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Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly: Walker Shows Off Power

Minnesota Twins top 10 prospect Adam Brett Walker put on a power display last week. Seven hits, five of them home runs, seven RBI, and six runs scored. These are the numbers of recent triple-A player of the week, Adam Brett Walker. The Minnesota Twins top 10 prospect also slashed .350/.480/1.100 during the same week. […] Minnesota Twins MiLB Weekly: Walker Shows Off Power - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
11 hours ago

Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen after DWI charge

The Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen indefinitely after he was arrested early Thursday morning and charged with suspicion of driving while intoxicated.The Twins issued a statement Thursday afternoon:"The Minnesota Twins are aware of the pending DWI charge against pitching coach Neil Allen. Mr. Allen has been suspended, with pay, indefinitely and the matter...
Via Fox Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins pitching coach Allen suspended after DWI charge

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen indefinitely with pay, following his arrest on suspicion of drunken driving.Minnesota made minor league pitching coordinator Eric Rasmussen the interim pitching coach. The team was off Thursday, traveling to Seattle for a series starting Friday.The Twins issued a statement acknowledging awareness of the pending...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Twins suspend pitching coach Neil Allen following DWI arrest

According to a report from La Velle E. Neal III of the Star Tribune, the Minnesota Twins have suspended pitching coach Neil Allen following his recent DWI arrest.  Allen was arrested early Thursday morning under the suspicion that he was driving while intoxicated. The Twins released the following statement upon making the suspension public: “The Minnesota Twins are aware of the...
Via Today's Knuckleball
12 hours ago

Twins suspend coach Allen after DWI charge

The Minnesota Twins announced Thursday that they have indefinitely suspended, with pay, pitching coach Neil Allen for his pending DWI charge.
Via Twins.com
13 hours ago

Inbox: After slow start, are changes in store?

It's been a step back for Minnesota after last year's surprising season, and there are lots of questions to be answered. With that in mind, here's this week's Twins Inbox.
Via Twins.com
14 hours ago

Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad: Bullpen Stalwart

Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad putting up great numbers in a bad bullpen The Minnesota Twins bullpen has the 3rd worst ERA mark in the majors, the 4th worst WAR and the 2nd most blown saves. It been nothing short of a disaster so far. No lead has seemed safe. One reliever in that ‘pen hasn’t […] Minnesota Twins’ Fernando Abad: Bullpen Stalwart - Puckett's Pond - Puckett...
Via Puckett's Pond
18 hours ago

Twins hang on, top Royals 7-5 in series finale

MINNEAPOLIS -- Miguel Sano hit the go-ahead two-run home run in the fifth inning after Minnesota lost an early lead, and the Twins staved off another series sweep Wednesday by beating the Kansas City Royals 7-5.Eduardo Nunez and Brian Dozier each homered, too, the first two batters to face Royals starter Dillon Gee (1-2) and just the fifth pair in Twins history to go deep in their...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins Game Grades: A Win!

The Minnesota Twins have won a game! Against the Royals! The Minnesota Twins have bested another team in a game of baseball. Not just any team either—one who has had the Twins’ number for a long time. This is the Twins’ first win against an AL Central opponent this year. They are now 1-17 against […] Minnesota Twins Game Grades: A Win! - Puckett's Pond - Puckett's Pond -...
Via Puckett's Pond
1 day ago

A Twins’ player confronted play-by-play announcer Dick Bremer about his calls

Players being unhappy with announcers is nothing new, but Minnesota Twins’ TV play-by-play commentator Dick Bremer would be a long ways down on the list of announcers you’d expect to see in a confrontation with a player. An empirical 2012 Wall Street Journal study found that Bremer and regular color analyst Bert Blyleven were one of the MLB announcing duos most biased towards...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins call up LHP Boshers, place Mastroianni, Perkins on DL

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Minnesota Twins have added an eighth reliever to their overworked bullpen, selecting the contract of left-hander Buddy Boshers from Triple-A Rochester.Reserve outfielder Darin Mastroianni was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique muscle before the game Wednesday against Kansas City. Twins relievers logged 11 2/3 innings over the last two...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three moves to fix the Minnesota Twins

The Minnesota Twins are 11-33. The time has passed for shuffling deck chairs. It’s time to start making some meaningful changes, even if they’re painful, in an effort to shake up the short term and affect the long term. There’s no shortage of takes on this online right now in forums and on social media, so you’ve probably read some of them by now. But I thought I’d throw...
Via Today's Knuckleball
2 days ago

Twins announcer Dick Bremer confronted by player for negative commentary

Minnesota Twins play-by-play man Dick Bremer may not be that popular in the Twins’ clubhouse these days. In an interview with WDAY 970’s Mike McFeely, Bremer said he was confronted by a member of the team for being too negative about their struggles. “I make it a practice to go in the clubhouse every day and go down on the field, so if a player has a complaint about something...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Deterioration of Kevin Jepsen

Photo Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn- USA Today SportsIn the midst of a surprise playoff push last season, the Twins dealt two minor league players including one of the team's top-20 prospects for some relief help. Kevin Jepsen had playoff experience during his time in Los Angeles and he had been productive with Tampa Bay. There was an extra year of team control attached to Jepsen so Minnesota...
Via North Dakota Twins Fan
3 days ago

Is all hope lost for the 2016 Minnesota Twins?

The diehard Minnesota Twins baseball fan will never say the season is over. However with a 10-31 record and both an offense and pitching staff that have continued to struggle, find me a positive note for this organization. Following a loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday, the franchise has the worst record in baseball and is already 14.5 games back of the division. The Twins...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the 10-29 Twins driving Paul Molitor into the ground? We asked him

On Monday night, Tigers manager Brad Ausmus had a meltdown that alarmed even his friends in baseball, earning a one-game suspension for an ejection that he capped off by covering home plate with his sweatshirt.It pained me to see Ausmus, one of the calmest, most confident men in baseball, appear to crack. His outburst, he told reporters, was "the culmination of a lot of things" ...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Fans Sound off About UND Hockey Being Honored at Sunday's Game

Yesterday, the UND hockey team announced that the Minnesota Twins will honor the 2015-16 UND Hockey team with a pre-game ceremony that will begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. CT on Sunday, May 22, 2016.The event in question will feature a video celebrating the Fighting Hawks’ national championship run. Each player will be introduced on the stadium video board and UND head coach...
Via Goon's World
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Ausmus loses his mind during ejection

Brad Ausmus lost his mind as he was ejected from Monday’s Detroit Tigers game against the Minnesota Twins. Ausmus’ Tigers scored eight runs in the bottom of the first to get off to a great start, but then they saw the lead evaporate over the next few innings. By the bottom of the fourth, the score was 8-7. So you can imagine why Ausmus was frustrated then when Nick Castellanos...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Twins ballboy makes great diving catch, saves fan

Any team in need of a decent fielder should reach out to one particular Minnesota Twins ballboy right now. It’s been a rough season for the 8-24 Twins thus far, but on Tuesday night, the ballboy provided what may have been the best play of the season at Target Field so far. When a foul ball came flying down the first-base line, the ballboy laid out and made a spectacular diving...
Via The Sports Daily
16 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Minnesota Twins Pitcher Tyler Duffy Struck Out Four Batters in One Inning

Minnesota Twins pitcher Tyler Duffy had a career-high 9 strikeouts in a 3-1 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Sunday. That's impressive, but what's even more incredible is that four of those strikeouts came in the same inning. RELATED: Under Armour Signs Bryce Harper to the Biggest Endorsement Deal in MLB History The 25-year old opened the seventh inning by striking out Brett...
Via Stack
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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