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Plouffe, Vargas, and More

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:32 AM
I have said things recently about Trevor Plouffe not being all that. I have said that Vargas should go back to AAA. Of course these two g...

Article: Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher Of The Month...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:24 AM
Yesterday, we looked at the top minor league relievers in the Twins farm system in April. Today, we turn our attention to the starting pi...

Article: According To Plan

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:21 AM
For the Minnesota Twins, the blueprint this year was simple: stay afloat until midseason and give yourself a chance to make things intere...

It is time for Aaron Hicks to return

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:17 AM
Hicks' AAA numbers are now pretty much square with his career minor league numbers. He is hitting from the left side well and is really,...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/3): Fireworks In Ch...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:19 AM
A former first-round pick delivered a walk-off victory in Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon, in a game where both teams combined for thirty...

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Aaron Hicks 2.0 Is Ready

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 04 May 2015 · 2 views

In the spring of 2013, the Minnesota Twins promoted former first round pick, Aaron Hicks, to the Opening Day roster following spring training. That spring, he hit .370/.407/.644 with four home runs and 18 runs batted in across just 73 at bats. After dealing Denard Span and Ben Revere during the offseason, Minnesota needed their next ceneterfield, and they...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/3): Fireworks In Chattanooga

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 03 May 2015 · 220 views

A former first round pick delivered a walk-off victory in Chattanooga on Sunday afternoon, in a game where both teams combined for thirty-hits and twenty-seven runs to provide the most entertaining game of the year. Elsewhere, there were three quality starts from starting pitchers, and standout games from several hitters.

Read on to hear all about the sl...
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WARNE NOTEBOOK: Updates On Injuries, Ex-Twins And Affiliates

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 02 May 2015 · 313 views

The Twins announced a pair of roster moves following Friday night’s game. With Ricky Nolasco (right elbow inflammation) and Brian Duensing (right intercostal strain) set to be activated, the Twins needed to make a pair of moves to free up spots. Caleb Thielbar was essentially sent down in favor of Duensing. Thielbar made six appearances spanning five inni...
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129: Everyone on the DL

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 01 May 2015 · 175 views

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This week's show features long laments about the inability of the Twins defense to play anything resembling defense. Costing the Twins somewhere in the neighborhood of one run a game, the bad defense, combined with pitchers who don't miss bats and hitters who can't g...
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Twins Minor League Report (4/30): The Stars Shine Bright

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 30 April 2015 · 161 views
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Twins Minor League Report (4/30): The Stars Shine Bright I just do not understand how baseball works. The Twins got all over perennial Cy Young candidate Chris Sale on Thursday night en route to trouncing the Chicago White Sox 12-2. Sale was out after just three innings and he had giving up nine runs, the most in his career. Trevor May gave up just a pair of runs despite scattering ten hits, but couldn't finish...
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Nolasco for Van Slyke?

Posted by Target Field of Dreams in Target Field of Dreams' Blog, 29 April 2015 · 549 views

Given our logjam of pitchers and the Dodgers rash of injuries...seems like we maybe could be a trade match with them.

Ideally we could give them Nolasco (he loved it there and he did alright for them) and they would give us Van Slyke. We could use the outfield defense and he absolutely crushes LH pitching.

I know what you are thinking...why would anyon...
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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 · 143 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 · 159 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, Not Starting Pitching, Has Been Twins' Achilles

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 27 April 2015 · 224 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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This Week in Rochester

Posted by Christopher Fee in Blog Christopher Fee, 26 April 2015 · 199 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 · 439 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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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 · 194 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 · 489 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 · 265 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 · 257 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 · 189 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 · 328 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 · 449 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 · 176 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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Back to the Future

Posted by SirLoin in Rants (not Rantz), 14 April 2015 · 240 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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