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Minnesota Twins Minor League Stars of the Week
via Twinkie Town July 01, 2015 at 09:27 AM

In this week's article, we take a look at the past week of minor league baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization and name the Minor League Stars of the Week. This week we go into the Minnesota Twins minor league organization to find the shining talent that we name the Minor League Stars of the Week.  Read on to see who we have named for this week's stars and take a moment to an

Joe Mauer's Weird Season
via Twinkie Town July 01, 2015 at 08:09 AM

Joe Mauer is having the worst season of his career. He's also having one of the strangest years. At Inside Edge, I have made it to a co-worker's "Top 5 Bottom" list. That is, I am one of his five least favorite people in the office. Now, it's meant to be a joke - even though he may argue otherwise - because all I've done to earn my ranking is from being "a Dozier apologist." Simply put,

Torii Hunter hits another dinger, Twins play piranha-ball in 8-5 victory over Reds
via Twinkie Town July 01, 2015 at 07:15 AM

Who else but Torii Hunter got scoring started in the first inning with a solo home run, and the Twins never really looked back. After a grueling two-hour rain delay to the start of the game, the Twins jumped out to a quick lead and never really had to look back. The Reds' four run 7th inning, the Twins piled enough on to come out the victors at the end. The Twins scoring came a little by pi

All-Star Picks, 2015
via Twinkie Town June 30, 2015 at 03:27 PM

ALL ROYALS ALL THE TIME lol jk My 2014 team featured one member of the Kansas City Royals as a starter (Alex Gordon in left field), and two more as runners-up (Salvador Perez at catcher and Alcides Escobar at short). As always I try to be moderately objective in who I pick, and if you've read through my teams in the past you'll know I heavily favor current-season performance over career perf

Jose Berrios promoted to Triple-A
via Twinkie Town June 30, 2015 at 08:21 AM

Rumor has it that Jose Berrios could be promoted to Rochester. Per our own Ted Schwerzler, 21-year old right-hander Jose Berrios is about to be promoted to Triple-A Rochester. Source: Jose Berrios will be promoted to Triple-A Rochester, official announcement coming soon. #MNTwins — Ted (@tlschwerz) June 30, 2015 Berrios made 15 starts for Double-A Chattanooga, striking out 92 in 90.2 in

Tuesday Twins: Catching up with old friends
via Twinkie Town June 30, 2015 at 07:45 AM

Good morning! Here are today's links: In a strange twist of fate, the Tigers acquired former Twin and Game 163 walk-off hitter Alexi Casilla yesterday. He was sent to their AAA team. The Phillies hired former Twins GM Andy MacPhail to be their new team president. Former Twins starting pitcher Kyle Lohse completed a rare feat by beating the Twins last Friday: he has a win ove

Recap: Twins Fall To Reds In Shootout 11-7
via Twinkie Town June 29, 2015 at 10:03 PM

Mike Pelfrey has another rough outing and despite a valiant comeback the Twins were not able to keep up with Cincinnati It was an eventful first inning and Billy Hamilton was running all over the place. His pace set the tone tonight as the Reds collected 17 hits and chased Mike Pelfrey after two innings. He led off with a single and three straight Reds reached when Todd Frazier drove i

Is Ervin Santana Really A Midseason Addition?
via Twinkie Town June 29, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Ervin Santana is set to rejoin the Twins rotation, but what should the club actually expect out of their free agent acquisition? In just a few more days, the Minnesota Twins will be afforded the opportunity to see their $55 million free agent acquisition in action. After serving his performance enhancing drug related suspension, Ervin Santana will rejoin the 25 man roster, and the starting r

Should the Twins trade for Jeff Samardzija?
via Twinkie Town June 29, 2015 at 10:57 AM

According to Nick Cafardo, the Twins have interest in the White Sox pitcher. Yeah, it doesn't make sense to me, either. I don't have anything personal against Nick Cafardo, although you could be forgiven for thinking so. Two or three times a year he ties to Twins to something that doesn't make a great deal of sense. The latest turn involves potential trade suitors for the White Sox pitcher J

Late homers ruin Milone's start, Brewers win 5-3
via Twinkie Town June 28, 2015 at 05:15 PM

That was a disappointing end to the series. Throw in the towel on June, folks. No, it wasn't terrible. But it wasn't good, either. Even if they win their first two games in Cincinnati, the series wraps in July. After going 20-7 in May, the Twins didn't win a series in June, and head to Ohio with a 10-16 record this month. Tommy Milone and Mike Fiers traded goose eggs for six innings. Milone

