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Game Thread: Twins vs Mariners, 8/2/15, 1:10 PM CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:37 PM
-excerpts from a strange poetry collection- (my apologies i could not remember it all) It is the Seattle Mariners Who have taken one of t...

Season is not over

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:36 PM
I don't understand why everyone is assuming the twins are going belly up? The bullpen is bad, but luckily there are in house options to h...

Perkins

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:33 PM
Guy looks terrible lately, what the hell has happened? 3-0 pitch and you serve up a meatball to Cruz? This is his 4th poor outing of his...

Duffey Called Up; Milone to the DL

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:31 PM
Derek Wetmore ‏@DerekWetmore   Tyler Duffey is indeed being called up to the Twins. Tommy Milone to the DL (mild flexor strain). Rya...

Minnesota Simpsons Thread Contest

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:33 PM
How it works: Post a classic Simpsons image along with a Twins related (or baseball related, but lets keep in most Twins related) captio...

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We Wouldn't Have Lost if You'd Beaten Us

Posted by always33 in The Blog Days of Summer, 02 August 2015 · 20 views

Everybody loves a good Yogiism. Accumulatively, I'm pretty sure I've spent hours surfing the internet for new Yogi Berra quotes during fits of boredom, and I never tire of seeing the same ones over and over again. The best thing about it is that just when you think you've seen his magnum opus, you run into another that somehow surpasses the last. One of m...
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Off-season moves and 2016 roster

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 01 August 2015 · 394 views

The one big off-season move that I think will happen is that Trevor Plouffe gets traded. As much as I love him, and many twins fans do, I do not think he fits long-term, or is in their long-term plans. I'd love to see him stick around, but our corner infield spots are just too crowded. I think eventually they move Sano over to first, but I doubt they do t...
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Odd Man (Men) Out?

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 01 August 2015 · 367 views
arcia, buxton, hicks, kepler and 1 more...

n 2016, barring a trade, the Twins will have five players under the age of 26 who profile to be good or better outfielders. Five of these players will have played for the Twins, and the sixth (Max Kepler) might make his debut this September. Here's a look at all six, with my view of strengths and weaknesses:

Oswaldo Arcia --Strengths : Big Time left hand...
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Cliff Lee, Twins Legend: An Alternate History

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 31 July 2015 · 521 views
trade deadline, mariners and 3 more...

For the first time in 5 years the Twins are buyers at the deadline, and with the Mariners in town and the Twitter fanbase on fire, I thought it would be fun to to look back at the last big Twins trade that never happened and imagine what it would be like if the Twins had acquired Cliff Lee from the Mariners 5 years ago.

Note: this is a work of fiction, n...
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Does It Matter If Twins Hope Fades?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 31 July 2015 · 333 views

July comes to a close, the Major League Baseball trade deadline passes, and the dust settles. In the wake of it all, the Minnesota Twins are left with a slim lead in the Wild Card race, and a very small margin for error. Hope has to be waning right? But what if that hope is placed in the wrong things, and it doesn't really matter if the Twins fade?
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Sports Illustrated Writer, Bloomington natives, Steve Rushin

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 30 July 2015 · 504 views
metropolitian stadium and 4 more...

Sports Illustrated Writer, Bloomington natives, Steve Rushin Ever wondered how the jockstrap was invented? Or how about the evolution of catching balls with bare hands to the gloves of today? In it was said that shaking hands with a catcher without any protection was like “shaking hands with walnuts.”
Sports Illustrated writer and Bloomington, Minnesota native Steve Rushin wrote about the jock strap, how Americans...
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Pat Kelly's Baseball Career is a Family Affair

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 30 July 2015 · 161 views

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The first, last and most important job any minor league baseball player has is to work hard at improving his skills to move on up the organizational ladder to the next level. That said, when Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Pat Kelly gets his next prom...
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PODCAST: The Breakdown-Eps 2 w/Cole Devries & Brandon Warne

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 30 July 2015 · 85 views

It's the second edition of The Breakdown. Brandon and Cole are breaking down trade deadline and getting insights from a former major league player on spring training, trades, and preparation for big league pitchers. Check us out.

http://www.spreaker....4/the-breakdown
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Take me out to the Blog: A Mid-season Sob Story

Posted by Zachary in Zachary's Blog, 29 July 2015 · 184 views

Note to Mod : I am not new to TD, but I am new to TD Blogs. This post, which I originally wrote uncensored, has been censored in efforts to respect the rules of this blog. If leaving them present but censoring them is still unacceptable, just let me know and I apologize.

