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Twins mentorship program still alive with Hunter and Hicks

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) When the Minnesota Twins brought back Torii Hunter this season, that $10.5 million was earmarked for more than just a reliable power hitter and right fielder. They wanted a leader for this young, struggling team. They needed some energy in what many times in recent years had been a lifeless clubhouse. The unofficial outfield mentorship program that has existed...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Twins and Roster Change from Last Year

With the Gopher basketball season now essentially over and spring training getting started, I have begun starting to kind of think about baseball.  Usually when I think about baseball I think about the Twins, unfortunate as that is.  So to start, I'll take a look at the roster changes vs. last year, which you should have probably guessed because of the title of this post.ADDITIONS...
Via Down with Goldy
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Minnesota Twins

There are no fantasy stars here, unless you want to count the Twins' valuable trove of prospects. A handful of players from this team should be helpful in 2015, though. (Note: When a player's fantasy draft status is mentioned - e.g., "he's an SP4" - the number is based on 12-team mixed leagues.) ALSO SEE: TEAM PREVIEWS ARCHIVES Key additions: OF Torii Hunter, SP Ervin Santana Key...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Platooning Hicks and Schafer

Earlier this evening, PiPress Twins guy Mike Berardino put forth the idea of platooning Aaron Hicks and Jordan Schafer as an option instead of trading for Cameron Maybin or Peter Bourjos. My preference had always been to add an outfielder to play full time instead of Hunter or Arcia and maximize the trade value of Kennys Vargas or Josmil Pinto. Better defense means better pitching...
Via The Rhino and Compass
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Twins Youth Movement Continues At Catcher

From 2005-2013 the Minnesota Twins had the best catcher in the American League, arguably in the Major Leagues. That argument would be going against a 6x All-Star, 3x Gold Glove winner, 5x Silver Slugger, and an MVP winner Joe Mauer. Then Mauer moved to first base for health reasons, in steps Kurt Suzuki. Suzuki managed to fill the void by being voted to the All-Star game with his...
Via Hot Stove MLB
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Now where do the Twins go?

via Star Tribune The Twins were expected to be active this year. They are reaching the point where many of their top prospects are getting ready to make the leap to the majors, and they should be able to identify which areas within the system are strengths and weaknesses. As such, I, and perhaps many observers, believed that the Twins would be active on the trade market this year...
Via The Rhino and Compass
December 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Twins fan throws back foul ball (Video / GIF)

Your browser does not support iframes.A young Minnesota Twins fan was given a foul ball and threw it back onto the field during Wednesday's game at Target Field.It happened in the top of the fifth as Twins left fielder Aaron Hicks caught the foul ball to end the inning. Hicks gave the foul ball to the young fan, who didn't understand that the ball was his to keep. The boy's mother...
Via Holdout Sports
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Diamondbacks, 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins double up Diamondbacks, 6-3

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1...
Via Fox Sports North
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins chase Chafin early in win over D-backs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1) in...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins chase Chafin early in win over D-backs

MINNEAPOLIS -- Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1) in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Gibson sharp in Twins' 6-3 win over Diamondbacks

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Kyle Gibson matched a career high with eight strikeouts, Chris Parmelee hit a two-run single after entering the game for an injured Joe Mauer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday night. Trevor Plouffe added four singles and Aaron Hicks two hits and an RBI for the Twins. After getting hit in the right elbow by Andrew Chafin (0-1)...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins rally, top Tigers in ninth

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports North
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via AP on Fox
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins stun Tigers in 9th for 4-3 win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Aaron Hicks hit a two-out RBI single in the ninth inning and the Minnesota Twins rallied for a 4-3 win over the AL Central-leading Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night. After J.D. Martinez hit a three-run home run to give Detroit a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, Trevor Plouffe drew a one-out walk against Joe Nathan (4-4) and was replaced by pinch-runner Doug Bernier...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks showing Twins he belongs back in majors

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aaron Hicks talked the talk when he rejoined the Twins early last week as a September call-up. He noted all the things he'd done in the minor leagues to fix his swing -- including working with Hall of Famer Rod Carew -- with the hope of having success in the major leagues. While one week is a very small sample size to draw from, Hicks has so far walked the walk in...
Via Fox Sports North
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxscore Breakdown #142: All the run support – Angels 14, Twins 4

A good old fashioned butt-whooping. That’s just what the Angels needed to inspire a little confidence in the offense. Also, they probably needed 14 runs just to be sure they had enough run support to actually win a C.J. Wilson start. Run Expectancy Rundown First off, that’s just way too many players in this game. I actually had to resize the chart just to fit everyone on. Howie...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Thursday: Milone to skip start

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins left-hander Tommy Milone is dealing with what manager Ron Gardenhire called a dead arm, so Minnesota will skip Milone's next turn through the rotation. Milone was scheduled to pitch Sunday in the series finale against the Los Angeles Angels, but the hope is giving him one start off will help his sore arm. Sunday's starter has not officially been announced, but...
Via Fox Sports North
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to switch...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Tuesday: Hicks regains swagger at plate courtesy tips from Carew

MINNEAPOLIS -- Twins outfielder Aaron Hicks was determined to give up on switch-hitting for good and focus only on batting from the right side of the plate, but Rod Carew eventually talked him out of it. When a Hall of Famer with 3,053 career hits talks, young players would be wise to listen. That's exactly what Hicks did during his time in the minor leagues, as he returned to switch...
Via Fox Sports North
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Hicks highlights Twins' September call-ups

Reinforcements are on the way for the Minnesota Twins. The team announced Monday that it will bring up eight players as September call-ups now that the major league rosters have expanded to 40 players. Highlighting the group is outfielder Aaron Hicks, who spent part of the 2014 season with the Twins before he was demoted to Double-A New Britain. He'll be joined by catchers Josmil...
Via Fox Sports North
September 01, 2014  |  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 before...
Via Fox Sports North
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Santana - Future Center Fielder?

The people are clamoring for a Danny Santana related post, and when the people talk I usually get around to it sometimes maybe.  So let's talk some CF/SS guy sometimes leadoff guy.When Santana was first called up I put up a post looking into his background, and was strangely and uncharacteristically optimistic.  I am happy to say that at this point he's justified the hype, hitting...
Via Down with Goldy
August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Twins Injury Update: Aaron Hicks activated, optioned to Double-A

The Minnesota Twins have activated starting center fielder Aaron Hicks from the 15-day disabled list and optioned him to Double-A New Britain, reports Mike Berardino of the St.Paul Pioneer Press. Whoa. #mntwins activated Aaron Hicks off DL and optioned him to New Britain.— Mike Berardino (@MikeBerardino) June 25, 2014By Keith Allison from Owings Mills, USA (Aaron Hicks) [CC...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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