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Mauer Says Concussions Blurred His Vision

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:23 PM
In an interview with the Pioneer Press, Minnesota Twins' Joe Mauer said that the concussion he suffered would blur his vision and effect...

Reusse article on Adam Brett Walker

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:31 PM
http://www.startribu...nect/368566581/   Article is a fun read, his mother might be the best athlete in the family.  I don't kn...

Article: Draft Blog, Entry 1 (2/9/16)

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:19 PM
The draft kicks off exactly four months from today, so what better time to start a draft blog series? Don’t even really think of this as...

Minor Leaguers income ...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:44 PM
What minor league players earn is a travesty. That is a given. This is not a topic about how to rectify this, but that would be okay to d...

Article: Position Battle: The Bullpen

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:09 PM
The Twins entered the offseason targeting relief help as a top priority, to Terry Ryan's own acknowledgement. He rightfully viewed the bu...

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Tanking

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 13 February 2016 · 60 views

This has become a huge issue, especially with Buster Olney. First let me say that I love reading Olney's stuff, he's one of my favorite baseball writers. Plus he's a huge Vikings fan to boot. But I really disagree with him on this. As a 30 plus year Twins fan I've seen a lot if bad baseball played by my favorite team. The 4 straight years that the Twins l...
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Out Of Focus

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 13 February 2016 · 121 views
joe mauer, miguel sano

Using a round ball to hit a round bat is one of the hardest skills in professional sports. It takes the right combination of hand-eye coordination to be considered one of the best hitters in the game. Joe Mauer had been one of those hitters.

Mauer's on-field performance has been on the decline since a concussion in 2013 and the resulting symptoms related...
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PP Report: Mauer's Concussion Symptoms Continue

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 12 February 2016 · 228 views

In an article posted early Friday afternoon, Brian Murphy of the St. Paul Pioneer-Press reported that Minnesota Twins catcher-turned-first baseman Joe Mauer has continued to suffer from concussion symptoms, including blurred vision, over the past two seasons. (Click here to read the article)

This is some scary stuff.
http://knuckleballsb...com/blog/wp-...
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What If Abad Is All Good?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 12 February 2016 · 241 views

This offseason, the Minnesota Twins had a serious need when it came to relief pitching. While left-handed arms were in short supply, the relief corps as a whole needed a jolt. Instead of forking over big money on the ever-inflating relief market, Terry Ryan and the Twins went a different route. Much like Blaine Boyer the year before, the club offered a mi...
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Hamond Update 2/11/2016

Posted by tooslowandoldnow in tooslowandoldnow's Blog, 12 February 2016 · 260 views

Not much happening at Hammond, today. The best hitter on the day looked like Plouffe. Arcia,
with huge diamond (or fake) earings in both ears swinging upper cut high fly balls. Watched
Byung Ho Park quite a bit. He has very wide stance, then brings his front leg back until both
knees almost touch, then strides out to meet the ball. Reminds me of a ri...
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MIDWEST SWING PODCAST (Ep. 6.o): Luke Inman (Cold Omaha/eDraft)

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 09 February 2016 · 139 views

Luke Inman joins Brandon to recap the Super Bowl, retirements and to grade the Vikings 2015 season. A little football recap before baseball season hits.

A Cold Omaha Podcast Network Production

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4 things that need to happen for twins to win World Series in next 5 years

Posted by Supfin99 in Twins fan in Texas, 07 February 2016 · 843 views

Wait needs to happen for the Twins to win a title in the next few years. I break it down into 4 points.

1). Sano and Buxton need to emulate the Army and be all they can be.
Both these guys have been at the top of prospect rankings for years. If the Twins are going to win a championship or 2 they have to become the studs they have the talent t...
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Lottery Numbers: Projecting the 2016 Twins

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 02 February 2016 · 349 views

While they differ in methodology, the major projection systems -- Marcel, OLIVER, PECOTA, Steamer, ZiPS et al. -- all abide by one central rule: Projections are not predictions. This mantra should be a source of comfort to Twins fans, since most experts are willing to predict that the team will be interesting and has at least some chance of making the pla...
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Local celebrity offers to pay Twins to bring back fan favorite

Posted by MikeBates in Half a Platoon, 29 January 2016 · 468 views

In the wake of MySpace founder Tom Anderson’s offer to pay for Tim Lincecum to return to the Giants , other celebrities have been similarly urging their hometown nines to make moves, and offering to foot the bill. We, at Twins Daily, have intercepted one such offer:




