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Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:22 PM
The Almost Right Stuff     I like learning new stuff. Apparently that’s not normal. My wife can attest to the fact that I’m not...

Twins Acquire Chris Carter

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:21 PM
https://www.mlbtrade...ris-carter.html Should this be interpreted as bad news on Mauer?

Rays start Sergio Romo on consecutive days

Other Baseball Today, 09:16 PM
totaling 2.1 innings.   If you need two consecutive bullpen games both the manager and the GM should be fired.

Article: Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Gordon Promote...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:10 PM
Despite their only being three games in the Minnesota Twins farm system Tuesday, there were plenty of interesting stories both in games a...

Article: 2018 MLB Draft Top 50 Prospects: 21-30

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 07:11 PM
As we move forward in the rankings, we are starting to enter the prime territory of prospects that the Twins will have to choose from whe...

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A Chat With Jimmy Kerrigan

Posted by Travis M in Travis M's Interviews, 22 May 2018 · 62 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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Time to diss Dozier

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 22 May 2018 · 178 views

Why would I diss Dozier? Have you seen what happened to Grossman and Rodney after I dissed them?

Rodney has been phenomenal, Robbie much improved so here goes Dozier.

Dozier looks sooooo old...I think he's still upset about the Twins refusal to extend him...um Brian you are old and Gordon is coming get it?

So old man, start carrying your weight or a...
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Shuffling the Twins Roster Decisions

Posted by Ted Schwerzler in Off The Baggy, 22 May 2018 · 347 views
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After making the hard, but correct, decision to move on from Phil Hughes, the Twins put some roster shuffling into motion. Trevor May, Ervin Santana, and Miguel Sano are all due back to the big league roster in short order. Paul Molitor's club is putting some heat on the scuffling Indians and the time to strike for Minnesota is right now. How they constru...
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Baseball's royal team

Posted by mikelink45 in mikelink45's Blog, 19 May 2018 · 255 views
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Baseball's royal team In honor of the royal wedding, I thought I would provide baseball fans with their own version of royalty and like all royal families some are not so great. But they are interesting. I welcome other suggestions! I do not have owners or umps. Do you know any that would fit here? I did consider Chief Bender for the rotation, but decided that the Ameri...
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David Wells’ Perfect Game — 20 Years Later

Posted by Brandon Warne in Asking the Tough Questions, 17 May 2018 · 358 views
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This is an excerpt from a piece that originates at Zone Coverage here . Please click through to read the rest, and consider subscribing to the site.

It’s May 17, 1998.

It’s 8:30 a.m.

It’s a Sunday.

There is nothing remotely perfect about David Wells’ state of mind as he’s on the receiving end of a Senton Splash — as popularized by the Hardy Boyz of W...
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Regarding This.

Posted by Axel Kohagen in Blog Axel Kohagen, 16 May 2018 · 481 views
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Joe Mauer’s DEVOTION regarding walking up to T.I.’s “What You Know?” is well-known and even generates some GOOD-NATURED RIBBING from the chaps who write baseball things.

Yet, has the STABLE SLUGGER hidden a message of PROFOUND SUPERNATURAL LORE within these words? Consider the following lyrics:

What you know about that?
What you know about that?
What y...
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Jason Castro Knee Surgery Q&A

Posted by Heezy1323 in Heezy1323's Blog, 16 May 2018 · 338 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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Back to the future: Twins RHP Kyle Gibson has returned to his roots and quietly has become the pitcher we hoped he would be.

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 14 May 2018 · 333 views

Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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In a cold May evening about 5 years go, give or take a week, I witnessed one of the most dominating pitching performances I have seen in person: Twins' first round draft pick in 2009, righty Kyle Gibson , about a year removed from his return from Tommy John surgery, shut down the Lehigh Valley Iron...
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Player importance to organization

Posted by NoCryingInBaseball in NoCryingInBaseball's Blog, 13 May 2018 · 356 views

Player importance to organization The Wednesday show of 1500ESPN of Mackey & Judd’s morning show included a segment of the Twins players that are most important to the organization. They both selected their top 10 and each added two honorable mentions, basically a top 12 list. They both agreed that their selections were not a MVP list, but player importance to the organization, which...
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Twins Trade Their Way to the World Series

Posted by MaxOelerking in From the Plaza, 11 May 2018 · 602 views
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In the event that the Twins are in position to be buyers at the trade deadline, here are some possible trade prospects the Twins could realistically go after to make a run at the postseason.

