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Twins put a crooked number on the board Kennys Vargas‘s two-run homer in the sixth inning of the Twins’ 5-2 loss to the Royals ended a dubious streak for Minnesota. Entering that inning, the Twins had gone 106 consecutive innings … Continue reading

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The day the Twins lost number 102 back in 1982

The 1982 Minnesota Twins 60-102 season has been on the books for a long time as the Twins team with the most losses but that does not necessarily make them the worst team in Twins history. The Twins 2016 team … Continue reading

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Rumors abound that Derek Falvey will be Twins new Head of Baseball Ops

The rumors started Monday afternoon and Rhett Bollinger posted on Twinsbaseball.com that Cleveland Indians assistant GM Derek Falvey is headed to Minnesota to become the teams new Head of Baseball Operations. Nothing is official as the Twins organization has made … Continue reading

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Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandex dies in boating accident.

The Miami Marlins announced yesterday that 24-year-old pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident in Miami. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Fernandez family and friends at this sad time. RIP Jose Fernandez and thank you for … Continue reading

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Dozier’s 42 homers for a 100-loss team Nelson Cruz hit a pair of home runs in the Mariners’ 4-3 win as they handed the Twins their 100th loss of the season yeserday. Brian Dozier‘s 42 home runs are the most … Continue reading

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Despite high ERA, Duffey’s getting the wins Tyler Duffey won his ninth game of the season and lowered his ERA to 6.11 in the Twins’ win over the Mariners on Saturday. The only Twins pitcher to finish a season with … Continue reading

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Twins have shot to go to triple digits in losses today

The Twins will be giving away Twins Stocking Caps this evening to help Twins fans get through the tough upcoming winter prior to facing the Seattle Mariners at Target Field in game number 155 of the 2016 season. The Twins … Continue reading

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Dozier sets an American League record but has his hitting streak come to an end Brian Dozier hit his 42nd homer of the season, and his 40th as a second baseman, setting an American League record, in the Twins’ afternoon … Continue reading

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Final Twins Minor League Report for 2016

Final 2016 Twins minor league report Sept-13-2016  

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Twins tall drinks of water

The Minnesota Twins have had 53 players (41 pitchers (nine lefties) and 12 position players) that stood at least 6’5″ tall. The Twins have spent the last few years accumulating tall pitchers but so far the fruits of their labors … Continue reading

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Where does Dozier’s hitting streak sit as compared to Twins history

With a few exceptions the Minnesota Twins appear to have gone belly up and are just walking through the motions as they continue their march to 100 or more losses. There isn’t much good news coming out of Target Field … Continue reading

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There is reason for optimism – REALLY?

The end is quickly approaching to what may be the Minnesota Twins worst season in history. The team fired GM Terry Ryan back in July and has been looking to revamp the front office ever since. The recent chatter coming … Continue reading

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Dozier is still hot Brian Dozier had a two-run single in the Twins’ four-run second inning yesterday extending his hitting streak to 19 games. Dozier has 30 hits, 11 home runs and 22 runs batted in during this streak. The … Continue reading

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Polanco first since Gagne Jorge Polanco went 3-for-4 with a home run, four runs batted in and two runs scored in the Twins’ win over the Tigers yesterday. Polanco is the first Twins shortstop with at least three hits, one … Continue reading

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Dozier crushes 40th homer Brian Dozier hit his 40th home run of the season in the Twins 4-2 loss to the Tigers last night at Comerica Park. Dozier could become the eighth player to hit 40 homers in a season … Continue reading

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Ripping the Twins seems to be getting more popular

I ran across this story that was published that R.J. Anderson did for CBS yesterday. I can’t say I agree with him 100% but he makes a number of good points. You can see the story at: Here’s how badly … Continue reading

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Twins walkoff Indians again Joe Mauer‘s single in the 12th inning scored Brian Dozier with the winning run for the Twins against the Indians. It was the eighth walkoff win of the season the for the Twins, the most in … Continue reading

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Way to go Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins will honor Jacob Wetterling and show support for his family by wearing a No. 11 patch on their red jerseys Friday night against the Indians. Twins officials said Cleveland players will also wear the patch in support of … Continue reading

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Dozier’s home-run streak ends, settles for tying MLB record Brian Dozier contributed a single, a stolen base and a run scored to the Twins’ victory over the Royals on Wednesday night, but his streak of five straight games with a … Continue reading

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According to ELIAS – 3 home run games

Dozier dazzles in defeat Brian Dozier slammed three homers, his 36th, 37th and 38th of the season in a Labor Day afternoon game at Target Field, though the Royals came away the 11-5 victors in Minneapolis. Dozier has now hit … Continue reading

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This day in Twins franchise history – September 6, 1954

This is one of those rare times when we delve back into the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins franchise history because Carlos Paula played a key role and he should not be forgotten. September 6, 1954 – On this day … Continue reading

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Twins minor league player of the week – Aaron Slegers

Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) right-handed pitcher Aaron Slegers is the Twins minor league player of the week. Slegers made two starts for the Lookouts, going 1-0, 1.29 ERA (14.0 IP, 2 ER) with three walks and 13 strikeouts. Slegers, who turns 24-years-old today, … Continue reading

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Twins blow out White Sox early The Minnesota Twins did all of their scoring in the first three innings of their 11-3 win over the visiting White Sox yesterday. It was the second time this season that Minnesota scored 11 … Continue reading

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Twins minor leaguer’s Arizona bound

2016 Arizona Fall League participants were announced a couple of days ago, the Twins will be sending catcher Mitch Garver, outfielder Tanner English, infielder Nick Gordon, right-handed pitcher John Curtiss and left-handed pitchers Mason Melotakis and Randy Rosario. Ivan Arteaga will serve … Continue reading

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Twins rookies highlight five-run inning against Quintana Entering his start against the Twins at Target Field last night, Jose Quintana had limited rookies to a .141 batting average (10 for 71) and only four RBI this season. But a trio … Continue reading

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Steve Korcheck passes away at 84

Steve Korcheck passed away at the age of 84 from heart failure on August 26 in Bradenton, Florida. Stephen Joseph Korcheck was born August 11, 1932 in McClellandtown, Pennsylvania and was a celebrated high school athlete before going on to George Washington … Continue reading

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Dozier: 24 extra-base hits in August Brian Dozier‘s home run last night in Cleveland was his 24th extra-base hit since August 1. That is the highest total in a calendar month in Twins franchise history. He broke the mark set … Continue reading

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Dozier ties franchise record for extra-base hits in a month Brian Dozier‘s first-inning home run on last night was his 23rd extra-base hit this month, tying a Twins franchise record for extra-base hits in a calendar month. Joe Cronin had … Continue reading

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Twins minor league player of the week – Zach Granite

Chattanooga Lookouts (AA) outfielder Zach Granite is the Twins minor league player of the week. Granite played seven games for the Lookouts, hitting .357 (10-for-28) with two doubles, six runs scored, two RBI and six stolen bases. Granite has played in 118 … Continue reading

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Will 2016 Twins win count exceed number of players used?

And it isn’t even September This past Friday night in Toronto Alex Wimmers became the 29th pitcher used (counting Eduardo Escobar’s one relief appearance) by the Twins this season and 47th player overall. The Twins record for pitchers used in a season … Continue reading

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