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Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly Roundup: Single A Teams Keep Winning

The Minnesota Twins Single A teams continue to win while the other teams haven’t. Plenty of standouts at all stages of the MiLB nearly a month into the season. After the first week of the MiLB season, Rochester and Chattanooga were off to slow starts while Fort Myers and Cedar Rapids were trending up. Nearly a […] Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly Roundup: Single A Teams Keep Winning...
Via Puckett's Pond
4 hours ago

Inbox: Is it too early to worry about Buxton?

Is it still too early to worry about Byron Buxton? Twins beat reporter Rhett Bollinger answers this question and more in the latest Inbox.
Via Twins.com
6 hours ago

Twins minor leaguer suspended 80 games for positive test

NEW YORK (AP) Minnesota Twins outfielder Reynaldo Rodriguez has been suspended 80 games following a positive test under baseball's minor league drug program. The commissioner's office said Thursday he positive for metabolites of Stanozolol. A 29-year-old who has played 11 minor league seasons without reaching the major leagues, Rodriguez is hitting .234 with one homer and three...
Via Associated Press
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The return of Joe Mauer

Over the last couple years, Twins fans and baseball fans alike have repeatedly asked the same question: Can Joe Mauer ever return to being an elite hitter? After a concussion during the 2013 season, the Twins organization made the decision that Mauer's time behind the plate was over and moved him over to first base. To make things worse, it appeared his bat had been left behind...
Via The Sports Quotient
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins’ Glen Perkins caught giving the middle finger in dugout (vid)

Minnesota Twins closer Glen Perkins may be on the disabled list as he nurses a strained throwing shoulder, but that doesn’t mean he’s not in the dugout supporting his teammates … or possibly giving one of them the middle finger? The Twins on Tuesday called up highly touted starting pitching prospect Jose Berrios to make his first start in the big leagues in a tilt against...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Come Up Short in Jose Berrios’ Debut

Minnesota Twins unable to keep the late inning magic going in loss to Indians The Minnesota Twins started their top prospect, Jose Berrios, in his MLB debut. They were hoping that he’d enjoy a strong start and be able to handle the pressure. The club was also aiming to finish off a sweep of the […] Minnesota Twins Come Up Short in Jose Berrios’ Debut - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
22 hours ago

Twins Minor League Report (4/27): Stewart Stifles, Wheeler Deals

This week's recent disable list fiasco at the big league level means the upper minors are pretty sparse in the starting pitching department. With Jose Berrios, Alex Meyer, and Tyler Duffey all on the big league roster, three-fifths of the Rochester rotation is no longer with the club. This left a clear need to add another starter.Minnesota wasted little time scouring independent...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
23 hours ago

Trevor May Be Worth Watching

We continue to find ourselves very much within the “it’s too early to care about this statistic” period of the 2016 Major League Baseball season. Does your favorite player have a good WAR? How’s that young starter’s ERA? These are some examples of questions you probably shouldn’t be asking after 25 days. The data isn’t really more or less relevant than any other 20...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Picking Berrios: Top Prospect Debuts for Twins Tonight

This hasn’t been a particularly fun season for Twins fans. Not only do they have an abysmal 7-14 record, but their young players — who are supposed to usher in a new era of Twins baseball — haven’t been performing. Top prospect Byron Buxton has been all sorts of terrible, minor-league performer Max Kepler hasn’t been much better, and Miguel Sano has underwhelmed (with...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Mauer’s hot start does little to change his fantasy value

Everybody loves a comeback. One of the better revival stories during the first month of the 2016 baseball season is Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer. After the two worst offensive seasons of his career, Mauer has rebounded to post a very strong slash line – .329/.455/.457 – through the first 20 games this season. But despite this resurgence, it has very little effect...
Via Today's Knuckleball
1 day ago

The Starter The Berrios, The Sweeter The Juice

"Hi, I work in the front office for the Twins and I'm ordering lunch.  I was wondering what you have that's old that you can give us a discount on.  Can you eat old pork?  Hmm, let's try it with extra sauce.  John Ryan Murphy briefly converted to Judaism, or so he wrote in 6-point font inside his lined notebook where he talked about murder, but he's back to the gentile side...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins place starting pitchers Santana, Gibson on 15-day DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins' rotation will be without two of its top starters as the team placed right-handers Ervin Santana and Kyle Gibson on the 15-day disabled list prior to Tuesday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.Santana had been considered day to day after he was scratched from his last start with a sore back. Santana is listed with a lower back strain. Gibson...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Promote Jose Berrios

