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  1. A Look At Chris Colabello's Season So Far

    Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...season-so-far/

    This past offseason, Chris Colabello received an offer to go overseas and play in South Korea. Instead, he decided that he'd stay here and go to spring training and see if he could be a major league player. He made the 25 man roster out of spring training and has exceeded expectations so far.

    In 23 games, Colabello has batted .308/.351/.505 with 3 homeruns, 27 ...

    Updated 04-30-2014 at 04:03 PM by Troy Larson

  2. Rosario Selfish and Reckless...Twins should sever ties...

    Do I understand this correctly? Eddie Rosario a top prospect for the MN Twins, smoked pot KNOWING..he could be tested for illegal substances?

    I wont engage in the merits or dangers of smoking MJ. However if you have the world in front of you and YOU HAVE TO SMOKE WEED...isn't is just a matter of time before your character catches up with you? I have to believe it is....

    I think this shows long term weakness and once he comes back if he puts up great numbers..I urge the ...

    Updated 04-30-2014 at 11:53 AM by huhguy

  3. Looking Ahead to Find a Shortstop

    Although offense has hardly been a problem for the Twins here in the early going, finding a viable solution at shortstop remains a top-ranking priority for the long-term success of the club.

    It's one of the most important positions on the field and it's been a frustrating problem area for this franchise for many years. Rarely has the deficiency at short been more noticeable than it is now, with Pedro Florimon batting .115 and sporting a horrendous .366 OPS.

    At a position ...
  4. Twins Headed in the Right Direction?

    Future Stars: Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton. Emerging Rookie: Josmil Pinto Revelation: Chris Colabello. Starter who Finally "gets it": Trevor Plouffe. Only player to establish himself in 2013: Brian Dozier. What do all of these position players have in common? They are all right handed hitters.

    Since the emergence of MVPs Joe Mauer and Justin Morneau the Twins have definitely leaned left. Perhaps not in sheer numbers, but the most feared and respected hitters ...
  5. Kernels Report: Tanner Vavra and Zack Larson

    Heading in to the 2014 season, everyone pretty much had expectations in check with regard to the Cedar Rapids Kernels. The team's fortunes would likely turn on the performance of a staff of young, highly heralded pitching prospects. The offense, meanwhile, could very well struggle to score enough runs to keep the Minnesota Twins' Midwest League affiliate competitive.

    As they near the end of the first month of the season, however, the Kernels are two games above .500 with a 13-11 ...
  6. Twins Minor League Report (4/29): Harrison Gets Hot

    Weather played an issue in Minneapolis, as the Twins couldn't get in the first game of their series with the Dodgers. The game will be made up as part of a split doubleheader on Thursday. Kyle Gibson was supposed to start on Sunday before a rainout and now he got pushed back to Wednesday. He should be well rested.

    Some of the other speculation for Thursday is about who the Twins could call-up to be their 26th man for the doubleheader. The Twins could be looking at starting pitcher ...
  7. The Greatest Gift

    I laced up my spikes for another opening day, my 4th as a pro. Over all the years of playing, there have been a number of memorable moments. They can be best described by the feelings that accompanied them. The feeling of over 10000 fans shaking the ground beneath me at an NCAA regional final, the feeling of winning a Big Ten Championship, the feeling of clinching a playoff berth. It's feelings like these that stick in my head, it's these feelings that keep me trucking along.

    For so ...
  8. The No Juice Podcast, Episode #2: Blame The Housewives

    In a collaborative effort from TwinsDaily.com’s Parker Hageman and nowhere special’s Dan Anderson, the pair bring you the second installment of the No Juice Podcast.

    Fueled by refreshments from Steel Toe Brewing in St. Louis Park, Dan and Parker discuss the latest from the Minnesota Twins, assign blame for stupid things, contemplate wedding music and answer questions from Twitter.

    Listen here, or find us on iTunes:

    Be sure to follow @NoJuicePodcast ...
  9. Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, April 29

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    Seth and Jeremy will be live at 9pm on Tuesday. (There may or may not be a baseball game to watch in the background.)

    We'd love to take your questions and you can leave them down below.

    Some topics we'll likely cover are:
    -The current state of the pitching staff (and possible solutions).
    -Will this walk rate continue?
    -How about Monday night's minor league pitchers!?
    -Minor league roundup (including a look ...
  10. Twins Minor League Report (4/28): The Pitchin' Was Bit... Awesome!

    With the Twins off on Monday, the focus of the sports world in the state of Minnesota is on the Wild, as they work to force a game seven against the Avalanche.

    Byron Buxton returned to Extended Spring games yesterday and was rusty. Minor League Director Brad Steil said today that Buxton should be joining the Miracle within two weeks.


    Rochester 1, Charlotte 0
    Box Score

    Alex Meyer was brilliant again tonight. Up to 100 pitches (65 ...
  11. So what is Joe's problem?

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    The Twins have played better than expected (12-11) in 2014 and the team is ranked third in the league in runs scored with 127 runs in 23 games for an average of 5.52 runs per game. Everyone is excited about the Twins offensive display this season but so far nobody is talking about the elephant in the room, Joe Mauer and his slow start as the teams new first baseman.

    The ...
  12. Off Day Story Time: The Day I Caught A Foul Ball

    Seeing that there isn’t a game today, I thought we’d go with a little storytime about a Twins-Mariners game I attended last year.

    My girlfriend had gotten us tickets for the game in May, and as soon as I saw where the tickets were I started teasing her about how we were going to be in the line of fire. As it has happened many times in my life, I was exactly right.

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  13. Troy's Twins Chat Tonight

    Hello Twins fans! Starting at 10, Dad and I will once again talk Twins topics. And as always, we'll take your calls.

    To listen to the show, click on the following link.
  14. Is the Twins' Kurt Suzuki for Real?

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ID:	7289When the Minnesota Twins signed Kurt Suzuki this past offseason the focus was on his defensive capabilities and his offensive abilities were basically an afterthought.

    “We wanted to add some leadership to help the pitching staff,” Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said in March. “We went out and got some starting pitching, but we also wanted somebody to help them on defense. With Joe [Mauer] moving to first, we were willing to sacrifice some offense ...
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