poster. Free pizza is a wonderful motivator.

I’ve been scratching my head all day wondering what I could come up with on Joe Mauer that hasn’t been discussed ad nauseum. So I wandered over to Mauer’s Baseball Reference page looking for inspiration. Looks like he had at least equal walks to strikeouts every full minor leagu...
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Where We Are, Where We Are Going, By the Numbers

Posted by alskntwnsfn in Alskn's Northern Lights, 14 August 2014 · 373 views

Our Minnesota Twins enter today with a record of 54-65, tied for 12th in the AL with Boston, and bringing up the rear in the AL Central. The Forums and Blogs could fill volumes about what has transpired, what should have happened, and where we can go from here. However, I'd like to take a more quantitative approach and look at the team versus the rest of...
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How to get into the Hall of Fame as a manager

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 14 August 2014 · 154 views

While the criteria for players being voted into the Hall of Fame is often subject of debate, the accomplishments required for managers is much more consistent.

Every MLB manager that accomplished any of the following conditions has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame:

1. Win at least 2000 games . (most wins and not in –Gene Mauch 1902; most wins among...
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Beer and Loathing in Minnesota Sports

Posted by zchrz in Zlog, 13 August 2014 · 187 views

I am a diehard Minnesota sports fan and it has been a rough couple years nothing but beer and loathing. The Twins have been terrible, the Vikings have floundered, the Timberwolves have been the Timberwolves. There has been a major vein of dysfunction across the board as the teams have seemed stuck in the past in their approach to doing things or just pl...
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Rebuilding from 90 Losses to Playoff Team

Posted by jay in Hold for the Batter, 13 August 2014 · 420 views
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2011. The Year of the Injury. Nishioka. Bilateral leg weakness. 90+ losses.
2012. The Rebound That Wasn't. Brutal starting pitching. Marginal bullpen and offense.
2013. Stop the Pain. The farm is looking better, but the major league team isn't so major.
2014. TBD. On pace for 90 losses, the consensus seems to be that this year's team is easier...
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Everyone's a Doctor: Joe Mauer, the Injury Bug, and the Notion of "Toughness"

Posted by trevor.aufderheide in Tsuyoshi's Island, 12 August 2014 · 527 views
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Everyone's a Doctor: Joe Mauer, the Injury Bug, and the Notion of "Toughness" Anyone with even a peripheral understanding of Minnesota sports media understands the beating Joe Mauer takes on a regular basis from the area's mainstream sportswriters. The simplest of Google searches will quickly reveal a mass of articles from the likes of Jim Souhan, Patrick Reusse, and others berating Mauer for his lack of perceived toughness. Ever s...
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Have to say Ryan maximizes deals

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 12 August 2014 · 276 views

TR got another decent return when I thought they were gonna just have to DFA Willingham.

Good job, so whats the problem in the organization, talent evaluation?

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