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Article: Game Thread Tigers@Twins 4/27 7:10PM

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:51 PM
It's almost like Groundhog Day... We are going back in time to the beginning of the season and facing David Price in the series opener on...

New draft thread

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:39 PM
The other one was getting long - so maybe time for a new one?   In any event, Klaw tweetedthat Aiken might make his next start, alth...

Which Move Happens First?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:24 PM
The Twins are still less than 20 games into the season, but very soon the team will have to consider transactions. So, which of these wil...

Jarrod Saltalamacchia DFA'd

Other Baseball Today, 06:59 PM
I wonder what will happen next:   http://www.mlbtrader...assignment.html

Article: Gardenhire's Possible Landing Spots

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:51 PM
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 me...

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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 · 11 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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Kernels Pitching is Hot Out of the Gate

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 April 2015 · 21 views

It may not be what casual baseball fans want to see, but in most cases and at most levels of professional baseball, the teams with the best pitching win the most games. Sometimes, it really is that simple.
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(L-R) Zack Larson, Stephen Gonsalves, Zach Granite and CK I...
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Offense and Not Starting Pitching, Has Been Twins' Achilles

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 27 April 2015 · 50 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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WARNE: The Minnesota Twins’ Secret Extension Candidate

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 27 April 2015 · 157 views

Post originally appeared at 105 The Ticket's Cold Omaha :

There’s a Minnesota Twins player who has quietly turned himself into one of the best players in the American League at his position, and it might be time the team takes notice financially.

It’s not Joe Mauer, who is still signed to that hotly-contested deal through 2018. It isn’t Brian Dozier,...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/26): Dean Dominates, Ricky Rehabs

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 26 April 2015 · 190 views

In the minors on Sunday, Twins affiliates saw a solid rehab appearance from starter Ricky Nolasco in Cedar Rapids, and eight dominant innings from a left-hander in Rochester. Multiple games had dramatic finishes, but just one team would bring home a victory.
Read on to find out what happened and where!

RED WINGS REPORT
Syracuse 4, Rochester 6
Box Score...
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This Week in Rochester

Posted by Christopher Fee in Blog Christopher Fee, 26 April 2015 · 168 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 · 385 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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Twins Minor League Report (4/23): Gonsalves Gon' Save Us!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 23 April 2015 · 360 views
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Twins Minor League Report (4/23): Gonsalves Gon' Save Us! The Twins were off on Thursday, so a lot of people spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the heck Torii Hunter was doing when he scampered towards home plate on Wednesday night, attempting a straight steal of home. If that doesn't do it for you, you can get your baseball fix from the newest Talk to Contact podcast featuring TwinsDaily's own Jerem...
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Episode 128: Previewing the MLB Draft with Torii Hunter's Life Sized Demon Bobblehead

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 23 April 2015 · 176 views

<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/19/ad/da/paulpleiss/1400x1400-576x576+0+82_10546909.jpg " alt="itunes pic" /><br /><p>This week on the Talk to Contact podcast we rehash the week that was in Twins territory, including Mike Pelfrey and Trevor May pitching for a job in the rotation after Ricky Nolasco returns from h...
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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 · 159 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 · 446 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 · 247 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 · 228 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 · 156 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 · 308 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 · 428 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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Player Appearances: Kernels Reading Program

Posted by MatBatts in The Minor League Lifestyle , 17 April 2015 · 158 views

Author’s Note: Thank you for checking out this story. My name is Mat Batts and I hope to bring you some stories and insight from the minor league lifestyle here on Twins Daily throughout the season. This will be my second season (first full) in the Twins organization and my second stint here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. I look forward to getting to know a lot o...
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Lineup Shuffles Provide New Thinking

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 16 April 2015 · 293 views

The Minnesota Twins recently got their second win of the Major League Baseball season, and while it wasn't on the back of an offensive outburst, the run support was enough to get the job done. A stagnant start to the season had Paul Molitor searching for creative ways to get things going. After making a few lineup tweaks, the Twins got back in the win col...
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From: Does Terry Ryan have what it takes to lead the Twins in 2015?

Posted by Target Field of Dreams in Target Field of Dreams' Blog, 15 April 2015 · 255 views

From: Does Terry Ryan have what it takes to lead the Twins in 2015? Source: Does Terry Ryan have what it takes to lead the Twins in 2015?
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Back to the Future

Posted by SirLoin in Rants (not Rantz), 14 April 2015 · 223 views
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Back to the Future Sure, the season is only a week old. Yeah, it's a small sample size. But it's already starting to look like this current roster isn't going to give the fan base any reason to invest time or money this summer. I don't know about you, but I can just as easily go to a Red Cow location and enjoy a 60/40 burger and just turn away from the TV when Blaine Boy...

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