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Elizabeth Devita ‏@lizdevitaNov 21 http://www.27outsbas...or/lizdevita04/ 2 months, 2 championships. Southern League Champs --> Ariz...

Berandino: Byung-ho Park Reportedly Headed to the Twin Ci...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:05 AM
According to Mike Berandino, a South Korean news agency reports that Byung-ho Park departs on Sunday for the Twins Cities.He is scheduled...

Twins playing Moneyball?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:50 PM
Recent moves suggest the Twins are prioritizing power in their hitters, sometimes at the expense of defense (especially at the corners)....

Article: Why I Still Write About Sports at Times Like This

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 09:55 PM
It's been a hard fall for me to write in these spaces. Every evening I try to sit down to write, I find a dozen other things to do. There...



The Twins 2015: Diamond Treasure

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 27 November 2015 · 183 views

I've been a Minnesotan for the entirety of my 25 year life. While having spent only the most recent years in the heart of Twins Territory, growing up in southern Minnesota, the Minneapolis journalism scene has only recently become my go to. In reading Patrick Reusse's Turkey of the Year for 2015 however, it dawned on me that the Twins could use a similar...

The Twins 2015 Turkey of Year winner is:

Posted by jjswol in jjswol's Twins Trivia Blog, 26 November 2015 · 227 views

Happy Thanksgiving! It is once again that time of the year to select our annual Twins Turkey of the Year winner. This year we get to select our seventh annual Twins Turkey of the Year award winner, who will be lucky number seven? As always we have plenty of blue-chip candidates to scrutinize, analyze, and reflect on. First off we need to narrow the li...

A Twins Fan's Thanksgiving

Posted by always33 in The Blog Days of Summer, 26 November 2015 · 126 views

We do not celebrate Thanksgiving because we're a thankful lot but rather because we prefer to complain 364 (and sometimes 365) days out of the year. As a holiday whose historical roots are buried deep in religious traditions, perhaps it would have been better to take a truly puritanical stance on the subject and dedicate only one day out of every year to...

Biggest Sleepers from the 2015 Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 25 November 2015 · 390 views

Below I will give a brief summary of who I consider to be hidden gems with solid MLB careers in front of them:

(Photo by Paul Gierhart)

LaMonte Wade - Wade had one of the best seasons for a non first round pick in his debut season, putting up good power numbers and a so...

Landa and Rosario: The Clock is Ticking

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 25 November 2015 · 349 views

The Twins chose to add Yorman Landa and Randy Rosario to the 40 man roster. There is no doubt they have major league velocity. They also haven't found success in Low A ball yet. They opened in Cedar Rapids in 2014 and were injured early in the season. Last year both returned from injuries and pitched in rookie ball before entering low A in 2015.

They nee...

Why I Still Write About Sports at Times Like This

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 24 November 2015 · 134 views
minnesota, north side and 1 more...

It's been a hard fall for me to write in these spaces. Every evening I try to sit down to write, I find a dozen other things to do. There are papers to grade and recommendations to submit and people to actually be married to. So while I love to write, and even though I want to write, it slips through my fingers more often than I like.

This past week, I h...

AFL Recap Week 6: Scottsdale Takes AFL Championship Led by Twins Prospects

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 22 November 2015 · 173 views

The Scottsdale Scorpions went 2-2 in the final week of the 2015 Arizona Fall League season, to finish with an 18-12 overall record, and earn a place in the AFL Championship Game for winning the East Division. They would face off against the West Division winners, the Surprise Saguaros on Saturday.

But before we get to that game, in which the Twins prospe...

Assessing the Twins' Risks in the 2015 Rule 5 Draft: Analyzing Each of their 40 Eligible Unprotected Players

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 21 November 2015 · 735 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

The Twins announced that they have added LHP Taylor Rogers , RHP JT Chargois , OF Adam Brett Walker , LHP Randy Rosario , RHP Yorman Landa , LHP Pat Dean , and LHP Mason Melotakis to their 40-man roster. This leaves 41 players unprotected.
Here is a list of each of the unprotected players alo...

Next for Twins Offseason? Hopefully Not Much

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 17 November 2015 · 600 views

Last week, Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan went back-to-back-to-back making three deals in three days in an effort to improve his club, winning the bidding for the right to negotiate with Korean slugging first baseman/DH Byung-ho Park, trading backup catcher Chris Herrmann for a prospect, which cleared the way for catcher John Ryan Murphy to be...

