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Sickels: End of 2016 Top 100 Prospects

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:16 AM
When names like Sano, Buxton, Kepler, Polanco and Berrios come off of prospect lists, things will look a bit different.   However Jo...

Tell me if you've heard this before

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:39 AM
Lavelle E. Neal wrote an article about Miguel Sano's off-season plan. That he's dedicated to playing 3B full-time, and looking to lose 20...

Game Thread: Twins vs Mariners, 6:10pm CDT 9/24/2016 AD

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:32 AM
I finally figured out how come no one volunteered for this here game thread... It conflicts with the Twins Daily Pub Crawl. Well, conflic...

2017 MLB draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:04 AM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...

Reusse: Fire Molitor

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:24 AM
Didn't see this, apologies if already posted. http://www.startribu...ouse/393489751/   Nice article from Reusse who thinks the new F...

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2016 IBWAA Season Awards Ballot

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 21 September 2016 · 204 views

As the 2016 Major League Baseball season comes to a close, award season begins to rear its head. While it's been a tough slate for the hometown Minnesota Twins, the year has produced plenty of great performances. Being a member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America as well as the Vets Committee, I have the privilege of turning in a ballo...
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Rating the Twins' Offense in a League Without the Twins

Posted by BRNZ in Boo-urns, 20 September 2016 · 318 views
boo-urns, silliness, analytics and 1 more...

In a miserable season destined for 100 losses, Twins fans can be sure that their team is a mess. But as the Sept. 18 episode of Gleeman and the Geek points out, most of that mess is as a result of just one side of the ball: pitching and defense. Aaron and John noted that the Twins are actually fairly decent when it comes to hitting, and raised an interes...
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Never Forget

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 11 September 2016 · 295 views

There really isn't a "category" here at Twins Daily for a post of this type (and maybe it's not appropriate here at all), but I posted this over at Knuckleballsblog.com this morning and thought I would share it here, as well. Just a few reflections on this, the 15th anniversary of 9/11.

It's incredible to think that there is now almost a complete gen...
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 05 September 2016 · 615 views
brian dozier, max kepler and 3 more...

Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition Here's my quick kitchen table roundup of all of the trivia surrounding Dozier's big day.


Brian Dozier is the sixth player in Twins history to homer three times in a game, j oining Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew (1963), Tony Oliva ('73), Justin Morneau ('07) and Max Kepler who homered three times on August 1st this season in Cleveland.

Dozie...
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Thoughts on Brian Dozier

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 05 September 2016 · 734 views
power, second base, trade target and 2 more...

Let me preface what will undoubtedly be a long entry by saying I am a Dozier fan. I have spoken to him at Spring Training a couple of times and like the young man. I believe he has been the Twins MVP for each of the last four seasons (counting this one) and I have no doubt that he is the team's best player at this point. Certainly, he isn't flawless, but...
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2017 roster

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 04 September 2016 · 788 views

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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Follow up rant to the 'insanity' thread

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 03 September 2016 · 598 views

In the spirit of putting stream-of-conscious rants in the blogs section, where nobody will ever see them or have to look at them, I submit this frustrated piece of work in response to the insanity thread poster Shane Wahl started. You have been warned!

Another angle I come at this insanity from is the public messaging; in other words, the people who cov...
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Posting styles discussing our frustrations about the Twins

Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan in In My Opinion, 02 September 2016 · 782 views

In light of some posting styles we have been seeing lately on TD, I thought I'd do some venting of my own ... in a blog. The thread that broke this camel's back was this thread , 'It is time to end the insanity.' I've been meaning to address this for a while now, and have here and there in threads when posts become nothing more than venting general frustr...
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 01 September 2016 · 1,323 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven! Byron Buxton is back with the Twins and they won a game. So take that, 13-game losing streak!

Transaction Report: Byron Buxton recalled from Rochester to the Big Leagues, Tanner English promoted to Rochester from Fort Myers to replace him, Logan Lombana promoted to fort Myers from Cedar Rapids. Colton Davis was promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton...
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Eades Among Under The Radar Pitching Prospects Finishing Strong

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 01 September 2016 · 1,374 views
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One of the great things about being a baseball fan is you can always find plenty to be positive about if you’re willing to look hard enough. While 2016 has been a bleak year for the Twins, having 100-plus players in the organization means there are 100-plus opportunities to find some bright spots.

