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Twinkie Town Feb 9, 2016

Tuesday Twins: Super Bowl Champion calls Joe Mauer one of the best quarterbacks ever

Alright guys, here are the links: Super Bowl Champion and former Cretin-Derham Hall left tackle Ryan Harris says Joe Mauer was one of the best quarterbacks he's ever seen. It's not just Beyung Ho Park who will have a translator with him this year (A.K.A. a story about Eduardo Nunez calling Tim Wakefield "Waffle"). Remember last week how Miguel Sano lost five pounds? Well Kennys Vargas lost 22 (and still weighs 270 pounds). ESPN ranked all MLB stadiums from best to worst for hitters and Target Field's placement might surprise you. Soon to be Minnesota Twins Hall of Fame...

Twins fans jump at chance to be in commercial

Twins stars Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Glen Perkins, Miguel Sano and mascot T.C. Bear cruised down Nicollet Mall posing for selfies during the filming for a commercial on Monday afternoon.
CSN Washington Jan 31, 2016

Joe Mauer wishes Royals' Alex Gordon signed with Nats

Twins star Joe Mauer made a joke to reporters this weekend that some Nationals fans may wish was the truth.

Joe Mauer is in great shape: a story told repeatedly through the years

One of the most amusing parts of the start of every sports season is hearing how this athlete or that athlete is in “the best shape of his/her life” or some variation on the theme. It very well may be true, but it also gets kind of ridiculous year after year. Twins first baseman Joe Mauer is a local athlete whose health is CONSTANTLY being monitored. I’m not here to pick on Mauer because health is an important thing and in many cases he’s probably just responding to questions about it, nor am I poking fun at writers who are pursuing relevant stories. But a trip back down memory lane...
Twinkie Town Jan 22, 2016

Joe Mauer Stares Longingly at Closed Paul Bunyan Land

"Those rides are pretty neat," he said. Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer looked wistfully out the window of a charter bus on Thursday, and shared the reason with his fellow passengers. "We just drove past Paul Bunyan Land, and it's closed for the season.  Kind of a bummer, I guess." Mauer and other past and present Twins players/coaches are on the northern leg of the team's Twins Caravan tour. The family amusement park, which moved from its original Baxter location to a plot of land six miles east of Brainerd on Highway 18, is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. "My summers...
Twinkie Town Jan 21, 2016

Minnesota Twins 2016 prospect vote: Round 3

The top two spots have been spoken for, and their winners are no surprise. Now, things get interesting. Byron Buxton one, Jose Berrios two; the way it should be and the way you played it out. Now is where the list starts getting interesting, because from here through the end of our list there's no consensus ranking. Let's see what you all think. Twins top 30 prospects for 2016 Byron Buxton, CF - 55% (Berrios 24%, Kepler 21%) Jose Berrios, RHP - 62% (Kepler, 38%) Nick Gordon, SS2016 Age: 202015 High Level: Cedar Rapids...
Twinkie Town Jan 21, 2016

Tyler Jay ranked 5th-best left-handed pitching prospect by Major League Baseball

Two prospect lists unveiled by MLB; two Twins pitchers. The last time the Twins had a left-handed pitcher among the game's top ten prospects at the position may have been when Francisco Liriano was still a prospect. But drafting high in the first round can do good things for a club's minor league system, and with the sixth overall pick in the 2015 draft Minnesota took southpaw Tyler Jay. Age Level ERA G GF IP WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 K/9 K:BB 21 A+ 3.93 19 7 18.1 1.42 8.8 0.0 3.9 10.8 2.8 Jay's debut with the Twins saw him pitch entirely out of the bullpen for the Fort Myers Miracle....
St. Paul Pioneer Press Jan 21, 2016
Joe Mauer, Lindsay Whalen among top athlete golfers

Joe Mauer, Lindsay Whalen among top athlete golfers

The two joined a handful of other athletes with local ties on the list.
Twinkie Town Jan 21, 2016

Baseball almost there on fan viewing options

Major League Baseball is introducing team-only options for online viewing. Rights and restrictions when it come to watching your favorite sports team aren't a lot of fun. There's always cable, of course, but if you don't choose a cable option that includes broadcasts or if you choose not to have cable, as a fan you can take other routes. For me, living overseas and in Boston for the last eight years, that's meant purchasing MLB.tv. MLB.tv has been the perfect solution for me. Living overseas means there are no blackout restrictions, and living in Boston led to zero issues. This stands in...
Twinkie Town Jan 19, 2016

Tuesday Twins: Jump on the Twins Winter Caravan! Toot toot!

Hey, hey, hey! Here are the links: The Twins are currently trekking around Twins Territory on the annual Winter Caravan, and crowds have been noticeably larger. Mike Berardino had a pretty awesome chat about the Twins top ten prospects with Baseball America. Curse of Punto (who has an awesome name) thinks the Twins have a bullpen problem. Joe Mauer played hockey with Zach Parise and a bunch of kids last week and I hope he kicked everyone's ass. Old friend Jordan Schafer is now with the Dodgers--and now a pitcher. Seriously. Another old friend, Kris Johnson, is now...
Twinkie Town Jan 13, 2016

Time To Hand The Keys To Murphy

Kurt Suzuki has been the starting catcher for the past two seasons, but with his 2014 resurgence appearing to be an outlier, it's time for John Ryan Murphy to take over behind the plate. When the Twins first signed Kurt Suzuki, he was supposed to be an adequate yet unexciting answer to Joe Mauer's move to first base. Coming off four consecutive seasons in which Suzuki hadn't been an offensive threat, the Twins would have been happy with him simply keeping in line with his performance of late while providing solid defense at the position. Instead, Suzuki experienced a career resurgence,...

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