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Herrmann Optioned, Fryer Selected

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:34 PM
Eric Fryer was working out with Team USA, preparing for the Pan-Am Games. However, he was added to the 40-man roster and summoned to the...

Who was the best baseball player ever?

Other Baseball Today, 09:31 PM
One thing I enjoy about mowing the lawn is that it gives me an opportunity to think. And this morning's thought was this question. Specif...

Extend Sano

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 PM
15 years, $80m. Who says no?

Just Another Out

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:30 PM
I was reading an old article from Baseball Prospectus and..................   Baseball Prospectus Basics Just Another Out?by Ryan W...

Hicks

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 PM
Guy gets more grief (a lot of it warranted) then any twins player the pat few years, let's take a moment and give him some props for a re...

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40 man roster explanation please

Posted by curt1965 in Blog curt1965, 07 July 2015 · 154 views

Could someone tell me how adding and subtracting players to/from the 40 man roster works? For example- let's say the Twins want to bring up Fryer, and therefore would need to add him to the 40 man. In addition, they DFA Herrmann and remove him from the 40 man. Fryer gets hurt or is ineffective, can they reverse everything in a month or so?
Same with O'R...
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You're Wrong About Brian Dozier, And So Is MLB

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 07 July 2015 · 317 views

Just under a month ago, I told you that Brian Dozier is entering elite territory amongst Major League Baseball. Since that time, Dozier has done nothing but squash my silly notion. Instead of entering elite territory, he instead has defined what elite is amongst Major League Baseball. At this point, you're probably wrong about the Twins second basemen, an...
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WARNE: Are the Twins Buyers or Sellers?

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 07 July 2015 · 426 views

The hottest talk on Twins fans’ lips after the promotions of Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano has been whether or not this is a team that should buy or sell at the trade deadline that looms in a mere three and a half weeks. It’s a legitimate question with no easy answer, as the Twins have hung around in a heavily competitive division. And if you buy into the...
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AL Central Second Half Outlook: On the Corners

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 06 July 2015 · 236 views
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How do the Twins perform on the corners compared to other team in the AL Central?

Previous: Up the Middle

First Base (ranked by wRC+)

Tigers (1st ) 176
Sox (2nd ) 129
Royals (8th ) 118
Indians(10th ) 110
Twins (11th ) 98

Cabrera is a monster. Abreau is very good. Santana will be better. I think Mauer can close the gap and approach Ho...
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Time to Decide

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 06 July 2015 · 407 views
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Okay, we're past the statistical halfway point in the season. Sometimes it takes a while to flesh out who can help a team for the present and the future and sometimes circumstances make that decision. However, the Twins still haven't made decisions about several positions and players. The team is in the race for a wild card and they have not solidified se...
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Top 30 Twins Pitching Prospects

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 06 July 2015 · 109 views

It is time to re-evaluate the top pitching prospects in the Twins system. Trevor May graduated, and the 2015 draft brought in three fresh pitchers to this list.

1. Jose Berrios (1): RHS, 5-27-94
2015 status: Strong improvement over 2014 AA numbers. Promoted to AAA. ETA: essentially MLB ready now.

2. Tyler Jay (NR): LHR, 4-19-94
2015 status: Sent to Fo...
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Twins Minor League Report (7/5): Kernels Pop Early For Series Win

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 05 July 2015 · 252 views

The Minnesota Twins were unable to take the series on Sunday in Kansas City, falling 3-2 to the Royals in Ervin Santana’s season debut. He did more than they could have hoped for limiting the Royals to just two runs on three hits, while striking out eight. But Miguel Sano driving in another run, and Aaron Hicks going yard weren’t enough to get him the vic...
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Miguel Sano- Here to stay?

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 04 July 2015 · 434 views

With eight MLB at-bats under his belt, its not fair to say we've seen what Miguel Sano is made of yet. He is hitting .375 with a double, an RBI, a run scored and a .500 slugging percentage. Those look pretty good, but his 50% strikeout rate does not. All that is simply to say that he has not shown us enough to judge from his stats what kind of a player he...
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Zack Larson: A Puzzle Piece for the Kernels - and More

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 04 July 2015 · 172 views

In each of the past several seasons, the Cedar Rapids Kernels have held an “Autism Awareness Night” at the Veterans Memorial Stadium, with the Kernels wearing special jerseys that are auctioned off to benefit The East Central Iowa Autism Society.