1.) Tyson Ross SP Padres
Ross has been the bright spot in an otherwise "business as usual" San Diego Padres rotation. Assuming SD will be looking for young talent c...
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4th OF - Andrew McCutchen?

Posted by ThejacKmp in Blog ThejacKmp, 09 May 2018 · 720 views
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I was thinking about the trade deadline today. If the Twins are still in it after the All-Star Break and don't have any huge injuries (knock on wood), they're a pretty solid team. It’s hard to see where they’d need massive upgrades.

• The starting rotation almost has too many options so outside of an ace, it makes little sense to get a pitcher. Even then...
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Eduardo Escobar 2019 Starting 2nd Baseman?

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 09 May 2018 · 423 views

I originally posted this in forums but realized this is more of a blog post:

As we have seen over the years when given opportunities to play every day Eduardo Escobar shines.Filling in for Miguel Sano so far this year he has shown he has the bat to be 3rd baseman, posting a .993 OPS while hitting 15 doubles and 7 home runs in 2018.

Over his career Escob...
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Alex Kirilloff: More Than Just the "Other" Kernels First Rounder

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 09 May 2018 · 232 views

After standing in a line of about 20 people for a few minutes, a couple of guys finally got the autograph they wanted during the Cedar Rapids Kernels regular Sunday post-game autograph session. They had secured the autograph of Royce Lewis, the Minnesota Twins first round pick in the 2017 MLB amateur draft and the first pick overall.

They stood for a mom...
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T&L Supershow ep. 61

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 08 May 2018 · 116 views
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On this week's Supershow, Dan and Panda break down some of the pitching woes plaguing the Twins through the month of April, and dial back season expectations of what this season may look like. Since pitching is the hot topic this week, they also talk about Matt Harvey's struggles, along with the young arms in the Mets' rotation and the renaissance of Just...
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MUST SEE: Brian Dozier Shares Hitting Insight

Posted by Parker Hageman in Baseball Good, 24 April 2018 · 632 views

Brian Dozier was on MLB Network yesterday and the Twins' second baseman -- in the midst of a 25-game hitting streak , by the way -- and demonstrating the changes he made in order to go from a puncher of a middle infielder to a a second base capable of bopping 40 home runs.

If you are a player, coach, instructor or just a fan curious to know the thought p...
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Chuck Fletcher has been fired as Wild GM

Posted by beckmt in Views from the road, 23 April 2018 · 301 views

It is many years overdue. I have been on this bandwagon for at least 3 years. Just been a waste of time.
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Robbie Grossman and the Twins’ lefty problem

Posted by Greg Logan in Bloop Singles, 22 April 2018 · 634 views

Robbie Grossman and the Twins’ lefty problem The Twins offense has been right around average so far in 2018, ranking 7th in the AL in runs scored per game and 9th in wRC+. It’s early, but if we assume that Logan Morrison, Robbie Grossman and Byron Buxton (once healthy) improve as the season progresses, and even if Max Kepler can’t maintain a 1.000 OPS and Ryan LaMarre isn’t the greatest hitter of ou...
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Puerto Rican Dream

Posted by Luke Albrecht in Dominican Adventure, 19 April 2018 · 492 views
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Puerto Rican Dream They say you should write your dreams down right when you wake up in order to remember them clearly. After returning from a dreamlike day and a half in San Juan, I’m feeling like the exercise will be helpful for me as well. Luckily, I don’t have the deadline many local writers had after the 16 inning marathon of game two.

The seed for the idea was plante...
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Don't look now, but Tyler Duffey is pitching very well at Rochester

Posted by Lee-The-Twins-Fan in Lee-The-Twins-Fan's Blog, 19 April 2018 · 615 views
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Don't look now, but Tyler Duffey is pitching very well in Rochester.

He's pitched eight innings so far, all in relief, in three games, and he's done something that's a bit odd: He has a 2-1 record with NO EARNED RUNS allowed. (He's allowed two unearned runs.)

He's struck out 10 in 8 innings, and has issued no walks and only 2 hits (That's a 0.25 WHIP ra...
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Possible Postponment of 2nd Game of Twins / Indians in PR

Posted by MN_ExPat in MN_ExPat's Blog, 18 April 2018 · 291 views
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Don't know for sure if this will affect tonight's game or not, but it just came across the news that the whole (yes the WHOLE) island of PR has lost power and initially, it is not expected to be restored for 24 to 36 hours.

But on a more humanitarian note, this really stinks for the residents of PR.

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