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Twins Take Series, Beat Cleveland 3-1
via Twinkie Town July 23, 2014 at 07:11 PM

Swarzak strong in emergency start; Twins DFA Guerrier after the game. Anthony Swarzak and a host of other bullpen types led the Twins to a series-clinching 3-1 victory over Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon. Swarzak, Minnesota's long reliever/Sasquatch enthusiast, was pressed into action when it was announced Tuesday that Kyle Gibson had a sore back and would miss his scheduled start.  He del

Twins designate Matt Guerrier for assignment
via Twinkie Town July 23, 2014 at 05:11 PM

The band is officially broken up. I think it's safe to say that it comes as something of a surprise, but the Twins have designated Matt Guerrier for assignment. Matt Guerrier designated for assignment. Ryan Pressly to be recalled — Rhett Bollinger (@RhettBollinger) July 23, 2014 Guerrier had a blowout yesterday, giving up four runs in an inning. In his 20 prior appearances, he'd posted

Don't Trade Glen Perkins
via Twinkie Town July 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Elite closers aren't all that easy to come by, and the Twins might really wish they had one in a year or two. The thing about this time of year is that everybody has to be a "buyer" or a "seller" -- either you're in the race and looking to get better, or you're out of it and desperate to ship out everything that moves (and Josh Willingham, too). It makes some sense, even if it's overblown. A

Tuesday Twins: Math proves Twins fans rule, Tommy Watkins hates frogs, and more
via Twinkie Town July 22, 2014 at 01:11 PM

Good afternoon Twins fans! Here are some links for today: Congrats guys: Martin Kleinbard did the math and the Minnesota Twins objectively and indisputably have the best fans in baseball. Rob Neyer wondered why there are still so many signs telling people how to get to the Metrodome. The Star Tribune looked into it. Derek Wetmore looked at supply and demand on the trade market and concl

Twins, Suzuki not close on extension?
via Twinkie Town July 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins and Suzuki's representatives aren't close on an extension yet. As the Twins begin to evaluate their options in how to tred the upcoming trade deadline, one of their more valuable trade chips lives in murkier waters than the others. Kurt Suzuki, in the midst of a career year at age 30, is a player that the Twins are interested in keeping around. Except the two sides aren't close on

Game 98: Indians @ Twins
via Twinkie Town July 21, 2014 at 06:41 PM

The Tribe is in town as the Twins continue their home stand still searching for their first win of the 2nd half. Twins: Santana CF, Dozier 2B, Plouffe 3B, Morales 1B, Willingham LF, Suzuki C, Colabello DH, Parmelee RF, Escobar SS, Johnson SP Let's Go Tribe Kipnis 2B, Cabrera SS, Gomes DH, Santana 1B, Raburn LF, Swisher RF, Perez C, Chisenhall 3B, Aviles CF, House SP

Biting the Bullet at the Trade Deadline
via Twinkie Town July 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Time is running out for the Twins to make the sacrifices in 2014 that a healthy organization needs to make. Eleven days. That's all the Minnesota Twins have left to demonstrate that they actually know what they're doing. They're 44-53, in last place in the AL Central, and just got convincingly swept by the equally last-place Rays of the AL East. Eleven games back in the division, seven-and-a

Derek Jeter's 10th inning
via Twinkie Town July 20, 2014 at 07:05 PM

Some moments in sports transcend the game. Rachel Ulfers was at the All-Star game this last week, and she has more about Jeter's reception in Minnesota. Rachel Ulfers is a born and raised Twins fan, avid Twinkie Town reader, wrote for her high school paper, and now writes about various topics including her love of dogs. This is her take on a unique and special moment during Tuesday's All-Sta

Rays 5, Twins 3: Minnesota swept as comeback falls short in the ninth
via Twinkie Town July 20, 2014 at 06:11 PM

Brant Balfour made things interesting in the ninth. The Twins didn't pull it off. Kevin Correia's streak of good starts came to an end this afternoon, and it didn't take long for it all to come undone. Dedmond Jennings jumped all over the second pitch from Correia and laced it into right for a double. The bases loaded on back-to-back walks, and then James Loney singled to bring in two. That

Rays 5, Twins 1: David Price dominates through eight
via Twinkie Town July 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

David Price is having a career year. And it showed versus the Twins on Saturday night. Over the course of David Price's career, you could look at any individual peripheral statistic and find a handful of pitchers who had better marks. But what has made Price such an effective pitcher, and such an intimidating presence, is that even if he's not the greatest at any single thing he's still one

