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    by 05-22-2014, 07:21 PM
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    When a team is mired in a rut of three losing seasons, itís easy to overlook players who are achieving beyond expectations Ė especially when those players are relief pitchers. After all, who cares if you have a lights out righthander when the team is constantly down 6-0 by the third inning? For that reason, you could be forgiven if youíve missed what Casey Fien has been doing over the past three years with the Twins.

    Since the Twins signed Fien as a minor league free agent from the
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    by 04-24-2014, 04:45 PM
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    The Twins raised some eyebrows during the offseason after they signed Mike Pelfrey to a two year, $11 million deal. While there was little doubt the Twins needed to address their rotation questions, there was doubt whether the answer to those questions was Mike Pelfrey - not to mention the need to commit to 2 years of Pelfrey in order to get a deal done.

    From an outside perspective, you can (sort of) see what the Twins were trying to do in signing Pelfrey back into the fold. After
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    by 04-19-2014, 09:34 AM

    The Minnesota Twins are currently 2nd in the AL in runs scored (86), 1st in OBP (.353) and 1st in walks (82). They also lead the AL in runs per game at 5.76. Thatís not too bad for an offense that was routinely picked to finish towards the bottom of the league in nearly every category.

    Yes, itís only April and the sample size is incredibly small Ė but itís a good start.

    The offense has been bolstered by improved performances from multiple players including a breakout
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    by 04-16-2014, 06:55 PM

    The Twins fell to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night due in large part to the wheels falling off the Phil Hughes strikeout express in the 6th inning. After cruising through five innings, limiting the Jays to four hits while striking out five batters, Hughes suddenly couldnít retire a single batter and was forced from the game clinging to a 2-1 lead with two runners on and no outs. Those runners went on to score (plus one more for good measure), which left Hughes with a disappointing stat line of 5.0
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