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Realistic trade deadline moves?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:03 PM
A few moves I would look to make as a GM. Also With this post im not looking at getting or selling all the guys on this list, but this is...

Article: Game Thread: Twins @ Yankees, 6/24 @ 6:05pm CT

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 10:31 PM
If you have ever listened to the MLB network on satellite radio, you already know everything you need to know about the Yankees. The Cubs...

Arcia Traded to the Rays

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 11:03 PM
For cash or a PTBNL. This could be worse than the Delmon Young trade. Guess 30 HR power from a young player does have a price.... About $...

Article: Draft Update

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 09:41 PM
It's been almost two weeks since the MLB draft and pending a few final details, the Twins appear nearly set to put a bow on what appears...

Addressing the 25 and 40 man roster

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 09:27 PM
With a bad year, we all know that some moves need to be made for next year. My view on Ryan's current lineup have always been poor at bes...

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TwinsDaily Minor League Update (6/23): Berrios Strikes Out Nine!

Posted by Eric R Pleiss in Beyond the Metrodome, 23 June 2016 · 165 views
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TwinsDaily Minor League Update (6/23): Berrios Strikes Out Nine! With nearly a full compliment of Twins Minor League affiliates in action (GCL Twins start their season on Friday), there was a lot happening down on the Farm. Including the first game of the year for the Elizabethton Twins (E-Twins).

Lots happening today in the Transaction Report as teams finalize their second half rosters and the Gulf Coast League and A...
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What's With This Plating Thing?

Posted by Dave The Dastardly in Dave The Dastardly's Blog, 23 June 2016 · 215 views

What's With This Plating Thing? We used to say clever things in baseball, using words that conveyed a sense of excitement; a sense of action. A batter delivered a crucial hit and you’d hear/read things like “Kepler drives in a run!” Or “Escobar scores on a key hit up the middle!”

“Drives” and “scores” are commonly used and easily understandable verbs that connote action and excitement....
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Twins Having A Power Outage?

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 22 June 2016 · 358 views

There was a time prior to the 2016 Major League Baseball season that it was wondered whether or not the Twins may set some records. Those records were along the lines of a power surge that an exciting and intriguing lineup seemed to set itself up for. Fast forward to now, and the Twins have been anywhere but at the top of the home run charts, and the only...
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MWL All-Star Game Photos

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 22 June 2016 · 136 views

Since it was so late when I got home after last night's Midwest League All-Star Game, I was too tired to get all of the photos included in my ASG post that I would have liked to. (Sure, the margarita or 5 that I had at the game MIGHT have had something to do with my drowsiness, but there's no hard evidence of that, so I'm going with 'I was just tired.')...
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Twins Minor League Report (6/19): Rochester's Big Inning Backs Greenwood

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 19 June 2016 · 251 views

Happy Father’s Day across Twins territory, including Rochester, NY; Chattanooga, TN; Fort Myers, FL; and Cedar Rapids, IA! If you were out at a ballpark today, I hope you stayed hydrated! There were three games in the minor leagues on Sunday afternoon, with those teams looking to bring home a victory just like their parent club did against the Yankees.

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Anatomy of a Big Inning (or two)

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 19 June 2016 · 216 views
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Yesterday, Ricky Nolasco and the Twins were cruising to a victory against the weakened, but still hated, New York Yankees. A funny thing happened on the way to the winner's circle--the Twins gave up seven runs in innings 7, 8, and 9 and were beaten despite getting two homers against Chapman in the ninth.

Here are some of the culprits: Kevin Jepsen entere...
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Develop A Catcher

Posted by PintoWF in Pinto's Perspective, 17 June 2016 · 549 views
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Develop A Catcher The Minnesota Twins have the worst team ERA in the American League and their starters combined ERA, 5.59, is over a full run higher than the league average.

As I have said before, there is no real help in sight.

The same can be said for the catching situation.

Past Kurt Suzuki, in his third year as a Twin, the orginization has nothing promising. The b...
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Everyone chipping in for Lookouts in recent roll

Posted by jzenk42 in Talkin' Twins with Jonathon, 14 June 2016 · 330 views
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Everyone chipping in for Lookouts in recent roll The Chattanooga Lookouts are playing as well as any team in the minor leagues, having won 13 of their last 18 games. The catalyst has been slugger Daniel Palka, but others have chipped in as well to help the Lookouts go from seven games below the .500 mark to one game above.

In the month of June, Palka has been unstoppable, leading Chattanooga to an 11-4...
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How Aggressive Should the Twins Be About Trading Eduardo Nunez?

