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Twins Daily will be down Saturday morning, 7/26
via Twins Daily July 25, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Tomorrow morning, Twins Daily is going under the knife and receiving the largest update in its history. There will be new features, old features, shiny features, and half-baked features (despite our rigorous attempts to QA the new site for the past several weeks). Click image for larger version.&nbs</p></dd>
		
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via Twins Daily July 24, 2014 at 02:41 PM

The Minnesota Twins announced on Thursday afternoon that they have traded designated hitter Kendrys Morales to the Seattle Mariners for reliever Stephen Pryor. To fill Morales spot on the roster, they recalled Jorge Polanco from Single-A.

Trade Candidate: Josh Willingham
via Twins Daily July 24, 2014 at 01:41 PM

We are now less than a week from the July 31 trade deadline, and more moves have been made in recent days. On Wednesday, the Tigers acquired reliever Joakim Soria for a couple of minor leaguer. So far, we have look at a couple of Twins Trade Candidates, Kurt Suzuki and Kevin Correia. Today, we continue this series by considering Twins outfielder Josh Willingham. When Terry Ryan reclaimed the GM d

The Twins Are Stuck In Their Comfort Zone
via Twins Daily July 23, 2014 at 11:35 PM

After giving up four runs in a brutal relief outing on Tuesday night, Matt Guerrier was designated for assignment on Wednesday, following in the footsteps of fellow failed reclamation projects Jason Bartlett and Jason Kubel. The Twins raised some

That's the Ticket: Chicago's Cuban Connection
via Twins Daily July 23, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Sponsored by Ticket King It hasn't been that long since Twins fans touted the Twins/White Sox rivalry as one of baseball?s best. No, it was never in the same category as Yankees/Red Sox, but there was a most definitely a rivalry. In fact, it got ugly at times. Consider from 2001 through 2010, the White Sox or Twins won the AL Central title nine times. They finished in first and second in the divis

The No Juice Podcast, Episode #14: Trade Deadline
via Twins Daily July 23, 2014 at 02:35 PM

On this week?s episode of the No Juice Podcast, Major League Baseball?s trade deadline swiftly approaching, Dan Anderson and Parker Hageman discuss where the Minnesota Twins stand after the All-Star Break. Josh Willingham, Kevin Correia and Kurt Suzuki? Sell ?em or sell

Twins Have Utmost Confidence In Nick Gordon
via Twins Daily July 23, 2014 at 11:05 AM

As a self-proclaimed baseball analyst, I can say that there is nothing more difficult to gauge than a minor league prospect. There is little information available at the fingertips

Twins Minor League Report (7/22): One Great Hamburger
via Twins Daily July 22, 2014 at 11:35 PM

The Florida State League announced that Byron Buxton was that league's player of the week. In games played from July 14-20 and he went 10-for-20 at the plate with one triple, two home runs, four runs batted in and scored six runs. Buxton is currently listed as day-to-day after being hit on the wrist by a pitch. He is expected to be back in the line-up by the end of this week. There were a few dif

Twins Hangouts, July 22: Episode 34
via Twins Daily July 22, 2014 at 04:35 PM

Seth and Jeremy are back at their regularly scheduled time for another Hangout. (That's 9pm on Tuesday, in case you forgot.) Some topics for tonight include "Mid-season Top 10 prospects" and trade deadline talk. As always, we'll provide you with more minor league talk than any single human wants to hear. But we'll do it like it's our job. We encourage you to ask questions. And you can do that b

Pub Crawl Tickets Go On Sale On Friday!
via Twins Daily July 22, 2014 at 11:05 AM

It started as a bad pun. It ended as a legend. Last year Twins Daily and Gleeman and the Geek had their inaugural pub crawl to a Twins game, the inappropriately delicious

Get to Know: The Mayor, Tommy Watkins
via Twins Daily July 21, 2014 at 10:35 PM

A fan/writer in the stands at Veteran?s Memorial Stadium in Cedar Rapids was watching a group of six or seven Kernels players working in the batting cage on bunting for hits. It was five hours before game time. Manager Jake Mauer was observing. Twins minor league hitting coordinator Bill Springman was feeding the pitching machine. Hitting coach Tommy Watkins was joyfully encouraging the players,

Monday Morning Madness: July 21, 2014
via Twins Daily July 21, 2014 at 11:05 AM

Does MLB offer their teams refunds for entire series? Can an MLB team get a "do over" on the first series out of a break? If a tree falls in the woods, could it possibly join the Twins' lineup and produce a few hits? Is suckatude a word? Oswaldo Arcia Arcia went 0-4 on Friday night, sat against a tough lefty on Saturday and then returned on Sunday with another 0-3, this time with two strik

Gleeman and the Geek, Ep 154: Sellers!
via Twins Daily July 20, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Aaron and John talk about the All-Star experience, the Twins making it clear they should be sellers at the trade deadline, what to do with Kurt Suzuki, Aaron's illnesses, John's dancing, paying to get rid of Ricky Nolasco, details

Twins Minor League Report (7/19): The Return of May
via Twins Daily July 20, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins lost on Saturday to David Price and the Rays by a score of 5-1. The positive for the Twins was that they were able to turn five double plays in the game. In other words, it could have been worse. They will try today to avoid the sweep. Trevor May returned to the mound for the Red Wings after missing almost a month. JO Berrios made his second start for New Britain and was tremendous. A

Twins Minor League Report (7/18): Extra, Extra
via Twins Daily July 19, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Twins lost their first game after the All-Star game to the Tampa Bay Rays. On Saturday, Phil Hughes will take on David Price in the second game of the series. There were some interesting games throughout the Twins farm system. Two games went into extra innings, and one of them involved the Ft. Myers Miracle who played almost two-full games worth of innings. However, two of the Twins top pros

Deal or No Deal: Considering Contract Extensions
via Twins Daily July 18, 2014 at 11:05 AM

As the Twins put the All-Star Game behind them and gear up for the final 68 games on the schedule, they face much uncertainty. They're only six games below .500 -- a marked improvement from recent years -- and although they trail the Tigers by 10.5 games in the Central, they are within seven games of a wild-card spot. While it's nice to be in a spot where contention is a feasible scenario, w

Twins Minor League Report (7/16): Tomshaw, Buxton, Walker
via Twins Daily July 17, 2014 at 11:05 AM

The Minnesota Twins didn't play on Wednesday and won't play on Thursday. They will begin a ten-game homestand on Friday night with a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays. The Rochester Red Wings and New Britain Rock Cats both had players participating in their leagues' All-Star games on Wednesday. On Thursday, all the Twins affiliates will return to action. One to watch will be the return

Twins Hangouts, July 16: Episode 33
via Twins Daily July 16, 2014 at 02:23 PM

Join Seth and me tonight for a special Wednesday edition of Twins Hangouts. We shifted away from our typical Tuesday slot because of the All-Star Game, but return at 9pm. Expect there to be plenty of Futures Game (and nachos) talk, as well as other highlights from the weekend. We'll preview the "second half" of the Twins season. Hope to see you all tonight!