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  1. No Room in the Rotation for Trevor May

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ID:	7637So, as you might have heard, Twins pitching prospect Trevor May has been on a heck of a run in Triple-A. The 25-year-old right-hander was named International League Pitcher of the Week on Monday and hasn't allowed an earned run in his last four starts.

    Overall, May is sitting with a 2.62 ERA and 1.11 WHIP in 10 starts this year, while averaging about a strikeout per inning and holding opponents to a .196 batting average.

    That sounds like a guy ...
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  2. Interview with Twins GM Terry Ryan - Part 1

    During a routine physical exam early this year, Minnesota Twins General Manager Terry Ryan asked his doctor to take a look at a lump on his neck. Testing found Ryan to have squamous cell carcinoma.

    Ryan had surgery in February and has undergone radiation treatment as well. In the meantime, Assistant General Manager Rob Antony has filled in as the interim GM for the Twins, though Ryan has been in regular contact with Antony and others in the Twins front office.

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  3. Monday Morning Madness: June 2, 2014

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    Weekend Recap

    Winning a series in New York is becoming old hat. The Twins took two of three from the Yankees in Yankee Stadium for the second year in a row. They exploded for six runs in the top of the ninth, with most of the damage being done off of the generally dominant David Robertson. Phil Hughes won his sixth game and pitched extremely well in his return to Yankee Stadium. In fact, all three starters pitched well this ...
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  4. Twins Draft Preview: Carlos Rodon

    With the Houston Astros having the number one overall pick for the third year in a row, there can be some question about who will be selected first overall. Two years ago it looked like Mark Appel would be a lock for the first pick. The Astros saved a little money by taking Carlos Correa and this looks like a great decision. Correa is blossoming into one of the best position players in the minors and Appel ended up in an Astros uniform in last year's draft.

    Will Houston go with an ...
  5. Twins Draft Preview: Nick Gordon

    Arguably, it's been quite a long time since the Twins have employed a franchise type player at the most important position on the diamond, shortstop (I'll leave J.J. Hardy out of this conversation). Since 2004 when Christian Guzman last manned the position, the Twins have sent players such as Jason Castro, Jason Bartlett, Nick Punto, Matt Tolbert, Adam Everett, Orlando Cabrera, Alexi Casilla, Trevor Plouffe, Brian Dozier, Pedro Florimon, and Eduardo Escobar out there for extended playing time, ...
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  6. 10-round Twins Mock

    People love mock drafts. I think, mostly, so that you can mock the people that put some guesses down on paper for the world to scrutinize. I'm not above that.
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    I regret not putting one together two years ago. Somewhere, on a message board on this site, I predicted that the Twins take Adam Brett Walker (though I had the round incorrect). Last year, I noted how much I liked Brian Navaretto, who the Twins also drafted. I was a big fan of Stephen Gonsalves (though ...
  7. Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 148: Beating the Yankees and Solving Center Field

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ID:	7624Aaron and John talk about Phil Hughes' impressive first two months, beating the new-look Yankees, why Jason Kubel is stealing at-bats from Josmil Pinto, Oswaldo Arcia and Josh Willingham returning, Aaron Hicks giving up switch-hitting, Jon Jay trade rumors, technical difficulties, Joe Mauer's struggles, and Ben Revere's shocking home run. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com.
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  8. Twins Minor League Report (5/31): Trevor Dominates May

    Kevin Correia did all he could for the Twins against Masahiro Tanaka and the New York Yankees on Saturday, but the bullpen was unable to keep the game tied after an eighth inning rain delay, and the Twins would fall 3-1.

    Rain would also prevent one affiliate’s game from being played on Saturday, while the AAA team received another strong effort from a top prospect.

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    Gwinnett 1, Rochester 6
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  9. Kennys Vargas update

    Reportedly, numbers never lie.

    Except, we all know this is false in the game of baseball. There are so many various statistics and measurements that can be used to make cases pro and con. And in the case of a hitter/position player, there are many various mitigating circumstances that influence their production. Not just a player's hot and cold streaks and adjustments, but also protection and batters on base in front of them.

    Through today, Saturday May 31st, his per AB ...
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  10. What a Month for Matt Tomshaw

  11. Misquoting Tom Kelley

    "Gaetti, with his clipped mustache and his whiskey-coated growl and his steely self-assurance, is an aristocrat of sleaze."
    -Tom Kelly

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    Quote from the winter meetings following the 1988 season, concerning Gary Gaetti when asked "TK, can you comment on the level of hustle shown by your third basemen?"

    This post originally appeared at http://www.baseballtwins.com/

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    Updated 05-30-2014 at 06:27 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  12. The Only Prescription is Less Kubel

    "I've got a fever and the only prescription is less Kubel"

    Those words don't taste good coming out of my mouth because I consider myself a Jason Kubel fan. I've liked Kubel since he was a budding prospect in the Twins minor league system. He was supposed to be one of the left-handed power bats to join Joe Mauer in the middle of the batting order. A devastating knee injury kept those dreams from becoming a reality and it's looking more like his time is over in Minnesota.

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  13. Twins Minor League Report (5/29): Jason Wheeler-Dealer!

    The Twins fell behind the Rangers early and could not catch the Rangers down the stretch, despite Josh Willingham's best game of the year. The Twins open a three-game series in New York on Friday night, and then begin a four-game home and home series with the Brewers beginning on Monday night in Milwaukee.

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    Rochester 1, Syracuse 5
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  14. A Closer Look At Joe Mauer's Struggles

    Joe Mauer wonders why everyone is lined up on the left side of the outfield.This Joe Mauer vitriol has gotten out of hand.

    Fans and media members alike are taking shots at him over his lack of production at the conclusion of just the season's second month of play. Sure, his power outage, run production and shortage of key hits has been the source of much consternation -- particularly in the last stretch when the team has dropped six of their last seven games.

    Did you hear that the Twin Cities will have a new Joe Mauer-themed ...
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