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Article: Game Thread: Twins v Rangers, 7/1 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:43 PM
The worst team in the American League will be taking on the best team in the American League. It’s the 15th seed vs. the 1st seed. If thi...

Ryan tells Phil Miller about "learning up here.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:35 PM
Following is a cut and paste from a Miller extra piece after yesterday's game. Not a big surprise, at least to me. (I) wrote for tomorr...

Nick Gordon

Adopt A Prospect 2016 Today, 08:01 PM
Nick Gordon DOB: 10-24-95, in Avon Park, FL Height: 6'0" Weight: 160 Position: SS Bats: Left Throws: Right Shane's 2016 Prospect Rank: 6...

Sano activated, Park to AAA

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:58 PM
When Sano finishes his rehab assignment in the minors, who should go back to Rochester?  Assuming the Twins haven't traded Trevor Pl...

Trading Dozier Redux

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:54 PM
Brian Dozier's slash stats are up to .261/.344/.467.His OPS is .811, up from .741 when we discontinued the Will Brian Dozier's Contract T...



Solidifying The Twins Up The Middle

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 29 June 2016 · 550 views

Over the past month, two Minnesota Twins hitters have been absolutely unconscious in relation to their teammates. Both Kurt Suzuki and Brian Dozier have been so red hot at the plate, they've completely turned around the storylines of their early seasons. While Suzuki is in the last year of his deal with Minnesota, and is likely on his way out, Dozier is n...

Blame Game "Who is at fault" in the Rotation

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 29 June 2016 · 375 views

There has been a lot of talk on here calling for Terry Ryan to get fired. I disagree with that assesment and instead of arguing i figured to make the scenarios into a game of who is at fault? Terry Ryan, The player, or something else....Also I will make this a series starting with the rotation today then the bullpen, IF and C, then OF and prospects.

In 2...

PODCAST: Midwest Swing, Episode 24

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 28 June 2016 · 126 views

Got away from posting these lately, but here we go again with Ep. 24.

Brandon and Tom are joined by Dan Hayes (@CSNHayes) of CSN Chicago for the first half of the program to talk about the upcoming series between the Twins and the White Sox, and in the second half #oldfriend Matt Trueblood (@MATrueblood) of Baseball Prospectus and BP Wrigleyville joined...

"I've Got A Problem Here..."

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 28 June 2016 · 389 views

"I've Got A Problem Here..." Red Squadron was the legendary flight of X-Wing pilots who fought in the Battle of Yavin. Red Squadron featured the likes of Wedge Antilles, Luke Skywalker, and Jek Porkins. While two of those three went on to have exceptional careers with the Rebellion, mostly because the rest of them were blown up, one memorable member crashed and burned on the surface...

Twins Minor League Report (6/26): Appalachian League Slugfest

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 26 June 2016 · 204 views

Five of the Twins affiliates were in action on Sunday, as the post-draft minor league seasons get into full swing with the Rookie Leagues added to the slate.

One of those Rookie League teams continued their early season roll with a slugfest against their arch rival. Trevor May joined Miguel Sano at AAA in a rehab assignment with Rochester. Chattanooga go...

Top five unbreakable baseball records (since 1930)

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 25 June 2016 · 497 views
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Top five unbreakable baseball records (since 1930) I have always been enamored with the history of sports, so I thought I would do a top five unbreakable records in Major League baseball. I cut it off at since 1930, so I have not included the Cy Young’s 511 wins, Charles Radbourn’s 59 wins in a season in 1884 or Will White’s 75 complete games in 1879 since those records are impossible to break. There are...

My Visit to Yankee Stadium

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 25 June 2016 · 187 views
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Well I saw the new Yankee Stadium last night. It was determined before we got to New York, that we would see Lions vs. Christians er Yankees vs. Twins on Friday night. My son, serving as tour guide/babysitter had us heading for the Bronx by 5 PM. After spending all afternoon in a museum, I was ready to go. We got to a subway station and headed towards the...

TwinsDaily Minor League Update (6/23): Berrios Strikes Out Nine!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 23 June 2016 · 301 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Update (6/23): Berrios Strikes Out Nine! With nearly a full compliment of Twins Minor League affiliates in action (GCL Twins start their season on Friday), there was a lot happening down on the Farm. Including the first game of the year for the Elizabethton Twins (E-Twins).

Lots happening today in the Transaction Report as teams finalize their second half rosters and the Gulf Coast League and A...

What's With This Plating Thing?

