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Minor League Ball Gameday, Wednesday, July 27th

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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Wednesday, July 27th edition of Minor League Ball Gameday. Here are some items worthy of discussion and interest.

****I had to step away for a few days to avoid burnout but we are back to normal operations now. Trades and player profiles will all be caught up by tomorrow. Massive thanks and kudos to Wayne Cavadi, Chris J. Mitchell, and Carl Triano for keeping things running in my absence, and continued thanks to you, the ever patient and loyal readers.

****At Royals Review, Matthew LaMar says that "failure can still be part of a successful legacy."

****At TwinkieTown, Andrew Bryzgornia writes that the Twins have hired the advisory firm Korn Ferry to assist in the search for a new GM. It sounds increasingly like the Twins will be looking outside the organization.

****At Beyond the Boxscore, Tim Eckert-Fong looks at three pitchers who could pull a Matt Shoemaker.

****Eno Sarris at Fangraphs asked MLB players, what is it like to be traded?