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  1. If Valencia Does Well It Could Create An Interesting Situation For The Twins

    Originally posted at http://troystwinsdugout.wordpress.co...for-the-twins/

    Today, Danny Valencia Will be in uniform and is expected to start at third Base for tonight’s game. Valencia replaces Trevor Plouffe Who has a sore thumb and was placed on the 15 day DL retroactive July 20.

    Valencia was batting .190 with 1 homerun and 11 RBI before he was given a one way ticket back to Rochester in early May ...
  2. Twins Trade Talk 2012: July 28

    Originally posted at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This continues the dialy trade talk updates for the Twins and of action around the league that influences the Twins trade moves, up until the deadline. You can find all the older updates here, in reverse chronological order. Here is the Twins Trade Talk the past 24 hours or so:

    • Ben Goessling of the Pioneer Press reports that Twins' interim General Manager, Terry Ryan, "is making and taking calls". This
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    Updated 07-28-2012 at 04:58 PM by Thrylos

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  3. Friday Night Minor League Lights

    For the first time in quite awhile, the Twins game was very enjoyable to watch on Friday night. Scott Diamond had his best pitching performance in his big league career by throwing a complete game shutout with only three hits surrendered. He was remarkably efficient by throwing less than 100 pitches during his nine innings on the mound. With some not so smooth outings in his last few appearances, it was good to see Diamond get a fantastic start under his belt and hopefully he can stay on track for ...

    Updated 07-27-2012 at 11:51 PM by Cody Christie

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  4. List of pitchers that others rank in front of Frankie is shrinking

    With all the turmoil currently surrounding whether or not pieces that have been on the Twins for many years will be moved, the one piece everybody seems to say has an almost 100% chance of being moved is Francisco Liriano.

    While Frankie has been a head case for a large part of the season, his raw stuff is enough to make any scout drool over him. However, this has not been the Frankie that has shown up to pitch with the Twins over the last year+.

    So the question is: "Who ...
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  5. Skip Lirianos next start

    I know, I know, all the teams will say, What happened, what are they hiding?

    With the mental case Liriano is, you can not afford to destroy his trade value.

    So skip his next start, he will have to pass a physical anyway, so better to not let

    his head destroy his value of any chance of trading him.
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  6. Twins Trade Talk 2012: July 27

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This continues the dialy trade talk updates for the Twins and of action around the league that influences the Twins trade moves, up until the deadline. You can find all the older updates here, in reverse chronological order. Here is the Twins Trade Talk the past 24 hours or so:


    • Jon Heyman reports that the Baltimore Orioles are looking into Fransisco Liriano. Meanwhile Jason Stark reports that the Orioles
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  7. Friday Links-N-Thinks

    It was a rough week for the Twins in Chicago as the team got swept by one of their biggest rivals in a three game set. Minnesota won't have to wait long to get another shot at the White Sox as Chicago will come to Minnesota at the beginning of next week. For now, the focus of the club will turn to the Cleveland Indians over the weekend, a series where the Twins could play spoiler to a team trying to get back into the division race.

    Even with the team playing some important games over ...
  8. Minnesota Twins' Alexi Casilla not in the swing of things

    Last season, the switch-hitting Alexi Casilla had produced at a very good rate against right-handed pitching.

    In 247 plate appearances in the left-handed batter’s box, he hit .274/.350/.400 – not too shabby for a middle infielder. This was a significant improvement for someone who had hit .228/.299/.320 from the left-side over the two previous seasons (2009 and 2010) in 314 plate appearances.

    Most analysts would likely dismiss his 2011 breakout as a statistical glitch of ...
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  9. Thursday's Minor League Round-up

    The Twins were off today, but there was still plenty of action.

    Trevor Plouffe announced on Twitter this morning that he would be back tomorrow.

    And before their afternoon (or was it morning?) game, the Red Wings activated Deolis Guerra from the DL and placed Dan Sattler on the DL.

    Later this evening, the Twins announced they were placing Anthony Swarzak on the DL with a rotator cuff strain. To take his place, the Twins will purchase the contract of RP ...
  10. Injury Report: Swarzak

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    The Twins have placed RHP Anthony Swarzak on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to July 25th, with a rotator cuff strain. I was surprised by this, and after a quick Twitter inquiry, I learned that I wasn't the only one. It didn't seem like there were any tell-tale signs that he was hurting like there there were with Carl Pavano ...
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  11. Quick thoughts from around the league

    Well it was an extremely disappointing series against the WhiteSox. Liriano’s trade value probably took a hit and the bullpen was shelled. On the plus side Willingham keep hitting and getting on base, however the Twins have come out and said they are not looking to trade him. All I want to do is scream “why?!” As I posted before Willingham is a luxury we cannot afford tokeep. He is putting up numbers no one saw him producing and he isn’t getting any younger. The only thing that is keeping me from ...
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  12. The End of Nick Blackburn

    Originally posted at Knuckleballs.

    Yesterday afternoon 32,261 baseball fans were treated to a 4.1 inning performance fromNick Blackburn in which more batters hit home runs (2) than struck out (1). Before he was yanked midway through the 5th inning, Blackburn faced 23 batters, and gave up 10 hits and 8 runs (all earned). Unfortunately for Twins fans, this marked Blackburn’s 8th start of 2012 in which he gave up 5 or more earned runs and failed to get through the 6th inning. In fact,
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  13. Twins Trade Talk 2012: July 26

    Originally posted at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    This continues the dialy trade talk updates for the Twins and of action around the league that influences the TWins trade moves, up until the deadline. You can find all the older updates here, in reverse chronological order. Here is the Twins Trade Talk the past 24 hours or so:


    • Add another team to the list of teams interested in Franscisco Liriano: the Arizona Diamondbacks. LEN3 writes that the scouted
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  14. Announcing Twins Daily, Read in the Bathroom version!

    Twins Daily was a bit tricky to navigate on smartphones. While the full version is great for desktop browsing, it left something to be desired on your Android/iPhone/iPod devices.

    Well, that has changed. Some of you may have noticed that when browsing on your smartphone, you're automatically redirected to a new version of the site that is designed specifically for the requirements of a smaller screen. Most (if not all) of the same functionality is there, now it's just smaller and simpler ...
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