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DaveW: Dodgers trade for Dozier to be completed within th...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:49 PM
Have a source within one of the two teams listed above. I was just texted that the deal is all but done, just a couple questions on the 4...

Sale to the Red Sox

Other Baseball Today, 10:52 PM
While this could be discussed in today's Winter Meetings thread, I think that the Chris Sale trade warrants its own thread.   Chris...

Article: Haley Trade Carries Shades Of Old And New

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:47 PM
Carrying the No. 1 pick in Thursday's Rule 5 draft, the Minnesota Twins got creative, selecting coveted flamethrower Miguel Diaz and imme...

Article: Less Is More?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:47 PM
During this week's Winter Meetings we've seen the Chicago White Sox trade two of their premier players, Chris Sale and Adam Eaton, for a...

Why no chatter on Ervin Santana?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:31 PM
Is anyone else baffled by the fact that Ervin Santana's name never came up once this week in trade rumors?   Lets look at the reason...

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A Tale of Two Catchers

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 08 December 2016 · 105 views

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Granted, it probably wasn't anywhere near the "worst of times" for Stuart Turner and Mitch Garver, but the excitement of learning they had been drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the June, 2013 Amateur Draft had to have been at least slightly dampened with the realization that the Twins had drafted both...
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Rule 5 Continues To Be Good For Twins

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 08 December 2016 · 408 views

The Rule 5 Draft took place at the conclusion of the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings. As teams selected players from other organizations that must stay on their 25 man roster throughout the duration of the upcoming season, Minnesota continues to reap the rewards of solid Rule 5 Draft success.

In the 2016 version, Minnesota had the first overall pic...
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Scouting Department Shake-up

Posted by bjohnson2348 in Brad's Blog, 07 December 2016 · 337 views
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Scouting Department Shake-up It was time for a change.
On the first day of the 2016 Winter Meetings in National Harbor, Maryland, the Minnesota Twins announced a shake up within their scouting department. Deron Johnson, who was the director of scouting since 2007, has been promoted to senior advisor and will strictly evaluate the top talent here in the states and abroad.
In a corres...
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My Rule 5 Pick

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 06 December 2016 · 857 views

There are some real intriguing arms in this draft. With Falveys guidance, I think there is a good chance the Twins strike gold in this draft. That said, i want to explain my choice and the one I hope the Twins will make.

There are probably at least five arms to look at and all of them have their different merits. Can we all agree that the Twins will n...
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Five (plus two) names to know for the Twins' rule 5 draft

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 06 December 2016 · 824 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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The Twins have the first overall pick in the Rule 5 draft this week. Previously, I discussed the potential Twins' liabilities in the draft. Now that all major league 40-man rosters are settled in as far as who is unprotected, I will be listing five players who should be interesting targets for the...
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Aroldis Chapman, SP

Posted by johns in WiscoTwin, 05 December 2016 · 375 views

Aroldis Chapman is reportedly seeking a contract in the range of 6 yrs, $100M. Give it to him. Right now. Throw in an extra $10M bringing total to 6 yr $110 (which figures in the fact of actually getting him to WANT to play in MN). Why you may ask? Because we will turn him into a starting pitcher.

As a reliever, he is not quite worth that type of...
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The Path To A Competent Rotation: A Shorter Trip Than You May Think

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 23 November 2016 · 1,281 views

It's no secret that the biggest position of need for the Twins is the pitching staff. Sadly, this is a very weak free agent pitching class, and with arms like Santana, Hughes and Gibson still around and reports out that the Twins won't be adding payroll this offseason there doesn't look to be much in the way of room for additions anyway. Looks to be a bl...
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AFL Recap - week 6: Surprise Plays For AFL Championship

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 20 November 2016 · 225 views

The Surprise Saguaros headed into the final day of the AFL season needing to win their game with the Salt River Rafters to clinch a spot in the AFL Championship game, and were able to do so with contributions from four of the Twins players.

Stephen Gonsalves punctuated his shortened time in the AFL with a six strikeout effort in his start on Tuesday, Nic...
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Twins 101: The Day The Twins Were Greenlighted For Moving To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 27 October 2016 · 11,639 views
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Twins 101: The Day The Twins Were Greenlighted For Moving To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960 From the safety of the walls of my study, book and Twins bobbleheads looking down on me in great thought, comes a new post, "It's Official: Senators Announce Move To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960 ." It gives a short glimpse into the intrigue and downright un-transparent (opaque?) nature of the pre-move behavior by Griffith and the American League in 1960.

