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First Wave of September Call Ups

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:48 PM
Though the Twins will not confirm any promotions until Tuesday (probably because they can't call anyone up before September 1), Kevin Okl...

Article: That's The Ticket: Meaningful Games

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:39 PM
Amidst their organizational swoon in recent years, the Twins have typically set a modest goal at the outset of each season: play meaningf...

Bad News/Good News

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:39 PM
Ten days ago it looked like the Twins were done. I read in an article or on a blog that they might even lose 90 games again this year. Th...

So does anybody know if AJ Pierzynski has cleared waivers...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:44 PM
I thought I read somewhere that the Royals had talks with the Braves about adding Pierzynski as the back up catcher to Salvador Perez tod...

Escobar's slash line since the Santana demotion

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:44 PM
.286 .364 .469 .833 in 55 PAs.   It's enough to make me want to tear my hair out. Half this board called for Escobar to start FOR MO...

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Cliff Notes for the 2015 Twins: Chapter 4

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 31 August 2015 · 35 views
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The first days of school are right around the corner for many tykes in Twins Territory, so to help you with that summer reading you neglected, here's some more notes about that local best-seller: The Minnesota Twins

Chapter 4: Post-All-Star Break to End of August
Plot Summary:
While the doldrums in Chapter 3 appeared foreboding, the climactic triumph...
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Kernels Sean Miller is Moving Up Fast

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 31 August 2015 · 135 views

If you go to the web site of the baseball program at the University of South Carolina-Aiken, you’ll find a link listing all of the Pacer ballplayers who are playing professional baseball.

Well, not quite all of them.
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Sean Miller (Photo: SD Buhr)

Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder...
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The Twins Perfect Storm

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 31 August 2015 · 244 views

Just a few weeks ago, the Twins 2015 postseason hopes looked all but lost. In a season in which expectations had already been so vastly exceeded, it appeared that once again, September would be nothing more than a proving ground for 2016. Now on the back of another nice run, Paul Molitor's squad enters September with something to play for. With a perfect...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/30): Vargas Powers Rochester, Chattanooga Sweeps Double-Header

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 30 August 2015 · 138 views

The Minnesota Twins got a brilliant start from Ervin Santana on Sunday afternoon, and held off a late rally to win two of three games from the American League West division leading Houston Astros, and remain in the thick of the Wild Card standings. That Miguel Sano guy hit another home run, too. (He might be good…)

In the minors on Sunday, there were a f...
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Five Attacks Against The Wave's Defense

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 29 August 2015 · 426 views

Five Attacks Against The Wave's Defense To wave, or not to wave. That is not a question. The wave is an abomination in sports, a selfish and childish unexplainable tradition that needs to stop. While it’s easy to point out the stupidity of the wave, there are still those who defend it. I took five defenses of the wave, and aimed to rip them to shreds.

In my short time writing about sports, I’v...
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Recalls! Get Your Recalls Here!

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 29 August 2015 · 404 views

September 1st is almost here. The Twins play Houston twice more and then they can have the luxury of an expanded roster going forward. They are certain to recall some players and a couple guys have earned a look with outstanding seasons. There are service time and 40-man roster considerations as well.

This year, the Twins are in the wild card chase, so t...
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PODCAST: The Breakdown - Ep 6 - Cole DeVries and Brandon Warne

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 28 August 2015 · 131 views

hey, here's a fresh new episode recorded today:

https://www.spreaker...-breakdown-ep-6
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/27): Defense Fails in the Minor Leagues

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 28 August 2015 · 203 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/27): Defense Fails in the Minor Leagues Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano ran out of magic on Thursday night as the pair lost for the first time while playing in the lineup together, snapping the Twins' longest winning streak since 2011. With September call-ups less than a week away, let's take a look at some of the action down in the Minor Leagues.

RED WINGS REPORT
Syracuse Chiefs @ Rochester Re...
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2015 All-Former Twins Team

Posted by JackWhite in JackWhite's Blog, 27 August 2015 · 262 views

2015 All-Former Twins Team The Twins are a team known for producing their players from the minor league system. Although one of Minnesota’s biggest downfalls is the team’s inability to resign and sign big-time players. Many players from the likes of David Ortiz to Kyle Lohse have gone on to have success with other teams. Seeing countless former Twins crush their old Minnesota ball...
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Hypothetical post-season

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 24 August 2015 · 423 views
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We have a rotation, today, of Santana, Gibson, Pelfrey, Milone, and Duffy. Let's say, theoretically, that we arrive at game 162 and need a game 163, or, better yet, a one-game playoff against the Yankees or Blue Jays (no other scenario seems very plausible right now, at least not one involving the Twins).

