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Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/25): Vargas Powers...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:50 PM
CEDAR RAPIDS - This report comes to you directly from Cedar Rapids where I will be the next few days. Tomorrow will be a busy day with so...

Article: Twins Trade Phil Hughes, Draft Pick to San Diego

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:47 PM
It’s been a week full of surprises for the Minnesota Twins. Almost a week ago, he was designated for assignment. It looked like the team...

Game Thread: Twins @ Mariners, 5/27/18 @ 3:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:34 PM
  Feliz cumpleaños Jose Berrios! Jose Berrios was born (only) 24 years ago today in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. You might be curious, as...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/26): Lookouts Turn...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:33 PM
The Chattanooga-Montgomery game had 21 runs on 27 hits, three errors, six wild pitches, a pickoff, a balk, six hit batsmen and a triple p...

Twins Acquire Chris Carter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:15 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...ris-carter.html Should this be interpreted as bad news on Mauer?

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Life at the College World Series

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 25 May 2018 · 192 views

Life at the College World Series Will this be the year the Gophers make it to the College World Series? Currently ranked #11 in the country, they will start regionals next week. Last summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Omaha for the first time to attend the College World Series. I know I’m getting close to college baseball’s epicenter when I tune in AM 1620 The Zone and hear the b...
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Kernels: Will Offense Suffer As Prospects Move Up?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 23 May 2018 · 247 views

When this season was in its infancy, I had a lot of high expectations for the 2018 Cedar Rapids Kernels. I was not alone, of course, since the Kernels’ opening day roster was filled with big-bonus position players, highlighted by 2017’s first-overall draft pick, Royce Lewis, and the Twins’ 2016 first round pick, Alex Kirilloff.
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Robinson Cano, Excuses, and the Dominican Republic

Posted by Luke Albrecht in Dominican Adventure, 23 May 2018 · 423 views
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Take a look at an article I wrote on the Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network! I think a all of what I wrote could also be applied to the Polanco situation as well, except for the Hall of Fame stuff I suppose...

https://cbscout.net/...nican-republic/
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Stay Off the Moors!

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 23 May 2018 · 294 views
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Gather round the fire, ye baseball fans. Imagine, if you will, a roaring blaze licking from beneath a tent of shattered bat handles. Listen to the tale I am about to tell, for EVERY word is true.

I tell the tale . . . Of the BASEBALL WEREWOLF!

A baseball werewolf behaves in much the same way as your regular, meat and potatoes werewolf. The moon and the...
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The Tommy John Files: LHP Zach Duke

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 23 May 2018 · 228 views
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This is an excerpt of an article that appears in full on Zone Coverage. Please click here to read the full story, and please consider subscribing to the site here .

Tommy John celebrated his 75th birthday on Tuesday, but the surgery that bears his name is well over 40 years old. In fact, enter a room of pitchers and you’ll find that the sampling of th...
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A Chat With Jimmy Kerrigan

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Interviews, 22 May 2018 · 404 views
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At the beginning of the 2018 Minor League season a vast amount of people didn’t know who Jimmy Kerrigan was. However, after hitting .324/.394/.541 the Twins moved him from high-A Miracle to triple-A Rochester, he has been since moved back down to the Miracle. I had the chance to talk to Jimmy via. Twitter.

Me: How do you feel about being bumped up from F...
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Time to diss Dozier

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 22 May 2018 · 357 views

Why would I diss Dozier? Have you seen what happened to Grossman and Rodney after I dissed them?

Rodney has been phenomenal, Robbie much improved so here goes Dozier.

Dozier looks sooooo old...I think he's still upset about the Twins refusal to extend him...um Brian you are old and Gordon is coming get it?

So old man, start carrying your weight or a...
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Shuffling the Twins Roster Decisions

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 22 May 2018 · 534 views
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After making the hard, but correct, decision to move on from Phil Hughes, the Twins put some roster shuffling into motion. Trevor May, Ervin Santana, and Miguel Sano are all due back to the big league roster in short order. Paul Molitor's club is putting some heat on the scuffling Indians and the time to strike for Minnesota is right now. How they constru...
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Baseball's royal team

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 19 May 2018 · 279 views
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Baseball's royal team In honor of the royal wedding, I thought I would provide baseball fans with their own version of royalty and like all royal families some are not so great. But they are interesting. I welcome other suggestions! I do not have owners or umps. Do you know any that would fit here? I did consider Chief Bender for the rotation, but decided that the Ameri...
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Jason Castro Knee Surgery Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 16 May 2018 · 368 views
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Jason Castro Knee Surgery Q&A Jason Castro Meniscus Surgery Q&A
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Twins starting catcher Jason Castro went on the DL May 5th with pain in his right knee. Initially, it was reported that Castro underwent a cortisone injection and was hopeful to return to the lineup soon. Unfortunately, after traveling to Vail, CO to see noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert LaPrade, Castro is...
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Back to the future: Twins RHP Kyle Gibson has returned to his roots and quietly has become the pitcher we hoped he would be.

