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  1. Big Ten Update

    Current Big Ten standings:
    (Conference record, overall record)

    1. Purdue 12-3, 31-6
    2. Michigan State 7-5, 26-13
    Minnesota 7-5, 23-19
    4. Nebraska 8-7, 26-15
    5. Penn State 6-6, 18-21
    6. Indiana 6-6, 18-22
    7. Ohio State 7-8, 22-18
    8. Illinois 5-7, 22-17
    Iowa 5-7, 16-19
    10. Michigan 4-8, 17-24
    11. Northwestern 5-10, 13-23

    Standings summary: There are only 4 teams in the conference that could be called good. ...
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  2. Liriano to Skip Next Start

    According to Rhett Bollinger, Ron Gardenhire confirmed that Francisco Liriano will skip his next scheduled start and will make his next start in Anaheim on May 1. Gardy said that he attributes Liriano's troubles to both mechanical issues as well as nerves with guys on base. He said that Anderson will watch Liriano throw BP sessions this Thursday and Saturday as they watch for progress.

    After Liriano's last start, Gardy said that they would "take a step back" and look at ...
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  3. Tracking the Twins Top Prospects

    Over 60 Twins minor leaguers were adopted in yesterday's Twins Adopt-a-Propsect. If you are interested, you can still adopt a Twins prospect by clicking here and selecting a Twins minor leaguer. There is a huge interest in the Twins minor league system, and for good reason. Although you may read or hear that the Twins farm system is struggling and middle-of-the-pack, that certainly does not mean that there are not people worth tracking.

    That's what we'll do here today. In each of the ...
  4. The Torrance Tornado- Jason Wheeler

    When the idea of adopt a Prospect came up my first choice was Jason Wheeler for several reasons. First he is a impressive young man to talk to, second my wife thought he was a nice boy, third he met Harmon Killebrew and my son is named for Harmon, and fourth he is a member of the Snappers. So a bit about the 6 foot 8 inch, 265 pound left handed throwing young man from Torrance, California.

    Jason comes from a family of athletes, mom and dad both played college basketball and his older ...
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  5. Joe Mauer and Runners in Scoring Position

    Though he had 2 hits last night, Joe Mauer came up
    short when it counted the most.
    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]


    Regardless of what some people in Twins Territory might think, the fact of the matter is that Joe Mauer ...

    Updated 04-24-2012 at 03:05 PM by Twins Fan From Afar

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  6. Random Tuesday Twins Thoughts and Tidbits

    Here is this week's installment:


    • Very disappointing loss to the Red Sox last night, but some highlight reel plays and lots of near misses. Unfortunately that left the Twins with a 5-12 record, seven games under .500 and 5.5 games behind the Tigers.
    • The official rule 4 MLB draft order has been announced and the Twins have 6 picks in the top 100, including the second overall pick
    • Phillip Humber, another player discarded by the Twins, pitched a perfect
    ...
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  7. Adopt-A-Prospect Introduction: Adrian Salcedo

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    Seth Stohs and the other TwinsCentric guys have put together an interesting concept for inclusion on their website, TwinsDaily. Yesterday morning fans were asked to "adopt" a player from the Twins minor league system to follow as that player travels through the farm system. Each player was only allowed to be pick once and it was offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Once you selected a player the rules became ...
  8. 2012 Day-by-Day - April 23

    Not much to say after game like tonight for the Twins. Down early, good comeback, Marquis gives up a HR to Ross, Capps gives up a 2nd HR to Ross to lose it. Thankfully this is only a few games the bullpen has let them down, however, this could also be a sign of things to come. We'll see...

    Down on the farm wasn't much more successful. Rochester had a scheduled day off, otherwise the other 3 teams lost. No great single player performances. Everyone just had a case of the Mondays. . . ...
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  9. Red Sox 6, Twins 5

    I blame myself.

    I do. Heading to the middle of the eighth inning, Iím forced to leave my seat to pick up my kid at 10:00. By the time I walk through the stadium, Iíve heard the roar and see Jamey Carroll standing on third base with no outs and the third through fifth batters coming up.

    If I didnít have to pick up my kid in 10 minutes, I SWEAR I wouldíve stuck around. I mean Ė you know me by now. Is there anyone MORE superstitious?

    Four blocks away from Target ...
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  10. Cat Naps

    Quote Originally Posted by 81Exposruledbaseball View Post
    IF the Twin's are gonna contend this year, and that's a BIG IF, we need a new closer. Mark it down...BS today, "bye" the way.
  11. Former Draft picks/Minnesotans

    Clete Thomas joined a long list of guys that the Twins drafted at one point, didn't/couldn't sign and joined the organization later. Some other names that are on this list are Steve Pearce, who was cut in Spring Training, and Michael Holliman, who made a push to be on the opening day roster and is now in Rochester.

    There are other players who left the state of Minnesota at some point, only to come back later, like Cole Nelson, who left the state to attend Auburn, but was acquired ...
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  12. Monday Night in the Minors

    As I type this, the Twins and the Red Sox are sitting at 5-5 in the 7th inning. Who knows how long that game will go. All three Twins minor league games were in the Eastern time zone, so those games are all complete.

    Here is a look at the Twins minor league scores and highlights from Sunday:

    ROCHESTER RED WINGS


    Rochester residents were the recipient of three inches of snow when they woke up on Monday morning. Fortunately, the Red Wings did not have a scheduled ...
  13. Where will Liriano fit into the bullpen?

    Original post from North Dakota Twins Fan
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    At the end of spring training, it seemed that Francisco Liriano was posed to have a strong start to the year. After pitching in the Dominican Winter League, Liriano had seemed to have it all together in spring training and he was ready to help the Twins forget about the headaches involved with the 2011 season. But ...
  14. 3 Weeks of Rock Cats Baseball: A Review


    [Originally published at Twins Fan From Afar]

    New Britain fans have been treated to a lot of wins
    early in the 2012 season
    The minor league baseball season is just about 3 weeks old. For the New Britain Rock Cats, it has been ...

    Updated 04-23-2012 at 08:42 AM by Twins Fan From Afar

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