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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:01 AM
If Casey Fien feels okay, he will be in uniform tomorrow.That could be the end of the road for Stauffer or Duensing, or mean an option fo...

Article: Trevor May Abandons Consistency, Finds Enlighten...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:59 AM
When you spoke with Trevor May about pitching in spring training, you were bound to hear the word “consistency.” It was more than just a...

Article: That's The Ticket: Old Friends

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:41 AM
The Blue Jays are coming to town this weekend, and bringing some familiar faces. Meanwhile, the Twins are as hot as they've been in half...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/28): Bats Sputter,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:41 AM
The Twins and the Royals both had the day off on Thursday which means the Twins remain in first place!In the minor leagues, Rochester had...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/27): Batts Debuts,...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 04:24 AM
On Wednesdays, Jeremy Nygaard is responsible for the Twins Minor League Report. However, he was at the Twins game with his kids and a bun...



WARNE: Thompson Shedding Yes Man Attitude, Flourishing

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 28 May 2015 · 145 views

Aaron Thompson marches to the beat of his own drum. That probably isn’t a shock to many, as he falls under a number of subsets that we’ve grown accustomed to seeing oddities from. Bert Blyleven will frequently suggest pitchers are a different sort on Twins telecasts, but beyond that Thompson is also a reliever as well as left handed — two things that push...

Kyle Tucker-2015 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 28 May 2015 · 104 views
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Kyle Tucker is a 6'4", 175 pound outfielder out of Plant High School (Florida) who some consider to be the best hitter in the class. Tucker is obviously known for his hitting, getting comparisons to Cooper...

Twins Minor League Report (5/28): Batts Sputter, Berrios Brilliant

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 28 May 2015 · 75 views
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Twins Minor League Report (5/28): Batts Sputter, Berrios Brilliant The Twins and the Royals both had the day off on Thursday which means the Twins remain in first place!


Scheduled off day, back at it tomorrow against the Buffalo Bisons.


Biloxi Shuckers @ Chattanooga
Box Score

The Lookouts were out-hit 9-7 and were just 1-8 with runners in scoring position, but picked up another...

The Possibility of a Minnesota Six-Man Rotation

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 28 May 2015 · 287 views
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The Possibility of a Minnesota Six-Man Rotation Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mets would start using a six-man rotation. Their plan is to stick with having an extra starter in the rotation through early-to-mid-August. New York's reasoning behind the move is to shave innings totals without the need to shut down pitchers before the end of the season.

The Mets have three young pitchers i...

Mauer, Productive Season or Worst Season Ever?

Posted by kamarainen in Drinking at the 573, 27 May 2015 · 363 views


I was having a discussion with an old friend of mine over a beer last night. (I was drinking a Guinness and he was having a Bell’s Two-Hearted.) We were talking about Joe Mauer, and we had very different perceptions about what kind of year number 7 was having. As I recalled several key hits he’d had over the last week, I...

Heroes Get Remembered, but Legendary Baseball Stats Never Die

Posted by Wookiee of the Year in Blog Wookiee of the Year, 26 May 2015 · 212 views
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We all know Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez is the best ballplayer since The Great Bambino, but exactly how good is he?

Following Grantland ’s article earlier this year ranking The Sandlot characters, I scoured the internet only to discover The Sandlot gang’s slashlines are nowhere to be found. In order to correct this glaring error of omission, I watched t...

Lies, Da#* Lies, and Statistics

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 202 views

After two straight convincing wins, the Twins stand at 26-18, eight games over .500 for the first time since 2010. It is early, but so far the record says "contention". The record says that the Twins have improved, but a case can be made that the whole thing is "smoke and mirrors". Statistics tell a conflicting story, but the deeper you dig, the more...

Polanco to Rochester?

Posted by sdtwins37 in sdtwins37's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 565 views

Why is Polanco not getting a taste of AAA? He is being blocked by a 27 year old who has never hit above .300 at any level.(Diaz) Bernier does not count. What is the thinking here? Does anyone think Polanco should get another taste of the show while Santana gets a bit more seasoning at Rochester?

Minnesota Twins Can Begin to Create Believers on Current Homestand

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 210 views
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We haven't done anything [yet], but we've put ourselves in good position.
-- Twins general manager Terry Ryan, 5/25/15
The Minnesota Twins are within striking distance of the AL Central lead in April for the first time since 2010. At 26-18, they are eight games above .500, the first time they have been three or more games above .500 since the 2011 season...

