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Article: Twins Top Prospects Part 4: 11-20 (Preliminary)

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:32 AM
Last week, we post the first three parts of my preliminary Top 50 Twins prospects list by reviewing prospects 41-50, prospects 31-40 and...

Article: Should the Twins Emulate the Royals?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:26 AM
On Friday night, the Kansas City Royals clinched a playoff spot for the first time in 29 years. It will be a short postseason appearance...

Revisiting the Wil Myers trade

More Baseball Yesterday, 11:48 PM
At the time of the Myers trade, Dayton Moore was pretty much vilified every where.   Royals traded 4 players - Wil Myers and Jake Od...

Derek Jeter--Unanimous HOF?

More Baseball Yesterday, 11:09 PM
I never booed Derek Jeter.  I had never thought of him as the best player in baseball either.  He's been in the majors for a lo...

Stat Facts

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:58 PM
Here's a list of Twins pitchers who shared a positive stat--Jared Burton, Kyle Gibson, Brian Duensing, and Lester Oliveros. What "positiv...

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Terry Ryan: Still Employed

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 30 September 2014 · 95 views

2014
Kevin Correia. 23 starts. 4.94 ERA.
Johan Pino. 11 starts. 5.07 ERA.
Sam Deduno. 8 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Anthony Swarzak. 4 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Logan Darnell. 4 starts. 7.13 ERA.
Mike Pelfrey. 5 starts. 7.99 ERA.
Tommy Milone. 5 starts. 7.03 ERA.
Kris Johnson. 3 starts. 4.73 ERA.

2013
Mike Pelfrey. 29 starts. 5.19 ERA.
Scott Diamond. 24 starts. 5.43 ERA....
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An Unconventional Choice for the Next Twins Manager

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 29 September 2014 · 549 views
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Here's the truth. Both of us peanuts love Ron Gardenhire. We know that we're in the minority there...especially after the last four years...but c'mon, he looks like a little garden gnome. He's ADORABLE!

Seriously though, thank you for the support you provided and the lack of lawsuits you threw our way Gardy. You're a cool dude.

But now our attention tur...
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Be careful what you wish for...

Posted by Fire Dan Gladden in Blog Fire Dan Gladden, 29 September 2014 · 495 views

To everybody that has been calling for Ron Gardenhire's head, congratulations. Your voice has finally been heard. Make no bones about it, this decision was not a baseball decision, but a decision based on the growing public perception that Ron Gardenhire is the main reason for the Twins losing 90 games plus each season four years in a row.

If there is...
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Top 5 Wins for Ron Gardenhire

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 29 September 2014 · 215 views
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Top 5 Wins for Ron Gardenhire The Twins announced on Monday that Ron Gardenhire will not return as the team's manager for 2015. Only two managers in the history of the game had survived four straight 90-loss seasons. One of those men was Gardenhire's predecessor, Tom Kelly. Minnesota is a very loyal organization but it seemed like the time was right to make a change.

When a manager...
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Goodbye, Gardy. Hello, Ozzie!

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 29 September 2014 · 410 views
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Goodbye, Gardy. Hello, Ozzie! That day I’d been calling for the past three years is finally here, and we can now speculate as to who will fill Ron Gardenhire’s shoes as manager of the Minnesota Twins. I don’t see any problem with the decision, and apparently neither did Gardy.

“I agree with this. I think this is right,” he said at today’s press conference, citing many times that he’s...
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Revisiting My 2014 Predictions

Posted by Brad Swanson in Kevin Slowey was Framed!, 29 September 2014 · 233 views
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In the immortal words of Michael Jordan, "I'm back." Consider this the Wizards portion of my blogging career. It's all been the Wizards portion, so it should be easy to adjust.

Before the season started, I made 11 [s]BOLD predictions. I had planned to make those predictions after the season, but the jagwagons who run the blogging cabal said that I had...
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SEPTEMBER 28, 1984, WHEN I LOST ALL INTEREST IN LIFE

Posted by gjjtolson in GLO Blog, 28 September 2014 · 198 views

In the movie “Breaking Away” Daniel Stern’s character Cyril stomps on a boulder next to his favorite swimming hole and says, “This is the spot where I lost all interest in life.” The reason? He saw Delores Roenicke with Fat Marvin. What they were doing was not revealed.

