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  1. The Twins middle infield of the future opens tonight

    Originally published at The Tenth Inning Stretch
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    Tonight will be the premiere in the big leagues of Twins' infielder Brian Dozier. Dozier was the Twins' 8th round draft pick in 2009 out of the University of Southern Mississippi. He signed right away so he had time to play pro ball in 2009. He quickly moved through the Twins' system, playing for both rookie level teams in 2009, both A-level teams in 2010, starting in Fort Myers in 2011 and ending up in New Britain and then ...
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  2. Dozier won't be savior of Twins offensive woes

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    The offense for the Minnesota Twins has been horrendous in recent games with Jered Weaver throwing a no-hitter and Felix Hernandez tossing a one-hit shutout. Granted these are two of the best pitchers in the American League but the stagnant offense was too much for the front office to ignore as the Twins end their West ...
  3. 2012 Day-by-Day - May 6

    As a heads up, I will try my best to continue this on a daily basis, but this next week requires me to be working my 2nd job (as an Usher at Target Field) every night so I may not be able to update nightly as I have thus far. I will certainly try my best, and for those of you going to the game, stop by section 329 after the 4th inning to say Hi!

    May 6, 2012:

    Hitter of the Day:
    Ryan Doumit - RF - MIN - MLB: 3-3 2 HR (3), 2 RBI, 2 R, 1 BB

    Pitcher of the ...
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  4. Dark Days in Minnesota

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ID:	882Well, I never expected it would be this bad.

    Sure, I had plenty of doubts about these 2012 Twins. I realized I was being somewhat optimistic when I projected them to finish around .500, and I also realized that there was a chance injuries could pile up and send the club into the same sort of spiral that engulfed it last summer.

    The thing is, the roster has remained relatively healthy. Outside of Scott Baker, the Twins have largely been playing ...
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  5. Morneau, Series Recap, and Other Notes

    Originally posted at k-bro's baseball blog

    Remember back in late April when the Twins faced the Red Sox and Royals and lost like 6-7 and I said "if you score six runs, you ought to win the ballgame" (well, I didn't actually say it so you could hear it, but my husband heard it, so just work with me here)?


    I miss those days.


    The Twins have officially become "that" team. You know, the team that all other teams, even if they're ...
  6. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 40: Morneau down, Dozier Up

    Aaron and John talk about Justin Morneau's latest injury, Brian Dozier's arrival, swapping Clete Thomas for Erik Komatsu, giving Scott Diamond a chance in place of Liam Hendriks, their new PickPointz game, Ron Gardenhire's job security, bad news for Danny Valencia and Alexi Casilla, answering questions submitted by listeners via Twitter, and the latest from the minor leagues with special guest Seth Stohs. Here are:

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  7. Sunday Afternoon Game Notes

    The Twins fell behind early and were not able to catch up despite two solo home runs by catcher Ryan Doumit. That was pretty much it for the Twins offense . Simply, there were very few positives to be found in the Twins’ 1-5 road trip to the west coast. (To be fair, even in good years the Twins haven’t done well on west coast trips.) The loss drops the Twins to 6-20 on the season. There have been a few changes this week, and I can’t help but feel that there are more to come.

    On Monday, ...
  8. TwinsTake of the Week - Week 4 - No-hitter, Fire Gardy? & the Worst Team in Baseball?

    by , 05-06-2012 at 12:43 PM (TwinsTakes.com Blog on TwinsDaily.com - Our Takes, Your Takes, TwinsTakes.com!)

    Photo Credit: acase1968 via Compfight
    Nice Picture, huh? Kinda Gross!


    Did the offense give the pitching a break for a week?


    No Hits in L.A.

    Well, there's nothing like having a pitcher throw a no-hitter against you to get the focus off the pitching, huh? On Wednesday, the 2nd of May,
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  9. 2012 Day-by-Day - May 5

    lEarly Morning Addition.


    Batter of the Day:
    Darin Mastroianni - 2B/OF - ROC - AAA: 3-4 2B (1), 4 RBI

    Pitcher of the Day:
    P.J. Walters - RHP - ROC - AAA: 7IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO

    Today's Recap:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/...QVE&output=htm
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  10. Adopt a Prospect #1: Meet Luis Perdomo's Beard...and Luis Perdomo

    Earlier this month, we Peanuts accepted the plea from our benevolent overlords at Twins Daily to adopt a prospect. This means that on a bi-weekly basis we'll update the rest of the blogosphere on the doings of one particular player until he graduates to the big club, or floats away into prospect purgatory.


    While our fellow bloggers leapt at the chance to explore the victories and challenges of potential superstars, we picked ours based on this photo (used by our pal Betsy on ...
  11. Saturday in the Park

    The Twins got a Quality Start from Jason Marquis, but the bullpen struggled mightily and in the end, it was too much Felix Hernandez as the Mariners topped the Twins 7-0. The King went eight shutout innings against the Twins and allowed just one hit, a ground ball single between first and second base in the fourth inning.

    It was the third time in their last four games that the Twins have been shutout. Earlier in the day, the Twins did announce that Justin Morneau’s wrist was not getting ...
  12. Think the Twins suck? You shoulda seen ‘em in 2006!

    Through 25 games:

    Year W L GB RS RA Diff BA OBP SLG ERA WHIP HR/9
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  13. Snappers Series Finale Ends With a Bang

    This article was originally posted at Knuckleballsblog.com.

    After a rather ugly game Wednesday night and Thursday’s suspended game, the Snappers and Kernels put on a good show on Friday in Cedar Rapids.

    In the completion of Thursday’s suspended game, the Snappers got a home run from newcomer Drew Leachman and Miguel Sano hit his 7th home run of the season immediately after an AJ Petterson double in the 8th inning, but it wasn’t enough for the win. The Kernels topped ...
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  14. Twins Draft Preview III - Presence in Puerto Rico

    This article was orignially posted at ManCenter.com

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    Initially my plan was to continue the series with a preview of the Midwest. While the Twins do a pretty good job of locating and selecting talent from this area, it doesn't appear that there are a ton of top prospects from the area. So I'm pushing that preview back.

    Instead I'm going to highlight a place that has been a great place to infuse talent into the Twins system: Puerto Rico.

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