MIN 5, MIL 2: Gun Show
via Twinkie Town June 27, 2015 at 06:09 PM

Chicks dig the long ball. Chicks only, please; don't make Torii uncomfortable. The Twins scored all their runs on long-dongs today. Hooray! The Twins' offensive problems are solved! Kyle Gibson continued getting guys to hit weak grounders. Hooray! Kyle Gibson is a superstar! Forget it, we're ALL superstars! What more do you need? The radio cooed over Torii Hunter after this game, since Torii

Brewers Throttle May, Meyer, Twins 10-4
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2015 at 10:33 PM

Trevor May had "just one of those nights." Trevor May has arguably been the best Twins starting pitcher this year. Trevor May got one man out on Friday night, and posted a game ERA of 135.00. Alex Meyer made his MLB debut Friday night. Alex Meyer got four more outs than Trevor May, but also got tagged for two jack jobs and four runs. So, it was an off-night. Milwaukee's 10-4 victory started

On the Minnesota Twins' crowded outfield
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2015 at 11:09 AM

The Twins have five players who need to start in the outfield. You'll notice that the math doesn't work. Earlier this week we ran through the roster crunch that's going to hit the starting rotation over the next few days. Minnesota's outfield has just as much of a logjam, with no fewer than five players deserving of a starter's plate appearances. Let's just take a moment to appreciate t

Byron Buxton headed to the disabled list
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2015 at 09:33 AM

Twins call up Danny Santana. We knew that the Twins were heading for a roster crunch in the outfield. This is one way to handle it in the short term. Twins place Byron Buxton on 15-day DL with a left thumb sprain. Suffered it on his stolen base attempt on Tuesday. Danny Santana recalled — Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) June 26, 2015 There's a good chance that Buxton's thumb sprain pl

Hosken Powell Memorial Linkdump: Live from the Wisconsin Dells
via Twinkie Town June 26, 2015 at 08:21 AM

I have been at the Wisconsin Dells all week. Everything smells like chlorine. Let's dump some links. Unlike FSN's Wisconsin Dells-sponsored road trips to America's finest collection of waterslides and regrettable tattoos, this post is unencumbered by corporate dictates.  I'm just here for my kid's dance competition.  She is not sponsoring this, either.  Anyway, on with the l

Twins call up Alex Meyer
via Twinkie Town June 25, 2015 at 01:45 PM

Welcome to the bigs, Alex Meyer. After sending down Michael Tonkin yesterday afternoon, speculation around who the Twins would call up to replace him centered around two players: Danny Santana and Alex Meyer. Santana has done well at Triple-A since his demotion (.308/.343/.492 in 15 games), but Minnesota has finally done what we've all been waiting for: they're calling up Alex Meyer. ROSTER

Thursday Twins Talk: Baseball is Still Fun
via Twinkie Town June 25, 2015 at 08:03 AM

The Twins haven't been on quite the tear has they have been, but let's all remember that summer is great and baseball is still the best with some fun (? maybe?) links! -Miguel Cabrera made a new friend during a Tigers-Indians game, and it was pretty funny. I'm still not fully on board the Miggy hype train (I hold a grudge a long time), but I'll admit his reaction was pretty good. -Less fun:

Twins option Michael Tonkin to Triple-A
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2015 at 05:09 PM

Right-hander continues shifting between the major and minor leagues. Poor Michael Tonkin. Unable to secure a stable roster spot in numerous small samples he continues to be shuttled between Minnesota and Rochester. In spite of a 2.45 ERA in 415 minor league innings, including 428 strikeouts and 108 walks, Tonkin can't shake the role of the bubble reliever. Just this year, Tonkin started the

Twins 6, White Sox 1: Hughes continues to roll, Twins win series
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2015 at 04:03 PM

Adam Laroche homered, but that was all of the offense that Chicago would get on Hughes. This game went by quick thanks to the starting pitchers today. Chris Sale was his usual self, striking out 10 today, extending his streak to 7 consecutive starts with 10 or more strikeouts. Phil Hughes only struck out 5 today but went 8 innings and only gave up one run on a solo HR by Adam Laroche in the

Minnesota Twins Minor League Stars of the Week
via Twinkie Town June 24, 2015 at 11:39 AM

In this week's article, we take a look at the past week of minor league baseball in the Minnesota Twins organization and name the Minor League Stars of the Week. This week we go into the Minnesota Twins minor league organization to find the shining talent that we name the Minor League Stars of the Week.  Read on to see who we have named for this week's stars and take a moment to an