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  1. Rochester Recap: Kyle Gibson - The Good & The Bad

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    After going 5-3 on a recent eight game road trip against the Charlotte Knights (White Sox) and Gwinnett Braves (Braves), the Rochester Red Wings returned home this weekend to play four games against the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers). After dropping the opener 8-1 last night, the Wings were hoping Kyle Gibson would be able to get them back on their winning ways.

    Entering today’s game with a record of 5-5 in 12 starts so far this season; Gibson had ...
  2. Deibinson Romero is knocking on the door

    Before the season began, Deibinson Romero wasn't cracking many top prospect lists. As a 26-year old prospect(?), there had been some tough seasons in the minor leagues. He needed multiple seasons in Beloit, Fort Myers, and New Britain. After 2,600 plate appearances in the minors, Romero had never faced a pitch above Double-A.

    Things have changed so far this season for Mr. Romero.

    This year it took another trip back to the Eastern League for Romero to get back on track ...

    Updated 06-09-2013 at 09:33 PM by Kevin

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  3. Report: Minnesota Twins to promote Miguel Sano

    Miguel Sano gets some MLB experience in spring trainingThe Minnesota Twins made a significant move today in the farm system, moving third base prospect Miguel Sano from Fort Myers (A+) to New Britain (AA) reported CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman and was confirmed by 1500ESPN’s Darren Wolfson.

    Sano was posting remarkable numbers in the Florida State League. Prior to today’s Miracle game – in which Sano belted his 15th and 16th home runs of the year – Sano’s .629 slugging percentage was leading the league. That power output ...
  4. Twins Minor League Report (6/8): Miracle Clinch

    Congratulations to the Ft. Myers Miracle. They have had a remarkable first half of this season and on Saturday, the clinched their first playoff spot since 2009 with their win over Bradenton. Tyler Duffey made his Miracle debut. Tom Stuifbergen made his AA debut in game one of the Rock Cats double header.

    With that, check out what happened in the Twins minor league system on Saturday:

    Rochester Red Wings 1, Toledo Mudhens 8

    Box Score

    Pedro Hernandez was ...
  5. Twins Birthdays--June 9

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    Jake Jacobs (1937)
    Bruce Look (1943)
    Tom Edens (1961)

    Outfielder Lamar Gary “Jake” Jacobs appeared in four games for the Twins in 1961. He was born in Youngstown, Ohio, went to college at Ohio University (playing on the same team as another future Twin, Joe Nossek), and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1959. He did not hit for power in the minors, but hit for around .300 for three seasons, the first at Class D Sanford, the
  6. Brothers

    I made plans for this weekend. I bought tickets to the Twins and the Nationals on Saturday, three of them. One for me, one for my older brother, and one for my eldest niece (2 years and 8 months as of Monday). I flew out right after giving students their last exam, and--with essays to grade on my tray table--got quietly more and more excited about the prospect of baseball with my family.

    This morning I went with said niece and my brother to the Air and Space Museum, enjoying ...
  7. When will Gardy learn how to Manage a pitching staff

    I don't know about the rest of you Twin Fans but I am actually quite surprised at the success the Twins have had this year as I pretty much wrote off 2013 to rebuilding until the young guns are ready. However I can't sit back and not comment any longer about the inexcusable management of the starting pitching by Gardy. If you check the ERA for Twins pitching on and look at ERA's by pitch count you will see that from 61 to 75 pitches the Twins have an ERA of 3.43 which is 4th best in the ...
  8. MLB Draft - Day 3 Rapid Fire

    It's taken two days to get through ten rounds of the MLB Draft. On Saturday, a conference call of 30 teams, each making 30 picks, will complete the 2013 draft. It'll be rapid fire throughout the day. As soon as one team makes a selection, the next will get about 5 seconds to make their pick. It's actually quite something to listen to. As Twins picks are made, we will continue to update the Twins selections down below. Please comment throughout the day with your thoughts.
    The Twins have made ...
  9. Twins Birthdays--June 8

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    Joe Grzenda (1937)
    Pete Magrini (1942)
    Carmelo Castillo (1958)

    Left-hander Joseph Charles Grzenda made 38 appearances for the Twins in 1969. He was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, went to high school in Moosic, Pennsylvania, and signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 1955. He was mostly a starter in the minors, and after a poor first season did pretty well for the most part. He started 1961 in the majors but was sent back after
  10. Twins Minor League Report (6/7): Albers Twirls Gem

    It's Day 2 of Major League Baseball's Rule 4 Draft and the Twins continued to add some new talent to an already strong organization. A variety of pitchers and one college catcher highlight the Twins second day of making picks.

    Those players haven't signed yet but there are plenty of other players already in the system and on the field on Friday night. Let's see how the organization fared under the Friday Night Lights.

    Originally posted at ...
  11. Feelin' Royally Screwed -- Twins at Royals (Games 54-56)

    Twins at Royals

    Salem’s Lot (Twins 3 Royals 0 - Game 54)

    I started my day with a run. My Michael Cuddyer shirsey kept me company.

    It’s funny how sturdy a fan’s heart is. After the announcement a beloved player will no longer be a Minnesota Twin, grief sets in. Then, when the season rolls around, you’re cheering for the players still in the dugout and you only pout when you hear former Twins’ names on highlight reels.

    Sorta like breaking up ...
  12. Twins Birthdays--June 7

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    George Mitterwald (1945)
    Tim Laudner (1958)
    Donaldo Mendez (1978)
    Virgil Vasquez (1982)

    Catcher George Eugene Mitterwald played for the Twins in 1966 and from 1968-1973. He was born in Berkeley, California, went to high school in Hayward, California, and attended Chabot College in Hayward. He signed with the Twins as a free agent in 1965. He had an excellent year at Class A St. Cloud in 1965, then settled in as a rather
  13. Friday Mailbag!!!!!

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    With the conclusion of my landmark 25 drafts in 25 days feature, I decided that I needed to stop relying so heavily on gimmicks. It's time to do some real analysis and actually offer something of value. No more insulting everyone with silly lists and bad photoshops. It's time to take things very seriously.

    So, here's a fake mailbag:

    What do you think of the Kohl Stewart pick?

    ~Prospect Guys, Twins
  14. What Did The Twins Get In Kohl Stewart?

    Kohl Stewart deliver the pitchSince 2010 the Minnesota Twins starting rotation has averaged a velocity of 90 miles per hour, which has been the lowest velocity in the American League. In that time, they have struck out the fewest amount of hitters (14.8%), had the third-highest ERA (4.76) and second-highest contact rate (83.6%).

    In efforts to improve in these areas the Twins selected Kohl Stewart, a fireballer out of a Houston prep school whose skill set are projected to eventually help ...
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