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Molitor, does he actually "get it"?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:45 AM
This game was as poorly managed as I have ever seen, guy hasn't improved at all. Baring a playoff berth he better be gone at seasons end.

Benching Sano two days in a row

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:06 AM
Seriously? Good lord, every time Molitor takes a step forward he takes 3 steps back. Benching your best player back to back games bc of a...

Game Thread: Twins v Rays, 5/28 @ 1:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:03 PM
My ten years as a stringer – a freelance sportswriter for The Associated Press – spanned two distinct baseball eras. During the first, 19...

Gimenez vs Garver

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:00 PM
Personally, IMHO, part of the overall success and quality play of our beloved Twins this season has been the addition of Castro and Gimin...

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Gibson looks to preserve his job against Cobb, Rays

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 27 May 2017 · 413 views

Join F@*k Dick and Bert from Target Field on Sunday at 1 p.m. CST as Kyle Gibson looks to preserve his job against Alex Cobb and the Tampa Bay Rays. Every start in the bigs seems like it could be Gibson’s last, but he was bailed out by the Twins’ bats in his last start after allowing six runs in Baltimore.

Gibson’s Issues
While Gibson’s strikeout number...
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College Hitters - 2017 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 26 May 2017 · 350 views

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I have already profiled Pavin Smith, Jeren Kendall, and Brendan McKay this year, but now it is time to take a brief look at the other top college hitters available in the 2017 MLB Draft.

Jake Burger – Third Base – Missouri State
Burger is one of the top hitters in the class, and h...
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Byron Buxton, Already A Star?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 26 May 2017 · 1,049 views

There's no getting around how bad Byron Buxton was to start off the 2017 Major League Baseball season. Through his first 15 games, he was batting under .100 and owns a 24/2 strikeout to walk ratio. If there was a doomsday scenario, this was it. Given the setback that cause, it's overshadowed just how good he's been of late though, and it's probably better...
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Trevor May on MLB Trade Rumors

Posted by Deduno Abides in Deduno Abides' Blog, 25 May 2017 · 829 views

Check out the new article by the newest member of the staff - Trevor May himself!
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Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 24 May 2017 · 2,553 views
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Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted We are more than a month and a half into the season, and several prospects have gotten off to a great start. I avoided the prospects who have just been on their current team for just the last month and a half. Last year, I made a list like this and all five were promoted soon after I wrote it, so we’ll see if I have similar luck this year.

5. Tom Hackime...
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Ervin Santana and his second compete game shutout

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 23 May 2017 · 556 views
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Ervin Santana is on top of his game.

Earlier this evening, Santana blanked the Baltimore Orioles in a complete game win. It's his second complete game shutout on the season. Santana allowed just two hits, two walks, no runs, and no baserunners after the fifth inning.

Santana owns a 7-2 record with a 1.80 ERA in ten starts. In 70.0 innings, he has allow...
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Luis Castillo Trade Tree

Posted by menthmike in menthmike's Blog, 23 May 2017 · 1,543 views
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MNTwins Trade Trees -- Luis Castillo

Before the 2005 season, the Twins traded a pair of prospects for Luis Castillo. Castillo was a veteran second baseman coming from the Florida Marlins. For a team that was looking to make a deep run in the postseason, Castillo was a welcomed addition. Hitting at or near the top of the order and filling a void at sec...
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The Tovar Of Bloggers: A Chat With Erik Lundegaard

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 23 May 2017 · 258 views
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It's a writer's clinic. Or, at least, one make-believe writer (that would be me) taking time out from the "Sano Show" to chat with a real writer, formerly of Bloomington, MN, on his views on some classic Twins players, good baseball books, and his disdain of Derek Jeter worship at "The Tovar Of Bloggers: A Chat With Erik Lundegaard " at Classic Minnesot...
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The Twins Almanac for May 23-26

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 22 May 2017 · 406 views

May 23, 1991
Kirby Puckett Has Second 6-Hit Game

Kirby Puckett collected six hits for the second time in his career, going 6-for-7 with five singles and a triple, scoring two runs in an eleven-inning loss to Texas at the Metrodome. His sixth hit, a single, came in the eleventh inning. The game was tied 5-5 entering the eleventh, but the Rangers wer...
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Acesymmetrical.

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 07 May 2017 · 494 views
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This is a TV promo, and this is your last chance to strap yourself in.

Because the next time your favorite team takes the field, the team's ace is going to be taking the mound. The guy on your team people from other states know.

