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Article: TD Midseason Top Prospects: #1 Byron Buxton

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:14 PM
On June 14, Byron Buxton made perhaps the most widely anticipated Minnesota Twins debut since Joe Mauer arrived in 2004.While everyone ac...

Game Thread: Twins @ Reds, 7/1, 11:30 AM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:14 PM
Happy Canada Day! This is the day when Canadians do things like not work, fire up a barbecue, and help their kids move out. But maybe som...

Adam Brett Walker vs. Miguel Sano

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:05 PM
Why is ABW not a higher ranked prospect? His numbers are superior to Sano in almost every category. Is it because the K's are so high, wh...

Joe Mauer v. the Low Strike

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:00 PM
I noticed that Joe Mauer took a few pitches just below the knees for strikes last night, so I was curious as to whether this has been hap...

Jose Berrios Promoted to Triple-A

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:01 PM
Received a message last night that Jose Berrios has been promoted to Rochester. This morning, Darren Wolfson of 1500 ESPN confirmed that...



Phil Hughes: Changed Process, Mixed Results

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 01 July 2015 · 58 views

Before there was Ervin Santana, there was Phil Hughes. Before the 2014 season, the Minnesota Twins double-dipped and signed two starting pitchers. Although it was Ricky Nolasco that received the bigger contract, it was always Hughes that should have been looked like as a better fit. Leaving New York and the Cracker Jack box known as Yankee Stadium, he sho...

Cody's Midseason Top Prospects: 11-20

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 30 June 2015 · 355 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...

Target Field Now a Fair Ballpark, as wanted by Jerry Bell.

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 29 June 2015 · 351 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...

Weekly TwinsTakes - June 29th, 2015 - How do you spell relief?

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 29 June 2015 · 179 views
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Weekly TwinsTakes - June 29th, 2015 - How do you spell relief? The Minnesota Twins had one of the greatest months in franchise history in May, going 20-7 and putting themselves in the conversation for the American League Central Division. Unfortunately, they've gone 10-16 since then with only a couple games left in June and now see themselves 5.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals in the division and 1 game back of...

Twins Minor League Report (6/28): Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better...

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 28 June 2015 · 238 views

There was plenty of action on Sunday, as both the Rochester Red Wings and Elizabethton Twins played double-headers. There was a walk-off blast in one game, a few stellar pitching performances, and an ongoing winning streak on the line.

There was also an incredible display of power from the middle of the lineup for one affiliate (I’ll let you guess which...

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 · 166 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...

Randy LeBlanc: From Big Easy to Cedar Rapids

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 June 2015 · 768 views

When you ask ballplayers about their outside interests, it’s not unusual for them to express an interest in hunting. In that regard, Kernels’ pitcher Randy LeBlanc fits in with the crowd.

It’s when you ask what he hunts that LeBlanc begins to vary from the norm.

He’ll tell you he spent most of his offseason fishing and duck hunting, with a little deer h...

Terry Ryan Learns the Magic Word

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 26 June 2015 · 440 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...

Episode 136: Alex Meyer Gets the Call!

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 June 2015 · 128 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_...

Joe Mauer Turning Season Around With Milk Regimen

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 26 June 2015 · 659 views

Joe Mauer Turning Season Around With Milk Regimen -SHTICKBALL- Twins firstbaseman Joe Mauer had gotten off to a pretty rough start in 2015, and even though there were many theories as to why , Joe thinks he has the problem solved. Joe started a daily milk drinking regiment a few weeks ago, and he believes that it is paying off.

“Earlier this season I wasn’t hitting very good, and I wasn’t exactly sure...

Guys, You Weren't Supposed to be this Decent

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 25 June 2015 · 374 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...

Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Adam Brett Walker II and Miguel Sano Homer

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 25 June 2015 · 203 views
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Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Adam Brett Walker II and Miguel Sano Homer The Twins enjoyed an off-day on Thursday and traveled to Milwaukee for a three-game boarder-battle with the Brewers, starting on Friday evening.

It was announced on Thursday that the Fort Myers Miracle will host the 2016 Florida State League All-Star Game.

Rochester @ Pawtucket PawSox
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Ervin Santana ran his record to 2-0 wit...

Will the "Corresponding Move" be a Debut?

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 25 June 2015 · 336 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...

The Curious Case of the Minnesota Twins’ Mike Pelfrey Signing

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 23 June 2015 · 567 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...

WARNE: What are the Twins Doing With Two Strikes Offensively?

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 22 June 2015 · 349 views

Watching Byron Buxton hit with two strikes on Sunday led me to wonder what the rest of the team is doing with their two-strike opportunities. Not just what kind of batting line they’re putting together — generally bad — but how often are they striking out when the count reaches two strikes?

For a little bit of context, the average American League batter...

Rebuilding a Bullpen

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 22 June 2015 · 416 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.

These pitch...


Posted by soofootinsfan37 in soofootinsfan37's Blog, 22 June 2015 · 252 views

Um, what needs to be\should be done with Mad Max, he is rippin the snot out of the ball right now. 9 walks and only 3 K's his last ten games. Obviously seeing the ball really well. Time to move him up? Thoughts?

DSL Pitchers to Keep an Eye On

Posted by Pitz in Pitz Hits, 20 June 2015 · 455 views
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I've been a Twins fan my whole life. About 6 years ago I started paying more attention to the minor league system, and found myself getting excited about the potential of young guys. As I started to pay more attention, I found myself looking further down the pipeline to the Dominican Summer League stats to see who might be the next guys to show up on pros...

Continue the rebuilding process, or attempt to compete this year? Or can we do both?

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 17 June 2015 · 343 views

There have been dozens of threads on TD over the last 10 days about whether the twins should be buyers or sellers. Whether they should make a trade to attempt a push towards October this year, or maintain the long-term trajectory and hold to the rebuilding strategy the FO seems to be holding to. My question and thought is, is there a possibility we could...

So Many Decisions, Part III

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 17 June 2015 · 305 views
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The outfield and DH positions on the Twins presents many options and decisions will have to be made. The opening day outfield of Hunter, Schafer, and Arcia has been revamped to Hunter, Buxton, and Rosario. DH Kennys Vargas was demoted and has returned, but his status and his future are uncertain. Hunter started slowly this year, had a fine month of May an...