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Rob Antony Comments on Nishioka, Blackburn


On Blackburn: "I talked to Nick today, let him know and told him, ‘Go down there, try and get straightened out and when September comes we’ll evaluate the situation,’" Antony said. "There’s no guarantees he’ll come back. We could select him and bring him back if we want, or he could not be back this year — whatever we think is the right situation when the time comes." On Nishi: "I’m sure it’s a pride thing for any player," Antony said. "No. 1, it’s tough to be in the minor leagues; but No. 2, when you’re taken off the major league roster and 29 other clubs pass on you, it tells you you’re not doing very well."

Twins extend deal with Rochester through '14


"We're thrilled because No. 1, it's a good baseball city. But overriding everything else, they have great ownership," Antony said. "They have good people, they treat our players extremely well, they're good to work with for us, and the facilities are good. It's a great stadium, they have good fans, so we're very happy." From Rhett Bollinger /

GoGo gets a homerun! Almost.


GoGo gets a homerun! Almost.

FIRE(proof) GARY!!!


"But Twins president Dave St. Peter said during an appearance on 'Sunday SportsTalk' with Tom Pelissero and Jim Souhan that manager Ron Gardenhire is part of the solution and not part of the problem. In other words, Gardenhire is in no jeopardy of being fired." From Judd Zulgad

Jim Thome: Bounty Hunter


Jonathan Papelbon offers $5,000 bounty for walk-off homer, Jim Thome hits record-breaker and wants his check. From Big League Stew

Thome speaks glowingly of Minnesota


"Those guys are like my brothers," Thome said. "I've sent them texts and e-mails and all that all year long. That's kind of what we do is have fun. One thing about the game is you always stay in touch with your guys, and I think everybody knows my two years here were very, very special. They gave me an opportunity to be honest, when not many teams were calling at that time. I thank them for that, I appreciate that, and same thing for the fans as well." By Jordan Garretson /


Billy Beane Memorial Pick 6 Challenge Winners

Here's the scores from the last fanpost. Sorry it's so late. Sometimes life and work don't mix well. I'm also missing the scores for 6/8, but they are in the totals for that period. I seem to...

Carl Pavano to the DL?


Pavano on shoulder: "I think it's coming to the time where some decisions need to be made. I need to give myself a chance." ‪#Twins‬ -Rhett Bollinger Oh crap.


BBMP6 Challenge™ Scores 5/13-5/24

via Scores for 5/24 what_would_gil_thorp_do----------59.8/$0.05pp 5th place overall! doug_2050------------------------------49.2/$0.06pp a...

Happy birthday, Kent Hrbek!!! Bloomington-Kennedy High School, class of 1978


Happy birthday, Kent Hrbek!!! Bloomington-Kennedy High School, class of 1978

Gardy at the Bat h/t Strib


Gardy at the Bat h/t Strib


The Billy Beane Memorial Pick 6 Challenge™

If you're like me, and I know I am, you probably have very little chance of winning the Pick 6 Twinkie Town Leaderboard this season. Many of you have seen Moneyball (I think it was made into a book...

Armed with a 'splangeup,' Burton is dealing


He's seen success with a pitch he describes as a "splangeup," which is a combination of a splitter and changeup. "You definitely see it dive," Gardenhire said. "He throws it with the same arm action as a fastball, so that's the big thing. It throws off the hitter's timing." By Rhett Bollinger at

Report: Leeds, England soccer fans upset at Minnesota Twins fans for stealing anthem


Not since Prince's Purple and Gold has a MN sports team had an anthem like this

Gardenhire on being no-hit (video)


5/2/12: Twins manager Ron Gardenhire talks about the Twins poor effort while being no-hit in a 9-0 loss to Jered Weaver and the Angels

Delmon Young Arrested


"Detroit Tigers slugger Delmon Young was arrested early this morning after he allegedly assaulted a man in front of a Midtown hotel, police sources told The Post. Cops were called to the hotel around 2:40 a.m. after Young, whose ballclub is in town to play the Yankees tonight, pushed the man to the ground, sources said. Young, known for his powerhouse arm in the outfield, was "highly intoxicated," sources said." From the NYPost

Twins to skip struggling Liriano's next start


MINNEAPOLIS -- In an effort to help him clear his head after struggling in four outings so far this season, the Twins will skip left-hander Francisco Liriano's turn in the rotation this week. "It's about being able to relax on the mound, and he knows that," Gardenhire said. By Rhett Bollinger /

Toughness clearly runs in Marquis' family

Twins pitcher overcame injury; daughter OK after accident "Marquis's previous Major League start was for the D-backs against the Mets at Chase Field this past Aug. 14, when he broke his leg. During the third inning, Angel Pagan slammed a shot off his right shin. Marquis shook it off and stayed in the game." By Barry Bloom

A DIY banhammer for SB Nation trolls and other ne'er-do-wells. It's a free extension for Google...


A DIY banhammer for SB Nation trolls and other ne'er-do-wells. It's a free extension for Google Chrome that allows you to block their comments. I've used it twice so far, it works! It's called SB Nation Black List

Torii Hunter: Police drew guns on me outside my home


Not recognizing him at first, two police officers drew their guns on Torii Hunter after responding to a burglar alarm at his Orange County home on Wednesday.


Minnesota Twins 2012 Optimism Level Poll*

Most of you have probably read Brandonwarne52's story predicting 85 wins and 2nd place in the AL Central this year. Other sites aren't as optimistic about us, Royals Review members seem pretty sure...

Former Twin R.A. Dickey's Autobiography

Wherever I Wind Up: My Quest for Truth, Authenticity and the Perfect Knuckleball "...based on the details released Tuesday in Sports Illustrated and the New York Daily News, he has experienced more harrowing moments than any human being should endure." Story from Big League Stew

Hardy clarifies hitting comments comparing Orioles, Twins


"J.J. Hardy said his year with the Twins helped him break a lot of bad habits he had fallen into with Milwaukee." By JoeC and LEN III at the Strib Next up: JJ Hardy clarifies hitting comments comparing Brewers, Twins

A Day with Joe Mauer: A Girl and her Bobblehead Enjoy a Nice Winter Day


A Day with Joe Mauer: A Girl and her Bobblehead Enjoy a Nice Winter Day

SF to Posey: Don’t Block Plate. Twins to Mauer: Do.


Are the Twins potentially setting Mauer up for a season-ending injury? By Alex Remington at

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