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Twins DFA Melotakis

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:04 AM
I was a bit surprised by this move.    Twins designate both Wimmers and Melotakis.   https://www.mlbtrade...-melotakis.htm...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/28): Gonsalves Roll...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:03 AM
A full slate of games was scheduled in the Twins farm system on Wednesday. The Miracle game was postponed by weather. Stephen Gonsalves l...

Article: Coming Soon: Starting Pitching (But How Soon?)

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:59 AM
Anyone who is reading this site is a big Minnesota Twins fan. Anyone who is a big Twins fan realizes that this team needs pitching. A lot...

Article: Twins 4, Red Sox 1: Mejia Shines, Kepler Powers...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:41 AM
After losing the first two games of this four-game series in Boston, the Twins really needed to play well on Wednesday night if only to g...

Saturday's starter in double header

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:00 AM
Rochester and Chattanooga have had 6 games in the previous two days leaving 6 pitchers that line up well for Saturday. Hurlbutt, Slegers,...

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REPORTS: Miguel Sano Will Compete in HR Derby

Posted by Brandon Warne in TaRGeT FieLD DoEsN't EvEn HavE a BaGGy, 28 June 2017 · 230 views
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While it’s still in the air whether he’ll be voted to start the All-Star Game — voting ends at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday — there have been reports that Miguel Sano will be taking place in the Home Run Derby at Marlins Park on Monday, July 10.


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The Pitchin' Is Not Bitchin'

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 28 June 2017 · 404 views

The Pitchin' Is Not Bitchin' The Twins lost a tough game against the Red Sox 9-2. Hector Santiago only lasted through 2 innings due to a rain delay, Eddie Escobar hit a long bomb off former Twin Fernando Abad, and Eddie Rosario went 3-4 at the dish. There’s “The Cycle” for today. Let’s get into more pressing issues: pitching.

Before the season started , Dan and I both said that the...
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Royce Lewis Ready For Life As A Pro

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 26 June 2017 · 1,073 views

When the Major League Baseball draft commenced in early June, the only certainty was that the Minnesota Twins would make the first selection. There were a handful of names being thrown around as possibilities for the first overall pick, but only those inside the Twins war room knew for certainty whose name would be called. As the dust settled and prep phe...
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Nothing's gonna stop us now

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 25 June 2017 · 1,323 views
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Nothing's gonna stop us now The Minnesota Twins started a catcher in left field on Saturday in Cleveland and walked out of the ballpark with a win and a chance to sweep the Indians. That catcher, Chris Gimenez, would later move to first base defensively and hit a mammoth home run in the ninth inning to pad the Twins' one-run lead by one more.

This was originally published at FoulP...
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High School Baseball Notes 6/17/2017

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 17 June 2017 · 651 views

Mahtomedi’s senior left fielder Lincoln Rock came just shy of a home run in batting practice on Friday, which would have been a first of his high school career. Now he can spend the rest of his life telling stories about how Jack Schwietz and Weston Shelander hit the ball farther than he did, proving that pitchers rake.

Another note from Mahtomedi: Durin...
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The Eddie Rosario Numbers Lather

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 14 June 2017 · 1,580 views
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I use "Eddie Rosario, Glory Hog " as if it's a bad thing. Far from it.

Consider me your friendly, neighborhood baseball barber, if they still exist. I coat and lather you with Baseball Ref homer and hit charts until your head spins (if anyone cares, I'm going into the 12-step process for souls imbibing on the play index search).

Classic Minnesota Twi...
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Twins show courage, make the right pick

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 12 June 2017 · 893 views

I love the pick! This is the type of player that a number one pick should be, a Buxton type talent that can grow into a super star. BRAVO!
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Mauers New Contract

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 11 June 2017 · 1,844 views

Next year the monstrosity of Joe Mauers contract comes to an end. This may leave the Twins with another dilemma. Lets assume for the moment that Joe is back, he is hitting albeit a mid 30s age player hitting, but lets say he finishes similar to where he is now and next year duplicates, do you extend him, and if so, for how much?
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Twins Minor League Report (6/6): Turley Blows RailRiders Away

