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Game Thread: Twins v Tigers, 9/17 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:24 PM
Game-time forecast: Clear. Winds blowing in from right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Temperature around 60.   TIGERS: SP, Price   K...

Winter Meeting Discussions: Improving the Twins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:24 PM
1)  The Washington Nationals Outfield Situation:    Harper, Span, Werth (mega deal in-tact) , Taylor , Souza is their...

Two Opinions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:22 PM
In the postgame presser, Gardenhire says that "things are going to get better in a hurry" and cites examples of the Twins battling back a...

Article: Five Twins Rebound Candidates

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:18 PM
It has been a year of good and bad performances in Minnesota. Unfortunately, there have probably been more bad than good.On the positive...

Twins/Chattanooga to announce affiliation?

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:30 PM
According to a revised news report out of Chattanooga TN, a 2:30 ET news conference has been scheduled for Wednesday, purportedly to anno...



Santana HAS to play CF.....

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 17 September 2014 · 218 views

Danny Santana is the Twins best player. Twins will make room for him wherever..problem....Twins have a terrific shortstop....(who can not play cf)

The best chance for the Twins to win...is to play both Santana and Escobar...and there aren't many options.

Trade Dozier? Now thats a possibility...but Dozier had a very good year...but so did Escobar and S...

Injuries and Effectiveness

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 17 September 2014 · 111 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....

Nolasco 9/16

Posted by Secondary User in Twins Pitch Breakdown, 17 September 2014 · 110 views


My write up is going to be very brief. Spent all night in the ER with a child and just don't have the drive to write a lot about this. It was a great outing. 5H and 1BB against a very potent Detroit line up. Again, hovered right around 65% strikes. Swinging strikes were at an expected 9.2% (Detroit's season average is 9.3%...

Five Twins Rebound Candidates for 2015

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 16 September 2014 · 373 views
ricky nolasco, joe mauer and 3 more...

Five Twins Rebound Candidates for 2015 It has been a year of good and bad performances in Minnesota. Unfortunately, there has probably been more bad than good.

On the positive side of things, Phil Hughes has put together the best season of his professional career, Danny Santana has done some good things as a rookie, and the duo of Kennys Vargas and Oswaldo Arcia seem to be able to mash the ba...

"We've got to, otherwise we're dead"

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 14 September 2014 · 249 views

The Minnesota Twins' front office is going to be faced with making some difficult decisions this offseason - decisions they are woefully ill-prepared to make.
Ron Gardenhire and Tom Brunansky (photo: Knuckleballs)

Many professional sports organizations change their...

Is this Finally the Final Straw for Gardenhire?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 12 September 2014 · 474 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...

Save The "M!"

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 07 September 2014 · 496 views


Originally posted on www.twinsandlosses.com

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”...

Our basement buddies have passed us

Posted by twinssouth in twinssouth's Blog, 07 September 2014 · 409 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....

By the Numbers: Which Twins Hitters Have the Most Value?

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 06 September 2014 · 141 views

Let's face it, there isn't much left to talk about in terms of the Twins and their 2014 season. We know the story all too well at this point. Worst starting pitcher ERA in all of baseball, last place in the AL Central, can never seem to get a hit with runners on base, etc. This tired story has caused me, like many of you, to care way more about the future...

Minor League Report (9/4): Post-Season Fun

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 05 September 2014 · 232 views
mat batts, adam brett walker and 2 more...

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...

Josmil Pinto wants you to do the Helmet Challenge

Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 04 September 2014 · 195 views

Josmil Pinto (aka Beans) wants you to do the Target Field Helmet Challenge. He years for you to stuff your face with a helmet full of fries, another full of nachos and a third filled with ice cream for a savory dessert. He wants you to live large and be merry.

He wants you to do the helmet challenge.

On September 15th the Twins host the Detroit Tiger...

Santana and Vargas Emerge for 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 04 September 2014 · 45 views

Coming into this year, there was hope that some prospects would "graduate" and move up to the Twins causing significant impact. Their names were Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer, and Byron Buxton. 2014, then, would be a year of significant development in the rebuilding process.

Sano was done for the entire season after Tommy John surgery. Buxton was up and down w...

Baseball & Business: The Twins and Timing

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Twins Fan From Afar's Blog, 04 September 2014 · 132 views

Baseball & Business: The Twins and Timing Last season, I'm sure you remember the Twins' ill-fated attempt to charge a select group of fans to watch the Twins take batting practice at home games. To be fair, fans currently don't get to watch the Twins take BP at Target Field, and several teams have a similar program in place, so this idea was not at all unfounded. But the reaction was crazy. Peopl...

Let's get specific, who stays and who goes?

Posted by goulik in Blog goulik, 03 September 2014 · 499 views

I have spent a lot of time reading blogs, posts, articles and comments about the Twins MLB and MiLB rosters, players, stats and More stats. Some comments really irk me. It is very easy to be anonymous on this sight and therefore put up hyperbolic comments like "cut the whole 25 man roster" and "fire all the field staff and the whole front office". Comment...

Cliff Notes Guide to the 2014 Twins: "The Insistent Tune of a Broken Violin on an August Afternoon"

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 01 September 2014 · 238 views
cliff notes, trades, prospects and 1 more...

Chs. 4-5: July and August

The fledgling, flickering hope alive in the hearts of the Twins and their fans at the end of June was doused with the frigid realization of inadequacy. The pivotal moment established by the previous chapters' foreshadowing was for the "All-Star Game" to be held in the middle of July.


Twins Minor League Report (8/29): Rochester Remains In Playoff Hunt

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 29 August 2014 · 288 views

Trevor May was cruising for the Twins early in Baltimore tonight, as he had struck five through the first three scoreless innings. But in the fourth the wheels fell off, as he plunked Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz consecutively to load the bases. He struck out old friend(?) Delmon Young, but a walked another, J.J. Hardy, to bring in the game’s first run....

"We've got to take some pressure off our starters"

Posted by glp_vt in The Mauer Hauer, 28 August 2014 · 177 views

"We've got to take some pressure off our starters" As reported by Jackson Alexander of MLB.com, Ron Gardenhire was quoted Thursday as stating that "we've got to take some pressure off our starters." While it's clear that the Twins' 28th ranked rotation (dead last in August) could use some help, it seems shortsighted to call out the offense, which despite two quiet nights at the plate has led baseball in m...

The Twins Position Players for 2015

Posted by pierre75275 in Blog pierre75275, 27 August 2014 · 324 views

The Twins have been on the lower end of mediocre this year and at the roster has been a mess. Looking ahead to 2015 is currently the funnest thing to do as a Twins fan. After looking at the Twins options for bullpen and the starting rotations in my previous blogs, I will now offer my opinions on players the Twins have available to them on the position sid...

Silver and Gold Together

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 26 August 2014 · 165 views

It’s an honor when an MLB player is recognized as the best offensive or defensive player at his position by his league but it’s an even greater honor when he’s recognized as both. Greater, but not all that rare, it seems. Since the Silver Slugger award originated in 1980, the two awards have been given simultaneously to players a total of 172 times or ab...

Gush (v 12.0)

Posted by John Bonnes in TwinsGeek.com, 25 August 2014 · 877 views

I hope you'll allow me this non-baseball topic on my blog today. We had our last "first-day-of-school" picture today with both kids, as The Chatty Chatty Princess™ starts her senior year and The Boy™ has his first day in high school. It brought to mind TCCP's first day of kindergarten, a day I missed, but documented twelve years ago on my new "Twins...

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