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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 03:11 PM
5. Sometimes less is more. 4. If that is the case, how can you tell? 3 days ago, Riverbrian wrote a fantastic game intro about the colour...

Alex Kirilloff

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:01 PM
Kinda surprised nobody has started a thread about him.   Out of all the position players drafted ahead of him, I believe only Nick S...

Speculation: E. Santana to the Red Sox and Ricky Nolasco...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:51 PM
according to thisDave Cameron piece at fangraphs.    That would be excellent, but I think that more players than he lists will...

Park's Posting Fee

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:42 PM
Does anyone know if the $10mil or so posting fee for Park was paid to the KBO up front, or is it spread out over the length of his c...

Article: To Tank Or Not To Tank?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:55 PM
After getting off to the worst start in franchise history, the Twins appear to be turning things around this month, but is that something...



PODCAST: Midwest Swing, Episode 27

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 22 July 2016 · 87 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.


No, Thank You David Ortiz

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 22 July 2016 · 1,819 views

It's been widely known since the beginning of the 2016 Major League Baseball season that this would be David Ortiz's last. No, not because he went on a city tour a la Kobe Bryant or Derek Jeter. Instead, simply because Ortiz suggested he'd hand them up. Recently, he wrote a piece on The Player's Tribune thanking Minnesota, where it all began. Really thou...

To Tank Or Not To Tank?

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 21 July 2016 · 391 views

After getting off to the worst start in franchise history, the Twins appear to be turning things around this month, but is that something fans should be excited about? It seems like a crazy question, but when you look at the big picture could it be in the best interest of the team's future to tank the rest of the season?

In the MLB there is nothing but i...

TwinsDaily Minor League Report (7/18): Park Goes Yard, and Gonsalvez Dazzles

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 19 July 2016 · 355 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (7/18): Park Goes Yard, and Gonsalvez Dazzles In baseball, and in life, the only constant is change. The Terry Ryan era has come to an end and with Rob Antony in charge, it will be an interesting couple of weeks until the trade deadline. In the short term, the change should not have any impact on the Twins Minor League organizations or day to day business with the affiliates, but when a new General...

The End of the Terry Ryan Era

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 18 July 2016 · 266 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...

Twins Minor League Report (7/17): Berrios Stems the Tides

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 17 July 2016 · 256 views

In the minor leagues on Sunday there were several standout performances on both the pitching side and the hitting side as Minnesota Twins affiliates went 4-1 on the day. Top pitchers were on the mound for Chattanooga and Fort Myers, but they wouldn’t quite compare to the TOP pitcher on the mound Sunday afternoon for Rochester. Elizabethton’s offense unloa...

So you wanted Sano at third?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 16 July 2016 · 740 views

After watching Sano just drop a pop up that any little leaguer would have caught, it is time for me to comment.

TRUTH Sano is a better outfielder than a 3b, you clamored for a trade of Plouffe, then for Sano to move to 3b, what now brown cow?

IF Sano is ever to play the field, the only position for him is currently occupied....by a horrible contract.....

Searching for Radke

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 14 July 2016 · 542 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...

All-Star Break Thoughts

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 12 July 2016 · 407 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...

Twins Seeking to Stay Relevant Amongst Youths

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 12 July 2016 · 369 views
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Twins Seeking to Stay Relevant Amongst Youths By all accounts, this has been a lost season for the Twins.

Glen Perkins: done for the season.

Phil Hughes: done for the season.

Kevin Jepsen: cleared waivers on the day that Chi Wen Hu, the pitching prospect sent to Tampa Bay to acquire Jepsen, pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning in the Futures Game with only five pitches including a fastball that touched...

Amazed at the sight of Target field

Posted by myrie123 in Visit500, 12 July 2016 · 367 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...

Trade Brian Dozier?

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 11 July 2016 · 708 views
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Trade Brian Dozier? I threw out a question the other day on Twitter asking if the Minnesota Twins should look into trading Brian Dozier while he’s hot. I got several responses ranging from absolutely to not a chance. Bear with me and see if you agree that Trading Brian Dozier might be a good thing for the Twins.

The Minnesota Twins are in a spot where they should think abou...

Terry Ryan deserves blame, but he is not the only one

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 05 July 2016 · 714 views
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Terry Ryan deserves blame, but he is not the only one Minnesota has a number of problems this season, as its record indicates. People are focusing most of the blame on General Manager Terry Ryan. I am here to tell you that while Ryan deserves his fair share, it is not just him. He gets the most heat, and rightfully so, since he is the general manager, but there is much blame to go around. There is a phrase t...

Cape Cod League

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 05 July 2016 · 271 views

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Game Of The Week-#1 Pick Eddie Bane Debuts At The Met, July 4, 1973

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 03 July 2016 · 282 views
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On July 4, 1973, Calvin Griffith and his minions did something Twins management hasn't done before or since...they inserted a prized pitching draft pick into a Major League game less than one month after his draft day.

That was...

From: Park vs, Desmond- Another case of misdirected FA $$$

Posted by jokin in Blog jokin, 02 July 2016 · 465 views

Source: Park vs, Desmond- Another case of misdirected FA $$$

Blame Game "Who is at fault" in the Rotation

Posted by Brandon in Brandon's Blog, 29 June 2016 · 627 views

There has been a lot of talk on here calling for Terry Ryan to get fired. I disagree with that assesment and instead of arguing i figured to make the scenarios into a game of who is at fault? Terry Ryan, The player, or something else....Also I will make this a series starting with the rotation today then the bullpen, IF and C, then OF and prospects.

In 2...

What's With This Plating Thing?

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dave The Dastardly's Blog, 23 June 2016 · 436 views

What's With This Plating Thing? We used to say clever things in baseball, using words that conveyed a sense of excitement; a sense of action. A batter delivered a crucial hit and you’d hear/read things like “Kepler drives in a run!” Or “Escobar scores on a key hit up the middle!”

“Drives” and “scores” are commonly used and easily understandable verbs that connote action and excitement....

MWL All-Star Game Photos

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 22 June 2016 · 286 views

Since it was so late when I got home after last night's Midwest League All-Star Game, I was too tired to get all of the photos included in my ASG post that I would have liked to. (Sure, the margarita or 5 that I had at the game MIGHT have had something to do with my drowsiness, but there's no hard evidence of that, so I'm going with 'I was just tired.')...

How Aggressive Should the Twins Be About Trading Eduardo Nunez?

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 09 June 2016 · 623 views
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How Aggressive Should the Twins Be About Trading Eduardo Nunez? The bright spots for the Twins have been few and far between this season, but they have been there. Joe Mauer’s hot start, Byung-Ho Park’s chase for the Golden Sledgehammer -- HitTrackerOnline ’s award for the longest average HR distance -- and the beginning of Robbie Grossman’s Hall-of-Fame run have been unexpected joys. None of these, however, can hold...

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