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dave The Dastardly's Blog, 23 June 2016 · 337 views

What's With This Plating Thing? We used to say clever things in baseball, using words that conveyed a sense of excitement; a sense of action. A batter delivered a crucial hit and you’d hear/read things like “Kepler drives in a run!” Or “Escobar scores on a key hit up the middle!”

“Drives” and “scores” are commonly used and easily understandable verbs that connote action and excitement....

MWL All-Star Game Photos

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 22 June 2016 · 181 views

Since it was so late when I got home after last night's Midwest League All-Star Game, I was too tired to get all of the photos included in my ASG post that I would have liked to. (Sure, the margarita or 5 that I had at the game MIGHT have had something to do with my drowsiness, but there's no hard evidence of that, so I'm going with 'I was just tired.')...

Develop A Catcher

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 17 June 2016 · 583 views
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Develop A Catcher The Minnesota Twins have the worst team ERA in the American League and their starters combined ERA, 5.59, is over a full run higher than the league average.

As I have said before, there is no real help in sight.

The same can be said for the catching situation.

Past Kurt Suzuki, in his third year as a Twin, the orginization has nothing promising. The b...

How Aggressive Should the Twins Be About Trading Eduardo Nunez?

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 09 June 2016 · 489 views
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How Aggressive Should the Twins Be About Trading Eduardo Nunez? The bright spots for the Twins have been few and far between this season, but they have been there. Joe Mauer’s hot start, Byung-Ho Park’s chase for the Golden Sledgehammer -- HitTrackerOnline ’s award for the longest average HR distance -- and the beginning of Robbie Grossman’s Hall-of-Fame run have been unexpected joys. None of these, however, can hold...

Final Mock - 2016 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 09 June 2016 · 530 views

Photo by Tim Casey

#1 Philadelphia Phillies - AJ Puk - lhp - Florida
Mickey Moniak is really the only other player who is getting a lot of talk right here.

#2 Cincinnati Reds - Nick Senzel - 3b - Tennessee
If Puk falls he will be taken here, with Kyl...

This just in...Sano can play of

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 07 June 2016 · 514 views

I know I am going to get my come comeuppance on this topic. I am impressed with Sano in OF, his instincts speak of playing a skill position for most of his life. Does Sano make mistakes? Bad mistakes? Uh..Yeah he does and has, and wil in the future. His bat justifies his existence in the of.

I know many of you have clamored for him to be at 3B, but...

A few photos from Oakland

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 02 June 2016 · 261 views
buxton, mauer

A few photos from Tuesday night's and Wednesday afternoon's games in Oakland.


Possibly one of the last photos taken of Miguel Sano before his trip to the 15-day DL. Notice the tear in his left trouser leg. Left hamstring injury next time up to bat... coincidence? I think no...

Trevor Plouffe, Eddie Rosario, and When to Steal Third

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 02 June 2016 · 630 views
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A successful stolen base back on May 18 ignited a minor controversy recently in Twins territory. Holding a four run lead in the top of the 7th, the Detroit Tigers were playing it safe against the left handed batter, Joe Mauer. There were two outs, and the Tigers infielders were favoring the right side of the diamond, where any ground ball off Mauer's bat...

They Played for the Love of the Game

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 02 June 2016 · 354 views

They Played for the Love of the Game More than 100 years ago Minnesota was home to one of the best baseball teams in the country. The St. Paul Colored Gophers, who in 1909 beat the Chicago-based Leland Giants for the title of “Blackball World Champions,” are just one of the teams highlighted in the new book “They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota”...

This Date In Twins History: May 31, 1976-Bert "Waves Goodbye"

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 31 May 2016 · 311 views
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The end of a successful bubble blow or a difficult-to-swallow salary negotiation pill courtesy of owner Calvin Griffith? I think the latter! For the full story about Bert Blyleven's Bicentennial Year Bird gesture towards the Met Stadium crowd on May 31, 1976,...

The Twins Almanac for May 26-31

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 25 May 2016 · 691 views
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May 26, 2011
Twins Pay Final Respects to Harmon Killebrew

On an off day, the Twins and about 4,000 of their fans paid their final respects to Harmon Killebrew , who had passed away on May 17, with a beautiful memorial service on the infield at Target Field. In attenda...

Trade Candidate for Nolasco? (It's probably not who you'd think)

Posted by Adam Houck in Adam Houck's Blog, 24 May 2016 · 620 views
twins, braves, nolasco, mlb draft

On Monday the Atlanta Braves acquired Brian Matusz from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. This deal may have seemed odd in the sense that Matusz is ineffective, owed $3.6mil the rest of the season, and the Braves released him immediately. However, under a newer rule, Atlanta was able to acquire a “competitive b...

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