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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:17 PM
I'm just going to post here whenever they do an article on the Twins.   Today, they have one on Trevor May (noting some changes in s...

Article: For The Love Of Joe

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:15 PM
There is no doubt in any Twins fan’s mind that Rod Carew is one of, if not the greatest players in team history. He is beloved by Twins f...

Article: Twins Bite-Sized History, Part 7: Reconstruction

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:38 PM
Owner Calvin Griffith responded to the Metrodome's dismal atmosphere by trading away all his veterans and rebuilding from scratch with a...

Tracking Arcia

Other Baseball Today, 12:27 PM
I have loyally followed the Twins since the late eighties. My father would tell stories of Harmon Killebrew while I watched Ron Coomer le...

Article: Fixing Jose Berrios

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:05 PM
On Friday night in Kansas City Bert Blyleven described to viewers what he and the Twins’ coaching staff were working on with Jose Berrios...

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Dozier's Dazzling Numbers For Twins

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 24 August 2016 · 84 views

If you've been reading Off The Baggy at all this season, there's been no one I've been more all over the place on than Brian Dozier. From wondering if he's selling out too much, or becoming defiant in his approach during his down swing, to marveling at his uptick, his season has been a roller coaster ride. Since May 25 however, he's turned it on, and the...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Wheeler Dominates, Kennys Hit Ball Far

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 23 August 2016 · 124 views

It was a low-scoring night throughout the system Tuesday, but that means there were several good pitching performances for the Twins affiliates. As an organization, they combined for just 19 runs (2.7 per game) on the day, but because of those performance went 5-2 on the day in the minor leagues.

To see which other starting pitchers came through besides...
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Mickey Mantle Spoils Jim Merritt's Shutout, August 22, 1968

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 23 August 2016 · 126 views
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Your dose of history from my vat of Twins facts / folklore.

It's the Mickey Mantle Homerun Video , from the game of August 22, 1968.

The Bomber Bully deposited Twins lefty Jim Merritt's curve into the lower, leftfield stands at Metropolitan Stadium, in Bloomington.

More importantly, it was his swan song, his arrivederci to Minnesota fans. Check it out....
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/18): Alex Kirilloff leads Elizabethton to Victory

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 18 August 2016 · 263 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/18): Alex Kirilloff leads Elizabethton to Victory Despite four wins from affiliates on Thursday, the games didn't produce a lot of stand-out performances. A couple key hits here and there, some solid relief work, and that's sort of how things worked out across the system.

Transaction Report:Alan Busenitz promoted to Rochester, Omar Bencomo demoted to Chattanooga, Todd Van Steensel promoted to Chattanoog...
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Eduardo Escobar Is Back To His Old Approach, Back To The Bench

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 17 August 2016 · 508 views
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Heading into this season, it appeared Eduardo Escobar had cemented himself as the Twins' starting shortstop. He'd put together two-straight above average offensive seasons and ended his 2015 season with a big exclamation point. With a poor showing thus far in 2016, however, Escobar's place on the team is now very much in question.

Escobar performed admir...
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Twins Almanac for August 20-26

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 15 August 2016 · 1,062 views
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https://twinsalmanac.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/twinsalmanac-8_20-8_26.jpg?w=700&h=430&crop=1


August 20, 1961
Two Twins Pitchers Homer in Same Game

Twins starting pitcher Jack Kralick and reliever Al Schroll both hit solo home runs vs. the Angels at Los Angeles’s Wrigley Field. The Twins, incidentally, won by 2 runs, 9-7.
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The Players I want to see called up...and a question about Arcia..

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 14 August 2016 · 810 views

1- I want to see Mitch Garver catch almost all the games until the end of the regular season.

2. I want to see Gonsalves called up and pitch in the rotatation

3. I want to see Granite called up and play every day

Did we ever receive a player for Arcia?
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Now is the time to trade Dozier

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 11 August 2016 · 441 views

Dozier is phenomenal, I would hate to see him go, that said, now is the time to trade him. Here is what I think we could get for him, a potential starting catcher, a close to ready starting pitcher and an A ball throw in, I hate to do it, but Polanco is clearly ready to take over and we can recharge the team with the return.
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Kernels on the Links

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 10 August 2016 · 196 views

Every year, a number of Cedar Rapids Kernels players and coaches spend one of their off-days sweating on a golf course with a bunch of people willing to shell out a couple dollars (actually a bit more) for the pleasure of sharing their company as they knock a little white ball about 6,000 yards around a local golf course to benefit the organization’s chil...
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A Look at Minor League Promotions of College Relief Pitchers

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 04 August 2016 · 756 views
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Back on June 11, the Minnesota Twins were defeated by the Boston Red Sox 15-4, giving up 10 runs over the final two innings to let an otherwise close game get out of reach.