The Society’s web site reports that the rate of autism is currently 1 in 88. However, as the site goes on to...
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Minnesota Twins Call Up Miguel Sano - Look at the Stats

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 03 July 2015 · 259 views
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Miguel Sano’s Career Stats from MiLB.com

The Minnesota Twins have called up their #2 prospect Miguel Sano from their Double-A affiliate Chattanooga Lookouts. Add Miguel to the list of top 10 prospects* already called up this season by the Twins, Eddie Rosario(#8), Jorge Polanc...
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GM Does Stuff Just To Justify His Job

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 03 July 2015 · 432 views

GM Does Stuff Just To Justify His Job -SHTICKBALL- In the front office of a professional team, one General Manager is getting rave reviews because of his recent hard work and dedication. What fans don’t know is how much he’s struggling to make himself look busy.

“I just spent forty million dollars today so local sportwriters wouldn’t call me a wimp.” The GM said, wiping sweat from his brow...
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Sano to lead Twins in contention...

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 02 July 2015 · 262 views

I am deeply impressed with Miguel Sano. Yes I saw the game. Yes I saw him strikeout, but I also saw his eye, his swing his confidence. I did not see the deer in the headlights like Buxton showed.

Sano believes he can play in this league and hit these pitchers, and you know what, he can!

It might take a little but look for him to start hitting......
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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 02 July 2015 · 248 views
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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts Miguel Sano made his MLB debut on Thursday evening and (of course) picked up his first career hit via an infield single in the top of the ninth inning at Kauffman stadium in Kansas City. He's a huge young man, just starting his (hopefully) huge MLB career. Oh, and the Twins won thanks to a spectacular eight-inning shutout from Kyle Gibson capped by a Glen...
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Cody's Midseason Top Prospects: 11-20

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 30 June 2015 · 462 views
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Over at Twins Daily, we have been counting down the Twins system's top prospects as part of our midseason update . This allows for players like recent first round pick Tyler Jay to fit into the Twins overall prospect rankings. There is plenty of depth in the Twins system so there are some very good players outside the top 10 rankings.

Some players like B...
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Target Field Now a Fair Ballpark, as wanted by Jerry Bell.

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 29 June 2015 · 461 views
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Why is there a need for a Metrodome baggie wall in right field? Do we have to remember that the Twins played 27 years in the Teflon Palace? For fans, there is nostalgia and of course two World Series titles, where the Twins won all 8 World Series games at home. Target Field ushered in a new era of outdoor baseball, modern day amenities, the iconic Minnie...
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Through the Fence: On the Backfields GCL 6/26/2015 and 6/27/2015 Video Edition

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 28 June 2015 · 228 views
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Over the weekend, I got to enjoy a couple GCL games of the GCL Minnesota Twins and GCL Boston Red Sox. Best part of these games are the closeness to the action you can get as well as VIPs lurking around. This weekend, Top Scout Mike Ratcliff was seen timing and evaluating the new talent. The following links are Youtube Videos that I took over the weekend...
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Terry Ryan Learns the Magic Word

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 26 June 2015 · 483 views
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As we tip toe to July, we know that inevitably Twins fans will start to imagine all manner of favorable scenarios, dream sequences and wishful thinking that leads the GM Terry Ryan to make all the right moves and deliver a winner to Target Field.

We Peanuts from Heaven are nothing if not imaginative, but rather than prognosticate any remotely feasible tr...
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Episode 136: Alex Meyer Gets the Call!

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 June 2015 · 154 views

You can download the new Talk to Contact (<a href="https://twitter.com/talktocontact ">@TalkToContact</a>) episode via <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-to-contact-podcast-about/id556784825?mt=2">iTunes</a> or by clicking <a href="http://talk2contact.podomatic.com/entry/2015-06-25T19_11_50-07_...
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Guys, You Weren't Supposed to be this Decent

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 25 June 2015 · 410 views

What a strange season. I didn't think the Twins would be playing decent baseball as the calendar switched to July. I didn't think that Byron Buxton would be up, after his essentially lost 2014 season. I didn't think Trevor May would be (as of late) the team's most dominant starting pitcher. And I sure didn't think this proverbial ragtag bunch of misfi...
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Will the "Corresponding Move" be a Debut?

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 25 June 2015 · 365 views
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With Tonkin being optioned back to the minor leagues, the Twins have created a hole in the lineup in advance of a 10-game road trip, with the first six of those games in National League ballparks. Some people have suggested that Oswaldo Arcia could return, or a utility player such as Doug Bernier.

However, it has appeared to me that the Twins have tried...

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