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  1. Hang With the Majors: Who ARE you?

    Hang with the Majors is an event put on by the Minnesota Twins Wives Organization to benefit the Military Family Foundation. Fans can pay to have dinner with players and later the event opens to the public for player bartending, autographs, photos and auctions.

    So I jokingly tweeted before the event that because I no longer recognized anyone, I was just going to approach any tall muscular men I saw at Toby Keith’s and assume they were one of the Twins. This joke ended up basically ...
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  2. Twins Birthdays--August 3

    Also published at wgom.org


    Travis Bowyer (1981)


    Right-hander Travis Charlton Bowyer made eight relief appearances for the Twins in 2005. He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, went to high school in Bedford, Virginia, and was drafted by Minnesota in the twentieth round in 1999. He struggled as a starter, but turned things around when he was moved to the bullpen in 2002. He had some outstanding seasons as a reliever in the Twins’ system; the best was the last ...
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  3. Twins Arizona Fall League Roster

    Regular season ends in a month and AFL Rosters will be announced. Who would you send?
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  4. Twins Minor League Report (8/2): Friday Night Lights

    Friday was a busy day in the Twins organization. Aside from the big league club needing 13 innings, there were seven minor league games on the day. Miguel Sano was out of the New Britain lineup again, but a source informed me that he had a tight hamstring. Also, Byron Buxton was out of the Ft. Myers lineup for the fifth straight game. He reportedly lost a toenail and is deemed day-to-day. Kohl Stewart was finally put on the GCL Twins 7-Day Disabled List with his cut foot. His teammate and fellow ...
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  5. Twins Minor League Report (8/2): Friday Night Lights

    Friday was a busy day in the Twins organization. Aside from the big league club needing 13 innings, there were seven minor league games on the day. Miguel Sano was out of the New Britain lineup again, but a source informed me that he had a tight hamstring. Also, Byron Buxton was out of the Ft. Myers lineup for the fifth straight game. He reportedly lost a toenail and is deemed day-to-day. Kohl Stewart was finally put on the GCL Twins 7-Day Disabled List with his cut foot. His teammate and fellow ...
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  6. Embracing the Suck

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    By virtually every measure, the Minnesota Twins are a very bad baseball team. Entering Friday night’s game against the Astros, the Twins offense ranked 21st in both runs scored and wRC+. The starting pitching has been horrific even by recent Twins standards, ranking last in ERA (5.18), last in xFIP (4.56), and last in strikeouts (302) by an embarrassing margin. Lastly, the defense has been mediocre (12th in DRS) to bad (27th in UZR), depending on your metric ...

    Updated 08-03-2013 at 04:58 PM by jdotmcmahon

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  7. Get to Know: Andrew Albers

    The Twins announced tonight that Andrew Albers will be called up tomorrow to the Minnesota Twins. It is something that he very much deserves. Who knows how it will go for him, but he has earned the opportunity.

    Following the 2011 Twins minor league season, I named Andrew Albers the Minnesota Twins Minor League Relief Pitcher of the Year. Because of that, I wrote the below story about him that appeared in the 2012 Minnesota Twins Prospect Handbook. Like so many other Twins this season, ...
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  8. Twins Minor League Hitters of the Month - July

    After looking at the top starting pitchers in the Minnesota Twins system in July, today we turn our attention to the hitters (and tomorrow, we’ll discuss the top relievers for the month).

    Chris Colabello won this ‘award’ the last two months. He’s now with the Twins, so there is actually quite a bit of competition for this award for the first time in a couple of months. A couple of top prospects are near the top of the list.

    July is always an interesting month for these ...
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  9. Twins Minor League Report (8/1): Rock Cats Power Bats

    On Thursday, the Twins organization made the catcher shuffle. Josmil Pinto was promoted to Rochester with Kyle Knudson moving up to New Britain and Jairo Rodriguez moving back up to Ft. Myers. We also learned that Wilkin Ramirez will continue his rehab in New Britain while Darin Mastroianni will stay in Ft. Myers and play some games with the Miracle.

    Here more about that and other minor league topics on last night’s Twins Minor League Weekly. Travis was joined by Jim Crikket and they ...
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  10. August Mailbag!

    Originally posted at Kevin Slowey was Framed!

    As always, these are actual questions written by someone and answered by me. I may also be that other someone. It's not a big deal.

    Justin Morneau recently passed Bob Allison for fourth all-time in Twins' career home runs. Of course, he's still behind Allison in franchise history, but whatever. Morneau has 212 home runs and counting. Who will be the next Twins' player to pass Morneau on the all-time home run list?
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  11. Nothing Will Keep Us Together - Twins versus Royals (Games 102-104)

    The Way the Ball Bounces (Twins 2 Royals 7 – Game 102)

    With the trade talk making the Minnesota Twins look like the garage sale everybody drives past, baseball kept being baseball. The game sounded great in my car, with the window down, and a few hints of fall in the breeze.

    Provus described a routine foul ball and it reminded me how elegant but complicated the game is. The ball goes in the air, affected by the way it was thrown, the way it was hit, and the atmospheric ...
  12. Twins Season Takes Another Dismal Turn

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ID:	5058Scott Diamond was going to be the carryover success from a 2012 rotation that completely imploded around him. Aaron Hicks was going to be the rookie phenom who served as a signal of the bright future ahead. The Twins, configured with a mixture of productive vets and talented youngsters, were going to be an improved club that alleviated the doubts formed by two straight years of utterly awful performance.

    The best laid plans…

    On Thursday, Twins ...
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  13. Talk to Contact: Ep 47: The Sexy Mustache Episode

    Episode 47 of the Twins baseball podcast, Talk To Contact (@TalkToContact), is now available for download via iTunes or by clicking here.
    The sexiest mustached Twins fan in existence.
    For the first time in many moons Cody takes a break and Paul and Eric are forced to go it alone. We talk about Aaron Hick's demotion to AAA, whether or not the Twins are "rebuilding" and who the winners and losers were at the trade ...

    Updated 08-01-2013 at 08:43 PM by Paul Pleiss

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  14. July Starters & Results

    In July the Twins had a 9-17 record. These are the stats for the Twins starters in July.

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