The Twins Depth Is Turning Into A Tightrope

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 26 May 2015 · 684 views

Nearing the end of May, over a quarter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is in the books. As it stands, the Minnesota Twins are in sole possession of second place in the American League Central Division, and they have one of the best records in the American League. With the Twins continuing to trend in an upwards direction, managing their depth and...

Evaluating the Twins Bullpen: Part I

Posted by Boone in Blog Boone, 25 May 2015 · 252 views

This is the first part in one I envision being a three part examination of the Twins bullpen. In Part I, I will look at the 2015 Twins bullpen as a whole, and compare it to the other bullpens in MLB. In Parts II and III, I will look at the performance of the individual members of the Twins bullpen and then at several players in the upper levels of the T...

Twins Minor League Report (5/24): Milone and Slegers Dominate

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 24 May 2015 · 286 views

All four of the Minnesota Twins affiliates were in action on Sunday afternoon, and along with Major League team, the organization had an undefeated day.

In Rochester, a certain starting pitcher continued his run of AAA dominance, top prospects began and ended the scoring for Chattanooga, Fort Myers got a complete game shutout effort on the hill, and the...

Kernels Passing Their Mid-terms

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 21 May 2015 · 221 views

The Cedar Rapids Kernels passed the midpoint of the first half of their 2015 season over the past weekend, making it an appropriate time to get manager Jake Mauer’s assessment of how their season is progressing.

There’s not a lot for the manager to complain loudly about, with his team vying for the second best record in the entire Midwest League. Then ag...

Cereal and Statistics

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 19 May 2015 · 220 views
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I tend to spend my mornings with four things: a bowl of cereal, a cup of tea at hand, my MLB At Bat app and a folded over copy of The Economist magazine.

As I gorge on both carbs and information, I'm happy to know that the Twins have room to grow and that seemingly every night someone out does themselves (even if someone else does worse). But I'm also h...

Kyle Gibson Is Elite

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 19 May 2015 · 181 views

Kyle Gibson is elite...when it comes to ground ball pitchers. And that's a good thing.

According to Baseball Nation, a ground ball pitcher is a type of pitcher that has a tendency to induce ground balls from opposing batters. The average ground ball pitcher has a ground ball rate of at least 50% with extreme ground ball pitchers maintaining a ground bal...

In the wake of the Vargas demotion thread, one possible scenario for the decision-making process

Posted by jokin in jokin's Blog, 18 May 2015 · 506 views

This post isn't approved for general viewing, but since I did spend some time and thought composing it and trying to impart serious intent, I feel it does relate some more pretty cogent facts to the debate on the "Nunez back/Vargas optioned to AAA" thread. I thought that a blog-piece might be just the place for it.

This post was made in response to a po...

Rochester: Observations in 2015

Posted by Joe Leathersich in Red Wing Squawk , 17 May 2015 · 201 views

This is my first post for TwinsDaily.com. It also marks my first time writing about the Rochester Red Wings. But being a Rochester native, it certainly is not my first time seeing them play -- which is to say it is not my first time developing an opinion about the team.

Not that I’m constantly critical of the Wings but rather I am always intrigued by the...

Eyes of Hicks

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 17 May 2015 · 285 views

When you look into the eyes of Aaron Hicks you see a different man, a different player than he has been in the past.

His approach and confidence look to me to be stellar. If he can have a little sucess, it might just be the charm as in third time.

In my mind he won the first game against the Rays when he singled sharply to get on....then scored on San...

If the Twins aren't a playoff team...

Posted by jimbo92107 in Blog jimbo92107, 15 May 2015 · 482 views

The last four years watching the Minnesota Twins has been a real beating. The only thing keeping me and a lot of other fans from bugging out completely was that we knew there was some help coming via the draft, and that knowledge came from websites like Twins Daily.

We have now seen the 2015 version of this team, and it's getting better. Still, this ain'...

Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN)

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 May 2015 · 264 views
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Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN) In a season which began with about as many ups and downs as can be imagined, our favorite MLB team has inexplicably soared back in to relevance, at least for the time being.

The offseason was as interesting as can be expected from a Terry Ryan-led club can be. A hometown Hall-of-Famer was brought in to captain the ship. A former fan favorite was brought...

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