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(almost) time to trade Plouffe for a catcher

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:52 PM
Assuming the Twins finish out the year with Plouffe at third and Sano at designated hitter, this offseason it will be time for the Twins...

Article: Will The Twins Ever Hit Again?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:51 PM
What does Ronda Rousey’s last opponent and the Minnesota Twins’ lineup have in common?Neither can hit.Well, that’s not entirely accurate...

Minnesota Twins Whine Line

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:42 PM
I'm pretty confused at this point. If I wanted to hate watch TV I would turn it to Keeping up with the Kardashians, The Bachelor(ette), a...

When to Throw In The Towel?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:40 PM
This topic sort of piggybacks off of @Platoons from last night:   It's August 4th and the Twins are tied for the 2nd wild card spot!...

Joe Mauer has a no-trade clause and will never play catch...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:40 PM
This is a new feature on TD. It's called "If I read those statements one more time, I'm going to AAAARRRGGGHHHH!!!!" Discuss.

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Struggles Have Highlighted Twins Correct Deadline Decision

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 04 August 2015 · 267 views

The calendar has flipped to August, the Minnesota Twins are now 51-51 just three games above .500, and the problems are mounting. Every indication suggests that the Twins did absolutely the right thing at the trade deadline. As they slip out of sole possession of a wild card spot, Terry Ryan has a new period of evaluation coming.
For much of the season, t...
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An Early Look at Potential Offseason Moves

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 04 August 2015 · 265 views

I know we have a playoff spot to chase and we should worry about what is happening on the field right now, but I think that it's never a bad idea to look ahead a little bit, especially since the Twins are fading fast and the teams competing with us are probably a little bit better, Toronto for example. With that being said, here is a look at some ideas I...
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Terry Ryan said that the Twins will do nothing in the deadline. Why are you upset?

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 03 August 2015 · 545 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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After the trading deadline passed and with the Twins' having the league's worst record in the last couple of months and their lead for the first and then the second wild-card position was getting smaller and smaller, there was hope that Terry Ryan will do something to improve the team in the 3 bi...
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/3): Affiliates Swept!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 03 August 2015 · 88 views
d.j. baxendale, chris paul and 1 more...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/3): Affiliates Swept! David Price and the Blue Jays carved up the Twins on Monday afternoon, and to make matters worse, every affiliate in action on Monday night lost. All of the games were close, with only the Red Wings losing by more than one run, but outside of Elizabethton, there was not a lot of run scoring. Let's get to it.

RED WINGS REPORT
Rochester Red Wings @ Gwin...
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Responsibility

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 03 August 2015 · 209 views

I suppose this is what we asked for, Twins fans. Our team is playing “meaningful games” in August. Technically, they even continue to possess the second American League wild card spot (for a few more hours anyway).

Entering the season, if someone had told us that our Twins would be right in the thick of the hunt for even a wild card postseason spot, I th...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/2): Rochester, Chattanooga, and Elizabethton Roll

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 02 August 2015 · 190 views

Mike Pelfrey battled with Hisashi Iwakuma Sunday afternoon at Target Field, and Brian Dozier’s ninth inning home run to tie the game at one was the Minnesota Twins first earned run against Iwakuma in his career, a streak lasting 42.0 innings (they did have two unearned). But the bullpen wasn’t able to hold off the Mariners in extra innings and they fell 4...
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The Insufferable Ones

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 02 August 2015 · 242 views
#comedy #targetfield #orphans

For the most part, Target Field is like a spacecraft from a hopeful, utopian science-fiction universe. There, fans saluting any pennant can wear clothing honoring their sporting allegiance without harassment. Your experience might be different, but I've always enjoyed sharing the game with other fans and enjoying nothing worse than mild ribbing.

There ar...
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We Wouldn't Have Lost if You'd Beaten Us

Posted by always33 in The Blog Days of Summer, 02 August 2015 · 290 views

Everybody loves a good Yogiism. Accumulatively, I'm pretty sure I've spent hours surfing the internet for new Yogi Berra quotes during fits of boredom, and I never tire of seeing the same ones over and over again. The best thing about it is that just when you think you've seen his magnum opus, you run into another that somehow surpasses the last. One of m...
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Off-season moves and 2016 roster

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 01 August 2015 · 654 views

The one big off-season move that I think will happen is that Trevor Plouffe gets traded. As much as I love him, and many twins fans do, I do not think he fits long-term, or is in their long-term plans. I'd love to see him stick around, but our corner infield spots are just too crowded. I think eventually they move Sano over to first, but I doubt they do t...
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Odd Man (Men) Out?

