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Three-Bagger: Muted Mauer, Pelfrey's Problems & Pinto's Pop
via Twins Daily April 22, 2014 at 10:50 PM

* The Twins rank third in the American League in run-scoring, which is pretty surprising on its own but even more so when you consider that Joe Mauer has chipped in very little thus far. I certainly don't mean to contribute to the typical Mauer panic that arises any time he goes through any kind of slump, but the slow start is noteworthy. Early on, he's striking out way more than ever before

Twins Daily & Technical Difficulties
via Twins Daily April 22, 2014 at 08:26 PM

As some of you may have noticed, Twins Daily was down for much of yesterday due to technical difficulties (primarily, the fact that I was in close proximity to the site and jinxed it given my recent string of bad luck). We appreciate the concern

Gleeman and the Geek, Episode 142: Moneyballing Offense & Outfield Logjams
via Twins Daily April 21, 2014 at 08:26 PM

This week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode featured guest co-host Parker Hageman and topics included the Twins' surprisingly good offense and unsurprisingly

Twins Searching For Answers at Short and Center
via Twins Daily April 20, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Out of the 276 major-league players that accrued 300 or more plate appearances last year, Pedro Florimon and Aaron Hicks ranked 257th and 261st in OPS, respectively. Although they made up for it somewhat with strong defense at key positions, both were

The Big Switch: Jason Kubel
via Twins Daily April 20, 2014 at 10:32 PM

~ Sponsored by Switch My Trip ~ Ron Gardenhire and Jason Kubel were insistent throughout spring training. Is it possible that they knew what they were talking about when they kept saying the veteran would be just fine when the regular season began? Fans and many writers wondered aloud which Jason Kubel we might see in 2014. Kubel hit just .196/.288/.283 (.571) in spring training, and that?s only

Twins Minor League Report (4/19-20)
via Twins Daily April 20, 2014 at 08:26 PM

SUNDAY AFTERNOON UPDATE The Twins and Red Wings were the only two organizational teams in action on this Easter Sunday. Coincidentally, both teams used strong starts from their pitchers and big offensive outputs to power their records back to .500. The Twins announced before today's game that they were awarded OF Sam Fuld off waivers. (He'll join the team on Tuesday.) To make room for Fuld, Dari

Trevor Plouffe 2.0?
via Twins Daily April 19, 2014 at 08:26 PM

The Minnesota Twins are currently 2nd in the AL in runs scored (86), 1st in OBP (.353) and 1st in walks (82). They also lead the AL in runs per game at 5.76. That?s not too bad for an

Twins Minor League Report (4/18): Organization Goes 0-6
via Twins Daily April 18, 2014 at 11:20 PM

I remember asking Kyle Gibson several years ago what it meant to be the Twins #1 prospect. He said that it was an honor, but all being a prospect meant was that you hadn?t done anything yet. It is a great point for all to remember. Friday was the third time this season when Twins top pitching prospects were all on the mound. Friday was a good reminder that there is a reason these guys are at the

On Phil Hughes and Re-establishing the Curve
via Twins Daily April 18, 2014 at 08:26 PM

Over his career, Phil Hughes has seemingly been one solid secondary pitch away from taking over the world.

The Twins Lineup Is Producing
via Twins Daily April 17, 2014 at 11:14 PM

The season is still very young. I don't want to get too wrapped up in early optimism, but something has to be said about the lineup and production thus far, especially considering the generally pessimistic

On Potato Cannons, Community and Free Pizza
via Twins Daily April 17, 2014 at 09:14 PM

You know how in between innings, sometime the mascot comes out with a pneumatic gun and shoots t-shirts or hot dogs or whatever into the crowd? Have you ever seen him shoot out pizzas? Want to know why? Because there?s a lot better way to give

Twins Minor League Report (4/16): Diamond Disappointment
via Twins Daily April 16, 2014 at 11:08 PM

Winter just does not want to go away for the year. Much of the state of Minnesota woke up to cold and even snow on Wednesday. The weather has been difficult around the country. New Britain was weathered out. The Minnesota Twins game on Wednesday night against the Blue Jays was postponed. They will play their regularly scheduled game at 12:10 on Thursday and then the makeup game at 6:10. When th

Has the clock run out on Jared Burton?
via Twins Daily April 16, 2014 at 09:08 PM

The Twins fell to the Blue Jays on Tuesday night due in large part to the wheels falling off the Phil Hughes strikeout express in the 6th inning. After cruising through five innings, limiting the Jays to four hits

Twins Minor League Report (4/15): Kernels Streak Ends
via Twins Daily April 16, 2014 at 08:26 PM

For the second Tuesday in a row, weather played havoc on the Twins farm system. Only half of the teams were able to get on the field and both of those teams didn't exactly like the results on the night. Some hitters continued their hot starts to the year, but the pitching seemed to be the biggest problem on this night Fans who braved the weather at Target Field got to see Phil Hughes get off to a

Rotation Reinforcements Waiting in the (Red) Wings
via Twins Daily April 15, 2014 at 11:02 PM

In 2013, the Minnesota Twins rotation was essentially in shambles from the get-go. Liam Hendriks started the team's fourth game of the season. Pedro Hernandez started the sixth. Those two combined with Andrew Albers, P.J. Walters and Cole DeVries to make a total of 40 starts for the Twins last year. Now, they're all out of the organization, buried in Triple-A for other clubs (or in Korea) a

Twins Hangouts: Tuesday, April 15
via Twins Daily April 15, 2014 at 08:26 PM

After yesterday's off-day, the Twins are back tonight and so is the newest edition of Twins Hangouts. Seth and I will cover the last week of action in Twins Territory - the .500 big league club and the early success of the four affiliates. So grab your favorite beverage, pop some popcorn, turn down the lights and the volume on the television and join us as we hangout and talk Twins.