In my basement hangs a poster sized 1984 Minnesota Twins schedule. On that schedule i...
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My Trade Targets

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 27 September 2014 · 425 views

The Twins are closer than they seem. Santana, Vargas, Arcia, Sano and Buxton are going to lead this team somewhere. I see no reason why the Twins can't be aggressive this off-season and make it happen. I think if the Twins trade for an outfielder and a starting pitcher, the boost we would receive mid-summer with the arrival of Buxton and Sano could give t...
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Vance Worley

Posted by Twinfan & Dad in Twinfan & Dad's Blog, 26 September 2014 · 367 views

Vance Worley was awful as a Twin. An absolute disaster. What happened with the Pirates? Maybe we should release Pelfrey and Nolasco to get them back on track. OR maybe we should get a new pitching philosophy and coach in place. Just saying it can't all be coincidence.
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Episode 101: A Fan's View, with Howard Sinker

Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 September 2014 · 224 views

This week Eric and Jay are joined by long time podcast friend Chuck Ruether and new podcast friend Howard Sinker, from the Star Tribune.

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You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact ) episode via iTunes or by clicking here , and if you want to add...
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Why the great shunning of Pinto?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 25 September 2014 · 385 views

About the only reason to watch the Twins now is to watch young talent, So why is Pinto riding the bench?

Is there a catch doctor in the house? Can he be so bad that he cant even be the backup catcher?

What did he do to get into the doghouse?

Every time i see Suzuki penciled in, I am a lot less interested...are the pitchers requesting Suz?

Help me f...
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If I Owned the Twins

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 24 September 2014 · 259 views

I’ve been a bit out of touch with Twinsville for a couple of weeks as I’ve had some business travel and other non-Twins-related matters to occupy most of my time.

I did catch up a bit on my Twins reading in the past day or so, however, and – well – let’s just say I’ve been much more interested in the writing about the Twins than I have been with what’s...
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Phil Hughes's Shot at History

Posted by glp_vt in The Mauer Hauer, 23 September 2014 · 224 views

As we near the end of yet another September stretch that's given Twins fans little incentive to tune in, our de facto staff ace Phil Hughes is about to give us one big reason to pop in the headphones at work on Wednesday: a genuine shot at history.

As reported by NBC's HardBallTalk on Saturday , Hughes currently sits at the highest single-season K/BB rat...
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Nolasco 9/22

Posted by Secondary User in Twins Pitch Breakdown, 22 September 2014 · 152 views

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Though he didn't exactly cruise through the first four innings, Nolsasco had put up zeros through 4 innings before getting tagged for 5 and not escaping the 5th. Control was down, swinging strikes hovered right around 9% again, but .588 average on balls in play is never a good sign.
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Inside the Florida Instructional League 9/20/2014

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 20 September 2014 · 443 views
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What a difference a year makes, not only did the squad reporting to this years 2014 Florida Instructional League look much different than last year but so did the newly renovated facility. When entering the new Player Academy, you're greeted by a large hill that was constructed for new strength exercises and a sign stating "This is Twin Territory" and a...
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Injuries and Effectiveness

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 17 September 2014 · 269 views

Ricky Nolasco, Mike Pelfrey, and Tommy Milone have all had disappointing seasons for the Twins. Glen Perkins is having a rough finish to his season. The four pitchers named have all had injuries disclosed after they struggled. The cynics among us would all be of the opinion that perhaps the pitchers were using injury as an excuse for poor performance....
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Is this Finally the Final Straw for Gardenhire?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 12 September 2014 · 546 views

Here we are, at the tail end of another lost season. This season, in the beginning, was a different season. The team fought, there was some urgency, and the team was able to keep its head above water for the first two months. After Kyle Gibson pitched a gem in Detroit in early June, I, along with many others in Twins Territory, were starting to become opt...
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Save The "M!"

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 07 September 2014 · 554 views

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Originally posted on www.twinsandlosses.com
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No, this isn’t a post about the recently demolished Metrodome (R.I.P. and screw you, Zygi), this is a post about something near and dear to my heart: The Twins’ “M” logo.

I’m a huge fan of the “M”...
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Our basement buddies have passed us

Posted by twinssouth in twinssouth's Blog, 07 September 2014 · 454 views

As of this morning, Astros and Cubs have better records:

Astros 1 game better
Cubs, 3 games better

I thought I'd never see the day where the Astros pass the Twins in the rebuilding race but it has happened They got rid of the Manager, have young talent playing and don't seem to have any ridiculous contracts hanging over them, like the Nolasco fiasco....
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Minor League Report (9/4): Post-Season Fun

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 05 September 2014 · 280 views
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Minor League Report (9/4): Post-Season Fun With the Minor League season all but over, this is likely the last time I will be writing the Minor League Report for the 2014 season. I won't disappear completely, you can still find me and the rest of the Talk to Contact crew talking beer, baseball and the news over at www.TalkToContact.com on our weekly Minnesota Twins podcast. Thank you for hanging...

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