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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:05 AM
I was reminded last thread of my Grandpa, he once asked me "What is the most important part of a car?" I forget my response, probably i s...

Promote and Cut

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:12 AM
Lets play a game called Promote and Cut. Here is how it works, Select a player needing promotion. Make room for him by cutting someone ab...

Mauer wins AL Player of the Week (5/22/16 - 5/28/16)

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:56 PM
Congrats, Joe!    http://m.twins.mlb.c...yer-of-the-week

Article: David Ortiz: A Minnesota Retrospective

Other Baseball Yesterday, 11:05 PM
David Ortiz will always have a lasting place in Twins lore. He's the "one that got away for nothing" before becoming a legend in Boston....

Article: Mock Draft v. 2.0

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Every year the draft looks like it's going to turn into a mess. And then it's always worse the following year. Last year, the Astros were...

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Forrest Whitley - 2016 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 31 May 2016 · 71 views

Image courtesy of Tom Reel

Forrest Whitley is a 6'7", 225 lb. right handed pitcher from Alamo Heights High School in Texas. Whitley's repertoire consists of a fastball that reaches 97 miles per hour, a buckling curveball, an improved changeup, and an average slider. Forrest repeats his deli...

This Date In Twins History: May 31, 1976-Bert "Waves Goodbye"

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 31 May 2016 · 93 views
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The end of a successful bubble blow or a difficult-to-swallow salary negotiation pill courtesy of owner Calvin Griffith? I think the latter! For the full story about Bert Blyleven's Bicentennial Year Bird gesture towards the Met Stadium crowd on May 31, 1976,...

Twins Transition Starting To Begin?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 31 May 2016 · 446 views

There were to pretty distinct narratives that were expected to play out for the Minnesota Twins over the course of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Many in the area saw this group as a potential playoff contender, and it was expected that their young stars would begin to emerge. While the playoff picture has been erased, the transition towards youth...

Twins Minor League Report (5/29): Down Early, Kernels' Wiel Pops Late In Comeback Victory

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 29 May 2016 · 178 views

While in the Majors on Sunday the Twins were completing a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners behind the bats of Joe Mauer and Miguel Sano, who combined for six home runs in the series, in the minors there was another powerful swing of the bat that contributed to a huge come from behind victory.

Image courtesy of Seth Stohs (photo of Zander Wiel)...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (5/26): Buxton Homers, Berrios Struggles

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 27 May 2016 · 339 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (5/26): Buxton Homers, Berrios Struggles The Twins took the day off, but there was a full slate of Minor League games on Thursday night. Byron Buxton hit a dinger and Felix Jorge had one of the best outings of his career.

Continue reading to find out more detail about Thursday in the Twins farm system:

Indianapolis Indians @ Rochester
Box Score

Despite having Jose Berrios o...

Are The Twins Really One of the Worst Teams Ever?

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 26 May 2016 · 281 views
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Are The Twins Really One of the Worst Teams Ever? With almost two full months of the season in the books, the number of Twins fans who believe there’s a playoff run in the cards has dwindled to almost nil. Those left clinging to hope are doing so against all visual and statistical evidence. Some fans are actively rooting for the team to break the Cleveland Spiders’ record for losses in a season (154) to...

The Twins Almanac for May 26-31

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 25 May 2016 · 552 views
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May 26, 2011
Twins Pay Final Respects to Harmon Killebrew

On an off day, the Twins and about 4,000 of their fans paid their final respects to Harmon Killebrew , who had passed away on May 17, with a beautiful memorial service on the infield at Target Field. In attenda...

Yellow Jacket Battery Boosts Kernels

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 25 May 2016 · 177 views

Most of the work that Sam Clay and AJ Murray did together during their shared time at Georgia Tech was confined to the bullpen, but this season the pair of former Yellow Jackets have played critical roles together for the Midwest League Western Division-leading Cedar Rapids Kernels.

Clay, a lefty who was the Minnesota Twins’ fourth round draft pick in 20...

Ode to Cold Omaha

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dave The Dastardly's Blog, 25 May 2016 · 179 views

A worse fate for Cold Omaha could not have gone as well
As watching the team called the Twins go completely to hell.
There are infielders in the outfield and young outfielders looking in,
Batters missing pitches and ineffective pitchers in the pen.
Old arms are throwing homers while young flamethrowers are being hosed,
Sitting in the minors counting the y...

