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Wolfson: Twins Sign LHP Sean Burnett (Min Lg Deal)

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:45 AM
Doogie tweeted that the Twins signed 33-year-old lefty Sean Burnett to a minor league deal.    He had Tommy John surgery in 201...

2016 Twins record in historical context

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:40 AM
Since our last inquiry when the Twins started 0-9, I thought it might be interesting to take a look again at the 2016 Twins record and hi...

Why Ryan should stay, for the time being!

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:40 AM
This was posted by Matthew Trueblood on BP. I really have no knowledge of his writings, or his accuracy. But this article does seem to la...

Article: Your Turn: What Do You Want From A GM?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:33 AM
I feel no need to call for anyone to get fired. I won’t do it. Yes, I fully understand and don’t necessarily strongly disagree with the o...

Draft stuff

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:31 AM
Not much to report but Callis at mlbpipeline wrote about the class:   "There's a lot of uncertainty swirling around the 2016 Draft w...

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Dozier Becoming Defiant For Twins

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 24 May 2016 · 100 views

When Torii Hunter decided to retire following the 2015 Major League Baseball season, he did the Twins a favor. Despite losing a solid clubhouse presence, Minnesota wasn't going to be forced into making the mistake of signing an aging replacement level player to another lucrative deal simply because of who he was. What the decision did however, was to forc...
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Benefits of Total. System. Failure

Posted by Adam Houck in Adam Houck's Blog, 23 May 2016 · 180 views

The Benefits of Total. System. Failure.

Okay, this sucks, it sucks a lot. The Twins are bad, really bad, but you already knew that. Truth is, most fans are already advanced to the last stage of grief: acceptance and we’re not yet to June. Fun fact that I heard on the way home from work today: according to Rotten Tomatoes, the Twins’ winning percentage is...
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Offer this guy Mall of America....

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 23 May 2016 · 183 views

Do what it takes to sign this guy....right now..DO NOT LET RYAN et al participate in the draft!

Candidate: Jason McLeod
Current role: Senior Vice President, Player Development and Amateur Scouting (Cubs)
Skill set: During his tenure with the Cubs, McLeod has played a major role in turning over an organization that was thin on minor-league talent, augment...
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The Twins Almanac for May 23-25

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 22 May 2016 · 259 views
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May 23, 1991
Kirby Puckett Has Second 6-Hit Game

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Kirby Puckett collected 6 hits for the second time in his career, going 6-for-7, scoring 2 runs in an eleven inning loss to Texas at the Metrodome. Kirby had 5 singles and a triple. His 6th hit, a single, came in the el...
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Zack Burdi - 2016 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 22 May 2016 · 278 views

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Zack Burdi is a 6'3", 210 lb. pitcher for the University of Louisville who was undrafted out of high school. Burdi's fastball usually sits in the 95-98 miles per hour range, but he can reach triple digits at times, and his slider and changeup are both very good pitches....
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Who do you keep?

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 22 May 2016 · 270 views

The Twins dont have too many "untouchables" but here is my list based on either consistency or potential.

Catcher - Nobody (I would consider Centeno)
1B - Park
2b - Nobody
3b- Nobody
SS - Escobar, Nunez
LF -Nobody
CF- Buxton
RF -Sano

Pitcher - Nobody

Thats a really pathetic evaluation. This shows how poor Ryan and Staff evaluate talent. When you look a...
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"We’re in dire straits here"

Posted by HitInAPinch in HitInAPinch's Blog, 22 May 2016 · 257 views

It's not a real awe inspiring article. But it does shed some light on management's involvement.

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"“Probably more than ever,” Ryan said of his talks with Pohlad.

"Some people are calling it panic. I get that, OK. We’re in a mode here where I better be creative enough to do s...
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Five prospects who the Twins should promote

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 20 May 2016 · 490 views
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Five prospects who the Twins should promote We are a month and a half into the baseball season and the Minnesota Twins are a woeful 10-30, tied with the Atlanta Braves for the worst record in the league. Right now, most Twins fans should turn their attention to minor league baseball. There are a handful of minor leaguers in the Twins system who deserve a promotion. I tried to avoid players, especia...
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Twins Player Development is Very, Very Bad.

Posted by Teflon in Blog Teflon, 20 May 2016 · 446 views

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The disappointing performance of the Twins prospects made me curious to see how the Twins compared with other teams in bringing good players to the majors. The quickest way to do this comparison was to look at the number of players receiving votes for...
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Starting Over

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 20 May 2016 · 152 views

Let’s start over. Way over. If you were GM of the Twins and you could go back to last October 5th (the day after the final game of the season) what would you do differently know what you know now?
Here is a list of offseason moves the Twins made from October 5th to the beginning of the season:
1) Torii Hunter Retires
2) Signed Dan Runzler to Minor Leagu...
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Charge of the Light (Hitting) Brigade: Who Should Lead The Twins' Attack?

