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Twins keep their cool, score big in 10th over Royals

Usually, there are no saves awarded in an 11-5 victory like the Twins’ over Kansas City on Thursday night. But go ahead and credit Trevor Plouffe with a big save. Plouffe intercepted Jordan Schafer as he muttered his way past umpire Ron Kulpa, the man at third base who had just called an irate Schafer out on an eighth-inning checked swing, wrapped his arm around his teammateâ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jumping from Double-A, Vargas has made adjustment to majors

When the American League Rookie of the Month for August in unveiled, the Twins have a good chance of seeing one of their two players nab the award. Center fielder Danny Santana is batting .327 this month with four triples, six stolen bases and 12 RBI. But as it turns out, Santana might not have had the best month for a rookie in the AL, let alone on Minnesota's roster. That award...
Via Fox Sports North
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins prospect Buxton named to Arizona Fall League roster

MINNEAPOLIS -- Byron Buxton's 2014 minor league season is done, but it appears the Twins' top prospect has more baseball ahead of him this offseason. Buxton was one of six Twins players named to the club's Arizona Fall League roster on Tuesday. He's joined by outfielder/infielder Eddie Rosario, outfielder Max Kepler, and pitchers Jason Adam, Mason Melotakis and Taylor...
Via Fox Sports North
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For now, Santana is Twins' best option in center field

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins believe they have their center fielder of the future currently in the system. A guy named Byron Buxton. You might have heard of him. But Buxton isn't big league ready, not yet at least. The top-rated prospect in baseball suffered a number of injuries this year that slowed his path to the majors, and he played just one game at Double-A in 2014...
Via Fox Sports North
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Oswaldo Arcia Homered Off Both U.S and Minnesota Flag Poles This Week

Twins outfielder Oswaldo Arcia continued his onslaught of opposing pitching over the last two weeks (6 HR, 14 RBI since August 12th) with another mammoth blast last night during their 20-run, 20-hit destruction of the hapless Tigers. That blast completed the flag pole exacta by hitting the top of the Minnesota pole in deep right field, after he hit the U.S. pole against the Royals...
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Crying Toddler in Minnesota Twins T-Shirt Grabs Dad in His Junk After Missing Out on Foul Ball

As a sports fan you want to slap the Tigers fan and remind him of two things: (1) it's just a foul ball and (2) your team is losing. As a dad you don't even see the annoying Tigers fan. Instead you nod your head because you know what it is like for your toddler to grab your junk because he's upset and wants some attention.Dads everywhere feel your pain Twins fan. We feel...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Big Win Means Cheap Gas for Twins Fans

A lot of stuff went down during the Minnesota Twins 20-6 shellacking of the Detroit Tigers Friday night, but, let’s be honest, fans of the American League Central cellar dwellers have little to be excited about. Except this. Prior to the season, gas station SuperAmerica partnered up with the team as a presenting sponsor for the entire 2014 season. And as part of that promotion...
Via Hall of Very Good
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Schafer (OF, MIN) – Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in AL-Only Leagues and Very Deep Mixed Leagues ANALYSIS: Jordan Schafer has been off to the races since debuting in Minnesota back on Aug. 5th. The Twins claimed the fleet-footed outfielder after he was placed on waivers by the Braves, which has led to him becoming the strong side of a center field platoon […]
Via RotoBaller
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kennys Vargas a worthy late season fantasy addition (Week 20 transaction trends)

With Fantasy Baseball trade deadlines beginning to pass, it’s becoming more difficult to address the categorical weaknesses on your roster. The most prominent source currently out there in over 90% of leagues is Minnesota Twins first baseman Kennys Vargas. The 24-year-old is still striking out nearly 30% of the time, but is continuing to benefit from a .410 BABIP. Hitting behind...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Suzuki Avoids Tag At Home Plate With Crazy Elusive Slide (Video)

Sometimes, all it takes is a good slide — just ask Minnesota Twins catcher Kurt Suzuki. Minnesota trailed the Kansas City Royals by one in the seventh inning Sunday night. With Suzuki on third base and shortstop Danny Santana at the plate, the Twins had a golden opportunity to tie the game up. But Santana hit a weak ground ball to Royals first baseman Billy Butler that didn’t...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

What will the Twins rotation look like next season?

The Twins, at 11 games out of first place, are at a point where they can safely begin thinking of next year. I do believe that it’s important to continue to show strides this year. As many complaints as they have had, they haven’t hit their late season swoon yet, and they have a very good chance at 70 wins this season. It would show the players on the roster that there is hope...
Via The Rhino and Compass
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Top prospect Byron Buxton knocked unconscious in scary outfield collision (video)

Minnesota Twins minor leaguer Byron Buxton, widely considered one of the top prospects in baseball, if not the best, was knocked unconscious Wednesday night after colliding with teammate Mike Kvasnicka during a Double-A game. Buxton, 20, was making his first appearance for the Twins’ Double-A affiliate New Brighton Rock Cats after being called up from […] The post Top prospect...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Byron Buxton carted away in ambulance after collision

Minnesota Twins top prospect Byron Buxton was carted away in an ambulance and taken to the hospital after colliding with a teammate in right-center field during his debut with the Double-A New Britain Rock Cats on Wednesday. Buxton is rated as MLB.com’s top prospect for his ability to hit for power, average, run and make […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins sign 240-pound undrafted pitcher with 100-MPH fastball

SAN FRANCISCO — In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was Joey Gomes, the brother of big leaguer Jonny...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Oswaldo Arcia shatters bat amid a shower of splinters after striking out (video)

Much like the rest of his Minnesota Twins teammates save for a few players having decent seasons, outfielder Oswaldo Arcia is having a season to forget. After starting off the season on a relatively torrid pace for an inexperienced player, a sprained ankle in early June appeared to derail the 23-year-old’s season, an injury from […] The post Oswaldo Arcia shatters bat amid a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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