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World Series Game Thread: Game 3
via Twinkie Town October 24, 2014 at 06:35 PM

WHERE? FOX WHEN? 7:00pm CT (pre-game at 6:30pm CT) Baseball is back! Baseball is back! Today the series moves to the west coast. Will be see anyone Barry Bonds a ball? Let's find out! Today's Lineups KANSAS CITY ROYALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Alcides Escobar - SS Gregor Blanco - CF Alex Gordon - LF Joe Panik - 2B Lorenzo Cain - RF Buster Posey - C Eric Hosmer - 1B Pablo Sandoval

The Next Twins Manager Is...
via Twinkie Town October 24, 2014 at 11:05 AM

We don't know the name of the next Twins manager. Here's what we do know. ...still not announced.  (Sorry.)  Here's what we know: The three finalists remaining, per multiple sources, are Paul Molitor, Torey Lovullo, and Dougie Baseball, with Molitor still seemingly the favorite. Patrick Reusse, who said there would be no managerial announcement on Thursday, has tweeted no such thing abou

Twins notes: 40-man roster, manager poll, Jesse on the radio
via Twinkie Town October 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Me fail English? That's unpossible! Twins sell Kris Johnson to Japanese Central League I almost missed this news in in the last 12 hours, but in addition to the Twins declining the option on Jared Burton they've also sold lefty Kris Johnson to a Japanese league. Johnson was, ultimately, half of the return for Justin Morneau, along with Alex Presley. Johnson made three spot starts for the Tw

World Series Game Thread: Game 2
via Twinkie Town October 22, 2014 at 06:29 PM

WHERE? FOX WHEN? 7:10 pm CT (Pre-game at 6:30pm CT) Last night was exciting. Let's do it again! Today's Lineups SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH Brandon Belt - 1B Alex Gordon - LF

Twins Top 30 prospects of 2014 in review
via Twinkie Town October 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Jesse takes a look back at the 30 prospects that you voted as Minnesota's best heading into 2014. It's been a season of extreme highs and extreme lows for the Twins farm system. The disappointing mostly lost years from blue chip prospects Byron Buxton and Miguel Sano were in part balanced out by fantastic postings from guys like Jose Berrios and Jorge Polanco. Let's take one last look at thi

World Series Game Thread: Game 1
via Twinkie Town October 21, 2014 at 06:29 PM

Where? FOXWhen? 6:30pm CT pre-game; 7:00pm CT game time. BASEBALL IS BACK! BASEBALL IS BACK! Today's Lineups SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS KANSAS CITY ROYALS Gregor Blanco - CF Alcides Escobar - SS Joe Panik - 2B Norichika Aoki - RF Buster Posey - C Lorenzo Cain - CF Pablo Sandoval - 3B Eric Hosmer - 1B Hunter Pence - RF Billy Butler - DH Brandon Belt - 1B Alex Gordon - LF

Minnesota Twins Arizona Fall League Update 2.0
via Twinkie Town October 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

How have the boys done this week? We're now roughly one third of the way through the 2014 Arizona Fall League schedule, and we're starting to get a glimpse of which guys are turning into league stars for the Twins. Suffice it to say, it's probably time we start checking the box scores every morning to see how Eddie Rosario is doing. Pitchers Name G IP BB K WHIP ERA Adam, Jason 4 6.0 1 2

Managing Expectations
via Twinkie Town October 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

None of us know anything about anything when it comes to the Twins managerial candidates. Torey Lovullo. Demarlo Hale. Paul Molitor. Doug Mientkiewicz. Terry Steinbach. John Russell. Gene Glynn. Probably a couple guys who I'm forgetting. They all have one thing in common: I have no idea how they would do as the Twins manager, and neither do you. Oh, we can speculate. We speculate plenty here

Area Twins Fan Apologizes for Stagnant Payroll
via Twinkie Town October 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

"My lack of enthusiasm is at fault. The Twins deserve better." Michael King is 45, lives in Eagan with his wife and three children, and works as a financial consultant.   He would also like to let the Minnesota Twins know he's sorry. "I've stopped going to games. This whole payroll thing? It's on me. Sorry guys." King addressed his lack of accountability at a Thursday press conference at th

Playoff Game Thread: Cardinals at Giants
via Twinkie Town October 16, 2014 at 06:59 PM

Will the giants clinch today? How much do we care? 7:00 pm CT, FS1: Cardinals at Giants Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Matt Carpenter - 3B Gregor Blanco - CF Jon Jay - CF Joe Panik - 2B Matt Holliday - LF Buster Posey - C Jhonny Peralta - SS Pablo Sandoval - 3B Matt Adams - 1B Hunter Pence - RF Randal Grichuk - RF Brandon Belt - 1B Kolten Wong

