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Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Reds, 6/29 @ 6:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:06 PM
'More-pitchers-swinging-the-bat' fun as the Twins travel from Milwaukee to Cincinnati.The Reds combination of speed and power make them a...

Odd SP out

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:00 PM
With Santana back this weekend that means one guy is "out" of the rotation. Pelf, Hughes and Gibson are all safe IMO and Milone has been...

Twins Minor League Awards 2015

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:55 PM
Consider this a place where we can post weekly or monthly Twins award winners.   For instance:     LHP Pat Dean was named...

3 Twins make team of the week

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:55 PM
Duffey, Sano and Walker made mlb.com's minor league team of the week: "When Miguel Sano was hitting just .159 and slugging .381 in April,...

Game Changers - Unreal Power on Display

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:51 PM
Unreal Power on Display   Track record is that of a winner and run producers.  If they don't work out - Send them to AAA....



Weekly TwinsTakes - June 29th, 2015 - How do you spell relief?

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 29 June 2015 · 11 views
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Weekly TwinsTakes - June 29th, 2015 - How do you spell relief? The Minnesota Twins had one of the greatest months in franchise history in May, going 20-7 and putting themselves in the conversation for the American League Central Division. Unfortunately, they've gone 10-16 since then with only a couple games left in June and now see themselves 5.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals in the division and 1 game back of...

Is Ervin Santana Really A Midseason Addition?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 29 June 2015 · 217 views

In just a few more days, the Minnesota Twins will be afforded the opportunity to see their $55 million free agent acquisition in action. After serving his performance enhancing drug related suspension, Ervin Santana will rejoin the 25 man roster, and the starting rotation for the Twins. With the Twins pitching staff being where it is in 2015, what the Twi...

Twins Minor League Report (6/28): Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better...

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 28 June 2015 · 204 views

There was plenty of action on Sunday, as both the Rochester Red Wings and Elizabethton Twins played double-headers. There was a walk-off blast in one game, a few stellar pitching performances, and an ongoing winning streak on the line.

There was also an incredible display of power from the middle of the lineup for one affiliate (I’ll let you guess which...

Through the Fence: On the Backfields GCL 6/26/2015 and 6/27/2015 Video Edition

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 28 June 2015 · 123 views
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Over the weekend, I got to enjoy a couple GCL games of the GCL Minnesota Twins and GCL Boston Red Sox. Best part of these games are the closeness to the action you can get as well as VIPs lurking around. This weekend, Top Scout Mike Ratcliff was seen timing and evaluating the new talent. The following links are Youtube Videos that I took over the weekend...

Randy LeBlanc: From Big Easy to Cedar Rapids

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 June 2015 · 734 views

When you ask ballplayers about their outside interests, it’s not unusual for them to express an interest in hunting. In that regard, Kernels’ pitcher Randy LeBlanc fits in with the crowd.

It’s when you ask what he hunts that LeBlanc begins to vary from the norm.

He’ll tell you he spent most of his offseason fishing and duck hunting, with a little deer h...

Terry Ryan Learns the Magic Word

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 26 June 2015 · 422 views
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As we tip toe to July, we know that inevitably Twins fans will start to imagine all manner of favorable scenarios, dream sequences and wishful thinking that leads the GM Terry Ryan to make all the right moves and deliver a winner to Target Field.

We Peanuts from Heaven are nothing if not imaginative, but rather than prognosticate any remotely feasible tr...

Episode 136: Alex Meyer Gets the Call!

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 June 2015 · 115 views

You can download the new Talk to Contact (<a href="https://twitter.com/talktocontact ">@TalkToContact</a>) episode via <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-to-contact-podcast-about/id556784825?mt=2">iTunes</a> or by clicking <a href="http://talk2contact.podomatic.com/entry/2015-06-25T19_11_50-07_...

Joe Mauer Turning Season Around With Milk Regimen

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 26 June 2015 · 606 views

Joe Mauer Turning Season Around With Milk Regimen -SHTICKBALL- Twins firstbaseman Joe Mauer had gotten off to a pretty rough start in 2015, and even though there were many theories as to why , Joe thinks he has the problem solved. Joe started a daily milk drinking regiment a few weeks ago, and he believes that it is paying off.

“Earlier this season I wasn’t hitting very good, and I wasn’t exactly sure...

