Illness, injuries can’t stop Twins on the road
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The Minnesota Twins started a catcher in left field on Saturday in Cleveland and walked out of the ballpark with a win and a chance to sweep the Indians. That catcher, Chris Gimenez, would later move to first base defensively and hit a mammoth home run in the ninth inning to pad the Twins’ one-run lead by one more. On Saturday, Twins’ manager Paul Molitor had to scratch right fielder Max Kepler after fouling a ball off his right foot...

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Sunday, 25 June 2017
When Twins end up sellers, Escobar could be moved
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Fans will get to see if the Minnesota Twins truly can hang over their next nine games. Starting Thursday, the Twins will see starting pitchers Jose Quintana (8.7 K/9, 2.47 K/B), Trevor Bauer (7 IP, 2 ER, 2 BB, 8 K in last start against Twins), Corey Kluber (11 K/9, 4.71 K/BB), Josh Tomlin (9.33 K/BB), Chris Sale (12.2 K/9), Drew Pomeranz (10.4 K/9), Rick Porcello (4.72 K/BB), David Price (BOS 3-1 in his four June starts) and Jason Vargas...

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Berrios, Twins look to split series with Mariners
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In a prior blog post I called Jose Berrios the ace of the Minnesota Twins pitching staff. Not because I think six starts proves anything, and not because I don’t believe in Ervin Santana. I do. Santana gets by on pitching prowess like Greg Maddux. But Berrios can flat out miss bats, regardless of who’s swinging them, and that’s what makes an ace. We’ll get a good indication of Berrios’s development on Thursday at noon against a hot Mariners lineup...

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Thursday, 15 June 2017
The Twins look to their savior, Ervin, again
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The Minnesota Twins are running out of options when it comes to pitching, but the consummate professional Ervin Santana is back on the mound to right the ship once again. It’s even dollar dog night on Wednesday against the Seattle Mariners at 7 p.m. CST, and Fuck Dick and Bert will be at Target Field and better than ever. We’ve got new gear that will allow us to be more mobile with the broadcast and include more fans. Ervin was...

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Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Twins set to save money, sign more, valuable draft picks
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For a lot of people (just under 95 percent according to an MLB Trade Rumors poll), the Minnesota Twins’ selection of California shortstop Royce Lewis with the first pick in the 2017 MLB Draft was a surprise. It shouldn’t have been. Most knew there was no consensus number one pick in this draft. There were five potential number ones. The Twins took one of the five. Lewis can play anywhere and received the highest possible grade for his speed. Unsurprisingly,...

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Tuesday, 13 June 2017
What you need to know about the 2017 MLB Draft
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The Major League Baseball (MLB) Draft starts at 7 p.m. EST, with pre-draft coverage starting at 6 p.m. EST on MLB Network and MLB.com. Here are five things you need to know about the 2017 MLB Draft. There’s No Consensus #1 While MLB.com analysts all agree on the first five picks of the draft, any one of those five players could go number one overall. Two, Two-way Players Atop Draft Two of the top five projected players could start their...

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Monday, 12 June 2017
Why Ervin Santana’s complete games are so important to Twins
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Ervin Santana tossed his third complete game shutout of the season Friday night. That’s one more than the rest of the league combined despite it coming against a San Francisco Giants team with the lowest team OPS in baseball (.651). But the “Maddux” Santana pitched Friday night in San Francisco is so important given the recent stress on the Twins bullpen and the struggles it has experienced all year. The Twins bullpen allows the highest opponent batting average in baseball (.273), which has...

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Saturday, 10 June 2017
The Minnesota Twins need hard-to-get pitching
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Last week I urged the Minnesota Twins front office to acquire pitching — any pitching — and not to wait too long in doing so. Well, here are five pitchers the Twins could target if they want to remain competitive this season, but most of them will cost something you might not like to lose. Pat Neshek Neshek is familiar to Twins fans, and his side-armed delivery should play well out of a Twins bullpen that can’t miss bats. He misses plenty...

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Wednesday, 07 June 2017
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