It’s no secret that the biggest issue for the Twins has b...
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Perhaps the Twins should be run more like a business

Posted by glunn in Blog glunn, 29 August 2016 · 604 views

There has been lots of discussion of Jim Pohlad's diagnosis of "total system failure." The owners are business people who rely on baseball experts to run the team, In one interview, Mr. Pohlad said the following:

"I’m the type to stand back and let the manager do his job. That’s something I learned from my dad, he would find people he could relate to and...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Wheeler Dominates, Kennys Hit Ball Far

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 23 August 2016 · 395 views

It was a low-scoring night throughout the system Tuesday, but that means there were several good pitching performances for the Twins affiliates. As an organization, they combined for just 19 runs (2.7 per game) on the day, but because of those performance went 5-2 on the day in the minor leagues.

To see which other starting pitchers came through besides...
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Mickey Mantle Spoils Jim Merritt's Shutout, August 22, 1968

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 23 August 2016 · 312 views
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Your dose of history from my vat of Twins facts / folklore.

It's the Mickey Mantle Homerun Video , from the game of August 22, 1968.

The Bomber Bully deposited Twins lefty Jim Merritt's curve into the lower, leftfield stands at Metropolitan Stadium, in Bloomington.

More importantly, it was his swan song, his arrivederci to Minnesota fans. Check it out....
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The Players I want to see called up...and a question about Arcia..

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 14 August 2016 · 1,007 views

1- I want to see Mitch Garver catch almost all the games until the end of the regular season.

2. I want to see Gonsalves called up and pitch in the rotatation

3. I want to see Granite called up and play every day

Did we ever receive a player for Arcia?
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Now is the time to trade Dozier

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 11 August 2016 · 577 views

Dozier is phenomenal, I would hate to see him go, that said, now is the time to trade him. Here is what I think we could get for him, a potential starting catcher, a close to ready starting pitcher and an A ball throw in, I hate to do it, but Polanco is clearly ready to take over and we can recharge the team with the return.
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Which is the real Twins team

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 04 August 2016 · 547 views

On May 24th the Twins dropped to 11-34 after a 7-4 loss to the Royals. At that point they were the worst team in baseball by a wide margin. This was their lineup and averages after that day.

Núñez 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 17 .303 .338 .447
Mauer 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 21 .270 .381 .377
Sanó DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 17 .219 .321 .394
Plouffe 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 16 .252 .275 .383
Gros...
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Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 15

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 02 August 2016 · 315 views

New show is live! Dan, Panda, and Stubby converse about Terry Ryan, along with bad deployment of stats.

The gang is also joined by Bill Bohl (A Wolf Among Wolves, Fear The Sword) as he stops by to chat about the Wolves' offseason.

Stream or download using the link below; or check out iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts! The 4D Podcast Networ...
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Complete profile and scouting report of the newest Twins' pitcher LHP Adalberto Mejia

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 29 July 2016 · 1,087 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
----The Twins acquired LHP Adalberto Mejia , from the San Fransisco Giants, in exchange for Eduardo Núñez. Núñez came to the Twins from the Yankees for Miguel Sulbaran who came to the Twins from the Dodgers for Drew Butura who came from the Mets for Louis Castillo who came from the Marlins for RHPs Scot...
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So You Want to Make a Deal

Posted by nicksaviking in nicksaviking blog, 27 July 2016 · 922 views

I can feel it, the anxiety around here is building, people are dying for some trade news. When the Twins were good they were loathe to part with young players to improve the club, when the club was bad they were so bad that they didn't have anything worth trading. Now we sit here with perhaps not exciting, but certainly plentiful trade chips. There have b...
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PODCAST: Midwest Swing, Episode 27

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 22 July 2016 · 371 views

Mike Berardino (Pioneer Press) joins Brandon Warne and Tom Schreier to discuss the Minnesota Twins decision to relieve Terry Ryan of his duties and who should replace him.

http://coldomaha.com...y-ryans-firing/

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