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  1. Monday in the Minors

    The Twins had another off day on Monday. Justin Morneauís Casino Night was on Sunday night. On Monday night, many players worked the bar at Toby Keithís for Hang with the Majors. These events and some that are less publicized are all a part of Hope Week in which the Twins are quite visible around the community, raising funds for the Twins Community Fund. The Twins do a lot of great things in communities around the state thanks to these types of events. They return to the field on Tuesday when they ...
  2. Jim Thome Moments

    It was the end of the 2002 season. Jim Thome was finally a free agent after years of torturing the Twins. (And particularly, torturing Rick Reed. Good lord, did Big Jim take it to Reed. Thome hit more home runs (9) off of Reed than any other pitcher, even though he only had 27 at-bats against him. Think about that. He hit .333 JUST IN HOME RUNS against Rick Reed. Lordy.)

    Anyway, Thome was a free agent. As a blogger who is asked these sort of things all the time, I must have received ...
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  3. March for the Postseason

    While the All-Star Break is still about a month away, it is usually the best indicator of whether or not teams will be competing for a spot in the postseason and whether teams will be buyers or sellers at the deadline. The Twins, while having gotten out to another abysmal start due (this year, anyway) to horrendous starting pitching and the Twins' complete lack of any kind of hitting, with RISP or otherwise, are again using a weak schedule in the months of May, June, and hopefully July to give us ...
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  4. 2013 Twins 25-Man Roster

    2013 Roster (not in any particular order):
    Bullpen:
    1. Burton
    2. Perkins
    3. Duensing
    4. Swarzak
    5. Guerra
    6. Slama
    7. Burnett
    Starting Pitching:
    1. Scott Diamond
    2. Hendriks
    3. Blackburn
    4. P.J. Walters (?)/ FA Pitcher
    5. FA Pitcher
    Starting Lineup:
    1. Span
    2. Revere
    3. Mauer
    4. Morneau
    5. Willingham
    6. Doumit
    7. Plouffe
    8. Dozier
    9. Carroll
    Bench:
    1. Wilkin Ramirez
    2. Butera
    3. Mastroianni
    4. Parmelee
    Valencia could be in this lineup if he figures things out on offense and defense. I am assuming that the Twins trade ...
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  5. The 2013 Minnesota Twins 25 Man Roster

    Starting Pitching-
    Ryan Dempster
    Erik Bedard
    Scott Diamond
    Kyle Gibson
    Liam Hendriks


    Bull Pen
    Brian Duensing- long reliever
    Anthony Swarzak- long reliever
    Alex Burnett- middle reliever
    Deolis Guerra- middle reliever
    Jared Burton- RH setup man
    Glen Perkins- LH setup man
    Lester Oliveros- closer

    Starting Lineup

    LF- Josh Willingham
    CF- Denard Span
    RF- Ben Revere
    1B- ...
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  6. Another year's draft: in 5 words or less!

    Apparently the first times around in posting this I had a nasty bit of formatting on the other blog, now that's fixed and complemented with a poll about Twins draftees all of which can still be enjoyed at our blogspot address, here's a taste of what you'll find there:

    With the Twins more or less out of contention for this season (recent success not with standing), the attention of the Twins blog-o-sphere has been firmly fixed on the minor leagues and potential for future glory. There
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    Updated 06-13-2012 at 07:41 AM by PeanutsFromHeaven (Broken link)

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  7. Diamond flourishes while Bullock struggles

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan

    It has been a long strange ride to get to this point in the life of Scott Diamond. The Canadian-born pitcher was not even drafted out of college in 2008 and he had to sign with the Atlanta Braves as a amateur free agent. This forced him to have to prove his worth as he worked his way through the farm system of the Braves. The lower ...
  8. Sunday Game Notes

    On Sunday afternoon, the Twins last the series finale to the Cubs by a score of 8-2. However, the Twins won yet another series. They will have another day off on Monday before hosting the Philadelphia Phillies and Milwaukee Brewers this coming week. Francisco Liriano started on Sunday for the Twins and gave up four runs on four hits in 5.2 innings. He walked three and struck out six. Trevor Plouffe raised his average to .217 with a 2-4 day. Jamey Carroll was also 2-4. He hit a double and is now ...
  9. How Good Are the Twins?

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ID:	1198The circumstances and details have differed, but so far the course of this Twins season has very closely mirrored the last one. In both instances, the club looked strong coming out of spring training before being derailed by injuries and poor performance over the first two months, digging a deep early hole.

    When June came around last year, the Twins suddenly turned things around, taking advantage of weaker competition and rattling off victories (17 out of ...
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  10. 2012 Day-by-Day - June 10

  11. Gleeman & the Geek Ep 45: Youth and Youther

    Aaron and John talk about the Twins' youth-led turnaround, Byron Buxton and the power arm-filled draft class, Trevor Plouffe's homer binge, Scott Diamond's ace impression, Chris Parmelee's return from Rochester, Ben Revere's long-term upside, Liam Hendriks' impending re-arrival, the wisdom of re-signing Ryan Doumit, Jason Marquis in pitcher heaven, Brian Dozier's struggles, and the exciting life on Aaron's balcony. Here are:

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  12. Get to Know 'Em: Will Hurt

    Last Tuesday night during Seth's weekly podcast, I expressed some surprise that the Twins hadn't drafted a middle infielder yet. Right away Wednesday morning, the Twins drafted a high schooler from Lexington (KY) Catholic (Ben Rever's alma mater).

    Not only did they get a guy who can slot in nicely to the system's middle infield, but they got a guy that will go far in MiLB.com's annual "best name contest". I had the chance recently to exchange some emails with one of the newest Twins. ...

    Updated 06-10-2012 at 08:43 PM by Jeremy Nygaard

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  13. Do We Raise the Ante or Fold?

    Right now our offense is hitting on all Cylindars since Plouffe at 3rd and Revere in RF started hitting. Right now I feel our offense is a little "Piranha" heavy as we have 4 "piranha's" in the lineup any given night if not 5 or 6 (Span, Revere, Dozier, Carrol, Casilla, and Mastoianni) We also have 4 versatile solid power type of hitters Morneau, Willingham, Doumit, and now Plouffe with Parmalee trying to join the crowd. And we have 1 all round high average Mauer. If Parmelee ...
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  14. Saturday in the Park

    On Saturday afternoon, the Twins offense jumped all over Jeff Samardzija, scoring eight runs in the first four innings. Joe Mauer returned to the lineup after missing four games with a sprained thumb. He was 3-4 with his 13th double. Trevor Plouffe went 2-4 with his sixth double and ninth home run. He drove in four runs. Justin Morneau, Denard Span and Ben Revere each had two hits in the game, as the Twins beat the Cubs 11-3, and won for the ninth time in their last 11 games. Scott Diamond improved ...
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