The ace. The guy who can throw fireballs and baseballs that dart about like butterflies and baseballs that start at the batter...
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The New America's Past Time: Complaining

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 05 May 2017 · 639 views

This blog entry will be sweet and short. The Twins are 14-12 on Cinco De Mayo. Last year on May 5 the team was already eliminated from playoff contention, at least it felt like at 8-20.

But this year baseball is fun because the team is winning. Many of the guys helping the team win are guys who will be part of the future of this team. Miguel Sano, By...
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Flip Big Erv

Posted by sorney in sorney's Blog, 01 May 2017 · 717 views

Thor goes down.....Mets probably don't want to fall too far behind the Nats.
Can Levine flip Big Erv to the (supposed) desperate Mets for a big prospect or two?!?
Should they?!?!
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MLB Promotions/Giveaways Week 4 - The Weekend (April 28 - April 30)

Posted by Tyleski in Talkin' Turnstiles, 25 April 2017 · 301 views
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By now every team has had their first (or second) homestand, so some of the excitement and shine of the start of a new season has started to wear off. Gone are the calendars (mostly, the White Sox are giving one away Wednesday and the Tigers are giving one away Saturday) and the home opener celebrations. There are still some interesting items to be had, h...
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Kernels Hitting a Stride

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 23 April 2017 · 445 views

Heading into their four-game series with Midwest League Western Division leaders Kane County on Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Kernels were one game under .500, trailed the Cougars by two games in the standings and were tied for second place in their division.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

After trouncing Kane County 11-2 i...
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An unexpected afternoon at Fenway

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 14 April 2017 · 672 views

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I stumbled into a free ticket to the Red Sox game against the Pirates on Thursday. It was a makeup game and a guy seated near me also said he'd gotten his tickets free from someone. (He also insisted that Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is new, so our conversation was not illumina...
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Twins 2012 Draft

Posted by rikker49 in rikker49's Blog, 14 April 2017 · 815 views

A possible Bullpen strictly from the 2012 Draft????

In a draft that nabbed Buxton and Berrios (and to a lesser extent AB Walker) the Twins drafted Luke Bard, Mason Melotakis, JT Chargois, Zach Jones, Tyler Duffey, DJ Baxendale and Taylor Rogers.

Some relief pitchers are already making an impact, some are on the cusp of a Major League career, some are st...
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Twins Pitching Trends and My Brooks Baseball Bookmark

Posted by nicksaviking in nicksaviking blog, 10 April 2017 · 630 views

Just for fun because these are all small sample sizes here and they could do a complete 180 after one more appearance, but some interesting and largely encouraging things I noticed with Brooks Baseball pitch tracking.
http://www.brooksbaseball.net/
Phil Hughes:
I wanted him out of the rotation all off season because his off-speed and breaking stuff vari...
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Byron Buxton is Struggling but the Twins are Winning

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 07 April 2017 · 1,453 views
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Byron Buxton is Struggling but the Twins are Winning Do you like Wins (Ws) or do you dislike Strikeouts (Ks)?

The Minnesota Twins are 4-0 to begin the season and they've used all aspects of the game to help them win those 4 games. They've pitched very well, they've played great defense and they've scored plenty of runs to win two games and as much as they needed to win the other two games. Unfortunately,...
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Man Forced To Finish Batting Helmet Full Of Nachos After Girlfriend Only Eats Three Chips

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 07 April 2017 · 1,780 views

Man Forced To Finish Batting Helmet Full Of Nachos After Girlfriend Only Eats Three Chips -SHTICKBALL-

Yesterday afternoon at a major league baseball game, Cody Goldstein, 26, had to endure the pain and subsequent later consequences of eating an entire baseball helmet full of tortilla chips, liquid cheese jalapenos, and a meat-like substance. This unfortunate turn of events came about when Cody’s girlfriend, Amber, only ate approximately...
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The Story of Phil Hughes, of Phillip Hughes, And How I'd Like To Ignore All Of This

Posted by Jon Marthaler in Marthaler, 04 April 2017 · 1,303 views

Last June, Phil Hughes took a liner off the knee.

Because we have this kind of information now, MLB.com mentioned that the liner had left J.T. Realmuto's bat at 106 miles per hour. That's a little more than 155 feet per second, and Hughes' follow-through put him maybe 56 or 57 feet from where Realmuto made contact. In other words, Hughes had approximate...

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