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Ervin Santana banned for the playoffs?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:36 PM
Interesting article in the Strib.     http://www.startribu...joke/305167191/   I'd completely forgotten any post-season ba...

Taking a look at Mega Hunk Joe Mauer's Numbers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:34 PM
Mauer has come up very "clutch" this season when it counts, but it seems that when it isn't a big moment Mauer has looked very pedestrian...

2015 Minor League Transactions

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:33 PM
I should have started this a week ago, and I'm sure I'll miss a few.    Earlier this week, the Twins called up Caleb Thielbar a...

Prospect Dave Dahl injured

Other Baseball Today, 02:29 PM
http://www.milb.com/...nt_id=135182083   Apparently he got a concussion and some broken ribs on the collision.  He also hurt hi...

Realistic trade return ideas

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:36 PM
With the talk of the Twins having so many trade options , especially with the pitching, I will PITCH a trade idea involving pitching with...

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The Possibility of a Minnesota Six-Man Rotation

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 28 May 2015 · 82 views
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The Possibility of a Minnesota Six-Man Rotation Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mets would start using a six-man rotation. Their plan is to stick with having an extra starter in the rotation through early-to-mid-August. New York's reasoning behind the move is to shave innings totals without the need to shut down pitchers before the end of the season.

The Mets have three young pitchers i...
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Mauer, Productive Season or Worst Season Ever?

Posted by kamarainen in Drinking at the 573, 27 May 2015 · 271 views
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I was having a discussion with an old friend of mine over a beer last night. (I was drinking a Guinness and he was having a Bell’s Two-Hearted.) We were talking about Joe Mauer, and we had very different perceptions about what kind of year number 7 was having. As I recalled several key hits he’d had over the last week, I...
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Brady Aiken-2015 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 27 May 2015 · 267 views
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Brady Aiken is a 6'3", 210 pound left handed pitcher for IMG Academy (Florida) who was selected with the first pick of the 2014 MLB Draft, but couldn't work out a deal with the Astros, who claimed he had an abnormal UCL...
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Heroes Get Remembered, but Legendary Baseball Stats Never Die

Posted by Wookiee of the Year in Blog Wookiee of the Year, 26 May 2015 · 185 views
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We all know Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez is the best ballplayer since The Great Bambino, but exactly how good is he?

Following Grantland ’s article earlier this year ranking The Sandlot characters, I scoured the internet only to discover The Sandlot gang’s slashlines are nowhere to be found. In order to correct this glaring error of omission, I watched t...
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Lies, Da#* Lies, and Statistics

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 195 views

After two straight convincing wins, the Twins stand at 26-18, eight games over .500 for the first time since 2010. It is early, but so far the record says "contention". The record says that the Twins have improved, but a case can be made that the whole thing is "smoke and mirrors". Statistics tell a conflicting story, but the deeper you dig, the more...
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Polanco to Rochester?

Posted by sdtwins37 in sdtwins37's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 549 views

Why is Polanco not getting a taste of AAA? He is being blocked by a 27 year old who has never hit above .300 at any level.(Diaz) Bernier does not count. What is the thinking here? Does anyone think Polanco should get another taste of the show while Santana gets a bit more seasoning at Rochester?
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Minnesota Twins Can Begin to Create Believers on Current Homestand

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 202 views
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We haven't done anything [yet], but we've put ourselves in good position.
-- Twins general manager Terry Ryan, 5/25/15
The Minnesota Twins are within striking distance of the AL Central lead in April for the first time since 2010. At 26-18, they are eight games above .500, the first time they have been three or more games above .500 since the 2011 season...
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The Twins Depth Is Turning Into A Tightrope

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 26 May 2015 · 671 views

Nearing the end of May, over a quarter of the 2015 Major League Baseball season is in the books. As it stands, the Minnesota Twins are in sole possession of second place in the American League Central Division, and they have one of the best records in the American League. With the Twins continuing to trend in an upwards direction, managing their depth and...
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Evaluating the Twins Bullpen: Part I

Posted by Boone in Blog Boone, 25 May 2015 · 245 views

This is the first part in one I envision being a three part examination of the Twins bullpen. In Part I, I will look at the 2015 Twins bullpen as a whole, and compare it to the other bullpens in MLB. In Parts II and III, I will look at the performance of the individual members of the Twins bullpen and then at several players in the upper levels of the T...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/24): Milone and Slegers Dominate

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 24 May 2015 · 280 views

All four of the Minnesota Twins affiliates were in action on Sunday afternoon, and along with Major League team, the organization had an undefeated day.

