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Parmelee is yet another Twin who takes early leave in win...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:07 PM
Just a couple days after telling an ebullient interviewer that he would be playing in Venezuela until December 2nd, Chris Parmelee is hea...

Berardino: Twins won bidding for Korean LHP Yang

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:58 PM
Berardino breaking more Twins news.   @MikeBerardino #MNTwins have won bidding for Korean LHP Hyeon-jong Yang, source tells @Pioneer...

Article: REPORT: Neil Allen to be hired as Pitching Coach

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:07 PM
The Star Tribune is reporting that the Minnesota Twins will select Neil Allen as their next pitching coach.Last week, we learned that the...

Article: Twins Win Posting for Korean LHP Hyeon-Jong Yang

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:25 PM
The Minnesota Twins have won the posting for South Korean 26-year-old pitcher Hyeon-Jong Yang per Pioneer Press’ Mike Berardino. This mea...

White Sox Sign Adam LaRoche

More Baseball Today, 06:01 PM
According to Bob Nightengale, the Chicago White Sox have signed 1B Adam LaRoche to a 2 year, $25 million contract. Does he DH, or does Jo...



The first three weeks of the Off Season.

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 22 November 2014 · 90 views

As a fan who's defended the Twins adamantly over the last four years, this start to free agency couldn't have been any more disheartening. I'm very aware that the gears of major league rebuilds turn slowly, particularly when you look at where the Twins organization was after the 2011 season.

I staunchly defended signings like Marquis, Correia, and Pelfr...

Episode 109: Life Without the (Pleiss) Twins

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 21 November 2014 · 89 views

<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/19/ad/da/paulpleiss/1400x1400_10126373.jpg " alt="itunes pic" /><br />Jay and Cody chart a path through new territory as BOTH Eric and Paul sit out this week. Why? You must not have received the invite either.

While the Pleiss twins frolic around the Pacific northwest in a celebratory st...

Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 6 and Final Recap): Kepler Finishes Season Strong

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 18 November 2014 · 338 views

It was about a week ago where the Minnesota Twins AFL team, the Salt River Rafters, clinched their spot in League Championship game, but they still had a few games left to play before that.

Eddie Rosario entered the season’s final week with a chance at a batting title, and two relief pitching prospects had yet to allow a run in a league play. How would t...

My 2015 Twins Off-Season Blueprint

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 17 November 2014 · 743 views
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My 2015 Twins Off-Season Blueprint There are plenty of ways to go about trying to fix the Twins team but some patience might be required as the club waits for some younger pieces to work their way through the minor leagues. The Twins Daily crew put out some solid information in the 2015 Offseason Handbook . One of the best parts to read about this document is the blueprint plans put togeth...

The Twins' Awful, Unrepeatable 2nd Half

Posted by James Richter in The Long View, 13 November 2014 · 684 views
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The Twins' Awful, Unrepeatable 2nd Half At the All-Star break, the Twins were in decent shape, just 6 games under .500 and on pace to finish with a win total in the mid-70s that would have demonstrated clear progress in their rebuilding efforts. But they faltered out of the gate in the 2nd half, dropping 9 of 13 to finish July (the first 10 of which were at home). Now 11 under .500 and 11 game...

Danny Santana: Projecting Regression and Estimating Value

Posted by Sam Morley in Blog Sam Morley, 12 November 2014 · 697 views

Danny Santana: Projecting Regression and Estimating Value Danny Santana: Projecting Regression and Estimating Value

There has been occasional to frequent mention of the “fluke” seasonal performance of certain players; namely, Danny Santana and Eduardo Escobar- Brian Dozier in the not so distant past. Usually, the notion is raised within the contexts of position placement and possible trade packages. One recent...

Developing Yordano Ventura

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 11 November 2014 · 561 views

The Twins have been notoriously slow at moving pitchers through the system while they wait for consistency. I thought it might be interesting to see how some of other young pitchers moved through their systems. How about Yordano Ventura? Yordano Ventura and Alex Meyer both pitched in the Carolina League in 2012. Meyer started in low-A and arrived about th...

Trade for or Sign a starting pitcher...Which makes more sense

Posted by Brandon in Blog Brandon, 10 November 2014 · 621 views

When I look at all of the starting pitchers who are available for trade I can't help but think that is the best way for us to get a good starting pitcher that we want for our rotation. Its no secret we won't bother trying to sign Lester, Schertzer, or Shields. We probably wont go after Santana either since there are not many options on the open market i...

