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  1. By the numbers: a body count of the Twins' pitching depth for 2014 and myth busting

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    The major priority of the Minnesota Twins' General Manager, Terry Ryan, has been to re-build a rotation that has been at the bottom of the major leagues in pretty much every statistical category in 2014. There is a general agreement that the rotation was pretty much "a mess" in 2013 and needed fixing. There is also the general impression that the Twins' pen was one of the strengths of the team and it is better left ...
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  2. Profile of the newest Minnesota Twin: C Kurt Suzuki

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    It has been reported that the Minnesota Twins have Signed 30 year old C Kurt Suzuki to an 1 year $2.75 million contract plus incentives. He will provide catching depth, allowing the Twins to pace the use of Josmil Pinto and Chris Herrmann at the catcher position in a way that it is most appropriate for them. He would also act as insurance, in case one or both of the rookies need additional work at AAA. The Twins would ...

    Updated 12-20-2013 at 10:49 AM by Thrylos

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  3. Scouting report of newest Twins' member LHP Sean Gilmartin

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    The Minnesota Twins in an effort to reduce the logjam in the DH/OF position have traded Ryan Doumit to the Atlanta Braves for 23 year old minor league LHP prospect Sean Gilmartin. The 6'2", 200 lbs Gilmartin was the Braves' 1st round (28th overall) pick of the 2011 draft. Before he was drafted, he was named All American from Baseball America and before the 2012 season he was ranked as the Braves' 5th best prospect, ...
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  4. Five reasons that the Twins re-signing of Mike Pelfrey could be a steal

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    Late last week it was communicated, but not officially announced that the Minnesota Twins have reached agreement with Mike Pelfrey for a 2 year contract. The contract is for a base amount of $5.5 million per season and with the potential of additional $3.5 million in incentives through the life of the contract. Additional details about the incentives will be announced when the signing will be official.

    There ...

    Updated 12-17-2013 at 09:55 AM by Thrylos

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  5. 2014 offseason Minnesota Twins top 40 prospects: summary; all 1-40

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    I have been counting down the Twins top 40 prospects with descriptions and scouting reports of the players, their potential, their likely destinations for 2014, and in some cases the reasons why they were ranked where they were. These detailed reports for prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, 11-15 here, 6-10 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    I ...
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  6. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 1-5

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    This is the eighth segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, and we entered the top 10. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, 11-15 here, 6-10 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    This is not the last post in these. For completeness sake, I will have a summary post with all 40 tomorrow.



    The number 1 to 5 off-season ...

    Updated 12-11-2013 at 03:43 PM by Thrylos

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  7. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 6-10

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    This is the seventh segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, and we entered the top 10. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, 11-15 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    The number 6 to 10 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:

    10. Stephen Gonsalves LHSP, DOB: 7/8/1994, 6'5", 190 lbs.

    Stephen Gonsalves was ...
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  8. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 11-15

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This is the sixth segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, counting down prospects 31 to 35. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here, 16-20 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    The number 11 to 15 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:

    15. DJ Baxendale RHSP, DOB: 12/8/1990, 6'2", 190 lbs

    DJ Baxendale was drafted in ...
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  9. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 16-20

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This is the fifth segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, counting down prospects 31 to 35. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here , 21-25 here and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    The number 16 to 20 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:

    20. Brian Gilbert, RHRP, DOB: 8/12/1992, 6'1", 215 lbs.

    The Twins selected Brian Gilbert in ...
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  10. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 21-25

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This is the fourth segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, counting down prospects 31 to 35. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, 26-30 here and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    The number 21 to 25 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:

    25. J.D. Williams, SH, OF, DOB: 11/20/1990, 5'11", 183 lbs

    J.D. (aka JaDamion) Williams was the Twins' 10th round pick of the 2010 draft ...
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  11. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 26-30

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This is the third segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, counting down prospects 31 to 35. Prospects 36-40 are here, 31-35 here, and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    The number 26 to 30 off-season 2014 Minnesota Twins prospects are:

    30. Danny Santana, SH, SS, DOB: 11/7/1990, 5'11", 160 lbs

    Danny Santana was signed as a free agent by the Twins ...
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  12. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 31-35

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This is the second segment of the 2014 off-season Twins top 40 prospects, counting down prospects 31 to 35. Prospects 36-40 are here and you can find all segments in reverse order here.

    I feel I need to make a couple of clarifications about this list (which is a bit different that others.) First of all, I consider players who have played in the majors, as "graduating" from prospect status. You ...
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  13. 2014 off-season Minnesota Twins top 40 prospect countdown: 36-40

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    I have not attempted a full detailed one of those, but I think that with the Twins getting better this off-season and the possibility of trades of prospects for established players being a true possibility, I thought that it might be a good idea. There are a lot of prospect lists out there and they are all slightly different because different people value different qualities in a player, but they all serve a great singular ...

    Updated 12-02-2013 at 12:25 PM by Thrylos

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