Rays Romp Over Twins, 6-2
via Twinkie Town July 18, 2014 at 10:53 PM

A couple of timely hits were all the Rays needed in the post-break opener. The Kyle Gibson roller coaster went down on Friday night, as two costly extra-base hits did him in during a 6-2 Tampa victory. The first salvo was a 2-out, bases-loaded double from Evan Longoria in the 3rd.  Oswaldo Arcia almost got to it, but he did not. After a 2-run Trevor Plouffe dong narrowed the lead to one, Ben

Twins option Chris Herrmann to Triple-A, activate Danny Santana
via Twinkie Town July 18, 2014 at 02:47 PM

The Twins welcome back one of their best surprises from the first half. Santana reinstated. Herrmann optioned. Results, in this case, weren't necessary. #MNTwins — Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) July 18, 2014 Once Danny Santana was ready to come back, somebody was going to have to go. As circumstances have shaken out, that guy is Chris Herrmann who, I think, will be sent back to Ro

Marlins Give Card, $20 to Retiring Jeter
via Twinkie Town July 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM

"Don't spend it all in one place!" The budget-conscious Miami Marlins presented Yankees legend Derek Jeter with what they called a "heartfelt" retirement gift of a card and a crisp $20 bill on Thursday. "We wanted to salute The Captain with the respect he deserves while still maintaining a viable operating budget for our franchise," said owner Jeffrey Loria, whose team is ahead of only the H

Trevor May healthy as Red Wings head into second half
via Twinkie Town July 17, 2014 at 05:53 PM

The Rochester Red Wings have revealed their new starting rotation. The Rochester Red Wings, Minnesota's Triple-A affiliate, head to Norfolk tonight to begin their shorter second half of the 2014 season. Rochester is in second place in the International League North division with a 54-44 record, thanks in large part to the success of the starting rotation. With an idea mix of veterans and tal

Twins trade rumors: David Price, Josh Willingham, Kurt Suzuki, Scott Diamond
via Twinkie Town July 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM

The Twins have what is always in demand: a power bat, and a catcher having a good year. Happy Thursday, folks. Baseball is back tomorrow, but we're getting back to our regularly scheduled/non-All-Star programming here at Twinkie Town. If any of you were at the events this week and have video or photos you would like to share, I highly encourage you to put together a FanPost. I'll do my best

The Minnesota Twins are sellers: the lessons of 2011
via Twinkie Town July 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

What can the 2014 Twins learn from their recent past? The 2014 Twins hung around .500 for longer than we thought they would to start the 2014 season. With a record of 23-21 through play on May 21 it felt as though, even if the club wouldn't compete over the course of the season, they would be a competitive team to watch. In late June and into early July they did go 3-11, their worst stretch

The All-Star Game, A Review
via Twinkie Town July 16, 2014 at 11:41 AM

An insider's look at how the All-Star Game went last night. This game was pretty much everything I expected. You could tell from the energy and how everyone was acting in the ballpark that this game was a big deal. TV ratings may say otherwise, but it's a special event when you're able to bring in people from all around the country, your tickets almost make you take out a second mortgage, a

From those who were there: the 2014 Home Run Derby
via Twinkie Town July 15, 2014 at 06:05 PM

From across Twins Territory, we asked fans about their experience at Target Field for the 2014 Home Run Derby. Here's what they had to say. It's an unfortunate fact that a lot of us couldn't make it to the Home Run Debry at Target Field last night. But fear not! We've gathered a few answers to a few questions sent to a cross section of Twins fandom to get their first-hand impressions from th

Open Thread: All-Star Game
via Twinkie Town July 15, 2014 at 05:35 PM

Even if you're normally not into the All-Star Game, it's being played at Target Field. And that's kind of cool. First Pitch: 6:30pm CSTTV: FOX National League McCutchen, CF Puig, RF Tulowitzki, SS Goldschmidt, 1B Stanton, DH Ramirez, 3B Utley, 2B Lucroy, C Gomez, LF Wainright, P American League Jeter, SS Trout, LF Cano, 2B Cabrera, 1B Bautista, RF Cruz, DH Jones, CF Donaldson, 3B Per

Kendrys Morales wants to remain with the Twins
via Twinkie Town July 15, 2014 at 04:29 PM

For as often as you hear impending-free-agent-wants-to-remain-with-club, this is actually something of surprise. You get used to hearing it. Scott Baker has said it. Carl Pavano. Josh Willingham. Mike Pelfrey. It's only a matter of time until Kurt Suzuki says it. Still, every once in a while the standard athlete-speak that we get used to hearing comes from a corner you don't expect. In this