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  1. Twins Need Dozier To Snap Out Of Funk

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ID:	8167On Tuesday night it was announced that Minnesota Twins’ second baseman, Brian Dozier, would be participating in the Home Run Derby.

    Without question, it will be an honor for him to smack dingers at his home stadium, with his home crowd, and even his own brother pitching to him, no less. The event, where the game's most prolific home run hitters get to sit on the grass, some with their families, and admire the powerful swings while listening to ESPN’s Chris ...
  2. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #12: Gleeman

    On the special holiday episode of The No Juice Podcast, Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson bring in guest Aaron Gleeman to discuss how to make it in America as a blogger.

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    In addition to having Aaron Gleeman discuss his Linkedin profile, you will hear tips on why you should avoid Minneapolis strip clubs if you are a Kansas City Royals pitcher, which baseball analytics websites to use for your ball guy analysis, a comparison between Joe Mauer and ...
  3. We're Going Streaking With Chris Parmelee

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ID:	8092As the season progresses and the availability of real live center fielders decreases, Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire has been lowering standards for center field qualifications -- such as "he smells like a center fielder" and "he reminds me of a young John Fogerty". Chris Parmelee has been the latest infielder to play the most defensively significant outfield role.

    There is no question that Parmelee is swinging a burning hot bat right now -- having ...
  4. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #11: Kickstarter My Heart

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ID:	8062Parker Hageman and Dan Anderson got together to talk about the Twins' latest heart-wrenching road trip, the fiasco in the outfield, and who Jorge Polanco's career has started off like. They discussed soccer and World Cup trolling. Then they had the Idea to End All Ideas when they came up with a Kickstarter campaign.

    Listen -- below, on iTunes or Stitcher -- and enjoy.

  5. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #10: New Logo

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ID:	7928Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman got together to discuss their brand new logo and share feelings.

    Parker described a hellish family vacation on the North Shore. They discussed Oswaldo Arcia’s slumping tendencies but also pondered whether or not Kyle Gibson was becoming an "ace" (spoiler: who knows) and whether or not the Twins have peaked (spoiler: who knows). Parker let Dan talk about soccer for 10 minutes (spoiler: Parker still doesn't like soccer) and ...
  6. Why Phil Hughes Is So Good Right Now

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ID:	7843I do not believe it is too much hyperbole to say that Phil Hughes is the greatest pitcher alive.

    That may be a bit extreme but it has been so long since the Minnesota Twins have been able to pencil in a strong candidate into the rotation that you forget what a good pitcher smells like.

    (Answer: Good pitchers smell like Cy Young Awards -- a combination of polished chrome, rich mahogany and saddlewood).

    Ok, so a Cy Young this year ...
  7. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #9: Dan's Dominican Adventure

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ID:	7814Fresh off his "Destination Wetting", Twins Daily's Parker Hageman dispatches No Juice Podcast co-host Dan Anderson to spend time at the Twins' Dominican Academy at Baseball City in Boca Chica...on his honeymoon.

    In recent years, the Twins' facility and the Dominican Summer League have been graced with such Latin American talent as Yangervis Solarte (2006), Josmil Pinto (2007), Oswaldo Arica (2008), Danny Santana (2008) and, of course, Miguel Sano (2010). ...
  8. The Big Switch: Willingham Has Something Left In The Tank

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ID:	7783Josh Willingham’s career may not be as finished as previously thought.

    Sure, not everyone thought he was washed up. Over the winter his agent -- Matt Sosnick of Sosnick Cobbe Sports -- reassured me that Willingham was strong like bull after his knee surgery in 2013. The procedure cleaned everything up and he was healthy. The message? Get ready because 2014 would be a rebirth of Willingham -- avert your eyes because you ...
  9. Oswaldo Arcia Is Very Good (But He's Not Quite There Yet)

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ID:	7743For the Minnesota Twins, Oswaldo Arcia represents the promise of a better tomorrow. With the candles from his 23rd birthday cake still smouldering, Arcia’s exquisite power display in fewer than an entire season’s worth of baseball games has been a refreshing welcome to a fan base that has not had many legitimate offensive prospects to rally around since Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau. Historically, his power numbers at this age ranks among some of the best Twins’ sluggers. ...
  10. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #8: Destination Wetting

    This past weekend, No Juice Podcast co-host Dan Anderson was wed in Crosslake, Minnesota.

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    The pre-ceremony activities went awry however when the large wedding party decided to take an ill-advised photograph on an unsupportive dock. Hilarity ensued. What followed was a whirlwind of internet and mainstream media notoriety. Almost every news outlet around the globe ran the video. Unless you live in some remote Inuit fishing village, you probably have ...
  11. That's the Ticket: Failure to Launch

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    Among many baseball circles, the Houston Astros organization may be considered the Smartest Team In The Room™.

    Their front office is loaded with brainiacs. They have field staff who carry out the philosophy from the lowest levels to the majors. They even broadcast teams who attempt to advance the mission statement on TV and radio, but mostly to fans who are left wondering why the team is not winning.

    The Astros have a five-year plan ...
  12. A Closer Look At Joe Mauer's Struggles

    Joe Mauer wonders why everyone is lined up on the left side of the outfield.This Joe Mauer vitriol has gotten out of hand.

    Fans and media members alike are taking shots at him over his lack of production at the conclusion of just the season's second month of play. Sure, his power outage, run production and shortage of key hits has been the source of much consternation -- particularly in the last stretch when the team has dropped six of their last seven games.

    Did you hear that the Twin Cities will have a new Joe Mauer-themed ...
  13. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #7: Memorial Day

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ID:	7589On this week’s episode of the No Juice Podcast, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman decided to work on a holiday.

    This episode contains all of the recommended weekly dosage of Twins talk in addition to wedding preparations, Timberwolves coaching issues, Little Big League and we answer all of your #BurningQuestions. Dan also agrees to shave his head if the Twins are above .500 on June 16th. Nothing will happen to Parker’s hair if Dan is right. Stay tuned.
  14. Twins Draft Preview: Aaron Nola

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ID:	7528The six-foot-two Aaron Nola might not fire the fastest bullets among this year’s draft class but the right-handed junior out of LSU might be the most major league ready arm. But is a pitcher the organization's highest priority?

    Who is this guy?

    Nola, a graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, LA (that’s French for “Red Stick”), was intriguing of a prospect enough after his senior year of high school that the Toronto Blue Jays selected ...
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