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Article: Joe Mauer's Going Oppo...Again

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 04:41 AM
There isn’t a more polarizing figure on the Minneapolis sports landscape than Joe Mauer. It’s not hard to see, either. For instance, have...

Amaurys Minier - 2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 04:41 AM
In his second summer in the Twins organization, Minier stayed in the GCL, getting twice as many at bats in 2014 than he did at the level...

Next Roster Moves?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:46 AM
Now that the big one is out of the way what are the next roster moves the Twins make?Santana is eligible on Sunday so once he is cleared...

Article: Molitor Hints At Six-Man Rotation

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:33 AM
Ervin Santana’s return to the Minnesota Twins is imminent and this presents an interesting personnel decision for the team. On Twins Radi...

Rule 5 Redux: Graham in, Gilmartin out

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:43 PM
MLBTradeRumors had an article yesterday providing an update on 2014 Rule 5 Draft picks across MLB.   The two to highlight:...

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GM Does Stuff Just To Justify His Job

Posted by Ben Remington in The Dollar Dome Dog, 03 July 2015 · 13 views

GM Does Stuff Just To Justify His Job -SHTICKBALL-

In the front office of a professional team, one General Manager is getting rave reviews because of his recent hard work and dedication. What fans don’t know is how much he’s struggling to make himself look busy.

“I just spent forty million dollars today so local sportwriters wouldn’t call me a pussy.” The GM said, wiping sweat from his b...
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Sano to lead Twins in contention...

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 02 July 2015 · 63 views

I am deeply impressed with Miguel Sano. Yes I saw the game. Yes I saw him strikeout, but I also saw his eye, his swing his confidence. I did not see the deer in the headlights like Buxton showed.

Sano believes he can play in this league and hit these pitchers, and you know what, he can!

It might take a little but look for him to start hitting......
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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 02 July 2015 · 123 views
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Twins Minor League Report (7/2): Miguel Sano Debuts Miguel Sano made his MLB debut on Thursday evening and (of course) picked up his first career hit via an infield single in the top of the ninth inning at Kauffman stadium in Kansas City. He's a huge young man, just starting his (hopefully) huge MLB career. Oh, and the Twins won thanks to a spectacular eight-inning shutout from Kyle Gibson capped by a Glen...
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What would the ideal 25-man roster be to end the year?

Posted by ttreadway in Twinsfan4life, 02 July 2015 · 173 views

I've posted it several times in different blogs or comments over the last couple of weeks, but as much as I'd love to think the twins can compete this year, I don't think they are going to. However, I do think that the Twins can win 80-82 games, and at least be fun to watch, and the recent surge of minor league talent flooding the big league team has kept...
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Can't The Twins Just Play Where They Belong?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 02 July 2015 · 139 views

Following the conclusion of the 2014 Major League Baseball season, longtime Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire was shown the door. Although the four seasons of losing weren't all his fault, he did little to help the matter either. In his place, Paul Molitor took over. So far in 2015, results as a whole have been promising, but one area continues to be...
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WARNE: Joe Mauer’s Going Oppo … Again

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 02 July 2015 · 630 views

There isn’t a more polarizing figure on the Minneapolis sports landscape than Joe Mauer. It’s not hard to see, either. For instance, have a look at social media when Mauer gets a day off — any day off — and how the average fan reacts to it. Never mind the fact that Mauer came into Wednesday tied with Brian Dozier for the most games played on the team.

On...
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A Team in Contention, A Team in Flux

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 01 July 2015 · 206 views
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I was originally going to write about the Twins "June Swoon", but the news of Vargas' demotion followed by word that Miguel Sano would assume his spot on the roster makes last month's struggle old news. The Twins are above .500 so by loose definition they are contenders to make the playoffs. They have promoted three of their top prospects within the last...
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Cody's Midseason Top Prospects: 11-20

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 30 June 2015 · 431 views
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Over at Twins Daily, we have been counting down the Twins system's top prospects as part of our midseason update . This allows for players like recent first round pick Tyler Jay to fit into the Twins overall prospect rankings. There is plenty of depth in the Twins system so there are some very good players outside the top 10 rankings.

Some players like B...
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Target Field Now a Fair Ballpark, as wanted by Jerry Bell.

Posted by ScottyBroco in Not Another Baseball Blog, 29 June 2015 · 418 views
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Why is there a need for a Metrodome baggie wall in right field? Do we have to remember that the Twins played 27 years in the Teflon Palace? For fans, there is nostalgia and of course two World Series titles, where the Twins won all 8 World Series games at home. Target Field ushered in a new era of outdoor baseball, modern day amenities, the iconic Minnie...
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Weekly TwinsTakes - June 29th, 2015 - How do you spell relief?

