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Article: AFL Interview: Jake Reed

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 06:01 AM
Steve Buhr is in Arizona, taking in a couple of Fall League games. Be sure to follow him on twitter @JimCrikket. A year ago, Jake Reed wa...

Berardino: "No contact" between Twins & Maddon

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 06:01 AM
Via Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press:   According to a person with direct knowledge, there has been “zero contact” between the T...

Bumgarner

More Baseball Today, 06:01 AM
Hats off.  Awesome effort.

Article: Twins Organizational Depth Chart: Catchers

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:08 AM
In the last couple of weeks, we went around the infield looking at the Twins organizational depth. Today, we’ll take a look at the catche...

Trade rumor: Buehrle

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 01:03 AM
https://twitter.com/...405807345127424   So looks like the Jays will make Buehrle available.  The future HOFer (yep) is due 19m...

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AFL Interview: Jake Reed

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 29 October 2014 · 154 views

A year ago, Jake Reed was beginning intrasquad workouts in Eugene, Oregon, as he prepared for his junior year at the University of Oregon. In the subsequent 12 months, the Twins' prospect has seen a lot of the U.S.A. while pitching for the Ducks, then the Twins Rookie level team in Elizabethton, Tennessee, followed by the Cedar Rapids Kernels, and a trip...
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If the Twins were Scotches

Posted by PeanutsFromHeaven in Peanuts from Heaven, 28 October 2014 · 131 views
scotch bet, eduardo escobar and 3 more...

After our second year of watching and gambling on Twins baseball, we Peanuts from Heaven had our annual pay-off dinner/drinking fest at the St. Paul Grill, aligning perfectly with Game One of the World Series. And while Stinky bemoaned Alcides Escobar's lousy pitch selection (seriously, three pitches up by his eyes? I mean...who does he think he is, Delmo...
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Plouffe's Defense Worth Its Weight In Gold

Posted by Cody Christie in North Dakota Twins Fan, 27 October 2014 · 461 views
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Plouffe's Defense Worth Its Weight In Gold Near the end of last week, the Rawlings Gold Glove finalists were announced for both the American League and the National League . It's hard to take these nominations too seriously when Derek Jeter has multiple Gold Gloves on his mantle and Rafael Palmeiro won one as a DH. Rawlings has been moving in the right direction as they have started to use SABR's...
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Twins Minor League Report (AFL Week 3): Hits and Holds

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 26 October 2014 · 240 views

The end of the third week in the Arizona Fall League marks the halfway point of the season, and at this juncture the Salt River Rafters, for whom the Twins prospects play, have clearly been the class of the League. They lead the East Division with a 12-4-1 record and are the only team with double-digit wins.

In week 3, Taylor Rogers was again the only T...
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Postseason Review: Bullpen

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 24 October 2014 · 377 views
closer, set-up, holds, innings

The last two years, the Twins' bullpen has been incredibly stable. They've also been regarded as quite effective, especially when compared to the starting rotation. During the last leg of the season, the bullpen wasn't effective or efficient. I'm going to discuss the players who were on the club for much or most of the season.

Six pitchers spent all seas...
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Episode 105: Talk to Contact Goes to the World Series

  Posted by Paul Pleiss in Beyond the Limestone, 24 October 2014 · 167 views

You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact ) episode via iTunes or by clicking here , and if you want to add the show to your non-iTunes podcast player, this is the RSS Feed .

The Royals and the Giants are playing for baseball's biggest prize and we're all sitting around talking about Paul Molitor, Torey Lovullo and Doug Mientkiewicz and h...
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Steinbach in '96. How Do You Explain It?

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 22 October 2014 · 415 views

I was watching the excellent ESPN 30-for-30 feature on the Earthquake Series of 1989 and in recalling various players on that Oakland A’s team, was again struck by how far off the charts Terry Steinbach’s 1996 was from any other season in his career at the advanced-for-baseball age of 34. Steinbach slugged 35 homeruns that season after never hitting more...
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An Open Letter to Terry Ryan

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 21 October 2014 · 322 views

Dear Mr. Ryan

Let's start out on some common ground. The last four years have been very disappointing. We've heard these numbers in one form or another for years now, so I won't drag it out, but I want to highlight just a couple of the most disappointing statistics. 383 losses in 4 seasons. A pitching staff who's ERA ranked 29th, 28th, 29th and 29th out...
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Ruesse's Column of Twins attendence

Posted by tobi0040 in tobi0040's Blog, 20 October 2014 · 480 views

Did anyone read Ruesse's article about the Twins season ticket holders? Here are the cliffs notes:

-Twins had 17,000 season ticket holders last year. He expects that to drop to 12,000 this year

-If you drop 5K a game from this years total, you have 1.85M. The lowest since 2001 in the Dome.

