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Article: Official Winter Meetings: Sunday Thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:11 PM
The Winter Meetings are set to begin later today in Washington D.C. No time during the year, with the exception (maybe) of the July trade...

Article: Dozier Trade Talk Heating Up?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:27 PM
If history is any indication, then our likelihood of seeing the first trade executed by Minnesota's reconfigured front office within the...

Twins Hall of Fame Vote

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:19 PM
The Twins have announced that you can again vote for the Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame. Last year, Torii Hunter and John Gordon were added...

Article: Catching Up In A Stream Of Consciousness

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:53 AM
On Sunday afternoon, executives from all of the major league teams will descend upon our nation's capital for the annual Winter Meetings....

Article: Get To Know: Twins LHP Bo Hellquist

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 11:51 AM
Bo Hellquist grew up in Savage and went to Burnsville High School where he helped his team to a state championship. The left-hander went...

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All Star Changes Are Only Half The Battle

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 01 December 2016 · 357 views

As Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association came to agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Mid-Summer Classic hardly went ignored. Sure there was decisions made on an International Draft, Qualifying Offers, and the new Luxury Tax thresholds, but it was the All Star Game decision that caught the attention of...
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The Path To A Competent Rotation: A Shorter Trip Than You May Think

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 23 November 2016 · 1,218 views

It's no secret that the biggest position of need for the Twins is the pitching staff. Sadly, this is a very weak free agent pitching class, and with arms like Santana, Hughes and Gibson still around and reports out that the Twins won't be adding payroll this offseason there doesn't look to be much in the way of room for additions anyway. Looks to be a bl...
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Is Mitch Garver the Right Man for the Job?

Posted by bjohnson2348 in Brad's Blog, 22 November 2016 · 739 views
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Is Mitch Garver the Right Man for the Job? The Minnesota Twins just added Triple-A catching prospect Mitch Garver to their 40-man roster. This is good news for Twins fans as Kurt Suzuki has entered free agency this offseason. Suzuki has been the starting catcher for Minnesota for the past three seasons, and it appears that the Twins will need a replacement. Garver just could be the right man for...
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AFL Recap - week 6: Surprise Plays For AFL Championship

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 20 November 2016 · 205 views

The Surprise Saguaros headed into the final day of the AFL season needing to win their game with the Salt River Rafters to clinch a spot in the AFL Championship game, and were able to do so with contributions from four of the Twins players.

Stephen Gonsalves punctuated his shortened time in the AFL with a six strikeout effort in his start on Tuesday, Nic...
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Images from Arizona Fall League - Day 2

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 08 November 2016 · 281 views

Yeah, I really should have looked at the Surprise Saguaros' schedule before I reserved my hotel for this trip. After Saturday night's Fall Stars Game and Monday afternoon's Surprise game, the Saguaros (for whom all of the Minnesota Twins AFP prospects play this fall) have no more home games while I'm in town.

The game today was the first of four games th...
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Good luck to the new Twins baseball leaders and a piece of advice

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 04 November 2016 · 543 views

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A lot of Twins fans have not realized it, after a season with the worst record losses, since the franchise moved to Minnesota, 103, but this week signified too major events for the Twins:

The start of the 2016-2017 off-season that finds them tied in the first place in the AL Central with a .500 reco...
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Twins 101: The Day The Twins Were Greenlighted For Moving To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 27 October 2016 · 10,665 views
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Twins 101: The Day The Twins Were Greenlighted For Moving To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960 From the safety of the walls of my study, book and Twins bobbleheads looking down on me in great thought, comes a new post, "It's Official: Senators Announce Move To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960 ." It gives a short glimpse into the intrigue and downright un-transparent (opaque?) nature of the pre-move behavior by Griffith and the American League in 1960.

