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Gardy rumors

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:32 PM
From the Boston Globe's Cafardo - http://www.bostonglo...BwQO/story.html   Not really a surprise to read this but "It looks more and...

Trade rumors

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 PM
LEN recently wrote that he thought the Twins and Diamondbacks might pursue a trade in the offseason for a pitcher.  MLB traderumors...

Game Thread: Twins v Diamondbacks, 9/22 @ 7:10pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 08:29 PM
Game-time forecast: Clear. Winds blowing from right to left field at 1-5 m.p.h. Temperature around 65.   DIAMONDBACKS: SP, Coll...

Ryan: Santana Still Most Athletic Shortstop In System

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 07:00 PM
During Sunday's Inside Twins broadcast with Cory Provus, Provus asked Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan if Danny Santana was sti...

Glimpses of Incompetence

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:55 PM
After decades of being a die hard fan, I have only seen one Twins game in its entirety this year. That was a day game against the Indians...



May 9/20

Posted by Secondary User in Twins Pitch Breakdown, 21 September 2014 · 80 views


After his best start in the majors earlier this week, May struggled this trip through the rotation. He gave up 8 hits, 2 walks and 7ER through 4.2. As the numbers show, he struggled with his command just scratching over 60% strikes thrown. Swinging strike rates were nothing to write home about, but not bad, particularly on...

Too bad...Hicks will never make it...

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 21 September 2014 · 245 views

I know I will be deluged with, way to early to give up on HIcks...Bah Humbug...Hicks has been given many chances and he is up with the club again, even though he didnt earn it.

The one thing that intrigues me about Hicks is he can hit for power..but where did it go?

I think it went down the Hitting Coach Hole..meaning the Twins are insisting he be a co...

Inside the Florida Instructional League 9/20/2014

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 20 September 2014 · 307 views
byron buxton and 4 more...

What a difference a year makes, not only did the squad reporting to this years 2014 Florida Instructional League look much different than last year but so did the newly renovated facility. When entering the new Player Academy, you're greeted by a large hill that was constructed for new strength exercises and a sign stating "This is Twin Territory" and a...

So ... That Happened

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 18 September 2014 · 493 views
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So ... That Happened You've probably heard the news by now that the Twins are out, and the Colorado Rockies are in, as New Britain's class AA affiliate. It's been a strange few months here in Connecticut on the baseball and political fronts, culminating with yesterday's news.

Back in June , Rock Cats managing partner Josh Solomon triumphantly (and surprisingly) announced fr...

How Can the Twins Prevent Runs?

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 18 September 2014 · 275 views
trevor plouffe, joe mauer and 3 more...

How Can the Twins Prevent Runs? "To win the game, you've gotta score more runs than the other team"--- Ricky Henderson, baseball's all-time running scoring leader

Baseball can be a very simple game but it always comes back to scoring more runs than the other team. This has always been the case and teams are challenged by how they should go about accomplishing this task. Should a tea...

Injuries and Effectiveness

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 17 September 2014 · 237 views

Ricky Nolasco, Mike Pelfrey, and Tommy Milone have all had disappointing seasons for the Twins. Glen Perkins is having a rough finish to his season. The four pitchers named have all had injuries disclosed after they struggled. The cynics among us would all be of the opinion that perhaps the pitchers were using injury as an excuse for poor performance....

"We've got to, otherwise we're dead"

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 14 September 2014 · 294 views

The Minnesota Twins' front office is going to be faced with making some difficult decisions this offseason - decisions they are woefully ill-prepared to make.
Ron Gardenhire and Tom Brunansky (photo: Knuckleballs)

Many professional sports organizations change their...

Is this Finally the Final Straw for Gardenhire?

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 12 September 2014 · 504 views

Here we are, at the tail end of another lost season. This season, in the beginning, was a different season. The team fought, there was some urgency, and the team was able to keep its head above water for the first two months. After Kyle Gibson pitched a gem in Detroit in early June, I, along with many others in Twins Territory, were starting to become opt...

Save The "M!"

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 07 September 2014 · 529 views


Originally posted on www.twinsandlosses.com

No, this isn’t a post about the recently demolished Metrodome (R.I.P. and screw you, Zygi), this is a post about something near and dear to my heart: The Twins’ “M” logo.

I’m a huge fan of the “M”...

Our basement buddies have passed us

Posted by twinssouth in twinssouth's Blog, 07 September 2014 · 437 views

As of this morning, Astros and Cubs have better records:

Astros 1 game better
Cubs, 3 games better

I thought I'd never see the day where the Astros pass the Twins in the rebuilding race but it has happened They got rid of the Manager, have young talent playing and don't seem to have any ridiculous contracts hanging over them, like the Nolasco fiasco....

