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  1. Weekly Links-N-Thinks

    After a rough road trip over the last week, the Twins returned home to face a Phillies team with it's own share of struggles. Minnesota won the first two games of the series but both games were close. The Tigers come to town for Father's Day weekend and this marks the start of nine straight games against AL Central opponents.

    This can become a crucial part of the schedule if the Twins want to stay in the hunt for a division crown. The club has a winning record so far in June and that ...
  2. Twins Minor League Report (6/13): Slama Freed

    The Cedar Rapids Kernels and Beloit Snappers are both going to the playoffs in the Midwest League. Which one will go as first-half champ will be soon determined.

    The big news in the Twins farm system on Thursday, however, involves a significant transaction. The Twins signed RHP Cody Eppley. Not a major signing in any way, though he did pitch in 59 games out of the Yankees bullpen a year ago.

    The bigger news, for Twins fans in recent years, is that Anthony Slama has finally ...
  3. The Human Fan Condition (Twins versus Phillies -- Games 60-62)

    Twins vs. Phillies

    Run(s) Scored (Twins 3 Phillies 2óGame 60)

    Run(s) scored.

    When my team is at bat, I add up all the players and figure out how many runs couldíve gone on the scoreboard. I assume the highest number possible.

    But when itís the other team . . .

    As soon as ďRun(s) scoredĒ appears on my smartphone screen all sounds around me cease. I can hear my heart beat. I donít even count up how bad the damage could be. I just ...

    Updated 06-13-2013 at 10:51 PM by Axel Kohagen

  4. Twins Birthdays--June 13

    There do not appear to be any players with connections to the Minnesota Twins who were born on this day.
  5. Happy to be an Idiot

    Arcia made my post of yesterday look like complete stupidity, heres hoping to look stupid for the rest of the season!
  6. 1,000,000 Reasons

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ID:	4415You would think that when Twins Daily hits a milestone like one million views over a month, like we did yesterday, it would cause a lot of elation. And usually, you would be right.

    But this time, it was a little overwhelming. Because while I forget details about the beginnings of blogging I still remember certain feelings vividly.

    I remember the emptiness of hollering into the void. I remember the elation of finding an ...
  7. The Sano & Rosario Show: Game 2

    In the nightcap it wasn't just Miguel Sano and Eddie Rosario that I was excited to see. This was also my first time seeing righty Trevor May in person.

    May consistently hit 93 with his fastball in the 1st inning, and was moving it in and out pretty effectively. Same control problems we have all heard about, though. Had a 4-pitch walk and a wild pitch in the first inning. 20 pitches to get out of it. The second inning, though, was much better -- 14 pitches 1-2-3.

    Updated 06-12-2013 at 11:26 PM by Twins Fan From Afar

  8. Twins Minor League Report (6/12): Double-A Debuts

    With two rainouts on Tuesday, there was a duo of double headers on Wednesday night. Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and Angel Morales all made their Double-A debuts. Jason Wheeler helped the Miracle to win even with a new core of players in their everyday line-up. The Kernels had a chance to clinch a playoff birth.

    Earlier today I released an updated list of the top 10 prospects in the Twins organization. There was a new name at the top of the list and two other players sneaking into ...
  9. The Sano & Rosario Show: Game 1

    New Britain only amassed 3 hits in the first of two 7-inning contests tonight, but to be completely honest, that wasn't the main -- or perhaps even secondary -- story. No, make no mistake, fans and reporters (including this fan/reporter) were here to see Miguel Sano, Eddie Rosario, and Angel Morales, the newest additions to the Rock Cats. I was fortunate to be in attendance, to take a few pictures, and even awful video, of the debuts.

  10. Baseball team gets renamed in honor of a Twins' player. Just not who you think.

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch

    It is really wonderful to see professional baseball players to be good corporate citizens and invest in their communities, appreciating what they did for them in their earlier steps on the way to becoming stars.

    From the Twins' world, local Minnesotans, Joe Mauer and Glen Perkins have donated a lot of their money and time to several local causes. But they never had a team named after them. A third Twins'
  11. Yangervis Solarte vs. Brian Dozier

    In the 2011 season, the New Britain Rock Cats featured a dynamic lineup for the second half of the season which consisted primarily of Brian Dozier (SS), Chris Herrmann (C/LF), Chris Parmelee (1B/RF), Joe Benson (CF), and Yangervis Solarte (2B/LF). None of these five would see any AAA time in 2011 and only Parmelee and Benson saw September action with the Twins. After the season, the Twins committed to Brian Dozier going forward and Yangervis Solarte left as a minor league free agent, signing with ...
  12. Numbers don't Count: Draft Analysis in 5 words or less

    It's that time once again, every year we "analyze" the Twins drafting decisions by summarizing the strengths and weaknesses of players. Rather than do that with any depth, direction or purpose (which is soooooo not our style), we rapidly blurt out 5 words and pass them off as "analysis" or "humorous"..hopefully you agree (and appreciate my endless attempts to reinvigorate the cliched "never give up on lefties)

    Thanks to the many fine folks at Twins ...

    Updated 06-12-2013 at 11:18 PM by John Bonnes

  13. 25 Minnesota Twins Drafts in 25 Days: 2013

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    The 2013 MLB draft has come and gone. The Twins have added somewhere between 20 and 40 new players to their organization and I have no clue who 99% of them are. I do have access to Baseball Reference and the internet as a whole. In an effort to better acquaint myself with some future Twins, I will also subject each of you to a bunch of clumsily constructed jokes and feeble attempts at punnery. In that way, we all benefit.
  14. Twins Birthdays--June 12

    Also posted at wgom.org

    Gerry Arrigo (1941)
    Jim Strickland (1946)
    Scott Aldred (1968)
    Damon Hollins (1974)

    ​Left-hander Gerald William Arrigo pitched for the Twins in the early 1960s. Born and raised in Chicago, he signed with the home town White Sox in 1960. After a fine season in Class D Clinton the Twins chose him in that off-seasonís first year player draft. He did not do particularly well in 1961 but was called up for a month anyway, working ...
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