In Rochester, a certain starting pitcher continued his run of AAA dominance, top prospects began and ended the scoring for Chattanooga, Fort Myers got a complete game shutout effort on the hill, and the...
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Kernels Passing Their Mid-terms

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 21 May 2015 · 218 views

The Cedar Rapids Kernels passed the midpoint of the first half of their 2015 season over the past weekend, making it an appropriate time to get manager Jake Mauer’s assessment of how their season is progressing.

There’s not a lot for the manager to complain loudly about, with his team vying for the second best record in the entire Midwest League. Then ag...
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Cereal and Statistics

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 19 May 2015 · 214 views
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I tend to spend my mornings with four things: a bowl of cereal, a cup of tea at hand, my MLB At Bat app and a folded over copy of The Economist magazine.

As I gorge on both carbs and information, I'm happy to know that the Twins have room to grow and that seemingly every night someone out does themselves (even if someone else does worse). But I'm also h...
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Kyle Gibson Is Elite

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 19 May 2015 · 177 views

Kyle Gibson is elite...when it comes to ground ball pitchers. And that's a good thing.

According to Baseball Nation, a ground ball pitcher is a type of pitcher that has a tendency to induce ground balls from opposing batters. The average ground ball pitcher has a ground ball rate of at least 50% with extreme ground ball pitchers maintaining a ground bal...
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In the wake of the Vargas demotion thread, one possible scenario for the decision-making process

Posted by jokin in jokin's Blog, 18 May 2015 · 497 views

This post isn't approved for general viewing, but since I did spend some time and thought composing it and trying to impart serious intent, I feel it does relate some more pretty cogent facts to the debate on the "Nunez back/Vargas optioned to AAA" thread. I thought that a blog-piece might be just the place for it.

This post was made in response to a po...
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Rochester: Observations in 2015

Posted by Joe Leathersich in Red Wing Squawk , 17 May 2015 · 200 views

This is my first post for TwinsDaily.com. It also marks my first time writing about the Rochester Red Wings. But being a Rochester native, it certainly is not my first time seeing them play -- which is to say it is not my first time developing an opinion about the team.

Not that I’m constantly critical of the Wings but rather I am always intrigued by the...
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Eyes of Hicks

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 17 May 2015 · 282 views

When you look into the eyes of Aaron Hicks you see a different man, a different player than he has been in the past.

His approach and confidence look to me to be stellar. If he can have a little sucess, it might just be the charm as in third time.

In my mind he won the first game against the Rays when he singled sharply to get on....then scored on San...
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WARNE: Aaron Hicks’ New Swing Paying Dividends

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 16 May 2015 · 291 views

This content originally appeared at Cold Omaha here , please consider clicking through as a measure of support.

After making the team out of spring training two years straight, Aaron Hicks was sent back to Triple-A Rochester as lesser options made the team ahead of him. The message to Hicks was clear: Force your way back up here.

Well, message received...
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If the Twins aren't a playoff team...

Posted by jimbo92107 in Blog jimbo92107, 15 May 2015 · 478 views

The last four years watching the Minnesota Twins has been a real beating. The only thing keeping me and a lot of other fans from bugging out completely was that we knew there was some help coming via the draft, and that knowledge came from websites like Twins Daily.

We have now seen the 2015 version of this team, and it's getting better. Still, this ain'...
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Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN)

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 May 2015 · 263 views
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Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN) In a season which began with about as many ups and downs as can be imagined, our favorite MLB team has inexplicably soared back in to relevance, at least for the time being.

The offseason was as interesting as can be expected from a Terry Ryan-led club can be. A hometown Hall-of-Famer was brought in to captain the ship. A former fan favorite was brought...
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Great Seasons You May Have Forgotten – 19 year-old Wally Bunker

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 08 May 2015 · 375 views
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After making his debut as an 18 year-old for the Baltimore Orioles in the final game of 1963, right-handed pitcher Wally Bunker earned a spot in the Orioles starting rotation in May of 1964 and pitched a 1-hitter in his first start of the season. The teenager from San Bruno, California surrendered no...

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