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  1. Twins Minor League Report (5/29): Jason Wheeler-Dealer!

    The Twins fell behind the Rangers early and could not catch the Rangers down the stretch, despite Josh Willingham's best game of the year. The Twins open a three-game series in New York on Friday night, and then begin a four-game home and home series with the Brewers beginning on Monday night in Milwaukee.

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    Logan Darnell pitched just two ...
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  2. Twins Draft Preview: Kyle Freeland

    In his most recent mock draft, Jim Callis of MLBPipeline.com had the Twins taking Tyler Kolek at the fifth spot, but among the other candidates he listed the Twins might be looking at he included Kyle Freeland.

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    Who is this guy?

    Coming out of a Denver, CO high school in 2011, Freeland was drafted in the 35th round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but did not sign and headed to play baseball at a Division-I school, the University of ...
  3. Twins Minor League Report (5/23): Arcia and Willingham lead the Red Wings

    The Twins fell behind early in San Francisco and could not take advantage of six walks from starter Tim Lincecum in the first six innings. Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer both had two hits at the top of the lineup but the rest of the Twins batters had a tough day against the Giants.

    Down in the Minor Leagues the Twins affiliates went 2-2.

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  4. Twins Minor League Report (5/22): Fort Myers' Back-to-Back Jacks

    The Twins were off on Thursday and begin a three game series with the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. The Twins have been playing well against good baseball teams over the past couple of weeks, but winning a series on the road against a surprisingly tough Giants team will be a real test for the Twins.

    It was a tough night in the Minor Leagues for the Twins affiliates, with the
    Twins organization picking up only one win in the system.

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  5. What to do with Kurt Suzuki?

    Kurt Suzuki is out producing the expectations of even the most optimistic Twins fan. He’s 30 years old and coming in to 2014 had a career line of .253/.309/.375, and even that is rosy considering what he’s done the past two seasons, .234/.282/.332 (for reference, Talk to Contact favorite, Drew “Boat Anchor” Butera, is hitting .231/.300/.385 in 2014). So the Twins bought low on a guy and brought him in with the hopes that he could help out Josmil Pinto, and because Suzuki is seen as a good “clubhouse ...
  6. What to do with Kurt Suzuki?

    Kurt Suzuki is out producing the expectations of even the most optimistic Twins fan. He’s 30 years old and coming in to 2014 had a career line of .253/.309/.375, and even that is rosy considering what he’s done the past two seasons, .234/.282/.332 (for reference, Talk to Contact favorite, Drew “Boat Anchor” Butera, is hitting .231/.300/.385 in 2014). So the Twins bought low on a guy and brought him in with the hopes that he could help out Josmil Pinto, and because Suzuki is seen as a good “clubhouse ...
  7. Chris Colabello and Fastballs

    If you can still remember the early part of the season, Chris Colabello was a monster. He was hitting .346/.386/.577 through the first 20 games of the year. He had nine multi-hit games, and went hitless just four times. He was the darling of the American League for a while due to some timely hitting and a bunch of RBIs. But his line since April 23 tells me the league has started to adjust.


    Since April 23, Colabello has been hitting an anemic .125/.188/.188. Over those 17 ...
  8. Twins Minor League Report (5/15): Alex Meyer Shines Again

    "When you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail." - Benjamin Franklin

    On Wednesday the Twins made sure it was known that they were not happy with Aaron Hicks and his level of preparation at he Major League level. On Thursday, the Twins squandered a great start from Phil Hughes (the Talk to Contact Pitcher of the Week). But then Hicks bailed out the Twins with a 10th inning victory, with a walk off double to defeat the Red Sox.

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  9. Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Hurlbut Goes the Distance

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    The Twins dropped a day game to the Tribe on Thursday afternoon, losing the four-game series three games to one. The Twins fell behind early and while they managed to pull within one run after the top of the seventh, the Indians pulled away for a nine to four victory.

    Every team in the Twins system was on the road today, and the road was not a friendly place.

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    Updated 05-08-2014 at 10:07 PM by Eric R Pleiss

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  10. Twins Minor League Report (5/8): Hurlbut Goes the Distance

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    The Twins dropped a day game to the Tribe on Thursday afternoon, losing the four-game series three games to one. The Twins fell behind early and while they managed to pull within one run after the top of the seventh, the Indians pulled away for a nine to four victory.

    Every team in the Twins system was on the road today, and the road was not a friendly place.

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  11. Twins Minor League Report (5/4): Ryan Eades' Dominant Day

    The Twins ended their home stand on a positive note, Phil Hughes picked up the win with a quality start and the Twins picked up the series win over the Orioles.

    Let's see what happened in the Minor Leagues

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    The Red Wings extended their winning streak to three games and now sit four games over .500, tied for their best mark of the season. With the Win the Red Wings won the four-game series against ...

    Updated 05-05-2014 at 06:05 AM by Eric R Pleiss

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  12. Twins Minor League Report (5/1): 8 Games in the Org

    If you are a real baseball junkie, Thursday was a great day of baseball. The Twins organization played EIGHT baseball games yesterday. The Twins played two (lost both), the Red Wings played one (squandered a great pitching performance), the Rock Cats palyed two (split a double header), the Miracle played one (a lopsided loss) and then Kernels played two as well (swept both sides of a double header). With so much baseball action on Thursday, we will get right to it!

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  13. Twins Minor League Report (5/1): 8 Games in the Org

    If you are a real baseball junkie, Thursday was a great day of baseball. The Twins organization played EIGHT baseball games yesterday. The Twins played two (lost both), the Red Wings played one (squandered a great pitching performance), the Rock Cats palyed two (split a double header), the Miracle played one (a lopsided loss) and then Kernels played two as well (swept both sides of a double header). With so much baseball action on Thursday, we will get right to it!

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