TWINS RUMORS & GOSSIP

After record delay, Twins blanked by White Sox

After a record-breaking rain delay, a five-run first inning from the White Sox was more than enough to back a strong start by left-hander Jose Quintana in a 9-0 win over the Twins on Thursday at Target Field.
Via Twins.com
1 hour ago

Twins, Mejia eye redemption against Tribe

The Twins will start an 11-game road trip on Friday with a chance at redemption during a three-game set in Cleveland. The Indians swept the four-game series between the division foes last weekend to surpass the Twins atop the American League Central.
Via Twins.com
2 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Han Sano and Berrios lead defeat of the Death Star

On Wednesday night the Minnesota Twins hosted the Chicago White Sox in a battle for the decades, in other words, Star Wars Night. On a beautiful night in Minneapolis, MN you can usually catch a Minnesota Twins game at Target Field; Wednesday night you got a whole lot more than just a game. The Twins […] Minnesota Twins: Han Sano and Berrios lead defeat of the Death Star - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
5 hours ago

Twins Prospect Zack Granite on His Success at Triple-A

Zack Granite is hitting the ball as hard as anyone in Triple-A. Not in terms of power — the 24-year-old Minnesota Twins prospect is a slasher, not a basher — but the line drives have been coming fast and furious. Granite leads the International League in batting average by a whopping 30 points. Jump-starting the Rochester Red Wings’ offense out of the lead-off spot, the left...
Via Fangraphs
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins: Front Office Have Keys to Success

The Minnesota Twins are at a critical junction in which they need the front office to push the right buttons in order to sustain long term success. A season after the Minnesota Twins lost over 100 games, many outsiders might think it would be curious to find a team capable of such losing to be […] Minnesota Twins: Front Office Have Keys to Success - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond...
Via Puckett's Pond
11 hours ago

Minnesota Twins: Phil Hughes in His New Role

The Minnesota Twins are getting creative how they’ll bring back Phil Hughes to the rotation in a much different responsibility than expected. It’s been a rocky 2017 season for Phil Hughes, but the Minnesota Twins have no time to waste acclimating him to the league’s shakiest bullpen. Hughes will be working out of the pen […] Minnesota Twins: Phil Hughes in His New Role -...
Via Puckett's Pond
12 hours ago

Berrios shows right stuff with 8 strong frames

Rookie right-hander Jose Berrios spun eight innings of two-run ball in leading the Twins to a 4-2 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday night
Via Twins.com
22 hours ago

Jose Berrios improves to 7-1, leads Twins to win over White Sox

Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Berrios’ arm, Sano’s bat key Twins over White Sox 4-2

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Berrios won his fourth straight start for Minnesota and Miguel Sano homered for the second straight game as the Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday night behind two of their brightest young stars. Berrios (7-1) finished eight innings for a second consecutive turn in the rotation where he’s quickly become the ace, striking out eight with just...
Via MyNorthwest.com
1 day ago

Sano, Vargas power Twins to 9-7 win over White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Miguel Sano and Kennys Vargas each hit a long home run to help the Minnesota Twins bounce back from a demoralizing sweep by beating the Chicago White Sox 9-7 on Tuesday night. Sano hit his 17th homer and Vargas added a three-run shot as the Twins overcame a rough outing from Ervin Santana (9-4), who gave up six runs on 10 hits and struck out six in five innings...
Via MyNorthwest.com
2 days ago

Twins send RHP Phil Hughes on rehab assignment for shoulder

Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The eternal frustration of Byron Buxton

Everyone has a person in their life that they irrationally give second chances to. Whether it is a friend from high school, a person they used to date, or a sibling, we will always believe the best about them. This phenomenon certainly applies to sports fans with players on the team they root for. Byron Buxton has become that player for me, and it is a cycle that will undoubtedly...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins give away awesome Prince-themed ‘Purple Rain’ umbrellas (PHOTO)

The Twins held “Prince Night” on Friday, as a tribute to the legendary performer, and the team delivered in a big way. To reward the first 10,000 fans who were in attendance for the game at Target Field, the Twins hooked them up with Prince-themed “Purple Rain” umbrellas. Check them out. Looks like the team delivered in a big way.
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins give away amazing umbrellas for Prince Night

The Minnesota Twins are holding Prince Night this evening to honor the late Minneapolis icon and music legend, and the first 10,000 fans in attendance at Target Field get an awesome Prince-themed umbrella.Check it out: And on the outside, the umbrella is purple, of course (via MLB.Com): The players also wore Prince-themed shirts during batting practice: And there will be Prince-themed...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

As the Twins climb to unexpected heights, unexpected challenges await

On Monday, the Minnesota Twins made high school shortstop Royce Lewis the top overall pick in the 2017 MLB Draft as a consolation prize for their league-low 59 wins a year ago. In a rare turn of events, when the Twins took the diamond shortly afterward, they did so as the leaders of the American League Central — and as the most surprising sustainable success story in the majors...
Via Yardbarker
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Asking Brian Dozier About His Missing Home Runs

Last year, Brian Dozier hit 42 home runs for the Twins. He’d never hit 30 before that, so it was fair to wonder if the power was repeatable. This year, he’s on pace for a total much more similar to his career norms… and yet some of the factors we used to look at last year’s home runs suggest that he should have recorded more homers this year already. Notably, Andrew Perpetua‘s...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins select high school shortstop Royce Lewis with top pick in baseball draft

Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Siren Call of the Two-Way Star

The 2017 MLB Draft kicks off tonight at 7 p.m. ET, and the Minnesota Twins will have the first pick from what is generally considered to be a pretty a mediocre class. And how the rest of the draft goes depends on how the Twins answer one pretty simple question: can a high-end MLB player really contribute as both a hitter and a pitcher? According to Eric Longenhagen (and most of...
Via Fangraphs
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins coach wants no part of toasted grasshopper taste test

Several Minnesota Twins players taste-tested the Seattle Mariners’ hottest concession item, toasted grasshoppers. Just don’t expect bullpen coach Eddie Guardado to take part.Well, the former Twins closer did attempt to taste the new Safeco Field staple, but quickly backed out once the toasted insect touched his tongue.The Twins, in town for a three-game set with the Mariners...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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