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Welcome back to the always exciting, always riveting and always sunny Twins Daily Game Thread!The end of summer is almost nigh.For many,...

Article: Twins Send Six To Arizona Fall League

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On Wednesday afternoon, MLB announced the rosters for the 2016 Arizona Fall League. Six players in the Twins organization will join Chatt...

Sept Calls / AZ Fall League

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Who is most deserving ?

Article: Santana Shines Among Sad Starter Group

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On Tuesday night, the Twins suffered their 12th loss in a row, as a league-worst pitching staff continues to drag them to new depths. Los...

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Why Do Twins Doubt Themselves?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 30 August 2016 · 709 views

In 2016, the Minnesota Twins have been among the worst teams in baseball. While that's far from an ideal situation, the reality is that it's provided an opportunity for the organization to get a look at a lot of different players. In too many cases though, they haven't taken it. Why not remains a realistic question.

You can almost take your pick as to wh...
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Perhaps the Twins should be run more like a business

Posted by glunn in Blog glunn, 29 August 2016 · 381 views

There has been lots of discussion of Jim Pohlad's diagnosis of "total system failure." The owners are business people who rely on baseball experts to run the team, In one interview, Mr. Pohlad said the following:

"I’m the type to stand back and let the manager do his job. That’s something I learned from my dad, he would find people he could relate to and...
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Twins Almanac: Workweek Edition

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 28 August 2016 · 555 views
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And here is the Twins Almanac for Monday, August 29 to Friday, September 2, 2016. Mrs. Johnson broke the internet at my folks' place where we're staying, so I'm posting this from across the pasture at my sister's house. I kind of forgot about this whole humidity thing here in Minnesota. It's alright, though, I'm just pretending I'm on safari.

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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/28): Zach Granite Leads 'Nooga to Victory

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 28 August 2016 · 215 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (8/28): Zach Granite Leads 'Nooga to Victory The Twins lost their 10th straight on Sunday afternoon, wrapping up one of the worst series we've seen this year, part of one of the worst stretches of Twins baseball we've seen since losing became so popular at 1 Twins Way. In addition to losing the game, the Twins lost Danny Santana to the DL with a sprained shoulder.

Transaction Report: The injury to...
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Have The Twins Mishandled Mitch Garver?

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 25 August 2016 · 562 views
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It has already been an interesting year in terms of how the Twins have deployed their players defensively. From Miguel Sano moving all over the place, to Jorge Polanco going from no reps a shortstop in the minors to the everyday guy there on the big club, there have been some decisions that have been worthy of questioning.

Well, the questioning seems to...
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Twins Minor League Report (8/23): Wheeler Dominates, Kennys Hit Ball Far

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 23 August 2016 · 266 views

It was a low-scoring night throughout the system Tuesday, but that means there were several good pitching performances for the Twins affiliates. As an organization, they combined for just 19 runs (2.7 per game) on the day, but because of those performance went 5-2 on the day in the minor leagues.

To see which other starting pitchers came through besides...
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Mickey Mantle Spoils Jim Merritt's Shutout, August 22, 1968

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 23 August 2016 · 180 views
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Your dose of history from my vat of Twins facts / folklore.

It's the Mickey Mantle Homerun Video , from the game of August 22, 1968.

The Bomber Bully deposited Twins lefty Jim Merritt's curve into the lower, leftfield stands at Metropolitan Stadium, in Bloomington.

More importantly, it was his swan song, his arrivederci to Minnesota fans. Check it out....
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The Players I want to see called up...and a question about Arcia..

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 14 August 2016 · 877 views

1- I want to see Mitch Garver catch almost all the games until the end of the regular season.

2. I want to see Gonsalves called up and pitch in the rotatation

3. I want to see Granite called up and play every day

Did we ever receive a player for Arcia?
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Now is the time to trade Dozier

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 11 August 2016 · 467 views

Dozier is phenomenal, I would hate to see him go, that said, now is the time to trade him. Here is what I think we could get for him, a potential starting catcher, a close to ready starting pitcher and an A ball throw in, I hate to do it, but Polanco is clearly ready to take over and we can recharge the team with the return.
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Kernels on the Links

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 10 August 2016 · 210 views

Every year, a number of Cedar Rapids Kernels players and coaches spend one of their off-days sweating on a golf course with a bunch of people willing to shell out a couple dollars (actually a bit more) for the pleasure of sharing their company as they knock a little white ball about 6,000 yards around a local golf course to benefit the organization’s chil...
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A Look at Minor League Promotions of College Relief Pitchers

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 04 August 2016 · 814 views
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Back on June 11, the Minnesota Twins were defeated by the Boston Red Sox 15-4, giving up 10 runs over the final two innings to let an otherwise close game get out of reach.

