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  1. 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 ...
  2. Twins Birthdays--June 7

    Also posted at wgom.org

    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
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  3. 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
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  4. 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 ...
  5. Mining Kohl (Stewart) for Comments

    Following the Twins selection of RHP Kohl Stewart, he called in and talked with the media for a while. It was interesting to hear him talk about the draft. For so long, we have heard that he had this strong commitment to Texas A&M where he had a full scholarship to play both football and baseball. Listening to his responses tell me there is no question that, not only will he sign, but he could sign quickly.

    How did Stewart find out that he was drafted? His parents had 75-100 friends ...
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  6. Bark’s Lounge: Draft Party

    Tonight I went to a MLB Draft Party. I never thought I would see that happen. I guess the times they are a changin’.

    I get to the party that is being hosted by a close friend, who I will call Lonny Frizzwhistle, and I enter his residence and see a mix of people that doesn’t make sense. When I am at my optimal sense of being, maybe I could have envisioned this sorted group of characters, right now, I am in a human slump, and in all reality, I was not mentally up to dealing with what ...
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  7. MLB Draft: Day 2 Thread

    Twins fans have been waiting for the draft since the team finished last year with the fourth-worst record in baseball. It meant that the Twins would the fourth overall pick in each of the 40 rounds of the draft. Day 1 was quite eventful, filled with rumors and hope and more. The Twins ended up with the guy they wanted, right-handed prep pitcher Kohl Stewart with their first pick. They followed it by selecting right-handed college pitcher from LSU, Ryan Eades, represented by Scott Boras.
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  8. Dodgers 1st 2 Picks are from MN

    What are the odds of a team taking 2 kids from Minnesota with their 1st 2 picks andbeing from LA (Dodgers)?

    Chris Anderson 1st Round
    Tom Windle 2nd Round
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  9. Thursday's Twins Minor League Daily

    Well the big news of the day, of course, was the Twins selecting pitcher Kohl Stewart with the 4th overall pick in the amateur draft. Not surprisingly, all the MiLB experts at TwinsDaily are providing great draft coverage, so I'm pinch-hitting and piecing together the daily minor league report. Here's hoping that, in the coming couple years, we see Stewart's name popping up very often in this nightly report! It's fun to think about a rotation in, say, 2015 or 2016 that could feature Alex Meyer, ...
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  10. Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick

    With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft… the Minnesota Twins select right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart.

    With the first pick, the Houston Astros picked Stanford RHP Mark Appel. With the second pick, the Chicago Cubs, in a little surprise, went with 3B Kris Bryant. At Number 3, the Colorado Rockies selected RHP Jonathan Gray. There were so many rumors flying around the past few days, but after three picks, The Big Three were gone.

    That left the ...
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  11. Twins Tab Stewart with Top Pick

    With the fourth overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft… the Minnesota Twins select right-handed pitcher Kohl Stewart.

    With the first pick, the Houston Astros picked Stanford RHP Mark Appel. With the second pick, the Chicago Cubs, in a little surprise, went with 3B Kris Bryant. At Number 3, the Colorado Rockies selected RHP Jonathan Gray. There were so many rumors flying around the past few days, but after three picks, The Big Three were gone.

    That left the ...
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  12. Don't be upset if we land Bryant

    While Most fans (and I am one of them) are hoping the Twins get a power arm with the number 4 pick tonight there is another possibility that is interesting. San Diego 3B Kris Bryant is leading College in HRs. Heck he has more bombs then the majority of college teams. That kind of right handed power is rare in the game right now. Also position players (aside from catcher) carry far less risk then pitchers. Oakland A's GM Billy Beane says you need 3 pitching prospects to fill one spot in the rotation ...
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  13. A few odds and ends about the draft

    Originally posted at A few odds and ends about the draft | Twinstrivia.com



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    The 2013 MLB first-year player draft day has finally arrived and later this evening we will learn who the Twins have selected in a draft that many of the "talking head" experts claim has three sure-fire stars, but the Twins draft fourth.

    There have been 61,666 players drafted since the draft was instituted in 1965 when the Kansas City ...

    Updated 06-06-2013 at 04:55 PM by jjswol

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  14. Twins Birthdays--June 6

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    Bobby Randall (1948)
    David Lamb (1975)

    Second baseman Robert Lee Randall played for the Twins in the late 1970s. He was born in Norton, Kansas, went to high school in Gove, Kansas, and attended Kansas State. He was drafted by the Dodgers in the second round of the June Secondary draft in 1969. He never showed power in the minors, and his average was up and down; his best year was 1974, when he hit .338 for AAA Albuquerque. After the 1975
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