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    by 04-15-2014, 01:10 AM
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    You’ve heard of the Mendoza Line. Named after Mario Mendoza, a shortstop for the Pirates, Mariners and Rangers in the 1970s and early 1980s. He was a career .215 hitter. To this day, when a hitter has a batting average hovering around .200, it is known as the “Mendoza Line.” In his era, that wasn’t good, but shortstop did not become an offensive position until the mid-1990s. So today, I have to ask one question for Twins Daily readers to consider. What is the “Limbo Line” as it relates to offense from a shortstop? How Low Can They (the offensive numbers) Go? ...
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    by 04-13-2014, 04:47 PM
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    For the third straight game, the Minnesota Twins got a quality start, and for the third straight game, they got a win. Still, it took some late-inning dramatics, but the team goes into a Monday off-day with a .500 record (6-6). Raise your hand if you saw that coming. Just 150 games to go!

    The four minor league affiliates played afternoon games. They also went .500 on the day. Two affiliates won, two lost.
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    by 04-12-2014, 11:09 PM
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    The weather on Friday meant that the Red Wings needed to play their second double-header of the week. For the second time this week, the now 6-2 Red Wings swept a double-header. Australian James Beresford led the way, continuing to be the most consistent hitter at the start of this season.

    Mitch Garver had hit two home runs on Friday to take over the organizational lead in home runs this season with four. In the Twins 7-1 win over the Royals on Saturday, Brian Dozier led off with his fourth homer. Then later in the afternoon, Adam Walker hit his fourth homer of the year. Of course, with the Twins three top pitching prospects starting on Saturday, there’s plenty of pitching to talk about as well. ...
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    by 04-11-2014, 09:11 PM
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    Weather was again a factor in the Twins farm system. Of course, it appears that the Red Wings get rained out whenever Alex Meyer is scheduled to pitch. His first start was pushed back twice by weather, and he was supposed to start on Friday night for Rochester but it was rained out as well. As Rochester Democrat and Chronicle writer Jim Mandelaro noted on twitter, “Nine days into the season, the Red Wings have as many wins (4) as games postponed.”

    Of course, that lines up a replay of last Sunday’s pitching matchups highlighting the Twins top pitching prospects. ...
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    by 04-09-2014, 10:34 PM
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    Wins and losses are far from the most important thing in the minor leagues. Player development matters above all else. That said, winning is always fun. And, to be fair, part of a player’s development is learning how to win, and learning how to play team baseball. When a team is able to develop players while also finding ways to win, it is a perfect collision. On Wednesday, the Twins four affiliates played five games, and the result was five wins. Call it a good day. Of course, winning at the big league level does matter, and the Twins lost their second straight game to the Oakland A’s. ...
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    by 04-08-2014, 12:31 AM
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    I promised last week we would have a minor league update each day from last Thursday through Labor Day. In a way, I have to go back on that promise. Ft. Myers and Cedar Rapids both had a scheduled off day. Rochester and New Britain both had games rained out. So, none of the four full-season affiliates played a game.

    That said, I thought it would still make sense to post a couple of minor league updates. With the transactions of the last couple of days, there is plenty of good information to pass along. As always, if you have any questions, please let me know. ...
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    by 04-06-2014, 06:23 PM
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    There are certain days where you can’t help but get a little bit excited about the day’s games. Sunday was one of those days. The top three Minnesota Twins pitching prospects were making their 2014 debuts. Alex Meyer (Twins Daily’s #3 Twins Prospect) made his first AAA start. JO Berrios (#6 Twins Prospect) made his Florida State League debut for the Miracle. 2014 top pick Kohl Stewart (#4 Twins Prospect) made his first Cedar Rapids start. All three of them pitched well in their season debuts.
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    by 04-05-2014, 09:38 PM
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    The big news in the Minnesota Twins organization on Saturday was the 1,000th career win of manager Ron Gardenhire. He is the 60th manager in MLB history to reach that milestone. Of those 60, only ten have done it with just one team.

