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Twins Blog: Royals GM On Becoming A Playoff Contender

It’s been four years of futility for the Minnesota Twins. But compared with some other MLB franchises, four years is a brief period of time compared to their struggles to compete for a championship.

03/10/2015

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Twins Blog: A New Look On The Field

The Minnesota Twins will have a whole new look for the 2015 season and it’s not because they have a new manager. The team revealed a new primary home uniform. The biggest difference: the pinstripes […]

11/10/2014

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Twins Blog: Paul Molitor – Lots Of Questions

On Tuesday the Minnesota Twins introduced the 13th manager in club history, Paul Molitor, and gave him a chance to address the many questions circulating since he emerged early on as the front-runner for the job.

11/04/2014

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Twins Blog: All The Summer Stars Fade

A forgettable season ends in an unforgettable way. Gardenhire will be missed.

09/29/2014

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Twins Blog: Minor League Players Of The Year

While the Twins record this season will likely be their best since 2010, that’s not exactly a high bar to clear. Plainly, the Twins will require an infusion of talent if they’re going to get back to being a contender in the American League Central Division. The beginning of that infusion is evidenced by the announcement of this year’s Twins Minor League Pitcher and Player of the Year.

09/23/2014

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Twins Blog: Selling Hope

At the end of their penultimate home stand, the Minnesota Twins left the friendly confines of Target Field with a record of 61-82. With only 19 games remaining in the season, it seems fairly well assured that the Twins will end their fourth straight season with 90+ losses. Speculation and debate over potential organizational change will run rampant. And Twins fans will spend another off-season wondering when their favorite team will manage to climb their way out of baseball’s cellar.

09/07/2014

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Twins Blog: Plenty To See Here

The calendar has turned to September. Kids are back in school. Football season has begun. And the Twins find themselves on the wrong side of another lop-sided record. The temptation to turn the page on the baseball season and forego any further trips to the ballpark is strong. But that would be a mistake.

09/05/2014

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Twins Blog: Former Twins In The All-Star Game

A pair of former Twins returned to Target Field as part of Tuesday’s All-Star game. Carlos Gomez came to the Twins in 2008 as part of a trade for ace left-hander Johan Santana. He quickly earned a reputation as an energetic – if quirky – young player.

07/16/2014

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Twins Blog: Home Run Derby

A former Twins slugger came home Monday night, while the man currently leading the Twins in home runs tried to show off his skills for a national audience. Justin Morneau returned to Target Field for the first time since being traded last August, and was greeted with a rousing ovation. Something he thought he was prepared for based on the number of Twins fans who were in Denver over the weekend for the series between the Rockies and Twins.

07/14/2014

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Twins Blog: ASG Futures Game

It was a sunny, summer Sunday as some of the brightest prospects in baseball took to Target Field for the 2014 All-Star Futures Game. It was especially fun for Twins fans as they got their first look at prospects Jose Berrios, Kennys Vargas and Alex Meyer playing in their future home ballpark. Berrios was recently promoted from High-A Fort Meyers to AA-New Britain. So far, advancing a level hasn’t phased him.

07/13/2014

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Twins Blog: Days of All-Star Game Past

Before I headed out to watch the All-Star Futures Game this afternoon, I wanted to take a glimpse into the past…

07/13/2014

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Twins Blog: Catching Up With Morneau

With three games to go before a much needed break in the season, the Minnesota Twins are wrapping up a quick trip out west with a series against the Colorado Rockies. While purple is the dominant color in the stands, you can’t help but notice the abundance of Twins fans in attendance. It’s of course, for good reason.

07/12/2014

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Twins Blog: Future Twins In ASG’s Futures Game

One of the underrated parts of the All-Star Game festivities is the Futures Game, which will take place this year on Sunday at Target Field at 4 p.m. The future of baseball will be on display. Doubt that statement? Consider this list.

