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Twins Minor League Talk Today, 03:13 PM
I really think that the Twins need to add a short season A level team to their minor league affiliations.Without this level, the Twins ar...

Game Thread: Twins @ Indians 12:10pm CDT 6/17/2018 AD

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:40 PM
In honour of Father's day, i present: Stone Soup Game Thread Intro In my pop's declining years, the last grocery run he was willing to be...

Article: Twins Minor League Report (6/16): Offensive Burs...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:11 PM
Seven Miracle players played in the Florida State League on Saturday night. Rochester had a near-shutout until late, but Nick Gordon play...

Article: MIN 9, CLE 3: That’s Our Eddie

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:40 AM
Eddie Rosario, what can you say? One moment he’s making you clap in excitement, the next he’s making you throw your cap on the ground in...

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The Real Minnesota Twins

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 15 June 2018 · 404 views
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The Real Minnesota Twins I like Baseball Reference’s similarity scores so I thought we should look at our lineup and see it in an alternative universe – with the most similar players according to the reference (with Sano still in the lineup):


Brian Dozier - Earl Williams
Eddie Rosario - Yasmany Tomas
Eddie Escobar - Jose Castillo
Miguel Sano - Michael Conforto
Max Kepler - E...
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Gut Punch, Sano Gone

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 14 June 2018 · 632 views
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The Minnesota Twins were in the 9th inning of another lackluster offensive performance today against the Detroit Tigers. Despite a wonderful outing from starter Lance Lynn, Minnesota found themselves trailing 3-1 in the final frame. With 2 outs, a runner on, and Miguel Sano on the bench...Jake Cave hit for himself. It was at that moment the Twins had soli...
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Let's Face Reality - This is a Development Year, We Ain't Contenders, So What Do We Do?

Posted by LA VIkes Fan in LA VIkes Fan's Blog, 14 June 2018 · 474 views

It's time to face facts. I was on the "it's early, don't panic" bandwagon for a long time but it's time to admit defeat and realize this is nothing more than yet another development year. I really thought that the 11 game home stand plus these 6 road games would tell the tale - win 10 or more and there's a chance. With this turd burger the Twins are now 7...
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7 Twins Prospects Named All Stars

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Blog, 12 June 2018 · 430 views
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The Fort Myers Miracle’s season has not been off to a great start, their record is 25-37. However, they have some All-Star worthy players on this year's team despite the losing record. The seven players that are going to Tampa to represent the Miracle are Andrew Vasquez, Taylor Grzelakowski, Jimmy Kerrigan, Travis Blankenhorn, Taylor Wells, Lewin Diaz and...
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Jose Miranda Heats Up With the Weather

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 11 June 2018 · 171 views

The month of April was not kind to Cedar Rapids Kernels infielder Jose Miranda.

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Jose Miranda (Photo by SD Buhr)

After hitting .284 and putting up a .824 On-base Plus Slugging (OPS) for rookie level Elizabethton in 2017, Miranda was one of several highly-regarded hit...
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Byron Buxton Retires, Hired by Homeland Security to Catch Bags of Drugs

Posted by Respy in Intentional Balk, 11 June 2018 · 527 views

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Byron Buxton practicing his catching in front of a US border wall prototype in June, 2018

SAN DIEGO – After suffering for months with severe migraines and with a history of concussions, Byr...
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Twins And Losses in 2018

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 11 June 2018 · 199 views

Important: please read, and fill out the survey if you have the time. We want to improve and we need your help. http://www.twinsandl...losses-in-2018/
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Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday

Posted by GoGonzoJournal in The Foul Play-by-Play Twins Blog, 06 June 2018 · 1,045 views
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Twins should call up Nick Gordon, yesterday Ehire Adrianza has no business playing shortstop everyday, and Gregorio Petit has no business on an MLB roster. Ryan LaMarre should be nothing more than a fourth outfielder and pinch runner. And it’s way past time for the Minnesota Twins to call up Nick Gordon.

This was originally published at FoulPlaybyPlay.com .

The Ehire Adrianza Problem
On Wedne...
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Ranking the Greatest Twins Since 2000

Posted by MaxOelerking in From the Plaza, 06 June 2018 · 403 views
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For this ranking, I will be making a list of the top 5 hitters and top 5 pitchers since 2000. The criteria for the ranking will consist of both stats and awards. Please comment below and let me know what you think.