Guys, You Weren't Supposed to be this Decent

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 25 June 2015 · 364 views

What a strange season. I didn't think the Twins would be playing decent baseball as the calendar switched to July. I didn't think that Byron Buxton would be up, after his essentially lost 2014 season. I didn't think Trevor May would be (as of late) the team's most dominant starting pitcher. And I sure didn't think this proverbial ragtag bunch of misfi...

Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Adam Brett Walker II and Miguel Sano Homer

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 25 June 2015 · 192 views
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Twins Minor League Report (6/25): Adam Brett Walker II and Miguel Sano Homer The Twins enjoyed an off-day on Thursday and traveled to Milwaukee for a three-game boarder-battle with the Brewers, starting on Friday evening.

It was announced on Thursday that the Fort Myers Miracle will host the 2016 Florida State League All-Star Game.

Rochester @ Pawtucket PawSox
Box Score

Ervin Santana ran his record to 2-0 wit...

Will the "Corresponding Move" be a Debut?

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 25 June 2015 · 320 views
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With Tonkin being optioned back to the minor leagues, the Twins have created a hole in the lineup in advance of a 10-game road trip, with the first six of those games in National League ballparks. Some people have suggested that Oswaldo Arcia could return, or a utility player such as Doug Bernier.

However, it has appeared to me that the Twins have tried...

The Curious Case of the Minnesota Twins’ Mike Pelfrey Signing

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 23 June 2015 · 553 views
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While the Minnesota Twins are a homegrown team that relies heavily on players from their farm system to sustain success in the major leagues, reclamation projects are an important part of their team construction. Once-highly-touted prospects or players that have had some big league success and saw a dip in production with their former team for various rea...

WARNE: What are the Twins Doing With Two Strikes Offensively?

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 22 June 2015 · 343 views

Watching Byron Buxton hit with two strikes on Sunday led me to wonder what the rest of the team is doing with their two-strike opportunities. Not just what kind of batting line they’re putting together — generally bad — but how often are they striking out when the count reaches two strikes?

For a little bit of context, the average American League batter...

Rebuilding a Bullpen

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 22 June 2015 · 407 views

The Twins bullpen has the poorest strike out rate in the majors. This is not a surprise and was projected when the 25 man roster was announced. The Twins may need to trade for bullpen help at the deadline. Before that happens, I hope they look at solutions internally.

The Twins need at most one LOOGY as opposed to the two they are using now.

These pitch...


Posted by soofootinsfan37 in soofootinsfan37's Blog, 22 June 2015 · 246 views

Um, what needs to be\should be done with Mad Max, he is rippin the snot out of the ball right now. 9 walks and only 3 K's his last ten games. Obviously seeing the ball really well. Time to move him up? Thoughts?

DSL Pitchers to Keep an Eye On

Posted by Pitz in Pitz Hits, 20 June 2015 · 440 views
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I've been a Twins fan my whole life. About 6 years ago I started paying more attention to the minor league system, and found myself getting excited about the potential of young guys. As I started to pay more attention, I found myself looking further down the pipeline to the Dominican Summer League stats to see who might be the next guys to show up on pros...

REVIEW: 'Tony Oliva' by Thom Henninger

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 18 June 2015 · 382 views
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REVIEW: 'Tony Oliva' by Thom Henninger For baseball fans across the Upper Midwest, Tony Oliva has become one of the most well known personalities. His infectious smile and broken English endeared him to any smiling face with a hand to shake and a baseball to sign. Tony O has become a legend but it's amazing to think of how close he was to never having a baseball career.

These trials and tribu...

Continue the rebuilding process, or attempt to compete this year? Or can we do both?

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 17 June 2015 · 334 views

There have been dozens of threads on TD over the last 10 days about whether the twins should be buyers or sellers. Whether they should make a trade to attempt a push towards October this year, or maintain the long-term trajectory and hold to the rebuilding strategy the FO seems to be holding to. My question and thought is, is there a possibility we could...

So Many Decisions, Part III

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 17 June 2015 · 297 views
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The outfield and DH positions on the Twins presents many options and decisions will have to be made. The opening day outfield of Hunter, Schafer, and Arcia has been revamped to Hunter, Buxton, and Rosario. DH Kennys Vargas was demoted and has returned, but his status and his future are uncertain. Hunter started slowly this year, had a fine month of May an...

A Look at Positional Needs and Concerns

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 17 June 2015 · 348 views

The Minnesota Twins have certainly been a pleasant surprise to their fans thus far, but it seems as though the season is catching up to them. A team that was hotter than a firecracker during the month of May is now seeing a sink back down to earth. While it would be exciting to see this team break out of their funk and stay in the race for the pennant dow...