BeGreen90 Flickr The injury bug is starting to take a toll on starting pitchers (the Indians just lost Carlos Carrasco for 4-6 weeks) and now the Minnesota Twins are getting set to put Ervin Santana on the DL with a back issue. Taking his place in the rotation is stud pitcher and future ace Jose Berrios. In three starts in the minor leagues this year, Berrios has a 1.06 ERA...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins road performance must improve

Oswaldo Arcia’s shot into the right field seats on Monday proves one fact about the 2016 Minnesota Twins baseball season. The team can win at home, and they are doing so in late-inning pressure. However, the team is 6-14 and is already eight games back of the American League Central-leading Chicago White Sox. The Twins 5-4 record at home would suggest a solid start in the month...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins hold ‘A Special Tribute to Prince’ at Monday’s game

The Minnesota Twins organization on Monday held "A Special Tribute to Prince" at Target Field throughout Monday's game against the Cleveland Indians. Tonight we will pay tribute to the late Minnesota icon, Prince. Fans, wear your purple! https://t.co/4HfJo52CnF pic.twitter.com/XlPFMmTl9f — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 25, 2016 Rest in Purple, #Prince. pic.twitter.com...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins batters use Prince classics as walk-up music

The Minnesota Twins will return home to Target Field Monday, and the team is paying tribute to Minnesota music legend Prince in their own way by changing each batter's walk-up music. Eduardo Nunez - 1999Brian Dozier - Purple RainJoe Mauer - 7Miguel Sano - Kiss Byung Ho Park - UptownOswaldo Arcia - I Would Die 4 UEduardo Escobar - Little Red CorvetteKurt Suzuki - The Most Beautiful...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Heisley's homer ends 16 inning Nats-Twins game

Bryce Harper got the day off for the Washington Nationals… until the bottom of the ninth inning. Trailing 4-3, Nationals manager Dusty Baker (obviously) had Harper pinch-hit, and to the surprise of no one, Harper came through with a game-tying homer (and MLB-leading ninth homer): Harper was then replaced by Chris Heisey on defense for the top of the 10th inning, leaving the...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins honor Prince by turning Target Field into Purple (Paisley) Park

The sports world joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of Prince on Thursday, but nowhere was the loss felt more closely than Minnesota.The Twins saluted Minnesota's native son by turning Target Field into a Purple (Paisley) Park.The Twins were on the road in Milwaukee (where they won one for The Purple One), but the stadium wasn't empty. A class of second graders was...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins honor Prince by turning Target Field purple

The world just lost an all-time icon. But the state of Minnesota just lost a beloved hometown hero. Entertainer extraordinaire Prince, who was born and raised in Minneapolis and was considered probably the preeminent figure in the Minnesota musical canon, tragically passed away at the age of 57 at his home on Thursday. Fittingly, the Minnesota Twins posted the following tribute...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins fix outfield wall with duct tape

During Monday night’s Brewers-Twins game at Target Field, a pad on the left field wall came loose. A Twins grounds crew member then raced out to the outfield and fixed the wall in the most appropriate way – by using duct tape. I love how amused Twins left fielder Oswaldo Arcia was by the whole turn of events. I don’t think that’s what he expected to see during a Monday...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Young Twins starlets lead the team’s early season offensive woes

The Minnesota Twins entered the 2016 offseason with big needs on offense. Minnesota surprisingly finished above .500 in 2015 despite being one of the worst-hitting squads in the league. The Twins lived by the long ball, finishing with 156 home runs (16th), which hid the fact they posted a .247 batting average (26th) and a .305 OBP (28th). The club’s big issue wasn’t necessarily...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jered Weaver gets disrespected by Twins' scoreboard

Jered Weaver is one of the softest throwing pitchers in baseball. Apparently the Minnesota Twins’ scoreboard programmer/operator did not get that memo. Weaver started for the Angels in their game Saturday at Target Field, and his fastball velocity was down just like it has been since spring training. According to Angels reporter Pedro Moura, Weaver was in the 81-82 mph range with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins end losing streak, need a new streak

The Minnesota Twins finally won their first game last night against the Los Angeles Angels, 5-4. They are now 1-9 during the 2016 season which is a much different story than last year’s start. As the Twins round up the bottom of the American League Central, we saw some good things from the Twins last night which is what they need to consistently do to stay clear of embarrassment...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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