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Time for Gibson to go, forever.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:28 AM
Hopefully that is the LAST we will ever we gibson in a Twins uniform. Goes down as another bust in a long list of Twins first round busts...

Article: Polanco Providing Poise

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:20 AM
Shortstop is becoming a position of strength across baseball. Names like Francisco Lindor, Carlos Correa and Corey Seager are becoming ho...

Article: Buxton Not Alone In Early-Season Struggles

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:19 AM
In case you haven’t been following the Minnesota Twins to this point in the season, Byron Buxton has started the season really slowly. On...

2017 Twins OVER/UNDER

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:31 AM
Debate continually rages on about many topics so I have tried to pick some of the more interesting and controversial ones for everyone to...

Article: Five Years of Twins Daily - BYTO Edition

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:11 AM
So goodbye, BYTO.Where the dogs of society howled.Five years ago, four bloggers – whose writings were widely shared on the BattleYourTail...

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Four things I am watching this week

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 24 April 2017 · 248 views
paul molitor, byron buxton

The Twins sit at 8-10 through their first 18 games.

The Twins are in a much better spot than last season, but considering that opening series sweep against Kansas City, the Twins have been heading in the wrong direction recently.

The Twins begin a six game road trip in Texas tonight. I want to get my hasty thoughts down for the upcoming week.

There's n...
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Kernels Hitting a Stride

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 23 April 2017 · 187 views

Heading into their four-game series with Midwest League Western Division leaders Kane County on Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Kernels were one game under .500, trailed the Cougars by two games in the standings and were tied for second place in their division.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

After trouncing Kane County 11-2 i...
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Sorry, Guys. My Bad.

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 23 April 2017 · 381 views
#gameday, #linusvanpelt, #failure

Whether I watch the Twins on the television, listen on the radio, or follow along with Gameday on my phone, I can assure you I am doing my part. Yet, somehow, this team is failing.

When Twins players stand in the batter's box, I say "Home Run." I mean, I actually say the words out loud. And I nod once, with my chin in the air, to let that player know I a...
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The Twins Almanac for April 23-29

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 22 April 2017 · 175 views

April 23, 1961
Pitcher Kralick Delivers Twins' Only RBI

In the final game of the Twins' first ever home series, Jack Kralick pitched a complete game, four-hit shutout in a 1-0 Twins win versus the expansion Senators. Kralick's bat provided the Twins' only run, driving in Billy Gardner with a fifth-inning single. With the win the Twins improved to 7-2 o...
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MLB Promotions/Giveaways Week 3 - The Weekend (April 21 - April 23)

Posted by Tyleski in Talkin' Turnstiles, 21 April 2017 · 140 views
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So I missed out on getting the Twins Fur Bomber Hat last Saturday. Not that I was coming up specifically for that, but it would have been nice. However, I did get a sunburn and a chance to see a one-hitter instead. I'll take that deal any time.

The Twins have two giveaways this week. On Saturday there is a Twins Red Cap to the first 20,000 fans and on Su...
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Where Does Buxton Go From Here?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 21 April 2017 · 763 views

Through his first 15 games of the 2017 Major League Baseball season, Byron Buxton owns a .082/.135/.122 slash line. He's just 4-52 and has struck out in 24 of his at bats. There's no one who wants to see things turnaround more than Buxton, but the question is, where do we go from here?

First, we have to take a look at what isn't working. The reality is t...
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Pavin Smith - 2017 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 20 April 2017 · 884 views

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Pavin Smith is a first baseman for the Virginia Cavaliers who is the best college hitter available in the draft. Smith is 6’2” and weighs 210 pounds, with a sweet swing that brings Jay Bruce to mind. The Florida native...
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An unexpected afternoon at Fenway

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 14 April 2017 · 467 views

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I stumbled into a free ticket to the Red Sox game against the Pirates on Thursday. It was a makeup game and a guy seated near me also said he'd gotten his tickets free from someone. (He also insisted that Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is new, so our conversation was not illumina...
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Twins 2012 Draft

Posted by rikker49 in rikker49's Blog, 14 April 2017 · 579 views

A possible Bullpen strictly from the 2012 Draft????

In a draft that nabbed Buxton and Berrios (and to a lesser extent AB Walker) the Twins drafted Luke Bard, Mason Melotakis, JT Chargois, Zach Jones, Tyler Duffey, DJ Baxendale and Taylor Rogers.