It...
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TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 16 October 2016 · 4,448 views
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TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review The 2016 Minnesota Twins were the worst team in all of baseball and the worst team in the history of the Twins franchise. So yeah, it’s a good thing that it’s over. There’s not a lot of positives you can take from being the worst team in baseball. That We’ll try to find the few positives of having this kind of season. Look at the bottom of the cover pictu...
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My 2016 offseason plan

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in Blog diehardtwinsfan, 10 October 2016 · 676 views

103. That's truly a terrible number, and it's been some time since the Twins have been able to earn the top pick overall. This season was an abomination, especially given the high hopes that Twins fans had coming in. There's no need to really go over what went wrong.There's a number of things, but pitching most definitely tops the list. It finished second...
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Hunter Greene - Why wouldnt this work?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 09 October 2016 · 772 views

Its interestng to see a player who could be drafted as a position player or a pitcher....Why dont we draft Greene, play him at 3b/ss and use him as a reliever as well? This would be a great boon to the roster, you wouldnt have to carry an extra pitcher, when you bring him into pitch, you insert your utility infielder....feedback please
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advertisement problem

Posted by Broker in Broker's Blog, 02 October 2016 · 511 views

Is it just me or anyone have a problem with the energy advertisement? It keeps hijacking my browser. Every 24 seconds it replays and takes me to the top of the page. The result is that I can't read the comments.
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Rating the Twins' Offense in a League Without the Twins

Posted by BRNZ in Boo-urns, 20 September 2016 · 722 views
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In a miserable season destined for 100 losses, Twins fans can be sure that their team is a mess. But as the Sept. 18 episode of Gleeman and the Geek points out, most of that mess is as a result of just one side of the ball: pitching and defense. Aaron and John noted that the Twins are actually fairly decent when it comes to hitting, and raised an interes...
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 05 September 2016 · 981 views
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition Here's my quick kitchen table roundup of all of the trivia surrounding Dozier's big day.


Brian Dozier is the sixth player in Twins history to homer three times in a game, j oining Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew (1963), Tony Oliva ('73), Justin Morneau ('07) and Max Kepler who homered three times on August 1st this season in Cleveland.

Dozie...
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Thoughts on Brian Dozier

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 05 September 2016 · 1,120 views
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Let me preface what will undoubtedly be a long entry by saying I am a Dozier fan. I have spoken to him at Spring Training a couple of times and like the young man. I believe he has been the Twins MVP for each of the last four seasons (counting this one) and I have no doubt that he is the team's best player at this point. Certainly, he isn't flawless, but...
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2017 roster

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 04 September 2016 · 1,208 views

I love the non-insane idea of a lineup that looks like this:

Buxton
Mauer
Dozier
Kepler
Sano
Vargas
Polanco
Rosario
Garver/Murphy

Backup catcher, Escobar, Park, and Palka/Walker on the bench.

Santana
May
Berrios
Gibson
Santiago

Pressly
O'Rourke
Hughes
Tonkin
Rogers
Duffey
X

I am really not sure about the bullpen. Perkins might be done. Kintzler canno...
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Follow up rant to the 'insanity' thread

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 03 September 2016 · 818 views

In the spirit of putting stream-of-conscious rants in the blogs section, where nobody will ever see them or have to look at them, I submit this frustrated piece of work in response to the insanity thread poster Shane Wahl started. You have been warned!

Another angle I come at this insanity from is the public messaging; in other words, the people who cov...
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Posting styles discussing our frustrations about the Twins

Posted by ChiTownTwinsFan in In My Opinion, 02 September 2016 · 988 views

In light of some posting styles we have been seeing lately on TD, I thought I'd do some venting of my own ... in a blog. The thread that broke this camel's back was this thread , 'It is time to end the insanity.' I've been meaning to address this for a while now, and have here and there in threads when posts become nothing more than venting general frustr...
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 01 September 2016 · 4,797 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Report (9/1): Lachlan Wells Fans Eleven! Byron Buxton is back with the Twins and they won a game. So take that, 13-game losing streak!

Transaction Report: Byron Buxton recalled from Rochester to the Big Leagues, Tanner English promoted to Rochester from Fort Myers to replace him, Logan Lombana promoted to fort Myers from Cedar Rapids. Colton Davis was promoted to Cedar Rapids from Elizabethton...
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Eades Among Under The Radar Pitching Prospects Finishing Strong

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 01 September 2016 · 6,990 views
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One of the great things about being a baseball fan is you can always find plenty to be positive about if you’re willing to look hard enough. While 2016 has been a bleak year for the Twins, having 100-plus players in the organization means there are 100-plus opportunities to find some bright spots.

It’s no secret that the biggest issue for the Twins has b...
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Perhaps the Twins should be run more like a business

Posted by glunn in Blog glunn, 29 August 2016 · 797 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...