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Article: In His Words: Tanner English's 2016 Season

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 05:29 AM
Twins minor league outfielder Tanner English has always been a star on the baseball field. Like many in professional baseball, he was a g...

Article: Forecasting Mauer's Remaining Years

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:05 AM
When the Twins signed Joe Mauer to the largest contract in team history, fans were excited to see what the future could hold. He was comi...

Dozier Trade Discussion Thread

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 05:05 AM
Let's discuss the impending trade of Brian Dozier here:

Article: How Does Keeping Dozier Fit With Long-Term View?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:30 PM
Ever since first stepping into their roles leading the Minnesota Twins baseball operations department, both Derek Falvey and Thad Levine...

Article: 1987 Revisited: Twins Upset Tigers

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 11:38 PM
“What an unlikely bunch of champions we’re looking at here.”Those were the words NBC’s Bob Costas offered as the on-field celebration scr...

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2017 Twins Off-Season top 60 Prospect List: 51-55

Posted by Thrylos in Thrylos' Blog - select Tenth Inning Stretch posts, 16 January 2017 · 257 views

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You can find the introductory segment in this series, including my criteria for eligibility to be a prospect and the list of the 2016 top 40 players who graduated as prospects or are not in the system, here . Here is my 2016 Twins off-season top 40 prospects list (summary of 1-40) for reference.

Th...
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The 25 Headed To Target Field

Posted by Off The Baggy in Off The Baggy, 16 January 2017 · 253 views

The Minnesota Twins are quickly closing in on an end to the offseason. With pitchers and catchers reporting to sunny Fort Myers in short order, Paul Molitor and the Twins brass will need to evaluate who they take north to start the 2017 season. Projecting the 25 man roster in January once again leaves plenty of room for shifting, but I'll try to sort thro...
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A Total System's Failure - Part II

Posted by mike8791 in mike8791's Blog, 14 January 2017 · 432 views

My first blog on TD site. Hope you enjoy!!

As background, while terribly discouraged about the team's 2016 season, I must say there was a major silver lining : recognition by ownership that Ryan and Company had failed miserably in his second attempt at a rebuild. Finding new baseball leadership was a breath of fresh air this dormant franchise has...
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34 Year Old Jim Miller Gets Another Shot with the Twins

Posted by bjohnson2348 in Brad's Blog, 11 January 2017 · 585 views

34 Year Old Jim Miller Gets Another Shot with the Twins On paper, Jim Miller’s major league statistics don’t exactly scream Cooperstown. During the six years he spent in the majors, bouncing around from the Baltimore Orioles to the Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics and finally the New York Yankees, Miller compiled a 2-3 record with a 3.48 ERA and 57 strikeouts in just over 67 innings of work. His time with t...
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What does a successful off-season look like?

Posted by Loosey in Blog Loosey, 10 January 2017 · 338 views

Here we sit on January 10th and we are asking ourselves the same questions we have been asking since October 3rd, "Are the Twins going to trade Brian Dozier?"

So far this off season the Twins have hired a Chief Baseball Office and General Manager and signed Jason Castro to a 3 year $24.5M contract.

Since then they have non-tendered Trevor Plouffe and s...
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Will Dozier Maintain His Value?

Posted by jorgenswest in Blog jorgenswest, 31 December 2016 · 489 views

One of the questions the Twins must be asking is whether Brian Dozier will retain his value.

We have seen his streakiness in season, but season to season he has been pretty reliable. I do wonder if hitters with his characteristics (pull hitters, fly ball hitters, relatively high ISO, right handed) tend to be more streaky within season. On the other hand,...
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Why Minnesota Must Trade Brian Dozier

Posted by jtkoupal in Blog jtkoupal, 19 December 2016 · 1,630 views

Why Minnesota Must Trade Brian Dozier Brian Dozier has been a fan-favorite for Twins fans since he started to break out in 2013. Every female in the Twin Cities has a crush on him, and in general, everyone respects the player that he is on the field and the person that he is off the field.

For me personally, Brian Dozier has been my favorite player since Justin Morneau. Those two are my favo...
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Go "Behind the Voice" with Sean Aronson

Posted by Sarah in Blog Sarah, 09 December 2016 · 487 views

Go "Behind the Voice" with Sean Aronson “Babies for everyone!” was one of St. Paul Saints broadcaster Sean Aronson’s more memorable calls during the 2016 season. (It referred to a hitting tear Saints third baseman Nate Hanson went on after returning to the lineup following the birth of his child.) Throughout the year, sports fans let a few dulcet toned folks into their lives on a daily basis to...
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A Tale of Two Catchers

Posted by SD Buhr in SD Buhr/Jim Crikket, 08 December 2016 · 479 views

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

Granted, it probably wasn't anywhere near the "worst of times" for Stuart Turner and Mitch Garver, but the excitement of learning they had been drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the June, 2013 Amateur Draft had to have been at least slightly dampened with the realization that the Twins had drafted both...
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My Rule 5 Pick

Posted by huhguy in Blog huhguy, 06 December 2016 · 1,063 views

There are some real intriguing arms in this draft. With Falveys guidance, I think there is a good chance the Twins strike gold in this draft. That said, i want to explain my choice and the one I hope the Twins will make.

