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Game Thread: Twins vs Royals, 5/25/16 @ 12:10 PM CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:48 PM
Forecasts: 75 degrees, and 72% chance of rain after 2 p.m.   LINEUPS Royals:   1. Alcides Escobar (SS) 2. Whit Merrifield (LF)...

Behind the Fence: Twins hold HS PreDraft Tryouts

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 01:30 PM
  Draft time is quickly approaching as it's less than three weeks away so it's crunch time for the MLB teams front offices and the...

Souhan rips Perkins and Hughes

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:27 PM
http://www.startribu...ency/380440381/   Pretty rough stuff.  "You didn’t have to work hard to hear complaints about both of th...

Manager Responsability or Poor Performance

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:27 PM
It was announced this morning that the Atlanta Braves have fired their manager, . The Braves similar to the Twins have had an incredibly...

Article: Your Turn: What Do You Want From A GM?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:18 PM
I feel no need to call for anyone to get fired. I won’t do it. Yes, I fully understand and don’t necessarily strongly disagree with the o...

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Ode to Cold Omaha

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dave The Dastardly's Blog, 25 May 2016 · 44 views

A worse fate for Cold Omaha could not have gone as well
As watching the team called the Twins go completely to hell.
There are infielders in the outfield and young outfielders looking in,
Batters missing pitches and ineffective pitchers in the pen.
Old arms are throwing homers while young flamethrowers are being hosed,
Sitting in the minors counting the y...
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Dozier Is The Sellout Twins Needed

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 25 May 2016 · 129 views

The 2016 Minnesota Twins are an absolute dumpster fire. Through 45 games, they own an 11-34 record, and there's really no reason to believe there will be a significant change any time soon. What seemed possible to be a second straight exciting season for the Twins has turned into nothing short of a nightmare. At the middle of it all is their newly appoint...
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Needed: Swagger

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 25 May 2016 · 157 views
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Needed: Swagger Sunday, May 22 was just another day where the Minnesota Twins lost during the 2016 season. It was a 3-1 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. What made this loss stand out was Toronto's Josh Donaldson.

Donaldson launched a first-inning home run off of Phil Hughes. As he crossed home plate, he seemed to stare into the Twins dugout. This stemming from an issue t...
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Trade Candidate for Nolasco? (It's probably not who you'd think)

Posted by Adam Houck in Adam Houck's Blog, 24 May 2016 · 341 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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How'd We Ever Win 11......

Posted by SirLoin in Rants (not Rantz), 24 May 2016 · 177 views

How'd We Ever Win 11...... It's a miracle.....Well, at least one was rain-shortened.....

https://youtu.be/PnIaqAsnSxU

There's no question that we're in desperate times. Outside of a night with the Ice Capades or a total system failure of the Pentair Water Recycling System, there's not many solutions out there to salvage this incinerating trash receptacle of a season. However,...
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Offer this guy Mall of America....

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 23 May 2016 · 252 views

Do what it takes to sign this guy....right now..DO NOT LET RYAN et al participate in the draft!

Candidate: Jason McLeod
Current role: Senior Vice President, Player Development and Amateur Scouting (Cubs)
Skill set: During his tenure with the Cubs, McLeod has played a major role in turning over an organization that was thin on minor-league talent, augment...
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The Twins Almanac for May 23-25

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 22 May 2016 · 368 views
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May 23, 1991
Kirby Puckett Has Second 6-Hit Game

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Kirby Puckett collected 6 hits for the second time in his career, going 6-for-7, scoring 2 runs in an eleven inning loss to Texas at the Metrodome. Kirby had 5 singles and a triple. His 6th hit, a single, came in the el...
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Zack Burdi - 2016 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 22 May 2016 · 301 views

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Zack Burdi is a 6'3", 210 lb. pitcher for the University of Louisville who was undrafted out of high school. Burdi's fastball usually sits in the 95-98 miles per hour range, but he can reach triple digits at times, and his slider and changeup are both very good pitches....
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Who do you keep?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 22 May 2016 · 283 views

The Twins dont have too many "untouchables" but here is my list based on either consistency or potential.

Catcher - Nobody (I would consider Centeno)
1B - Park
2b - Nobody
3b- Nobody
SS - Escobar, Nunez
LF -Nobody
CF- Buxton
RF -Sano

Pitcher - Nobody

Thats a really pathetic evaluation. This shows how poor Ryan and Staff evaluate talent. When you look a...
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"We’re in dire straits here"

Posted by HitInAPinch in HitInAPinch's Blog, 22 May 2016 · 264 views

It's not a real awe inspiring article. But it does shed some light on management's involvement.

http://www.startribu...here/380386061/

"“Probably more than ever,” Ryan said of his talks with Pohlad.