Some relief pitchers are already making an impact, some are on the cusp of a Major League career, some are st...
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Twins Pitching Trends and My Brooks Baseball Bookmark

Posted by nicksaviking in nicksaviking blog, 10 April 2017 · 484 views

Just for fun because these are all small sample sizes here and they could do a complete 180 after one more appearance, but some interesting and largely encouraging things I noticed with Brooks Baseball pitch tracking.
http://www.brooksbaseball.net/
Phil Hughes:
I wanted him out of the rotation all off season because his off-speed and breaking stuff vari...
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Byron Buxton is Struggling but the Twins are Winning

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 07 April 2017 · 1,245 views
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Byron Buxton is Struggling but the Twins are Winning Do you like Wins (Ws) or do you dislike Strikeouts (Ks)?

The Minnesota Twins are 4-0 to begin the season and they've used all aspects of the game to help them win those 4 games. They've pitched very well, they've played great defense and they've scored plenty of runs to win two games and as much as they needed to win the other two games. Unfortunately,...
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Man Forced To Finish Batting Helmet Full Of Nachos After Girlfriend Only Eats Three Chips

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 07 April 2017 · 1,537 views

Man Forced To Finish Batting Helmet Full Of Nachos After Girlfriend Only Eats Three Chips -SHTICKBALL-

Yesterday afternoon at a major league baseball game, Cody Goldstein, 26, had to endure the pain and subsequent later consequences of eating an entire baseball helmet full of tortilla chips, liquid cheese jalapenos, and a meat-like substance. This unfortunate turn of events came about when Cody’s girlfriend, Amber, only ate approximately...
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The Story of Phil Hughes, of Phillip Hughes, And How I'd Like To Ignore All Of This

Posted by Jon Marthaler in Marthaler, 04 April 2017 · 1,056 views

Last June, Phil Hughes took a liner off the knee.

Because we have this kind of information now, MLB.com mentioned that the liner had left J.T. Realmuto's bat at 106 miles per hour. That's a little more than 155 feet per second, and Hughes' follow-through put him maybe 56 or 57 feet from where Realmuto made contact. In other words, Hughes had approximate...
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The Next Twins - 2017

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 01 April 2017 · 1,300 views

Top prospects lists have always one of the most fun things to read in the baseball offseason for me. Whether that’s by checking out the 2017 Prospect Handbook by Twins Daily’s own Seth Stohs and company , the great prospect capsules that are written on this site, or checking out any of the litany of lists available elsewhere, I can’t ever get enough. But...
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The Politics of the New Minnesota Twins

Posted by MauerState7 in MauerState7's Blog, 31 March 2017 · 1,051 views

I have some cousins that live in a house with a large unfinished basement. They moved to this house from one that was considerably larger, not so much in an effort to downsize, but more to find a residence that was more affordable. The problem with this was my Aunt is a longtime suffer of “I might still need that syndrome.” She will fully deny it, but it...
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Loyal (Optimistic) to a Fault

Posted by Nate Palmer in Nate Palmer's Blog, 30 March 2017 · 497 views

As a Minnesota sports fan living in Wisconsin, I get asked on a regular basis why haven’t I just started rooting for the Packers. “They win, right?” is always the reasoning. I remind those I work with and my friends to remember my Minnesota fandom describes what I market to them as my greatest quality. I am loyal to a fault. Like Minnesota sports, you can...
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Berardino on Sano

Posted by Deduno Abides in Deduno Abides' Blog, 28 March 2017 · 922 views

Positive article about hard work with new hitting coach. Why is it not getting as much attention as every cliche article that criticizes him?
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Pitch Framing and Twins Pitchers

Posted by JohnFoley in Baseball Intelligence, 20 March 2017 · 1,327 views
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On Wednesday, November 30, 2016 the Twins announced the signing of free agent catcher Jason Castro to a 3-year, $24.5MM contract. It was a move that was widely attributed to the members of the Twins’ new front office comfort with advanced analytics. Jason Castro is widely regarded as very good defensive catcher due in large part to his ability to frame pi...
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The Twins might not suck

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 10 March 2017 · 1,882 views
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The Twins might not suck After seeing the Minnesota Twins hold off USA Baseball 3-2 on Wednesday, a dangerous thought for any Minnesota sports fan crept into my head: these guys might not suck.
The Twins are projected to improve more than any other team , but given last season, that’s not saying much. Many of the 14 more games the Twins are expected to win are due to an expected...
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Live From CHS Field...It's A World Premiere

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 09 March 2017 · 670 views

Live From CHS Field...It's A World Premiere In what may be the only time I’m ever in the men’s restroom at CHS Field, I took in the world premiere of “Safe at Home” last night, Mixed Blood Theatre’s new show about baseball, race and immigration. The story takes place prior to game seven of the World Series and centers on whether a Dominican pitcher scheduled to start the biggest game of his career...