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Molitor is a mediocre manager

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:13 PM
Yet another extra innings loss where Perkins doesn't throw one pitch. Unacceptable. Bullpen usage has been a big fat F from him this year...

Who hangs up the phone first, Minnesota or the Cubs

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:00 PM
OF Oswaldo Arcia.Pitcher Mike Pelfrey, and Jorge Polanco the kicker Brian Duensing, for SS Starlin Castro and catcher Taylor Te...

Next Roster Moves?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:00 PM
Now that the big one is out of the way what are the next roster moves the Twins make?Santana is eligible on Sunday so once he is cleared...

Article: That's The Ticket: The Sano Show

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:57 AM
Last year, the Baltimore Orioles charged to the American League Championship Series on the strength of power-hitting. They led the major...

Who says no first?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:48 AM
Say TR calls up the Brewers and offers: Oswaldo Arcia Mitch Garver Max Kepler Jorge Polanco Brian Duensing For Will Smith Jonathon Lucroy

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Time to Decide

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 06 July 2015 · 83 views
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Okay, we're past the statistical halfway point in the season. Sometimes it takes a while to flesh out who can help a team for the present and the future and sometimes circumstances make that decision. However, the Twins still haven't made decisions about several positions and players. The team is in the race for a wild card and they have not solidified se...
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Puzzling Or Predictable: The Twins Bullpen Debacle

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 06 July 2015 · 144 views

Over the weekend, Ervin Santana returned to the Twins starting rotation. After serving an 80 game PED-related suspension, the free agent acquisition came out of the gates strong. Twirling eight strong innings, Santana sat back and watched it all implode. Paul Molitor went to the bullpen, and his relievers let him down yet again.
Most recently, the suspect...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/5): Kernels Pop Early For Series Win

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 05 July 2015 · 213 views

The Minnesota Twins were unable to take the series on Sunday in Kansas City, falling 3-2 to the Royals in Ervin Santana’s season debut. He did more than they could have hoped for limiting the Royals to just two runs on three hits, while striking out eight. But Miguel Sano driving in another run, and Aaron Hicks going yard weren’t enough to get him the vic...
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Will Arcia ever see Target Field again?

Posted by curt1965 in Blog curt1965, 05 July 2015 · 783 views

Oswaldo Arcia hit his 4th homer of the season and drove in 2 runs for Rochester last night (2-K's as well).
His average is up to .261. With an over crowded OF(Rosario, Hicks, Hunter, Robinson and Buxton to return(?) in a month or so) and Sano maning the DH position for now, will Ozzie ever see the green grass of Target Field's again?
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Miguel Sano- Here to stay?

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 04 July 2015 · 414 views

With eight MLB at-bats under his belt, its not fair to say we've seen what Miguel Sano is made of yet. He is hitting .375 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a .500 slugging percentage. Those look pretty good, but his 50% strikeout rate does not. All that is simply to say that he has not shown us enough to judge from his stats what kind of a player he...
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Zack Larson: A Puzzle Piece for the Kernels - and More

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 04 July 2015 · 162 views

In each of the past several seasons, the Cedar Rapids Kernels have held an “Autism Awareness Night” at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, with the Kernels wearing special jerseys that are auctioned off to benefit The East Central Iowa Autism Society.

The Society’s web site reports that the rate of autism is currently 1 in 88. However, as the site goes on to...
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Minnesota Twins Call Up Miguel Sano - Look at the Stats

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 03 July 2015 · 242 views
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Miguel Sano’s Career Stats from MiLB.com

The Minnesota Twins have called up their #2 prospect Miguel Sano from their Double-A affiliate Chattanooga Lookouts. Add Miguel to the list of top 10 prospects* already called up this season by the Twins, Eddie Rosario(#8), Jorge Polanc...
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GM Does Stuff Just To Justify His Job

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 03 July 2015 · 417 views

GM Does Stuff Just To Justify His Job -SHTICKBALL- In the front office of a professional team, one General Manager is getting rave reviews because of his recent hard work and dedication. What fans don’t know is how much he’s struggling to make himself look busy.

“I just spent forty million dollars today so local sportwriters wouldn’t call me a wimp.” The GM said, wiping sweat from his brow...
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Sano to lead Twins in contention...

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 02 July 2015 · 255 views

I am deeply impressed with Miguel Sano. Yes I saw the game. Yes I saw him strikeout, but I also saw his eye, his swing his confidence. I did not see the deer in the headlights like Buxton showed.