Take me out to the Blog: A Mid-Season Sob Story

If I were to hand you my IPhone an...
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Pat-Man Begins, Chapter 3

Posted by HowStellasGotHerGleeBack in The Pat-Man Saga, 29 July 2015 · 266 views
nelson, stohs, gleeman, reusse and 1 more...

It was a quiet Wednesday night at the downtown Cowboy Jack's. Dispersed throughout the bar were a few groups of regulars, and the low hum of country music was only occasionally disrupted by roars from the Twins game occurring down the street. In one particular dim-lit corner sat Seth Stohs and Nick Nelson. Seth plunged a straw into his vodka cranberry as...
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The 21st Century Wanderer

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 29 July 2015 · 71 views
#orphans, #targetfield, #pirates

The 21st Century Wanderer I spent my Tuesday night at Target Field because of a coupon and the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates are the team I root for in that other league, and the ticket cost next to nothing after I applied the coupon. Since this coupon paid for one single ticket, I went without a spouse or a sidekick.

Once I knew my novel Orphans (with Roy C; Booth} would be p...
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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 27 July 2015 · 419 views
trade deadline, prospects, value and 1 more...

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There! Baseball hasn't always been the paragon of parity, with teams like the Cardinals, Braves, and Yankees constructing dynasties that spanned for the better part of a decade, but this year is unlike any we've seen in recent history. No American League team is more than 10 games out of a playoff spot with two full months of the season left. It's parity to the...
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ARod 5-9 against Perkins, Twins Coaches ignore

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 26 July 2015 · 340 views

I did something I rarely do. I shut the game off. I watch on my computer so I have to take whatever feed I get.

I was watching the Yankees broadcast, their play by play guy reported the following. Mauer moved to first base because of knee problems, (said it twice) Sorry Yank fans, you show respect for one of the greatest players of our time, a three...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Berrios Pitches Into Eighth

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 23 July 2015 · 427 views
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Twins Minor League Report (7/23): Berrios Pitches Into Eighth The Twins finally won a game thanks to a three run dinger from Trevor Plouffe and a spectacular eight-inning start from Erving Santana. The Twins return home this weekend to face a red-hot Yankees team.

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Jose Berrios earned his first Triple-A w...
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Three trades the Minnesota Twins need to make right now: Part III

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 22 July 2015 · 877 views

In the first part of this series , I suggested that the Twins trade Danny Santana , Mike Tonkin and Jake Reed to the Oakland Athletics for Ben Zorbrist and Tyler Clippard; and to promote Jorge Polanco as their starting shortstop. In the second part of this series , I suggested that the Twins trade Tommy Milone and Jason Wheeler to the Phillies for...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/20): Pitching Leads the Way

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 20 July 2015 · 295 views

The Twins had the day off on Monday as they travel down the west coast of California from Oakland to Los Angeles to face the Angels of Anaheim on Tuesday. Kyle Gibson will make the start and look to get Minnesota back in the win column after the drubbing yesterday.

But in the minors on Monday, it was a full slate of games with each affiliate in action. T...
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40 Man Issues

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 20 July 2015 · 460 views

As we approach the non-waiver trade deadline, many commenters have discussed the logjam that we are facing in the roster decisions that will need to be made this off-season.

While we search for potential catchers, relief pitchers, and other assorted pieces of the puzzle (both this year and next), it would help me greatly if someone could list the names o...
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The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem

Posted by glp_vt in Bloop Singles, 18 July 2015 · 433 views

The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem One of the luxuries of being nine games over .500 at the All-Star break is the chance to take a closer look at some of the often-ignored corners of the roster for upgrades. Building a bench that can make a difference late in a ballgame is tough, and in fact most teams in baseball have struggled to do so in recent years, but no team has struggled to quite...
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Top 50 Twins Prospects mid-2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 17 July 2015 · 832 views

The Twins system is entering a new era as the youth movement is now officially underway. Players like May and Rosario have graduated already. Some players like Sano and Buxton will be leaving this list due to graduation in the coming months. It is important to get a glimpse of the state of the system going forward as the Twins are now entering a time of c...
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Fantasy Baseball Manager Fired By Ownership

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 17 July 2015 · 451 views

Fantasy Baseball Manager Fired By Ownership -SHTICKBALL-
In a stunning turn of events, I Puig My Pants Manager Bill Woods has been relieved of his duties. The announcement was made today via the message board on Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, and raised eyebrows all around the Bi-lateral Leg Weakness Baseball League.

The announcement came from an entity calling himself W. James Woods, Owner of the I P...

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