-The Twins response is the same as always. Terry quoting th...
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Let's Just Roll With What We Have

Posted by RealTwinsFan357 in Random Thoughts About Baseball, 18 October 2014 · 485 views

It may mean a bunch of losses in 2015, but the Twins need to use their next season to evaluate what they have. Next off-season, they can look at the trade and free agent market and search for a way to supplement their 25-man roster, but for now, they need to commit to the youth movement. I'll take a look at the players who deserve an extended look in eac...
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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Go Gonzo Journal Twins Blog, 09 October 2014 · 878 views
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A Gonzo Look at the 2015 Minnesota Twins Coaching Staff Coaches are underrated, underpaid and picking a coaching staff is hard. That’s what I’ve learned since attempting to dig into all the coaching candidates to fill positions on the 2015 Minnesota Twins coaching staff. Choosing a coaching staff is largely the manager’s job, but Terry Ryan will certainly play an active role in who the new manager hires, espec...
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New 25-man Roster for 2015

Posted by Shane Wahl in Field of Twins, 06 October 2014 · 1,038 views

This is not going to be significantly different than the earlier version mid-season, but here is my hopeful 25-man roster for 2015. This will obviously hint at my offseason blueprint.

Position players:

Kurt Suzuki, Josmil Pinto, Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Danny Santana, Miguel Sano, Eduardo Escobar, Trevor Plouffe, Aaron Hicks, Oswaldo Arcia, Kennys Varga...
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If I Owned the Twins: Manager Jonah Hill, Cloned Joe Mauer, Replacements In the Outfield and Other Unasked For Opinions

Posted by VeryWellThen in Very Well Then, 06 October 2014 · 526 views
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It’s that time of the year when everyone offers up their opinions on how they’d improve the Twins if they owned the team. Just like everyone else (including George Steinbrenner in real life), I’m going to ignore that the role of owner is distinct from the roles general manager and manager.
Here is goes. If I owned the Twins…
If I owned the Twins I w...
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The MOST important element in Molly vs DM

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 05 October 2014 · 519 views

The issue is NOT who can get the most out of the Twins younger players...

Its not really about style...either.....

I find it interesting that there is emphasis on both Sano abd Buxton basically endorsing Molitor...which may not be the case at all. They might be just saying, and I think they are..that Molitor is knowledgeable and helped them.

We can...
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Terry Ryan: Still Employed

Posted by Twins Fan From Afar in Blog Twins Fan From Afar, 30 September 2014 · 651 views

2014
Kevin Correia. 23 starts. 4.94 ERA.
Johan Pino. 11 starts. 5.07 ERA.
Sam Deduno. 8 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Anthony Swarzak. 4 starts. 4.6 ERA.
Logan Darnell. 4 starts. 7.13 ERA.
Mike Pelfrey. 5 starts. 7.99 ERA.
Tommy Milone. 5 starts. 7.03 ERA.
Kris Johnson. 3 starts. 4.73 ERA.

2013
Mike Pelfrey. 29 starts. 5.19 ERA.
Scott Diamond. 24 starts. 5.43 ERA....
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Be careful what you wish for...

Posted by Fire Dan Gladden in Blog Fire Dan Gladden, 29 September 2014 · 946 views

To everybody that has been calling for Ron Gardenhire's head, congratulations. Your voice has finally been heard. Make no bones about it, this decision was not a baseball decision, but a decision based on the growing public perception that Ron Gardenhire is the main reason for the Twins losing 90 games plus each season four years in a row.

If there is...
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Revisiting My 2014 Predictions

Posted by Brad Swanson in Kevin Slowey was Framed!, 29 September 2014 · 384 views
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In the immortal words of Michael Jordan, "I'm back." Consider this the Wizards portion of my blogging career. It's all been the Wizards portion, so it should be easy to adjust.

Before the season started, I made 11 [s]BOLD predictions. I had planned to make those predictions after the season, but the jagwagons who run the blogging cabal said that I had...
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SEPTEMBER 28, 1984, WHEN I LOST ALL INTEREST IN LIFE

Posted by gjjtolson in GLO Blog, 28 September 2014 · 364 views

In the movie “Breaking Away” Daniel Stern’s character Cyril stomps on a boulder next to his favorite swimming hole and says, “This is the spot where I lost all interest in life.” The reason? He saw Delores Roenicke with Fat Marvin. What they were doing was not revealed.

In my basement hangs a poster sized 1984 Minnesota Twins schedule. On that schedule i...
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Vance Worley

Posted by Twinfan & Dad in Twinfan & Dad's Blog, 26 September 2014 · 454 views

Vance Worley was awful as a Twin. An absolute disaster. What happened with the Pirates? Maybe we should release Pelfrey and Nolasco to get them back on track. OR maybe we should get a new pitching philosophy and coach in place. Just saying it can't all be coincidence.
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2014/15 Offseason Plans

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in Blog diehardtwinsfan, 26 September 2014 · 106 views

Now that the season has wound down and the Twins have finished their fourth consecutive 90 loss season, it's time to start looking at a plan for 2015. While the 2014 season did not look so great in the record book, there were some very nice building blocks for the team. For one, the offense did quite well. This is especially noteworthy given that at the b...