Sano believes he can play in this league and hit these pitchers, and you know what, he can!

It might take a little but look for him to start hitting......
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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 02 July 2015 · 242 views
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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts Miguel Sano made his MLB debut on Thursday evening and (of course) picked up his first career hit via an infield single in the top of the ninth inning at Kauffman stadium in Kansas City. He's a huge young man, just starting his (hopefully) huge MLB career. Oh, and the Twins won thanks to a spectacular eight-inning shutout from Kyle Gibson capped by a Glen...
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WARNE: Joe Mauer’s Going Oppo … Again

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 02 July 2015 · 1,048 views

There isn’t a more polarizing figure on the Minneapolis sports landscape than Joe Mauer. It’s not hard to see, either. For instance, have a look at social media when Mauer gets a day off — any day off — and how the average fan reacts to it. Never mind the fact that Mauer came into Wednesday tied with Brian Dozier for the most games played on the team.

On...
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Cody's Midseason Top Prospects: 11-20

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 30 June 2015 · 460 views
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Over at Twins Daily, we have been counting down the Twins system's top prospects as part of our midseason update . This allows for players like recent first round pick Tyler Jay to fit into the Twins overall prospect rankings. There is plenty of depth in the Twins system so there are some very good players outside the top 10 rankings.

Some players like B...
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Target Field Now a Fair Ballpark, as wanted by Jerry Bell.

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 29 June 2015 · 453 views
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Why is there a need for a Metrodome baggie wall in right field? Do we have to remember that the Twins played 27 years in the Teflon Palace? For fans, there is nostalgia and of course two World Series titles, where the Twins won all 8 World Series games at home. Target Field ushered in a new era of outdoor baseball, modern day amenities, the iconic Minnie...
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Through the Fence: On the Backfields GCL 6/26/2015 and 6/27/2015 Video Edition

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 28 June 2015 · 215 views
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Over the weekend, I got to enjoy a couple GCL games of the GCL Minnesota Twins and GCL Boston Red Sox. Best part of these games are the closeness to the action you can get as well as VIPs lurking around. This weekend, Top Scout Mike Ratcliff was seen timing and evaluating the new talent. The following links are Youtube Videos that I took over the weekend...
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Terry Ryan Learns the Magic Word

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 26 June 2015 · 476 views
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As we tip toe to July, we know that inevitably Twins fans will start to imagine all manner of favorable scenarios, dream sequences and wishful thinking that leads the GM Terry Ryan to make all the right moves and deliver a winner to Target Field.

We Peanuts from Heaven are nothing if not imaginative, but rather than prognosticate any remotely feasible tr...
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Episode 136: Alex Meyer Gets the Call!

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 June 2015 · 150 views

You can download the new Talk to Contact (<a href="https://twitter.com/talktocontact ">@TalkToContact</a>) episode via <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-to-contact-podcast-about/id556784825?mt=2">iTunes</a> or by clicking <a href="http://talk2contact.podomatic.com/entry/2015-06-25T19_11_50-07_...
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Guys, You Weren't Supposed to be this Decent

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 25 June 2015 · 406 views

What a strange season. I didn't think the Twins would be playing decent baseball as the calendar switched to July. I didn't think that Byron Buxton would be up, after his essentially lost 2014 season. I didn't think Trevor May would be (as of late) the team's most dominant starting pitcher. And I sure didn't think this proverbial ragtag bunch of misfi...
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Will the "Corresponding Move" be a Debut?

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 25 June 2015 · 360 views
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With Tonkin being optioned back to the minor leagues, the Twins have created a hole in the lineup in advance of a 10-game road trip, with the first six of those games in National League ballparks. Some people have suggested that Oswaldo Arcia could return, or a utility player such as Doug Bernier.

However, it has appeared to me that the Twins have tried...
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The Curious Case of the Minnesota Twins’ Mike Pelfrey Signing

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 23 June 2015 · 591 views
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While the Minnesota Twins are a homegrown team that relies heavily on players from their farm system to sustain success in the major leagues, reclamation projects are an important part of their team construction. Once-highly-touted prospects or players that have had some big league success and saw a dip in production with their former team for various rea...
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Rebuilding a Bullpen

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 22 June 2015 · 442 views

The Twins bullpen has the poorest strike out rate in the majors. This is not a surprise and was projected when the 25 man roster was announced. The Twins may need to trade for bullpen help at the deadline. Before that happens, I hope they look at solutions internally.

The Twins need at most one LOOGY as opposed to the two they are using now.

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