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02-07

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Prospect Profile: Joe Benson
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Hudson Belinsky

02-15

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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Minnesota Twins
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Jason Parks

11-06

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Transaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002
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Christina Kahrl

11-03

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Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-15

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: Minnesota Twins
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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

02-16

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Future Shock: Minnesota Twins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-29

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Under The Knife: Bracing For a Return
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Will Carroll

12-07

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Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

04-10

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Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

11-27

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Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

06-26

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The Week in Quotes: June 19-25
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Alex Carnevale

02-15

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Transaction Analysis: National League, December 15, 2005-February 11, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

02-14

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Transaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006
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Christina Kahrl

01-26

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Prospectus Notebook: Orioles, Twins, Padres
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Baseball Prospectus

12-14

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Transaction Analysis: December 7-13
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

11-29

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Transaction Analysis: November 17-22, 2004
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Christina Kahrl

08-01

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Transaction Analysis: July 30-31
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Christina Kahrl

02-24

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Prospectus Roundtable: Top 50 Prospects, Part IV
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Baseball Prospectus

12-11

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Live from the (Mock) Winter Meetings
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Rany Jazayerli

07-30

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Transaction Analysis: July 29
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Christina Kahrl

05-28

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Transaction Analysis: May 22-27, 2003
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Christina Kahrl

03-21

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PECOTA Does Fantasy
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Nate Silver

04-01

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National League Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

11-20

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1999 Internet Baseball Awards Results
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Greg Spira

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February 7, 2013 5:00 am

Prospect Profile: Joe Benson

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Hudson Belinsky

After an injury-marred 2012, Benson could emerge as an intriguing player this season.

Blessed with obnoxiously loud tools, Twins outfielder Joe Benson has found his way onto Baseball Prospectus’s Twins rankings on multiple occasions. To start, here are the strength and weakness write-ups on Benson from each of his appearances on Kevin Goldstein’s top 10 lists.

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After a miserable 2011 at the major-league level, will Minnesota at least see some happiness on the farm?

Prospect #1: 3B Miguel Sano
Background with Player: Industry sources
Who: Sano, who has soul-crushing power from the right-side, stands in very elite company when it comes to his raw slugging ability; scouts line up to throw 80s of the future of the tool. Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 for a robust $3.15 million, Sano might only have a short-season résumé, but the 18-year-old should be considered one of the top offensive prospects in the game.

In the field, Sano has very little chance of sticking on the left side of the infield. He has good athleticism for his present size and a strong arm, but the teenager is already a very large man and all signs point to him getter even larger during the maturation process. This will push his glove to right field or first base, though he has enough offensive potential to have value regardless of where or how he plays on the field.



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November 6, 2011 8:56 pm

Transaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002

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Christina Kahrl

Losing Manny Ramirez for a quarter of the season isn't automatically a death knell. Pedro Martinez has just one good start against a good opponent this year, but that's the scheduler's fault. I'm hardly off the hook for advancing the claim that he won't make it to ten starts, and if losing Martinez was one of my major theories about what would lay hope low in Beantown, losing Ramirez for a month and a half might make you think I'd peg this as the beginning of the end.

Placed OF-R Manny Ramirez on the 15-day DL (fractured finger); purchased the contract of UT-B Bry Nelson from Pawtucket. [5/14]

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November 3, 2011 10:21 pm

Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

It was a miserable year for Minnesota's big-league club, and things aren't much happier for reinforcements down on the farm.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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September 15, 2011 11:57 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Minnesota Twins

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Jay Jaffe, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

The Twins struggled in 2011 and there's little help from the farm coming soon

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the League Division Series, League Championship Series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

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February 16, 2011 9:46 am

Future Shock: Minnesota Twins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Twins know how to scout, so they keep churning out talent.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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April 29, 2010 10:10 am

Under The Knife: Bracing For a Return

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Will Carroll

The Mets hope a new knee brace helps speed up Carlos Beltran's recovery, and other injury news from around the majors.

Carlos Beltran (multiple knee problems, 7/1)

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December 7, 2009 11:43 am

Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

The Twins' system makes for an zesty blend of polished pitchers and high-upside position players.

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April 10, 2009 10:37 am

Transaction Analysis: AL Roster Roundup

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Christina Kahrl

Plus the Rockies, because they got themselves an AL pitcher for their troubles.

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November 27, 2007 12:00 am

Future Shock: Twins Top 11 Prospects

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Kevin Goldstein

Minnesota's farm machinery has grown rusty of late, producing no near-term crops to help the Twins.

Four-Star Prospects
1. Ben Revere, CF
Three-Star Prospects
2. Anthony Swarzak, RHP
3. Jeff Manship, RHP
4. Eduardo Morlan, RHP
5. Tyler Robertson, LHP
6. Nick Blackburn, RHP
7. Brian Duensing, LHP
8. Trevor Plouffe, SS
Two-Star Prospects
9. Chris Parmelee, OF
10. David Bromberg, RHP
11. Joe Benson, OF















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Ozzie's at it again, Selig chimes in on the All-Star Game, Anna Benson loves that her husband beat the Mets, and there's another steroid story brewing.

"What a piece of [expletive] he is, [expletive] fag."
--White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen, on Chicago Sun-Times columnist Jay Mariotti (Chicago Sun-Times)

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Today Christina wraps up the offseason transactions by focusing on the National League.

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