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  1. Twins Birthdays--July 12

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Tom Tischinski (1944)
    Adam Johnson (1979)
    Phil Dumatrait (1981)

    ​Catcher Thomas Arthur Tischinski was a reserve catcher for the Twins for three seasons, 1969-1971. Born and raised in Kansas City, he signed with the Kansas City Athletics as a free agent in 1962. He was always a weak batter, even in the minors. His highest average in the minors was .256, in 1958 at AAA Denver, and he had two seasons in which he hit below .200 and ...
  2. Catcher Depth Chart

    I will try to update the days results, daily and the weekly results on Mondays.

    Depth Chart - Catcher July 11, 2013

    Player AB BA OBP SLG OPS
    Joe Mauer 339 .316 .396 .466 .862
    Ryan Doumit 282 .241 .299 .394 .693

    Rochester AAA
    Player AB BA OBP SLG OPS
    Chris Herrmann 235 .230 .300 .306 .606
    Eric Fryer 114 .193 .343 .333 ...
  3. Twins Minor League Report (7/11): Schedule Plus

    Rain was a big part of the story in the Minnesota Twins farm system on Wednesday. On Thursday, two Twins affiliates played double headers, so there were a total of eight games to follow.

    Another day… Another Chris Colabello home run. Colabello often speaks of only worrying about things that are in his control. He can’t control when Terry Ryan will call him up, but he can control his approach at the plate. And frankly, his numbers have to be making Mr. Ryan consider ways to get him back ...
  4. Marketable Twins (2nd of two-part series)

    Yesterday we took a look at four Twins who will have minimal value on the trade market. Today we’re going to look at the three who probably have the most value (if they’re made available… and no, Joe Mauer isn’t available).
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    We’re going to skip Ryan Doumit and most of the bullpen. Personally, I feel like there are tradable assets there, so I maybe I’ll revisit that in the future.

    Justin Morneau

    I think people are holding ...
  5. Loss Leaders (Twins at Rays - Games 85-88)

    Lots of Hits, No Crossovers (Twins 4 Rays 7 - Game 85)

    Crossed through the radio broadcast of the game like going over the same creek, again and again, driving down a country highway. Things were peaceful enough until I crossed paths with the game one more time to find the Twins down three runs. As I listened, a fourth Rays run crossed the plate.

    There was still hope when I got home. Aaron Hicks got his fourth hit of the game and then scored a run. I got home and hurried ...
  6. Twins Birthdays--July 11

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Bob Allison (1934)
    John Sevcik (1947)
    Yorman Bazardo (1984)
    Bryan Augenstein (1986)

    ​Outfielder William Robert ”Bob” Allison played his entire career with the Washington/Minnesota franchise, beginning in 1958 and ending in 1970. Born and raised in Raytown, Missouri, he attended the University of Kansas (where he starred in football as well as baseball) and signed with Washington as a free agent in 1955. His minor league ...
  7. 20 Twins Trades: The Knoblauch Debacle

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote a summary of the Kevin Tapani trade earlier this week. You can find it here.

    An unhappy superstar hoping to rekindle the team success he achieved in his rookie season. A budding dynasty looking to add a couple final pieces to a Championship-level team. Later, batteries. You know what I'm talkin' about.

    The Trade: BREAKDOWN!

    The Minnesota Twins traded Chuck Knoblauch to the New York Yankees for ...
  8. Trade Talk: Arizona Diamondbacks

    Buyers or Sellers
    They’re buyers. The Diamondbacks currently hold a 2.5 game lead in the National League Western Division over the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, their 47 victories is the lowest of any division leader at this time. They’ll want to hold off the Dodgers, but the Rockies are just 4.5 games back, and giving up on the Giants (who are 6.5 games back) would probably not be wise either.

    What They Need
    Heath Bell is their closer. The 35-year-old veteran has 15 ...
  9. Back after 2 months, Lots of thoughts!!

    by , 07-10-2013 at 11:50 PM ("And we'll see ya' ... tomorrow night.")

    If you can see the video, I am hoping that my 7 month old daughter strike a deal with the Twins, as they obviously need some starting pitching. The pitching has frustrated me so much I have to build for the Twins future. J/K

    First off, being a dad takes some time away from a lot of things, and one of those things was enjoying writing/ranting/blogging about the Twins. It is almost All Star/Midway point of the season and there are a lot ...

    Updated 07-10-2013 at 11:59 PM by rogrulz30

  10. Marketable Twins (1st of two-part series)

    Earlier today I asked Twitter followers (or others) to tell me who they think the Twins will or should trade. I figured I could come up with some hypotheticals and the readers at TwinsDaily could weigh in on the different proposals. I’m not suggesting these are all trades I would make from the Twins perspective, but are something I would consider at least relatively fair (and that make sense) from both clubs’ views.

    I immediately got a lot of suggestions: Justin Morneau, Kevin Correia, ...
  11. Twins Minor League Report (7/10): Stewart Impresses

    The New Britain Rock Cats didn't have a game on Wednesday evening but multiple players from their team were taking part in the Eastern League All-Star Game. New Britain was also the host city for the event and there were plenty of ESPN personalities at the event since it is so close to the headquarters of the four letter network.

    Danny Santana started the game at shortstop and was the lead-off hitter for the Eastern Divison. He went 0-for-2 with a strikeout. Josmil Pinto was the only ...
  12. Who is Michael Tonkin?

    The Twins announced on Tuesday that Michael Tonkin would be called up to make his MLB debut. The 23-year old right-handed relief pitcher has been in the Twins organization since 2008. He was drafted in the 30th round that year out of high school and he spent the last six seasons working his way through the minor leagues.

    Tonkin was used as a starter in the lower level of the minors and he got mixed results. In 2009, he started nine games for the GCL Twins and posted a 3.62 ERA with ...
  13. Who is the second baseman of the future for the Twins?

    In 2014 the Twins are going to have a tough decision to make at 2nd base when Eddie Rosario is expected to be ready for the Major Leagues. Do you go with the steady hand at second base that is Brian Dozier or do you go for higher upside that is less likely to reach that upside in Eddie Rosario. They both have some positives and negatives to them so there is really not an easy answer to this. It basically comes down to how much you believe in upside because if you are talking upside Rosario is ...

    Updated 07-10-2013 at 04:12 PM by texastwinsfan2013

  14. Starting Pitching: 2015-16 Twins and Recent AL Pennant Winners

    What do the Twins need to win the pennant in 2015 or 2016?

    Well, several things. But the biggest deficiency of the current 2013 Twins team is starting pitching. The starters' ERA of 5.35 ranks last in the AL and last in the majors. The Twins have just 2 of the 45 pitchers in the AL with enough innings to qualify for the ERA leader board. One of the two is Scott Diamond, who is ranked 45th among the 45 with an ERA of 5.52 (and who just snuck in with 88 innings over the Twins' 87 ...

    Updated 07-10-2013 at 01:53 PM by Bill

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