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Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 27th, 2017

Minnesota Twins Daily Dip, July 27th, 2017 Welcome to the July 27th edition of the Daily Dip, your daily piece of news and notes here on Puckett’s Pond. You’ll find the scores and a quick summary of every level of the Minnesota Twins organization and links to any information you need to know to follow […] Minnesota Twins Daily Morning Dip for July 27th, 2017 - Puckett's Pond...
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1 hour ago

Defense, bullpen let Twins down in loss

An errant throw and an off night for the Twins' bullpen proved costly, as Minnesota couldn't hold a five-run lead in a loss to the Dodgers on Wednesday.
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6 hours ago

Scouting Report on Minnesota Twins SS Jermaine Palacios

The Minnesota Twins have developed a depth of shortstops in the farm system. Jermaine Palacios has stepped forward with his play in 2017. Is he a legit star prospect? Player Profile The Minnesota Twins signed Jermaine Manuel (Leon) Palacios in September of 2013. Palacios went to the Dominican Summer League in 2014 to open his […] Scouting Report on Minnesota Twins SS Jermaine Palacios...
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11 hours ago

Buxton still sidelined with migraines

Twins center fielder Byron Buxton has yet to be activated from the 10-day disabled list because he's been suffering through migraine headaches since Monday. He hopes to return Friday when the Twins open a series in Oakland.
Via Twins.com
13 hours ago

Report: Twins will consider moving Jaime Garcia, Ervin Santana

The Minnesota Twins acquired Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves less than a week ago. Despite that, Garcia will reportedly be placed on the trade block should Minnesota’s recent struggles continue. The same can be said for fellow veteran starter Ervin Santana. Minnesota entered Wednesday’s action with a 49-50 record and having lost nine of its past 13 games. The Twins currently...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

1987 Minnesota Twins On This Date: July 26th, Oh How Times Have Changed

On July 26th, 1987, the Minnesota Twins lost a game to the Toronto Blue Jays 4-2. Why is this game notable? The Minnesota Twins are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987 World Series championship this season, so from time to time, we at Puckett’s Pond will take a look back at a significant event […] 1987 Minnesota Twins On This Date: July 26th, Oh How Times Have Changed...
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19 hours ago

On doorstep of majors, former IU pitcher Aaron Slegers still a Hoosier at heart

Slegers came to Bloomington as a walk-on from Arizona, and now he's close to becoming IU's 32nd ever Major Leaguer.                

Bartolo Colon doubles down on vow to pitch until he’s 45

Bartolo Colon, 44, was said to be contemplating retirement last week following his debut with the Minnesota Twins. The veteran pitcher made his second start for the Twins against the Los Angeles Dodgers Monday night and, on the same day, reversed course on any retirement plans. Instead, Colon doubled down on a previous vow to play until he’s 45.Colon, who pitched reasonably well...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Twins bolster starting rotation, acquire Jamie Garcia

The Minnesota Twins gave their starting rotation a much-needed upgrade on Monday when they acquired Jaime Garcia from the Atlanta Braves. The trade has been close to happening for the better part of a week but nearly fell through, as well.Garcia is obviously the big name in this exchange. Nobody is kidding themselves into thinking the Garcia will be a front-line ace in Minnesota...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sunday Notes: Jose Berrios’s Breaking Ball is Bugs Bunny

Jose Berrios is having a breakout season. In 13 starts for the Minnesota Twins, the 23-year-old right-hander has a 3.50 ERA, and he’s won nine of his twelve decisions. His breaking ball is a big reason. It’s a plus pitch, and certainly not run-of-the mill. I recently had the following exchange with Twins pitching coach Neil Allen: How would you describe Berrios’s breaking ball...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jaime Garcia trade could fall through

It was reported on Thursday that the Minnesota Twins had agreed to a trade to acquire Atlanta Braves starter Jaime Garcia. It’s a move the Twins wanted to make in order to remain in contention for a playoff spot.Unfortunately for the Twins, said trade might now fall through.“The trade appeared to be agreed to on Thursday night, but it’s still possible the trade could fall through...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins, Braves reportedly finalizing Jaime Garcia trade

The Minnesota Twins and Atlanta Braves are nearing a deal involving starting pitcher Jaime Garcia.Reports all Thursday have said the two sides were talking about such a trade, and now Twins beat writer Mike Berardino of the Pioneer Press says the deal is close to being finalized. Garcia’s salary for 2017 is $12 million, and he has nearly $5 million left to be paid this season....
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon considering retirement after debut with Twins

Bartolo Colon has told ESPN's Marly Rivera that he is contemplating retirement following his debut with the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.Colon, 44, took the loss in the Twins' 6-3 setback against the New York Yankees, going four innings and surrendering four earned runs on eight hits.The veteran pitcher is currently scheduled to start for the Twins against the Los Angeles Dodgers...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

After eight decade career, sportscaster Bob Wolff dead at the age of 96

You may not have heard of Bob Wolff, but you may know the games he called. A pioneering broadcaster, Wolff was behind the mic for Don Larsen’s perfect game in the 1956 World Series, as well as the 1958 NFL Championship Game known as “The Greatest Game Ever Played,” which is credited for sparking the league’s popularity on TV. Wolff died Saturday at the age of 96 in South...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Phillies’ reliever Pat Neshek is listed as a switch-hitter because he was one 19 years ago

Pat Neshek has never recorded an at-bat during a MLB game in his 11-year career, but he’s still listed as a switch-hitter. For The Win’s Ted Berg recently spoke to Neshek, the Phillies’ veteran reliever who made his second career All-Star appearance Tuesday, and found out why that’s the case: “I was (a switch-hitter), like, 19 years ago,” he said, referring to his high...
Via The Comeback
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins reportedly eyeing Sonny Gray, Jose Quintana

Help may be on the way for a top-heavy Minnesota Twins rotation.Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports Tuesday that the Twins are interested in controllable starters such as Jose Quintana of the Chicago White Sox and Sonny Gray of the Oakland Athletics. Twins GM Thad Levine recently said that the team isn’t after rental pieces, but Gray is under club control through 2019 and Quintana...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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