The longest Twins home runs of 2014
via Twinkie Town October 16, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Dingers! Whammy! Our friends at South Side Sox put up their results earlier today, and it got me thinking about how Minnesota's results might look. Besides, after all the negativity surrounding payroll and timelines to contention, we could all use a distraction. Right? You can verify all of this by heading over to ESPN's home run tracker. It's a great tool with a number of fun details. First

Playoff Game Thread: ALCS & NLCS
via Twinkie Town October 15, 2014 at 02:53 PM

More playoff baseball! Will the Royals clinch today? Let's find out! Today's games: 3:00 pm CT, TBS: Orioles at Royals Today's Lineups BALTIMORE ORIOLES KANSAS CITY ROYALS Nick Markakis - RF Alcides Escobar - SS Steve Pearce - 1B Norichika Aoki - RF Adam Jones - CF Lorenzo Cain - CF Nelson Cruz - LF Eric Hosmer - 1B Delmon Young - DH Billy Butler - DH J.J. Hardy - SS Al

The Irony of Spending
via Twinkie Town October 15, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Twins fans want to see a top free agent signed for the umpteenth year in a row. However, these same fans also despise the two priciest players on the roster. What gives? For years we've watched the Twins be a small market team with a low payroll. That changed when Target Field opened and the cumulative salaries pushed $113 million and $100 million in 2011 and 2012, respectively. Still, we wa

On Twins payroll, upgrades, and frustration
via Twinkie Town October 14, 2014 at 07:35 PM

We all want the Twins to put resources into payroll. But their options for 2015 are rather limited. This morning, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune submitted an article on how the Twins have said that their existing commitments mean their resources for free agency will be limited. Miller's quotes from Dave St. Peter and Terry Ryan include in the following. DSP: "We haven't finalized a 2015 bud

Playoff Game Thread: ALCS & NLCS
via Twinkie Town October 14, 2014 at 02:59 PM

The game thread is back! Today's games: 3:00 pm CT, FS1: Cardinals at Giants Series tied 1-1 Former Twins: A.J. Pierzynski (Cardinals); Pat Neshek (Cardinals). Today's Lineups ST. LOUIS CARDINALS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS Matt Carpenter - 3B Gregor Blanco - CF Jon Jay - CF Joe Panik - 2B Matt Holliday - LF Buster Posey - C Matt Adams - 1B Pablo Sandoval - 3B Jhonny Peralta

Minnesota Twins Arizona Fall League Update
via Twinkie Town October 14, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Catching up with Minnesota's prospects one week into the 2014 AFL season. The Salt River Rafters are 5-1 after their first full week of the 2014 season. Let's check in on Minnesota's seven prospects and see who's worth getting excited over at this early stage. Pitchers Name G IP BB K WHIP ERA Adam, Jason 2 3.0 1 1 2.33 12.00 Jones, Zack 2 3.0 1 3 1.00 0.00 Reed, Jake 2 3.0 1 5 1.00

"The Twins just suck!"
via Twinkie Town October 13, 2014 at 11:05 AM

A 14 year old author weighs in on the struggles of the 1993 Twins. Friends, I have spent the last week or so preparing for and then executing a move to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, which has left me greatly out of touch with the wider world around me. In fact, I don't even have internet yet, and am scamming a McDonalds out of its Wi-Fi as I post this and eat my McWhatever breakfast sandwich. The move

The FOX Sports 1 Sabermetrics Broadcast Reviewed
via Twinkie Town October 12, 2014 at 03:47 PM

FS1 did an experiment during Game 1 of the NLCS last night, providing a sabermetric-heavy broadcast. Here's what I felt were the pros and cons from yesterday. I'd like to offer up a disclaimer here first. I did not watch the entire NLCS Game 1 on FOX Sports 1 last night. This review is merely from the half-hour or so that I did catch because it was a date night with my wife and life does co

Playoff Game Thread: ALCS
via Twinkie Town October 10, 2014 at 06:53 PM

When? 7:10 CT (if not delayed by rain) Where? TBS The Orioles versus Royals ALCS everyone has been waiting for! Today's Lineups KANSAS CITY ROYALS BALTIMORE ORIOLES Alcides Escobar - SS Nick Markakis - RF Norichika Aoki - RF Alejandro De Aza - LF Lorenzo Cain - CF Adam Jones - CF Eric Hosmer - 1B Nelson Cruz - DH Billy Butler - DH Steve Pearce - 1B Alex Gordon - LF J.J.

Would playing the outfield be better for Miguel Sano short-term?
via Twinkie Town October 10, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Since Terry Ryan announced that Miguel Sano could see some outfield in 2015, the position change has been a hot topic of conversation. Miguel Sano was Minnesota's number two prospect going into 2014, when he was also ranked as highly as number three among league-wide prospects. Those kind of rankings carry some pretty lofty expectations, but that's come from day one with Sano when he was com