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  1. Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp - Jan 2014

    This week (Jan 3th to Jan 11th, 2014) over 130 guys (and four women) suited up in a clubhouse where real major leaguers spend their spring training and pretended to be ballplayers for an entire week. We were at the Minnesota Twins Fantasy Camp hanging out with past Twins greats that included the likes of: Bert Blyleven, Rod Carew, Tony Oliva, Frank Viola, Tom Brunansky, Kent Hrbek, Mickey Hatcher, Greg Gagne, Gene Larkin, Frank Quilici, Juan Berenguer, Ron Coomer, Rick Aguilera, Tim Laudner, ...

    Updated 01-12-2014 at 05:54 PM by bennep

  2. NFL Mock Draft 2.0

    1. Houston- Teddy Bridgewater QB Louisville
    2. St. Louis- Jake Matthews OT Texas A&M
    3. Jacksonville- Blake Bortles QB Central Florida
    4. Cleveland- Johnny Manziel QB Texas A&M
    5. Oakland- Jadeveon Clowney DE South Carolina
    6. Atlanta- Greg Robinson OT Auburn
    7. Tampa Bay- Anthony Barr LB UCLA
    8. Minnesota- Derek Carr QB Fresno State
    9. Buffalo- Khalil Mack LB Buffalo
    10. Detroit- ...
  3. The Advantageous Oswaldo Arcia

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ID:	6303Oswaldo Arciaís rookie season was filled with the expected peaks and valleys that most normal human rookies encounter during their first year of facing the worldís best competition.

    Offensively, he displayed flashes of unbridled power by depositing home runs to all fields but alternated those moments with stretches of being lost. Over three games in early July, Arcia woofed 11 times in 18 at-bats. In that small sampling, he swung the bat 26 times but managed ...
  4. Elephant in the Room: Sano's Elbow

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ID:	6301From my perspective, this has been a very positive offseason overall for the Twins. They have delivered some strong statements by handing out unprecedented contracts to multiple free agent pitchers, they made a smart move by officially transitioning Joe Mauer away from catcher, and several prospects turned in encouraging performances while participating in winter ball.

    But all the while there has been a dark cloud looming overhead -- one that just won't ...
  5. A Hall Without Jack Morris is No Hall at All

    On Wednesday afternoon, it was announced that the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) elected Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and Frank Thomas into the Baseball Hall of Fame as the Class of 2014. While each of the candidates were worthy of election (as each were some of the most dominant players of their own or any other era in baseball), there remains a glaring omission from the class that should offend baseball historians and fans of all ages and I am not suggesting that the omission has ...
  6. You want baseball? Listen to Hangouts!

    Wow...you are a real twins fans, you listen to every snippet you can, you come to twinsdaily multiple times a day, slide over to twinsbaseball.com out of desperation....you can never get enough Twins Baseball..then whatever you do, listen TO Hangouts with Seth...and Im sorry I dont know the other guys name, but THEY TALK BASEBALL!! Congrats guys, love your show! Cant wait for the next one!
  7. Hall of Fame and other nonsense w/ Talk to Contact

    Episode 66 is out for your listening enjoyment. Happy Hall of Fame discussions to you and yours. You can download the new Talk to Contact (@TalkToContact) episode via iTunes or by clicking here.
    Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers former pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory ...

    Updated 01-09-2014 at 09:04 AM by Paul Pleiss

  8. Clutch Hitting and Pitching is a State of Mind

    The previous article on clutching hitting and pitching is a great analysis on the subject. My question is this: Is Clutchness a State of Mind or does it have to be developed throughout your minor league development?

  9. Jonathan Mayo on Minnesota Twins Prospects - Part 2

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ID:	6297Recently I had the opportunity to interview to MLB.com senior writer Jonathan Mayo about the Minnesota Twins farm system. In part 1 of that interview, we talked a lot about Aaron Hicks and Kyle Gibsonís 2013 seasons, and what it means for their future. In part two of the three part series, I talk to him about Twins top prospect Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano, and he identifies two Twins breakout prospects for 2014.

    CF Ė Do you think itís possible for guys ...

    Updated 01-08-2014 at 06:45 PM by Christopher Fee

  10. Three steps toward fixing the HOF voting

    In the aftermath of the HOF voting today, a lot has been written about how broken the voting system is, to the point where some even suggest voting should be turned over to the fans.

    I posted the following in the comment section of the "Jacque Jones" forum thread, but then realized it got to "blog post length," so I'm re-posting it as such.

    I think fan voting is a lousy idea. I don't think anyone wants to hold up the AllStar Game voting process as one ...
  11. More Dingers for Dozier?

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ID:	6291Letís just start by saying that in his second tour of duty of the major league ranks, Brian Dozier fared better.

    After a dismal 2012 season, he managed to improve his walk rate and power numbers to finish the year one of the teamís top contributions. Faint praise, however, considering the lineupís surprising lack of offense overall.

    That said Dozierís in-season development was impressive. After a diagnostic from hitting coach Tom Brunansky, the ...
  12. 25-Man Roster Dissection: Joe Mauer

    As the Twins get closer to heading to Fort Myers, there will be plenty of decisions to make in relation to the 25-man roster. Some positions are likely set in stone while others are still questionable. In this series called "25-Man Roster Dissection." I have selected the men I believe will spend the most time on the 25-man roster next season and I try to predict each player's 2014 performance.

    There seems to be one logical place to start with the roster and that's with the club's 23-million ...
  13. Introducing: The Eddie 400

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    If you've been reading my blog for the past few weeks, you are well aware that I have recently become obsessed with Eduardo Escobar. Not in a weird way. I just want to see more of him. Not in a weird way. I think he deserves more playing time. Last year, Escobar received just 179 plate appearances, but also had one of the most memorable plate appearances of the season, when he laced a walk-off double to give the Twins their first win ...
  14. Finding Optimism in the Offense

    No one would deny that this has been a relatively aggressive offseason for Terry Ryan and the Minnesota Twins. Already we've seen them sign two starting pitchers to larger contracts than they've ever given a free agent in the past, and they followed up by adding Mike Pelfrey on a two-year deal. On top of that, there are some whispers that the Twins might still be pursuing another arm to round out the rotation.

    Of course, the club's efforts to improve the offense have been far ...
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