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  1. Who is Alex Presley?

    In the recent news of the Justin Morneau trade the Twins have welcomed aboard a new outfielder to an already crowded outfield. Alex Presley is one (and now two, second is RHP relief pitcher Duke Welker, who also came from AAA) of the two players who will come over to the Twins organization in this trade. Out of all the articles I have read over the past few hours about the this trade I have always found myself saying the same thing after reading them, Who is Alex Presley? And why did the Twins ...

    Updated 09-01-2013 at 09:07 AM by Anorthagen

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  2. Morneau Memories

    On June 10th 2003, Justin Morneau picked up a base hit in his first at bat in his big leauge debut against the Colorado Rockies at the Metrodome. ast foward to August 30th, 2013 in Arlington, Texas. Morneau hit the eventual game winning home run into the second deck off of Cy Young candidate Yu Darvish. His 221st homer with the Twins. That homer moved him past Tony Oliva for 3rd on the all-time home run list. That would be his last hit in a Twins uniform after 11 seasons with the club. I say that ...
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  3. Twins Minor League Report (8/31): Red Wings Keep Fighting

    I know the picture doesn't fit, but for what might be the last time, let's give #33 another cover photo. This from a happier time.

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    Let's hope there is more champagne in Morneau's near future... and also that none of the corks hit him in the head.

    If you want to weigh in on the trade and it's reactions. Go here.

    Tonight was a very significant night for the Rochester Red Wings. It's also a big night for Josmil Pinto, ...
  4. Twins Birthdays--August 31

    Also posted at wgom.org


    Mike Hartley (1961)
    Pat Howell (1968)
    Tim Raines (1979)
    Armando Gabino (1983)


    Pitcher Michael Edward Hartley played for the Twins in 1993. He was born in Hawthorne, California, went to high school in El Cajon, California, attended East Carolina University, and was signed as a free agent by the Cardinals in 1981. He had a good year in rookie ball in 1982, but then spent the next four years at Class A before being drafted ...
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  5. Twins Minor League Report (8/30): Sano Shines Brightly

    Under the lights of Friday night lights, several Twins minor leagues shined brightly. None more so than Miguel Sano, the Dominican third baseman whose tremendous power makes him one of the gameís top prospects. He wasnít the only Twins minor league leaguer to have a strong night. Niko Goodrum returned to the Cedar Rapids lineup with a big game. One of the few prospects in Rochester had a nice game and then got some great news after the game. Elizabethton got a great start and five players got on ...
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  6. Empty Seats in September

    It looks like Miguel Sano will be on a plane back to the Dominican Republic instead of a flight to Target Field in a few days. GM Terry Ryan said earlier today that Sano will not likely get the September call that so many Twins fans wanted badly. I have talked to a number Twins fans I know the past couple weeks and they all came up with the same answer to my question, "Whould you go to Target Field if Sano wasn't here in September?" Answer: NO!!!!!!!!
    Thats just the people I ...
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  7. The Future????? Is a long way away

    The Future Twins Line-up (Now 2014->Future). Just my prediction.

    C-Mauer------->Pinto
    1B-Parmelee-->Vargas
    2B-Dozier----->Rosario
    SS-Florimon-->Santana
    3B-Plouffe----->Sano
    LF-Arcia-------->Arcia
    CF-Hicks------->Buxton
    RF-Colabello--->Hicks
    DH-Doumit---->Mauer

    C-Hermann---->Hermann
    IF-Bernier------>Dozier
    OF-Ramirez---->Kepler

    SP-Corriea----->Meyer
    SP-Deduno---->May ...
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  8. Twins Birthdays--August 30

    Also posted at wgom.org


    Roger Erickson (1986)
    Luis Rivas (1979)


    Right-hander Roger Farrell Erickson played for Minnesota from 1978-1982. He was born in Springfield, Illinois, and was drafted by the Twins out of the University of New Orleans in the third round in 1977. He had an excellent year in AA Orlando, going 8-4 with a 1.98 ERA, and found himself in Minnesota at the start of the 1978 season. He went 14-13 that year with a 3.96 ERA in 256 innings, ...
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  9. 20 Twins Trades: Goodbye JJ Hardy

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed! I also wrote about that Francisco Liriano trade from a million years ago, if you want to read about it.

    After the 2009 season, the Twins decided to make a smart move and deal from outfield depth to address a position that had been a weakness on the team for the better part of 20 years. Just one year later, the Twins decided, "meh, shortstops are for dorks" and traded that same player away for a couple of relievers. Buckle ...

    Updated 08-30-2013 at 03:13 PM by Brad Swanson

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  10. Twins Minor League Report (8/29): And Down the Stretch They Go

    It all started on April 4th, and as we roll into the final days of August, itís coming to a close. The full-season teams typically play their final regular season game on Labor Day. On Thursday, the GCL Twins played their final game of the season, and on Friday night, Elizabethton will be playing its final game. Those two teams will not be in the playoffs. Neither will the New Britain Rock Cats. Cedar Rapids and Ft. Myers both clinched playoff spots in the first half and are ramping up for their ...
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  11. Twins Birthdays--August 29

    Also posted at wgom.org


    Bill Latham (1960)
    Henry Blanco (1971)
    Steve Lomasney (1977)


    Left-hander William Carol Latham played for the Twins in 1986. Born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, he was signed out of Auburn University as a free agent by the Mets in 1981. He did well in the minors, winning 13 games in both 1984 and 1985 with an ERA under 3.00 both years, mostly at AAA Tidewater. Latham started 1985 with the Mets and did not do badly, ...
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  12. Fire 'em All!

    I haven't paid close attention to the Twins for the past couple of weeks. I was on the road last (long) weekend and have played golf in the warm weather every night. I caught part of the game yesterday and followed along as the Twins were swept today. My frustration level with the product on the field has reached new highs. I checked out the numbers for all of the players and besides the disabled Mauer, no one is an even average hitter for their position. Yesterday was a sloppy defensive game ...
  13. My plan for the 2014 Twins

    With 2013 being lost and 2014 not looking good for the start, this is my plan, on a limited payroll, est $80-$90 million(dueable with extra $25 million Twins will get next year for TV/radio rights) to try and put a competitive team on the field and sell seats to the fans.
    1. Upgrade starting pitching staff. Sign if possible Josh Johnson and Tim Lincecum to contracts. Johnson should be a one year with option at about $7 millions. Lincecum may need 3 years for about $15 million a year to ...
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  14. Ghost of Twins Past Haunts the Twins' Future

    Almost exactly six years ago, I sat several rows up from home plate as Scott Baker took a perfect game in to the ninth inning against the Kansas City Royals. While he didn't complete his date with immortality, it was the closest I've ever come to seeing a Major League no-hitter in person.

    On Wednesday night, I watched Baker continue to try to work his way back to the Big Leagues with the Chicago Cubs with a rehabilitation start for the Kane County Cougars against the future Twins ...
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