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Game Thread--Twins @ Royals 7:10 PM 4/21/15

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:01 PM
This is my inaugural run at the mighty Game Thread.I thought I would follow Brian's design since imitation is the sincerest form of flatt...

How Long for Pinto?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:42 PM
It sure looks like Josmil Pinto is healthy.......unless he had no idea how far back to set up when catching, why is he not up yet? Is the...

Article: Get To Know: Kernels LHP Cam Booser

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:39 PM
I watched three games in Cedar Rapids last week, and Cameron Booser was the man on the mound to close out two of the Kernels wins. The le...

Alex Meyer is having a good game!

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:39 PM
In a pitching duel against the Nats AJ Cole.  6ip, 3 walks, 2hits, 11k.     How many good starts before we should bring hi...

A's/Royals don't like each other

Other Baseball Today, 05:33 PM
That was a pretty interesting* 3 game series.  Brett Lawrie took out the Royal's shortstop, Alcedis Escobar, with a slide dirtier th...

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Fly Balls vs. Ground Balls and Examples of Pitchers Who Use Them

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 21 April 2015 · 40 views

Phil Hughes and Kyle Gibson were the Twins best starters last year, but they are almost opposite pitchers, with Hughes being a fly ball pitcher and Gibson being a ground ball pitcher, and Hughes walking less and striking out more.
First we will look at Phil Hughes, who as a fly ball pitcher allowed just .69 home runs per nine and 23.2% line drives, 36.5%...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/19): Extra Innings

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 19 April 2015 · 191 views

On Sunday afternoon Trevor May went six innings in his second start of the year for the Twins, holding the Cleveland Indians to just one run on four hits and zero walks. He struck out seven. Torii Hunter also hit his first home run in a Twins uniform since 2007, a three run shot in the sixth inning to help the Twins beat the Indians 7-2, closing their fir...
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Fanfare for the Journeyman

Posted by MileHighTwinsFan in From the Mountain Top, 19 April 2015 · 210 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 · 358 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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Episode 9: The Bats Awaken

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 April 2015 · 161 views

Episode 9: The Bats Awaken Like Vader's lightsaber cleaving through the Jedi Temple, the Minnesota Twins figured out how to get some hits. Last year's offense has finally shown up fashionably late (Kasota Gold? [Am I doing this right?]).

[s]Anyone who Everyone thought the Twins were on pace for a historically bad season. Like, 100 plus losses bad. I've been called a Pohlad Pocket...
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Player Appearances: Kernels Reading Program

Posted by MatBatts in The Minor League Lifestyle , 17 April 2015 · 130 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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Twins Minor League Report (4/16): Starters Give Games Away

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 16 April 2015 · 238 views

Twins Minor League Report (4/16): Starters Give Games Away The Twins surprised everyone and won on Thursday afternoon, taking two out of three against the Royals to win their first series of the year. Down on the farm, things did not go as well with every affiliate in action taking the loss.



RED WINGS REPORT

Rochester @ Pawtucket PawSox
Box Score

Despite seven runs on twelve hits, the Red Wings lost to th...
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Episode 127 - The Home Opener and the Return of Torii

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 16 April 2015 · 94 views

<img src="http://assets.podomatic.net/ts/19/ad/da/paulpleiss/1400x1400_10527623.jpg " alt="itunes pic" /><br />This week we chat about the Twins' recent struggles, review our experiences from the Home Opener (including the returning of Torii Hunter), and try and decide what is going on with Tommy Milone.
In the second half of...
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Lineup Shuffles Provide New Thinking

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 16 April 2015 · 266 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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"Do I care if it's a walk or a hit?"

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 16 April 2015 · 152 views

How about last night!? (Forgive my excitement, but we may need to celebrate smaller victories this season.)

"Kyle Gibson pitched 6 2/3 innings of 1 run baseball and Oswaldo Arcia hit a 2-run homer to lead the Twins to a 3-1 victory over the undefeated Royals." Games like last night give glimpses of the future the Twins hope they are building. Let's ho...
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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 · 220 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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What a Terrific Start!

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 14 April 2015 · 452 views

It’s pretty hard to imagine this baseball season getting off to a better start, isn’t it? I mean, even the most optimistic of us probably wouldn’t have predicted a .789 winning percentage through the first week of games! This looks like it could be a fun summer of baseball!

What’s that? You say the Twins are languishing with a 1-6 record? Who cares? I’m...
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Back to the Future

Posted by SirLoin in Rants (not Rantz), 14 April 2015 · 205 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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Twins Minor League Report (4/13): Hicks and Buxton Power Wins

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 13 April 2015 · 256 views
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Minnesota's home opener was sure depressing but luckily all the Twins minor league affiliates picked up the slack on Monday. There were some big games from some big names so fans can turn their frown upside down with a look down on the farm.

To celebrate the start of the minor league season, we are offering the 2015 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook in p...
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Jorge Polanco: Base stealer?

Posted by Boone in Blog Boone, 13 April 2015 · 193 views

Jorge Polanco has been a favorite prospect of mine for several years and at this point he has certainly established himself as one of the best prospects in the Twins system. His discipline at the plate and positional flexibility make him seem like a relatively safe bet as far as prospects go. However, Polanco’s lack of power and speed have prevented him...
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J.O. Berrios-2015

Posted by curt1965 in Blog curt1965, 12 April 2015 · 258 views

His last name may not be May or Meyer, but J.O. (Jose) Berrios may be the Twins future ace. Drafted in the first round in the 2012 MLB June Ametuer Draft, the 6', 185 pound right hander out of Papa Juan High School in Bayamin, Puerto Rico has been on the fast track in the organization. In his short career, the 20 year old(5-27-94) has pitched well beyon...
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Adopt a Prospect: Meet JT "SPIKE" Chargois

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 12 April 2015 · 160 views
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Three years ago, we Peanuts adopted a prospect . A delightful prospect we thought could grow into an intimidating reliever...or at least his beard could . A guy we cared for, and supported through thick and (more frequently ) thin, until finally, we waved good bye as he ran joyfully through a field upstate, where all the released prospects go when they're...
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Sano has had his at bats

Posted by joshykid1 in joshykid1's Blog, 12 April 2015 · 387 views

Alot of people say Sano is not ready, hasnt had enough at bats. Sano has been playing baseball day and night since he was 12 years old. He has thrown the ball so much that he recieved tommy john. Sano plays baseball most winters in the domincan league. Play in the bigs while healthy and young. Sick of people saying dont bring him up youll ruin him. Your...
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Three Trades & Three Legends from 1961

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 08 April 2015 · 196 views

Reading the article on the first big Twin trade, helped me recall the first three Minnesota Twin trades that were minor on the field yet involving three legends.


Ernie Oravetz was traded for Ed Palmquist and Joe Altobelli. All three were career minor leaguers and Palmquist and Altobelli did play some for the Twins after they acquired them. Altobelli man...
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The First Big Twins Trade: Vic Power, April 2, 1962

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 06 April 2015 · 292 views
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The First Big Twins Trade: Vic Power, April 2, 1962 LAST UPDATED: APRIL 6, 2015 - Originally published 4/2/13 as "A Maestro At First: Trading For Vic Power, April 2, 1962 " at Classic Minnesota Twins blog

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In-season trades are rare occurrences for the Minnesota Twins. And even rarer are those that actually imp...

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