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  1. Q&A with Andrew Albers

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    Entering his fifth professional season, Rochester Red Wings pitcher Andrew Albers has been on of the biggest reasons for the team’s recent success. Albers is 10-4 with an ERA of 2.97, 105 strikeouts versus just 29 walks. One of the two Red Wings selected to represent the International League in the All-Star game; this has been a breakout season for Albers. After batting practice on Monday, and doing another ...
  2. Lefty, Not Named Glen Perkins, Could Soon Be on the Move

    As the trade deadline approaches in eight days, a lot of the attention surrounding the Minnesota Twins will likely center around Justin Morneau and closer Glen Perkins. Although the asking price is said to be steep for Perkins and the Twins appear content waiting for the right deal for Morneau, the Twins do have other players that teams have been calling about and it is possible the team may be more willing to move these players for a cheaper price.

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  3. Marcum Waived

    Mets are set to Waive Marcum, interested?

    Updated 07-23-2013 at 04:45 PM by Chance

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  4. If We Like It, Then We Need to Put a Limit On It.

    At the time of the 2012 draft, a lot was made of the fact the Twins took a number of hard-throwing college relievers. Shortly after that, we found out the plan was to convert these pitchers into starters.

    As we approach the stretch-run, some of these “new” starting pitchers are heading into unchartered waters when it comes to innings. My curiosity got the best of me and I did a little research.
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    First, I looked at the 2011 draft class ...
  5. "Hello, Good-bye" Poll

    You say yes, I say no
    You say stop and I say go go go, oh no
    You say goodbye and I say hello
    Hello hello
    I don’t know why you say goodbye, I say hello

    This is the time of year when, like it or not, there’s a lot of discussion going on about who will or will not be wearing a Twins uniform a week or two… or a month or two… from now.

    The reality is, when your favorite Major League Baseball team is not a contender in July, there will almost certainly ...
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  6. Watch Him Grow! Kyle Gibson's Early Results

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    In a lost season, baseball fans take what they can get. Most get by on hope, and for the Twins, looking toward the future has begun as early as ever. Before elbow surgery, Kyle Gibson's name often topped lists of reasons to keep the faith. Though he's stumbled out of the gate, he has the tools to work at the top of the rotation, and he has the freedom to develop on-the-job. Here are five areas where Gibson can improve as he gains confidence in his ...

    Updated 07-23-2013 at 10:05 AM by E. Andrew

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  7. Twins Birthdays--July 23

    There are no players with connections to the Minnesota Twins born on this day.
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  8. Scotty Doesn't Know: What is wrong with Scott Diamond?

    From diamond in the rough to just plain rough.

    For Twins starter Scott Diamond, it’s been a tale of two seasons. One of the lone bright spots on a 2012 Twins team that lost 96 games en route to a second straight last place finish in the AL Central, Diamond managed to go 12-9 with a 3.54 ERA over 173 IP, good enough for 2.3/2.4 WAR depending on your preference. Heading into the offseason, he was the only Twins starter assured of a spot in the 2013 rotation, and was generally expected ...
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  9. On 3rd Base Coaching Decisions

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ID:	4901Let’s start with this: I don’t care if Aaron Hicks slid or not – Joe Vavra blew the call to send him last night in the fourth inning. This is not debatable. I doubt Vavra would debate it. And even had Hicks slipped into some shiny leather and slid like Kate Beckinsale in Underworld, he was still going to be out. It was not close. It was Vavra's mistake that the announcers should have been talking about.

    Making outs is a cardinal sin for a third base coach. ...
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  10. Twins Minor League Reports (7/22): Monday in the Minors

    Monday night was a full night in the Twins minor league system, and each team provided a couple of impressive highlights. For Rochester, it was LHP Logan Darnell. For New Britain, pick between Miguel Sano and Danny Ortiz. For Ft. Myers, how about Dalton Hicks? Maybe Tyler Duffey? For Cedar Rapids, of course it was Adam Walker. Zach Granite gets the nod for Elizabethton. You can pick between Zach Larson, Chad Christensen and Amaurys Minier for the GCL picks, but you won’t pick their defense.
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  11. What's wrong with Scott Diamond?

    Something isn't right with Scott Diamond.

    The man who was supposed to be a calming force in the Twins starting rotation has become a punching bag for opponents. He hasn't won a game since June 20th and he gave up four runs in a little over five innings in that start. A sophomore slump has hit Diamond hard and it's tough to know what the Twins can do about it.

    Since June 9th, Diamond has struggled mightily on mound. In his eight starts during that stretch, he has failed ...
  12. Rochester Rotation Shuffle

    When Mike Pelfey was activated from the disabled list earlier this month, P.J. Walters was the odd-man out of the Twins rotation. He was outrighted to Rochester on July 8th and made his first start on July 12th.

    Once Walters was designated for assignment, it was assumed he’d be joining a rotation that consisted of Wance Worley, Liam Hendriks, Pedro Hernandez, and Cole De Vries, all of whom have major league experience. That doesn’t include Andrew Albers and Logan Darnell, both southpaws ...
  13. Twins Birthdays--July 22

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    Bill Zepp (1946)


    Right-hander Bill Zepp pitched for the Twins from 1969-1970. Born and raised in Detroit, he attended the University of Michigan, played in the Basin League for the Valentine Hearts, and was signed by the Twins as a free agent in 1968. A starter in the minors, he pitched very well there, posting an ERA of three in Class A Wisconsin Rapids in 1968 and going 15-3, 2.34 with a 1.08 WHIP in 1969 in AA Charlotte. He was ...
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  14. Potential Deals Looming Between Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox

    On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox announced that their closer, Andrew Bailey, would have season-ending shoulder surgery. While the news is certainly disappointing for Bailey and the Red Sox fans’, it may end up becoming good news if you are a fan of the Minnesota Twins.

    Even before the injury to Bailey, the Red Sox bullpen was struggling with a combined 4.03 ERA. Because of this, the team was rumored to be in the market for a reliever who could bolster their bullpen at the ...
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