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Touch+%27Em+All+Podcast%3A+Shifting+philosophies On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All Podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore put a bow on spring training for the Twins. Topics includes Aaron Hicks, Mike Pelfrey, Torii Hunter and Mario Kart. [Full Story]

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Touch 'Em All podcast: Demoting Hicks shows Twins' shifting philosophy Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 hours ago On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All Podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore put a bow on spring training for the Twins. Topics includes Aaron Hicks, Mike Pelfrey, Torii Hunter and Mario Kart. [Full Story]
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Rule 5 lefty taken from Twins likely to make Mets bullpen Posted by Derek Wetmore | 2 hours ago If Sean Gilmartin makes the Mets bullpen he would be one step closer to becoming Mets property. The Twins would officially lose him if he stays on Mets active roster for the entire season. [Full Story]
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Twins option Thompson, have just one move to make to finalize 'pen Posted by Derek Wetmore | 3 hours ago Aaron Thompson was competing for a role in the bullpen and made it to the final 14 pitchers left in camp. But the Twins will only take 12 pitchers for opening day, and Thompson was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday. [Full Story]
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Troubled inning: Broken-bat home run and 6 runs doom Twins in loss Posted by The Associated Press | 15 hours ago Mike Napoli started a six-run fourth inning with a broken-bat homer and Brian Duensing had a dreadful inning in relief for the Twins. Blaine Boyer made the emergency start in place of Kyle Gibson. [Full Story]
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Touch 'Em All, ep 1: How demoting Hicks shows Twins' shifting philosophy Posted by 1500ESPN | 18 hours ago On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All Podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore put a bow on spring training for the Twins. Have we seen the last of Aaron Hicks in a Twins uniform? We discuss Terry Ryan’s shifting philosophies. Plus, the changing thoughts in the Twins organization from Ron Gardenhire to Paul Molitor. How Mario Kart could help us judge Torii Hunter as an outfielder? Mike Pelfrey was unjustifiably mad at the Twins. He owes them a thank-you. With the shaky bullpen, there are plenty of opportunities for pitchers to establish themselves with a good season. That and more on the first-ever episode of the Touch ‘Em All Podcast from 1500ESPN. [Click to listen]
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Rob Anthony on the Twins latest roster moves Posted by 1500ESPN | 21 hours ago Rob Anthony on the Twins latest roster moves [Click to listen]
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Twins add Boyer to the 40-man roster, meaning he'll probably make team Posted by Derek Wetmore | 22 hours ago Blaine Boyer has pitched eight years in the big leagues, including a decent year for the Padres in 2014 after not pitching in 2012 and 2013. He's probably ticketed for the Twins bullpen after Monday's roster move. [Full Story]
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Dozier the only Twins player to make BBTN's top-10 at his position Posted by Derek Wetmore | 23 hours ago Brian Dozier is probably a top-10 MLB second baseman. Can you argue for any other Twins player to be top-10 at his position? Does Trevor Plouffe belong in the third base discussion? [Full Story]
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Perkins shares an intriguing view about how sight impacts pitching Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago In a recent post on Fangraphs, Perkins explains why his visual field affects the way he pitches. He explains what he pictures when he's about to throw a pitch and why it's different against lefthanders compared with righthanders. [Full Story]
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Twins outright Pryor; Who will get the two open roster spots? Posted by Derek Wetmore | 1 day ago There are at least three players left in Major League spring training who could make the team and would need to be added to the 40-man roster. After outrighting Stephen Pryor, the Twins have two open roster spots. [Full Story]
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Nolasco and Twins do just enough to beat Orioles split squad Posted by The Associated Press | 1 day ago Eric Fryer and Oswaldo Arcia hit two-run home runs for the Twins. Mike Pelfrey, who was demoted to the bullpen on Saturday and expressed his displeasure about it, pitched a perfect seventh. [Full Story]
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Why the Twins will win more games than Vegas says Posted by 1500ESPN | 1 day ago @DerekWetmore The latest number I was told from sports books has the Twins winning 72.5 games. I'd take the over. #1500espn #twins #sportswire [Watch Video]
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Zulgad: Pelfrey needs reality check if he's really upset with Twins Posted by Judd Zulgad | 3 days ago Mike Pelfrey wasn't happy Saturday when he found out he would open the season pitching out of the bullpen for the first time in his career. But a look at Pelfrey's production, and injury problems, the past two years shows he has no right to complain. [Full Story]
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Mauer homers to right and Santana pitches six good innings in win Posted by The Associated Press | 3 days ago Mauer has spent extra time working off a tee with hitting coach Tom Brunansky, often focusing on getting the lefty-hitting Mauer to pull the ball hard to right. [Full Story]
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Avg:Kurt Suzuki.288
HR:Brian Dozier23
RBI:Trevor Plouffe80
SB:Brian Dozier21
Wins:Phil Hughes16
Saves:Glen Perkins34
ERA:Phil Hughes3.52
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Sports Schedule
# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
80 Arcia, Oswaldo 6-0 210 OF
31 Burnett, Alex 27 6-0 210 RP
61 Burton, Jared 33 6-5 225 RP
30 Correia, Kevin 34 6-3 200 SP
21 Deduno, Samuel 31 6-3 190 SP
58 Diamond, Scott 6-3 220 LHP
18 Doumit, Ryan 6-1 220 C
20 Dozier, Brian - - SS
52 Duensing, Brian 32 5-11 205 RP
5 Escobar, Eduardo 26 5-10 173 3B
50 Fien, Casey 31 6-2 205 RP
25 Florimon, Pedro 28 6-2 180 SS
0 Fuld, Sam 5-10 - OF
35 Gardenhire, Ron 57 - - Mgr
44 Gibson, Kyle 27 6-6 207 SP
7 Guerra, Deolis 25 6-5 251 SP
72 Gutierrez, Carlos 6-3 230 RHP
12 Hermann, Chris 27 6-0 200 C
32 Hicks, Aaron 27 6-2 190 OF
45 Hughes, Phil 26 6-5 240 SP
49 Manship, Jeff 30 6-2 210 SP
7 Mauer, Joe 31 6-5 233 C
33 Morneau, Justin 33 6-4 233 1B
47 Nolasco, Ricky 32 6-2 223 SP
27 Parmelee, Chris 6-1 230 1B
37 Pelfrey, Mike 31 6-7 249 SP
90 Perkins, Glen 32 5-11 205 SP
43 Pinto, Josmil 34 5-11 210 C
24 Plouffe, Trevor 28 6-2 200 SS
1 Presley, Alex 29 5-10 190 LF
57 Pressly, Ryan 26 6-3 205 RP
22 Ramirez, Wilkin 29 6-2 231 LF
20 Roenicke, Josh 32 6-3 195 RP
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
32 Swarzak, Anthony 29 6-4 225 SP
56 Thielbar, Caleb 28 6-0 195 RP
59 Tonkin, Michael 25 6-7 220 RP
0 Walters, P.J. - - P
16 Willingham, Josh 6-2 230 OF
49 Worley, Vance 27 6-2 230 SP