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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Blue Jays, 8/3 @ 12:07pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:15 AM
Gulp... The Blue Jays are loaded and everyone is tensing up in Minnesota. Get a grip on your guns... The Canadians are ready to attack. T...

Give Me Realistic August Trade Targets

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:13 AM
Generally that means players that are either overpaid or fairly mediocre. I'll submit that both left-handed hitting catchers I identified...

May vs. Pelfrey The Actual Data and The Law of Unintende...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:12 AM
A lot of debate lately on the Twins rotation and May's evolving role. "Solving" the game of musical chairs problem has led to a building...

Article: Interview With S.I. Writer, Bloomington Native,...

Other Baseball Today, 10:11 AM
Ever wondered how the jockstrap was invented? Or how about the evolution from catching balls with bare hands to the gloves of today? It w...

Duffey Called Up; Milone to the DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:13 AM
Derek Wetmore ‏@DerekWetmore   Tyler Duffey is indeed being called up to the Twins. Tommy Milone to the DL (mild flexor strain). Rya...

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Responsibility

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 03 August 2015 · 16 views

I suppose this is what we asked for, Twins fans. Our team is playing “meaningful games” in August. Technically, they even continue to possess the second American League wild card spot (for a few more hours anyway).

Entering the season, if someone had told us that our Twins would be right in the thick of the hunt for even a wild card postseason spot, I th...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/2): Rochester, Chattanooga, and Elizabethton Roll

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 02 August 2015 · 129 views

Mike Pelfrey battled with Hisashi Iwakuma Sunday afternoon at Target Field, and Brian Dozier’s ninth inning home run to tie the game at one was the Minnesota Twins first earned run against Iwakuma in his career, a streak lasting 42.0 innings (they did have two unearned). But the bullpen wasn’t able to hold off the Mariners in extra innings and they fell 4...
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The Insufferable Ones

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 02 August 2015 · 142 views
#comedy #targetfield #orphans

For the most part, Target Field is like a spacecraft from a hopeful, utopian science-fiction universe. There, fans saluting any pennant can wear clothing honoring their sporting allegiance without harassment. Your experience might be different, but I've always enjoyed sharing the game with other fans and enjoying nothing worse than mild ribbing.

There ar...
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We Wouldn't Have Lost if You'd Beaten Us

Posted by always33 in The Blog Days of Summer, 02 August 2015 · 201 views

Everybody loves a good Yogiism. Accumulatively, I'm pretty sure I've spent hours surfing the internet for new Yogi Berra quotes during fits of boredom, and I never tire of seeing the same ones over and over again. The best thing about it is that just when you think you've seen his magnum opus, you run into another that somehow surpasses the last. One of m...
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Off-season moves and 2016 roster

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 01 August 2015 · 549 views

The one big off-season move that I think will happen is that Trevor Plouffe gets traded. As much as I love him, and many twins fans do, I do not think he fits long-term, or is in their long-term plans. I'd love to see him stick around, but our corner infield spots are just too crowded. I think eventually they move Sano over to first, but I doubt they do t...
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Odd Man (Men) Out?

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 01 August 2015 · 431 views
arcia, buxton, hicks, kepler and 1 more...

n 2016, barring a trade, the Twins will have five players under the age of 26 who profile to be good or better outfielders. Five of these players will have played for the Twins, and the sixth (Max Kepler) might make his debut this September. Here's a look at all six, with my view of strengths and weaknesses:

Oswaldo Arcia --Strengths : Big Time left hand...
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Cliff Lee, Twins Legend: An Alternate History

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 31 July 2015 · 608 views
trade deadline, mariners and 3 more...

For the first time in 5 years the Twins are buyers at the deadline, and with the Mariners in town and the Twitter fanbase on fire, I thought it would be fun to to look back at the last big Twins trade that never happened and imagine what it would be like if the Twins had acquired Cliff Lee from the Mariners 5 years ago.

Note: this is a work of fiction, n...
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Does It Matter If Twins Hope Fades?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 31 July 2015 · 353 views

July comes to a close, the Major League Baseball trade deadline passes, and the dust settles. In the wake of it all, the Minnesota Twins are left with a slim lead in the Wild Card race, and a very small margin for error. Hope has to be waning right? But what if that hope is placed in the wrong things, and it doesn't really matter if the Twins fade?
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Sports Illustrated Writer, Bloomington natives, Steve Rushin

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 30 July 2015 · 564 views
metropolitian stadium and 4 more...

