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Fangraphs article on Lucroy

Other Baseball Today, 12:48 PM
What would you give up for Lucroy from the Brewers?    http://www.fangraphs...onathan-lucroy/   I would do this:   Bo...

Topic 6,000 in TD history

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:44 PM
Making a call: Twins will win 88 games and get a wild card spot.

Molitor's decisions

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:43 PM
All,   I usually stick to the front page and this is my first foray into the Forums section; perhaps this has been discussed.  ...

Chih-Wei Hu, Helium Watch on BA

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:27 PM
I've seen a lot of guys asking about pitcher Chih-Wei Hu around here lately, as he's been pitching fantastic to start the season in Fort...

Article: According To Plan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:19 PM
For the Minnesota Twins, the blueprint this year was simple: stay afloat until midseason and give yourself a chance to make things intere...

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When will Byron Buxton be called up?

Posted by tobi0040 in tobi0040's Blog, 05 May 2015 · 8 views
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When will Buxton be called up?

He is ripping up AA (.880 OPS, 3 HR, 5 3B, 7 SB).

We have seen Terry move position players quicker, like Santana, Vargas, Arcia, and Hicks. We have a need in CF. And I think they would love a little extra buzz this year.

I think after the super 2 deadline he is up.
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Did The Twins Create Another Debacle?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 05 May 2015 · 76 views

Yesterday the Minnesota Twins found themselves in need of another body as they were set to put Oswaldo Arcia on the disabled list. While Arcia sounds hopeful that he will just miss two weeks, the Twins needed a replacement for the immediate future. Despite Arcia being an outfielder, Paul Molitor noted that the Twins considered names such as Aaron Hicks, E...
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WARNE NOTEBOOK: Arcia’s Replacement; Buxton Heating Up; Affiliate Reports

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 05 May 2015 · 161 views

The Minnesota Twins promoted well-regarded prospect Eddie Rosario from Triple-A Rochester on Monday. Rosario wasn’t in uniform in time to start the game, and ultimately didn’t get in as the Twins eked out a close 8-7 win.

Rosario, a two-time top-100 prospect according to Baseball Prospectus, was hitting just .242/.280/.370 at Rochester, leaving some to q...
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Now leading Off for the Kernels: Tanner English

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 04 May 2015 · 110 views

You might not guess it just to look at him, as he patrols centerfield for the Cedar Rapids Kernels, but there’s a good chance that Tanner English is among the most athletic ballplayers on the roster.
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Tanner English (Photo: SD Buhr)

Sure, he measures just 5’ 10” tall and...
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First Update on Breakthrough Prospect Batters

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 03 May 2015 · 91 views

It's the beginning of May, so I thought it would be a good time to evaluate my 2015 breakthrough prospect candidates based on their first weeks this year. Here I highlight the position players and will focus on the pitchers tomorrow.

Lewin Diaz and Jack Barrie have not started playing yet this season.
Jorge (JJ) Fernandez (CDR) was injured a few week...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/3): Fireworks In Chattanooga

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 03 May 2015 · 302 views

A former first round pick delivered a walk-off victory in Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon, in a game where both teams combined for thirty-hits and twenty-seven runs to provide the most entertaining game of the year. Elsewhere, there were three quality starts from starting pitchers, and standout games from several hitters.

Read on to hear all about the sl...
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129: Everyone on the DL

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 01 May 2015 · 192 views

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This week's show features long laments about the inability of the Twins defense to play anything resembling defense. Costing the Twins somewhere in the neighborhood of one run a game, the bad defense, combined with pitchers who don't miss bats and hitters who can't g...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/30): The Stars Shine Bright

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 30 April 2015 · 174 views
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Twins Minor League Report (4/30): The Stars Shine Bright I just do not understand how baseball works. The Twins got all over perennial Cy Young candidate Chris Sale on Thursday night en route to trouncing the Chicago White Sox 12-2. Sale was out after just three innings and he had giving up nine runs, the most in his career. Trevor May gave up just a pair of runs despite scattering ten hits, but couldn't finish...
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Nolasco for Van Slyke?

Posted by Target Field of Dreams in Target Field of Dreams' Blog, 29 April 2015 · 565 views

Given our logjam of pitchers and the Dodgers rash of injuries...seems like we maybe could be a trade match with them.

Ideally we could give them Nolasco (he loved it there and he did alright for them) and they would give us Van Slyke. We could use the outfield defense and he absolutely crushes LH pitching.