It...
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TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 16 October 2016 · 4,461 views
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TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review The 2016 Minnesota Twins were the worst team in all of baseball and the worst team in the history of the Twins franchise. So yeah, it’s a good thing that it’s over. There’s not a lot of positives you can take from being the worst team in baseball. That We’ll try to find the few positives of having this kind of season. Look at the bottom of the cover pictu...
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My 2016 offseason plan

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in Blog diehardtwinsfan, 10 October 2016 · 687 views

103. That's truly a terrible number, and it's been some time since the Twins have been able to earn the top pick overall. This season was an abomination, especially given the high hopes that Twins fans had coming in. There's no need to really go over what went wrong.There's a number of things, but pitching most definitely tops the list. It finished second...
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advertisement problem

Posted by Broker in Broker's Blog, 02 October 2016 · 516 views

Is it just me or anyone have a problem with the energy advertisement? It keeps hijacking my browser. Every 24 seconds it replays and takes me to the top of the page. The result is that I can't read the comments.
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Rating the Twins' Offense in a League Without the Twins

Posted by BRNZ in Boo-urns, 20 September 2016 · 739 views
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In a miserable season destined for 100 losses, Twins fans can be sure that their team is a mess. But as the Sept. 18 episode of Gleeman and the Geek points out, most of that mess is as a result of just one side of the ball: pitching and defense. Aaron and John noted that the Twins are actually fairly decent when it comes to hitting, and raised an interes...
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 05 September 2016 · 994 views
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition Here's my quick kitchen table roundup of all of the trivia surrounding Dozier's big day.


Brian Dozier is the sixth player in Twins history to homer three times in a game, j oining Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew (1963), Tony Oliva ('73), Justin Morneau ('07) and Max Kepler who homered three times on August 1st this season in Cleveland.

Dozie...
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Thoughts on Brian Dozier

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 05 September 2016 · 1,133 views
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Let me preface what will undoubtedly be a long entry by saying I am a Dozier fan. I have spoken to him at Spring Training a couple of times and like the young man. I believe he has been the Twins MVP for each of the last four seasons (counting this one) and I have no doubt that he is the team's best player at this point. Certainly, he isn't flawless, but...
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2017 roster

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 04 September 2016 · 1,238 views

I love the non-insane idea of a lineup that looks like this:

Buxton
Mauer
Dozier
Kepler
Sano
Vargas
Polanco
Rosario
Garver/Murphy

Backup catcher, Escobar, Park, and Palka/Walker on the bench.

Santana
May
Berrios
Gibson
Santiago

Pressly
O'Rourke
Hughes
Tonkin
Rogers
Duffey
X

I am really not sure about the bullpen. Perkins might be done. Kintzler canno...
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Follow up rant to the 'insanity' thread

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 03 September 2016 · 833 views

In the spirit of putting stream-of-conscious rants in the blogs section, where nobody will ever see them or have to look at them, I submit this frustrated piece of work in response to the insanity thread poster Shane Wahl started. You have been warned!

Another angle I come at this insanity from is the public messaging; in other words, the people who cov...
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Posting styles discussing our frustrations about the Twins

Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan in In My Opinion, 02 September 2016 · 1,001 views

In light of some posting styles we have been seeing lately on TD, I thought I'd do some venting of my own ... in a blog. The thread that broke this camel's back was this thread , 'It is time to end the insanity.' I've been meaning to address this for a while now, and have here and there in threads when posts become nothing more than venting general frustr...
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 01 September 2016 · 4,804 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven! Byron Buxton is back with the Twins and they won a game. So take that, 13-game losing streak!

Transaction Report: Byron Buxton recalled from Rochester to the Big Leagues, Tanner English promoted to Rochester from Fort Myers to replace him, Logan Lombana promoted to fort Myers from Cedar Rapids. Colton Davis was promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton...
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Eades Among Under The Radar Pitching Prospects Finishing Strong

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 01 September 2016 · 6,998 views
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One of the great things about being a baseball fan is you can always find plenty to be positive about if you’re willing to look hard enough. While 2016 has been a bleak year for the Twins, having 100-plus players in the organization means there are 100-plus opportunities to find some bright spots.

It’s no secret that the biggest issue for the Twins has b...

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