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THE END IS NEAR: Ron Gardenhire Knows About Fangraphs.com

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:19 AM
According to MLB.com's Rhett Bollinger, Minnesota Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire acknowledged that the extensive statistical online wareho...

Next Commish

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MLB chief operating officer Rob Manfred, MLB vice president of business Tim Bronson and Red Sox chairman Tom Werner are the candidates, a...

OK GM's, your LF addition for 2015 is...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:00 AM
I think it's pretty obvious that LF is the one spot where we can make a nice to big impact for 2015's lineup with no blocking of imminent...

Article: Suddenly, Shortstops!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:19 AM
Finding a non-temporary answer at the shortstop position has been a long-standing issue for the Minnesota Twins, dating back about a deca...

My Favorite Ex-Twin

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Michael Cuddyer was just recently activated from the disabled list in Colorado.  Today, he just finished off his second cycle of his...



Nolasco 8/20

Posted by Secondary User in Twins Pitch Breakdown, 20 August 2014 · 50 views


Mixed bag tonight from Nolasco. Nolasco's Fastball velocity seemed all over the place. He started the first two innings around 91-92 mph with both his 4 and 2 seam, but at the end of the first he touched 93 with back to back 2 seams. Then, in the third inning his velocity dipped down, registering 89-90 (thouched 92 with...

Kernels Second Half Turnaround Almost Complete

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 20 August 2014 · 131 views

Tuesday night's Cedar Rapids Kernels come-from-behind win over the Quad Cities River Bandits was bittersweet.

On the one hand, they tallied three runs in the home half of the eighth inning and put away the Bandits for their eighth straight win. They swept three games in Beloit last week, three more from Peoria in Cedar Rapids over the weekend, and now th...

Twins Minor League Report (8/19): Stewart Pulled As a Precaution

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 19 August 2014 · 85 views
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Twins Minor League Report (8/19): Stewart Pulled As a Precaution The big story of the night was star pitching prospect Kohl Stewart being pulled very early in his start by the Cedar Rapids training staff. His fastball usually sits in the mid-90s but he was topping out anywhere from 88-90 mph. The Twins have come out and said they removed him for precautionary reasons. With not many games left in the minor league seaso...

40-man roster considerations

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 19 August 2014 · 776 views

Soon it will be time to consider who should be dropped and added to the Twins 40-man roster for next season. This time there could be more of an upheaval than normal as the Twins hopefully look to enter the next phase of the organization's rebuilding project.

Some opening remarks

I have to believe that the following players could or should be removed...

Affiliate Round Up

Posted by naobermiller in Organizational Depth Chart, 18 August 2014 · 277 views
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Affiliate Round Up Another year, and it seems as if the story isn’t changing. With 40 games left in the season, the only thing the Twins have to play for is an attempt at avoiding a fourth consecutive 90 loss season. So as it’s been the last 3 years, the focus for the last two months shifts to player evaluation. With the minor league regular season in its final two weeks, f...

Mauer nearly got tossed today...wait, WHAT?!

Posted by Trautmann13 in Hicks' Left-Handed Helmets, 18 August 2014 · 361 views
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Mauer nearly got tossed today...wait, WHAT?! During the first inning of tonight's game against the Royals, Joe Mauer was called out on a ball he appeared to have fouled into the dirt. After he had walked back into the dugout, he continued to yell at home plate umpire Chris Segal, who was not taking very kindly to it. Gardenhire swiftly jumped out towards home and was immediately ejected, likely savi...

Twins Minor League Report (8/17): We're Going Sweeping!

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 17 August 2014 · 137 views

The Minnesota Twins and newcomer Tommy Millone were knocked around on Sunday afternoon in between the rain delays with myself in attendance, but the young guns in the lineup continued to provide me with some hope the future.

Danny Santana led off the game for the Twins with a triple to left center, Kennys Vargas had three hits on the day including his th...

Gonzo Waiver Trades for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 17 August 2014 · 774 views
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Gonzo Waiver Trades for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins With the waiver trade deadline just two weeks away, Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins' front office still have some work to do despite unloading Josh Willingham and Kevin Correia for marginal returns and a few dollars they won't use. However, the veteran jettison has created roster spots for Trevor May and Tommy Milone, but the big problem in Minnesota n...

Speed, Defense and Perpetual Hope

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 16 August 2014 · 333 views
schafer, santana, 4th outfielder and 2 more...

Speed, Defense and Perpetual Hope Dick Bremer broached the subject of outfield defense in tonight's broadcast. He spoke of the Twins' wishes to have more athletic, speedier defenders in the outfield, particularly the corners. As with most things Bremer says, I am sure he is clear that the Twins want the topic out there or he wouldn't bring it up. In my mind, this brings up the acquisition...