"Some people are calling it panic. I get that, OK. We’re in a mode here where I better be creative enough to do s...
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Five prospects who the Twins should promote

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 20 May 2016 · 498 views
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Five prospects who the Twins should promote We are a month and a half into the baseball season and the Minnesota Twins are a woeful 10-30, tied with the Atlanta Braves for the worst record in the league. Right now, most Twins fans should turn their attention to minor league baseball. There are a handful of minor leaguers in the Twins system who deserve a promotion. I tried to avoid players, especia...
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Twins Player Development is Very, Very Bad.

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 20 May 2016 · 457 views

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The disappointing performance of the Twins prospects made me curious to see how the Twins compared with other teams in bringing good players to the majors. The quickest way to do this comparison was to look at the number of players receiving votes for...
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Starting Over

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 20 May 2016 · 155 views

Let’s start over. Way over. If you were GM of the Twins and you could go back to last October 5th (the day after the final game of the season) what would you do differently know what you know now?
Here is a list of offseason moves the Twins made from October 5th to the beginning of the season:
1) Torii Hunter Retires
2) Signed Dan Runzler to Minor Leagu...
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Charge of the Light (Hitting) Brigade: Who Should Lead The Twins' Attack?

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 20 May 2016 · 183 views

Charge of the Light (Hitting) Brigade: Who Should Lead The Twins' Attack? For much of the past 15 years or so, the Twins have had very easy decisions to make with the first spot in the batting order. Jacque Jones settled there, then handed the position over to Shannon Stewart, who was a fixture atop the order until 2006 when Luis Castillo joined the team. He held the role until 2008 when it was briefly handed over to Carlos Gom...
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Eddie Rosario: Symptom or Solution?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 18 May 2016 · 510 views

The Minnesota Twins lost this afternoon.

Ordinarily, I’d say things have reached the point where another Twins loss falls into the “dog bites man” category. It’s not exactly news.

But this loss had a couple of things going for it that gave me cause to put pen to paper (figuratively, of course).

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.co...
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81 Years of History Just for Fun

Posted by Spikecurveball in Blog Spikecurveball, 18 May 2016 · 137 views

Let me start by saying I love the Twins. But sometimes things go so bad you have to try to find supplementary reasons to watch. An alternate way to track the Twins and maybe generate some interest and fun is now here.

According to my not always accurate research, in the past 81 years the teams that finished with the worst records were as follows.

1945 P...
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A Glimpse Into the Life of an Official Scorer

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 17 May 2016 · 3,189 views

A Glimpse Into the Life of an Official Scorer “How is that a hit?” Most baseball fans have said this after the scoreboard flashes the result on a sharp grounder or botched fly ball. The person in charge of making these hit/error determinations is the official scorer, often an anonymous recorder of stats until their judgment puts them in the spotlight. Recently I had a chance to shadow Stew Thornley,...
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“Don’t Worry, Everything’s Gonna Be Fine. Trust Me!”

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 May 2016 · 291 views
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“Don’t Worry, Everything’s Gonna Be Fine. Trust Me!” #FireMollie #FireRyan #TotalSystemFailure

All of these lovely hashtags have been making the rounds with the Twins off to a lackluster start to the season. Lots of opinions, ideas, and ways to fix the Twins have been floated around by casual fans, up to legitimate Twins writers. Today, we’re going to tackle the #FireMollie and #FireRyan crew.

My bigges...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/15): Miracle Power Backs Gonsalves

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 15 May 2016 · 216 views

Tyler Duffey was pretty good for the Twins again on Sunday afternoon as the parent club won their second straight game against the Cleveland Indians. In the minors on Sunday, one game was postponed, a lefty top-prospect took to the mound in Florida, was outdone by a lefty newcomer to the system in another game, and one team struggled to collect any hits f...
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A Hero Awakens

Posted by Negativity Police in Negativity Police's Blog, 14 May 2016 · 413 views

A Hero Awakens
A play in three acts


Cast (in order of appearance):
Vanimal (Van)
Negativity Police (NP)
Setting:
Interior of a studio apartment in an undisclosed location in the mid-evening. The date is May 12, 2016.

Act I
Curtains rise.
Vanimal is walking down the dusty corridor of a slum-like residential building. His steps are delicate and inc...

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