Sports Illustrated Writer, Bloomington natives, Steve Rushin Ever wondered how the jockstrap was invented? Or how about the evolution of catching balls with bare hands to the gloves of today? In it was said that shaking hands with a catcher without any protection was like “shaking hands with walnuts.”
Sports Illustrated writer and Bloomington, Minnesota native Steve Rushin wrote about the jock strap, how Americans...
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PODCAST: The Breakdown-Eps 2 w/Cole Devries & Brandon Warne

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 30 July 2015 · 88 views

It's the second edition of The Breakdown. Brandon and Cole are breaking down trade deadline and getting insights from a former major league player on spring training, trades, and preparation for big league pitchers. Check us out.

http://www.spreaker....4/the-breakdown
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Take me out to the Blog: A Mid-season Sob Story

Posted by Zachary in Zachary's Blog, 29 July 2015 · 191 views

Note to Mod : I am not new to TD, but I am new to TD Blogs. This post, which I originally wrote uncensored, has been censored in efforts to respect the rules of this blog. If leaving them present but censoring them is still unacceptable, just let me know and I apologize.

Take me out to the Blog: A Mid-Season Sob Story

If I were to hand you my IPhone an...
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Pat-Man Begins, Chapter 3

Posted by HowStellasGotHerGleeBack in The Pat-Man Saga, 29 July 2015 · 278 views
nelson, stohs, gleeman, reusse and 1 more...

It was a quiet Wednesday night at the downtown Cowboy Jack's. Dispersed throughout the bar were a few groups of regulars, and the low hum of country music was only occasionally disrupted by roars from the Twins game occurring down the street. In one particular dim-lit corner sat Seth Stohs and Nick Nelson. Seth plunged a straw into his vodka cranberry as...
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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 27 July 2015 · 424 views
trade deadline, prospects, value and 1 more...

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There! Baseball hasn't always been the paragon of parity, with teams like the Cardinals, Braves, and Yankees constructing dynasties that spanned for the better part of a decade, but this year is unlike any we've seen in recent history. No American League team is more than 10 games out of a playoff spot with two full months of the season left. It's parity to the...
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ARod 5-9 against Perkins, Twins Coaches ignore

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 26 July 2015 · 341 views

I did something I rarely do. I shut the game off. I watch on my computer so I have to take whatever feed I get.

I was watching the Yankees broadcast, their play by play guy reported the following. Mauer moved to first base because of knee problems, (said it twice) Sorry Yank fans, you show respect for one of the greatest players of our time, a three...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Berrios Pitches Into Eighth

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 23 July 2015 · 432 views
nick gordon, jose berrios and 1 more...

Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Berrios Pitches Into Eighth The Twins finally won a game thanks to a three run dinger from Trevor Plouffe and a spectacular eight-inning start from Erving Santana. The Twins return home this weekend to face a red-hot Yankees team.

Image courtesy of Tommy GIlligan, USA Today

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Three trades the Minnesota Twins need to make right now: Part III

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 22 July 2015 · 879 views

In the first part of this series , I suggested that the Twins trade Danny Santana , Mike Tonkin and Jake Reed to the Oakland Athletics for Ben Zorbrist and Tyler Clippard; and to promote Jorge Polanco as their starting shortstop. In the second part of this series , I suggested that the Twins trade Tommy Milone and Jason Wheeler to the Phillies for...
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40 Man Issues

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 20 July 2015 · 472 views

As we approach the non-waiver trade deadline, many commenters have discussed the logjam that we are facing in the roster decisions that will need to be made this off-season.

While we search for potential catchers, relief pitchers, and other assorted pieces of the puzzle (both this year and next), it would help me greatly if someone could list the names o...
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The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem

Posted by glp_vt in Bloop Singles, 18 July 2015 · 436 views

The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem One of the luxuries of being nine games over .500 at the All-Star break is the chance to take a closer look at some of the often-ignored corners of the roster for upgrades. Building a bench that can make a difference late in a ballgame is tough, and in fact most teams in baseball have struggled to do so in recent years, but no team has struggled to quite...
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Top 50 Twins Prospects mid-2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 17 July 2015 · 836 views

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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Fantasy Baseball Manager Fired By Ownership

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 17 July 2015 · 461 views

Fantasy Baseball Manager Fired By Ownership -SHTICKBALL-
In a stunning turn of events, I Puig My Pants Manager Bill Woods has been relieved of his duties. The announcement was made today via the message board on Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, and raised eyebrows all around the Bi-lateral Leg Weakness Baseball League.

The announcement came from an entity calling himself W. James Woods, Owner of the I P...

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