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 01 August 2015 · 468 views
arcia, buxton, hicks, kepler and 1 more...

n 2016, barring a trade, the Twins will have five players under the age of 26 who profile to be good or better outfielders. Five of these players will have played for the Twins, and the sixth (Max Kepler) might make his debut this September. Here's a look at all six, with my view of strengths and weaknesses:

Oswaldo Arcia --Strengths : Big Time left hand...
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Cliff Lee, Twins Legend: An Alternate History

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 31 July 2015 · 669 views
trade deadline, mariners and 3 more...

For the first time in 5 years the Twins are buyers at the deadline, and with the Mariners in town and the Twitter fanbase on fire, I thought it would be fun to to look back at the last big Twins trade that never happened and imagine what it would be like if the Twins had acquired Cliff Lee from the Mariners 5 years ago.

Note: this is a work of fiction, n...
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Sports Illustrated Writer, Bloomington natives, Steve Rushin

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 30 July 2015 · 584 views
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Sports Illustrated Writer, Bloomington natives, Steve Rushin Ever wondered how the jockstrap was invented? Or how about the evolution of catching balls with bare hands to the gloves of today? In it was said that shaking hands with a catcher without any protection was like “shaking hands with walnuts.”
Sports Illustrated writer and Bloomington, Minnesota native Steve Rushin wrote about the jock strap, how Americans...
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PODCAST: The Breakdown-Eps 2 w/Cole Devries & Brandon Warne

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 30 July 2015 · 94 views

It's the second edition of The Breakdown. Brandon and Cole are breaking down trade deadline and getting insights from a former major league player on spring training, trades, and preparation for big league pitchers. Check us out.

http://www.spreaker....4/the-breakdown
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Take me out to the Blog: A Mid-season Sob Story

Posted by Zachary in Zachary's Blog, 29 July 2015 · 201 views

Note to Mod : I am not new to TD, but I am new to TD Blogs. This post, which I originally wrote uncensored, has been censored in efforts to respect the rules of this blog. If leaving them present but censoring them is still unacceptable, just let me know and I apologize.

Take me out to the Blog: A Mid-Season Sob Story

If I were to hand you my IPhone an...
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Pat-Man Begins, Chapter 3

Posted by HowStellasGotHerGleeBack in The Pat-Man Saga, 29 July 2015 · 284 views
nelson, stohs, gleeman, reusse and 1 more...

It was a quiet Wednesday night at the downtown Cowboy Jack's. Dispersed throughout the bar were a few groups of regulars, and the low hum of country music was only occasionally disrupted by roars from the Twins game occurring down the street. In one particular dim-lit corner sat Seth Stohs and Nick Nelson. Seth plunged a straw into his vodka cranberry as...
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Don't Just Do Something, Stand There!

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 27 July 2015 · 434 views
trade deadline, prospects, value and 1 more...

Don't Just Do Something, Stand There! Baseball hasn't always been the paragon of parity, with teams like the Cardinals, Braves, and Yankees constructing dynasties that spanned for the better part of a decade, but this year is unlike any we've seen in recent history. No American League team is more than 10 games out of a playoff spot with two full months of the season left. It's parity to the...
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ARod 5-9 against Perkins, Twins Coaches ignore

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 26 July 2015 · 346 views

I did something I rarely do. I shut the game off. I watch on my computer so I have to take whatever feed I get.

I was watching the Yankees broadcast, their play by play guy reported the following. Mauer moved to first base because of knee problems, (said it twice) Sorry Yank fans, you show respect for one of the greatest players of our time, a three...
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40 Man Issues

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 20 July 2015 · 477 views

As we approach the non-waiver trade deadline, many commenters have discussed the logjam that we are facing in the roster decisions that will need to be made this off-season.

While we search for potential catchers, relief pitchers, and other assorted pieces of the puzzle (both this year and next), it would help me greatly if someone could list the names o...
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The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem

Posted by glp_vt in Bloop Singles, 18 July 2015 · 439 views

The Twins’ Pinch-Hitting Problem One of the luxuries of being nine games over .500 at the All-Star break is the chance to take a closer look at some of the often-ignored corners of the roster for upgrades. Building a bench that can make a difference late in a ballgame is tough, and in fact most teams in baseball have struggled to do so in recent years, but no team has struggled to quite...
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Top 50 Twins Prospects mid-2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 17 July 2015 · 848 views

The Twins system is entering a new era as the youth movement is now officially underway. Players like May and Rosario have graduated already. Some players like Sano and Buxton will be leaving this list due to graduation in the coming months. It is important to get a glimpse of the state of the system going forward as the Twins are now entering a time of c...

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