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RAIN OUT - Monday, June 1, 2015

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:08 PM
Don't know who is doing the game thread but they'll need to save it.   Tonight's game is already postposted to a split doubleheader...

Swihart

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:03 PM
Meyer   Polanco/Gordon/Santana   Turner/Pinto   -for-   Swihart   Thoughts???         Also,...

Stick a fork in Hunter, he is done.

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:51 PM
Terrible signing. Hopefully the Twins find a way to trade him or cut bait before to long. Or he could do the honorable thing and just ret...

Stephen Gonsalves - 2015

Adopt A Prospect 2015 Today, 09:50 PM
  Name: Stephen William Gonsalves   Born: 07/08/1994          San Diego, CA  ...

Post something nice about The Twins or a player

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:47 PM
I will start: The twins are winning a lot of games, this makes me happy. Tim Stauffer has not been good this year, but his intgerity is s...

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Kernels Youth Baseball Camp is a Hit

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 01 June 2015 · 0 views

One of the things the Minnesota Twins and Cedar Rapids Kernels organizations have in common is an emphasis on community service and that commonality was on display Saturday morning on Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids.
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Swanson, Rodgers, and Tate-2015 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 01 June 2015 · 95 views
2015 mlb draft, dansby swanson and 2 more...

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Dansby Swanson is considered by most to be the top college position player, and is probably the most advanced, plus he is the best fielding shortstop in the class. Swanson won't be a power threat, but he has a solid hit tool and can run, plus he is a great guy, making scouts an...
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The Twins Are Great, But Can They Be Better?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 01 June 2015 · 232 views

The Minnesota Twins won 20 games in the month of May, a feat they accomplished for just the first time since June 1991. In doing so, they took over the lead in the AL Central division as well as laid claim to the best record in the American League. After four seasons of 90 losses, it's pretty easy to call this revelation a smashing success, but here's whe...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/31): Everybody's In First Place! (almost)

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 31 May 2015 · 271 views

The calendar of the year 2015 is turning to June, and the Minnesota Twins have the best record in the American League.

Wait…what?!

There were few who believed that might be case this season, except maybe Terry Ryan, but it’s true and this team has certainly been fun to watch again!

Like their parent club, many of the teams in the Minor Leagues are havi...
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Santana needs to go down asap!

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 30 May 2015 · 567 views

His confidence is shot. Just the opposite of last year. Send him down now, so he can work it out, regain confidence and be ready to help the twiins in 2nd half.

You can see he is playing under a tremendous amount of self imposed pressure.

I am believer in Santana although was never a fan of taking ss away from Escobar. Happy Paul plays Escobar in out...
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Anaylizing the Twins Offense: Unlucky OPS?

Posted by Boone in Blog Boone, 29 May 2015 · 282 views

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Over the past few weeks there have been a number of articles focusing on the Twins early season success, and asking one, simple question: can the Twins keep on winning? These articles have focused on two main points: the Twins potent offense (they rank 9th in MLB) despite a mediocre OPS (18th in MLB) and their stellar record (4th best win p...
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WARNE: Thompson Shedding Yes Man Attitude, Flourishing

Posted by Brandon Warne in BW on the Beat, 28 May 2015 · 484 views

Aaron Thompson marches to the beat of his own drum. That probably isn’t a shock to many, as he falls under a number of subsets that we’ve grown accustomed to seeing oddities from. Bert Blyleven will frequently suggest pitchers are a different sort on Twins telecasts, but beyond that Thompson is also a reliever as well as left handed — two things that push...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/28): Batts Sputter, Berrios Brilliant

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Blog Eric R Pleiss, 28 May 2015 · 194 views
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Twins Minor League Report (5/28): Batts Sputter, Berrios Brilliant The Twins and the Royals both had the day off on Thursday which means the Twins remain in first place!

RED WINGS REPORT

Scheduled off day, back at it tomorrow against the Buffalo Bisons.

LOOKOUTS LOOK-IN

Biloxi Shuckers @ Chattanooga
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The Lookouts were out-hit 9-7 and were just 1-8 with runners in scoring position, but picked up another...
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The Possibility of a Minnesota Six-Man Rotation

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 28 May 2015 · 424 views
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The Possibility of a Minnesota Six-Man Rotation Earlier this week, it was announced that the Mets would start using a six-man rotation. Their plan is to stick with having an extra starter in the rotation through early-to-mid-August. New York's reasoning behind the move is to shave innings totals without the need to shut down pitchers before the end of the season.

The Mets have three young pitchers i...
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Mauer, Productive Season or Worst Season Ever?

Posted by kamarainen in Drinking at the 573, 27 May 2015 · 439 views
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I was having a discussion with an old friend of mine over a beer last night. (I was drinking a Guinness and he was having a Bell’s Two-Hearted.) We were talking about Joe Mauer, and we had very different perceptions about what kind of year number 7 was having. As I recalled several key hits he’d had over the last week, I...
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Heroes Get Remembered, but Legendary Baseball Stats Never Die

Posted by Wookiee of the Year in Blog Wookiee of the Year, 26 May 2015 · 256 views
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We all know Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez is the best ballplayer since The Great Bambino, but exactly how good is he?

Following Grantland ’s article earlier this year ranking The Sandlot characters, I scoured the internet only to discover The Sandlot gang’s slashlines are nowhere to be found. In order to correct this glaring error of omission, I watched t...
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Lies, Da#* Lies, and Statistics

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 235 views

After two straight convincing wins, the Twins stand at 26-18, eight games over .500 for the first time since 2010. It is early, but so far the record says "contention". The record says that the Twins have improved, but a case can be made that the whole thing is "smoke and mirrors". Statistics tell a conflicting story, but the deeper you dig, the more...
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Polanco to Rochester?

Posted by sdtwins37 in sdtwins37's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 602 views

Why is Polanco not getting a taste of AAA? He is being blocked by a 27 year old who has never hit above .300 at any level.(Diaz) Bernier does not count. What is the thinking here? Does anyone think Polanco should get another taste of the show while Santana gets a bit more seasoning at Rochester?
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Minnesota Twins Can Begin to Create Believers on Current Homestand

Posted by Tom Schreier in Tom Schreier's Blog, 26 May 2015 · 244 views
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We haven't done anything [yet], but we've put ourselves in good position.
-- Twins general manager Terry Ryan, 5/25/15
The Minnesota Twins are within striking distance of the AL Central lead in April for the first time since 2010. At 26-18, they are eight games above .500, the first time they have been three or more games above .500 since the 2011 season...
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Cereal and Statistics

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 19 May 2015 · 230 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...
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Kyle Gibson Is Elite

Posted by PogueBear in Underwriting the Twins, 19 May 2015 · 194 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...
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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 · 520 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...
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Rochester: Observations in 2015

Posted by Joe Leathersich in Red Wing Squawk , 17 May 2015 · 212 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...
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If the Twins aren't a playoff team...

Posted by jimbo92107 in Blog jimbo92107, 15 May 2015 · 503 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'...
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Roaring Back To Relevance (Guest Post: @marcosMN)

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 13 May 2015 · 286 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...

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