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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:58 PM
Baring some sort of scenario where the Twins manage to win the next 8, the Braves lose the next 8, and win the tie breaker, we'll be pick...

Game Thread: Twins @ Royals, 1:15pm 4/30/2017 AD

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:53 PM
I figured that since things rarely go quite how you plan, i would just try to write a boring game thread intro. You probably aren't excit...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (4/29): Field Has Fiel...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:38 PM
Tommy Field had a banner day with the stick in support of Aaron Slegers' excellent performance, lifting Rochester to victory over the Lou...

2017 NFL Draft Chat

Minnesota Vikings Talk Today, 12:20 PM
The Bears got duped by a first time GM.... Trading picks #3, #67, #111, and a 2018 3rd in order to move up one spot and take QB Mitch Tru...

Bright spots

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:13 PM
One my areas of concern coming into the season was the defensive play of the left side of the infield.  So far they have far exceede...

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The Twins Almanac for April 30-May 6

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 30 April 2017 · 81 views

April 30, 1961
Killebrew’s First HR as a Twin

Trailing the White Sox 5-2 in the bottom of the 11th in Bloomington, Harmon Killebrew hit his first home run in a Twins uniform. The White Sox held on to win 5-3 with Bob Shaw pitching all 11 innings.

All told Harmon Killebrew would hit 573 home runs, fifth-most in baseball history at the time he retir...
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Twins Fan Club, Derry Chapter.

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 28 April 2017 · 290 views
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New Line Cinema released a furious preview for their remake of Stephen King's It, and the excitement drove me to pick up my well-worn hardcover of the book to reread it slowly and deliberately. I hope to become so connected with the terrors of Derry, Maine, that I risk waking up to find myself staring at the house on Neibolt Street. Or worse.

Last night,...
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Adrianza to replace Santana (prediction)

Posted by Deduno Abides in Deduno Abides' Blog, 27 April 2017 · 1,093 views

Not a scoop and I have no inside information, but he played left field today in AAA and has hit well on his rehab stint. It has to be just a matter of days if not hours before he arrives on the 25-man and Santana is DFA'd.
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Ervin Santana Giving Twins A Good Problem

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 26 April 2017 · 861 views

The Minnesota Twins have seen a nice turnaround to start the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Hovering around the .500 mark, Paul Molitor's squad looks much more reflective of their true talent level than the team did just a season ago. You could argue that the club's main attraction thus far has been their ace Ervin Santana. This go round though, he's...
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MLB Promotions/Giveaways Week 4 - The Weekend (April 28 - April 30)

Posted by Tyleski in Talkin' Turnstiles, 25 April 2017 · 153 views
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By now every team has had their first (or second) homestand, so some of the excitement and shine of the start of a new season has started to wear off. Gone are the calendars (mostly, the White Sox are giving one away Wednesday and the Tigers are giving one away Saturday) and the home opener celebrations. There are still some interesting items to be had, h...
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Mock Draft 1.0 - 2017 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 25 April 2017 · 4,667 views

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#1 – Minnesota Twins – J.B. Bukauskas – North Carolina, rhp
The talk for the number one pick has been centered around Hunter Greene and Brendan McKay, but with Bukauskas the Twins would get someone who has upside and could help the big league team soon. The Twins could also take P...
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Four things I am watching this week

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 24 April 2017 · 492 views
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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 · 262 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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An unexpected afternoon at Fenway

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 14 April 2017 · 512 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 · 615 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 · 513 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 · 1,282 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 · 1,584 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 · 1,115 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 · 1,342 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 · 1,099 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 · 520 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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Pitch Framing and Twins Pitchers

Posted by JohnFoley in Baseball Intelligence, 20 March 2017 · 1,364 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 · 1,911 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 · 702 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...

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