There are probably at least five arms to look at and all of them have their different merits. Can we all agree that the Twins will n...
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Aroldis Chapman, SP

Posted by johns in WiscoTwin, 05 December 2016 · 502 views

Aroldis Chapman is reportedly seeking a contract in the range of 6 yrs, $100M. Give it to him. Right now. Throw in an extra $10M bringing total to 6 yr $110 (which figures in the fact of actually getting him to WANT to play in MN). Why you may ask? Because we will turn him into a starting pitcher.

As a reliever, he is not quite worth that type of...
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The Path To A Competent Rotation: A Shorter Trip Than You May Think

Posted by Secondary User in Twin's Organizational News, 23 November 2016 · 1,439 views

It's no secret that the biggest position of need for the Twins is the pitching staff. Sadly, this is a very weak free agent pitching class, and with arms like Santana, Hughes and Gibson still around and reports out that the Twins won't be adding payroll this offseason there doesn't look to be much in the way of room for additions anyway. Looks to be a bl...
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AFL Recap - week 6: Surprise Plays For AFL Championship

Posted by Steve Lein in The Hanging SL, 20 November 2016 · 365 views

The Surprise Saguaros headed into the final day of the AFL season needing to win their game with the Salt River Rafters to clinch a spot in the AFL Championship game, and were able to do so with contributions from four of the Twins players.

Stephen Gonsalves punctuated his shortened time in the AFL with a six strikeout effort in his start on Tuesday, Nic...
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Twins 101: The Day The Twins Were Greenlighted For Moving To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960

Posted by Michael (ClassicMNTwins) in Classic Minnesota Twins, 27 October 2016 · 14,168 views
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Twins 101: The Day The Twins Were Greenlighted For Moving To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960 From the safety of the walls of my study, book and Twins bobbleheads looking down on me in great thought, comes a new post, "It's Official: Senators Announce Move To Minnesota, Oct. 26, 1960 ." It gives a short glimpse into the intrigue and downright un-transparent (opaque?) nature of the pre-move behavior by Griffith and the American League in 1960.

It...
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TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review

Posted by TwinsTakes-RD in TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!, 16 October 2016 · 4,568 views
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TwinsTakes on the 2016 Minnesota Twins - A Season Review The 2016 Minnesota Twins were the worst team in all of baseball and the worst team in the history of the Twins franchise. So yeah, it’s a good thing that it’s over. There’s not a lot of positives you can take from being the worst team in baseball. That We’ll try to find the few positives of having this kind of season. Look at the bottom of the cover pictu...
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My 2016 offseason plan

Posted by diehardtwinsfan in Blog diehardtwinsfan, 10 October 2016 · 766 views

103. That's truly a terrible number, and it's been some time since the Twins have been able to earn the top pick overall. This season was an abomination, especially given the high hopes that Twins fans had coming in. There's no need to really go over what went wrong.There's a number of things, but pitching most definitely tops the list. It finished second...
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advertisement problem

Posted by Broker in Broker's Blog, 02 October 2016 · 586 views

Is it just me or anyone have a problem with the energy advertisement? It keeps hijacking my browser. Every 24 seconds it replays and takes me to the top of the page. The result is that I can't read the comments.
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Rating the Twins' Offense in a League Without the Twins

Posted by BRNZ in Boo-urns, 20 September 2016 · 889 views
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In a miserable season destined for 100 losses, Twins fans can be sure that their team is a mess. But as the Sept. 18 episode of Gleeman and the Geek points out, most of that mess is as a result of just one side of the ball: pitching and defense. Aaron and John noted that the Twins are actually fairly decent when it comes to hitting, and raised an interes...
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition

Posted by Matt Johnson in The Twins Almanac, 05 September 2016 · 1,117 views
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Twins Almanac: Dozier Edition Here's my quick kitchen table roundup of all of the trivia surrounding Dozier's big day.


Brian Dozier is the sixth player in Twins history to homer three times in a game, j oining Bob Allison and Harmon Killebrew (1963), Tony Oliva ('73), Justin Morneau ('07) and Max Kepler who homered three times on August 1st this season in Cleveland.

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Thoughts on Brian Dozier

Posted by stringer bell in stringer bell's Blog, 05 September 2016 · 1,362 views
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Let me preface what will undoubtedly be a long entry by saying I am a Dozier fan. I have spoken to him at Spring Training a couple of times and like the young man. I believe he has been the Twins MVP for each of the last four seasons (counting this one) and I have no doubt that he is the team's best player at this point. Certainly, he isn't flawless, but...

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