Needed: Swagger

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 25 May 2016 · 288 views
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Needed: Swagger Sunday, May 22 was just another day where the Minnesota Twins lost during the 2016 season. It was a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. What made this loss stand out was Toronto's Josh Donaldson.

Donaldson launched a first-inning home run off of Phil Hughes. As he crossed home plate, he seemed to stare into the Twins dugout. This stemming from an issue t...

Trade Candidate for Nolasco? (It's probably not who you'd think)

Posted by Adam Houck in Adam Houck's Blog, 24 May 2016 · 504 views
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On Monday the Atlanta Braves acquired Brian Matusz from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. This deal may have seemed odd in the sense that Matusz is ineffective, owed $3.6mil the rest of the season, and the Braves released him immediately. However, under a newer rule, Atlanta was able to acquire a “competitive b...

How'd We Ever Win 11......

Posted by SirLoin in Rants (not Rantz), 24 May 2016 · 247 views

How'd We Ever Win 11...... It's a miracle.....Well, at least one was rain-shortened.....


There's no question that we're in desperate times. Outside of a night with the Ice Capades or a total system failure of the Pentair Water Recycling System, there's not many solutions out there to salvage this incinerating trash receptacle of a season. However,...

Offer this guy Mall of America....

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 23 May 2016 · 303 views

Do what it takes to sign this guy....right now..DO NOT LET RYAN et al participate in the draft!

Candidate: Jason McLeod
Current role: Senior Vice President, Player Development and Amateur Scouting (Cubs)
Skill set: During his tenure with the Cubs, McLeod has played a major role in turning over an organization that was thin on minor-league talent, augment...

Who do you keep?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 22 May 2016 · 313 views

The Twins dont have too many "untouchables" but here is my list based on either consistency or potential.

Catcher - Nobody (I would consider Centeno)
1B - Park
2b - Nobody
3b- Nobody
SS - Escobar, Nunez
LF -Nobody
CF- Buxton
RF -Sano

Pitcher - Nobody

Thats a really pathetic evaluation. This shows how poor Ryan and Staff evaluate talent. When you look a...

"We’re in dire straits here"

Posted by HitInAPinch in HitInAPinch's Blog, 22 May 2016 · 290 views

It's not a real awe inspiring article. But it does shed some light on management's involvement.


"“Probably more than ever,” Ryan said of his talks with Pohlad.

"Some people are calling it panic. I get that, OK. We’re in a mode here where I better be creative enough to do s...

Five prospects who the Twins should promote

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 20 May 2016 · 563 views
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Five prospects who the Twins should promote We are a month and a half into the baseball season and the Minnesota Twins are a woeful 10-30, tied with the Atlanta Braves for the worst record in the league. Right now, most Twins fans should turn their attention to minor league baseball. There are a handful of minor leaguers in the Twins system who deserve a promotion. I tried to avoid players, especia...

Twins Player Development is Very, Very Bad.

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 20 May 2016 · 518 views


The disappointing performance of the Twins prospects made me curious to see how the Twins compared with other teams in bringing good players to the majors. The quickest way to do this comparison was to look at the number of players receiving votes for...

Starting Over

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 20 May 2016 · 191 views

Let’s start over. Way over. If you were GM of the Twins and you could go back to last October 5th (the day after the final game of the season) what would you do differently know what you know now?
Here is a list of offseason moves the Twins made from October 5th to the beginning of the season:
1) Torii Hunter Retires
2) Signed Dan Runzler to Minor Leagu...

81 Years of History Just for Fun

Posted by Spikecurveball in Blog Spikecurveball, 18 May 2016 · 178 views

Let me start by saying I love the Twins. But sometimes things go so bad you have to try to find supplementary reasons to watch. An alternate way to track the Twins and maybe generate some interest and fun is now here.

According to my not always accurate research, in the past 81 years the teams that finished with the worst records were as follows.

1945 P...

A Glimpse Into the Life of an Official Scorer

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 17 May 2016 · 3,331 views

A Glimpse Into the Life of an Official Scorer “How is that a hit?” Most baseball fans have said this after the scoreboard flashes the result on a sharp grounder or botched fly ball. The person in charge of making these hit/error determinations is the official scorer, often an anonymous recorder of stats until their judgment puts them in the spotlight. Recently I had a chance to shadow Stew Thornley,...

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