I know what you are thinking...why would anyon...
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To Win World Series, Twins Must Learn to Win on the Road

Posted by Wookiee of the Year in Blog Wookiee of the Year, 27 April 2015 · 148 views

Those who know their Minnesota Twins history will know that the Twins’ World Series wins in 1987 and 1991 are two of only three World Series ever where the home team won every game. Additionally, in their 1965 World Series appearance, the home team won the first 6 games before the Dodgers took the Series in Game 7 at the Met.

This made me wonder: Do the...
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Offense, Not Starting Pitching, Has Been Twins' Achilles

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 27 April 2015 · 227 views

Conventional wisdom heading into the MLB season had the Twins' offense, which returned essentially all its key 2014 pieces plus Torii Hunter, leading the team to a slightly improved 2015, albeit in a difficult division. Beyond Hughes and Santana, the starting pitching and an "iffy" bullpen were perceived weaknesses. That script has been completely flipped...
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This Week in Rochester

Posted by Christopher Fee in Blog Christopher Fee, 26 April 2015 · 203 views

After two weather related cancelations, the Red Wings finished the week by playing a double header against the Syracuse Chiefs. Rochester had been on the road for the past two weeks, sweeping Scranton then being swept by Pawtucket and finishing by taking two of three against Syracuse.

Rochester’s biggest struggle so far this season has been their offense...
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Gardenhire's Possible Landing Spots

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 24 April 2015 · 448 views
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Gardenhire's Possible Landing Spots This is the first time in Ron Gardenhire's life that he hasn't been actively involved in baseball since his youth. However, it doesn't mean he wouldn't like to be back in the action. Fox Sports is reporting Gardenhire hired an agent for the first time in decades to "monitor possible managerial openings."

Since there are currently no openings, he isn't...
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TwinsTakes - Balking at controversy? Talk the Balk!

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 23 April 2015 · 206 views
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TwinsTakes - Balking at controversy? Talk the Balk! Stealing Home - can you balk the balk?
Last night during the Minnesota Twins game against the Kansas City Royals, there was a controversial play in the top of the 2nd inning. With the Twins up 3-0, the bases loaded and 2 outs, Kennys Vargas was at the plate, Torii Hunter was on 3rd, Joe Mauer was on 2nd and Brian Dozier was on 1st. The count was 0 and 1...
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My takeaway after seeing local pitching prospect

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 23 April 2015 · 492 views
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Yesterday I decided to take a look at Sean Hjelle, a local prep pitcher from Mahtomedi who was ranked the 28th best prep prospect in baseball by Prep Baseball Report. I took one look at him and thought, “This is the tallest pitcher I have ever seen,” but that isn’t surprising seeing he is an even seven feet tall. With that height some people might worry a...
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Quality Starts and Nolasco's return

Posted by Thegrin in Blog Thegrin, 23 April 2015 · 268 views

According to Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press, Ricky Nolasco will be making a rehab start in Cedar Rapids on Saturday. http://www.twincitie...ment?source=rss
If it is successful, he should be returning to the Twins. Will he take his place in the rotation or will they put Nolasco in the...
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Scott Boras New Idea - Panels Decide when a player is ready

Posted by tobi0040 in tobi0040's Blog, 22 April 2015 · 260 views

Scott Boras, still complaining about Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, thinks a panel should decide if a young player is ready to make the team out of spring training.

Coincidentally, this would benefit Scott Boras.

I think a rule or panel that would make a team give up roster decisions to a third party is...um, far-fetched at best.


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Sample Sizes: What Are They Good For? Absolutely Nothing.

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 22 April 2015 · 193 views

Sample Sizes: What Are They Good For? Absolutely Nothing. The Twins got off to a very rough start for the 2015-16 season going 1-6 in the first week which is about the worst possible start for a new manager in Paul Molitor. They didn’t even manage a run until their third game, but the second week of the season has been quite the turnaround.

One thing that has surprised me about the Twins is the play of Phil Hu...
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Fanfare for the Journeyman

Posted by MileHighTwinsFan in From the Mountain Top, 19 April 2015 · 335 views
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Fanfare for the Journeyman Def. jour·ney·man \-mən\
: a worker, performer, or athlete who is experienced and good but not excellent

In the nomenclature of the game we have many names for the journeyman. On competitive teams we typically use the more endearing terms: role player, utility man, pinch hitter, defensive replacement. But on a losing team we tend to describe them in less...
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Unofficial Minor League Report -Affiliates get slammed or vice versa

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 18 April 2015 · 455 views

Talk about Irony...

Rosario hits a slam for the Red Wings....they lose 6-4

Sano slams for the Lookouts..they lose 6-4

Thank Goodness FT Meyers didn't hit a slam allowing them to win with a dominant pitching performance by Chin Wei Hu...7-0

The big team wins on a walk off hr by Plouffe and

my man Escobar shines..he first throws a runner out at the pla...

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