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3 Takeaways: The Twins? Really?

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Rain Out Might Aid Minnesota Twins Bullpen

The Minnesota Twins game against the Boston Red Sox has been postponed tonight due to the expected rain and a double-header is now scheduled for Wednesday. While taking an unscheduled day off could slow down the red-hot Twins, who have won seven of their last eight games, the sudden change in schedule can help give a tired Twins bullpen some much needed rest.  After dropping the...
Via Baseball Essential
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey Looking to Continue 2015 Success

Mike Pelfrey was 5-16 with a 5.56 ERA after two years in a Minnesota Twins uniform, but his third season in the Twin Cities is off to a convincingly better start. The veteran righty is currently 4-1 with a 2.77 ERA and Pelfrey is coming off one of his best starts since joining the Twins. He’ll take the ball once again tonight and get to face the same team he defeated in that last...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Dozier Has Been Key to Twins’ Surge

The first-place Minnesota Twins have 30 wins on the season and sit 11 games above .500 as we enter June. Questioning Minnesota’s sustainability as a first-place team is going to be a topic of discussion for as long as Minnesota remains in the race. Jeff Sullivan detailed the Twins’ performance a few weeks ago and […]
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The Traps That the Twins Need to Avoid

It’s June 1st, and the best record in the American League belongs to the Minnesota Twins. As winners of seven of their last eight games — all against teams who expected to contend coming into the season — the Twins now stand at 30-19, a half game ahead of the Royals in the AL Central; […]
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MLB Power Rankings (June Edition): How Good Are the Twins?

Today is the first day of June, which means it’s time for our updated MLB power rankings.  The end of each month marks a good time to evaluate where each team stands in the league as a whole. Find out where Justin Dyer ranks Brian Dozier, Phil Hughes, and the Minnesota Twins. Power Rankings Link:
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Welcome Aboard, Davonte Fitzgerald (and a look at an underrated reason the Twins are good)

Just a little Gophers and Twins update, since they rule.-  The Gophers closed out the 2015 recruiting class, again, by picking up 6-7 forward Davonte Fitzgerald, a transfer from Texas A&M.  Fitzgerald, a sophomore, will sit out 2015-2016 and will have two years of eligibility remaining.  It seems a lot of people hate this signing.  Let's look at why so I can tell you why...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins now tied for first in the AL Central

Back in spring training when everyone was making predictions on the upcoming MLB season, who had the Minnesota Twins leading the AL Central at any point in the season? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? Didn’t think so. Against all odds, the Twins are now tied for first place in the division after beating the Red Sox yesterday 6-4 and finishing off the series sweep. The Twins are now...
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Twins in first-place tie in AL Central after notching 5th straight win

  One week into the season, things looked bleak for the Minnesota Twins. After 46 games, the outlook has greatly improved. Aaron Hicks homered for the first time in more than a year and the Twins extended their winning streak to five games with a 6-4 victory over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday. Eddie Rosario also homered for Minnesota, which has won nine of 11. The Twins swept...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Glen Perkins closing the door

With a win over the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday afternoon, the Minnesota Twins improved their record to 28-18, which ties them with the Kansas City Royals for the second best record in the American League.  It may not be June yet, but Twins fans have a team to get excited about.  Wednesday’s win was their 5th in a row and 9th win in 11 tries.  They are the hottest team in baseball...
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No All-Stars, no problem for surging Twins

The Minnesota Twins have been playing some good baseball this season — good enough baseball to allow the team to wake up this morning with the third-best record in the American League even if fans are not taking notice. The first edition of All-Star balloting was released yesterday, and it is clear that the team is faring far better in the standings than they are in the polls...
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Red Sox’s Rusney Castillo Lays Out Twice To Rob Twins’ Kurt Suzuki (Video)

Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki might have enjoyed a 3-for-4 night Tuesday had it not been for Rusney Castillo. The Boston Red Sox right fielder put Friday’s horror show behind him by robbing Suzuki not once, but twice in the Red Sox’s 2-1 loss at Target Field. Here’s a look at Castillo’s first highlight-reel grab, which came with no outs in the sixth inning: The Cuban...
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Minnesota Twins: Starters receiving boost from aggressive lineup

The Minnesota Twins won once again yesterday 7-2 against the Boston Red Sox. The win came at Target Field after the Twins went 4-1 on a short 5 game road trip. They swept the mid-week two game series against the Pittsburgh Pirates and then took two of three against the reeling Chicago White Sox. The Twins are now an American League best 16-6 in May and have passed the Detroit Tigers...
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Minnesota Twins' Ervin Santana throws batting practice

Ervin Santana has taken the next step towards returning to the Twins rotation when he becomes eligible July 4. Santana, who was suspended 80 games for PED use back in April, threw a bullpen session with live hitters on Sunday, according to St. Paul Pioneer Press: Santana had a 42-pitch live batting practice session Sunday at extended spring training in Fort Myers, Fla., and will...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nolasco is benefiting from tons of run support

Ricky Nolasco – Photo Credit – Paul Hadsall How many pitchers have 100 career wins? If you know the answer, please let me know. What I DO know is that Minnesota Twins pitcher Ricky Nolasco is now a member of that 100-win club, thanks to a 7-2 win over the Boston Red Sox by the Twins on Memorial Day. Those seven runs are nothing out of the ordinary for the Twins, as they currently...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Are The Minnesota Twins For Real?

The American League Central looked like it would be one of the toughest divisions in baseball heading into 2015. The reigning American League Champion Kansas City Royals looked poised to defend their crown, while the Detroit Tigers are always a menace. The Chicago White Sox went out and made some huge moves in free agency and the trade market, while the Cleveland Indians finally...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Building Within the Draft

There is always a debate with fans of teams if they should sign the expensive players in free agency or build your team from the draft. The Minnesota Twins have taken the approach of signing the good not great players in free agency and drafting the stars of the team through the draft. Byron Buxton... The post Minnesota Twins: Building Within the Draft appeared first on The Garbage Time.
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Minnesota Twins Applications Programmer, Baseball Systems

Position: Minnesota Twins Applications Programmer, Baseball Systems Location: Minneapolis Description: This position offers wide-ranging exposure to current programming models and methods in a fast-paced Agile environment. As a member of the front office, collaborate with the Baseball Operations staff to develop, deliver, and maintain data driven solutions for player evaluation,...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Twinkies never go stale, but will the Twins?

Going into the 2015 season, the American League Central looked to be the toughest in all of baseball and it has proven to be to this point with the AL East and West combining to win just 41% of their games against what for many years was the weakest division in baseball. In that division, prior to the season beginning, it seemed there were four teams with legitimate chances to win...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Twins are over .500. The hell?

Though being one game over .500 isn't exactly blowing up the league, the Twins had extremely low expectations with a Vegas over/under of 70.5 wins, so being on pace to win something like 84 games represents a substantially better season than expected.  One can't help but wonder how they got here, and if we can expect it to last and maybe see some semi-meaningful baseball in September...
Via Down with Goldy
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Torii Hunter Walks It Back – Sort Of

Minnesota Twins OF Torii Hunter set off a social media firestorm on Saturday night when he tweeted out words of support and encouragement to boxer Floyd Mayweather prior to his title bout with Manny Pacquiao: Hunter told Twins beat writers that he was shocked later last evening when he checked his phone and saw hundreds of tweets many people had sent rebuking him for the comment...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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