By the Numbers: Which Twins Hitters Have the Most Value?

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 06 September 2014 · 161 views

Let's face it, there isn't much left to talk about in terms of the Twins and their 2014 season. We know the story all too well at this point. Worst starting pitcher ERA in all of baseball, last place in the AL Central, can never seem to get a hit with runners on base, etc. This tired story has caused me, like many of you, to care way more about the future...

Minor League Report (9/4): Post-Season Fun

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 05 September 2014 · 259 views
mat batts, adam brett walker and 2 more...

Minor League Report (9/4): Post-Season Fun With the Minor League season all but over, this is likely the last time I will be writing the Minor League Report for the 2014 season. I won't disappear completely, you can still find me and the rest of the Talk to Contact crew talking beer, baseball and the news over at www.TalkToContact.com on our weekly Minnesota Twins podcast. Thank you for hanging...

Josmil Pinto wants you to do the Helmet Challenge

Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 04 September 2014 · 212 views

Josmil Pinto (aka Beans) wants you to do the Target Field Helmet Challenge. He years for you to stuff your face with a helmet full of fries, another full of nachos and a third filled with ice cream for a savory dessert. He wants you to live large and be merry.

He wants you to do the helmet challenge.

On September 15th the Twins host the Detroit Tiger...

Santana and Vargas Emerge for 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 04 September 2014 · 55 views

Coming into this year, there was hope that some prospects would "graduate" and move up to the Twins causing significant impact. Their names were Miguel Sano, Alex Meyer, and Byron Buxton. 2014, then, would be a year of significant development in the rebuilding process.

Sano was done for the entire season after Tommy John surgery. Buxton was up and down w...

Baseball & Business: The Twins and Timing

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Twins Fan From Afar's Blog, 04 September 2014 · 149 views

Baseball & Business: The Twins and Timing Last season, I'm sure you remember the Twins' ill-fated attempt to charge a select group of fans to watch the Twins take batting practice at home games. To be fair, fans currently don't get to watch the Twins take BP at Target Field, and several teams have a similar program in place, so this idea was not at all unfounded. But the reaction was crazy. Peopl...

Let's get specific, who stays and who goes?

Posted by goulik in Blog goulik, 03 September 2014 · 515 views

I have spent a lot of time reading blogs, posts, articles and comments about the Twins MLB and MiLB rosters, players, stats and More stats. Some comments really irk me. It is very easy to be anonymous on this sight and therefore put up hyperbolic comments like "cut the whole 25 man roster" and "fire all the field staff and the whole front office". Comment...

Cliff Notes Guide to the 2014 Twins: "The Insistent Tune of a Broken Violin on an August Afternoon"

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 01 September 2014 · 245 views
cliff notes, trades, prospects and 1 more...

Chs. 4-5: July and August

The fledgling, flickering hope alive in the hearts of the Twins and their fans at the end of June was doused with the frigid realization of inadequacy. The pivotal moment established by the previous chapters' foreshadowing was for the "All-Star Game" to be held in the middle of July.


Twins Minor League Report (8/29): Rochester Remains In Playoff Hunt

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 29 August 2014 · 305 views

Trevor May was cruising for the Twins early in Baltimore tonight, as he had struck five through the first three scoreless innings. But in the fourth the wheels fell off, as he plunked Adam Jones and Nelson Cruz consecutively to load the bases. He struck out old friend(?) Delmon Young, but a walked another, J.J. Hardy, to bring in the game’s first run....

"We've got to take some pressure off our starters"

Posted by glp_vt in The Mauer Hauer, 28 August 2014 · 192 views

"We've got to take some pressure off our starters" As reported by Jackson Alexander of MLB.com, Ron Gardenhire was quoted Thursday as stating that "we've got to take some pressure off our starters." While it's clear that the Twins' 28th ranked rotation (dead last in August) could use some help, it seems shortsighted to call out the offense, which despite two quiet nights at the plate has led baseball in m...

The Twins Position Players for 2015

Posted by pierre75275 in Blog pierre75275, 27 August 2014 · 344 views

The Twins have been on the lower end of mediocre this year and at the roster has been a mess. Looking ahead to 2015 is currently the funnest thing to do as a Twins fan. After looking at the Twins options for bullpen and the starting rotations in my previous blogs, I will now offer my opinions on players the Twins have available to them on the position sid...

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