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  1. A bold new world

    So this is slightly intimidating for me. My name is David, I grew up in southern Minnesota and have been a baseball/Twins fan for a long time. I've never written a blog before and only recently have begun participating in any sort of online forum (I used to comment on the mlb.com website but that grew old). I stumbled upon this website through the Star Tribune Twins Centric page and have loved every minute that I spend here. Since then I have abandoned reading the actual Twins Centric site and spend ...
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  2. Liriano Rediscovers the Slider

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ID:	1303Francisco Lirianoís first six starts of the season were nothing short of disappointing.

    With plenty of raw talent, the Twins potential rotation leader failed miserably, throwing 26.2 innings, allowed 37 hits (six of which were home runs), posted a terrible 21-to-19 strikeout-to-walk ratio and failed to pitch into to the sixth inning in all but one start.

    In that time, Liriano was drastically out of whack mechanically and the coaching staff had ...
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  3. Reasons For Hope

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Size:  13.4 KBYou'd figure a team that lost 99 games last year, and now finds itself on pace to lose 96 this year, would instill little confidence in its fan base. Yet, as we creep up on the season's halfway point, I find myself feeling rather optimistic about the Twins' future.

    No, I don't believe the club is going to miraculously climb back into the AL Central race this year. But I do think that, given some of the positive signs we've seen, the path back to contention ...
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  4. The Rock Cats' June Swoon

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    
    Rocky the Rock Cat: Proud to be
    an American
    
    The New Britain Rock Cats find themselves in the middle of a tough stretch of baseball. They lost last night, 8-1, to the Altoona Curve, and ...
  5. Bullpen overuse could hurt by season's end

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    After Tuesday night's contest in Pittsburgh, the Twins have played roughly 40% of their regular season schedule and the team is currently under .500 by 14 games. Being at the bottom of the American League is a rough spot for any team and there can be plenty of fingers pointed as to why the Twins have gotten to this point. The offense has failed to score runs and the pitching staff has left plenty to be desired ...

    Updated 06-20-2012 at 08:00 AM by Cody Christie

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  6. 2012 Day-by-Day - June 19

  7. Tuesday's Twins Minor League Daily

    Well, the Twins lost tonight, 7-2 to the Pirates. At least it was in a beautiful ballpark. I enjoyed watching the Twitter feeds of the Twins beat writers, reporters and other journalists this afternoon, as they were filled with pictures of PNC Park. I have to say, I love Target Field, but PNC just might have us beat. At the very least, it was nice to see Trevor Plouffe continue to swing the hot bat (2-for-3 with a walk), and Denard Span homered. Hopefully they have better luck tomorrow.
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    Updated 06-20-2012 at 06:35 AM by Seth Stohs

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  8. On R.A. Dickey and His Recent Dominance

    By now, youíve probably heard about the dominant stretch R.A. Dickey has put together over his last few starts. Heís thrown back-to-back 1 hitters, and hereís his stat line from those two games combined: 18 IP, 1 R (unearned), 2 H, 2 BB, 25 K. In particular, look at that K/BB ratio. From a knuckleballer! Now how about his last 6 starts?: 48.2 IP, 21 H, 2 R (1 ER), 5 BB, 63 K, 3 complete games.

    As a Twins fan, it may be a bit bittersweet to see this from Dickey, because he was ...
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  9. Change of Scenery is Great for Pirates Garrett Jones

    A look at the Pirates stat page, and you canít help but ask how they are doing it. Andrew McCutchen is hitting .325/.382/.541 (.923) with 11 doubles, three triple and 11 home runs. He also has 13 stolen bases, and is one of the best defensive centerfielders in baseball. No other Pirates hitter is batting over. 271. No other Pirates hitter has an OPS higher than .734.

    That hitter with a .734 OPS is a name that should be familiar to Twins fans. Garrett Jones is an everyday player and ...
  10. Cuddyer signing "totally unnecessary"

    I hear lots of griping about the lack of starters. I think Terry Ryan has put a more professional team on the field with smart moves. Sure they won't win the central, but I believe TR will assemble more pitchers in the offseason.

    Even other writers think so


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  11. Let's Make a Deal for Denard Span

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    In six weeks the trade deadline will come to pass, but before that happens there will be rumors, conjecture, and wheeling/dealing of innumerable kinds. It's exhilarating and yet, frightening because--after all--you're giving up something you know for something that is totally unpredictable.

    There's so much uncertainty that it makes me feel every bit as anxious as I used to feel
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    Updated 06-19-2012 at 12:32 PM by PeanutsFromHeaven

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  12. Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits

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    Here is this week's installment:
    • Congratulations to Beloit Snappers for making the 1st half playoffs. Here are Snappers' AJ Pettersen's thoughts about Beloit's first half.
    • Congratulations to Oswarlo Arcia for being promoted to New Britain. He is on the 40 man roster, so it very well be that he would be called up to the Twins in September from AA, pretty much like Parmelee and Benson did last season.
    • Here is a
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  13. Ben Revere: Placeholder??

    
    If Ben Revere's legacy with the Twins is as a speedy outfielder who
    was a placeholder until better players developed, that's just fine
    

    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    If you read this blog with any regularity, it's no secret ...
  14. Tuesday Morning Tidbits

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    After pulling out a victory in a 15-inning affair on Sunday afternoon and into Sunday evening, the Twins got a much needed day of rest yesterday before traveling to Pittsburgh. The Twins will play the Pirates and the Reds to complete their interleague schedule before returning home and getting back into American League action. Both of these teams have been playing well in the last couple weeks so it will be interesting to see ...
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