Twins Minor League Report (8/14): Mat Batts Continues to Impress

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 15 August 2014 · 334 views
mat batts, max kepler, alex meyer

The Twins enjoyed an off day on Thursday, and begin a four-game series with the Royals on Friday evening. The Royals are red hot right now, having just taken over first place in the American League Central, and looking to do damage against a struggling Twins squad. While things might not go well at Target Field this weekend, there will be plenty of soli...

Blast from the Past: Joe Mauer’s Inside the Park Homerun

Posted by hugelycat in hugelycat's Blog, 14 August 2014 · 236 views

Long time reader, first time poster. Free pizza is a wonderful motivator.

I’ve been scratching my head all day wondering what I could come up with on Joe Mauer that hasn’t been discussed ad nauseum. So I wandered over to Mauer’s Baseball Reference page looking for inspiration. Looks like he had at least equal walks to strikeouts every full minor leagu...

Talk to Contact Ep 95: May Day and a New Commish

Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 14 August 2014 · 154 views

We made a new podcast just for your ears. I know, you're excited too. Thanks for stopping by. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact ) episode via iTunes or by clicking here .

The podcast returns, a day late, but a dollar better, and with a full suite of podcast hosts. We discuss Trevor May's debut, the departure of Josh Willingham an...

Where We Are, Where We Are Going, By the Numbers

Posted by alskntwnsfn in Alskn's Northern Lights, 14 August 2014 · 369 views

Our Minnesota Twins enter today with a record of 54-65, tied for 12th in the AL with Boston, and bringing up the rear in the AL Central. The Forums and Blogs could fill volumes about what has transpired, what should have happened, and where we can go from here. However, I'd like to take a more quantitative approach and look at the team versus the rest of...

How to get into the Hall of Fame as a manager

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 14 August 2014 · 151 views

While the criteria for players being voted into the Hall of Fame is often subject of debate, the accomplishments required for managers is much more consistent.

Every MLB manager that accomplished any of the following conditions has been enshrined in the Hall of Fame:

1. Win at least 2000 games . (most wins and not in –Gene Mauch 1902; most wins among...

Beer and Loathing in Minnesota Sports

Posted by zchrz in Zlog, 13 August 2014 · 181 views

I am a diehard Minnesota sports fan and it has been a rough couple years nothing but beer and loathing. The Twins have been terrible, the Vikings have floundered, the Timberwolves have been the Timberwolves. There has been a major vein of dysfunction across the board as the teams have seemed stuck in the past in their approach to doing things or just pl...

The Only sure bets for next year

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 13 August 2014 · 440 views

C Check
1b Check
2b Check
SS Check
3rd base - Can improve
CF -Check

Thats it guys, we need two outfielders, Could use a better 3rd baseman

Backup Catcher - Pinto Would Improve us but will Twins do it>?

Pitchers - Hughes, Gibson, >>???

This all adds up to another losing season

The only position that we cant improve on is 2b...wow

Rebuilding from 90 Losses to Playoff Team

Posted by jay in Hold for the Batter, 13 August 2014 · 412 views
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2011. The Year of the Injury. Nishioka. Bilateral leg weakness. 90+ losses.
2012. The Rebound That Wasn't. Brutal starting pitching. Marginal bullpen and offense.
2013. Stop the Pain. The farm is looking better, but the major league team isn't so major.
2014. TBD. On pace for 90 losses, the consensus seems to be that this year's team is easier...

Everyone's a Doctor: Joe Mauer, the Injury Bug, and the Notion of "Toughness"

Posted by trevor.aufderheide in Tsuyoshi's Island, 12 August 2014 · 521 views
joe mauer, injuries, medical and 2 more...

Everyone's a Doctor: Joe Mauer, the Injury Bug, and the Notion of "Toughness" Anyone with even a peripheral understanding of Minnesota sports media understands the beating Joe Mauer takes on a regular basis from the area's mainstream sportswriters. The simplest of Google searches will quickly reveal a mass of articles from the likes of Jim Souhan, Patrick Reusse, and others berating Mauer for his lack of perceived toughness. Ever s...

Have to say Ryan maximizes deals

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 12 August 2014 · 272 views

TR got another decent return when I thought they were gonna just have to DFA Willingham.

Good job, so whats the problem in the organization, talent evaluation?

New Hopes

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 12 August 2014 · 246 views
joe mauer, tommy milone and 3 more...

New Hopes "Joe Mauer. Now that's a name I've not heard in a long time..."

Joe Mauer might be the crazy, old wizard of Minnesota Twins lore at some point, but the former MVP has shown that he still has some magic left. The Minnesota Twins beat the Houston Astros 4-2 last night. Mauer returned to the line-up after missing six weeks, and went 2-4 with a walk and an R...

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