WARNE: Keeping Track of All the Moving Pieces in the Twins Offseason

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 13 November 2015 · 506 views

The Minnesota Twins made a flurry of moves over the past few days that have left fans and media types buzzing with anticipation not only for the 2016 season, but also the rest of this offseason. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, and the Twins have already made or have the wheels in motion on three moves that had direct 40-man and even 25-man roster implicat...

Hicks trade doesnt pass the smell test..

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 11 November 2015 · 718 views

Who would trade a player that Hicks was this past season for a catcher that might not even be your starter?

I would think its one of two things

1- This catcher is better than what his stats show

2- Ryan wanted to move Hicks for a non playing reason

What do you think?

Park's Addition Shouldn't Mean Plouffe's Departure

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 09 November 2015 · 379 views
byung-ho park, trevor plouffe and 1 more...

The first domino has fallen for the Minnesota Twins' 2015-16 offseason, and while some feel the club's (pending) addition of Korean homer machine Byung-ho Park will force the front office to trade Trevor Plouffe, I think it will actually give the front office more flexibility for the year ahead.

The Twins still have to sign Park to a contract, they've on...

The 2016 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 08 November 2015 · 541 views
justin morneau, aj pierzynski and 2 more...

The 2016 World Series Champion Minnesota Twins The Minnesota Twins can win the World Series next year. They have the lineup, mostly. They just need a bat and more production from the catcher position. The pitching is on the way in the form of Jose Berrios, Tyler Duffey, and Trevor May, and they have the defense. They need a left-handed reliever, a bat, and more production from the catcher position, an...

AFL Recap Week 4 (Nov 2-8): Fall Stars Fizzle

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 08 November 2015 · 273 views
adam brett walker, mitch garver and 3 more...

The Scottsdale Scorpions, who host Twins prospects this season in the Arizona Fall League, had a strong week, going 4-1 before Saturday's Fall Stars Game, which featured Twins Adam Brett Walker and Mitch Garver for the East Fall Stars. The East Fall Stars fell 8-3 against the West despite an early 2-0 lead.

Read on to check out how each prospect did in w...

Thanks for the memories, Torii

Posted by hlrule in Heather's thoughts, 06 November 2015 · 175 views

It was the 2002 All-Star Game in Milwaukee. Torii Hunter was an All-Star for the first time. He left his mark in the first inning with a homer-saving catch against the wall off the bat of Barry Bonds.

Hunter had plenty of spectacular catches over his career, earning him nine Gold Gloves. But that one in particular is one of the most memorable that stick...

Life is like a Box of Chocolates...

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 01 November 2015 · 272 views
dozier, arcia, home runs and 2 more...

"You never know what you're gonna get" (from Forrest Gump), this little witticism also applies to baseball players. Every front office projects what their prospects will become, but it is never a sure bet. Consider two current Minnesota Twins: Brian Dozier came to the Twins as a shortstop, thought to be fundamentally sound in the field, but without grea...

2016 Lineup construction challenge

Posted by South Dakota Tom in South Dakota Tom's Blog, 23 October 2015 · 810 views
plouffe, gibson, lineup

How do we keep Trevor and Miguel in the lineup together? How do we find the right catcher? How do we shore up the bullpen? Should Torii Hunter have a role? Do we need another starter, or just swap out some that we have? Can we afford an ace? How do we do all this under a scenario that the F.O. might actually consider, from an economic perspective?...

The Case for the Joe Mauer Contract

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 12 October 2015 · 302 views
joe mauer, terry ryan, contracts

I wanted to stay in a Twins uniform, and I want to win. And we’re definitely headed in the right direction.
— Joe Mauer after signing an eight-year, $184 million contract in 2010

All of the vitriol aimed at Joe Mauer right now would have been directed, ten-fold, at Twins management if they had not retained him in 2010. Minnesota had just opened a new pu...

Through the Fence: End of Instructs 10/9-10/10 The Rise of Flash Jr.

Posted by Bob Sacamento in Blog Bob Sacamento, 11 October 2015 · 411 views
nick gordon, fernando romero and 2 more...


Once again, the Twins and Red Sox took to the diamonds for Instructional League ball. Yet there was a new giddiness in the air as the League is done as of Tuesday and a good deal of these players will head home for the winter. Everyone already has their plans set and everyone has something d...

OTD 1909: a brief note on progress

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 08 October 2015 · 420 views

A short blurb from 1909 that ran on page 4 of the Princeton Union of Princeton Minn:


. "To show that Japan is making rapid
progress. in. the. American. game. of
baseball. it is only necessary to state
that. in. Tokio. alone. seven.. umpires
have. already. been. trampled. in. the
dust for alleged crooked de...

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