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 29 June 2015 · 205 views
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Weekly TwinsTakes - June 29th, 2015 - How do you spell relief? The Minnesota Twins had one of the greatest months in franchise history in May, going 20-7 and putting themselves in the conversation for the American League Central Division. Unfortunately, they've gone 10-16 since then with only a couple games left in June and now see themselves 5.5 games back of the Kansas City Royals in the division and 1 game back of...
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Twins Minor League Report (6/28): Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better...

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 28 June 2015 · 256 views

There was plenty of action on Sunday, as both the Rochester Red Wings and Elizabethton Twins played double-headers. There was a walk-off blast in one game, a few stellar pitching performances, and an ongoing winning streak on the line.

There was also an incredible display of power from the middle of the lineup for one affiliate (I’ll let you guess which...
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Through the Fence: On the Backfields GCL 6/26/2015 and 6/27/2015 Video Edition

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 28 June 2015 · 183 views
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Over the weekend, I got to enjoy a couple GCL games of the GCL Minnesota Twins and GCL Boston Red Sox. Best part of these games are the closeness to the action you can get as well as VIPs lurking around. This weekend, Top Scout Mike Ratcliff was seen timing and evaluating the new talent. The following links are Youtube Videos that I took over the weekend...
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Randy LeBlanc: From Big Easy to Cedar Rapids

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 27 June 2015 · 781 views

When you ask ballplayers about their outside interests, it’s not unusual for them to express an interest in hunting. In that regard, Kernels’ pitcher Randy LeBlanc fits in with the crowd.

It’s when you ask what he hunts that LeBlanc begins to vary from the norm.

He’ll tell you he spent most of his offseason fishing and duck hunting, with a little deer h...
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Terry Ryan Learns the Magic Word

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 26 June 2015 · 455 views
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As we tip toe to July, we know that inevitably Twins fans will start to imagine all manner of favorable scenarios, dream sequences and wishful thinking that leads the GM Terry Ryan to make all the right moves and deliver a winner to Target Field.

We Peanuts from Heaven are nothing if not imaginative, but rather than prognosticate any remotely feasible tr...
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Episode 136: Alex Meyer Gets the Call!

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 26 June 2015 · 136 views

You can download the new Talk to Contact (<a href="https://twitter.com/talktocontact ">@TalkToContact</a>) episode via <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talk-to-contact-podcast-about/id556784825?mt=2">iTunes</a> or by clicking <a href="http://talk2contact.podomatic.com/entry/2015-06-25T19_11_50-07_...
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Guys, You Weren't Supposed to be this Decent

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 25 June 2015 · 388 views

What a strange season. I didn't think the Twins would be playing decent baseball as the calendar switched to July. I didn't think that Byron Buxton would be up, after his essentially lost 2014 season. I didn't think Trevor May would be (as of late) the team's most dominant starting pitcher. And I sure didn't think this proverbial ragtag bunch of misfi...
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Will the "Corresponding Move" be a Debut?

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 25 June 2015 · 346 views
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With Tonkin being optioned back to the minor leagues, the Twins have created a hole in the lineup in advance of a 10-game road trip, with the first six of those games in National League ballparks. Some people have suggested that Oswaldo Arcia could return, or a utility player such as Doug Bernier.

However, it has appeared to me that the Twins have tried...
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The Curious Case of the Minnesota Twins’ Mike Pelfrey Signing

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 23 June 2015 · 576 views
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While the Minnesota Twins are a homegrown team that relies heavily on players from their farm system to sustain success in the major leagues, reclamation projects are an important part of their team construction. Once-highly-touted prospects or players that have had some big league success and saw a dip in production with their former team for various rea...
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Rebuilding a Bullpen

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 22 June 2015 · 426 views

The Twins bullpen has the poorest strike out rate in the majors. This is not a surprise and was projected when the 25 man roster was announced. The Twins may need to trade for bullpen help at the deadline. Before that happens, I hope they look at solutions internally.

The Twins need at most one LOOGY as opposed to the two they are using now.

These pitch...
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Maximilian

Posted by soofootinsfan37 in soofootinsfan37's Blog, 22 June 2015 · 262 views

Um, what needs to be\should be done with Mad Max, he is rippin the snot out of the ball right now. 9 walks and only 3 K's his last ten games. Obviously seeing the ball really well. Time to move him up? Thoughts?

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