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Game Thread: Twins @ Indians, 6/25/17, 12:10 CDT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:42 PM
Forty years ago tonight, my oldest niece was conceived.   How do I know?   Well, I was an impressionable 11-year-old boy from t...

Twins DFA Melotakis

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:42 PM
I was a bit surprised by this move.    Twins designate both Wimmers and Melotakis.   https://www.mlbtrade...-melotakis.htm...

Timeline for Hughes and Santiago?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:36 PM
Who"s the fifth starter now that Turley is in AAA? Anyone know the plan for Hughes and Santiago?

Article: Twins 5, Cleveland 0: Mejia Battles Through, Hil...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:40 PM
Maybe the Twins should just play all the rest of their games on the road. Just a few days after completing a nightmare series against Cle...

Why are the Twins giving up TWO home games to play in Pue...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:40 PM
Why on earth are they giving up TWO home games on a series next year against a division rival? These sort of concessions should be made f...

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Nothing's gonna stop us now

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 25 June 2017 · 699 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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Berrios Making A Mirage Of 2016

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 22 June 2017 · 618 views

Another Jose Berrios start, another dazzling performance. The former top pitching prospect for the Minnesota Twins has looked every bit the top tier starter he was billed to be. After an ugly start to his big league career a year ago, 2017 couldn't be more of a drastic turnaround for the Puerto Rican native. No matter where you look, the numbers jump off...
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High School Baseball Notes 6/17/2017

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 17 June 2017 · 604 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 · 1,526 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 · 877 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 · 1,808 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 · 508 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 · 1,281 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 · 3,331 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 · 745 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 · 2,086 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 · 587 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 · 611 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 · 784 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 · 849 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 · 454 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 · 627 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 · 839 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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Twins 2012 Draft

Posted by rikker49 in rikker49's Blog, 14 April 2017 · 990 views

A possible Bullpen strictly from the 2012 Draft????

In a draft that nabbed Buxton and Berrios (and to a lesser extent AB Walker) the Twins drafted Luke Bard, Mason Melotakis, JT Chargois, Zach Jones, Tyler Duffey, DJ Baxendale and Taylor Rogers.

Some relief pitchers are already making an impact, some are on the cusp of a Major League career, some are st...
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Twins Pitching Trends and My Brooks Baseball Bookmark

Posted by nicksaviking in nicksaviking blog, 10 April 2017 · 766 views

Just for fun because these are all small sample sizes here and they could do a complete 180 after one more appearance, but some interesting and largely encouraging things I noticed with Brooks Baseball pitch tracking.
http://www.brooksbaseball.net/
Phil Hughes:
I wanted him out of the rotation all off season because his off-speed and breaking stuff vari...

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