Paul Molitor: Spanish-speaking Players Expected to Learn English

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 06 November 2014 · 830 views
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Paul Molitor: Spanish-speaking Players Expected to Learn English I have just two problems with answers new Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor gave in response to fan questions in a recent interview. First, he said he'd like his nickname to be spelled ‘Mollie,” citing that it looks more masculine, but I suggested his nickname be Paulie, as in a guy named Paul from St. Paul and the big sign in center field featuring a...

My Offseason Plan

Posted by tobi0040 in tobi0040's Blog, 05 November 2014 · 711 views

Here is my off-season plan.

What am I trying to accomplish?

-Being realistic with payroll, both on dollars and years

-Improve the team this year and in the near future

-Keep key positions open for guys like Sano and Buxton, and allow young pitchers to emerge.

-Address our real needs of OF defense and starting pitching

Starting Rotation

The Twins ra...

Arizona Fall League - Pictures

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 04 November 2014 · 316 views

A couple days ago, I posted several videos I shot at the Arizona Fall League games I attended last week. Today, you get still pictures. I wish I had had an opportunity to get more pictures of Jones, Adam and Rogers, but I only saw Jones pitch once and chose to shoot a video rather than try to get pictures through the netting, Adam didn't pitch at all in t...

Paul Molitor hired as new Manager of the Minnesota Twins

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 04 November 2014 · 219 views
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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p style="text-align: center;">BREAKING: The <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNTwins?src=hash">#MNTwins</a> to name Paul Molitor as new manager tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT press conference! <a href="http://t.co/nnv04Ju6Rc">pic.twitter.com/nnv04Ju6Rc</a>...

Eddie, Eddie, Eddie!

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 31 October 2014 · 645 views
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I just checked today's AFL game and Eddie Rosario got a double in his first at-bat. We Twins fans shouldn't get too worked up about minor league baseball played in Arizona in October and November. However, there isn't much else Twins related to follow, so all of a sudden it becomes important that Eddie Rosario is hitting .400 in off-season ball.

Having s...

The Impact of Arbitration

Posted by glp_vt in The Mauer Hauer, 31 October 2014 · 296 views

The Impact of Arbitration “Each year, the Twins have a group of players who are under team control but have accumulated enough major-league service time to be arbitration eligible. This means that the player and his agent have a say in the matter of compensation. Both the club and player submit figures that they believe will be fair, and then the two sides typically reach a compro...

Bold Predictions for the Twins Offseason

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 30 October 2014 · 749 views

1. Paul Molitor Will Be the Next Twins Manager

OK, maybe this is not that bold, but it is most likely going to happen. He has received nothing but compliments from Gardy and some players, so let's hope he is the guy.

2. The Twins Will Sign Either Justin Masterson or Brandon McCarthy

Pitching, pitching, pitching.... That has been problem number 1 the...

If the Twins were Scotches

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 28 October 2014 · 275 views
scotch bet, eduardo escobar and 3 more...

After our second year of watching and gambling on Twins baseball, we Peanuts from Heaven had our annual pay-off dinner/drinking fest at the St. Paul Grill, aligning perfectly with Game One of the World Series. And while Stinky bemoaned Alcides Escobar's lousy pitch selection (seriously, three pitches up by his eyes? I mean...who does he think he is, Delmo...

Steinbach in '96. How Do You Explain It?

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 22 October 2014 · 549 views

I was watching the excellent ESPN 30-for-30 feature on the Earthquake Series of 1989 and in recalling various players on that Oakland A’s team, was again struck by how far off the charts Terry Steinbach’s 1996 was from any other season in his career at the advanced-for-baseball age of 34. Steinbach slugged 35 homeruns that season after never hitting more...

Let's Just Roll With What We Have

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 18 October 2014 · 585 views

It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can look at the trade and free agent market and search for a way to supplement their 25-man roster, but for now, they need to commit to the youth movement. I'll take a look at the players who deserve an extended look in eac...

New 25-man Roster for 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 06 October 2014 · 1,194 views

This is not going to be significantly different than the earlier version mid-season, but here is my hopeful 25-man roster for 2015. This will obviously hint at my offseason blueprint.

Position players:

Kurt Suzuki, Josmil Pinto, Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Danny Santana, Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Plouffe, Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Varga...

If I Owned the Twins: Manager Jonah Hill, Cloned Joe Mauer, Replacements In the Outfield and Other Unasked For Opinions

Posted by VeryWellThen in Very Well Then, 06 October 2014 · 605 views

It’s that time of the year when everyone offers up their opinions on how they’d improve the Twins if they owned the team. Just like everyone else (including George Steinbrenner in real life), I’m going to ignore that the role of owner is distinct from the roles general manager and manager.
Here is goes. If I owned the Twins…
If I owned the Twins I w...

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