Pitchers

5.) Francisco Liriano
IP: 783.1
ERA: 4.33
WHIP: 1.34
K/9: 9.05
Awards: 1 All-Star Game

4.) Scott Baker
IP: 958.0
ER...
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Who had the worst debut?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 05 June 2018 · 512 views

Trevor May
D Enns
M Littell

Please vote.. As bad as Enns was, May was beyond awful, I think LIttell will be back, smarter and more determined, but this performance sends him to the back of the pack of the Next wave


PLEASE VOTE!
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A Brief History of the 20th Pick

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 04 June 2018 · 210 views

The Twins have drafted more often that any other team in this slot. This will be the 7th time in 54 drafts.

Three guys are among the top pick 20s according to WAR in Torii Hunter, Denard Span and Trevor Plouffe. One other pick was helpful though he never played in the majors. Johnny Ard twice made BA's top 100 and was traded to the Giants prior to the 19...
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Rebuild Started on Draft Day 2016

Posted by Jonathon Zenk in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 04 June 2018 · 531 views
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Rebuild Started on Draft Day 2016 I flash back to June 9, 2016, and the Minnesota Twins sat with a record of 18-40 and they were fighting the Atlanta Braves for the worst record in all of baseball. Not only that, but the minor league system left a lot to be desired. Byron Buxton and Jose Berrios were called up that season, and after the first few prospects, there was not much that excited...
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Twins Games Don't Just SEEM Long...

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 01 June 2018 · 297 views

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...at an average of 3 hours and 16 minutes, they ARE long.

The average Twins game wraps up in a not-so-brisk brisk 3 hours and 16 minutes – the longest average game time in the MLB this year. A length of time in which you could individually microwave 245 corn dogs or complete the Bosto...
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Ode to Scoring Just One Run

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 30 May 2018 · 349 views
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Instead of writing an original piece of HIGH STRANGENESS to satisfy your curiosity, I am sharing a most EDIFYING piece in praise of the one solitary run the Twins are allowed to score in most games. 4 out of 6 since last we talked.

Gather, ye ball fans
As I make all clear
The most mirthful joy
Of our ONE run cheer!

To score runs PLURAL
Cannot be much fu...
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Making Room for Ervin

Posted by Matthew Lenz in Musings from Twins Territory, 29 May 2018 · 821 views
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Making Room for Ervin A week ago Ervin Santana made is 2018 debut with the double-A Chattanooga Lookouts and threw 2 innings (45 pitches) giving up 4 hits, 0 walks, 2 earned runs, while striking out 1. He was pulled early as there was a concern about his velocity, which topped out at 90 mph while he usually sits around 94. Because of this concern he will move down and pitch t...
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The Tommy John Files: RHP-Turned-Advance Video Scout Jeremy Hefner

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 28 May 2018 · 196 views
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This is an excerpt of a post that appears in full on Zone Coverage here . Please click through to read it, and consider subscribing here .

Tommy John celebrated his 75th birthday last Tuesday, but the surgery that bears his name is well over 40 years old. In fact, enter a room of pitchers and you’ll find that the sampling of those who’ve had Tommy John...
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Life at the College World Series

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 25 May 2018 · 328 views

Life at the College World Series Will this be the year the Gophers make it to the College World Series? Currently ranked #11 in the country, they will start regionals next week. Last summer, I had the opportunity to travel to Omaha for the first time to attend the College World Series. I know I’m getting close to college baseball’s epicenter when I tune in AM 1620 The Zone and hear the b...
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Robinson Cano, Excuses, and the Dominican Republic

Posted by Luke Albrecht in Dominican Adventure, 23 May 2018 · 581 views
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Take a look at an article I wrote on the Collegiate Baseball Scouting Network! I think a all of what I wrote could also be applied to the Polanco situation as well, except for the Hall of Fame stuff I suppose...

https://cbscout.net/...nican-republic/
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A Chat With Jimmy Kerrigan

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Interviews, 22 May 2018 · 521 views
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At the beginning of the 2018 Minor League season a vast amount of people didn’t know who Jimmy Kerrigan was. However, after hitting .324/.394/.541 the Twins moved him from high-A Miracle to triple-A Rochester, he has been since moved back down to the Miracle. I had the chance to talk to Jimmy via. Twitter.

Me: How do you feel about being bumped up from F...
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Jason Castro Knee Surgery Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 16 May 2018 · 450 views
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Jason Castro Knee Surgery Q&A Jason Castro Meniscus Surgery Q&A
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Twins starting catcher Jason Castro went on the DL May 5th with pain in his right knee. Initially, it was reported that Castro underwent a cortisone injection and was hopeful to return to the lineup soon. Unfortunately, after traveling to Vail, CO to see noted orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert LaPrade, Castro is...

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