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 20 May 2016 · 178 views

Charge of the Light (Hitting) Brigade: Who Should Lead The Twins' Attack? For much of the past 15 years or so, the Twins have had very easy decisions to make with the first spot in the batting order. Jacque Jones settled there, then handed the position over to Shannon Stewart, who was a fixture atop the order until 2006 when Luis Castillo joined the team. He held the role until 2008 when it was briefly handed over to Carlos Gom...
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Eddie Rosario: Symptom or Solution?

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 18 May 2016 · 499 views

The Minnesota Twins lost this afternoon.

Ordinarily, I’d say things have reached the point where another Twins loss falls into the “dog bites man” category. It’s not exactly news.

But this loss had a couple of things going for it that gave me cause to put pen to paper (figuratively, of course).

(This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.co...
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81 Years of History Just for Fun

Posted by Spikecurveball in Blog Spikecurveball, 18 May 2016 · 136 views

Let me start by saying I love the Twins. But sometimes things go so bad you have to try to find supplementary reasons to watch. An alternate way to track the Twins and maybe generate some interest and fun is now here.

According to my not always accurate research, in the past 81 years the teams that finished with the worst records were as follows.

1945 P...
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Too Early to Trade?

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 18 May 2016 · 520 views
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Too Early to Trade? The Minnesota Twins are just 38 games into the 2016 season but it already appears to be a lost cause. If that is the case, the next step for the Twins is to start shopping around some of their veterans. Problem is the Twins don't have many veterans. Or, at least, good veterans.

There are a couple of names that come to mind but the one that everyone likes...
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A Glimpse Into the Life of an Official Scorer

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 17 May 2016 · 3,091 views

A Glimpse Into the Life of an Official Scorer “How is that a hit?” Most baseball fans have said this after the scoreboard flashes the result on a sharp grounder or botched fly ball. The person in charge of making these hit/error determinations is the official scorer, often an anonymous recorder of stats until their judgment puts them in the spotlight. Recently I had a chance to shadow Stew Thornley,...
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“Don’t Worry, Everything’s Gonna Be Fine. Trust Me!”

Posted by Twins and Losses in Twins and Losses, 17 May 2016 · 286 views
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“Don’t Worry, Everything’s Gonna Be Fine. Trust Me!” #FireMollie #FireRyan #TotalSystemFailure

All of these lovely hashtags have been making the rounds with the Twins off to a lackluster start to the season. Lots of opinions, ideas, and ways to fix the Twins have been floated around by casual fans, up to legitimate Twins writers. Today, we’re going to tackle the #FireMollie and #FireRyan crew.

My bigges...
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What Happened to the Latest Messiah?

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dave The Dastardly's Blog, 17 May 2016 · 265 views

What Happened to the Latest Messiah? I didn't catch (neither did JR Murphy) all the game last night even though it was at the top of my priority list. Why? Berrios, the latest Twins pitching Messiah, was supposed to take the mound. As it was I turned on the radio in the third inning and... Berrios was gone! Gone! Like in no longer in the game! The third inning! Okay. Like Forrest said, thing...
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Twins Minor League Report (5/15): Miracle Power Backs Gonsalves

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 15 May 2016 · 211 views

Tyler Duffey was pretty good for the Twins again on Sunday afternoon as the parent club won their second straight game against the Cleveland Indians. In the minors on Sunday, one game was postponed, a lefty top-prospect took to the mound in Florida, was outdone by a lefty newcomer to the system in another game, and one team struggled to collect any hits f...
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A Hero Awakens

Posted by Negativity Police in Negativity Police's Blog, 14 May 2016 · 412 views

A Hero Awakens
A play in three acts


Cast (in order of appearance):
Vanimal (Van)
Negativity Police (NP)
Setting:
Interior of a studio apartment in an undisclosed location in the mid-evening. The date is May 12, 2016.

Act I
Curtains rise.
Vanimal is walking down the dusty corridor of a slum-like residential building. His steps are delicate and inc...
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Grieving the 2016 Minnesota Twins

Posted by Tom Froemming in Get to know 'em, 14 May 2016 · 317 views

It's never good when a baseball team leads you to research the stages of grief, but that's exactly the type of thing the 2016 Twins are inspiring. Here's how my grieving through the 2016 season has gone so far.

Stage 1: Denial and Isolation

Last time I checked in, I was looking for hope with the Twins at 0-8 . I wrote that there was plenty of time to t...

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