Seems legit.
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Twins Caravan Marshall MN

Posted by Hambino the Great in Twins Winter Caravan, 28 January 2016 · 349 views

Twins Caravan Marshall MN Has any one else been to these winter caravans? If so what was your take on the event. I brought my son to the Twins caravan last night in Marshall MN that hosted Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar and Dan Gladden. I found the question and answer session pretty humorous as it was mostly lighthearted and conversational. The one question that stood out was s...
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Great Seasons You May Have Forgotten – Luis Tiant, 1968

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 27 January 2016 · 148 views

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1968 was a pinnacle of pitching in the Major Leagues. Denny McLain won 31 games for the Tigers and Bob Gibson compiled a legendary 1.12 ERA for the Cardinals while throwing 13 shutouts. Easy to miss when browsing through the performances from that year was a Cleveland pitcher...
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2016 Twins offseason top 40 prospects: Summary and Meta Analysis

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 21 January 2016 · 776 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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I am trying something new this year. Instead of summarizing the top 40 Twins' prospects list, I am doing some actual analysis as well, which I believe might be telling for the system.

This is the last segment in this series. You can find the introductory segment in this series, including my cri...
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Bux Drives The Bus

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 13 January 2016 · 633 views
byron buxton, trevor plouffe

The more consideration I give to the 2016 lineup, the more convinced I am that it is falling on the shoulders (fairly or unfairly) of Byron Buxton. Let's look at the ways he impacts the lineup.

1. Lineup with Buxton leading off: Buxton, Dozier, Mauer, Sano, Plouffe, Park, Rosario, Murphy/Suzuki, Escobar.

Without Buxton leading off: Dozier, Mauer, Sano,...
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Pace of Play Continues to Hurt Baseball

Posted by rickymartin in rickymartin's Blog, 06 January 2016 · 244 views

Forever baseball has operated without a clock. This made it unique from other sports like football and basketball. In baseball teams had to get 27 outs. There was no stalling or running down the clock so the other team could not score. Now this very notion of not having a clock is turning viewers away from the sport. In today's society people seem to have...
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Should Be More Scrutiny Over Twins Playing Time, Not Payroll

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 17 December 2015 · 745 views
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If you've been a fan of the Minnesota Twins for a while, you're probably sick of hearing about payroll. It's a topic that's beaten to death, and the criticisms are often contradictory.

People will rip the ownership for not spending more out of one side of their mouth and ridicule them for overpaying Joe Mauer out the other. You can't have it both ways....
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The Spirit of a Locker Room

Posted by LukePettersen13 in Gopher Baseball with Luke Pettersen, 14 December 2015 · 727 views

A tribute to the old locker room, as construction on our new one starts today-https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/s2048x2048/12357084_1111924955499396_8060664674060107290_o.jpg

When people think of a locker room, they imagine the surroundings; the lockers, the gear, the showers. Although when you play a sport, it becomes much more...
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Twins First Winter Meetings Trade

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 05 December 2015 · 1,286 views

The Twins waited a few years before they made their first winter meeting trade. In December of 1964 they traded Gerry Arrigo to the Reds for minor league infielder Cesar Tovar.

It was a trade of two 23 year olds. Arrigo made his debut in 1961 and played his first full season with the Twins in 1964. He was a left handed starter pitching in a "plug in star...
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So is this the 2016 lineup?

Posted by Spikecurveball in Blog Spikecurveball, 02 December 2015 · 955 views

Dozier 2B
Mauer 1B
Plouffe 3B
Sano RF
Park DH
Rosario LF
Murphy C
Escobar SS
Buxton CF

bench- Suzuki, Santana, Nunez
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Twins Sign KBO Slugger Byung-ho Park

Posted by always33 in The Blog Days of Summer, 01 December 2015 · 498 views
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We all heard a fair amount about Byung-ho Park leading up to his posting by the Nexen Heroes on November 3rd; he was a player who had excited the interest of multiple Major League teams and fans across the country. Yet for all that, nothing was enough to prepare me for the news that the Minnesota Twins, a small market team, had won the negotiating rights...
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Thanksgiving in New York, with a Twins twist

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 29 November 2015 · 310 views
macys parade, aaron slegers and 1 more...

I spent Thanksgiving in New York City, visiting my son and his fiancée and seeing some sites. No, I didn't find Dave W, I guess I didn't look. Anyway, I did attend my first, and probably only, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. We arrived early and found a place to stand across from Fox News. We saw the parades, floats, minor celebrities and Santa.

A women...

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