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Perkins not until the 13th

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:27 PM
Molitor didn't use Perkins in innings 9-12 with the score tied, but did run him out for the save situation in the 13th.  All th...

Torii's Defensive Metrics

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:23 PM
Read today in the Pioneer Press that Hunter "has jumped to 11th in Defensive Runs Above Average out of 25 qualifying right fielders. He r...

Where is Vargas?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:19 PM
I've been watching the Rochester box scores to see how Vargas is doing, but he hasn't played since being sent down -- not even in yesterd...

Article: Player Development Is Key To Establishing Fans...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:08 PM
This isn’t exactly the blueprint that we had in mind, going out and signing a guy to $55 million. The ideal is to have them keep coming t...

Dallas Gallant-2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Dallas Gallant 18 | P Full Name: Justin Dallas Gallant Born: January 25, 1989 Age: 26 Birthplace: Huntsville, TX Bats: R Throws: R H...



Kernels Passing Their Mid-terms

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 21 May 2015 · 69 views

The Cedar Rapids Kernels passed the midpoint of the first half of their 2015 season over the past weekend, making it an appropriate time to get manager Jake Mauer’s assessment of how their season is progressing.

There’s not a lot for the manager to complain loudly about, with his team vying for the second best record in the entire Midwest League. Then ag...

Carson Fulmer-2015 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 21 May 2015 · 83 views
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Carson Fulmer is a 5'11", 195 pound right-handed pitcher for the Vanderbilt Commodores who was drafted by the Red Sox in the 15th round of the 2012 amateur draft, but chose to attend college. Fulmer throws a fastball that can reach the high nineties, a nasty c...

Joe Mauer Is Reinventing Meaningful Statistics

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 21 May 2015 · 416 views

In the dead of the Pittsburgh night, late in the game (the top of the 13th inning to be exact), Joe Mauer did something that he has abandoned since August 17, 2014. With Antonio Bastardo on the mound, Mauer deposited a pitch over the right-centerfield wall at PNC Bank stadium. The Twins went on to win the game by a tally of 4-3. The home run was the shot...

Cereal and Statistics

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 19 May 2015 · 178 views
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I tend to spend my mornings with four things: a bowl of cereal, a cup of tea at hand, my MLB At Bat app and a folded over copy of The Economist magazine.

As I gorge on both carbs and information, I'm happy to know that the Twins have room to grow and that seemingly every night someone out does themselves (even if someone else does worse). But I'm also h...

Max Kepler Shows Breakout Potential

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 19 May 2015 · 525 views
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Max Kepler has been featured up and down Twins prospect lists since the Twins signed him as a teenager out of Europe. The list of successful major league players born in Europe is small but there's always been a little something extra with Kepler.

His parents were both professional dancers so he's got a strong athletic background. Minnesota took it slow...

Kyle Gibson Is Elite

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 19 May 2015 · 127 views

Kyle Gibson is elite...when it comes to ground ball pitchers. And that's a good thing.

According to Baseball Nation, a ground ball pitcher is a type of pitcher that has a tendency to induce ground balls from opposing batters. The average ground ball pitcher has a ground ball rate of at least 50% with extreme ground ball pitchers maintaining a ground bal...

Minnesota Twins’ Player Development Key To Establishing Trust With Fan Base Again

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 19 May 2015 · 169 views
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This isn’t exactly the blueprint that we had in mind, going out and signing a guy to $55 million. The ideal is to have them keep coming through the system.
– Twins GM Terry Ryan after signing Ervin Santana, 12/15/14

Minnesota Twins general manager Terry Ryan said some intriguing things this offseason, chief among them were:
1) That he wants to make the...

In the wake of the Vargas demotion thread, one possible scenario for the decision-making process

Posted by jokin in jokin's Blog, 18 May 2015 · 448 views

This post isn't approved for general viewing, but since I did spend some time and thought composing it and trying to impart serious intent, I feel it does relate some more pretty cogent facts to the debate on the "Nunez back/Vargas optioned to AAA" thread. I thought that a blog-piece might be just the place for it.

This post was made in response to a po...

Twins Minor League Report (5/17): Close Battles

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 17 May 2015 · 210 views

In the minors on Sunday every game was a close and hard fought battle, unlike the Minnesota Twins against Chris Archer. There was a dynamic pitching duel in one, and another that went back and forth seemingly every inning. When the dust settled, the Twins affiliates went 2-2 on the day.

