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    Kris has, rather quietly, worked his way back...

    Kris has, rather quietly, worked his way back into the conversation about potential Twins rotation prospects. Many on this site expressed concern over his leisurely pace in his single big-league...
  2. In looking at the rotation, it gets difficult to...

    In looking at the rotation, it gets difficult to justify removing Nolasco when there are no less than two candidates ahead of him in the "don't we have better pitchers in the organization?" race. ...
  3. A guy can't lose his 4th decision of the year in...

    A guy can't lose his 4th decision of the year in the first loss he's had since his second start of the season.
  4. Move Deduno back to the bullpen, release Guerrier...

    Move Deduno back to the bullpen, release Guerrier (who is also not part of the long-term plans). Bring up May with Matty's roster spot. I like Sam, too, but he hurts bullpens with short starts, and...
  5. Romero/Fuld for Kubel would be fine with me. I...

    Romero/Fuld for Kubel would be fine with me. I think the best chance at sustained pretty-good-or-better comes when we have a rotation of Nolasco, Meyer, Hughes, May and Gibson, move Deduno (love him...
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    Big news today, as Tuesday's rainout forced a...

    Big news today, as Tuesday's rainout forced a scheduled double-header for Thursday, May 1 between the Twins and Dodgers. Kris Johnson was selected to be the 26th-man-for-a-day and will start the...
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    Kris Johnson made his 4th start of the season for...

    Kris Johnson made his 4th start of the season for the Rochester Red Wings tonight, and had another fine outing. Kris gave up a single unearned run on 3 hits in 6 solid innings at Pawtucket (his...
  8. We were 18-17 last year? How did we win 18 games?

    We were 18-17 last year? How did we win 18 games?
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    Hoping that my man Kris would have his first...

    Hoping that my man Kris would have his first start of the season today, but rain in New York changed all that. I will post his starts and achievements throughout the year, and hope to make contact...
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    sorry, all - I thought I was just editing a...

    sorry, all - I thought I was just editing a sentence, and this ended up being posted twice. I'm new at this. Anyone tell me how to remove one of these so there's only one left? Thanks.
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    Kris Johnson -2014

    2014 is Kris Johnson's first in the Minnesota Twins organization. He will begin the season as part of a potent Red Wings starting rotation in AAA. The 6'4" lefty starter came to the Twins as part...
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    My takeaway from the first series is: 1) Way...

    My takeaway from the first series is:

    1) Way too many mental errors and fundamental mistakes. I cringed way too often (see 9th inning yesterday; instead of 2-outs no one on, we have 1-out man on...
  13. Can't speak for everywhere, but most of Eastern...

    Can't speak for everywhere, but most of Eastern South Dakota (Midcontinent Cable) carries FSN. I remember when the Twins tried to create their own network a few years ago, only one small local cable...
  14. Kris Johnson, please.

    Kris Johnson, please.
  15. Early in the season, I think the Jasons have a...

    Early in the season, I think the Jasons have a better chance to contribute than the waived players. None of them (Bartlett, Kubel, Presley, Parmelee) is a long-term answer. I also think, given the...
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    Neither my brother nor I were very big...

    Neither my brother nor I were very big physically, growing up in a small town in South Dakota. We played every sport we could, but baseball was the great equalizer. He could play second base and I...
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    Posters here have summed up the final decisions...

    Posters here have summed up the final decisions pretty well. I see Presley v Bartlett, but with a real likelihood of picking up some other team's final roster cut to be our backup CF/4th OF, and...
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    Sticky: I've subscribed to Twins Territory Team the past...

    I've subscribed to Twins Territory Team the past few years, because it includes a field tour and some other stuff and Gameday audio for the same price as just getting Gameday Audio all by itself. I...
  19. In a year of experimentation that we're facing,...

    In a year of experimentation that we're facing, with prospects (hopefully) coming up and the team not yet ready to contend unless a ton of things click, I don't see the Twins spending big dollars on...
  20. Success this season is a combination of...

    Success this season is a combination of performance and optimism. The disappointments of the past seasons have rested largely on the failure of both. We saw prospects struggle mightily (Hicks,...
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    Like so many, I don't like Drew on a long-term...

    Like so many, I don't like Drew on a long-term deal. Other articles have pointed out that his market is limited because few teams need a SS, and only one of those (Mets) are likely to shell out...
  22. The Twins traded JJHardy and brought in Nishi...

    The Twins traded JJHardy and brought in Nishi because of the desire to increase the speed of their lineup. While we have some speed available (Presley, Mastro, Hicks) we don't have a base stealer on...
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    What do you think Beane is asking for him? ...

    What do you think Beane is asking for him? What's his starting point? I think he hangs up if we don't include one of our top 10 prospects (or 2) for him. We don't have a lot of "sell-high" players...
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    The fears projected on this thread are...

    The fears projected on this thread are substantial, and given the history of baseball, likely. But the key to each of the roster projections are the "second half" or "September" lineups. While the...
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    Still, the reality right now is: CF...

    Still, the reality right now is:
    CF Hicks/Pressly
    2B Dozier
    1B Mauer
    LF Willingham
    RF Arcia
    DH Doumit
    3B Plouffe
    C Pinto
    SS Florimon
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