Santana could pitch a game 163, though I'm not c...
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A Quick Analysis of the Rest of 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 24 August 2015 · 554 views

The Twins' four-game sweep of the Orioles has kept them very much alive in the 2015 wild card chase. On Tuesday, they start a big three-game series with another contender in the Tampa Bay Rays. A series win would put two games between the Twins and Rays and keep the Twins within a couple games, at worst, of the final wild card spot.

This comes after a bi...
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Jepsen's Changeup and it's Implications on Twins analytics

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 22 August 2015 · 926 views

So Kevin Jepsen made some interesting points last night after recording his first save for the injured Glen Perkins. He talked about how his changeup was important last night against the two lefties and how early in the year he had relied less on his changeup to lefties, and it was resulting in his left handed splits getting out of control.

For those who...
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Somebody please explain the Molitor Psychosis about Escobar...

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 22 August 2015 · 530 views

Why is Molitor so intent on playing other people at SS. Many of you have made the point way back that Escobar is the best SS we have.

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Escobar walk off double
Nunez plays the next day (I was shocked)

First game against Orioles - Escobar doubles and homers
Nunez plays the next day

WTF? Now Molitor is even making excuses for his inexcusable d...
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Fixing the Minnesota Twins’ Bullpen

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 19 August 2015 · 829 views
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Fixing the Minnesota Twins’ Bullpen After the bullpen blew two leads in New York in as many days on the way to being swept by the Yankees, the Minnesota Twins’ playoff chances have taken a massive hit. Now with closer Glen Perkins leaving the team to have an MRI on his neck, it looks as though Terry Ryan sitting on his hands at the MLB Trade Deadline and using kid gloves with Byron Buxton,...
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Minnesota Twins Patience with Prospects Frustrating, but Effective

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 18 August 2015 · 1,091 views
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I understand the frustration, and the patience that needs to be shown, but it's the way [it works].
-- Twins GM Terry Ryan on being patient with prospects, 8/14/15
All Minnesota Twins fans wanted on Friday night was Jose Orlando Berrios to make his first major league start. The 21-year-old pitcher was rated the 36th best prospect in all of baseball by Ba...
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The Best Team to Cover, Book Review of the new Best Team Money Can Buy by Molly Knight

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 18 August 2015 · 461 views

The Best Team to Cover, Book Review of the new Best Team Money Can Buy by Molly Knight .
The Best Team Money Can Buy covers baseball’s most polarizing and entertaining team in recent years without newspaper reporting deadlines.
“How does the [The Best Team Money Can Buy ] compare to Moneyball ?” The Duluth Public Librarian asked me after I checked out the new book by former ESPN reporter Molly Knight.
I explained my excitement. “Basical...
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Engelb Vielma Making Noise

Posted by Boone in Blog Boone, 17 August 2015 · 221 views

It’s time people start paying attention to Engelb Vielma. Vielma, who turned 21 a month ago, has been the starting shortstop for the Miracle this season. Always known as a top flight defensive prospect, the diminutive Vielma has done little to discourage that perception in his first 2 seasons of professional ball: in the Midwest League in 2014, Vielma p...
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Time to end the Oswaldo Arcia obsession

Posted by dougkoebernick in Blog dougkoebernick, 15 August 2015 · 567 views

Although Oswaldo Arcia looked promising in 2013 and 2014, the fact is that he does not look promising in 2015. Despite this, many people have posted at various times this summer about calling him up. This is not going to happen. He needs to get his act straightened out or get healthy - whichever is the case. Until he does that, I would recommend that we g...
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Column: Tyler Duffey gets one chance to stay a starter

Posted by Brian Mozey in Blog Brian Mozey, 14 August 2015 · 527 views
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Column: Tyler Duffey gets one chance to stay a starter Tyler Duffey, a starting pitcher for the Minnesota Twins, will be recalled from Triple-A Rochester to start Saturday against the Cleveland Indians. The start on Saturday will be a make or break start with starting pitcher Jose Berrios eyeing a turn in the majors.

Duffey, a 24-year-old pitcher from Texas, will be starting his second game in his big league...
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Daniel Kihle Plays Hero in Nightcap of Long Day in Betsy

Posted by Evan Ellis in Betsy Twins Report, 11 August 2015 · 302 views

When the clock struck midnight, and Monday became Tuesday at Joe O’Brien Field, a rooster crowed loudly into the East Tennessee night. It was not a real bird, just a bit of fun concocted by the E-Twins promotion crew in the press box. It was a cheap laugh on a long night, but there was still baseball to be played.

The scheduled double-dip got started on...

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