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Was the Ricky Nolasco trade a mistake?
via Twinkie Town September 29, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Twins fans were ecstatic when the Twins found a buyer for struggling veteran Ricky Nolasco, but now he’s thriving with his new club. When Twins interim GM Rob Antony got the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to take Ricky Nolasco in a deal bundled with Alex Meyer, most of Twins Territory called it an unqualified success. From Mike Bates to Seth Stohs to myself (who graded the deal “U.S. Extra F

THURSDAY THUNDER DUMP!!!
via Twinkie Town September 29, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Your one-stop dump for semi-interesting Twins news links over the last 2 days Welcome, Shane Kennedy The Twins have signed Southern Illinois Miners' infielder, Shane Kennedy. Shane is the Frontier League's Rookie of the Year and Batting Champion hitting .363 this year. "He also led the team with 24 doubles while amassing 68 runs scored and 99 hits with 47 RBIs and 34 stolen bases in 39 attem

Royals 5, Twins 2: Same old same old
via Twinkie Town September 28, 2016 at 10:38 PM

The Twins answered a 2-run homer with one of their own, but the typically reliable Taylor Rogers failed them in the late innings. What did I say in the game preview? Ervin Santana on the mound, a solid lineup at the plate, this sounded like the Twins might win one for once. For a while, it seemed like that might happen but ultimately they still lost 5-2. Santana was solid on the mound as th

My tribute to Jose Fernandez
via Twinkie Town September 28, 2016 at 09:38 AM

The game of baseball lost not only a generational talent, but also a generational personality. If you meet me in person, I’m a bit reserved. In spite of the crazy costumes I don for my school’s Spirit Week, I don’t want the spotlight on me. Sure, I get excitable at times, but I’m the one that finds more value in meaningful conversations than doing something outlandish like, say skydiving. T

Royals 4, Twins 3: Yeah, pretty much
via Twinkie Town September 27, 2016 at 10:32 PM

At this point, I am numb. The Twins struck first (in the 2nd.) when Juan Centeno doubled in Eduardo Escobar. Escobar smashed a solo dong in the 4th, which would end up being the most eventful inning of the ballgame. Mostly, for the Twins, in a bad way. Starter Jose Berrios got into some trouble, but an RBI double-play ground-out off the bat of Kendrys Morales limited the damage while still t

Tuesday Twins: Tony O mourns fellow Cuban Jose Fernandez
via Twinkie Town September 27, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Howdy folks! Here are the links: Fellow Cuban and Twins Great Tony Oliva reflected on the tragic passing of Miami’s Jose Fernandez on Sunday. The Twins held a moment of silence for Fernandez before Sunday’s final home game. pic.twitter.com/VutvFl5hG1— Twinkie Town (@TwinkieTown) September 25, 2016 Paul Molitor spoke of Fernandez as well. “It’s going to affect a lot of people in diff

Twins hire Derek Falvey as new President of Baseball Operations. Maybe.
via Twinkie Town September 26, 2016 at 06:50 PM

It sounds like it’s a done deal, but some sources are saying “not so fast.” Unless you’ve been living under a rock where no Twins baseball exists (good for you), you know that the team is looking to hire a new President of Baseball Operations as part of their restructuring of the front office. Well, news broke today that the Twins are set to hire Indians Assistant GM Derek Falvey as their ma

Monday Recap: Your 2016 Target Field experience
via Twinkie Town September 26, 2016 at 01:02 PM

Last Friday I asked you all for your 2016 Target Field experiences, as the final game there was played yesterday (in case you missed it: they lost). Despite the 100-loss season, a lot of you went to Twins games this year! Here’s what you guys shared: zkonedog picked a hell of a year to finally pull the trigger on some season tickets. SooFoo Fan went to his first Twins game! It was against t

Mariners 4, Twins 3: Not Quite
via Twinkie Town September 25, 2016 at 04:44 PM

Cruz’s two homer game was too much to overcome. This game was the final home game of the year for the Twins. In the end, it was decided by just a single run, and the Twins finished their season with a home record of 30-51. The Twins got the scoring started today, actually, on a double play hit by Joe Mauer. The Mariners answered that run with a solo blast from Nelson Cruz (40) to tie the g

The Rise And Fall Of Max Kepler
via Twinkie Town September 25, 2016 at 09:38 AM

A season has many peaks and valleys. Kepler is in a valley right now. Max Kepler, the rookie from Berlin, has been one of the bright spots for the Twins in 2016. We ranked him as our 3rd best prospect going into this year. In April he didn't do much, and was sent down to AAA on April 24th. On June 1st, Miguel Sano was injured and Max was called up to replace him. During the month of Ju