Posted by dwade in Unkind Bounces, 09 June 2016 · 453 views
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How Aggressive Should the Twins Be About Trading Eduardo Nunez? The bright spots for the Twins have been few and far between this season, but they have been there. Joe Mauer’s hot start, Byung-Ho Park’s chase for the Golden Sledgehammer -- HitTrackerOnline ’s award for the longest average HR distance -- and the beginning of Robbie Grossman’s Hall-of-Fame run have been unexpected joys. None of these, however, can hold...
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Final Mock - 2016 MLB Draft

Posted by Hrbowski in Hrbowski's Blog, 09 June 2016 · 499 views

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#1 Philadelphia Phillies - AJ Puk - lhp - Florida
Mickey Moniak is really the only other player who is getting a lot of talk right here.

#2 Cincinnati Reds - Nick Senzel - 3b - Tennessee
If Puk falls he will be taken here, with Kyl...
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This just in...Sano can play of

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 07 June 2016 · 497 views

I know I am going to get my come comeuppance on this topic. I am impressed with Sano in OF, his instincts speak of playing a skill position for most of his life. Does Sano make mistakes? Bad mistakes? Uh..Yeah he does and has, and wil in the future. His bat justifies his existence in the of.

I know many of you have clamored for him to be at 3B, but...
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A few photos from Oakland

Posted by ashburyjohn in Nevada Twins Fan, 02 June 2016 · 247 views
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A few photos from Tuesday night's and Wednesday afternoon's games in Oakland.

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Possibly one of the last photos taken of Miguel Sano before his trip to the 15-day DL. Notice the tear in his left trouser leg. Left hamstring injury next time up to bat... coincidence? I think no...
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Trevor Plouffe, Eddie Rosario, and When to Steal Third

Posted by Hosken Bombo Disco in Hosken's Blog, 02 June 2016 · 593 views
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A successful stolen base back on May 18 ignited a minor controversy recently in Twins territory. Holding a four run lead in the top of the 7th, the Detroit Tigers were playing it safe against the left handed batter, Joe Mauer. There were two outs, and the Tigers infielders were favoring the right side of the diamond, where any ground ball off Mauer's bat...
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They Played for the Love of the Game

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 02 June 2016 · 327 views

They Played for the Love of the Game More than 100 years ago Minnesota was home to one of the best baseball teams in the country. The St. Paul Colored Gophers, who in 1909 beat the Chicago-based Leland Giants for the title of “Blackball World Champions,” are just one of the teams highlighted in the new book “They Played for the Love of the Game: Untold Stories of Black Baseball in Minnesota”...
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This Date In Twins History: May 31, 1976-Bert "Waves Goodbye"

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 31 May 2016 · 297 views
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The end of a successful bubble blow or a difficult-to-swallow salary negotiation pill courtesy of owner Calvin Griffith? I think the latter! For the full story about Bert Blyleven's Bicentennial Year Bird gesture towards the Met Stadium crowd on May 31, 1976,...
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The Twins Almanac for May 26-31

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 25 May 2016 · 670 views
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May 26, 2011
Twins Pay Final Respects to Harmon Killebrew

On an off day, the Twins and about 4,000 of their fans paid their final respects to Harmon Killebrew , who had passed away on May 17, with a beautiful memorial service on the infield at Target Field. In attenda...
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Trade Candidate for Nolasco? (It's probably not who you'd think)

Posted by Adam Houck in Adam Houck's Blog, 24 May 2016 · 597 views
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On Monday the Atlanta Braves acquired Brian Matusz from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for in exchange for a couple minor leaguers. This deal may have seemed odd in the sense that Matusz is ineffective, owed $3.6mil the rest of the season, and the Braves released him immediately. However, under a newer rule, Atlanta was able to acquire a “competitive b...
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How'd We Ever Win 11......

Posted by SirLoin in Rants (not Rantz), 24 May 2016 · 336 views

How'd We Ever Win 11...... It's a miracle.....Well, at least one was rain-shortened.....

https://youtu.be/PnIaqAsnSxU

There's no question that we're in desperate times. Outside of a night with the Ice Capades or a total system failure of the Pentair Water Recycling System, there's not many solutions out there to salvage this incinerating trash receptacle of a season. However,...
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Offer this guy Mall of America....

Posted by huhguy in huhguy's Blog, 23 May 2016 · 370 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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"We’re in dire straits here"

Posted by HitInAPinch in HitInAPinch's Blog, 22 May 2016 · 335 views

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

http://www.startribu...here/380386061/

"“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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