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  1. Tuesday's Trip through the Minors

    A rain delay in Detroit held up the start of the Twins game for an hour and a half. When the game got underway, it turned into a back and forth contest between the Tigers and the Twins. The Twins bash brothers of Josh Willingham and Trevor Plouffe each added another home run to their totals for the season as they continue to try and match each other for the team lead. Even Joe Mauer was able to hit his second home run in the past week with an opposite field home run in the later innings of the game. ...
  2. Trade Target Team Profile: New York Yankees

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    The Bronx Bombers have made the playoffs in seven of the past eight years but have reached the World Series only once, when they beat the Phillies in 2009. For most teams, one championship in eight years would be perfectly adequate, but not for the Yankees. This is a franchise that appeared in the Fall Classic six times in nine years prior to their latest "drought."

    Now, with a 48-32 record that qualifies as second-best in baseball (behind ...
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  3. Who is Hot in the Twins minors? 2012 version 3

    [I]Originally published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/07/who-is-hot-in-twins-minors-2012-version.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]

    This is the third version of the 'who is hot in the Twins' minors' series for 2012. The Rookie leagues are in full swing, promotions and cuts have happened and a lot of things have changed from [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/05/this-is-second-version-of-who-is-hot-in.html"]the ...

    Updated 07-04-2012 at 09:34 AM by Thrylos

  4. Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Month - June

    Last night, I posted the Twins Minor League Starting Pitchers of June. It was clearly not a strong part of the organization during the month. One area where the Twins minor league system was very strong was in the bullpen. There were plenty of very strong candidates. It was difficult to rank the relievers because there are some very good relievers who have really pitched well into this middle part of the season.

    However, here are my choices for the Top 5 Twins Minor League Relief ...
  5. Let's Make a Deal for Justin Morneau

    Another week closer to the trade deadline, another week worth of rampant speculation and wild hopes for Twins fans; after several days of heated voting the fans chose to trade Matt Capps rather than keep him, stunning the blog-o-sphere...oh wait! Let's see what the fans picked and what they passed up.

    Door #2 netted two votes and provides my personal favorite proof of idiotic trades made for "closers" Capps compares well with Ugueth [namesake of my first child boy OR
  6. Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits

    [I]Originally Published at [URL="http://tenthinningstretch.blogspot.com/2012/07/random-tuesday-twins-thoughts-and.html"]The Tenth Inning Stretch[/URL][/I]

    Here is this week's installment:

    [LIST][*][URL="http://www.twincities.com/twins/ci_20952060/numbers-crunchers-twins-old-school-methods-dont-add"]Here[/URL] is an interesting article about the Twins getting stuck in the nineteenth century. This suggest to me that wholesale philosophy (and ...
  7. Tuesday Morning Tidbits

    Glen Perkins came into the ninth inning in Detroit with a two-run lead to work with and he sure made things interesting by allowing Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder to reach on singles. In the end, Perkins was able to get out of the jam and the Twins were victorious for the fourth straight game. It was interesting to see the Twins put together six runs without managing an extra-base hit. This was especially intriguing after a weekend where the team went homer happy against the Royals pitching staff.
  8. Monday Night in the Minors

    Liam Hendriks was again unable to pick up his first career win. Despite being given a five run lead going into the bottom of the 5th against the Tigers, he was unable to get an out. However, the Twins bullpen did what they’ve done all year. Anthony Swarzak came in and maintained the lead. Alex Burnett was tremendous again. And Glen Perkins got the save. All the efforts gave manager Ron Gardenhire his 900th career win. Quite an accomplishment! The Twins have now won four in a row and play the Tigers ...
  9. Twins Minor League Starting Pitcher of the Month - June

    As the Fourth of July is approaching, I have found myself asking several people, “What happened to June? It just flew by. It seemed like just four or so weeks ago that I was posing my May Twins Minor League Hitter, Starting Pitcher and Reliever of the month. And here we are again. Over the next couple of days, I will post my June recipients.

    I am going to start by the area that was far and away the weakest for the organization in June, starting pitching. BJ Hermsen won the award in ...
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  10. Trade Target Team Profile: Atlanta Braves

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    In the hyper-competitive NL East, the Braves are 4.5 games back of the division leading Nationals. But they’re also just one game back of the second wild-card spot, which happens to be shared by division rival New York Mets. Atlanta is reportedly searching for a top starting pitcher. That’s unusual ground for them – just last year they ranked 4th in MLB in ERA – but some injuries and regression by youngsters have them looking for rotation help.

    Why They Will Trade ...
  11. Twins All Stars - Today's and Tomorrow's

    This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com.

    Apparently, when Twins catcher Joe Mauer’s name was announced as the team’s representative to the All Star game, the Twinsville Twitterverse lit up with tweets condemning his selection. I didn’t notice this so much, myself, which is perhaps a testament to the intelligence of both those who follow me on Twitter and those I personally follow.

  12. Twins a .500 Team?

    After a pretty good weekend which saw the hometown club win 3 out of 4 against divisional rival Kansas City, the Twins are now 33-45 and 8.5 games behind the division-leading Chicago White Sox. The Twins' record still doesn't look pretty, but I'm here to tell you that it's not as bad as it looks. Since May 1st, the Twins have gone 27-29 thanks in large part to an offensive that has been out-producing some pretty horrible starting pitching.

    Aside from Joe Mauer, the offensive ...
  13. Mauer elected and "fans" revolt

    On Sunday afternoon, the 2012 MLB All-Star rosters were announced for the American League and the National League. There were a few different candidates that had the opportunity to be selected to be the Twins representative. Joe Mauer is near the top of the AL in a variety of batting categories and he plays a premium defensive position. Josh Willingham started off the season on ...

    Updated 07-02-2012 at 09:12 AM by Seth Stohs

  14. Sunday Game Notes and Highlights

    The Sunday Tweet of the Day comes from yours truly (@SethTweets). Before the game started, I tweeted, “After that pregame and national anthem rendition, is there any questions that @TPlouffe24 is planning to hit a home run or two for #America?”

    Josh Willingham hit a big three-run home run that tied the game at five. He also tied Trevor Plouffe with 17 home runs. Plouffe came up and knocked the first Bruce Chen pitch he saw in the at bat for his second home run of the day (18th of the ...
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