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  1. Q & A With Travis Harrison

    One of the top ranked high school power hitters at the time, Travis Harrison was drafted by the Twins with a supplemental first round pick (the 50th overall pick) in 2011. He signed a $1.05 million bonus to join the Twins organization and bypassed a scholarship offer to play baseball for USC. There's never been much doubt about Harrison's ability to hit a baseball. The question in many minds is what his ultimate defensive position will be. Right now, the Twins are working with Harrison to develop ...

    Updated 05-22-2013 at 02:16 PM by SD Buhr

  2. Rock Cats: A Tough Week-Plus

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    signifies that the Rock Cats are in the midst
    of a losing streak
    Just like their parent club, the New Britain Rock Cats have hit
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  3. Time to take the pressure off Arcia..

    Nobody is more interested in Oswaldo than me, but the Pitchers in the Big leagues, have discovered his weakness and are exploiting it....

    Send him down, take the pressure off of him.....he will be back up and better for it..

    Only thing, do we have anybody to replace him?
  4. Near and Far, 2: Positional Analysis (2B)

    Second base is a problem area for the Twins and has been since Luis Castillo. Here's a look at the state of the system from top to bottom, in detail:


    Brian Dozier: RH, DOB: 5-15-87. STATS: .205/.250/.279 (.529), 2/2/1, 8-29, 3-3.

    I was a fan of Brian Dozier up until May of this year. I worry about his ability to be a competent player in the major leagues at this point. His defense at second is good, but he is abysmal at the plate. His walk/strikeout ...
  5. 25 Minnesota Twins Drafts in 25 Days: 1997

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Hi, Twins Daily! In the last few days, I have posted a few more draft recaps at my blog. If you missed them, and want to read about them, you can find them here: 1994, 1995, 1996.

    Here is 1997:

    Travis Lee
    was being a real jag and didn't want to sign with the Twins after the 1996 draft. The Twins did not want to duplicate that jaggery in 1997. They had a strict "no-jag" policy in '97, opting instead ...
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  6. Sunny Day Choking Hazards - Red Sox at Twins (Games 38-40)

    Red Sox at Twins

    The Vanimal and Clay (Game 38)

    The Twin Cities team takes the loss and Break-Evening drops to two games away. And yet I dream.

    Clay Buchholz stood at the other end of the street again Vance Worley, and the Vanimal was outgunned from the outset of the duel. The Vanimal stood tall in his boots and gave the Twins six innings.

    The greatest distance in the world is the distance between two lovers before their first kiss. The second ...
  7. Twins Birthdays--May 21

    Also posted in wgom.org

    Kent Hrbek (1960)

    First baseman Kent Allen Hrbek played his entire 14-year major league career, 1981-1994, with the Twins. He was born in Minneapolis, raised in Bloomington, and drafted by Minnesota in the 17th round in 1978. He hit only .203 in 59 at-bats in Elizabethton that year, but improved to .267 with 19 homers in Wisconsin Rapids in 1980. In 1981, he hit .379 with 27 homers at Class A Visalia, and that was as much as the Twins need to ...
  8. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Austin Meadows, OF

    Today, we continue our look at players that the Minnesota Twins could consider drafting with the #4 overall pick in next month's MLB Draft. Today, we look at an uber-talented prep player from a baseball hotbed!

    Who Is This Guy?

    It can be argued that outfielder Austin Meadows is the top-rated high school position player in the 2013 MLB Draft. It can also be argued that Austin Meadows is not the top-rated high school position player in the 2013 MLB Draft from Loganville, ...
  9. Twins Minor League Report (5/20): Pitching - FAIL.

    A couple of feel-good notes from earlier today:

    Minnesota native and former St. Paul Saint, LRP Caleb Thielbar was recalled and will take the roster spot of LP Pedro Hernandez. He was impressive in his big-league debut as well. (The TwinsDaily Roster & Payroll page has been updated to reflect this move as well as all the others that have occurred.)

    Chris Colabello was named IL Player of the Week for last week when he batted .586 with 3 home runs and 10 RBI. Rob Antony ...
  10. Who is Caleb Thielbar?

    It has been quite the wild ride for Mr. Caleb J. Thielbar on his way to the major leagues.

    The 26-year old left-hander was called-up by the Minnesota Twins on Monday after the team demoted fifth starter Pedro Hernandez. Thielbar is not a starter so the team will need to make another roster move before Friday's game to fill out the rotation. Options for this spot include Kyle Gibson, Sam Deduno, and PJ Walters.

    Thielbar was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 18th ...
  11. Twins Birthdays--May 20

    No major league players with connections to the Minnesota Twins were born on this day.
  12. Monday Morning Madness

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Weekend Recap

    Welp. The Twins weren't really supposed to be good or even decent this season, so a 2-7 homestand isn't crazy. It's more disappointing, after what seemed like a such a positive start. Regardless, this franchise is clearly trending upward, even if this past week doesn't reflect that.

    The thing that struck me the most from the weekend was another shaky Scott Diamond start. I did a detailed breakdown ...
  13. Twins MLB Draft Profile: Sean Manaea, SP

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    He might have the highest ceiling of any pitching prospect in this year's draft class. A few years ago Sean Manaea was a raw high school kid with bad grades and no first-round aspirations, but now at age 21 he's in the conversation to become the first lefty pitcher drafted No. 1 overall since David Price in 2007.

    At 6'5" and 230 lbs, Manaea has the ability to reach the mid-90s from the left side, making him a rare specimen. He ...
  14. Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 94: Reunited and It Feels So ... Meh

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ID:	4117John rejoins Aaron and they talk about the Twins tumble, two AAA players that could soon join the team, Darin Mastroianni's new diagnosis, Joe Mauer's new hot streak, ballparks, baseball bars, David Ortiz's return, Aaron's Apple fetish and difference between baseball prospects and baseball prospects. To listen, you can check out:

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