There was also some action on the roster front, as one (surprise?) m...

Rochester: Observations in 2015

Posted by Joe Leathersich in Red Wing Squawk , 17 May 2015 · 174 views

This is my first post for TwinsDaily.com. It also marks my first time writing about the Rochester Red Wings. But being a Rochester native, it certainly is not my first time seeing them play -- which is to say it is not my first time developing an opinion about the team.

Not that I’m constantly critical of the Wings but rather I am always intrigued by the...

Eyes of Hicks

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 17 May 2015 · 260 views

When you look into the eyes of Aaron Hicks you see a different man, a different player than he has been in the past.

His approach and confidence look to me to be stellar. If he can have a little sucess, it might just be the charm as in third time.

In my mind he won the first game against the Rays when he singled sharply to get on....then scored on San...

WARNE: Aaron Hicks’ New Swing Paying Dividends

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 16 May 2015 · 271 views

This content originally appeared at Cold Omaha here , please consider clicking through as a measure of support.

After making the team out of spring training two years straight, Aaron Hicks was sent back to Triple-A Rochester as lesser options made the team ahead of him. The message to Hicks was clear: Force your way back up here.

Well, message received...

If the Twins aren't a playoff team...

Posted by jimbo92107 in Blog jimbo92107, 15 May 2015 · 451 views

The last four years watching the Minnesota Twins has been a real beating. The only thing keeping me and a lot of other fans from bugging out completely was that we knew there was some help coming via the draft, and that knowledge came from websites like Twins Daily.

We have now seen the 2015 version of this team, and it's getting better. Still, this ain'...

Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN)

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 May 2015 · 236 views
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Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN) In a season which began with about as many ups and downs as can be imagined, our favorite MLB team has inexplicably soared back in to relevance, at least for the time being.

The offseason was as interesting as can be expected from a Terry Ryan-led club can be. A hometown Hall-of-Famer was brought in to captain the ship. A former fan favorite was brought...

How/when will we get to evaluate Jorge Polanco at MLB level again?

Posted by sdtwins37 in sdtwins37's Blog, 12 May 2015 · 421 views

He is only 5 moths older than Buxton. Obviously he plays a different position. He is the future of SS for the Twins right? I need some insight as to why nobody is really talking about him for a promotion or a 2nd look in the bigs. I understand his brief stint last year was out of necessity, but this guy is good, and crushing AA right now. OPS at 833. Tal...

Lineup Changes that Seem to have Worked

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 10 May 2015 · 375 views

The Twins started playing better baseball sometime during their previous road trip. They lost two of three to a good KC club and then were shut out 2-0 by King Felix. I believe it was after Hernandez blanked the Twins that Molitor made some lineup changes. Hunter had been moved to #2 which freed Dozier to hit cleanup. BD looked lost there, Santana had...

Great Seasons You May Have Forgotten – 19 year-old Wally Bunker

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 08 May 2015 · 352 views
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After making his debut as an 18 year-old for the Baltimore Orioles in the final game of 1963, right-handed pitcher Wally Bunker earned a spot in the Orioles starting rotation in May of 1964 and pitched a 1-hitter in his first start of the season. The teenager from San Bruno, California surrendered no...

Twins Minor League Report (5/7): Cedar Rapids Shines

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 07 May 2015 · 202 views
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Twins Minor League Report (5/7): Cedar Rapids Shines The Twins survived a short start from Ricky Nolasco (four runs in five innings) and won a back and forth game against the Oakland Athletics on Thursday. The Twins scored six runs on just five hits, helped along by six walks and a pair of errors from Oakland. The victory wraps up an 8-3 homestand, including a four game sweep of the Chicago White Sox. Th...

Episode 130: Eddie Rosario is King of the Prospects

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 07 May 2015 · 82 views

You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact ) episode via iTunes or by clicking here , and if you want to add the show to your non-iTunes podcast player, this is the RSS Feed .

Just Cody and ERolf on the pod this week as Paul and Jay ar...

Package Danny Santana with someone (Nolasco?) for Cole Hamels?

Posted by Target Field of Dreams in Target Field of Dreams' Blog, 07 May 2015 · 587 views

As much as I like Danny Santana, is it crazy to think the Twins might want to consider trading him this year? In years past, I feel like the Twins have severely missed the high point of a player's value and have had to trade at the low point, significantly diminishing the return. While I like Danny, it is logical to think he is playing at or even slightly...

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