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 14 May 2018 · 344 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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In a cold May evening about 5 years go, give or take a week, I witnessed one of the most dominating pitching performances I have seen in person: Twins' first round draft pick in 2009, righty Kyle Gibson , about a year removed from his return from Tommy John surgery, shut down the Lehigh Valley Iron...
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Player importance to organization

Posted by NoCryingInBaseball in NoCryingInBaseball's Blog, 13 May 2018 · 378 views

Player importance to organization The Wednesday show of 1500ESPN of Mackey & Judd’s morning show included a segment of the Twins players that are most important to the organization. They both selected their top 10 and each added two honorable mentions, basically a top 12 list. They both agreed that their selections were not a MVP list, but player importance to the organization, which...
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Twins Trade Their Way to the World Series

Posted by MaxOelerking in From the Plaza, 11 May 2018 · 627 views
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In the event that the Twins are in position to be buyers at the trade deadline, here are some possible trade prospects the Twins could realistically go after to make a run at the postseason.

1.) Tyson Ross SP Padres
Ross has been the bright spot in an otherwise "business as usual" San Diego Padres rotation. Assuming SD will be looking for young talent c...
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4th OF - Andrew McCutchen?

Posted by ThejacKmp in Blog ThejacKmp, 09 May 2018 · 739 views
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I was thinking about the trade deadline today. If the Twins are still in it after the All-Star Break and don't have any huge injuries (knock on wood), they're a pretty solid team. It’s hard to see where they’d need massive upgrades.

• The starting rotation almost has too many options so outside of an ace, it makes little sense to get a pitcher. Even then...
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Eduardo Escobar 2019 Starting 2nd Baseman?

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 09 May 2018 · 441 views

I originally posted this in forums but realized this is more of a blog post:

As we have seen over the years when given opportunities to play every day Eduardo Escobar shines.Filling in for Miguel Sano so far this year he has shown he has the bat to be 3rd baseman, posting a .993 OPS while hitting 15 doubles and 7 home runs in 2018.

Over his career Escob...
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T&L Supershow ep. 61

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 08 May 2018 · 126 views
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On this week's Supershow, Dan and Panda break down some of the pitching woes plaguing the Twins through the month of April, and dial back season expectations of what this season may look like. Since pitching is the hot topic this week, they also talk about Matt Harvey's struggles, along with the young arms in the Mets' rotation and the renaissance of Just...
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MUST SEE: Brian Dozier Shares Hitting Insight

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 24 April 2018 · 643 views

Brian Dozier was on MLB Network yesterday and the Twins' second baseman -- in the midst of a 25-game hitting streak , by the way -- and demonstrating the changes he made in order to go from a puncher of a middle infielder to a a second base capable of bopping 40 home runs.

If you are a player, coach, instructor or just a fan curious to know the thought p...
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Chuck Fletcher has been fired as Wild GM

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 23 April 2018 · 312 views

It is many years overdue. I have been on this bandwagon for at least 3 years. Just been a waste of time.
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Robbie Grossman and the Twins’ lefty problem

Posted by Greg Logan in Bloop Singles, 22 April 2018 · 651 views

Robbie Grossman and the Twins’ lefty problem The Twins offense has been right around average so far in 2018, ranking 7th in the AL in runs scored per game and 9th in wRC+. It’s early, but if we assume that Logan Morrison, Robbie Grossman and Byron Buxton (once healthy) improve as the season progresses, and even if Max Kepler can’t maintain a 1.000 OPS and Ryan LaMarre isn’t the greatest hitter of ou...
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Don't look now, but Tyler Duffey is pitching very well at Rochester

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 19 April 2018 · 634 views
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Don't look now, but Tyler Duffey is pitching very well in Rochester.

He's pitched eight innings so far, all in relief, in three games, and he's done something that's a bit odd: He has a 2-1 record with NO EARNED RUNS allowed. (He's allowed two unearned runs.)

He's struck out 10 in 8 innings, and has issued no walks and only 2 hits (That's a 0.25 WHIP ra...

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