Twins 3, Mariners 2: Duffey Deals, Sano Strokes Solo Shot
via Twinkie Town September 24, 2016 at 09:20 PM

Twins end a seven-game losing streak, shame themselves by not clinching the #1 draft pick yet. Say what you want about Tyler Duffey (and the consensus around these parts seems to be he's better-suited for the bullpen) -- the dude works fast. Consider these game lengths: 2:35, 2:25, 2:15. The three previous shortest Twins games this season, all Duffey starts. Tonight's game? Two hours, six mi

It Could Be Worse -- You Could Be Mariners Fans
via Twinkie Town September 24, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Pity them and read some other stuff about Seattle baseball at the bottom. If you wanna. I'm not the boss of you. YET. Two existing MLB teams have never been to a World Series. One is Washington, the other is Seattle. Poor Expos fans! The closest they ever got, with Moises Alou, Larry Walker, and Pedro Hernandez, that season was cancelled due to a strike. (And then later Jeff Loria Of The Fli

Mariners Curb Stomp Twins, 10-1
via Twinkie Town September 23, 2016 at 10:56 PM

It's fine. This is fine. Let's lead with the good news. Byron Buxton did this: This catch. What else needs to be said? https://t.co/QHBRR942iI #AirBuck #MNTwins @TMobile #GreaterCoverage pic.twitter.com/laUE9Q1F65 — Minnesota Twins (@Twins) September 24, 2016 That leaping catch kept the Mariners from turning a 1-0 game into a 4-0 game, which would have been important if not for the Twin

FanPost Friday: What was your 2016 Target Field experience?
via Twinkie Town September 23, 2016 at 01:20 PM

Welcome to FanPost Friday! Remember this thing? This is our feature where I pose a question to the Twinkie Town community, you guys read the question, maybe thing about it a bit, write a FanPost in response, and then we share all the results come Monday. Sound like fun? It better sound like fun. Since this weekend is the last home series at Target Field for this year, I have to ask... W

Gore-Drenched, Old-Timey Doctors Give Twins Medical Staff Passing Grade
via Twinkie Town September 23, 2016 at 10:02 AM

"Bloodletting gets the bad humours out. Modern medicine forgets that." While the Twins medical staff has come under fire in recent years for alleged misdiagnoses and reliance on "rest and rehab" when surgery is needed, 18th-century physicans, their white surgical aprons smeared in blood, brain, and hair, have rushed to their defense. "Old boy, if you've a better way to help the sports man wi

Tangerine Tabbies Take Today's Two-fer
via Twinkie Town September 22, 2016 at 11:20 PM

Twins swept in double-header by Tigers GAME 1: Tigers 9, Twins 2 In the first innings, Game 1 was an odd sort of pitchers duel for the 20 or 30 of fans that showed up for it. Pat Dean threw five good innings, only giving up a run in the first. Anibal Sanchez had a similar day on the other side, giving up a home run to Brian Dozier in the bottom half of the first. That homer, was Brian's

300-ish people showed up to watch a Twins game
via Twinkie Town September 22, 2016 at 07:26 PM

A few people went to Target Field to watch the Twins and Tigers play. The Twins tried to get in their game against the Tigers Wednesday night before impending thunderstorms struck Target Field, but that didn’t happen. After a few innings the game had to be postponed and rescheduled for 1:00 pm the following day (today) as part of a split-game double header. The announced paid attendance for

THURSDAY THUNDER DUMP!
via Twinkie Town September 22, 2016 at 09:38 AM

It's Thursday, it's thundering, time to dump! A few semi-interesting but not too interesting Twins tidbits since Tuesday. Trevor May Finally Diagnosed With Spinal Stress Fracture After three stints on the DL and being diagnosed by doctors at Mayo with a "bone bruise," Trevor went to see a specialist in L.A. who discovered he has a stress fracture in his lumbar spine known as a "pars defect"

Twins rained out, will play split doubleheader Thursday
via Twinkie Town September 21, 2016 at 10:26 PM

At least they figured this one out at a reasonable time. Much like the disappointing end to a disappointing Big Brother season, this game wasn’t exactly promising and eventually was rained out. Three innings were played and though Jose Berrios didn’t allow a run, he still was not sharp as there were far too many pitches and far too many walks. Pat Dean gets Game 1 tomorrow and Ervin Santan

Taylor Rogers: A good and bad option out of the ‘pen
via Twinkie Town September 21, 2016 at 09:38 AM

Taylor Rogers has some of the better numbers among the Twins relievers this season, yet has still played with fire in many of his outings. In this terrible 2016 season, there have been very few bright spots. Brian Dozier is certainly one of them. We also enjoyed the emergence of Eduardo Nunez before he was traded to the San Francisco Giants. As for the pitching side, Brandon Kintzler has do