07/10/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Game Food

When the All-Star Game is here next week, baseball will be all the buzz. Until then, we can dream about what the week will be like and drool over the new choices at the concessions. The Twins revealed some new food items special for the game.

07/07/2014

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Twins Blog: Twins All-Stars

The Minnesota Twins will have at least two players representing them as they host the 2014 All-Star Game. Kurt Suzuki is getting his first shot at an appearance in the Midsummer Classic, and Glen Perkins can now call himself a two-time All-Star. Suzuki broke into the big leagues with Oakland in 2007.

07/06/2014

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Twins Blog: MLB All-Star Game Is Almost Here

The countdown is on! In less than a month, baseball’s biggest names will be in the Twin Cities for an All-American celebration: Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. This is the third Mid-Summer Classic the Twins have been honored to host.

06/23/2014

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Twins Blog: Waiting Game

Ten years. Two hundred ninety-two games. One thousand ninety-three and two-thirds innings. That’s how long Yohan Pino had to slog his way through the minor leagues before finally getting his shot at the big leagues. And, in an ironic twist few sports other than baseball could provide, he had to wait an extra two hours on Thursday night thanks to a steady rain that delayed the start of the Twins vs. White Sox until 9:16 p.m.

06/20/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Voting

We here at the WCCO.com Twins Blog are naturally big baseball fans, so we always look forward to the All-Star Game.  All the more so this season because the Mid-Summer Classic is being held at Target Field. One of the joys of baseball’s annual honor for the best in the game, is that fans get to play a significant role in selecting who gets play in the game.

06/19/2014

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Twins Blog: The Twins/Brewers Bowling Ball Bet

A case of beer, dinner, $10 or perhaps a car wash. When it comes to sports, no bet is too large or too small. Especially when it involves a friendly rivalry. An unusual one is “brewing” in the border battle between Minnesota and Wisconsin, and it involves bowling balls.

06/05/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Game Peanuts Statues

As the All-Star Game gets closer, Minneapolis’ twin city, St. Paul, is getting into the action. Surrounded by school children, the Minnesota Twins unveiled new All-Star lineup of jersey-wearing Peanuts characters suited up for the midsummer classic. St. Paul’s native M&M boys, Paul Molitor and Joe Mauer – both All-Star Ambassadors – were there to welcome two other St. Paul icons into the All-Star lineup: Snoopy and Charlie Brown.

05/28/2014

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Twins Blog: Hope Week Ends With Military Salute

The sounds of kids screaming and laughing echoed in the empty Target Field ball park Sunday morning. The Minnesota Twins wrapped up Hope Week with a salute to military families. Manager Ron Gardenhire hosted 25 families, welcoming them to a game of catch in the outfield.

05/19/2014

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Twins Blog: Sid Hartman Day

Sid Hartman has graced this humble Earth for 94 years. He has been scribbling for the Star Tribune for 69 of those years and has held court on the airwaves of WCCO Radio for 59. This Sunday, the Minnesota Twins – who’ve been in this state a mere 53 years – will honor those astounding numbers, and the singular character who owns them, with “Sid Hartman Day” at Target Field.

05/16/2014

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Twins Blog: Chris Colabello

Each season baseball produces more than its fair share of unlikely stories. That’s one of the things that makes the game so special. And yet, even though we know to anticipate the unlikely, to count on the improbable and to prepare for the implausible, it still manages to catch us off guard.

04/26/2014

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Twins Blog: Home Opener

Some folks, especially those from out of state, do not understand how Minnesota can go from a winter storm warning to a beautiful baseball opener in a matter of days. And as we sit and […]

04/09/2014

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Twins Blog: Catching Up With Trevor Plouffe

Earlier this month Peter and I were asked to participate in Fan HQ’s “Rock ‘N’ Jock” expo, a fan-fest of sorts involving local sports, music and art. It was a packed event at the New Hope Cinema Grill. The Twins Blog hosted the Twins Spring Training viewing party.

03/24/2014

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