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  1. Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, April 29

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    Seth and Jeremy will be live at 9pm on Tuesday. (There may or may not be a baseball game to watch in the background.)

    We'd love to take your questions and you can leave them down below.

    Some topics we'll likely cover are:
    -The current state of the pitching staff (and possible solutions).
    -Will this walk rate continue?
    -How about Monday night's minor league pitchers!?
    -Minor league roundup (including a look ...
  2. Twins Minor League Report (4/28): The Pitchin' Was Bit... Awesome!

    With the Twins off on Monday, the focus of the sports world in the state of Minnesota is on the Wild, as they work to force a game seven against the Avalanche.

    Byron Buxton returned to Extended Spring games yesterday and was rusty. Minor League Director Brad Steil said today that Buxton should be joining the Miracle within two weeks.

    RED WINGS REPORT

    Rochester 1, Charlotte 0
    Box Score

    Alex Meyer was brilliant again tonight. Up to 100 pitches (65 ...
  3. So what is Joe's problem?


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    The Twins have played better than expected (12-11) in 2014 and the team is ranked third in the league in runs scored with 127 runs in 23 games for an average of 5.52 runs per game. Everyone is excited about the Twins offensive display this season but so far nobody is talking about the elephant in the room, Joe Mauer and his slow start as the teams new first baseman.

    The ...
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  4. Off Day Story Time: The Day I Caught A Foul Ball


    Seeing that there isnt a game today, I thought wed go with a little storytime about a Twins-Mariners game I attended last year.

    My girlfriend had gotten us tickets for the game in May, and as soon as I saw where the tickets were I started teasing her about how we were going to be in the line of fire. As it has happened many times in my life, I was exactly right.

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  5. Troy's Twins Chat Tonight

    Hello Twins fans! Starting at 10, Dad and I will once again talk Twins topics. And as always, we'll take your calls.

    To listen to the show, click on the following link.
    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-tro...oys-twins-chat
  6. Is the Twins' Kurt Suzuki for Real?

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ID:	7289When the Minnesota Twins signed Kurt Suzuki this past offseason the focus was on his defensive capabilities and his offensive abilities were basically an afterthought.

    We wanted to add some leadership to help the pitching staff, Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said in March. We went out and got some starting pitching, but we also wanted somebody to help them on defense. With Joe [Mauer] moving to first, we were willing to sacrifice some offense ...
  7. Episode 143: Not Swinging and Built Like A Fire Hydrant

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ID:	7285Aaron and John talk about th Twins' no-swing approach, Alex Meyer's new pitch, car problems, dumping Mike Pelfrey, waiver wire madness, Josmil Pinto's first 40 game, ugly rotation numbers, seeing each other out in the wild, Paul McCartney, and how not to party. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Stitcher or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com.
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  8. Finding Room For Arcia

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ID:	7282A right wrist injury that bothered Oswaldo Arcia late in the 2013 season flared up again earlier this month, causing the young outfielder to miss a couple weeks of action just as his season was getting started.

    Now, Arcia is by all accounts ready to put the wrist ailment behind him. He took batting practice on Target Field without incident Friday and then headed to Rochester, where he began his rehab assignment by going 3-for-3 as the DH on Saturday. He played ...
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  9. Market inefficiency: Creativity needed

    Right now, one of the 30 best shortstops in the game, coming off a championship season - who should be earning a multi-million dollar salary and starting on a daily basis - is cooling his heels without a team. Other, inferior players occupy starting spots on teams across the league, including, most obviously, the Twins.

    By now, most folks are aware of the circumstances that have forced Stephen Drew to sit out the opening part of this season. His signing is attached to a draft pick ...

    Updated 04-26-2014 at 07:52 AM by AM.

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  10. The Twins are Winning by Walking

    Despite the fact that more than half their games have been on the road and five of their seven series have been against clubs that finished with winning records last year, the Twins are above .500 after 21 games.

    They've managed to win despite starting pitching that has been astonishingly bad. Nearly everyone expected improvement from the rotation after large offseason investments were made, but so far the Twins have gotten a 5.91 ERA from their starters, a regression from last year's ...
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  11. Noworleyasko

    How long will Nolasco be allowed to damage twins? I think the answer is for a long time. He looked terrible today. Last year Gardy continued to pitch Worley, even though it was apparent that meant a certain loss. So hopefully Mrs. Colabellos son will keep saving these pitchers but how long can that last?

    Col..will slump sometime..then ruh roh...
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  12. Draft Series - Part 2: The Top

    This is the second in a series of (somewhat) weekly installments leading up to the June 5th through 7th draft. The focus is intended to be very Twins-specific.
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    Were getting to the point of the draft season where the focus really gets scaled down to a handful of players. Teams drafting at or near the top will send out their most-trusted decision makers to get an idea of how they stack up compared to the best around the nation. The Twins are no different. ...
  13. Write-in Campaign for Chris Colabello for All Star Team

    Per http://blogs.twincities.com/twins/20...l-star-ballot/

    Chris Colabello will not be on the All-Star Ballot.

    It's not too early (well, OK maybe just a bit) to start the write-in campaign.

    Being elected by the fans to the All-Star game would seal the deal on a Disney inspirational sports drama starring Mark Walberg.

    Who's with me?
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  14. Twins Minor League Report (4/24): Polanco's Big Day

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    The Twins were powered to a win by some clutch hitting from Sam Fuld and a 3-run dinger from Aaron Hicks. Nolasco was not great, but he pitched well enough for the Twins to escape with a victory to climb a game over .500 for the seconds time this year.

    The Twins are back home tomorrow to begin a weekend series against the Detroit Tigers.


    RED WINGS REPORT
    Rochester 8, Pawtucket 1
    Box Score
    The Redwings raced out to an early 2-0
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    Updated 04-24-2014 at 09:44 PM by Eric R Pleiss

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