It wasn’t just another loss in another losing season. It was noteworthy because it gave fans their first look at J. T. Chargois, a highly-touted, hard-throwing pitching prospect from...
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Which is the real Twins team

Posted by Supfin99 in Supfin99's Blog, 04 August 2016 · 454 views

On May 24th the Twins dropped to 11-34 after a 7-4 loss to the Royals. At that point they were the worst team in baseball by a wide margin. This was their lineup and averages after that day.

Núñez 2B 5 0 1 0 0 1 17 .303 .338 .447
Mauer 1B 4 0 1 1 1 1 21 .270 .381 .377
Sanó DH 5 0 0 0 0 3 17 .219 .321 .394
Plouffe 3B 4 0 0 0 0 2 16 .252 .275 .383
Gros...
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Twins and Losses Supershow Episode 15

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 02 August 2016 · 240 views

New show is live! Dan, Panda, and Stubby converse about Terry Ryan, along with bad deployment of stats.

The gang is also joined by Bill Bohl (A Wolf Among Wolves, Fear The Sword) as he stops by to chat about the Wolves' offseason.

Stream or download using the link below; or check out iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, and Pocket Casts! The 4D Podcast Networ...
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Complete profile and scouting report of the newest Twins' pitcher LHP Adalberto Mejia

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 29 July 2016 · 992 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
----The Twins acquired LHP Adalberto Mejia , from the San Fransisco Giants, in exchange for Eduardo Núñez. Núñez came to the Twins from the Yankees for Miguel Sulbaran who came to the Twins from the Dodgers for Drew Butura who came from the Mets for Louis Castillo who came from the Marlins for RHPs Scot...
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So You Want to Make a Deal

Posted by nicksaviking in nicksaviking blog, 27 July 2016 · 825 views

I can feel it, the anxiety around here is building, people are dying for some trade news. When the Twins were good they were loathe to part with young players to improve the club, when the club was bad they were so bad that they didn't have anything worth trading. Now we sit here with perhaps not exciting, but certainly plentiful trade chips. There have b...
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PODCAST: Midwest Swing, Episode 27

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 22 July 2016 · 302 views

Mike Berardino (Pioneer Press) joins Brandon Warne and Tom Schreier to discuss the Minnesota Twins decision to relieve Terry Ryan of his duties and who should replace him.

http://coldomaha.com...y-ryans-firing/
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The End of the Terry Ryan Era

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 18 July 2016 · 447 views
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The End of the Terry Ryan Era Terry Ryan was fired on Monday, July 18 as the Minnesota Twins General Manager. Ryan was the Twins GM from 1994-2007 and again from 2011 until now.

The end of his career will be marred by some of the worst seasons in Twins history. That, along with the current worst record in baseball, led to Ryan's demise.

It shouldn't be what defines him.

Ryan took a...
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Searching for Radke

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 14 July 2016 · 731 views

Brad Radke was drafted 25 years ago. He arrived in 1995 and averaged over 30 starts a year through 2006. The Twins haven't developed a pitcher of his quality since. I wondered about today's better pitchers. What were their numbers in the minors? In particular I wondered about strike outs and walks. Those numbers are relatively fielding independent.

I wen...
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All-Star Break Thoughts

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 12 July 2016 · 533 views
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At the All-Star break, the Twins sit with a terrible 32-56 record and it is only that good because they've won the last three series against three AL West clubs. For most of the season, the Twins have scored the fewest runs in the AL while allowing the most. I wasn't totally surprised that the Twins pitching staff was bad, but it just doesn't seem right t...
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Amazed at the sight of Target field

Posted by myrie123 in Visit500, 12 July 2016 · 537 views

First of all I am not from Minnesota, but I am following baseball in USA and I cheer for Twins. So I am writing this as an outside fan.
Last week I was in Minnesota and while there I just had to visit the Twins stadium! I've seen it many times on TV, but now seeing it with my own eyes, I must say I was amazed. I really liked it and I enjoyed the view. The...