    Kyle Gibson got the victory, and Jason Kubel had three hits. Following the game, the Twins wore shirts (made last year) that said, “1,000 Wins… 67 Ejections” on the front and “And Counting” on the back. Congratulations!

    The Red Wings are still looking to play their second game. The Kernels played two games to make up for a postponed game on Friday night. Their bats stayed pretty cold on Saturday too. However, the Miracle bats were out in full force on Saturday night. Continue on to see who starred in the Twins farm system on Saturday. ...
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    by 04-04-2014, 10:37 PM
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    On Friday, weather wreaked havoc and led to half the minor league games being postponed. New Britain played a morning game, but Rochester and Cedar Rapids were unable to play. Of course, the weather is always lovely in Florida. On Opening Night, we got a walk-off from Bryan Haar of the Kernels. On Friday, there were a couple of late-inning homers that helped propel their teams to victory.

    On Saturday, the Twins play their second game in Cleveland and all four affiliates are scheduled to play. As always, your comments and questions are welcomed in the forum, so ask away. ...
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    by 04-03-2014, 10:16 PM
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    Welcome to another season of Minnesota Twins Minor League game reports. Can you believe that on the first night, we already had a walk-off home run?!

    In this series, you will find are the scores and highlights of each Twins minor league game throughout the season. We will write about who pitched for the Twins affiliate and how well they did. We’ll mention home runs and multi-hit games by hitters. As the season goes along, we’ll keep you updated on where the team stands in their divisions. ...
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    by 04-03-2014, 01:24 AM
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    Three days after MLB’s Opening Day, I wish you all a very Happy Minor League Opening Day! I may be in the minority, but I think I get as excited, if not more so, about minor league opening day as the big league version. For me, instead of just watching the Minnesota Twins games, I can now follow as many as five box scores each day.

    All four Twins minor league affiliates are scheduled to play their opening day games on Thursday. Hopefully weather will cooperate so they can get their games in. On Tuesday, I posted the Twins minor league opening day rosters. Today, I’ll provide a primer on the four affiliates. Please feel free to ask questions. ...
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    by 04-01-2014, 12:12 PM
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    Opening Day in the big leagues is a big deal. I might even agree with those who say it should be a national holiday. As important to about 100 minor leaguers is minor league Opening Day which will be on Thursday. Minor leaguers reported to Ft. Myers on March 7 and after four days of practice, they’ve been playing games and practicing almost every day since. On Monday, those players headed to Rochester, New Britain and Cedar Rapids flew to their destinations. Obviously those who will be with the Ft. Myers Miracle didn’t have to travel far.

    Below, you will find the Opening Day rosters of the Minnesota Twins full-season minor league affiliates. ...
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    by 04-01-2014, 08:50 AM
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    Adopt-A-Prospect 2014 will start right here... at 9:00 a.m. CST. Again, to adopt a Twins prospect, just put their name in the forum. If no one has already adopted that player, he's yours. As a reminder, on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. CST, Twins Daily members can adopt a second player. A note will be made on this forum when that can happen.

    AT 9:00 a.m. CST this morning, I will post a message saying "Let the adoptions begin." Once that is there, you can start. I will try to post an update from time to time of who has been adopted by whom. Remember, any Twins minor leaguer can be drafted, players at Rochester, New Britain, Ft. Myers, Cedar Rapids, or at Extended Spring Training. ...
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    by 03-31-2014, 07:28 PM
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    As we have done here at Twins Daily the last two years, we will be hosting a Twins minor league Adopt-A-Prospect. With a couple alterations, the rules should make for more information shared about more of the minor league teams throughout the farm system.

    Starting at 9:00 Central Time on Tuesday (April 1), you will be able to adopt any Twins minor leaguer (who hasn't already been adopted). Those players can come from either of the four Twins full-season affiliates (Rochester, New Britain, Ft. Myers, Cedar Rapids) or players who will begin the season at Extended Spring Training. ...
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