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Game Thread: Tigers@Twins 8/23 12:10pm, Game 1

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:29 PM
Wow. Do the Twins have anything left in the tank?   The Twins recalled Pino and are facing some guy named George Runie Farmer. He go...

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

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:23 PM
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...

Where Does Dozier Hit in 2015?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:27 PM
Brian Dozier has made it to the 20-20 club (HRs and SB), but has struggled since the All-Star break. While Dozier looks like a fixture on...

Call-ups and 40-man Issues

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:46 AM
September 1 is just over a week away and the Twins will be recalling a few players, I am sure.  Basically, anyone on the 40-man rost...

OK GM's, your LF addition for 2015 is...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:23 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that LF is the one spot where we can make a nice to big impact for 2015's lineup with no blocking of imminent...



Twins Minor League Report (8/22): Hit Parades

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 23 August 2014 · 82 views

The Minnesota Twins pounded the Detroit Tigers on Friday night TWENTY to six, courtesy of twenty hits including nine for extra bases and four home runs. Eduardo Escobar was a double short of the cycle (which makes no sense…) and 5-6, Kennys Vargas had two doubles, and Oswaldo Arcia smashed his fourth home run (did it hit the Target Center?!) in his last...

Milone 8/22

Posted by Secondary User in Twins Pitch Breakdown, 23 August 2014 · 125 views


Sorry for the delay and poor quality of the image. I'm out of town and away from my computer so I tabulated it old school tonight. Not going to be a lot of insight from me, hoping to hear some more from you guys.

Quick thoughts. First time covering Milone, and noticing he primarily stuck with the 4 seam and change tonight...

E-Twins headline Appy League All-Stars

Posted by positive1 in positive1's Blog, 22 August 2014 · 169 views

E-Twins headline Appy League All-Stars
Top player, pitcher, manager hail from first-place Elizabethton

We win the triple crown with Max Murphy being Player of the Year (though he hasn't played there in a month), Felix Jorge being Pitcher of the Year, and Ray Smith winning Manager of the Year.

Plus, Nick Gordon makes all-star team as infielder.


All-Star Selection Bias by Team, Top 10 Overachieving/Underachieving Managers

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 22 August 2014 · 127 views

On a previous lunch hour, between bites of an All-P sandwich* I was wondering if there was a useable correlation between the number of All-Stars teams have and an expected number of wins. I thought if a team had a lot of all-stars and lower-than expected the wins, it might suggest a lackluster managing job. Higher than average wins per all-star, good man...

Wake Me Up When September Ends: Prospect Promotions

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 22 August 2014 · 217 views
trevor may, kennys vargas and 3 more...

Wake Me Up When September Ends: Prospect Promotions This is the second in a series of posts looking at different parts of the Twins roster as the season winds down. Clearly, there have been some rough moments at the end of the last few seasons. The moto of those years might have been "Wake Me Up When September Ends" but the hope is that this year will be a little different. Overall, there seems to be a lit...

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

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 22 August 2014 · 133 views
sam gibbons, max kepler and 2 more...

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...

Trade Hughes and Dozier, Vargas start with Twins next year?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 21 August 2014 · 463 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...

No More Room in the Inn-2014

Posted by goulik in Blog goulik, 21 August 2014 · 217 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...

Ep 96: Rob Neyer and Eric's Potty Mouth

Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 21 August 2014 · 105 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...

Kernels Second Half Turnaround Almost Complete

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 20 August 2014 · 192 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...

40-man roster considerations

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 19 August 2014 · 829 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...

Affiliate Round Up

Posted by naobermiller in Organizational Depth Chart, 18 August 2014 · 305 views
minor leagues

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...

Mauer nearly got tossed today...wait, WHAT?!

Posted by Trautmann13 in Hicks' Left-Handed Helmets, 18 August 2014 · 390 views
mauer, gardy, ejections and 2 more...

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...

Gonzo Waiver Trades for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 17 August 2014 · 799 views
gonzo waiver trades and 4 more...

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...

Speed, Defense and Perpetual Hope

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 16 August 2014 · 344 views
schafer, santana, 4th outfielder and 2 more...

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...

Blast from the Past: Joe Mauer’s Inside the Park Homerun

Posted by hugelycat in hugelycat's Blog, 14 August 2014 · 252 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...

Where We Are, Where We Are Going, By the Numbers

Posted by alskntwnsfn in Alskn's Northern Lights, 14 August 2014 · 374 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...

Beer and Loathing in Minnesota Sports

Posted by zchrz in Zlog, 13 August 2014 · 190 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...

Rebuilding from 90 Losses to Playoff Team

Posted by jay in Hold for the Batter, 13 August 2014 · 423 views
free pizza

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...

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 · 532 views
joe mauer, injuries, medical and 2 more...

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...