It wasn’t just another loss in another losing season. It was noteworthy because it gave fans their first look at J. T. Chargois, a highly-touted, hard-throwing pitching prospect from...
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Which is the real Twins team

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 04 August 2016 · 425 views

On May 24th the Twins dropped to 11-34 after a 7-4 loss to the Royals. At that point they were the worst team in baseball by a wide margin. This was their lineup and averages after that day.

Núñez 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 17 .303 .338 .447
Mauer 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 21 .270 .381 .377
Sanó DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 17 .219 .321 .394
Plouffe 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 16 .252 .275 .383
Gros...
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Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 15

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 02 August 2016 · 226 views

New show is live! Dan, Panda, and Stubby converse about Terry Ryan, along with bad deployment of stats.

The gang is also joined by Bill Bohl (A Wolf Among Wolves, Fear The Sword) as he stops by to chat about the Wolves' offseason.

Stream or download using the link below; or check out iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts! The 4D Podcast Networ...
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Complete profile and scouting report of the newest Twins' pitcher LHP Adalberto Mejia

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 29 July 2016 · 979 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
----The Twins acquired LHP Adalberto Mejia , from the San Fransisco Giants, in exchange for Eduardo Núñez. Núñez came to the Twins from the Yankees for Miguel Sulbaran who came to the Twins from the Dodgers for Drew Butura who came from the Mets for Louis Castillo who came from the Marlins for RHPs Scot...
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So You Want to Make a Deal

Posted by nicksaviking in nicksaviking blog, 27 July 2016 · 801 views

I can feel it, the anxiety around here is building, people are dying for some trade news. When the Twins were good they were loathe to part with young players to improve the club, when the club was bad they were so bad that they didn't have anything worth trading. Now we sit here with perhaps not exciting, but certainly plentiful trade chips. There have b...
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PODCAST: Midwest Swing, Episode 27

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 22 July 2016 · 293 views

Mike Berardino (Pioneer Press) joins Brandon Warne and Tom Schreier to discuss the Minnesota Twins decision to relieve Terry Ryan of his duties and who should replace him.

http://coldomaha.com...y-ryans-firing/
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The End of the Terry Ryan Era

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 18 July 2016 · 432 views
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The End of the Terry Ryan Era Terry Ryan was fired on Monday, July 18 as the Minnesota Twins General Manager. Ryan was the Twins GM from 1994-2007 and again from 2011 until now.

The end of his career will be marred by some of the worst seasons in Twins history. That, along with the current worst record in baseball, led to Ryan's demise.

It shouldn't be what defines him.

Ryan took a...
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Searching for Radke

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 14 July 2016 · 718 views

Brad Radke was drafted 25 years ago. He arrived in 1995 and averaged over 30 starts a year through 2006. The Twins haven't developed a pitcher of his quality since. I wondered about today's better pitchers. What were their numbers in the minors? In particular I wondered about strike outs and walks. Those numbers are relatively fielding independent.

I wen...
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All-Star Break Thoughts

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 12 July 2016 · 522 views
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At the All-Star break, the Twins sit with a terrible 32-56 record and it is only that good because they've won the last three series against three AL West clubs. For most of the season, the Twins have scored the fewest runs in the AL while allowing the most. I wasn't totally surprised that the Twins pitching staff was bad, but it just doesn't seem right t...
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Amazed at the sight of Target field

Posted by myrie123 in Visit500, 12 July 2016 · 528 views

First of all I am not from Minnesota, but I am following baseball in USA and I cheer for Twins. So I am writing this as an outside fan.
Last week I was in Minnesota and while there I just had to visit the Twins stadium! I've seen it many times on TV, but now seeing it with my own eyes, I must say I was amazed. I really liked it and I enjoyed the view. The...
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Trade Brian Dozier?

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 11 July 2016 · 893 views
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Trade Brian Dozier? I threw out a question the other day on Twitter asking if the Minnesota Twins should look into trading Brian Dozier while he’s hot. I got several responses ranging from absolutely to not a chance. Bear with me and see if you agree that Trading Brian Dozier might be a good thing for the Twins.

The Minnesota Twins are in a spot where they should think abou...

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