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 06 June 2017 · 529 views

In the minors on Tuesday there were a few shortstop prospects who collected hits in bunches, including a near-cycle, but they couldn’t quite match the effort of a starter called up to AAA earlier in the day. He did something not many pitchers could say they’ve done over the first three innings, along with setting a career high for K’s on the game. Bad wea...
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Trevor May on MLB Trade Rumors

Posted by Deduno Abides in Deduno Abides' Blog, 25 May 2017 · 1,291 views

Check out the new article by the newest member of the staff - Trevor May himself!
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Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 24 May 2017 · 3,369 views
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Top Five Twins Prospects Who Should Be Promoted We are more than a month and a half into the season, and several prospects have gotten off to a great start. I avoided the prospects who have just been on their current team for just the last month and a half. Last year, I made a list like this and all five were promoted soon after I wrote it, so we’ll see if I have similar luck this year.

5. Tom Hackime...
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Ervin Santana and his second compete game shutout

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 23 May 2017 · 766 views
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Ervin Santana is on top of his game.

Earlier this evening, Santana blanked the Baltimore Orioles in a complete game win. It's his second complete game shutout on the season. Santana allowed just two hits, two walks, no runs, and no baserunners after the fifth inning.

Santana owns a 7-2 record with a 1.80 ERA in ten starts. In 70.0 innings, he has allow...
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Luis Castillo Trade Tree

Posted by menthmike in menthmike's Blog, 23 May 2017 · 2,111 views
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MNTwins Trade Trees -- Luis Castillo

Before the 2005 season, the Twins traded a pair of prospects for Luis Castillo. Castillo was a veteran second baseman coming from the Florida Marlins. For a team that was looking to make a deep run in the postseason, Castillo was a welcomed addition. Hitting at or near the top of the order and filling a void at sec...
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The Twins Almanac for May 23-26

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 22 May 2017 · 603 views

May 23, 1991
Kirby Puckett Has Second 6-Hit Game

Kirby Puckett collected six hits for the second time in his career, going 6-for-7 with five singles and a triple, scoring two runs in an eleven-inning loss to Texas at the Metrodome. His sixth hit, a single, came in the eleventh inning. The game was tied 5-5 entering the eleventh, but the Rangers wer...
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Acesymmetrical.

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 07 May 2017 · 631 views
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This is a TV promo, and this is your last chance to strap yourself in.

Because the next time your favorite team takes the field, the team's ace is going to be taking the mound. The guy on your team people from other states know.

The ace. The guy who can throw fireballs and baseballs that dart about like butterflies and baseballs that start at the batter...
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The New America's Past Time: Complaining

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 05 May 2017 · 804 views

This blog entry will be sweet and short. The Twins are 14-12 on Cinco De Mayo. Last year on May 5 the team was already eliminated from playoff contention, at least it felt like at 8-20.

But this year baseball is fun because the team is winning. Many of the guys helping the team win are guys who will be part of the future of this team. Miguel Sano, By...
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Flip Big Erv

Posted by sorney in sorney's Blog, 01 May 2017 · 863 views

Thor goes down.....Mets probably don't want to fall too far behind the Nats.
Can Levine flip Big Erv to the (supposed) desperate Mets for a big prospect or two?!?
Should they?!?!
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MLB Promotions/Giveaways Week 4 - The Weekend (April 28 - April 30)

Posted by Tyleski in Talkin' Turnstiles, 25 April 2017 · 471 views
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By now every team has had their first (or second) homestand, so some of the excitement and shine of the start of a new season has started to wear off. Gone are the calendars (mostly, the White Sox are giving one away Wednesday and the Tigers are giving one away Saturday) and the home opener celebrations. There are still some interesting items to be had, h...
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Kernels Hitting a Stride

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 23 April 2017 · 648 views

Heading into their four-game series with Midwest League Western Division leaders Kane County on Thursday, the Cedar Rapids Kernels were one game under .500, trailed the Cougars by two games in the standings and were tied for second place in their division.

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com )

After trouncing Kane County 11-2 i...
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An unexpected afternoon at Fenway

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 14 April 2017 · 852 views

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I stumbled into a free ticket to the Red Sox game against the Pirates on Thursday. It was a makeup game and a guy seated near me also said he'd gotten his tickets free from someone. (He also insisted that Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City is new, so our conversation was not illumina...

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