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Front Page: 8 Players the Twins Need to Add to the 40-Man...

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 02:41 AM
Re-post as the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster is 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20.  Between now and March, there ar...
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Front Page: Was Luis Arraez for Real in 2019?

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 02:18 AM
Last winter the Minnesota Twins inked former All-Star Jonathan Schoop to a one-year, $7.5 million pact. He ended up playing in 121 games...
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NYT Lists MiLB Teams Targeted For Extinctio

Twins Minor League Talk Today, 12:22 AM
Emily Waldon Tweeted out a link to a New York Times article that lists the 42 minor league teams that have been targeted for extinction b...
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Front Page: Find the Next Gerrit Cole? Twins Have Shown t...

Minnesota Twins Talk Today, 12:11 AM
Fresh off a Cy Young-caliber campaign and dominant postseason run, Gerrit Cole hits the free agent market as top prize among starting pit...
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Front Page: Women's Baseball Experience Part 1: Woo...

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:37 PM
Every once in a while I get inspired to write up something at a level beyond my Twitter feed. After the Women’s Baseball Experience this...
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Find the Next Gerrit Cole? Twins Have Shown the Knack

Fresh off a Cy Young-caliber campaign and dominant postseason run, Gerrit Cole hits the free agent market as top prize among starting pitchers. Jake Odorizzi wouldn't have been too far behind him, had he not accepted a qualifying offer from the Twins last week.

While the Astros rightfully receive endless praise for their acquisition and activation of Cole, the Twins deserve more credit for doing the same thing – albeit it a lesser extent – with Odorizzi.

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8 Players the Twins Need to Add to the 40-Man Roster

Re-post as the deadline to add players to the 40-man roster is 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20.  Between now and March, there are many decisions that this front office will need to make. (See the Twins Daily Offseason Handbook for much more on them.). The Twins made several roster moves on Monday, and more will happen soon. One big decision that is made every November is which players to add to the 40-man roster. Being added to the 40-man roster is a really big deal for players. They make extra money in the minor leagues, but more important, a huge obstacle to being called up to the big leagues is removed. Below you will find a list of Twins minor leaguers who would be eligible for the Rule 5 draft if not protected on the 40-man roster.

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Was Luis Arraez for Real in 2019?

Last winter the Minnesota Twins inked former All-Star Jonathan Schoop to a one-year, $7.5 million pact. He ended up playing in 121 games but was eventually overtaken by Luis Arraez for the starting role. After Arraez looked the part of Tony Gwynn reincarnate, it’s worth wondering what his encore will look like.

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Offseason Blueprint: Riding the Rochester Shuttle, Improving the Rotation, and Going Big on Catcher

The Twins can breathe a little sigh of relief knowing that Jake Odorrizi will now join Jose Berrios in the rotation for 2020, but there is still plenty of work to be done. With money to spend and an open window, the focus will be improving the rotation and making the offense even stronger, while finding relief in the Rochester Shuttle.

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Women's Baseball Experience Part 1: Woo! Fun on the Field! (A.K.A the One Where They Actually Let Us on the Target Field Grass!!!)

Every once in a while I get inspired to write up something at a level beyond my Twitter feed. After the Women’s Baseball Experience this year, I wanted to write it up, but struggled with how. I finally decided it needed three parts – what happens during the session, the panel after the field portion, and my baseball experience as a woman along with what I want as a female baseball fan.

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Left Side, Strong Side: The Bar Has Been Raised

The Minnesota Twins have had some pretty notable players take the field for them since the turn of the century. Joe Mauer, Torii Hunter, and Johan Santana just to name a few. A struggle for the Twins in that same time span has been to find consistency on the left side of their infield. That may finally be changing in 2020 with Miguel Sano and Jorge Polanco set to start the season on that left side once again.

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Offseason Blueprint: Generics Over Brand Names

On a shelf sit two bottles of dishwasher gel. One is a brand name you’re familiar with, the other a generic. You start reaching for the brand name and notice it’s $5.99 while the other is only $3.69. Is there any reason to pay nearly twice as much for a comparable product?

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Who Could the Twins Trade this Offseason?

While we debate Eddie Rosario's trade value, he's far from the only asset the Twins might dangle in front of other teams. The Twins have a loaded farm system and also have several young players of interest to other teams.

Who else could the Twins trade in the weeks ahead?

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RIP Ryan Costello (1996-2019)

We are deeply saddened to learn that Minnesota Twins minor leaguer Ryan Costello passed away in New Zealand. Early reports indicate that he died of "natural causes" at the age of 23.

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Gleeman & the Geek, Ep 453: The Return of Odorizzi

Aaron and John talk about Jake Odorizzi accepting the Twins' qualifying offer, the Astros' sign-stealing scandal, the ETA for the Twins' next big move, Rocco Baldelli winning Manager of the Year, and contract extensions for everyone. You can listen by downloading us from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeartRadio or find it at GleemanAndTheGeek.com. Or just click this link.

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Offseason Blueprint: Bet the Farm

As much as I would like to design my offseason blueprint around the Twins pushing all of their chips into the middle of the table and upping their payroll to $150 million or more, I have years and years of history telling me that isn’t going to happen.

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Offseason Blueprint: Spending Every Penny

Jim Pohlad has had it up to here with you people. After checking his burner twitter account (@matthew_btwins) and once again seeing someone call him a Pohlad Pocket Protector, he officially snapped. He told Falvey and Levine they can spend as much money as they want, and they did not disappoint.